Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another Day, Another Suckout

BBT4 ended pretty much the way I ran in BBT2-BBT4.

Some donkey shoves A-rag and cracks KK when rag trips or some donkey shoves A-rag to crack my AK when his rag hits.

God bless the A-rag jizz in their pants shovers, until they are rewarded.

/end of waffles channeling.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Wisdom

Demon Child had her wisdom teeth removed today by Dr. Beech.

You show up in waiting room 30 minutes early, get the intial drugs to sedate in waiting room and hang out with the parents of the child currently undergoing removal. When done they have parents pull car to door near side exit "so it is a shorter walk" but I have to believe secondary reason is so no one waiting for procedure sees patient who has swollen cheeks upon exit.

He seems to be a minimalist when it comes to anesthesia as kid was alert and at her normal levels of ornery without being in any pain for 1st 7 hours (and counting) after removal. She is napping a lot today as she did not get that much sleep last night and is stuck drinking her calories today.

Overall I am quite pleased with Dr. Beech and would recommend.

In $5k PLO I exited flopping top set and 2nd flush draw. Got all in on flop but you can't make a flush draw fold and it got there.

Twodimes Math says:
pokenum -o ad 2d 2c 3c - kd td qh th -- tc 9d 7d
Omaha Hi: 820 enumerated boards containing Tc 9d 7d
cards win %win lose %lose tie %tie EV
3c 2c Ad 2d 219 26.71 601 73.29 0 0.00 0.267
Kd Td Qh Th 601 73.29 219 26.71 0 0.00 0.733

EuroMath says "I have nut flush draw"
I do wonder if he also goes to felt on a club flush draw?

Most retarded part of the hand is A223 was UTG in PLO (high only) and limped than called BB pot raise.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bluffing in PLO

The most common bluff in PLO is the "bare Ace" bluff.

I have a few suggested rules for it's implementation:
1) Do not try in games below $100 buy in.
2) Do not run bluff into Euro who seems to raise any double suited (this means most Euros).
3) You can't spell Canadian or Calling Station without the "Ca" do not bluff most canadians.
4) Never bluff an Aussie or Kiwi

FullTiltPoker Game #12362499917: Table Amulet (6 max) - $1/$2 - $80 Cap Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2:28:01 ET - 2009/05/22
Seat 1: lq22 ($229.20)
Seat 2: ajmanscu ($364)
Seat 3: tendhar ($102.15)
Seat 4: princessmeow ($177.90)
Seat 5: bayne_s ($90.80)
Seat 6: GoldFinger008 ($279.20)
bayne_s posts the small blind of $1
GoldFinger008 posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ad As Js 9s]
lq22 calls $2
ajmanscu folds
tendhar folds
princessmeow calls $2
bayne_s calls $1
GoldFinger008 raises to $6
lq22 calls $4
princessmeow calls $4
bayne_s calls $4

I could raise but GoldFinger never folds to reraise so I would be stuck playing OOP against 4 and I do have 3 spades.

*** FLOP *** [4c 6c 7c]
bayne_s checks
GoldFinger008 checks
lq22 checks
princessmeow checks
*** TURN *** [4c 6c 7c] [Kd]
bayne_s checks
GoldFinger008 bets $20
lq22 calls $20
princessmeow calls $20
bayne_s folds
*** RIVER *** [4c 6c 7c Kd] [Jh]
GoldFinger008 bets $54, and is capped
lq22 folds
princessmeow calls $54, and is capped
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GoldFinger008 shows [Ah Ac 4d 9h] a pair of Aces
princessmeow shows [8c 9c 5c 8h] a straight flush, Eight high
princessmeow wins the pot ($189) with a straight flush, Eight high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $192 Rake $3
Board: [4c 6c 7c Kd Jh]
Seat 1: lq22 folded on the River
Seat 2: ajmanscu didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: tendhar didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: princessmeow (button) showed [8c 9c 5c 8h] and won ($189) with a straight flush, Eight high
Seat 5: bayne_s (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: GoldFinger008 (big blind) showed [Ah Ac 4d 9h] and lost with a pair of Aces

5) Straight flushes never fold, and they don't even look like donkeys.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bad RNG night

I hate when the RNG turns.

