Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Race Like Sarah Jessica Parker's Face III

A-Q is the nizzles except when I have it.

Full Tilt p0ker Game #11943716453: The Mookie (88685086), Table 6 - 150/300 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:46:59 ET - 2009/04/29
Seat 1: Rake Feeder (4,982)
Seat 3: Shabazz Jenkins (5,925)
Seat 4: 1Queens Up1 (2,480)
Seat 5: Mattazuma (5,952)
Seat 6: DeepChitNJ (5,980)
Seat 7: Joanne1111 (13,520)
Seat 8: HighOnp0ker (32,364)
Seat 9: LGkiev (12,442)
Rake Feeder antes 25
Shabazz Jenkins antes 25
1Queens Up1 antes 25
Mattazuma antes 25
DeepChitNJ antes 25
Joanne1111 antes 25
HighOnp0ker antes 25
LGkiev antes 25
1Queens Up1 posts the small blind of 150
Mattazuma posts the big blind of 300
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [Jd Jh]
DeepChitNJ folds
Joanne1111 raises to 1,250
HighOnp0ker folds
LGkiev folds
Rake Feeder folds
Shabazz Jenkins folds
1Queens Up1 raises to 2,455, and is all in
Mattazuma folds
Joanne1111 calls 1,205
1Queens Up1 shows [Jd Jh]
Joanne1111 shows [Qh Ah]
*** FLOP *** [5d Qd Ts]
*** TURN *** [5d Qd Ts] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [5d Qd Ts Ks] 1Queens Up1 shows two pair, Jacks and Tens
Joanne1111 shows two pair, Queens and Tens
Joanne1111 wins the pot (5,410) with two pair, Queens and Tens

April POTM and WSOP plans

I can say with about 99% certainty that TJ probably locked up the April POTM $2k package. Congrats TJ, awesome April!

I have finally got the go-ahead to head out to Vegas to play in event #51:

Event #51 Sat 06/27/09
$1500 NLHE

I will be out there from 06/25/09 to 07/01/09 and am looking at staying at Imperial Palace. Good luck to all those going and playing in any of the events.

Air Itinerary
Trip Date Day Stops Routing Flight Routing Details
Depart Jun 25 Thu Nonstop BDL-LAS 1068 Depart Hartford (BDL) at 12:30 PM
Arrive in Las Vegas (LAS) at 3:05 PM

Return Jul 01 Wed Nonstop LAS-BDL 3333 Depart Las Vegas (LAS) at 1:05 PM
Arrive in Hartford (BDL) at 9:15 PM

Might I make a suggestion? Please go over to Al's blog and thank him for all the hard work hes done with the BBT, is the least we can do for all the great prizes hes secured for us poker donkeys.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I Race Like Sarah Jessica Parker's Face Part II

After losing a flip with AKo vs lucko's 9s (which is typical) I find myself slowly blinding/anteing off so on the Button I decide to push with Q-9o a mediocre holding but one I feel could hit if I get called by A-x. Well my plan went to Hades and then to Hell.

Full Tilt Poker Game #11909470015: PPI / Riverchasers Tournament (88441526), Table 2 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:40:03 ET - 2009/04/27
Seat 2: SmBoatDrinks (7,699)
Seat 3: ElSnarfGrande (8,534)
Seat 4: 1Queens Up1 (1,885)
Seat 5: TheCloserX5 (2,415)
Seat 6: riggstad (4,985), is sitting out
Seat 7: jimdniacc (5,230)
Seat 8: lucko21 (10,447)
Seat 9: Tony Eusebio (10,895)
SmBoatDrinks antes 25
ElSnarfGrande antes 25
1Queens Up1 antes 25
TheCloserX5 antes 25
riggstad antes 25
jimdniacc antes 25
lucko21 antes 25
Tony Eusebio antes 25
TheCloserX5 posts the small blind of 120
riggstad posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [9d Qs]
jimdniacc folds
lucko21 folds
riggstad has returned
Tony Eusebio folds
SmBoatDrinks folds
ElSnarfGrande folds
1Queens Up1 raises to 1,860, and is all in
TheCloserX5 has 15 seconds left to act
TheCloserX5 has requested TIME
TheCloserX5 raises to 2,390, and is all in
riggstad calls 2,150
TheCloserX5 shows [Td Tc]
riggstad shows [Kc Ac]
1Queens Up1 shows [9d Qs]
*** FLOP *** [Ah 5h As]
*** TURN *** [Ah 5h As] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 5h As Kd] [Js]
1Queens Up1: obv
TheCloserX5 shows two pair, Aces and Tens
riggstad shows a full house, Aces full of Kings
riggstad wins the side pot (1,060) with a full house, Aces full of Kings
1Queens Up1 shows a pair of Aces
riggstad wins the main pot (5,780) with a full house, Aces full of Kings
1Queens Up1 stands up
TheCloserX5 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6,840 Main pot 5,780. Side pot 1,060. | Rake 0
Board: [Ah 5h As Kd Js]
Seat 2: SmBoatDrinks folded before the Flop
Seat 3: ElSnarfGrande folded before the Flop
Seat 4: 1Queens Up1 (button) showed [9d Qs] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: TheCloserX5 (small blind) showed [Td Tc] and lost with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 6: riggstad (big blind) showed [Kc Ac] and won (6,840) with a full house, Aces full of Kings
Seat 7: jimdniacc folded before the Flop
Seat 8: lucko21 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Tony Eusebio folded before the Flop

