Thursday, July 31, 2008

Props to Trauma

Oh the irony last night when Traumapoker eliminated that donkey Waffles holding KK. Of course each week waffles misplayed hand but failed to suck out like a hoover this week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So Disappointed

I didn't really care if I got Platinum, I wanted SuperNova but I came so close. Worst part is 14 more spots and the tard would have forced himself to earn 10k VPP on PokerStars next month.
I final tabled the $4k PLO for 1st time in a while but did not come close to collecting on prop bet with Lucko.
Congrats to Evy for taking down the skillz. Heads up match wasn't that interesting as 8:1 or so chip lead forced me to take ridiculous chances and my desperate oesd did not river against Evy's slowplayed flopped trips. Quality of PLO play in skillz has improved since 1st tourney, people still overplay big pairs and occaisonally big trips in hand. If you plug some hands into a pokerstove or other calculator you will see that a pair + gutshot has odds to call a pot bet against an overpair.
Mookie is tonight, I would urge Pureprophet, pvanharibo, Surflexus and NumbBono to be only entrants to help keep prize fund low in unlikely event Waffles wins.

Lame Brag of the week

I have other skillz!

No luck in chess.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


While others were dragged to see Bruce, I stayed home and was multi-table tourney aggro-donk. I did manage to ghey cash in DD A and DD B for a ghey double cash bonus. I also had a ghey cash in 3r after losing a race with 88 vs A9o when river 8h gave opponent ghey 4 flush.
Finished off with a ghey cash in stars $50k when TPTK on flop was no match for AA.
Despite my continued belief that Waffles has no chance of winning prop bet I took out a $10 insurace policy with Lloyd's of NY. I am now effectively getting 9:2 on waffles impending failure.
On positive side I played 6 Brawl Chippies with 3 seats won and 3 $750k Chippies winning 2 seats. I played Brawl for 2.5 hours getting 1 KO. WTF.
MATH is at 10 Pacific, Tilt's shootout structure is ghey so I will probably skip.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Have a good weekend!

Now I can relax and take family to Monterrey tomorrow.
Best part is this time bankroll stayed 4 figures whole month while clearing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Latest Prop Bet

Thanks to Mookie for the suggestion!

sirfwalgman: 2 months man
sirfwalgman: and I am Mookie leaderboard champion
sirfwalgman: worst case scenerio
Bayne: wager?
sirfwalgman: sure
Bayne: You will be on top of Mookie Leaderboard by September 30
Bayne: How muchBayne: I am giving you bonus week
sirfwalgman: 50
sirfwalgman: is that good for you? Or you want more?
Bayne: I can do more
sirfwalgman: ok name a figure
Bayne: but $50 is fine
Bayne: $100
sirfwalgman: ok deal
sirfwalgman: anytime between now and sept 30th
sirfwalgman: i have to be #1 on the board
sirfwalgman: for 1 of those weeks
sirfwalgman: thats the deal right
Bayne: sure
sirfwalgman: ok it is done

9 Mookies for waffles to pass Surf, LJ, pureprophet, numbono, lucko and wilwonka69 got to take my chances.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Notes: From Rail

I was watching TwoBlackAces as he ran deep in 50-50 when I saw this player comment:

MayorofBangkok: can we get some postflop play here?

Thought it was funny because it was so true. Even 50-50 which has one of better structures of online tournies loses multi-street betting once itm.

Other funny chat I saw was:

kyledon999 (Observer): MNbassmaster can u actually stake me 5 im good for it, sharkscope me

dude's sharkscope is better than mine, but 2% ROI is a little thin to make $5 last.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sleepless Nights

Wife and I are up until Midnight and she has to wake up at 4 to prepare for EEG. Test is routine and since neurologists said no matter what is found treatment plan won't change. But there is possibility the test might show what has caused seizures.

