Saturday, 25 April 2009

GUKPT manchester report

so just got back from manchester gukpt after busting 38th or something. disapointed that i ran bad but played pretty good so im not tilted by it.
So i went up to manchester on thursday night with andy and stayed in some crappy hotel in salford. It did have gd internet tho so i grinded pkr 1knl, the pkr 17k and the ongame 1k (day1a). think i broke even in cash (not sure tho) after losing a flip to dannykk. managed 3rd in pkr 17k despite me having all of the chips with 8 left and the softest final table ive ever played. Most importantly i got through to 2nd day of the ongame 1k (its on sunday) with a reasonable stack. It could of clashed with the gukpt final table but i was hoping to two table them. lol. not sure if they would let me play on my laptop at the final table tho.
Anyways to the gukpt, i started of badly despite another ridiclously soft starting table. was down to 3k after i isolate two limpers w/ KJcc and got called behind and by the first limper. flop was QxTx7xc. i bet 1500 into 2.2k and both call (despite them having 3.5k and 2k back each). the 8c came on the turn and i reluctantly called the first ;impers 3.8k shove (pot was 6.8kish) he ahs J9 for turned nuts (lol). so i have 3.5k after that but dbl back to 7k pretty quick when i get AK in vs 99 and win. After this i tried to punt my stack in 4 way raised pot when i check shoved 98ss n 865hh after a bet and a call. and got nitrolled by AKhh. I suckout/hold and get to 17k.
After this i get to 37k after a few smallish pots and a big one where i flat JJ pre and bet 3 streets vs an overcaller on 852r9Q. I grind the rest of the day and dont get any hands till the penultimate hand of the night.
I had blinded down to 27k and opened AQs in c/o to 2.6k at 500-1kbb. btn 3 bet to 8k and im rdy to jam it in. however some delightful young player decides to cold call the sb. i thought he was pretty decent so figured his range was TT+ here and that he or btn would def call my jam and id be lucky to be racing. So i fold. They somehow get to showdown as the board bricks off (no queen came) and btn has AK and sb has 66 (wtf??). So i end up being really happy to now be freerolling a tournament where i shld of busted.
Day 2 comes along and im ready to get started (despite having to start with 23k at 1200bb). i fold a few orbits and get walked once. so decided to open J10s utg with 22k. obv this is pretty loose but table was playing super nitty and i felt i could get it thru. If i got flatted then my hand plays pretty well vs their flatting range. Also this was the bigest ante lvl (100 ante to 1200bb) so felt i shld be active. anyways sb flats with 35bb stack 9 (had seen him flat BB last hand with A7ss). Flop comes KJ6 with one of my suit. i check it back obv, and bet the turn when he checks twice. He calls. river is a blank and i check behind cos he could be checkcalling stronger hands (AJ, Kx mb) also if i bet and get called and lose i would have 10bbs instead of 19bbs. so i check and he has 22 and i win.
so im on 28kish and open 22 in the cutoff to 3.3k. sb flats and flop comes down pretty good J32dd. i bet 5k and he jams. I ahve my headphones on so dont snap call cos he says allin and i dont hear him but eventually i ask whats going on and delay snap. He has AJ and manages to turn a 5 for a gutshot but i hold vs the minii sweat.
After that hand i have 68k and was ready to take over the table. Once again i open 22 in mid position and the guy behind me falts with 22bbs (so obv he is v strong) sb flats (28bbs ish). flop comes 973r, and we check it around. turn is an 8 and i bet 6k into 10k and the sb calls while the other dwells and folds (said he has AK; learn how to jam preflop imo). river is a 2 and im thinking "easy game", I jam over his 8k bet and he snaps J10o. i cry inside a little.
so then i split a 35k pot with AK to AQ and go into nit mode with a 20bb stack. I finally get a hand at the 2400 lvl with a 40k stack. decided to open KQs in the c/o (sometimes id jame here with my stack size but felt matt perrins in the bb mite do something spazzy if i just open and always get it in preflop if i can). so perrins jams QJs with his 14bb stack me. Seems like a bad spot given my nit mode and short stack equals me having a range that crushes QJs, which i did have crushed. Unfortuanltely he binks a J and im down to 4bbs, and bust pretty quickly after.
Bit disapointed cos felt i was gonna get there on this one.
Mb next time...
wish me luck in ongame 1k.(sn THE_CHEEEESE)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Live Pokers

So Andy and i decided after watching the dramatic Liverpool vs Arsenal game to go the Western club for some live pokers.
Games was super good as always. It's £5-£5 game with compulsory 10£ btn straddle and a lot of £20 restraddle, so it plays more like a 10-20 game. We both sit with £1k each (split action) and andy is straight into the action isoing A9o pre (he didnt realise at the time this was a bad iso oop in this game) and bet/calling on 9c8d6c for 2.1k pot vs 65dd. He wins and starts to tile the super tard asian guy. This had consequences for the nxt hand andy played. Which made me lol and sigh hard.
Andy completes sb w/ T9ss (action starts on sb due to btn straddle), BB completes, tilted asian guy raises to 50. Btn calls and andy calls. Flop (9d8s5s) asian bets 120 andy calls. Turn was the Th and andy leads for 220 (at this point its obv he ahs T9/QJss to me anyways), obv the tard asian goes nuts and snap raises to 900ish (aka just grabs a bunch of 100s and snap puts them in pot). Andy Jams, tardfish calls and we lose to 85 when a 5 gets there on the river. Sigh we lose the £5k pot and the chance to super tilt the tardfish (who has deep pockets).
Next im up againts the tard fish and overlimp J10o in c/o and the btn checks. comes T75cc. i bet 75, btn calls, asian fish calls. Turn 8x, i bet 155 btn folds asian calls. River 9, asian snap bets 500 into 500, i sigh and think he rivered split. Only to see him flip QJo and am like wtf sir. wpwpwp
manage to grind back to 700 then someohow flop the nuts with AT on AxAhTh9h and double vs flush.
Andy meanwhile gets in tough spot in limped pot with 86o (he was on btn) on 864r after some guy bets he raises smallish and sb min raises. andy calls and then gets it all in on blank turn. I lol when sb shows KK and we scoop in 2k pot.
After that i manage to get super heored by a tilted fish (wasnt sure how tilted or how fishy he actully was at the time). I 3 barrell jam 1.2k effective with QJdd on Td6x4x9d4x only for T8 to tank call me on river cos obv there is only on hand im bluffing with on river and thats a big combo that i picked up on the way. Still obv retarded call.
I relaod for 500 and get AK in vs JJ on KJxcc and lose.
So we finish down 1.4k between us whichw asnt bad given how terrible we ran and im super excited to return to the game.
will be in manchester this weekend.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


love Heaters!!!!