Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mookie FT

I had 3 premium hands in Mookie:
KK that took Piratelawyer out.
QQ that ran into Columbo's KK.
And AK that lost to HeffMike's 88 at Final Table.

Most of my chips were gathered with less than stellar hands including the 32o that defeated Chippy when I made priced in call near bubble. 8th will have to do.

My efforts in $4k saw me get near money but not cash. $4k is a minefield but tonight a couple of beats were spectacular:

I was a big stack until this hand:
Seat 1: bth426 (15,221)
Seat 2: hank0874 (3,022), is sitting out
Seat 3: AbringitA (1,585)
Seat 4: KandJ ELE (5,301)
Seat 5: backinyerbasket (2,653)
Seat 6: bayne_s (7,390)
Seat 7: lucko21 (5,630)
Seat 8: TB24 (1,555)
Seat 9: MattyDaCobra (11,585)
KandJ ELE posts the small blind of 40
backinyerbasket posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [9s 6h As Ad]
bayne_s calls 80
lucko21 folds
TB24 raises to 360
MattyDaCobra has 15 seconds left to act
MattyDaCobra folds
bth426 has 15 seconds left to act
bth426 folds
hank0874 folds
AbringitA folds
KandJ ELE folds
backinyerbasket calls 280
bayne_s raises to 640
I could pot here but then TB24 shoving means I can’t raise again instead a min raise to draw shove
TB24 raises to 1,555, and is all in
backinyerbasket calls 1,195
bayne_s raises to 6,260
backinyerbasket calls 1,098, and is all in
bayne_s shows [9s 6h As Ad]
TB24 shows [Qc Ah Qs Kc] He should know he’s behind but he was at ½ starting stack
backinyerbasket shows [6c 8c Jd 6s] whole stack with this crap is moronic.
Uncalled bet of 3,607 returned to bayne_s
*** FLOP *** [5d Jc 2h]
*** TURN *** [5d Jc 2h] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [5d Jc 2h Ac] [9c]
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Aces
backinyerbasket shows a flush, Ace high
backinyerbasket wins the side pot (2,196) with a flush, Ace high gross
TB24 shows a flush, Ace high gross
TB24 wins the main pot (4,705) with a flush, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6,901 Main pot 4,705. Side pot 2,196. Rake 0
Board: [5d Jc 2h Ac 9c]
Seat 1: bth426 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: hank0874 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: AbringitA (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: KandJ ELE (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: backinyerbasket (big blind) showed [6c 8c Jd 6s] and won (2,196) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: bayne_s showed [9s 6h As Ad] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 7: lucko21 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: TB24 showed [Qc Ah Qs Kc] and won (4,705) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 9: MattyDaCobra didn't bet (folded)
Full Tilt Poker Game #6242471032: $4,000 Guarantee (46830906), Table 1 - 250/500 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 23:30:00 ET - 2008/04/30
Seat 1: ihatepktkgs (20,133)
Seat 2: bearmap (7,334)
Seat 3: bayne_s (2,816) sitting 34 of 38
Seat 4: BEARSTEIN (12,257)
Seat 5: Wou904 (14,972)
Seat 6: sickallkris (16,373)
Seat 7: only1likeme777 (30,447)
Seat 9: Portland7 (12,100)
bearmap posts the small blind of 250
bayne_s posts the big blind of 500
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Th 3d 4d 5c]
Wou904 folds
sickallkris raises to 1,000
only1likeme777 folds
Portland7 calls 1,000
ihatepktkgs folds
bearmap folds
bayne_s calls 500 5.5:1 hand sucks but I have to call
*** FLOP *** [5s 5h 8h] hand looks better
bayne_s bets 1,816, and is all in
sickallkris calls 1,816
Portland7 calls 1,816 (said later in chat he had AK and heart draw)
*** TURN *** [5s 5h 8h] [Kd]
sickallkris checks
Portland7 checks
*** RIVER *** [5s 5h 8h Kd] [Kc]
sickallkris bets 2,000
Portland7 folds
Uncalled bet of 2,000 returned to sickallkris
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sickallkris shows [Qd 7d Ts Ks] three of a kind, Kings
even sicker, called flop with back door flush draw and K hi
bayne_s mucks
sickallkris wins the pot (8,698) with three of a kind, Kings
bayne_s stands up

Riverchasers is start of May race for TOC and WSOP seat.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Checklist

1. Rail on marginal play that eliminated me from MATH. I expect most bloggers not to be able to fold an Ace after button raising but A3o? WTF

2. Am I still


3. Make progress on work projects.

4. Continue quest for Bodog TOC at 6:05 Pacific.

5. Continue quest for Full Tilt TOC playing Stud at 6:30 Pacific.

6. Pay enough attention to American Idol/DWTS to not piss off daughter.

Monday, April 28, 2008


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Vegas trip report

WSOP-C PLO had 126 entrants. Lee Watkinson, Allen Cunningham, Eskimo Clark and Jason Stern were the pros I recognised. None were at my starting table.

