Monday, July 31, 2006

Insomnia: T - 6hrs

6 hrs to go before I start, and I can't sleep. Didn't really sleep at all last night, but at least i'm not that tired. Went to the Bluff Magazine party at the Hard Rock last night. Good party, lot of pros showed up. Doyle, Lane Flack, Liz Lieu, John Phan, Devilfish, Gavin Smith, Dutch Boyd, and more.. Emeka Okafur of the Charlotte Bobcats made an appearance, he was at least 2 ft taller than the next tallest in the room! Only stayed till like 11 though.

Last few days I've spent it "touristing Vegas" with the wife. Wow, can't believe the amount of walking we did. Pretty much visited every hotel on the strip, made it as far south as NYNY.

PSO party was cool, finally met some faces to match with members! Tons of gifts, cash, and prizes were given away. Open bar and tons of food. Unfortunately, couldn't stay too long, had dinner plans. Went to Circo after, food was amazing. Oysters were the shiznit!!! Treasure Island buffet was good as well. mmmm Crab legs.

Time to go back to bed, lie down for another 1.5 hrs or so.

Hopefully I'll have live updates on somewhere

PSO Forum
Card Player
Pocket 5s Live
Poker Stars Blog

Friday, July 28, 2006

Vegas Day 2

Got internet in my hotel room now :)

Day 2 started off with Onion and I checking out the RIO. All I can say is WOW. The convention was sweet, free swag everywhere, paradise/betus girls :), a lot more booths than I imagined. We left there with more clothes than I packed. The conference center where the playing takes place is massive. Table after table after table. I'm playing on table# 179, day 4. Right on the edge, where I can be the one of the first one's to rush for the bathrooms!

The rest of the day was spent doing a lot of walking in the 100deg heat. Very tiring.

I played a couple of tournies at Treasure Island later. 1st was a $50 stt. Super Turbo. 1500, 10 min blinds. Not much you can really do, but play fast. Went out 5th. Then I played a $60 freezout w/ alternatives. 30 people, 2000, 20mins. I thought the structure looked a bit nicer, but it really wasn't. After an hr, the blinds were 200/400. I got knocked out the last hand before the first break. BB mucked by mistake, so there was a freeplay on his blinds. utg +1 goes allin, has me covered by like 25 chips, and I call with AK. He had 77, and flops a 7. Game over. Weird thing is they started a whole new table for alternatives during the break. So they buyin full, get 2000 chips, and the blinds are 200/400. Talk about crap shoot.

Night time wasn't to nice either. Was overjoyed earlier when I saw the PHO restauraunt right in my hotel! Too bad it tasted more like POO in water. No not that bad, but it would easily be the worst in Toronto.

Played at the Wynn again later that night. Was mostly up, then went down, when boards were flushable, and then lost a $400 pot when dude fills his gutshot on the river. But not after he says the magic words after calling my turn bet: "I think I'm just donating here, I'm tired, ok I'll call" In other words he's saying "I'm a donkey, but because I said I'm tired, I'm not a donkey" Decided to call it a night after that, didn't want to go on tilt. Though I decided to dump $40 into a Wheel of Fortune slot on my way out. Got 4 spins, 25, 25, 30, 50. Not cool.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Vegas Day 1

Quick post, only bought a few minutes!

Plane a little delayed, settled into Imperial Palace at about 1am. Went to the Wynn to meet up with DOnion to play some cash games. 1/3 NL, no max buyin. 1hr in, guess who shows up to play.

Shannon Elizabeth (Pie Girl!) and Boston Rob (Rob & Amber - Survivor)

Holy shit, its pretty cool in Vegas!

Ray Emery goalie for the Ottawa Senators was on my plane as well, I think.

Down a couple bucks for the night, didn't play the deep stack rich kids game. Theres one hand where I should of though. Shannon raised to 9, Rob put it to 45, another rich kid calls, and I'm sitting there with QQ. I folded. Its a fold I dunno if I would have made if alert, but this was on my 24th hr. :)

Should have wireless access at Treasure Island starting tonight!

Will be at the Rio at around 11am, and then I dunno what else is planned.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

WPT Niagara Sats now up & WSOP plans

There are now WPT Niagara satellites up on Paradise Poker. $200 direct entry freezeouts as well as $5 r&a satellites to get into the direct entry. Next one is on Thurs at 10pm est.

WSOP plans are all booked. Will be in Vegas Wed 26 night around 11pm. Staying at Imperial Palace for a night. My hotel isn't paid for until Thurs and it was cheaper than booking a thursday flight.

Email or leave me a message if your going to be in vegas!

Monday, July 17, 2006

WSOP I am in!!!!!

Will write about it later, too excited. Was tense. Pushing with JJ gave me a heart attack. Was as high as 20th place. Doubled up late with AA. That was huge. Didn't play the rest of the tourney.

Last day I was planning on playing wsop qualifiers too!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Qualifying is a big waste of time

Failed on all my qualifiers tonight. Waste of money, waste of time. To top it off, on my last qualifier I lost to a 1 outer.

