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February 13, 2008, 5PM:
3rd Set of a Hundred MTTs
So, I just finished my 300th tournament last night and I'm going to tally up what went down as I did the first 200. During this set of 100 I started playing PokerStars along with Full Tilt. PokerStars' tournament fields are significantly larger than Full Tilt, so my final table's will probably drop.
I played 64 tourneys on FTP and 36 on Stars. I cashed in 40 of the 100 tournaments. This is actually probably too high. I need to be taking a few more shots that will bring my cash % down but my final table % up. I had 5 final tables with two top 3's (no wins this 100 however).
I invested $305 into tourneys and cashed for $750 even. $445 profit.
My goal from my last 100 MTTs for this set was to try to play my best game in every tourney. I think I did this better than I had last 100 but this is an area that takes constant effort for anyone, and I am will continue to focus on this. My goal for next 100 is to attack the late stages of the tournament better, and not get gun shy. Last night I really blew a tourney because I didn't shove in a spot I knew I should of and it costed me.
Last Update: February 13, 2008, 5:30PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
February 10, 2008, 9PM:
Dealing and proping
I'm a dealer at a very slow casino and every day between five and seven the game takes a nose dive. Well I get off shift at 6:30 and every night the night dealers push me into playing to help keep the game going. I don't mind helping out the home team but I also need to prop almost every day to start the game. Between playing to start the game and helping over the hump in the early evening I'm blowing the meek amount of tolks i make all day. It is starting to piss me off, I know that some of you are dealers and I was wondering if anyone had any good advice on how to hold onto my money a little better.
Last Update: February 10, 2008, 9:44PM | Permalink (3 Comments)
February 10, 2008, 2AM: Played 3 hours, 30 minutes, Made $78.21 at Full Tilt Poker
$2.25 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 237 Players)
SOUR TASTE IN MY MOUTH!!!! I played a great tournament and steadily chipped up after I lost the very first hand of the tournament with KK. I made what I think was the right laydown with 88 on a flop of 456 and just played very smart. The final table was full of maniacs so I trapped them with my big hands and then attacked all the weak tight players.
Going into heads-up play, maniac had 250,000 and I had 150,000. I steadily just played small-ball, letting him make mistakes and me capitalizing. After a bit of a grind I took the chiplead. Then came this hand which basically shattered my chances to win the tournament:
Full Tilt Poker Game #5195915303: $2 + $0.25 Tournament (39377280), Table 4 - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - No Limit Hold'em - 5:30:49 ET - 2008/02/10
Seat 1: NatePring (197,336)
Seat 2: InkyDink (158,164)
NatePring antes 300
InkyDink antes 300
NatePring posts the small blind of 1,200
InkyDink posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NatePring [Ah Td]
NatePring calls 1,200
InkyDink raises to 157,864, and is all in
NatePring calls 155,464
InkyDink shows [9s Ts]
NatePring shows [Ah Td]
*** FLOP *** [8c Jh 3s]
*** TURN *** [8c Jh 3s] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [8c Jh 3s Qh] [5d]
InkyDink shows a straight, Queen high
NatePring shows Ace Queen high
InkyDink wins the pot (316,328) with a straight, Queen high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 316,328 | Rake 0
Board: [8c Jh 3s Qh 5d]
Seat 1: NatePring (small blind) showed [Ah Td] and lost with Ace Queen high
Seat 2: InkyDink (big blind) showed [9s Ts] and won (316,328) with a straight, Queen high
That turn card was just sick. It was also the difference between me making $70 more dollars or not....man I'm pissed...
Last Update: February 10, 2008, 2:42AM | Permalink (10 Comments)
February 12, 2008, 11PM: Made $5.31 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (10th out of 229 Players)
Blew it. 28k with 600-1200 blinds. I am in 5th of 10. Button has bout same as me and raises to 4500 (strangely big but I didn't really know what to make of it) I have JJ in the BB. Now with the size of his raise i was afraid to raise to like 12k and put nearly half my stack in so I just called (mistake). Flop is T95 and I check to let him C-bet, he does, I shove, he calls with T9 and thats that. If i reraise I know he is folding and I have 34k and am in 3rd with 10 to go. Super Ultra Disapointed.