PokerStars Game #28440603174: Omaha Pot Limit ($1/$2) - 2009/05/21 2:03:57 ET
Table 'Philomela IV' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: Gekko22 ($36 in chips)
Seat 2: Raisor ($197 in chips)
Seat 3: vivir9 ($217.35 in chips)
Seat 4: bayne_s ($185.90 in chips)
Seat 6: agabi ($443.10 in chips)
Seat 7: the beast ($362.30 in chips)
Seat 9: AttyBubba ($509.25 in chips)
arpchi will be allowed to play after the button
agabi: posts small blind $1
the beast: posts big blind $2
fzoohtt: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Th As Ah Td]
AttyBubba: folds
Gekko22: folds
Raisor: folds
vivir9: raises $5 to $7
bayne_s: raises $13 to $20
agabi: folds
the beast: folds
vivir9: raises $43 to $63
bayne_s: raises $122.90 to $185.90 and is all-in
vivir9: calls $122.90
*** FLOP *** [4d 5d Qs]
*** TURN *** [4d 5d Qs] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [4d 5d Qs Ks] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
vivir9: shows [Ad 9h 7d Ac] (a flush, Ace high)
bayne_s: mucks hand
vivir9 collected $371.80 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $374.80 Rake $3
Board [4d 5d Qs Ks Kd]
Seat 1: Gekko22 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Raisor folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: vivir9 showed [Ad 9h 7d Ac] and won ($371.80) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: bayne_s (button) mucked [Th As Ah Td]
Seat 6: agabi (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: the beast (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: AttyBubba folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I was doing okay in the Mookie until sellthekids started hitting A-rag like it owed him money.

Key of course to hitting Ace rag is to shove it or call it quickly because you really believe you are ahead. I have tried to adjust my game to believe but sadly I can not overcome the knowledge that face cards outrank napkins.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PLO 6 Max on stars

Congrats to LJ for TOC seat win in skillz!

I hate that on stars cards don't show in cash when all in until river is dealt!!

I have been transitioning my PLO game from full ring to 6 max and it boggles my mind how many people will commit their stacks with hands that would be good in hold 'em but I would have never commited stack with in PLO last year.

The double suited donks are everywhere too.

POKERSTARS GAME #28401767261: OMAHA POT LIMIT ($2/$4) - 2009/05/20 0:34:48 ET
Table 'Ellicott' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: buzz ($234.75 in chips)
Seat 2: bayne_s ($194 in chips)
Seat 3: brooklyn pie ($387.60 in chips)
Seat 4: ryanbluf ($491.50 in chips)
Seat 5: andr3w321 ($559 in chips)
Seat 6: bigcoop23 ($629.60 in chips)
brooklyn pie: posts small blind $2
ryanbluf: posts big blind $4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Jh 3d Kd]

I watched 1st 2 stinger Pwning PLO videos via trulyfreepokertraining.

andr3w321: folds
bigcoop23: raises $8 to $12
buzz: calls $12
bayne_s: calls $12
brooklyn pie: calls $10
ryanbluf: raises $60 to $72
bigcoop23: calls $60
buzz: calls $60
bayne_s: calls $60

crap $240 in the pot already don't want to call but with these odds

brooklyn pie: calls $60
*** FLOP *** [2s Qd 4d]
brooklyn pie: checks
ryanbluf: checks
bigcoop23: bets $357
buzz: folds
bayne_s: calls $122 and is all-in

I have note on bigcoop23 about non nut flushes and I have 11 outs against naked set

brooklyn pie: folds
ryanbluf: folds
Uncalled bet ($235) returned to bigcoop23
*** TURN *** [2s Qd 4d] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [2s Qd 4d 4h] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bigcoop23: shows [6h Jd 5h 9d] (a pair of Fours)
bayne_s: shows [Ah Jh 3d Kd] (a pair of Fours - Ace kicker)
bayne_s collected $601 from pot


*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $604 Rake $3
Board [2s Qd 4d 4h 7h]
Seat 1: buzz folded on the Flop
Seat 2: bayne_s (button) showed [Ah Jh 3d Kd] and won ($601) with a pair of Fours
Seat 3: brooklyn pie (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: ryanbluf (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: andr3w321 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: bigcoop23 showed [6h Jd 5h 9d] and lost with a pair of Fours

