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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Well, that was embarrassingly stupid

get chips early in the Mookie, then let JDSchellnutt freaking flat me with 53s in position and pay off his river raise when the runner runner wheel gets there - and then let sprstoner pwn by flatting AA in on the button and convincing me I should check raise second pair on the flop and shove the turn... 44 of 46, what a jopke on me. Must quit playing pots OOP and trying to blow people off of holdings they are NEVER dumping, every bitch story I write starts with "I raise and get flatted..."

Oh well. That'll happen. Rays lose tonite too. boobooboo. boo. (getting into Halloween mode)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ok, not so smart... BUT I HAZ MANY BANANA!

enjoyed the 10 cent donkfest - I actually wasn't in for every much and managed to get myself up to 85K by the break by playing like a nit, zigging while everyone else zagged, then up to 114K early in the second hour, and then.....

Full Tilt Poker Game #8631180875: NumbBlow (63820195), Table 8 - 150/300 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:19:20 ET - 2008/10/23
Seat 1: BuddyDank (15,565)
Seat 3: ChampSampson (368,052)
Seat 4: nzgreen (218,343)
Seat 5: mookie99 (12,880), is sitting out
Seat 6: heffmike (114,585)
Seat 7: TNSpaceman (99,320)
Seat 8: jjok (31,497)
Seat 9: ScottMc (425,631)
BuddyDank antes 25
ChampSampson antes 25
nzgreen antes 25
mookie99 antes 25
heffmike antes 25
TNSpaceman antes 25
jjok antes 25
ScottMc antes 25
mookie99 posts the small blind of 150
heffmike posts the big blind of 300
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ac Ah]
TNSpaceman folds
jjok folds
ScottMc calls 300
BuddyDank folds
ChampSampson folds
nzgreen calls 300
mookie99 folds
heffmike raises to 3,750
ScottMc calls 3,450
nzgreen folds
*** FLOP *** [2h Qd Ts]
heffmike bets 5,000
ScottMc calls 5,000
*** TURN *** [2h Qd Ts] [7s]
heffmike bets 11,000
ScottMc calls 11,000
*** RIVER *** [2h Qd Ts 7s] [Th]
heffmike checks
ScottMc bets 405,856, and is all in
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike calls 94,810, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 311,046 returned to ScottMc
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ScottMc shows [Jc Tc] three of a kind, Tens
heffmike mucks
ScottMc wins the pot (229,770) with three of a kind, Tens
heffmike stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 229,770 | Rake 0
Board: [2h Qd Ts 7s Th]
Seat 1: BuddyDank folded before the Flop
Seat 3: ChampSampson folded before the Flop
Seat 4: nzgreen (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: mookie99 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: heffmike (big blind) mucked [Ac Ah] - two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 7: TNSpaceman folded before the Flop
Seat 8: jjok folded before the Flop
Seat 9: ScottMc showed [Jc Tc] and won (229,770) with three of a kind, Tens

jeez, isn't this like a fold 110% of the time? Yeah, I can say, big stack pushing me around, but everyone knows I haz overpair here - when does he NOT have a T or a boat... - man, just fold and move on with a 94K stack and 300BB. Of course, it IS a 10 cent rebuy.... but I played goot here - right until the river. definite bet/fold or check/fold. Ugh.

On the other hand, actually made the money (and a final table) for the first time in an AIPS this year, go limit O8!

ADD: and winnar, banana number three. at least I don't have to be up all night like ScottMc. (still 25 guys left with a 500K stack, average over 100BBs - this could last all night, lol)

donkaments must be my thing....

Because while I'm getting my ass handed to me every time I try to play any cash games (I wish I never learned about split pot games, arrrrgh.) I can still take down a donkament every now and again..

That would be Mookie number #3 this year. Not bad. It was so similar to last time too - I was quiet early (only one showdown in my first 100 hands) won some key races to build a stack to the final table, hit one standard suckout on katiemother to double through, and really got moving once I adjusted to having sprstoner on my left. Played LGkiev heads up again, and took it down on a fairly standard hand, flopped top two pair against his top pair.

I'll take a closer look later, but I think this was so mind-numbingly standard there may not be a lot to write about. We shall see.

EDIT for the record:

I start at a table with Hoyazo on my right, sprstoner, Joanne1111 - and manage to chip up to almost 6K without ever winning a showdown – made a couple of resteals, raised some flop continuation bets, that kind of thing. Make it halfway through hour two when I hit my first pothole.

Blinds 100/200, I have 5600 in the small blind with AKo.
Two folds, jeciimd raises to 600 with a similar stack, folds around, I elect to just call, and Joanne1111 comes along for the ride in the big blind with just 1255 more behind.
Flop QdJs4s. I check, Joanne shoves, jeciimd folds, I think and decide to gamble against her one pair hand. I call, she shows TT.
Turn Ace, yay. River King, not so yay. TT spikes a straight to hold, down to 3800.

