Thursday, April 30, 2009

JacKing off at the tables

This one directly cost me the most money:

Full Tilt Poker Game #11946011003: $42 + $3 Sit & Go (Super Turbo) (89509555), Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:56:55 ET - 2009/04/30
Seat 1: justfloppin (1,035)
Seat 3: bayne_s (1,075)
Seat 7: Gitch Gear (590)
justfloppin posts the small blind of 50
bayne_s posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ks As]
Gitch Gear has 15 seconds left to act
Gitch Gear raises to 590, and is all in
justfloppin calls 540
bayne_s raises to 1,075, and is all in
justfloppin calls 445, and is all in
bayne_s shows [Ks As]
Gitch Gear shows [Ah Jd]
justfloppin shows [Jh Kd]
Uncalled bet of 40 returned to bayne_s
*** FLOP *** [8h 8d 2c]
*** TURN *** [8h 8d 2c] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [8h 8d 2c 2h] [Js]
bayne_s shows two pair, Eights and Twos
justfloppin shows two pair, Jacks and Eights
justfloppin wins the side pot (890) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Gitch Gear shows two pair, Jacks and Eights
Gitch Gear wins the main pot (1,770) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,660 Main pot 1,770. Side pot 890. Rake 0
Board: [8h 8d 2c 2h Js]
Seat 1: justfloppin (small blind) showed [Jh Kd] and won (890) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Seat 3: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Ks As] and lost with two pair, Eights and Twos
Seat 7: Gitch Gear showed [Ah Jd] and won (1,770) with two pair, Jacks and Eights

Fawking river 2 outer but whole hand was played in a standard manner for super turbo.

2nd one was just stupidity.

Full Tilt Poker Game #11944092918: The Mookie (88685086), Table 8 - 200/400 Ante 50 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:11:57 ET - 2009/04/30
Seat 2: coolfool2000 (3,977)
Seat 3: pvanharibo (8,492)
Seat 5: lightning36 (5,364)
Seat 6: TuscaloosaJohn (11,915)
Seat 7: bayne_s (6,618)
Seat 9: drome (22,875)
coolfool2000 antes 50
pvanharibo antes 50
lightning36 antes 50
TuscaloosaJohn antes 50
bayne_s antes 50
drome antes 50
bayne_s posts the small blind of 200
drome posts the big blind of 400
lightning36: dqb
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Ks]
coolfool2000 folds
TuscaloosaJohn: gg
pvanharibo: wow, overkill much
wwonka69 (Observer): gg
TuscaloosaJohn: yes
Bone_Daddy84 (Observer): come on, that last 2 was just rude
pvanharibo has 15 seconds left to act
pvanharibo raises to 1,050
lightning36 folds
coolfool2000: wow nice
TuscaloosaJohn folds
bayne_s raises to 6,568, and is all in
drome folds
pvanharibo calls 5,518
bayne_s shows [Ah Ks]
pvanharibo shows [Kh Jh]
*** FLOP *** [6s Qh Jd]
*** TURN *** [6s Qh Jd] [Kd]
lightning36: Now I understand how to play a hand like that ...
*** RIVER *** [6s Qh Jd Kd] [6d]
bayne_s shows two pair, Kings and Sixes
pvanharibo shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
pvanharibo wins the pot (13,836) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
TuscaloosaJohn: gg, stupid call/beat
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13,836 Rake 0
Board: [6s Qh Jd Kd 6d]
Seat 2: coolfool2000 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: pvanharibo showed [Kh Jh] and won (13,836) with two pair, Kings and Jacks
Seat 5: lightning36 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: TuscaloosaJohn (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Ah Ks] and lost with two pair, Kings and Sixes
Seat 9: drome (big blind) folded before the Flop

Later drome was the lucky winner of the "Chip up when LJ aggro-calls Sweepstakes".

