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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 (0 Comments)
November 30, 2007, 12AM: Played 2 hours, Made $220.00 at Greyhound
$5 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Generally speaking I played well. All you need to do in this game is play like a rock with optimal hands and you'll get paid off. Suprisingly they aren't good enough to know that someone was only playing solid starting hands but that's another story. The funny thing regarding this session is that I only played two hands the whole time and managed to win them both(KK and JJ). I would have stayed longer but I went out with Tim and Mel for some food and drinks, which led to too many drinks for me to drive so I left.
Last Update: November 30, 2007, 9:01AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 30, 2007, 12AM: Played 3 hours, 30 minutes, Made $329.00 at Hollywood Park
$2/4 Texas Hold'em
My buddy VJ and I went to HP. I played well(not calling my gut shots,...) entire three hours, except for this one hand. This was my first raise after 1.5 hrs I was under the gun and I had 10 Q off suit I raised it to $18(6 times big blind, this was standard at the table) everyone folded except big blind he called me. Flop comes 9 5 2 rainbow. Big blind checked to me I bet 25 he calls, turn J he checked and I bet 45 he called me, river 6. he checked to me he had 65 left and I thought to push him all in but fearing that he is going to call me I checked too what a shame he won the pot with 8 9
The other two hands that I won..
I was BB(poket Aces), couple of people limped in someone in middle position raised it to 18 button VJ went all in for 29 I reraised it to 45(one of the players said that I cannot reraise but the dealer ruled it out ) the other guy called. FLOP 10C 7D 8D, I checked he bet 75 into me and I went all-in for 120 he called me with KK and I won the pot(~350).
I was about to leave(I am on button) middle pos raised it to 22 this other guy before me called and I went allin(350) with KK(I looked at their stacks initial raiser had ~150 the other guy had 75). Initial raiser called me with
QQ and lost the pot to me.
Last Update: November 30, 2007, 12:45AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 29, 2007, 11PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $1.00 at Full Tilt
$1 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (227th out of 1264 Players)
Early on I have this guy two seats to my right and he is min-raising every pot preflop and taking almost every pot down on the flop with another min-bet. I pick up A9 in the CO and call his min raise pre and the flop comes JAJ and he doesn't continuation bet for the first time so I am pretty sure he has the J lol...we go check check on the flop and turn (turn was blank) and then when the river blanked he FIRED out a min bet on the river and i just called to see the QJ lol. what a fool, if he bets that flop he might take a nice chunk of my stack but instead he gets away with 150 chips with 25-50 blinds lol.
Picked up KK against JJ to double then chipped up during the last 15 mins of the first hour to get to 3800 playin a lot of small pots...that normally isn't something i do because ppl play so aggro and play big pots so i sit back and look for good spots to resteal or double with big hands but this table is playing really loose/passive...rarely fold pre and then act like they are allergic to the pot on the flop and turn :)
I was short for a long time and I finally pick up AK to move in with and there is a dead small and i get a walk...next hand i pick up 99 move in and run into AA. Feel like i played good so hopefully I put one of these together soon.
Last Update: November 30, 2007, 12:18AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 29, 2007, 5PM: Lost $350.00
No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (10 Players)
mtts:I am really going to try and mix up my game tonight
between laggy and tag...lets see how it goes!
bust out hands: 24+2-AQ shoved 1200 chips from the button
with 4 limpers (blinds were 40/80) got called by KT
nice call bud>>>made a dumb bluff early in the tourney
on someones weak lead on a paired board. No need to
make these bluffs especially early.
150-55 vs AK...oh my it would be nice to win a race in a big mtt. got short stacked way to early again. Made an ill advised cont bet against a shorter stack who shoved ....Still figuring out if I should be laggy early or tight...again working on mixing up my play. Tight early seems to be the way to go so you can get deep push/fold, but I was very successful
60-6th...got short stacked early and had to shove A8..ran
into QQ....made a cont bet early that cost me
chips...no need to cont bet much in sng's with outa
piece of the flop, because those chips are needed fo
rlater around push/fold time.
60-4th-lost a race on the bubble...I stop and go'd on
someone with AK flop was T high and the board paired
twice to cancel out my hand
60-3rd-battled to get past thebubble...got 88 sucked
out on by A3 then got lucky to get back and get 3rd.