Sleeping (really sleeping) with my wife has always been tricky, she talks in her sleep, occaisonally sleep walks and has always had sudden movements. Sunday night I woke up at 3 because I felt some spasm. I felt need to stay awake to observe and fortunately wife seemed normal. 20 minutes after I woke up my own left arm had muscle spasm and I realized I was awake for nothing, such a bad beat.

Played Stars $50k and finished 50th when I ran AK into AA. With 150 left and down to a few BBs I tried Chad's sticky note technique.

portal pyram: posts small blind 600
mnviking42: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [8h 3h]
bayne_s: raises 2761 to 3961 and is all-in
YALE87: folds
VittumCats: folds
Machiavilian: folds
PsYcOsNiPeR: folds
splifftwista: folds
portal pyram: calls 3361
mnviking42: folds
*** FLOP *** [4s 2s Ac]
*** TURN *** [4s 2s Ac] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [4s 2s Ac 5s] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
portal pyram: shows [Td Ts] (a pair of Tens)
bayne_s: shows [8h 3h] (a straight, Ace to Five)

Also got a little deep in turbo Fiddy but went out 12th. I learned I can't win with KJ or beat KJ when I called a pushmonkey who had powerful QTs and flopped a flush against me. (Thanks for rail JD).

Skills is Stud H/L on Tuesday.

I will probably miss due to this:
Plug-In 2008 - Convention & Exposition

I noticed on front bumber of my Prius a round opening the size of electrical plug. Have always suspected that original intent was to supplement with electricity. I doubt I would splurge and pay the $5k to convert but if batteries ever needed replacement I would have to investigate. Cars don't rust out here.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The answer is

This is an automated message sent from Full Tilt Poker.

Full Tilt Poker Tournament #54356686
$1 Million Guarantee Satellite
Buy-In: $100.00 + $9.00
66 players
Total Prize Pool: $6600.00
Start Date: July 19 10:45 PM ET

Dear bayne_s

You have won an entry to tournament #45323709 $1 Million Guarantee.As you are already registered for this tournament, we havecredited 535.00 T$ (the value of the buy-in) to your account.


Thank you for participating.

I had been wondering if I got $ (like we used to) or $T when winning seat for tourney already registered for.

MiamiDon and I have been chatting lately about the possibility of making consistent enough money in sats to be a "sat tourney pro". Smokkee might want to consider possibility if he ever gets rakeback from Tilt. Today as experiment I focused on playing only SNG sats and $1M sat for a net +$T618. I then had to play Turbo Fiddy out of habit.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Tonight I would like to see:

The daughter wants to see:

I will miss the Donkament and accept that this is a battle I cannot win, maybe I'll see Dark Knight later.

At some point I need to accept that I can't beat KJ.

20 Left in $1 Million Guarantee Satellite (54356405) I am 8th (10 seats awarded)
Dealt to bayne_s [Qs Qc]
becomelegendary folds
bayne_s raises to 900
FlyinHawaiin folds
bigcheese82 calls 900
KronicKiller folds
YooACEhole folds
*** FLOP *** [6d 4s Jc]
bayne_s bets 1,800
bigcheese82 raises to 5,550, and is all in
bayne_s calls 3,552, and is all in
bigcheese82 shows [Jd Kd]
bayne_s shows [Qs Qc]
Uncalled bet of 198 returned to bigcheese82
*** TURN *** [6d 4s Jc] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [6d 4s Jc 9d] [Jh]
bigcheese82 shows three of a kind, Jacks
bayne_s shows two pair, Queens and Jacks

Dealt to bayne_s [As Ac]
bakamirab: folds
connmon: folds 11
razorback: calls 200
bayne_s: raises 600 to 800
DBL_Ace77: calls 800
ncht_3: folds
cregar59: raises 1395 to 2195 and is all-in
Yodasworld: folds
DownByLaw11: folds
11razorback: folds
bayne_s: raises 925 to 3120 and is all-in
DBL_Ace77: folds
Uncalled bet (925) returned to bayne_s
*** FLOP ***
[2h 6h Qh]
*** TURN ***
[2h 6h Qh] [8s]
*** RIVER ***
[2h 6h Qh 8s] [4d]
cregar59 said, "nh"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bayne_s: shows [As Ac] (a pair of Aces)
cregar59: shows [Kh Jh] (a flush, King high)

