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December 18, 2008

Like Riding a Bike

by Luckbox

I'd been absent from the blogger tournament poker scene for far too long. It feels good to be back and, for that, I must thank the fine folks over at PokerListings. When they first reached out to me for the Run Good Challenge, I wasn't sure because I was rather out of practice.

My first time out, I worked my way into 5th place. In round two, I secured a second place finish, $300 and a guaranteed spot in the finals. In round three, I was pretty happy with my play, quickly moving to the top of the leaderboard before Level III. However, I was out shortly thereafter when my made hand fell to a massive draw.

Then came the finals... and I was ready to play.

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December 1, 2008

Running Better

by Luckbox

I've now played in my third blogger tourney since my return from oblivion. I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed not only the cards, but the company as well. Amazingly, I've now gone three straight events without sucking out. How long do you think that's going to hold up?

Saturday was Round 2 of the PokerListings Run Good Challenge v.2 and I managed to improve on my 5th place finish from Round 1.

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November 28, 2008

The Kicker Strikes Again

by Luckbox

My foray back into blogger tournaments hasn't gone the way I hoped. My game has been solid, but not spectacular. I've avoided the big mistakes but have also failed to take advantage of a few opportunities. In both the Run Good Challenge and last night's Turkey Day Cup hosted by Pauly, I've found myself in pretty good shape deep in the tournament.

And then it happened.

In the RCG, my AQ fell to AT. In the Turkey Day Cup, my AK lost to Joanne's A6. Not only did the latter one cripple me (I went out shortly there after when my push with A9 was called by AJ and I didn't improve), but it also virtually cost me my last longer bet with Joanne. She would go on to carry my chips into 5th place, I believe.

When you get all in with someone preflop holding a bigger ace, you're generally a 3-to-1 favorite. Maybe that's my problem. You can't exactly be a Luckbox if you're always getting your chips in when you're ahead!

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November 25, 2008

Out-Luckboxed By a Cougar

by Luckbox

Week 1 of the PokerListings Run Good Challenge v.2 was moderately successful. Despite not finishing in the money, I was happy to find myself in the final 5 and I never got all my money in behind (um... perhaps that was my problem).

Here's how it went down:

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June 17, 2008

Remembering The WPBT Holiday Classic

by Luckbox

It was December 11th, 2004 when about 30 bloggers gathered in Vegas for a seminal moment in the explosion of poker blogging. None of us really knew what to expect and none of us were disappointed by what we found.

Many of the experiences were hard to describe, yet we spent thousands and thousands of words on dozens of blogs telling our handful of readers what they missed. By the time the next poker blogger event rolled around, our numbers had surged past 70. It wasn't long before we'd reach a peak above 100.

So why am I thinking about that weekend now?

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April 14, 2008

The Luckbox Returns

by Luckbox

Tonight.

Mondays at the Hoy.

The Luckbox is back.

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