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From the Poker Blog for jaspinal

June 30, 2008, 7PM:
Poker Tournies on FT

Hey all,
Just an idea that I had.  Maybe dumb maybe cool.  I don't know what you all will think. 
So like many people do for the WSOP I thought it could be cool if we all did some kind of weekly/monthly tournament, etc buying in for $10 or $20 where the winner would take all and try their luck at a $100 or $200 tourney.  Obviously would need about 10 people for this to work. 
Any thoughts???

Last Update: June 30, 2008, 7:58PM | Permalink (4 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for NatePringle

June 26, 2008, 9PM: Played 5 minutes, Lost $3.80 at Full Tilt Poker
$3.80 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (9th out of 9 Players)

Played one of these 300 chip super turbos because there were some threads on Pocketfives saying they are profitable...they probably are but damn...push/fold right from the start...super crazy...

Last Update: June 26, 2008, 9:09PM | Permalink (3 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

July 20, 2008, 6PM:
WSOP Fantasy League Update

**Edit**I changed the date on this so that when the WSOP rolls around I don't have to go find this log.
RyanMo6707 and I have drafted our teams.  Overall I like my team.  Ryan probably has a little more well-rounded team when it comes to different games, but a few of them don't play a very full schedule of tournaments.
My Team--------------------RyanMo6707's Team
Daniel Negreanu------------Phil Ivey
Phil Hellmuth--------------Allen Cunningham
Chris Ferguson-------------Erik Seidel
JC Tran--------------------Johnny Chan
Barry Greenstein-----------Gus Hansen
Michael Binger-------------Scott Fischman
Mike Matusow---------------Scotty Nguyen
Scott Clements-------------Howard Lederer
Erik Lindgren--------------Michael Mizrachi
Jonathan Little------------Huck Seed
I think my team has an edge in NL Holdem, because a lot of the guys will play more events and play them better.  Also, if I was torn before a few guys, I went with the guy I would like to root for the most.  That will make the 6 week sweat (or however long it is these days) that much more fun to follow.  Just over a month and I will hopefully have a points lead to post!

Last Update: May 11, 2008, 9:39PM | Permalink (35 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for the_jester

June 30, 2008, 4PM:
aa v's 22

OK i know the numbers and all but i honestly think there is an argument to be made for 22 being better than aa. how many times do you win a huge pot with bullets unless you manage to get it all in preflop? And if you do get it all in preflop how many times do they get cracked? now think of all the times you just couldn't trow them away and ended up losing a fortune or worse yet busting out of a tourney. it can seem like you never win hug with them but always lose huge. i mean unless you hit your ace you've only got one pair and how often do you win a massive pot with only one pair? if you do hit your ace its pretty unlikely anyone else as one so failing them hitting two pair or maybe a lower set your not going to make too much off the hand cause of that ace on the board. you only have a 1 in 8.3 chance to hit the flop so you pretty much have to make up your mind there and then how much you are actually willing to put out here.
But if you flip that around i've never heard of anyone with a drop of skill not be able to trow away 22. you have to same chance to hit your set but if you do who is going to be afraid of that 2 on the board? im probably wrong and i have obviously had a bad night with aces which is what leads to this rant but it just seems like they are giving too much weight. i hate getting them cause i know how im supposed to play them but i don't want to cause it means me putting faith in a hand i hate.
oh and use the code power1 on full tilt for a 100% bonus on you're first deposit up to $600. nice way to start off your bankroll!

Last Update: June 30, 2008, 4:41PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for gfro

June 30, 2008, 3PM: Played 30 minutes, Lost $25.00 at big daddy's
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (23rd out of 27 Players)

there's no justice in this game. 3 people are all in and i look down to see pocket aces. so, i go all in too. so we have pocket aces, pocket jacks, pocket nines and aj suited. flop comes with a jack and wins it all.

