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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 14

I actually ran OK early on at the Dank. Got in with jackace vs. Rakewell's AT on a A789 board with three clubs (no club in either hand) and held, then kept spiking turns vs. VJ when she kept playing Qx to my raises with AK and flopping top pair on dangerous boards.

Got up to 6K by the first break and kept sailing in hour two. Made some good reraises to get laydowns, held up with a flopped top two vs. a six-high flush draw and hit a 10K stack first for the chip lead.

Then the bottom started to fall out.

I openraise 66 on button to 975 with that 10K stack at 120/240/25, VJ jams for 1660 from the SB, and Numbbono finds a fold with AT and a 4K stack.

I'm up against VJ's 88, there's Ace on flop, and I drop back to 8K. Of course, if Numb has a little testosterone here, he rejams given our ranges to isolate and bounces Joe C out.

So Numb should get an extra special TY from VJ, since that helped her run deep enough to get immunity and take smboatdrinks with her to the Sunday final. As it was, with muhctim going out first, that was probably a given anyway...

Back to my silliness -

*openraise KQs, get shoved on with 55 for 10BB, can't get there, down to 5K
*run AK into KK for 7BB. down to 3500. I hit second break with just under a starting stack, 11/13.
*roached for a while, jammed a lot of hands, including the hammer, and made the final table. whee.
*got myself back up to an average stack seven handed... and then I bubbled.

Rejammed A7s for 13BB over a 4BB open, 23Warsaw/skidoo decided to call off half his stack with 66 from the big blind and flop a set.

I had third best hand anyway by the river. 5/35. BOOOOOOO.

By the way, who's idea was it to make me Hevad "BULLDOZER" Khan in the tribute video? At least get a Plankton vid to add to it, le sigh....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Roto Baseball! (non poker content)

So, another baseball season approaches, and the only way I can keep myself interested in fantasy baseball is to do yet another all-Latin team.

Latest draft was Monday night - and of course I get the ass end of the snake draft in a nine team league...

9 Evan Longoria, TB 3B (U.S-Mexico)
10 Adrian Gonzalez, Bos 1B (U.S-Mexico)
27 Jose Reyes, NYM SS (Dominican Republic)
28 Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B (U.S.-Portuguese)
45 Ubaldo Jimenez, Col SP (Dominican Republic)
46 Alex Rios, CWS OF (U.S.-Puerto Rico)
63 Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP (Mexico)
64 Neftali Feliz, Tex RP (Dominican Republic)
81 Carlos Santana, Cle C (Dominican Republic)
82 Elvis Andrus, Tex SS (Venezuela)
99 Francisco Rodriguez, NYM RP (Venezuela)
100 Pedro Alvarez, Pit 3B (Dominican Republic)
117 Jonathan Sanchez, SF SP (Puerto Rico)
118 Aroldis Chapman, Cin RP (Cuba)
135 Bobby Abreu, LAA OF (Venezuela)
136 Angel Pagan, NYM OF (Puerto Rico)
153 Edinson Volquez, Cin SP (Dominican Republic)
154 Andres Torres, SF OF (Puerto Rico)
171 Carlos Beltran, NYM OF (Puerto Rico)
172 Jose Contreras, Phi RP (Cuba)
189 Alfonso Soriano, ChC OF (Dominican Republic)
190 Fernando Rodney, LAA RP (Dominican Republic)
207 Brian Fuentes, Oak RP (U.S.-Mexico)
208 Michael Pineda, Sea SP
225 Jose Tabata, Pit OF (Venezuela)
226 Edwin Encarnacion, Tor 3B (Dominican Republic)

I actually like this team a lot. Infield is diesel - OF is old and weak - but I think there's some nice pitching - and in a nine-team league, I've got a lot more waiver options to shuffle around than in a standard size league.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 13: Badugi!

Well, this one will be brief.

I won the first hand of Badugi vs VeryJosie (those ten-high pat Badugis are death) and scooped a pretty decent pot, got myself almost over 2K in chips right off the bat.

I never won anything but the blinds after that.

CK raises a KQ Badugi from the blinds, and I can't make a 5 draw with multiple shots at it.
I raise a 9 Badugi, VJ notches it on the third draw after taking three shots at getting there OOP.

That kind of night. 14/22.

Fun railing the VJ/xkm HU match for survival after Rambler decided to make every four-card hand known to man to winz the tourney.

