September 2008 Ramblings
September 18, 2008, 8PM:
Hey, I know this is a really broad question but I am trying to put together a must-see list of movies...I always hear about or see movies and say to myself how bad I would like to see that movie and then forget later so I want a list! And I am bored...
Give me some ideas...
Last Update: September 18, 2008, 8:06PM
September 9, 2008, 8AM:
First live final table
Well I made my first live final table in the Horseshoe Poker Classic $210 6-max event. I was really excited for this event as I never really get to play 6-max live against casino donks. I actually skipped my second class and got someone to cover my night shift waiting tables so I could play the event. Only about 60-70 people entered and final table paid. It plays at 3pm today CST. Some key hands...
I pick up 99 and a loose, splashy player who had been limping in and calling a lot of raises in the BB limped and called my raise. Flop 932 rainbow, he leads out 300 for like a fifth of the pot. Mystified and thinking he can't possibly be drawing live, I smooth it. Turn offsuit T, he bets 300 again. I call again and the river is a 6. He bet 900, I raised to 3k and he called and claimed he had 33 ya right lol.
Same donk later limped SB and I raised 66 in BB. He led out all in on T69 flop and I called. He rolls over A5 suited for no pair, no draw (LOL). Bye.
I pick up AA UTG and raise to 775 on 150-300 level, SB who had basically been a nit reraises 1800 more. I think for a couple minutes and shove, he agonizes before calling with AK.
At my second table a guy who seemed to play pretty bad minraised from the cutoff. I called with 66 in the SB, loose passive BB comes along. Flop 995 rainbow, we both check, preflop raiser bets out 800 into a 2700 pot. Pretty weak looking bet so I go ahead and raise it to 2500. BB folds, preflop raiser thinks for a bit before reraising...1600 more on top lol. I put him on a weak overpair or a mid pair trying to find out if I had a 9 so I thought for like 20 seconds and shoved, he basically instafolded.
Only bad hand of the night really was the very last one. Very loose, somewhat aggro guy in the SB limps 3 handed, I check 85off. Flop T85, he checks, I bet min, he minraises me wtf. I figured he had a ten so I called hoping to get him in for a raise on the turn. Turn 7 he checks, I'm a little surprised but my hand is good but vulnerable so I bet 4k, a bit under half the pot. He raises to 12k. I call hoping to check behind for a showdown on river but he shoves a blank. I tank for like 2 minutes and fold, he says he had 64 for the turned gutshot. I think I believe him because even though he showed some bluffs earlier, he never played them like that.
Well wish me good skill/luck today.
Last Update: September 9, 2008, 8:45AM
September 7, 2008, 7PM:
Back at School - Poker on Back-Burner
August was a great month, especially on the poker front. I had easily my best month as far as winnings are concerned and I think I improved overall. I certainly ran better than average and it was nice to experience for a significant amount of time.
I moved back to school during the last week of August. I am finally in a house after spending the first three years in the dorms. Cooking my own food and cleaning bathrooms/kitchens/etc. sucks but oh well time to grow up I guess lol.
I am also starting my second semester of student teaching in the school of education. Realistically, "teaching" pretty much just means "observing" this semester. I am in a middle school English class with a fun, young guy teacher. Last semester I was in a high school class with a boring teacher and weird kids (I shouldn't say that as teacher but it was true haha). I think I will like middle school a lot more...the kids aren't "too cool" to have fun with some of the stuff we will do and my teacher should be much more personable.
If anyone follows college football you know that UofM's football team is going to struggle a lot this year. The first two games have been painful to watch both literally and figuratively. I got sunburned pretty bad yesterday and the team, despite winning the second game, has looked pretty weak. I think Rich Rod will eventually turn us into a top team again but it doesn't look like it's going to happen during my last year here.
As far as poker goes, I will try to get in a few tournaments a week. I have Wednesday and Friday off each week but with jam-packed Tuesday's and Thursday's I will need to be spending a long time on homework on my off days. That leaves me with the weekends but I don't know if I will want to commit the amount of time it takes to play a session of mtts very often. Maybe that will work as proof to my mom that I am not an addicted gambler lol. Anyways, I will get in as many as possible and continue posting. GL everyone and keep posting hands and other stuff so I can read/comment and give my brain a poker workout from time to time.
Last Update: September 7, 2008, 7:35PM
September 1, 2008, 6PM
im private til im positive
Last Update: September 1, 2008, 6:43PM