Last Update: June 30, 2008, 3:18PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for EightFive

June 29, 2008, 1AM:
Gettin Backed

Jaspinal sent me some money to play bigger buy in tournaments and today I played some.  I played 4 $10 mtts and a $5 mtt.  I only cashed in one and it was a tiny one in Midnight Madness, and I was down 38.60 for the day.
I ran like shit like which continued in the 2 smaller mtt's I played with my own money.  I decided not to log those tourneys since each individual tournament isn't really affecting my bankroll.  After I get in several more (if he doesn't pull the plug) I will log any profit I have in the end. 
Nice cash tonight in the 50-50 by the way Jasp.
EDIT: nevermind...I ran bad, dropped 50 and felt bad (even though Jasp runs good and wins enough to cover all that anyways) and sent him his money back....i have no problem grinding my micros

Last Update: June 29, 2008, 4:12PM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for dnshy

June 27, 2008, 8PM:
I have nothing to say...

...but that certainly never stops me as those of you who know can attest to.  I am finally feeling back to myself after suffering for most the last 12 months with a ruputred disk in my back.  The surgery went well and I am on my way to a full recovery and hopefully back to having something to log on this particular site.  It was nice of Jesse to take time out of his vastly busy schedule in Butte for 2 weeks to stop by and see me one time in my weakened condition.  Maybe if he visits for a month next time we can actually have dinner or a drink, what a treat that would be.

Last Update: June 27, 2008, 8:56PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for jaspinal

June 29, 2008, 8AM: Played 5 hours, Made $420.00 at Full Tilt Poker
$55 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (13th out of 873 Players)

Probably the luckiest I have been in a tourney.  Times I was all-in KJ beat AK and AQ sooted cracked AA.  I was having internet troubles the whole time and folded AA after a preflop raise when there were about 16 left.  Also had to fold QQ and 1010 because I didn't get back in time.  I'm going to buy a new computer today and probably throw this one out my window.  I donked off at the end.  The guy's betting pattern made it obvious that he had something but oh well I suppose.  I shouldn't have made it this far anyway.

Last Update: June 29, 2008, 8:32AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

From the Poker Blog for hammerman

June 27, 2008, 8PM: Played 4 hours, Made $64.20 at FT
Free-Roll Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Tournament (11th out of 214 Players)

double stack
Won a $26 tourney chip a month or so ago and it was burning a hole in my acct, so I decided to find one to play tonight.  This is not my favorite game to play tourney-wise.  I like it live or limit in tourneys, but I thought what the hell.
right now I am 4 of 19 left at the third break.  I have been cautious and only had to go all-in twice.  I am just climbing the ladder and hoping to make the final table.  I think I grind well once I make the money.
Blinded to death and took a stab on the button against the chip leader in the bb.  He would call and/or raise with anything so couldn't put him on a hand.  He had AAxx and it held.  Not the ending I wanted to this tourney, but I guess it is better than the rest of the tourneys I played tonight.

Last Update: June 28, 2008, 12:04AM | Permalink (2 Comments)

From the Poker Blog for foldifiwereu

June 25, 2008, 7PM: Played 4 hours, Made $102.00 at Bodog
$0.25/0.50 Texas Hold'em

Started the session, at a table with a ridiculously UBBER aggro regular directly to my right (had he been on my left, I would have moved immediately)...He is extremely loose aggressive, but he plays this style very very well...I know his game pretty well, and I know that he sets ppl up to stack off super light against him, and he exploits this very effectively. I myself used to play a very similar style which was profitable for me in NL10, and NL25...but when I moved to NL50 & NL100 I adapted by adopting a more TAG style which I feel has made the grind easier for myself by not having to endure the stress of such a high variance style. Ne way...I've digressed...I sat down with this guy, and proceeded to get stacked twice by this guy who was just running like god and crippling the deck on every flop...So I made the decision to just move to another table...and it turned out to be a good choice, as I quickly won back my loss, plus a $102 profit...I always play my best poker when I get stuck...I know that sounds a little bass ackwards since most people get stuck and proceed to tilt off more money...but I've out grown that a little bit, I guess. When I get stuck, it really seems to make me focus even more...weird?

Last Update: June 26, 2008, 12:00PM | Permalink (2 Comments)

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