Friday, October 28, 2005

Taking your time

Last night I played in a MTT, winner gets a WPT seat at the Bellagio. 23 people left, top 20 are in the $ as well, I made a stupid play. Now I knew the one guy likes to make the all-in any position blind steal, and this time I read it correctly, I failed to think it through. I held Axs and was on the SB. I decided that next time he tried that move I would call with any A or pp. What I failed to realize was that, I'm so close to the $, do I really need to make that move yet? Calling would only leave me at a slight favourite at best. Though I was on the lower echelon of chips, in comparison to the blinds I still had time to play. Not thinking things through after playing 2+ hours will hurt you. Now I have to remember that for next time. oh and btw, the guy held J9, and flopped a K high straigh. Not J to complete that straight for me.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

PokerStars Blogger Tournament Result

My elimination hand. Went out exactly 500th. This stings big time!!!!

PokerStars Game #2875379381: Tournament #13081516, Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2005/10/23 - 17:36:55 (ET)
Table '13081516 102' Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: KungFuElvis (14041 in chips)
Seat 2: actyper (3940 in chips)
Seat 3: andavar (1635 in chips)
Seat 4: Ugarte's (4460 in chips)
Seat 5: glyphic (6435 in chips)
Seat 6: Kat2n12 (7285 in chips)
Seat 7: storm22 (395 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: AlfredTwo (4060 in chips)
Seat 9: penner42 (1810 in chips)
KungFuElvis: posts the ante 25
actyper: posts the ante 25
andavar: posts the ante 25
Ugarte's: posts the ante 25
glyphic: posts the ante 25
Kat2n12: posts the ante 25
storm22: posts the ante 25
AlfredTwo: posts the ante 25
penner42: posts the ante 25
Kat2n12: posts small blind 100
storm22: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to actyper [9s 9d]
AlfredTwo: folds
penner42: raises 400 to 600
KungFuElvis: calls 600
actyper: calls 600
andavar: folds
Ugarte's: folds
glyphic: folds
Kat2n12: folds
storm22: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c 7s Js]
penner42: checks
KungFuElvis: bets 1600
actyper: raises 1715 to 3315 and is all-in
penner42: folds
KungFuElvis: calls 1715
djhomeschool [observer] said, "hmm, why the star on Kat?"
*** TURN *** [9c 7s Js] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [9c 7s Js 8c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KungFuElvis: shows [Jc Ac] (a flush, Ace high)
actyper: shows [9s 9d] (three of a kind, Nines)
KungFuElvis collected 8955 from pot
glyphic said, "ouch"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8955 | Rake 0
Board [9c 7s Js 8c 4c]
Seat 1: KungFuElvis showed [Jc Ac] and won (8955) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 2: actyper showed [9s 9d] and lost with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 3: andavar folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Ugarte's folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: glyphic (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Kat2n12 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: storm22 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: AlfredTwo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: penner42 folded on the Flop

and then this 10mins later in the Paradise Poker Million Qualifier. Came in 130th or so. Can't believe the guy called with that crap.

