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Thursday, January 31, 2008

sometimes I can't figure things out by myself....

   hand reading exercise from the Mookie.... WTF kind of holdings play like this? What does Donkette hold? What am I holding? Is calling preflop OOP/donk shoving the flop a good line? I'll admit, this hand completely confused the shit out of me, because I shouldn't be in front.., and yet I can't think of a hand that beats me that plays like this - it's an odd line for any overpair, esp AA/KK, when I'm probably c-betting 99.9% of flops, and a bad spot for a bluff ...  thoughts?
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Full Tilt Poker Game #5060431263: The Mookie (37226882), Table 6 - 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:15:32 ET - 2008/01/30
Seat 1: NumbBono (2,955)
Seat 2: GCox25 (3,340)
Seat 3: wwonka69 (3,020)
Seat 4: MiamiDon (2,925)
Seat 5: Donkette (2,655)
Seat 7: heffmike (3,195)
Seat 8: yellowjumpsuit (3,150)
Seat 9: bayne_s (2,745)
wwonka69 posts the small blind of 20
MiamiDon posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike
Donkette has 15 seconds left to act
Donkette raises to 340
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 1,080
yellowjumpsuit folds
bayne_s folds
NumbBono folds
GCox25 folds
wwonka69 has 15 seconds left to act
wwonka69 folds
MiamiDon has 15 seconds left to act
MiamiDon folds
Donkette calls 740
*** FLOP *** [5s 8h 8s]
Donkette bets 1,575, and is all in
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike has requested TIME
heffmike: ????? you that sure?
heffmike folds
Uncalled bet of 1,575 returned to Donkette
Donkette mucks
Donkette wins the pot (2,220)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,220 | Rake 0
Board: [5s 8h 8s]
Seat 1: NumbBono didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: GCox25 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: wwonka69 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: MiamiDon (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Donkettecollected (2,220), mucked
Seat 7: heffmike folded on the Flop
Seat 8: yellowjumpsuit didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)

Anyway, finished 18th. went up, when down, stack went all over the place. Drove me bananas. Finally got into a groove, felt way comfortable at the table, then somehow couldn't win a flip with AKs v JJ allin preflop with Schlepp571, then A7s couldn't fade Q8o in a raised pot after shoving a 765 flop against chipleader pushmonkey72.....Ugh.  Someday I'll have a deep final table run again.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

skillz? really?

Maybe this is the skill you need to win a live tourney for 12K.
 
Since I haven't ever done that, I guess I need to learn something there. I'm not sure what that is, though.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4960501303: Blogger Skill Series (35811787), Table 1 - 120/240 - Limit Omaha H/L - 22:46:16 ET - 2008/01/22

Seat 1: pvanharibo (4,642)
Seat 2: Esquire80 (4,335)
Seat 3: heffmike (1,354)
Seat 4: SirFWALGMan (2,430)
Seat 5: DenYoungGun (1,285)
Seat 6: GCox25 (1,763)
Seat 7: twoblackaces (4,438)
Seat 8: DOC Schwizz (3,753)
Esquire80 posts the small blind of 60
heffmike posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ah Ts Qc Ad]
SirFWALGMan folds
DenYoungGun folds
GCox25 folds
twoblackaces folds
DOC Schwizz folds
pvanharibo raises to 240
Esquire80 raises to 360
heffmike raisesto 480
pvanharibo calls 240
Esquire80 calls 120
*** FLOP *** [8h 8c As]
Esquire80 bets 120
heffmike raises to 240
pvanharibo calls 240
Esquire80 folds
*** TURN *** [8h 8c As] [Qs]
heffmike bets 240
pvanharibo raises to 480
heffmike: really.
heffmike raises to 634, and is all in
pvanharibo: AA?
pvanharibo calls 154
heffmike shows [Ah Ts Qc Ad]
pvanharibo shows [5c Kh 2h 8d]
heffmike: ya think?
*** RIVER *** [8h 8c As Qs] [7c]
heffmike shows a full house, Aces full of Eights, for high
pvanharibo shows three of a kind, Eights, for high andpvanharibo shows 8,7,5,2,A, for low
heffmike wins the high pot (1,654) with a full house, Aces full of Eights
pvanharibo wins the low pot (1,654) with 8,7,5,2,A
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,308 | Rake 0
Board: [8h 8c As Qs 7c]
Seat 1: pvanharibo (button) showed [5c Kh 2h 8d] and won (1,654) with HI: three of a kind, Eights; LO: 8,7,5,2,A
Seat 2: Esquire80 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: heffmike (big blind) showed [Ah Ts Qc Ad] and won (1,654) with HI: a full house, Aces full of Eights
Seat 4: SirFWALGMan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: DenYoungGun didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: GCox25 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: twoblackaces didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: DOC Schwizz didn't bet (folded)

