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February 15, 2008, 2AM: Played 1 hour, 4 minutes, Broke Even at Full Tilt
Free-Roll No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 45 Players)
Although this was a stupid points tournament I've very annoyed. Only 1st wins the seat and I had this guy down to 20K while I had 40K. Just like we have been talking about in posts.. this guy was the all in agro fuck. Everytime he had the SB he would shove all in. I tried pushing back in my SB to get him to slow down but I noticed he had this stack limit theshhold.. whenever he was above 20K he would see flop and try to play.. once he was below this amount he was in auto all in mode. Made me feel like I was playing a robot.
So after the break he goes right back to this all in mode, blinds are now 1/2K. I decide to shove with A3s and he auto calls with 66 and doubles. Now he doesn't back off me and I move in again and he auto calls with Q2.. Qx(below 7)
What is so frustrating is that I could not beat this "weak" player. When he was going all in constantly I never did have a decent hand (K or A high) to call him with.
I guess he wasn't so weak afterall.
Last Update: February 15, 2008, 4:23AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
135 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 18 players (# of hands): sanleonardo (132), aceindasleve (69), Snoukita (54), moose125 (53), captainjim603 (51), monch13 (50), brdwnnr1 (41), ham bam bigalo (26), karen19 (25), shooterjam (24) | View Hands to see all 18 players.
February 15, 2008, 2AM: Played 38 minutes, Lost $26.00 at Full Tilt
$26 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (226th out of 410 Players)
I suck.. can't beat this $26 tourneys with only 1500 starting chips. Seems like once you get below 1000 everyone comes after you and does not respect your stack or bets.
Went broke in blind vs blind hand. Since I was low and had A3 in the SB I limped assuming the big stack BB would raise min or a little to get me to fold, since they do that all the time, he does, makes it 150 (blinds are 25-50)
I move all in for 900 and he auto calls with the KK trapping me! Oops! But wait.. Full Tilt has to torment me like they always do and flops 334, turn 5 river the K ;)
Last Update: February 15, 2008, 4:21AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
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Played with 11 players (# of hands): Eiland99 (47), LAR1969 (47), UnInstallFTP (47), lordofthebar (47), chimpzilla (47), MrsFullmoon (44), rel8ed2WBH (44), chef norm (37), Scooter242 (8), QuietBob (2) | View Hands to see all 11 players.
February 15, 2008, 1AM: Played 6 minutes, Lost $10.10 at POKERSTARS
$0.05/0.10 Texas Hold'em
PokerStars Game #15294738134: Hold'em No Limit ($0.02/$0.05) - 2008/02/15 - 04:12:25 (ET)
Table 'Rabe IV' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 3: BigPerm85 ($10.10 in chips)
Seat 4: ayuinca ($3.38 in chips)
Seat 5: Force56 ($7.45 in chips)
Seat 6: cwirek1982 ($2.40 in chips)
Seat 7: EphinEh ($10.07 in chips)
Seat 8: Dennisuitehv ($9.95 in chips)
Seat 9: phofidty ($6.33 in chips)
Dennisuitehv: posts small blind $0.02
phofidty: posts big blind $0.05
sango.kk1: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to BigPerm85 [8s Qs]
BigPerm85: calls $0.05
EphinEh: calls $0.05
Dennisuitehv: raises $0.10 to $0.15
BigPerm85: calls $0.10
*** FLOP *** [8c 4s Qd]
Dennisuitehv: bets $0.15
BigPerm85: raises $0.15 to $0.30
Dennisuitehv: raises $0.50 to $0.80
BigPerm85: raises $1.80 to $2.60
Dennisuitehv: raises $7.20 to $9.80 and is all-in
BigPerm85: calls $7.20
*** TURN *** [8c 4s Qd] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [8c 4s Qd Ah] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dennisuitehv: shows [As Ac] (three of a kind, Aces)
silverly2 is connected
BigPerm85: mucks hand
Dennisuitehv collected $19 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $20 | Rake $1
Board [8c 4s Qd Ah Jh]
Seat 3: BigPerm85 mucked [8s Qs]
Seat 4: ayuinca folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Force56 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: cwirek1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: EphinEh (button) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Dennisuitehv (small blind) showed [As Ac] and won ($19) with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 9: phofidty (big blind) folded before Flop
i was 95 % to win if he didn't have 444 right lol funny
Last Update: February 15, 2008, 1:25AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 14, 2008, 9PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $200.00 at Club Gravity
$1/2 Texas Hold'em
Sat down bought $200, was a pretty gross night. I had a/k suited 3times and a/q didnt hit on any of them in the first hour.
I have pocket aces i raise to $16 total the guy to the left to me calls, this guy who knows how I play comes over the top and has been talking how tight I am the whole nite he makes it $44 more. I shove for another $100 I get the I know I'm beat speech but I call he shows Jacks? What do you know flop comes j/10/q.. blanks on the turn and river for me. Knew it was a bad night then just called it quits.
Last Update: February 14, 2008, 10:02PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 13, 2008, 10PM: Played 4 hours, Made $115.00 at Italian Club
$1/2 Texas Hold'em
I came into the Italian Club had to wait about 20 minutes they started a new table. Only 2 tables there tonight since apparently its never going to to stop snowing here in Pittsburgh.
Sat down at my table which I didn't even like, my buddy Rocket was to the left of me who plays poker for a living plays 5/10, 10/20, 2/5.. the 2/5 game got canceled so he sat and played 1/2. My other buddy Shawn sat to the left of him and hes a pretty solid player to and the rest of the table is mixed with tight players and one extremely bad player. I bought in for $200.
