Wednesday, January 31, 2007

1st Blogger Tourney win

It took playing my favorite game PL O8 and overcoming doubters (slb159) but with a fine trap in penultimate hand the Mookie 2nd Chance was won.

Full Tilt Poker Game #1711081982: The Mookie - 2nd Chance (12316154), Table 1 - 800/1600 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 1:00:11 ET - 2007/02/01Seat 2: NumbBono (17,792)Seat 8: bayne_s (12,208)bayne_s posts the small blind of 800NumbBono posts the big blind of 1,600The button is in seat #8*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to bayne_s [Tc Ad 3h As]bayne_s calls 800NumbBono raises to 4,800bayne_s raises to 12,208, and is all inNumbBono calls 7,408bayne_s shows [Tc Ad 3h As]NumbBono shows [9c 6d Js Jd]*** FLOP *** [4h 9s Ah]*** TURN *** [4h 9s Ah] [6h]*** RIVER *** [4h 9s Ah 6h] [8h]bayne_s shows three of a kind, Aces, for highbayne_s shows 8,6,4,3,A, for lowNumbBono shows two pair, Nines and Sixes, for highbayne_s wins the high pot (12,208) with three of a kind, Acesbayne_s wins the low pot (12,208) with 8,6,4,3,A*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 24,416 Rake 0Board: [4h 9s Ah 6h 8h]Seat 2: NumbBono (big blind) showed [9c 6d Js Jd] and lost with HI: two pair, Nines and SixesSeat 8: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Tc Ad 3h As] and won (24,416) with HI: three of a kind, Aces; LO: 8,6,4,3,A

Full Tilt Poker Game #1711084829: The Mookie - 2nd Chance (12316154), Table 1 - 800/1600 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 1:00:43 ET - 2007/02/01Seat 2: NumbBono (5,584)Seat 8: bayne_s (24,416)NumbBono posts the small blind of 800bayne_s posts the big blind of 1,600The button is in seat #2*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to bayne_s [3d 6s Qh As]NumbBono raises to 4,800bayne_s raises to 14,400NumbBono calls 784, and is all inbayne_s shows [3d 6s Qh As]NumbBono shows [Js 6h Jh 6c]Uncalled bet of 8,816 returned to bayne_s*** FLOP *** [2d Qc Qs]*** TURN *** [2d Qc Qs] [2s]*** RIVER *** [2d Qc Qs 2s] [Kc]bayne_s shows three of a kind, Queens, for highNumbBono shows two pair, Queens and Jacks, for highbayne_s wins the pot (11,168) with three of a kind, Queensbayne_s: ggNumbBono: ggNumbBono stands upbayne_s stands upNo low hand qualified*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 11,168 Rake 0Board: [2d Qc Qs 2s Kc]Seat 2: NumbBono (small blind) showed [Js 6h Jh 6c] and lost with HI: two pair, Queens and JacksSeat 8: bayne_s (big blind) showed [3d 6s Qh As] and won (11,168) with HI: three of a kind, Queens

Friday, January 26, 2007

Aussie Millions Out Day 1

1st level was card dead and trying to get a handle on the table. To my immediate Right was Jeff Madsen and to his right was Peter "Nordberg", Tim "TMay420" was two seats to my left. Certainly played weakly enough to get labeled as "weak-tight" but picked up one small pot so I was only down 600 at 1st break.

2nd level picked up a few chips from BB when flopped middle pair and flush draw with my 6s9s seen free from BB. Nordberg and Jeff were competing frequently for my BB but after a checked flop and Jeff betting out a little bet when 5 hit turn I called and got to see my weak flush come on river. Unsure whether Jeff was betting air or not. Few hands later had AA hold up against Jeff's QQ on a JJ high board.

My favorite hand of 1st table occured after a limp from EP I called with my AhKh. TMay420 in SB raised to 1200 (bringing pot to 1800), decided to just call to see if I connected on flop as I was pretty sure he had big Ace (don't know for sure why). Flop came with Black K and two tiny hearts (Ka-Ching). Tim checked I bet 1500 and he check raised me to 5000. Decided since we had already had AA run into AK twice at table and that likelihood of KK just making sets was low to re-raise to 15000. Tim thought for a while and decided KhQh would be hand I most likely held rather than set, asked me if "I would show if he folded?", question absolutely convinced me I was freerolling so I answered "sure"
Tim pushed, I called, and he looked a little pale as bricks hit the turn and river for a chop. Next break there was a bit of discussion on whether he had done right thing amongst the more seasoned tournament pros to protect the 7k chips already committed with 20k behind.