T3 is the FREAKING NIZZLES when it flops two pair and cracks AA for like 30BB.
Go Go Joe C. :-)

(In case it's not clear - we approve this play here - I have much love for junk cracking overpairs for over 20BB!)

Looking at the stat page, I should have known that I would give myself the reverse mojo once I started tracking it.. No mobneys for a while... :-(

AIPS Saturday was just as much of a disaster - 20/45 or something like that. Ran into monsters every time I played a big pot.

I actually made a little bit of money on real SnGs/MTTs/tables over the last few days, but I'm still flailing around. Everything is a struggle right now, which is standard this time of year. It seems like I run well in Jan/Feb and always hit a wall/valley in March.

But I'm having fun nevertheless.

hey hey CAA

from the 17th:

"I do have a good feeling about the Commonwealth's entries, though - between George Mason, VCU and ODU, there's a Sweet Sixteen flyer in there somewhere for Virginia. "

Of course, even I wasn't thinking about another Final Four run for the CAA.
But hey, there it is.

Best part is all the point/counterpoint flying around the 'Net relating to college football and the BCS/bowl system vs. a playoff bracket.

No, Butler and VCU are not the best teams out there and would never even sniff any reasonable football-style bracket. But hey, they make compelling storylines...

Yay Badugi tonite for Survivor.
Anything that makes all the NLHE players squirrelly I likes...
Will try to hit the 8-game PokerSlut tourney as well.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 12 (DANK!)

Lessons learned from the Inaugural Dank.

1) Joe C plays great:

IAHawx985 raises 3X UTG at 25/50.
VJ reraises from MP to 400, Both have 3100 stacks.
All fold, IAHawx986 repops to 1000, Joe C flats in position.

Flop 772r. IAHawx985 bets half his stack, VJ jams, and a snapcall.
VJ's JJ spikes the turn vs. IAHawx985's QQ. Double up on a two outer.

I like you, VJ, but geez, the entire freaking table could have told you JJ was no goot.
For someone who acted like they had to win immunity to survive, that was pretty light.
Well, until the turn, anyway.

2) I spew easier than I thought:

I ran into two weird spots where I bet or raised the river really thin with two scut pairs, got shoved into, and figured there was no way I was good - and spewed off a lot of chips. In between I kept getting it in preflop on 80/20s and doubling up, before I boned VJ with this one...

Full Tilt Poker Game #29292215107: The Dank (226599650), Table 1 - 100/200 - No Limit
Hold'em - 23:29:42 ET - 2011/03/23
Seat 2: gpjacobs (2,850)
Seat 4: BrainMc (2,425)
Seat 5: neophyte17 (10,110)
Seat 6: Julius_Goat (11,070)
Seat 7: heffmike (5,260)
Seat 8: hoyazo (4,320)
Seat 9: veryjosie (5,700)
veryjosie: wow
Julius_Goat posts the small blind of 100
heffmike posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [5s As]
veryjosie: gg brain
hoyazo folds
veryjosie raises to 600
Julius_Goat: brain is still in
gpjacobs folds
veryjosie: lol oh
BrainMc folds
neophyte17 folds
veryjosie: nevah mind
Julius_Goat calls 500
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike calls 400
*** FLOP *** [9s 9c 6s]
Julius_Goat has 15 seconds left to act
Julius_Goat: but a samurai must always live with the knowledge that he is already dead
Julius_Goat checks
veryjosie: lol
veryjosie: a goat too
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
BrainMc: are you calling me tom cruise
heffmike: I've worried about that for years'
heffmike checks
Julius_Goat: I am long dead
veryjosie bets 1,800
Julius_Goat has 15 seconds left to act
Julius_Goat: eaten by lambs and pecked by the dove
Julius_Goat folds
heffmike raises to 4,660, and is all in
veryjosie calls 2,860
heffmike shows [5s As]
veryjosie shows [8c 8s]
*** TURN *** [9s 9c 6s] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [9s 9c 6s Th] [4s]
heffmike shows a flush, Ace high
veryjosie shows two pair, Nines and Eights
heffmike wins the pot (11,120) with a flush, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 11,120 | Rake 0
Board: [9s 9c 6s Th 4s]
Seat 2: gpjacobs didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: BrainMc didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: neophyte17 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Julius_Goat (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) showed [5s As] and won (11,120) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 8: hoyazo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: veryjosie showed [8c 8s] and lost with two pair, Nines and Eights

Of course, I start on the downswing soon enough - I button raise/call off to Waffles' 10BB jam with 99, see his KK... and then watch a K9x flop. Whee.

