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From the Poker Blog for NatePringle

January 21, 2008, 10AM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Made $1.45 at Full Tilt Poker
$1.25 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 45 Players)

Played probably one of the best tournaments I've ever played. Was playing off my image around the bubble and was aggressive in the right spots. At the final table, my image was that I was pretty LAG. A few hands prior to the hand I went out on, I pushed over the top of a guy with A10s, and he ended up having AK. That's a play I will make EVERY time, especially with a big stack. So, 3 or 4 hands after that, this is what happens and what I went out on. I knew that this was the perfect situation to get a huge chip stack from playing off my image:
Full Tilt Poker Game #4942130545: $1 + $0.25 Sit & Go (37512542), Table 3 - 400/800 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:19:16 ET - 2008/01/21
Seat 1: Leblond21 (11,169)
Seat 5: NatePring (13,234)
Seat 6: Sandmann18 (12,940)
Seat 7: massym71 (9,900)
Seat 9: mrbe (20,257)
massym71 posts the small blind of 400
mrbe posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NatePring [Ah Kd]
Leblond21 folds
NatePring raises to 2,000
Sandmann18 folds
massym71 folds
mrbe calls 1,200
*** FLOP *** [7c 2c Kh]
mrbe checks
NatePring bets 2,500
mrbe raises to 11,900
NatePring calls 8,734, and is all in
mrbe shows [Js Kc]
NatePring shows [Ah Kd]
Uncalled bet of 666 returned to mrbe
*** TURN *** [7c 2c Kh] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [7c 2c Kh Qc] [Jc]
mrbe shows a flush, King high
NatePring shows a pair of Kings
mrbe wins the pot (26,868) with a flush, King high
NatePring: wow
NatePring stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 26,868 | Rake 0
Board: [7c 2c Kh Qc Jc]
Seat 1: Leblond21 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: NatePring showed [Ah Kd] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 6: Sandmann18 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: massym71 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: mrbe (big blind) showed [Js Kc] and won (26,868) with a flush, King high
Jack and flush comes...damn...

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 10:25AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

January 21, 2008, 7AM: Played 3 hours, 12 minutes, Made $326.00 at Venitian - Las Vegas
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

Played ABC.. game was pretty easy to beat, just had to be patient.
Learned something about my own table image that I must keep aware of.. players think I am a knowledgable player that can get out of line from time to time and as well can lay down a hand.  This is a good image to have but then again they also make plays at me.. example.
Second day in a row I've been bluffed off a pot by an obvious move.  This hand today is not so simple but in retrospect I should have paid the small amount on river and been done with it.. hands, I'm the straddler with K3s, UTG raises from $4 to $15 total, 5 players call, flop is Q72 with two of my suit, SB and I check, pre-raiser continuation bets only $30, limper, SB and I call.  The turn brings a K giving me top pair.  Now I lead out $40 into about a $180 pot, weak I know (this was my mistake).  Then the pre-raiser mucks the limper makes it $100 and the SB folds.  I can't put this guy on a hand here other than a small set.  Doubt he has AK with all the callers(would have mucked on the flop) and he seems to be a bright player.  I call the $60 to catch my flush and miss, left with top pair no kicker, the board is now [Qc 2c 7h] [Ks] [Jd] he fires $100 on the river into a $400 pot.  I should have insta-called.  If he was really value betting he would have bet $200 or more.
I need to slow down sometimes and rethink my play when making decisions..

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 7:58AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for SeriouslyThisTime

January 18, 2008, 11PM: Played 4 hours, Made $73.00 at Ceaser's Palace
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

I was tired, so I was kinda torn on weather or not I should actually play.  Once I sat down it all came really easy to me.  Was making excellent reads and played great.  Had a questionable hand towards the end where I has 10's and I put my opponent on JJ or 99.  Made a raise to 3x his bet on the flop and he went all in.  I folded, he showed JJ and I was happy.  Just not sure if I could've saved that last bet.  Overall I was really happy with how I played.  I was relaxed and the play came vary naturally.