There was some chat afterwards:

bayne_s said, "w00t the super donkey"
cregar59 said, "super donkey"
cregar59 said, "really?"
DBL_Ace77 said, "lol folded hearts"
cregar59 said, "im even with 10 BB and i have two face cards suited"
bayne_s said, "KJs is the "super donkey""
bayne_s said, "kJo is just "the donkey""

Intent was not to go all waffles or anything just calling the winning hand by it's name.
Shut down the poker clients, placed a sell order on my Lehman calls to trigger at $1.95 if price jumped at opening (executed at $2.01) and went to bed.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Regulated markets

LJ pointed me to KidDynamite after I mentioned I was gambling on Lehman. Why Kid did not become a must read after Alan pointed me to (late edit) his classic Blowjobs & Mortgages post is beyond me.

I decided yesterday that likely impact of announcement of rules enforcement on short selling stock would lead to a momentary bump up in price of stock and options expiration week offered an opportunity for cheap leverage. Sadly I did not have same level of conviction over this that I had over discount window opening to keep liquid. Already cashed out a small profit and am freerolling other 5 contracts for couple days.

I find it funny that the Goverment never chooses to regulate the market when the bubble develops but wants to regulate later inevitable collapse. I guess because I made a speculative market play I am evil too.

I overplayed 88 to exit Mookie at Final Table bubble. I had two small cashes in $4k and 50-50 but exited Stars 50k early when I picked up KK early, raised big pre (to 400) to try to not give set mining odds to little pairs but went out on 8 high flop that UTG had limp called with 44 hitting set.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Million Sats

I played last nights $1 Million Satellite with Cmitch, Hoy, jd schellnutt , LJ, Lucko and MiamiDon (apologies to anyone I missed) and earned Title "Last Blogger Standing".
Don was at my table his whole tourney run, Lucko joined soon after and attempted to tilt me with insults. I am of course now untiltable.
lucko21: lol @ untitlable
lucko21: 10 minutes u could have ur whole roll on the table

I had planned to play FTOPS #2 satellites until I built the $T up to 535 but guess this route will have to do. As long as I don't spew off my bankroll by Sunday I'll stay registered.

I also used up some points to get into July's Turbo Takedown on Stars.

Mid-Year Bonus

The points tard and I do not have a wager for clearing mid-year bonus. Between his quarter end and my chauffeur duties neither of us were confident in how much time could be devoted to poker.

End result is a much more leisurely calender especially compared to January.

While still being on pace to clear the bonus by the end of the month.

Positive result is I do not expect to go to brink of busting before clearing bonus as I did in January.

Skillz Game is tonight but the wife likes to do big grocery shopping trip on payday at Trader Joe's and/or Whole Foods so doubt I will be home in time. Once iphone III with online poker capability is out I will be able to sit in car rather than wondering why we must peruse every aisle.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Final Hand from Sunday

5 paid, 8 left, this is somehow fitting final hand I played on Sunday:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ks Kc]
sky03: folds
bayne_s: raises 500 to 750
Kevin: folds
player9ball: folds
cardspro: folds
Cutler13: folds
MEAT_TIP: calls 625
*** FLOP ***
[8h 5s Kd]
MEAT_TIP: bets 500
bayne_s: calls 500*** TURN *** [8h 5s Kd] [Th]
MEAT_TIP: checks
bayne_s: bets 1000MEAT_TIP: raises 1750 to 2750
bayne_s: calls 654 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1096) returned to MEAT_TIP
*** RIVER ***
[8h 5s Kd Th] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MEAT_TIP: shows [Ts Td] (four of a kind, Tens)
bayne_s: shows [Ks Kc] (a full house, Kings full of Tens)
MEAT_TIP collected 6258 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6258 Rake 0
Board [8h 5s Kd Th Tc]
Seat 1: Cutler13 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: MEAT_TIP (small blind) showed [Ts Td] and won (6258) with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 4: FIGHTrFLIGHT (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: sky03 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: bayne_s showed [Ks Kc] and lost with a full house, Kings full of Tens
Seat 7: Agent00Kevin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: player9ball folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: cardspro folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I never do seem to run middling, always real good or real bad.

