Sunday, July 30, 2006

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What's been going on in my poker wasteland, you ask? Any decent sized pot I seem to play in 2/4 or 3/6 7CS, I lose. In fact, since I just started that last sentence I lost a hand when I started with (KJ)KK. I was called all the way by 2 players and someone rivered their 3 outer. Yummy. As much as it sucks to lose these pots I realize that donks are needed to keep the game profitable. Conversely, I have been hammering the 2/4 6 max limit hold em game on stars. I have booked 6 or 7 25BB wins the last few weeks. I cannot seem to lose. And I'm not very good at limit hold em, but the players here suck so bad that's it's hard to avoid these games. I have become a little bored of the SNGs, even though these are a serious money maker for me. I am a big believer in mixing things up, so I'm not hitting those as hard as I was the last few months.

The Minnesota Twins have turned into a freaking juggernaut. Despite a disappointing series this weekend against DET, they completely destroyed the ChiSox in Chicago last week. (Wait, I have to lose this hand first with concealed KK). I seriously hate Bud Harrelson's guts. I remember watching the pennant race in'03 or '04 and having to watch WGN broadcasts of a late August series between the Twins and Sox. I got so annoyed by Harrelson that I tried finding a way to email him and whoever does the play by play to gloat after the Twins throttled them. I hope to be in the same situation at the end of this year, I want to chase that feeling. (Hey, I won that hand! I raised when I made 2 pair on the river (his board showed nothing) and the guy folded to that extra bet when the pot layed him 10:1).

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I am gay for pokerstars

Taken right off pokerstars blog....I would like to play a couple of these at least. I played the 300+20 7CS event last year and was bounced out with about 30% of the field left. That stiff Noah Boeken chased me down a few times during the 2nd hour of play and hit his draws on 7th 2 tackle my 2 pair. I'm still bitter.....

I also noticed that under the 'Events' tab on Pokerstars there is a mysterious tab for 2.5M Freeroll. Sounds pretty good to me.

Breaking News: WCOOP schedule

One of the great things about having an ear to the ground at PokerStars is knowing things like this before almost anybody else. I'm proud to give you a first look at one of the coolest PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedules in recent memory. It looks like PokerStars is guaranteeing $10,000,000 for the tournament series this year. What's more, you'll have the chance to play Razz and HORSE by the time WCOOP rolls around. There are some amazing events this year, kicking off with Razz and ending with a $5,000 HORSE event and a massive $3 million guaranteed main event. Please note, this schedule could be modified before the launch of the 2006 WCOOP. Still, this should give you a good idea of what you're going to see in September. Enjoy.

September 16: Razz ($200+$15) $100,000 guaranteed
September 17: NL Hold 'em ($500+$30) $1,500,000 guaranteed
September 18: PL Omaha (rebuys) ($300+$20) $400,000 guaranteed
September 19: NL Hold 'em Match Play ($200+$15) $300,000 guaranteed
September 20: Limit Omaha High/Low ($500+$30) $300,000 guaranteed
September 21: NL Hold 'em (rebuys) ($200+$15) $1,000,000 guaranteed
September 22: Limit Hold 'em ($200+$15) $200,000 guaranteed
September 23: HORSE ($200+$15) $100,000 guaranteed
September 23: PL Hold 'em ($500+$30) $400,000 guaranteed
September 24: NL Hold 'em ($1,000+ $50) $1,000,000 guaranteed
September 25: Seven Card Stud ($300+$20) $100,000 guaranteed
September 26: PL Omaha8 ($300+$20) $200,000 guaranteed
September 27: PL Hold'em ($300+$20) $400,000 guaranteed
September 28: Seven Card Stud High/Low ($500+$30) $200,000 guaranteed
September 29: PL Omaha ($500+$30) $300,000 guaranteed
September 30: HORSE ($5,000+$200) $100,000 guaranteed
September 30: Limit Hold'em ($1,000+$50) $400,000 guaranteed
October 1: NL Hold 'em ($2,500+$100) $3,000,000 guaranteed

Cardplayer has a radio show called 'The Circuit' that is available on Sirius, Itunes, and I believe through They had a 2 part interview with Chip Reese that was excellent. Itunes also has quite a few shows archieved. Matusow used to cohost the show and as you can imagine some of those are pretty funny. Give the first one a listen. Negreanu was the guest.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Played my monthly allotment of MTTs yesterday. I cashed in one, but not in the other 3. I think I was feeling left out of the tourney bonanza with all the WSOP events going on and the blogger event.

My MTTs included a 50+5 7CS on pokerstars yesterday. I finished 21/24. I think I made 2 pair once and was drawing pretty much dead after 6th. It's stuff like this that makes tourney play so unbearable to me. Lose one or two hands early and you're scrambling. It also makes me hesitant to try and win my way into larger events like $1500 WSOP buyins. It doesn't seem like there is alot of play when you start with 1.5K in chips.

tourneys suck, or more accurately, I suck in tourneys.