June 10, 2010

Mookie and a super turbo rigged fest.

Hi all. This week mookie saw a little bounce back up to 3 tables which is around what it was before the BBT5. I got 8th nothing too special happening in it.

Now with the other tourneys my god I wonder sometimes if these things are set up for action boards. In one particular super turbo I saw 3 flopped quads and this gem of a flop

Im holding pocket 6's and im all in flop comes 7 6 4 two hearts
Guess what my opponents are holding?
One is holding pocket 7's the other one is holding 8 5.

I dont know if its just me or does that seem very very off based on the amount of hands I saw seeing that amount of big time hands in such a short period. I mean people rarely see quads once in a huge session and yet seeing 3 in the course of 160 hands something about this is puting me closer to the edge saying this isnt right. Its my opinion so Im not saying its fact just doesnt seem right.

If you agree or disagree please let me know I would want to hear opinions.

Next week I wont be playing the mookie since I will be going to Las Vegas for a few days. I will write a report about my trip when I get back.

June 01, 2010

Last week of the BBT and Toc

Hey all sorry I havnt been keeping up with the blog. I had some time so I figured I would post about the final week of the BBT.

On Mondays tourney guess what beat me again lol. Yep it was aces again vs my pocket kings so yea needless to say busted early from that tourney.

On Wednesday's mookie I acutally didnt bust to aces which shocked the hell out of me. I was holding ace queen and I was short stacked so I pushed and Aquaman called with king jack off. We had a suck,resuck,re-resuck out hand where he flopped a jack I turned a queen and he rivered a king. So that busted me from that middle of the pack.

My run in the BBT5 was over after that resulting in 1 final table and 1 cash which from last year was a huge disappointment.

The toc came and went with some big things happening for my in real life friend NyRambler where he won a main event seat. Congrats to his great run this BBT and for basically running amazing when it matters most.

What ive been up to the last week basically just working and playing cash games online. My god I forgot how many fishes their are in 3/6 limit games online. Basically making my bankroll back from the horrible run of the BBT in the course of 3 days so yay me. I will write a report of my mookie right after the tourney on wed. I hope to have people read and comment on it

May 24, 2010

Monday Tourney

Shocking I get knocked out vs aces yet again. I think its a bad sign that Ive yet to see aces in these tourneys in over 2 weeks and been knocked out to them each of the last 4 tourneys of the BBT 5 events and overall of the 17 events its been close to a dozen. Im either just running like shit or am I that unlucky? I hope its just im running like crap and it goes away soon or my trip to vegas is going to hurt.

May 20, 2010

Poker Catching up

Hi again. Havnt posted in a while so I figured I would catch everyone up on how im doing.

Lets put it this way last 4 of the 5 BBT tourneys have been busted vs aces when I've been holding 10's of better yay me. I've had to push with them preflop since ive been running cold. On mondays tourney at one point I was so cold I only had 1 ace and a total of 3 playable hands out of a run of 65 hands.

Im been just running horrid for the better part of the last 3 months which Im not too happy about, but yea what can you do. Hopefully for the last week of the BBT5 I just want to cash. Based off last years performance getting 13th and a win last year Im not liking how im playing atm.

Turtle out

April 29, 2010

This week in blogger tourneys

Hi. This week I didnt win either tourney but I did have decent runs. In the money tourney I finished in the mid 20's which is decent but no cash. That tourney didnt really have much to note about, just played the cards how they were and busted out on a hand that was a coinflip nothing I can do.

The mookie I managed to finish in 7th place so I made some money which was good. The final 2 tables I didnt get a single hand better then king 6 suited which was shocking since it was about 60 hands, cue violin music. I managed to just claw and kick my way into making the final table so its a step in a positive direction.

Congrats to hoy for winning on monday and as for the mookie winner Im not sure who you are but it was like watching a trainwreck. The plays made were beyond crazy and made me wonder whats going on here. Hey whatever works for ya, as you got the seat and I dont have one as of yet.

Turtle Out.

April 22, 2010

The Mookie 4/21/10

Last night saw the biggest mookie tourney ever, 122 people. Its a nice comeback for a tourney that was having a semi-hard time breaking 40. I didnt fair so hot in the tourney going on in the 90's when my set of queens got run down by a runner runner flush to cripple me and then my ace queen lost to an 8 7 again by runner runner flush. What can I do there. Congrats go to aquaman, aka xkm, for getting his seat into the Tournament of Champions.

