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.

June 01, 2009

Brit Blogger Game/BBT Big Game/BBT Big Game Mulligan

All I can say is wow from this day. Went from horrible feeling when I woke up to right now before I go to sleep feeling amazing. I finally did it I won a Blogger tourney and not just and blogger tourney but the Big Game with top prize of 1284.87. Today was my last shot to get my seat so basically this is huge for me.

But I will get into that when I talk more in depth on it. Brit game I didnt do so hot basically just getting smashed by the deck. Hand that took me out was opponents aces to my queens so out before first break.

The Mulligan game I was doing alright for a while and got my stack up to basically about 8000 which was my high then just I began to bleed chips and got knocked out in the bottom half not exactly sure where.

The Big Game. Basically when this started I was focused just to get into the points so I could secure top 20 since that would be nice even if I didnt get a seat for the TOC. Basically was getting knocked down and needed to double up a few time to get to the top 18 since I was getting low just missing or worse kicker those kind of things. When it got into the points I was short stack with about 4000 when chip leader had about 24k in that area so I was kinda getting desperate. I had a double up hit my way got to the final 10 then this hand happens
Full Tilt Poker Game #12551456110: Blogger Big Game (81289279), Table 3 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:25:28 ET - 2009/06/01
Seat 1: pvanharibo (5,994)
Seat 3: MiamiDon (35,035)
Seat 4: OMGitsPokerFool (43,542)
Seat 5: Julius_Goat (18,771)
Seat 9: iaatg6296 (11,527)
pvanharibo antes 125
MiamiDon antes 125
OMGitsPokerFool antes 125
Julius_Goat antes 125
iaatg6296 antes 125
iaatg6296 posts the small blind of 500
pvanharibo posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iaatg6296 [Ad Kd]
MiamiDon has 15 seconds left to act
MiamiDon raises to 3,000
OMGitsPokerFool calls 3,000
Julius_Goat folds
iaatg6296 calls 2,500
pvanharibo raises to 5,869, and is all in
MiamiDon calls 2,869
OMGitsPokerFool calls 2,869
iaatg6296 calls 2,869
*** FLOP *** [9d Ks 2h]
iaatg6296 bets 5,533, and is all in
MiamiDon folds
Julius_Goat: did I miss a memo?
OMGitsPokerFool calls 5,533
iaatg6296 shows [Ad Kd]
pvanharibo shows [8c 8s]
OMGitsPokerFool shows [Ah Qc]
*** TURN *** [9d Ks 2h] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [9d Ks 2h 5s] [6c]
iaatg6296 shows a pair of Kings
OMGitsPokerFool shows Ace King high
iaatg6296 wins the side pot (11,066) with a pair of Kings
pvanharibo shows a pair of Eights
iaatg6296 wins the main pot (24,101) with a pair of Kings
Julius_Goat: gg lj
pvanharibo: gg
pvanharibo: gla
pvanharibo stands up
MiamiDon stands up
OMGitsPokerFool stands up
Julius_Goat stands up
iaatg6296 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 35,167 Main pot 24,101. Side pot 11,066. Rake 0
Board: [9d Ks 2h 5s 6c]
Seat 1: pvanharibo (big blind) showed [8c 8s] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 3: MiamiDon folded on the Flop
Seat 4: OMGitsPokerFool showed [Ah Qc] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 5: Julius_Goat (button) folded before the FlopSeat 9: iaatg6296 (small blind) showed [Ad Kd] and won (35,167) with a pair of Kings

This pot basically changed my whole thinking from ok I might get into the money to hell I have a shot at this thing now. Going into the final table I was 2nd or 3rd not sure which. Listening to BRD tonight was interesting since most of the people in the final 5 were on air and playing didnt really change much but was different since it kinda felt more to me at least like a live tourney. The final 5 people only Numb and I didnt have a seat so if I didnt win I would be rooting for Numb to take it down since hes a pretty solid player IMO and just didnt catch the cards at the right time, kinda like how I am 99.9% of the time. 4th went to Shabazz Jenkins when I had a higher pp then him. When it got to three handed with BuddyDank, MiamiDon and myself I asked if either would take a deal if it got to heads up with me, they both said no so I knew I had to win it to get it. I took a huge gamble vs miami when I heald 5's to his ace 10 off and he spiked a ten on the turn to basically cripple me I was down to 14k chips area with blinds at 2500/5k. I then became a card rack and clawed my way all the way back into connention when buddy doubled me up with ace 4 to my ace queen. A few hands later Buddy got taken out so it was down to me and MiamiDon. This was my best placeing so far so either way was happy with my play. First hand of heads up I double up when I hit a flush to his 2 pair. Next hand this happens.

