Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bad Call

Just wanted to put this out there to see if I should have folded this on the turn when I was drawing to a full house.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4330085106: The Mookie:Bow to Budo (32645907), Table 5 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:10:15 ET - 2007/11/28
Seat 1: wwonka69 (2,125)
Seat 2: VinNay (2,925), is sitting out
Seat 3: jjok (3,410)
Seat 4: sellthekids (3,045)
Seat 5: Rake Feeder (3,030)
Seat 6: Mungo36 (3,000)
Seat 7: JL514 (3,330)
Seat 8: whiskigrl (3,135)
Seat 9: BuddyDank (3,000)
VinNay posts the small blind of 15
jjok posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mungo36 [Qc Qh]
sellthekids folds
Rake Feeder folds
Mungo36 has 15 seconds left to act
Mungo36 raises to 90
JL514 folds
whiskigrl folds
BuddyDank calls 90
wwonka69 folds
VinNay folds
jjok folds
*** FLOP *** [Ts 9c 8s]
Mungo36 bets 166
BuddyDank calls 166
*** TURN *** [Ts 9c 8s] [Qs]
Mungo36 has 15 seconds left to act
Mungo36 bets 336
BuddyDank has 15 seconds left to act
BuddyDank raises to 1,110
Mungo36 calls 774
*** RIVER *** [Ts 9c 8s Qs] [Td]
Mungo36 has 15 seconds left to act
Mungo36 bets 666
BuddyDank has 15 seconds left to act
BuddyDank calls 666
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Mungo36 shows [Qc Qh] a full house, Queens full of Tens
BuddyDank mucks
Mungo36 wins the pot (4,109) with a full house, Queens full of Tens
The blinds are now 20/40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,109 Rake 0
Board: [Ts 9c 8s Qs Td]
Seat 1: wwonka69 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: VinNay (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: jjok (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Rake Feeder didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Mungo36 showed [Qc Qh] and won (4,109) with a full house, Queens full of Tens
Seat 7: JL514 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: whiskigrl didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: BuddyDank mucked [Js Kc] - a straight, King high

Thursday, November 15, 2007

JJ not okay at blogger events

Played pretty solid but lost a race with JJ vs. AQ against Lucko. He didn't have much time at the table to see that I was playing quite tight that evening. Of course it bites to lose that key race as that would have given me the chips to survive a turbo event with shortstack pushing.

Next week I will attempt to not have other things going on until 5 mins before the start of the tournament... I really think you need to do a small warmup event or something before sitting down to get the silly out of my system!

Work is really ramping up and I expect to age about 7 years over this next year. Building a business is tough work.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Getting back into the swing of things

Been on a rollercoaster as I just watched the CTS videos on CR. Damn that guy is nice and loose and super aggro. Adds variance to the results but it sure mixes up play and gets you lots of action for your big hands. When I tried it out I was running 32/28 and cbetting about 80% of flops. Still using most of GP's position plays to make sure that I take advantage of early position limpers.

Here is a hand that shows the nice action I was getting this evening:

Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players

LeggoPoker Hand History Converter

Hero (SB): $24.75
BB: $25
UTG: $24.30
MP: $29.50
CO: $25
BTN: $42.25

CO posts $0.25

Pre-Flop: Q Q dealt to Hero (SB) <--- sweet position to get a real hand... have been 3 betting light to these min raises all evening and they are starting to call those reraises.

UTG folds, MP raises to $0.50, CO folds, BTN calls $0.50, Hero raises to $3.60, BB folds, MP calls $3.10, BTN folds

Flop: ($8.20) Q T 9 (2 Players) <---- good flop as KJ isn't likely to be around at this level but will still check and hope they bet into me.
Hero checks, MP checks <--- shucks missed bet

Turn: ($8.20) T (2 Players) <--- perfect turn card to play weak and let straight and flush hit on river
Hero checks, MP checks

River: ($8.20) 7 (2 Players) <--- bet pot and hope they have something
Hero bets $9, MP raises to $18, Hero raises to $21.15 and is All-In, MP calls $3.15

Results: $50.50 Pot ($2.50 Rake)
Hero showed Q Q (a full house, Queens full of Tens) and WON $48 (+$23.25 NET)
MP mucked A 3 (a flush, Ace high) and LOST (-$24.75 NET)

Now if I can stop the stupid 3 barrel bluffing from happening very often I can get back up to playing at least NL50 on a regular basis.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

AA at Blogger Events

Finished my return to the ring with a nice 68th place finish monday night at Hoy's event. Had Fuel and Cmitch at my table and super aggro guy to my right.... so tough spot to be in but deep stacks so I decide to take my time and chat until I get AA on the button. Standard raise... get reraised... I rereraise and then villian pushes with 1010. River 10 gives me a flush but the board had already paired.... early exit for me and looking forward to the Mookie.

Gotta win one of these events because my online cash is so low.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Blogger Donk Time Again

It sure doesn't take long until I turn into a push monkey and lost most of the cash I won by playing good solid poker. You can actually feel yourself about to do something stupid and you can't stop your body from clicking the button.....

Well I know the solution to that... good banter at the Monday at the Hoy event tonight.... hope I can get my wireless going so I can watch my Penguins play tonight at the same time.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Couple days of playing

Moved into the new house now and have reliable internet access. Have spent the last couple days getting used to playing again at NL25. Nice to be up about 4 buyins and won 3 tournaments that I started at the same time the other night.

Currently working on getting my next job started as I left a hedge fund that I worked for over the last 5 years+ last week. Figure with the new house why not get the job stuff in order with a new opportunity to be my own boss.

Hopefully I can get home to play in a few of the blogger events next week.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Back in the Ring!

Glad that the games are still full of nice fat fish! Took me an hour to catch him but here is the capture. He was betting with anything and I knew if I hit he would pay me off with his stack. Love the reraise to $36 on the turn! Need to get off to a hot start to build up the bankroll again.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (6 handed) Full Tilt Converter Tool from (Format: HTML)

saw flopsaw showdown

Button ($47.25)
SB ($66.25)
BB ($84.45)

UTG =(Villian)/ ($52.35)
MP ($50)
CO ($84.85)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 6d, 7s.
UTG =/ raises to $1, 3 folds, SB calls $0.75, Hero calls $0.50.

Flop: ($3) 5s, 4s, 5h (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, Villian bets $3, SB folds, Hero calls $3.

Turn: ($9) 3c (2 players)
Hero checks, Villian bets $9, BB raises to $36, Villian calls $27.

River: ($81) Qd (2 players)
BB bets $13, Villian calls $12.35 (All-In).

Final Pot: $105.70

Results in white below:

Hero has 6d 7s (straight, seven high).

Villian has 7d 7h (two pair, sevens and fives).

Outcome: Hero wins $106.35.

It is so hard to close off loose ends

Finally got moved into the new house so it is possible that I can show up to some blogger events starting next week. It has been a long ride but now having internet access at home is going to get me back in the swing of things. Still have to setup the wireless network for the house but that shouldn't take long tonight.

Time to get back to reading everyone elses blogs as well which has been off and on over these last few months.

On the work front I am still waiting to tie up a few loose ends before figuring out my next move. Time to start hitting up some contacts for some good opportunities or at least some stock picks while I am waiting around.