2nd slowest day of sports calendar is today, might as well play MATH.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturdays with DrP

My favorite tourney of the week is today! Don't miss it.
Went out of the $25k 2nd hour running KK into AA, left stars $50K as shorty jamming AQ into KK.
I took 73rd in Stars $3r but to quote Hoy "that thing is the biggest donkfest of all time man. you insult yourself by even running in it."
MiamiDon also told me that tourney poker is all luck.

He may be right, I am not sure, winner of 50-50 showed AA 4 of 1st 15 hands at final table and got action 3 times.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

PokerStars Hand of the Day

Congrats to Iggy for cashing in Main Event.
Apologies about forgetting to mention yesterday the longest running feud amongst bloogers:

Blinders v Hoy. The 1st conflict predates my entry into blogging, but have seen them argue over play of hands, hammer and what constitutes cheating.
If any old timers have a longer running feud let me know?

PokerStars Game #18730035064: Tournament #94712484, $50+$5 Hold'em No
Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2008/07/10 - 21:36:53 (ET)
Table '94712484 121' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: sonicbuc (2920 in chips)
Seat 2: Lanfear23 (2530 in chips)
Seat 3: gurriatillo (2600 in chips)
Seat 4: Manred1978 (2970 in chips)
Seat 5: slkid121212 (2770 in chips)
Seat 6: adalbert (3150 in chips)
Seat 7: king10clubs (3360 in chips)
Seat 8: bayne_s (2970 in chips)
Seat 9: kchris69 (3730 in chips)
kchris69: posts small blind 10
sonicbuc: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [5c 5h]
Lanfear23: raises 80 to 100
gurriatillo: folds
Manred1978: folds
slkid121212: calls 100
adalbert: raises 240 to 340
king10clubs: folds
bayne_s: folds
kchris69: folds
sonicbuc: folds
Lanfear23: raises 2190 to 2530 and is all-in

yes 6 minutes into a slow structured tiurnament with a raise and re-raise in front of him he jams holding [As Jc]

slkid121212: raises 240 to 2770 and is all-in
adalbert: calls 2430
*** FLOP *** [Kd 9s 2s]
*** TURN *** [Kd 9s 2s] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 9s 2s Ks] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
slkid121212: shows [Js Jd] (a flush, King high)
adalbert: shows [Ac Ah] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
slkid121212 collected 480 from side pot
Lanfear23: shows [As Jc] (a flush, Ace high)
Lanfear23 collected 7620 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8100 Main pot 7620. Side pot 480. Rake 0
Board [Kd 9s 2s Ks Qs]
Seat 1: sonicbuc (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Lanfear23 showed [As Jc] and won (7620) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 3: gurriatillo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Manred1978 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: slkid121212 showed [Js Jd] and won (480) with a flush, King high
Seat 6: adalbert showed [Ac Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 7: king10clubs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: bayne_s (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: kchris69 (small blind) folded before Flop

RiverStars strikes again, the JJ taking down the side pot is a nice touch.

