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May 2007 Ramblings

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From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 30, 2007, 9AM:
Fuck Sklansky... Steveinho on Low Limit Hold'em

how do you take the lead in low limit tourneys?
it's as simple as:
A = Action: How much action do they give? A lot! So how much do you provide? A little!
Statistics for 82 Hands
Street Saw Saw/Total
Flop 10 12%
Turn 5 6%
River 5 6%
Showdown 4 5%
Street Won Won/Saw Won/Total
Pre-flop 1 1% 1%
Flop 0 0% 0%
Turn 0 0% 0%
River 1 20% 1%
Showdown 4 100% 5%
B = Buy In! The lower the limit, the less creative!
For example, in above tournament, It's a $5 buy in... so... you let donks do their donking into your hands... the level of play is generally very mediocre... same with single table sit and gos and heads up sit and gos at this level
C = Complete the hand!
If you're strong pre-flop and still strong after the flop, get your money in hard and fast and let them try to bluff you or stay with it... note that I only saw 10 of those 82 flops... meaning I don't give a fuck if someone bullys me out of my blinds... I wait for that one time I'm strong and I go after them, hard.
Big key is being able to win the showdown... you won't always have a 100% rate... but you want to try to be around or above 70%...
Just be a total, total rock.
At this moment, I'm in 2nd of 9 remaining of the 45 person sit and go... not so much a bragging thing as a:
If you want to make money low limit, online... no need to be creative... just be obvious... bet your strong hands, fold your weak hands and let them give you their money.
Now final table gets a bit different... start upping the aggression as more people drop... you know you're probably the best player on the table, and you want to use that to your advantage... stealing blinds is much more important as they increase and can pad your stack.
This is incomplete... add in your personal words of wisdom, I'm kind of letting the action go by me during the game just because I felt the urge to post this.

Last Update: May 30, 2007, 9:53AM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for darylsuds

May 29, 2007, 2PM:
Another donkey

Here is a good one.  I was dealing a couple of days ago and mister agro comes over to the table.  High and mighty kid, probably 23 years old.  Sits down for 5 minutes and already bitches he is not getting any cards.  I reply...."it has only been five minutes...and a real poker player finds a way to win, cards or not".  That set the tone. 
So, he acts out of turn a couple of times...doesn't know how much to bet or raise (damn 2-10 spread players).  And is constantly being a jackass.  Asked to see a hand after he just sucked out and hit a two outer on the river to make a set.  I asked him if he was serious, saying it was impolite to ask after you have just beat someone.
So a few minutes later he gets in a hand with another fellow heads up.  River comes and he shows the other guy the ace of hearts.  Three hearts on the board.  The other guy...kinda old and mean...but deep down good guy says, :what is that supposed to mean?" Kinda gets pissy and starts to throw his hand away.  Does not say fold or anything and then snatches them back up.  The other guy turns over his other card showing the bluff, and the old guy raises him.  The agro then gets pissy and says his hand is dead, and I explain to him that it is not a dead hand if the person can retrieve it before it gets to the muck, and there is nothing verbal about folding the hand.
He then calls and the old guy turns over the staight! I push him the pot and the kid goes off.  The table loves it, one person even said, "that one backfired on yah, now didn't it!"
So, being quick witted as I am...I had to get y two cents in.  I could have been a rude bitch, which I can...but I was in a good mood and wanted to have some fun.  I said,"You know, we can get you a copy of the rules of poker for you." He stated that he already new the rules.  And of course, I come back at him with, "obviously not, with you acting out of turn, splashing your chips, etc..., you need some work!" Now I am just needling him after that.  "I am only trying to help you out by making you learn more about the game." Good times.....just thought I would share.  He wented busted a few hands later and everyone cheered as he left.

Last Update: May 29, 2007, 2:19PM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for eyehatepoker

May 29, 2007, 4AM:
Question: Chopping Tournaments

Does anyone out there in the poker world think it's rude, even if only slightly, to decline a chop in a tournament when chip stacks are close to even.  What if you have a 3-2 chip lead over your opponents.  Is there any time when you've chopped a tournement just because you didn't want to look like an asshole but really wished you would have declined the chop and played it out, thinking you would have won.  Maybe you think it's just bad for the game.  I know what the rules are, but I don't care about that, I want to know what other players really think about chopping pots in tournaments.  Any input would be greatly appreciatted.

Last Update: May 30, 2007, 3:06AM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 25, 2007, 9AM:
Aggression... the key to success and the key to feeling like an asshole.

ever bluff away about 80% of your stack on the turn drawing dead to someone's made boat late into a tournament?
yeah... i just did
feels totally, completely wonderful... if by wonderful i mean fucking stupid

Last Update: May 25, 2007, 9:41AM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for eojonescb

May 23, 2007, 2AM:
back on track

I finally found my ground again after months of up and down roller coaster rides. Its not that I didn't know what to do, but more of a state of mind that changes your thought patterns, thinking, and rational reasoning.
In todays poker, knowing the odds and crap dont do jack. Everyone knows them now. So you need more... a psychological edge that is hard to attain and few have. In my opinion, alot of it has to do with natural-born intelligence, but the bulk of it is learned through experience. All of a sudden, it just clicks. After hours and hours and hours slaving over the green felt... you finally grasp on to it. Sure it ain't the one-way ticket to riches and gold, but now you are equipped with a tool far more powerful than the worlds greatest cheatsheet.
Now the second hurdle is learning to listen to it instead of your stubborn-ass self.