I chip back up to around 4500 when I get moved to a table with MiamiDon, Carmen, LGKiev, and apparently Waffles under the Maniac57 account. I really can’t get anything going until this hand.

Blinds 150/300/25 seven handed. Carmen openshoves UTF for 4210, I decide to ship it in with AQo for only 3855. THEN LGkiev reships for 12K and I figure I’m hammered.

LGkiev shows [As Qs] (not so bad)
carmensincity shows [7h 7c]
heffmike shows [Ah Qc]
*** FLOP *** [5c 4s 8c]
*** TURN *** [5c 4s 8c] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [5c 4s 8c Kd] [Ac]

River is nice this time, up to 6k. Soon after that, I get a gift.

Blinds still 150/300/25, now eight handed. I have 6070 UTG with AKs and raise to 1000.
Lightning36 reraises to 3650 from the button with only 2500 behind.
I jam, he calls with AJo, doesn’t spike, and now I suddenly have 12k.

I start playing the stack well, raising enough blinds to chip up bit by bit (I had AA-QQ so many times in the tourney and got NO action every time, jeez) – then on the final table bubble I decide to take a coin flip.

Five handed, blinds 300/600/75, Miami Don openshoves UTG for 8500, I have 99, decide he has overs, and reshove for 15K. I hold up against his KTs and we head to the final table eighthanded.

Seat 1: katiemother (23,868)
Seat 2: -WYLDKARD- (4,938)
Seat 3: heffmike (24,751)
Seat 5: sprstoner (14,970)
Seat 6: -o-LuckTruck-o- (14,615)
Seat 7: NYRambler (25,794)
Seat 8: LGkiev (22,114)
Seat 9: bdidde (3,950)

I basically start playing like shit and let sprstoner brutalize me for no reason.

Blinds 400/800/100 seven handed. I have 21K and open raise TT to 2500 from the cutoff.
Sprstoner reraises from the button to 7200 with a 23K stack, blinds fold, and I have a decision.

Folding seems silly.
Raising really means jamming, and with these stack sizes 1) I think I get a fold like never and 2) I’m flipping at best – sprstoner is perfectly capable of threebetting me with air, but in this spot, doing it for a third of your stack preflop with the intention of folding to a shove.. I kind of doubt it. If I shove, I better win at showdown.

So, instead of either jamming and gambling, or being a nit and folding, I do the stupid dumbass thing and call, OOP, when I’m going to be lost after the flop and have to checkfold a lot of the time.
Flop Q95, two hearts, I check, stoner predictably shoves, and I fold like a moron.

That’s nothing, I get to play ATM again in an orbit.

Same blinds, stoner has 30K UTG, I have 20K in the big blind
Stoner makes a small openraise to 1900, folds around, I call with Kc3c because I suck.
Flop 664 with two clubs, I check, stoner bets half pot, I think and call
Turn 5, I check, he bets half pot again, and I fold, despite all my draws, because, again, I suck.

I prolly should fold preflop, or checkraise the flop with the intention of GAMBOOL and getting it in, or just check fold the flop, anything but what I did – instead I just spew more chips to stoner by playing like a little girl.

So soon enough, after dusting off some more blinds, I get my one big suckout.

Still seven handed at 600/1200/150, I open shove UTG for 12500 with Ah5h.
Folds around to katiemother in the big blind with 15800, and she instacalls with AQo.
Flop has a 5, and I spike to jump up to 26700, which is good enough for second in chips.

I make it past the bubble, and start turning up my aggression. Before I can get going, though, lucktruck saves me my stack here.

Blinds 800/1600/200
UTG: sprstoner (31,204)
Button: -o-LuckTruck-o- (33,766)
SB: LGkiev (39,078), is sitting out
BB: heffmike (30,952)

Stoner makes that small openraise again to 3800, lucktruck flats on the button, I come along with QTo.

Flop T72, two hearts – I check the weak top pair, stoner bets half pot, lucktruck shoves.. which was what I was going to do, since stoner was playing really, really loose and wide at this point but I fold instead.
Stoner calls with ATs (surprise surprise), and holds against lucktruck’s T9s.
Case ten could have cost me there big time.

We get down to three players, and I tarp stoner

Button: sprstoner (73,170)
SB: LGkiev (36,078), is sitting out
BB: heffmike (25,752)

Stoner raises to 3800, I flat with KK.
Flop Q84r, I check, stoner c-bets half pot, I think and shove my last 21k in, he calls with 86o and doesn’t get there, I double through to 56k

I start threebet shoving on stoner’s opens to avoid playing OOP with him, and it seems to work – he’s not as much of a problem for me – he’s a better player, I gotta do something to make up for that gap, and preflop shoves are one ham-fisted way to do it.

