Monday, April 30, 2007

Not really much to post about

Over the past week i have been almost completely break even, and while i guess that is alot better then being down it still sucks. I was playing the $9.90 360 max tourney today and i was around 130 with 145 still in it and somehow i managed to get a top 5 stack until the final 35 which was pretty good. I dont know what happened really or why i did it ( prob because i was on the phone w my mom) but i shoved my sb w 83o after it folded around to me, the blinds were 400/800 and i had 23k the bb had 15k and and made a very loose call on the bubble f the tourney with A5 and when i hit my 3 i jumped but obv the A hit the river, lol. Well i worked my way back up to a 12th place stack and again made a kinda stupid play, i had AJ and made a 4x raise, flop came out 7 high and i check raised the tightest layer at the table, he came over the top and i had to fold and lost about half my stack. Finally i just shoved Q10s from mid pos when blinds were 600/1200 and i had like 15k.Oh well, i finished in 27th place and actually was happy because i have been on a HUGE tourney downswing.
- the other day i was playing in a $10 180man sng and i was doing really good, i doubled up on like the 5th hand. Anyways i flopped two pair w AJ on a rainbow flop, bet half the pot and got a call, turn was a spade, bet 3/4 pot got a call, and river was another spade, Still thinking im good i shoved all in and the guy had 78 spades for the running flush. Well i was down to 100 chips with the blinds at 25/50 and came back to get 8th place which still sucked because i was in 1st with 17 left but oh well, at least i made it that far from 2bbs.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Realization about my game and how its hurting me

The last few days i have realized a few things about my game that need to stop.
Mostly I am to aggressive:
1.from the blinds when i think there is a steal in late position.
-one of my favorite things to do is pick off a steal attempt, and i would say honestly it pays off about 75% of the time if not more, especially if its late in a tourney but when it doesn't work, i go up in flames.
2.from late position no matter what my stack size is compared to the blinds.
- i can have about 15+bbs and even though that is not when i should be push fold i still get like that from late position in tourneys which has resulted in a ton of crash and burns
3. SBvBB
- i HATE sb limpers when its folded around so i will always bet out on them and alot of times it works too but when i get repoped i think that they are just tired of me doing it and are playing back( see post two days ago A3vsAA SBvBB) so i will just shove an insane amount of chips in.
4. against what i feel is a re steal when i try to steal from any position.
- Another one of my favorite things to do is re raise after i have been raised when i am trying to just pick up blinds.

Also i have realized that i might play to big of pots when i should really keep them smaller and not try to stay X amount ahead of avg in tourneys.

Another big thing is trying tourney strategies in a cash game because they WILL NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!

I am on a huge downswing because of these things, i mean like 50% of my br downswing.
I really love being aggro but i think i am taking it a little two far, i mean in the beginning of tourneys when the blinds are insignificant i have no problem checking it down SBvBB or letting go of my hand when i am only 90% sure i have the best hand when i am facing a decision for all of my chips and i don't even have that many in the pot to begin with, because i know i can find a spot where i am 100% sure. I just don't know what happens to me but right after i make a play, before my opponent even acts i know that i did something stupid and that it is going to cost me a lot of money.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


this is kinda rediculous. I have played a little more then half of the games i did on Absolute and i havent even made 1/10th of what i did before i came back to Pokerstars. My placement finish is sooooooo bad, 22% 3rds and 10% 1sts, thats absolutely horrible. I think(hope) what it might be is that the sngs on AP are alot better for me because they are like a mix of the regular and turbo sngs on stars. The levels are changed every 10 hands instead of every 5 or 15 mins like stars. This means that when we are at a full table it is like a regular sngs where i can still play tight but see flops with a few more speculative hands and then when it gets short handed, which is my favorite part of sngs, it turns into a turbo because you get through 10 hands so much faster and there are not many AP regulars that really know how to adjust to it. Who knows maybe i just went on the "new account heater" lol and i really am just a breakeven player.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Internet problems, a FT and a blow with HH

when i first got up this morning i registered in two $29 sats to the sunday warmut and some tourneys. I am about 15 min into both of the sats and a good way into the tourney and all of a sudden my internet connection drops. Im freaking out because this has happened alot lately but never when i am playing turbo sngs. Anyways i call the company and after waiting for a good while i talk to the guy and he is useless. Finally after being on the phone with him for more then 45 min i finally reconnect.

