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November 29, 2006, 11PM: Played 3 hours, Lost $320.00 at Forrests
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
one of the worst nights of my life. not cuz i lost money but because i made no mistakes and still lost big. had built my stack from $200 to about $290. Chris raised to $16 in early position. it folds to me in the bb and i look down at 2 red aces. i make it $46 to go. with barely a thought chris moves allin and i call. he has kings and a king hits on the river. This is how far ahead i was when the money went in. now i'm left with about $40. i calm myself down and make up my mind not to get upset and stick to my game. i play very well and build my stack back up to around $130. i limp with J10 and 4 people limp. flop is KQ9 with 2 spades. i have the nuts but i want to bet the flush draws out, so i make a pot sized $10 bet. Chris calls and i get that feeling in my gut that i'm gonna lose. turn is a 4 that puts another flush draw out there. for some reason, chris bets out $35 even though its my turn to act, but i dont protest, cuz now i know he is strong and i can raise allin. so i move in for about $90 more and he calls. i ask what draw he is on. no draw just KQ for 2 pair. you are on the draw, i tell him, and i have him in another really bad spot. river Q, i lose again. This is how far ahead i was when the money went in. i rebuy for $200, which i knew was a mistake, cuz now i'm fuming. about one round later, i'm down to $140. its folded to me and raise to $15 with QQ. the sb(a very tight, predictable player) and the bb(a very loose, reckless player) both call. flop is 10-8-6 with 2 spades. bb bets $30, and before he can even release his chips i move allin for $100 more. the sb thinks and calls, but he has only about $90. then the bb calls too. SB has 78 spades, a good draw. BB has J10, a bad draw. i know i will lose. turn is a kick in the nuts, the Q of spades. river doesnt pair. This is how far behind i was when the moeny went in. i storm out, forgetting i won a side pot. apparently everyone tried to divide up my chips, but the house correctly stopped these greedy jerks and held my money for me. assholes. nights like tonight make me want to quit.
Last Update: November 30, 2006, 12:49AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 28, 2006, 10PM: Played 5 hours, 30 minutes, Made $100.00 at FLB
$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
I was inveested for $300, but i didn't really make ANY money until really late when i started picking up cards and getting really aggressive. I made a HORRIBLE call with a J when JJQQ was on board for over $100. This sort of put me on tilt and caused me to move in w/ A5 spades on the flop w/ 2 spades. I caught an A and took down the pot. After all this I knew my game had deteriorated over hours of play and I needed to go home. I also found that taking a break from a round of cards every couple hours to play a game of pool can be very relaxing and help me maintain my patience at the table.
Last Update: November 29, 2006, 4:44AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 28, 2006, 4AM: at Full Tilt
$0.25/0.50 Texas Hold'em
FullTiltPoker Game #1314227330: Table Bracken Cliff - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:04:07 ET - 2006/11/27
Seat 1: Rumgood ($35.85)
Seat 2: Kaishaku ($59.05)
Seat 3: yanyarker ($50.65)
Seat 4: msugolfbulldog7 ($40.30)
Seat 5: iago99 ($43.30)
Seat 6: BigBukkinChickn ($66.85)
Seat 7: PureNHL ($37.50)
Seat 8: ljblufit ($41.05)
Seat 9: efalump ($55.70)
ljblufit posts the small blind of $0.25
efalump posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to BigBukkinChickn [2c 2s]
Kaishaku raises to $2
yanyarker calls $2
iago99 calls $2
BigBukkinChickn calls $2
PureNHL adds $12.50
*** FLOP *** [Jc As 2h]
Kaishaku bets $5
yanyarker raises to $10
BigBukkinChickn has 15 seconds left to act
BigBukkinChickn calls $10
Kaishaku calls $5
*** TURN *** [Jc As 2h] [4d]
yanyarker bets $38.65, and is all in
BigBukkinChickn has 15 seconds left to act
BigBukkinChickn calls $38.65
Kaishaku raises to $47.05, and is all in
BigBukkinChickn calls $8.40
Kaishaku shows [Ac Ad]
yanyarker shows [Jd Ah]
BigBukkinChickn shows [2c 2s]
*** RIVER *** [Jc As 2h 4d] [5h]
Kaishaku shows three of a kind, Aces
BigBukkinChickn shows three of a kind, Twos
Kaishaku wins the side pot ($16.80) with three of a kind, Aces
yanyarker shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
Kaishaku wins the main pot ($151.70) with three of a kind, Aces
yanyarker is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $171.50 Main pot $154.70. Side pot $16.80. | Rake $3
Board: [Jc As 2h 4d 5h]
Seat 1: Rumgood didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Kaishaku showed [Ac Ad] and won ($168.50) with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 3: yanyarker showed [Jd Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 4: msugolfbulldog7 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: iago99 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: BigBukkinChickn showed [2c 2s] and lost with three of a kind, Twos
Seat 7: PureNHL (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: ljblufit (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: efalump (big blind) folded before the Flop
Last Update: November 28, 2006, 4:31AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 27, 2006, 5PM: Played 48 minutes at GamesGrid
$0.10 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Solid session took an outrageious beat
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to dadakid12390 [ Ac, Qh ]
flop it folds.
