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Thursday, May 31, 2007

OK, it's a new day.

Mookie, out 31 of 61, because I do silly things like come over top of preflop raises with JJ (open raise button, SB reraises, I shove and cover, he calls with KK) and AJ (EP raises 3.5 BB, I shove out of the SB for 20BB, he barely covers and calls with QQ).
Boy I'm a dumb donk.


Dookie, bubble out of a turbo HORSE tourney 4th of 10, because I'm heffmike, I guess.

I do play a two-table SnG, barely make the bubble with 2K of the 27K in play four handed - but end up taking it down, so score one for patience.....

And I completely waste two hours and change in a HORSE tourney to make the bubble and immediately go out for a $2 profit - arrgh, no more $5 tourneys.


Anyhow, the pop has been around this week to offer painting services - and it looks good. Now if I can just figure out how to not shock myself changing outlets, we're in business.

Heff


Monday, May 28, 2007

Flowers for Heff - but cheering up!

  With the WSOP starting up this week, I'm thinking back to 2006, and when I started this blog.
 
  Over about two years of play, I had taken an initial bankroll and grew it slowly but surely to over 7x it's original size. I satellited into the WSOP Main Event, though I did not make it past day one, had won a few online tournaments and was generally playing well, especially in cash games. I felt confident and sure that I was an above-average player - not a great player, but smarter than the average bear.
 
  I don't know what's happened since. After another tragic session last week (how do I manage to lose 40-50 bets at 5/10 HORSE and O/8 in just three hours) I have now managed to grind myself back down to the initial bankroll stake from 2004. I'm not playing any WSOP events this year - not that I was planning to, due to marriage/moving to new house/honeymoon happening right smack dab in the middle of it - but even if I had the time free, I've played myself out of affording those events for the time being.
 
   It's strange. I have to know more about the game than I did a year ago, but I'm playing worse than ever. I guess the games really have gotten harder since the UIGEA, and I'm not keeping up.
 
  Six months ago I was winning pots the size of my current bankroll now. I've gone from a winning 200NL player to getting routinely stacked at 100NL That's a really disappointing sentence to read.
 
It's like the only time I get action is when I'm crushed.
I have no fold equity whenever I raise or check raise.
I get three bet A LOT when I raise flops or turns and have to fold.
I am the king of pushing a second or third best hand in a big pot.
There's a theory, tongue-in-cheek, that says, "bet, bet, bet, because no one ever has anything."
Heff's Corollary is "bet, bet, bet, and never get called by a worse hand.":-(
 
  My last three live sessions in AC have been break even at best, huge dumpage at worst. The simple facts are, I've turned into a losing player, and I have no idea why.
 
 Jenn thinks it's because I've had so much on my mind this year, and just can't be as focused as I was in 2006. I mean, I think my leaks aren't technical, but emotional, and I'm making mistakes that I rationally know are wrong but do them anyway - but I can't be sure about this.
 
  All through this year, my tilt monkey anger has gotten worse and worse. I'm fine at the beginning of a session, but sooner or later someone spikes a card when I've got them crushed, or I miss a huge draw where half the deck makes my hand, or the villain makes a bad play and sucks out, or I jam into a virtual nut hand - and then I just go completely apeshit.
 
  I can't even begin to count how many brutal sessions started out with a small loss, then a couple of bad beats here and there, and then the avalanche ensues, and I run a two figure loss into three.
 
  I'm to the point now where I know I'm running bad and playing bad, but I can't tell how much of it is variance - how much of it is the price of being an active, aggressive player who would rather bet than check/call - and how much of it is just being a completely pissed-off idiot who is just spewing chips into better players who are trapping me, and only playing back at me with the goods and folding marginal hands.
 
  Obviously, I can stop playing for a while - I really won't have the time after mid-June to do much of anything for a month - but that won't exactly solve the underlying pokah problem. Arrgh. I just feel incredibly stupid lately, like the IQ points are just draining out of my head as we speak - Flowers for Algernon, or whatever.
 
