Archive for July, 2008

Jul 21 2008

For Those Who Care, But Haven’t Heard

Published by under Entertainment,Poker

It looks like the greatest poker show on TV, is back on track. High Stakes Poker is set to start taping in September and I can’t wait until they start showing new episodes. Oh, and the WSOP coverage on ESPN starts tomorrow too.

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Jul 20 2008

SCOOP!!

Published by under Poker

With all the hold em I’ve been playing, I kinda got a bit burned out on it. Yeah, yeah. I know I play a minuscule amount compared to a lot, but it still. Anyway. I’ve been playing other games like plo8 and horse. Normally I hate limit games, but horse if fun enough for me to stomach the limit structure.

I’ve been having fun with it and some of the games have been pretty good too. Unfortunately, since Cake doesn’t run stud variants, I have been playing the games on other networks which I’m sure has hurt my rake race. I will be getting back to there to play some more though.

This isn’t a huge hand, and I’m not totally sure I played it just right, but it’s always nice to scoop a pot when you flop the nut/nuts. I thought about 3 betting preflop, but it was my 3rd hand on the table. I also thought about just calling the flop and raising the turn for the bigger bets with my monster.

PokerStars Game #18959795285: HORSE (Omaha Hi/Lo Limit, $2/$4) – 2008/07/20 – 10:31:58 (ET)
Table ‘Cohnia’ 8-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: MaAnthony ($76 in chips)
Seat 2: choc-ice ($48 in chips)
Seat 3: Predatory ($106.25 in chips)
Seat 4: Shawnstarrr ($114.25 in chips)
Seat 6: dam__st8 ($99.75 in chips)
Seat 7: sophieogmig ($75 in chips)
Seat 8: Kid Nebraska ($152.50 in chips)
choc-ice: posts small blind $1
Predatory: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MaAnthony [9♣ A♠ 2♦ 7♠]
Shawnstarrr: folds
dam__st8: calls $2
sophieogmig: raises $2 to $4
Kid Nebraska: folds
MaAnthony: calls $4
choc-ice: calls $3
Predatory: folds
dam__st8: calls $2
*** FLOP *** [5♠ K♠ 3♠]
choc-ice: checks
dam__st8: bets $2
sophieogmig: raises $2 to $4
MaAnthony: raises $2 to $6
choc-ice: folds
dam__st8: calls $4
sophieogmig: calls $2
*** TURN *** [5♠ K♠ 3♠] [7♦]
dam__st8: checks
sophieogmig: checks
MaAnthony: bets $4
dam__st8: calls $4
sophieogmig: calls $4
*** RIVER *** [5♠ K♠ 3♠ 7♦] [7♥]
dam__st8: checks
sophieogmig: checks
MaAnthony: bets $4
dam__st8: folds
sophieogmig: calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MaAnthony: shows [9♣ A♠ 2♦ 7♠] (HI: a flush, Ace high; LO: 7,5,3,2,A)
sophieogmig: mucks hand
MaAnthony collected $27 from pot
MaAnthony collected $27 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $56 | Rake $2
Board [5♠ K♠ 3♠ 7♦ 7♥]
Seat 1: MaAnthony (button) showed [9♣ A♠ 2♦ 7♠] and won ($54) with HI: a flush, Ace high; LO: 7,5,3,2,A
Seat 2: choc-ice (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: Predatory (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Shawnstarrr folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 6: dam__st8 folded on the River
Seat 7: sophieogmig mucked [Q♠ A♣ A♥ 6♠]
Seat 8: Kid Nebraska folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

Rake race Update: 76/100

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Jul 13 2008

Weekend Update

Published by under Personal

Over the last couple of blustery days, mother nature has turned our yard into a disaster area with wood debris everywhere. Since we have a lot of mature trees around, a certain amount of cleanup is done regularly with us, but this is the result of the last 2 days since we had just cleaned up the yard not too long ago.

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We were fortunate to be absent for a good portion of that on Saturday and just kept the kids in for most of it on friday to prevent any accidents. On Saturday we missed it by attending a family reunion which was actually for some milestone anniversary (don’t ask me what it was). But that meant that it was a large group of extended family. Probably 1/3 of the people I could tell you the names of with any amount of accuracy. We aren’t talking 2nd cousins here. We are talking 4th cousins many of which having a level or 2 generations removed.