My starting table was very good for my style of PLO as pretty much the only pre-flop raises were by AA hands. Starting table was pretty bad for me as I could not hit a flop, (only set I hit at 1st table was bottom set on 679 flop with 2 hearts). Other aspect of the starting table was 2 of the AA raisers always went to showdown with unimproved AA and there was a Scandi at table willing to bet hard with top pair and a draw and he would call river bets with just top pair (and sadly win).

4th level I got moved to a new table where Eskimo Clark had amassed a huge chip stack, 5k was starting stack, I was sadly around 3k and Eskimo had ~30k. He moves rather well for someone who had stroke at Razz final table last summer but does still have some of the frozen features of a stroke victim. I managed to double up once at new table flopping bottom set and nut flush draw against top pair + gut but went out when UTG raised 7664 (1s) into my AKKJ (same suit), I reraised and we got all in pre but he turned a 6 after a nice 992 flop.

I had a few nice craps rolls but I kept running into Recess' proteges shooting before and after me. 2nd Sickest sequence was 3 roll shooter, (craps, point, out), 2 (point, out) shooters, then I had a 17 roll turn where I hit 4 points and collected the fire bet, and was folled by another 2 roll shooter. Sickest sequence was a dude walked up to the table and asked for a $10k marker which was gone in ~7 minutes.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

PLO Saturday a little different this week

Instead of attempting a repeat performance here:

I will give this a try:

I have never played PLO live. The only time I've handled four cards live was durring blogger HORSE at MGM last June. I am psyched about new adventure.
PLO $4k went badly, out early on oesd + nut flush draw + backdoor flush against straight on 7TJ flop, I was 5:3 favorite but could not improve.
PLO tourney on stars I went out early flopping top 2 pair and nut flush draw but lost to 2nd pair + gutshot that jammed me.
Suited cards were gold in Riverchasers. I defended my BB against lucko's button raise with K7 suited and managed to flop top pair, sadly so did lucko with a better kicker but I rivered 2 pair.
Later pebble78 made a suspicously sized UTG raise of BamBamCans BB, so I jammed my 99 and got called and rivered when A8s rivered a boat. As conspiracy theories floated through my head about wtf did pebble expect BamBam to chip dump as shorty? I misread hand in BB thinking I had 55 so called an UTG raise. After 559 flop realized woops that was 56. I checked and waited for c-bet that didn't come. When turn Ace came I jammed only to have pebble river me again when river Ace bailed out AJ.
BamBam being from Canada and pebble being from US casts some doubt on my conspiracy theory.
I think pokahDave raised a suited A6 UTG against BigPirate and was rewarded after calling a jam when he flopped a 6 and rivered a 6 against bigger pp. To be 3rd rwarded playing questionabl suited hand at table.
But for some perspective on real stupidity in action click here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More PLO fun

Drizz had asked some questions.

I keep finishing 20-30 in $4k PLO this week, I mainly ask myself if I am happy with the decisions I made that led to exit. For the most part hands are like this one:

I am a shorty sitting 20 of 23

Dealt to bayne_s [As 5s Qc Ac]
wammie has 15 seconds left to act
wammie folds
bungaloso folds
dacro42 folds
Juice is Runnin has 15 seconds left to act
Juice is Runnin is sitting out
Juice is Runnin has timed out
Juice is Runnin folds
bayne_s raises to 2,800
cqsta folds
Juice is Runnin has returned
BennyKillPot folds
rosco136 raises to 8,800
bayne_s raises to 9,700, and is all in
rosco136 calls 900
bayne_s shows [As 5s Qc Ac]
rosco136 shows [8c Ad Ks Js]

In general all in pre with AA is a high variance way to play PLO but being ds against his no live suits I have a rare 3:1 pre-flop edge.

*** FLOP *** [Kd 2s Tc]
*** TURN *** [Kd 2s Tc] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 2s Tc 8h] [Qh]
bayne_s shows a pair of Aces
rosco136 shows a straight, Ace high
rosco136 wins the pot (19,800) with a straight, Ace high

I also had a fun hand in Dookie:

Dealt to bayne_s [Qh Ks Tc Jh]
Astin folds
pvanharibo sits down
pvanharibo adds 12,005
Donkette sits down
Donkette adds 4,298
twoblackaces sits down
twoblackaces adds 2,267
jimdniacc sits down
jimdniacc adds 5,982
Mattazuma folds
bayne_s raises to 700
pokerenthusiast folds
ScottMc calls 500 Hint Scott the blue button on the left is "Fold"
*** FLOP *** [Jd Th Kh]
ScottMc bets 1,500
bayne_s raises to 2,195, and is all in
ScottMc calls 695
bayne_s shows [Qh Ks Tc Jh]
ScottMc shows [3d As 3h Qc]

I am 57% favorite on this flop against the made straight. Scott is 37%. 6% tie. Lesson of playing shit hand in PLO is that you can catch a dream flop and still be a dog.

*** TURN *** [Jd Th Kh] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Th Kh 8s] [Ts]
bayne_s shows a full house, Tens full of Kings
ScottMc shows a straight, Ace high.

