August 2007 Ramblings
August 23, 2007, 1AM:
Worst Poker Night of My Life
ever have a night where things didn't go right, no matter how right you did things?
that was the night for me... i sucked out when i was short, and i got sucked out on when i was in good shape... didn't cash in a single game that was multi player and i'm just ending a six hour session
this hand finishes up the night and sums things up pretty well
Seat 2: cms is good (2,860)
Seat 3: pezalien420 (4,445)
Seat 6: Steveinho (1,695)
Steveinho posts the small blind of 60
cms is good posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [As Kc]
pezalien420 has 15 seconds left to act
pezalien420 calls 120
Steveinho raises to 480
cms is good folds
pezalien420 calls 360
*** FLOP *** [4c 9c Kd]
pezalien420 has 15 seconds left to act
pezalien420 bets 1,215
Steveinho calls 1,215, and is all in
pezalien420 shows [Th 8h]
Steveinho shows [As Kc]
*** TURN *** [4c 9c Kd] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [4c 9c Kd 8s] [Ts]
pezalien420 shows two pair, Tens and Eights
Steveinho shows a pair of Kings
pezalien420 wins the pot (3,510) with two pair, Tens and Eights
Steveinho stands up
The blinds are now 80/160
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,510 | Rake 0
Board: [4c 9c Kd 8s Ts]
Seat 2: cms is good (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: pezalien420 showed [Th 8h] and won (3,510) with two pair, Tens and Eights
Seat 6: Steveinho (small blind) showed [As Kc] and lost with a pair of Kings
i mean... i hate bitching, bitching about beats is one of the most annoying things in the world... but when you're having the worst result night of your life
and then you suffer that one spot off from the money, about to make a big double up... guy bluffs totally into your made hand and he hits a runner miracle... things like that are what make people think it's rigged
like, i've been bad beaten before... but just over, and over, and over when you're getting in a position to amke a big move... it just blows my mind
meanwhile, i keep getting monster pre-flop hands at my cash table taht i can't translate into a huge pot yet
Last Update: August 23, 2007, 1:35AM
August 20, 2007, 1PM:
On line poker
It is becoming more obvious that when you play on-line-poker you are up against aggression. A bunch of youth that never worked a day in their life and to them money is just something you can get whenever you need it. "Don't tell me this may be a job!"
I am thinking more of getting away from on line. I see more luck then I see skill. I moved up in blinds at one point and I saw more poker, however my bank could only allow me to stay at small blinds as of late. I'm sure others recognize the difference between on line and other forms of poker. Maybe you have a different style to play against it. I am new to the game. I have only been playing poker for 8 months or so for money, other then that I never knew the game.
It is even hard to hone your skills at poker on line. It's like playing for play money to learn real money play. Two different animals!
Last Update: August 20, 2007, 1:46PM
August 20, 2007, 11AM:
Poker Break and Roulette
I am up in the UP visiting my friend from school. We went to their little dump of an Indian casino and I made $17 playing roulette. On a more relevant note this little trip is forcing a 6 day break from poker on me. I think it is a good time for one i am in a little bit of a down swing and I think i just need to come back with a fresh and positive outlook, especially for the cash games. i was going on tilt pretty quickly lately and that is obviously bad news.
Last Update: August 20, 2007, 8:19PM
August 15, 2007, 9PM:
AA vs. KK
I just had AA on FTP, and I was reraised preflop, I reraised to push him all in and we were headsup. I had AA and he had KK.
Im sure what you all know whats coming, and I did too. I just had that feeling and voice in my head saying its over. And sure enough, another King fell on the flop giving him his set.
Now Im sure you all that play alot have had this happen, probably more than once... but what Im really saying is how it didnt surprise me at all. I EXPECTED it to happen. No, I KNEW it was gonna happen. And once it happened, I remained calm, hoping an Ace would drop but only in wishful thinking. Ive always been a skeptic of what they call "poker ESP", but I do believe there are moments where this theory may be true. In this case, it wouldn't have helped me anyways.
Last Update: August 15, 2007, 9:25PM
August 13, 2007, 2PM:
Nate and I have been playing sparingly the past few weeks due to Nate being in Seattle and me working. During this time both him and I missed a few posts but in retrospect we figure we are about even having not had any big scores. I for instance lost 200 or so out at Quest but won it back the next day at Big Daddy's. Same goes with Nate who was up at Northern Quest 100 or so dollars then went at sat in the Omaha Hi-Low game and lost the money he was up. From here on out we will be keeping tabs again on our roll.
Last Update: August 13, 2007, 2:27PM
August 13, 2007, 2AM:
Was afraid of cash tables for so long. One thing I found was when you play at higher stacks you play poker and not just a crap shoot. I can play poker. I like to play poker and not just have to decide if this guys all in bet on the river is for real or is he making a desperate play at the pot. I picked up Harrington's book as suggested by the fine people here. (though there is one guy that does not want me to number him among the fine) but the book although I've only been through the first couple of chapters was great. It taught me about styles of players and how to play against it and so much more. I suggest that if you would like a good read to pick up Harrington's book.
Last Update: August 12, 2007, 11:37PM
August 12, 2007, 6PM:
Done w/ Online
After about 6 months of no real profit and the worst bad beats that I can even handle at this point in time, im hanging online up for about 3-4 months. I use to make final tables like nothing on Full Tilt until I hit the worst bad run. I can't seem to get past going in with the best hands, even higher pocket pairs, and getting beat by runner runner straights, or the board leaving 5 to the flush, or tripping the Opposition up with something like A8. So until i can get a better run and get the frustration off my mind about it, im done. So im going to Windsor this weekend to see what Live poker is all about. Ive only played 4 local tournaments and have made the final 2 tables but always am plagued with the river card. A guy called me last night in a home game (about 120 pot) with an up and down straight draw with 1 card to go and i had a pair and he hit his card...... he held 5/8 offsuit. Thats a home game for you. But yea.... im done, online blows.
Last Update: August 12, 2007, 6:45PM
August 8, 2007, 11PM:
Reading Harrington's book as suggested by others here on OPL. I am finding something that I suppose many already know. Yet I will ramble. I am finding the game (Texas Hold'em) more then just the two cards you are dealt. Observation is very crucial to the game.
What are your opponents doing? and how, and why, do you think they do that?
What is your postion at the table chip wise?
What is your image?
What image do you give other players?
This truly is a game that you can never get tired of because it can not be mastered. You can gain a great advantage though if you realize it is more then the two cards you are dealt!
I only wish I had discovered this game in my youth.
Last Update: August 9, 2007, 12:45AM
August 6, 2007, 5PM:
So im Going to Windsor!
In case some of you don't know, Windsor is located in Ontario i believe... or ima enlarge the field and say Canada just in case im wrong.
Im 20 and thats pretty much the closest thing to a nice casino that I can get and be able to drink and play some poker. Being it my first time at a Live poker tournament, what advice can you guy's give me on how to play, what to wear, what not to do, what to bring.... just whatever makes you relaxed at the table.... and any advice for the cash games? Amount to bring? How long should I play?
Give me some help and helpful insight guys/gals! I need it!
Last Update: August 6, 2007, 5:20PM
August 5, 2007, 11PM:
Best Hold'em Player Ever!!!
It has been said that I'm the best player to ever play the game of hold'em. Sounds like something Phil Hellmuth would say but by God I mean it. Just ask Deiyuo and Daryl.
Last Update: August 5, 2007, 11:21PM