Saturday, 22 March 2008

2 for 2 in wsop satelites

Thought last night was gonna be a washout but somehow i managed to take down another wsop seat on party. Stars pays out wsop seats in cash while party buys you straight in so i guess ill take the stars cash and use my party seat.

The satellite was pretty fun as i was on a table with moorman for most of it and he was running sick hot taking out half the field. I was just grinding and playing super nitty as i didnt have stack for most of the tournie.

In fact i nearly fucked myself early on when i thought i was value shoving the river early on.
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2307730
How on earth the guy manages to turn with QQ i have no idea, the big turn bet made me think his range was KQ/AQ and never a big hand. Oh well.
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2307747
Then manage to double back to starting stack.

hmmm seem to have lost all the other hand history's. Basically i didnt do anything special (you dont need to in these satelites) and just grinded. Worked out pretty well.

Anyways back to the grind. will be playing monte carlo, LAPT and maybe another stars wsop satellite tonight. As well as the usual saturday tournies.

gl me
jack

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

The Lock Out!!!!!!!!!

ok so i am an idiot. I set up for the usual sunday tournies and invite my mate tufat over. So he gets here and i go down to let him in. obv i forget my keys and the door shuts behind me. Cue panic as i realise i have bought into everything already and many of the sites dont let you log in if you are already logged in somewhere else (obv i was still logged on). Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

So i call locksmith and he takes an hour only to tell us i have somehow double locked it and i cant get in without a key. My flat mate wasn't due home for 2 hours so we hotstepped it over to Andys.
I go on huge tilt trying to email sites to remotely disconnect me and lose about 1k in equity of tournaments i am unable to play. salkdnaslkndaslknsdgdsfg

Anyways still managed to have a good sunday. Made final table on crypto £40k but busted in 9th after calling 20bb open shove with AK (QJs gets there obv). 2400$ for that and it covered most of my sunday expenses. I also managed a FT in the 20r for 1k$.

The big news was being able to ship a WSOP seat on my first attempt. Pretty happy about that.

I've got an interview with chris moorman and John tabbati (spelling?) later which should be fun. Been up since 1am sigh.

This month has gone pretty well except for the vienna bubble and bubbling every other major event i seem to enter. Gonna take some time off and play cash games for a bit and get in 10k+ hands at 400nl before moving up to 1k nl. Hopefully i can keep playing well.

gg
jack

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Doctor_Fun > Devilfish (Live poker is rigged)

So i got back from Vienna last night after a very disappointing day where io played some sick poker only to get 2 outered and bubble in 21st. thank you live poker.

I was on the tv table at the beginning of the day and got 3 bet the first 2 hands that i raised. I the n get dealt KK and should of flatted but i put in a "frustrated" 4 bet and he mucked. Then i raised Q10ss on shortstack's big blind and the "devilfish" called from the sb. We both playing 100k+ stacks at 800-1600 (200 ante).
The flop was 8d7d3s and he checks calls my 7k c-bet. River Ks easy double card and he once again calls my 13k bet after thinking for a while. I am now [positive he has flush draw, this read is then confirmed on the river when devilfish annouces that "i played this hand badly, i should of raised you on the flop". So i bet 23k so i dont get shown an A hi flush draw and he mucks face up. LOL at how bad he plays.

Anyways i then got in to a sticky spot with KK where i c/f turn on Q733 board in a 3 bet pot vs a tight solid satellite player who told me later he had 77 (he ain't lying).

So somehow im done to 50k at 1200-2400 and i jam KK over a utg raise only to get called by JJ and a J flopping. GG.

live poker sucks. 3 days work for nothing. sigh.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

vienna day 2

Made day 3 of Vienna with 105k (avg 78k) after an eventful day where i managed to play well and awful at the same time. Grinded a 50k stack for most of the day (ran AA into AA obv) until i call a raise from a solid 30bb (CO) stack with AJ on button. FLOP Ks7s3x he bets pot, i call as obv he is weak here with a pot bet and im looking to make a move on the turn when he gives up. Turn was an Ace and he spaz shoves all in for 22k (pot was 20k). I call he has JJ (LOL). wp sir.

so im on 80k now at 600-1200bb and i raise TT on the button in to the big stacks BB. He had been pretty TAG up till now and had showed down a lot of big hands. He obv 3 bets me to 10k and i sigh. i call. flop 234r. he bets out 13k i call. turn is 5x. he checks, ( i shld probs bet here to make him fold non A hands but its hard to represent an A here with the action). river is 9. check check and i beat two hands weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. he has QQ obv.

So im down to 50k and manage to grind up to 75k when this wierd german guy who has played pretty weak all night raises to 3x in the cutoff. I make it 10k with A6cc (he has about 75k too) obv he calls. FLOP QJxhh i flat in order to check raise flop so that i dont get flatted and have to c.f turn. I can rep huge here and can give up easy too. He checks behind tho so i bet out the turn 5h for 13.5k. He thinks for a bit looks at one card (lol such flushdraws) and calls. river is a brick so i tank a bit and bet half 24k ( nearly half his stack) he tanks and folds. I let out huge breath haha.

so now i have 105k and the structure is pretty sick. there are 36 left with 18 paid and i think i can just chill for a bit. When it gets to 30bbs deep i figure i have a huge edge vs these guys when that shallow (big edge when deep stacked too obv).

