Sunday, June 24, 2007

Low limit junkie

A quick update:
Moved up to $100 NL and had to move very quickly back down after getting my arse handed to me again in a big way.
Was way too aggressive, had all my bluffs picked off and lost a big pot with trip ks v trip ks, my j kicker losing to his a.
So went back to the $50 tables and slowly grinded it back up.
I'm still down overall but close now to realising the $150 bonus which should put me back in the black.
I'm off to Monte Carlo of all places on Tuesday through work for five days, so prob no play till then, although i'm taking my laptop so may get some hands in if they have wireless.
GL all!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Small win

Put another $600 in Stars from my Neteller a/c to boost my roll to over $1800.
Two tabled $50 NL and recorded small wins on both. I felted a loose short-stack with Qs v his A9o (nine high flop).
Also made a nice move on another shortstack on another table.
He had caught me stealing with position post flop and had shown down 94o for a bluff.
He was still on tilt having lost a $72 when his slowplayed As got rivered by 9s and a str8.
I found Ako in the BB and just checked. Only one caller, my tilting foe.
Flop A,K,J - basically a beauty.
I check, he bets $1, I put it to $3 (almost exactly what he did to me earlier), he pauses, pushes, I insta-call and win another $30 pot (He had j9o).
Anyway, gotta get back to work but I made about $35 in about 90 mins.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Moving up postponed

Got back later than I thought last night so only had about half an hours play.
Also was only able to deposit $600 into Stars, the top of the daily limit.
Will bung another load in tonight and $300 in the day after to make my $1500 limit for the week.
This should be enough to allow me to play the bigger tables.
The play I did have last night saw me make about $3 profit!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I need to move up

After a decent week on the tables and another load of wins on Sunday I feel I've gotta little bit of confidence back.
With my roll I need to at least be playing $50 and $100 NL, but I was loathe to risk my stack.
Tonight the plan is quit being a puss and put my $2,000 odd in Neteller to some use.
Its going in Stars to bolster the $675 I have sitting there so I can play some proper poker.
I built my stack playing $50 and $100 tables on FT since November 2006 before I started going backwards.
I know now after playing the $25 for the past month that I can beat this level easily, and I know from Pokertracker that I can beat $50 and break even on the $100 tables.
I will have another shot at the title this week. Self-motivation speech over.
Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Drunk again

Got home pretty pissed late on Friday night and still managed to win about $50.
4-tabled, $25 tables and logged off at 3am up $40 on one, $15 on two others and down a buy-in on the fourth.
Also won a few bucks playing limit HORSE.
This morning I logged on and tried three tournies - Sat morning seems to be the only time I can dedicate five hours to playing at a stretch.
Just busted out 40th in a $5 rebuy tournie for a $26.10 - a whole $1.10 profit on my investment.
Crashed out of $5 tournie on FT out the money earlier.
Gonna get some food now!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wine and poker

Got home last night having shared 2 and a 1/2 bottles of red wine with a contact and thought it a good idea to play some poker.
It was.
Then woke up very early this morning needing some water, decided to play some more.
Doubled up again in 40 mins.
Up $90 in about 2 hours, most of which I was half cut, on $25 tables.
This game is easy!
Here are some hand histories:

How to double up in ten minutes!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [4d 6c]
EP raises $0.25 to $0.50
MP calls $0.50
CO calls $0.50
QuanticFive in BB calls $0.25
*** FLOP *** [Qh 5d 3c]
QuanticFive: bets $1
EP calls $1
MP calls $1
Ken7Card: folds
*** TURN *** [Qh 5d 3c] [7h]
QuanticFive: bets $2.25
EP raises $2.25 to $4.50
MP folds
QuanticFive: raises $5.75 to $10.25
EP calls $5.75
*** RIVER *** [Qh 5d 3c 7h] [Js]
QuanticFive: bets $7.25
EP calls $7.25
*** SHOW DOWN ***
QuanticFive: shows [4d 6c] (a straight, Three to Seven)
EP mucks (7s,7d) (Unlucky sir - left him with $4, should've taken it all)
QuanticFive collected $38.20 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [Kh Ad]
UTG calls $0.25
QuanticFive: raises $0.75 to $1
MP calls $1
MP2 calls $1
UTG calls $0.75
*** FLOP *** [Kc 7d Ac] - Bingo!
UTG checks
QuanticFive: bets $3
MP folds
MP2 calls $3
UTG folds
*** TURN *** [Kc 7d Ac] [9c] - Scary flush but must fight on...
QuanticFive: bets $2.75
Winestone: calls $2.60 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Kc 7d Ac 9c] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
QuanticFive: shows [Kh Ad] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
QuanticFive collected $14.80 from pot
MP2 mucked [As 4h] ...erm...

