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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

minor vents and 2009 miniroundup

****damn, poor guy has a week like this, and no one plays? That's a boo... I was signed up but forgot about it until I got a msg about the tourney being cancelled... :-(

****because I'm in the 3r on FTP instead - only in for $9 with a decent stack post break - I threeball a raiser with AK on the button and have a blind JAM FOR 120BB... and I figure, WTF let's flip... he naturally shows AA, I river Broadway.

So that was nice. Yeah, I suck.

Later on, same villain recovers and rebuilds a stack, openraises 2.5x in EP, I defend in the BB with Ks7s and over 50BB behind. Flop 9s7x2s (WHEE). I check, he bets 2/3 pot, I raise 3x his lead, he JAMS and covers me.... I have to call with this draw and see JsJx... and I don't get there.

J on the turn, fills up on the river.

As bad as I play, he's 50-50 vs. almost anything I can have when I raise him on that that flop.

People are so smrt. Me also.

****Wife picked up the Glee Season 1 DVD today (I didn't think it would get here for XMas - ergo, I didn't buy it as a gift) and it's the FREAKING NUTS.

****OK, here's the yearly analysis.

-about +30% ROI for the year on MTT/SnGs, up over 7K

-given that I started out with about 1K - not bad grinding

-Even though I spiked a handful of final tables in big MTTs and came reallyreally close to making some big runs - I need to play them less because...

-I light up SnGs, one or two table, and need to play them more.

-I won plenty of SnGs, and finished strong in some MTTs, but didn't close out anything over 100 players.. :-( almost double digit wins in tourneys between 30-100 players, but not the big brass ring...

-I hardly played any cash - which is good, I know I'm a fish in online ring games.

-The absence of a BBT5, and decline of Blogger games, is likely going to kill my ROI in 2010.

So for 2010, I just want to freaking TAKE DOWN a tourney over 100+ players. keep a nice positive overall ROI...

And yeah, making a satellite to the WSOP ME or some other major live event later in the year (once BabyGirlHeff is older) would be the Sam Cassell sized nuts....

Happy New Year, everyone....

Sunday, December 27, 2009

post Xmas roundup...

Actually had a nice holiday. Much grandchild/grandparent bonding when my parents came up to visit. Got a lovely jacket from the wife - she loves her Glee CDs - all is well.

watching Redskins-Cowboys now - God, Jason Campbell is the Michigan J. Frog of quarterbacks. This is a worse season than the Petitbon season after Gibbs left the first time. Shuffle the deck chairs, whatever, bring in new everything, nothing will change, sigh...

Poker News:

- ran the Guinness Record tourney on Stars today - got past 90% of the field, cashed for $4. LOLawesome

- Also built a stack in FTP's Double Deuce (AA v QQ all in preflop Level 1 for 160BB FTW, woot) - dumped it, got it back - right when FTP's servers died around 8pm. Whee. At least I got +120 for chip chop equity, but still, cmon....

Seeing a few year in review posts now - I may do one, but cliffs notes are - ran great for 7-8 months. Can't buy a winning month since September. Still ++++ for the year, so can't complain overall.

BabyGirlHeff is happy...

although I look like a fool...

I'm probably running the Skillz/Mookie doubleheader this week and seeing if I can make a leaderboard run, maybe cash a couple of times. We shall see...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WTF, mook mincash?

Just made the bubble - 4th of 33 for a glorious $40.

What's the secret?

* Play 9% of your hands.
* Win a flip on the final table bubble (KT so good when you open shove and a ten flops vs. 77)
* Stay out of everyone's way because people just do not raise/fold pre in the Mook.
* Outnit everyone else....

I never got above 11K in chips. I let some cats implode, then just roached my way in.

Now I owe the wife the side bet I made if I cashed....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

there's nothing more annoying

than a short stack three handed who

-whines about a deal over and over
-makes silly money demands before even seeing the numbers on a deal
-angle shoots you when you finally say OK heads up and click deal, type in chat "ck down" and HE STILL BETS OUT ANYWAY.
-jams hands in PLO8 raised pots preflop like KKJ2 and QTT7 and gets there....
-and ends up winning. so his shady moves and lack of integrity get rewarded.

Gee congrats, Blutsnuff.

Since you don't have a long record of playing, I guess you're either a new player and don't know any better.... or you've been pulling stunts like this for a while under a different account.

