Monday, February 16, 2009

A minor stroke of luck

The NoiQ main race finished on Friday, and I had a minor piece of good fortune in finishing in 99th position in the "Raked Hands race" for a $300 win (101st was $150). They paid 500 places in the rake race (in which places 251-500 also get $300), and 175 places in the hand race (where only those who miss in the rake race are eligible). So $300 was definitely the optimal result there, especially considering I am also well placed in the RTR exclusive race which finishes end of Feb. TFAL also scored in the hands race.

A bit of good fortune was sorely needed, because in all other respects I am still running like a turd. In fact, I think my resolution for the rest of February is to play limit only when I am racing or a ludicrously juicy table is available.


TiocfaidhArLa said...

Woo Hoo... I didn't know that I had won anything. You must have played a lot of hands for 99th, mate. Nice work not to go busto like me, twice.

The blindman said...

I went busto plenty, don't worry about that. Thank God for the races is all I can say. I'm still in a $400 position in the RTR exclusive race (which finishes at the end of Feb), and I think I qualify for a bonus as well which should be in the 120 EUR range. It's an incredible rate of return - just a shame I couldn't play break even poker while qualifying for it.

parttimebonuschaser said...

are you racing again this month? i might have to think about doing it in a month or two when I actually have some time to play.

Oh and as ummm I think thomas jefferson once said, "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have"

I think that equally applies to poker

The blindman said...

You really should have got into it when the transition happened, because they were throwing a lot of money around at that point to encourage people to switch to Entraction. I probably won't be in the running for the main race this month, as it's paying about half as many places. I'll play a few days and see where I sit.

The RTR race is also bound to be less generous in future months than it was for the Entraction launch.

Elsewhere, I am still in the Eurolinx/RTR races which should net me another $100 this month.