Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oops, I did it again

Another $5 plo rebuy last night, another donking out for me. This hand meant I min cashed instead of making the final table. Little bit of patience required at the right time, whereas last night I convinced myself we had the same two pair on the flop. Almost criminal to blow 60BBs here really.

Full Tilt Poker Game #16380424391: $5 + $0.50 Rebuy (120835685), Table 8 - 1000/2000 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 19:10:43 ET - 2009/11/28
Seat 2: Markt37 (80,777)
Seat 4: Deset (16,786)
Seat 5: electric chair (60,208)
Seat 6: Shamanilixir (79,602)
Seat 7: Ilu1 (60,216)
Seat 8: baxterb123 (3,190), is sitting out
Seat 9: 00Bert00 (27,824), is sitting out
Markt37 posts the small blind of 1,000
Deset posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to electric chair [Jd As 9d 7d]
hipsych sits down
hipsych adds 42,613
Jesse_Arellano sits down
Jesse_Arellano adds 52,358
electric chair has 15 seconds left to act
electric chair calls 2,000
Shamanilixir folds
Ilu1 folds
baxterb123 folds
00Bert00 folds
Markt37 raises to 8,000
Deset folds
electric chair calls 6,000
*** FLOP *** [Jh 6s Ad]
Markt37 checks
electric chair bets 9,000
Markt37 raises to 20,000
electric chair calls 11,000
*** TURN *** [Jh 6s Ad] [Qs]
Markt37 bets 52,777, and is all in
electric chair calls 32,208, and is all in
Markt37 shows [Th Ah Ac Jc]
electric chair shows [Jd As 9d 7d]
Uncalled bet of 20,569 returned to Markt37
*** RIVER *** [Jh 6s Ad Qs] [Ks]
Markt37 shows a straight, Ace high
electric chair shows two pair, Aces and Jacks

Still, I was very lucky to be there, having hit a 1 outer earlier after getting all in with a flopped set 10s, vs a flopped set As. I had to wait until the river to get my quads, but the result was never in doubt as far as I was concerned :)

Results looking good for November overall, up $725 so far and cashed in 4 of last 8 MTTs and 6 or last 8 STTs I have played.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Second Time Around

So, I played the $5 PLO rebuy on Full Tilt again tonight. This time, there was no blow up on the final table, this was the hand that gave me the stack I needed to take control of the table, after which memoly proceeded to explain to me how it had been a "donky" play on my part.

Full Tilt Poker Game #16229448401: $5 + $0.50 Rebuy (119370163), Table 13 - 2500/5000 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 20:02:26 ET - 2009/11/22
Seat 2: electric chair (174,658)
Seat 3: superruik (282,134)
Seat 4: memoly (108,774)
Seat 5: muelling87 (97,094)
Seat 8: comeon69 (73,340)
muelling87 posts the small blind of 2,500
comeon69 posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to electric chair [7s 6s 7d 8s]
electric chair raises to 10,000
superruik calls 10,000
memoly calls 10,000
muelling87 calls 7,500
comeon69 folds
*** FLOP *** [Qh 6d 9s]
muelling87 checks
comeon69: allin -lol
electric chair bets 45,000
superruik folds
memoly has 15 seconds left to act
memoly has requested TIME
memoly calls 45,000
muelling87 has 15 seconds left to act
muelling87 has requested TIME
comeon69: do it
muelling87 folds
*** TURN *** [Qh 6d 9s] [3d]
electric chair has 15 seconds left to act
electric chair bets 55,000
memoly has been disconnected
memoly has 15 seconds left to act
memoly has 90 seconds to reconnect
superruik: :S
comeon69: its a fold
memoly has reconnected
memoly has 15 seconds left to act
memoly calls 53,774, and is all in
electric chair shows [7s 6s 7d 8s]
memoly shows [Qs 8c Kc Td]
Uncalled bet of 1,226 returned to electric chair
*** RIVER *** [Qh 6d 9s 3d] [Th]
electric chair shows a straight, Ten high
memoly shows two pair, Queens and Tens
electric chair wins the pot (242,548) with a straight, Ten high

Chopped when we were 3 handed and I had 420k chips, so the numbers changed a little from what is shown here. This makes it twice in 3 weeks I have won this now.

[25-Nov - edit, posted the wrong screenshot last time, this is the right one]

Check out the Call of the Wildcat blog link well, he has won it a couple of times recently too.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

You Plonker

Plonker: Person of Little Or No Knowledge and Electrical Retarded

I cashed in 2 MTTs last night, one was a min cash in the $5 hilo on Full Tilt, the other was the $5 PLO rebuy on the same site. I played well in both, but in the PLO I played really well until my out hand. History is below, but I had been playing with curtis for about 2 hours and knew he would race with anything. Maybe that's why I thought it was worth getting it all in, because I knew he would be light. But, in the cold light of day, we were well clear first and second and I really should have stayed away from him until we got HU.

