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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

obv this the night of slowrolls....

I really don't want this to become a cooler/bad beat blog... but really, doubleU-Tee-Eff.

Again, I'm not surprised when I get called that I'm behind - while I figure most strong Kings are calling, along with a stubborn QQ/JJ - a full house SHOULD NEVER FUCKING FOLD HERE EVER EVER EVER and that's mostly what's calling here outside of AK/AA/QQ.

But really, for $10, we're tank calling with the third nuts.
This is probably why the entire month has been one break even slog.

Full Tilt p0ker Game #15044023462: The Mookie (109308627), Table 2 - 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:16:30 ET - 2009/09/30
Seat 2: pvanharibo (3,225)
Seat 3: heffmike (1,805)
Seat 4: Rakewell (2,975)
Seat 5: jimdniacc (5,385)
Seat 6: niktak (2,950)
Seat 7: cardgrrl (2,095)
Seat 8: VBPro7 (2,585)
Seat 9: JOELp0kerGOD (2,980)
jimdniacc posts the small blind of 20
niktak posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [6h Ah]
cardgrrl folds
VBPro7 folds
JOELp0kerGOD calls 40
pvanharibo folds
heffmike calls 40
Rakewell folds
jimdniacc folds
niktak checks
*** FLOP *** [Kh 8s 6d]
niktak checks
JOELp0kerGOD checks
heffmike bets 125
niktak folds
JOELp0kerGOD calls 125
*** TURN *** [Kh 8s 6d] [6c]
JOELp0kerGOD checks
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike bets 375
lightning36 (Observer): LJ -- where you playing from?
JOELp0kerGOD raises to 750
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 1,640, and is all in
JOELp0kerGOD has 15 seconds left to act
JOELp0kerGOD has requested TIME
heffmike: dude you always bone me
heffmike: do it again
JOELp0kerGOD: king on river

VBPro7 is feeling angry
VBPro7 is feeling angry
JOELp0kerGOD calls 890
heffmike shows [6h Ah]
JOELp0kerGOD shows [8c 8d]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 8s 6d 6c] [3c]
heffmike shows three of a kind, Sixes
JOELp0kerGOD shows a full house, Eights full of Sixes
JOELp0kerGOD wins the pot (3,670) with a full house, Eights full of Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,670 | Rake 0
Board: [Kh 8s 6d 6c 3c]
Seat 2: pvanharibo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: heffmike showed [6h Ah] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 4: Rakewell (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: jimdniacc (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: niktak (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: cardgrrl didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: VBPro7 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: JOELp0kerGOD showed [8c 8d] and won (3,670) with a full house, Eights full of Sixes


Dealer: heffmike stands up
Dealer: heffmike finishes in 16th place
lightning36 (Observer): ggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzz
heffmike (Observer): w.t.f slowroll?
Rakewell: tough decision there, joel?
NumbBono (Observer): nice slowroll dic#
JOELp0kerGOD: i only had 3rd nuts

heffmike (Observer): well, I can see hoy's point now.
heffmike (Observer): gl everyone
heffmike (Observer): :-)
JOELp0kerGOD: gg

and not 10 minutes later... yeah, this was a tank/use up my time bank call too.
Like I ever have a three here, and if I do, just rack it up - that'll happen.

PokerStars Game #33488947791: Tournament #199892563, $20+$2 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2009/09/30 22:34:49 ET
Table '199892563 3' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: pokerpurity (1025 in chips)
Seat 2: 421 Goat (1250 in chips)
Seat 3: ediblecheez (1930 in chips)
Seat 4: Swany420 (1365 in chips)
Seat 5: zedrules (2615 in chips)
Seat 6: Slaave4Poker (1440 in chips)
Seat 7: KornHizzle20 (1425 in chips)
Seat 8: keymn (1300 in chips)
Seat 9: heffmike (1150 in chips)
keymn: posts small blind 15
heffmike: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8c Ac]
pokerpurity: folds
421 Goat: folds
ediblecheez: folds
Swany420: folds
zedrules: folds
Slaave4Poker: raises 60 to 90
KornHizzle20: folds
keymn: folds
heffmike: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [4c 5h 6d]
heffmike: checks
Slaave4Poker: bets 90
heffmike: calls 90
*** TURN *** [4c 5h 6d] [2c]
heffmike: bets 275
Slaave4Poker: calls 275
*** RIVER *** [4c 5h 6d 2c] [As]
heffmike: bets 695 and is all-in
Slaave4Poker: calls 695
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike: shows [8c Ac] (a pair of Aces)
Slaave4Poker: shows [6s 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
Slaave4Poker collected 2315 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2315 | Rake 0
Board [4c 5h 6d 2c As]
Seat 1: pokerpurity folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: 421 Goat folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: ediblecheez folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Swany420 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: zedrules folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Slaave4Poker showed [6s 6h] and won (2315) with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 7: KornHizzle20 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: keymn (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: heffmike (big blind) showed [8c Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

no, that's not a cooler... this is a cooler...