PokerStars Game #18730590626: Tournament #94712484, $50+$5
Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2008/07/10 - 22:04:24 (ET)
Table '94712484 121' 9-max
Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Arithon11 (4710 in chips)
Seat 2: Lanfear23 (11625 in chips)
Seat 3: jarekk (1770 in chips)
Seat 4: Manred1978 (1870 in chips)
Seat 5: slkid121212 (2950 in chips)
Seat 6: MMARTYB (5485 in chips)
Seat 7: king10clubs (4700 in chips)
Seat 8: bayne_s (2080 in chips)
Seat 9: kchris69 (2530 in chips)
bayne_s: posts small blind 25
kchris69: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Qs Qd]
Arithon11: folds
Lanfear23: calls 50
jarekk: calls 50
Manred1978: folds
slkid121212: folds
MMARTYB: calls 50
king10clubs: calls 50
bayne_s: raises 250 to 300
kchris69: folds
Lanfear23: folds
jarekk: folds
MMARTYB: calls
250king10clubs: folds
*** FLOP ***
[7s 6h 3s]
bayne_s: bets 500
MMARTYB: calls 500
*** TURN ***
[7s 6h 3s] [7c]
bayne_s: bets 1280 and is all-in
MMARTYB: calls 1280
*** RIVER *** [7s 6h 3s 7c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bayne_s: shows [Qs Qd] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
MMARTYB: shows [4d 4h] (a full house, Fours full of Sevens)
MMARTYB collected 4360 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4360 Rake 0
Board [7s 6h 3s 7c 4c]
Seat 1: Arithon11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Lanfear23 folded before Flop
Seat 3: jarekk folded before Flop
Seat 4: Manred1978 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: slkid121212 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: MMARTYB showed [4d 4h] and won (4360) with a full house, Fours full of Sevens
Seat 7: king10clubs (button) folded before Flop
Seat 8: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Qs Qd] and lost with two pair, Queens and Sevens
Seat 9: kchris69 (big blind) folded before Flop

Am I really to believe players on Bodog are worse than players on RiverStars?

I managed to exit 25k and 3r to river suckouts as well.

I have managed to exit Turbo Fiddy 3 times in the last week losing to a K-rag that called a jam so maybe I have to learn to play it like it is a monster.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Wife had neurologist visit yesterday, other than doctor using word "epilepsy" visit went fine. I thought hearing "easily treatable epilepsy" was good. They believe as long as wife takes meds their will not be another occurrence and once the three months required by California DMV pass she will sign off on restoring drivers license. It was strange two weeks but other than new role as temporary chauffeur things seem back to normal.

Congrats to Hoy on another decent MTT score, now would you find a way to end your feud with $mokkee ? I don't want to go spiritual here but life is too short for hate, it's way too short for continued swipes at each other.

That being said I can understand the Perticelli v Donkette feud continuing.

Since wife had seizure I have managed two top 3s in MTTs and I have to believe that two biggest factors behind it are I don't get mad when a bad play by others burns me (I make a note but nothing more) and I have reviewed some of my tournament plays and given more thought to key hands than in the past.

I anticipate playing in Mookie tonight, 7 Pacific.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Math Shootout or Suckout

I got to Final Table via an Ace Rag:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7131160049: Mondays at the Hoy (53527498), Table 3 - 200/400 Ante 50 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:53:03 ET - 2008/07/07
Seat 1: jimdniacc (3,770)
Seat 6: bayne_s (14,230)
jimdniacc posts the small blind of 200
bayne_s posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah 8h]
jimdniacc raises to 3,720, and is all in
bayne_s calls 3,320
jimdniacc shows [Tc Ts]
bayne_s shows [Ah 8h]
*** FLOP *** [Kh 6c Kc]
*** TURN *** [Kh 6c Kc] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 6c Kc 7c] [As]
jimdniacc shows two pair, Kings and Tens
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Kings
bayne_s wins the pot (7,540) with two pair, Aces and Kings
HighOnPoker (Observer): gg
jimdniacc stands up
bayne_s stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,540 Rake 0
Board: [Kh 6c Kc 7c As]
Seat 1: jimdniacc (small blind) showed [Tc Ts] and lost with two pair, Kings and Tens
Seat 6: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Ah 8h] and won (7,540) with two pair, Aces and Kings

