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From the Poker Blog for solarcabbage

March 28, 2008, 7PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $30.00 at River Card Room, Petaluma CA
$50 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (8th out of 43 Players)

River Card Room Friday night Tourney.
$50+5 if you place top 10 you are awarded points towards a freeroll in June. 
placed 8th out of 43.  kinda a grind.  i made final table very short stacked (about 4 big blinds) i folded about 10 hands in a row and 2 players went out before i hit big blind second time around.  player who had been hot made 2.5x bb raise, i called w/ best odds i'd seen.  my Q6c vs AJ.  dead board, A high took me out.
rewarded 3 points towards frequent player freeroll in june.  my total is now 29 points.  not bad considering i have made final table 3 out of last 4 tourneys here.  2nd, 3rd, 8th.

Last Update: March 31, 2008, 9:21PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for NatePringle

March 31, 2008, 1AM: Played 3 hours, 25 minutes, Made $20.86 at Full Tilt Poker
$26 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (62nd out of 781 Players)

Mannnnnnnn......I got super coolered on my knockout hand.....oh well, I did get lucky a few times to make a deep's my bustout hand which would have given me a TON of chips...
Full Tilt Poker Game #5851938575: $17,000 Guarantee (43845077), Table 58 - 1000/2000 Ante 250 - No Limit Hold'em - 4:28:55 ET - 2008/03/31
Seat 1: NatePring (31,330)
Seat 2: FT2007 (100,553)
Seat 3: 1froggy1 (62,739)
Seat 5: le bogosse (38,495), is sitting out
Seat 6: walley1977 (15,181)
Seat 7: lyumet08 (33,664)
Seat 8: in_your_a (105,458)
Seat 9: TopsyKretz (27,228)
NatePring antes 250
FT2007 antes 250
1froggy1 antes 250
le bogosse antes 250
walley1977 antes 250
lyumet08 antes 250
in_your_a antes 250
TopsyKretz antes 250
lyumet08 posts the small blind of 1,000
in_your_a posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NatePring [Th Ah]
TopsyKretz folds
paulkim888 sits down
paulkim888 adds 91,384
NatePring has 15 seconds left to act
NatePring raises to 5,255
FT2007 has 15 seconds left to act
Bvance (Observer): get them chips froggy
Bvance (Observer): lol
FT2007 folds
1froggy1 folds
le bogosse folds
walley1977 folds
lyumet08 calls 4,255
in_your_a calls 3,255
*** FLOP *** [Td 8d Tc]
lyumet08 bets 28,159, and is all in
in_your_a has 15 seconds left to act
in_your_a folds
NatePring calls 25,825, and is all in
lyumet08 shows [Jd Jc]
NatePring shows [Th Ah]
1froggy1: yes sir
Uncalled bet of 2,334 returned to lyumet08
*** TURN *** [Td 8d Tc] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [Td 8d Tc 8h] [Jh]
lyumet08 shows a full house, Jacks full of Tens
NatePring shows a full house, Tens full of Eights
lyumet08 wins the pot (69,415) with a full house, Jacks full of Tens
Bvance (Observer): sick
Bvance (Observer): lol
NatePring stands up
The blinds are now 1,200/2,400 with an ante of 300
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 69,415 | Rake 0
Board: [Td 8d Tc 8h Jh]
Seat 1: NatePring showed [Th Ah] and lost with a full house, Tens full of Eights
Seat 2: FT2007 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: 1froggy1 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: le bogosse folded before the Flop
Seat 6: walley1977 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: lyumet08 (small blind) showed [Jd Jc] and won (69,415) with a full house, Jacks full of Tens
Seat 8: in_your_a (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: TopsyKretz folded before the Flop

Last Update: March 31, 2008, 1:35AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

March 31, 2008, 12AM:
Thoughts on hand?