Managed to peak around 39k chips before losing 8k with KdKx in a hand where Erica Schonberg had flopped nut diamond flush and Marc Karam had flopped a set of Ts. Think Erica was going out that hand without my donkey turn call but don't believe Marc knew she already had made flush when he put her all in on turn and rivered boat.

Few hands after that from UTG + 1 and (150/300, ante 25) I picked up AdAh, I raised to 900 and was re-raised by one of the locals to 2k. From what I had seen of this local once chips went in the pot he was seeing a flop so I re-raised to 15k (leaving me 12,500 behind), he called my 13k raise (leaving ~20k behind) and we saw a Td, 5h, 2d flop. Decided only a complete idiot would have made call without KK or QQ (even if he has AA I'm freerolling the running flush) and pushed. Unfortunately for me I found the idiot who would call with TT and was gone. Talked to Mark Karam (6th place, congrats) during next break and had to remind him I was no longer at his table. Mark told me and Dags "That was a sick beat"

There are worse things in life than going bust Day 1 in January in Melbourne. Full Tilt did live up to it's advertising and it was "The Poker Trip of a Lifetime". UIGEA makes this seem so likely to be true.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Arrived in Melbourne

The highlights.

Talked to Dr. Pauly in the poker room will buy him shot later.

Went to Full Tilt Poker reception, got to share a bad beat story with Dags, Gavin Smith, Howard Lederer, Ben Roberts and Mike Matusow about flopping quads 1st hand of tournament and losing.

Got to congratulate Huck Seed on tilting Phil Helmuh on Poker after Dark.

Spent a long time with Andy Bloch as he explained why Doyle folding QQ to Chip Reese's KK after an 8 high flop in the HORSE event meant one of them misplayed the hand.

Listened to Gus Hansen explain why he is willing to go all in with 2nd pair and gutshot when he feels opponent has AA in Omaha.

Talked to Erick Lindren about what can be bet at golf amongst the poker pros.

I am still here on a freeroll.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Poker Goals for 2007

Have read many blogs including Goals for 2007.
Many of goal list include things like play in Main Event and win Trip out of Country for Tourney.

For a lame blogger and inconsistent Donkey like me one has to be more modest

1) Grind my bankroll over $1000

2) Use better Bankroll Management and not play games above bankroll

3) Make Good decisions at Aussie Millions

4) Once bankroll is sufficient to play 22:00 Full Tilt $24+$2 Final Table

5) Play less poker and enjoy Family more.

These should be managable Goals as I have accomplished numbers 1 & 4 & 5 in the past.

2006 was a miraculous year in that I freerolled my way into Main Event in 2nd tourney attempt at seat (1st attempt was a freeroll as well) and then in my 1st freeroll attempt won seat to 2007 Aussie Millions. Would have cashed in 2nd attempt at Aussie Millions freeroll but was mistakenly under impression that I could not win anything for top 7 in October freeroll. With 25 to go I was sitting 1st but I wanted to be big stack at Final table rather than cruising in so I could be "bought off". After busting out 18th learned top 7 paid $18k.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pockey Kings are killing me

Pocket Kings should be folded pre-flop.

My streak of losing with pocket Ks at showdown in tournaments has now reached 12. Opposing Hands have been:
AA once
5d3d once (Chip leader made move pre-flop I called all in)
AQ once (He pushed pre-flop I called)
88 once (rivered Quads below)
AJ 8 times (including below)

As an added bonus I lost twice with KK in a limit ring game once to AT once to Jc6c where betting was capped preflop. (Though 6 saw flop), KhQc4c flop brought capped betting on flop and turn as there were 4 to the river, my KK, a KQ and a QQ along with might Jc6c only to see a rivered club with an unpaired board.