I eliminated Jordan with an A-rag to bust money bubble:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7131712831: Mondays at the Hoy (53527498), Table 1 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:35:30 ET - 2008/07/08
Seat 2: HighOnPoker (1,990)
Seat 4: bayne_s (2,805)
Seat 5: VinNay (2,705)
Seat 6: lucyfred (4,500)
bayne_s posts the small blind of 40
VinNay posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [As Ts]
lucyfred folds
HighOnPoker raises to 280
bayne_s raises to 920
VinNay folds
HighOnPoker raises to 1,990, and is all in
bayne_s calls 1,070

at this point I am under no illusion I am ahead but at 3:1 I have committed self

HighOnPoker shows [Jc Jh]
bayne_s shows [As Ts]
*** FLOP *** [8h 5d 3s]
*** TURN *** [8h 5d 3s] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [8h 5d 3s Tc] [Ah]
HighOnPoker shows a pair of Jacks
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Tens
bayne_s wins the pot (4,060) with two pair, Aces and Tens
HighOnPoker stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,060 Rake 0
Board: [8h 5d 3s Tc Ah]
Seat 2: HighOnPoker (button) showed [Jc Jh] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 4: bayne_s (small blind) showed [As Ts] and won (4,060) with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 5: VinNay (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: lucyfred didn't bet (folded)

Vinnay went out soon after when he flopped top pair against my overpair, after a little back and forth lucyfred lost a flip for 2nd.

I extended a tourney streak in Stars $50k losing with AA to KK. 3 straight days I have exited with AA against KK in an MTT. Today was different in that I only got 1/3 of my stack in pre-flop rather than all in pre-flop.

Skillz is HOSE 6:30 (Pacific) on FullTilt. Wife has two follow up doctor's appointments tomorrow so I may or may not join in on the fun. Expectation is that root cause of seizure will remain a mystery and that each passing day makes it less likely another seizure will occur.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A hand from Thursday

I have been giving a lot of thought since Thursday to a hand from the Stars $25k Guarantee:

p0kerStars Game #18568627953: Tournament #93876206, $25.00+$2.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (2000/4000) - 2008/07/04 - 00:37:46 (ET)
Table '93876206 130' 9-max
Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: madelyn24 (120402 in chips)
Seat 3: AlxPrada 1st (141534 in chips)
Seat 4: yelloh (316177 in chips)
Seat 5: Gambit360 (153338 in chips)
Seat 6: Carlinhos (103034 in chips)
Seat 7: _J1981J_ (79481 in chips)
Seat 8: bayne_s (89357 in chips)
Seat 9: nazreen (158368 in chips)
nazreen: posts small blind 2000
madelyn24: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [8c 8h]
AlxPrada 1st: folds
yelloh: folds
Gambit360: folds
Carlinhos: raises 4000 to 8000
_J1981J_: folds

At the time this hand occurs there are 60 left (198 paid) and I am 30th, table has been playing so passively I am considering going aggro. I am also constantly checking to make sure this is really on PokerStars.

bayne_s: calls 8000
nazreen: folds
madelyn24: calls 4000
*** FLOP *** [6s 7d 9d]
madelyn24: checks
Carlinhos: checks

There is 29200 in pot

bayne_s: ????

PkerStars will let me fold but I opt against.

Checking seems lame, I am dog against TT, 99, T8, 98 and 85, I am flipping against AA-JJ, I am a favorite against 2 overs.

Question becomes how much to bet?

As Omatard I hold firmly to belief of no free cards.
As engineer involved in board design I spend my workday looking for worst case scenarios and trying to make sure design is "robust" enough to work to 99.999% uptime required by phone companies.

I jam and now wonder is it my omatardness or engineer side that takes the route of trying to prevent bad things to happen by allowing a card to come?