  I'm always seeing the clouds and ignoring the sunshine in my life. Maybe I need a mantra or a mission statement - or Jenn's optimistic disposition :-)
 
Lloyd Dobler: "Why can't you be in a good mood? How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood once in a while?"
 
Maybe that's it!  Either that, or I need a pet squirrel.
 
On the other hand, over the Memorial Day weekend, I've done a lot around the house, hosted some friends from out of town, barbecued on a new grill, spent some good time with Jenn, and even finished second in a freebie bar tournament when I just relaxed, thought good thoughts and just played my game with a bunch of familiar faces.

Hey, even Hugochavezlovechild is in first place! (Go Magglio Ordonez, Oliver Perez)
 
So, maybe attitude is everything. or something like that.
 
T-minus three weeks to getting hitched. That should be fun... ;-)
 
Heff

Thursday, May 17, 2007

this is a pattern

16th of 61 at the Mookie this week. Again, can't really make a dent in things.

As I recall, had Smokee and later Waffles to my left, so I really had to tighten up, since they are smart enough/loose enough to float me a lot in position... Managed to make a lot of good folds early, (with Smokee laughing at me) then make a tough reraiase allin on the turn heads up, blind v. blind with Avoque. 

He open minraises in the SB, I defend with Q8o
Flop QJxr, I call 3/4th pot.
Turn blank, he bets 560 into an 800 pot, I shove for 300 more because I just don't buy he has a hand.
He calls with JTo, I hold up.

Moving onto the second hour I win a pot, lose a pot, open raise and shove to pick up the blinds a few times, when donk power strikes. Sorry Lightning.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2442653951: The Mookie - Bayne Wins (18344642), Table 4 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:26:08 ET - 2007/05/16
Seat 1: NewinNov (5,935)
Seat 2: butchhoward (3,400)
Seat 3: DontKnow (3,070)
Seat 4: crazdgamer (4,344)
Seat 5: misogynist (4,693)
Seat 6: sellthekids (3,850)
Seat 7: heffmike (2,620)
Seat 8: smokkee (3,245)
Seat 9: lightning36 (3,710)
smokkee posts the small blind of 80
lightning36 posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [As Jh]
NewinNov folds
butchhoward folds
DontKnow folds
crazdgamer folds
misogynist folds
sellthekids folds
heffmike raises to 500
smokkee folds
smokkee: never fear, Butch is here !
lightning36 raises to 840
heffmike raises to 2,620, and is all in
lightning36 calls 1,780
heffmike shows [As Jh]
lightning36 shows [Kh Ad]
*** FLOP *** [Kd Tc 2c]
*** TURN *** [Kd Tc 2c] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [Kd Tc 2c 9s] [Qd]
heffmike shows a straight, Ace high
lightning36 shows a pair of Kings
heffmike wins the pot (5,320) with a straight, Ace high
smokkee: standard
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,320 | Rake 0
Board: [Kd Tc 2c 9s Qd]
Seat 1: NewinNov didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: butchhoward didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: DontKnow didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: crazdgamer didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: misogynist didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike (button) showed [As Jh] and won (5,320) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 8: smokkee (small blind) folded before the Flop

Boy I suck. But at least I have chips.

Until I bluff the Hammer into trip 5s blind vs. blind, and fold
shove QQ into AK preflop, and lose
shove Kd6d on a Td8d6x flop and turn the flush
and AK into 99 preflop, and lose.

Arrgh. anyway, I steal/shove some more to stay afloat, finally shove A6o with 6BB and get called by butchhoward on the button with AA. somehow I manage not to suck out as a 6-1 dog.

GG me. Hey, I woke up at 545 this AM to go to NYC for business and got back to the house in Northern Virginia at 10pm on the dot. what do you want?

Heff

Thursday, May 10, 2007

arrgh, foiled again.

