Tuesday, February 28, 2006

untitled #5

I was positively giddy last night before going to bed. I had just played about 200 hands on THE most loose 2/4 7CS table I had ever played on. There was stretch where our table had 3 pots that were $130+ each. I won one of those when my rolled 6s made a full house. The betting was capped 3-way on every street except 7th. One player showed 10s up and the other Ace high (no shit). Mr Ace High was a lunatic who capped with anything. He eventually dropped about 300 and left. I swear he was on some sort of drunken megatilt where he was happy to give away his money. Mrs. 10s up was also crazy and capped with pretty much any pair. I think they had both taken some sort of booze and trucker-strength speed concoction. When you get two of those people on the same table it turns into a some kind of deranged poker fantasy. 6-way capped pots on third. 3-bets with split 5s. calling 3 bets cold with a two gap inside straight draw. Everyone wants to get a piece of the action, so they start playing crap cards. I tried being ultra-selective only pushing when I made a good hand. It worked for the most part as I left up ~40BB. Usually I only see this sort of action when all the drunks come donk off money Friday and Saturday night. It was spendipulous!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

untitled #4

I don't like to post hand histories, but I need to publically chastise my play in order to get better. Here a critique of the hand I busted out on in the freeroll. As you can see, I was doing pretty well. These are the sort of hands that get me into trouble. I'm a fish who can't fold TPTK. I fold on the turn there and I still have 6K in chips which is about average for the table. Instead I managed to tangle with the only person at the table who could knock me out. numbskull. i might as well walk around drooling, dragging my knuckles, and eating what I can kill with by bare hands.

PokerStars Game #4095850860: Tournament #18733039, Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2006/02/25 - 16:41:10 (ET)
Table '18733039 328' Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: mwp74 (6630 in chips)
Seat 2: pandelirium (4008 in chips)
Seat 3: HarryO44 (3213 in chips)
Seat 4: Hawkdog1 (4023 in chips)
Seat 5: alex328ci (10210 in chips)
Seat 6: ztrain44 (6834 in chips)
Seat 7: rgpars (8921 in chips)
Seat 8: SLIME51 (5566 in chips)
Seat 9: pdk01 (1895 in chips) is sitting out
mwp74: posts the ante 25
pandelirium: posts the ante 25
HarryO44: posts the ante 25
Hawkdog1: posts the ante 25
alex328ci: posts the ante 25
ztrain44: posts the ante 25
rgpars: posts the ante 25
SLIME51: posts the ante 25
pdk01: posts the ante 25
Hawkdog1: posts small blind 100
alex328ci: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to rgpars [Qd Ac]
alex328ci said, "u ain't even gonna cash"
SLIME51 said, "its ok i take u out with me"
ztrain44: folds
rgpars: raises 400 to 600 (ok move to start with)
SLIME51: folds
pdk01: folds
mwp74: folds
pandelirium: folds
HarryO44: folds
Hawkdog1: folds
alex328ci: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [3h 8d Qh]
alex328ci: bets 600
rgpars: raises 1600 to 2200 (let's see what he has)
alex328ci: calls 1600 (must be something; probably a flush draw)
*** TURN *** [3h 8d Qh] [2h]
SLIME51 said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
alex328ci: bets 1400
rgpars: raises 4696 to 6096 and is all-in (wtf are you doing??????)
alex328ci: calls 4696
SLIME51 said, "yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"
*** RIVER *** [3h 8d Qh 2h] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alex328ci: shows [4h 7h] (a flush, Queen high)
rgpars: shows [Qd Ac] (a pair of Queens)
alex328ci collected 18117 from pot
alex328ci said, "whatever u say captain"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18117 | Rake 0
Board [3h 8d Qh 2h 9c]
Seat 1: mwp74 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: pandelirium folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: HarryO44 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Hawkdog1 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: alex328ci (big blind) showed [4h 7h] and won (18117) with a flush, Queen high
Seat 6: ztrain44 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: rgpars showed [Qd Ac] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: SLIME51 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: pdk01 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

untitled #3

I am about to sit down and play the 100K freeroll on stars. Just folded the first hand....

