Saturday, November 29, 2008

"1940s Offense"

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A bitter sports expert referred to the Georgia Tech Offense as a "1940s Offense" as they ran all over his team in a previous game.

I missed the 2nd quarter of the Georgia Tech @ Georgia game as I had to go with wife as she got "routine mammogram". Ladies please get checked (Waffles will examine too but he is no expert).

We managed to get to StJohn's for lunch (they have a close to authentic Philly Cheesesteak available) and the start of a very enjoyable 3rd quarter. Outscoring rivals 24-0 in a quarter while outgaining them 204 - 1 is sweet.

I giglied Saturdays with DrPauly when I put Spaceman on AA rather than set of kings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Moving from Petaluma

My wife has been busting my chops lately for moving from Petaluma which had lower cost of living. Momentum turned last night as demon child was slated to go to Casa Grande High School if we hadn't moved.

Will still try to bust guest bounty player Eric "Rizen" Lynch in the Bodog Blogger Tournament Series tonight. Although it will not provide the same joy as busting waffles when he makes a donkey move.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


For those who want a new Online Poker Download with the option of playing an automated pushfest.

User Interface for tables has familar look though I find the Chongi Li from Bloodsport a little intimidating.

LockPocker RNG is very similar to current RNG on all other sites.
Whether it is this hand where we got all in pre-flop.
showing me Online Texas Holdem is not for me.
or my final PLO cash hand:

Dealt to baynes [ 8s 9h 7h 7s ]
chee***: calls
Simp***: calls
puck***: folds
Blac***: folds
adam***: calls
pref***: calls
baynes: calls
Rais***: calls
pdfh***: folds
mast***: checks
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 6c 7d 5h ]
mast***: checks
chee***: checks
Simp***: checks
adam***: checks
pref***: checks
baynes: bets $3.75
Rais***: folds
mast***: raises to $15
chee***: folds
Simp***: folds
adam***: folds
pref***: folds
baynes: is all in 17.2000
mast***: calls
baynes: shows 8s 9h 7h 7s
mast***: shows Td 8d 5s 4h
# # # TURN # # # [ 5c ]
&&& RIVER &&& [ 5d ]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mast*** wins $43.40 with Four of a Kind, Fives

I did play some lunchtime PLO and Limit O8. Making money is clearly possible but there is some variance. In limit O8 there were numerous occaisons where people chased an A2 low on possible flush board one card to come (heads up or with many) and there was lots of betting non nut draws and non nut hands.
Lock does not offer rakeback and I did not study bonus program enough to evaluate.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Waffles Gift

Tonight the deluded one is the Bounty boy in the Bodog poker tourney. He was interviewed by bodog (obviously before his shallow Mookie run) and exhibited the extent of his lack of self-awareness. 9:05 PM ET on Bodog try to be blogger with position as he will exit early.

I made cameo appearance on BD Radio but every time I spoke my wife thought I was talking to her.

Continued a trend in 4k of going out 40-60th with AA. Some clown raised AT74 (suited Ace) I reraised my AAT8 getting 4300 of my 6k chips in preflop only to see Q72 rainbow flop where I got jammed and lost on turn 7. Beauty of hand is every time money goes in dude is 2:1 dog but once he calls pre-flop he is committed on whiffed flop as well.

Non-poker content follows:

US Bank has completed their fraud "investigation" and have concluded I opened "premier line of credit" and made transfer at "financial institution" on Aug 8. Wife and I do have a joint account at US Bank but it is really her account and my only trip to a US Bank branch was to pick up a moneygram when FullTilt's bank transfer and check requests weren't working for me. I am quite sure I would have remembered doing paperwork for line. I was quite drunk Aug 8 and spent most of day at Planet Hollywood's Pleasure pit playing blackjack, don't believe I borrowed an I-Phone to do on-line banking. Their customer service has been appallingly bad as they also refused to talk to my wife about the line sending her on full blown monkey tilt.

My theory on what really happened was a bank employee opened account for me in order to meet quota or bonus and there must be some transfer of funds component to bonus as funds were transfered from new account to account of wife's.

I would like to request of blogger community when you open new bank account do not choose US Bank! But if you do you were warned so your fault.