Well, it looked like a good night at the Mookie. I told myself to play tight, don't do anything silly, no big moves in the first hour. Oh well.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2390105247: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:22:42 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (1,805)
Seat 2: VinNay (915)
Seat 4: oossuuu754 (1,410)
Seat 5: mtnrider81 (1,905)
Seat 6: Bellyvilly (535)
Seat 7: heffmike (1,455)
Seat 8: UpForPoker (2,330)
Seat 9: katitude (2,885)
sellthekids posts the small blind of 25
VinNay posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #9
sellthekids is feeling confused
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Td Jd]
sellthekids: not safe out
oossuuu754 folds
sellthekids: CJs aroung
sellthekids: *d
mtnrider81 folds
Bellyvilly folds
heffmike raises to 165
UpForPoker folds
katitude folds
sellthekids calls 140
VinNay raises to 915, and is all in
heffmike raises to 1,455, and is all in
sellthekids: wow
sellthekids has 15 seconds left to act
sellthekids: y'alls aces cancel out?
sellthekids folds
heffmike shows [Td Jd]
heffmike: prolly live.
VinNay shows [9s 9d]
Uncalled bet of 540 returned to heffmike
*** FLOP *** [5c Js 3s]
*** TURN *** [5c Js 3s] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [5c Js 3s 2h] [4h]
heffmike shows a pair of Jacks
VinNay shows a pair of Nines
heffmike wins the pot (1,995) with a pair of Jacks
VinNay stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,995 | Rake 0
Board: [5c Js 3s 2h 4h]
Seat 1: sellthekids (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: VinNay (big blind) showed [9s 9d] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 4: oossuuu754 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: mtnrider81 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Bellyvilly didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike showed [Td Jd] and won (1,995) with a pair of Jacks
Seat 8: UpForPoker didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude (button) didn't bet (folded)


VinNay was reraising light. I had him covered. I felt like Asian Gambool and wanted to chip up. Whatever. Donk call doubles through. Boy, I am an IDIOT.

Anyhow, continued to chip up until Waffles hit that table and pwned a river reraise in a blind on blind match with A2 on a T55Tx board. I suck. I'm repping the A-high hand he actually has...  And I don't recall saying anything notable here.... everyone knows he'll call heads up with A-high here.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2390390084: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:57:02 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (4,230)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,690)
Seat 3: Maudie (1,390)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,984)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (4,895)
Seat 7: heffmike (4,430)
Seat 8: UpForPoker (1,665)
Seat 9: katitude (965)
SirFWALGMan posts the small blind of 50
heffmike posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8c Jc]
Maudie: i'm in trouble here
sellthekids: but i do like the Dead
UpForPoker folds
katitude folds
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
SirFWALGMan: arnt they dead?
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
SirFWALGMan calls 50
sellthekids: i went to a whacked out religious college
heffmike checks
*** FLOP *** [Th 5s Td]
sellthekids: here in TX
SirFWALGMan bets 100
sellthekids: warps the mind
heffmike calls 100
*** TURN *** [Th 5s Td] [5h]
SirFWALGMan bets 100
heffmike calls 100
*** RIVER *** [Th 5s Td 5h] [3s]
SirFWALGMan bets 100
heffmike raises to 500
SirFWALGMan calls 400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike shows [8c Jc] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
SirFWALGMan shows [2h Ah] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
SirFWALGMan wins the pot (1,600) with two pair, Tens and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,600 | Rake 0
Board: [Th 5s Td 5h 3s]
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (small blind) showed [2h Ah] and won (1,600) with two pair, Tens and Fives
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) showed [8c Jc] and lost with two pair, Tens and Fives
Seat 8: UpForPoker didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390399285: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:58:08 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (4,230)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,690)
Seat 3: Maudie (1,390)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,984)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (5,695)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,630)
Seat 8: UpForPoker (1,665)
Seat 9: katitude (965)
heffmike posts the small blind of 50
UpForPoker posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [4h 9h]
SirFWALGMan: wheee
katitude folds
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
sellthekids: holy methusala
SirFWALGMan: i cant fold
Maudie folds
SirFWALGMan: never
SirFWALGMan: ever
bayne_s folds
sellthekids: (bad spelling)
heffmike: no., really?
SirFWALGMan calls 100
heffmike:  :-)
sellthekids: wow
heffmike calls 50
UpForPoker checks
*** FLOP *** [Jc 5c Ks]
SirFWALGMan: since i worship the donkey gods
heffmike checks
UpForPoker checks
SirFWALGMan checks
*** TURN *** [Jc 5c Ks] [2h]
bayne_s: My Uncle went to Bob Jones University sure impact is similar
heffmike checks
UpForPoker checks
SirFWALGMan checks
*** RIVER *** [Jc 5c Ks 2h] [Qc]
heffmike checks
UpForPoker bets 100
SirFWALGMan folds
heffmike folds
Uncalled bet of 100 returned to UpForPoker
UpForPoker mucks
UpForPoker wins the pot (300)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 300 | Rake 0
Board: [Jc 5c Ks 2h Qc]
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet(folded)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (button) folded on the River
Seat 7: heffmike (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 8: UpForPoker (big blind) collected (300), mucked
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)