Last Update: May 23, 2007, 2:31AM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 15, 2007, 9PM:
Paul Sexton's Full-Tilt Chat Session

First time I was online for one of these, so I tried to submit whatever ridiculous things came to mind... so, I figured I'd post the responses:
Question From Steveinho: paul, do you prefer the fu-manchu or a goatee?
Paul Sexton: no fu, go big or go home, goat or the full
Question From Steveinho: paul, do you think razz was a gift bestowed upon us from god to make up for the demon that is
Paul Sexton: razz is the dumbest game ever invented
Question From Steveinho: oh come on... i'd skip my own funeral to play razz... that's a stud variant, you should be on that
Paul Sexton: razz is retarded, there is no skill, you cant have hidden hands, you cant be deceptive, its a game for people who dont want to think
(i died a little bit inside after that one)
Question From Steveinho: other than me, who is the one person you'd be most comfortable staking?
Paul Sexton: My little brother
Question From Steveinho: paul... what's your favorite beer? i'm thinking you're more of a dark beer guy
Paul Sexton: nah, light beer, coors lite or miller lite
Question From Steveinho: you do admire dan harrington.. right?? right??
Paul Sexton: dan is a great great player
paul hates razz.... how can ANYONE hate razz?

Last Update: May 15, 2007, 9:58PM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 12, 2007, 11AM:
I love being right....

after his 3rd all in in 5 hands...
TwoFortheMoney: bunch of pussys
Dealer: TwoFortheMoney wins the pot ($0.25)
Dealer: Hand #2408824761
Steveinho: when i call you, you'll be behind
TwoFortheMoney: ya
TwoFortheMoney: and enjoy the 3 bucks an hour
TwoFortheMoney: you &@%#ing geek
Dealer: GeofromVegas wins the pot ($0.65)
Dealer: Hand #2408828787
Steveinho: you're doing a lot better with yourself, i'm
Steveinho: playing low limit hold'em and pushing all in
every other hand
Steveinho: you're real cool
fast forward a few hands:
Full Tilt Poker Game #2408848256: Table Mooring (6 max) - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:27:09 ET - 2007/05/12
Seat 1: GeofromVegas ($3.85)
Seat 2: Steveinho ($5.15)
Seat 3: Slateslide ($3.60)
Seat 4: XxTheGOATxX ($4.75)
Seat 5: hamesh21 ($5.75)
Seat 6: TwoFortheMoney ($4.05)
TwoFortheMoney posts the small blind of $0.05
GeofromVegas posts the big blind of $0.10
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [Kd Ac]
Steveinho raises to $0.35
Slateslide folds
XxTheGOATxX folds
hamesh21 calls $0.35
TwoFortheMoney raises to $4.05, and is all in
GeofromVegas folds
Steveinho calls $3.70
hamesh21 folds
TwoFortheMoney shows [6s 2s]
Steveinho shows [Kd Ac]
*** FLOP *** [7c 8c 4d]
*** TURN *** [7c 8c 4d] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [7c 8c 4d 7h] [Jd]
TwoFortheMoney shows a pair of Sevens
Steveinho shows a pair of Sevens
Steveinho wins the pot ($7.70) with a pair of Sevens
Steveinho: lol
Steveinho: TY
TwoFortheMoney is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $8.55 | Rake $0.85
Board: [7c 8c 4d 7h Jd]
Seat 1: GeofromVegas (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Steveinho showed [Kd Ac] and won ($7.70) with a pair of Sevens
Seat 3: Slateslide didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: XxTheGOATxX didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: hamesh21 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: TwoFortheMoney (small blind) showed [6s 2s] and lost with a pair of Sevens
i promised him... it's just low limit but... score one for the good guys

Last Update: May 12, 2007, 11:30AM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 8, 2007, 9PM:
Have to post another one...

