Sunday, August 5, 2007

post-vacation update (longest blog ever)

Ahhhhh (relaxed ahhh, not yelling ahhh lol) that vacation was nice. I didn't even think about poker one small bit on the trip. I did something physical every day (mostly back-country type hiking) and ate really well and am really starting to notice some gains on my running.

I had gotten way out of shape, so I started running 1.6 miles (because taht's how far it is to a good turn around point and back) about 3 weeks ago and the first time it took me 16 minutes and 40 seconds. Pathetic, but I gotta start somewhere. My best time before leaving was 14:53. Yesterday I did it in 13:35. It's still like 8:30 minute miles which is pretty slow, but it's good progress. Now it's time to start adding a good bit more distance.

On friday, after unpacking and showering I started a session which just didn't feel right. I didn't feel sharp so after a half hour or so I quit and decided to take the rest of the day off.

So after a nothing happened session in the morning Kels and I decided to goto the twins game. Man is that a pain in the ass to get down there without the 35W bridge. What a pain in the ass and I think I took a stupid way although that's the way google maps told me to take...94e which wraps ALL the way around the city and then have to take some stupid back roads in there. I think I'm going to investigate taking like broadway or something off of 94 and coming in that way...would only seem to make the most sense.

The evening session was alllllll over the place. Huge variance.

I don't play much 1/2 on stars but this game looked (and was) really good so I hopped in and almost immediately this hand happened. After this hand the guy rand up like 15k and quit. lol. This hand was actually from the afternoon i guess, but my session was short and I don't really recall much from it.

POKERSTARS GAME #11307221317: HOLD'EM LIMIT ($100/$200) - 2007/08/04 - 14:49:19 (ET)
Table 'Triton' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: MrTile ($5344 in chips)
Seat 2: Donald ($5245 in chips)
Seat 3: SicVinnyness ($1072 in chips)
Seat 4: bicyclekick ($4547 in chips)
Seat 5: nanonoko ($4498 in chips)
Donald: posts small blind $50
SicVinnyness: posts big blind $100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bicyclekick [Kh Jc]
bicyclekick: raises $100 to $200
nanonoko: folds
MrTile: folds
Donald: folds
SicVinnyness: raises $100 to $300
bicyclekick: calls $100
*** FLOP *** [7c Jh Ks]
SicVinnyness: bets $100
bicyclekick: calls $100
*** TURN *** [7c Jh Ks] [3c]
SicVinnyness: bets $200
bicyclekick: raises $200 to $400
SicVinnyness: calls $200
*** RIVER *** [7c Jh Ks 3c] [3s]
SicVinnyness: checks
bicyclekick: bets $200
SicVinnyness: raises $72 to $272 and is all-in
bicyclekick: calls $72
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SicVinnyness: shows [5h 3h] (three of a kind, Threes)
bicyclekick: mucks hand
SicVinnyness collected $2192 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2194 | Rake $2
Board [7c Jh Ks 3c 3s]
Seat 1: MrTile (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Donald (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: SicVinnyness (big blind) showed [5h 3h] and won ($2192) with three of a kind, Threes
Seat 4: bicyclekick mucked [Kh Jc]
Seat 5: nanonoko folded before Flop (didn't bet)

saw an ok 150/300 game on absolute so played that and right away this hand came up:


STAGE #XXXXXXX: HOLDEM NORMAL $150/$300 - 2007-08-05 00:50:58 (ET)
Table: CHESAPEAKE (Real Money) Seat #5 is the dealer
Seat 5 - BICYCLEKICK ($7035 in chips)
Seat 6 - DONKOFHOLDEM ($19251 in chips)
Seat 7 - CALVINHOBBES ($10829 in chips)
Seat 9 - SCHDNFRD ($13370.56 in chips)
Seat 1 - MAVERI9 ($7587 in chips)
Seat 2 - BEARBUCK ($7987 in chips)
DONKOFHOLDEM - Posts small blind $100
CALVINHOBBES - Posts big blind $150
*** POCKET CARDS ***
Dealt to BICYCLEKICK [Ad Kh]
SCHDNFRD - Folds
MAVERI9 - Folds
BEARBUCK - Raises $300 to $300
BICYCLEKICK - Raises $450 to $450
DONKOFHOLDEM - Raises $500 to $600
CALVINHOBBES - Folds
BEARBUCK - Calls $300
BICYCLEKICK - Calls $150
*** FLOP *** [Js Qh 10h]
DONKOFHOLDEM - Bets $150
BEARBUCK - Raises $300 to $300
BICYCLEKICK - Raises $450 to $450
DONKOFHOLDEM - Calls $300
BEARBUCK - Calls $150

At this point I turned to kelsey who was on the bed watching the movie and said "baby this hand is pretty much going to either make my night or make it a struggle from the get go. Wish me some good luck.