Blinds 40-80
Player A stack = 3450
PLayer B stack = 2000
Folds to player A in SB and he limps.  Player B makes it 240.  Player A raises to 720.  Player B shoves for 1280 more and Player A quickly calls with 22.  Player B had AJ.
How well does Player A play this pot? Only info I had as I watched this hand is that it is a big buy-in tourney and that Player B had not gotten out of line.
Who Player A is isn't important, but I am curious because Player A berated player B after the hand...and I thought the 22 was played a lot worse than Player B who was the aggressor on the all in.  Just curious.

Last Update: March 31, 2008, 12:04AM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for TELESCOPE

March 29, 2008, 10PM: Played 2 hours, Lost $10.00 at Full Tilt Poker�
$0.25/0.50 Texas Hold'em

cooler in the first 3 hands 25 vs J5 on a 955 flop with 2 spades
worked up about about 40 dollar profit and won back the 50 i lost in that hand
then lost it all and then some in a huge pot
i had AQ on button and made standard 1.4x raise
sb flatted as he tended to do with a huge range of hands
flop came KJ9 all cubs and i had A of clubs
he checks and i make my standard continuation bet. of 2 dollars and he doesn't something he has never done before he check raise me to 15$ up until now he has been check raising minimum with both strong hands and draws.
well i snap shove not realizing i have no fold equity which might make this shove profitable long term with all my outs to the nut flush or straight
his range has to be made flush looking to chase away A of clubs drawing cheap, 2 pair, straight, or set. the only hands of these he might fold is 2 pair, but even that is a stretch heads up and i had been more on the aggro side then passive side lately
he called with KJ and my 43.74% didn't come. i guess if i have a 1 in 10 chance he folds here the play is profitable, but i cant find a hand he check raises for 7.5x on that board unless it was a complete and total bluff.

Last Update: March 29, 2008, 10:48PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

March 27, 2008, 2PM: Played 12 hours, 15 minutes, Lost $723.00 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 121 Step 1's so for.
Top 2 - 29
3rd's - 14
4th's - 19
5th's - 20
6th's - 13
7th's - 9
8th's - 12
9th's - 8
I have;
1 LAPT Step 1
I have;
11 EPT Step 2's
6 APPT Step 2's
0 PCA Step 2's
8 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
I have;
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 29, 2008, 10:43PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
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From the Poker Blog for TELESCOPE

March 29, 2008, 1AM: Played 4 hours, Made $22.00 at Full Tilt Poker�
$0.25/0.50 Texas Hold'em

lost 2 huge pots against major donkey face
in the sb had 45 on the flop came 44A and i led out was reraised i shoved and he called wIth A9 turn A lol 60 dollars profit gone
then on a 6J10 flop with 66 vs J10 he hit a 10
then the friggin computer disconnected as i was chipping back and winning my money back fairly easily from mister huge over blufs and when i got rebooted he was gone didn't even have a chnace to remeber his name or add it to the fish list or even put a note on him jlfkjlz;hkjl;jfdhlk;j'l;kdflkj
overall a great session just need to run a bit better glad i showed a profit after getting out drawn big time in 2 huge pots.
I also folded AA to a huge 47$ bet on a 899 flop when he checkraised a 10 on the turn, god i wish i knew if made the right play there im thinking i was good

Last Update: March 29, 2008, 1:36AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for rubytide

March 27, 2008, 8PM: Played 3 hours, 12 minutes, Lost $300.00 at BJs
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

the definition of "run over". i had queens and jacks 4 times each. each time i raised, got called in 5 places by the limpers. each time someone chased me down. got low from losing. raised with AK, all the limpers called, one guy allin. flop A57. i bet into a dry sidepot. one guy checkraises allin. hes an idiot and i know i have the best hand. he has A9. turn is a 9, i lose. daryl raises to $7, i make it $32 with AK, he moves allin for $30 more. he has AQ, flops a queens, i lose. 3 limpers, i push in for $30 with QJ. sb wakes up with AK. i flop a queen, he turns an ace, i lose lose lose.

Last Update: March 27, 2008, 9:54PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for hammerman

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)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

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)

From the Poker Blog for grlg (private)

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)


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