My Plan for Auto Industry

Hoy presented his take on auto industry yesterday and I feel it is only fair that the Silicon Valley slant also be applied to problem.

The main beneficiary of the Big 3 automakers current product line is OPEC. So let Saudi Arabia buy them out. They would be following HP's model of producing printers at break-even (waffles accounting) while selling the ink for the profits.

When I was in college (1980-1984) a few of my friends managed to get "union jobs" in steel mills and auto manufacturing in rust belt. They generally got paid $17/hour, 1.5x over 40 and 2.5x for Sunday hours. They would work 70 hour weeks until they hit 490 total hours because at 500 hours they got benefits. I know unions have made some concessions since then but I have to believe Big 3 have fatally flawed managment/union relationship that no amount of bailout money can truly fix.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I almost made it to the end of FTOPS without playing any of the events. But after winning 1st satellite and going 5/7 in super-turbo sats I decided to play Event #24.
Sadly I ran into the super jackAce to exit:

Full Tilt Poker Game #9007743756: FTOPS Event #24 (62640533), Table 80 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:12:47 ET - 2008/11/16
Seat 1: bodymindarts (7,735)
Seat 2: davemck1 (2,890)
Seat 3: KilLars (8,250)
Seat 4: SPALL KING (10,115)
Seat 5: weinis (3,310)
Seat 6: omahabenzo (7,485)
Seat 7: MaryGeorge82 (9,100)
Seat 8: Zoaraster (5,525)
Seat 9: bayne_s (6,015)
weinis posts the small blind of 40
omahabenzo posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ac Ah]
MaryGeorge82 folds
Zoaraster folds
bayne_s raises to 240
bodymindarts calls 240
davemck1 folds
KilLars folds
weinis folds
omahabenzo has 15 seconds left to act
omahabenzo calls 160
*** FLOP *** [6s 3d Qd]
omahabenzo checks
bayne_s bets 700
bodymindarts has 15 seconds left to act
bodymindarts raises to 2,250
omahabenzo folds
bayne_s raises to 5,775, and is all in
bodymindarts calls 3,525
bayne_s shows [Ac Ah]
bodymindarts shows [Ad Jd]
*** TURN *** [6s 3d Qd] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [6s 3d Qd 2h] [Kd]
bayne_s shows a pair of Aces
bodymindarts shows a flush, Ace high
bodymindarts wins the pot (12,310) with a flush, Ace high
bayne_s stands up

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A perfectly played Super Turbo

Full Tilt Poker Game #8989610440: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #23 (68810373), Table 1 - 15/30 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 15:19:36 ET - 2008/11/15
Seat 1: 8killmurph8 (100)
Seat 2: gaeitds (100)
Seat 3: oldani311 (100)
Seat 4: A_Ivanovich (100)
Seat 5: dms460 (100)
Seat 6: EddieRH (100)
Seat 8: bagopoop (100)
Seat 9: bayne_s (100)
8killmurph8 posts the small blind of 15
gaeitds posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [6c Tc Js 4s]
oldani311 calls 30
A_Ivanovich has 15 seconds left to act
A_Ivanovich raises to 100, and is all in
dms460 folds
EddieRH folds
XXTHEILLNESSXX calls 100, and is all in
bagopoop calls 100, and is all in
bayne_s folds Hand not connected well fold called for
8killmurph8 calls 85, and is all in
gaeitds calls 70, and is all in
oldani311 calls 70, and is all in
A_Ivanovich shows [Ah Ad 8h 5c]
XXTHEILLNESSXX shows [6d 4c 5s 3s]
bagopoop shows [Kc Kh As Jd]
8killmurph8 shows [9c Ac Td Ks]
gaeitds shows [9d 7s 8s Qs]
oldani311 shows [6h 7c 2c 2h]
*** FLOP *** [Kd 3c 8c]
*** TURN *** [Kd 3c 8c] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 3c 8c Ts] [Qh]
A_Ivanovich shows a pair of Aces
XXTHEILLNESSXX shows a pair of Threes
bagopoop shows a straight, Ace high
8killmurph8 shows two pair, Kings and Tens
gaeitds shows two pair, Queens and Eights
oldani311 shows a pair of Twos
bagopoop wins the pot (600) with a straight, Ace high
A_Ivanovich stands up
oldani311 stands up
gaeitds stands up
8killmurph8 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 600 Rake 0
Board: [Kd 3c 8c Ts Qh]
Seat 1: 8killmurph8 (small blind) showed [9c Ac Td Ks] and lost with two pair, Kings and Tens
Seat 2: gaeitds (big blind) showed [9d 7s 8s Qs] and lost with two pair, Queens and Eights
Seat 3: oldani311 showed [6h 7c 2c 2h] and lost with a pair of Twos
Seat 4: A_Ivanovich showed [Ah Ad 8h 5c] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: dms460 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: EddieRH didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: XXTHEILLNESSXX showed [6d 4c 5s 3s] and lost with a pair of Threes
Seat 8: bagopoop showed [Kc Kh As Jd] and won (600) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 9: bayne_s (button) didn't bet (folded)

