Tuesday, December 18, 2007

F**k Presto

Was already on Tilt prior to this hand but presto sucks ass if played like a donk.

Hand #1352012030001415: Amsterdam (6-max) 12030
Seat 1: lSmokRcks (948.00 in chips)
Seat 3: QQ1Cup (783.00 in chips)
Seat 8: turtlehed11 (400.00 in chips)
Seat 9: thoue77 (757.95 in chips)
Seat 10: actyper (362.20 in chips)
lSmokRcks: posts small blind $2
QQ1Cup: posts big blind $4
Dealt to actyper [ 5d 5s ]
thoue77: folds
actyper: raises to $14l
SmokRcks: raises to $46
QQ1Cup: folds
actyper: calls
*** FLOP *** [ Ts Kh 5c ]
lSmokRcks: bets $60
actyper: calls
*** TURN *** [ 8d ]
lSmokRcks: checks
actyper: checks
*** RIVER *** [ Qh ]
lSmokRcks: bets $176
actyper: is all in
lSmokRcks: calls
*** SHOW DOWN ***
actyper: shows [ 5d 5s ] (Three of a Kind, Fives )
lSmokRcks: shows [ Qd Qs ] (Three of a Kind, Queens )
lSmokRcks wins $726.40 with Three of a Kind, Queens

Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekend Recap

Nothing too exciting this weekend. Tried satelliting into the sunday majors, FT million and the UBOC ME, but failed. I dunno how I failed the FT one, was chip leader at one point. I guess with turbo tournies, anything can happen. Not sure why UB didn't run any multiple guaranteed seats tournies. All they had were $10r, $30r, and $75rs. For a premium tournament series they sure didn't give many opportunities to get in through satellites. Final tabled a Betfair $5k tourney, and came 20th in the Cake $100k. Betfair took a nice beat KK <> Adanthar's AA. I was reshoving a lot on the bubble with decent holdings, and this time I got caught. Other than that I don't think I won a showdown after that, pretty much just accumulating chips from steals and resteals. Lost a big chunk of chips QQ < 99. But all that aggressive play got me in trouble late, and eventually out 55 < 77.

Cash game side I was tearing it up. 2/4NL and 5/10limit. I've rediscovered my love for limit. Its so easy, and the majority are just so bad. But went on a total downswing yesterday. At one point I was up a buyin on 2 of my NL games and 10bbs on my limit game, but just swung right back down. Stoopid fn short stackers, they are my nemesis. Always manage to suckout on me.

Got Rockband for my birthday, and it rocks. I can't sing for shit, but can bang the drums pretty good. Not that good though, still on the medium level, hard is pretty difficult. The guitar playing is easier than guitar hero though, I can play the songs on hard pretty good.

Last week of poker for 2007 for me, actually probably only 4 days. Off to Mexico (Mayan Riviera) again for another wedding. Will prob do a recap/goal post later this week if nothing exciting happens in between.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

World Series of Poker 2008 Schedule

Harrah’s Entertainment Announces 2008 Schedule For 39th World Series Of Poker® Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light TUESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2007 6:14pm PT LAS VEGAS

– December 11, 2007 – Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) said today the 2008 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light and televised exclusively on ESPN will – for the first time ever – begin and end with $10,000 buy-in World Championship events and feature a total of eight $10,000 championships. In addition, the 55-event schedule for 2008 includes a total of eight $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, which traditionally draw the largest fields except for the Main Event. The WSOP has also added a second start day for the first of the $1,500 no-limit competitions to accommodate the expected number of entrants.

“This is our most exciting schedule yet,” said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the WSOP. “Both amateur and professional poker players will have new opportunities to compete for a WSOP bracelet and can choose from the widest variety of games and buy-ins ever offered in one poker tournament and certainly at the WSOP. “We’re holding steady at 55 events this year,” said Pollack. “But, we’ve mixed it up a bit to keep it interesting for our players and fans.” The 2008 WSOP starts May 30 with the $10,000 buy-in World Championship of Pot-Limit Hold’Em and ends July 16 with the Final Table of the $10,000 buy-in World Championship of No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em – best known as the WSOP Main Event.

The six other $10,000 buy-in events – all World Championship competitions – include: Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’Em; Seven-Card Stud; Limit Hold’Em; Omaha Hi-Low Split Eight or Better; Pot-Limit Omaha; and a new Mixed Event. The Mixed Event will feature eight variations of poker: Limit and No-Limit Hold’Em; Omaha Hi-Low and Pot-Limit Omaha; Seven Card Stud; Razz; Seven Card Hi-Low Split; and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. The second event of the 2008 WSOP is a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament with two starting days – May 31 and June 1. Pre-registration for the 2008 WSOP can be made beginning in February on-site at the Main Cage of the Rio® All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas or at http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/.

