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December 4, 2007, 2AM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $8.33 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (7th out of 141 Players)
Very small field tonight; only 141.
First break: 2800 chips, blinds bout to be 60-120, 50 left, 18 get paid.
I have had the nuts twice in the last 7 hands in 3 way pots and couldn't get any action...:(....Finally pick up a nice stack and then I double a medium stack with AK v KK, I hit the A, then he one outs me.
AK v AQ got me back to medium stack...Second break, I have about 9500 (middle of the pack) and two more need to bust before the money...hope it goes quick...cashed.
Lost a few key races but got lucky early in the tourney a few times so i can't complain too much. The only thing that was pretty unfortunate was the big chip leader was on my left from 13 people on down and i could never make a move to build my stack cuz he literally called everything and i was card dead.
Last Update: December 4, 2007, 1:50AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 4PM: Played 4 hours, Lost $1,000.00 at Harrah's New Orleans
$5 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
build up to about $1100 when i make terrible allin call with AA on a board of QJ4. i know he has QJ and i call anyway. it was just bad. i cant justify it. knew i was beat. got greedy with all that money out there. i dont feel like i'm playing badly though, so i rebuy another $500. i play very well and build it up to nearly $1200. i watch this one idiot push allin with 44 on a coordinated board with 4 overs. he gets called by an over pair. river is the 4 and he wins a huge pot. so lucky. about 10 hands later, i limp utg with AA. idiot raises to $30. folds to me. no more trickiness. he is an idiot and i recognize this, so i will bet the rest of the way, knowing he will call with a worse hand. i make it $90, he calls. flop 468 rainbow. i bet $180 into $187 pot. he instacalls. turn is 9. now i will show weakness and check to let him bet like i watched him do in the other hand. i am 100% certain i have the best hand. i check, he bets $300 into $547. i checkraise allin for $590 more. he takes his time to call. i flip over my aces and say "this is what you have to beat." he shows me TT. river is a 7 for his miracle gutshot. i lose a monster pot. that was shitty as hell.
Last Update: December 3, 2007, 11:08PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 12PM: Played 3 hours, 20 minutes, Lost $550.00 at Harrah's New Orleans
$500 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (99th out of 224 Players)
most players would have gone broke on this hand: start with 2000 chips, a player that was next to me the day before and finished 14th was at my starting table again. we talked enought the previous play that we respected each others game. he knew i was tight and if i was betting that i had it. he never saw me bluff and all i showed down was AK, KK and QQ. he had raised my bb several times in the early going, and i let him have it everytime, even with hands that i probably could have called with. i knew that i was setting him up for a big bluff. he limps in early position, several players limp for 25 and i take a flop from the button with J8c. flop comes K97, one club. he leads into the field for 75, folds to me, i make a raise with my gutshot to 200. he calls. turn is Ac. now i can actually make a hand. he checks and i take my free card, not wanting to get in too deep. he could have a monster. when he checks the turn, i put him on a set. river is 7c. i hit my flush, which he could never put me on, but the board paired. he leads out for 600 in a 500 pot. i only call. he shows me AA for a boat!. not only did i pick a terrible spot to pull one off, but i actually made a hand and paid off his very deceptive play. later, as a very short stack, i shove from the hijack with Q9c for 550 with blinds at 50-100. button wakes up with QQ. flop is KJT. i get very lucky to double up! stole a couple pots here and there. with blinds at 100-200 and 25 ante, folds to me on button. i shove for 1775 with TT. bb woke up with AQs and i lose the race. bust.
Last Update: December 3, 2007, 10:37PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
November 26, 2007, 12PM: Played 4 hours, 30 minutes, Lost $340.00 at Harrah's New Orleans
$300 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (152nd out of 381 Players)
start with 1500 in chips and i win the first hand with AK to get to 1725. this is as high as i got. doubled a short stack with KK vs AA. he was so short right away cuz he was an idiot. why do the idiots always wake up with the nuts when i have a hand? later, i raise utg with QQ. the kid to my right calls instantly. another guy calls, but not worried about him, he called everything with anything. then the button makes a big raise. i decide not to shove and wait for a safe board before getting all my chips in. i call. the kid next to me moves allin. then the idiot moves in and then the button moves in. not too hard to fold QQ now, even though i put nearly half my stack in. its KK vs JJ vs AA for the button. the aces hold. so i hold on as a severely short stack for awhile. moved to a new table. utg limps, i shove with AJs. utg has aces. bust. i had no chance in this one. sometimes theres just nothing you can do.
Last Update: December 3, 2007, 10:19PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 3, 2007, 2AM: Played 4 hours, Made $42.92 at Full Tilt
$1 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 915 Players)
12 left. The short stacks have won 10 of their last 10 all ins and were behind in 8 of them...meanwhile i am carddead and gonna bubble cuz of it.