Game #1044959868 - Tournament FreeMillion - 300/600 No Limit Texas Hold'em - 2005/10/23-15:52:17.2 (CST)
Table "FreeMillion 102" (MTT) -- Seat 8 is the button
Seat 1: actyper (5,240 in chips)
Seat 2: bagman27 (11,274 in chips)
Seat 3: alpine14 (12,338 in chips)
Seat 4: -DAVEO- (4,480 in chips)
Seat 5: alpha10 (14,820 in chips)
Seat 6: Chief T (22,020 in chips)
Seat 7: TopazUK2 (5,832 in chips)
Seat 8: tigersnake (5,082 in chips)
Seat 10: Rambler1414 (18,200 in chips)
bagman27: Ante (50)
alpine14: Ante (50)
-DAVEO- : Ante (50)
alpha10 : Ante (50)
Chief T : Ante (50)
TopazUK2: Ante (50)
tigersnake: Ante (50)
Rambler1414: Ante (50)
actyper : Ante (50)
Rambler1414: Post Small Blind (300)
actyper : Post Big Blind (600)
Dealt to actyper [ Td ]
Dealt to actyper [ Tc ]
bagman27: Fold
alpine14: Fold
-DAVEO- : Call (600)
alpha10 : Fold
Chief T : Fold
TopazUK2: Fold
tigersnake: Call (600)
Rambler1414: Call (300)
actyper : Raise (4,590)
-DAVEO- : Fold
tigersnake: Call All-in (4,432)
Rambler1414: Fold
*** FLOP *** : [ 3d 9h Kh ]
*** TURN *** : [ 3d 9h Kh ] [ Ac ]
*** RIVER *** : [ 3d 9h Kh Ac ] [ 7h ]
*** SUMMARY ***
Pot: 11,714 | Board: [ 3d 9h Kh Ac 7h ]
actyper bet 5,240, collected 158, net -5,082 (showed hand) [ Td Tc ] (a pair of tens)
bagman27 lost 50 (folded)
alpine14 lost 50 (folded)
-DAVEO- lost 650 (folded)
alpha10 lost 50 (folded)
Chief T lost 50 (folded)
TopazUK2 lost 50 (folded)
tigersnake bet 5,082, collected 11,714, net +6,632 (showed hand) [ 9d As ] (two pair, aces and nines)
Rambler1414 lost 650 (folded)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I'm a bonehead ...

Go ahead, laugh. Bonehead play of the year, by me of course.

$50NL on "Party Skin" network. AA on BB. Folded to SB, calls. Flop comes J high with 2 spades. SB bets $2, I raise to $6, he calls. Turn is an A. He checks, I check as well. Hopefully he has a J, hoping that he makes 2 pair or better yet trip Js on the river. River comes the 3rd spade. He checks, I bet like $2, he min raises, I just call. He turns over 63s. Man serves me right trying to get fancy! Embarassing as I'm sure a lot of the guys saw my muck cards, lol.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Back to the old Party Network I go.

After complaining about tightness on the "old party" network I find myself back there. This time to clear the Eurobet "SHAW" reload. 50% max $200. 10x. 30 days. I usually wouldn't touch a 10x like this, but the 30 days is nice. I can take my time to clear this, and not have to play a crapload of poker in a short amount of time. So far so good. Playing the $50NL tables. All the $25NL/PL tables were $1/$2 avg pots. Only 1/2 the hands were raking!

Having fun at Harrods Casino. 100% max £50. 20xB. They have some fun versions of Blackjack there. Double exposure (See both of the dealer's cards). The dealer gets the advantage of ties though, except for BJ, you win. BJ surrender where you can surrender at any time. Most of these also have the bonus bet, which I haven't tried. A few other versions as well. Kismet software, same as Red Lounge Casino.

On a side note I think I finally have the £ sign memorized. No more character map! Alt 0163 just in case I forget. What was the Euro sign again? doh!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Re-Raise bigger you sissy! - Paradise

I've been playing most limit on Paradise, never really tried NL until a friend told me he's killing the NL game there. Didn't realize it was so juicy, here's an example.