*** TURN *** [Js Qh 10h] [7h]
DONKOFHOLDEM - Checks
BEARBUCK - Bets $300
BICYCLEKICK - Raises $600 to $600
DONKOFHOLDEM - Calls $600
BEARBUCK - Raises $600 to $900
BICYCLEKICK - Calls $300
DONKOFHOLDEM - Calls $300
*** RIVER *** [Js Qh 10h 7h] [3d]
DONKOFHOLDEM - Checks
BEARBUCK - Bets $300
BICYCLEKICK - Calls $300
DONKOFHOLDEM - Folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BEARBUCK - Shows [Jh 9h] (Flush, queen high)
BICYCLEKICK - Mucks
BEARBUCK Collects $6595 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($6600) | Rake ($5)
Board [Js Qh 10h 7h 3d]
Seat 1: MAVERI9 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 2: BEARBUCK won Total ($6595) HI:($6595) with Flush, queen high [Jh 9h - B:Qh,P:Jh,B:10h,P:9h,B:7h]
Seat 5: BICYCLEKICK (dealer) HI: [Mucked] [Ad Kh]
Seat 6: DONKOFHOLDEM (small blind) Folded on the RIVER
Seat 7: CALVINHOBBES (big blind) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 9: SCHDNFRD Folded on the POCKET CARDS

Rats. Foiled. Bad start.

I got stuck quite a bit and put my stoploss at 10k but never got there and got back to around even at one point and the games were starting to fall apart so I unposted but lost a couple big pots and the end and ended up down a nice bit but not frustrated as I played great.

I opted for the 50/100 stars games this morning and this one guy seemed to be starting to tilt. I looked at his pt and he was down like 6 or something and sitting all alone at another table. I joined and we started playing hu. He wanted a 2nd table and I was already beating up on him so of course I obliged. In the first 15 hands or so I hit 3 gut-shots, all of which I c/r the flop. Now he was stuck maybe 10 on the day and whatever control he had left, had now left the building. Every hand was something like this (except the me having 3 of a kind part, i really didn't have super strong hands that much, just a lot of top pairs)

POKERSTARS GAME #11323037764: HOLD'EM LIMIT ($50/$100) - 2007/08/05 - 13:06:17 (ET)
Table 'Hilda' 10-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 6: lb6121 ($2524 in chips)
Seat 9: bicyclekick ($2472 in chips)
lb6121: posts small blind $25
bicyclekick: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bicyclekick [7s 6h]
lb6121: raises $50 to $100
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** FLOP *** [Jd 7d 7c]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: bets $50
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $100
lb6121: raises $50 to $150
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $200
Betting is capped
lb6121: calls $50
*** TURN *** [Jd 7d 7c] [9h]
bicyclekick: bets $100
lb6121: raises $100 to $200
bicyclekick: calls $100
*** RIVER *** [Jd 7d 7c 9h] [4c]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bicyclekick: shows [7s 6h] (three of a kind, Sevens)
lb6121: mucks hand
bicyclekick collected $999 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1000 | Rake $1
Board [Jd 7d 7c 9h 4c]
Seat 6: lb6121 (button) (small blind) mucked [Kd 8h]
Seat 9: bicyclekick (big blind) showed [7s 6h] and won ($999) with three of a kind, Sevens

The river was one of those hand gets ahead of the brain spots. I meant to bet it but my hand beat me to the check button. It didn't matter as he had K high and there's perhaps a 15% chance he calls, but I figured he actually had a better hand than that.