So I'm running the 50-50 last night - actually doing well, but then spew half of a 30K stack right around around the bubble trying to impress a couple of railbirds who couldn't stop talking about how bad I was - so I obliged by making some godawful threebets instead of just muting chat and playing normally. Silly me - it was entertaining, but not +EV.

I nit up and get myself back to around 25K when this happens.

Full Tilt Poker Game #15005307716: The Fifty-Fifty (108199729), Table 118 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:18:22 ET - 2009/09/29
Seat 1: StriperFlyGuy (18,668)
Seat 2: 30in5 (9,766)
Seat 3: sockdrawer (45,507)
Seat 4: TKO121 (37,652)
Seat 5: poke u gently (4,832)
Seat 6: ndirish1414 (11,783)
Seat 7: sonnybonesx (12,048)
Seat 8: del1rium (24,005)
Seat 9: heffmike (23,136)
StriperFlyGuy antes 125
30in5 antes 125
sockdrawer antes 125
TKO121 antes 125
poke u gently antes 125
ndirish1414 antes 125
sonnybonesx antes 125
del1rium antes 125
heffmike antes 125
sockdrawer posts the small blind of 500
TKO121 posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Qc Qs]
poke u gently has 15 seconds left to act
poke u gently raises to 4,707, and is all in (has been cockroaching for the last 90 minutes with a teeny stack)
ndirish1414 folds
sonnybonesx folds
del1rium calls 4,707 (very dangerous flat, but I haz QQ, it is the third best unlimited hold them hand, I do not care)
heffmike raises to 23,011, and is all in (allz in, babees)
StriperFlyGuy folds
30in5 folds
sockdrawer folds
TKO121 raises to 37,527, and is all in (aw shit, that's a really bad sign, cash game guy reshoves over 35BB in a multiway pot pre over two shoves, this is NEVER AK)
del1rium calls 19,173, and is all in
TKO121 shows [Ac As]
poke u gently shows [Js Kh]
del1rium shows [Kc Ks]
heffmike shows [Qc Qs]
heffmike: oops
Uncalled bet of 13,647 returned to TKO121
*** FLOP *** [Ah 3c Qd] (Hey!!! oh never mind, stupid setoverset)
*** TURN *** [Ah 3c Qd] [Tc] (gee, third best hand)
*** RIVER *** [Ah 3c Qd Tc] [Kd] (make that fourth best)
TKO121 shows three of a kind, Aces
del1rium shows three of a kind, Kings
TKO121 wins side pot #2 (1,738) with three of a kind, Aces
heffmike shows three of a kind, Queens
TKO121 wins side pot #1 (54,912) with three of a kind, Aces
poke u gently shows a straight, Ace high
poke u gently wins the main pot (20,453) with a straight, Ace high
heffmike: jeez
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 77,103 Main pot 20,453. Side pot 1 54,912. Side pot 2 1,738. | Rake 0
Board: [Ah 3c Qd Tc Kd]
Seat 1: StriperFlyGuy folded before the Flop
Seat 2: 30in5 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: sockdrawer (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: TKO121 (big blind) showed [Ac As] and won (56,650) with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 5: poke u gently showed [Js Kh] and won (20,453) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 6: ndirish1414 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: sonnybonesx folded before the Flop
Seat 8: del1rium showed [Kc Ks] and lost with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 9: heffmike showed [Qc Qs] and lost with three of a kind, Queens

So I bounce in the 110s, something like that. That'll happen.. but hopefully not that often. :-(

And here we go, in the "Heff just says F-it" part of the show.

Hand 1 - big stack is to my right and is open limping a ton because he's got like 17K and covers the table. I've been overlimping just as much behind him because he's shown the tendency to 1) slowplay big pairs and 2) call OOP with anything as deep as he is, which has created a lot of problems.

He open limps in MP at 150/300/25, I reraise to 1325 with an 8700 stack and holding 44. All folds back around to him. He tanks, and reraises to 8700 on the dot. I tank and decide to flip vs. his overs and call - because he'll never do this with a big pair, right? - but he shows QQ. FML.

But I flop a 4 anyway - board runs out with two aces and three diamonds on it as well. Boy I suck.