Dealt to QuanticFive [Qc Qh]
EP QuanticFive: raises $0.75 to $1
SB calls $0.90
BB calls $0.75
*** FLOP *** [4d 5s 5d]
SB bets $2
BB folds
QuanticFive: calls $2
*** TURN *** [4d 5s 5d] [6h]
SB bets $5
QuanticFive: calls $5
*** RIVER *** [4d 5s 5d 6h] [9h]
SB bets $5.15 and is all-in
QuanticFive: calls $5.15
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [Qs Jh] (a pair of Fives)
QuanticFive: shows [Qc Qh] (two pair, Queens and Fives)
QuanticFive collected $26 from pot
SB said, "WOW" - He must've been drunker than me.

Sometimes you need to give up, or BET BIGGER

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [Js As]
EP raises $0.75 to $1
QuanticFive: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [3h 5d Jc]
EP bets $1.25
QuanticFive: calls $1.25 - Don't believe you
*** TURN *** [3h 5d Jc] [2s]
EP bets $3
QuanticFive: calls $3 - Still don't believe you
*** RIVER *** [3h 5d Jc 2s] [9h]
EP bets $3.50
QuanticFive: calls $3.50 - O, please be lying...
*** SHOW DOWN ***
isoteck: shows [Qh Kh] (high card King) - yep
QuanticFive: shows [Js As] (a pair of Jacks)
QuanticFive collected $17 from pot

You need luck in this game
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [Ah Th]
EP raises $0.50 to $0.75
MP calls $0.75
QuanticFive: calls $0.75
SB calls $0.65
*** FLOP *** [Td 5h Ac] - looking good.
SB checks
EP bets $3.50 - I have you beat son
MP folds
QuanticFive: calls $3.50
SB raises $8.30 to $11.80 and is all-in - But maybe not u!
$teveOH: raises $1.55 to $13.35 and is all-in
QuanticFive: calls $9.85
*** TURN *** [Td 5h Ac] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Td 5h Ac Kh] [3h] - NOW I HAVE THE NUTS!
*** SHOW DOWN ***
$teveOH: shows [Qd As] (a pair of Aces)
QuanticFive: shows [Ah Th] (a flush, Ace high)
QuanticFive collected $2.95 from side pot
ericbaasch: mucks hand (Ts, Tc) - unlucky sir.
QuanticFive collected $36.75 from main pot

WTF, I can lose...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [Jd Js]
QuanticFive: raises $0.75 to $1
SB calls $0.90
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ts Kd]
SB checks
QuanticFive: bets $1.50
SB raises $3.65 to $5.15 and is all-in
QuanticFive: calls $3.65
*** TURN *** [Qc Ts Kd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ts Kd 6d] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [Tc Td] (three of a kind, Tens)
QuanticFive: mucks hand

Yes, I can lose...
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [Kh Kd]
MP raises $0.75 to $1
QuanticFive: calls $1
BB calls $0.75
*** FLOP *** [3d 8s 7d]
BB checks
ZenTrickster: bets $2
QuanticFive: calls $2
*** TURN *** [3d 8s 7d] [6h]
MP bets $4.50
QuanticFive: raises $5.25 to $9.75
MP raises $13 to $22.75 and is all-in
QuanticFive: calls $9 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [3d 8s 7d 6h] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MP shows [8c 8d] (three of a kind, Eights)
QuanticFive: mucks hand - RELOAD!
ZenTrickster collected $42.40 from pot - lucky puppy

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to QuanticFive [6s 6c]
UTG raises $0.75 to $1 - Same guy who won a smallish pot with Ts v my Js earlier
QuanticFive: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [6h 2d As] - I WANT MY MONEY BACK
UTG bets $1.25
QuanticFive: calls $1.25
*** TURN *** [6h 2d As] [3c]
UTG bets $2
QuanticFive: raises $7.25 to $9.25
UTG calls $5.65 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [6h 2d As 3c] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
UTG shows [Kc Ks] (two pair, Kings and Deuces) - terrible call
QuanticFive: shows [6s 6c] (a full house, Sixes full of Deuces)

So there you have some wins and losses.
The hands don't tell the whole story and I won some other pots too. But the game is great when you're winning!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

losing run

My last post seems to have disappeared into cyberspace although it appeared on bloglines.
Being running bad last couple of days, mainly due to my loose play.
To be honest I'm not enjoying the poker at the mo and am not treating it, or my roll seriously.
Hopefully have something positive to say soon!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Lack of posts, lack of play

The title sums it up really.
I've been playing here and there, mainly on the weekend, and success has been fairly limited.
My roll on Stars is moving between $650 and $750 as I try to reach a 2,250 FPP target to release a $150 bonus.
It stands at around 900 at the mo.
Cash play has been solid but I've lost most of my money taking shots at various $20/$30 buy-in tournies.
The latest saw me get down to the last 200 with 150 paying on a $24,000 tourney before crashing out to a rivered flush, against my top pr, and then a four flush with me holding 10s and my foe holding 6s.
Will keep trying these, just need a bit of luck here and there.

I have $2,200 still sitting in Neteller, accumulating interest for them (kind soul that I am) and $300 on FTP, so my combined roll is over $3,000.

Hope to play a bit this week and I'll try to post some interesting hand histories soon.