As I put it later - the key to O8 is callcallcall and river a hand. LOL.

Not to pick on LJ, but later she did turn a big hand from the blinds (K564 board, holding A257) in a four way pot, checked after the flop was checked around, watched it get checked through again, then bet the 3 river (I called with A4 figuring no A2 or A3 checks the turn, lol me) She can play a little bit, but god she takes the oddest lines......

Anyway if you thought that was awesome.....

Full Tilt Poker Game #4960749986: Blogger Skill Series (35811787), Table 1 - 200/400 - Limit Omaha H/L - 23:06:25 ET - 2008/01/22
Seat 1: pvanharibo (3,932)
Seat 2: Esquire80 (6,662)
Seat 3: heffmike (904)
Seat 4: Evy35 (900)
Seat 5: DenYoungGun (2,484)
Seat 6: GCox25 (2,676)
Seat 7: twoblackaces (1,380)
Seat 8: DOC Schwizz (2,778)
Seat 9: AgSweep (8,635)
heffmike posts the small blind of 100
Evy35 posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ah Kd 4d Ad]
DenYoungGun folds
GCox25 folds
pvanharibo: k. thanks
twoblackaces calls 200
DOC Schwizz folds
AgSweep calls 200
pvanharibo calls 200
Esquire80 calls 200
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike: but I don't know shat.. L0L
heffmike raises to 400
Evy35 raises to 600
twoblackaces calls 400
AgSweep calls 400
pvanharibo calls 400
Esquire80 calls 400
heffmike: whhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
heffmike raises to 800
Evy35 calls 200
twoblackaces calls 200
AgSweep calls 200
pvanharibo calls 200
Esquire80 calls 200
*** FLOP *** [5s 4h 7h]
heffmike bets 104, and is all in
Evy35 calls 100, and is all in
twoblackaces calls 104
AgSweep calls 104
pvanharibo raises to 304
Esquire80 calls 304
twoblackaces raises to 504
AgSweep calls 400
pvanharibo raises to 704
Esquire80 calls 400
twoblackaces calls 76, and is all in
AgSweep calls 200
*** TURN *** [5s 4h 7h] [2h]
AgSweep checks
pvanharibo bets 400
Esquire80 folds
twoblackaces: i have no chance here
AgSweep folds
pvanharibo shows [6h Kh Kc 8h]
heffmike shows [Ah Kd 4d Ad]
Evy35 shows [Jd As Jh Td]
twoblackaces shows [7c Th 8c Ts]
Uncalled bet of 400 returned to pvanharibo
*** RIVER *** [5s 4h 7h 2h] [2d]
pvanharibo wins side pot #3 (372)
pvanharibo shows a flush, King high, for high andpvanharibo shows 8,6,5,4,2, for low
twoblackaces shows two pair, Tens and Twos, for high andtwoblackaces shows 8,7,5,4,2, for low
pvanharibo wins high side pot #2 (952) with a flush, King high
pvanharibo wins low side pot #2 (952) with 8,6,5,4,2
heffmike shows two pair, Aces and Twos, for high andheffmike shows 7,5,4,2,A, for low
pvanharibo wins high side pot #1 (10) with a flush, King high
heffmike wins low side pot #1 (10) with 7,5,4,2,A
Evy35 shows two pair, Jacks and Twos, for high
pvanharibo wins the high main pot (2,700) with a flush, King high
heffmike wins the low main pot (2,700) with 7,5,4,2,A
Evy35 stands up
twoblackaces stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,696 Main pot 5,400. Side pot 1 20. Side pot 2 1,904. Side pot 3 372. | Rake 0
Board: [5s 4h 7h 2h 2d]
Seat 1: pvanharibo showed [6h Kh Kc 8h] and won (4,986) with HI: a flush, King high; LO: 8,6,5,4,2
Seat 2: Esquire80 (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 3: heffmike (small blind) showed [Ah Kd 4d Ad] and won (2,710) with HI: two pair, Aces and Twos; LO: 7,5,4,2,A
Seat 4: Evy35 (big blind) showed [Jd As Jh Td] and lost with HI: two pair, Jacks and Twos
Seat 5: DenYoungGun didn't bet(folded)
Seat 6: GCox25 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: twoblackaces showed [7c Th 8c Ts] and lost with HI: two pair, Tens and Twos; LO: 8,7,5,4,2
Seat 8: DOC Schwizz didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: AgSweep folded on the Turn


