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From the Poker Blog for Dargan

April 23, 2008, 2AM: Played 45 minutes, Lost $3.30 at Poker Stars
$3 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (600th out of 1213 Players)

I hate pokerstars.
No, I don't believe it's rigged or anything dumb like that.
I hate the bad players.
I was sitting, waiting, not playing hands.  Trying to break my recent string of poor play with sub-par hands.  Finally pick up AA with 1k left.  I'd been sitting at this table for about 30 hands, and hadn't played other than from the bb.
blinds are 50-100, I figure if I shove everyone folds, so I raise to 250, next player raises to 400, bb calls, I shove, both call.  Flop is 7D 5C 9D.  I have AD, so I'm thinking not too scary.  They both have chips left, first leads out 900, bb comes back for the rest of his chips, and the mid pos calls.  Go ahead and try and put them on something here, because what they had will shock you (especially bb).
mid pos has 1010, first one I looked at so I'm thinkin, ok, not the worst play ever, pretty bad, but still.
bb flips over 5D6D! Turn is 6C (of course), river D of some sort to make his flush.  56 Suited.  I'm at a loss.  How can you play against dumbasses like this who keep winning.  GRRRRRR.

Last Update: April 22, 2008, 10:54PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

April 21, 2008, 10PM:
Weight Loss Bet

Recently there has been a running joke about how I have gained a fair amount of weight this year among my friends.  I think about a year and a half ago I weighed about 160 lbs.  Right now I weight about 183-185 lbs.  The biggest reason is probably how bad I eat.
Well I was talking to Jaspinal tonight and he bet me $20 that at the beginning of next school year (September 1 being the official weigh-in day), that I would weigh at least 25 lbs. more than him.  He weighs about 160 lbs. right now, or so he tells me.
He runs a lot as it is and want to get in better running shape.  He says he want to get down to about 150 lbs.  My guess is that he only gets to about 153, meaning I need to get to 177 to win.  This is definitely something I think I can do.  I definitely want to get in better shape and stop the snowball before it gets rolling.

Last Update: April 21, 2008, 10:47PM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

April 20, 2008, 10PM:
WSOP Fantasy League

I realize that in posting this I give away what a loser I am, but oh well, I had fun with it.
Today I came up with a World Series of Poker Fantasy system where my friend and I pick a "team" of players much the way you do in other fantasy drafts.  I came up with a list of players using the chip counts from the WPT Championship that is going on right now, and a few other players I thought of.  This competition will be between RyanMo6707 (used to post on here) and me.
I also picked out 41 of the 55 WSOP events this year that will count toward the "league." I didn't include ladies, senior, or staff tournaments.  I also didn't include a few of the stud hi lo small buy in tournaments that take place on the same day as higher buy in no limit tournaments.  This was because 90% of the players in the draft pool will be playing the NL tournament, making the stud tournament much weaker.
The next step was to develop the scoring for this little competition.  A cash is worth 100.  A final table is 300.  3rd=500, 2nd=700, and 1st=1,000.  I also weighted the tournaments based on buy-in.  All tournaments under 5k will be scored with the previously mentioned points.  Points for 5k buy ins and 1k rebuys will be multiplied by 1.5.  For 10k buy ins multiply the points by 2, and for the 50k HORSE, multiple the points by 3.
I ranked roughly the top players that I want to draft.  Players near the top include: Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Allen Cunningham, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, and JC Tran.  Obviously these are players with a proven track record, and they also (with the possible exception of JC Tran) all know how to play all the games well.
I also would want to take a a few players like Isaac "Mr. Menlo" Baron, Michael Binger, Jonathan Little, Scott Clements, David Pham, Gavin Griffin, and Michael Mizrachi, because while they may not play all the games, they put in a huge volume during the WSOP.  Hopefully they will be able to rack up a lot of points.
I am not sure how much money we will have on this, but I will keep you guys posted (mostly just because it's fun for me lol) on how badly I am beating him.