Full Tilt Poker Game #12552452893: Blogger Big Game (81289279), Table 1 - 2500/5000 Ante 600 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:39:01 ET - 2009/06/01
Seat 5: iaatg6296 (173,180)
Seat 8: MiamiDon (71,820)
iaatg6296 antes 600
MiamiDon antes 600
iaatg6296 posts the small blind of 2,500
MiamiDon posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iaatg6296 [Qs As]
iaatg6296 raises to 172,580, and is all in
MiamiDon calls 66,220, and is all in
iaatg6296 shows [Qs As]
MiamiDon shows [Tc Kh]
Uncalled bet of 101,360 returned to iaatg6296
*** FLOP *** [2d 7s 2s]
*** TURN *** [2d 7s 2s] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2d 7s 2s 6s] [5h]
iaatg6296 shows a flush, Ace high
MiamiDon shows a pair of Twos
iaatg6296 wins the pot (143,640) with a flush, Ace high
MiamiDon stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 143,640 Rake 0
Board: [2d 7s 2s 6s 5h]
Seat 5: iaatg6296 (small blind) showed [Qs As] and won (143,640) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 8: MiamiDon (big blind) showed [Tc Kh] and lost with a pair of Twos

I was just in total shock for like a minute since I went from having little to no shot, to taking down the title, the 1st place prize of 1284.87 and the final seat into the TOC. Is this my biggest win ever on a poker site, no. Is it something I needed to get some needed confidence hells yes. I wasnt feeling to great about my poker game just because I think I play too vanilla, maybe I still do but maybe this is what I needed to kick start what I used to be. See everyone at the TOC.

May 29, 2009


waited a few days on these since these hurt a little bit when I got taken out in both. In the skillz game it was the story of basically running into things a tiny bit better then me on 7th street. It could of been earlier but who knows with the card switching which makes no sense to me. But out early in this and no points.

Mookie basically first hand was my high point with chips as I hit my flush and had an open ended straight draw to a persons set. The hand that took me out I knew the person I was playing vs didnt have an ace on a board of ace queen 6 I hold king queen. My king hits on the river but it also gives me a flush and thats what busts me. Just bad timing on that but again no points or cash in mookie but that im used to lol.

Sunday is the last day of the BBT and my last chance to win a tourney and get a seat which I would love to get. Like some people know I am going to vegas June 10-14 so if I do get lucky enough and win a 2k seat or more I would use it for a wsop event. Im really considering playing in either the 1500 no limit tourney on the 11th event 24 if people are looking for that or 1500 limit tourney on the 12th event 26. I hope that I get into the top 20 in points also since right now im #20. I hope to see everyone sunday.

May 24, 2009

Mookie/Brit Blogger

Well im writing after the brit blogger tourney about these two. I did make points in both of these which is good but only 1 cash. With the Mookie I was playing a bit more loose then I normally do and it seemed to be working for the most part. Got a good double up when I had 10's vs 8's hold for me. Basically went out on a coinflip after I hit my over he hit his set.

Brit Blogger I thought I was finally going to break through and win a blogger tourney since I was on the end of hitting the 2 and 3 outers. I got 3rd once again which is kinda my high point in these since this is my 5th third place in this BBT. I was facing kat and jo so I was basically the odd person out so I was the bad guy lol. The hand that took me out was vs kat when she heald ace 2 of crubs and I had ace 4 of hearts and she hits a set of 2's to take me out in 3rd. Jo won the tourney so gratz to her.

With these 2 in the points I get into the top 20 so hopefully I stay there since the 25k of ftp would be nice so I can get either another jersey or just stockpile them up. Tomorrow night is the last PPI of the BBT so I hope to see everyone there.

May 13, 2009

Skillz Game

I was running alright in this got into the points again I figured I could and should make the final table but this happened to me. Hey look another 2 outer to bust me go my luck.

Full Tilt Poker Game #12189027590: Blogger Skillz Game (87359162), Table 6 - 1000/2000 - Limit Hold'em -
0:22:44 ET - 2009/05/13
Seat 1: TuscaloosaJohn (4,372)
Seat 2: iaatg6296 (7,276)
Seat 3: heffmike (37,737)
Seat 4: hoyazo (27,239)
iaatg6296 posts the small blind of 500
heffmike posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to iaatg6296 [Kc Kh]
hoyazo folds
TuscaloosaJohn folds
iaatg6296 raises to 2,000
heffmike calls 1,000
*** FLOP *** [Tc 4h Qc]
iaatg6296 bets 1,000
heffmike raises to 2,000
iaatg6296 raises to 3,000
heffmike calls 1,000
*** TURN *** [Tc 4h Qc] [4d]
iaatg6296 bets 2,000
heffmike raises to 4,000
iaatg6296 calls 276, and is all in
heffmike shows [8s Qh]
iaatg6296 shows [Kc Kh]
Uncalled bet of 1,724 returned to heffmike
*** RIVER *** [Tc 4h Qc 4d] [Qs]
heffmike shows a full house, Queens full of Fours
iaatg6296 shows two pair, Kings and Queens
heffmike wins the pot (14,552) with a full house, Queens full of Fours
iaatg6296: omg
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14,552 Rake 0Board: [Tc 4h Qc 4d Qs]
Seat 1: TuscaloosaJohn (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: iaatg6296 (small blind) showed [Kc Kh] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 3: heffmike (big blind) showed [8s Qh] and won (14,552) with a full house, Queens full of Fours
Seat 4: hoyazo didn't bet (folded)