In addition to the largest cash prizes in poker, winners of each of the 55 events will receive an exclusive World Series of Poker gold bracelet crafted by the luxury Swiss watchmaker CORUM. Last year, 54,288 entrants who ranged in age from 21 (bracelet winner Steve Billirakis) to 94 (Main Event contestant Jack Ury) competed for the poker world’s largest total prize pool of nearly $160 million. The 2008 WSOP will be staged inside the Rio Convention Center from May 30 through July 16. WSOP officials plan a “soft opening” of the tournament room on May 28 and 29 for players to register early and play in satellite tournaments and cash games. “The poker tent is gone,” said Pollack. “We heard folks loud and clear last year, and there will be no tents used for tournament play at the 2008 WSOP.”

On July 2, and in conjunction with the WSOP, Oscar nominee Don Cheadle and poker professional Annie Duke will host the second annual Ante Up For Africa charity tournament at the Rio. Last year’s AUFA event featured dozens of Hollywood celebrities and poker professionals and raised more than $700,000 for charity. Ante Up For Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Cheadle, Duke and Norman Epstein and is dedicated to raising money and awareness for Africans in need.

July 3 is the first of four start days for the 2008 Main Event. Last year, a total of 6,358 entrants competed for a Main Event prize pool of $59.8 million. Players may choose their Main Event start dates as long as seats are available on the selected dates. More information about the World Series of Poker is available at the Web site www.worldseriesofpoker.com. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, nearly 70 years ago, Harrah's has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now owns or manages casinos on four continents. The Company's properties operate primarily under the Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names; Harrah's also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For more information, please visit http://www.harrahs.com/.

The complete schedule of 2008 World Series of Poker events follows:

Date Day Time EV# 2008 Buy-In

  1. 5/28/2008 Wednesday 9:00 AM Registration Opens, Live Action & Satellites Begin

  2. 5/29/2008 Thursday Registration, Live Action & Satellites

  3. 5/30/2008 Friday 12 noon 1 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $10,000

  4. 5/31/2008 Saturday 12 noon 2A No-Limit Hold'em (4 day event) Day 1A $1,500 6/1/2008 Sunday 12 noon 2B No-Limit Hold'em Day 1B

  5. 6/2/2008 Monday 12 noon 3 Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  6. 6/2/2008 Monday 5:00 PM 4 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) (3 Day event) $5,000

  7. 6/3/2008 Tuesday 12 noon 5 No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Buys (3 day event) $1,000

  8. 6/3/2008 Tuesday 5:00 PM 6 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 day event) $1,500

  9. 6/4/2008 Wednesday 12 noon 7 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,000

  10. 6/4/2008 Wednesday 5:00 PM 8 World Championship Mixed Event (3 day event) Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz , Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, No-Limit Holdem, Pot-Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $10,000

  11. 6/5/2008 Thursday 12 noon 9 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 day event) $1,500

  12. 6/5/2008 Thursday 5:00 PM 10 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better (3 day event) $2,500

  13. 6/6/2008 Friday 12 noon 11 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (3 day event) $5,000

  14. 6/6/2008 Friday 5:00 PM 12 Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  15. 6/7/2008 Saturday 12 noon 13 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,500

  16. 6/7/2008 Saturday 5:00 PM 14 World Championship Seven Card Stud (3 day event) $10,000

  17. 6/8/2008 Sunday 12 noon 15 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em World Championship (3 day event) $1,000

  18. 6/8/2008 Sunday 5:00 PM 16 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 day event) $2,000

  19. 6/9/2008 Monday 12 noon 17 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (3 day event) $1,500

  20. 6/9/2008 Monday 5:00 PM 18 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys (3 day event) $5,000

  21. 6/10/2008 Tuesday 12 noon 19 Pot-Limit Omaha (3 day event) $1,500

  22. 6/10/2008 Tuesday 5:00 PM 20 Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,000

  23. 6/11/2008 Wednesday 12 noon 21 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $5,000

  24. 6/11/2008 Wednesday 5:00 PM 22 H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $3,000

  25. 6/12/2008 Thursday 12 noon 23 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,000

  26. 6/12/2008 Thursday 5:00 PM 24 Pot-Limit Holdem/Omaha (3 day event) $2,500

  27. 6/13/2008 Friday 12 noon 25 World Championship Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em (256 player max) (3 day event) $10,000

  28. 6/13/2008 Friday 5:00 PM 26 Seven Card Razz (3 day event) $1,500

  29. 6/14/2008 Saturday 12 noon 27 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  30. 6/14/2008 Saturday 5PM 28 Pot-Limit Omaha W/Rebuys (3 day event) $5,000

  31. 6/15/2008 Sunday 12 noon 29 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $3,000

  32. 6/15/2008 Sunday 5:00 PM 30 World Championship Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $10,000

  33. 6/16/2008 Monday 12 noon 31 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 day event) $2,500

  34. 6/17/2008 Tuesday 12 noon 32 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  35. 6/17/2008 Tuesday 5:00 PM 33 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 day event) $5,000

  36. 6/18/2008 Wednesday 12 noon 34 Pot-Limit Omaha W/Re-Buys (3 day event) $1,500