Anyhow, LGKiev ends up getting sprstoner’s chips, and we end up heads up again, just like last month…
Seat 3: heffmike (70,104)
Seat 8: LGkiev (64,896)

At one point he lost connection heads up and I just kept folding until he got back – after 20 minutes of heads up, we’re about at the same point, with only 15BB effective, when I spike.

Full Tilt Poker Game #8617908809: The Mookie (64804393), Table 6 - 2000/4000 Ante 500 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:53:27 ET - 2008/10/23
Seat 3: heffmike (64,004)
Seat 8: LGkiev (70,996)
heffmike antes 500
LGkiev antes 500
LGkiev posts the small blind of 2,000
heffmike posts the big blind of 4,000
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Jh 9d]
LGkiev calls 2,000
heffmike checks
*** FLOP *** [9h 8h Js]
heffmike checks
LGkiev bets 9,000
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 22,000
LGkiev raises to 66,496, and is all in
heffmike calls 37,504, and is all in
LGkiev shows [2d Jc]
heffmike shows [Jh 9d]
Uncalled bet of 6,992 returned to LGkiev
*** TURN *** [9h 8h Js] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [9h 8h Js Ks] [7h]
LGkiev shows a pair of Jacks
heffmike shows two pair, Jacks and Nines
heffmike wins the pot (128,008) with two pair, Jacks and Nines
LGkiev: nh

And it’s over one hand later when my 86 holds over his 62. So yay me. I see I’m the first one to three titles this year – it’s a pretty good list of peeps with two – so that’s something of an accomplishment.

Anyhow, hope to blow some of it on the NumbBlowMe, and there’s an AIPS Thursday night as well – Not sure I can make it, but we shall see…

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

not just the mookie this time

24th in this week's extravaganza... I just cannot get anything going in this tourney for the last month or so, since I won my second Mook...

Started with a table I did not like, somehow survived the first hour without too much damage and started to chip up the hour two when I hit the wall.

Full Tilt Poker Game #8507688016: The Mookie (63982168), Table 2 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:10:07 ET - 2008/10/15
Seat 1: Breeze81 (3,895)
Seat 2: emptyman (9,790)
Seat 3: FULL---AZTEC--- (3,436)
Seat 4: DrewFours (1,885)
Seat 5: heffmike (3,804)
Seat 6: hoyazo (2,100)
Seat 7: Schaubs (4,660)
Seat 9: DDionysus (7,307)
hoyazo posts the small blind of 60
Schaubs posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Kd Qh]
DDionysus: gg Rob
DDionysus folds
Breeze81 folds
emptyman folds
FULL---AZTEC--- calls 120
DrewFours folds
heffmike raises to 475 (standard on button, esp with one open limper)
hoyazo folds
Schaubs has 15 seconds left to act
Schaubs folds
FULL---AZTEC--- calls 355 (ok, wide ass freaking range here - could have almost anything)
*** FLOP *** [3c 9h Jh]
FULL---AZTEC--- has 15 seconds left to act
FULL---AZTEC--- bets 1,120 (this doesn't make a lot of sense. if he crushed this flop, donkbet? I'd bet for him with a lot of my range here, and then he can spring the TARP and check-shove. smells more like a middle pair or draw. I might - unlikely, but this is the Mook - be able to blow him off with a shove, and still have outs if called)
Schaubs: i agree
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 3,329, and is all in
FULL---AZTEC--- calls 1,841, and is all in
heffmike shows [Kd Qh]
FULL---AZTEC--- shows [3h 2h] (ack. once we're at the flop, ok, pretty aggro but standard - but limp call preflop OOP with 32s? yikes. does anyone play that goot postflop with 32s with only 30BB behind? Then again, I'm shoving with overs and a gutterball......)
Uncalled bet of 368 returned to heffmike
*** TURN *** [3c 9h Jh] [Tc] (bink!, yay)
*** RIVER *** [3c 9h Jh Tc] [5h] (bink again, boo)
heffmike shows a straight, King high
FULL---AZTEC--- shows a flush, Jack high
FULL---AZTEC--- wins the pot (7,052) with a flush, Jack high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,052 | Rake 0
Board: [3c 9h Jh Tc 5h]
Seat 1: Breeze81 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: emptyman didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: FULL---AZTEC--- showed [3h 2h] and won (7,052) with a flush, Jack high
Seat 4: DrewFours didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: heffmike (button) showed [Kd Qh] and lost with a straight, King high
Seat 6: hoyazo (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Schaubs (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: DDionysus didn't bet (folded)

yeah, so it's kind of hard to comeback from having 3BB. I did it before, but not this time...