On Saturday I did the home game rebuy tourney, and somehow I raced and won. A-Q vs Q-J aipf, J on flop A on river. Heads up X-4 vs K-3, 4 and K on flop 4 on turn.

Poker is easy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I race like Sarah Jessica Parker's face

I almost, ALMOST beat my previous 12 minute minute exit record.

Here's the scenerio: Betfair has been caught twice trying to steal the blinds from LP, wwonka rr-raised this person all-in both times to ellicit a fold.

With this raise I fairly certain he/she has a decent hand but I want this person to make a mistake with a smaller pair or A-x.

Full Tilt Poker Game #11885472106: Brit Blogger Game (88276038), Table 1 - 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:19:00 ET - 2009/04/26
Seat 1: blaargh86 (1,320)
Seat 2: betfare (1,115)
Seat 4: wwonka69 (1,675)
Seat 6: heffmike (1,435)
Seat 7: muhctim (2,545)
Seat 8: 1Queens Up1 (1,540)
Seat 9: cloud71 (2,370)
muhctim posts the small blind of 20
1Queens Up1 posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [Qc Qh]
cloud71 folds
blaargh86 folds
betfare raises to 120
wwonka69 folds
heffmike folds
muhctim folds
1Queens Up1 raises to 1,540, and is all in
betfare calls 995, and is all in
1Queens Up1 shows [Qc Qh]
betfare shows [Ks Ah]
Uncalled bet of 425 returned to 1Queens Up1
*** FLOP *** [3s 2c As]
*** TURN *** [3s 2c As] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [3s 2c As Tc] [Jc]
1Queens Up1 shows a pair of Queens
betfare shows a pair of Aces
betfare wins the pot (2,250) with a pair of Aces

Theres never a shortage of Aces vs muah.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Simma down, simma down now!

Please no more blogger on blogger drama!

I understand Hoy's point he is making for all the crap he took for the chop, but cmon let dead horses stay buried.

The last thing the bbt4 needs is a reason for less people to play it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pleading didnt help

Obviously the RNG didnt hear me or is just cruel twisted bastard. In even quicker fashion this night, a turned flush was obv beaten by the nut.

PL raises from the CO which means he could have 169 different starting hand combos, so naturally i call with 97hh on the BB. Flop has 2 hearts and i check to induce the obligatory PL c-bet which I call. Turn is another heart which makes me giggle with glee at my fortune, maybe this night wont be so bad afterall?
I again check to induce a PL bet, and again he obliges. This time thinking I should XR here to prevent a 4th heart that would most likely make PL's hand, so I do and PL flat calls.
River is an offsuit 6, so I bet pot to look like I want to end the hand here. Not only do I not end the hand, but PL comes over the top for my last 185 chips.
Undaunted I still think I have the best hand.

That is until he turns up K-4hh for the nut, obv.

GG me... Saturday night home game this week and no poker league. I'll see most of you mooks on Sunday afternoon where I shall attempt to not be busted in 12 mins or less.

Dear RNG,

Please stop being a bastage.
I've tried cursing, and screaming, and waking up our loved one with poker rants directed at you...and its not pretty. The dog whisperer says when you do this to dogs it just encourages them to be louder. So I am going with this new tactic, sweetly and calmly suggesting to you to help me help you. I win, you get more rake when I donk off in the cash games, and thusly, you win. Win-Win for both of us.

My grievences include the razz tourney which I busted my hump to stay in the running only to be bounced in 2 consecutive hands uncermoniously.
We wont even go into the RC bustout because that was just downright dirty.

So all I ask for the last 2 days worth of bullhonky is to let me win a Mookie like your chosen one Hoyazo from last week. Its not so much to ask, is it? Just 1 little Mookie?

Hopefully we can get past our differences and see eye to eye on this one request and then afterword go out and get ice creams together and frolic in the field or something.

Your old friend,

Queens Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I actually was going to lay down a post the middle of last week detailing my concerns regarding the dwindling fields in the BBT, but like slowplaying a monster on the flop I went from slowplay to no pay as today TJ, Astin, Heff, Jamy, and Hoy commented on the lack of a big field. I think I summed my thoughts up in a comment on TJ's board so I'm going to repost that.

When the Mookie is only drawing 60 people during the BBT there is a glaring problem.
The first week of the BBT4 was packed, and the second week was filled, albeit noticibly less so.