OMG table was tilted after this one

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Full Tilt Poker Game #12258028408: MiniFTOPS Event #23 (84244559), Table 55 - 80/160 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 17:49:43 ET - 2009/05/16
Seat 1: Lee Watkinson (19,314)
Seat 2: mozgoved82 (12,660)
Seat 3: SF_rigged (6,350)
Seat 4: GoldRivr (25,648)
Seat 5: bayne_s (21,944)
Seat 6: Tailduster (455), is sitting out
Seat 7: Doctor_45_Chris (11,804)
Seat 8: dreamland517 (16,576)
Seat 9: rascalguy (4,995)
rascalguy posts the small blind of 80
Lee Watkinson posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [6s 5h 7s 4c]
mozgoved82 calls 160
SF_rigged folds
GoldRivr folds
bayne_s calls 160
Tailduster folds
Doctor_45_Chris calls 160
dreamland517 folds
rascalguy calls 80
Lee Watkinson checks
*** FLOP ***
[Ts 5c 4s]
rascalguy checks
Lee Watkinson has 15 seconds left to act
Lee Watkinson bets 800
mozgoved82 has 15 seconds left to act
mozgoved82 folds
bayne_s Has a decision to make

I could be ahead or Lee might have a wrap draw or Lee might have a TPTK + nut flush draw type hand. I have him covered and I like T-shirts.

Plus it is $10.

bayne_s raises to 1,600

Min raise is such a donkey move

Doctor_45_Chris folds
rascalguy folds
Lee Watkinson has 15 seconds left to act
Lee Watkinson raises to 5,600

I decide this means set so I will flip a coin for sport.

bayne_s raises to 17,600
Lee Watkinson raises to 19,154, and is all in
bayne_s calls 1,554
Lee Watkinson shows [3c Td Tc Qh]
bayne_s shows [6s 5h 7s 4c]
*** TURN ***
[Ts 5c 4s] [8s]
*** RIVER ***
[Ts 5c 4s 8s] [Kh]
Lee Watkinson shows three of a kind, Tens
bayne_s shows a flush, Ten high
bayne_s wins the pot (39,108) with a flush, Ten high
Lee Watkinson stands up

At bubble I busted with QJTT to big stack that had been punishing bubble.
I played hand slowly to scrape into cash
but his AQJ6 called my jam of 886 flop and of course rivered an Ace so I got a bottom cash.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

RIP Dragon Slayer

Good Game demon child.

Each Survivor season daughter chooses her pick to root for leaving me to select one of the others. DC chose Taj and I quickly narrowed field to JT or coach. Despite my southern roots I felt compelled to pick Coach due to the huge potential to tilt daughter.

Most of the show I would whisper 'dragon slayer" just to trigger an outburst, I have never tilted anyone (yes I mean anyone!) at a poker table to the extent I tilted daughter. Wife was at a neighbor's during 1st scream and rushed home to see if we were under attack.

When Stephen betrayed the Dragon Slayer a 5 minute gloat followed.

It is just sad our game ended one episode sooner than it had to.

The Mechanics of a Seat Sale

1.) Agree to deal terms.
2.) Person taking money sits out.
3.) Person taking seat raises to steal blinds until person taking money is all in with either blind.
4.) Win seat or go to step 2

That is all.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Good Fences make Good Neighbors

Unfortunately apartments only have exterior fence and safety fence around the pool area.

We have neighbor who claims to have Arizona house, a beach house in Huntington beach and a manor in England. If true she is quite bitter about living in an apartment now or is just by her nature unpleasant.

Yesterday while I was playing PLO8 min FTOPs my wife was using common area office and computer when neighbor entered to use 2nd computer along with her young son. The boy decided to turn the fan off and my wife asked if he could turn it back on as she was a little warm.

I am sure she asked pleasantly but does occaisonally have a whiny tone in her voice. The bitter mom reacted and said "you don't own this place, we want fan off", "never speak to my son like that again you are beneath us" and "your daughter is a little monster take care of her before speaking to someone else's child" and really got in wife's space. Apartment assistant manager had overheard confrontation and did pull wife aside and made sure she was okay and asked her to write a letter of complaint and coached her on points to highlight to send to apartment manager. Wife was still trembling and very visibly upset when she got to apartment.

Important note:
Bayne <----- oblivious engineer who rarely notices emotions.

I did put down computer and grabbed my shoes to confront this woman but wife insisted I do nothing.

I soon tilted out of mini-FTOPS and went to common area since I knew my wife had headed back there to print letter. On my way I did pass a little boy and a short woman but having never met the woman did not say anything. When I got to common area assitant manager spotted me first and alerted wife I had arrived. Wife told me she had just left so I asked if it was that "troll of a woman in gray top". They confirmed identity, wife told me again she was okay and requested again I do nothing so I came back to apartment. Wfie was relieved when she returned to find me in apartment.