At least I'm making a fairly decent run in the $3r on FTP tonite.. 8K guaranteed, and I've locked up a whopping $6.26 in profit entering hour 4...

EDIT: and out in 75th because some muppet has to open minraise/call a reraise OOP with only 40BB effective to setmine with 88, then spike on a rag flop against my Aces. Ugh. I never catch breaks like that deep.

Friday, October 10, 2008

prop bets are silly too....

Ok, so the wifey and I are going to a black-tie wedding in NYC Saturday evening... While we were out and about tonite, we were chatting and I convinced her to do some prop bets with me...

For the record, here we go... (numbers, like all betting lines, don't reflect anything about the actual wedding - they're the tipping points agreed upon to generate action - god, such a degen here....)

275 or more guests - Jenn over, Heff under
8 or more bridal attendants - Jenn over, Heff under
Five or less co-workers from my department at the wedding - Heff under, Jenn over
Bridal dress - Jenn white, Heff off-white
Groom in tails - Jenn yes, Heff no
IF a live band, four or less musicians - Heff under, Jenn over
IF a DJ, "Brickhouse" gets played - Jenn yes, Heff no
Three or less official photographers shooting wedding - Heff under, Jenn over
Ceremony lasts one hour - Jenn under, Heff over
Cocktail hour length while pictures are made - Heff under, Jenn over.

Results Monday.

EDIT: winnar! - this was almost as fun reading about the stripper prop bets.....
275 or more guests - Jenn over, Heff under
8 or more bridal attendants - Jenn over, Heff under
Five or less co-workers from my department at the wedding - Heff under, Jenn over
Bridal dress - Jenn white, Heff off-white
Groom in tails - Jenn yes, Heff no
IF a live band, four or less musicians - Heff under, Jenn over (string quartet during wedding)
IF a DJ, "Brickhouse" gets played - Jenn yes, Heff no (DJ at reception, I assumed it would be played and gave this one to Jenn)
Three or less official photographers shooting wedding - Heff under, Jenn over
Ceremony lasts one hour - Jenn under, Heff over
Cocktail hour length while pictures are made - Heff under, Jenn over.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

memes are silly

jeez, I'm just like PirateLawyer?

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

boy, am I owed some equity

21st in the Mook last night, but damn I should still be playing.

first hour, blinds 30/60, I have 3370 in the cutoff with 66
UTG+1(known trappy slowroller)limps, MP limps, I limp, oossuuu754 shoves for 1070 from the button.. all fold around - I decide to gambool and call - I hold vs. KsQs when the board blanks out..

Later I give away some mobneys to ChippyMcStacks

blinds 50/100, I am the big blind with 4900, chippy has 3160 on the button.
Chippy openraises to just 250, I defend with Ah2h.
flop A75, two spades, check check.
turn 6s, completing the flush, check check.
river 7c, pairing the board, I check, chippy finally bets 275, I snapcall and lose to Ac8c.

I guess everyone is waiting to checkraise me or something? Because just an orbit later...

I have 3580 UTG+1, Chippy is in the big blind and barely covers.
I openraise to 300 with AdKd, all fold around to Chippy who calls.
Flop Qc5d3d. he checks, I decide to check behind and take the free card.
Turn Jd (whee!) he leads 300, I call with the nizzles.
River blanks, he leads 600, I tank and shove, he calls with his flopped set (QQ) and I double up.

So I head into the first break with over 7K in chips, 3rd of 42 (52 total runners)

And the second hour is very easy to summarize. :-(

Blinds 60/120, I have 6880 on the button with JJ
All fold around, I open raise to 350, lilkimmer77 shoves from the big blind for 2500, I snapcall.
He has 22. Flop 4.. 9.. deuce. That sucks.

I float between 4K and 5K the rest of the hour until...

Blinds 150/300/25, I have 4300 on the button with TT.
UTG slowroller limps, BamBamCan raises to 1600 with a billion chips behind, I shove, all fold back around.. and when I don't get instacalled I know I've picked a great spot.
Bam has to call with 66. Flop K.. 2.. six. Yeah, that sucks too.

You really shouldn't lose two 80/20s in a row - I think it happens 20% x 20% = gee, just 4% of the time - but hey, it's only the last hand that really matters...

Anyhow, played smart, did the best I could, got the chips in the middle good. I'll take that... and hey, the new digs seem cool enough..


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Welcome to the new abode

I guess this migration thingy actually worked... woot!

Anyhow, running the Mookie tonite, and we'll see what happens from there....