Full Tilt Poker Game #8989623158: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #23 (68810373), Table 1 - 15/30 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 15:20:23 ET - 2008/11/15
Seat 5: dms460 (100)
Seat 6: EddieRH (100)
Seat 8: bagopoop (600)
Seat 9: bayne_s (100)
dms460 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ad Jd 9s 6s]
EddieRH calls 30
bagopoop raises to 120
EddieRH: omg
bayne_s folds
I would have been tempted to play against similar stacks but I am 2nd stack if 2 folds
dms460 has 15 seconds left to act
dms460 calls 70, and is all in
EddieRH has 15 seconds left to act
EddieRH calls 70, and is all in
bagopoop shows [Kh 4c 2c Kc]
dms460 shows [Qs 8d Td Jh]
EddieRH shows [6d 4h 4s 9c]
Uncalled bet of 20 returned to bagopoop
*** FLOP *** [7h 5h Ks]
*** TURN *** [7h 5h Ks] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [7h 5h Ks 7d] [4d]
bagopoop shows a full house, Kings full of Sevens
dms460 shows a pair of Sevens
EddieRH shows a full house, Fours full of Sevens
bagopoop wins the pot (300) with a full house, Kings full of Sevens
EddieRH stands up
dms460 stands up
bayne_s stands up

Ship the seat

bagopoop stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 300 Rake 0
Board: [7h 5h Ks 7d 4d]
Seat 5: dms460 (big blind) showed [Qs 8d Td Jh] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 6: EddieRH showed [6d 4h 4s 9c] and lost with a full house, Fours full of Sevens
Seat 8: bagopoop showed [Kh 4c 2c Kc] and won (300) with a full house, Kings full of Sevens
Seat 9: bayne_s didn't bet (folded)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Milking your opponent

Full Tilt Poker Game #8910264908: $4,000 Guarantee (68064956), Table 1 - 25/50 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 21:36:34 ET - 2008/11/10
Seat 1: kmberlake (3,045), is sitting out
Seat 2: watchitbob (4,010)
Seat 3: usmc_grunt29 (2,895)
Seat 4: FNdonkey (1,605)
Seat 5: PapaWood619 (3,085)
Seat 6: bayne_s (2,220)
Seat 7: DenmarkGirl (210)
Seat 8: friedegg1 (4,635)
Seat 9: nothinontv (5,295)
bayne_s posts the small blind of 25
DenmarkGirl posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Th 2c As Ts]
friedegg1 folds
nothinontv folds
kmberlake folds
watchitbob calls 50
usmc_grunt29 folds
FNdonkey calls 50
PapaWood619 folds
bayne_s calls 25
DenmarkGirl checks
*** FLOP *** [Jc Tc Td]
bayne_s checks

Made tactical decision to see if shorty would represent.