Also congratulations to Al for taking down the Mookie!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Been Playing the Hammer

I am relatively pleased with My Brute's performance but I wish he would pick up the hammer every fight (and hang onto it).
I was less pleased with my performance in Skillz.
I may have limited experience playing Stud8 and am left with constant feeling that I am so close to having a good Omaha 8/b hand, but there is no fucking reason for me to think I can run over pushmokey and get him to fold in any game. His pair of 6s were ahead on 3rd and 6s up were ahead on 4th. I thought I had folded enough door Aces to achieve split As credibility. Lucko believed (or bricked), thinking push would fold is a major leak.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Running Like Crap

Got stacked 3 times in PLO cash yesterday:

Top set + straight on rainbow flop, lost to top 2 pair and side pot to straight, when both went runner runner flush.

Top set lost to top 2 pair + gutshots twice where both times 2 of a suit were on flop.

I also lost numerous 70/30s.

Ran only child bad in the Brit blogger game when I ran TT into AK and AA and failed to fold TT against a better hand and also failed to suck out.

Seat 1: Joanne1111 (4,955)
Seat 2: muhctim (3,320)
Seat 3: cloud71 (4,115)
Seat 4: lightning36 (3,445)
Seat 5: Julkeus (3,550)
Seat 6: bayne_s (9,900)
Seat 7: columbo (4,345)
Seat 8: Astin (20,950)
Seat 9: pushmonkey72 (8,420)
everyone antes 50
muhctim posts the small blind of 200
cloud71 posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Tc Td]
lightning36 folds
Julkeus folds
bayne_s raises to 1,100
columbo folds
Astin folds
pushmonkey72 folds
Joanne1111 raises to 4,905, and is all in
muhctim calls 3,070, and is all in
cloud71 folds
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act

This was my dilemma:
I am absolutely convinced Joanne has AK or AQ, muhctim I am sure is JJ+ or AK (later play convinces me I gave too much credit) which means I am calling less than 1970 to win 8k as probably 4.5:1 dog but calling another 1635 as 55% fav

bayne_s calls 3,805
Joanne1111 shows [As Kc]
muhctim shows [Ah Ad]
bayne_s shows [Tc Td]

turns out I am 65% for side pot and 19% for main. Mathematically expected value of call is !4100 chips so in cash I have to call. If I win I have chip stack that is Astin sized but from chip utility standpoint fold probably better.

*** FLOP *** [9c Kd 2h]
*** TURN *** [9c Kd 2h] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [9c Kd 2h 4s] [9h]
Joanne1111 shows two pair, Kings and Nines
bayne_s shows two pair, Tens and Nines
Joanne1111 wins the side pot (3,270) with two pair, Kings and Nines
muhctim shows two pair, Aces and Nines
muhctim wins the main pot (10,660) with two pair, Aces and Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13,930 Main pot 10,660. Side pot 3,270. Rake 0
Board: [9c Kd 2h 4s 9h]
Seat 1: Joanne1111 (button) showed [As Kc] and won (3,270) with two pair, Kings and Nines
Seat 2: muhctim (small blind) showed [Ah Ad] and won (10,660) with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 3: cloud71 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: lightning36 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Julkeus folded before the Flop
Seat 6: bayne_s showed [Tc Td] and lost with two pair, Tens and Nines
Seat 7: columbo folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Astin folded before the Flop
Seat 9: pushmonkey72 folded before the Flop

Worst part about hands like this is I get distracted subsequent hands wondering was math correct?? Was it right chip utility decision??

Riverchasers is next.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Injustice at the Mookie

At the Mookie this week 83 runners sat down and played down to 8. Since there was no October 8 promotion preparing everyone for this scenario the BCS decided Pauly was the winner.

Pauly was kind enough to provide me the data I was curious about:
When a tournament is cancelled after it reaches the money, according to tournament rule 31.3:

* All remaining players will have their tournament fee of $1.00 refunded and be awarded with the next guaranteed payout of the tournament, $33.20.

* The remaining prize pool will be divided and distributed according to chip count - (Remaining Prize Pool)*(Your Chip Count)/(Total Chips in Play) = Your Share of Remaining Prize Pool.