Mookie did not go that well, built up to a Top 10 Stack then raised AK and had to call a priced in reraise only to be against AA. I threw away some chips in EP with 99 when I got bluffed off by an unimproved AK. Playing PLO at same time as NLHE makes me more willing to fold medium-strong hands. But also tends to get me chasing draws.

My biggest score of day was this discovery. This house is 3 blocks from my old house and was built the same year with the same floor plan. I sold last May for a nice chunk more than that asking price.

At bubble in PLO DS I was chipleader with 37k, anyeights was 2nd with 21k and NewarkNJGary was 3rd with 17k. I channelled Lucko and raised a lot. By the time the bubble burst 2nd had 20k and 3rd and 4th were around 9k because if 2nd stack did not raise I felt I should. Sometime after bubble burst 2nd stack disconnected and I failed to notice, I kept pounding on the 2 shorties and 2nd stack so when I took out 4th, blinds were 500/1000 and 3rd had maybe 4k chips and 2nd was 10k. NewarkNJGary was a little mad at me because I did not let him finish 2nd. Ethically it seems like collusion to allow that but sadly I did not make decision dure to ethical considerations rather I failed to notice anyeights was disconnected rather than very weak/tight. Hewas 2nd biggest stack and finished 2nd.

I will have to see if I can carry success over to Riverchasers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Donkey play on Tuesday

I butchered a KK vs. QQ hand vs. LoveElf to exit Bodog where I waited until turn Q to jam when she already had hit set. Since it was J hi flop doubt she folds on flop but I did not give her chance to fold.

In Skillz buckhoya raised in EP, I called with some crap little connectors. Flop was 944 and I decided 99 was too small a pp to raise in EP. Either Buck is really good at PLO raising AT99 (1s) for deception or really bad. In either case I made bad read and thought trip 4s were good against EP raiser and got crippled.

In $4k I went out 40th , JT98 1s lost to AAt5 1s, I suspected I was up against AA but caught an AJ9 flop with my flush draw, know if up against AA and since the Ace on flop was my suit opponent had to also have Kc or Qc and other club for flush draw not to be good I was looking at 45% I pushed. I caught flush but board paired. Athletec (#1 in POY went out 1 spot below me).

I regrouped from my bad play in blogger events and plyed a few SNGs. I cashed 2/2 in $75 FTOPS #10 sats and then played a $33 PLO turbo.

I went out 9th but liked my decision making.

Seat 1: Wanga11 (1,440)
Seat 2: Pokerlife006 (1,440)
Seat 3: bayne_s (1,470)
Seat 4: iw1n (1,470)
Seat 5: Villain (1,320)
Seat 6: lyndon (1,470)
Seat 7: poket_elevens (1,500)
Seat 8: MrAdRiAn28 (1,890)
Seat 9: TMMNZ (1,500)
bayne_s posts the small blind of 15
iw1n posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ac Qs 9s Tc]
Villain raises to 60
lyndon folds
poket_elevens folds
MrAdRiAn28 folds
TMMNZ calls 60
Wanga11 folds
Pokerlife006 calls 60
bayne_s calls 45
poket_elevens has been disconnected
iw1n folds
*** FLOP *** [Jc 3s 9h]
poket_elevens has reconnected
bayne_s checks
Villain checks
TMMNZ checks
Pokerlife006 checks
*** TURN *** [Jc 3s 9h] [Ks]
bayne_s bets 270

I have nut straight, redraw with T or Q to higher straight and 2nd flush draw. According to Jeff Hwang's PLO book this is great hand for big play strategy to collect a big payoff.

Villain raises to 540
TMMNZ folds
Pokerlife006 has 15 seconds left to act
Pokerlife006 folds
bayne_s raises to 1,410, and is all in
Villain calls 720, and is all in
bayne_s shows [Ac Qs 9s Tc]
Villain shows [Kd 6c Qd Kh]
Uncalled bet of 150 returned to bayne_s
*** RIVER *** [Jc 3s 9h Ks] [3h]
bayne_s shows a straight, King high
Villain shows a full house, Kings full of Threes
Villain wins the pot (2,790) with a full house, Kings full of Threes
The blinds are now 20/40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,790 Rake 0
Board: [Jc 3s 9h Ks 3h]
Seat 1: Wanga11 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Pokerlife006 (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 3: bayne_s (small blind) showed [Ac Qs 9s Tc] and lost with a straight, King high
Seat 4: iw1n (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Villain showed [Kd 6c Qd Kh] and won (2,790) with a full house, Kings full of Threes
Seat 6: lyndon didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: poket_elevens didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: MrAdRiAn28 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: TMMNZ folded on the Turn

Later Villain exited himself jamming 2p after turn when turn card also completed flush for someone sitting on higher 2p after flop. I was curious about the villains sharkscope and found this chart.

Note: Yes I did not change name but it's graphical should not show up in search. :)

Mookie is Wednesday

Agenda for April 22

1. Check Bluff POY rankings.

2. Visit Dr. to see if tendons in pinky are healed.

3. Bust a Bodog Pro.

Tuesday April 22 Bodog Blogger Tournament! Start Time 9:05 pm ET.