Transcript for tournament #39206780 requested by bayne_s (*********** # 1 **************PokerStars Game #7737359222: Tournament #39206780, 500FPP Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2007/01/02 - 22:05:01 (ET)Table '39206780 38' 9-max Seat #1 is the buttonSeat 1: wade3000 (1500 in chips)Seat 2: bayne_s (1500 in chips)Seat 4: yolanda (1500 in chips)Seat 5: Dandolos (1500 in chips)Seat 6: furie (1500 in chips) is sitting outSeat 7: Decatuh D (1500 in chips)Seat 8: Unsuitable (1500 in chips)Seat 9: MDturf (1500 in chips)bayne_s: posts small blind 10yolanda: posts big blind 20*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to bayne_s [Kh Kd]Dandolos: foldsfurie: foldsDecatuh D is connectedDecatuh D: foldsUnsuitable: raises 60 to 80MDturf: foldswade3000: foldsbayne_s: raises 160 to 240yolanda: calls 220Unsuitable: raises 1260 to 1500 and is all-inMCC2005 is connectedbayne_s: calls 1260 and is all-inyolanda: folds*** FLOP *** [8c Ks 4d]*** TURN *** [8c Ks 4d] [4h]*** RIVER *** [8c Ks 4d 4h] [8d]*** SHOW DOWN ***bayne_s: shows [Kh Kd] (a full house, Kings full of Eights)Unsuitable: shows [8h 8s] (four of a kind, Eights)Unsuitable collected 3240 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 3240 Rake 0Board [8c Ks 4d 4h 8d]Seat 1: wade3000 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 2: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Kh Kd] and lost with a full house, Kings full of EightsSeat 4: yolanda (big blind) folded before FlopSeat 5: Dandolos folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 6: furie folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 7: Decatuh D folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 8: Unsuitable showed [8h 8s] and won (3240) with four of a kind, EightsSeat 9: MDturf folded before Flop (didn't bet)

*********** # 55 **************PokerStars Game #7738601811: Tournament #39000033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2007/01/02 - 23:11:40 (ET)Table '39000033 3' 9-max Seat #1 is the buttonSeat 1: Gopher0001 (435 in chips)Seat 2: la beulette (2943 in chips)Seat 4: wigginx (1800 in chips)Seat 5: bayne_s (1880 in chips)Seat 6: smokkee (1310 in chips)Seat 7: Wil Wheaton (2530 in chips)Seat 8: HighOnPokr (1950 in chips)Seat 9: ISS Spock (1695 in chips)la beulette: posts small blind 25wigginx: posts big blind 50*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to bayne_s [Ks Kc]gadogs [observer] said, "u still remember"bayne_s: raises 150 to 200smokkee: foldsWil Wheaton: foldsHighOnPokr: foldsISS Spock: foldsGopher0001: foldssmokkee said, "i never forget GA"la beulette: calls 175wigginx: folds*** FLOP *** [8d 7h Js]gadogs [observer] said, "lol"la beulette: checksbayne_s: bets 250la beulette: raises 250 to 500Gopher0001 said, "pick a hand......any hand....."bayne_s: raises 1180 to 1680 and is all-inla beulette: calls 1180*** TURN *** [8d 7h Js] [Jc]*** RIVER *** [8d 7h Js Jc] [4h]swanson04 [observer] said, "When im old enough I will be in it"Wil Wheaton said, "oh man"*** SHOW DOWN ***la beulette: shows [Jh Ah] (three of a kind, Jacks)bayne_s: shows [Ks Kc] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)Gopher0001 said, "ouch"smokkee said, "oh no"HighOnPokr said, "oof"la beulette collected 3810 from potISS Spock said, "gg sir"*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 3810 Rake 0Board [8d 7h Js Jc 4h]Seat 1: Gopher0001 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 2: la beulette (small blind) showed [Jh Ah] and won (3810) with three of a kind, JacksSeat 4: wigginx (big blind) folded before FlopSeat 5: bayne_s showed [Ks Kc] and lost with two pair, Kings and JacksSeat 6: smokkee folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 7: Wil Wheaton folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 8: HighOnPokr folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 9: ISS Spock folded before Flop (didn't bet)