Friday, May 26, 2006

Tiny Update

Cashed out from PP and am playing on Stars about twice a week .05/.10 NL. :)

Up to $75 on there from a low of around $40 just playing .05/.10 NL. I'll see where it goes from there. I plan to take it easy poker wise this summer and play a lot more when i feel like it.

I'll probably use the $3k that remains of my poker bankroll (missing close to $1k due to real life expenses) while building our house in a couple of months.

I'll post hands here every now and then and try to post an update at least every 2 weeks for me. I doubt if anybody is still reading at this point lol.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

4 days of play at PokerStars at the .10/.25 PLO and $10 NL tables while playing for the 5 billion hand promotion. Wow. Not into it, calling down with 2nd best hands again and again. I think I’m gonna play out the 5 billion hand promotion which should be done in a few days and then deposit $500 into PP to take advantage of their 20% bonus offer playing .5/1 6 max. I'll probably cash out $1000 (I have like $750 on there now) and then lay low for a month until their next bonus offer. Hopefully I'll feel like playing again soon. It's a much better road to take than playing when not into it.

In the meantime I've been playing a lot of golf and trying to get into shape working out 4 times a week.

2 hours of $25 PLO on PP. Ready to quit for awhile. Wow. Down $728.18 on the year and I didn't have a losing month in '05. 2 winners and 3 losers so far this year. Yea, it's past time for a break.

Here's my year so far. Ugh.


For May I've had 3 winning sessions and 6 losers. Beauty.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

a hand from last night's session - Flopping quads

To follow up on my previous post:

$122 in 1 hour 15 minutes on 3 $25 PL tables
Won $50 net turning quads against top set and an ace hi flush draw along with calling down with a lowish flush that was opened ended straight/flush possible. I thought I was a loser to an ace or king hi flush but the dweeb was just bluffing with one pair.

Won another big hand when I bet the pot with AA and an ace hi 4 flush and potted it again when the flush hit on the turn. Another maxium bet on the river got called all the way by the king hi flush. Maybe I confused him by potting with the draw or maybe I'm giving him too much credit. I don't really even have enough experience right now to figure out if he should've laid down the hand. I tend to fold there when the flush hits if my opponent pots it but maybe I'm too tight. I dunno. I figure the players are so bad at the $25 tables that I should be able to lose most of the smallish pots and fold some winners if I can cash in huge on the larger ones. Obviously I have a lot to learn.

From last night: I flop quad kings after 6 see the flop and doofus bets out $1 after I check. I lead the turn for $3 for some reason and he thinks his pocket 10s are good. In a generous mood he even calls down my $6 river bet on nothing but Kings and his pocket 10s. Very strange but I'm not complaining. If I'm gonna survive learning this game I need smaller fish to help me out.

***** Hand History for Game 4220747479 *****
$25 PL Omaha - Monday, May 08, 22:13:44 ET 2006
Table Table 95868 (No DP) (Real Money)
Seat 10 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 4: USA1Sniper ( $2.97 )
Seat 5: Doofus ( $56.23 )
Seat 6: pokermot ( $39.39 )
Seat 7: Kollikock ( $22.20 )
Seat 8: MRBEE7651 ( $20.07 )
Seat 10: KitKau ( $25.60 )
Seat 3: Whatever ( $31 )
Seat 9: hamont111 ( $17.20 )
Seat 2: golfcoach65 ( $14 )
Seat 1: mpcc145 ( $8.80 )
mpcc145 posts small blind [$0.10].
Whatever posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Whatever [ 2c Kh Kd 7s ]
USA1Sniper calls [$0.25].
Doofus calls [$0.25].
pokermot calls [$0.25].
Kollikock folds.
hamont111 calls [$0.25].
KitKau folds.
mpcc145 raises [$0.90].
Whatever calls [$0.75].
USA1Sniper calls [$0.75].
Doofus calls [$0.75].
pokermot calls [$0.75].
hamont111 calls [$0.75].
** Dealing Flop ** [ Kc, 8d, Ks ]
mpcc145 checks.
Whatever checks.
USA1Sniper checks.
Doofus bets [$1.03].
pokermot folds.
hamont111 folds.
mpcc145 folds.
Whatever calls [$1.03].
USA1Sniper folds.
** Dealing Turn ** [ Js ]
Whatever bets [$3].
Doofus calls [$3].
** Dealing River ** [ 6c ]
Whatever bets [$6].
Doofus calls [$6].
Whatever shows [ 2c, Kh, Kd, 7s ] four of a kind, kings.
Doofus doesn't show [ Th, Td, 8h, Ah ] two pairs, kings and tens.
Whatever wins $24.76 from the main pot with four of a kind, kings.

PL Omaha

Wow, it's been awhile. I was waiting to get a good session under my belt before posting I guess. LOL.

Made a strange decision back on 4/21 to jump into the $100 PLO games even though I hadn't played in like 18 months. What a very bad idea. With last night's session I'm only down $170 since that night though. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

45 minutes 3 $50 NL tables. Played well for such a short session. Almost did very, very well (100+) but can't complain.
3 $100 PL Omaha Hi tables. What a dumb idea. I've played a lot but it's been over a year since I last sat down for more than 15 minutes. Glad I didn't lose more. Flopped set of jacks versus flopped set of Kings set me back and then various suckouts on draws which is kind of the point of Omaha.
3 $50 tables. Got down over $100 quickly calling with second best flushes, second best fullboats, etc. Couldn't win a hand for 30 minutes which made me think everybody had the nuts from then on. Favorite hand was my 44 flopping 4JJ getting cleaned out by J4. Nice.
3 $25 tables experimenting. These are my people lol. They stink as much as I do - maybe more.
4 $25 PL Omaha Hi tables 1 hour 30 minutes. Yes it is confirmed they suck more than me. Yay! Saw things multiple times on these tables that I never saw once at $100 and $50 levels. Funny. I will stay here for the forseeable future.
3 $25 PLO tables 1 hour 45 minutes.
1 6 person $6 NL sng lol. 1st place woo-hoo! First time to play in one of those and I wanted to see what the blind structure was, etc. Heads up my opponent had aces twice but I prevailed in the end - never really was in doubt. I'm still better than the $6 level sngs so I'll always have that I guess. :)
30 minutes 3 $25 tables PLO tables
this is starting to get painful. 1 hour 3 $25 tables.
1.5 hours 3 $25 omaha tables. Got up $30 early and then lost it all plus a little. I guess I still suck.
30 minutes 4 $25 tables. Flopping top set an betting the pot seems to be my death knell. Oh yea - and forgetting I'm playing omaha when the board is JJ77 and I have Jx is really, really -EV. Tried my first naked ace bluff of $13 and was not successful. Q hi flush called me down. Oh well.
20 minutes 4 $25 PLO tables. Someday soon I will be able to lay down 2nd set. JJJ versus QQQ got me for $25 or this would've been a very good little session.
1.5 hours. *sigh* 4 $25 PLO. I will lose another $71 and then call it quits on the PLO idea. I play too loose and can't lay down 2nd best hand again and again. It's a game of the nuts and if you can't lay down 2nd best repeatedly you're gonna come out a loser I guess.
I play I lose. Isn't Omaha delightful? $270 down since I started about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Another $30 downswing and I think I'll call it a wrap and go back to $50 NL tables. Maybe sngs. Dunno.
Rejoice. 1 hour 15 minutes 3 $25 PLO tables $121.30. Quads 3 times helped win about $70 of that total. Amazingly bad play by my opponents accounted for the rest. I also played 2 $11 50 person NL sngs and finished 13th and 19th.