4. Play $4k PLO for POY points and prop bet with last nights $25k winner.

5. Demonstrate HA Skillz.

6. Play $30+$3 PLO on Stars at 7:30 Pacific for more POY points.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

No Longer Bridesmaid

Finally after many cashes in DrPauly's PLO tourney I broke through for the victory. I laid many sick beats at the final table cacking AA in Mean Gene and I_CrackQuads hands before I dwindled to 2 BB and began comeback.

Some of my plays may appear donkish but when you look here or below you might think I have a small clue what I'm doing.

Pathetic thing is Friday night after this final table performance in the $4k I was reading bluff
to figure out how many points I earned and what it meant for standings.

The $2.5k exit was just gross, I suspected big stack was stealing but he called my preflop jam. I had QJJ9 ds he had A874 ds ( 1 live). He flopped top 2 pair and his live flush draw and I was done.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Woot I'm number 8

During $4k PLO last night the following chat came up:

MNWolvesfan: why are all you regulars showing up at this table?
Diamond King 2: like who?
Diamond King 2: baynes the chit
MNWolvesfan: you, athletic, bayne
Diamond King 2: well hes gone thank god
bayne_s: why worry about me I am always shortstack
MNWolvesfan: Now we just have to get rid of you guys.

Diamond King 2: but yr like a roach and never leave

MNWolvesfan: well, you always seem to make it deeper.
Diamond King 2: bayne yr ranked in the top 10 on Bluff mag ranking system
bayne_s: really?
Diamond King 2: yep
Diamond King 2: in the silver grouping
Diamond King 2: athletec is #1
MNWolvesfan: what are you diamond?
Diamond King 2: last i checked 9 or 10
MNWolvesfan: all you ringers
Diamond King 2: but no money or trophy so what does it matter
MNWolvesfan: I'm back on page 2]
MNWolvesfan: true

This can't help me in rankings:

Full Tilt Poker Game #6063924450: $4,000 Guarantee (45466764), Table 7 - 50/100 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 22:13:01 ET - 2008/04/16
Seat 1: noldmax (6,525)
Seat 2: StareMaster (1,560)
Seat 3: The Mystical1 (3,900)
Seat 4: Player292292 (6,820)
Seat 5: TheProphecy3 (4,455)
Seat 6: Diamond King 2 (14,295)
Seat 7: bayne_s (985)
Seat 8: MNWolvesfan (3,765)
Seat 9: louiegoods (9,020)
louiegoods posts the small blind of 50
noldmax posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [5h 3d Kd Kh]
StareMaster folds
The Mystical1 folds
Player292292 calls 100
TheProphecy3 folds
Diamond King 2 calls 100
bayne_s raises to 550
MNWolvesfan folds
louiegoods folds
noldmax raises to 1,900
Diamond King 2: u used to play this all the time MN
Player292292 folds
MNWolvesfan: yep
Diamond King 2 has 15 seconds left to act
Diamond King 2 raises to 6,400
bayne_s: cameo tonight
MNWolvesfan: just started up again recently
bayne_s calls 435, and is all in
noldmax raises to 6,525, and is all in
Diamond King 2 calls 125
noldmax shows [3s Ac 6h As]
Diamond King 2 shows [Ah 9d Ad 7d]
bayne_s shows [5h 3d Kd Kh]
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8d 6s]
*** TURN *** [Jd 8d 6s] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8d 6s Qd] [7s]
noldmax shows a pair of Aces
Diamond King 2 shows a flush, Ace high
Diamond King 2 wins the side pot (11,080) with a flush, Ace high
bayne_s shows a flush, King high
Diamond King 2 wins the main pot (3,105) with a flush, Ace high
bayne_s stands up
noldmax stands up

Diamond King is #10 and now huge stack.
Left Mookie early when I jammed 99. Astin had raised UTG + 1. Person to my left rejammed AK confirming my suspicion that AK is never folding pre-flop in blogament. Best part of course is quote in chat "I thought Astin would snap me off with AA".
I will watch for GCox reraising Buddy or vis a versa and getting jammed by AK. I was in bad shape when JJ decided to call off their chips after that action.
Left Dookie real quickly with a bunch of missed draws and a jam into surf's AA pre.
Riverchasers is limit HE

Reality Show hierarchy

A 13 year old girl's television priorities are:

1) Miley Cyrus hosting (CMT awards I think)
2) Finales rate higher so "The Biggest Loser"
3) American Idol
4) Dancing With The Stars

Red Sox at Yankees better be over before Idol results tonight or there will be hell to pay.

CracknKK crippled me in Skillz when my 4 to flush after 4 added 4 to low + gutshot after 5th and finished with a fabulous bad 8 low no pair that lost to 44 and slightly better low that she had bet every street.

Tom Jefferson finished me off when my hidden KK J up lost to his hidden TT J up. Me being short made me too tempting as a bounty for him to fold after he had completed and I raised.

Bodog ended badly for me at the halfway point when yestbays TT rivered my AA all in pre. I had made a loose call earlier with K8s against evil wonka, wish I knew what it was but something about cadence of bet screamed weakness so I called and flopped K but turn and river QQ left me sitting with a short stack.