A few more hands:

POKERSTARS GAME #11322965082: HOLD'EM LIMIT ($50/$100) - 2007/08/05 - 13:01:29 (ET)
Table 'Norma' 6-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 3: lb6121 ($21576 in chips)
Seat 6: bicyclekick ($7038 in chips)
lb6121: posts small blind $25
bicyclekick: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bicyclekick [3s Ah]
lb6121: raises $50 to $100
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** FLOP *** [Ac 5c 7h]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: bets $50
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $100
lb6121: raises $50 to $150
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $200
Betting is capped
lb6121: calls $50
*** TURN *** [Ac 5c 7h] [Tc]
bicyclekick: bets $100
lb6121: folds
bicyclekick collected $599 from pot
bicyclekick: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $600 | Rake $1
Board [Ac 5c 7h Tc]
Seat 3: lb6121 (button) (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: bicyclekick (big blind) collected ($599)

POKERSTARS GAME #11323192537: HOLD'EM LIMIT ($50/$100) - 2007/08/05 - 13:16:31 (ET)
Table 'Hilda' 10-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 6: lb6121 ($1593 in chips)
Seat 9: bicyclekick ($3389 in chips)
lb6121: posts small blind $25
bicyclekick: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bicyclekick [Kc Jc]
lb6121: raises $50 to $100
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $150
lb6121: raises $50 to $200
Betting is capped
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** FLOP *** [Qh Ac As]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121 said, "shall wer play 100 200"
lb6121: bets $50
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** TURN *** [Qh Ac As] [3c]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qh Ac As 3c] [Qs]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: bets $100
bicyclekick: calls $100
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lb6121: shows [6d Js] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
bicyclekick: shows [Kc Jc] (two pair, Aces and Queens - King kicker)
bicyclekick collected $699 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $700 | Rake $1
Board [Qh Ac As 3c Qs]
Seat 6: lb6121 (button) (small blind) showed [6d Js] and lost with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 9: bicyclekick (big blind) showed [Kc Jc] and won ($699) with two pair, Aces and Queens

And one from our 3 handed at the beginning:

PokerStars Game #11322614090: Hold'em Limit ($50/$100) - 2007/08/05 - 12:36:01 (ET)
Table 'Norma' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 3: lb6121 ($971 in chips)
Seat 4: yahii ($1925 in chips)
Seat 6: bicyclekick ($3096 in chips)
bicyclekick: posts small blind $25
lb6121: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bicyclekick [Qc 9h]
yahii: folds
bicyclekick: raises $50 to $100
lb6121: raises $50 to $150
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** FLOP *** [8d 8s 3s]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: bets $50
bicyclekick: calls $50
*** TURN *** [8d 8s 3s] [Th]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: bets $100
bicyclekick: raises $100 to $200
lb6121: raises $100 to $300
bicyclekick: calls $100
*** RIVER *** [8d 8s 3s Th] [8h]
bicyclekick: checks
lb6121: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bicyclekick: shows [Qc 9h] (three of a kind, Eights)
lb6121: mucks hand
bicyclekick collected $999 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1000 | Rake $1
Board [8d 8s 3s Th 8h]
Seat 3: lb6121 (big blind) mucked [9s 5s]
Seat 4: yahii (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: bicyclekick (small blind) showed [Qc 9h] and won ($999) with three of a kind, Eights

At then end he types this in the chat:

lb6121: listen
lb6121: if u keeep bettin that quick im gonna leave
bicyclekick: ?
lb6121: dont bet so quick
lb6121: it is the most tilting thing ever esp when i am down 20k
lb6121: ok
bicyclekick: deal
Dealer: lb6121 has two pair, Fours and Threes
Dealer: Game #11323327218: lb6121 wins pot ($399) with two pair, Fours and Threes
Dealer: Game #11323342723: bicyclekick wins pot ($399)
Dealer: Game #11323346238: bicyclekick wins pot ($100)
Dealer: Game #11323347882: bicyclekick wins pot ($50)

and then he quits


Kels and I are going up to canterbury today cause she's been wanting to check out the races all summer and summer is winding down so now is the time. Schneider is meeting us up there and poker bob probably too eventually.

3 comments:

Travis said...

yo it's travis (asian guy from seattle played a ton with you in vegas during wsop)just checked out the blog and wanted to say what's up. hit me up sometime and gl.

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