Made $5 for 9th place in a private freeroll on Trident Poker that was hosted by the Backroom Poker League.
I was the chip leader for a long time but then I made a loose call in the BB holding AJ vs the SB who had JJ and went all-in. I thought he was trying to steal it and I was wrong. From there it was all downhill until the final hand:
** Game ID 702628716 starting - 2006-02-27 21:04:19
** backroom poker lounge:Table 5 [Multi Table Hold 'em] (1200.00|2400.00 No Limit - MTT) Real Money
- canadianeh30 sitting in seat 1 with $8882.50
- olysports89 sitting in seat 3 with $18790.00 [Sitting out]
- peruvincent sitting in seat 4 with $29896.68
- Kajagugu sitting in seat 5 with $14774.18
- zingbust sitting in seat 6 with $13957.50
- fitchjr1 sitting in seat 7 with $6544.16
- THplanes sitting in seat 8 with $24690.00
- ROBTLUT sitting in seat 9 with $38670.00 [Dealer]
- greedy4chips sitting in seat 10 with $30994.98
greedy4chips posted the small blind - $600.00
canadianeh30 posted the big blind - $1200.00
** Dealing card to Kajagugu: Queen of Hearts, Jack of Diamonds
peruvincent called - $1200.00
Kajagugu raised - $4800.00
peruvincent called - $4800.00
** Dealing the flop: 10 of Clubs, 3 of Diamonds, 6 of Diamonds
Kajagugu bet - $4800.00
peruvincent raised - $9600.00
Kajagugu went all-in - $5174.18
peruvincent called - $9974.18
peruvincent shows: 4 of Hearts, 7 of Hearts
** Dealing the turn: 4 of Clubs
** Dealing the river: 8 of Hearts
peruvincent wins $31348.36 from the main pot
End of game 702628716
I knew the guy had nothing. He had been raising with nothing a few times earlier and I sensed a pattern. But he got lucky, I guess. Hey, $5 is still $5 more than I had before the game, right?
Monday, February 27, 2006
Made $5 for 9th place in a private freeroll on Trident Poker that was hosted by the Backroom Poker League.
Friday, February 24, 2006
I hate Prima players. Check out this awful bad beat. How could this guy even call the first raise let alone the second one?
** Game ID 698442076 starting - 2006-02-24 14:32:49
** Chomp Chomp Chomp [Hold 'em] (0.05|0.10 No Limit - Cash Game) Real Money
- j3zz83 sitting in seat 1 with $39.62
- tigermort sitting in seat 2 with $16.30
- Ticke59 sitting in seat 3 with $12.21
- Kezzab sitting in seat 4 with $9.65
- Nikopol sitting in seat 5 with $5.02
- Dr_Dougs sitting in seat 6 with $3.90
- Kajagugu sitting in seat 7 with $9.45 [Dealer]
- Jartavius sitting in seat 9 with $7.30 [Sitting out]
- alpinestyle sitting in seat 10 with $21.90
alpinestyle posted the small blind - $0.05
j3zz83 posted the big blind - $0.10
Dr_Dougs posted to play - $0.10
** Dealing card to Kajagugu: King of Clubs, King of Spades
Ticke59 called - $0.10
Nikopol raised - $0.20
Dr_Dougs called - $0.20
Kajagugu raised - $1.20
j3zz83 called - $1.20
Nikopol went all-in - $4.82
Kajagugu raised - $8.84
j3zz83 called - $8.84
** Dealing the flop: 8 of Diamonds, 10 of Hearts, 3 of Clubs
Kajagugu went all-in - $0.61
j3zz83 called - $0.61
j3zz83 shows: 9 of Diamonds, Jack of Hearts
Nikopol shows: 6 of Spades, 6 of Hearts
** Dealing the turn: Jack of Clubs
** Dealing the river: 9 of Hearts
j3zz83 wins $15.11 from the main pot
j3zz83 wins $23.97 from side pot 1
End of game 698442076
Monday, February 20, 2006
Playing at Hollywood Poker I started with $4.50 and went on to over $30. I had an insane hand with 3 all-ins:
|Texas Hold'em $0.10-$0.10 NL (Real Money), #152,578,000|
|Table New Bedford, 20 Feb 2006 9:18 PM ET|
|Seat 1: kickinbutt ($4.15 in chips)|
|Seat 2: wldhorsman ($14.60 in chips)|
|Seat 3: c los xx ($12.65 in chips)|
|Seat 4: fngrsofFURY ($39.25 in chips)|
|Seat 5: LaKi_ ($6.45 in chips)|
|Seat 6: Ecli ($8.15 in chips)|
|Seat 7: CyberNat ($2.90 in chips)|
|Seat 9: GWilli-AK ($9.90 in chips)|
|Seat 10: KajaPoker ($8.75 in chips)|
KajaPoker posts blind ($0.05), kickinbutt posts blind ($0.10).
wldhorsman calls $0.10, c los xx folds, fngrsofFURY folds, LaKi_ calls $0.10, Ecli calls $0.10, CyberNat folds, GWilli-AK calls $0.10, KajaPoker bets $0.40, kickinbutt calls $0.35, wldhorsman calls $0.35, LaKi_ calls $0.35, Ecli calls $0.35, GWilli-AK folds.