170k 1st prize would be pretty sick. so looking forward to tomorrow. gl me.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

viennnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaa

so I'm in Vienna playing the 3k euro challenge tournie. Doing pretty well in the main event but ill talk about that later.
Firstly as part of the party satellite package was entered into a 60 man 60k freeroll team event. It was basically a satellite tournament where one team would play from 30 to 5 players and then those 5 would play the final table where the payout structure was flat and each member of the team would get 750 euros if they won. It was 10k for first so i really wanted to win. The structure was awful (basically a 10x turbo) and only tony g remained of the the big live pros party poker had invited (roland de wolfe, devilfish and some other randoms were also playing). It was also a tv final table which was funny as there was absolutely no poker being played due to avg stack being around 5bbs for the most part. Anyways i was pretty grumpy throughout as i had been up for 24 hours and the structure made me want to cry. So eventually i get down to 2bbs after losing a race and then go on big rush and get half the chips in play, which was 12bbs (lol). then run AQ into AK 4 handed and 6bbs deep, lol. and end up coming 2nd for 7k euros. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

moving on to the main event today....

the structure was pretty sick with 15k starting stack and 90 mins levels with small increases throughout. I however was very tired and felt pretty sick and played really really bad all day. I get super lucky early on after over limping 33 and calling a raise. I then proceed to check raise 10106 flop vs initial raise an bet 1/3 of my stack on turn (sighing when i get called) and obv hitting 3 on river. Weee such donk double ups.

So i continue to play really bad until i get moved table and realize i shld just tighten up and the atm donkey who was raising and calling every hand to pay me off.

So i raise 99 in the CO on his big blind to 800 at 150-300 (i had 15k stack, he covers me). he calls (obv)
flop J82 one h
i check behind looking to get some turn and river value of an 8
turn 9h
ship it.... he bets 2k in 1750 on the turn i make it 5k total (of my 14k stack) he shakes his hand and calls (wtf)
river Ah
bad river for me as if i was bluffing with air i probs hit this river and could value shove an A and obv a flush. So i shove expecting him to fold (he never has fd or straight imo as he shld jam turn with both but live players are wierd)
Anyway he tanks and calls with J4. LOL.
so im up 25k at this point and then manage to get that donks stack with QQ after he 3 bets me pre and i call. Flop top set but didn't think i needed to. check called Q hi flop, lead turn for 1/4 of his stack (he calls lol)
and folds to my river shove for for 9k into around 30k on QxxJx board.
so ended the day with 45k and the avg stack is 25k tomorrow. 98 left with 18 paid so should be fun....
gg

Friday, 7 March 2008

wow, i won!

So haven't been posting at all recently. being pretty lazy about it.
Not much has gone on since my last post. Been playing less tournaments a lot of cash. Haven't really played a lot of hands at cash in the past and have always been a good mtt player and a mediocre cash player. So this year i decided i'd work a lot harder on my cash game and pay my dues at 200nl before moving up to 400nl. So having grinded around 19k hands at 200nl and 400nl i am pleased to say that i am 11k in profit. it has been pretty nice being able to platy cash for a couple of hours a day and then go chill for the rest of the day rather than spend 10 hours grinding tournies. Anyways played the gukpt london and busted out after putting a big bluff on:

utg (donk station) limps for 150, utg+1 raises to 375 (imo he can never be huge here as the donk will call a lot preflop and i feel this is a marginal hand trying to isolate the donk), i'm on the button with 109o and raise to 1200, utg folds and utg+1 calls (15k effective stacks i think). Anyways board come K82ss i bet 1500 he calls, (at this point i put him on KJ/KQ or some wierdly played flush draw. The turn as an A and is obv a great bluffin card so i follow up with another bet and he calls, river is a blank he checks i fire 4kish in 7kish he snaps me with KJo (wtf). I have no idea why he calls here he beats nothing but air and after he asks "You had a pair right?" which just shows that he has no idea as i am never value betting less than a K on the river and probs dont even bet turn with that either. I either have AA/KK/AK/AQ or air. But whatever i had my soul read.

I then proceed to get it in with JJ for 25bbs vs CO raise ( he has KK obv).

gg there.

Anyways had a better day online where i managed to win some live UK seat worth 3k$, final table the 17.5k on ftp for 1.6k, super sat the monte carlo sat tomorrow (1k) and win the ftp 20r for 3k. That's about 7k profit and a long due win.

Ill talk first about the 17.5k tournie where it was super crapshooty with 6 left i manage to lose this huuuuuuuge flip:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2231512
and bust out in 5th. :(

Earlier however i managed to grind a shortstack to final table of the 20r. The field was very weak, which seems to be standard in the ftp rebuys. The chipleader was a donk and it was a lot of fun to play. I went on a mad rush and got the chip lead with 4 left when i play horrible (i ended up calling river just cos of pot odds lol):
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2231063
Managed to double up with AA shortly after and get my lead back when the other guy manages to donk it with this obv flush draw. They guy snap shoves the flop and i was happy to see he didnt have any overs:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2231124
That hand pretty much won it for me (i had just won big flip vs the donk and he was 5bbs deep)
So ship that etc

Flying to vienna on sunday and hopefully i can win a live tournie finally or at least make the money lol.

Anyways later,
Jack