I should just really question is it the fact im really really unlucky, like waffles, or is full tilt rigged. Probably both, but someone give me a break on one end because its getting frustrating.

May 12, 2009


Well today was a weird day. I was planning on going to the mets game with my brother since we wanted to see Santana vs Lowe. We were looking into the tickets online and saw a ton of seats still on sale so we figured we can buy them at the stadium since for the 15 dollar seats they had a 7.50 service charge which is pretty stupid. We get to the window the guy says the cheapest he has are 100 dollars. Keep in mind this was about 30 mins after we left the house with the computer saying 15 were on sale and in a big amount. We werent happy to see when we got back to his apartment that there was a giant section of seats that no one ever sat in. I find that to be complete bullshit. To top off this experience we got to talk to a guy and said how can they sell that much in that short of time and he went "Tough." Douchebag right there so screw it wont be attending as many games as I planned on.

Anyway back to the reason for the post. I got into the points of the PPI ending up in 11th place. I only played 8% of the hands I saw which if you know percents is pretty horrid. I usually play pocket pairs, suited connectors, big cards and once in a while bluff but still saw 19 flops out of 229 which is crazy. I got very lucky when I played king queen vs ace 9offsuit(I hate that hand sooooooo much) and rivered a straight to his set of aces. The only other hand I really pushed with was jacks vs king queen off and the jacks held for me. This is my first points in a while so im feeling alright just wish I got to have some more hands to play with because even though I play like that it gets annoying when other people get hands over and over and over again and you see 2 3 over and over and over btw not suited. Tomorrow I should be playing in the Skillz game hopefully I can do well again since I do want points but really want a win.

BTW I gotta thank Numbbono for his comment he gave me I know I cant win everyone but I get where you were coming from and I know it was words of encouragement so I want to thank you for that. Also I want to give a shout out to Buddy and Joananda for their engagement. Congratz :).

May 10, 2009

Brit Blogger Game

Im just going to post the hand that took me out and just say I run horrid and its annoying

Full Tilt Poker Game #12141349079: Brit Blogger Game (89934808), Table 3 - 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:12:25 ET - 2009/05/10
Seat 1: Acornman (2,495)
Seat 2: iaatg6296 (1,410)
Seat 3: BamBamCan (1,455)
Seat 4: NewinNov (1,385)
Seat 5: BuddyDank (2,658)
Seat 6: ChampSampson (1,620)
Seat 7: bryan24 (1,140)
Seat 8: qrs1 (805)
Seat 9: columbo (3,040)
Acornman posts the small blind of 20
iaatg6296 posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iaatg6296 [7s 9c]
BamBamCan folds
NewinNov calls 40
BuddyDank folds
ChampSampson folds
bryan24 folds
qrs1 folds
columbo calls 40
Acornman calls 20
iaatg6296 checks
*** FLOP *** [Ac 7c 7h]
BuddyDank: beauty eh
Acornman checks
iaatg6296 bets 80
BamBamCan: LMFAO
BamBamCan: Congrats man
NewinNov calls 80
columbo folds
Acornman folds
qrs1 is feeling confused
*** TURN *** [Ac 7c 7h] [8h]
iaatg6296 bets 240
BuddyDank: tyty
NewinNov has 15 seconds left to act
NewinNov calls 240
*** RIVER *** [Ac 7c 7h 8h] [9d]
BamBamCan: You know I meant about the slots play right?
BamBamCan: LOL
iaatg6296 bets 480
NewinNov raises to 1,025, and is all in
iaatg6296 calls 545
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NewinNov shows [Ah Ad] a full house, Aces full of Sevens
iaatg6296 shows [7s 9c] a full house, Sevens full of Nines
NewinNov wins the pot (2,850) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
iaatg6296: wow
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,850 Rake 0
Board: [Ac 7c 7h 8h 9d]
Seat 1: Acornman (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: iaatg6296 (big blind) showed [7s 9c] and lost with a full house, Sevens full of Nines
Seat 3: BamBamCan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: NewinNov showed [Ah Ad] and won (2,850) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Seat 5: BuddyDank didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: ChampSampson didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: bryan24 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: qrs1 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: columbo (button) folded on the Flop

May 05, 2009

PPI/Skillz Game

These tourneys for me sucked. It might sound like im either making this crap up or just bitching a bit too much, but im just really getting annoyed of how when I have aces and never seem to win and when I face aces I cant crack them. The PPI I had aces 2 times and lost to king queen and king ten, the king queen lost to trip queens and king ten to straight. Went out with queens vs aces.