Hand 2 - comes like 20 minutes later, same table - so you can say my image is a little loose. I have been opening quite a few pots with the goods and getting snap folds - so I am waiting for the inevitable threeball to keep me in line.

Folds around to me on the button with 17K, I open to 1375 at 250/500/50 with 22.
Villain in the small blind, who has seemed solid, threeballs me to 3250 with a 6k stack.

Something in me just feels like this is such cheese, especially because I think this guy is good enough to pull this off - and I don't mind flipping vs. whatever junk he's making a move with. I minreraise him back, and as soon he doesn't snap shove I know this will get ugly. He gets it in with Q6s, the board runs out AKTA5 because deuces never loses and I get to hear about how bad I am again.

So anyhow, I actually am getting good at building a stack in MTTs.
What I need to do is get better at sustaining it once I get to 2x, 3x average.

In the meantime, the wife and I are heading to Tuesday night's U2 concert at the Dannydome/Mailbox here in DC, where apparently we'll be stuck in traffic for eight hours.

Hopefully babygirlheff digs the show, but not enough to make an early appearance... :-O

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

good for me I play other tourneys...

because if I play in a blogger tourney I am a cooler magnet.

Although honestly, I need to put my thinking cap on a little tighter here. In this spot he's NEVER showing up with a worse hand. Never ever never. Fucking horrible calldown.

I should fold to the minraise on the flop, because even my boat outs might be toast and I'm probably getting freerolled really bad. My stickiness works against me as I am a payoff wizard yet again with the second-best hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #14873880852: Blogger Skillz Game (101194297), Table 2 - 30/60 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 22:08:56 ET - 2009/09/22
Seat 1: lightning36 (3,380)
Seat 2: jimdniacc (4,798)
Seat 3: MsDredful (2,205), is sitting out
Seat 4: heffmike (5,042)
Seat 5: gadzooks64 (2,605)
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (5,611)
Seat 7: ElSnarfGrande (2,411)
Seat 8: kazor (4,639)
Seat 9: cemfredmd (2,309)
ElSnarfGrande posts the small blind of 30
kazor posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ks 9s Kd 4s]
jimdniacc: any non NLHE events?
MsDredful: you couldn't have called with that bad of a hand, lol
cemfredmd folds
gadzooks64: Dayum wish I could but that weekend blows for me
MsDredful has returned
lightning36 folds
jimdniacc raises to 210
MsDredful folds
heffmike calls 210
gadzooks64 folds
pushmonkey72 folds
ElSnarfGrande folds
kazor calls 150
*** FLOP *** [Kc As Jc]
kazor checks
jimdniacc: lightning, any non NLHE events?
jimdniacc checks
heffmike bets 440
lightning36: Omaha, ladies, HORSE
kazor raises to 880
jimdniacc folds
heffmike calls 440
*** TURN *** [Kc As Jc] [Ah]
kazor bets 480
heffmike calls 480
*** RIVER *** [Kc As Jc Ah] [6h]
jimdniacc: HORSE, delicious. Price?
kazor has 15 seconds left to act
kazor bets 2,400
lightning36: $555
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike has requested TIME
heffmike: it's like, when do you not have a boat.
heffmike calls 2,400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kazor shows [Tc Kh Ac Qh] a full house, Aces full of Kings, for high
heffmike shows [Ks 9s Kd 4s] a full house, Kings full of Aces, for high
kazor wins the pot (8,180) with a full house, Aces full of Kings
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8,180 | Rake 0
Board: [Kc As Jc Ah 6h]
Seat 1: lightning36 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: jimdniacc folded on the Flop
Seat 3: MsDredful didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: heffmike showed [Ks 9s Kd 4s] and lost with HI: a full house, Kings full of Aces
Seat 5: gadzooks64 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: ElSnarfGrande (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: kazor (big blind) showed [Tc Kh Ac Qh] and won (8,180) with HI: a full house, Aces full of Kings
Seat 9: cemfredmd didn't bet (folded)

At least I make up for it with everything else I play, even though I'm running barely meh this month. Profitable, but the hourly rate is so LOL.

I managed to hold off a Ronnie Brown avalanche Monday night to even my FF record at 1-1 even though I'm the lowest scoring team in the league. Baseball, I think I'm holding onto a podium finsh - bronze would be OK.

I just need to get some larger momentum going. Right now I'm doing OK, but basically just grinding along and slooooowllllyy building. I don't have much time to strike, so I'd like to have one more nice run before October comes and goes and I get to be a Pop.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

oh yeah, it's a definite fold. srly.

You know, if this were a real tournament, or a live event, I probably actually fold this pre with 90BB behind, because no one reraises an EP openraiser twice without AA or the other KK.