Oh and for some reason he thinks I'm screwing with him here when he went out with QQ vs. JJ. - I just know he tilt monkeys worse than me. He played fine. I know losing 80-20s drives him nuts, though

Here's the HH. Not sure where I piss him off, but like I said, he's Tilty McTilt.


Full Tilt Poker Game #2390585612: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:20:51 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (4,050)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,745)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (3,690)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
Maudie posts the small blind of 80
bayne_s posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [5s 2h]
Joe_13 folds
sellthekids: this deck have any paint cards?
SirFWALGMan raises to 480
heffmike folds
katitude folds
SirFWALGMan: i beleive it does
sellthekids raises to 1,680
a104l9 folds
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
SirFWALGMan raises to 3,690, and is all in
sellthekids: ugh
sellthekids calls 2,010
SirFWALGMan shows [Qs Qd]
sellthekids shows [Js Jh]
*** FLOP *** [Th 9s 6h]
*** TURN *** [Th 9s 6h] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 9s 6h 8s] [7c]
SirFWALGMan shows a straight, Ten high
sellthekids shows a straight, Jack high
sellthekids wins the pot (7,620) with a straight, Jack high
sellthekids: ouch
SirFWALGMan stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,620 | Rake 0
Board: [Th 9s 6h 8s 7c]
Seat 1: sellthekids showed [Js Jh] and won (7,620) with a straight, Jack high
Seat 2: a104l9 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: bayne_s (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Joe_13 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan showed [Qs Qd] and lost with a straight, Ten high
Seat 7: heffmike didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390592828: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:21:44 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,980)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,304)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
bayne_s posts the small blind of 80
Joe_13 posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [7h 6c]
sellthekids: runner runner
Maudie: yeeha
heffmike: that'll get on the blog.
katitude: ooof
sellthekids: gg waffle
SirFWALGMan (Observer): haha
heffmike folds
katitude folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): nice
katitude: gg waffles
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
Maudie folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): great play there sell
SirFWALGMan (Observer): your a player
Maudie: that was an owie
bayne_s folds
Uncalled bet of 80 returned to Joe_13
sellthekids: lol
Joe_13 mucks
Joe_13 wins the pot (160)
heffmike: 3
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 160 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Joe_13 (big blind) collected (160), mucked
Seat 7: heffmike didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390597087: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:22:16 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,980)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,224)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,430)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
Joe_13 posts the small blind of 80
heffmike posts the big blind of 160
heffmike: 2
The button is in seat #4
heffmike: 1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8h Ah]
katitude folds
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
Maudie folds
heffmike: waffles go boom!
bayne_s raises to 560
sellthekids: c'mon i gotta push with those
Joe_13 folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): yes you do
SirFWALGMan (Observer): ya i played so badly
heffmike folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): 80-20
Uncalled bet of 400 returned to bayne_s
bayne_s mucks
bayne_s wins the pot (400)
SirFWALGMan (Observer): any day and twice on sunday
sellthekids: no - u had me
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 400 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s (button) collected (400), mucked
Seat 5: Joe_13 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390601832: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:22:51 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,980)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,170)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
heffmike posts the small blind of 80
katitude posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [5c Jh]
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
sellthekids: but i couldn't fold
Joe_13 folds
sellthekids: right?
SirFWALGMan (Observer): of course I did
heffmike raises to 3,170, and is all in
katitude folds
Uncalled bet of 3,010 returned to heffmike
heffmike mucks
heffmike wins the pot (320)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 320 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike (small blind) collected (320), mucked
Seat 9: katitude (big blind) folded before the Flop