The sngs sats i came back just in time to see me finish in 3rd in one of spot out of the money and the second one i am in the bb with KK and have 390 chips left, the second place stack moves in and obv i call, well the big stack calls also and hits a straight and of course the other guy hits trips so i bust 3rd again and get no money. Incredibly though i was in the $16.50 360 max tourney and came back to having 875 chips with blinds at 75/150 and being in 271 out of 278 to getting to the FT only to bust in 7th place to a huge lucksack... of course my A8 doesnt beat his KK lol, so rigged. Also i was playing the 15k $11 tourney and i really like the new 3k staring stack, i wasnt even paying attention really to my stack size in comparison to the field until my roommate told me i was in 9th out of 125 which was really good for my confidence. Low and behold i completetly donk of my chips in 1 hand and drop to 116/123. here is how the hand played out.

Im not sure about the final call though, i was getting insane odds and if i won the hand i was in 1st place. I didnt figure him for a big A or even a PP because he was raising those every time and i thought that his reraise was a resteal.

i cut out all the antes and usless shit from the bottom

PokerStars Game #9359769398: Tournament #47143745, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIII (1000/2000) - 2007/04/10 - 22:28:28 (ET)
Table '47143745 27' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Preston123 (22805 in chips)
Seat 2: GSAC21 (98082 in chips)
Seat 3: casellyn (58490 in chips)
Seat 5: WNABRNDR (17244 in chips)
Seat 6: Honkerism (55982 in chips)
Seat 7: dezznutzzz (86500 in chips)
Seat 8: SPITFIRE 194 (53487 in chips)
Seat 9: coondog1981 (53404 in chips)
Honkerism: posts small blind 1000
dezznutzzz: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dezznutzzz [3d Ah]
SPITFIRE 194: folds
coondog1981: folds
Preston123: folds
GSAC21: folds
casellyn: folds
Honkerism: calls 1000----- he had limped the button like 5 times before and was folding to my steal every time
dezznutzzz: raises 4000 to 6000----- didnt figure him for a PP or even a big A, tried to take it down there
Honkerism: raises 12000 to 18000----thought he might have just gotten tired of me doing it
dezznutzzz: raises 18000 to 36000----- raised enought so he now i was commited and not try to re resteal
Honkerism: raises 19882 to 55882 and is all-in---knew i was behind
dezznutzzz: calls 19882--- was getting 5:1 and still didnt think he had a big A or a PP, obv i was wrong

*** FLOP *** [5s Jc 7h]
*** TURN *** [5s Jc 7h] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [5s Jc 7h 7c] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Honkerism: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
dezznutzzz: shows [3d Ah] (a pair of Sevens)
Honkerism collected 112564 from pot

was this a stupid call of the last bet, going with my read i still didnt think he had me dominated, figured i would need to suck out but n0t to far behind, anyways, can i really fold here with 90k+ in the pot for only 19k more???

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Last few days...