In your case, this means $551.95*104891/249000=$232.40
Tournament Fee Refunded: $1.00+ Next Guaranteed Payout: $33.20+ Your Share of Remaining Prize Pool: $232.40
Total Amount Credited to Your Account: $266.60

I looked at Tilt's tourney payout page and saw that for 83 runners 1st should get 32%.

.32*83*$10 = $265.60

So WTF is it right that Pauly gets more than 1st Place Money?????????

As someone who has rightfully earned a reputation as a roach, and had strangers call me a roach, I think it is unfortunate to be denied a chance to win a tournament on felt (real or virtual) while you still have chips. But don't think there is a better way to award TOC seat.

Now everyone go give Hoy a hug so he'll feel better.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A cameo blog post

My exercise program took a hit last week when I wore a pair of socks that were a little big and managed to get massive blisters on both heels. I tried to drain, bandage and wear 2 pairs of socks but result on Wednesday was a blister within a blister on left heel. Since Wednesday I have only worn shoes the 4 hours I was at a job interview.

Yesterday I got ITM in the $4k KO PLO only to exit with top set against bottom set on flop due to runner runner straight. Hold and I am top 4 stack instead net $1.22. Since I have been running bad at poker I opted to apply what I have learned about Mafia Wars to start a new id and use an optimised strategy

The Don above was created during skillz last week. I bragged to waffles that I had certainly found an exploit.

To quote Waffles:
"due you need to get a job"

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Some Graphs

I am playing less poker during my work hiatus but still trying to get 200 points a day on fulltilt to make IronMan and collect 900 medals at end of month.

Yesterday was one of my better days:

I would still like to get the 1st and 2nd numbers up and hate having 3rd be the biggest number, but getting only 2 bubbles was good vs. 10 cashes.
Skillz saw me get off to a good start but eventually bleed down until I ran into Kat's nut/nut hand. I was 2nd nut low, top 2 pair heads up.

I did run good vs. the wife:

I did squats and legs Monday before I bought the bug so next day work outs are always light since I need to heal (or am in pain).

Wife is pissed because she did her normal workout routine and thought she was burning off more calories than bugg showed. She is out of house early and probably walking at faster pace than yesterday.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Riverchasers/PPI summary

Missed flop with little pp.

Missed flop with little pp.

Missed flop with AK.

Missed flop with AK.

Finally hit a flop with AK, but get rivered when Rakefeeder's QQ rivers a Queen. (We were all in pre-flop and Rake has to go to Iraq so I think I am still running better).

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Wife has been asking for a bodybugg to monitor her workouts. Apartment gym is nice and convenient but it is lacking when I want to work out the legs or use a bench press.

I traveled 200 yards past Bay 100 to go to 24 Hour Fitness. It is nicer gym than the converted ancient warehouse I used to visit in Petaluma but sadly this one is a "Super Sport" so they want more money. May happen but there are a couple of other locations nearby that should let me use my cheap old membership. But they did have Bodybugg on sale so I bought a couple since I am a techno-geek.

Wife was not home when I returned so I proceeded to load the bugg software on computer and set it up, she managed to return just as I was popping it back in the band to put on my arm.

Conversation that ensued:

Wife: "What is that?"
Bayne: "My Bodybugg"
Wife: "you knew I wanted one and got one for yourself" lots of ranting
Bayne: Tries to interupt futilely
Wife: two more minutes of rant
Bayne: Tries to interupt futilely
Wife: another minute of rant then thankfully she needs to catch breath
Bayne: "Yours is on couch in bag"

Hopefully later we will both be strapped up and be able to tell who puts more effort into nooky.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Another typical Day on Full Tilt

Played cheap PLO early, trying to use real bankroll managment.