Last Update: April 20, 2008, 11:35PM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for therealbusdriver

April 20, 2008, 12PM: Played 4 hours, Made $212.00 at PS
$4 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 180 Players)


Last Update: April 20, 2008, 12:59PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for histino

April 19, 2008, 1PM: Played 7 hours, 30 minutes, Made $621.00 at Poker Stars
$5 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (5th out of 2760 Players)

PokerStars Game #16852390235: Tournament #84460425, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVIII (25000/50000) - 2008/04/19 - 20:24:34 (ET)
Table '84460425 176' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 2: sgam63 (2757253 in chips)
Seat 4: rodas76 (2237437 in chips)
Seat 6: hustlingpimp (572978 in chips)
Seat 7: JZarse (995948 in chips)
Seat 8: NIUE1 (1716384 in chips)
sgam63: posts the ante 5000
rodas76: posts the ante 5000
hustlingpimp: posts the ante 5000
JZarse: posts the ante 5000
NIUE1: posts the ante 5000
rodas76: posts small blind 25000
hustlingpimp: posts big blind 50000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hustlingpimp [As 6s]
JZarse: folds
NIUE1: folds
sgam63: folds
rodas76: raises 100000 to 150000
hustlingpimp: raises 417978 to 567978 and is all-in
rodas76: calls 417978
*** FLOP *** [Jc 8s Th]
*** TURN *** [Jc 8s Th] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 8s Th 9d] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rodas76: shows [Qc Ks] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
hustlingpimp: shows [As 6s] (a pair of Aces)
rodas76 collected 1160956 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1160956 | Rake 0
Board [Jc 8s Th 9d Ac]
Seat 2: sgam63 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: rodas76 (small blind) showed [Qc Ks] and won (1160956) with a straight, Ten to Ace
Seat 6: hustlingpimp (big blind) showed [As 6s] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: JZarse folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: NIUE1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
You guys be the judge! please comment on final hand

Last Update: April 19, 2008, 5:29PM | Permalink (3 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

April 19, 2008, 3PM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Lost $2.25 at Full Tilt
$2 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (101st out of 352 Players)

I am in the bb.  3 Limps at 240bb.  I make is 1111 to go.  On call from the button.  Flop is J84, two diamonds.  I have a little less then pot and I shove.  He calls with QQ, and it was one of those times you just have that feeling that the Q is FOR SURE coming and right away on the turn there it was.

Last Update: April 19, 2008, 5:38PM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for DeiYuo

April 16, 2008, 8PM: Played 2 hours, 37 minutes, Lost $22.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (491st out of 1314 Players)

This type of play makes me angry...
Blinds 125/250 with a 25 ante..
My stack is 3675 and donks stack is 4885.
Donk limps +1 UTG with 66 and the SB limps..
I'm in the BB with KK and make a standard raise to 1250.. 1K more with a pot of 950 in it.. that is fair.
The agro donk shoves in for his stack now with 66! Wonderful up until he makes a str8 and busts me.
I don't know how else to play this hand and would never change it.
Just frustrated that every tournament ends this same exact way and the player that makes mistake after mistake gets my chips.
My number one rule in NLH tournaments is do not go all in. How can you go broke if you have chips and play smart?
The thing is they guys "force" me to do so in horrible EV situations on their part and "get lucky".
Will it ever end?
PokerStars Game #16773217099: Tournament #84460408, $20+$2 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (125/250) - 2008/04/16 - 13:37:06 (ET)
Table '84460408 69' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Gracie85 (20918 in chips)
Seat 2: mykul925 (1966 in chips)
Seat 3: DeiYuo (3675 in chips)
Seat 4: HhCMotU (4330 in chips)
Seat 5: acesupAA88 (4885 in chips)
Seat 6: yaboystu (5975 in chips)
Seat 7: Goodspring (5050 in chips)
Seat 8: CartmanLSK (580 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 9: duce_seven27 (3890 in chips)
Gracie85: posts the ante 25
mykul925: posts the ante 25
DeiYuo: posts the ante 25
HhCMotU: posts the ante 25
acesupAA88: posts the ante 25
yaboystu: posts the ante 25
Goodspring: posts the ante 25
CartmanLSK: posts the ante 25
duce_seven27: posts the ante 25
mykul925: posts small blind 125
DeiYuo: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DeiYuo [Ks Kc]
HhCMotU: folds
acesupAA88: calls 250
yaboystu: folds
Goodspring: folds
CartmanLSK: folds
duce_seven27: folds
Gracie85: folds
mykul925: calls 125
DeiYuo: raises 1000 to 1250
acesupAA88: raises 3610 to 4860 and is all-in
mykul925: folds
DeiYuo: calls 2400 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [8h 3d 9s]
*** TURN *** [8h 3d 9s] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [8h 3d 9s 7s] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DeiYuo: shows [Ks Kc] (a pair of Kings)
acesupAA88: shows [6s 6c] (a straight, Six to Ten