Threadgould raises (2.50) to 2.50
dadakid12390 calls (2.50)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 9h, 2s, Ks ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Kc ]
Threadgould bets (4)
dadakid12390 raises (8) to 8
Threadgould calls (4)
** Dealing River ** : [ 5h ]
** Summary **
** Summary **
Main Pot: $20.70 | Rake: $1.05
Board: [ 9h 2s Ks 5h Kc ]
MrEspen balance $26.60, lost $0.50 (folded)
flop it balance $48.45, didn't bet (folded)
Deweyby balance $49.50, didn't bet (folded)
nevyn222 balance $20.35, didn't bet (folded)
KeithsDad balance $29.25, didn't bet (folded)
Threadgould balance $97, bet $10.50, collected $20.70, net +$10.20 [ 5s 4c ] [ two pair, kings and fives ]
dadakid12390 balance $20.20, lost $10.50
PRIMORDIAL balance $63.40, lost $0.25 (folded)
Last Update: November 27, 2006, 4:00PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
November 26, 2006, 5PM: Played 3 hours, Made $345.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$55 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (3rd out of 50 Players)
This tourney is a bit of a crap shoot. Blinds go up quickly and double. The big jump is from 300-600 that goes to 500-1000. Pretty much no one is safe. You have to get lucky and make a few show down.
Once on the final table everyone wanted to chop 10 ways. One guy didn't want to go for it.
Once the blinds passed me and I risked my stack 3 times and survived with a decent stack again they requested a 9 way chop.
I objected and wanted to play. I just faded my blinds and have a full round before they would come again. As well, I could fade at least 3 rounds of blinds. Why should I let them breath?
We get down to 4 handed and now there is never going to be a chop. Someone will always have the upper hand. We get down to 3 of us with blind of 3k/6k. I have about 13k and in the small blind. The BB has 12k and likes to fold from any blinds to a raise. The guy on my right has well over 20k. I'm in SB with Q8, big stack mucks, I'm thinking, ok, if I fold BB will have 15k, me 10k and BB still over 20K with blinds of 3/6k. I highly doubt if the following hand I raise all in he will muck for only 4k. I have a chance here to raise all in and have the BB fold and *if he does call the winner has a good chance to play him heads up or offer a chop since the stacks would be about equal.
I run into KK and have 700 chips left.
I double to 2100, then I double again to about 4500. I muck my button hand and hope they take eachother out. They get close but the big stack is now about broke. He fold on the flop with only 7k left and a pot of about 30k??
Next hand I'm in the BB with 78 against the new big stack of Q9, he beats me and easily finishes off the other guy.
Good outcome, only complaint is the rediculious blinds. No real chance to play poker.
What can you expect though from a small casino buy in.
Last Update: November 26, 2006, 5:34PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 25, 2006, 1PM: Played 3 hours, 30 minutes, Lost $160.00 at Lucky Derby
$5 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
I played well, but was under time constreignts, and had to leave before I really wanted to. I made the mistake of staking Tony in this game, and he cost me an additional $300. I won't be staking him again until he can prove to me he's a WINNING player. OK, now that we're off that. For some reason I still didn't seem to win as much in the $100-$200 buy in $2/5 game as i did in the $200-$500 buy in game, it might be the caliber of play, it might be the stakes allow me to rake bigger pots when i rake a pot, i'm not sure. I took a tough beat which cost me most/all of my money in the $100-$200 game, and I was trying to make money after that. I'm not dissapointed in anything on how the day went other than Tony losing that money of mine. That money would have been much ebtter played in my hands.
P.S. The first buy in was staked money, so it didn't come out of my bankroll. For the purpose of financial calculation though, I'm showing the full loss.
