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August 28, 2011, 12PM: Played 7 hours at Eureka (Mesquite)
Free-Roll No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 160 Players)
Decided I would play today. It was the reason for making the trip up there. started with 13k chips and chip leader had 25k average i think was around 16k or so. picked up a lot of pots early. it was a free roll touney with optional buy in. most were free rolling. did not catch much for cards for 1st 4 hrs with the exception of flopping a straight against a set. j high straight was the best hand of my day. but i stacked him for about 10k chips around the 2nd hr mark. but was able to buy lots of small pots for about the 1st 3 hrs before people started holding there grounds. i was starting to get decent starting hands then and missing so my stack was shrinking. i get moved to a different table around the 5 hr mark 40-50 players left top 27 made something. i have about 30k in chips which was kinda short at old table avg probably in the 50k range new table avg was closer to 90k and everyone had me covered probably twice. picked up a few hands then was able to steal a couple blinds here and there and built a respectable stack doubling the chip average of the room. didn't really lose any major pots all tourney agreed to pay 32 spots once we got to there. a chop was discussed at 12 people but someone declined. we then chopped at 10 i had about 300k then about 100k over avg probably 4th in chips at table. but 1400 even chop i was out of town my date was in the room waiting on me and i needed to get back home so a chop was good with me. It felt good to play a little bit. been kinda on a breather. need to keep better track of whats happening table wise for better reports though
Last Update: August 29, 2011, 9:41AM | Permalink (488 Comments)
September 18, 2011, 12PM: Played 15 hours, Made $1,900.00 at Crown - Melbourne
$50 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (8th out of 1678 Players)
APPT Event #1 100K guaranteed, unlimited re-entry
ahhhh, so close to some real money. first was 20k. and i got bad beat. i was crippled when my AK lost to A2d allin preflop. damn. i managed to avoid all bad beats for 2 days until i made it to the final table. and never put my money in behind one time all tourney...damn i played so well. picked my spots perfectly. well timed bluffs. wa able to get away from some big hands too. slow down when i knew bluffing wouldnt win. very happy with the way i played. just wish i had the results to back it up. but considering i havent played a tourney in about 9 months, this is pretty darn good.
Last Update: November 14, 2011, 3:50PM | Permalink (826 Comments)
September 15, 2011, 9PM: Played 2 hours, Made $115.00 at Village Club
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
JJ on the hijack and raise to $18 with 2 limpers ahead of me. cutoff aka "the professional" calls, blinds fold, utg and middle pos call. 4-way action Q-J-9 FLOP with a heart draw. check to me and i make it $35. cutoff and utg call. A on TURN but not a heart. utg checks to me and i make it $50 with only $35 more behind. "the professional" calls with his remaining $7 and utg puts me all-in for the rest of my chips. i prayed for the board to pair and the RIVER came a blank 4. i show my JJ, utg shows his 99, and cutoff folds what i believe to be a draw hand. #shipit
Last Update: September 16, 2011, 3:13AM | Permalink (837 Comments)
September 15, 2011, 2AM: Played 2 hours, Made $400.00 at Silver Creek Casino
$2 No-Limit Dealer's Choice
Games were omaha high and hold'em. BB had been re-raising to around $80 almost every time someone raised. Utg +1 raises to 10 and I decide to flat with KK on the button, small blind flats bb folds. Flop comes Ks 2d 6h. Sb checks raiser bets $15 and with the board texture I decide to flat again sb also calls. Turn is 9c checks to me so i value bet $25and get two calls. River comes 7s checks again to me so I again value bet $25. Small blind rivered a set of 7s and shoved. Obviously I snap called.
Last Update: September 15, 2011, 7:31PM | Permalink (831 Comments)
September 11, 2011, 5AM: Played 6 hours, 30 minutes, Lost $140.00 at The Bike
$1/2 Texas Hold'em
Started the night off strong bought in for $120 went up $300+ was planing on getting on the table once blinds came to me cause i started playing loose. Right before i felt i get dealt JJ UTG eventually donked off $95-105 JJ vs KK on the turn my set vs his straight. Then took my estimated $100+ profit to the $100-$300 game and within the 20min or so i run into Jj's 10s vs my 77s on a 622 flop so ended donate $100 to Jj once again (never playing with Jj on the 2-3 game until i build my bank roll). Then being on tilt after the 1-3 game and 2-3 game i decided to play the $50 midnight tourny which i specialize in and just my luck my KK vs QQ goes all in preflop after big stack raises flop comes BLANK BLANK BLANK turn Q river Q for QUADS!!! Then went back to the $80 to grind more but got no where!!!
