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October 10, 2012, 3AM: Played 4 hours, Lost $140.00 at Terribles Casino
$1/2 Texas Hold'em
I was anxious to play I had been here nearly a month without playing a hand I had won a keno the day before 5/5 for .50c $419 dollars so I decided to have a few drinks after work and ended up at Terribles playing limit against locals I played well just got unlucky on a few hands deeper pockets prevailed, lost with AK, 77, TT had breakfast and left.
So if anyone was actually reading these here is a short bio of what has happened since Oct. 10, 2012
I had picked up and moved to Vegas to peruse poker I arrived in August and went about getting familiar with the town with in a few days I landed a job telemarketing, it was the first job offered I took it, three weeks later I was fired for not being very good at it, I found a casting for promoters, I talked my way into that gig, I worked for the now defunct Doohans Cat House inside Luxor, I worked for them till mid November, at some point a fight broke out between club bouncers and some hip hop stars bouncers, it spilled out into the casino guest got sprayed with pepper spray, the next day the club was evicted from luxor, I didn't know chit had happened I had left around 1am or so, so when I showed up the next morning a guard was posted, I was informed that the club was closed and evicted, I never got paid for those two months of work I performed it was something close to $17k dollars Cat House filed bankruptcy, I was struggling while living in las Vegas, the only time I was able to hit the felt was when I hit the keno and went to terrible's, I returned to Austin Christmas eve I left all my belongings, because the dude I was staying with was tripping so I just split with the intention to return in a few weeks now it's May 2014 , I'm afraid my stuff is gone the way of the Las Vegas curb side goodwill, so I moved into an apartment in Austin and started working for Gourdough's Donuts on 6th St. I guess I am unlucky for now, I'm getting more experience in the food truck scene I just took a job with shawarma point, I am going to open my own food truck to finance my poker
Last Update: May 27, 2014, 11:29PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 5, 2014, 8PM: Played 2 hours, Lost $20.00 at Thomas's Home Game
$0.5/1 Mixed Games
I haven't played since I left Vegas in Dec 23 2012 the Wsop New Orleans events are coming this may and I hope to be in poker shape , I will be in attendance from May 8th - 14th going for a bracelet
As of 5/1/14 I got screwed by my former employer I was unable to attend the wsop event, I filed a claim and a law suit so mmaybe next time around, I found another job, I'm back in Texas so poker is out of the question as a source of revenue for now, I did find out about Carbon so I will be seeing some of the Carbonites soon, let's see if I can remember the chat emoticon things I think I knew all of them at one time, one of these great days I will have earned the bank roll I need to start my run
Last Update: May 27, 2014, 10:46PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 22, 2014, 12PM: Played 5 hours, Lost $240.00 at Caesars
$200 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (50th out of 150 Players)
Did quite well in this tournament. It seemed to be full of locals and semi-pros. They all seemed to know each other and have seen each other at the various cardrooms, taking money from tourists like me. There was also the douchebag "bro" who gave me a good tip about betting halftime lines in basketball.
I got a pretty healthy stack going into the second break, and the first hand out of the second break I pick up 99 and double up someone with JJ. It was only about a quarter of my stack, so I'm not sure it was a bad play. Strangely, my dad lost his whole stack with the same hand, except he had JJ, and lost to 99.
Later on, with a slightly-below-average stack, I fell in love a little with AKh, and lost to AQo. Flop was AQX, and the guy just let me put myself all-in. Maybe could have avoided that one.
Last Update: March 24, 2014, 11:36PM | Permalink (31 Comments)
March 23, 2014, 1AM: Played 30 minutes, Made $100.00 at Paul B's Home Game
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Dealer's Choice Tournament (1st out of 6 Players)
We played NLHE and Omaha tonight another friendly game, I lost one hand all night, I knew he had a made a pair of kings on the flop but the only raise he made was a re raise on the river for 300 it went Blinds 25/50 I had pocket JJ and UTG so I made it 200 to call, I got one caller Paul he was in the BB the flop was 7 K T rainbow, he checked I made it 200 again he snap called and looked at my chips that's when I knew he had a king and I was already beat, I needed runner AQ or one of the Jacks, so the turn came i missed check, check ! The river came i missed He checked I bet 200, he re raised 300 more, I looked at him with content and reluctantly called the measly 300 expecting to see a king, which he did have ! My reads are good live the more faces I encounter on the felt the better I feel about New Orleans in May
Last Update: March 23, 2014, 7:32AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 8, 2014, 12AM: Played 2 hours, Made $44.00 at Thomas's Home Game
$0.5/1 Mixed Games
Had real nice hands tonight Quad A's , Nut flush almost a royal and a hand full of Full houses the only problem was keeping people in the hands , the group of guys that I play with have gotten a bit better , they don't chase as much and play tighter , I don't know if they are weary of me being at the table or because of the range of hands I open with, I do play solid, and I am not going to revert to a wide range of starting hands like a fool , I enjoy intimidating people with my presence 2014 is going to be my year
Last Update: March 10, 2014, 4:23PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
March 8, 2014, 3AM: Played 2 hours, Lost $90.00 at northern quest
$45 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (28th out of 70 Players)
coolered early on so i rebought...played really really well and then made a sick call that ended with me busto...KJ UTG raise 2.5x...bb calls...ive played with him before and he can play pretty unpredictable and goofy...flop JAQ...he shoves into me barely having me covered...i tank...i know he's aware of me being aggressive so the likelihood of him shoving a strong hand is low because i think most of the time he's check-raising/calling strong...he either likely has the same hand as me or a pocket pair...i ask him "you have 99?" he chuckles akwardly and mumbles...i go with my gut and call and he flips over 88 and of course rivers the 8...bink
Last Update: March 8, 2014, 3:31AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
August 23, 2013, 3PM: Played 30 minutes at Bovada
$0.25 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
One table of 6max. Really focused in on reads on people. Made one tough call on the river that was really close and was wrong. Not sure if it was a mistake or not. Added on $5 twice so was in for $35 total and my stack was at $27 or so when this hand came up: EP min raised (which did not mean a whole lot based on what I had seen from him so far), MP called. SB raised to 1.25. I had AKo and made it $4.50 and the UTG shoved for $22. SB folded. UTG had just lost a decent sized pot so I thought it was range was slightly wider than it normally would be. I had to call something like 17 to win 29 and figured it was pretty clearly supposed to be a call. I hate having to make that call which leads to me flat calling pre a lot to avoid being put in that situation, but having watched a lot of vids lately I am pretty sure it is good to just 4-bet then get it in there. He had JJ and I was lucky enough to win.