But what the hell, it's the Mookie. Someday maybe I'll actually get away from these hands when I run the second nuts into the nuts. It might help if I would actually read someone's else's hand when they turn it face up for me.

Full Tilt Poker Game #14746616586: The Mookie (107260991), Table 1 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:10:25 ET - 2009/09/16
Seat 1: noollab (315)
Seat 2: veryjosie (2,925)
Seat 3: ScottMc (6,555)
Seat 4: Tarpie (3,120)
Seat 5: TheMan2484 (2,805)
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (2,850)
Seat 7: BuddyDank (3,060)
Seat 8: Donkologist_101 (2,580)
Seat 9: heffmike (2,790)
TheMan2484 posts the small blind of 15
pushmonkey72 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Kd Kh]
TheMan2484: free fight nite 2nite on spike tv
BuddyDank folds
Donkologist_101 folds
heffmike raises to 90
noollab folds
veryjosie raises to 180
ScottMc folds
Tarpie folds
TheMan2484 folds
pushmonkey72 folds
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 270
veryjosie raises to 480
heffmike raises to 1,485
veryjosie raises to 2,925, and is all in
heffmike calls 1,305, and is all in
VBPro7 (Observer): no tv =(
veryjosie shows [Ac Ah]
heffmike shows [Kd Kh]
Uncalled bet of 135 returned to veryjosie
*** FLOP *** [3d 8h 9c]
*** TURN *** [3d 8h 9c] [3h]
heffmike: very cute
VBPro7 (Observer): eww brutal
*** RIVER *** [3d 8h 9c 3h] [9s]
veryjosie shows two pair, Aces and Nines
heffmike shows two pair, Kings and Nines
veryjosie wins the pot (5,625) with two pair, Aces and Nines
heffmike stands up
The blinds are now 20/40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,625 | Rake 0
Board: [3d 8h 9c 3h 9s]
Seat 1: noollab didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: veryjosie showed [Ac Ah] and won (5,625) with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 3: ScottMc didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Tarpie (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: TheMan2484 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: BuddyDank didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Donkologist_101 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: heffmike showed [Kd Kh] and lost with two pair, Kings and Nines

Sunday, September 13, 2009

so here's where I am NOT lucky...

Just cruising at the 50-50... run up to 26K at 50/100 and top 5 in chips.. spew for awhile, then hit a couple of big hands and run back up to 48K near the bubble.... then I bust a guy and some Swiss guy sits down with 40K.... in one orbit..

-He threeballs my open a stupid huge amount (I bet 1525 at 300/60075, he repops for 7800) and I fold,
-he gets it in pre, calling a shove for over 30BB effective with JJ vs. TT and holds

Then this. I can't believe I ran into the top of his range.
He has to be this strong in a spot where he can literally be raising any two?

Full Tilt Poker Game #14662022348: The Fifty-Fifty (106282606), Table 25 - 300/600 Ante 75 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:43:52 ET - 2009/09/13
Seat 1: FlopdaFlush99 (28,729)
Seat 2: LucaPaccioli (35,955)
Seat 3: Elkster11 (10,152)
Seat 4: trojans12 (19,947)
Seat 5: heffmike (47,883)
Seat 6: PeterHill (11,013)
Seat 7: otherkid89 (63,563)
Seat 8: Rengard (29,270)
Seat 9: pempe2 (21,104)
FlopdaFlush99 antes 75
LucaPaccioli antes 75
Elkster11 antes 75
trojans12 antes 75
heffmike antes 75
PeterHill antes 75
otherkid89 antes 75
Rengard antes 75
pempe2 antes 75
LucaPaccioli posts the small blind of 300
Elkster11 posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ac Ks]
trojans12 folds
heffmike raises to 1,575
PeterHill folds
otherkid89 raises to 6,300
Rengard folds
pempe2 folds
FlopdaFlush99 folds
LucaPaccioli folds
Elkster11 folds
heffmike raises to 47,808, and is all in
otherkid89 calls 41,508
heffmike shows [Ac Ks]
otherkid89 shows [Qs Qh]
*** FLOP *** [Td 5d 2c]
*** TURN *** [Td 5d 2c] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Td 5d 2c 7d] [8s]
heffmike shows Ace King high
otherkid89 shows a pair of Queens
otherkid89 wins the pot (97,191) with a pair of Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 97,191 | Rake 0
Board: [Td 5d 2c 7d 8s]
Seat 1: FlopdaFlush99 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: LucaPaccioli (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Elkster11 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: trojans12 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: heffmike showed [Ac Ks] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 6: PeterHill folded before the Flop
Seat 7: otherkid89 showed [Qs Qh] and won (97,191) with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: Rengard folded before the Flop
Seat 9: pempe2 folded before the Flop

Fuck me. Got visions of another deep run and I don't even cash.