Last Update: November 26, 2006, 4:23AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 26, 2006, 12AM: Played 3 hours, 15 minutes, Made $350.00 at FLB
$5 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Played $2/$5 instead of my usual $1/$2, maybe because I wasnted to make back that money Tony lost, maybe... who knows. I sat down right away and was aggressive, but the players still respected me. One player bluffed me off a very strong hand in my first hand which kinda pissed me off. After a little while i was able to successfully level my head and move on and play well. Later on that same player nearly doubled through me when i flopped a set, and he turned his gut-shot to hit a streight. I paid him on the turn and on the river. this really pissed me off alot, and it took me a while to cool down, but I knew as long as he kept playing like he was, and didn't get up off the table, i would get the money back. I made a good read and a good all-in against him and he doubled me up when I had a godo amount of chips, so I got my money back. I played very well and was playing the table like a fiddle. Was pretty tired and pretty late, and I had taken the money i set out to get, so I took off, all in all I'm VERY happy with how this session went.
Last Update: November 26, 2006, 4:22AM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 25, 2006, 9PM: Played 4 hours, Made $365.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3/6 Omaha Hi-Lo
Wow, another win...
I should stick with this game at this location.
Although the NLH game is great, I need to get my confidence up and get some momentum.
Made most of my money value betting my hands post flop after putting on a pre flop raise. I find that once you raise pre they have an extremely difficult time folding post. This is even more true when it is a kill pot.
Lots of calling stations and they rarely bet with a draw. They also put way to much emphasis on low hands which adds a ton of value on high hands. I actually saw a guy lay down KKQJ on the button because it was raised pre flop on the kill.
Hope to see things keep going this way.
Last Update: November 25, 2006, 9:12PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
November 24, 2006, 9PM: Played 1 hour, 12 minutes, Broke Even at Full Tilt Poker $100 Freeroll
Free-Roll No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (354th out of 1800 Players)
top 25% with 443/1800 remaining and in trouble with only 2410 in chips and 80/160 blinds.
Should I have just played A, T offsuit from the small blind, pot wasn't raised? If I had played I would have won with two pair AATT against two pair AA55.
blinds are now 100/200, I'm at 2090 in chips, getting real low.
very frustrating towards the end. went all in pre-flop with K, J offsuit, figured it might be my best shot at doubling up and didnt' want to wait too much longer as blinds were coming around. got called by 99, board was no help to either of us.
Last Update: November 24, 2006, 10:17PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
November 24, 2006, 4AM: Played 4 hours, Lost $500.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Holding my head above water for the first few hours. Bouncing from up $50 to down $50. Getting great opportunities with KK and AQ suited but just not panning out. Making great reads though as I *should* have lost more with this hands, but I'm being very conserative and cautious.
My dentramental hand is QQ in mid position. Solid player on my right makes it $25 pre flop. He could hold a wide variety of hands from 45s to AA. He also i capable of making plays at me. I would normally raise isolate but in this instance I want more players in, nail the flop and make a good pot, so I just call. The next player in has just been at the table for a few hands and makes it $125. Everyone folds including the solid player that raised. Now I need to make a decision. The re-raiser has about $150ish left, should I just call and see the flop, put him all in now or possibly fold. My instincts tell me that he does not have AA or KK as I think his re-raise would have been smaller, he also is sweating the fact that I may call him. I know what I am going to do now. I'm going to call the raise and then either bet he all in on the flop or check to him ONLY if a queen falls. I am not going to move all in now. If I do I will give him 5 free cards to look at. If he has AK and misses I want to give him the chance to fold. I ask him if he wants action just to confirm my read and let him think I am "gambling". So I call and see the dream flop of QT3. I check and he moves all in. I auto call and we roll our hands over, me..top set, him JJ. He says nice hands and gets up from the table. I tell him, not to worry and sit back down, K then A roll off the deck!
Now I'm left with a little under $200 of my $500 buy in. Once again frustrated and disappointed. I take a quick break and debate just outright quitting for the night.
I decide to go back and play super aggressive with the remainder.
I pick up 99 on the button, early pos player riase, I just call and see 338 flop. He check now, I lead out, he calls, I'm sure now he has AK, KQ, AQ, or KK QQ. Q falls on the turn and he checks, I dont like it and chekc, river he bets out small, I muck and he shows KK.
2 hands later I pick up 99 again, kid opens for $40, he does this alot with small pairs and AQ, AJ, so I shove all in for about $120ish, he calls and has TT but I can't improve.
I quit for the day and cut my losses. I mentally can not afford another loss. My moral is being tore down.
Last Update: November 24, 2006, 4:30AM | Permalink (1 Comment)