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Saturday, October 30, 2010

AIPS report

Fucking bubble.

Play smart in hour one, rack up a huge chip lead in hour two and hit the final table with about 9K in chips. Feel very good about banana #4 sitting on a 50BB stack.

Win like one hand in 40 minutes in the worst carddead stretch I've had in a MTT in a LOOOONG time and spew half my stack when I have to raise/fold to shoves preflop over and over.

Finally jam AKs over a raise, AT calls, and I hold - very next hand openraise AhQh, have KhJh shove into me and hit a six outer. Big difference at that stage between 11K and 5K.

Sit on the bubble, decide to repop a raiser with AJo from the blinds for 20BB effective and have him snap shove with AQo. I don't spike.

Shove 66 for my last 1BB into 65s and 44. Have the third best hand by the river. 6/33.

Probably going to watch someone else get a fourth banana before me - so tilted right now b/c I run bad, then play worse in a spot where I didn't need to try to pick someone off. Just stupid.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

spew report

I'm tired of sucking in Spewday.

I play meh for 30 minutes. Get up to 3500, nothing special happens. Raise/fold pre a couple of times. Finally get tired of doing that when I open KQs UTG to 300 with a 2600 stack, have the button repop to 750 and decide to jam - and get shown AKs. Boy, I pick stupid spots in this MTT.

A pocket pair would have won after the board ran out, joy me. 24/33.

The good players in this tournament don't seem to show up with shit when you jam on them.

Then again, I watched Josie jam pre with QQ twice when she raised and got repopped, but 53o and J4s are the nizzles and she bounced before I did.

Final tabled the superturbo, but then ATs can't fade K9s and 55, and I drift for a while before getting it in three ways with live cards and not spiking to finish 7/36 for a bunch of $1 knockouts but no real money.

Good investing by me.


And what have we learned from this weekend's experience?

-Sports betting is stupid - even when you know, you don't know, you know?

-Prop betting, however, rocks, because there's no skill involved. All ruckbox!

-Tony Momo can't screw up anything as bad as Wade Phillips and the Double J can - after all, they had a damn lead when he got hurt.

I broke a clavicle once, diving to catch a pass. It sucked. That shoulder still isn't completely right compared to the other one over 10 years later.

That's as bad as I feel about the Cowboys and their 1-5 start.

To quote Minor Threat- boofuckinghoo.

Anyhow, I hope to be freerolling Spewday later tonite. :-)

Actually, I will cut an extra special magnanimous deal for VeryJosie - ship me the $18 for both Spewday buyins - and if you play both tourneys tonite, I'll ship it back as a rebate. All I'll need is a VJ buyin for next week and all is even.

Monday, October 25, 2010

good monday night sweat..

So when I noticed Josie and Waffles were running a pick 'em contest this weekend, I had to get in with a side bet to drive the action.

Cliffs are, Giants win is good for Waffles(and me), Cowboys win good for Josie.

About $30 of MTT buyins on the line here, so a fun little wager to liven up the intertubes.

I'm just happy to build up Spewday a little bit more - not that LJ needs any help (more rungoot for her this morning, I see)

So come play Tuesday after the sure-to-be-awesome Rocky Horror Glee!

Oh, and babygirlheff turned one this weekend - joy - but I cracked a crown that just got put in and need to go to the dentist now - boo.

Tonite will be amusing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

5-card draw is a silly game.

Look, I've had people tell me that, oh, the old school games are purer poker. And that may be true from a cash game standpoint - I can see in a deep-stacked enviroment how this would be a ton of fun. But jeez, PL 5-card draw is a NITS game at heart, like most oldschool pokah is.

Yeah, I didn't win the AIPS tourney Wednesday. Pretty long dry spell here...

I'll freely admit, I don't know what I'm talking about - I never play 5CD, but I do play some 2-7 on occasion, so I understand some basic draw game concepts. But apparently, success in tournament 5CD comes down to

1) getting dealt the pat nizzles, like a straight or better
2) hope someone else raises the pot
3) hoping that someone else has a hand like AAxxx in the reraised pot and improves on the draw.
4) profit.