Game #1031405552 - (blinds $0.25/$0.50) No Limit Texas Hold'em -
2005/10/16-18:47:19.6 (CST)
Table "Tamarama" (real money) -- Seat 1 is the button
Seat 1: Rose88 ($89.00 in chips)
Seat 2: dsspkdml ($76.25 in chips)
Seat 3: BIGDOG63 ($19.00 in chips)
Seat 4: dustin177 ($110.50 in chips)
Seat 5: actyper ($49.50 in chips)
Seat 6: ChiLLeNx158 ($51.75 in chips)
Seat 7: critmike ($19.50 in chips)
Seat 8: BLUEBRONC ($85.75 in chips)
Seat 10: stone70 ($38.75 in chips)
dsspkdml: Post Small Blind ($0.25)
BIGDOG63: Post Big Blind ($0.50)
Dealt to actyper [ Td ]
Dealt to actyper [ Th ]
dustin177: Fold
actyper : Raise ($1.50)
ChiLLeNx158: Raise ($3)
critmike: Call ($3)
stone70 : Fold
Rose88 : Call ($3)
dsspkdml: Call ($2.75)
BIGDOG63: Call ($2.50)
actyper : Call ($1.50)
*** FLOP *** : [ 5c 3c Ts ]
dsspkdml: Check
BIGDOG63: Bet ($2)
actyper : Raise ($7)
ChiLLeNx158: Raise ($12)
critmike: Fold
Rose88 : Fold
dsspkdml: Fold
BIGDOG63: Call ($10)
actyper : Raise ($39.50)
ChiLLeNx158: Raise All-in ($36.75)
BIGDOG63: Call All-in ($4)
*** TURN *** : [ 5c 3c Ts ] [ 5s ]
*** RIVER *** : [ 5c 3c Ts 5s ] [ 8c ]
*** SUMMARY ***
Pot: $63 | Side pot 1: $61 | Rake: $3
Board: [ 5c 3c Ts 5s 8c ]
Rose88 lost $3 (folded)
dsspkdml lost $3 (folded)
BIGDOG63 lost $19 (showed hand) [ Jc Qc ] (a flush, queen high)
dustin177 didn't bet (folded)
actyper bet $49.50, collected $124, net +$74.50 (showed hand) [ Td Th
] (a full house, tens full of fives)
ChiLLeNx158 bet $51.75, collected $2.25, net -$49.50 (showed hand) [ Ah
As ] (two pair, aces and fives)
critmike lost $3 (folded)
BLUEBRONC didn't bet (folded)
Kochies didn't bet
stone70 didn't bet (folded)

1st of all, why were there so many people seeing this flop at 6x BB after 2 EP raises? Though a min re-raise should have isolated myself and ChiLLen, it didn't and it cost him a nice amount of change. That re-reraise I put in post flop should have warned him against the set, but I guess its still a tough fold to make. I can't guarantee I could make that fold. I knew there was at least 1 flush draw, surprised there was only 1 chaser though.

Finished Empire reload with a nice profit. Avg pot = $2 on the NL25 games, lol. Oh well, good enough to get a rake in, but terrible for actually making any $. Luckily I had a few good pots. My last orbit I had to make 4 raked hands to get to 500. I couldn't do it, had to complete one more BB!! Man tight as my anus there.

On the Casino side, finished up Victor Chandler for a small profit, Finished littlewoods for a small profit, started up Harrods Casino and so far so good. 100% up to £50, 20xB. Will putup a full review later.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Another KK MTT loss and funny Empire hand!

Well another MTT and another KK crippling. 30something players left, I'm in about 10th place. EP raises 3x, I reraise 4x his bet, folded around, he calls. Flop comes Qxx. He checks, I put in 1/2 the pot (just about his stack size), he goes allin and I call the rest. Turns over QQ, and I'm left with 1500 odd chips. Still about 10x BB, but that was the turning point in this tourney.

Funny hand on Empire, I thought all the Party players left?

***** Hand History for Game 2851554040 *****
$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, October 12, 20:54:01 EDT 2005
Table Table 36582 (Real Money)
Seat 10 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: RAY88886 ( $22.10 )
Seat 2: Chooser1123 ( $32.95 )
Seat 4: jun123 ( $20.10 )
Seat 7: socalkid123 ( $22.30 )
Seat 9: scarab00 ( $36.80 )
Seat 10: actyper11 ( $25.80 )
Seat 6: dmd071976 ( $9.88 )
Seat 5: Nate3711 ( $21.25 )
Seat 8: sunyoster ( $4.75 )
Seat 3: CaptBlud ( $26.40 )
RAY88886 posts small blind [$0.10].
Chooser1123 posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to actyper11 [ Js Jh ]
>You have options at Table 36857 Table!.
CaptBlud calls [$0.25].
jun123 folds.
Nate3711 folds.
dmd071976 folds.
socalkid123 folds.
sunyoster folds.
>You have options at Table 36574 Table!.
>You have options at Table 36857 Table!.
scarab00 folds.
actyper11 raises [$1].
RAY88886 folds.
Chooser1123 folds.
CaptBlud is all-In.
actyper11 is all-In.
>You have options at Table 36857 Table!.
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qc, 9d, 2h ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qs ]
** Dealing River ** [ 8c ]
actyper11 shows [ Js, Jh ] two pairs, queens and jacks.
CaptBlud shows [ 7d, 3d ] a pair of queens.
CaptBlud wins $0.60 from side pot #1 with a pair of queens.
actyper11 wins $49.40 from the main pot with two pairs, queens and jacks.

