Friday, 23 January 2009

Cunn1ngStunt - Chip leader day 1a Ongame 1k

After a week of coolers served up regularly at the cash tables, i decided to play some donkament. I played 12 in all (3 satelites) and didnt cash in any of them. Played pretty good and didnt regret many of my decisions except for a hastey decision i made in the stars 100r. 
Anyways, i did manage to get a huge stack in the ongame 1k (which is a 2 day event; continues sunday). So ill post some hands from that and needless to say this is the softest and best value tournament on the internet. 
Missed the first hour (it didnt popup wtf) and was down to 5k but then amanged to dbl up with AA into JJ and then managed to hit a set of fours vs 66 on a 754 board (i held obv). 
hand 1 - some guy suddenly wants to rep a 5 here. 7 hi gd enough to rebluff.
hand 2 - here some guy just decides to straight up hero call me down.
hand 3 - kinda of a standard hand here. i'm not surprised to see QJ, and manage to hold after turn somehow.
hand 4 - here i 3 bet light and he snap bets and snap shoves turn. my timing tells told me he was up to something,
hand 5 - im not sure i like my flop bet here prefer just check folding but was trying to get tens to fold, end up trying to figure out if i had implied odds to hit my gutter and figured i just about had them. Although its def marginal, i felt he nearly always has a set or mb AQ (imb 2% of time lol) and that if i hit i can just jam turn and get paid off for huge pot. Which i did... weeeeeeeeeee
hand 6 - The same guy then just tilt calls off his stack and i end the day with 160k going into the 400-800 level. I think im about 40k ahead of 2nd place on day 1a but cant be sure.
Anyways i have had decent stacks in this before only to run bad on day 2. so wish me luck in this one. Starts at 7pm on sunday.
In other news my horse came 7th in the gukpt so i ended up not losing too much. 
Cash hasnt been going very well was up 30k, then down 30k or something stupid think im only down 2.8k now so its a nice come back. 
My favorite Hand of the week:
eat 1: doctorfun ($3072 in chips)
Seat 2: Yakitori ($973 in chips)
Seat 3: marcelluswa ($1174.20 in chips)
Seat 4: Pokey85 ($1000 in chips)
Seat 5: vakostar ($1032 in chips)
Seat 6: Redshape ($3219 in chips)
Redshape: posts small blind $5
doctorfun: posts big blind $10
Pokey85: posts big blind $10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to doctorfun [Kd Kh]
Yakitori: raises $45 to $45
marcelluswa: folds
Pokey85: folds
vakostar: folds
Redshape: raises $80 to $125
doctorfun: calls $115
Yakitori: raises $928 to $973 and is all-in
Redshape: calls $848
doctorfun: raises $2947 to $3072 and is all-in
Redshape: calls $2099
*** FLOP *** [8d 4s 8c]
*** TURN *** [8d 4s 8c] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [8d 4s 8c 7s] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
doctorfun: shows [Kd Kh] ()
doctorfun collected $7124 from pot
Yakitori: shows [Qs Qd] ()
Redshape: shows [Qc Qh] ()
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7124 | Rake $3
Seat 1: doctorfun (big blind) showed [Kd Kh] and won ($7124)
Seat 2: Yakitori showed [Qs Qd] and lost
Nice to get 700bbs in pre with 96% equity!!!!


Saturday, 17 January 2009

GUKPT Brighton

hey all,
someone mentioned my blog at the GUKPT brighton and i remembered i hadnt blogged in a while so i thought id post a trip report.
After my standard -$30k, +$30k, -$30k cash swings. i decided i needed a break from online poker and headed down to brighton for the gukpt festival. Came down with a few online friends (johne147, andy teng, and richard).
Busted the two side events i played in pretty standard spots to wierd live donks. Moving on to the Main Event:
Decided to play Day 1a as i was already down here and didnt want to hang around. Turned out that day 1a was tougher than 1b as there were a lot of young aggro internet kids in the field as opposed to the usal amatuer retarded live donks.
Early on i ran up a huge stack on a very soft table that pitted me next to former gutshot dealer tony phillips. First big pot i won was kinda of a cooler for tony. He raises UTG and i flat AA utg+1 for deception and value, two others call and we go 4 way to flop. 10s2s2x was a pretty good flop for me so i just flat Tony's cont bet and guy behind calls. Turn 6x tony bets i bet 1k into 1.4k he calls. River 8x and Tony check calls a decent sized bet from me and shows QQ.
Then hand before break i raise J9s and flop a straight draw vs tony and 1 other. I bet both call turn i hit and get two more big bets out of Tony. At first break im Chip leader with 29k. I was Killing it and prety confident. After the break i got moved to a tough table with Johne147 and Trickett to my direct left. I get involved pretty quickly and raise AQo n the button at 75-150.
Trickett makes it 1.6k from the BB and says he has a 7k stack. I obv ship it in only to realise he has 9k total. He snaps AK and i lose 18k pot. Sucks as if i knew he had 9k i may have played hand differently. Anyway im down to 24kish and tilting a little bit so obviously Ian (phil helmuth) Fraser sits down to my right and starts playing super retarded but winning a ton of pots by being a luckbox. First one i open AhQx btn flats and fraser flats (25bbs deep or something) comes J8xhh which gets checked around. turn was the 10h which gave me a lot of equity so obv i fire 2/3 pot at which point fraser decides he wants to click it back in my face. i call and river K, so obv pay his K4hh off. fucker.
Next he limps and some guy overlimps and i isolate to 2k (200-400bb) with a 20k stack. Everyone folds and fraser decides to make it 4.2k total. He has me tilted by now so i call with J10hh to try and flop hot. comes K62r and he jams 2x pot.
Manage to get back to 44k after i raise AhQx (again) utg and BB defends. comes J33hh and bb leads for 2k into 5k. I call. Turn is Kh he checks i bet 6k with 12k back he jams. I obv snap as im not folding this and bink the 10h on the river to beat KJ. (guy thought i was a fish for calling the turn shove). Manage to get to 65k before fraser owns me again when he shoves 15bbs over my 3bb utg+1 open with K9o and gets there vs my 77. If he ever wanted hu for rolls id be there in a flash guy is so retarded, the hands he plays are so bad that i cant even write about them they just make my mind asplode.
So i finish the day on 45k which wasnt too bad. I also had 15% of Richard who made day 2 aswell.
Day 2 was pretty uneventful. 4 bet shipped 88 c/o vs btn 40bbs deep and guy folds. Bluff a couple of pots and stay around average. Then the blinds go up and im struggling with 25bbs. Folds to me in the sb and i look down at A5ss. Given stack sizes (26bbs effextive) i decided to Limp jam and ran into AK and lost. Pretty happy with how i played but obv didnt want to finish 28th when 22 pay. Meh.
Richard still in now with 18 left so ship that equity check for updates on him on blonde poker.
ill post back again once ive won some money.