DenmarkGirl bets 160, and is all in
watchitbob has 15 seconds left to act
watchitbob folds
FNdonkey calls 160

w00t got someone with chips in

bayne_s calls 160
*** TURN *** [Jc Tc Td] [7h]
bayne_s bets 250

let's represent hitting straight draw to get a few more chips in

FNdonkey calls 250
*** RIVER *** [Jc Tc Td 7h] [Ah]
bayne_s bets 550

chosen carefully in case this was someone who limped AA

FNdonkey raises to 1,145, and is all in
bayne_s calls 595
*** SHOW DOWN ***
FNdonkey shows [Qh Js Jd 3h] a full house, Jacks full of Tens

crap all that work and he would have called a shove on the flop

bayne_s shows [Th 2c As Ts] four of a kind, Tens
bayne_s wins the side pot (2,790) with four of a kind, Tens
DenmarkGirl mucks
bayne_s wins the main pot (680) with four of a kind, Tens
DenmarkGirl is sitting out
DenmarkGirl stands up
FNdonkey stands up

Went out later on another hand that I think I played fine but so did opponent:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [4s Js 6c 4c]
ace_gold_26 folds
DaWrench folds
sportnAwoody folds
thefeeling folds
Kartes folds
squeakmidge folds
gildabeansjp calls 600
bayne_s checks
*** FLOP *** [7c 3c 5d]
gildabeansjp bets 2,400
bayne_s raises to 8,860, and is all in
gildabeansjp calls 6,460
bayne_s shows [4s Js 6c 4c]
gildabeansjp shows [8s 4d Kh 6d]
*** TURN *** [7c 3c 5d] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [7c 3c 5d Jd] [9s]
bayne_s shows a straight, Seven high
gildabeansjp shows a straight, Nine high
gildabeansjp wins the pot (20,120) with a straight, Nine high

Getting older sucks, but it beats the alternative.
Originally I had 7 Uncles, the evil uncle died almost 20 years ago.
Last 12 months 3 more uncles have died with most recentdeath coming yesterday. Being in late 70s the recent deaths are not unexpected by actuarial tables but losing 3 of the 4 in that age group seems like low odds.

RIP Jerry

Bodog tonight offers chance to bust Evelyn Ng.

In a funk

My mindset is really not right for poker, but I continue to play.

My uncle that taught me about investing (though he refused to teach me about selling short or buying puts) died today due to cancer.  Unfortunate thing about reaching mid 40s is the older generation of your family tends to be passing.

My parents and sister visited him this past weekend and shared a story that made me smile.

"Aunt Becky appears to be holding up fairly well.  All his affairs have been taken care of including funeral arrangements.  He will be cremated with the services at Wrightsville Beach at the Methodist Church.  Becky still had enough spunk left to give the funeral home a dressing down.  They tried to sell her a $9,000 casket and she asked it they were out of their fucking minds.  She wasn't   accustomed to burning boxes that expensive.  This harangue apparently went on for a few minutes.   I think they were glad to finally get her out of there.  The ashes will be placed in a Memorial Bench which has space for two."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Ten Percent

The Governator has proposed a 1.5% sales tax increase which will bring local sales taxes to 10%.
I think a portion of my income is already taxed at 9% by the state.
10% of my co-workers were laid off by my company this week.
The stock market is down 10% since election.

And it feels like I have a 10% chance to have a bigger pocket pair old up when approaching the bubble of a tournament.

Full Tilt Poker Game #8847835762: $4,000 Guarantee (67537767), Table 24 - 200/400 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 23:20:16 ET - 2008/11/06
Seat 2: Xavier Danger (6,812)
Seat 3: PINTHEKING (29,140)
Seat 4: kinzite (19,654)
Seat 5: godlike5 (10,812)
Seat 6: ZanosiKapusta (14,765)
Seat 7: dpalermo (4,082)
Seat 8: bayne_s (11,021)
Seat 9: airsham (40,294)
kinzite posts the small blind of 200
godlike5 posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah 8c As 8d]
ZanosiKapusta calls 400
kinzite: hee hawww
dpalermo calls 400
kinzite: M8
bayne_s raises to 2,200
airsham folds
Xavier Danger folds
kinzite raises to 7,800
godlike5 folds
airsham: keep raising every hand
ZanosiKapusta folds
dpalermo folds
bayne_s raises to 11,021, and is all in
kinzite calls 3,221
bayne_s shows [Ah 8c As 8d]
kinzite shows [Ks Jh 3s Kc]
PINTHEKING: nice raise, but it's only Hi!!!
*** FLOP *** [5h 8s 9s]
*** TURN *** [5h 8s 9s] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [5h 8s 9s Ts] [7d]
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Eights
kinzite shows a flush, King high
kinzite wins the pot (23,242) with a flush, King high
bayne_s stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 23,242 Rake 0
Board: [5h 8s 9s Ts 7d]
Seat 2: Xavier Danger didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: PINTHEKING (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: kinzite (small blind) showed [Ks Jh 3s Kc] and won (23,242) with a flush, King high
Seat 5: godlike5 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: ZanosiKapusta folded before the Flop
Seat 7: dpalermo folded before the Flop
Seat 8: bayne_s showed [Ah 8c As 8d] and lost with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 9: airsham didn't bet (folded)

