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March 13, 2009, 12PM: Played 30 minutes at PokerStars
No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (7th out of 10 Players)

PokerStars Game #25920869662: Tournament #147664623, $1.00+$0.20 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2009/03/13 12:13:58 PT [2009/03/13 15:13:58 ET]
Table '147664623 1' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 2: CURB (2110 in chips)
Seat 4: Elets (2765 in chips)
Seat 5: dace_saris (4110 in chips)
Seat 6: robbe666666 (1350 in chips)
Seat 7: sparky0000 (360 in chips)
Seat 8: Inlightend (1705 in chips)
Seat 9: Jorgenpt (1100 in chips)
dace_saris: posts small blind 25
robbe666666: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Inlightend [Jh Ah]
sparky0000: folds
Inlightend: raises 100 to 150
Jorgenpt: calls 150
CURB: folds
Elets: folds
dace_saris: calls 125
robbe666666: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s Qc Qd]
dace_saris: bets 50
Inlightend: raises 150 to 200
Jorgenpt: folds
dace_saris: calls 150
*** TURN *** [9s Qc Qd] [Ks]
dace_saris: checks
Inlightend: bets 450
dace_saris: raises 450 to 900
Inlightend: raises 455 to 1355 and is all-in
dace_saris: calls 455
*** RIVER *** [9s Qc Qd Ks] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dace_saris: shows [Js Td] (a straight, Nine to King)
Inlightend: shows [Jh Ah] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
dace_saris collected 3610 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3610 | Rake 0
Board [9s Qc Qd Ks 9h]
Seat 2: CURB folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Elets (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: dace_saris (small blind) showed [Js Td] and won (3610) with a straight, Nine to King
Seat 6: robbe666666 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: sparky0000 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Inlightend showed [Jh Ah] and lost with two pair, Queens and Nines
Seat 9: Jorgenpt folded on the Flop
I went heads up with an opponent that was LAG. I continuation bet to see where he stood. He called. When the turn came i thought he might have had a king and a check raise for me, but i decided to stay as the aggressor anyway. No where in my mind did i think he might have had J,T. The right thing for me to do instead of going all in was fold. I wasn't paying attention to the possible straight. I still would've had almost 20BB if I folded. Durrrr...

Last Update: March 13, 2009, 12:28PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

January 28, 2009, 7PM: Played 2 hours at Green Valley Ranch
$2/4 Texas Hold'em

Ryan took me out and payed for my $50 buy-in at Green Valley Ranch. It was my third time to play live in a Casino and I had my best results. I came out EVEN! Not bad, playing around a bunch of experienced old people.
I started off playing very tight, only using the top 10-15 starting hands to begin with. That way I didn't loose ustarting hand A,Q I misplayed them after the turn. Flopped A,Q,7 all hearts, and I didnt have a single heart. I got flushed out at the end. I wasn't even looking at suites. One thing I realized was that flushes were winning big pots at that table. I won 3 big pots by playing high, mid, and low suited cards after flopping 2 cards of the same suite.
I started categorizing players and characterized their player styles so I can read them better. There were rocks, jackals, lions, elephants, and mice. It was intriguing to see how many different styles could play. Ryan is a Jackal trying to look like a Lion. He starts of strong but starts to flake out at the end.
I played very tight to start then I loosened up later to win some pots. I picked up on peoples tells and betting pattern so I can use them next time.
If I'm going to get good, I need to read Mike Carro's book on tells. Phil Helmuth's book on tells will be good after, and his book that I'm reading now really helped out tonight.
I came out even winning no money, but it wasn't mine to begin with. I got a lot of valuable information and experience, now I feel like I can play for REAL live.

Last Update: January 28, 2009, 1:18AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

January 27, 2009, 11AM: Played 1 hour, 20 minutes at PokerStars
Free-Roll No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (207th out of 5000 Players)

This is the farthest I've gone in a Freeroll. I need to learn when to fold in the middle game.
I was very aggressive to start and I was lucky to get good starting hands. I did a good job staying about average and watching the blinds as they go up.
I got beat by playing a Ah4h (weak kicker) against a short stacked player going all in and also vs the chip leader on the table. It was a mistake for me to go all-in when I didnt hit anything on the flop. I should've let the chip leader take him out. I wasn't paying attention to all the players in the hand.

Last Update: January 27, 2009, 11:15AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

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