Wednesday, February 23, 2011

That's right folks.....

I'm going to play the Mookie/Dank later today.

Wednesday night = Tournament night. I have a good feeling I'm gonna win one tonight.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year

Damn, only 4 posts in all of 2010. What a slacker. Hopefully I'll do better in 2011, though I doubt many people will see this. I'll have to check out the stats to see how many people come visit here, ha!

Poker been going pretty good the last month and a half. Since my last post, I've had break even October and November, and a good December and first half of January. December saw me play a lot of hands over at PokerStars, and I actually made Gold Star there. This month, I've mostly played at Full Tilt and Rush poker and doing pretty good so far.

Last night I even sat down and played some tournaments. I didn't cash in any but it was fun, even though I only went deep in one of them (The FT $24+2 26 guaranteed). Out of the 6 MTTs I played, I flopped two sets and lost them both. WTF?

While playing in the MTTs, I was able to get in 1500 hands of 100NL rush poker (Full Ring and 6 max) and made a nice $500 there. I think I finally figured out Rush poker. Play lots of tables so it forces me to play nice and tight. Then Profit.

I'll try and post a couple times next week with some interesting hands.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Do I dare say it?

Do I dare say that maybe my luck has finally turned around? I better not, cause I don't want to jinx it.

I played a bit of poker last night, and actually had a good night. After what my poker results have looked like the last 2 months, I'd say it is about time. October had been going a little better than September. Up until last night, I was slightly above even in October, after having a terrible month in the cash games in September (My decent MTT score in Sept at UB turning what could have been a really bad month into just a slightly losing one)

Last night I had some free time, and instead of firing up 5-8 MTTs, I decided to just play a few multi-table Sit-n-Go's while mainly playing the cash games. I played a 180 person $11 Rush tournament, a 45 person $26 KO SNG, and a 18 person $26 SNG. I finished the Rush tournament in 2nd place for a nice $250 profit, and the KO SNG in 6th for a $82 profit.

And then in the cash games, I finally had some nice results. Here are a few of the hands:

Sometimes I 3-bet PF here. I've been trying to get away from the really loose, massive 3-betting style that you see at the 6 max games and play tighter.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players

UTG: $99.00
MP: $254.50
CO: $111.70
BTN: $120.20
Hero (SB): $117.95
BB: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with As Qs
1 fold, MP raises to $3, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.50, 1 fold

Flop: ($7.00) Qd 4h Ah (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $4, Hero raises to $12, MP calls $8

Turn: ($31.00) 6d (2 players)
Hero bets $25, MP calls $25

River: ($81.00) 3d (2 players)
Hero bets $77.95 all in, MP calls $77.95

Final Pot: $236.90
MP mucks Ad Kh
Hero shows As Qs (two pair, Aces and Queens)
Hero wins $233.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Here is a nice hand where I flop the nizzles. I ended up taking a lot off this guy during the night (Took one stack off of him with AA vs QQ. AA actually held up!). He was really agro, and it was nice having position on him.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players

SB: $100.50
BB: $206.45
CO: $101.70
Hero (BTN): $265.85

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with 9h 8c
CO raises to $3, Hero calls $3, SB requests TIME, 2 folds

Flop: ($7.50) 6s 7h Td (2 players)
CO bets $4, Hero raises to $12, CO requests TIME, CO calls $8

Turn: ($31.50) 5d (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $24, CO calls $24

River: ($79.50) Ks (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $70, CO calls $62.70 all in

Final Pot: $204.90
CO mucks Th Qh
Hero shows 9h 8c (a straight, Ten high)
Hero wins $202.90
(Rake: $2.00)

It's nice when you 3-bet with a mid pocket pair and then flop a set. It's even better when your opponent tries to bluff when you flop a set.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players

BTN: $146.90
SB: $57.85
Hero (BB): $101.50
UTG: $110.00
MP: $100.00
CO: $231.30

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with 7d 7h
3 folds, BTN raises to $3.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $11, BTN calls $7.50

Flop: ($22.50) 7s Jc Qc (2 players)
Hero bets $14, BTN raises to $64.50, Hero raises to $90.50 all in, BTN calls $26

Turn: ($203.50) As (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($203.50) 4d (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $203.50
BTN shows 4c 4h (three of a kind, Fours)
Hero shows 7d 7h (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero wins $200.50
(Rake: $3.00)

This guy is a huge agro donk (and one I've been seeing a lot of. Gonna have to search him out more). This is a pretty interesting hand. He had been opening a ton, and I didn't want to 3-bet him with this kind of hand, because I think his 4-betting range is huge. So I just decided to go into check/call mode when I flopped Top Pair. I'm pretty sure he was bluffing the whole way, especially seeing the size of his river bet. I'm pretty sure he calls the extra $33 with AK, AQ, etc... When you play against some of these agro donks who like to bluff, you just gotta let them keep on betting sometimes.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em $0.20 Ante - 6 players

BTN: $136.60
SB: $214.10
Hero (BB): $100.00
UTG: $200.00
MP: $242.90
CO: $198.10

Pre Flop: ($2.70) Hero is BB with Th Ah
1 fold, MP raises to $4.70, 3 folds, Hero calls $3.70

Flop: ($11.10) Ac 3c 5d (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $7, Hero calls $7

Turn: ($25.10) 6d (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $14, Hero calls $14

River: ($53.10) Ts (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $41, Hero raises to $74.10 all in, MP requests TIME, MP folds

Final Pot: $135.10
Hero wins $132.10
(Rake: $3.00)

And finally, here is a hand where I actually suck out on. hey, I'm due one of these! Even with this hand, I ended up about even in terms of $EV for the night, so there!