The winter olympics is coming to an end. I had the misfortune of watching the US hockey team play a few games. They were awful. Explain to me how Finland, a country the size of my homestate Minnesota, fields a hockey team that leaps and bounds better than the US. And apparently, the US has not produced a defensemen worth a damn in the last 15 years as Chelios and that albatross Hatcher logged most of the ice time.

Here is Felicia Lee's 'Part One' of a multi-part post on 7CS. I am loving it.

On president's day I was within ~50 ft of our president with my middle finger extended at his motorcade. I don't care if I looked like a kook, it felt good. He was in town to talk about his energy policy, which now is apparently focused on developing technologies to wean us off fossil fuels. Excuse me if I am a little skeptical, but I tend to get that way when a former Texas 'oilman' starts talking about ways to make better hybrid cars.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

untitled #2

lmao. stats

During current Stud session you were dealt 59 hands and:
- saw fourth street 18 times (30%)
- saw fifth street 12 times (20%)
- saw sixth street 9 times (15%)
- reached showdown 9 times (15%)
Pots won at showdown - 9 of 9 (100%)
Pots won without showdown - 1

Friday, February 17, 2006

untitled #1

I keep plugging away on pokerstars, even though I'm still in a bit of a downswing. Somehow, I managed to have a -50BB session of limit O8 yesterday playing the 1/2$ tables. It was loads of fun. I was also down about 20BB playing stud, but managed to get that in the black before I quit. It's hard not let the shit bother you. Although, I was able to make myself feel better by thinking back about year ago when I had a 200 dollar bankroll and was trying to build it up playing 5 dollar SNGs. Now, thanks to this little hobby, I can take my girlfriend out more and buy a few things that I wouldn't be able to otherwise.

I am in the middle of a good session at O8. Just got back to back quads. pretty nuts.

time to go have a drink....

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Millionaires shooting millionaires

Not all that often does one millionaire shoot another in the face by accident. This one involves VP Cheney. Tough week Dick.

The sunday 750K guarantee is running right now on pokerstars. 5500+ people are in it. Can you believe that? So many people entered that the software wasn't equipped to give the proper payouts. Doesn't seem like the "fad" is going away to me.

Speaking of pokerstars, I've made it up to 10,000 FPPs. At this point I can opt to name 4 stars after someone(s), or but a lettermans jacket. I think I'll hold out for something better. Only 83,000 more FPPs and I can enter in at $1500 buy-in event at the WSOP.

Got killed again on stars last night. I think I am going to give 7CS a break for awhile. The last few weeks have been brutal. I have played probably 1500 hands and have been rolled up ~10 times and won only once when I made quad Kings. Problem with giving it a break is, it's the one ring game that I have consistently made money on for the past year. But after losing my final hand last night with rolled 6s, I am taking that as an omen and taking a few days off.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Had some rough sessions this weekend. I don't think I've ever had this bad of a run in 7CS ever. I also managed to tilt off a fair amount after getting reamed in the initial 7CS session. One day I'll learn to logoff when running bad. I dropped down in limits and played some yesterday and had a nice session ending up about 40BB. I also played pretty well in 2 multi-table SNGs yesterday, but I still have alot of ground to make up due to Friday's debacle.

Rapid-fire thoughts:
superbowl sucked. mick jagger has flabby arms. car is loud. nights are cold. total paranoia.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Another doozy

Played 200 hands over the last 24 hours. Zero wins at showdown. Un-f**king-real.

During current Stud session you were dealt 60 hands and:
- saw fourth street 18 times (30%)
- saw fifth street 13 times (21%)
- saw sixth street 8 times (13%)
- reached showdown 4 times (6%)
Pots won at showdown - 0 of 4 (0%)
Pots won without showdown - 6

Apparently, the proper stategy is avoid playing big split pairs, 3 flushes, and big concealed pairs.

Friday, February 03, 2006

pokerstars is rigged

During current Stud session you were dealt 100 hands and:
- saw fourth street 22 times (22%)
- saw fifth street 16 times (16%)
- saw sixth street 10 times (10%)
- reached showdown 8 times (8%)
Pots won at showdown - 0 of 8 (0%)
Pots won without showdown - 2

lost with rolled aces, queens full, and every other possible way u could imagine. Didn't show down anything worse than Qs up. Lost EVERY one.