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390604880: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:23:14 ET - 2007/05/09
SirFWALGMan (Observer): i dunno
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,980)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,110)
katitude posts the small blind of 80
sellthekids posts the big blind of 160
sellthekids: i mean, i need ITM
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Kc 4d]
SirFWALGMan (Observer): probably not
a104l9 folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): ya I just made ITM
sellthekids: not points
Maudie folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): i mean points
bayne_s: My instincts say a rantis coming
SirFWALGMan (Observer): lol
sellthekids: heh
bayne_s folds
Joe_13 folds
SirFWALGMan (Observer): why should I rant
heffmike folds
sellthekids: i am going to be ranted!
SirFWALGMan (Observer): he knows he made a mistake
sellthekids: weee?!
SirFWALGMan (Observer): nah
katitude raises to 1,110, and is all in
sellthekids folds
Uncalled bet of 950 returned to katitude
heffmike: you are famous now, sell.
katitude mucks
SirFWALGMan (Observer): yiou know you suck, no rant needed
katitude wins the pot (320)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 320 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude (small blind) collected (320), mucked



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390610613: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:23:56 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,820)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,470)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
sellthekids posts the small blind of 80
a104l9 posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [3h 5d]
heffmike: internets infamy
sellthekids: lol
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
sellthekids: maybe i can get to the final table now (Note, he did.)
Joe_13 folds
heffmike folds
katitude folds
sellthekids: heh
sellthekids folds
Uncalled bet of 80 returned to a104l9
a104l9 mucks
a104l9 wins the pot (160)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 160 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: a104l9 (big blind) collected (160), mucked
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude (button) didn't bet (folded)



Full Tilt Poker Game #2390613803: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:24:19 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (7,740)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,550)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,330)
Seat 9: katitude (1,270)
a104l9 posts the small blind of 80
Maudie posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [2s 5h]
bayne_s folds
Joe_13 folds
heffmike folds
katitude folds
sellthekids raises to 560
sellthekids: i told u FTP loves scenarios
SirFWALGMan (Observer): lol
sellthekids: and ferguson wrote the rng
a104l9 has 15 seconds left to act
SirFWALGMan (Observer): Poker loves Scenerios
a104l9 raises to 1,550, and is all in
sellthekids: what do u think they teach at MIT
Maudie folds
sellthekids folds
Uncalled bet of 990 returned to a104l9
a104l9 mucks
a104l9 wins the pot (1,280)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,280 | Rake 0
Seat 1: sellthekids (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: a104l9 (small blind) collected (1,280), mucked
Seat 3: Maudie (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: heffmike didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)

Anyhow.... Anyone shoves QQ there. It happens.  By the way, in case anyone thinks Waffles' revisionist history is real.... the two hands we played between A-high pwnage and QQ is no good. I don't think there's anything notable here, but obviously he saw something here no one else did.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2390529507: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:13:56 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (4,110)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,710)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,845)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,204)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,270)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (4,245)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,350)
Seat 9: katitude (635)
sellthekids posts the small blind of 60
a104l9 posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [9c 9d]
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
Joe_13 folds
SirFWALGMan raises to 360
heffmike calls 360
katitude folds
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 3d Jh]
SirFWALGMan checks
heffmike bets 600
SirFWALGMan folds
Uncalled bet of 600 returned to heffmike
heffmike mucks
heffmike wins the pot (900)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 900 | Rake 0
Board: [9h 3d Jh]
Seat 1: sellthekids (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: a104l9 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan folded on the Flop
Seat 7:heffmike collected (900), mucked
Seat 9: katitude (button) didn't bet (folded)


