Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekends Best Waffles Impression

Full Tilt Poker Game #7019295996: $10 + $1 Knockout (53249628), Table 40 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:49:23 ET - 2008/06/29
Seat 1: POR1985 (365)
Seat 2: Jesdawg69 (3,420)
Seat 3: chillenwitme (2,310)
Seat 4: 8Michael (4,665)
Seat 5: IFoldedTheNuts (955)
Seat 6: bayne_s (1,860)
Seat 7: mattybuoy (4,765)
Seat 8: selectiv (1,425)
Seat 9: uwiscfan (2,067)
IFoldedTheNuts posts the small blind of 25
bayne_s posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Kc Qc]
mattybuoy folds
selectiv folds
uwiscfan folds
POR1985 folds
Jesdawg69 folds
chillenwitme calls 50
8Michael calls 50
POR1985 has been disconnected
IFoldedTheNuts calls 25
POR1985 has reconnected
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act
bayne_s checks
*** FLOP *** [Js 9d 2c]
IFoldedTheNuts checks
bayne_s checks
chillenwitme checks
8Michael checks
*** TURN *** [Js 9d 2c] [Th]
IFoldedTheNuts has 15 seconds left to act
IFoldedTheNuts bets 150
bayne_s calls 150
chillenwitme raises to 2,260, and is all in
8Michael folds
IFoldedTheNuts has 15 seconds left to act
IFoldedTheNuts calls 755, and is all in
bayne_s calls 1,660, and is all in
chillenwitme shows [9h Jc]
IFoldedTheNuts shows [Jd 7s]
bayne_s shows [Kc Qc]
Uncalled bet of 450 returned to chillenwitme
*** RIVER *** [Js 9d 2c Th] [4d]
chillenwitme shows two pair, Jacks and Nines
bayne_s shows a straight, King high
bayne_s wins the side pot (1,810) with a straight, King high
IFoldedTheNuts shows a pair of Jacks
bayne_s wins the main pot (2,915) with a straight, King high
chillenwitme: \omfgomf
chillenwitme: gomf
chillenwitme: gomf
chillenwitme: gmof
IFoldedTheNuts stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,725 Main pot 2,915. Side pot 1,810. Rake 0
Board: [Js 9d 2c Th 4d]
Seat 1: POR1985 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Jesdawg69 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: chillenwitme showed [9h Jc] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines
Seat 4: 8Michael (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 5: IFoldedTheNuts (small blind) showed [Jd 7s] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 6: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Kc Qc] and won (4,725) with a straight, King high
Seat 7: mattybuoy didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: selectiv didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: uwiscfan didn't bet (folded)
chillenwitme: omfg
chillenwitme: ofmg
chillenwitme: fu king bulslhit
bayne_s: slow play to no pay
chillenwitme: u sllw played to a hole
chillenwitme: u fu king moron

I am now on Day 5 of poker without tilt. Playing on Sunday when A rag rules has not changed that.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wife is Home

Instead of planned discharge at 11:00 wife had to undergo MRI, she was like a caged animal for the additional 5 hours but results of MRI indicated their were no problems with brain and she was sent home. She is bruised and sore, some from IV, some from drawing blood for tests, some from thrashing during seizure.

1st adjustment also came this evening. Daughter was out of pads, wife cannot drive so I was the one that had to take quick drive to store and hit "feminine products" aisle. Daughter was very specific in her instructions as to brand and to get nightime, long, thin with wings. I eventually gave up and asked one of employees for help. Employee was confused by combination leading me to realize the extent evil daughter would go to torture. I made alternate selection and returned home to a hearty chuckle from daughter.

Have not gotten the letter from DMV suspending wifes license but I suspect her license is looking at a 6 month suspension. My chauffeur duties are going to take away from poker play, but increase family time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Good Day

Wife deviated from doctor's schedule by waking up, ripping breathing tube out herself and screaming. She was still quite disoriented so could not remember phone number and had been awake for hours when daughter and I arrived for start of visiting hours. She lurched out of bed to give us a hugan got chastised by nurse for getting out of bed without supervision. They are planning to discharge her tomorrow.

