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June 16, 2008, 5PM: Played 4 hours, Lost $5.75 at Cake Poker
$0.05/0.10 Texas Hold'em
Hands Dealt: 292
For the two people that actually read my blog, no I did not die. Between work and school, I have been to busy to play poker. When I did have some free time this weekend, the game was not even going.
Session started out good. Strong pocket pairs were coming often and actually were holding up, even making trips or quads on the flop. Easily up $3 in the first hour. Then it started to go downhill, fast! I was card dead, and I overplayed some hands that I should have just laid down. When I did make a good hand, it would of course, lose on the river to a hit flush draw. Started out winning 7 of 8 hands that reached showdown. After that, I won 6 of 23.
Win rate is 3.61 BB/hour, 5.42BB/100 hands. I guess that is still good, but the sessions the last couple of weeks have been discouraging.
I guess I will just try again tomorrow, see if my luck changes any. Another session like the one today, and I might seriously consider giving this up.
Last Update: June 17, 2008, 9:27AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 17, 2008, 2AM: Played 5 hours, Made $34.00 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 252 Players)
Wtf man...this is why I fucken hate donkaments and I swear I can never take them seriously....Play great for 4 hours. Final table it....double up when I have someone shit on. Win a big pot with Aces. 3rd stack. I start playing great. Absolutely killing the table even though I lose preflop all-ins vs short stacks 4x when I was anywhere from 40%-75%. Then this of course happens I mean I wish I woulda spent the last 5 hours plucking some gooch hairs. It woulda been a lot less frustrating and only slightly more painful.
Full Tilt Poker Game #6858953569: $2 + $0.25 Tournament (52020539), Table 9 - 4000/8000 Ante 1000 - No Limit Hold'em - 5:49:23 ET - 2008/06/17
Seat 3: chicken1985 (210,640)
Seat 4: bologna88 (93,600)
Seat 5: Glade20 (110,367)
Seat 6: TiltMcGhee (164,881)
Seat 8: LT_SMASH113 (176,512)
chicken1985 antes 1,000
bologna88 antes 1,000
Glade20 antes 1,000
TiltMcGhee antes 1,000
LT_SMASH113 antes 1,000
Glade20 posts the small blind of 4,000
TiltMcGhee posts the big blind of 8,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TiltMcGhee [Ad Kd]
LT_SMASH113 raises to 175,512, and is all in
TiltMcGhee calls 155,881, and is all in
LT_SMASH113 shows [Ac Js]
TiltMcGhee shows [Ad Kd]
Uncalled bet of 11,631 returned to LT_SMASH113
*** FLOP *** [Ks Th Qh]
*** TURN *** [Ks Th Qh] [5c]
TiltMcGhee: ONE TIME
*** RIVER *** [Ks Th Qh 5c] [2c]
LT_SMASH113 shows a straight, Ace high
TiltMcGhee shows a pair of Kings
LT_SMASH113 wins the pot (336,762) with a straight, Ace high
TiltMcGhee stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 336,762 | Rake 0
Board: [Ks Th Qh 5c 2c]
Seat 3: chicken1985 folded before the Flop
Seat 4: bologna88 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Glade20 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: TiltMcGhee (big blind) showed [Ad Kd] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 8: LT_SMASH113 showed [Ac Js] and won (336,762) with a straight, Ace high
Last Update: June 17, 2008, 3:03AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 17, 2008, 12AM: Lost $2.25 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (54th out of 252 Players)
Some day very soon I am going to run just a little bit better and win another tourney. Soon.
This was a fun hand where I had a real good idea about how this player was playing. I raised pre because I assumed the limper would call and I wanted to play HU with him as opposed to 4-way with the blinds. I knew based on his previous play that when he led that weak and called my raise on the flop that he def. did not have an A. The weak lead, for this player, basically meant that he was really weak. His call of my raise then told me that he almost certainly had a flush draw. On the turn I pushed him out of the pot when the draw didn't hit.
