October 2007 Ramblings
October 26, 2007, 1PM:
Mexican Poker Cruise with WorldPokerSolutions.com
Some of you wanted to come on the October Poker Cruise to Mexico but could not make it. So I wanted to give a post poker cruise update from my point of view.
It was a great vacation, from day 1 until the end. You just get on the ship and you are pampered. They make your bed, clean your cabin, prepare and clean up your meals. You are spoiled. Plus the staff is very warm and friendly while they serve you, and this is just the base of the trip.
A "typical" sea day for myself was, wake up sometime from 10am til noon. Enjoy a cigarette and coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Jump into the shower and throw on some casual clothes. I'd then roll up to one of the dinning areas and grab a bite to eat. I'd usually go alone and always ended up running into a poker player, staff member or someone from the ship I'd met and join them outside to eat.
Then I'd roll down to the poker room and open it up. Players were usually lingering around chatting while they waited for the tournament to start. We'd usually get coffee and BS for a bit. Once the tournament started I spent the rest of the afternoon building cash games and running drinks at the bar next to us.
Dinner time we would shut down the room and all go for supper. This was probably one of my favorite times of the day. Everyone would dress a little nicer than normal. We were all relaxed and out of our poker war zone mentalities, so conversation was usually a little better.
Night games would be fired up and the action was better. Some players would come and go to make it to a show with their wives etc. I would usually start games, then linger around the poker room and bar, entertaining younger ladies while getting my players drinks.
Once the games where established I'd either sit in a game or sit at the bar. Then I'd eventually get dragged up to the nightclub. If we were feeling up to it we would either go back to the poker room for drunk play or wander down to the suite for an after hours function.
This was DeiYuo's typical sea day on the poker cruise.
Port days were very nice, just replace getting up at noon, with, getting up at 9am, going to shore and doing exciting things.
Our next poker cruise is looking to be August 2008 out of Seattle up to Alaska. Check our website for Poker Cruise Information. Also, we had many people try to book late after booking was closed. If you are seriously interested in taking a poker cruise vacation, book in advance. Anything less than 2 months in advance is getting late.
If anyone has any comments or questions please ask.
I hope to see a few of you at sea soon!
Last Update: November 26, 2007, 9:11PM
October 21, 2007, 10PM:
First 100 MTTs
I just finished my 100th MTT since I switched from playing SNG's and cash in June. I am pretty happy with my results. I played almost all 1 and 2 dollar tournaments, with probably about 4 five dollar ones mixed in. The average size field I played in was 805 people. I made 6 final tables with one win and one third. Cashed for $525 with a profit of $331 profit.
I plan on comparing my next 100 tournaments to this first set of 100 and I have a few goals. I would like to make 8 final tables, cash in 33 tournaments (I cashed in 30 during the first 100)...and my most important goal: I would like to win 3 tournaments and be in the top 3 5 of the 8 final tables I make. To do this I will need to improve my end game. I am not nearly aggressive enough, especially on the final table bubble when everyone is just trying to get there. I think I have improved a lot during the second half of my first 100 tournaments and my results show this so I am hoping to continue that in the future.
This post was not meant to be a brag-post but a reminder to me to look back and compare my results to measure how I play over the next couple months. I also hope it works to motivate me when I sit down to play a few tournaments and I just don't care about the couple dollars I buy in for.
Last Update: October 21, 2007, 11:13PM
October 21, 2007, 2PM:
I switched to Ultimate Bet for shits and giggles because I have been successful in the past with them -- just am not a fan of their boring table layout. So i alternet to FTP sometimes to play in those big tournaments, but nothing ever comes from that site but bad beats. The nite of the switch I placed 2nd out of 657 entrants in a 2500 garuntee because UB is cheap like that. Was able to rake in 500 bones. The next night I enter a tournament and placed 3rd of 350 people in the 2500 garuntee and raked in 200 bones. The cash games have been remarkably profitable for me as well because there are so many stupid morons playing online these days that have no clue!!!!!! But after a 3 month layoff its nice to rake in some money. We all could agree that when online sites let us win some money once in awhile we all tend to turn to the happier side of life.. no?
Last Update: October 21, 2007, 2:19PM
October 17, 2007, 6PM:
Well, Jesse and I are finally back in Napa after spending a couple of days on the beach in LA. Needless to say, we needed a bit of wind down time after 7 days at sea.