FLOP [board cards QS,5D,6D ]
KajaPoker bets $2.50, kickinbutt bets $3.70 and is all-in, wldhorsman calls $3.70, LaKi_ folds, Ecli bets $7.70 and is all-in, KajaPoker calls $5.20, wldhorsman calls $4.
TURN [board cards QS,5D,6D,6C ]
KajaPoker bets $0.60 and is all-in, wldhorsman calls $0.60.
RIVER [board cards QS,5D,6D,6C,8C ]
KajaPoker shows [ AC,QD ]
kickinbutt shows [ 9S,QH ]
wldhorsman shows [ 4C,3C ]
Ecli shows [ 10D,KD ]
KajaPoker wins $1.20, KajaPoker wins $12, KajaPoker wins $16.95.
Pot: $30.35, (including rake: $0.20)
kickinbutt, loses $4.15
wldhorsman, loses $8.75
c los xx, loses $0
fngrsofFURY, loses $0
LaKi_, loses $0.45
Ecli, loses $8.15
CyberNat, loses $0
GWilli-AK, loses $0.10
KajaPoker, bets $8.75, collects $30.15, net $21.40
Friday, February 17, 2006
Tropical Poker is a new site that is in the stages of testing out their software. They offer 24/7 single table SNG and an MTT every 2 hours approximately. These are funny games since the blind structure pretty much has you going all-in sometime during the first round. Since you're only playing for a prize pool of a single dollar it doesn't hurt to just do it. I won three in a row in under 5 minutes this way, granted, it was a whopping $1.50, but still:
So what can you do with $2.50 on PokerRoom? Turn it into $180. I originally made a $10 deposit in order to play the Shark Cage match and get a Centurion ticket. But I didn't make any money on those and after trying the Centurion qualifiers I ended up with $2.50 left in the account. And then they pulled the Centurion qualifiers, so there was nothing left for me to do.
I took my money to a .25 Pot-Limit Hold'em table and played a couple of aggressive hands to more than double up twice to over $11. Now I could go play a real tournament. I saw that a $5 rebuy was starting and even though I am not a big fan of the rebuy I decided to give it a shot knowing I can only rebuy once.
I lost a key all-in hand with QQ to AA and was left with only 40 chips. I put in my rebuy and got all the way down to 155 chips. From there it was only uphill. I eventually finished in 5th place (once again my QQ ran into KK - and after analyzing the hand I can truly say I would have been in trouble no matter what I did. So $2.50 turns into $180. Not bad for a few hours work. Check out the screenshot:
BTW,PokerRoom does not update the prize pool for rebuys and add-ons, which totally sucks. When I looked at the tournament info page the prize pool was pretty much half what it ended up being.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Played with the PokerLoons last night and took first place in the cash league on Trident Poker. It's a $5 buy in and paid top 3 places. With only 8 players that came out to a first place prize of $20. However, at the end of the month they add up all the league points and give out more cash.
I had to battle it out with bbjmc1 who is a terrific player. Here are the final standings:
Monday, February 13, 2006
Took my free $11 from Bet Royal Poker and turned them into $25. I started out playing a $5+.50 freezeout which I played very loose and aggressive and was out of rather quickly. So with the extra $5.50 in my account I decided to try a 10 seat SNG.
I quickly established myself as the ultra-tight player at the table and probably didn't play a single hand during the first 3 orbits. I then proceeded to play very aggressive and only showed two hands until I got heads up. The first hand was AA under the gun which knocked out the player to my left who had pocket 9's. I made a minimum raise UTG and got called. With a flop of 726 rainbow I bet 3xBB and the guy went over the top all-in with what he thought was an overpair. Just to find me with rockets.
The second hand I showed was a 64 off suit when I was in the BB. Just me and the SB playing for the un-raised pot. Flop came 529 rainbow. SB put in a small enough bet for me to call my gutshot straight draw. Turn was an 8 and now I had a double gutshot straight draw. SB just checked and so did I. River was a 7 giving me the low straight. Only two hands could beat me at this point - J-10 and 10-6. SB quickly went all in which was an obvious over-bet. I figured he got two pair or something like that. So I called and found out he had been slow playing a set of 5's. I especially liked the free card on the River.