Very dreary after that:
*I somehow make the final table:
*I pay off a 5BB shove from Turtle with A2c and don't get there v AKo. Shocking.
*I shove AQs over an open jam with K2s and lose to a rivered deuce.
*I end up jamming 6BB into Hoy's UTG open from the big blind with KQs and see AA. So boring and trivial.

8/26. So I final tabled, but I don't even think I did anything notable or interesting - other than make river raises for what I thought were for value - and then be jammed into and have to fold.

Note to myself - don't that in the future.

And Turtle loses a tight 3-2 vote to be bounced off the Island.
So credit to muchtim to leveraging the advantage Bayne pointed out and sticking around.
He's the only Donk to get deep. So I guess it worked out for him... :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 11

I winz PLO8 PokerSlut tourney - only 4 players though. Cmon, there's at least 20+ people in the home game group.

Maybe the Stars switch, the new HomeGame setup, and dropping the buy-in down to $1.10 makes a difference. I'd like to see the series weather the turbulence and build back up. But yay $3 profit nevertheless.

Donk Island was only a turbo, not a pushfest. Which is a shame, because coolers, setups, and binked river cards were outFUCKINGstanding. I can only imagine it would have been even sillier with 300 chip stacks.

So I just watched TBA bink every pot against everyone else, but I kept winning pots off of him, including calling him down with 5th pair FTW.

Then I tried to flip with BuddyDank with AK, which was a bad idea, since he made quads. He's good at that, it seems. And then, I punted a stack with this:

Full Tilt Poker Game #29206014938: Survive Donkey Island Event #11 (226093186), Table 2 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:49:15 ET - 2011/03/20
Seat 1: twoblackaces (4,575)
Seat 2: SmBoatDrinks (1,615)
Seat 3: lightning36 (1,525)
Seat 4: BrainMc (2,275)
Seat 7: heffmike (1,410)
Seat 8: xkm1245 (1,315)
Seat 9: BuddyDank (2,440)
BrainMc posts the small blind of 60
heffmike posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Qs Qc]
xkm1245 raises to 1,315, and is all in
BuddyDank folds
twoblackaces folds
SmBoatDrinks raises to 1,615, and is all in
lightning36 calls 1,525, and is all in
BrainMc folds
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike: not folding this. maybe I hit a Q.
heffmike calls 1,290, and is all in
SmBoatDrinks shows [Kd Ah]
lightning36 shows [Ac Ad]
heffmike shows [Qs Qc]
xkm1245 shows [Qd Qh]
Uncalled bet of 90 returned to SmBoatDrinks
*** FLOP *** [6c 3c Kc]
*** TURN *** [6c 3c Kc] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [6c 3c Kc 9d] [2s]
SmBoatDrinks shows a pair of Kings
lightning36 shows a pair of Aces
lightning36 wins side pot #2 (230) with a pair of Aces
heffmike shows a pair of Queens
lightning36 wins side pot #1 (285) with a pair of Aces
xkm1245 shows a pair of Queens
lightning36 wins the main pot (5,320) with a pair of Aces
heffmike: boo
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,835 Main pot 5,320. Side pot 1 285. Side pot 2 230. | Rake 0
Board: [6c 3c Kc 9d 2s]
Seat 1: twoblackaces didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: SmBoatDrinks showed [Kd Ah] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 3: lightning36 (button) showed [Ac Ad] and won (5,835) with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: BrainMc (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) showed [Qs Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: xkm1245 showed [Qd Qh] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 9: BuddyDank didn't bet (folded)

Honestly, I should fold this with three allins in front of me, even with 10BB.
But, it's a turbo and I said fuck it.
Stupid. I'm running into KK/AA here every freaking time.
For a second there I though I could fourflush FTW until I saw Lightning's Ac.
14/20. I've not been running well here lately.

But nice for a Survivor series tourney to last under an hour one time.

Somewhat surprising that there was a 3-3 voting tie with SmBoatDrinks and BrainMc, so there will be a HU match Monday night to bounce the next Survivor.

Afterwards I sat around in a $5 PLO8 blogger table for a little bit, made some minor coin while watching the end of the NCAA's.

Go Richmond/VCU. Potentially most hilarious Elite Eight matchup ever.