At this point damage from ordeal seems to be scratchy throat from breathing tube and inevitable suspension of drivers license. We live near a vta light rail stop but I believe she will have to learn a lot more about vta.

She will also have to go back on medication that was discontinued 15 years ago.

From demeanor of neurologist he does not understand why she recovered ahead of time frame and he openly admits we may never know what triggered this seizure. Stupid body is just not straightforward physics that my world is used to.

Thanks for well wishes.

Still will have to miss the Mookie.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks for well wishes

Thanks to all for the phone calls, texts, IM and comments of well wishes.

I am also thankful wife's 1st seizure happened with her out of car rather than in traffic on 101.
She was planning to drive 90 miles to get her hair done (She has stylist she likes, drives a hybrid and price is lot cheaper in Petaluma than San Jose). She left highway to go to grocer and get drink and snack and fortuitously stopped at shopping center that had Urgent Medical Care Facility.

School being out so daughter was along on trip to help get wife to Medical care was also fortuitous. She also knows enough about wife's medical history that she was helpful to paramedics.

Tomorrow will bring another trip to hospital, 3 separate 2 hour stints during official visiting hours and waiting for a change, expectation is there will be none. My bosses have been great and they have granted "as much time off as I need". My brother works for an airline so getting my Mom or Dad out here to help costs $6 to cover FAA landing fees.

Only thing I think we need is passage of time as wife's body heals. Had long talk with one of in-laws who knew wife during her prior seizure/coma/recovery. She has also had to care for nephew during similar episode. I hope she is correct that promptness of medical care during initial recent seizure will lead to good hospital exit.

Got kicked out of ICU at 8, got home and in a quest for return to normal played Turbo Fiddy and some cash. My disrespect for money was at poker professional level. It did not help my bankroll but considering I exited 3 Super turbos as 70-30 favorite where I was called and got stacked once PLO when gut + set + flush draw could not run down flopped straight. Pros go to felt with just the set and flush draw so liked the play.

I would love to play Mookie tonight but clearly will not. Good Luck to those that play.

An eternity

At 8:30 this morning my wife made sure to wake me up to go to work, I playfully grabbed her ass before she left to get her hair done.

At 10:20 this morning my daughter called me telling me she was at a Hospital because my wife had a seizure, I used google to get directions and met my daughter in the waiting room. A social worker who had been waiting with daughter led us in to room in ER to meet attending physician. A long ten minute wait ensued with me in a room that my wife was not in. My mind raced to worst case scenario.

Physician started with "your wife is alive but not in good condition".

Wife had 5 separate seizures, was given a breathing tube and they have basically induced a coma and now we wait for seizures to subside. Now I have the long wait until Thursday when they will try to revive her and we determine if there was any damage due to oxygen deprivation.

Edit: Daughter has shown amazing maturity today, wife was fortunate that she had pulled off highway before seizure occurred. By chance shopping complex where she stopped had emergency care clinic, daughter got her there before or soon after 1st seizure occurred. Quote of day is still "so I'm stuck with you for a few days".

Going from whole pot to 1/4 pot on a 2/41 turn and 1/40 river in the $3k last night no longer seems like that bad a beat.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I liked this decision:

FullTiltPoker Game #6896626613: Table Rambray (6 max) - $2/$4 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2:16:33 ET - 2008/06/20
Seat 1: CLOUDHAND ($466.80)
Seat 2: histeric00 ($101)
Seat 3: bayne_s ($396.20)
Seat 4: bggpoker8 ($259.80)
Seat 5: realproudofya ($405.60)
Seat 6: clcktower ($684)
histeric00 posts the small blind of $2
bayne_s posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Qc Qh As]
bggpoker8 folds
realproudofya raises to $14

realproudofya raises a lot (VPIP 54, AP 5.7, ASF 44)

clcktower raises to $48 he has been at table a lot and understands real's raise rqmnts.
histeric00 folds
bayne_s raises to $160
realproudofya raises to $405.60, and is all in
clcktower folds
bayne_s calls $236.20, and is all in
realproudofya shows [Ac 4h 4c Ad]
bayne_s shows [Ah Qc Qh As]
Uncalled bet of $9.40 returned to realproudofya
*** FLOP *** [4s 6d 6c]
*** TURN *** [4s 6d 6c] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [4s 6d 6c 7h] [8d]
realproudofya shows a full house, Fours full of Sixes
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
realproudofya wins the pot ($839.40) with a full house, Fours full of Sixes
bayne_s adds $80
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $842.40 Rake $3
Board: [4s 6d 6c 7h 8d]
Seat 1: CLOUDHAND (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: histeric00 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Ah Qc Qh As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 4: bggpoker8 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: realproudofya showed [Ac 4h 4c Ad] and won ($839.40) with a full house, Fours full of Sixes
Seat 6: clcktower folded before the Flop

Fawk, Fawk, Fawk.

I earned entry into FullTilt's ME freeroll by accumulating 3000 FTP a week every week but the week I spent in Las Vegas. I have only played it twice so far so currently I am looking at 825 medals but will give it a try Sunday.

I have decided that even were I to win seat I would not play the Main Event.

From Bankroll Managment perspective it would represent more than half my bankroll on a single tournament entry, but I've done that before.

From vacation from work perspective I don't have the time banked.

From experience standpoint, I've already played Main Event. I think everyone should aspire to play it once. But I have neither illusion nor delusion that I can make the live reads or play position aggressively enough to cash.

Lucko , Loretta8 , LJ , Iggy and OMGSitsPokerFool (and any bloggers I've missed) have to make their own decisions about their finances, desire and expectations to play ME.

But as I told MiamiDon months ago, if I win seat and have an equity event at work my decision could change, but I'm running out of time.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Mook Day

Mookie is tonight 7 Pacific, password vegas1

I think BBT burnout has hit us all but I am in.

Pauly wrote a great post (WSOP Day 18:Never Trust a junkie) comparing PLO to cocaine. It was 10 months ago that I felt invincible playing PLO before spewing bankroll to a bad beat, a bluff into donkey and missing a huge draw with top set + flush draw + oesd against flopped straight.

The highs and lows of PLO came back to me in this pair of hands:

Dealt to bayne_s [Js Ad Tc As]
BrickDragon has 15 seconds left to act
BrickDragon calls $6
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act
bayne_s raises to $27
Ballzofsteele folds
pokerplayer711 calls $21
BrickDragon has 15 seconds left to act
BrickDragon calls $21
*** FLOP *** [5d 9s Jh]
pokerplayer711 bets $84
BrickDragon has 15 seconds left to act
BrickDragon folds
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act
bayne_s calls $84 This is loose call but am not really believing I am up against top set
*** TURN *** [5d 9s Jh] [Ah]
pokerplayer711 bets $129, and is capped
bayne_s calls $129, and is capped Now with nuts must call
pokerplayer711 shows [8c 6c 7s 5h]
bayne_s shows [Js Ad Tc As]
*** RIVER *** [5d 9s Jh Ah] [6d]
pokerplayer711 shows a straight, Nine high
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Aces
pokerplayer711 wins the pot ($508) with a straight, Nine high

Not much later still reeling from the river 9 outer:

Dealt to bayne_s [4s Th 7s Tc]
bayne_s calls $6
Buckster316 folds
nagini76 raises to $27
pokerplayer711 calls $24
BrickDragon calls $21
bayne_s calls $21
*** FLOP *** [5c 4d Ts] loose call nice flop
pokerplayer711 checks
BrickDragon checks
bayne_s checks
nagini76 checks where is the C-Bet????
*** TURN *** [5c 4d Ts] [6d]
pokerplayer711 has 15 seconds left to act
pokerplayer711 bets $108
BrickDragon folds
bayne_s raises to $158, and is all in
nagini76 raises to $213, and is capped
pokerplayer711 calls $105, and is capped
nagini76 shows [3c 2d Qd Ks]
pokerplayer711 shows [3d Jh 5s Kd]
bayne_s shows [4s Th 7s Tc]
*** RIVER *** [5c 4d Ts 6d] [Td]
nagini76 shows a flush, Queen high
pokerplayer711 shows a flush, King high
pokerplayer711 wins the side pot ($110) with a flush, King high
bayne_s shows four of a kind, Tens
bayne_s wins the main pot ($579) with four of a kind, Tens

Forgetting to top off is bad mistake this time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

w00t My 1st Chat warning

While watching LJ win ME seat I got annoyed with a player begging in chat so I copied a little of chat and sent it to

Ethan1221 (Observer): doc
Ethan1221 (Observer): can u plz send me 5 $

FullTilt sent this response:

Hello ,
It has come to our attention that you have been abusing your chat privileges at the tables. We value all players and wish to cultivate an environment in which they can play without being harassed or called names at the tables. A copy of the offending chat is shown below:

16-Jun-2008 00:33:47 doc ill split 50% of winnings
16-Jun-2008 00:33:11 plz man 02A9A7AA:068 150 Seat Main Eve
16-Jun-2008 00:32:01 plz man 02A9A7AA:068 150 Seat Main Event Guarantee
16-Jun-2008 00:31:49 can u plz just send me 5 right now

Please be advised that future infractions of this nature may cause your chat privileges to be revoked for an extended period; repeated infractions may result in the permanent suspension of your chat privileges. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter, and wish you best of luck at the tables.

Full Tilt Poker Support

I replied a little shocked that I was blamed for the chatter I was complaining about but then remembered that FullTilt does not make enough money to pay for Support and IT improvements so has to make a choice. The deadline for this choice is TBD


I was not the one begging.
Or was I sent a copy?

Latest response:

Hello Bayne,
Thank you for your response.As stated in previous email sent to you with a copy of the chat, which shows that you were begging at the table. As a first time infraction you only received a warning about begging at the tables. Please be advised that future infractions of this nature may cause your chat privileges to be revoked for an extended period; repeated infractions may result in the permanent suspension of your chat privileges.We thank you for your cooperation in this matter, and wish you best ofluck at the tables.
Kindest regards,
Full Tilt Poker Support

My quest to help Chad get all chat banned will now come to an end.

What is over/under for amount of bonus I will be awarded as apology?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Vegas Recap

I met Bambam, pebbles, sprstoner and cmitch for 1st time.

I spent a lot of time at -EV tables with cmitch and Vinnay.

I spent time at craps tables with cmitch, Vinnay, CK, MiamiDon and even briefly with LJ without making money a single time rolling with bloggers.

Poker for trip saw -$1500 buyin for Event 19.
4 short cash sessions for +$220 playing 2/5 PLO twice at Rio and 4/8 limit O8 at Venetian.

My travels to Las Vegas with a tournament centric focus introduce a different dynamic. Before tournament I play live poker fine, with main concern being make good decisions and get used to handling cards and -EV table games that occur are pure entertainment and I know potential for big score is still less than a tourney. Post bustout I am not chasing money losses but am chasing an adrenaline rush. Craps is better than cash poker for adrenaline rush.

I played craps at Rio many times, every time TJ Cloutier was at one of 4 tables open. Tuesday was Event 19 and I busted at 4, TJ was there as I killed some time before having dinner with CK during break. TJ was still there after dinner before I went back and railed CK and had F-Train utilize all 135 pounds of fury to push me away from her table so as not to make her nervous.

Sadly CK busted out soon after Celtics lost Game 3 to Lakers, and I went back by craps tables with TJ still there to catch the 1 am shuttle to strip.

