Friday, 23 May 2008

Last week in sydney, roll on vegas

This last week saw the culmination of the FTOPS series which was a washout for me, as usual. A few minor cashes but nothing to write home about, sigh. Ran pretty bad in tournaments elsewhere last weekend as well, hopefully getting it out of my system before Vegas and the prop bet with moorman.

My laptop busted the other day, needs a new screen so Ive had to buy my 4th in the last year and ship that 1 back home for repair. The last 2 days have been pretty degenerate because of the football, we woke up at 3am and went out drinking in preparation for the 5am kick off here. Was a pretty good game IMO and could have gone either way, I would have preferred Chelsea but no skin off my nose either way. Went back to sleep at 9am then was up at 3pm to get on it again for the leaving party of 2 of the guys I have been living with in Sydney, very messy.

Woke up this morning to play some tournaments but felt like death and have just moped around all day watching shit on you tube and napping occasionally, my work ethic is superb obviously. I am planning to get an early night and wake up to play some tournaments tomorrow including the first event of the ECOOP on Bam Bam poker (ipoker). The structures are not the best on ipoker but the standard is some of worst around so is worth taking my chances in the crapshooot. That's about all for now, next blog should be from Vegas with some pics of the house and the mugs that will be living there.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

More mtt's

Been playing mtt' all week and its taken until today to turn it round. Keeping records of cash games is easy with poker tracker but mtt's require me to manually enter buy ins and prizes in a spreadsheet. From the last time I blogged until today buy total buy ins for mtt's including rebuys is $31570, I was surprised the figure was so high. I was down all week, -$12k at my peak but 2 2nds and a 4th in the last 2 days has helped me turn it round to show a $3611 profit, lol.

My tournament scores for today were $7.7k for 2nd in the $100r on BamBam poker and $5.6k from a 4th place in the $50r on stars. I have manged to cash in the FTOPS on full tilt for the last 2 days with the buy ins being $1k and $600 respectively that has helped to keep costs down. I plan on playing the late starting tournaments tomorrow including the $300r 6 max FTOPS event which should be fun. After that its a couple of days off and back for the FTOPS biggie, $2.5k buy in 2 day event, wiiiiiiiiiiiii. I got good chips early in this event last time but ended up donking off to gigabet pretty horribly.

Thats about all for now, not long till vegas, :-)


Monday, 5 May 2008

Such Sundays

Had decent score in the f.tilt 100r 1a, coming 2nd for just over $6k which was pretty good form leaving me optimistic of the weekend tournaments ahead. Well a near miss the stars Saturday $300 gave me $1100 and that was about it for Saturday, fired blanks for the rest of the session.

I didn't play a full Sunday schedule due to being in Australia and the warm up starts at 2.45am here, sigh. My first tournament of the day was the UB 200k which had a nice overlay but that didn't affect me as i was out 10 before the money, lol. I made the cash in the F.tilt 750k before being on the wrong end of a Ak vs QQ coup, moments later I was on the losing end of the same coup to bubble the mulligan, sigh.

Coming to the end of my session I was going well in the 100r stars, and the 30r on full tilt. Stars ended like this, instant life tilt:

PokerStars Game #17211228504: Tournament #86967639, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (2000/4000) - 2008/05/05 - 00:04:26 (ET)
Table '86967639 26' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: nofingclue11 (61078 in chips)
Seat 2: AaronBeen (49602 in chips)
Seat 3: uclabruinz (111253 in chips)
Seat 4: loluno123 (99535 in chips)
Seat 5: bluffdeez503 (64946 in chips)
Seat 7: bigegypt (82345 in chips)
Seat 8: Paolo69 (69475 in chips)
Seat 9: bigtruck4w (113921 in chips)
nofingclue11: posts the ante 400
AaronBeen: posts the ante 400
uclabruinz: posts the ante 400
loluno123: posts the ante 400
bluffdeez503: posts the ante 400
bigegypt: posts the ante 400
Paolo69: posts the ante 400
bigtruck4w: posts the ante 400
Paolo69: posts small blind 2000
bigtruck4w: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Paolo69 [As ]
nofingclue11: folds
AaronBeen: folds
uclabruinz: folds
loluno123: folds
bluffdeez503: raises 60546 to 64546 and is all-in
bigegypt: folds
Paolo69: calls 62546
bigtruck4w: folds
*** FLOP *** [ ]
*** TURN *** [ ] [Two Diamonds]
*** RIVER *** [ Two Diamonds] []
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Paolo69: shows [As ] (a flush, King high)
bluffdeez503: shows [ ] (a flush, Ace high)
bluffdeez503 collected 136292 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 136292 | Rake 0
Board [ Two Diamonds ]
Seat 1: nofingclue11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: AaronBeen folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: uclabruinz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: loluno123 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: bluffdeez503 showed [ ] and won (136292) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 7: bigegypt (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Paolo69 (small blind) showed [As ] and lost with a flush, King high
Seat 9: bigtruck4w (big blind) folded before Flop

This was for 4th place chips and 30 players left with $48k FTW, :-( I regained my composure to make the final of the f.tilt 30r but that euphoria was to be short lived as I was on the wrong end of this hand. This didn't hurt as much as the 100r as I would have played his hand the same in his shoes, just compounded the misery from the earlier 100r beat.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6293320519: $22,000 Guarantee (Rebuy) (47210787), Table 7 - 2000/4000 Ante 500 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:16:57 ET - 2008/05/05
Seat 1: rdjbluf (78,430)
Seat 2: winston621 (126,052)
Seat 3: DWCFLORIDA36 (284,578)
Seat 4: double6 lounge (119,500)
Seat 6: Belabacsi (227,114)
Seat 7: daisyxoxo (185,780)
Seat 8: pbdrunks (83,742)
Seat 9: LEADBOOTS (164,804)
rdjbluf antes 500
winston621 antes 500
DWCFLORIDA36 antes 500
double6 lounge antes 500
Belabacsi antes 500
daisyxoxo antes 500
pbdrunks antes 500
LEADBOOTS antes 500
pbdrunks posts the small blind of 2,000
LEADBOOTS posts the big blind of 4,000
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to LEADBOOTS [ ]
rdjbluf folds
winston621 folds
double6 lounge folds
Belabacsi raises to 10,500
daisyxoxo folds
pbdrunks folds
LEADBOOTS calls 6,500
*** FLOP *** [ ]
Belabacsi bets 16,000
LEADBOOTS has 15 seconds left to act
LEADBOOTS raises to 40,000
Belabacsi raises to 216,114, and is all in
LEADBOOTS calls 113,804, and is all in
Belabacsi shows [ ]
LEADBOOTS shows [ ]
Uncalled bet of 62,310 returned to Belabacsi
*** TURN *** [ ] [Two Clubs]
*** RIVER *** [ Two Clubs] []
Belabacsi shows a flush, Ace high
LEADBOOTS shows two pair, Queens and Tens
Belabacsi wins the pot (334,608) with a flush, Ace high
LEADBOOTS stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 334,608 | Rake 0
Board: [ Two Clubs ]
Seat 1: rdjbluf folded before the Flop
Seat 2: winston621 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: DWCFLORIDA36 folded before the Flop
Seat 4: double6 lounge folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Belabacsi showed [ ] and won (334,608) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 7: daisyxoxo (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: pbdrunks (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: LEADBOOTS (big blind) showed [ ] and lost with two pair, Queens and Tens

Anti-climax to the big weekend tournaments, but there is always next week, lol