An orbit or two later I raised AA utg and got a call and was able to get it all in against a player with KJ on a K high board for about another $18 or so. Very happy with my decisions in the other smaller "less important" hands throughout the decision and how much attention I played to other players at the table.
Last Update: August 23, 2013, 3:59PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
August 16, 2013, 1AM: Played 13 hours, 30 minutes, Made $1,135.00 at Hard Rock - Hollywood FL
$560 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (150th out of 3389 Players)
Started on time which is unusual. Had a snug table and got them adjusted to a fast pace game. Got some nice trap hands in my favor. As well as had a maniac image which caused pay offs. Then went on a rush and played it hard. Avoided some other big stack confrontations with pot control. May have lost out on chips but wasn't left to any decisions for my stack.
Ended day one strong with 270k in chips, ave is around 120k ish.
Day 2: playing well. Grinding. Ducking out pots with non all in players.
Had 2 critical plays. AK vs 88, flop flush draw and overs. I call on flop and turn, hit to double up.
KK vs KK(short stack) and AQ. Fold pre, yes... Fold pre.
AQ raise 4x pre, I flat, short shove, AQ ships for 600k. I had 550k at the time and know I'm ahead but don't want to risk my tournament life. I can find better spots. Plus my gut is freaking out screaming fold. AQ spikes an ace and I avoid elimination. 3 hands later I pick up 160k with the but straight.
On dinner break with about 700k. Blinds 10/20k and 175 players left.
Out... 3 hands raise in a row got shoved on. Made stand with AQs lost
Last Update: August 18, 2013, 8:27PM | Permalink (21 Comments)
August 10, 2013, 1AM: Played 6 hours, 18 minutes, Lost $350.00 at Hard Rock - Hollywood FL
$350 Buy-In Texas Hold'em Tournament (210th out of 586 Players)
I've not been posting lately as I host poker games and don't consider my play.. "Real" poker as I'm not necessarily playing to win.
As well with a smart phone our site is hard to post easily.
That will change soon as Dedobber and Mtcarddealer will be building a free app to log on the site!
Anyways, I've been fortunate enough to make it to Hollywood FL to attend their series of events. I've carved out 1-3 weeks to dedicate myself to playing again.
Today was a blast, although I disappointedly busted out of day 1c. I had a terrible start, running my AA into KK, all the chips getting in on the turn and my opener dead to a K on the river, which came. Starting with 20k I found myself 15 min into the event with only 6k. I kept my focus and recovered to more than 60k by level 5. Unfortunately a bad table change and 2 bad beats later I was short stack grinding.
I did my best until my AQs encountered AK pre.
All in all a great start to the events. I'm comfortable and confident in my play and reads after many years of being out of "real" action.
I look forward to the days to come and sharing my experiences.
Last Update: August 13, 2013, 12:06AM | Permalink (20 Comments)
August 4, 2013, 11PM: Played 1 hour at Bovada
$0.25 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Good session. Ran better than yesterday. Was about 0-12 when set mining, but avoided any real tricky spots. Won a few really standard small pots. A couple big pots played out as follows:
I raised AA in MP and the BB called. Flop was JT6...he checked I bet he called. Turn was 4 he checked I bet 3/4 pot which was about 25% of his stack. He shoved...I was fairly certain he had JT but was getting 2:1 and thought he might have QJ, KJ, AJ enough to make the call...plus I kinda just said screw it and called. Sure enough he had JT, but I ripped a 4 and took the pot.
Last hand of the night: After a couple EP limps, guy raises to 1.50 (He had just sat at the table a min or two before)...I 3bet to 3.25 with JJ. Guy calls. Flop Q94, he donks 2.25 into $7 pot. I call thinking I can have the best hand there a decent percentage of the time. Turn was a brick and he bet 2.25 again. This should have looked relatively weak and I should have just called. However, I could not think of many hands outside of a Q he could have other than like TT or 88 so I decided to raise to 6.50, turning my hand into a bluff. Thought given the action so far I could rep QQ+ and AQ...maaaybe KQ if he has QJ or QT. He calls the raise. River is a brick and he checks. I was very happy to check but assumed he had the best hand. He showed K9! I couldn't believe it but was happy to take the $25 pot.
Last Update: August 4, 2013, 11:50PM | Permalink (0 Comments)