Instead of a top 5 stack I am out. kinzite had a few other suckouts to get to a top 3 stack when money bubble broke only to manage to go out 27th. I have no idea what it takes to go from 3rd to out when it was 27 paid.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fawk Full Tilt's Bullshit RNG

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Lost KK to TT aipf to exit Mookie.
Lost KQ to Q9s aipf to bubble one FTOPS 1 sat.
A2KK lost to A983 aipf to bubble FTOPS 2 sat.
AAK2 ds lost to 239K (3 of one of my suits) to bubble PLO8 FTOPS sat
My brief run at PLO cash A456 lost to 5789 all in in 234 flop where I had nut flush draw.
None of above matters if CHK continues to rise tomorrow.  WTF was with the 10 million shares bought early on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

More Bodog PP

Had KK, QQ and JJ during my brief appearance in Bodonkey last night.

Lost with all because bloggers can't be expected to fold 99 (aipf).
The  KT or KJ against ep raiser or 66 limp calling a raise seem like minor offense in comparison.

Wife was too nervous to watch election coverage until I told her CNN had declared Obama winner in Ohio.  Watching Oprah and Jesse Jackson and many others crying when Obama was declared next President reminded me of how I felt when Red Sox won the World Series in 2004.  In hindsight that seems silly, baseball is just a game, all men are truly created equal today.
Chicas still have to wait though ;) 

Demon child was funny because my parents called to wish her a happy birthday.  She told my mom about mock election at school and when asked who she voted for sheepishly told my mom "Obama" then quickly handed me the phone.  This contrasted greatly from how she celebrated each time a state was declared for Obama and how she gleefully laughed or taunted Pat Buchannon as he appeared on TV.

I find myself somewhat saddened because although I wanted Obama to win, I respect McCain's desire to eliminate influence of money on elections and ironically he will almost certainly be the last candidate to accept public financing.

An Historic Day

Today Demon Child turned 14, this is last Presidential election that she does not get to vote where I got to vote. Gawd I feel old.  In mock election in her school it was 236 votes Obama, 38 votes McCain and 10 votes for McKinney (Green).  I expect Bay Area to break about the same.

I did not see the clouds part after I voted, maybe that occurs later in the day as Obama descends to save us.  I did hear a woman from Florida that was so happy that after election she would not have to worry about putting gas in her car or how to pay her mortgage.  Since work had a lay-off yesterday where I was spared maybe I should come around and embrace full-blown socialism in case I don't survive next one.

Other big ballot measure in California is proposition 8, a gawdy $73 million has been spent by both sides and proponents and detractors were holding up signs outside all 3 polling places I passed this morning.  Both sides have very good ads but the NO side is playing up the discrimination angle, while the YES side's best ad has Gavin Newsome's arrogant "whether you like it or not it's here" from when the city started issuing licenses.

8 years ago when a similar measure was on the ballot my Mom was visiting and I got home right after voting to find a heated argument between wife and mother on gay marriage.  When asked how I voted wife was pissed because clearly gay marriage will certainly lead to gay divorce and then two lawyers make money.  My 1st landlord was a lawyer and always found an angle to screw every tenant he ever had out of their security deposit.  

But in ensuing 8 years I worked with Suzie and met her partner of 30 years Joan and my feelings toward lawyers have softened a little so I had to vote YES.

My parents certainly think I am going to Hell now.

Bodog is tonight for those that don't have 14th Birthday celebration.