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From the Poker Blog for darylsuds

November 27, 2007, 7AM: Played 6 hours, Made $2,147.00 at Chair Casino
$30 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 469 Players)

Yeah, i finally placed in one of these bad boys.  The Chair is treating me better than the Couch.  The tournaments are better and structured better.
I was playing some Omaha with Deiyuo, I bust just before the money, Deiyuo took it down.
Then I let him know that I was doing well in the holdem, so he kept a close eye on me.  It helps having someone watch you, you always play better.  Godd rooting!
I made a few mistakes, but nothing too crippling.  The ole shoulda woulda coulda type stuff.
When we were down to three players, there was one really tight and one really loose.  Loose had 500k, and tight had 300k, with me having 300k.  Out of know where, there was a raise pre between the two.  The flop comes KQ9, all spades.  Tight boy moves all in, and loose boy auto calls withh 66, 6 of spades.  Tight boy had 22.  Thank you loose boy for doing your job lol.
So now, the chip stacks are around 1 million to my 250k.  I fight and fight and steal to get up to 550k.  We check it down to see the flop, and I flop a weak ace.  He comes out firing and I go over the top....he reactes way too fast and pushes back.  I move all in, knowing he is weak, as he wanted to chop before and not really a good player.  He had 10-5 of diamonds.  He caught his diamond to win.  Ill take that race everytime.  So I played well, couple mistakes, but made up for them.  There is another hand I would tell you about, but maybe for just rambling section.
During current Hold'em session you were dealt 424 hands and saw flop:
 - 27 out of 70 times while in big blind (38%)
 - 19 out of 67 times while in small blind (28%)
 - 40 out of 287 times in other positions (13%)
 - a total of 86 out of 424 (20%)
 Pots won at showdown - 20 of 24 (83%)
 Pots won without showdown - 56
I had won over 90% of my hands going into 5 players.  That was crucial. But my hand selection was great and only made a few bad agro plays!
Yeah Me!

Last Update: November 27, 2007, 7:49AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

October 26, 2007, 1PM:
Mexican Poker Cruise with

Some of you wanted to come on the October Poker Cruise to Mexico but could not make it.  So I wanted to give a post poker cruise update from my point of view.
It was a great vacation, from day 1 until the end.  You just get on the ship and you are pampered.  They make your bed, clean your cabin, prepare and clean up your meals.  You are spoiled.  Plus the staff is very warm and friendly while they serve you, and this is just the base of the trip.
A "typical" sea day for myself was, wake up sometime from 10am til noon.  Enjoy a cigarette and coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean.  Jump into the shower and throw on some casual clothes.  I'd then roll up to one of the dinning areas and grab a bite to eat.  I'd usually go alone and always ended up running into a poker player, staff member or someone from the ship I'd met and join them outside to eat.
Then I'd roll down to the poker room and open it up. Players were usually lingering around chatting while they waited for the tournament to start.  We'd usually get coffee and BS for a bit.  Once the tournament started I spent the rest of the afternoon building cash games and running drinks at the bar next to us.
Dinner time we would shut down the room and all go for supper.  This was probably one of my favorite times of the day.  Everyone would dress a little nicer than normal.  We were all relaxed and out of our poker war zone mentalities, so conversation was usually a little better.
Night games would be fired up and the action was better.  Some players would come and go to make it to a show with their wives etc.  I would usually start games, then linger around the poker room and bar, entertaining younger ladies while getting my players drinks. 
Once the games where established I'd either sit in a game or sit at the bar.  Then I'd eventually get dragged up to the nightclub.  If we were feeling up to it we would either go back to the poker room for drunk play or wander down to the suite for an after hours function.
This was DeiYuo's typical sea day on the poker cruise.
Port days were very nice, just replace getting up at noon, with, getting up at 9am, going to shore and doing exciting things.
Our next poker cruise is looking to be August 2008 out of Seattle up to Alaska.  Check our website for Poker Cruise Information.  Also, we had many people try to book late after booking was closed.  If you are seriously interested in taking a poker cruise vacation, book in advance.  Anything less than 2 months in advance is getting late.
If anyone has any comments or questions please ask.
I hope to see a few of you at sea soon!

Last Update: November 26, 2007, 9:11PM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

November 27, 2007, 3AM: Played 2 hours, 54 minutes, Made $322.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament (1st out of 43 Players)

I love this game...  Can see the hands and plays more clearly.  Seems more balanced then NLH, not as vunerable to bad players and hands.
Just grinded and waited for hands and mistakes form others...