So many times, I'm looking at spots where people should really be trying to get value postdraw, and it goes check/check or check/call. Anyway, I think I made one overly tight fold here, but it was such a nitfest I didn't think I was getting bluff-raised very often here. Yeah, I should probably check behind here like everyone else was, right?

PokerStars Game #51063651069: Tournament #307170033, $5.00+$0.50 USD 5 Card Draw Pot Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2010/10/13 21:27:38 ET
Table '307170033 7' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: aun2112 (1345 in chips)
Seat 2: heffmike (1645 in chips)
Seat 4: PottyTrainMe (995 in chips)
Seat 5: OddsmanJTo (2650 in chips)
Seat 6: Bruckner_7th (1155 in chips)
PottyTrainMe: posts small blind 25
OddsmanJTo: posts big blind 50
Dealt to heffmike [2d Ts Ah Ad Qs]
Bruckner_7th: calls 50
aun2112: folds
heffmike: raises 150 to 200
PottyTrainMe: folds
OddsmanJTo: folds
Bruckner_7th: calls 150
Bruckner_7th: discards 1 card
heffmike: discards 2 cards [2d Ts]
Dealt to heffmike [Ah Ad Qs] [Qh 3h]
Bruckner_7th: checks
heffmike: bets 250
Bruckner_7th: raises 400 to 650
heffmike said, "guess I have to fold aces up. oh well,"
heffmike: folds
Uncalled bet (400) returned to Bruckner_7th
Bruckner_7th collected 975 from pot
Bruckner_7th: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 975 | Rake 0
Seat 1: aun2112 folded before the Draw (didn't bet)
Seat 2: heffmike (button) folded after the Draw
Seat 4: PottyTrainMe (small blind) folded before the Draw
Seat 5: OddsmanJTo (big blind) folded before the Draw
Seat 6: Bruckner_7th collected (975)

Anyway, I raise/folded one time to the big stack when he repopped from the blinds, so when he did it the next orbit I got it in for 12BB with AAxxx and a four flush and ran smack into a pat King-high flush. 28/37, gg me.

Obviously I have a lot to learn about this game. Like only play it a couple of times a year.

It should be obvious from the above I have no freaking clue how to play this game and would get destroyed by anyone who actually likes 5CD.

Seven more events this year - at least I like all the formats left.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday fun....

VeryJosie only had one table Wednesday - which was fine, I enjoyed it anyway. I ended up HU with the hostess- and despite having over 50BB in my stack and down only 60-40, it was over in less than 20 hands. She crushed every board and I paid her off with bluffcatchers every time - Six pots were worth more than the blinds and I lost 5 of them.


I'm probably getting pwned anyway - some players have my number, she's one of them - but geez, I didn't even put up a decent fight. Felt like a damn Polish Army grunt in 1939.

I played the Mookie b/c of who I saw logged in. Early on I lose a ton with 99 on an T847 turn to a genius with 44 - but I get back up to 6K quickly w/o even paying attention - seriously, between home/kid duties and watching the ALDS, I don't even remember most of the first hour.

Get to the final table with a good stack, then drop a ton on a 7d5d2x flop with AdJd when UTG raised with the hammer and I didn't get there after getting it in on the flop... then I just hung out for another 40 minutes and watched Joanne quit being the ubernit of all nits - jamming overs and third pair on flops - before I finally bubbled 4/16 jamming Ace high into her top pair on a BvB turn like a complete dipshit.

So basically I wasted almost three hours to break even. I make wonderful EV decisions.

The other night I finally cashed in one of those 135-man Rush tourneys - and then gave it right back at Rush cash games.

Treading water. I am AWESOME at this.

Heff playing MTTs/SnGs - good
Heff playing cash - bad.

Must remember this.