FullTiltPoker Game #11521979316: Table Chartered - $0.25/$0.50 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 13:41:11 ET - 2009/04/05
Seat 1: matterhorn1 ($50)
Seat 2: JOEYPIPES ($12)
Seat 3: Parantainen ($75.60)
Seat 4: bayne_s ($69.95)
Seat 5: mannondale ($33.70)
Seat 6: KEYONE7 ($13.35)
Seat 7: luckyman71 ($20.65)
Seat 8: Aitvarai ($50)
Seat 9: Mr Thomas Hill ($17.65)
Mr Thomas Hill posts the small blind of $0.25
matterhorn1 posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah 9d 8h 7s]
JOEYPIPES calls $0.50
Parantainen raises to $2.25
bayne_s calls $2.25
mannondale folds
KEYONE7 calls $2.25
luckyman71 folds
Aitvarai calls $2.25
Mr Thomas Hill folds
matterhorn1 adds $0.50
matterhorn1 folds
JOEYPIPES calls $1.75
*** FLOP *** [4d 7d 9s]
Parantainen checks
bayne_s checks
KEYONE7 bets $6
Aitvarai calls $6
JOEYPIPES has 15 seconds left to act
Parantainen folds
bayne_s calls $6

I choose to call looking for non diamond turn

*** TURN *** [4d 7d 9s] [7h]
bayne_s checks
KEYONE7 checks
Parantainen stands up
Aitvarai bets $15
EJDUS15 adds $20
bayne_s raises to $45
KEYONE7 folds
Aitvarai calls $26.75, and is all in
bayne_s shows [Ah 9d 8h 7s]
Aitvarai shows [7c Ad Qc 6d]
Uncalled bet of $3.25 returned to bayne_s
*** RIVER *** [4d 7d 9s 7h] [Qh]

Fawk, 220 BB pot lost on river 3 outer

bayne_s shows a full house, Sevens full of Nines
Aitvarai shows a full house, Sevens full of Queens
Aitvarai wins the pot ($110.50) with a full house, Sevens full of Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $113.50 Rake $3
Board: [4d 7d 9s 7h Qh]
Seat 1: matterhorn1 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: JOEYPIPES folded on the Flop
Seat 3: Parantainen folded on the Flop
Seat 4: bayne_s showed [Ah 9d 8h 7s] and lost with a full house, Sevens full of Nines
Seat 5: mannondale didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: KEYONE7 folded on the Turn
Seat 7: luckyman71 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Aitvarai (button) showed [7c Ad Qc 6d] and won ($110.50) with a full house, Sevens full of Queens
Seat 9: Mr Thomas Hill (small blind) folded before the Flop

Was not going to play Goat's tourney, push monkeys + donktards + donkey beats have been happening for 2 weeks in NL HE.

Full Tilt p0ker Game #11530312771: Bad Bankroll Management Trny (82348312),
Table 1 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:33:13 ET - 2009/04/05
Seat 1: jeciimd (5,690)
Seat 3: Shabazz Jenkins (5,040)
Seat 4: PirateLawyer (5,220)
Seat 5: BuddyDank (6,590)
Seat 7: Julius_Goat (1,995)
Seat 8: twoblackaces (4,685)
Seat 9: bayne_s (5,780)
jeciimd posts the small blind of 30
Shabazz Jenkins posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [4c 4h]
PirateLawyer raises to 160
BuddyDank folds
Julius_Goat folds
twoblackaces calls 160
bayne_s calls 160

of course I call it's possible I have overpair

jeciimd folds
Shabazz Jenkins folds
*** FLOP ***
[Ts 6s 4d]
PirateLawyer bets 240
twoblackaces folds
bayne_s raises to 680

there are 2 spades on flop and even though it is early in a superstack am pretty confident that if Pirate Donktard has pair he's not going anywhere

PirateLawyer has 15 seconds left to act

w00t I know when timer starts he has top pair or an overpair, please don't be internet delay
PirateLawyer raises to 1,620

the fish are biting

bayne_s raises to 5,430
PirateLawyer calls 3,440, and is all in
bayne_s shows [4c 4h]
PirateLawyer shows [6d Td]

I have to admit at this point I am shocked that Pirate Donktard raises suited 3 gappers under the gun. I mean wtf you can't ever flop not straight?

Uncalled bet of 370 returned to bayne_s
*** TURN ***
[Ts 6s 4d] [6h]

Fawk, what a fawking joke the RNG has provided one of 4 cards rewarding two donkey plays in the same hand!