It was a fun pot to play because I really played it completely based on the other player's tendencies and hand ranges and my hand was irrelevant.
Full Tilt Poker Game #6857969711: $2 + $0.25 Tournament (52020539), Table 19 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:49:16 ET - 2008/06/17
Seat 1: NutsChamp (6,650)
Seat 2: EDSCARDZ (5,670)
Seat 3: kkbb (13,980)
Seat 4: vics11 (6,415)
Seat 5: 844PC (6,982)
Seat 6: MrElevator (4,905)
Seat 7: HighRising (4,220)
Seat 8: Dada-E83 (15,820)
Seat 9: Docd53 (8,415)
EDSCARDZ posts the small blind of 100
kkbb posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NutsChamp [5d 5h]
Dada-E83 calls 200
NutsChamp raises to 675
Dada-E83 calls 475
*** FLOP *** [As 3c Qc]
Dada-E83 bets 200
NutsChamp raises to 875
Dada-E83 calls 675
*** TURN *** [As 3c Qc] [7s]
NutsChamp bets 2,150
Dada-E83 has 15 seconds left to act
Uncalled bet of 2,150 returned to NutsChamp
NutsChamp wins the pot (3,400)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,400 | Rake 0
Board: [As 3c Qc 7s]
Seat 1: NutsChamp (button) collected (3,400), mucked
Seat 2: EDSCARDZ (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: kkbb (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: vics11 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: 844PC didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: MrElevator didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: HighRising didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Dada-E83 folded on the Turn
Seat 9: Docd53 didn't bet (folded)
Last Update: June 17, 2008, 12:45AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
May 29, 2008, 11PM: Played 3 hours, 45 minutes, Lost $1.30 at Cake Poker
$0.10/0.20 Texas Hold'em
Time: 3:45PM-4:45PM, 8:45PM-11:30PM
Hands Played: 279
Typical micro-stakes limit game. Big pocket pairs getting run over by draws that hit on the river, raises on a draw, etc., etc., etc. I do not know why I expect better play from others. I used to play 2/4 limit live all the time in Atlantic City. I know what a mess that can be. I am probably the only one at the table to have even read SuperSystem 2, or any poker book. Held my own though. I am surprised I ended down only $1.30, but definitely not how I wanted to start.
Last Update: June 16, 2008, 5:29PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 1, 2008, 10PM: Played 3 hours, 15 minutes, Made $15.58 at Cake Poker
$0.10/0.20 Texas Hold'em
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-7:00PM, 7:45PM-9:00PM
Hands Played: 246
I woke up early today. Logged on to Cake Poker at 9:00AM, but my game was not running. $.25/$.50 game was going strong, but could not play as I would break the only rule of my experiment. Kept checking back every hour up to 2:00PM, and the game still was not running. Finally around 2:30PM, it started to pick up. Same results as yesterday, only better. Felt lazy all day today, that is the reason for the three short sessions. I need to either buy an old used laptop so I can lay on the couch and play, or buy a comfortable computer chair. If the play is really like this every weekend, I will need to dedicate more time to play on the weekends.
Last Update: June 16, 2008, 5:17PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 2, 2008, 9PM: Played 3 hours, 45 minutes, Made $3.31 at Cake Poker
$0.10/0.20 Texas Hold'em
Hands Played: 206
Another winning session! I only planned on playing for 2 hours, but ended up playing nearly 4 hours. Session did not start out to well. Dropped $3 early, but gained it back and got up to over $15 before my final orbit. Last 4 hands were KQs, AJ, AK, KJ, and could only win one hand. Almost won a second hand, but opponent had bottom pair after the flop and hit runner runner diamond for the nut flush. Can not complain though, another winning session. Up $25 in 4 days (15 hours total), up 8.4/BB hour, up 14.2 BB/100 hands.