Wow, survived it to make the final table...7/9...7/7...6/6...5/5
Ahh, AKs all in v A6 and he rivers a straight...I am not as sick about this hand as I normally would be because I gave away chips the hand before so my all in was pretty small. Finally got (cept for the last hand) all my AK's v AJ's etc to hold up and got the nice finish I knew I was so close to...mostly happy but still annoyed by the mistake to lose chips on the second to last hand.
Last Update: December 3, 2007, 3:13AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 2, 2007, 4AM:
Poker Stars and Full Tilt Hand History Uploading
Finally Rob sat on the couch and finished up hand history uploading for both Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars!
For now not much information is given to you, but remember this, the more hands that are saved the more information will be available to all of us later.
Hand Histories are also nice to backup and verify your online performance as well as to replay hands that were problematic and get opinions.
Uploading hand histories for these sites are the same as Party Poker is, Hand History Uploading Guide
*with Full Tilt Poker you must click the "Save My Hand Histories" box for them to be saved to your machine, the box is located in the "Main Menu" under "Options" and the last option titled "Hand History..." once open you can click the "Save My Hand Histories" box.
*for Poker Stars to save hand histories to your machine, log into the "Main Menu", click the "Options" tab, then close to the bottom the "Instant Hand History Options..."
There you can click the "Save My Hand History" box.
On both sites once in the Hand History menu you can choose where to save the Hand History files on your computer and also to set the length of time in which to save hand histories.
Last Update: December 2, 2007, 5:08AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 2, 2007, 3AM: Played 2 hours, 6 minutes, Made $118.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament (3rd out of 35 Players)
Annoyed at how this one ended, three handed, Button raises pot, I come over the top pot, he calls with AQT8, flop is Q23 two spades, I flop over pair and nut flush draw, bet pot, pretty much all in, he hesitates and calls with top pair no draw, dead to 5 cards and busts me.
Last Donk Hand
He is the same guy that busted the guy I put a bounty on too. The guy I put a bounty of fucked me over as well when I trapped him with AA and he had KK, he continues to bluff bet off his stack on the turn but backs into three 5s on the river.
KK beating my AA
Not happy with 3rd.
Last Update: December 2, 2007, 4:35AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
163 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 14 players (# of hands): quirin2 (125), llenny (78), greenkite (75), SFV818 (73), JazzMatazz76 (48), thomber26 (48), in_da_riva (44), rebelhaut (44), sheid (32), ivegotta (25) | View Hands to see all 14 players.
December 2, 2007, 12AM: Played 1 hour, 6 minutes, Lost $22.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament (34th out of 60 Players)
Had the agro nailed, danced around him, this hand sums it up... annoying. I like to bitch though. Seriously though, you can't do much about it.
PLO Hand Odds
I'm Esclavo by the way ;)
PokerStars Game #13598143611: Tournament #68053490, $20+$2 Omaha Pot Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2007/12/02 - 03:33:25 (ET)
Table '68053490 3' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: hellohello8 (10080 in chips)
Seat 3: leplusbeau (6920 in chips)
Seat 4: PokerED (8670 in chips)
Seat 5: Esclavo (4630 in chips)
Seat 6: tbagtmann (7170 in chips)
hellohello8: posts small blind 25
leplusbeau: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Esclavo [3h 3s 2c As]
Esclavo: calls 50
tbagtmann: calls 50
hellohello8: raises 200 to 250
Esclavo: calls 200
tbagtmann: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3c 2d]
hellohello8: bets 800
Esclavo: raises 2400 to 3200
hellohello8: calls 2400
*** TURN *** [Qd 3c 2d] [8s]
hellohello8: bets 6630 and is all-in
Esclavo: calls 1180 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3c 2d 8s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hellohello8: shows [6c 6d 4h 7c] (a straight, Deuce to Six)
Esclavo: shows [3h 3s 2c As] (three of a kind, Threes)
hellohello8 collected 9560 from pot
Magoos Wall is connected
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 9560 | Rake 0
Board [Qd 3c 2d 8s 5c]
Seat 1: hellohello8 (small blind) showed [6c 6d 4h 7c] and won (9560) with a straight, Deuce to Six
Seat 3: leplusbeau (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: PokerED folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Esclavo showed [3h 3s 2c As] and lost with three of a kind, Threes
Seat 6: tbagtmann (button) folded on the Flop
Last Update: December 2, 2007, 12:45AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 1, 2007, 8PM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Lost $2.25 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (86th out of 335 Players)
My online roll is about as low as it has been since my good run in October :(
First break. 1100 chips, gotta double or will be done in a few mins....I JUST WANNA WIN A FRICKIN TOURNAMENT.
Ran a stop and go against a button raiser that fortunately worked out but I still need to double very soon, just bought some time....sooo card dead, i am prolly down to my last few hands, move in with AA don't get a call, then move in with T8hearts a few hands later for a whopping 5x the BB and get called by KT.
Last Update: December 1, 2007, 9:36PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
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 | Permalink (1 Comment)