Last Update: November 27, 2007, 4:08AM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for MT_TECH

November 26, 2007, 3PM:
Low-limit poker vs. Montana NL poker

This seems to be one of the major issues with Montana and poker as it evolves over time.
I listen (mind you I'm usually working or trapped) to these poeple from all different skill levels/experiences of all types of poker games and I can't decide which game is better to play in terms of making the most money: low-limit hold'em or montana NL hold'em ($300 pot cap, if the pot is made before the river, all players just roll thier hands over and they bring the board and whoever wins wins).
The big detail I keep hearing is protection of "big hands". Now most of the debate I'm exsposed to is over "why is 36 off cracking my black aces EVERY TIME?" Now it's obvious to me how these low-limit games work. You get 9 players at a table with maybe one or two of them who have a clue, and then the majority of the table is made up of compulsive bad gamblers/donkeys just having fun. I've logged lots of hours playing that game and have seen very consistent positive results.
Now lets look at the NL game. You get a few different people at the table. Your 'entertainment' players typically stay away from this game since they don't want to lose thier bankroll on one hand. However, the remaining players at the table are still bad compulsive gamblers with a dose of agression. I don't see a significant difference in how bad or good this game is played. I still watch the black aces get stomped by A-wheel, 36 off, K9 suited.
So which game is really more profitable? Yes you can go on the heat and win $1000 at the NL table where you will never do that in one session in a 3-6 holdem game. But you're also not going to lose $150 on one hand when you make all the right desicions and the donkey calls and cracks you anyways. Also, you can read most any poker book and they all have some comment on how much a 'successful' player should be winning in a paticular limit poker game, but I've never read anything about how much you should expect to win at a NL cash game table.
PS: if you see me in real life and feel the need to tell me about your "bad beats", first, remove your head from your ass and have a nice piping hot cup of shut the fuck up. Log your bad beats, dont force people to listen to them.

Last Update: November 26, 2007, 3:37PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for A_Sprowl

November 4, 2007, 10PM:
The switch to P-stars experience!

So far in the 6 of 6 tournaments I have played in (mostly garuntee's) ive been ousted when I go in with the best hand on this site.
AA vs QQ and i lose on turn
AQ vs AJ and i lose on turn
KK vs A9 and i lose on river
and i cant even remember the other ones.
I aint really enjoying myself on this site. I am whining i know i know! But i'd like to win a little bit.. maybe... a little bit!!

Last Update: November 4, 2007, 6:28PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for A_Sprowl

November 7, 2007, 9PM:

How can some of you guys/gals play the 1 and 2 dollar tournaments?? I just cant do it....I think that if I am going to sit on my a$$ for 4-5 hours at a time that the reward better be pretty big or im not even gonna waste my time...
But how do yuh do it?? Yick

Last Update: November 7, 2007, 5:55PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

November 25, 2007, 2PM: Played 1 hour, 6 minutes, Lost $11.00 at Poker Stars
$11 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5,590th out of 18704 Players)

Tough tourney to place in, huge field, just huge, 18K players!!
Ran my set into an overpair with a gutshot.  So no one was folding or backing off betting.

Last Update: November 25, 2007, 3:34PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for darylsuds

November 22, 2007, 12PM: Played 1 minute, Lost $31.50 at Chair Casino
$30 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Tournament (2nd out of 2 Players)

Here is a new one for all you OPL people.
I decided to play a head up match against a guy during my boring turkey day.
The first hand I recieve A2TQ, double suited.  I make the standard pot raise on the button, and he comes over the top for a minumum raise.  Not sure what he is thinking now, so I min raise him back and he fires back at me.  Now I have 300 in the pot of a total of 1500 of my chips.  I needed to feel this guy out but would never get the chance.
The flop comes 2JK, giving me a big rap and a nut flush draw with just a pair of dueces.
He comes out firing at the pot, and after calculating my odds, I move all in.  the worst is he has a set, but I felt like he did not.
he rolls over the last hand I could ever think of.  4447, that is right...he did that with trips.
The turn comes a duece, and the river comes his runner runner flush draw to take down the pot.  I have to say that after all my years of playing, I have never seen that one before!!!!!
I just laughed and left the room!

Last Update: November 22, 2007, 12:14PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

November 22, 2007, 4AM:
Hand - Analysis

Okay, I'm playing in a tourney.  I watch this hand.  After the hand we debate who is the bigger donkey.  Both players thought they were playing perfect poker.
I'll explain the situation and the hands, then let you decide who the bigger donkey is.
Button stack 46K - BB stack 26K - Blinds 400/800 75 ante
Button raises to 2100
BB calls
Flop [3d Qd Jc]
BB bet 3800
SB calls
Turn is now [3c]
BB bets 2800
Button raises to 7200
BB calls
River [5c], board is now, [3d Qd Jc] [3c][5c]
BB checks
Button moves all in for 15200
SB calls all in for 12922
SB rolls over the 4c2c for a flush and wins 50K pot.
Button rolls over K6 off for King high has 20K left.
Both players contest they felt weakness with the other so was putting a move on.
*note - the Button was playing like an agro, I had notes on him.  The Big Blind was playing realatively tight, hadn't seen much action out of him.
I like both plays knowing the hands.  I see how the BB took the 24 against the theif and made a play, got jammed on the turn and had an escape route.  The button did a great job at making a raise on the turn. Either that or fold.  Just don't get why on the river when the BB called his raise he still moved all in.
What do you guys think?

Last Update: November 22, 2007, 5:29AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

November 20, 2007, 10PM: Played 18 minutes, Lost $100.00 at Nate's House
Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 10 Players)

Somehow this slipped my mind.
Played Nate heads up.  He kicked my ass like usuall.  I just can't beat him.
We did have fun drinking some coctails I invented.

Last Update: November 20, 2007, 10:30PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

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