Busto four off the bubble, and just burned up $55.

But honestly, I don't think I should be flatting here OOP or doing some dopey fourbet to 15K - and folding to the snap reshove? God, that actually sounds dumber than shit.

Anyway. I hate when I burn up all that good karma and spew.

I may run some mini-FTOPS/WCOOP Sunday. We will see if I'm in a good mood for it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

funny, I don't feel lucky...

for what it's worth, I think this is about as accurate an interpretation of my game as any...

http://corporationpoker.blogspot.com/2009/09/worstbeatever.html

He has to be the luckiest motherfuckin' blogger who has ever walked the earth. I have seen him put so many horrific beats on so many people it is just sick. I used to hate his game but anyone who gets that deep that much is not a fluke. He is a very good player.

I put myself in a lot of sticky spots, where when I get there, it's OMG YOU RUCKBOX.

Everyone forgets all the times I spew/get caught, don't get there, and hit the rail.

Now that I've had a chance to check all my tourney play, SnG and MTTs, over the last few years, a few trends are readily apparent.

1) It's not even funny how many 17 of 18, 54 of 57, 9 of 9, 85 of 90 type results are there. I can be busted early in a tournament pretty easily if you cooler me, or flop really well - I am very cavalier about my tournament life at that point.

2) I create a lot of my own luck. I push thin (or stupid) edges when I feel like the time is right. It can often look really, really bad. I usually do it when I'm short, or someone else is short, just to try to get back in the game or force someone else to make a tough decision for their stack. If I lose, no biggie, but if I get there, that might be the break I need right the ship and get back rolling.

Of course, I fast play my monsters the same way, so I tend to really get paid off when I actually do make a hand, which helps my overall play as well.

3) Positive ROI, up five figures lifetime in tournaments from $15 average buyins.
As dumb as it looks, it works.
The variance I court is more than made up by the times I get deep and get paid.

I really don't feel that lucky. I just gamble in spots where I feel like the payoff for winning is so much better than the downside of losing that I'll take the chance.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

back at the grind, meh

So, Wednesday night I try to run a few tourneys...

AIPS Bingo/Limit Omaha-8
Mookie
the Mini-FTOPS #1...

over 16,000 people in FTOPS 1? Jeez, it's not like I have the time for a tourney that deep, but whatever... I fire it up and let the shrapnel fly..

Mookie: I really need to pay attention to this tournament more when I play it - I miss value bets, make really bad moves that work in every other tournament but this one - Stop trying to make someone fold a pair here, that doesn't happen. Anyhow, I try to TARP postflop and it backfires.

Normally, I just shove the turn, but w/o reads, I figure I can milk it better this way. Oh well. As played, when I shove the river and get called, I expect to see a handful of better holdings. KTo isn't one of them.

Full Tilt Poker Game #14595333268: The Mookie (106220576), Table 3 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:38:18 ET - 2009/09/09
Seat 1: Julius_Goat (9,103)
Seat 2: BoxOWhine (2,510)
Seat 4: MsDredful (3,685)
Seat 5: heffmike (1,695)
Seat 8: NumbBono (3,092)
Seat 9: mclarich (6,515)
MsDredful posts the small blind of 30
heffmike posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [As Ad]
NumbBono folds
mclarich folds
Julius_Goat folds
BoxOWhine has 15 seconds left to act
BoxOWhine calls 60
MsDredful folds
heffmike raises to 225
BoxOWhine calls 165
*** FLOP *** [2s Th Qd]
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike bets 325
BoxOWhine calls 325
*** TURN *** [2s Th Qd] [6h]
heffmike bets 575
BoxOWhine has 15 seconds left to act
BoxOWhine calls 575
*** RIVER *** [2s Th Qd 6h] [Kd]
heffmike bets 570, and is all in
BoxOWhine calls 570
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike shows [As Ad] a pair of Aces
BoxOWhine shows [Td Kh] two pair, Kings and Tens
BoxOWhine wins the pot (3,420) with two pair, Kings and Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,420 | Rake 0
Board: [2s Th Qd 6h Kd]
Seat 1: Julius_Goat didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: BoxOWhine (button) showed [Td Kh] and won (3,420) with two pair, Kings and Tens
Seat 4: MsDredful (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: heffmike (big blind) showed [As Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 8: NumbBono didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: mclarich didn't bet (folded)

AIPS: as I suspected, there are a number of soft Omaha spots in the field peppered with people who actually know what they are doing. I bounce around, as is usual in these tournaments, between stacking up from these players, and giving it back when they spike. I finally get some momentum, and bink Scott out of a tourney again...