Outside of Mason's vivisection by OSU, and Hampton being the #16 sacrifice to Duke, Commonwealth teams represented nicely...

I go back to the old job tomorrow. Should be interesting...

Weekend update...

* Well, if not for a Butler tip-in, those Virginia teams from the CAA would've been 3-0 in the 1st(2nd) round - and of course, I forgot to mention former CAA member Richmond, who actually did make the Sweet 16 yesterday. I still have a good feeling about Mason or VCU today. There's some decent hoops played in this state - too bad James Madison isn't one of those schools :-(

* Will try to remember to play the PokerSlut Home Game on Stars tonight (PLO8, why not?) and I think this is the night of the Survivor SuperTurbo pushfest - so at least the tourney shouldn't take that long to play out for once.

* In Real Life: So apparently I was just on a paid furlough for a week.

Work decided that they laid off too many people after all and asked some of us back for six more weeks until May to transition/turn out the lights. So why not? More $$$ and more time to figure out what the next move is. At some point I'll amuse with more detail, but that's the jist of it for now.

At least I can search in a more deliberate fashion, and the resume is in refined shape now for the ongoing quest - or some other fancy turn of the phrase I can invent out of thin air.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 10 (bye!)

My back is killing me, and I'm feeling a bit sick and salty. Ugh.

Played the opener of AIPS VI last night. Freaking Stud. I hate stud. Invitation for every momo to sit there with trash and try to spike running cards on sixth and seventh b/c they think they're priced in, even when they aren't. Got in a bad mood and made it worse my spewing off my stack and finishing 40/45.

Moo(yournamehere)kie was a wonderment of getting raised on the turn or river when I'm holding a polarized bluffcatcher every freaking time - and realizing villains were more likely going for value instead of bluffing. Anyway, I jammed 15BB on a flip and lost it to bounce 21/29.

And apparently I got voted off last night. (guessing from emails and posts - I was so tired I fell asleep at 11:30). Which I could see coming a mile away.


I seriously doubt I'm screwing up anyone's future plans by stating the obvious. Goat already did. and it didn't change anything. Whatever is in motion is already set, I'm certain.

Team Donkey had everything worked out with a nice 7-4 advantage until VeryJosie started sniffing around looking for post-merge alliances. It was a smart move that really shouldn't have worked, but it Jedi Mind Trick'd everyone.

I'll admit fault here - it was easy for Goat and I to believe that Jordan and Jamyhawk would go off with VJ and do their own thing. I was not the best consigliere, obviously.

That triggered the whole Jordan/Goat fiasco where somehow it became more important to plan three, four steps ahead instead of just taking out one Fish at a time.

Goat leaving was the turning point. If he survives that vote, all of us Donkeys should have been home free and the game completely changes.

Even then, things weren't over yet - I actually tried to rally everyone around a simple team line vote once we got down to 5-4 - but Kat didn't play or vote that night, and Jamyhawk outsmarted himself by playing both sides of the street to try and prolong his stay - and got himself voted off a lot faster as a result. More Joe C genius.

Basically, no one on Team Donkey is going to get any further than they would have if we all would have just stuck together, voted off all the Fish, and then let everything rip - if that's wrong, then BrainMc and muhctim are crafty supergeniuses. What was the point of team play if we were going to just piss away our substantial advantage to begin with?

It's instructive that outside of VJ, no one else still left in this game has hardly blogged about anything Survivor-related. Which makes for very little buzz, but is probably best from a strategic standpoint to have a information blackout.

Anyway, much like Captain Ramius, it's likely VeryJosie has already figured out how to get the crew/donks off the boat and take this Team Fish ship into port FTW. There may be more palace intrigue, but probably not until we get down to 4 players. I think all of us in the game would be surprised if any other scenario played out.

I suspect once it's said and done, it will be revealed to be a lot simpler and easier than anyone thought. Of course, I'm certainly missing some vital intel, but still, it couldn't have been that complicated. She's a wizard. Or a Terminator, I can't decide which... There were two people I figured were dangerous in this game. VeryJosie's proven that half of the analysis was way good.

I second everyone's overall reaction to Donkey Island - freaking supergenius concept. I'd do it again, but next time around there really should be 16 new players - at least I hope so. It's too silly and fun an idea to pass up.


I still owe some $20 bonuses for the leaders at the break. I'll get those out later today.
But that's the end of the Heff superbounty for the moment.
Only goot while I'm still on the Island.