At least I was not Gigli, though I was in last place at the first break.
Played over two hours and never scooped one pot. Unreal. 27th out of 48.
Naturally LJ felted me in a limped BvB pot when I flopped middle set to her eight high flush. Go figure.

Heff

Saturday, January 19, 2008

mold mould

Well, this week was not as fun.

Every tourney I played (Skillz, Mookie, AIPS, Riverchasers) I sucked at and played like a muppet.

Dumped 20BB at a time at HORSE sessions to people who check call every street in stud rotations to spike a longshot. Oh well. That's what I get for not playing donk-n-gos this week.

But hey, Pops is up here and I finally get to put the molding up around the baseboards after we stripped the carpets and exposed the original wood floors many months ago. So I got that going for me, which is nice.....

Later - Heff

Thursday, January 10, 2008

coin flip!

I get sucked into Riverchasers because it's PLO8.... gosh, it's such an easy game to play when half the table has no idea how to play a split pot game.... anyhow, I had to go and flip a coin with two tables left against someone who knew what they were doing... sigh.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4814476836: Riverchasers Online Tour (35814742), Table 1 - 200/400 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 22:59:15 ET - 2008/01/10

Seat 1: hoyazo (11,385)
Seat 2: MrEvol217 (15,696)
Seat 3: heffmike (11,305)
Seat 5: a104l9 (8,184)
Seat 6: peacecorn (5,209)
Seat 7: dino_burger (17,801)
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 (11,609)
peacecorn posts the small blind of 200
dino_burger posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [2d Ad Qc Ks]
DonkeyPuncher74 folds
hoyazo calls 400
peacecorn: lord
MrEvol217 folds
heffmike raises to 1,400
a104l9 folds
peacecorn has 15 seconds left to act
peacecorn folds
dino_burger calls 1,000
hoyazo has 15 seconds left to act
hoyazo calls 1,000
*** FLOP *** [Kd 6h 9d]
dino_burger checks
hoyazo has 15 seconds left to act
hoyazo bets 4,400
heffmike raises to 9,905, and is all in
dino_burger folds
hoyazo calls 5,505
heffmike shows [2d Ad Qc Ks]
hoyazo shows [7d 8d Qs Ts]
*** TURN *** [Kd 6h 9d] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 6h 9d 8h] [Kh]
heffmike shows three of a kind, Kings, for high
hoyazo shows a straight, Ten high, for high
hoyazo wins the pot (24,210) with a straight, Ten high
heffmike stands up
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 24,210 | Rake 0
Board: [Kd 6h 9d 8h Kh]
Seat 1: hoyazo showed [7d 8d Qs Ts] and won (24,210) with HI: a straight, Ten high
Seat 2: MrEvol217 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: heffmike showed [2d Ad Qc Ks] and lost with HI: three of a kind, Kings
Seat 5: a104l9 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: peacecorn (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: dino_burger (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 didn't bet (folded)