Skillz game I lost when I flopped a set with another pair so I had some out but I ran into a flush and couldnt improve. Then when I go all in I have queens again vs aces and lose

Tomorrow night Idk if im going to be home from work but right now the way im running idk even if I do get home I would even play it since it would be a quick 11 dollar loss but who knows.

April 29, 2009


I am knocked out very early when I had a donkey hit a set vs me with my overpair. It was 40/80 blinds utg raises to 225 LGkiev calls and Im holding jacks reraise to 660 both of them call flop comes 6 8 9 2 spades all check I bet all in and guess who is holding 9's but LG. I find him on the other table he/she is moved to and I just put lucky then he goes
LGkiev: anytime someone hits a set vs a higher pair.. is it luck?
Of course its luck you moron. Oh well I guess I shouldnt be shocked since this month had been pretty crappy for me. Hopefully May is better for me and hopefully I dont run as crappy as I have been.

PPI/Skillz Game

Posting on these two tourneys since after the PPI I went to bed since I had a bunch of running around to do the next day. The PPI I either do well or just cant catch a thing and flame out. The 2nd thing happened to me when I went all in with 2 people with king high flush draw to queen high flush draw vs pocket 10's with board of jack ace and a low card nothing hit so I lost pretty early. Usually dont do this but was just like screw it either I triple up or get taken out since I wasnt high in chips to start with.

Skillz game I wasnt too happy since it was stud high/low. If you know my favorite and least favorite games this is on the bottom. I just dont like the fact that basically people can suck out hitting low cards while you have a set or something. I just went in like screw it going to have fun and not take it too serious. Beginning couldnt catch a hand to save my life the one hand that got me on my rush was vs MiamiDon and a 3rd person im forgetting. I had 6's under with king showing someone bet and we all called my 4th card was another 6 so I was pretty happy thinking I would win this again someone bets I reraise and calls by 6th street I had a fullhouse with kings and all the chips were in 3rd guy was on low draw and MiamiDon had wrapped 5's from the start and didnt improve. I vaulted into 2nd place and took 2 bounties.

From there I just played my normal razz game and my normal stud game and didnt mix them went with one or the other and I got to the final table. This was a big thing for me since this month ive only done 9 events and 1st final table and 2nd point so after a good march april was pretty crappy. A big hand on the final table was again 3 handed pot it was I got a flush vs 2 peoples 2 pair and I take down another 2 bounties and got myself into 2nd in chips behind BWOP. I then just was sitting for a while and when it was down to 4 I hit the unlucky streak of having 2 pair and losing on 7th street 2 times in 4 hands basically crippling me. I got 3rd overall so I should get some decent points.

I hopefully can keep the good run going because I really do need it. In the BBT so far have gotten 3 or 4 3rd place finishes and 1-2 mid of the pack for final tables. I want to just get the seat once and break through since I havnt won a blogger tourney besides NYRamblers. Also just want to cash in the mookie since the only other time I have I made -50 cents go figure lol. Hope to see everyone tomorrow night

April 20, 2009

The Big Game/PPI

I havnt posted in a while cause I havnt played much really due to work. The ones i played from my last post didnt really have anything good or horrid happen just nothing. The Big Game and PPI are different though

The Big Game I was thinking it was going to be a 75 tourney so I went and got a 75 token, but when I look I see its a totally different set up so kinda bummed about getting the token cause more then likely will sit until I get on a hot streak. But anyway not a good day at work, so wasnt in the greatest of moods to begin with. Play vs Twoblackaces one hand Im holding kings he raises to like 160 I reraise 3 times his bet. Flop comes 9 8 4 or something like that rainbow. I bet he calls turn blank I bet basically going all in and we have a showdown hes holding 9 8 offsuit so bad luck for me. I rebuy and do the add on and then I get into a hand blind vs blind im holding king 8 off flop comes k 7 3. I check he bets i call. Turn is k I bet he reraises I go all in he calls. He shows king 7 so im out very early and just am crushed about that

PPI. Today was a crappy day as it rained all day so I played the 26 token tourneys I played 2 and got 2 tokens so I was happy about that. I go play tonight and basically was sitting about where I was at the start. Jo comes onto the table with a hello shes a nice person so not going to say anything negative, but man when I play her she always beats me. Im holding ace queen mid positing Jo from 2nd utg raises I call and everyone else folds. Flop comes q q 7 we both check turn comes 6 she bets I call river 4 she bets I go all in she calls and she has pocket 7's so Im out in 36th.