Apologies to Tina, Smokkee, Astin and Hoy for not spending more time with them. I may have to evaluate my craps degeneracy. I went on craps tilt Friday after Venetian tables kicked my ass. Went to Casino Royale with last $100 budgeted for craps and ran it up to $850, but was further tilted when I learned I had rolled dice for 40 minutes. Means I was not aggressive enough in pressing bets because I should make $2k on a roll that long.

Being home for Father's Day is key, big win for me was daughter liked bracelets I brought back for her and she got me a Tommy Bahama T-Shirt with poker theme.

Congrats to LJ for taking down a seat in FullTilt's 150 seat guarantee, I think she can teach me how to roach in tournaments as well after watching that performance.

I "won" 0045 PLO DS tonight. NSinger and I agreed to chop. I had 6:1 chip lead but we got all in pre with me having AA and him having KK and he flopped King, whoever finished 3rd was pissy when he called reraise with JJ against my AA and I runnered a straight against him. Blinds were 120/240 with us each having 15k chips so chop seemed reasonable. I won all in so I get coveted bluff points.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Event 19

I was card dead and an old dude was seeing a lot of flops and running over the table. He cracked Aces with A248 1 suit (again it was PLO High) where he flopped 2nd straight and nut flush draw. 769 started and I went out around 33 when I took a stand flopping a flush with Q and a K hi flush was out (Ace was on board), I was 1/4 average stack at this point

CK went deeper but was still 18 spots or so short of cashing.
As always tourney poker can suck.

Monday, June 09, 2008

In Vegas

I slowly made my way to Rio after arrival. Finished registration for Event 19 and got oriented to the room. I did play some $2/$5 PLO cash, Mississippi straddle is harsh. There was only 1 player straddling every orbit and I was UTG for his straddle (so suddenly 3rd to act pre) and straddler was raising 1/2 hands. Guy to his left straddled my BB once and CO raised him off his straddle which put an end to that. Session was only 45 minutes or so for a $62 profit as table lost 4 players when 2nd half of Lakers Celtics started and I decided to watch as well.

I may have to accept I am a younger worse poker playing TJ Cloutier. I left poker room, found a craps table with a good view of TV and found myself on opposite side of stickman as TJ himself.
I "disrupted" shooter by placing some numbers and TJ bitched at me as shooter threw a 7.
2 players passed the dice leaving me to shoot, under pressure I managed to roll 2 points and maybe 14 numbers including 4 Tens and 3 4s so we all made money. TJ had a breakeven roll for me and left table saying "nice roll kid" to me as he moved to other table.

Will head to Venetian in a bit but planning on quiet night since tourney is at noon Tuesday.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

PLO preparation complete

I hate missing draws:

Full Tilt Poker Game #6732156031: $20,000 Guarantee (49640875), Table 8 - 60/120 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 15:30:09 ET - 2008/06/07
Seat 1: Dudeoflife (5,350)
Seat 2: DeDonJuan (5,816)
Seat 3: jizim341 (9,392)
Seat 4: Tilted-Tony (5,745)
Seat 5: koyo (27,495)
Seat 6: twopairdad (8,012)
Seat 7: bayne_s (5,620)
Seat 8: Niglo (7,645)
Seat 9: OmahaBuyINLaden (6,895)
koyo posts the small blind of 60
twopairdad posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Jh 7d 8d Td]
bayne_s calls 120
Niglo folds
OmahaBuyINLaden calls 120
Dudeoflife folds
DeDonJuan folds
jizim341 folds
Tilted-Tony folds
koyo folds
twopairdad raises to 540
bayne_s calls 420
OmahaBuyINLaden calls 420
*** FLOP *** [9h Qd 3h]
twopairdad has 15 seconds left to act
twopairdad checks
bayne_s checks
OmahaBuyINLaden checks
*** TURN *** [9h Qd 3h] [4d]
twopairdad has 15 seconds left to act
twopairdad bets 1,680
bayne_s calls 1,680
OmahaBuyINLaden folds
*** RIVER *** [9h Qd 3h 4d] [6h]
twopairdad checks
bayne_s bets 3,400, and is all in
twopairdad folds
Uncalled bet of 3,400 returned to bayne_s
bayne_s mucks
twopairdad: nh
bayne_s wins the pot (5,040)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,040 Rake 0
Board: [9h Qd 3h 4d 6h]
Seat 1: Dudeoflife didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: DeDonJuan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: jizim341 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Tilted-Tony (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: koyo (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: twopairdad (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 7: bayne_s collected (5,040), mucked
Seat 8: Niglo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: OmahaBuyINLaden folded on the Turn