ugh,  I figured we were flipping for 30BB after the hand, but I guess my backdoor low and nut flush draw helps out more than we both thought against his UBER-wrap.
Even after the turn I'm not completely toasted....
Oh well, that's PLO8, stack off with 56% equity and feel good about it.


http://twodimes.net/h/?z=4128496
pokenum  -o8 2d ad qc ks  - 7d 8d qs ts  -- kd 6h 9d 
Omaha Hi/Low 8-or-better: 820 enumerated boards containing Kd 9d 6h
cards scoop HIwin HIlos HItie LOwin LOlos LOtie EV
Ks Qc Ad 2d 389 452 368 0 129 0 0 0.562
Qs Ts 8d 7d 287 368 452 0 81 48 0 0.438

pokenum -o8 2d ad qc ks - 7d 8d qs ts -- kd 6h 9d 8h
Omaha Hi/Low 8-or-better: 40 enumerated boards containing Kd 9d 8h 6h
cards scoop HIwin HIlos HItie LOwin LOlos LOtie EV
Ks Qc Ad 2d 7 7 33 0 15 0 0 0.325
Qs Ts 8d 7d 21 33 7 0 0 0 0 0.675


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

acronym time

Maybe I can become the King of KnockOut Turbo Sit-n-Gos (KKOTS) - only played two this week....

 

I have no idea why I'm running this good lately. Actually, it's not running good as much as just playing well and getting your fair share of hands, having things hold, and then just pwning people shorthanded. Hell, I almost final tabled a PLO8 tourney on Stars over the last week too - chip lead with three tables left, shove the flop for half the stack and can't fade a gutterball for a scooping wheel (A2T rainbow, I shove with three pair, get called by A35x, turn 4)  - end up treading water for 11th or something like that.

Anyhow, just playing my game. whee.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

mook.dook

I likes playing Stud/8 because I never have to fold, according to the KOD..... Which doesn't really mean anything, except Chad was getting annoyed in table chat... which again doesn't really mean anything....

But no Dookie should ever be a non-turbo event.... It felt like Hoy, Chad and I were playing forever last night until I finally screwed up and got aggressive with a high door card and low draw, trying to steal Hoy's bringin, leading into him as he boated up, all while whiffing my own draw, and finished third. Meh, Hoy was a fairly tight Stud/8 player last night, he'd given up a lot on early streets, I knew he actually had a big hand and still led into him... bleh. I'm bad at a lot of things, but Stud/8 isn't one of them - at least not until that hand.

It was nice being rolled up a couple of times and having people play back at you for stacks with high-only hands, though, lolz. I'll have to check out Chad's skillz series on Tuesday's and see if I remember how to play anything else.

Mookie-wise, I sucked. I kept getting threebet in spots where I couldn't fourbet allin. Somehow I folded KK on a 9c8cX flop because I let myself get  bet/threebet allin from the blind on the flop like an idiot instead of calling in position, playing a controlled pot, and seeing the turn. God, that was tight-weak, but I kept seeing set/two pair instead of overcards/draw, and I'm just flipping against that in a best case scenario anyway (I didn't have the Kc). Still, it felt stupid to fold -  villain prolly had an overpair and thought JJ was teh nutz.

I like how I finally pushed over a minraise with 44 for about 11BB and got instacalled with JJ. Bleh. I gotta quit pushing with hands like that because no one ever folds their initial raise in these tourneys.

Heff