November 2007 Ramblings
November 30, 2007, 5PM:
Looks like someone just lost a $200k win by having his buddy in Europe finish off the $1M tourney he started in NYC:
A lot of this goes on, but you need to take risk/reward into account. As the size of your winnings go up, the likelihood that you will be caught sharing your account goes up. What this means is that, as your expected win goes up, your motivation to share your account goes down. The obvious conclusion is that if you are willing to share your account, it probably means you aren't planning on doing very well at it.
Last Update: November 30, 2007, 5:22PM
November 29, 2007, 9AM:
By Invite Only
I'm looking to have an invite only $500 buy-in $5 entry, dealer's choice tournament at my house on New Year's Eve if anyone is interested? I'll provide all the food and drinks, establish the betting rounds and structure, etc. Play will be limited to two tables or 20 people maximum... The goal here is to get everyone sloppy ass drunk where the winner, assuming not everyone passes out, comes out the champion in the Bouvet Winter Classic. The Central Valley is perfectly located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Bring a sleeping bag and a pillow as there's plenty of room.
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 9:46AM
November 28, 2007, 11PM:
New Daily Schedule
12 $4.40s starting between 20:30-22:30
$9.90 360 max at 21:50
$16.50 at 22:00
$11 6 max at 23:50
$90.20 total buy-in
Last Update: November 28, 2007, 10:37PM
November 27, 2007, 10PM:
I have been playing more than I planned and more than I should while at school. It hasn't actually affected my school work too much, but it has affected my play. A lot of times I try to do work during tournaments or play too late knowing that I need to get up early the next morning. I think these things have kept me from playing as well as I can at certain times. Sooo, from now on I am going to attempt to play only one tourney a day during the week and save the high volume days for breaks. I also want to try and focus more while playing and really try to play every tournament as best I can. Alright, well that's that, now hopefully we will see the top threes come a little more often now!
Last Update: November 27, 2007, 7:49PM
November 26, 2007, 3PM:
Low-limit poker vs. Montana NL poker
This seems to be one of the major issues with Montana and poker as it evolves over time.
I listen (mind you I'm usually working or trapped) to these poeple from all different skill levels/experiences of all types of poker games and I can't decide which game is better to play in terms of making the most money: low-limit hold'em or montana NL hold'em ($300 pot cap, if the pot is made before the river, all players just roll thier hands over and they bring the board and whoever wins wins).
The big detail I keep hearing is protection of "big hands". Now most of the debate I'm exsposed to is over "why is 36 off cracking my black aces EVERY TIME?" Now it's obvious to me how these low-limit games work. You get 9 players at a table with maybe one or two of them who have a clue, and then the majority of the table is made up of compulsive bad gamblers/donkeys just having fun. I've logged lots of hours playing that game and have seen very consistent positive results.
Now lets look at the NL game. You get a few different people at the table. Your 'entertainment' players typically stay away from this game since they don't want to lose thier bankroll on one hand. However, the remaining players at the table are still bad compulsive gamblers with a dose of agression. I don't see a significant difference in how bad or good this game is played. I still watch the black aces get stomped by A-wheel, 36 off, K9 suited.
So which game is really more profitable? Yes you can go on the heat and win $1000 at the NL table where you will never do that in one session in a 3-6 holdem game. But you're also not going to lose $150 on one hand when you make all the right desicions and the donkey calls and cracks you anyways. Also, you can read most any poker book and they all have some comment on how much a 'successful' player should be winning in a paticular limit poker game, but I've never read anything about how much you should expect to win at a NL cash game table.
PS: if you see me in real life and feel the need to tell me about your "bad beats", first, remove your head from your ass and have a nice piping hot cup of shut the fuck up. Log your bad beats, dont force people to listen to them.
Last Update: November 26, 2007, 3:37PM
November 22, 2007, 4PM:
i'm down to my last $1.40 on fulltilt. i'm gonna try and build it back up from there. lets see if i can do it.
Last Update: November 22, 2007, 4:20PM
November 22, 2007, 4AM:
Hand - Analysis
Okay, I'm playing in a tourney. I watch this hand. After the hand we debate who is the bigger donkey. Both players thought they were playing perfect poker.
I'll explain the situation and the hands, then let you decide who the bigger donkey is.
Button stack 46K - BB stack 26K - Blinds 400/800 75 ante
Button raises to 2100
Flop [3d Qd Jc]
BB bet 3800
Turn is now [3c]
BB bets 2800
Button raises to 7200
River [5c], board is now, [3d Qd Jc] [3c][5c]
Button moves all in for 15200
SB calls all in for 12922
SB rolls over the 4c2c for a flush and wins 50K pot.
Button rolls over K6 off for King high has 20K left.
Both players contest they felt weakness with the other so was putting a move on.
*note - the Button was playing like an agro, I had notes on him. The Big Blind was playing realatively tight, hadn't seen much action out of him.
I like both plays knowing the hands. I see how the BB took the 24 against the theif and made a play, got jammed on the turn and had an escape route. The button did a great job at making a raise on the turn. Either that or fold. Just don't get why on the river when the BB called his raise he still moved all in.
What do you guys think?
Last Update: November 22, 2007, 5:29AM
November 20, 2007, 3PM:
By request I finally added Poker Stars to our Poker Room Reviews Section of online poker sites.
For those that play there please rate the site and add your comments. If you have never played there I highly recommend checking out Poker Stars! In my opinion, besides Full Tilt, it's the best poker site online to play tournaments at.
Here is the link for the Poker Stars Review.
Last Update: November 20, 2007, 3:29PM
November 17, 2007, 12AM:
Revelation with Poker
I've come to think of something regarding poker.
If you are trying to do your best. You should give it your full concentration at all times.
I say this because I have been overendulging. Playing to many games at once, playing too much all day. Burning myself out. Need to keep a balance.
I can't expect myself to win if I do not keep myself in check.
Last Update: November 17, 2007, 12:56AM
November 7, 2007, 9PM:
How can some of you guys/gals play the 1 and 2 dollar tournaments?? I just cant do it....I think that if I am going to sit on my a$$ for 4-5 hours at a time that the reward better be pretty big or im not even gonna waste my time...
But how do yuh do it?? Yick
Last Update: November 7, 2007, 5:55PM