At times when im playing it feels like i am in total "domination" mode but also sometimes its just " i get hit by every two outer and lose every race" mode. Its really fun. lol. I have played in 17 tournaments the last few days and for the exception of the $3.30 triple shootout i haven't cashed in a single one. The TSO was really annoying, i love this tourney as it is one of the easiest ways to make money in a micro limit event. My only problem is that i always screw up at the FT and have never won it, I have had about 5 FT with nothing better then a 4th place finish and 1 3rd place. To bad they were all on my other accounts that have since been closed by support because this account is sooo rigged, lol. I have lost HU in the second round the last 3 times i played it. This time it was pretty sick though, the guy have me out chipped about 3-1 and the blinds were still at 50/100 and i came back to have him by 2-1 then i lost a flip AJ<10J sooooted, then i get coolered so bad I flop K high flush and he obv has the A high.
I think i played about 16 sngs yesterday and so far today and i made about $175 which isn't near what i would like it to be at but i took a shot at 7 tabling them on my laptop so the screens were really small so im hoping that had something to do with it.
As far a FPP go i have gotten them alot faster then i was thinking i was going to be getting them and actually got a little more then 3 days worth in just under 1 day so maybe it wont be as hard as i thought.
My sng game is readjusting back to the non turbos better then i thought, I don't have the roll to play the $27 turbos so I have to stick w the $22 until then but if things keep turning out the way they have been and my ROI is significantly better then the non turbos then i might just wait until I'm rolled for the $33 regulars. I just wish that stars sngs were done by hands like on Absolute instead of minutes played. I loved the fact that it was regular poker in the beginning but push/fold after it was about 4-5 handed, so many people couldn't adjust to it in time at the $22 level even if they are AP regulars.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

a little of every thing

so i have been playing alot lately, almost all $4.40/180 for the TLB contest. My two teammates are pretty much carrying my sorry ass. I thought it was going to be the other way around at first because after playing in 7 of them i had 3 ft and 1 14th place while my roommate hadnt cashed in any and the other guy hadnt even played. Well my roommate was leading us in points yesterday but last night the other teammate(dagg111) went on a sick ass run and had like 4 ft and a cash putting us in 3rd place in the contest. I stopped posting the updates on how i was doing because i realized i was going to kill myself if i was looking back at my stats and saw that i was on a 0-18 run in the things.
I have been determined to win a seat to the sunday million since i got money on stars and have failed miserably. I have tried every satellite they have from the $2.20 triple shootout to the $29 sng. After spending about $190 on them i finally won one and am offically not in the red for sats anymore.
I have never tried to make any of the VIP "stars" on pokerstars but i think this month i am actually going to try for it, I have 362FPP this month and need to get to 1500 total my the 30th. So i will need to get about 50 FPP a day so i will have to play either 5 $22 sngs a day or 10 $16 sngs a day for the rest of this month, give or take a couple because i will be playing the $4.40 still which give me 2FPP for every one i play.
Finally, yesterday was my GF 19th birthday so...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY.....even though you never read this

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Anytime i get to a ft i usually get there in the middle of the pack, like 5th- 9th, i always work up my stack and then lose to something like this. I dont mind losing to the 77 here obv but the guy w A3 for a 17k stack which still would have put me in 8th place is what bugged me. oh well... another missed opportunity

Stage #700766453 Tourney ID 1494175 Holdem Multi Normal Tournament No Limit $4000 - 2007-04-04 03:52:07 (ET)
Table: 26 (Real Money) Seat #3 is the dealer
Seat 1 - UNCWBA00 ($54822 in chips)
Seat 2 - JATREX17 ($31212.50 in chips)
Seat 3 - DANNYBOY29 ($85432 in chips)
Seat 4 - 4U2NV_420 ($34938 in chips)
Seat 5 - BILLYREDFISH ($19500 in chips)
Seat 6 - BKAST ($135702 in chips)
Seat 7 - PROVET ($28098.50 in chips)
Seat 8 - AJ4PREZ ($60864 in chips)
Seat 9 - ILUVPUMPKIN ($17431 in chips)
UNCWBA00 - Ante $200
JATREX17 - Ante $200
DANNYBOY29 - Ante $200
4U2NV_420 - Ante $200
BKAST - Ante $200
PROVET - Ante $200
AJ4PREZ - Ante $200
4U2NV_420 - Posts small blind $2000
BILLYREDFISH - Posts big blind $4000
Dealt to PROVET [Qd As]
BKAST - Calls $4000
PROVET - All-In(Raise) $27898.50 to $27898.50
AJ4PREZ - Folds
UNCWBA00 - Folds
JATREX17 - Folds
DANNYBOY29 - Folds
4U2NV_420 - Folds
BILLYREDFISH - All-In $15300
BKAST - Calls $23898.50
*** FLOP *** [8c 6h Jd]
*** TURN *** [8c 6h Jd] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [8c 6h Jd 3h] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BILLYREDFISH - Shows [7c 7h] (One pair, sevens)
BKAST - Shows [Ac 3c] (One pair, threes)
PROVET - Shows [Qd As] (ace high)
BKAST Collects $17197 from side pot-1
BILLYREDFISH Collects $61700 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($78897:$61700,$17197)
Board [8c 6h Jd 3h Ks]
Seat 1: UNCWBA00 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 2: JATREX17 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 3: DANNYBOY29 (dealer) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 4: 4U2NV_420 (small blind) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 5: BILLYREDFISH (big blind) won Total ($61700) All-In HI:($61700) with One pair, sevens [7c 7h - P:7h,P:7c,B:Ks,B:Jd,B:8c]
Seat 6: BKAST won Total ($17197) HI:($17197) with One pair, threes [Ac 3c - B:3h,P:3c,P:Ac,B:Ks,B:Jd]
Seat 7: PROVET HI:lost with ace high [Qd As - P:As,B:Ks,P:Qd,B:Jd,B:8c]
Seat 8: AJ4PREZ Folded on the POCKET CARDS

