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January 6, 2008, 11PM:
Poker Stars Atlantis Bahamas
Day 1B was today, I did not get to post about day 1 so I will give a brief summary.
The room was full with internet donks, pros, young kids etc. Not much to say other than they are poker and internet junkies. It is amazing how much they let this become their life. We all love poker though but you need a healthy balance.
In the lobby there are about 10 guys playing 4 games each online with their laptops, the other lobby there are about 30 more ;)
Back to day 1A, not much, the play was pretty interesting to see from a dealers point of view. I learned something new that may help some of us with our tournament poker play. It is called "leverage" and "fold equity". It means, unlike we are trained, to (when you have a big stack) to attack and seek out battles with other big stacks. The concept is this. Since the big stack wants to avoid another big stack that if you re-raise or put pressure on a big stack they are more likely to fold or not be contfrontational with you and give up the hand, hence, "fold equity".
Day 1B, not much to say, I was dealing the cash games. Highlight is the 50/100 NLH game. A friend was in the game I had not seen in a bit. He apperntly knocked off a WSOP event, a Bellagio event and plaed around 90th in the Main Event. Lucky guy.
Last Update: January 6, 2008, 11:24PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
January 2, 2008, 8PM: at Absolute Poker
No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (70th out of 5000 Players)
Starting to get tired of Absolute Poker, will likely be switching to another poker site soon. I would say pokerstars but don't care for them much either. Might be empire poker but I wanna look around first.
I'm finding that my poker playing is better on weekends for some reason. Wonder why.
Ended up going out in 70th place tonight, will post some of the more pivotal hands tomorrow because I am beyond tired at the moment but I will say that if nothing else, I'm proud of myself because I took some serious hits but kept coming back until the very end with I called an All In with A9 and lost to QQ. I had just taken a couple of bad beats though so I think it was the right call.
Last Update: January 2, 2008, 11:26PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 31, 2008, 11AM: Played 2 hours, Lost $255.00 at Limelight
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Lost 220 on AA vs KK, and was actually thinking of laying the KK down preflop. I just knew the guy had AAs, but realized during the hand that I'd be foolish to EVER lay down KK preflop. I slow play, and he raises in small blind to $20, so I raise back to $60. He raises me another $75, so obviously he's ready to put it all in right there. He wasn't on tilt, as a matter of fact, he was playing pretty solid poker and had accumulated over $500. I put him on AA or QQ and said to myself that I'm never going to lay down KK preflop, so I just went all in and he called immediately. Oh well, those all even out in the long run.
Last Update: January 1, 2008, 11:06AM | Permalink (2 Comments)
November 16, 2007, 7PM: Played 7 hours, Made $11.00 at Full Tilt
$5 Buy-In HORSE Tournament (2nd out of 69 Players)
i was down big yesterday... then went online when i was half loaded and lost some more until i got tracktion in two tournaments
one was horse, where i finished 2nd because i blew it heads up
one was a 45 sng where i also blew it heads up
the horse was the 2nd consecutive horse tourney i final tabled on... won the last one... disappointed because i know i was much better than the guy i was heads up with, i just got myself in some stupid limit hold'em situations
Last Update: November 16, 2007, 7:38PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 31, 2007, 3AM: Played 1 hour, Lost $11.70 at Poker Stars
$11.70 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (20th out of 46 Players)
Annoyed, get heads up and have the chip lead.
Then I trap agro boy for his stack when he decides aquiring a flush draw on the turn is worthy of his tournament life... he hits.
Now I have 2k and him 5k, I grind on to even the stacks out at 3.5k each. As soon as I get a lead he goes bezerk on me, raising 10xs the BB pre, moving all in pre, shit, the blinds were only 25/50.
I finally trap him with 22 vs his A2, but he escapes.
I could have waited for a better spot but I was sick of his over the top raises and new I had him dominated. What more could I ask for?
Last Update: December 31, 2007, 3:26AM | Permalink (4 Comments)
77 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 4 players (# of hands): vincenzopr (77), iceblue410 (25), NUSCHE (14), Dr Vudoo (1)
January 1, 2008, 7PM:
Begin Poker Log
Name: Jason L.