Full Tilt Poker Game #16202570822: $5 + $0.50 Rebuy (119123226), Table 2 - 3000/6000 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 20:04:42 ET - 2009/11/21
Seat 1: robenson (105,996)
Seat 2: Curtis4marsh (285,532)
Seat 4: electric chair (148,793)
Seat 8: UBsucks (81,853)
Seat 9: Mirakelman (39,826)
electric chair posts the small blind of 3,000
UBsucks posts the big blind of 6,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to electric chair [Ac Qh 7h 9c]
Mirakelman folds
robenson folds
Curtis4marsh has 15 seconds left to act
Curtis4marsh raises to 21,000
electric chair raises to 69,000 ==> I guess I was expecting him to fold to this raise
UBsucks folds
Curtis4marsh has 15 seconds left to act
Curtis4marsh raises to 213,000
electric chair calls 79,793, and is all in
Curtis4marsh shows [3d Jd Jh 8c]
electric chair shows [Ac Qh 7h 9c]
Uncalled bet of 64,207 returned to Curtis4marsh
*** FLOP *** [Tc 2h Ks]
*** TURN *** [Tc 2h Ks] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 2h Ks 5h] [8d]
Curtis4marsh shows a pair of Jacks
electric chair shows Ace King high
Curtis4marsh wins the pot (303,586) with a pair of Jacks

On the plus side, I am now back in the black for the month of November, albeit a couple of hundred dollars less than it should be.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Playing Bad

Hmm, since the last updateI have been on a one way trip downwards. 8 losing sessions in 8 and losing is causing me to make bad decisions. Ordinarily I would not be leading from UTG with A78J in a hilo game, but it seems I have been recording multiple exits with this astonishingly bad move. The only silver lining is I know I am playing badly, so yesterday I managed to stop after just 1 game. Month to date -$125, which is about $350 the wrong way from where I peaked a week ago. Still, I am playing a bit better tonight and have even reached the money in a couple of SNGs, so hopefully the recovery starts here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MacBook Update

So, about 1 week in I am more convinced than ever that I made the right choice. Not only does Full Tilt work on it, but so does PokerStars. Don't see me going back to Windows in the next couple of years, except to install it as a guest OS under MacOS. Also managed to break my duck on the SNG front, so far in November over $200 profit and up nearly $1k in the last 30 days. Sharkscope lifetime says I just went past $1500 for SNGs on Full Tilt tonight as well. Bizarrely, I still do better in the $22 games than I do in the $11 ones.

Anyway, back to the Mac before anyone starts to think this is still a poker blog... Mouse pad is just so god dammed sexy, swipe all 4 fingers down to show all open windows so you can choose one, all 4 fingers up to clear the screen, 2 fingers in any direction to scroll, plus all the iPhone touch screen controls to zoom and rotate. Startup and shutdown time is much better than any Windows machine I have seen, I think I am online within 30 seconds of pushing the power button, and the battery can last 7 hours. If you need a new laptop and can afford to pay the Apple premium, it will become a guilty pleasure.

OpenOffice is available too, same controls and file formats as Windows, my results spreadsheet works just the same on the Mac as it did on the PC. And it's still free :)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

October Round-up

October ended up finishing quite nicely for me as I won the early evening $5 PLO rebuy on Full Tilt again, which returned $440 for a total of $10.50 in buy-in and add-on. Total profit for the month was just over $750, all of which and more has been spent on a Macbook Pro which I am using to make this entry. It's a great little toy and unlike the Windows laptops, just seems to work. I even connected my wireless headphones via bluetooth without breaking into a sweat.

I have also download and installed Full Tilt poker for the Mac. So far I have played 6 STTs and 1 MTT on it with no cashes and not even a bubble. Not all of this is bad play, but it is a bit tilting to be missing by so far. First game should have given me the clue, in a PLO8 STT, I flop a set of Js from the BB on 47J board, fill up on the turn and get all in 3-way, only to see a 3rd 7 give someone else quads and a 3-way scoop.

Elsewhere have played a few more games on PokerStars. Now I am used to the interface I think I have worked out that the PLO8 SNGs are generally populated by clueless idiots, especially the 18 runner $16 games. I know I have not played that many games, but it is so easy to double up on the first table and the only time the going gets any kind of tricky is on the bubble with 5 left.

Anyway, going to see if switching back to the Windows laptop makes any difference to my results, GL in your games.