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 4:27AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for SeriouslyThisTime

January 20, 2008, 10PM: Played 5 hours, Lost $256.00 at Ceaser's Palace
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

I think I played well.  I made a lot of stabs, bluffs, etc.  Played aggressively.  I got emotionally attatched to a hand and that's what caused the original $200 buy in to go away.  If I had mucked that hand the night would've gone better.  This same player had raised me the last 3 hands I played against in, I had 66 and flopped a flush draw with 3 hearts on the board.  Be bet out and I moved in.  He called, had AA w/ the A of hearts.  So I was dominated.  If I had been thinking more clearly and not emotionally I would've made the lay down and been much happier.  After that I rebought, changed tables because mine seemed pretty tight.  None of the 1/3 games at Ceasers seemed particularly good tonight, perhaps there's a better place to play on Sunday nights.  Won what I could, but I made a handful of bad calls for medium amounts of money when I was pretty sure I was beat.  That was probably about $80 worth of calls throughout the night.  Combine those 2 mistakes and I'm not a loser. I may have been playing on scared money tonight.  Didn't feel like it affected me while playing, altho it was int he back of my mind.

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 4:27AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeDobber

January 20, 2008, 10PM: Played 51 minutes, Made $68.00 at Full Tilt
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 9 Players)

Was never in any danger.  I wish I had the hand history for this, but I just loaded FT on the computer and forgot to turn on HH.  Anyone know how to request the hand histories? Can we do that? Would like to know if I just got perfect cards.  Every time I win, I think it is because of the cards, not because of discipline on my part.  I especially feel this wa this time because I was in almost every pot.  Then again, I had the chip lead and nobody was reraising me pre, so I kept ramming and stealing blinds.

Last Update: January 20, 2008, 10:26PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

January 20, 2008, 6PM: Played 2 hours, Made $7.56 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (15th out of 467 Players)

Played pretty good, sucked out mid way through to triple up and after that i just chipped up and took advantage of a few of the ppl who were playing super tight.  the hand i busted out on i started with 27k with 1-2 limp from MP and a limp from the SB but 7500 in the pot...the first limper had played very standard abc poker up to this point and i had pushed him off a few hands...i really wasn't worried about the SB so i decided to ship it and hopefully add 25% to my stack...the first limper limped with AA and that was that...i don't know if this was technically +EV or not but I am torn on whether it was a good move...i was going to need to get to about 50 to make the final table and this looked like a good spot to chip up.  i can obv check, miss, and then fold and still have a little bit of time but one more orbit and i would be under 10x the BB with the increasing blinds...anyways, i don't love the shove but i don't hate it either maybe i will feel stronger about it later or post on 2+2 and p5s and see how bad they mock me :)

Last Update: January 20, 2008, 7:06PM | Permalink (3 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

January 19, 2008, 9PM: Played 1 hour, 17 minutes, Lost $31.00 at Poker Stars
$11 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament (85th out of 209 Players)

One re-buy and one add-on is allowed, nothing really happened the whole time.
After break limp and call pre-flop raiser on button as well as the BB calls, I flop flush and pair, he flops a set, we get all the money in and two running 5s come, one of which he had in his hand.
I think I'm done for the day, I'm really starting to get frustrated with how I'm going out of all my tournaments.
I think I'm running well for a bit and then all shit hits the fan.  I guess I should be happy that I usually have them all drawing slim but the results destroy my patience and dicapline.

Last Update: January 20, 2008, 5:57AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
59 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 20 players (# of hands): Read'em (47), *AUM* (47), Asher99 (47), 2nd Floor (46), inspector499 (45), ZenDog (37), fido077 (32), Footy4Ever (28), BigFatJimmy (18), Teo 'Big T' (12) | View Hands to see all 20 players.

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

January 20, 2008, 3AM: Played 4 hours, 42 minutes, Made $84.81 at Poker Stars
$33 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (11th out of 561 Players)

This was great play and super frustrating as 10-18th paid the same.  Plus there where two shorts stacks like myself on the other table.
I really really wanted final table as pay doubles and keeps shooting up from then on.  I could have folded, or tried, to fold my way to 9th but it would have been close and I'd give up all hopes for 1st and a shot at 4K or even 5th of 1k.
Picked up TT in the SB, button makes 3xs typical steal raise, I shove for 50K and BB goes all in and isolates with AQs, coin toss, I win I have 130K and can make final easy.  The question is, since there are two stacks at that time that have about 30K and 45K, do I play like a bitch and fold out? Hell no!