Tom went on to seize 2nd due to clearly either not understanding the TOC prize structure or having zero confidence in his NLHE game in making a deal with Hoy. Congrats on seat Hoy.

Monday, April 14, 2008

So Close

I finally got some chips with this hand.
I came so close to collecting my win the $4k prop bet with Lucko.
When Heads up play began I was a little behind:
Seat 5: bayne_s (59,668)
Seat 8: LOREN103 (573,332)
but picked my spots well and somehow took chip lead.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6041038114: $4,000 Guarantee (45272840), Table 12 - 4000/8000 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 1:44:47 ET - 2008/04/15
Seat 5: bayne_s (362,672)
Seat 8: LOREN103 (270,328)
LOREN103 posts the small blind of 4,000
bayne_s posts the big blind of 8,000
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Kc 6c 8d 3d]
LOREN103 raises to 24,000
bayne_s calls 16,000
*** FLOP *** [7d 5d Ad]
bayne_s checks
LOREN103 checks
*** TURN *** [7d 5d Ad] [9h]
bayne_s bets 48,000
LOREN103 raises to 192,000
bayne_s raises to 338,672, and is all in
LOREN103 calls 54,328, and is all in
bayne_s shows [Kc 6c 8d 3d]
LOREN103 shows [Qd 7s Ah Th]
Uncalled bet of 92,344 returned to bayne_s

*** RIVER *** [7d 5d Ad 9h] [7h]

OH the humanity
bayne_s shows a flush, Ace high
LOREN103 shows a full house, Sevens full of Aces
LOREN103 wins the pot (540,656) with a full house, Sevens full of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 540,656 Rake 0
Board: [7d 5d Ad 9h 7h]
Seat 5: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Kc 6c 8d 3d] and lost with a flush, Ace high
Seat 8: LOREN103 (small blind) showed [Qd 7s Ah Th] and won (540,656) with a full house, Sevens full of Aces
I did not recover.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Muck KK on Sundays

ME Freeroll, KK lost to 86s on K84 flop, in fairness to opponent flush draw on flop.
$2.5k Guarantee PLO I bubbled FT with KKJ9 ds on button running into AAK in BB, sadly A and K on flop ended it for me.
I went out of DD B when KK lost to QQ, I flopped a King but was four flushed.

Can someone explain why QQ is such a bad holding in NLHE but every time someone commits half their stack pre with AQQ against my AA xx ds they suck out a Queen?

MATH is at 7 Pacific.

Full Tilt sweat pants pictured last week do not really include "IronMan" across the Ass.

Friday, April 11, 2008

When does weekend start?

It is 50/50 whether I can play PLO Saturday as I am meeting up with with friends for beer and dinner in North Bay.
Congrats to RecessRampage for TOC seat, I was shorty, card dead got impatient and went out 7th with A rag. During Riverchasers I had AA, KK or QQ zero times. 1st time I had JJ I folded to raise and reaise and then saw they had KJ and AQ. Other time I had JJ I was UTG and missed hand because BB got a walk prev hand.
Have good weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2nd post today

I was chatting with Mr Medals (so named because he eschews rakeback for medals) at lunch.

He currently claims under no circumstances would he use his medals to purchase item below:

If neither Recess nor I would acquire this item then who would?

Presto is Gold

$.75/$1.50 Deepstack
Dealt to bayne_s [5c5s]
Folds to CO
Fuel calls $1.50
button Bayne_s raises to $6
SB folds
BB folds
Fuels calls $4.50
*** Flop ***
As Ad 2s
Fuel checks
Bayne_s bets $10
Fuel folds
Bayne_s shows [5c5s]
Just to show my versatility I asked everyone's favorite bridesmaid to load up my $3 KO performance into pokerxfactor. Despite a puff of 15 I took 2nd and lost a 44 to A2 on 2nd to last hand.

Full replay is available for those wishing to learn.
Playing the $3 KO for a pushfest proved quite ridiculous as at one point TwoBlackAces had 50k chips and I had 36k chips and next biggest stack may have been 8k. At time Iwas also playing deepstack cash and a soft capped 6-Max PLO table and quite frankly the pushfest became a distraction.
About the same time that TwoBlackAces had a table/switch fold I had some sort of misclick where instead of jamming I raised large (~5k) but had left 840 behind for one of callers. (It is hand 11 of replay). Felt that with distraction of fest taking away from cash I offered TBA a rare pushfest chop and he agreed. I probably even overpaid Fred by $7 since of course he did not send me $7 first but I will wait until next busto post to see if he agrees.
I do feel booom in table chat is sort of funny and am amused that goatboater twice called me with KQ and was pissed enough when he lost to look me up in OPR.
Fuel55 (Observer): booooooooom
ANIguy (Observer): BOOOOOOM
goatboater: you're a fkn idiot Bayne
Donkette (Observer): GOOOOOOOOOOO BAYNE
Divine_Girl (Observer): look he has a cheering squad
goatboater stands up
ANIguy (Observer): and you have no chips
Donkette (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
Fuel55 (Observer): booooooooooom
Donkette (Observer): GOOOOOOOO BAYNE
goatboater (Observer): you stupid fuk!
Schaubs (Observer): niiiiiiiice
goatboater (Observer): -16% ROI...hard to believe!!I IDIOT!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


During stud 8 I got checkraised on 5th, level was 200/400 and raise was another 137.
I had A4577 (4 diamonds), raiser had A26TK and was determined to represent split Aces I guess. I bricked twice in both directions. Desperate raiser hit a T and made Final Table.