Last Update: February 12, 2008, 11:27PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
February 12, 2008, 2PM:
ONLINE POKE-------ME up :(
i guess i was not ready for the online poker. I mean that i play all the time online but not with real money. I noticed a great deal of difference between play and real money online poker players. They are a different type of tight in those small cash games i think. Almost crazy/tight you know....or maybe it was the table i don't know but i was just wondering why i got murdered when all i was doing was playing super tight/aggressive with good hands. maybe a bad run or players quickly picking up on my play or not the right type of play for the game... aghhh maybe some advice. Not persay "advice" but tactics for these online games. reload.....???? also im thinking of only playing tourneys with 300 ppl or more and only try to grind them out for the big money wins..Y or N instead of cash games, tourneys only?? i seem to be better at tourneys (controlling my play)
Last Update: February 12, 2008, 2:44PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
February 11, 2008, 10PM: Played 2 hours, Made $0.91 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (39th out of 262 Players)
nothing special lost a big race on the bubble to be short stacked and then just waited for a hand to shove and lost. happy with my bubble play that led to a race though...i think i get a fold from the guy in most situations and the race that i get the other 30% of the time is still not a bad result given the dead money that was in the pot and potential big stack..
Last Update: February 11, 2008, 10:29PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
February 10, 2008, 12PM: Played 2 hours, Made $205.00 at BD's
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 38 Players)
fun run...i was broke off early with QQ some dude had J10 and flop3ed a jack then turned one. i was short stack FOREVER then i got a good run of cards and was back. I like that i waited for better than a moderate hand like A J to go all in. played great and finnally choped with some friends. But i really wanted to win!
Last Update: February 10, 2008, 8:52PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
February 10, 2008, 8PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $55.00 at POKERSTARS
$0.5/1 Texas Hold'em
DAMMIT wow i played like a champion i know i did. I got rivered 3 times. i know i should of quit but i didn't play that long, but i thought i could grind it all back. i was really unlucky online and i think i was playing NL cash game that was a LITTLE TO HIGH FOR ME. The last time i THOGHT i had a hand i floped a full house nines full. me 9h9d flop 9s7s7c. i bet 3 dollars and he pushes me all in wow.....i call and he has 8s 10s of spades. his opened flush draw hits a J of SPADES on the turn..str8 flush...lol. dammit and i paid of the refill THANK U then i lost it all today lol wow. oh well back to play chips for a while i guess.....
Last Update: February 10, 2008, 8:47PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
February 10, 2008, 1PM: Played 46 minutes, Broke Even at Full Tilt
$55 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1,313th out of 2454 Players)
Won this seat before...
Top 334 get $330 seats to todays main event.
Holding my own and I don't get this move.. K6 off limps late, I raise, pretty much all in pre with KQ, he decided to just move all in now pre.. I call and I'm like, "what?".. oh then he hits a 6 and I'm like, "cute".
Not sure where these guys come from or what possesses them to make such rediculious plays.. frustrating for now but I can rationalize the bad play as they are the "dead money".
Last Update: February 10, 2008, 1:33PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
48 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 9 players (# of hands): Nachoes (48), housup (48), Luca16 (48), WEEDMAN418 (48), MJHamer (48), brewdawg10 (48), baldgod (47), richerobs (28), HighRising (19)
February 9, 2008, 6PM:
Online poker play in Washington state
Washington state has some tough online poker laws. Is it a wise idea to risk playing online if someone deals cards for a living, or should I, I mean someone else not worry about it?
Last Update: February 9, 2008, 7:03PM | Permalink (1 Comment)