Big Happy New Years to everybody!!!!!!
I'm glad to be out of 2007 as it was not as good to me as 2006 was. I felt like my game improved from what it was in 2006 but unlike 2006 every shot I took at bigger tourneys ended in disaster. Especially live where I got my first chance at some of the big buy-in tournaments. It all started when I busted the PCA about 30 minutes into the second level when AA < KK all-in preflop. So, remembering that I will base all of my 2008 on what happens at the PCA. If I take a sick beat like that again I'm just walking away from the game. (OK, that's a complete lie.)
I only have one "New Year's Resolution" for 2008 and that is to try and keep my blog updated a little more. I've been pretty lazy on the blogging side of things the past few weeks and will try and keep it updated more in '08. I've been on top of pretty much everything else and while I could put more hours in playing I feel like that will happen naturally when I get on a better schedule which I haven't been able to do since the beginning of November with hunting, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
There is only one thing that I don't like about New Years and that's the wave of people who show up at the gym every January. Obviously everybody's resolution is to, 'get in shape,' and there are a ton of new people who show up at the gym. Happens every year and by the end of the first two weeks 50% will be gone and by the end of 2 months 90% will be. Don't get me wrong I like that people are trying to get in shape but it's really annoying to have everybody try to start doing at the exact same time. Just a quick rant about a pet peeve but by the time I get back from the PCA I figure most will be gone.... end rant.
I've played mostly cash the past few weeks which has been going really well over the holiday season as the games get very soft and I was able to take full advantage of that. I saw a comment on the last blog that I should be up to 5th in the FTP 50/50 tourney by now and I probably would have been but I lost with AA to AK (aipf) for a huge pot the last time I played it. Damned tourneys keep pulling me back in.
I leave for the Bahamas on Friday and am really looking forward to it as it's getting really really cold here in Wisconsin. It wasn't until about a week ago when I was headed out for the night that I started to get excited about the trip. Last year was a blast and if I can repeat that trip without the early tourney bust out I would be ecstatic.
I'll post a few sites here that should track my progress during the tournament at least a little bit:
Two Plus Two Pokercast
Pocket Fives Live
PokerStars Poker Blog
Not sure if any of them will have real time updates on me but they should at least have a chip count of some sort at the end of the day. I play on Day 1a, Saturday, so look for updates on Andy "BadgerPro" Schultz and hopefully I have some sort of huge stack (read: survive) going into Day 2. I will do my best to get an update up here on my blog but last year while down there I didn't get online at all since I was in the Bahamas and I wasn't gonna waste my vacation sitting on the computer. If anyone is down there for the tourney make sure to say if you see me.