Table "WSOP MAD THUNDER 10 3046168 - 3" Seat 7 is the button.
Seat 1: magking1 (1560 in chips)
Seat 2: _Junior_ (2535 in chips)
Seat 4: Crocko (1015 in chips)
Seat 5: actyper (2955 in chips)
Seat 6: Luckymat (3215 in chips)
Seat 7: Manta_Ray (2645 in chips)
Seat 8: Avasgrand (1865 in chips)
Seat 9: BrianB0ru (650 in chips)
Avasgrand: posts small blind 50
BrianB0ru: posts big blind 100
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to actyper [Ks Kh]
magking1: raises to 300
_Junior_: folds
Crocko: calls 300
actyper: raises to 2955 and is all-in
Luckymat: folds
Manta_Ray: folds
Avasgrand: folds
BrianB0ru: folds
magking1: is all-in 1260
Crocko: folds
Returned uncalled bets 1,395 to actyper
----- FLOP ----- [As 2s Th]
----- TURN ----- [As 2s Th][6s]
----- RIVER ----- [As 2s Th 6s][Qh]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
actyper: shows [Ks Kh] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
magking1: shows [Qd Qc] (Three of a kind, Queens, Ace high)
magking1 collects 3570 from Main pot

Anti Kill Phil

Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson, are 2 greedy bastards who deserve to eat shit and die! No just kidding, but their Kill Phil book is turning poker to what what the Anti-Poker congressmen want, a game of luck.

Another WSOP satellite, another disappointing finish. 3rd. 1st place I think got a seat. Who knows if I'm getting anything. Final event of the bluff poker tour. I played pretty good poker, came back from 256 chips after my KK got molested by A2. Was the final table chip leader and continued my aggression throughout. Overplayed my TT against AA when it got down to 3. New I should have laid it down, dude bluffed with small bets, not allin bets.

The eventual winner took me out. My AQ was anally probed hard core by his AJ, when he hit his 4 card flush. This nemesis of mine relates back to my first paragraph. He was a Kill Phil player. I only saw one non preflop allin from him, and that was when he had KK. He won every single allin he was involved in, with several times getting very lucky. Completely took my ability to play post flop away from him. One time I folded 88. Going to have to reread that book to see where I really stood with that hand. Normally an easier fold with respect to the amount of chips involved. The book itself is pretty crappy, though there were some good points in it regarding allin moves. I don't think the authors even use it, but a lot of online players sure are!

This Sunday is probably my last day of WSOP qualifying, going to cut it off then and start my cash game challenge. Pokerstars 150 seat guar $350, Full Tilt 100 seat guar $500, Sun Poker 10 seat guar $140, Ace Flush 1 seat freeroll. Also have that Dream Poker $50k on sun I think. Will play qualifiers tonight, if I don't get in I will just buyin to the Pokerstars and Sun events.

and yeah, I got my withdraw. Risk free works!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Piece of shit computer

I come home and my main computer doesn't turn on. There was a big storm in my area, might have killed something. The light on my motherboard doesn't turn on. Must be fried. That or my power supply isn't working. Any way to test other than putting my toungue on the end of it? :) Prob my motherboard though. What a waste of $. Stupid Asus, not even 2 years old either.

Blogroll Additions + New Cash Game Challenge (What's my level?)

First of all, if you read this blog and I haven't added you, please leave a message in my comments. There's a few that I've read in the past and been meaning to add, i'm just lazy and forgetful.

Since everybody else has some sort of cash game challenge, I might as well start one myself. It will be 2 challenges mixed into one, and the goal is to find my most profitable level.

The rooms: Either UB,Paradise, Party, or PokerShare
Game Type: 1 NL table, 1 limit table (Not enough action on PL)
The Limit: Starting at $50 buyin.
Moving up: Once I double up on my limit table or quadruple up on my NL table, I move up.

This challenge is for both Full Tables and 5/6 max short handed tables. If I bust, I start over again. I might change my moving up levels, might be too low to moveup, but I also don't want to to be a long challenge or else I might lose interest. :)

Was thinking of doing a sitngo challenge, but I might as well just play Rios or Steps if I'm going to do that.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Almost ready to give up the WSOP chase

MTT last night, 1st gets a seat. 14th place.

Hand Analysis
Me: 6900
Villian: Had me covered.
300/600 blinds

Me EP+2 raise to 2k with AQo. LP reraises to put me almost allin. LP tight player.

Gamble now or later?

MTT just now, 1st gets a seat. 16th place

Me = avg stack. Blinds 100/200.

UTG raises to 500. MP raises to 1k. Me with KK goes allin for 3k. Me+1 calls. UTG calls, Me-1 calls.

UTG = AA, Me-1 = AK, Me = KK, Me+1 = QQ

QQ wins. Was worried that Me-1 could have had AA. Didn't think UTG had AA as last time he did a limp in reraise allin. WTF was QQ doing? Oh well I vowed to play to win and gamble more this one, but I think I should have let it go. Pretty weak field. I should have definately let it go then, I could have outplayed these guys post flop.

My chase is almost over, almost....

Sunday, July 02, 2006

To Break or not to Break

Getting frustrated by tourney beats, I want to take a break, but I dunno if I can. That championship looks too juicy, was planning to go to Australia next year anyways, free would be sweet. I think I've given up on my WSOP goal for this year. Bloggerpokertour result yesterday did it in for me. KK vs 77 had it held up would have put me in 2nd in chips with 22 or so players left. Could have ran the table. Instead it put in in a downward spiral of bad luck. AQ vs A8 did me in for good. Whoopee I get a hat and a shirt, maybe a rubber band to go with it. I think I might still play a Full Tilt 100seat WSOP qualifier though. I also can't take a break as I have to play Dream Poker. I think if you earn 3 dream points or so you qualify for their $15k freeroll. Speaking of freerolls I've decided that I would no longer play anymore freerolls that are less than $10k or they give out a seat. Maybe $5k. I'm spoiled, ungrateful, I'm thinking its just not worth the time unless you win. Unless theres like 20 players or so, then its all good. Sorry for the ramble post, too lazy to format or do any linking. Have a headache, and need to goto a wedding in a couple of hours. Hungry now, cya. Happy belated birthday Canada.