funny thing is, the guy who had 77- when the blinds were at 800/1200 he pushed on my bb for 2k more and i was gonna call w my A8 but i thought the big stack who was to my right had raised all in because the chips were piled sooooo high when he called that i folded and would have busted him way before the FT

Monday, April 2, 2007

God these 4.40 players are soooooooo sick

PokerStars Game #9210645589: Tournament #46796930, $4.00+$0.40 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2007/04/02 - 03:00:52 (ET)
Table '46796930 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: UglyGuru (2045 in chips)
Seat 2: dezznutzzz (2113 in chips)
Seat 3: Louist1972 (9297 in chips)
Seat 4: mrinaz (6120 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: peck999 (250 in chips)
Seat 6: Limerickman (3345 in chips)
Seat 7: BillShrimper (1880 in chips)
Seat 8: chikkie28 (6530 in chips)
Seat 9: shstang (2480 in chips)
chikkie28: posts small blind 50
shstang: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dezznutzzz [Qs Ac]
UglyGuru: folds
dezznutzzz: raises 300 to 400
Louist1972: folds
mrinaz: folds
peck999: calls 250 and is all-in
Limerickman: folds
BillShrimper: raises 1480 to 1880 and is all-in
chikkie28: folds
shstang: folds
dezznutzzz: calls 1480
*** FLOP *** [6c 4s Ks]
*** TURN *** [6c 4s Ks] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [6c 4s Ks 3h] [4d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
dezznutzzz: shows [Qs Ac] (a pair of Fours)
BillShrimper: shows [As 3c] (two pair, Fours and Threes)
BillShrimper collected 3260 from side pot
peck999: shows [2d Ad] (a pair of Fours)
BillShrimper collected 900 from main pot

chikkie28 said, "sick"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4160 Main pot 900. Side pot 3260. | Rake 0
Board [6c 4s Ks 3h 4d]
Seat 1: UglyGuru folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: dezznutzzz showed [Qs Ac] and lost with a pair of Fours
Seat 3: Louist1972 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: mrinaz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: peck999 showed [2d Ad] and lost with a pair of Fours
Seat 6: Limerickman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: BillShrimper (button) showed [As 3c] and won (4160) with two pair, Fours and Threes
Seat 8: chikkie28 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: shstang (big blind) folded before Flop

Sunday, April 1, 2007 $4.40/180 man tlb contest

so i am going to be playing ALOT of these $4.40/180 sngs for this month, me and my roommate joined a TLB contest on p5s with some other guy and i want to win so bad. I am off to a pretty good start too, i played the first 3 that ran since this contest started and i got 2 ft ( 3rd and 8th) and obv lose to really bad beats, the third one i misclicked for all of my chips w 37o lol.
I think that i am also going to be keeping track of how i do in these on here too, like posting number played,cashes,profit final tables and TLB points.

Played- 3
Cashes- 2
Final tables- 2
TLB- 203.27
Profit- $91.20