I swear I've been so freaking tired and distracted lately it's hard to find time for a decent session.
I need to get back to playing non-blogger tourneys and make some money.

Well, I need to get a job too. Priorities, of course.

But, I do get to sit at home with BabyGirlHeff today and watch the NCAAs.
Which is silly, since I haven't watched college basketball all year.

I do have a good feeling about the Commonwealth's entries, though - between George Mason, VCU and ODU, there's a Sweet Sixteen flyer in there somewhere for Virginia. Yeah, I know that would involve a #1 seed going out this weekend. Just a hunch....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My hand is dead, I guess.

So, the angleshot story.

I head out to the local bar where I've played a lot of free bar poker, but haven't been at all in the last year because my Sunday work schedule conflicted. But, I'm free now...

I build up from a 7K starting stack to over 20K pretty quickly, but then start running into AK every time I open raise and keep having to lay down hands. So I'm down to 12K by the time we get to the 400/800 level.

Villain is the type of mid-40s guy you know plays a lot without really being any good. Knows his way around the game and table, but usually manages to go broke with top pair/overpair. He opens to 2K from EP, and he's clear at the other end of the table from me. I have AQs on the button and a pretty easy reshove for 15BB, blinds fold, and he says, "That's a big overbet.." as he starts to move his cards forward.

So I try to cut him some slack and roll over my hand and do a friendly show - because he's obviously snapping me off with a better hand - only he hasn't folded yet.

Soon there's a cry for "floor" (or host, whatever you get in these games) and sure enough, villain wants my hand killed because I exposed my cards.

Now, I know this is pretty much my fault, because I'm the one that tried to be nice and show.

I wasn't going to make a big deal about whatever the host ruled - my default attitude in sticky spots like this is punish the person that screwed up first, namely me.

But, to be honest, what should really happen is my cards stay face up, villain gets to do whatever he wants, call or fold, hand plays out, then I go sit out for an orbit or level as a penalty.

It's what would happen in a cash game, or in most any legitimate tournament.

2010 WSOP Official Tournament Rules - 94. A player exposing his or her cards with action pending will incur a penalty, but will not have a dead hand. The penalty will begin at the end of the hand. All players at the table are entitled to see the exposed card(s), if requested.

Roberts Rules of Poker, Section 15, Tournaments - 22. Showing cards from a live hand during the action injures the rights of other players still competing in an event, who wish to see contestants eliminated. A player in a multihanded pot may not show any cards during a deal. Heads-up, a player may not show any cards unless the event has only two remaining players, or is winner-take-all. If a player deliberately shows a card, the player may be penalized (but his hand will not be ruled dead)

But, since this bar poker league has a weird exposed hand rule - put in basically to reduce arguments and tilt-inducing moments when players show each other cards - what ended up happening is, I lost the 2K call but was able to take back the rest of my stack I shoved. Villain got what was left of the pot in the middle.

Fucking pure angleshot. And I pretty much told him that - I would never do that to anyone in a free game.

He gave me the usual, "Oh, I play here just like I play live" line - Which is even worse, because then he DEFINITELY should know my hand would never get killed in a real game and he took advantage of a bad rule to scoop up chips.

Basically, the moment anyone tries to get a hand killed at the table to win a pot, unless it's mucked AND COMPLETELY IRRETRIEVABLE - they're an angleshooting dick.

I don't care how you try to justify it, you're trying to win chips on a technicality, and that's flat out low.

It pissed me off for a bit, but I moved on.

Although I may just sit on his left every time I see him and threeball every single one of his opens from here on out.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Poker Round 9

So let's evaluate the glory of this week's multi-entry MTT in the latest edition of Donkey Island...

**One entry got set-over-setted in a stupid cooler with Hoy and Miami Don = 66 is NOT goot on a A96r flop vs. AQ and AA, go figure. Le Sigh.

**Another entry runs JJ into KK, and then 44 into A8 for 8BB and loses the flip.

**The third one hangs out for a while, then NYRambler decides to raise/jam KQ from the button when I repop him with a JackAce. - Two queens on the board, so he crushes all my range anyway. My short stack jams K7s into Ax from the button and hits the flop but gets four flushed anyway... :(

**So I'm down to one entry when we're still at three tables and I'm flailing around. Hoy openlimps/calls in EP when I raise him in position with JJ and checks a nine-high flop HU. I jam a little over pot, not expecting to be good but hoping to get there. He takes his time calling with AA and I spike the river. I'm so skilled.