Wife was supposed to have a metting with the apartment manager's boss (manager is in Hawaii) to talk about incident. Boss man had also left message for troll, identified himself and left number but had not mentioned exact purpose of call. Troll got pissed that he had called her phone went to office and was yelling. What we heard 2nd hand was "I pay rent you work for me", "never call me again" and "learn your place".

My wife's meeting was deemed no longer required everything said in letter was credible.

Troll was already planning to move out in June, there will be a party for residents when it happens as she has pissed off many of the other neighbors as well.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ship the Pop Bets

FullTilt has a ton of promotions going along with FTOPS and mini-FTOPS so far I have managed to qualify for 8 of the $1k pirze fund freerolls. 4 of which are the Roach skill tournies.
I managed to roach to level 10 in 5 tournies by event 11 so all those who placed this bet which must have been at 1:5 odds can party like it's 1999.
I finally booked my June WSOP trip.
I will be in Las Vegas June14-21, targeted event is $2500 PLO. I was not quite sure how I was going to convimce the wife that going to Las Vegas while unemployed was a good idea but the Venetian sent me an email offer that included 2 Phantom of Opera Tix and 4 free nights. Today Wynn was kind enough to send an offer for 3 nights + some free slot play.
Wife has wanted to stay in both of these properties instead of the Harrah's properties she usually sees.
I have a Wynn card but play was restricted to some a couple of hours of Video poker on a 99.9% return Jacks or Better machine to qualify for brunch buffet and made $75 on that.
Times must be bad in Las Vegas.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

I heart mini FTOPS

Had this brief conversation at 3rd break (apologies for unauthorised quote):

me: I made another break
would be nice if I had chips
lj: shoooooooove
I had ~ 8 BBs
3 hours later I lost a blind vs. blind flip with 66 vs AK when we were both top 20 stacks.
Leen Machine took 4th for $11k, I exited 44th.
I had KK hold up 4 times in tourney including one spot where I had to fade 13 river outs and had 2 big blind v blind suckouts to make the money, thought it was my day. If my pp had been any bigger pp other than KK I would have won flip.
I do like getting to have almost the excitement of big FTOPS at 1/10 the dent in bankroll

Friday, May 08, 2009

A Dark Day

I was saddened to learn yesterday that Manny Ramirez is having difficulty ovulating and was forced to seek a medical solution. There is no chance I could write a better piece on the matter than Jayson Stark or Bill Simmons. Jayson captures the outrage I feel and Bill captures the pain.

W00t Jason Bay!

If you are Theo Epstein are you heading to Vegas for hookers and blow to celebrate today?

I stayed up way too late last night watching the cash game on Poker after Dark and an epic battle on a 6-Max PLO table (I lost $50 over span of 188 hands)

In this corner from Ireland KKfisher

and in this corner machingunian from the USA who may be most aggro PLO player I have ever seen.

Machingunian raised 41 of 90 hands, I chose to maintain my normal style and fold a lot and try to pick spots. Biggest leak for me in battle was failing to protect hands on turn but am not sure that machingunian was not feeling "god switch" and may have actually saved myself money. The couple of times I looked up what felt like a river bluff I ran into the nuts that were backdoor draws.

KKfisher tried to go toe to toe in the center of ring and it was just not pretty watching buy in after buyin disappear with me not collecting.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy CInco de Mayo

This was move I really liked as response. His rook can't move, I just have to make sure if he plays Qxc5 that I can find a way to move queen with check so I can capture queen.
Living in Northern Mexico (until US stole to get the gold) the Cinco de Mayo celebrations are big. I could trolley to downtown and join the celebration but Today Show just did a story where Margarita's have 900 calories. Not sure I want to spend 7 hours in gym to work off a buzz.
Besides skillz is PLO tonight.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Gratuitous Link Pimp

My former co-worker Sam has started his walkabout. He and his wife Lisa quit their jobs, rented out their house and have embarked on an around the world tour that will include driving around his homeland's (Australia) perimeter.

He has created a web site to dump pictures and chronicle the sights.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Chivalry Not Well Received

Saw a story on the Today Show this morning about an 11 foot alligator taking up residence on a Tampa woman's front porch. Demon child was not amused when I said "ladies 1st" as we got to front door to go to school. Wife's reaction was "you wouldn't do that to my baby". DC was also not amused when I held garage door for her. Kid was smiling but was looking forward to me having to go home and "take my punishment like a man".

Last night I was looking at chess position below:

I thought I was looking for a way to pull out a draw because my expectation was that opponent has to play Rd5.

Happily I found a response that leads to victory.

Today's Chess Quiz question is what is move I found???