I then quickly proceeded to heads-up with another tight player. Took advantage of that and got lucky on the final hand. My K3 made a straight on the river against his pocket A's which he slow played after hitting his set on the flop. To which I say never slow play A's or you will get sucked out on.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Well we had a really great poker night here last night and the winners played some seriously good poker. I won the second game while playing a total of four hands before going heads up.
One hand that comes to mind as a terrible bad beat is how JJ in the short stack went all in and Q9 suited called. Flop was 9J9 giving short stack the boat and the caller either two running Q's or another 9, which showed up on the river. Ouch!
We hooked up the HoldemPoker Tournament Director's Clock to the new 42" plasma and that was awesome. The clock is free to download, so go to HoldemPoker and get it.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
The PokerStars bad beats just keep on coming. Can anyone explain to me why this moron called a 300 raise from the small blind with [6s 8s] and then called my all in with bottom pair? Check it out:
PokerStars Game #3834907149: Tournament #19045267, Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2006/02/02 - 01:04:32 (ET)
Table '19045267 2' Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: kono77 (920 in chips)
Seat 3: hugli87 (1650 in chips)
Seat 4: Max13UT (390 in chips)
Seat 5: Davestuff (2430 in chips)
Seat 6: Tamarra (3170 in chips)
Seat 7: SlimJr44 (920 in chips)
Seat 8: Kajagugu (1395 in chips)
Seat 9: dfrank273 (1725 in chips)
dfrank273: posts small blind 15
kono77: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Kajagugu [Kc Ks]
Max13UT: calls 30
Davestuff: calls 30
Kajagugu: raises 270 to 300
dfrank273: calls 285
Max13UT: raises 90 to 390 and is all-in
Davestuff: calls 360
Kajagugu: calls 90
dfrank273: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [Tc 8d Qc]
dfrank273: bets 90
Davestuff: calls 90
Kajagugu: raises 915 to 1005 and is all-in
dfrank273: raises 330 to 1335 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Tc 8d Qc] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 8d Qc 6d] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dfrank273: shows [6s 8s] (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
Kajagugu: shows [Kc Ks] (a pair of Kings)
Kajagugu said, "great"
dfrank273 collected 2100 from side pot
Max13UT: shows [2h 2c] (a pair of Deuces)
dfrank273 collected 1590 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3690 Main pot 1590. Side pot 2100. | Rake 0
Board [Tc 8d Qc 6d 5d]
Seat 2: kono77 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: hugli87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Max13UT showed [2h 2c] and lost with a pair of Deuces
Seat 5: Davestuff folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Tamarra folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: SlimJr44 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Kajagugu (button) showed [Kc Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: dfrank273 (small blind) showed [6s 8s] and won (3690) with two pair, Eights and Sixes
PokerStars Tournament #18846480, No Limit Hold'em
Total Prize Pool: $1145.00
Tournament started - 2006/02/01 - 22:02:00 (ET)
You finished the tournament in 103rd place.
A $1.94 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
You earned 36.57 tournament leader points in this tournament.
Playing on PokerRoom at the Shark Cage $2 + $100 added I got this awful hand:
Seat 1: acidnbase ($4,605 in chips)
Seat 2: mattina3 ($2,505 in chips)
Seat 3: MJAllDay ($1,270 in chips)
Seat 4: db6023 ($1,515 in chips)
Seat 5: highway55 ($1,780 in chips)
Seat 6: gerryc2849 ($3,220 in chips)
Seat 7: bluntadam ($1,260 in chips)
Seat 8: bennyhana12 ($2,755 in chips)
Seat 9: hoosierSMB ($3,845 in chips)
Seat 10: Kajagugu [AH,KH] ($4,570 in chips)
db6023 posts blind ($50), highway55 posts blind ($100).
gerryc2849 folds, bluntadam folds, bennyhana12 folds, hoosierSMB bets $600, Kajagugu calls $600, acidnbase folds, mattina3 folds, MJAllDay folds, db6023 folds, highway55 folds.
FLOP [board cards 3D,7H,8H ]
hoosierSMB bets $3,245 and is all-in, Kajagugu calls $3,245.
TURN [board cards 3D,7H,8H,QH ]
RIVER [board cards 3D,7H,8H,QH,8C ]
hoosierSMB shows [ 8S,8D ]
Kajagugu shows [ AH,KH ]
hoosierSMB wins $7,840.
acidnbase, loses $0
mattina3, loses $0
MJAllDay, loses $0
db6023, loses $50
highway55, loses $100
gerryc2849, loses $0
bluntadam, loses $0
bennyhana12, loses $0
hoosierSMB, bets $3,845, collects $7,840, net $3,995
Kajagugu, loses $3,845