I used to think Donkette was most aptly named blogger but she has improved and I have a new leader: FishyMcDonK

FishyMcDonK showed [Th 8h Ah Js]

EP he limped this fine hand from UTG +1, Miami Don raised and holding Ac2c7h7d I decided to reraise to isolate Don who I had outchipped.

I overlooked the cutting edge O8 hand selection theory and the power of A8 for low, AJ for hi and power of 4 cards within span of 7 for hitting straight. Obviously putting in 1/4 of stack pre with obviously 2:1 true odds and Don and I providing additional 2:1 implied odds due to being short is correct move for a Fishy McDonK. Imagine my surprise when not 20 mins later this donktard was out.

Congrats to loretta8 for the final suckout of "skillz".

Riverchasers Mookie is next.

Monday, April 07, 2008

DD B reviewed and MATH angst

LJ was kind enough to load DD B in PokerXFactor , I challenge Astin to ever surpass my 96 luck factor! Sadly my factor peaked with at 98 with ~30 hands to go dooming me to 3rd.
Congrats to PokahDave for taking down MATH. It is sad that all my early efforts pwning Smokkee were undone by a jackAce snap call.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5948554337: Mondays at the Hoy (45101230), Table 2 - 300/600 Ante 75 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:29:25 ET - 2008/04/08
Seat 1: bayne_s (8,480)
Seat 2: willwonka (18,701)
Seat 4: HighOnPoker (14,248)
Seat 5: PokerBrian322 (16,045)
Seat 6: PokahDave (9,910)
HighOnPoker posts the small blind of 300
PokerBrian322 posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Kc Ac]
PokahDave raises to 2,475
bayne_s raises to 8,405, and is all in
willwonka folds
HighOnPoker folds
PokerBrian322 folds
PokahDave calls 5,930
bayne_s shows [Kc Ac]
PokahDave shows [As Js]
*** FLOP *** [Jd 2c Th]
*** TURN *** [Jd 2c Th] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 2c Th 3d] [7s]
bayne_s shows Ace King high
PokahDave shows a pair of Jacks
PokahDave wins the pot (18,085) with a pair of Jacks
HighOnPoker: gg
PokerBrian322: gg
bayne_s stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18,085 Rake 0
Board: [Jd 2c Th 3d 7s]
Seat 1: bayne_s showed [Kc Ac] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 2: willwonka (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: HighOnPoker (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: PokerBrian322 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: PokahDave showed [As Js] and won (18,085) with a pair of Jacks
Skillz is HORSE.
Bodog next run is: Tuesday April 8th, 2008.
Start Time: 9:05 pm ET.

Full Tilt Server Crashed

Played Saturdays with DrPauly finishing 3rd. I was such a bad guest knocking Pauly out for the 3rd time in 6 times playing. I think I have crippled him when he has had AA hands and then eliminated him with AA hands of my own twice. Sadly despite 4 of 6 final tables I still have not closed the deal.

I did not follow this Saturday Night guide , (Drizz I am looking at you) because I had my live tourney in Morgan Hill. As craptastic as blogger events can be nothing compares to the minefield of playing a rebuy tournament in California where any two face and any 2 suited are gold. One hand I raised JJ pre only to see a nasty AQ6 (two diamond flop), I dumped hand when two callers went to felt with QT and 7d4d. Unfortunately went out 2nd level post rebuy when KK lost to QQ and then big stack tried to steal blinds with 7c6c and I was short enough in blinds to take stand with AJ. getting 3:1 button had to call jam and was rewarded with 76 small flop.

I got home in time to see the Full Tilt's servers had recovered and that I had gotten an email telling me of being awarded $37.26 in the cancelled $2.5k PLO KO. Since I was 42 of 46 remaining and 18 paid I can accept this payout but a review of my past PLO tourneys would indicate I was "in position" for a deep run.

At 11:46 pacific $20k guarantee Turbo Hundred had 76 players registered thinking "huge overlay" due to server problems I signed up. Apparently 193 other people thought the same thing and 269 of us began play. I doubled up early when a K8 unimproved jammed turn into my top set of Js and managed to stay in Top 25 rest of tournament until with 35 left I jammed KK into AA. I think I have managed to run KK into AA 11 times in the last week and despite huge quantity of poker I play I don't play enough to justify 11 occurrences.

MSNBC was airing Mistaken Identity as I busted out of Hundo so I was trapped watching late into night. Until they showed the picture of Whitney with her face swollen and eyes closed 10 days after accident I was like "how did they not know". But with all the swelling she did not look predominantly like either healthy girl.