Full Tilt Poker Game #2390562354: The Mookie - Homey Don't Play (17983565), Table 6 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:17:59 ET - 2007/05/09
Seat 1: sellthekids (4,050)
Seat 2: a104l9 (1,710)
Seat 3: Maudie (4,665)
Seat 4: bayne_s (3,464)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (4,350)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (3,605)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,890)
Seat 9: katitude (635)
SirFWALGMan posts the small blind of 80
heffmike posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [7c 8h]
katitude folds
sellthekids folds
a104l9 folds
Maudie folds
bayne_s folds
Joe_13 folds
SirFWALGMan raises to 480
heffmike calls 320
*** FLOP *** [Ac 4s 6c]
SirFWALGMan bets 800
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike folds
Uncalled bet of 800 returned to SirFWALGMan
SirFWALGMan mucks
SirFWALGMan wins the pot (960)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 960 | Rake 0
Board: [Ac 4s 6c]
Seat 1: sellthekids didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: a104l9 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Maudie didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Joe_13 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: SirFWALGMan (small blind) collected (960), mucked
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: katitude didn't bet (folded)

Second hour, crusing fine, until I raise JJ in LP, get a SB cold call and the BB moves in for a teeny bit more., flop Qxx, I jam, SB folds, BB shows QJ. ARRRRRRRRRGH.

Next hand, I raise, BB jams, I call with K8s getting a billion to one, I flop an 8 on his ATo, he rivers a straight.

After this, I'm short and shove any reasonable hand.
Which works until we get to two tables.

I open raise, not shove, 77 to 1350 at 200/400/50. All fold to bayne_s, who raises to 4700 from the BB. I decided his range is big enough there to be AJ-AK as well as 88-AA and call, he shows 99, IGHN 17th of 75. Boooooooooooooo.

Oh, I was running good in the Dookie (I luvs HORSE) until I catch two bad in Razz and donk out in Stud in 16th after having a lot of chips early. Oh well, if this guy can finish 17th, not so bad.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

mook, someday I will play goot.

At least in this week's Mookie, I didn't blow off my stack in Level 1 check raising into a monster, so I actually made it to the first break.

I actually had the chip lead for most of the first hour -
   * until I ran a rivered straight into a boat  (97 v JT on a T9T8J board - I limped on the button, blinds call. I bet 100 into 150 pot on flop, SB calls. SB checks turn, I check behind, figuring he has a ten and I have a good draw. He overbets river, 550 into 350 pot, I decide to put him in for 350 more and hope he's overplaying AT. The only card I can pay him off there with has to come, otherwise I just fold the river. bleh)
   * and got into a blind v. blind pissing match, A8s < AQo, despite flopping the flush draw. (folds to SB with 995 at 25/50, he openraises to 300, I jam with 3825, He calls. Oh well. that's too overaggressive with A8, but we are heads up, and it's a strange open raise that only gets him 50 chips 80% of the time, because I can fold a lot of hands there. I would have shoved the flop anyway, so no big thing.)

I actually was running hot: AA-QQ four times, but only picked up more than the blinds just one time. Kept getting them in EP and standard openraised, and for once (I figure most of these players peg me as an overaggressive donk, so I get floated in position a lot) I didn't get action.

 I did actually have a hand here, but not the hammer. Just JJ. Mattazuma tanked and folded.



Anyhow, after the break, I go carddead, can't win a pot - get reraised once, pay off a rivered boat in a limped three-way pot another time. finally open push 10BB with KQ and watch kaellinn18 wake up with AK, gg me. 31st of 74. bleh.