I actually had this conversation this weekend.

Random Old Lady: We’ve passed each other a couple of times and I don’t believe we’ve met. My name is {Some random name I don’t remember}.

Me: I’m Anthony and I’m Lena’s grandson. (pretty certain everyone there knew my grandmother)

ROL: (nods) I’m the daughter of {Some random guy I had never heard of}.

At this point, I’ve lost any interest I had in the conversation and don’t let on that I know who either her or who father is. There was too much meeting people I don’t know and will never see again for my taste that only care who I am just cause I’m there so they feel they have some sort of commonality with me. I did continue on the with the conversation dance pointing out my children, talking about who other people are that she didn’t know and hadn’t harassed yet. I’m sure you know the drill. I won’t bore you.

The reunion ended today with a picnic that was populated more by people of the 3rd cousin level and less which was a bit better. This time I only had to say “Hi, how are you” for people that I would never attempt to address by using their first name as I had about 0 confidence I would have gotten it right. I at least was able to recognize them and realize that I will continue to see then in random intervals for the remainder of my life and likely would know who to tattle on me if I did something considered to be a family reunion etiquette faux pas.

I did manage to skip out of the first couple of events that were a part of the reunion on Thursday and Friday. Such a play I’m certain allowed me to maintain my sanity for the remainder of the weekend. I was at least able to get away with the line “Oh, I didn’t realize they had that going on” for most of my encounters.

Survive, I did. For the most part, I did so unscathed. I’m done until Thanksgiving.

Rakeback Race Update: 76/100

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Jul 12 2008

I Don’t Get It

Published by under Poker

So why is it I’m stuck for the month?

Seat 1: burm*** (121.10 in chips)
Seat 2: mirt*** (101.30 in chips)
Seat 3: 4 2 1 Dog (94.20 in chips)
Seat 8: 7037*** (51.00 in chips)
Seat 10: SayI*** (99.20 in chips)
burm***: posts small blind $0.50
mirt***: posts big blind $1
Dealt to 4 2 1 Dog [ A♠ J♥ ]
4 2 1 Dog: raises to $3.50
7037***: calls
SayI***: folds
burm***: calls
mirt***: folds
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 3♠ J♠ 7♣ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: bets $9
7037***: folds
burm***: calls
# # # TURN # # # [ 7♦ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: bets $22
burm***: calls
&&& RIVER &&& [ T♣ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
4 2 1 Dog: shows [ A♠ J♥ ] (Two Pairs, Jacks and Sevens )
burm***: mucks
4 2 1 Dog wins $71.50 with Two Pairs, Jacks and Sevens
burm***: mucks [ 5♣, K♦ ] (Pair)

Seat 1: burm*** (151.90 in chips)
Seat 2: mirt*** (100.00 in chips)
Seat 3: 4 2 1 Dog (128.20 in chips)
Seat 8: aPIN*** (39.00 in chips)
Seat 9: imho*** (100.00 in chips)
Seat 10: SayI*** (100.00 in chips)
aPIN***: posts small blind $0.50
imho***: posts big blind $1
Dealt to 4 2 1 Dog [ K♠ Q♣ ]
SayI***: folds
burm***: calls
mirt***: folds
4 2 1 Dog: raises to $4.50
aPIN***: folds
imho***: folds
burm***: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 2♦ K♥ 9♥ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: bets $8
burm***: calls
# # # TURN # # # [ 5♣ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: bets $20
burm***: calls
&&& RIVER &&& [ 3♣ ]
burm***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
4 2 1 Dog: shows [ K♠ Q♣ ] (Pair of Kings )
burm***: mucks
4 2 1 Dog wins $63.50 with Pair of Kings
burm***: mucks [ A♣, 7♠ ] (HighCard)

burm certainly wasn’t the only one I’ve seen playing a loose game recently, but he has been one of the worst I’ve seen lately. Note to burm PLEASE SIT AT MY TABLE EVERYTIME. Actually, the last 2 days I’ve played, I haven’t played real well. I made some good calldowns but some of the loose play I’ve seen has gotten me to play less than optimal against a lot of the other good players. Basically, I haven’t been playing real well the last few hundred hands which has made me a slight loser over those sessions. Count with that the cold deck I had at the beginning of the month, and you get the $250 I’m stuck for the month.