This was on Empire. Dude went all-In 3 times in a row. After my "Thanks" he left.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Video Games - Poker on the backburner?

Yesterday the only online video game series that I have played religously came out, Socom 3. Army/navy type game where you utilize teamwork and tactics to win. Part 2 of this took a backseat when I started playing more online poker, so I find it funny that the roles are now being reversed again. I'll finish my Empire reload, maybe play some Paradise, a couple tournies this month, Casino monthlies, and that will be it for gambling for Oct, unless a new PSO promo comes out soon! This game gets pretty addictive, and so far its pretty badass!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Party Split

So Party finally did it and split from their skins. Very curious to see how they rank now in terms of players. Don't know how accurate it is, but stats are still showing it as having double the # of active players than #2 (Poker Stars).

Played on the old network (Empire) over the weekend. Pots are smaller, hands are not being raked as frequently as before. Still a good place to play though, especially for me clearing a nice $100 5x bonus that Empire through into my inactive account! Cashed out of Eurobet. Had a rakeback account there, but only use that account to play SnGs. Don't imagine they will be as juicy anymore.

Finished the Bet365 reload as well. Small profit + the $100 bonus, so I enjoyed it. Hopefully they do it next month as well.

Casino wise, halfway through the Victor Chandler and Littlewoods bonuses. So far so good. Not too many new casino offers popping up, might have to do some other reloads like Will Hill.

While catching up on season 1 episodes of Lost, noticed I still had Noble Poker installed on my laptop. Forgot I left $1.xx in account, so just played a short $1 turbo 6 player sng. Came in 3rd, so no $. What I still don't get, so many AA, KK limpers. I guess thats why they play $1 tournies.

Friday, October 07, 2005

InterCasino, KK in tournies

For the 2nd month in a row, InterCasino was very good for me. Finished the WR +$250. I love this monthly bonus. 100% up to $90 WR= $90 * 25 = $2250 They implemented a bonus tracker last month, so now I can see exactly how far I am off of the wr. Even played a little Bejeweled this month, which can't be +$EV! :)

For the 4th time in the past 5 tournies, I have gone out or been severly crippled with KK. I've been playing it aggressively preflop, but never seems to holdup. By calling and then pushing postflop without an A, I'm pretty sure I may have taken down a couple of these, but I still don't think thats the right move. Gonna stick with my Allin and pray I don't run into As. This might change if I'm on the bubble.

Doubt there will be much poker playing this long weekend, turkey time. Some juicy freerolls though I might be missing, Empire $10k, Bet365 $30k, Hollywood BPT free entry makeup.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Various updates:

Bet365 - Best reload right now. 5x. Struggling a bit on prima. Have decided not to play so many tables at one time! Worked last night just playing 2 tables. Love the donkies who call all the way to the river with an A rag, and missing everything but the A river. A simple "nh" by myself, and the rest of their $ is easy taking. Did it to a couple of guys last night.

Paradise - Played there for about an hr. Trying to get another Million $ freeroll entry.

InterCasino - About 2/3 through the best monthly bonus, up $200+

Absolute - Played the Poker News Daily Freeroll. Need to learn to use All-In more frequently in these freerolls when I think I have the best hand. People will call.