I dont know what I did to piss off the luck gods or whatever a higher power is but man I need to just have a run of luck because I really really do need it. I cant keep running bad can I?

April 07, 2009


NYRPS was the tourney of champs was a freeroll. I got busted by a 3 outer as my ace queen got beat my ace 8 I think the hand was I know it was a ace and card from 9-6 area. Got knocked out in 9th so overall good run for me in NYRPS.

PPI was doing kinda what I always seem to do is get half my stack taken away cause of a calling station who cant give up a hand then just wait and grind it out till first break. Then 2nd break go on my lucky streak. Thats kinda what happened in the fact 10's are aparently good vs 2 overs and flush possible on board. Then basically got moved to another table got lucky to hit a 2 outer to make a higher full house on the river to give me some playing chips and just built from there. I got knocked out in 10th as ace 9 of clubs lost to ace 7 suited when it came 7 10 j with 2 clubs could catch up and lost.

Overall not too happy about my game tonight but did manage to get some points and money for my effort. I hope to see everyone tomorrow night.

April 05, 2009

Baseball Predictions

Play Ball. Baseball starts tonight and I will say here what I think is going to happen.

Al East- 1. Red Sox 2. Yankees 3. Rays 4. Bluejays 5. Baltimore
Al Central- 1. White Sox 2. Twins 3. Detroit 4. Kansas City 5. Indians
Al East - 1. Angels 2. Rangers 3. Oakland 4. Seattle

Nl East - 1. Mets(no collapse this year) 2. Phillies 3. Florida 4. Braves 5. Nationals
Nl Central- 1. Cubs 2. St. Louis 3. Reds 4. Brewers 5. Houston 6. Pirates
Nl West- 1. Dodgers 2. Arizona 3. Giants 4. Rockies 5. San Diego

Al Wildcard- Yankees
Nl Wildcard- Phillies

Al Champ series - Boston vs Yankees
Nl Champ series - Mets vs Cubs

World Series- Mets vs Boston

And my pick for the world champions is The New York Mets.

The reason I pick this besides being a Mets fan is I really think the major improvements in the bullpen will be the reason they go on this run. You have Putz as your set up man who is still one of the best relief pitchers in the game plus K-rod. Basically get it to the 8th inning with a lead its going to hold. Last year the mets were horrifically bad in finishing games so this is a major key for them.

Teams to watch this year.

American League- If you like watching car crashes watch some Baltimore baseball I think they will end up the worst team record wise in the majors. The team I think is on the uprise is Kansas City. They got some pretty nice young talent should be interesting to watch how they end up.

National League- Worst team for this league im split between Nationals and Pirates they are just way too young, but I will put Nationals ahead of Pirtates just for the fact Nationals have better pitching and they have some bats in Dunn and Zimmerman. Team on the uprise is the Reds. I really like their young outfielder Jay Bruce I think he is going to be a star. I also like their starting pitching its very young and yet they pitch like vets. Another team I like is the Marlins for the same fact I like their pitching staff and I like Uggla and Hanley. They get a few more pieces they can win a world series in the near future.

Let me know what you guys think.

March 31, 2009

Brit Blogger/NYRPS/PPI

Didnt write yesterday for brit so here I go. I wasnt even sure if I was going to be playing in this due to going with rambler to see citifield for their first game. Had a good time there and even at the stadium got tickets for the mets first offical game there facing boston on friday so that should be fun, but anyway back to poker. We left there I got home and was watching the basketball game got disinterested since pitt was out and bracket was distroyed. Good decision on my part because I made it to final table and placed 3rd. The big hand for me was when I hit a set of aces to my opponents set of 6's on the flop. Final hand for me was vs the winner of the tourney Buddydank when I had top pair vs his over pair. Got some money out of it nothing huge but something and vaulted to 13th place in bbt points

NYRPS now I am the overall champion. Yay me. I know from what I heard last year whoever won the title last year only played and won the main event so I wanted to be the victor of this since I held the lead in it for basically the entire time only being 2nd for two weeks. It was a 33 tourney so not too cheap but manageable. The big hand was vs theslinger when he was chipleader I was middle stack and I flop 2 pair to his baby set. The turn hits me huge and I got the 2nd nuts getting my boat and we got all the chips in. I was scared cause with my luck he had the top nuts but he didnt and I basically just coasted to 4 people. There was one person there who could take me out of the title which was ferris but he bubbled on money and points sealing me the title. I went out 3rd when the deck became ultra cold and didnt get anything worth playing and just got blinded down. Still made 103 bucks and 50 from rambler for being series player of the world :)

PPI didnt have much going for me. Was getting a lot of respect folds to me but I also had hands so I guess its good and bad in a way. Hand that took me out I was holding aces in the bb with a guy raising into me I repush a good amount it was 80/160 blinds he bets 3 times to 480 i reraise to 1320 or something around that he instacalls. Flop looks nice for me as its low cards and rainbow no real straight threat either so I bet he calls turn blank for anything again so I go all in and he has a set of 6's knocking me out in 36th.