PokerStars Game #32658753957: Tournament #136748247, $5.00+$0.50 USD Omaha Hi/Lo Limit - Level V (150/300) - 2009/09/09 22:14:56 ET
Table '136748247 3' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: whatsupdoc2 (675 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 2: cdazul (2305 in chips)
Seat 3: OffDeadline (645 in chips)
Seat 4: Rat214 (469 in chips)
Seat 5: heffmike (5515 in chips)
Seat 6: scottc25 (1941 in chips)
Seat 7: Reef300 (6255 in chips)
Seat 8: BigAl (2010 in chips) is sitting out
Rat214: posts small blind 75
heffmike: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ah Kc 4s 3h]
scottc25: folds
Reef300: folds
BigAl: folds
whatsupdoc2: folds
cdazul: folds
OffDeadline: calls 150
Rat214: calls 75
heffmike: checks
*** FLOP *** [6s 2h 8c]
Rat214: checks
heffmike: bets 150
OffDeadline: calls 150
Rat214: raises 150 to 300
heffmike: raises 150 to 450
OffDeadline: calls 300
Rat214: calls 19 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [6s 2h 8c] [Kh]
heffmike: bets 300
OffDeadline: calls 45 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (255) returned to heffmike
*** RIVER *** [6s 2h 8c Kh] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike: shows [Ah Kc 4s 3h] (HI: two pair, Kings and Eights; LO: 8,6,3,2,A)
OffDeadline: shows [7c Ac 4c Qd] (HI: a pair of Eights; LO: 8,6,4,2,A)
heffmike collected 176 from side pot
heffmike collected 176 from side pot
Rat214: shows [6h 5s Qc 4h] (HI: two pair, Eights and Sixes; LO: 8,6,5,4,2)
heffmike collected 704 from main pot
heffmike collected 703 from main pot
heffmike said, "gg"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1759 Main pot 1407. Side pot 352. | Rake 0
Board [6s 2h 8c Kh 8d]
Seat 1: whatsupdoc2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: cdazul folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: OffDeadline (button) showed [7c Ac 4c Qd] and lost with HI: a pair of Eights; LO: 8,6,4,2,A
Seat 4: Rat214 (small blind) showed [6h 5s Qc 4h] and lost with HI: two pair, Eights and Sixes; LO: 8,6,5,4,2
Seat 5: heffmike (big blind) showed [Ah Kc 4s 3h] and won (1759) with HI: two pair, Kings and Eights; LO: 8,6,3,2,A
Seat 6: scottc25 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Reef300 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: BigAl folded before Flop (didn't bet)


to get to first in chips in the second hour... then I lose some traction, spew, get short, suck out really badly here,

PokerStars Game #32660457237: Tournament #136748247, $5.00+$0.50 USD Omaha Hi/Lo Limit - Level IX (600/1200) - 2009/09/09 23:18:31 ET
Table '136748247 3' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: GapBand85 (8591 in chips)
Seat 2: cdazul (9076 in chips)
Seat 3: zorag (3808 in chips)
Seat 4: zachfranks (5198 in chips)
Seat 5: heffmike (3112 in chips)
Seat 6: RiceF88 (6542 in chips)
Seat 7: sumthucker (7807 in chips)
Seat 8: Columbo777 (5426 in chips)
Seat 9: aun2112 (7490 in chips)
cdazul: posts small blind 300
zorag: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [3h 2s Kh 2h]
aun2112 said, "ty, prepared those questions for like two days"
zachfranks: folds
heffmike: raises 600 to 1200
RiceF88: folds
sumthucker: folds
Columbo777: folds
aun2112: folds
GapBand85: folds
cdazul: folds
Columbo777 said, "aun is scott or chris?"
zorag: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [4d 4h 9h]
zorag: bets 600
aun2112 said, "joe"
heffmike: raises 600 to 1200 (meh, I haz draw, w/e.)
zorag: raises 600 to 1800
heffmike: raises 112 to 1912 and is all-in
Betting is capped
zorag: calls 112
*** TURN *** [4d 4h 9h] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [4d 4h 9h 6s] [2d] (BINK!, so brutal)
*** SHOW DOWN ***
zorag: shows [Th Ah Ad Jh] (HI: two pair, Aces and Fours)
heffmike: shows [3h 2s Kh 2h] (HI: a full house, Deuces full of Fours)
heffmike collected 6524 from pot
No low hand qualified
heffmike said, "ick"
aun2112 said, "omg"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6524 | Rake 0
Board [4d 4h 9h 6s 2d]
Seat 1: GapBand85 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: cdazul (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: zorag (big blind) showed [Th Ah Ad Jh] and lost with HI: two pair, Aces and Fours
Seat 4: zachfranks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: heffmike showed [3h 2s Kh 2h] and won (6524) with HI: a full house, Deuces full of Fours
Seat 6: RiceF88 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sumthucker folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Columbo777 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: aun2112 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

before Chris pays me back and makes me bubble boy, 16 of 85, boo that.

