Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cigar aficianado

Is cigar aficianado the 21st century equivalent in impact as playboy was?

Seriously. Take a look at this magazine and replace nude with cigar, and see what I see.

Add an additional social commentary column about poker and it's a slam dunk.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cashed in $42k

Finally got back to MTT play today and cashed in the $42k. Interesting and not so unusual is that at one key point in hour 2, I came from behind to double up.

Its those type of hands that can propel you to ill gotten gains!

Its a small retribution for the suckouts laid on me... right?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Imaginary Hand

Lets say you are at a relatively typical 1-2 or 2-5 table and the UTG makes it 3x and the UTG+1 makes it 9x BB. Folds around to you on the button with JJ.

Easy fold? (I think so)

Monday, February 08, 2010

Good to Great

Here it is for the millionth time. A perfect example of what is keeping my from being an elite player.

3 table MTT (league night). I have played well all night, making only 1 poor decision. Folded when I should have called, so a minor mistake. There are 4 left and the blinds are 1500/3000/100 and I have 6ok, tied for second in chips.

LOTS of raise, all fold action, so I make a comment about flops and limp with JT. The blinds both call.

Flop is 886 and all players check. The turn is a TEN. check, small bet, and I look at the player on my right with only $33k behind. The pot is $10k. I bet $33k, to put the player on my right (BB) all in. I do this as a signal to the SB that this hand is ending here and I am going to knock the BB out.

But the SB ruins my plans and CALLS $33k. Now I have $30k behind and a blank falls on the river. But I am stuck. He smiles and says all in. He obviously has an 8 and I call anyways because the pot is big and I have 60% of my chips in there.

I could not have played this hand worse. The $30k bet is amateurish, and the crying call when I had 15BB left was atrocious.

Still, we try and learn and soldier on.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Felted in RUSH

Totally pwnd by KQ vs AJ on flop of JTx when turn brings a 9 and *I* volunteer my stack. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.

Hope I am not so stupid later this evening.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Lean week after win

A bit of rush, no major news. League night on Saturday and Next Online League Night starts next Wed, so things should pick up here quickly.