So overall not too bad of the last 2 days of poker. Tomorrow is skillz which is stud so I hopefully do good in this since I think Im pretty good in this game. Cya all tomorrow night

March 26, 2009


Going to put all of these together since I forgot Skillz game and for the fact nothing exciting happened in any of them for me. Skillz game showed up about half hour late due to work. First hand I hold open ended straight draw and flush draw and get 3 bet into so I call but didnt hit. Basically after that nothing came and just got chipped away and lost.

Mookie basically was the same as skillz game as I didnt get many hands but the ones I did I either doubled up or got close to doubleing up. My final hand I got runnered runnered as jack 3 off takes me out near the middle.

Dookie I really was just messing around in when I got ace queen suited I decided that was the time to go all in because 3 other people went all in also. Shocking that kat's kings hold up since this is full tilt and all and kings never hold with 3 other people in pot.

So overall not a good few days after my deep runs in the PPI and NYRPS. I think I used my luck up for the week in those. Hopefully it comes back on monday and tuesday for the final push for the month's BBT points title.

March 24, 2009

PPI/Riverchasers and NYRPS

I had a pretty good night in both of these tourneys cashing in both. The NYRPS I got 2nd mainly through just doubling up at key points and trapping. Final hand I was pretty sure my jacks were good because Blyght was pushing people around at the final table but he out flopped me with his ace jack to take me out and win the NYRPS title. I increase my lead over Slinger who played but bubbled out of the money.

PPI was basically my normal start of just sitting there and looking at crummy cards. Hands I played though they either folded right away or gave me little value but I managed to stay above chip average for a while. Then I got my hands to give me chips as I flopped a set of queens to slay those aces finally. I also won a hand with my devil hand queen 5 in this tourney so I was thinking this could be my time to win.

I later trapped someone, forget who you were sorry if it was you please inform me and I will put you in, but I flopped trip queens and he pushed all in with ace 3 to basically give me 20k in chips next hand I take out points bubble with ace king to his ace 10. I was chip leader in 2 hands after being near the bottom go me :). I got to the final table looking pretty good as a middle stack. Instanttragety took it on himself to try and take everyone out which he was doing to 9th 8th and 7th. When I busted out I was the short stack which was about 14k with 500/1k blinds and I get ace jack off in the bb. Everyone folds to instant and he pushes all in. I think about it and even ask rambler what he thinks and decide to call because instant is a nit. He shows 7 5 suited and hits a 5 and I miss so he wins and im out.

In total entry fees cost 52 but I won tokens to get in so basically cost me roughly 35 to enter both these tourneys and end up winning in both a total of 160 so turns out to be a good day. Wish I won one of these more so the PPI cause of the BBT and more money nothing against ramblers but I think he would agree with me there lol. I will be playing tomorrows skillz game so I hope to see everyone there. Just hope I get home in time for the 1st hand lol

March 19, 2009


Mookie even without getting better then 10's the entire tourney managed to get into the points ending in 20th place. My final hand I held king 7 suited which was my best hand for basically 45 mins, which is very sad in my opinion. I get a caller of ace queen off and I get lucky on the flop and hit my king but he gets lucky on the river and makes his broadway straight and it busts me. Dookie basically same thing didnt get many hands but managed to get 8th out of 19 people as I busted out on the river again. I should invent/play if there is a game that only has a 4 card board. I wont be able to make it on sunday to the brit blogger game due to work but will be playing on mondays events so I hope to see everyone there

March 18, 2009

My Bracket Upsets

I will just go with upsets region by region

9 siena beating 8 ohio state
12 arizona beating 5 utah
11 dayton beating 6 west virginia
other then that only upset is 3 kansas beating 2 mich state in semis and having louisville winning

13 miss. st. beating 4 washington
11 utah st. beating 6 marquette
10 maryland beating 7 cal
and memphis beating uconn to get into the final 4

9 tenn. beating 8 ok state
11 vcu beating 6 ucla
1o minn. beating 7 texas
5 florida st. beating 4 xavier
3 villanova beating 2 duke
I have pitt winning this region

12 west kentucky beating 5 illinois
only upset in this bracket and I have North Carolina winning here

My championship game I have louisville vs pitt and have pitt winning the whole thing by 8 69-61

You can look at my bracket on http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/1284918/bracketoverview

Hope to hear peoples opinions about this.