I don’t feel real bad about that though since I know I can easily make that up with even a modest winning session. I’m not gonna get my panties in bunch over that. It’s still been fewer than 2k hands too so I just need to step it up, play better and take good player notes for the rest of the month. Hopefully I can run a bit better and make a decent month out of it.

I leave you with this hand. I really need to win more hands with Q high on a raised flop.

Seat 3: 4 2 1 Dog (117.85 in chips)
Seat 4: TheM*** (178.80 in chips)
Seat 5: mirt*** (101.35 in chips)
Seat 7: GORO*** (60.35 in chips)
TheM***: posts small blind $0.50
GORO***: posts big blind $1
Dealt to 4 2 1 Dog [ T♥ Q♠ ]
4 2 1 Dog: raises to $3.50
TheM***: folds
GORO***: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 7♣ 9♣ 3♠ ]
GORO***: bets $1
4 2 1 Dog: raises to $7
GORO***: calls
# # # TURN # # # [ K♠ ]
GORO***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: checks
&&& RIVER &&& [ 8♦ ]
GORO***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
4 2 1 Dog: shows [ T♥ Q♠ ] (High Card, King )
GORO***: mucks
4 2 1 Dog wins $20.50 with High Card, King with Queen kicker
GORO***: mucks [ 5♦, 4♦ ] (HighCard)

Rake Race Update: Finally I show up on the list at 86/100. Only top 50 get paid, but since I started a week behind every one else, I should be doing alright by the end of next week and we’ll see where I wrap up at the end of the month.

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Jul 07 2008

Thank You for Flying Poker Airlines…

Published by under Poker

With non-stop flights to Coolerville. Now boarding seats for the second nuts.

Seat 3: 4 2 1 Dog (105.15 in chips)
Seat 4: bret*** (114.75 in chips)
Seat 5: sjp1*** (45.00 in chips)
Seat 6: hind*** (107.40 in chips)
Seat 7: poke*** (146.00 in chips)
Seat 8: mstr*** (79.50 in chips)
poke***: posts small blind $0.50
mstr***: posts big blind $1
Dealt to 4 2 1 Dog [ J♦ K♥ ]
4 2 1 Dog: raises to $3.50
bret***: folds
sjp1***: folds
hind***: folds
poke***: folds
mstr***: raises to $10
4 2 1 Dog: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 7♥ K♦ 7♣ ]
mstr***: bets $10.25
4 2 1 Dog: calls
# # # TURN # # # [ K♠ ]
mstr***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: checks
&&& RIVER &&& [ Q♦ ]
mstr***: bets $25
4 2 1 Dog: is all in 84.9000
mstr***: is all in 34.2500
4 2 1 Dog: returns uncalled bet $25.65
*** SHOW DOWN ***
4 2 1 Dog: shows [ J♦ K♥ ] (Full House, Kings full of Sevens )
mstr***: shows [ 7♠ 7♦ ] (Four of a Kind, Sevens )
mstr*** wins $156.50 with Four of a Kind, Sevens

Even when people try to give me their money.

Seat 3: 4 2 1 Dog (128.10 in chips)
Seat 4: bret*** (115.15 in chips)
Seat 5: sjp1*** (37.05 in chips)
Seat 6: hind*** (119.20 in chips)
Seat 7: poke*** (126.15 in chips)
Seat 8: mstr*** (144.95 in chips)
hind***: posts small blind $0.50
poke***: posts big blind $1
Dealt to 4 2 1 Dog [ A♦ J♣ ]
mstr***: raises to $3.50
4 2 1 Dog: calls
bret***: folds
sjp1***: calls
hind***: folds
poke***: folds
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 7♣ 7♠ J♠ ]
mstr***: checks
4 2 1 Dog: bets $8
sjp1***: is all in 33.5500
mstr***: folds
4 2 1 Dog: calls
4 2 1 Dog: shows A♦ J♣
sjp1***: shows Q♦ K♥
# # # TURN # # # [ 9♥ ]
&&& RIVER &&& [ T♣ ]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sjp1*** wins $76.10 with Straight, King high

Rake Race Update: Still not ranked since I’ve been gone for the last few days, but a new development with the race: it’s between 2 rakeback sites which is why I’m assuming they can put up the $10k instead of the $5k of last month.

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Jul 03 2008

Baby Update

Published by under Humor,Personal

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

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