Last Update: September 13, 2011, 6:04AM | Permalink (834 Comments)
September 6, 2011, 10PM: Played 5 hours, 30 minutes at Ceasars Palace
$85 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 69 Players)
stayed relatively quite. until 3rd round i flop a set of 9s against a preflop raise. i get him all in with his over pair and nearly double up. then i had began losing some chips both with missing my big hands and bad bluffs. i get down to about 7k in chips in the 6th level starting was 7500. i try to pick up a steal and get 2 callers for 1200 i flop a flush 1 check I bet 2 both call turn is a blank check i check button shoves other guy calls and i call for less and i triple up there neither one even had a diamond so both drawing dead. i keep at or just above chip level most of tourney. i drop a little with about 18 left. then start stealing some blinds and i get kk and double up against a top pair top kicker flop. then i start stealing the blinds and antes as we near the bubble it pays 9 and there is typically a 10 spot bubble pay as well. then a big hand player goes all in for 16k i have about 50k and big stack has about 80k i just call. big stack and bb calls blinds are 8 1600 with 300ante. i have pocket 7s i check the flop bb kh 2h 10c makes it 10k i call turn is a 8h one i check he bets 10 again. i decide to call just too much invested and i have the 7h i dont believe he has a flush draw and presume he has a decent hand now where on the flop i thought he was trying to isolate. river is a 10h i bet my remainder calls and shows A 10 no heart so i win the side and all in guy has 88 for a boat and wins the main. i get to have a comfortable chip count and table lead. we get down to 10 and i am 3rd in chips i say lets just take 10 out each and pay 10th place. all agree we lose one i try to chop but guy to my left has decent chips says he wants the pride of playing not the money and wont chop. he ends up leaving in 7th. we get down to 6 i offer the big stack a chop guy to my left of 1000 we split rest 500 each he doesnt agree. i build up my chips and become a pretty big chip leader with 4 left i offer another chop he almost agrees and changes mind this time i get 1000 and they each get 7 he refuses then as well. i continue to run over the table we get down to 3 they can both hurt me with a double up i offer 1 last chop they each get 800 and ill take the rest 1175 they agree but the one guy wants to put 100 each and play for that so i said sure i bust him out after like 40 min when he raises my bb and i have qq he bets flop of 8 high i call he shoves turn i call he shows j 8 and doesnt get 2 pair. other guy doesnt have much for chips but was playing really tight and slow a lost some pots to him earlier where he didn't reraise me when he straight turn and 2nd nut flush on river with no one left to act so had a hard time putting him on hands. should have just shoved again and again and won his 100 but immediately suggested i take the other guys 100 he keeps his and he was quick to oblige
Last Update: September 7, 2011, 2:39PM | Permalink (822 Comments)
September 5, 2011, 7PM: Played 2 hours at Aria
$125 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (25th out of 50 Players)
felt pretty good. wasn't getting much for cards but making the best of it still growing my stack to keep up with the avg. an early position raises it to 1600 blinds 200 400 25 i call near button with 6s7s no one else calls flop 7h 7d 4s i bet out 2k he calls turn is a 5s i have him on a decent pair so i check to induce a bet. he shoves i snap call of course with 3 7s and an open ended straight flush draw. he shows AsQs and he rivers the Js for a bigger flush. (bs) that cripples me and im forced to make some moves with only about 2bbs left. i get called and lose.
Last Update: September 7, 2011, 2:13PM | Permalink (834 Comments)
September 6, 2011, 7PM: Played 2 hours, 30 minutes, Made $750.00 at Village Club
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Q-7 on SB in a limp-in pot. board comes out Q-Q-K on the FLOP with a flush possibility. it checks around to late position who makes it $40 into a near-family pot, and i'm the only person to call. TURN is a 6 and i check call his $100 +/- bet after the flush didn't hit. RIVER comes a 7, completing the flush and filling me up at the same time. i check call his all-in for $300 +/- and come up uber big. never asked what he had. big g thinks he was bluffing by his bet size and chip placement on the river.
Last Update: September 7, 2011, 11:53AM | Permalink (831 Comments)
August 31, 2011, 8PM: Played 3 hours, Made $226.00 at Village Club
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
QQ on button. UTG all-in for $10 with 3 callers behind when it gets to me. i bump it up to $50 with 2 uber donks calling me PREFLOP. A-9-7 with a flush draw on the FLOP when one donk checks and the other donk bets $35. i make it $105 with an additional $150 sitting behind. first donk folds but the second donk calls. TURN is a 4 and RIVER is a 3 completing the flush. We checked it down on both streets. UTG had a 5-6 and takes down the main $40 pot. my QQ held up. i'm not gonna say i didnt't gamble on that one but i put the donk on a mid pair or worse when i raised the flop. i began to think he had a weak ace when he ended up calling, and i knew that at that point i couldn't bet him out if i tried.
Last Update: September 1, 2011, 12:40PM | Permalink (827 Comments)
August 29, 2011, 7PM: Played 5 hours, 30 minutes at Tuscany
$40 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (1st out of 30 Players)
got the urge to finally play this tourney. won a seat from npl but had to get the rebuy/add on at the start and the add on at the 1st break. so still 40 from me and 45 from the league. bought my share of pots early and mostly controlled the table. started to play tighter after the 1st break and was moved to a new table, that did allow me to steal a little bit again. i did finally get qq and double up then i built off of that made a couple of bluff 3 bets at the right time to build a decent chip stack. i was chip leader and stayed there until final table and then most of that. even 3 handed remanded the chip leader. thought we could just play it down but about 40 min into 3 handed and decided to chop i was 3rd in chips at that point had not been getting good cards and stealing became much more dangerous for me so took fewer stabs. showed the 27 and the 23 to try to induce some action if i was to get a hand but never came. i still need to work on my post but was overall satisfied with my play and still felt i was going to win but just such a coin flip at that time no real reason to continue. weird not having antes in the tournament to steal but cant complain with how it turned out.
Last Update: August 30, 2011, 4:15AM | Permalink (836 Comments)