Same tourney... few hands later:
funk1: nh
Seat 1: donkEaTm (12,259)
Seat 2: captn7up (17,813)
Seat 4: TheKing1110 (4,936)
Seat 5: aDoNapoleon (10,713), is sitting out
Seat 6: DocksideDavy (26,286)
Seat 7: Steveinho (19,215)
Seat 8: ItsPokerNight (16,593)
Seat 9: funk1 (3,660)
donkEaTm antes 25
captn7up antes 25
TheKing1110 antes 25
aDoNapoleon antes 25
DocksideDavy antes 25
Steveinho antes 25
ItsPokerNight antes 25
funk1 antes 25
TheKing1110 posts the small blind of 150
aDoNapoleon posts the big blind of 300
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [9h 9d]
DocksideDavy calls 300
Steveinho calls 300
ItsPokerNight raises to 1,200
funk1 folds
donkEaTm folds
mysterybet sits down
mysterybet adds 29,980
captn7up folds
TheKing1110 folds
aDoNapoleon folds
DocksideDavy calls 900
Steveinho calls 900
*** FLOP *** [6h 9c 2s]
DocksideDavy bets 1,000
TheKing1110 is feeling happy
Steveinho calls 1,000
TheKing1110 is feeling normal
TheKing1110 is feeling angry
TheKing1110 is feeling confused
TheKing1110 is feeling normal
ItsPokerNight raises to 7,800
donkEaTm: utoh
DocksideDavy calls 6,800
Steveinho raises to 17,990, and is all in
ItsPokerNight calls 7,568, and is all in
donkEaTm: WOW
DocksideDavy calls 10,190
Steveinho shows [9h 9d]
ItsPokerNight shows [Qh Qs]
DocksideDavy shows [As 2d]
*** TURN *** [6h 9c 2s] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [6h 9c 2s 2h] [4d]
donkEaTm: A2 WTF
Steveinho shows a full house, Nines full of Twos
DocksideDavy shows three of a kind, Twos
Steveinho wins the side pot (5,244) with a full house, Nines full of Twos
ItsPokerNight shows two pair, Queens and Twos
Steveinho wins the main pot (50,354) with a full house, Nines full of Twos
Steveinho: BEAUTIFUL
ItsPokerNight stands up
No joke, I'm at 61k chips now and 2nd is at 38k... just off of that hand... ridiculous stuff.
<3 maniac donks

Last Update: May 8, 2007, 9:41PM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

May 8, 2007, 9PM:
DockSideDavy = Bluff-A-Saurus Rex

Just had to laugh about this one considering, a couple hands earlier, he re-raised me with bottom pair...
This is after a couple hours of play so, it's getting to the point where we have stacks that can challenge for good money.
Full Tilt Poker Game #2383819405: $2,500 PPA Drive Freeroll (17743629), Table 98 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:21:58 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: tks4the_donar (435), is sitting out
Seat 2: captn7up (19,353)
Seat 3: irishlad2140 (333)
Seat 4: TheKing1110 (2,263)
Seat 5: aDoNapoleon (10,813)
Seat 6: DocksideDavy (29,661)
Seat 7: Steveinho (16,370)
Seat 8: ItsPokerNight (15,533)
Seat 9: funk1 (4,840)
tks4the_donar antes 25
captn7up antes 25
irishlad2140 antes 25
TheKing1110 antes 25
aDoNapoleon antes 25
DocksideDavy antes 25
Steveinho antes 25
ItsPokerNight antes 25
funk1 antes 25
ItsPokerNight posts the small blind of 120
funk1 posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [8s Qc]
tks4the_donar folds
captn7up folds
irishlad2140 has 15 seconds left to act
irishlad2140 folds
TheKing1110 folds
aDoNapoleon has 15 seconds left to act
aDoNapoleon is sitting out
aDoNapoleon has timed out
aDoNapoleon folds
ItsPokerNight: its nice to catch runner runner to stay alive ha dockside?
DocksideDavy: cant disagree with you pokernight
DocksideDavy has 15 seconds left to act
DocksideDavy calls 240
Steveinho calls 240
ItsPokerNight calls 120
funk1 checks
*** FLOP *** [Qd 9c Jc]
ItsPokerNight checks
funk1 checks
ItsPokerNight: good luck not mad
DocksideDavy bets 1,000
Steveinho calls 1,000
ItsPokerNight folds
funk1 folds
*** TURN *** [Qd 9c Jc] [Kh]
DocksideDavy bets 1,000
Steveinho calls 1,000
*** RIVER *** [Qd 9c Jc Kh] [7s]
DocksideDavy checks
Steveinho checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DocksideDavy shows [2s 4c] (King Queen high)
Steveinho shows [8s Qc] (a pair of Queens)
Steveinho wins the pot (5,185) with a pair of Queens
Steveinho: lol
tks4the_donar stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,185 | Rake 0
Board: [Qd 9c Jc Kh 7s]

Last Update: May 8, 2007, 9:27PM | Permalink

From the Poker Blog for donktour

May 6, 2007, 6AM:
Lets do it

OK. I'm establishing this blog to keep track of my poker perfomances. I exclusively play tournaments, so I'll post the results of all tourney I'm in.
I'm a low-limit ($3-$25 buy-in) Texas Hold 'Em player, but I enjoy qualifying for bigger events where there are less donks to dodge. I enjoy playing on several sites for variation in software, nicknames, blindstructures and tournaments. I currently have money on PokerStars, PartyPoker, FullTilt, Ultimatebet and bwin.
I usually cash big or go out early. Being in it to win it is both my strenght and weakness. I overplay AK and JJ way too often, and I'm horrible at re-stealing with marginal hands pre-flop :)
Feel free to drop me a line :)

Last Update: May 6, 2007, 7:41AM | Permalink

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