Don't worry, I got paid back. I end up with all-in pre with KK against Rambler's JJ and a J falls on the river, then on the money bubble, I'm BvB with Kat and jam 77 into her K7s. She flops a flush. GG me 10 of 73 entries. No mobneys at all for $22.

Jamyhawk gets voted off. This shit is getting real and whatnot. Seven players left.
How all of Team Donkey is getting smoked is freaking beyond me.

Plus, I have no idea how to figure out these MET stats past the cash places.
I jury-rigged it last time - so this stats page is not the word of God, peoples. I try.

More TK tomorrow, including:

-Gee, your job disappeared! WTF are you going to do now? (I sort of know. Sort of.)

-How I got angleshot at a free bar poker tournament.(Srsly? Douchebags.)

-Is Heff putting out another superbounty Wednesday? (Probably. Is $40 paying my mortgage? Not.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Island Round 8 (with special surprise ending!)

it's funny, I played the Moo(yournamehere)kie like a ridiculous nit for once, but it didn't help me get any deeper than when I spewtard off my stack....

Grind the first hour like crazy, I finally get KK in vs. Goat's 88 and get up to 7K when we consolidate to two tables. I lose a bunch of chips, then double through again with AA vs VeryJosie's JackAceoff, then flop a set vs. TBA's top pair with 44 and get up to an average 10K stack by the final table.

After a few more hands where nothing happens, I finally openjam aces into xkm's TT for 10BB - and watch a T55 flop hit. Awesome two-outer, but I deserve that after a lot of the shit I pull. Dunzo 8/29.

I'd talk more about the tourney, but it was one of those MTTs where literally nothing happens that's an interesting spot or something of note. Bleh.

So I shipped the sniper bounty to shockin and twoblackaces, who split it between them with two scalps apiece, and then Katitude (probably because she didn't play) got voted off to make this last 8 be a 4-4 split down the middle between Fish and Donkeys. So yeah, life will even get more silly than it has over the last couple of weeks.

EDIT: Even sillier. Yeah, I survived Donkey Island.
But, I did not survive the latest round of layoffs at my job Thursday. Le sigh.
So yeah, there will be a lot of changes coming up for me. Whee.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Survivor Poker tonight...

at the Moo(yournamehere)kie.

Usual drill, 10pm ET, FTP.

Bring $11 and a drink, this one will probably take a while

To get the word out to everyone beforehand - tonight's Heff-approved $40 superbounty is simple and open to all.

There are nine players left alive on Donkey Island.


Whoever binks the most of us out of tonight's tourney gets the $40. Ties split the money.

See you all around. I'm sure BDR will keep track of all the shenanigans.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Island Round 7

So, there were 26 runners for Event 7 - kind of a small prize pool compared to other events, with only an average of 6 rebuys per player - hey, I only took 3 myself plus the add-on - I kept getting in with Paint-Ten suited and eventually got there enough times to build up to 7K by the end of the rebuy period. Yeah, I'm happy Goat's not having anymore rebuys, to be honest.

After that, I ran horrid as people kept calling me OOP and holding - made what I thought was a good fold with 17BB at 60/120 when UTG with 12BB raised and what I thought was a nitty cutoff repotted and I folded TT in the blinds. Hello AQs and 88, I would've tripled up.

So anyway, I rode the roller coaster to the door in three hands 20 minutes later.

*Jamy raises UTG, Rakewell jams 15 BB right behind him with 75s. I fold Ax in the small blind, Jamy calls with JJ, board runs 255A6.
* I open jam Q8s on the button into Jamy's A9s in the big blind and bink the river,
* Then I jam A7s from the CO into Rakewell's TT, again in the big blind, and this time couldn't suck out again. Done 20/26.

All of which means, jam shite and ye godz will reward your boldness.

Oh, and that was the best debut ever on BDR last night, VJ.
Obviously you need a little tech advice. or something.

Anyway, the Goat himself got bounced last night. Which is somewhat surprising, but mob rule, what can you do? Should make Wednesday night even more interesting as we hit the halfway point of the series.

Freaking chop for the final three will fuck with my stats to be sure...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

quick survivor notes and nuggets.

As event #7 kicks off in a few hours...

1) Jordan has the right approach and attitude. Set the tone, sir.

