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benJAMMIN
Birthday: Prefer not to say
Location: Spokane, WA

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Total Entries: 25
Total Won/Lost: -$378.00
Total Hours: 38
Earnings/Hour: -$9.86
Biggest Win: $173.00
Biggest Loss: -$180.00



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January 27, 2006, 2AM: Played 45 minutes, Lost $100.00 at Big Daddy's
$4/8 Texas Hold'em

What can I say? I had every logical reason in the world not to play.  I had gotten off work around 11:15, had some drinks w/ friends and decided I was going to play some cards on a Thursday night because I had nothing to do Friday morning.  The game was 5 handed as well.  I'm definately not a short-handed wizard by any means.  I lost most of my chips in two pots.  I had top pair both times but was out kicked.  I was trying to be real aggressive with any I hand that I chose to play.  I thought that this is the right approach in a short-handed game.  Is it? I also found myself getting flustered.  I find that when it is short-handed, people are fighting more for pots, showing the worst hand while dragging pots and drawing out more because no one really believes that their opponets have good cards.  This puts a lot of people, including myself, on fricking tilt! Does anyone else feel that short-handed games are much more intense, both financially and emotionally.  I feel like a donkey for playing after drinking, and in such an undesirable game... for me anyways.  Since this is designed to make us better players, I am going to resolve to stop heading to the card room when the bars close... I'm probably better off finding a fat chick to give me a ride home! ;)

Last Update: January 27, 2006, 11:39AM | Permalink


January 24, 2006, 3PM: Played 1 hour, 45 minutes, Lost $93.00 at Northern Quest
$3/6 Texas Hold'em

ughh... bad session.  Was catching absolutely nothing.  Only played the blinds for the first three rotations.  Won a few small pots.. Was just bleeding slowly.  It went all down hill when I had around $35-$40 left.  I was in the big blind w/ A 4 of hearts. Everyone limped in, and I checked the family pot.  Two hearts on the flop, and I decided that with so many people in the pot, that I was going to ram and jam the whole way and hope to get even, or actually be up for the first time that day.  Well, the pot swelled and I missed, was left with $7 which I took with me to the cage, figuring that the only thing I was going to do with $7 at the table was donate to someone else.  I was also semi steaming from the crappy cards, and the annoying chit chat of a local shmuck.  Anyone who has played cards long in this town knows the man I'm reffering to.  I'll probably take a few days off from poker, and hit it again when I'm ready.  I'm not very upset, because I believe I played alright.  Probably should have just cut my losses after the first hour, realizing that nothing was really going my way.

Last Update: January 24, 2006, 5:29PM | Permalink


January 23, 2006, 2PM: Played 2 hours, 15 minutes, Lost $20.00 at Big Daddy's
$4/8 Texas Hold'em

I felt that I played fairly well.  I didn't have any real time constraints, so I just played solid poker.  Lots of callers, preflop and on the flop.  I adjusted well to this by putting in raises from early position on the flop.  I find this is to be much more effective in driving people out than putting in raises from late position.  Cold calling $8 is a lot harder for people it seems, than calling another $4.  Pretty card dead.  Happy to book a small loss.  Just one of those days.  Never was up more than $25.

Last Update: January 24, 2006, 10:17AM | Permalink


January 20, 2006, 12PM: Played 2 hours, 10 minutes, Made $173.00 at Big Daddy's
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (3rd out of 30 Players)

It was the usual Daddy's crowd.  I didn't really do anything for the first two rounds. Ended up w/ $2,800 in chips.  I started to pick up some hands, won a few pots, and then started raising uncontested a few times.  I got extremely lucky w/ 16 players left.  Blinds 1 chip 2 chip. I was in the small blind w/ 11 white chips.  Folded around to the button who made it 6 to go.  I look down at two jacks and reraise to eleven.  The big blind has six chips left.  He thinks and then calls.  The button calls off his remaining as well.  The big blind turns over 8 8 and the button has Q T off.  The flop is alright.. K K A then an 8 on the turn, but a J on the riv! My full house takes it down.  Nothing too exciting after that.  we split three way because the blinds were about to be raised to the enormous 16-32 crapshoot level.  $193 a piece, and we were out of there.

Last Update: January 20, 2006, 2:48PM | Permalink



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