The one glaring difference between previous years and this year is that a lot of popular & succesful bloggers arent playing this time around for a variety of different reasons, time consumption being one of them. I guarantee you if my gf was not the understand and loving person who likes to see me play, I would not have the success I have had so far.

Some other problems I can see are:
The start times for East Coasters (specifically the Big Game, RC and Mook) mean that if I hit the final table I can guarantee I'm not logging off until 1-1:30am. And who can go to sleep after making a final table right away (win or lose)?
The Brit Blogger 4pm is a perfect start for me because I do squadoosh on non-nfl Sundays sans go to the casino, however, the bloggers with families can find this a little contentious.
Skillz, usually being a limit game, is an ok start time but again a trip to the final table usually results in a 12:30-1am finish for us East Coasters.

The other thing is Full Tilt is only promoting this series via Poker On The Rail which if I didn't know all you bloggers already, I probably wouldn't find on my own as its not listed under their promotions. The real lion's share of the promotion comes from blogger word of mouth or the blogs themselves.

The BBT has been great to me so this is far far far from a complaint, but I can guarantee you that I have during the last 2 months needed a few red bulls in the morning just to get going would not be a stretch.
So combine old standbys doing other ventures and no new donkey blood coming to play, you have the lower turn out.

Personally I want to make sure there is a BBT5 and beyond, so lets get the word out there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

2nd in the Big Game

So tired, chopped prize pool with TJ and then i promptly lost.

Congratulations to TJ well deserved win. Update tomorrow as im trying to stay caway at work

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Running Silly Bad

Out in the Brit in under 25 mins. AK vs 9s. Obv pair wins. Next hand K-Q and push for my remainder chips (5x BB) and SB a-10 calls. Obv again I dont race goot so Im out.

No Big Game for me as ill be at my poker league but good luck to everyone.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mid-Day Musings

Chitty performance at the skillz last night that Heffmike ended up taking down (congrats!)

I guess I got run over by a very good player, and tilting about it didn't help my cause. So sorry for saying f-that in chat.Usually I just vent in private and have my significant other yell at me, but I was a chippy yesterday and spewed forth a little vitriol.

My points lead is dwindling fast, so I need to step my game up a tad.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What it takes to make so many final tables

Dont be unlucky enough to run high pairs into Aces.
Dont push A-x into 10-10.

Now you know my secret. Use it wisely.

Been pretty disappointed in my play as of late although my Q-Q hand with Cmitch I thought I played with restraint as normally I would 3-bet on a non A or K flop. I didnt and 3-bet his river bet which looked like it was fairly weak. Althought I must raised at least one cmitch eyebrow with my river re-raise (according to PE I rarely do this, must work on that....).

Oh well. Missed the Brit due to some overly-talkative relatives, points have been stagnant and allowing the field to catch up which kinda irks me but blame is squarely on myself.

Early bedtime tonight due to early exit, take it easy everyone.
R.I.P. Harry Kalas

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

9th Final Table of the BBT a Charm?

Pushed J-J into A-A yesterday in the Brit Blogger to go out about 1/4th the way in. This comes after the mookie where I also crapped out fairly early.

To put it plainly, Riverchasers has been my biotch. I missed the first one in March but since then I have made the final table of it the rest of the month. I won a token on Thursday so I was all set to play......

Unfreakingbelivable. A TOC seat babee! Just so happened the RNG favored me tonight.

Gg to Wwonka who did not make it easy at all.

See you in the TOC you crazy kids you.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Whirlwind Month

Still getting over the shock that I actually took down the POTM award for March. That should give every player, good or bad, hope that you can do it too. GL to the April champ, whomever that may be. Thanks once again to TJ for the back to back Player of the Week awards.
Playing like ass lately, got so use to creating diamonds with my play that every dang tournament I play now I am way too tight. Must fix this immediately.

Non-poker topic. Watching Gods and Generals right now, saw it in the theatre and enjoyed it, biast though because Im huge historical buff. Anyway, so im wondering what kind of fear a soldier had to have as he stood there trying to reload his musket while the enemy was about to fire right at him. Brutal brutal warfare, those people had guts.

Might hit up Mohegan Sun tonight, dont know if ill play cash or sng...hope everyone has a good weekend.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quite Simply, Thank You

First and foremost thanks to Al for putting the BBT together again, without whom none of this would be possible.

Secondly thanks to all those who have railed me at the final tables or offered kind words through IM, poker chat or via the comments on this blog. I appreciate every comment.

Thirdly to the guys who made me step up my game BoneDaddy, HeffMike and Will125. It was a great race right to the end.

So now April starts and it time to race again. GL to all.


No final table tonight, but out in 11th which is good for some additional points.
Thats it really, nothing more to say. Early nights sleep tonight, but boy is it welcome.

Mook tommorrow!