Last Update: April 17, 2008, 12:46PM | Permalink (5 Comments)
106 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 27 players (# of hands): mrGunners (72), cunbeatluck (72), dikao5 (72), BoekieAlmelo (72), rfdwa (72), pokerstudKK (71), luckynutz21 (51), Goodspring (33), acesupAA88 (33), yaboystu (33) | View Hands to see all 27 players.

From the Poker Blog for rubytide

April 16, 2008, 9PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $101.65 at PokerStars
$0.50 Pot-Limit Omaha

i'm even more proud of this session than the one last night. i made a very very bad play here at the begining of the session. this is the first time i lost a full buyin since i started back playing plo. so i collected myself and rebought for $50. everything was going smoothly and the table was filled with morons with alot of money, so i knew i just had to be patient for a monster hand and i would get paid...well it came, but i didnt get paid. instead this moron puts all of his money in the middle with just a tiny little wrap vs my aces and nut flush draw (odds here) and hits luckbox runnerrunner flush. freakin this is where i have to make a tough decision. rebuy again and be in for 4 buyins total (i've NEVER been that deep in ANY game before) or should i just cut my losses and quit? so i take a few minutes to assess myself, make sure i'll still play good and not go on tilt and i rebuy. but alas, the moron who won all my money promptly gave it all away to the rest of the table in about 20 hands. even so, i played my game and ended up only losing 1.5 buyins on that table instead of 3 buyins, which is okay, cuz i absolutely slaughtered my other table here and more than made up for the difference. i feel very good about this, cuz i knew that the bad beats were coming, and i took them and still came out ahead. sweet.

Last Update: April 16, 2008, 9:44PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
310 Hands Attached to this Entry | View Hands
Played with 33 players (# of hands): Watanga (127), David123 (126), Jenser867 (105), I Muad'Dib I (103), Brunomater (97), noh0pe (74), abydos (71), N0MM0 (69), VeRrT (61), TMSTMSTMS (53) | View Hands to see all 33 players.

From the Poker Blog for TheWerm

April 16, 2008, 5PM: Played 1 hour, 6 minutes, Made $77.50 at POKERSTARS
$6 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 45 Players)

AA three times held up
KK three times help up, but once
PokerStars Game #16782694176: Tournament #85013521, $6.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIV (1500/3000) - 2008/04/16 - 20:56:23 (ET)
Table '85013521 5' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: BigPerm85 (43025 in chips)
Seat 6: Kane-Royal (24475 in chips)
BigPerm85: posts the ante 150
Kane-Royal: posts the ante 150
Kane-Royal: posts small blind 1500
BigPerm85: posts big blind 3000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to BigPerm85 [7h Jd]
Kane-Royal: calls 1500
BigPerm85: checks
*** FLOP *** [8s Jc 3h]
BigPerm85: checks
Kane-Royal: bets 12000
BigPerm85: raises 12000 to 24000
Kane-Royal: calls 9325 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [8s Jc 3h] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [8s Jc 3h 8d] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BigPerm85: shows [7h Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
Kane-Royal: shows [7d 7c] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
BigPerm85 collected 48950 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 48950 | Rake 0
Board [8s Jc 3h 8d 3d]
Seat 2: BigPerm85 (big blind) showed [7h Jd] and won (48950) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Seat 6: Kane-Royal (button) (small blind) showed [7d 7c] and lost with two pair, Eights and Sevens

Last Update: April 16, 2008, 6:01PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

April 16, 2008, 6PM:
4th Set of 100 Tournaments

Normally I have a bigger write up about these, but I lost track of where I was and this is probably MTT's 300-410.  I am 100% for sure down money-wise this set and only had two final tables...a 7th and 4th.  By far my most disapointing set.  I didn't always play great but I think for the most part this was due to losing big pots in spots late in tourneys that I was winning during the first 300 MTTs.  No big deal, just waiting for it to turn around soon!
I have two easy papers due Friday and an exam Tuesday the 22nd and then its a summer of poker!

Last Update: April 16, 2008, 6:15PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

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