Also Congrats are in order for Pushmonkey, Rambler, and everyone else that got invites into the freeroll events. Even though I didnt get one I'm not upset about it since I know I'm still the new kid on the block when it comes to the blogging community so wasn't expecting to have my name called for it. Either way I still wish everyone thats doing those freerolls luck and no bad beats, but you know those will happen.

Until next time. Turtle Out

April 15, 2010

Starting a New

Hi again. I havnt posted in a while so I figured I would start now since the news of the BBT5 is offical now. I have to thank AlCantHang for again providing the blogger community a chance to be able to play in the biggest event of the year, the WSOP. When the last BBT came around I was fairly new to the blogger community and to the people playing the tourneys on a regular basis. I hope that since the last BBT I have made a better impression on people then I did last year. I know that the people playing the Mookie and listen to Buddy Dank Radio will know me as Turtle from the peanut gallery. I try to ad what I can to that show and I have to thank everyone doing the show for letting me be on it on a regular basis and to deal with my crap and of course Ramblers. I will be writing more frequent about my poker playing and just other stuff in general. I hope to hear your comments and possible ideas for things people want me to talk about

July 08, 2009

Poker Talk Again

Hey one and all its me again coming out of my vacation of the blogging to start it up again. First off I did play some tourneys between my last posting and this but other then being gilgi in one of the mookies been basically same as it usually is missing out of the money or final table or hell both.

Tonight I decided to post just for the fact that I did well in tonight skillz game and basically losing a tiny bit of respect for Heffmike and his chat when we were heads up. Tonight it was horse and everyone knows im not a fan of the high low games, but tonight I kinda tried to not play them to the extent I do the other games and see how it works. Turned out to be a decent stragety like I said before getting 2nd.

With the heads up I had a pretty decent chip lead over heffmike I think it started out 3-1 me or something around that we played back and forth for a while he won hands I won hands. Then when I was shorty and started to catch he was getting mad in the chat, hell I did that in the past also but I was more pissed about my luck not the other person's play/luck, but when I was all in and doubled up I told him I had 2 pair, this is stud btw, by 4th street he goes ugh duh u think. Thats kind of a slap in the face just to be a jerk for no reason. I mean he caught cards on 7th street on me I just asked him did you catch on 7th. Numbs answer I like when I ask him but basically just being unsportsmanlike is dissapointing. I know hes a good player and all that but you got to be a good person as well. It took a smack of reality for me to go in this direction, something private and family only so please dont ask, but I mean not cool man.

This little blogger tourney community we have we shouldnt be hating one another or being nasty to each other for just how the cards fall. I know when I did that it was wrong and I told the person the next time I saw them I was sorry. I just hope this little rant might help and just show that im not annoyed or upset just disappointed and again lost a bit of respect for you Heffmike, not the poker player, but the man

June 16, 2009

BBT TOC/ Las Vegas

I waited to post about the BBT since I was kind of upset about what happened to me to get taken out. I was hanging around the starting stack for the first 2 hours due to the fact I didnt get any hands to play around with. Basically the 3rd hour was when I got hands to play with and even got to around 20k in chips. When it got to 10 people left the hand that crippled me was my pocket 10's vs smallboatdrinks pocket 9's we got it in preflop. Turn gives him a set and gives me like 4k in chips and I was basically done and I was taken out in 9th when my ace 5 got beat down in a race vs king jack. Tens were the hand that hurt me this tourney as I lost with them 5 times.

Rambler and I got into vegas around 1030am on wed morning after a early flight. We met up with a bunch of cardplayer fourms posters and bloggers in the evening but before that we went over to the rio for the wsop and I attempted to get into the 1500 nl event by getting some sat tokens. I got 2nd when a guy didnt want to chop even though basically there was no real difference in chips between us and every other table was chopping at the final 2. So it wasnt ment to be because even though I brought enough to buy in directly I wasnt planning on that so just watched.

