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From the Poker Blog for EightFive

January 28, 2008, 6PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $1.06 at Full Tilt
$1 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (191st out of 2585 Players)

shoved from SB with K9 when it folded to me, i had 10x the BB even...i think i could have maybe looked for a better spot but with the big antes he only needs to fold 75% of the time for this to be profitable and given his stack not being much more than mine and being a fairly tight player, i think that he would fold at least 75% of the time there.  instead, this time he woke up with KK and i lose
the only thing that makes me think i could have waited was that i was in 5th of 9 at the table so i could have come over the top of smaller stacks and maybe been more successful but i think the play is +EV i am going to post on the forums and see what they have to say
edit: the forums overwhelmingly said that this was an obvious shove, so i guess that makes me feel a little better.  it's just been so long since i have had a good score i am starting to question my own play.  i've looked through hand histories and don't find any glaring mistakes but maybe just gamble a little more to get bigger stacks so that i am not looking for a good spot with 8-12x the BB for such a high percentage of the tournament.

Last Update: January 29, 2008, 4:18AM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

January 28, 2008, 8AM: Played 3 hours, 12 minutes, Lost $536.00 at California Grand
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

Wow, they really tested my patience tonight!
They just would not fold and drew to eveything.  Nothing was a safe card, value betting the river was only if you had the mortals..  they loved to call down like donks and check raise the river with two etc.
Picked up when the action stopped, no way I would get back my money and didn't want to drive myself mad fighting over small pots.

Last Update: January 28, 2008, 8:32AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for gfro

January 26, 2008, 2PM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Made $202.00 at bd
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 36 Players)

didn't lose a hand i was in all the way to the river. played smarter than normal

Last Update: January 26, 2008, 2:49PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for edmicetor

January 25, 2008, 8AM: Played 5 hours, Made $300.00
Texas Hold'em

Been playing Sit n go tournaments online and doing pretty well.  I think the problem for me is changing my game up between online tournaments and live cash games.  You have to be agressive in tournaments stealing the blinds while in cash games you have to wait for the big hands...must learn!!

Last Update: January 25, 2008, 8:39AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for eyehatepoker

January 23, 2008, 9PM: Played 7 hours, 30 minutes, Made $8.00 at Northern Quest
$3/6 Texas Hold'em


Last Update: January 24, 2008, 1:14PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for rubytide

January 11, 2008, 2AM: Played 1 hour, Lost $300.00 at Gold Strike - Tunica
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

won several pots without a showdown, but had the best hand each time. table thought i was just some agro asshole, so i didnt get any respect later. had top pair with KQ and some guy check raised me allin. he had a naked flush draw and hit. doubled him up. then raised with AA, got 2 callers. flop J88, guy leads into me, i smooth call. turn is T. he check calls my bet. river is another T. this time he checkraises allin. i know he doesnt have a ten in his hand. did he just have a big jack? no way a straight is possible. when he led out on the flop, i originally put him on an 8. but to checkraise allin that river card with bottom full house just doesnt make any sense. i couldnt put him on a hand that beat me, so i called. he has 7h8h. jeez. what i terrible play that is. sure i could have folded, but his play made not sense whatsoever. and yet hes the one with the money. shitty

Last Update: January 23, 2008, 12:31AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for SeriouslyThisTime

January 22, 2008, 3PM: Played 6 hours, Lost $242.00 at Ceaser's Palace
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

Ugh... Wasn't a whole ton of fun playing today.  Had a borderline hand that I decided to fold.  Was pretty sure I was beat, altho I had the second nuts with a re-draw.  If he had the nuts the pot odds were'nt favorable even if I allowed for a 10% chance of him bluffing.  But after that I was never able to get my chip stack back up.  The table tightened up, I changed tables, and still, it was tight.  Couldn't catch a strong hand, my bluffs weren't working consistantly enough.  My big hands got folded to a lot.  Eventually I just decided it was more painful that posative to continue playing, and I left.  Hate that I've been losing in this 1/3 game.  It's really a pretty solft game.  I did notice I was playing a lot of residents and regulars, some pros in that game.  Not so many fish.