  37. 6/18/2008 Wednesday 5:00 PM 35 Seven Card Stud (3 day event) $1,500

  38. 6/19/2008 Thursday 12 noon 36 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  39. 6/19/2008 Thursday 5:00 PM 37 World Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 day event) $10,000

  40. 6/20/2008 Friday 12 noon 38 Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,000

  41. 6/21/2008 Saturday 12 noon 39 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  42. 6/22/2008 Sunday 12 noon 40 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. (5 day event) Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $50,000

  43. 6/22/2008 Sunday 5:00 PM 41 Mixed Hold'em (limit/no-limit) (3 Day event) $1,500

  44. 6/23/2008 Monday 12 noon 42 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em World Championship (3 day event) $1,000

  45. 6/24/2008 Tuesday 12 noon 43 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better (3 day event) $1,500

  46. 6/25/2008 Wednesday 12 noon 44 No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Buys (3 day event) $1,000

  47. 6/25/2008 Wednesday 5:00 PM 45 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) (3 day event) $2,500

  48. 6/26/2008 Thursday 12 noon 46 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 day event) $5,000

  49. 6/26/2008 Thursday 5:00 PM 47 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better (3 day event) $1,500

  50. 6/27/2008 Friday 12 noon 48 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $2,000 6/28/2008 Saturday 12 noon 49 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  51. 6/29/2008 Sunday 12 noon 50 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha (3 day event) $10,000

  52. 6/29/2008 Sunday 5:00 PM 51 H.O.R.S.E. (3 day event) Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $1,500

  53. 6/30/2008 Monday 12 noon 52 No-Limit Hold'em (3 day event) $1,500

  54. 7/1/2008 Tuesday 12 noon 53 Limit Hold'em Shootout (2 day event) $1,500

  55. 7/2/2008 Wednesday 10:00 AM Media Event

  56. 7/2/2008 Wednesday Satellite Day

  57. 7/2/2008 Wednesday 2:00 PM Ante Up For Africa Charity Event (1 day event) $5,000

  58. 7/3/2008 Thursday 12 noon

  • 54A World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em Day 1A 2,500 Players $10,000

  • 7/4/2008 Friday 12 noon 54B Day 1B 2,500 Players

  • 7/5/2008 Saturday 12 noon 54C Day 1C 2,500 Players

  • 7/6/2008 Sunday 12 noon 54D Day 1D 2,500 Players

  • 7/7/2008 Monday OFF

  • 7/8/2008 Tuesday 12 noon Day 2A

  • 7/9/2008 Wednesday 12 noon Day 2B

  • 7/10/2008 Thursday 12 noon Day 3

  • 7/11/2008 Friday 12 noon Day 4

  • 7/12/2008 Saturday 12 noon Day 5

  • 7/13/2008 Sunday 12 noon Day 6

  • 7/14/2008 Monday 12 noon Day 7

  • 7/15/2008 Tuesday OFF

  • 7/16/2008 Wednesday 12 noon Final Table

59. 7/7/2008 Monday 12 noon 55 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em (2 day event) $500

Very early this year, wonder why. I screwed up the count above, supposed to be 55 events. No fn way I'm going to reformat this. Go make your plans!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Abusing the bubble

I wish I could show hand histories on cake, as it would be a great example of how to abuse the bubble. Was approx 25/50. By the time the bubble burst ended up 1/40 and only 1 showdown and not an allin. I raised most hands, made calculated cbets and check raises, and it worked.

Went card dead after it got down to 2 tables, could only gather chips off of blind steals and I think 1 resteal. Got really low and had to shove any 2 on the SB. 84s < TT to deny me another 1k+ score. This tourney takes longer than I thought, gonna be at least 5hrs.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Another close Sunday

This time to a big score

Was playing well, getting my chips in with the best hand, restealing at the right times. Almost bubbled the money after taking some tough beats on the bubble. AK < xx, 99 < 67 (that was to ch0ppy). Lucky they were both shorties. Battle my way to the final tables staying within the median stack but at the end just lost all my flips.

Was seriously abusing the guy to my right, everytime it was folded to me I would shove in the SB. 3 times in a row and on the 4th time he decided to make his stand, with T2s!!!! Bastard hits his river T. Next orbit I do the same thing with JT, called by A7. J on the flop, river A. So now I"m a shorty. Double up with AQ vs A5. Then go busto 99 vs AQ. Turn Q. Finish in 12th, 2 shie of the final table and an extra G payout. I know I"ll hit a bigpayout soon, just have to keep plugging away.

My other tournies were nothing. Went deep in the Cake Aussie again, but just 17th this time, lost a flip to go busto. The cake $10k 3pm turned into a $20r instead of a $30 freezeout. I like that better. Was crushing it then took beat after beat pretty close to the $. Mansion I think I busted within the first 1/2 hr.

November recap, was my best month so far. Also my most hours put in at 65. The two aussie scores helped, but I also had some decent other mtt results, and my cash games were solid. Hopefully I'll run good in Dec as well, so far not bad.