Wednesday, April 28, 2010

0/2 this week

Pushing up against project milestones sucks!

I have managed to get home from work in 8-9 range each day this week but positive of being a contractor means direct accumulation of extra money or vacation time. Had to opt for extra vacation time just in case I can get through the minefield poker has become and win Main Event Seat.

I watched a bit of the Mookie and saw 2 chipleaders flipping with ~12 left for ~60 BBs each.

I am just amazed that 22-66 will be re-raisng or jamming when set mining odds are still available.

It is like the super-turbo play has spread everywhere,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Man Card

Weekend Movie Review

Wife and daughter dragged me to "The Backup Plan" yesterday.

1) I feel I need to hand in my Man card but don't know where to turn it in.

2) I wish I had gotten more popcorn instead of watching one scene. Not to provide spoiler but if you see lady with a drum it is a good time for a bathroom break, top off soda or popcorn refill.

While drinking Friday night I was mainly playing low level steps, in step 0 top 30 receive a Step 1 ticket. I am 26th in chips with 31 left when this hand starts.

Full Tilt p0ker Game #20311796932: Step 0 (Super Turbo) (156028414), Table 7 - 200/400 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:41:51 ET - 2010/04/24
Seat 1: fahreneit (1,140), is sitting out
Seat 2: snobrega10 (872)
Seat 3: Loggjaw (390)
Seat 4: bayne_s (290)
Seat 5: isonusaf (4,810)
Seat 6: elsololobo02 (1,446)
Seat 7: JHinderheel (620)
Seat 8: BackdoorFishy (360), is sitting out
bayne_s posts the small blind of 200
isonusaf posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Ad]
elsololobo02 raises to 1,446, and is all in
JHinderheel folds
BackdoorFishy folds
fahreneit folds
snobrega10 has been disconnected
snobrega10 has reconnected
snobrega10 has 15 seconds left to act
snobrega10 folds
Loggjaw folds
bayne_s has 15 seconds left to act

I looked at standing there is 31st stack has 60 chips
I think I am supposed to fold
I think since I am in SB I am supposed to fold even without considering the 60 chip dude.

bayne_s calls 90, and is all in

I am lacking in discipline.

isonusaf folds
elsololobo02 shows [Kd Ac]
bayne_s shows [Ah Ad]
Uncalled bet of 1,046 returned to elsololobo02
*** FLOP *** [6s 9c 5d]
*** TURN *** [6s 9c 5d] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [6s 9c 5d 4c] [7s]
elsololobo02 wins the side pot (220)
elsololobo02 shows Ace King high
bayne_s shows a pair of Aces
bayne_s wins the main pot (870) with a pair of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,090 Main pot 870. Side pot 220. | Rake 0
Board: [6s 9c 5d 4c 7s]
Seat 1: fahreneit didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: snobrega10 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Loggjaw (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Ah Ad] and won (870) with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: isonusaf (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: elsololobo02 showed [Kd Ac] and won (220) with Ace King high
Seat 7: JHinderheel didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: BackdoorFishy didn't bet (folded)

Tourney ended on this hand.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

18% Done

BBT is now 1/6 of the way complete.

Al has created a system without a leaderboard so I will create one of my own.

Douchebag of the BBT5 standings:

1. Dr Tea - Apparently made final table prop bet with xkm1245 over him not final tabling. Not only refused to pay but was still in chat box as Final Table was down to 5 spewing comments.

2. VBPro7 - Started strong, somewhat annoying but busted rather early and actually left tourney.

3. JoelPokerGod - Never actually saw him in chat. This ranking is solely based on past performance.

I made an effort to fill VB's role when he left table but my comment towards JamyHawk were weak.

I also saw VeryJosie in what I think was her first Mookie. I doubt she realized the Mookie wouldn't get to heads up until 11:20 Pacific.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It returns

It returns!

The Marketing at Full Tilt Poker is still awesome.

I love that "run it twice has moved down to $1/$2 tables to reduce variance.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [9c 8s Jc 8d]
GolfClapper folds
Jed Forest folds
Geparden raises to $7
uscnamja781 folds
bayne_s calls $5
*** FLOP *** [8h 2c 4h]
bayne_s checks
Geparden bets $15
bayne_s raises to $60
Geparden raises to $73, and is capped
bayne_s calls $13, and is capped
Players agree to Run It Twice
Geparden shows [7d 6h 8c Ad]
bayne_s shows [9c 8s Jc 8d]
*** TURN 1 *** [8h 2c 4h] [Qc]
*** RIVER 1 *** [8h 2c 4h Qc] [5d]
*** TURN 2 *** [8h 2c 4h] [Kd]
*** RIVER 2 *** [8h 2c 4h Kd] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN 1 ***
Geparden shows a straight, Eight high
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Eights
*** SHOW DOWN 2 ***
Geparden shows a straight, Eight high
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Eights
Geparden wins pot 1 ($78.50) with a straight, Eight high
Geparden wins pot 2 ($78.50) with a straight, Eight high

I hate that RNG takes a fawk you approach to my variance.

I have bad feeling BBT5 will not be like original BBT

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tax Day

Taxes are competed, so I will have a leisurely tax day.

I don't procrastinate but I get the taxes figured out enough in February to know ball park of refund or pay. The 2009 taxes seemed real strange when I owed a grand+ to Feds but was getting a grand+ back from state. Other than years cashing stock options the state has always been within $100 but with my work sabbatical and different tax treatments of unemployment compensation I thought it was correct.

When I pressed the TurboTax Review button it decided this can't be right and led me to a form where I had somehow entered number as capital gains that belonged in income tax with-held box.

Big props to Turbo Tax for finding me a few thousand mistake.

The actual e-file process did not go smoothly as there is just no possibility to convince them that K2H 8K7 is a valid employer zip code on W-2 for CA or that ON, ONT, OT is a valid state abbreviation.

I got in some cheap rush PLO to celebrate and some cheap super turbos. 45 man $3 superturbos crack me up how can someone call a jam for 600 chips at 15/30 with 89 off?

Monday, April 05, 2010

My Favorite McNabb TD

The 1st one is still saved on my Tivo that is in daughters room.

It is still interesting to see McNabb traded in the division.

For all we know Kevin Kolb is 2nd coming of Rob Johnson.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Farewell Online Poker

I have decided that I will take a break from playing online poker.

Mookie is only thing I have played since Monday and I made mistake of shoving two overs and a flush draw against Speaker and failed to suck out. Congrats to him for deep 50-50 run since he spewed away my gift in Mookie.

During poker break I will get out of my comfy chair and try to get in better physical condition.

Simplest aspect of plan is to have at least 3 days a week where I walk or run.

I figure with my access to public transportation it is pretty easy to walk 1 mile to trolley in morning to get to work, for trip home I can walk home until I feel ready to try to run home. I will just run along trolley route so I can bail and ride but last 3/4 mile (1 mile without trolley change) always has to be at least walking.

Tuesday I made effort but only walked 1st mile toward home when I realized it was frkn cold. So I sprinted 200 yards to catch a trolley. Driver was not going to open the door to teach me a lesson but instead let me in and made admonishing announcement about dangers of jaywalking.

In my defense Tasman was clear to top of hill at least 1/3 mile away and I ran behind trolley after it passed. I chuckled and a few of the other passengers were shaking their fingers at me as they laughed.

Today was supposed to be another trolley day but it was warm under the covers and cold outside. I did not have time for trolley and timely arrival at a meeting so plan broken.

Note for quitter: I will spend medals for iron month to keep streak alive one more month.