Saturday, December 30, 2006
I Hate it When...
I played in a $5 HORSE tourney at Full Tilt tonight and went out on the bubble. 25th. 24 paid. Out of 171 players. Not a bad showing, but I wanted the $247 1st Prize. Played well early, but couldn't catch a hand late. I'd have good stud hands when it was Razz and vice versa. I just got blinded/anted off because the calling stations were out in full force. Love it sometimes, but when your cards go cold in a tourney, you just bite the dust.
Does anyone know a better strategy for me? Tight solid limit HORSE play. Not horseplay like screwing around, but is it skill+luck when the blinds go up so fast? Can I minimize the luck aspect?
I've got $6 in my Full Tilt account and have been up and down there. Cashed out about $150 a month ago and started with $20. Highest I got was $70 and then the NL beats came. Big pairs up against bigger pairs preflop. Still learning the NL ring game. A new animal I tell ya.
Have about $220 in Bugsy's Club. Around $40 in Neteller and $100 in a sportsbook online. Total gambling bankroll. $366 or so. Gonna build it back up. Need a big tourney win. Soon enough.
Also, the next Church game is coming up on Friday, January 12th. Must play in that one. The games are just too juicy.
Just had to get a little frustration off my chest.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Played very tight throughout. Didn't raise a hand until this point. On the button with 6-4 os. 3 limpers (this is how it pretty much how many limpers played every pot) and I raise 5x bb. 1 caller. Flop 6-3-3. Limp caller checks, I bet, I win.
Get A-Q and raise to 4x bb preflop. 1 caller and I'm out of position. Ace high flop, I bet, he folds. Starting to see a pattern of weak play here.
Sitting with 2.5K in chips, started with 1500.
Guy on big blind is a real calling station. Sees almost every flop. Guy on small blind is all in. I want to go heads up with my 5-8 os and try to take the chips and the $10 bounty so I raise. Of course the big blind calls. I hit top pair 8s and win side pot AND knock out the other player. Nice.
Have about 3K after some blinds go missing and I get A-8 os on the cutoff. CS preflop guy is in the BB. All fold to me and I raise to 4x bb (800) and he calls with only 400 behind. I'm putting in the rest no matter what so I get the money ready. Q high flop and he has K-Q. Lose 1200 on that hand.
Small stack on the button and I look at A-5 diamonds in the bb. Big stack sb calls. I raise to 5x bb and the small stack calls his all in and the big stack folds. SS has 33 and it holds up. Down another chunk of my stack.
Pretty much shove or fold now. I go all in once and win blinds. Next time I push is in bb vs. sb large stack. I have King high, he has 9 high and takes me out. All in all I think I played solid poker and am happy with how I played. Made it about 2 hours into it in about 30 something place out of around 90. Lots of horrible loose play and definitely something I'll do again.
As for my online play, haven't really done much because of my move. I recently moved into another apartment to save some money on rent. Finally have internet back so I'll be playing a little more now.
Hope everybody had a great Christmas. I ate a ton of food and have some leftovers which is nice.
Take care and good luck at the tables,
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Once I clear my bonus through sports betting, I think I may be done with that. It's kind of a headache. I think I may only do Sunday NFL, Bowl games, and NCAA tourney games. I'll definitely tone it down some.
As for poker, I'm almost done clearing bonus at Bugsy's Club, $30 left, then I may cash out. The problem I seem to have with Bugsy's is that I can't play through my wireless, or my router, because then there's a HUGE delay that makes me miss a bunch of hands. Had this problem at Full Tilt too, but updated my MacBook and now it runs fine. I like Bugsy's because of the great leagues where they give money back. Good overlays on tourneys too, but there's not a ton of traffic when I'd like to play.
Lost all I had on Full Tilt, ups and downs of my new NL kick. Waiting for rakeback there which will be around $50, so we'll start at small sit n gos to build that up. I LOVE the Midnight Madness tourney there, so you might be able to catch me in there sometime. I don't mind putting up $10 to win around $2K, even if it is 20% of my bankroll there.
I'm playing in the church game again this weekend. Friday night, $50 donkament. Usually 70% donks, 20% decent and 10% solid. Hopefully, the donks KO the solid and I take it down. $800 for first. Plus only $10 for all you can eat food (MMMMMMMM, polish sausage, mashed potatos, roast beef, ahllhlhhlhhllhhl) and all you can drink beer!
I like beer and beer likes me. Only a few during play though. Much more after. Much more. Much much much more. Muc...sorry. I like beer.
Last time I played I went out in 10th on the final table. No cash, only 5 paid out of around 60 if my memory serves me correctly. I lost a bunch of chips down to 2 tables with QQ vs. 44. A few limpers, he limped utg, I raise in the blinds to 5x BB. I've only showed down HUGE hands. He says, "this isn't a bad hand to go down with!" Yes it is! He hits a set on the flop. Damn!
Final table, I'm on the cutoff. Folds to me, I move all in with 9-10 suited for about 6x BB. BB calls with K-10 and I'm out. Will remember these plays for this time. Tight aggressive all the way! If I don't cash, I'll be pissed, and drunk. But mostly piss drunk!
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