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Saturday, June 10, 2006

So I actually won

Got the Call that my friend mike was having a 3 table tourney at his house.
Now its a friendly game with a Mix of players from not having played much.

Its a tougher game than you would expect since some of these Folks don't know how to let go of a hand.

it was$30 for T2000 with 20 min rounds with unlimited $30 rebuys for the first hour. We started with 22 or 23 players on 3 tables. I ended up at the short table of 7.

I ended up takig 470 for first. so A nice win and I think I played reasonably well and didnt tilt
after taking a couple of beats but just focused and Mowed em down.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Soo Close

Played the 10+1 on full tilt last night with about 190 peeps running.

Played well , As well as I can with a shortstack and hung around waiting for a hand and waited and waited and waited. Not so much fun when you can't get a card Higher than a 10.

I sometimes have a problem with patience especially early in a MTT, And you can double that feeling when you drop to T1000 about 5 min in.

But I managed to squelch the urge to press and was patient and Managed to make it down to 35th which is 6 out of the money But I am pretty happy with the way I played, I took 2 beats in a row that knocked me down and procceded to scratch and claw my way to 35th.

here are a few hands I wish i had played better.

Full Tilt Poker
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t150/t300
(Ante: t25)
9 players

Stack sizes:
UTG: t12111
UTG+1: t12457
MP1: t2147
MP2: t13855
MP3: t3645
CO: t5185
Button: t14260
SB: t4225
wwonka69: t3660

Pre-flop: (9 players) wwonka69 is BB with :kh :qc
3 folds, MP2 calls t300 (pot was t450), MP3 raises to t1500, CO folds, Button calls t1500 (pot was t2250), SB folds, wwonka69 folds, MP2 folds.

Flop: :ts :8c :2h (t3975, 2 players)
MP3 is all-in t2120, Button calls t2120 (pot was t6095).

Turn: :5c (t8215, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t8215)

River: :qs (t8215, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t8215)

Final pot: t8215
MP3 showed Jc Ad
Button showed 4d 4s

Here was a hand had I played it I would have won and had a great chip count. but didn't want to gamble.

and here was one where I was trying to steal and it's never good to run into AA.

FullTiltPoker Game #698991188: $10 + $1 Tournament (4483364), Table 29 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:38:06 ET - 2006/06/08
Seat 1: chipper10111 (6,295)
Seat 2: Doctor Rock (6,845)
Seat 3: eddymon13 (2,715)
Seat 4: He died for U (15,324)
Seat 5: DirtDog420 (3,935)
Seat 6: wwonka69 (7,495)
Seat 7: sjpsports (4,443)
Seat 8: FearFarm (14,617)
Seat 9: Twitchy McRaisy (3,430)
chipper10111 antes 25
Doctor Rock antes 25
eddymon13 antes 25
He died for U antes 25
DirtDog420 antes 25
wwonka69 antes 25
sjpsports antes 25
FearFarm antes 25
Twitchy McRaisy antes 25
sjpsports posts the small blind of 120
FearFarm posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to wwonka69 [4s 4d]
sjpsports: good cards ...bad cards.. all losers
Twitchy McRaisy folds
chipper10111 calls 240
Doctor Rock folds
eddymon13 has 15 seconds left to act
eddymon13 folds
He died for U folds
DirtDog420 folds
wwonka69 has 15 seconds left to act
wwonka69 raises to 3,120
sjpsports folds
FearFarm folds
chipper10111 raises to 6,270, and is all in
wwonka69 calls 3,150
chipper10111 shows [Ad Ah]
wwonka69 shows [4s 4d]
*** FLOP *** [8d Ks 5c]
wwonka69: damm ng
*** TURN *** [8d Ks 5c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [8d Ks 5c 5s] [Qc]
wwonka69: nh
wwonka69: gg
chipper10111 shows two pair, Aces and Fives
wwonka69 shows two pair, Fives and Fours
chipper10111 wins the pot (13,125) with two pair, Aces and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13,125 | Rake 0
Board: [8d Ks 5c 5s Qc]
Seat 1: chipper10111 showed [Ad Ah] and won (13,125) with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 6: wwonka69 (button) showed [4s 4d] and lost with two pair, Fives and Fours

And sometimes you just need get lucky and catch a card, I haad

Full Tilt Poker
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t250/t500
(Ante: t50)
8 players

Stack sizes:
wwonka69: t7110
UTG+1: t13225
MP1: t11457
MP2: t15160
CO: t3600
Button: t2285
SB: t14658
BB: t6200

Pre-flop: (8 players) wwonka69 is UTG with ac 9h
wwonka69 raises to t2150, 3 folds, CO raises all-in t3550, 3 folds, wwonka69 calls t1400 (pot was t6450).

Flop: jc th qd (t8250, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t8250)

Turn: jh (t8250, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t8250)

River: 4c (t8250, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t8250)

Final pot: t8250
CO showed 7h 7d
wwonka69 showed Ac 9h

I had a ton of outs and couldn't catch a single one.
this was with 38 or so left. I was probably alittle aggressive with that last hand But
was hoping to steal.

I do want to thank Ryan from Absinthetics for lettin me ask him his opinions.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Ryan over at Absinthetics has a great post about tourney play and the Pitfalls you will face along the way.

"6. Cowboys will break your heart.

Don’t they always? Almost one time in three, that ace-rag playin’ motherfucker is going to spike on you"
Now head over to Absinthetics and read the rest.
Just in case you didn't know Ryan is one hell of a poker player, And a nice guy who always is a class act. So head over there and check out his writings.