PokerStars Game #32660797884: Tournament #136748247, $5.00+$0.50 USD Omaha Hi/Lo Limit - Level X (800/1600) - 2009/09/09 23:31:48 ET
Table '136748247 3' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: GapBand85 (7891 in chips)
Seat 2: cdazul (12976 in chips)
Seat 4: zachfranks (6846 in chips)
Seat 5: heffmike (1424 in chips)
Seat 6: RiceF88 (13046 in chips)
Seat 7: sumthucker (7595 in chips)
Seat 8: Columbo777 (1882 in chips)
Seat 9: aun2112 (5390 in chips)
Columbo777: posts small blind 400
aun2112: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Jh 3c Ad 9c]
GapBand85: folds
cdazul: folds
zachfranks: folds
heffmike: raises 624 to 1424 and is all-in
RiceF88: folds
sumthucker: folds
Columbo777: folds
aun2112: calls 624
*** FLOP *** [5d 2c 9d] (hey, I haz outs)
*** TURN *** [5d 2c 9d] [9h] (got one)
*** RIVER *** [5d 2c 9d 9h] [Ac] (boooooooooooo)
*** SHOW DOWN ***
aun2112: shows [Ah Jc As Ts] (HI: a full house, Aces full of Nines)
heffmike: shows [Jh 3c Ad 9c] (HI: a full house, Nines full of Aces)
aun2112 collected 3248 from pot
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3248 | Rake 0
Board [5d 2c 9d 9h Ac]
Seat 1: GapBand85 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: cdazul folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: zachfranks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: heffmike showed [Jh 3c Ad 9c] and lost with HI: a full house, Nines full of Aces
Seat 6: RiceF88 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sumthucker (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Columbo777 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: aun2112 (big blind) showed [Ah Jc As Ts] and won (3248) with HI: a full house, Aces full of Nines

Apparently people only defend their blinds with some variation of AAxx in this game. :-)

I must learn to crack aces better, lol. If only I was holding KTo in my hand.....

miniFTOPS: hands of note - I'm playing squeaky nitty and cooler someone, who promptly busted out 5 minutes later

Full Tilt Poker Game #14594018125: MiniFTOPS Event #1 (96677800), Table 1710 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:37:56 ET - 2009/09/09
Seat 1: heffmike (3,600)
Seat 2: bradmitttt (5,041)
Seat 3: beleivedat (4,095)
Seat 4: ytgsnfqntcm (4,840), is sitting out
Seat 5: illtilly (4,760), is sitting out
Seat 6: justclaire (5,533)
Seat 7: dmhjr (6,426)
Seat 8: Desidarius (15,600)
bradmitttt posts the small blind of 25
beleivedat posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Qs Qd]
ytgsnfqntcm folds
illtilly folds
justclaire calls 50
dmhjr calls 50
Desidarius calls 50
heffmike raises to 500
bradmitttt folds
beleivedat folds
justclaire folds
dmhjr calls 450
Desidarius folds
*** FLOP *** [4s Qc 4d]
dmhjr checks
heffmike checks
*** TURN *** [4s Qc 4d] [9h]
dmhjr checks
heffmike bets 775
dmhjr raises to 5,926, and is all in
heffmike calls 2,325, and is all in
dmhjr shows [4c 2c]
heffmike shows [Qs Qd]
Uncalled bet of 2,826 returned to dmhjr
*** RIVER *** [4s Qc 4d 9h] [6d]
dmhjr shows three of a kind, Fours
heffmike shows a full house, Queens full of Fours
heffmike wins the pot (7,375) with a full house, Queens full of Fours
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,375 | Rake 0
Board: [4s Qc 4d 9h 6d]
Seat 1: heffmike (button) showed [Qs Qd] and won (7,375) with a full house, Queens full of Fours
Seat 2: bradmitttt (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: beleivedat (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: ytgsnfqntcm didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: illtilly didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: justclaire folded before the Flop
Seat 7: dmhjr showed [4c 2c] and lost with three of a kind, Fours
Seat 8: Desidarius folded before the Flop


I stay above an average stack for two hours, then FAIL trying to blow someone off of A9 after they flop a nine, because TOP PAIR IS GOLD IN A RAISED POT, JERRY... but I recover... then someone openshoves for 7bb, I snap call with A9 in the big blind, they show 98, 98x flop..... and I get bounced by a 2+2 AllStar who's playing wide open and runner-runners me to get there.. 6499 of 16750...