I was 15th of 18 (15 paid) when this hand started:
Full Tilt Poker Game #6733391802: $20,000 Guarantee (49640875), Table 7 - 500/1000 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 17:19:16 ET - 2008/06/07
Seat 1: frymasterjay (9,280)
Seat 2: athletec (31,240)
Seat 3: WinnerAccount (29,846)
Seat 4: TlMEX (86,335)
Seat 5: bayne_s (16,721)
Seat 6: syzygy-1-1-1-1 (72,054)
Seat 7: Flying Dog (107,126)
Seat 8: FajoBatista (29,024)
Seat 9: nagyy88 (30,036)
Flying Dog posts the small blind of 500
FajoBatista posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [8h 9s Th Qs]
nagyy88 raises to 3,000
frymasterjay folds
athletec has 15 seconds left to act
athletec is sitting out
athletec has timed out
athletec folds
WinnerAccount folds
athletec has returned
TlMEX calls 3,000
bayne_s calls 3,000
syzygy-1-1-1-1 folds
Flying Dog calls 2,500
FajoBatista calls 2,000
*** FLOP *** [Js 2h 4c]
Flying Dog checks
FajoBatista checks
nagyy88 has 15 seconds left to act
nagyy88 checks
TlMEX checks
bayne_s checks
*** TURN *** [Js 2h 4c] [Kh]
Flying Dog has 15 seconds left to act
Flying Dog bets 6,000
FajoBatista folds
nagyy88 folds
TlMEX has 15 seconds left to act
TlMEX raises to 18,000
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act
bayne_s has requested TIME

As I consumed my time bank, here is what I have to consider.
It is ~14k to win ~35k. 5:2 on money. It is tourney life near bubble. Fold I am 16th in chips win and I am 6th. I have 7 clean outs but could have 18.

If there is one lesson learned from Lucko and (in the past) Chad is wins are worth so much more than cashes that you gotta "play to win the game"

bayne_s calls 13,721, and is all in
Flying Dog folds
TlMEX shows [Qd Kd 9h Jd] woot 16 outs
bayne_s shows [8h 9s Th Qs]
Uncalled bet of 4,279 returned to TlMEX
*** RIVER *** [Js 2h 4c Kh] [7c]
TlMEX shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
bayne_s shows King Queen high
TlMEX wins the pot (48,442) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
bayne_s stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 48,442 Rake 0
Board: [Js 2h 4c Kh 7c]
Seat 1: frymasterjay didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: athletec didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: WinnerAccount didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: TlMEX showed [Qd Kd 9h Jd] and won (48,442) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 5: bayne_s showed [8h 9s Th Qs] and lost with King Queen high
Seat 6: syzygy-1-1-1-1 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Flying Dog (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 8: FajoBatista (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 9: nagyy88 folded on the Turn


I took 2 Euro beats in $2.5k KO PLO where my AA (with 1 or 2 suits) got all in pre against 4 random ds so I delivered such a beat to Change. "On flop pair + gut is not in that bad a shape against an overpair" is something I learned from some Scandi.

