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conlon
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Total Entries: 24
Total Won/Lost: $358.00
Total Hours: 25
Earnings/Hour: $14.32
Biggest Win: $90.00
Biggest Loss: -$22.00



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August 2009 (24)

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August 27, 2009, 2PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 10 Players)

Not too bad.  Just got beat by a lucky card

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 2:20PM | Permalink


August 27, 2009, 2PM: Played 1 hour, Made $90.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 9 Players)

See previous post

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 2:19PM | Permalink


August 27, 2009, 2PM: Played 1 hour, Made $90.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 9 Players)

As discussed in earlier post

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 2:19PM | Permalink


August 27, 2009, 2PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 9 Players)

More dubious play.  Not quite as bad as that discussed in my previous post, but still pretty dismal.  Actually, the truth is I lost in a 45-55 coin flip where I went in with the slight advantage, but it probably wasn't worth risking my pot right then and there.  I wasn't quite pot committed with 1000 left in chips (I had 1300 in the pot before calling all-in).  I'm pretty good at scrambling back to a reasonable position when the blinds are getting to the nose bleed range, so I should have thought more about folding.  But, the pot odds really did merit a call so I guess I shouldn't be too upset about this one; that's poker.  On a completely different note, why did I have to eat that piece of cake.  Friggin pig.

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 2:17PM | Permalink


August 27, 2009, 2PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Omaha Tournament (9th out of 9 Players)

I set a new standard for moronic play in this outing.  Loose calls early on leading to quick folds.  The coup de grace came when I called down three consecutive cards waiting for I don't know what.  I had AJ with zilch paired on the board.  It didn't occur to me that he or she would be holding pocket 10s.  It would be one thing if I had opened the pot with a raise and everyone folded to the big blind who called based, as usual, on pot odds.  But in this case I called a 3xBB raise and then proceeded to ATM my way right out of the tourney.  Not my best showing.  I attribute some of the loose playing to the fact that I was engaged in three other tables simultaneously, where I had taken significant leads in one-table Sit-N-Gos (you won both, ultimately).  So, despite the fact that this game came in the context of a winning session overall, it was still weak play.  On the other hand, if we had called down and I took a huge pot with AJ high I'd be patting myself on the back, but that would only encourage inappropriate play in the future.  So, in some sense, I'm pleased this one didn't work out.

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 2:10PM | Permalink


August 26, 2009, 11PM: Played 1 hour, Made $54.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 9 Players)

Well played; you still need to work on you heads up skills (though you were short stacked going in and clawed your way back to about even and hung in there for a while).

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 10:38AM | Permalink


August 26, 2009, 11PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (4th out of 10 Players)

Another one you should have cashed in.  Although you were a small stack (a little over 2000 chips) you were still right in there.  You made a stupid play that cost you half your stack and were forced to go all in.  Although it was a bad beat it was a reasonable call to your all in shove because it was the big stack who could afford to take the risk even if the pot odds weren't there.  He hit a pair on the river to take it though you went into the showdown (preflop) with the advantage (you had a pocket pair and everyone folded to the this guy who had 10/Ko).

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 10:35AM | Permalink


August 26, 2009, 11PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (9th out of 10 Players)

You were put out early here.  Although you had the best hand (top pair, top kicker) and the guy who went all in made a ridiculous call, again the question arises weather it really makes sense to put all your chips at risk so early on.  The benefit of doing so, obviously, is that you will likely double up much of the time.  But, you will frequently be wiped clean too.  I'm beginning to lean toward folding unless I really believe I have the nuts (although I did here).  Normally I'm concerned about hidden pocket pairs that have hit for trips - that's normally what puts me out early when I'm betting all in on top pair top kicker - but crazy calls that hit for straights and flushes are a problem too.  Again, I think sticking to the idea of small hand = small pot is probably the equation that I ought to follow.

Last Update: August 27, 2009, 10:32AM | Permalink


August 26, 2009, 7PM: Played 1 hour, Made $90.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 9 Players)

Good play.  You got down in heads up but fought back to win it.

Last Update: August 26, 2009, 7:55PM | Permalink


August 26, 2009, 7PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $22.00
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (4th out of 10 Players)

Another one you really should have cashed in.  You were up quite a bit and permitted yourself to get blinded down a bit, although admittedly your cards were mostly poor.  You also have to learn how to better handle the low stacks when they are consistently threatening an all-in bet.  It makes stealing the blinds extremely difficult.  That difficult was compounded by the small stack being followed immediately by a very large stack who could call you almost without worring about it.

Last Update: August 26, 2009, 7:54PM | Permalink



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