Quick hits on proposals mentioned by him, VeryJosie, Hoy:

*Yes to immunity for last survivor on the losing team - which I why I set the last Moo(yournamehere)kie superbounty for that player - I'm sure a lot of what's happened in the first six tournaments would have been different if this were in effect, considering that person's been voted off three times already...
It's the whole skill vs. game argument. Yeah, skill should be a factor, but that's what the BBT tourneys have been for. This is a game - I don't mind playing something for once where you've got more goals than just WINNING and mobneymobneymobney.

*Maybe to moving tourney times up (average Donkey Island tourney is ending around 1:15am Eastern, lasting about 3.5 hours. Yeah, that's a little late and long for tourneys under 50 people.) but I'm pretty agnostic about it.

* I don't care about rebuys or not, it's a nice homage to the old Friday Donkament... but only 30 minutes, please. A hour of $1 rebuys can drive anyone nuts.

* Sure, Buddy can throw as many twists in the game as necessary. Spice things up!

2) Figured I'd use my noodle and track Donkey Island stats like I did with BBT5, which can be found here.

-Rambler, quit stealing our money, k thx :-)
-Buddy and Joanne like playing with us...
-More non-Donkey Island players, pls.

See you all tonight. I'll be making it rain, or at least trying to...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Survivor: Donkey Island Round 6

Boy, I felt a dark cloud over my head today, and it sure sat there tonight.

VeryJosie went pretty bad from the get go. Never made a hand and couldn't bet my way around it, so I bled off half my stack in half an hour. Then, I got bounced in a spot where you run into a cash player dabbling in MTTs, they decide to take a stand, and basically say "f it" as they call off knowing they're getting the worst of it..

Full Tilt Poker Game #28679388453: Very Josie Poker (221454389), Table 1 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:31:55 ET - 2011/03/02
Seat 1: 1racerx (5,960)
Seat 2: gpjacobs (1,405)
Seat 3: Thorn In Side (3,420)
Seat 4: KeepFloppin (1,818)
Seat 5: heffmike (1,420)
Seat 7: wolfshead (3,747)
Seat 8: IAHawx985 (2,675)
Seat 9: veryjosie (3,555)
wolfshead posts the small blind of 30
IAHawx985 posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ah Th]
veryjosie calls 60
1racerx calls 60
gpjacobs folds
Thorn In Side folds
veryjosie: fold adam!!!
KeepFloppin raises to 300
veryjosie: ut oh
heffmike raises to 1,420, and is all in
wolfshead folds
1racerx: ok
veryjosie: doube that
IAHawx985 folds
veryjosie folds
1racerx folds
veryjosie: call now
veryjosie: lol
Thorn In Side: didn't you put an extra bounty on mike?
KeepFloppin calls 1,120
heffmike shows [Ah Th]
KeepFloppin shows [Ks Qh]
KeepFloppin: f it
*** FLOP *** [Qc 5h Tc]
veryjosie: i folded 33
*** TURN *** [Qc 5h Tc] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 5h Tc 9c] [Kc]
heffmike: different tourney
heffmike shows a pair of Tens
KeepFloppin shows two pair, Kings and Queens
KeepFloppin wins the pot (3,050) with two pair, Kings and Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,050 | Rake 0
Board: [Qc 5h Tc 9c Kc]
Seat 1: 1racerx folded before the Flop
Seat 2: gpjacobs didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Thorn In Side didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: KeepFloppin showed [Ks Qh] and won (3,050) with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 5: heffmike (button) showed [Ah Th] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 7: wolfshead (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: IAHawx985 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: veryjosie folded before the Flop

Would I normally squeeze 25BB with ATs when UTG and UTG+1 limps and the cutoff iso-raises?
Not really, because I'm running into a buzzsaw often enough where it's just not a good move.

But this spot, yeah, I'll be honest, I couldn't wait to stick it in b/c I was really sure I had the best of it.
Just a gut feeling. Oh well.

To be fair, I'm sure villain's thought is, "he can have air or JJ and below and I'm flipping."
Which is true. Not actually likely jamming into two EP limpers and a threebet, but possible. I've been known to do worse... :-)

Regardless, Gigli, 15/15. Not like getting called there stopped me from riche$...

For once, this tourney was an opening act instead of a co-headliner because of all the Survivor intrigue and sidebets.


Did OK early in the Moo(yournamehere)kee too, then I flatted AA on the button v. Jamyhawk's 4x EP raise to drag the blinds in. Of course he hit the nizzles on a J23 two spade flop and I ended up doubling him up with half my stack. Which to be honest, wasn't smart, especially after the Q turn. I'm like ahead of KK and nothing else.

