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March 27, 2008, 6PM: Played 1 hour, Made $36.15 at FT
$0.25 Pot-Limit Omaha
A little step up in limit for me. I had gotten used to the .10 PLO and have the bankroll to play .25 so I decided to give it a shot. I am so used to having very little money on this acct, that I had to play low limits I have forgot to look at other games.
Nothing special. I think I played really solid this session, taking chances when warranted, but not chasing. I was tight pre, but changed up my play post that got a couple of calls when I had pretty decent hands. I need to work on value betting the river. There were a few hands I checked that I should have put a bet in.
I lost a few hands at showdown, which is actually good for me. I have been reluctant to call bets on the river without close to the nuts, unless slightly tilting. I need to continue to work on my river play to maximize value.
Last Update: March 27, 2008, 6:43PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 27, 2008, 4PM:
Yet Another Re-Focus
Alright. It's time to refocus. Recently I have not been having the results that I hope to have. Part of this is a function of putting in a smaller volume. However, I have also lacked motivation, had a busy schedule of classes and homework, and yes, I have even been relatively unlucky (I've vented enough about this already).
But, no more excuses. I still may struggle getting in the volume I would like to but it's time to get the train back on the track.
I have a new, refocused plan with several goals. I think that as I try to stay aggressive on bubbles and in late stages of tournaments, I have gotten a little reckless/sloppy. I don't think I have developed the right feel for these spots quite yet, but continued experience will help. In the mean time, I just need to focus more in the stages leading up to the bubble so that I have more information on my opponents to help make better decisions.
1) Take better notes on players through out the tournament.
2) Stick to $1 and $2 MTTs. Both so that I can get a better grip on my game again, and because I have cashed out some funds and my online roll is a little smaller now.
3) Don't think about the money or my finish, just try to make the best play at every stage.
4) Make a couple final tables in the near future. It's been a looong time.
Many of my goals are based on relatively simple aspects of the game, but I think that when you are struggling that is the best thing to get back to.
Last Update: March 27, 2008, 4:46PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 17, 2008, 7PM: Played 30 minutes at Grand Sierra Resort Reno
$230 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (90th out of 100 Players)
Wow this was a wild ride for 30 minutes 3 people at my table were knocked out early on. It was very weird play people limping with AA and KK in the same hand then others calling raises with k2 off. Anyway, I pick up 66 raise to 150 in MP (blinds 25/50) one guy smooth calls flop is Q high I chek he bets 100 I decided to peel on off thinking he may be on a flush draw. 8 on the turn check check I catch my 6 on the river and we both end up all in he has QQ for top set. I should have check raised the flop and see where I was at my mistake....
Last Update: March 27, 2008, 3:31PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 27, 2008, 2PM: Played 10 hours, 31 minutes, Lost $678.00 at Poker Stars
$7.50 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 10 Players)
*Although these step ones are turbo crap shoots, I'm running extremely bad in them right now, that is to say, when 3-4 left and the short stack stacks off and is behind he gets there. When I am ahead and stack off they get there, when I have a big pair some agro makes a donk play back with Ax or KTs and gets there.. I just have to pound through it and play the best I can*
These are all my Step Tournaments for Stars I will consolidate the entry for simplicity.
Played in 113 Step 1's so for.
Top 2 - 26
3rd's - 14
4th's - 18
5th's - 19
6th's - 12
7th's - 8
8th's - 12
9th's - 7
1 WSOP Step 1's
11 EPT Step 2's
6 APPT Step 2's
0 PCA Step 2's
5 WSOP Steps 2's
0 LAPT Steps 2's
Played 6 Step 2's
Top 2 - 1
3rd's - 1
6th's - 2
8th's - 1
9th's - 1
Played 0 Step 3's
1 WSOP Step 3
*playing one of them at a time yeilds best results*
*Turbos suck ass and turns into a crap shoot*
My value of all step twos are $648 so in the 10 hours of play and almost 100 steps played.. I'm "ahead" a whole $45 about.
To maintain my invested value I will need to turn 7 of my 21 step 2s into step 3's. Since top 5 out of 9 stay in the system, 3rd and 4th repeating step 2.. I think this will be "easier" to do then Step 1's.
I may think about saving time and just firing off step 2's from now on.
Last Update: March 27, 2008, 2:10PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
4840 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 836 players (# of hands): BongBob (247), hickl (171), jbrother2 (144), ddasmike (125), kaiser420 (123), Texas Joe (116), la talpa (110), butch1942 (109), TOM 15301 (97), tonidiam (97) | View Hands to see all 836 players.
March 26, 2008, 10AM: Played 1 hour, 18 minutes, Lost $22.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (602nd out of 1255 Players)
This was extremely annoying tournament. Was just playing one tourney and paying attention. This was my problem, I knew wtf everyone was doing an up to. I had the agro asshole donk(Pikwolf)on my immediate left. He would consistently overbet all in. Then when I do have him trapped for my stack with AJ after re-raising the other donk who raises early with any two he shoves all in. Now I think, ok.. he MUST have a hand now since two players in early position both showed strength.. but no.. after I fold the monkey shows A2s. I think I saved my stack though as his luck box would have made a flush ;)
I go out with AJ vs JJ, JJ re-raises me pre flop out of position and calls off his stack with a board or QT9 7 with three clubs. I did not have to semi bluff off my stack but hell, I had 15 nut outs and 3 to tie, the nut flush draw, str8 draw and an ace draw.
I'm just annoyed because I really wanted to bust that prick on my left and after taking good notes on him and his tendencies I'm angry with myself for letting him be a donk and not pay for it.