That pot drew one "booooooooooooooooo"
Later I was the one that eliminated Change and drew an even more emphatic "boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo"

Friday, June 06, 2008

80 Degrees

For the 1st time since Christmas the tip of my pink made contact with the palm of my hand. Physical therapist measured 2nd joint bend at 80 degrees (left pinky does 90) so 2nd joint is pretty close to recovered. 1st joint still dips 20 degrees when I try to straighten. So I have a new fun splint to sleep in.

In 48 hours I board flight for Las Vegas and I am bummed to learn that Mookie will not be able to make it due to sick kids. All parents know what germ collectors kids in daycare or school are but hopefully the little mooks will get better quickly.

There as been quite a storm kicked up over Donkette borrowing and not repaying.
As disclosure I sent her a little money in April, heard a few stories in IM about delays with FullTilt deposits and how setting up paypal was different. I was also told I was being mailed shirt and check and got many IMs "surprised" it had not arrived.

The lies are insulting, the delayed or non-payment of money minor. I just can't work up that much anger over this because I loaned money to someone with an addictive personality who I once conceded was the worst poker player amongst bloggers. I have chronicled my bankroll swings and it is perfectly obvious to all that bad loans are not my biggest leak when it comes to bankroll management.

I do however wish to apologise to anyone that was swindled after I came to realize the loan was bad and kept quiet.

Super Turbo SNGs

I <3 SuperTurbos. Sample size is small since to date I've played 90. My observations to date are that a lot of people play the less than $30 ones with same approach as the 100 chip sats for Sunday big tournies.

I set up TourneyManager to filter since May 30 (date I first played Chippie)

I think I like the numbers I am seeing.

I'm not making Waffles' money doing this but assuming I can ever withdraw it does not suck.

I think poker discussions with LJ have gotten my aggro to proper levels.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

2nd in Mookie

I somehow took 2nd in 1st Mookie after BBT, I was thinking as the field thinned a win would really piss me off. I would like to thank all the people who paid me off when I flopped sets or otherwise gifted me chips for allowing me to have a ridiculous chip stack in middle of tourney.

I also played the Daily Double, 1 pro played as well, how do I get him at both tables.
He took a ridiculous beat in A from someone who really wanted a T-shirt when KJs jammed on his AA. I got some chips from him in B but that table broke before Maciek busted.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

"finally caught you"

Is this really an appropriate comment after CALLING a jam with ATs and sucking out from the underside of the flip against 77? Having railed Smokkee a few times deep in tournaments I have seen many an exit with Arag just before money climb.

Las Vegas was built on games with smaller edges than 52-48. Later watching the river save Smokkee as willwonka and MiamiDon were subsequently eliminated could only lead one to wonder if "bounty" was a sham and RNG was rigged as gift to Smokkee for his shilling.


The BIGGEST bounty ever in the history of blogger tournaments is on the head of $mokkee, the Bodog blogger tournament host, adding an extra T$270 in value to Tuesday's June 3rd poker blogger tournament! The lucky poker blogger to eliminate $mokkee will be rewarded with a seat in Bodog's WSOP* Semifinal 5 Seat Guaranteed Tournament scheduled for June 8 at 3:15 pm ET.

My chances of making TOC are nil, so any two suited and I am coming after $mokkee .

Skillz is HORSE tonight but I think I will continue post BBT hiatus.

My turbo Fiddy defense came up short when A4o jammed my QQ in BB. PT says QQ is a money loser for me so according to MiamiDon I am unlucky.

Monday, June 02, 2008

My Humiliation is complete

The most HUMILIATING of my many public humiliations has occurred.
I lost a prop bet to Waffles :

Your Player ID: bayne_s
Date and Time: 2008-06-02 00:58:47
Transfer Number: 01F7A447
Transfer To: SirFWALGMan
Amount: $50.00

I lost the fishpool prop bet to Lucko without ever seriously contending.
(Congrats to LJ for 2nd)

I played another BBT without a win getting stupid aggro with A8o at Final Table bubble.

I can only conclude I have become a aggro-donkey.