We met up with the group from the fourms, not puting names so I dont forget anyone and so I dont screw up on names cause I suck at them lol, and we played some 4/8 limit at Mirage first night I got crushed only winning 1 pot. Go me. Next day we again went to play cards this time at bellagio and did alright over there. Then we went to go check the wsop again at night to see how one of the people we knew, shifty, was doing. When we get there hes on a table next to the rail with Humberto Brennes, who I found out after the fact I went to school and even played softball in a beerleague with his nephew. He was asking us about the basketball game score and we even saw Hellmuth jump out of his seat when Derek Fisher hit the big shot. I wasnt a happy camper since I bet on the magic that game so lost 20 bucks again go me lol. This night was also a great night since we got to see Phil Hellmuth have a bitchfest when he was taken out. He went to the other side of the room where the shootout tourney was going on and just was pissed off then he lays down on a few chairs and with his phone in the air. Im not sure who threw the line out but was basically funny as hell, Honey Im twittering. He was there for over an hour like that we were thinking this is a tiny tourney for him I wonder how long his rants are if they are the major tourneys We go back to the strip and rambler goes to bed I go with the other guys and play cards again at the mirage and did well that night going up 230 bucks area but still down for the trip.

Next day we went to go watch shifty play in the wsop for day 2 since he did cash so that was kind of interesting. I believe this was the night when something or better yet someone you wouldnt expect to be playing low stakes played with all of us on a horse game for a round of the games. We wanted to try to get a horse game started at the Mirage but the pitboss said we had to wait till 10pm for the dealer switch so we went and played different games for a while. Im sitting out of a hand when shifty walks over and says Jerry Buss is going to play with us. I was thinking there is no way he could crush us with his wallet plus I would think he would be in Orlando to see his lakers win the title if they do out there. When we get the game all set Jerry Buss comes over and I walk over to shifty and say I thought you were joking. I was sitting to his right and I got 2 pictures of him with me which I will post on here. It was pretty fun playing with him only one person asked him for an signature and we were joking around with him which was pretty cool.

Sat was the interesting day. I dont really remember which came first but 2 things happened. We all were playing in the 120 donkament at the Venitian we had a last longer bet with 9 people playing I didnt win a hand never had a hand higher then ace 10 suited for 2 hours which is horrid even for me lol but while on the rail this older german man comes up to me and nick on the rail and starts pointing to tickets for the blueman group from 2 nights earlier and we were confused what was happening but then we figured it out cause they had 25 free slot play on it so we got it all signed up played the slots and got 15 bucks each since peka came as well and we split it. That night or early morning at the bellagio they had a massage lady come by and im like screw it im getting a massage. It sounds really weird but an old german man got me a massage lol. That night was also sweet cause I got into a big pot for 4/8 standards where the turn got 6 bet and river got 8 bet and I win with a full house to a guys flush. I had the fullhouse on the turn he rivered the flush just everyone is clear lol. Ended the night up about 250 on that table alone with the prop bets of red/black and numbers.

Sunday I got killed in everything I did. Lost 300 bucks on blackjack and final 4 hands I played were 25 bucks each dealer got blackjack all 4 times not a good start. Cash game at the V still didnt win a hand on my first cash table so down another 200 watched rambler for a while then said screw it played again on his table 1st hand I won was with aces and they heald. 2nd time I had aces I got chased down by this moron playing 2 3 of hearts with flop of 8 10 3 one heart and me betting each street runner runner flush and im hurt again. We leave to get food with Tommy at the noodle bar and watch the final 9 mins of the nba finals and see everyone cheer in the room since L.A won. We go over to Mirage to say goodbye to everyone since they were going to the Wynn so it was basically me rambler and albino, he went to the sit and go tourney. The hand of the cash game for me and Rambler was he had aces I had 3 5 clubs flop i get open ended straight draw turn I get my straight he makes his set and I also have a straight flush draw so we get 4 bets in river pairs the board and makes my flush so I take a hit to end the trip.

So overall I went down about 1200 bucks but I mean I had a great time so in the end the money doesnt matter too much, would of been nice to win or even get into the wsop but oh well. Also with these pictures I want to ask people if I really do look like turtle from Entorague since I was told that at least a dozen times lol

June 02, 2009

Skillz Game

Tonight I got to play in this since I didnt have work. It was Omaha high low so basically Im going into it just to have some fun. Basically play a few hands and went out pretty early for me within 20 mins. I had a good hand on the flop. I had a set vs a super ultra wheel draw that got there not 1 time but both the turn and river so away I go. Tomorrow night I wont be playing in the Mookie due to work which im not liking working from 1130pm-6am then 10am-630pm next day so looking at a long cranky thursday night. I will be watching the Mookie before I go to work so I will be the railbird for the night. I know on BRD they were doing odds on players in the TOC of winning WSOP seats I just wonder what mine would be? If people want to throw odds for me to make it I would be interested. Hope to see and have a few people rooting for me on sunday.