Last Update: January 20, 2008, 5:53AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
321 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 76 players (# of hands): robinzegg62 (117), Jeter4life (100), perfectpj (86), XenoCortex (84), jetpride101 (84), FRENCHY52 (84), sfGi8nt (80), jstiles3 (65), TJallday (64), willywonk (62) | View Hands to see all 76 players.

From the Poker Blog for rubytide

January 10, 2008, 3AM: Played 3 hours, Lost $1,000.00 at Gold Strike - Tunica
$5 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

straddle for $10 on button with 78d, sb opens for $40, 3 callers, i call. flop A78. checks to me, i bet $75, sb checkraises to $200, i only call, to let him bet again. turn is T, he puts me allin for about $450. i call. he has AK. river is a ten, i get counterfeited. i rebuy for $500. the very next hand, i pick up AK and only call, cuz i know the same guy will raise his button straddle. he doesnt let me down and makes it $50. one guy calls, i reraise to $200. the button looks at me and says "you got a red ass, boy?" he calls. we're headsup to flop KJ9. i go ahead and move allin for $300. he says he has to call me, shows bottom pair and gutterball. river is a ten yet again, busto

Last Update: January 19, 2008, 11:19PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

January 19, 2008, 4PM: Played 4 hours, 12 minutes, Lost $540.00 at Venitian - Las Vegas
$540 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (58th out of 94 Players)

This is a great tournament, you start with 10k in chips and blinds at 25-50, they progress slowly and you have ample time to play.
Doing well with 18K by the break and blinds of 100-200 25ante.
I donk off a little less than 5k playing KTs from mid position after 3 playes limp, board comes down KT3 and we all check to the button who bets out 600 into a 1200 pot.  I raise 1500 he eyeballs me in a suspicious manner, looks at my stack and calls, the turn brings a jack and I lead out 3K into a 7K pot.  The guy looks as if he wishes to fold and then moves all in for 5K more.  I can fade his bet and have 8K left if I call.  I think about all the hands he can have and decide he either flopped a set of 3s or hit his gutterball.  At this point the pot is 13K with his bet of 5k means I risk 5K to pick up about 18K.  In retrospect I *could* have called there.  When our table breaks he informs me that he in fact did hit the gutter ball and only drew at it since I had a big stack and he felt I would not let it go.  Although this was a "good laydown" this play is dentramental to my table image, players now think they can run over me.
A few hands later I play my QT from the blinds like an idiot.  Two limpers, board comes down 2Q9, I check, bet, call I call.  Turn is X and we all check around, river brings and Ace and I lead out 1500 into a 5K pot.  Bettor folds and button now moves all in for another 6K, if I call this will leave me with about 3K.  The thing is I can't put him on a hand.. had he had a Q he would have bet the turn.  I highly doubt he has A9 or A2 as well since he would not all the flop and if he did would surely bet the turn..  I think for a bit and read him as JT busted draw but just can't have the balls to call for some reason.  I muck and then he shows me JT, ahhh!
Move tables now... donk in seat 3 has about 80K and according to the table is on fire.  He tried to raise pre but forgets to announce it as he throws in a 1K chip.  5 poeple limp and I look at AA in the SB, I raise 3K and the pot is about 3500.  No one calls!!! Not only that but the table warns me I'm lucky he did not call as he is on fire and busting everyone with anything.
Next hand on the button with AQs, again 5 limpers.  I limp, BB goes all in, UTG goes all in, both for about the size of the call so opening up the option to re-raise, the whole feild calls and it is on me.  I hesitate to move all in isolate the all-ins as who knows who might call.
I take the cheap flop and see A93 rainbow, agro lucky donk bets out 3K, everyone folds to me and I have 7K left.  I flat call, turn is X and he puts me all in.  I call and show AQ, he has 89 second pair and the all ins have 77 (two outs) and 46s(drawing dead).  9 comes on the river, busted me and two others.. he is running hot.  I can't ask for a better situation though to have a 35K stack though.
Would like to get into more tourneys live and work on my image and go with my reads more strongly.

Last Update: January 19, 2008, 5:09PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

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