Second place sucks, but at least I'm most of the way out of the stupid hole I dug in November. Damn, this is a lot of work sometimes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

this is either stellar news or a complete disaster in the making.

Well, this is less than 50 miles from my house, so MAYBE I can have a decent live poker room to day trip to by mid-2010.

It would be nice if it spread a wide variety of low-limit games up to 10-20 and some decent tournaments.

What it'll probably do instead is have a bunch of 2/4 LHE, 1/2 NL, and tournaments with 50BB stacks and 20-minute blind levels that double, just like all the bar poker that's popular around here... :-( One can always hope, though.

Speaking of which, played Sunday afternoon at the local watering hole and finished 3rd/1st/busto in Level 2 for the three games, so maybe these turbo tourneys are right up my alley. Actually made a bunch of raise/fold laydowns preflop and got people to show me I was right every time...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

small groove established here..

Continued a small upswing by actually final tabling and cashing in the Mookie last night... Pretty simple run, make some hands, win a flip or two, take advantage of the fact that everyone thinks I'm a bluff monster so I can valuebet or call down with relative ease... I get a decent chip lead with four to play and then make a pretty silly mistake in a limped BvB pot.

Full Tilt Poker Game #16491142564: The Mookie (120434322), Table 2 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:36:32 ET - 2009/12/03
Seat 3: heffmike (29,535)
Seat 7: Bone_Daddy84 (12,960)
Seat 8: Zeem (18,483)
Seat 9: wangta79 (26,022)
heffmike antes 100
Bone_Daddy84 antes 100
Zeem antes 100
wangta79 antes 100
heffmike posts the small blind of 400
Bone_Daddy84 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Td 6h]
Zeem folds
wangta79 folds
heffmike calls 400
Bone_Daddy84 checks
*** FLOP *** [4c Tc 3c]
heffmike checks
Bone_Daddy84 bets 800
heffmike calls 800
*** TURN *** [4c Tc 3c] [9c]
heffmike checks
Bone_Daddy84 bets 1,600
heffmike raises to 4,775
Bone_Daddy84 calls 3,175
*** RIVER *** [4c Tc 3c 9c] [Th]
heffmike bets 6,485
Bone_Daddy84 calls 6,485, and is all in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike shows [Td 6h] three of a kind, Tens
Bone_Daddy84 shows [As Ac] a flush, Ace high
Bone_Daddy84 wins the pot (26,120) with a flush, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 26,120 | Rake 0
Board: [4c Tc 3c 9c Th]
Seat 3: heffmike (small blind) showed [Td 6h] and lost with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 7: Bone_Daddy84 (big blind) showed [As Ac] and won (26,120) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 8: Zeem folded before the Flop
Seat 9: wangta79 (button) folded before the Flop

Now, it looks pretty silly C/Ring and donking into the virtual nutz... and I'm not sure why I didn't just call the turn and evaluate the river - but obv I thought I could get a hero call from an overpair or a fold from a weak club - which is silly because Bone is doing neither as played.

Naturally, I don't do anything stupid without making trips on the river - which really shouldn't change anything regarding relative hand strength, but somehow I got it in my head that I could be valuebetting there. Not sure there's really any holding Bone gets to the river with that would make setting him in a smart play. Of course, given recent history, of course he has AA there, what else do I run into in the Mook?

Anyhow, soon after that we get three-handed, he minraises his button, I ship 13BB with 88 from the blind, he snaps with QJ and I lose the flip to finish third.

Good run regardless.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

hey, let's make a deal!

Played Skillz last night. Who knew a Razz SnG could take over two hours?

Played ridiculous tight for the first hour - Razz is easy when you start every hand with J high - didn't even get back over 3K in chips until 5 were left - but got on a heater, made some hands, eventually got heads up with cemfredmd down 2-1 in chips, where we actually used the dealmaking interface once I got back to even... Basic chip chop with a few bucks left over in the middle.

OK, that's not as exciting as it sounds.

heffmike: gee that was fun
cemfredmd: always wanted to try it
heffmike: yeah, same here.
heffmike: not the thrill I thought it was
cemfredmd: me either
cemfredmd: probaly more interesting with more people

Anyhow, after that I made a couple of really bad calldowns, got notched with 976 vs. 986, and ended up second... so no win #6 for the year.

Got peeps in town tonite, so not sure about Mookie. Last week I got wrapped up in Thanksgiving food prep: hard to believe it's already December....