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.