Sunday, July 26, 2009

A new record

Today the vaunted Aggression Through Calling that Sunday's on PokerStars brings hit levels that I had not previously encountered.

I exited Turbo Takedown when A8s on CO called my MP raise and rivered flush.

I exited O8 sat with KQJT ds in BB, CO raised 3459 pre, 4 bet me KT6 rainbow flop, 4 bet 3 on turn and proceeded to catch river 3s after 4th bet on turn put me all in.

I played 3 step 2s to WCOOP,

bvb QQ lost to T7, he called off half his chips pre, other half on 996 flop.

Open jammed JJ UTG for 6 BBs, Q6s called from button and rivered Q.

Open Jammed AQs from UTG, CO called 5 BBs with KQo and flopped K.

If someone sees me playing on pokerstars in August remind me of the stupidity please!

Dear bayne_s,
You have requested to partake in PokerStars Responsible Gaming
Self-Exclusion. Your exclusion period will start once you exit all
Your ability to make deposits and participate in any PokerStars
gaming activity has now been closed for 7 days. You will be able to
regain access after 2009/08/02 23:51 ET.

I have the 1st week under control.

My previous annoyance self exclusion period record was 24 hours.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Not ready to be a 'Poker Pro'

Got a little frustrated late in the evening when on a 2/4 capped PLO table someone called off half a cap pre with QJ88 against my AAQJ ds and was rewarded with a 558 flop (where I had flush draw). If I stick half my stack or cap in pre rest has to go in on almost any flop and that one did not look bad.

When player who hit his QJ88 ran before his next BB I responded by buying in for $300 at $3/$6 because if I spewed it I would still finish the day up. I slowly spewed while trying to get a read on the table and had a lot of flop whiffs when these two hands came up.

I hated the turn 8 on the 1st hand. But was happy to get flush draw and gutty draw on flop.

Loved and hated the turn 6 on 2nd hand. Player 4 was a Swede so he has gamble that his top set is good even when he is holding 2 of his redraw cards as well. Adrenaline rush from flopped straight holding postponed my going to sleep a good hour.

I could have bet the flop for a small pot but I hate getting freerolled and I had no redraw. Turn gave me a nut flush redraw so at that point we can see if I am against another flopped straight.

Friday, July 10, 2009

w00t Friday

Not that Friday's mean anything to the unemployed when school is out.

Demon child's BFF came over today, luckily they stayed near pool all day so I had no opportunity to embarass child. I was warned repeatedly of punishment that would come my way should I even think about embarassing. I did make cajun chicken fingers for lunch which BFF liked. The demon child not a big fan of spicy.

Had a call from a recruiter today, saddly response was 'We don't have any openings for people with your skill set right now'. She did also say they were told to take vacations in July if they could as they expected hiring to pick up in August/September.

But I forgot, Friday means payday:

Cleared my IronMan Bonus:

Player ID: bayne_s
Date and Time: 2009-07-10 15:41:27
Transfer Number: xxxxxxx
Amount: 600.00

Full Tilt Poker has made you a payment. The funds are now available in your account.Thank you for playing at Full Tilt Poker.

And got rakeback:

This is an automated message sent from Full Tilt Poker.
Affiliate Username: PalsTransfer
Player ID: bayne_s
Date and Time: 2009-07-10 11:35:57
Transfer Number: xxxxxxx
Amount: 384.68

This affiliate transfer has been approved. The funds transferred arenow available in your account.Thank you for partnering with Full Tilt Poker.

Best part is this time cleared bonus mainly playing PLO at a +2.5 BB/100 clip.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A small disappointment

I received my latest unemployment check from California today.

Not going to lie.

I was really looking forward to getting an IOU.

Wife is a little annoyed with me over this. As I read the form I noticed "THE ATTACHED CHECK INCLUDES A FEDERAL STIMULUS PAYMENT." I guess California couldn't take federal dollars and send an IOU.

I am not too happy with FullTilt's latest software upgrade either, I am not having a lot of luck seeing last hands and was having connection issues today. Since I don't have a points bet with the Points Tard I will just take a walk.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

$5 Tournies Suck

Full Tilt Poker Game #13261278487: Early Double - A (98112171), Table 149 - 300/600 Ante 75 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:37:22 ET - 2009/07/07
Seat 1: sevenmarch (16,623)
Seat 2: anton268 (12,204)
Seat 3: bayne_s (12,630)
Seat 4: GR82BNCO (6,202)
Seat 6: Panache305 (4,767)
Seat 7: plmstone (5,655)
Seat 8: Airpika (20,944)
Seat 9: OttoRehagel (52,599)
sevenmarch antes 75
anton268 antes 75
bayne_s antes 75
GR82BNCO antes 75
Panache305 antes 75
plmstone antes 75
Airpika antes 75
OttoRehagel antes 75
anton268 posts the small blind of 300
bayne_s posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [9h 6c]
GR82BNCO calls 600
Panache305 has 15 seconds left to act
Panache305 folds
plmstone folds
Airpika folds
OttoRehagel folds
sevenmarch folds
anton268 calls 300
bayne_s checks
*** FLOP *** [7c 8h Ts]
anton268 checks
bayne_s bets 2,400
GR82BNCO has 15 seconds left to act
GR82BNCO folds
anton268 raises to 11,529, and is all in
speedracer136 sits down
speedracer136 adds 3,900
bayne_s calls 9,129
anton268 shows [9c Td]
bayne_s shows [9h 6c]
*** TURN *** [7c 8h Ts] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [7c 8h Ts 8d] [8c]
anton268 shows a full house, Eights full of Tens
bayne_s shows a straight, Ten high
anton268 wins the pot (25,458) with a full house, Eights full of Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 25,458 Rake 0
Board: [7c 8h Ts 8d 8c]
Seat 1: sevenmarch (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: anton268 (small blind) showed [9c Td] and won (25,458) with a full house, Eights full of Tens
Seat 3: bayne_s (big blind) showed [9h 6c] and lost with a straight, Ten high
Seat 4: GR82BNCO folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Panache305 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: plmstone folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Airpika folded before the Flop
Seat 9: OttoRehagel folded before the Flop