This night was a grind and a half. I had no hands or hit nothing besides one hand thats worth talking about.
I'm in the BB, theres a straddle to $4 3 people call the straddle I look down at 6/7 off I put another $2 to complete. Flop comes Qd/6d/6s. SB checks on me now I bet out $13, my buddy Shawn min re raises me $13 more which makes me think then it goes call, call and now it's on me. Me and Shawn know how each other play I'm thinking he has diamonds or top pair and made the min re-raise just to see where I'm at. The right play is to come back over the top but I elected to just to call and if adiamond doesn't peel off I'm jamming the turn. 8 of spades peels off the turn I bet out $60 mistake number 2 by me I should've bet more, Shawn Folds the other guy cfolds and the SB calls the rest of his $60 off with top pair. I scoop the pot ship it!
Last Update: February 14, 2008, 12:31AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 13, 2008, 11PM: Played 15 minutes, Lost $22.00 at Full Tilt Poker
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (8th out of 10 Players)
Ran into an interesting hand with AA. Flop is King, heart, heart, and I bet the pot and get one caller. Turn is a heart. I get scared and check the turn. River is a Js, I check and fold to a pot-sized bet. Seems like a bad play to me on further discussion. Many players will value-bet the flush on the turn. Seems like I could have called the river bet.
I also could have bet the turn and folded to a raise, but this might have happened with someone playing position on me.
I also could have bet the river (which is what I almost did). I just would have had to fold to a raise there. It's a tought call...what would you do?
Last hand I wound up going all-in pre with TT and ran into KK.
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 11:17PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 13, 2008, 7PM:
Couple of Sit and Go's
Two sit and gos tonight. Both of which took forever to form but it's a Wednesday night.
Anyways, 6 person single table I went out in 3rd place. Yeah, I could've played better but I just wasn't feeling it at the table. My final hand ended up being QAs and losing to a K high flush.
9 person single table didn't start much better. I went out in 5th. It did seem like every time I won a big pot I would very soon find myself in the short stack again. Just frustrating.
Not really annoyed about the losses tonight though, just wasn't really in it mentally I guess.
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 8:57PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 13, 2008, 5PM:
3rd Set of a Hundred MTTs
So, I just finished my 300th tournament last night and I'm going to tally up what went down as I did the first 200. During this set of 100 I started playing PokerStars along with Full Tilt. PokerStars' tournament fields are significantly larger than Full Tilt, so my final table's will probably drop.
I played 64 tourneys on FTP and 36 on Stars. I cashed in 40 of the 100 tournaments. This is actually probably too high. I need to be taking a few more shots that will bring my cash % down but my final table % up. I had 5 final tables with two top 3's (no wins this 100 however).
I invested $305 into tourneys and cashed for $750 even. $445 profit.
My goal from my last 100 MTTs for this set was to try to play my best game in every tourney. I think I did this better than I had last 100 but this is an area that takes constant effort for anyone, and I am will continue to focus on this. My goal for next 100 is to attack the late stages of the tournament better, and not get gun shy. Last night I really blew a tourney because I didn't shove in a spot I knew I should of and it costed me.
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 5:30PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
February 13, 2008, 11AM: Played 3 hours, Lost $50.00 at Greektown Casino
$50 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (9th out of 54 Players)
$50 + $15 11:00 AM Daily No Limit Hold'em Tournament - 3,000 starting chips
Decided to go down and try a daily tournament to see what they were all about. There is a 60 person (6 table) max on the tournaments so I am sure they fill up considering the weather and it was still almost full.
There was only 1 guy at the 1st table that was aggressive and he bet/bluffed his way off the table 1st. Most pots were called with everyone limping at 1st, but by the 3rd round people opened up. Most of the guys played liked donkeys and were throwing their chips around like nothing, with weak hands.
My 1st winner was K/Q, limped in middle with limpers ahead, and caught a K on the flop. I was 2nd of 5 to act so I checked hoping for someone to take a stab at it but it was checked around. Next card came the Q and I bet $200 and got one caller. Bet $400 on the river and he called again. The very next hand I was dealt A/A amd raised from 50 to 150 and everyone folded.
After that I had long runs w/o cards but was able to stick around. Eventually we got down to the last 20 and I was still in it with about $4k. The action picked up some as most people either raised or got out. With a little over $3k left I got all in with A/Qs against K/Q and J/J. Ended up getting a low straight to take it all down.
At the final table the play was really tight. One guy dropped out and the BB was at 1,800 with a $200 ante. I was in the button and looked down to A/Ks and raised it up to $4,200. The BB pushed and made it about $7,500 total, I called and his K/K held up.
I went out as BB, had about $2,200 left and I held 5/2 when the SB called. Flop came 244, I pushed and SB showed 4 to take it.
1st - $1,350
2nd - $675
3rd - $270
4th - $216
5th - $189
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 3:28PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
February 12, 2008, 10PM: Played 4 hours, Made $267.00 at Horseshoe
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Got dealt a lot of big hands this session, many didn't work out though. First flopped a set of 7s in a huge pot and held up against 88 on a flop of 754 when he called my all in.
Then I lost a huge pot with QQ when I raised some limpers, flopped an overpair, and had someone call my bet and suck out with trip 8s after he flopped middle pair with K8 on a J82 flop. Lost another big pot with QQ when I raised someone's UTG raise and he shoved and I had to fold after putting 60 in the pot. He showed Kings.
Turned it back around by winning 2 large pots with AA overpairs against a donk who shoved with top pair and another donk when I can't remember what happened.
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 10:34AM | Permalink (0 Comments)