Skillz Game

If this tourney was held in the morning there was no way in hell I would be playing this. Woke up to the feeling of throwing up and did infact. I entered this tourney it was HORSE so I wasnt too sure how I would do for the fact that 2 games the high lows im pretty bad at and the other 3 I think im good at. Missed my chances to take out 2 people and collect the bounty when they hit case cards to survive. I wasnt doing that well before the first break barely getting to my starting stack. After that I basically went on a rush getting a bunch of chips and by the points break I was 2nd. I went into the final table as the short stack, but have won tourneys in this position most recent in NYRPS opening event. I was surviving and even busted 2 people on the final table. Then the luck went away as I ran into 125will who was playing like a man who just wanted to give up but kept getting lucky and was like screw it and continued to play. The hand that crippled me in the stud high low I was holding 9's under and 125 his high card was jack and ended up with the low and jd hit a king to make kings and I get under 10k. 2 hands later I hold split queens but cant win cause 125 hits runner runner straight and cracknaces holds 3 jacks which he got the case jack. I only had 2 pair and busted in 4th place netting 51.68. I hope its not a trend that I have to be sick the morning before I go deep in tourneys because the last 3 ive went deep in I was sick as a dog. If it is the case then im going to be sick for a while lol. Tomorrow is the Mookie hope to see everyone there and hopefully I dont come late as im working till close tomorrow which can mean possibly I get out at tourney start. In the morning I will be posting my upsets also for the ncaa tourney for you bracket people.

March 16, 2009

PPI/Riverchasers and NYRPS

Seriously I must of done something horrific in a past life to get the no luck in poker. Tonight in the PPI first hand I lose 1/3 my stack when I hold 6's to opponents aces and 8 hands later a donkey by the name of DavidClarke5 raises with 7 2 off and gets a boat and then with my luck cards come to make me a ace high flush and I get busted. NYRPS was basically dime rebuy and again my luck nothing going on for me LJ at one point in over 40 hands won 2/3 of them but she busted/gave her chips to NumbBono with his aces cause they should hold 80% like they should in legit poker. I guess I will start St.Patricks Day early and get my drink on because thats the only thing I get lucky with.

Back From Atlantic City

Got back from AC on friday, so this posting is a bit late but work got in the way. AC was a mixed of good and bad. I was down for the trip about 300 total. I did well in the cash games as there was a lot of bad players there from the wsop circuit event. The one time I got busted on the cash game was when I walked onto a table with basically too much money. There was on a 1/3 no limit cash game there was 3 people with over $1200 bucks. They were throwing money around but I couldnt catch a hand to basically make money. I played in 2 tourneys there one was a speed tourney which was way way too fast in live games you shouldnt have blinds at 25/50 blinds one time the next time blinds get to you its 100/200 then next time 400/800. I did survive to final 2 tables where my luck finally struck me as in a 4 handed all in It was I held aces and opponents has king ten, ace 7 and kings. Turn gives the kings its case set card and busts me. If I win I become chip leader with 2 to the money. Other tourney I did wasnt speed, but I never held a hand and got basically blinded out and pushed blind till I got called and busted. Blackjack wasnt good for me as the shoe was never kind when dealer had a 5 or 6 showing they got to 20 or 21 basically everytime. Also went to the Atlantic-10 tourney on thursday and watched the 2nd session which had dayton and duesquene winning their games. Tonight is the PPI/Riverchasers and NYRPS hopefully I get the luck and go deep in both.

March 10, 2009

Skillz game

Its offical I am a god of unluckyness lol. The game tonight was omaha and like I said I was practicing this game because im not that solid in it. I was doing well after first break got up to about 8k chips at the peak. I attempt to knock Julkeus when im holding aces and low cards one suited he had kings no suited and hits his king on the flop to put me basically at the bottom of the pile of 31 people. I hang in till 28 when I push with queens and 3 6 one suited I get knocked out to flopped straight when I flop a set and didnt catch up to double up. I know I keep harping on the fact Im getting beat, but the ways and unluckyness online is making me a bit loopy so please dont hold it against me. Tomorrow night I will not be playing in the mookie due to being in atlantic city so hopefully I get some luck there, but if I dont wouldnt shock me. Good luck to all in the mookie tomorrow.