Adjustments for 2nd round...cont bet less in sng's to save chips around push/fold time
60-bad beat to death..took 2 bad beats and bye bye
60-shoved A6 short handed and lost to A7
120-shoved 17 short handed and ran into AA weeeeeeeee.
well didnt go exactly how I had expected, but I am playing the 11's on tilt and on UB so lets see how those go. I am going to tighten up a bit early on in the mtt's again trying to tweak my game to become more successful more consistantly.
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 7:48PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 29, 2007, 6AM: Lost $250.00
Texas Hold'em Tournament (10 Players)
Have a few hours off this morning so going to four table for abit..
55+5 (6handed), 110+9 (6handed), 220+16, 33+3. Total buy=
I am really going to try hard to cut down on errors around bubble time. Really try to pick my spots and not be so laggy on the bubble unless theirs a reason for it.
mistakes: 33+3-I raisd 77 from mp..BB called. flop K62 he checked and here I should have either just made one bet ( ibet the flop and turn) or just check it down. No need to put a lot of chips in the middle at this point. I think the best play would be to Cont bet considering one overcard so we will have the best hand a lot of the time, but when he ch/calls the flop I need to slow way down...I sped up.
220-I just got way to short stacked short handed. The issue was I had a HUGE station directly to my left which made it tuff to push a wide range of hands considering he was calling with a huge range. So this caused me to wait alittle longer (which was my goal to pick better spots) but I needed to pick a spot earlier to shove even if I was behind I needed to set myself up for a chance to win.
110- I played this one the best of all. I had a very good table with a bit of station again to my left, but I doubled early and sat tight. I played the bubble just right...not being to overly aggressive and picking my spots to shove a lot better. In the past with a big stack I would start to shove wayyyyyy to much which would loosen the range of my opponents and I would eventually get called by a weak A or even a K and get caught.
Back to work....stuck about 250 for this session...still need to work on my +ev, and -ev shoves. What ranges do my opponents have.. what range do they put me on?
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 10:51AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
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 | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 29, 2007, 12AM: Played 45 minutes, Made $820.00 at Chair Casino
$30/60 Omaha Hi-Lo
So I have to admit. It was my birthday todya, and I was sonewhat it a bad mood, as this was the first birthday I have spent, completely alone. I enjoyed a nice ribeye steak at my local hang out, then went for a few drink at a couple of local bars.
I didn't get drunk and just wanted to come home and run away from it all, as I started to deal with a bit a depression from the past year.
I should not have played this high of a limit but I said WTF! I will ride the wave as long as the waves are good.
Made some good cash, playing semi aggressive, short handed, which I love. Decided that I would take the win and cash some more funds out.
Still need to be cautious, as I really want to do well with my new found bank roll.
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 12:43AM | Permalink (3 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 11PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $2.61 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (16th out of 221 Players)
First break, I am only up to 2k and sitting directly on Ryan's left.
Second break, I have 15k and am still on Ryan's left, he has 12k.
WOW. I have QQ in small blind, BB is chip leader. I have 15k blinds are 400-800. I raise to 2400 and he calls. Flop comes 7d 5c 9c and i bet 2/3 pot and he calls. Turn is a Qc and i am slightly worried he made a flush but there's nothing i can do if he did so i shove for 8k into a 10k pot and he snap calls me with the Ks8s!!! Needs a 6! I think the result is obvious.
Last Update: November 28, 2007, 9:32AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 28, 2007, 7AM: Played 2 hours, Made $494.00
No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1,226th out of 10 Players)
4 sit and go's
Winnings- 496+148.50+148.50= $793-299= 494~~!!!
place-1st (110), 2nd (55), 6th (55), 2nd (55)
mistakes-shoved A3 on the button into two smaller stacks (less than 10bbs) and ran into AA's...I didnt necessarily need to shove here. I little unlucky to run into AA, but this seems a bit to risky. I had 2.8k at that point and after losing the hand I had 500 chips left. Less risk !
Thoughts-made a tough call on the bubble in the 110...had A9 in the BB and the SB (chip leader) shoved. I wonder if this was a great call or not, but it seemed he was shoving almost any two considering how tight I was playing at that point. I made a bubble hero call and it worked out. Not sure if it was the right play..will post on P5's.
Shove 77 in FP with 4 left and on very low stack into the chip leader in the BB? I am in third ..I did not sure if its right? P5's post weeeeeeee.
My first day blogging.....Good luck!? :) up 494 for the morning session we will see how tonight go's. Time to teach some tennis.
Last Update: November 28, 2007, 8:15AM | Permalink (0 Comments)