And yeah, he's my teammate, but I'm not softplaying anyone for shit here. Besides, it really doesn't matter moving forward.

After that it went downhill as fuck. Eventually, I ended up letting Hoy spew with 44 in the BB and getting into a 15BB flip I lost.

Full Tilt Poker Game #28680870540: The Mookie (221464173), Table 3 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:41:37 ET - 2011/03/02
Seat 1: veryjosie (5,165)
Seat 2: jamyhawk (4,855)
Seat 3: twoblackaces (1,030)
Seat 4: Joanne1111 (8,278)
Seat 5: JOELPOKERGOD (1,321)
Seat 6: heffmike (1,055)
Seat 7: hoyazo (1,100)
Seat 8: IAHawx985 (7,640)
Seat 9: NYRambler (2,421)
heffmike posts the small blind of 40
hoyazo posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Jd Kh]
IAHawx985 folds
NYRambler has 15 seconds left to act
NYRambler folds
veryjosie calls 80
jamyhawk has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk has timed out
jamyhawk folds
jamyhawk is sitting out
twoblackaces folds
Joanne1111 folds
heffmike calls 40
hoyazo has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk has returned
hoyazo raises to 320
veryjosie has 15 seconds left to act
veryjosie folds
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 1,055, and is all in
hoyazo calls 735
heffmike shows [Jd Kh]
hoyazo shows [4c 4s]
*** FLOP *** [6h 8c Ad]
veryjosie: gooo hoy
*** TURN *** [6h 8c Ad] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [6h 8c Ad 7h] [6d]
veryjosie: yes
heffmike shows a pair of Sixes
hoyazo shows two pair, Sixes and Fours
hoyazo wins the pot (2,190) with two pair, Sixes and Fours
veryjosie: yes!!!!!
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,190 | Rake 0
Board: [6h 8c Ad 7h 6d]
Seat 1: veryjosie folded before the Flop
Seat 2: jamyhawk didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: twoblackaces didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Joanne1111 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: JOELPOKERGOD (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: heffmike (small blind) showed [Jd Kh] and lost with a pair of Sixes
Seat 7: hoyazo (big blind) showed [4c 4s] and won (2,190) with two pair, Sixes and Fours
Seat 8: IAHawx985 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: NYRambler didn't bet (folded)

I actually thought about raise/jamming pre, but I figured Hoy would do what he does in a limped pot and I'd be able to play HU, without VeryJosie getting involved, against a holding I'd actually have a decent shot against to double up. Of course, I'd do this with a big hand, small hand - a lot of holdings, so whatever, we're playing chicken, shoveling in chips and trying to get there/hold.

26/33. And yeah, Hoy got the $20 bounty VJ put on my head. As if he needs a 20 spot. Does Hoy even play anything outside of blogger tourneys you can buy into for $20?

Anyhow the whole evening was a complete disaster. I ended up donking around in 100NL Rush for a while - and when I shoved AA into KK preflop and watched a Q-high straight hit the board... yeah, it was time to shut it down..

I shipped the $40 last longer superbounty to Jordan... which should make up for the fact that he's no longer a part of the game. Yes, apparently HighOnPoker is no more - which I'm a little surprised about. I really need to pay attention more to WTF is going on.

On to the big clusterfuck that's one big bulldog team of people trying to hold on for 10 more tournaments... wheeeeeeeee

And, TBA's a freaking wizard. To play from my iPhone? ah, perchance to dream...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Part the sixth on tap....

It seems like with the last night of team play in Survivor: Donkey Island tonight, things are really starting to come into focus.

It's kind of early - or is it? I have no fucking idea, I never watch the show... and I hate diplomacy.

I'm just going to go play some cards tonight, probably double shot the Very Josie and the Moo(yournamehere)kie. Oh, apparently there's a $20 bounty on me: I hope VJ can afford it, I don't want to be responsible for putting a big dent in her bankroll.

Apparently it is a big deal: while I have been willing to give a targeted person their bounty if they win, VJ isn't as generous. Definitely un-balla.

So anyway, I'll probably issue another superbounty this week. Target TK. I'll probably make it a civilian just because, but I haven't decided yet. Whatever I figure out, it'll be on BDR.

This will probably be the night I quit spiking three outers.
I'm actually looking for runner-runner perfect if I can do it.