On home front wife's headaches are now intermittent and milder. Her tolerance to light is better and she has found bus/light rail route she likes to Santana Row (her favorite restaurant & shopping area). Daughter still does not like walking involved to get to stops, on Saturday upon return home she said "Why couldn't he (meaning me) have seizure instead of you, Mommy?" I believe she really means she wishes her Mom could still drive her around. It's not easy being me.

As I write this post I am playing the Turbo Fiddy, I have seen 4 flops in 74 hands and don't think I have made any bad pre-flop folds. I did overplay 77 from BB against early position limper with JJ but sucked out. Went out 46th with blinds at 500/1000, I raised from SB to 6500 and BB called off all but 300 chips with K2. My Ace did not hold. Turbo Fiddy is incredible near bubble.

Will play MATH tonight despite it not being turbo. Wouldn't a blogger turbo be a blast?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bankroll Managment System

LJ surprised me in IM tonight by letting me know she attempted to fly without id which led to the following conversation:

LJ (7/3/2008 4:43:05 PM): i am going to play 8s, i guess
Bayne (7/3/2008 4:43:43 PM): what are 8s?
LJ (7/3/2008 4:43:58 PM): 8:00 tournaments
Bayne (7/3/2008 4:44:28 PM): 25k 3r
LJ (7/3/2008 4:44:36 PM): y
Bayne (7/3/2008 4:45:27 PM): 65k and 32k?
LJ (7/3/2008 4:45:34 PM): yeah

I decided to skip the 65k as it seemed pricey for bankroll/skill. (LJ of course cashed, she is machine)

I roached in the $3r cashing for $21.41 on my $9 investment when A9 lost to 97 all in pre-flop.

In Tilt's $32k I went out 18th jamming QQ into a big stack's QQ who smooth called and BB's AK that hit.

During Star's $25k I got slaughtered playing cash PLO and took a peak at cashier.

Fawk, I have finally bled off my $3k O8 cash.

Luckily I have a managment system that accounts for this:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A return to regular programming


Full Tilt Poker Game #7052664452: Table Citroen (6 max) - $2/$4 - $160 Cap Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 0:53:09 ET - 2008/07/02
Seat 1: not_hans_brix ($215.25)
Seat 2: schmidt02 ($396)
Seat 3: nbaldwin11 ($419.40)
Seat 4: bayne_s ($671.80)
Seat 5: coldhands175 ($230.30)
Seat 6: ccarver11 ($410.30)
schmidt02 posts the small blind of $2
nbaldwin11 posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Td 8s Ts 6s]
bayne_s calls $4
coldhands175 raises to $18
ccarver11 folds
not_hans_brix calls $18
schmidt02 folds
nbaldwin11 folds
bayne_s calls $14
*** FLOP *** [2h 5s Tc]
bayne_s checks
coldhands175 bets $60
not_hans_brix raises to $142, and is capped
bayne_s calls $142, and is capped
coldhands175 calls $82, and is capped
not_hans_brix shows [3h 6d 2s 5c] bottom 2p + gut
bayne_s shows [Td 8s Ts 6s]
coldhands175 shows [5h As Ks Kd] KK w00t in PLO
*** TURN *** [2h 5s Tc] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [2h 5s Tc Ah] [Ac]
not_hans_brix shows two pair, Aces and Fives isn't that special
bayne_s shows a full house, Tens full of Aces
coldhands175 shows a full house, Aces full of Fives
coldhands175 wins the pot ($483) with a full house, Aces full of Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $486 Rake $3
Board: [2h 5s Tc Ah Ac]
Seat 1: not_hans_brix (button) showed [3h 6d 2s 5c] and lost with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 2: schmidt02 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: nbaldwin11 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: bayne_s showed [Td 8s Ts 6s] and lost with a full house, Tens full of Aces
Seat 5: coldhands175 showed [5h As Ks Kd] and won ($483) with a full house, Aces full of Fives
Seat 6: ccarver11 didn't bet (folded)

coldhands175 got up soon after without seeing another flop.
I love PLO