Last Update: January 22, 2008, 11:59PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for SeriouslyThisTime

January 20, 2008, 10PM: Played 5 hours, Lost $256.00 at Ceaser's Palace
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em

I think I played well.  I made a lot of stabs, bluffs, etc.  Played aggressively.  I got emotionally attatched to a hand and that's what caused the original $200 buy in to go away.  If I had mucked that hand the night would've gone better.  This same player had raised me the last 3 hands I played against in, I had 66 and flopped a flush draw with 3 hearts on the board.  Be bet out and I moved in.  He called, had AA w/ the A of hearts.  So I was dominated.  If I had been thinking more clearly and not emotionally I would've made the lay down and been much happier.  After that I rebought, changed tables because mine seemed pretty tight.  None of the 1/3 games at Ceasers seemed particularly good tonight, perhaps there's a better place to play on Sunday nights.  Won what I could, but I made a handful of bad calls for medium amounts of money when I was pretty sure I was beat.  That was probably about $80 worth of calls throughout the night.  Combine those 2 mistakes and I'm not a loser. I may have been playing on scared money tonight.  Didn't feel like it affected me while playing, altho it was int he back of my mind.

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 4:27AM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for Steveinho

January 21, 2008, 8PM:
Hellmuth isn't THAT good...

The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Steveinho [2d Ac 9h Ah]
TTDA calls $0.50
poskito has 15 seconds left to act
poskito folds
spidern90 calls $0.25
Steveinho raises to $1
TTDA calls $0.50
spidern90 calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [7h 3c 5c]
spidern90 checks
Steveinho bets $0.50
TTDA calls $0.50
spidern90 calls $0.50
*** TURN *** [7h 3c 5c] [Tc]
spidern90 checks
Steveinho bets $1
TTDA calls $1
spidern90 calls $1
*** RIVER *** [7h 3c 5c Tc] [Ad]
spidern90 has 15 seconds left to act
spidern90 checks
Steveinho checks
TTDA checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Steveinho shows [2d Ac 9h Ah] three of a kind, Aces, for high and 7,5,3,2,A, for low
Steveinho: spidern's 2-4 takes it
TTDA mucks
spidern90 shows [4c 5h 4h 2s] a straight, Five high, for high and 5,4,3,2,A, for low
spidern90 wins the high pot ($3.60) with a straight, Five high
spidern90 wins the low pot ($3.55) with 5,4,3,2,A
Steveinho: yeap
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7.50 | Rake $0.35
Board: [7h 3c 5c Tc Ad]
Dealer: Hand #4949127008
Steveinho: like that call before it even came out?
the brief pause gave him away... he was scared to bet with the flush draw on the board... though i don't know why? thought he might get quartered maybe?
how awesome am i? discuss.

Last Update: January 21, 2008, 8:49PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

January 20, 2008, 6PM: Played 2 hours, Made $7.56 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (15th out of 467 Players)

Played pretty good, sucked out mid way through to triple up and after that i just chipped up and took advantage of a few of the ppl who were playing super tight.  the hand i busted out on i started with 27k with 1-2 limp from MP and a limp from the SB but 7500 in the pot...the first limper had played very standard abc poker up to this point and i had pushed him off a few hands...i really wasn't worried about the SB so i decided to ship it and hopefully add 25% to my stack...the first limper limped with AA and that was that...i don't know if this was technically +EV or not but I am torn on whether it was a good move...i was going to need to get to about 50 to make the final table and this looked like a good spot to chip up.  i can obv check, miss, and then fold and still have a little bit of time but one more orbit and i would be under 10x the BB with the increasing blinds...anyways, i don't love the shove but i don't hate it either maybe i will feel stronger about it later or post on 2+2 and p5s and see how bad they mock me :)

Last Update: January 20, 2008, 7:06PM | Permalink (3 Comments)

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