*** RIVER ***
[Ts 6s 4d 6h] [Jc]
bayne_s shows a full house, Fours full of Sixes
PirateLawyer shows a full house, Sixes full of Tens
PirateLawyer wins the pot (10,690) with a full house, Sixes full of Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 10,690 Rake 0Board: [Ts 6s 4d 6h Jc]

Later jec fell victim to similar donktardedness when 95s called a re-raise pre and was rewarded with 99 flop to crack AA.

Thanks for staking LJ, I warned you that I have been taking the worst beats from donktards playing like complete idiots and being rewarded.

Maybe next time.


Late Pimp

Julius Goat as always is your host.
If you want to back me transfer $55 to bayne_s prior to start, since I am running so bad on fulltilt lately I will offer 60% plus makeup.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

How do the pros handle this??

4 weeks ago when I finished 3rd in Turbo Fiddy I cashed out 1/3 of prize.

This is an automated message sent from Full Tilt Poker.
Your Player ID: bayne_s
Date and Time: 2009-03-07 17:11:54
Transfer Number: 02F96DCE
Payment Method: Check
Amount: $750.00
Your withdrawal has been approved.
Funds transferred by ewallet should be available in your account
immediately. Bank transfer withdrawals may take up to 10 - 15
business days to be credited to your bank account.
Delivery times for withdrawals by check vary depending on delivery
method and destination. Checks sent to the Continental US should
arrive within 15 business days via regular mail. International
delivery times will vary.
Thank you for playing at Full Tilt Poker

I still haven't gotten the check. I emailed cashier @ and support@ and as usual with FullTiltPoker "support" have gotten no response. If I was dependent on timely check delivery to pay expenses I would just be screwed.

Nothing else close to poker related to follow:

Went to Open House at Santa Clara High School Thursday night. My baby starts high school in fall. Daughter has a choice of bus stops in morning the close one at 6:30 or the far one at 7:15. The two stops are 2 miles apart and daughter is already trying to set expectation that I will give her ride to later (and more distant bus stop).

In afternoon she has no choice and gets to walk the mile and 3/4s home crossing 10 lanes of Montague Expressway with one of the quickest walk lane/width ratios in world.

High School does have it's own swimming pool and a tradition of good swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming teams.

When I got home I had to open up baby picture album again.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Plan

When I first moved to California the goals were:

1) Make enough money at a start-up to provide a cushion for lulls in employment.
2) Have wife get a job to provide benefits.
3) Transition to working as a contract engineer (or temporary employee).

Four years ago I went through another company shutdown, had a mortgage but got 8 weeks severance and took the 1st job I was offered. I had played basketball and fantasy football with new boss, 50 of my co-workers were also going to Tellabs, my commute was only going to increase by a mile, it really was a no-brainer to take job because there were really only 3 companies hiring in Petaluma at time.

Working at Tellabs was very frustrating and I did not last a year. I liked all my bosses on a personal level. Tellabs had only recently acquired AFC so there were a lot of integration pains. At this point less than 10 of the 50 remain so it was not just me that could not cope.

The Sam Adams commercial says it all: "Enjoy what you are doing and you'll never work another day in your life".

Shockingly during my 1st month of unemployment my online poker play decreased. I remembered an old post (maybe 2 blog's ago) where Chad talked about playing poker all day had gotten him fat and out of shape. Would hate for that to happen to me.

It is a sad statement of American fitness that I am not obese enough to compete on The Biggest Loser but have decided to follow their lead and focus on getting fit during this period of unemployment. Right now given a choice I would rather lose 50 pounds by June than find a job.

Yesterday rather than going to apartment gym I went to 24 Hour fitness where there are leg press machines and squat racks. Yesterday legs were too hot for long pants and there is still a nice burn today. But it feels good.

Now I will head out for my walk and spend time contemplating what kind of job I really want next. Lot of parameters to work through with regards to company size/age, full-time or contractor, or even design vs. applications engineering.

All I am sure of in job search is I would not turn down Google.