Sunday I awoke at crack of 1, I was not psyched for the Sunday donkey play but did decide to wade into the early doubles and $2.5k PLO. PLO was a quick FCD beat my set exit but despite me making a horrendously donkey call early in early double B, I came back from 340 chips for a double cash.

This inspired me to try the original Daily Double. DD A saw a quick exit but in B I got some chips early and was a top 20 stack most of tourney. With 36 left I was 4th in chips (but 4th at my table), after a couple of exits I was the one moved and found myself as a 150k stack when next at table was 50k. Having watched Lucko and LJ bully tables in past I was giving it a try with smaller raises to steal the blinds but one time I got lazy raising with 88 and clicked bet pot, player after me jammed and I was thinking fawk but was getting 2:1 on my money to call. Since I am math based I made call hoping for a race but instead saw KK.

I play so good. I also manged to lose a decent size pot with 88 to an UTG raiser on a Q 6 4 flop when raiser showed QT. During 4th or 5th break LJ and I had a quick discussion on bet sizing and I of course listened because she seems to understand how to run deep better than most and bid her a good night. Coming out of break I raised the 1st 4 hands, AQ (Q hi flop), AK (no action), 99 QT9 flop all spades (eww but took down 3 way flop with pot bet) and TT. SB (rookiejim) apparently had enough of my raising and jammed with A8o and was rewarded with river Ace.

After next break and many eliminated players later rookiejim minraised UTG and I had 88 in BB. Rookiejim had shown a tendency not to lay down an Ace pre so I jammed and this time he had AA to take me out.

MATH is tonight
7 Pacific
Password: Hammer

Thursday, April 03, 2008

An Apology is in order

Today waffles outed Astin which caused a loss of workplace productivity.

I remembered that as a response to BWOP's April Fools post there was a comment:

Astin said...
Rumour is that white is the new black, and straight is the new gay. I don't know where these rumours start. Certainly not here.

I suddenly was thinking OMG is that idiot waffles correct? Have I possibly offended Astin with my later response:

bayne_s said...
I guess waffles calling me fag does not override my agreeing with the late great Sam Kinison on "How can a man look at another man's hairy ass and find love? OWWW OWWW"

It is fine for others to be gay, and congratulations Astin for coming out of closet in comments to waffles and accepting your lesbian nature. I am sure waffles is willing to provide a forum for gay and lesbian announcements and it will not impact way I treat any of you (other than occaisonal or additional requests for girl on girl porn from some).

Yesterday in my post I was still a little tilty as I had gotten off to a good start in blogger cash, then made a couple of calls when I knew I was beat, a couple of shoves when I knew I was beat and quoted someone calling fuel a "cocksucker"

This was wrong.

Fuel's decision on sucking cock has no impact on his poker play. And I apologize to anyone that I may have offended. Calling fuel a "fa g", "homo" or "mallard fucker" in past was also wrong.

Fish, lucksack donkey, moron, idiot, loser, donator, dumbass, ATM, fishcakes or fucktard would have been better choices and I will strive to always refer to Fuel in the future using proper poker based insults.

I apologise in advance to the kinder gentler blogoshere members for future fuel inspired outbursts.

No More G rating

Went out of $4k when my flopped top set, 2nd flush draw ran into nut flush draw that hit.

Went out of Mookie at midway point, 1st KQs jammed my BB and I felt priced in with AA. Rivered flush left me short before my table move.
Blinds 100/200 I have 420 behind when Al raises hammer from SB, I have mellowed over time but when BB is priced in to call with ATC is a hammer raise a good idea?
This time it was because although my 2 cards were 8+ a 7 hit river and I was done.

Somehow I won Dookie, I was shorty a long time but it is my normal path to PLO victory.

Played blogger cash for a little while but was tilty, one time I flopped a set it was against shorty flopped straight.
This exchange happened after fuel button raised a hammer and ended up cracking KK.

Bayne: fuel ran away
Bayne: so now I will not be trying to lay bad beat
Anonymous: cocksucker
Anonymous: and i can quit playing. no money is sweeter than his.

On posisitve side:
Donkette: are we half in the cash game????
Donkette: see we are ahead
Bayne: I topped off
Donkette: damn we are way ahead now

So on positive half my losses are covered.

Eventually my tilt spiral led me here:

Full Tilt Poker Game #5889666659: Table Archway (6 max) - $10/$20 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 3:49:30 ET - 2008/04/03
Seat 1: OlliPolli ($380)
Seat 2: EskaborReturns ($5,449)
Seat 3: ScHnibL0r ($2,098)
Seat 4: bayne_s ($750)
Seat 5: MIKEYSHEMP ($2,000)
Seat 6: Erich Kollmann ($6,464), is sitting out
OlliPolli posts the small blind of $10
EskaborReturns posts the big blind of $20
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [5d 8h 7c 6s]
MIKEYSHEMP: nice read
Mikey was a little tilted because he lost with top set to a gutter but not to me
ScHnibL0r folds
bayne_s calls $20
MIKEYSHEMP calls $20
OlliPolli calls $10
EskaborReturns checks
*** FLOP *** [6h 5h 6d] This is good flop for my hand but my redraw sucks
OlliPolli checks
EskaborReturns checks
bayne_s bets $80
MIKEYSHEMP calls $80
OlliPolli folds
EskaborReturns folds
*** TURN *** [6h 5h 6d] [8d] Sweet turn if it had to be above 6 then 8 is good
bayne_s bets $240
MIKEYSHEMP raises to $960
bayne_s calls $410, and is all in
MIKEYSHEMP shows [4h 2c Ac 7h]
bayne_s shows [5d 8h 7c 6s]
Uncalled bet of $310 returned to MIKEYSHEMP
*** RIVER *** [6h 5h 6d 8d] [5c] Dodged his 1 out come to poppa
MIKEYSHEMP shows a straight, Eight high
bayne_s shows a full house, Sixes full of Eights
bayne_s wins the pot ($1,537) with a full house, Sixes full of Eights
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1,540 Rake $3
Board: [6h 5h 6d 8d 5c]
Seat 1: OlliPolli (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: EskaborReturns (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: ScHnibL0r didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: bayne_s showed [5d 8h 7c 6s] and won ($1,537) with a full house, Sixes full of Eights
Seat 5: MIKEYSHEMP (button) showed [4h 2c Ac 7h] and lost with a straight, Eight high
Seat 6: Erich Kollmann is sitting out

Riverchasers is Thursday but am annoyed my bankroll managment leak returned.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Latest Prop Bet

Bayne: why have I made more money in each of my BBT cashes than you have made total?
sirfwalgman: luck?
sirfwalgman: i will defeat you
sirfwalgman: in both rankings
sirfwalgman: AND
sirfwalgman: cash
Bayne: side bet on the cash?
Bayne: all I hear is crickets
sirfwalgman: lol
sirfwalgman: ok
sirfwalgman: when is BBT3 over?
sirfwalgman: like 10 weeks?
sirfwalgman: lol
sirfwalgman: 50 bucks says I P@WN you in both stats
Bayne: I win if I win either?
sirfwalgman: yes
Bayne: it is bet
sirfwalgman: your doomed

He had to end it with "your" instead of "you're".

Seems like easy money, I only have to win one of 2 categories, I am currently 71.5 behind in points but $692.78 ahead in cash.

Waffles tilt is so easy to exploit, is it wrong that I have used altruisitic Hoy Synopsis to profit in this manner?

4th Circle

In order to avoid fully entering the 4th Circle of Poker Blogging Hell I will attempt to include some positive comments about play and change the names of players involved in plays that offended.

IcrushBloggers (he is anonymous so no need to change name) eliminated me from Bodonkey last night. I jammed from cutoff for ~1310 (150/300 blinds) he called from BB with 98o and rivered a straight. Since he was getting 2:1 on money and I don't remember what % of his stack was involved in call I am left with thought nice call.

There was going to be screen shot of PTO here but yet again you could not expand pic. Why does this not work for me?

Stats for year:
8/16 2000 hands +$900
3/6 1200 hands -$536
2/4 700 hands -$300

I pulled up my PokerTracker stats for the year playing 8/16, 3/6 and 2/4 O8. It might be I am more familar with the 8/16 pool of players to explain why the profitable level is 8/16 but I believe the unpredictability of bad players disrupts my O8 play.

This would not bode well for skills game:

I had AA cracked by such stellar hands as AKT7 and K332. It was made worse in that the K332 hand saw an 24J flop which looked real good to my AA56 ds and that is a terrible flop for the K332 until the K turn and Q river bails it out.

My frustration led me to limp from EP with 2467.

I was rewarded with an excellent flop for my POS shit so I bet flop after it was checked to me and IronGirl was the only caller. The Jd was not card on turn I was looking for but at least it gave me flush draw so after an IG checked I bet again. I hated the river but knew that only way to win was bet, IG folded and miracle of miracles I had seen a blogger fold in Skillz O8.

Most frustrating hand of night was one where blogger (henceforth negEVHi) limped, I raised my AA58 ds, player to my right (henceforth negEVlo) called it folded around to negEVHi and he called.

Flop was 4s6s6x.
negEVHi checked.

I bet since I had nut flush draw.

negEVlo raised.
negEVHi raised.

Since I know a hand with 3 wheel cards and a 6 will see a lot of flops with only 3 involved the possibility of trip 6s is non zero nor is a flopped boat. Since I am not drawing to nut low I prudently fold.

negEVlo raises capping.

I believe turn also saw a capped betting round (sdly no hand history but I believe it was a 9)

River 5s saw a check from negEVHi a bet from negEVlo and call from negEVHi.

Cards come up and I am stunned to see neither of these 2 has a 6.
Neither of these 2 has 44.
Neither of these 2 has a flush draw.
Neither of these 2 has a wrap.

They capped the flop because negEVlo had A23, negEVHi had KK and 3 bet flop with 2 pair.
Hopefully negEVHi learned something about what a POS hand KKxx is in O8

Having folded best hand on flop and rivered flush against these 2 put me on such HoyTilt that I chased down a boat against Rakefeeder. In my defense I think his checkraising me on the flop priced me in, especially since I was sure he would lead out on paired board on turn or river.