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June 18, 2008, 9PM: Played 3 hours, 11 minutes, Made $215.00 at Bremerton Lanes Casino
$4/8 Texas Hold'em
Two key hands this time.
1) Quad A's - Lose cannon at the table raises my button, I have AA and reraise, capped 4 ways to the flop. Flop is A46 two spades. Cannon fires, I raise, gets capped. Turn A. Cannon checks, I bet, cannon raises me I go 24 obviously he calls. Cannon check calls river. What a moron.
2) AK --- I raise cutoff. 7 ways to flop. flop K43 two hearts. check to me I bet. 3 callers. Turn is black ace. Donkey leads into me I make it 16. heads up to river. J that brings back door flush on river. Donkey checks, I bet, donkey calls and rolls over QT off suit. Donkey bets into me with guttberball and catches. 132 dollar pot goes the wrong way.
Other than that, this game is just too easy to beat. None of these guys can play tight. Just sick.
Side note - my dream girl was there again. Someday I hope she is with me.
Last Update: June 18, 2008, 9:40PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
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 (30 Comments)
June 21, 2008, 12PM: Played 10 hours, Made $350.00 at Northern Quest
$3/6 Texas Hold'em
Last Update: June 21, 2008, 12:26PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
June 18, 2008, 11PM: Played 5 hours, 45 minutes, Made $1,156.20 at Full Tilt Poker
$12 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 990 Players)
So I'm going to get 2nd best avg. finish which sucks. That is 2% of 40k so about $800 more. I averaged 26 and winner shakingelk averaged 21.5 or so says EightFive. Nice cash though. Have to be up in 4 hours though. I led the tournament from about 27 to 15 then hung around near the top. Was huge underdog when it got to last 2 but I don't remember exactly. I had ~300k with blinds 15/30k and I want to say he had about 1.6M but I don't know for sure. Played dumb heads up trying to take a pot and he had top pair. GG me.
Last Update: June 18, 2008, 11:49PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
June 9, 2008, 2PM: Played 1 hour, 45 minutes, Made $63.00 at Big Daddy's
$20 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (3rd out of 24 Players)
Got up after a long night at work and decided to head in and play and get some lunch.
First few hands I got sucked in with an A10 against an AK. We both flopped and ace, and then I turned an open ender. The guy checked on the turn, and I bet, he just called. The river was blank, then he comes out betting, I call and lose. This guy could not even remember what he had after the hand was over. I told him I wished he made two pair, and he didn't get the fact that I would have made my straight. With a little help and comedy from the dealer, he said, "so what would have happened if I made two pair?" The dealer jokingly says, "A FLUSH". Made me laugh cuzz he believed that.
So, I was shortstacked, and doubled up. Then I started playing some fun poker. Made a solid bet on the turn with 4 straight cards out there to get a guy off of his set.
Raised UTG and stole the blinds with 23, and showed it, so I could mess around with peoples heads.
The best one was, I was in the small blind, get two limpers, and I move all in.....WITHOUT LOOKING! Everyone folds, and I tell them I didnt look and roll over my junk. The very next hand, a guy min raises and I take a quick peek at AQ...I move all in quick again. He thought I hadnt looked and called me down with A10. Yippee.
Skated along to the final table, stole some blinds to stay alive and just waited till the donks busted out. Flopped second pair and pushed...with the lowest stack and blinds eating me up.
Good times....good times!
Last Update: June 17, 2008, 5:19PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
June 11, 2008, 8PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Lost $12.00 at Full Tilt Poker
$12 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (219th out of 1119 Players)
I like these but they start too late for me :(
Last Update: June 11, 2008, 8:26PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
June 15, 2008, 7AM:
Just wondering if there is going to be another OPL tournament...
Last Update: June 15, 2008, 7:22AM | Permalink (1 Comment)
June 14, 2008, 8AM: Played 12 hours, Made $920.00 at Lucky Lil's - Butte
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
This game was sick.. guy on my right bought in $1500.. said he would loose this an leave.. well, another $4000 and 12hrs later he leaves.
I had never played like such a rock in my life. I had Joe, an aggressive strong post player on my left and check raise all-in on the flop boy on my right.
So it was a perfect scenerio.. Joe would usually bet the flop.. feild would call, donk would move all in and I hadn't put in one chip yet.
Funny hand here.. feild calls pre.. donk makes it $50 to go.. I put him all in for another $120 or so.. folds around to him and he thinks about it. Since I was hammering him all night I show him my KK and will be happy earning the $70 in there. He then turns his hand up, the old 92 off and calls off another $120, I bust him and he buys another 1K. Unbelievable action this guy was.
*key notes.. Folded a ton of JQs, KJs, AJ, pair 2-8s pre which most would have lost. The game was not good to play these hands as most pots were over-raised pre and multi-way.
Last Update: June 14, 2008, 8:39AM | Permalink (2 Comments)
June 10, 2008, 9PM: Played 3 hours, Made $9.55 at Full Tilt Poker
$12 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (80th out of 1026 Players)
244 of 574 at 1st break. 61 of 238 at 2nd break. Get down to ~9x BB with blinds 600/1200. LP pushes for about half my stack and I call with QK in the SB. He shows 64s and hits a pair on flop, straight on turn, and better straight on river. Next hand I have 22 on the button. One before cut-off goes all-in for ~12k and I call my remaining stack of ~7k. He has A6o and boards pairs twice so my three pair loses. Sucks how everything can be looking so good with a potential deep run in each then I don't even make back what I put in to both tournaments.
Last Update: June 11, 2008, 3:25PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
June 8, 2008, 6PM: Played 9 hours, Lost $570.00 at Casino San Pablo
$6/12 Texas Hold'em
Less then 3 racks lost for a 3/6 chip game..
Bad but not terrible, frustrating as all hell.
Had every player pegged. Was cold as ice.. fold fold fold fold.. then pick up a hand, get it crushed, back to fold fold fold, pick up a hand.. miss, fold fold fold.. this cycle never ended the whole session until I "fabricated a rush".
Was frustrated, the typical hand taking down pots was 82s or J3 off etc.. so on the button I limped with 79s.. the BB raised, 7 callers, I 3 bet, gets capped, flop a str8 draw and flush draw and I never missed a bet or raise.. turn brick and I still capped it.. nailed the river to scoop a big pot.. I proceeded to play the next 3 hands in a row like this, never backing off, until I finally lost the 4th hand.
This was very out of playing character for my table image but I didn't give a shit at this point. The 2nd and 3rd hands that won were 94 off, which made trips on a flop of QJ9 turn 9 river x and Q2s with flop of K39 two diamonds turn a diamond for flush.
After this BS rush I returned to being cold as ice.. in retrospect this *should have* been the time to get up and take my small loss of $200ish.
Frustrating that no matter what I did or how well you played nothing would work, but it happens.
Last Update: June 8, 2008, 6:41PM | Permalink (2 Comments)