Pounds of flesh
Love the Sun interface. Clean and cool, icon-free. The best I've seen. It's not a good place to bonus whore at low limits, however. A $50 max bonus is earned with 250 points. A hand with a rake of $1 or more earns you one point. Hands with rakes of .25 to .99 earn you a quarter point. Whatever. I might earn it eventually, but I won't chase after it like a common whore standing legs akimbo on a seedy, trash-strewn street corner. Even whores deserve some dignity. The real reason I signed up at Sun is the 32 percent rakeback offered through rakerebate.net. I'm waiting to see what that will add up to in the next month.
I decided that my game needed a currency switch as well. I'm playing exclusively for pounds sterling on Sun. As it stands, the dollar is worth a whopping .55p, which makes my table range .25p/.50p and .50p/1 pound. (If someone knows where that pound character is on the keyboard, chime in.)
I especially like the pounds tables because all the players are Brits, evidenced by the fact that they're all from some place that ends in "ham" or something-"by-the-Sea" and sport poofy screen names. Rotten-toothed bitches. I've decided to hate everything British since sitting at a table in Vegas (twice, no less) with a drunken East-ender who managed to give even rampaging beer-fueled Soccer Hooligans a bad name. That's right England, I'm at war with you and your whole bloody country because of that feckless 'wipe. Fire your chips -- and your fish -- when ready.
The sweeeeeet deal that's available is brought to you by PokerSavvy and Mansion. You sign up for Mansion through PokerSavvy and wager $50 at the poker tables or casino, you earn 900 SavvyPoints, which equals something like an I-pod shuffle or, for those who sign up in the next week, $90 to Neteller or Paypal.
Easiest $90 I've ever earned. I qualified in one hand (after topping off the tank)with A-K vs. some bozo's A-J at a .25/.50 table. Noice. Mansion has some kind of slow-rolling bonus program, too, but I haven't taken the time to figure out how it works.
My tournament ennui is also symptomatic of a brain-grinding hangover caused by my awful final-table play Tuesday in the WWdN. Same ... stupid ... mistake -- calling (J-J and then A-Q) instead of re-raising -- two hands in a row. Re-raises would have put A-10 and then A-9 to the test. They call off all or most of their chips with those hands preflop and I lose, fine.
I laid waste to what had been such a beautiful tournament. Good cards early and unfettered aggressiveness had given me much and two badly played hands swept it all away.
Because it's what I do, I still played two tournaments last night, PokerSavvy's generous blogger freeroll and The Mookie. I did not get cards or very far in either. I'm in for the DADI7 tonight, but don't like my chances.
No big deal, though. More important work awaits me. I have a whole country to beat down.