PPI/Riverchasers and NYRPS

Not a very happy birthday for me in these tourneys today. Lost both tourneys with ace queen but in very different ways. PPI lucko was being lucko and flops a set and traps me when I hit an ace on the turn and im out pretty early in 48 started with 71. At the 1st break I was doing great and even lead the tourney, but after that just went completely south as my luck came back to me. NYRPS never really got anything started got knocked out in 7th out of 11 when LJ was playing a gutshot to my top pair and hits a pair on turn and gets the straight on the river. Ends my night early for both and caps off the day. Tomorrow night I will be playing the skillz game I think its omaha so not super excited, but been trying to tune my game up on that so lets see how that goes. See you all tomorrow night

March 08, 2009

Brit Blogger Tourney

Well I get 3rd in the tourney, but really an unhappy 3rd with the way I got knocked out. Too start out the final table I was the chip leader. I got extremely lucky vs lightning36 when he had ace 10 to my tens and board paired queens and jacks I hit the case ten to win. The final table was brutal beat after brutal beat. The hand that busted me I was in small blind with aces so i raise 3 times to 3k chips bb calls flop calls flop comes Kh, 3h, 8c. I bet 4k big blind calls so I know he got a piece of that flop. Turn comes 4 of diamonds. I push full stack in acting like I just want the pot now and he calls. I show my aces he shows his king queen off. Im a 9 to 1 favorite, but that doesnt matter on full tilt because queen comes on river and takes me out. If I win that pot I would have a 3-4:1 chip lead on both opponents combined. In my mind I know if I win I take the title and get my seat, but no luck for me as usual. I get 3rd which nets me 27 bucks but I wanted the seat and 1st place more then anything. Winner of the tourney was Nightranger who was the one who put this beat to me so forture was smiling on him today. Hopefully tomorrow in the NYRPS and Riverchasers I can do something deep again as it is my birthday so hopefully I can get a little lucky when I have the big hands. See you all tomorrow

March 05, 2009

The Mookie/Dookie

I finally cashed in this blogger tourney. Woot. It was a big field of 105 paying top 18. Got paid 50 cents less then I put up to enter but still didnt lose it all which im happy about. I was getting hit by aces left and right ending up facing them all in 3 times in the tourney losing to them but lucky to stay alive. Also faced kings 2 times and 1 time got lucky and hit a case 10 to double me up and keep me alive. The final hand I had was ace queen off flop comes ace king random low card I think im good here but im not and I ran into aces for the 3rd and last time. I cant do anything about it there and go busto. The dookie got 6th nothing too special about this tourney for me got knocked out on stud high/low with kings and 4 to a low vs trip aces. Listened to Buddydankradio, had a few drinks and finally cashed in the mookie makes me semi-happy for tonight. For waffles and Buddy mentioning my blog thank you and I hope to keep hearing what you guys think. Just nothing about my pants please :).

March 04, 2009

Skillz Game Stud High Lo

Played in tonights skillz game. The two times I entered this blogger tourney I did pretty good and cashed in both. Tonight totally different story. Didnt do so well after the first break and busted out early finishing 58 out of 73. Another one of my weaker games but still want to try and get that 2k for the wsop. Tomorrow night is the mookie and dookie hopefully tomorrow brings me my first cash in the mookie been close to getting to final table enough :). See you all tomorrow night

March 03, 2009

BBT 4/ NYRPS 3/2/09

I didnt have to work today plus with the snowstorm that hit my area did a bunch of nothing. I go play both the BBT and NYRPS events for tonight and listen to buddydankradio. Both tourneys didnt turn out so well for me. The BBT i wasnt getting any quality hands and basically was getting low on chips. I think it was at 80/160 blinds or 100/200 and in middle position I hold aces. I forget who opens the pot but he raises pot and me having about 1600-1900 area and I push all in other players fold to original raiser and he thinks for a bit and calls showing king queen of diamonds. Flop comes rainbow with 1 diamond. I think you can all tell what happens next and im busted to flush in the middle of the pack. I turn my attention to the NYRPS and its omahadraw sorry omaha high low. In the NYRPS I have the lead on the leaderboard there but this is by far my weakest game. I give it a shot and see how it goes. At a few points even though it was short lived I held the lead with a few people to go. In a hand that knocked me out I held ace ace 9 3 double suited and I decide to raise to try and just take the pot. The leader of the tourney and event winner of both tourneys heffmike who ran like a god calls. Flop comes 9 3 8 rainbow Im thinking im good I got 2 pair so I push and heffmike calls showing 8 8 for a set. Turn comes a 3 so I get another out but everything misses and im taken out in 6th place. Wasnt a happy camper about either knockout but Im getting used to it online because it seems to happen little too often, but I will keep on plugging. Tonight is the skillz game hopefully this I cash in because this one Ive done well in for the 2 times I have played. See everyone tonight

Introduction of Myself

Hello one and all. This is my first ever blog so if I sound like a moron, cut me some slack. Im your typical online poker player. I have a life outside the game so my life doesnt revolve around poker even though I wish it did. I have been playing the online blogger games now for about 3-4 months with not much sucess, but I hope this changes soon. My life outside of here is working as a birthday party host. I know that sounds pretty lame but gives me money to afford what I need which is gas, food, entertainment and to pay bills. The reason I decided to start this was for the fact that I think I can give good honest opinions of my play after I vent if I do lose and if I win can tell you how I was playing and what I was thinking. I hope this is a good introduction into myself.