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Birthday: August 22, 1977
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Total Entries: 342
Total Won/Lost: -$2,856.09
Total Hours: 379
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Most Recent Log Entries

September 22, 2007, 2AM: Played 3 hours, Lost $28.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3/6 Texas Hold'em

Feels like a $200 win with the way I've been playing.  6-7-way action every hand preflop, so of course I started playing any two cards and lost a bunch, then made most of it back.
Last hand before I get up I decide to straddle and raise myself, and am capped by a guy across the table from me.  Flop comes AK2 and I bet and get raised by this guy as he says "same hand, eh?".
I mucked when I should have reraised.  "same hand, eh?" shows a lot of weakness, in my opinion.  Whatever, you're not going to make a million bucks on stone cold bluffs playing 3-6 (I had 67o).

Last Update: September 22, 2007, 1:41PM | Permalink (0 Comments)

August 23, 2007, 2AM: Played 2 hours, Lost $203.00 at Bay 101
$4/8 Omaha Hi-Lo

Omaha is a very boring game (to me).  I thought I would get to see more flops, but I did not.  At least now I know I should stick to the holdem tables.
For the last half hour I was really pressing to get some action to get rid of my last $60 or so.  I finally succeeded.  Other than that, I don't think I played particularly bad.  I seemed to be allergic to Aces.
Had one hand where I threw way what wound up being a winner, but I think it was the right play.  I had 345J and flop came 678, I am first to act and there are four players.  I check, then bet, raise, re-raise, so I muck.  Turns out nobody was stronger than my 34 on the low.  I'm pretty sure I was right to muck there.

Last Update: August 23, 2007, 2:30AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

August 23, 2007, 12AM: Played 1 hour, Made $4.00 at Bay 101
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

Played for an hour and won $4.  Got bored and decided to try out Omaha for a while.

Last Update: August 23, 2007, 2:24AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

August 12, 2007, 3AM: Played 2 hours, Lost $111.00 at Bay 101
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

Was up abt $40 until the last 8 hands.  Just sort of played like an asshole and donked off about $140 from the button until one before my big blind (time to go).  It started with an "acceptable" loss where I aggro-played J5h and hit my flush...someone else had KQh...whatever.  Then it got really bad when I check-raised the turn 5-handed with a pair of deuces after the flush hit.
I guess those hands will make me a better player later.  $140 biggie.

Last Update: August 12, 2007, 3:04AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

June 30, 2007, 4AM: Played 5 hours, Lost $198.00 at Bay 101
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

Played too long...about three hours too long.  Was up about 140, and went a bit card-dead.  I could feel myself pressing by playing too many hands preflop trying to manufacture another rush.  Jesse will probably have a lot to say about a full house that I badly mis-played (checked the river with the third-nut hand).
The leaks in my game are fairly obvious.  One problem I have is that I tend to stay at the table too long, especially when winning.  Since I don't play often, and I win even less often, I am always tempted to just sit there forever when I'm ahead.

Last Update: June 30, 2007, 4:38AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

March 17, 2007, 4AM: Played 50 minutes, Lost $199.00 at Garden City
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

I had a plan when I walked in: get my money into the pot as fast as possible.  I was successful.  I think I'm afraid to play ultra-tight.  It's almost like I'm going in feeling defeated already.  Like, if I'm going to lose anyways, I may as well lose by playing like a donkey.
I think I need my next log entry to say "I lost because I got blinded to death for 4 hours" or "I lost becuase I hit flops and kept getting outdrawn".  I don't think I can play loose anymore.  I need to play boring, like REALLY boring, regardless of how much preflop action there is, and regardless of how predictable my play is.

Last Update: March 17, 2007, 4:07AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

February 18, 2007, 2AM: Played 2 hours, 40 minutes, Lost $126.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3/6 Omaha Hi-Lo

Played Omaha -- very loose table.  I was by far tightest player.  Not tight enough.  I do like Omaha.  Need to learn to value starting hands better.

Last Update: February 18, 2007, 2:07AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

February 17, 2007, 11PM: Played 2 hours, Lost $74.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3/6 Texas Hold'em

Played with dad and Jesse for dad's birthday.  Ran into a lot of trouble with Ace-Rag.  Need to learn to raise or muck that.  Really need to learn to extract the information to see whether there is another Ace.

Last Update: February 18, 2007, 2:05AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

January 30, 2007, 4AM: Played 3 hours, 30 minutes, Lost $120.00 at Bay 101
$100 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (12th out of 83 Players)

Almost got healthy enough to make the final table.  Last two hands, UTG look at A8o -- it holds up against K3h.  Next hand BB look at 55, gets beat by 67s.  Could have probably limped into the money after doubling up with the A8o, but I made the right call.
Again: played well but did not get paid for it.  Hit a nice rush with AA, AJ, and JJ to bust three players.  More interesting were the mistakes:
Early in the tournament I got lucky getting way over-committed to A2o on the button.  I make it 3x BB to go and BB calls me.  Flop is XXX, two spades, so I fire again for 3x BB, turn is not a spade so I fire again for 5x BB.  Now I've only got about 7x BB left.  River is a blank, no spade, and the BB folds to me before I can even shove my chips in.  Thing is: I was pissed at myself for playing that hand that way, and wasn't sure whether to check the river or not.  In the end, I was going to move all-in.  On this hand I showed Jesse what I had and everyone got all pissy about it.  What's the big deal? When is it Ok to show cards.
Later in the tournament, smooth call a raise (2x BB) with AKo, BB also calls.  Flop is 7XX, BB goes all-in for another 3x BB and I call.  He rolls over 77.  Should have known to fold, but I had this voice in my ear telling me he went all-in with AQ two hands earlier.
Next mistake was a big one.  In SB with TT, folds around to me, and I double the BB.  BB calls, flop is XXQ, check, bet, muck.  Should have smooth called the BB and mucked when I missed.  Either that or continuation-bet the flop (preferably after having already made a bigger raise than 2x BB), but I think the conservative play would have been best.

Last Update: January 30, 2007, 11:57AM | Permalink (0 Comments)

January 20, 2007, 12AM: Played 1 hour, 30 minutes, Lost $200.00 at Garden City
$6/12 Texas Hold'em

I played well.  I can't think of any hands where I donked off chips.  I think I just lost some hands I was ahead in.  Last three hands I got involved in were:
23d flop a flush, 4th diamond hits river odds
44 flop set, beat by runner-runner gutshot straight odds
AA flop QXX, up against KK and QJ, turn is Q odds
I mean, I'm only *way* ahead in one of those, but I would have liked to drag at least one of them.  I also got chopped twice (two people dealt same two cards).
When I first sat down I felt very good about the table I was at.  Felt like I had a good read on many of the players -- lots of loose-passives, and the only decent players were the two on my right.  Those guys got up pretty quick, though, and the table got a little trickier.  I did not have as good a feel at the end.
I feel like I'm getting better.  Never panicked and got way loose or super-passive (or both) like I have done when down.  Don't feel like I leaked too many chips.  I may have been having trouble playing medium pairs this time.  I need to muck when the overcard hits, or even muck if I have top pair to start, counting on the overcard to hit.  But I'm ahead in that situation...??? Maybe I just got unlucky, or just need to know the other players at the table better.  Also had a hard time with Ace-rag -- laid it down most of the time.  Played a couple A8o...not sure if that is a good idea.
Only disappointing thing is I'd like to be rewarded when I play well, since it happens so rarely.

Last Update: January 20, 2007, 12:29AM | Permalink (1 Comment)

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