The poker cruise was a lot of fun. We would spread some tournaments, then have a couple of 1-2 no limit games, and a 3-6 structured game here and there. After we shut down the poker room, it was a night of drinking and dancing at the top of the ship. I played several times and did pretty good for the whole trip. My bar tab came to 500 dollars, which was not the record for one person in our party...lol.
I will be posting soon the results of my wins and losses.
I'll be back in Spokane Friday, and back to the daily grind at BD's.
Talk to you all soon!
Last Update: October 17, 2007, 6:15PM
October 13, 2007, 11PM:
Wow. I have been reading a thread at pocketfives.com and Jared "TheWacoKidd" Hamby has posted a very interesting claim of cheating on Absolute. If you would like to check it out follow this:
I tend to believe their claims but I hope it is all some kind of joke, because the potential bad press this could recieve if it blows up could be terrible for the legal future of online poker.
Last Update: October 13, 2007, 11:48PM
October 7, 2007, 1PM:
HIGHLENDER should've practiced avoidance
In lieu of:
Dealer: HIGHLENDER shows [8d 8s]
Dealer: Steveinho shows [Qd Qc]
Dealer: HIGHLENDER shows two
pair, Tens and Eights
Dealer: Steveinho shows a flush,
Dealer: Steveinho wins the pot (2,150)
with a flush, Queen high
Dealer: Hand #3785028163
HIGHLENDER (Observer): n h
Dealer: MadHatter021 has 15
seconds left to act
Steveinho: poker is fun
Steveinho: for everyone
Steveinho: except my opponents
Steveinho: they should've practiced
thoughts? feelings? i'm a prick, right?
Last Update: October 7, 2007, 1:23PM
October 4, 2007, 4PM:
I have not posted of late. Have not been playing for money. Taking time to study. I'm a new player and when I look at my stats I'm not happy. I got the one AC win and that put me in the black. But my other performances need much to be desired. So I am taking time off. Being new to the game I find this time off a good thing. I read books, play sit and goes for play money so I get some poker practice,(which I think might be the only way to get poker practice for play money. All the rest is nonsense.) and I just bought wilson's simulator and when that comes I will see what I can glean from that. I guess what I'm saying is taking time, especially for one new to the game, is important. Take time to look at your game and plug holes. In the long run I do not see how it can do any harm.
Last Update: October 4, 2007, 4:50PM
October 4, 2007, 2PM:
Bringing the heeeeeeat.
Full Tilt Poker Game #3756022659: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (28617871), Table 3 - 120/240 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:00:40 ET - 2007/10/04
Seat 1: CantFazeDis (3,550)
Seat 2: challenger5245 (1,940)
Seat 4: Demonstration (4,900)
Seat 5: Coccinelli (1,380)
Seat 6: Steveinho (10,440)
Seat 7: lilbitt2 (4,168)
Seat 9: cdroufoo (6,730)
Coccinelli posts the small blind of 120
Steveinho posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [Ac Ad]
lilbitt2 has 15 seconds left to act
Steveinho: i just mean on the flop
Steveinho: just to give you some advice on your play
cdroufoo raises to 500
Steveinho: you bet out weak to start
Steveinho: bet out weak on the flop
Steveinho raises to 1,000
cdroufoo raises to 6,730, and is all in
Steveinho: got raised, and called... and you were committed regardless
Steveinho calls 5,730
cdroufoo shows [Jc Jh]
Steveinho shows [Ac Ad]
*** FLOP *** [Ah 8d As]
*** TURN *** [Ah 8d As] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 8d As 7d] [Kh]
cdroufoo shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
Steveinho shows four of a kind, Aces
Steveinho wins the pot (13,580) with four of a kind, Aces
Steveinho: just the nuts
cdroufoo stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13,580 | Rake 0
Board: [Ah 8d As 7d Kh]
I've hit quads three times in this tournament so far... aces, 8s and 7s... all resulted in busting someone... I can't remember ever being this hot before.
aces twice, one was the quads
busted people both times
unreal... huge lead at the final table... i'm sure to blow it
edit: aces three times, but just stole blinds
Last Update: October 4, 2007, 2:27PM
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Last Update: October 3, 2007, 2:30AM