Last Update: March 27, 2008, 9:27AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
76 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 14 players (# of hands): MrCashs (76), Pikwolf (76), landman63 (76), therion90 (55), beanaldo (52), Foxwoody (49), LordMaster99 (47), krkaut (43), cattta (32), superbluff67 (27) | View Hands to see all 14 players.
March 26, 2008, 11PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $5.99 at Full Tilt Poker
$11 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (215th out of 1888 Players)
Wow...I really hate myself right now...I had a huge stack and it got folded to me on the button, I stole the blinds...the very next hand I pick up AQs....it gets folded to me again and I raise...the BB, another huge stack which I had covered by 3000, pushed all-in...it was a huge overpush and I read it as weak (ie. something like a small pocket pair, etc.) I call and he flips up AK....I should have just folded and lived to fight another....if it was a small pocket pair, I'm willing to gamble there to build a massive chip stack...man that sucks...
Last Update: March 26, 2008, 11:32PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 26, 2008, 10PM:
I have to be one of the biggest donkey's ever. Every time I hit a flop I bet and get called to the river by shit, and guess what....shit catches up...
for example, flop AA8, i bet out with K8, player goes all in for a bit more, just about what i have left in chips, i call...he has J9....rivers a 9.
what the fuck is that?..seriously for a $20 sit and go tourney this guy gets lucky and i am out.
that is just the icing on the cake...every tourney i have played in the last 2 sessions has been a loser...all the same type of shit....well that about does it. i loaded $50 into bugsysclub...it is all but gone after running it up over $150, jesus...what a fucking pathetic joke on me.
Last Update: March 26, 2008, 10:19PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
March 26, 2008, 8PM: Played 3 hours, Made $2.01 at Full Tilt
$3 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (18th out of 236 Players)
close but no cigar again. the main thing i thought was that he rarely has AQ or AK here because that is often a reraise. also i thought he could have a smaller A...in these small limit MTTs they will flat out of the blinds in that spot with A2 cuz they just can't fold an A. however, it may have been optimistic thinking. other than that i was pretty torn, kind of awkward stack sizes made me say what the hell. anyways don't know what else i really think about my last hand right now....opinions welcome as always.
Full Tilt Poker Game #5797702139: $3 + $0.30 Tournament (44022752), Table 10 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:54:18 ET - 2008/03/26
Seat 1: bbui11 (27,630)
Seat 2: Little Hoot (39,230)
Seat 3: PokerDude6942 (13,607)
Seat 4: Bob Lee (13,342)
Seat 5: jsyankey (6,195)
Seat 6: zzyzx_o (5,588)
Seat 7: NutsChamp (14,110)
Seat 8: skrysty (25,835)
Seat 9: PapajBones (17,150)
bbui11 antes 100
Little Hoot antes 100
PokerDude6942 antes 100
Bob Lee antes 100
jsyankey antes 100
zzyzx_o antes 100
NutsChamp antes 100
skrysty antes 100
PapajBones antes 100
PapajBones posts the small blind of 400
bbui11 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NutsChamp [Th As]
Little Hoot folds
Bob Lee folds
NutsChamp raises to 2,000
bbui11 calls 1,200
*** FLOP *** [6d Jd Ah]
NutsChamp bets 3,400
bbui11 raises to 6,800
NutsChamp has 15 seconds left to act
NutsChamp has requested TIME
NutsChamp raises to 12,010, and is all in
bbui11 calls 5,210
NutsChamp shows [Th As]
bbui11 shows [6s 6c]
*** TURN *** [6d Jd Ah] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [6d Jd Ah 7h] [8c]
NutsChamp shows a pair of Aces
bbui11 shows three of a kind, Sixes
bbui11 wins the pot (29,320) with three of a kind, Sixes
NutsChamp stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 29,320 | Rake 0
Board: [6d Jd Ah 7h 8c]
Seat 1: bbui11 (big blind) showed [6s 6c] and won (29,320) with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: Little Hoot folded before the Flop
Seat 3: PokerDude6942 folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Bob Lee folded before the Flop
Seat 5: jsyankey folded before the Flop
Seat 6: zzyzx_o folded before the Flop
Seat 7: NutsChamp showed [Th As] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 8: skrysty (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: PapajBones (small blind) folded before the Flop
Last Update: March 26, 2008, 9:08PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
March 25, 2008, 11PM: Played 1 hour, 50 minutes, Made $4.21 at Full Tilt Poker
$11 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (197th out of 1690 Players)
This was the Midnight Madness...played very well in this one...was a short stack virtually the whole tourney and felt I played my stack very well....I busted when I had about 7500 in chips with the blinds just increasing to 300/600/50...I picked up 99 and planned on doing my standard 2.5X raise then shoving any non-threatening board...there was one big stack limper directly to my right and I raised it up to 1500....it folded to him...he called...the flop was 1048 with two clubs...this wasn't too threatening...he checked to me and I pushed...he flips up Q10...I think I played the hand correctly...I could have maybe shoved preflop, but there were quite a few big stacks behind me...I dunno...I think I played it correctly for the most part...
Last Update: March 25, 2008, 11:33PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 22, 2008, 12PM: Played 2 hours, 45 minutes at Boulevard Casino (Coquitlam)
$2/4 Texas Hold'em
Not used to playing limit...one thing I picked up on was all the "older guys" would always wait for a Ace or Face cards to call or play. I started to "donk" it up. Raising any pot I went in and played strickly position. One hand in the cutoff raised a re-raise with 2 4 off. Had 3 callers, Flop came down 10 2 2. 1 bet to me, and I re-raised one caller. Turn was the 4 filling me up. I checked with the flush card hitting the turn hoping he'd bet but he checked. I bet 4 on the river blind and he called.
Won 2 hands in a row with st8's. 56 off and Ks9s.
Last Update: March 25, 2008, 9:15PM | Permalink (0 Comments)