Thursday, February 23, 2006

Chasing a Fantasy


I've been spending far too many hours lately in pursuit of the American Dream. Not that crazy American Dream of starting with nothing, working hard, and building your way to respectability; but rather the modern American Dream of having everything handed to you despite doing absolutely nothing to earn it.

The Bad Beat jackpot at PartyPoker has climbed up to over $355,000. To actually obtain that jackpot, you have to have a hand of four 8's or better be beaten, and both players have to use both hole cards. The loser of the hand gets 35% of the jackpot (~125k), the winner gets 17.5% (62k), and all the other players at the table split an "envy" jackpot of 17.5% (about 8k/player at a 10 handed table). The remaining 30% is used to re-seed the jackpot.

Now I know the odds of actually hitting this scenario are infinitesimal- heck I can play every night and go a couple weeks before I even make any sort of quads, nevermind then having them beaten. And yet, I'm uncontrollably drawn to these sorts of tables, much in the same way that I'll be buying tickets for the $212 million Megamillions draw this Friday. So if the updates are sparse in the next few days, it's because I've got three bad beat tables of $3/$6 hold 'em and I'm playing waaaay too many suited connectors. Feel free to stop by and tell me to get back to "work" on the blog- my ID at Party is "dbruin." Oh and if you're joining for the first time, feel free to use the banner on the right to access the download, or the bonus code, "insomniac" when you open your account. Yes, I know it's a shameless plug, but I've got to make up for these poker losses somehow.

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