Full Tilt Poker Game #13259337327: Early Double - B (98112426), Table 38 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:52:49 ET - 2009/07/07
Seat 1: IGetMugger (2,460)
Seat 2: Shadow1999 (2,650)
Seat 3: Starskie86 (6,685)
Seat 4: KayToo (6,170)
Seat 5: Corona8309 (4,110)
Seat 6: BTOFDC (2,170)
Seat 7: PNJs_dad (1,245)
Seat 8: soxnationx45 (4,350)
Seat 9: bayne_s (1,280)
Corona8309 posts the small blind of 30
BTOFDC posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ac As]
PNJs_dad folds
soxnationx45 folds
bayne_s raises to 150
IGetMugger raises to 540
Shadow1999 folds
Starskie86 folds
KayToo folds
Corona8309 folds
BTOFDC folds
bayne_s calls 390
*** FLOP *** [7c 7d Td]
bayne_s checks
IGetMugger bets 780
bayne_s calls 740, and is all in
IGetMugger shows [Ah Qd]
bayne_s shows [Ac As]
Uncalled bet of 40 returned to IGetMugger
*** TURN *** [7c 7d Td] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [7c 7d Td 9d] [6d]
IGetMugger shows a flush, Queen high
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Sevens
IGetMugger wins the pot (2,650) with a flush, Queen high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,650 Rake 0
Board: [7c 7d Td 9d 6d]
Seat 1: IGetMugger showed [Ah Qd] and won (2,650) with a flush, Queen high
Seat 2: Shadow1999 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Starskie86 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: KayToo (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Corona8309 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: BTOFDC (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: PNJs_dad didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: soxnationx45 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: bayne_s showed [Ac As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sevens

It really didn't matter how I played hand in B. Anyone retarded enough to reraise AQo over an Early position raiser is not folding to a jam pre-flop. Top pair + oesd probably should always be calling jam in A. I will have to check to see if fulltilt has added worst beats in double prize manana.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I do not have a Points Problem!

This post was complete bullshit.
As I go to sleep before posting I have cleared 8500 points.
I blame MPelley4, renoir7 and HMS_Broadsword for most of it, MPelley tilted the crap out of a 1/2 Cap PLO table playing any 4 cards 4 a pot raise with a pot c-bet every hand and laid quite a few beats. There was a method to his madness as I do believe he tightened up later in evening and got paid off exiting table with $800+ after his final buy in of $160. I can't tell you his exact net on evening as he was also at tables playing more calmly on other occasions. I also exited for $800+ on my initial $100 buy in.
I decided to play all 6 daily doubles after having every eurodonk who hjammed a gutshot on turn hit today in PLO. Managed the double cash in the early doubles, a double bust in 30-40 range in the Big doubles and missed out on a double cash in original double when another ambitous Aussie called off all his chips with a J9s from MP and cracked my JJ which I jammed UTG in A.
In B, I managed to pull a goat and a smokkee jamming A rag into a better Ace to not win.

Considering that these were stacks when Final Table started:
Seat 1: bayne_s (128,659)
Seat 2: brianw26 (86,400)
Seat 3: jbirdcudahy (291,648)
Seat 4: steveysee (385,540)
Seat 5: andinista (505,026)
Seat 6: gildabeansjp (287,783)
Seat 7: jellycz (71,317)
Seat 8: curtkaniff (275,210)
Seat 9: Strul (244,417)
and we were 3 handed before I ever got above 250k I should be happy with 2nd but jelly had fewer chips than me and won. I just never got much closer than 2.4:1 in chips heads up.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Another IronMan Bonus to clear

This time no prop bet with the points tard.
1) Enabling his strange points addiction when he does not get rakeback while humorous for me in the past makes me feel somehow complicit with evil FullTilt marketing.
2) It was not a challenge before.
3) No bet makes it easier not to play if running bad or playing bad.
4) I have more time for poker without silly job pressures.

Goal will be to achieve a lei surly 500 point a day pace. If I achieve the 12k points by the 24th I may push on to 15k for the chance for entry to cardrunners poker camp in South Beach.

The big news locally is California is going to be sending out IOUs for it's bills. Expectation is next envelope from unemployment office will contain IOU instead of check.

One problem is we have bloated retirement system for state employees. I am not sure anyone retired from state goverment should draw a pension greater than the Governor's salary, we have at least 10 retirees doing that. We also have 5115 retirees drawing more than $100k/year including at least 3000 teachers. I may have to figure out how to get certified as a teacher, it is an important job, school lets out in time for WSOP, and I could travel latter part of summer.

I am okay with teachers getting paid while they are teaching, just don't quite understand how pension can be so large. Problem is structure is set up at 2.4-3% of salary for each year worked and eligibilty at age 50, with no cap on percentage. I could get job now, work 17 years and draw 50% of salary for live.

Seems like a good plan.