Full Tilt Poker Game #14596417230: MiniFTOPS Event #1 (96677800), Table 1710 - 200/400 Ante 50 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:31:25 ET - 2009/09/09
Seat 1: heffmike (4,664)
Seat 2: kredd67 (5,390)
Seat 3: beleivedat (16,215)
Seat 4: Bhay 4 The Win (7,830)
Seat 5: Maccchomir (13,483)
Seat 6: ZBTHorton (13,129)
Seat 7: bigedmambo (4,009)
Seat 8: Desidarius (41,896)
Seat 9: Bug07 (13,890)
heffmike antes 50
kredd67 antes 50
beleivedat antes 50
Bhay 4 The Win antes 50
Maccchomir antes 50
ZBTHorton antes 50
bigedmambo antes 50
Desidarius antes 50
Bug07 antes 50
heffmike posts the small blind of 200
kredd67 posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8d 8s]
beleivedat folds
Bhay 4 The Win folds
Maccchomir folds
ZBTHorton raises to 1,050
bigedmambo folds
Desidarius folds
Bug07 folds
heffmike raises to 4,614, and is all in
kredd67 folds
ZBTHorton calls 3,564
heffmike shows [8d 8s]
ZBTHorton shows [Jd 9d]
*** FLOP *** [Td 2c 6s]
*** TURN *** [Td 2c 6s] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [Td 2c 6s 5d] [Kd]
heffmike shows a pair of Eights
ZBTHorton shows a flush, King high
ZBTHorton wins the pot (10,078) with a flush, King high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 10,078 | Rake 0
Board: [Td 2c 6s 5d Kd]
Seat 1: heffmike (small blind) showed [8d 8s] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 2: kredd67 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: beleivedat folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Bhay 4 The Win folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Maccchomir folded before the Flop
Seat 6: ZBTHorton showed [Jd 9d] and won (10,078) with a flush, King high
Seat 7: bigedmambo folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Desidarius folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Bug07 (button) folded before the Flop

so in short, a waste of 40 bucks.....

There are a lot of WCOOP and miniFTOPS tourneys I'd like to play, but between the huge fields and limited time I have - I don't know if I can really run any more of these... beyond the Sunday tourneys, there's some PLO8 that intrigues me next Wednesday - but that's about all that fits into my schedule or bankroll.

Anyhow, baby shower upcoming this weekend. NFL begins. Should be fun regardless.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

fantasy football time...

Pokerwise, it's been a little slow in terms of volume - no time lately to run anything too deep or big - need to try to fit in some WCCOP or mini-FTOPS events in September - but from a $$ standpoint, it's been going very well - I'm making very effective use of my time.

The Labor Day weekend will be spent fixing up some more things around the house, and working Monday morning (gotta volunteer for some holiday shifts) so it'll be a bit abbreviated - the kids begin school Tuesday, and babygirlHeff arrives around Halloween.

The summer has disappeared quickly.

Which means it's time for fantasy football!

I have to admit, I am nowhere near as good at FF as roto baseball (the hugochavezlovechild team is a solid third, woot, go Latinos!) basically because I feel like fantasy football is about studs and superstars, and fantasy baseball is more about the value you squeeze out on the waiver wires and the hidden gems in the 23rd pick. I've always been better at the margins than with the draftnik hairsplitting between Larry Fitzgerald or DeAngelo Williams.

So, for evaluation or laughter, here's my team after the draft last night. I haven't done a live football draft in years, so I'm way rusty on strategy - only rules I had were no Cowboys (f them) and no Redskins (season will be painful enough watching them every week in DC without them crushing my roto soul as well...)

Prolly too heavy on RB/WR, but whatever.

1. (6) Brian Westbrook RB
2. (15) Brandon Jacobs RB
3. (26) Anquan Boldin WR
4. (35) Philip Rivers QB
5. (46) Tony Gonzalez TE
6. (55) LenDale White RB
7. (66) Santonio Holmes WR
8. (75) Jonathan Stewart RB
9. (86) Donald Driver WR
10. (95) Kevin Walter WR
11. (106) Laveranues Coles WR
12. (115) Minnesota defense
13. (126) Josh Brown K
14. (135) Jerious Norwood RB
15. (146) Brent Favre, OldMan

10 team league, three spots pay. I guarantee a bubble finish. :-)