Playing experience: 2+ years (Dealt for 1 year)
Online experiences: Small ring-games TXS NL/L/PL, OMA NL/L/PL
Goal: Continuously build-up a bank roll from 100$ USD.
Site ID: jmlz87
Started this account up while being on leave for the holidays. Currently a Canadian Forces soldier, training in St-Jean, QC. Used to be a casino dealer, (highlight= dealing to Johnny Chan in '06 BCPC) but needed something more exciting in life. Will be starting out slow, just for lesiure. Hope to be able to play on-base back in St-Jean!
Last Update: January 3, 2008, 7:20PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 28, 2007, 1PM: Played 6 hours, Lost $764.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
It's been 1 1/2 years since I've laid down a set on a dry flop.
Last Update: December 30, 2007, 1:52PM | Permalink (3 Comments)
December 27, 2007, 2PM: Played 20 minutes, Lost $275.00 at fulltilt
$275 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (702nd out of 1050 Players)
flop is kd 7h Ac different suites i have king 7 i raise 300 he calls turn is 5s i push he calls with K 10 guess what he gets on the river HAHAHAHAHA Q so ya
Last Update: December 27, 2007, 3:11PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
December 28, 2007, 1AM: Played 4 hours, Made $10.67 at Full Tilt
$1 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (14th out of 1357 Players)
ajfdlkajdsf....pretty deep (50ish left) and i raise from the button with J8c to push around short stacks in the blinds, BB thinks for a min then calls, 567 flop and he insta shoves so basically its obv that he was running a stop n go and could have anything so i have to call getting great odds and he flips up the 94 lol. hits the 8 and i am down to 15k instead of 45 with 1-2k blinds...gotta try to get back in it now.
ahh, QQ in early position and i make it 18k (had 92k to start the hand)...Chip leader pushes me all in from the SB and i call. he has AK and i lose a race...i ran good most of the tourney so i can't complain but that woulda been guaranteed final table if i win that race.
Last Update: December 28, 2007, 2:48AM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 27, 2007, 12AM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Lost $2.25 at Full Tilt Poker
$2.25 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (33rd out of 154 Players)
On this hand I went out on, I figured a my 99 were good on the flop because realistically 1010 or JJ would have raised me preflop...I was wrong and 1010 snap called me....Overall, not too bad for my first tournament in 2 months...
Full Tilt Poker Game #4638884950: $2 + $0.25 Tournament (35096049), Table 7 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 3:30:56 ET - 2007/12/27
Seat 1: wookstar (5,243)
Seat 2: niemiec999 (6,827)
Seat 3: NatePring (5,680)
Seat 5: Turkois (9,675)
Seat 6: Zejoro (14,366)
Seat 7: Irish Mark (6,275)
Seat 8: joesims65 (4,621)
Seat 9: RK042786 (3,820)
Turkois posts the small blind of 100
Zejoro posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NatePring [9d 9h]
Irish Mark folds
joesims65 calls 200
RK042786 calls 200
NatePring has 15 seconds left to act
NatePring raises to 500
Turkois calls 400
Zejoro calls 300
joesims65 calls 300
RK042786 calls 300
*** FLOP *** [7c 3s 2h]
Zejoro has 15 seconds left to act
Zejoro bets 2,500
NatePring has 15 seconds left to act
NatePring raises to 5,180, and is all in
Zejoro calls 2,680
NatePring shows [9d 9h]
Zejoro shows [Tc Th]
*** TURN *** [7c 3s 2h] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [7c 3s 2h Qh] [4s]
NatePring shows a pair of Nines
Zejoro shows a pair of Tens
Zejoro wins the pot (12,860) with a pair of Tens
NatePring stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 12,860 | Rake 0
Board: [7c 3s 2h Qh 4s]
Seat 1: wookstar didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: niemiec999 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: NatePring (button) showed [9d 9h] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 5: Turkois (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Zejoro (big blind) showed [Tc Th] and won (12,860) with a pair of Tens
Seat 7: Irish Mark didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: joesims65 folded on the Flop
Seat 9: RK042786 folded on the Flop
Last Update: December 27, 2007, 12:37AM | Permalink (2 Comments)