Last Update: June 16, 2008, 5:04PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 3, 2008, 7PM: Played 1 hour, 45 minutes, Lost $0.27 at Cake Poker
$0.10/0.20 Texas Hold'em
Hands Dealt: 129
Started out good, up about $2. Then everything went down hill. I was dealt good hands, but just could not win with them. Was dealt a lot of low/mid pocket pairs, did not hit one set on the flop the entire time. Pocket queens got ran over a couple of time, not by ace rag, but by flush draws that hit on the river. Am I the only one that calculates pot odds when on a draw? By 6:30PM, I was down $5. Final 30 minutes of the session saved me. Won a $3 pot with AK, and picked up a couple smaller pots to finish the session almost even.
Found myself breaking a self-rule of not "chatting" at the table after a bad beat a couple of times. It is hard not to do it, but I should not be taping the tank either. I really need to work on that. I also do it playing live, but it is more under my breath with a few curse words.
Planning to take tomorrow off and come back swinging on Thursday.
Last Update: June 16, 2008, 5:01PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 14, 2008, 8AM: Played 12 hours, Made $920.00 at Lucky Lil's - Butte
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
This game was sick.. guy on my right bought in $1500.. said he would loose this an leave.. well, another $4000 and 12hrs later he leaves.
I had never played like such a rock in my life. I had Joe, an aggressive strong post player on my left and check raise all-in on the flop boy on my right.
So it was a perfect scenerio.. Joe would usually bet the flop.. feild would call, donk would move all in and I hadn't put in one chip yet.
Funny hand here.. feild calls pre.. donk makes it $50 to go.. I put him all in for another $120 or so.. folds around to him and he thinks about it. Since I was hammering him all night I show him my KK and will be happy earning the $70 in there. He then turns his hand up, the old 92 off and calls off another $120, I bust him and he buys another 1K. Unbelievable action this guy was.
*key notes.. Folded a ton of JQs, KJs, AJ, pair 2-8s pre which most would have lost. The game was not good to play these hands as most pots were over-raised pre and multi-way.
Last Update: June 14, 2008, 8:39AM | Permalink (2 Comments)
June 12, 2008, 11AM: Lost $4,000.00
$4,000 Buy-In Texas Hold'em Tournament
I will eventually break this all down to the respective casinos and tourneys but for now this is just a overall view.
I got crushed in Vegas. Same stuff that is happening here.
I had 2 tourneys that I went out with AA one was against Q8 off suit and the other was against a smaller pair that hit a set.
One I went out with my AQ vs. A10 and she caught a 10 (this was the Ladies WSOP tourney)
One tourney went out with A2 and the big blind woke up with AK suited, (I was very short stacked) can't complain in this one.
Cash games killed me too
One memorable hand was my QQ in the big blind where I raised 5xs the big blind got called in 5 spots, flop a set of Q(top set), check raise the guy who bet he then shoves on me all in I call and he makes his flush on the river.
Another hand KK pre, go all in get called my AJ off A right on the flop no waiting.
Anyway I could go on and on about the bad beats but that seems to be all you hear when you are walking around the rio or any other casino poker room for that matter so I wont bore anymore.
I still had fun in vegas and the Rio really had things running way better than in previous years so that was nice and I will be heading back down at the beginning of July for the casino employee's event so hopefully my bad run of sick suck outs will be over by then........ thanks for all the good thoughts guys, I appreciate it
Last Update: June 12, 2008, 12:05PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
June 10, 2008, 9PM: Played 3 hours, Made $9.55 at Full Tilt Poker
$12 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (80th out of 1026 Players)
244 of 574 at 1st break. 61 of 238 at 2nd break. Get down to ~9x BB with blinds 600/1200. LP pushes for about half my stack and I call with QK in the SB. He shows 64s and hits a pair on flop, straight on turn, and better straight on river. Next hand I have 22 on the button. One before cut-off goes all-in for ~12k and I call my remaining stack of ~7k. He has A6o and boards pairs twice so my three pair loses. Sucks how everything can be looking so good with a potential deep run in each then I don't even make back what I put in to both tournaments.
Last Update: June 11, 2008, 3:25PM | Permalink (1 Comment)