So I'm sure some of you might be able to find a fold there on the turn, but I didn't really think AK/AQ was in his range because he was pretty agro. BTW, the check raise when I am out of position, even though I was the pre-flop raiser, is a pretty common play from me lately, especially against agro players. More and more, I am finding people just can't help themselves but to bet when checked to with 100% of their range.

Anyways, I thought that AJ-Ax was all in his range there, so I called the turn raise. Lo-and-behold, he has AQ, but I spike my jack (another 4 or 7 would have given us a split).

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players

BTN: $97.00
SB: $112.60
BB: $117.20
Hero (UTG): $238.40
CO: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG with Ac Js
Hero raises to $3.50, CO calls $3.50, BTN calls $3.50, 2 folds

Flop: ($12.00) Ah Ad 4h (3 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $7, BTN folds, Hero raises to $21, CO calls $14

Turn: ($54.00) 7c (2 players)
Hero bets $30, CO raises to $75.50 all in, Hero calls $45.50

River: ($205.00) Jc (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $205.00
Hero shows Ac Js (a full house, Aces full of Jacks)
CO shows Qh As (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero wins $202.00
(Rake: $3.00)

There you have it.

The Canterbury Fall Classic is going on right now, and I'm heading up for my annual live MTT on Tuesday. Should be fun. I'm looking forward to checking out Canterbury's new poker room. I hear it is really nice.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Woe is me

I just wanted to put up a woe is me sympathy post and show you all how I have been running this month.

The first one is my total stats for the month. Obviously I should probably stay at 50NL. Ain't nothing like running 10+ buy-ins below EV at 100NL in 5300 hands, huh?

This next one is all of my hands where I've gotten all-in PF with any pocket pair. Awesome!

This one are all of my sets at 100NL. Ooooo, wow! A whole 5 BB per hand with sets. Only 4 of these 21 hands saw a showdown. And 3 of them were set over sets!! Ahhhh HAHAHAHA!

And finally, here are my all-in PF hands (all hands) for 100NL. Sweet!

Someone tell me why I started playing poker again?

Friday, September 17, 2010

The PokerFool is back playing poker!

Yes Yes, it is true. After about a whole year (!!!!) of not playing much poker, I've gotten back into it. I'm having fun, I'm more relaxed, and most importantly I am playing good poker. The first couple weeks back I was playing a little wild, but I've tightened up some, and that has led me to play a lot better.

Granted, I am playing at lower limits that what I was playing last year. I started off playing mainly $0.25/0.50 6 max rush poker. Moved up to $0.50/1.00 rush poker for a while (and got smacked by the run bad running way way under EV), then moved back to $0.25/0.50.

I'm also playing the $0.50/1.00 NL 6 max games at PokerStars, and have made silver star already. I would have to say right now that the play at PokerStars is a lot worse than at Full Tilt. Probably due to a lot more Euro donks at Stars.

I also started playing tournaments again, and having fun with them. In the past year or so, I would have rather jabbed a pencil through my eye than play MTTs, but I've played them two nights now, and have had fun. Capped off with a nice 4th place finish in a Ultimate Bet $25 tournament that won me $775. I should have gone on to win the whole thing, but had a massive suckout to knock me out.

(What? no bad beat stories you say? Hey, I've posted twice in the past year. I'm due)

So there are 4 left, I'm the short stack, but I still have about 20BBs (stacks ranged from 20BBs to about 35BBs). I'm in the Big Blind with AKs. UTG raises it to about 2.2 BBs, and everyone calls. So I shove. It folds back to the button, and after timing down, he finally calls with A9s. (huh?) Flop comes King high and rainbow. Sweet! Bzzzt! wrong! Runner Runner flush gives him the win, and instead of the chip lead, and the inside track to the $2500 for first place, I'm knocked out in 4th.

I can't wait until the run bad stops.

I'll try and post some more for my one or two readers. If you read this, post a comment and say "hi" so I know if anyone is out there. Oh, and link me up! Tell em the PokerFool is back!


Friday, March 19, 2010

The PokerFool is still alive!

But my poker playing is pretty much dead, as of right now. Some day I may get back into the swing of things, but I guess you could say I got a little burnt out on poker.

My last post was way back on August 20th. At the time, I was in the middle of one of my best months ever. Well, I actually ended August with a profit of over twice my previous best month ever. Wow! I still played regularly in September, but half way through the month I hit a wall. Since then, I've only played about once a month. I haven't even tried out Rush Poker yet!

Not too much else going on. My youngest daughter has started walking. My son has quite the arm on him, and we've been playing catch and playing baseball outside now that the weather is getting nice. And I'm coaching my oldest daughter's soccer team that starts in a few weeks.

I envision me getting back into poker some time soon. Probably when I get sick of playing Modern Warfare 2, ha!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Best Day of Poker Ever!

And I did it in about 30 minutes. I'm not kidding. I had a major case of the run-hots.

I took this picture after 30-some minutes of this session

Here is the month so far. I think it's safe to say I'm doing well. Too bad I haven't played much this month. I still haven't cleared my $200 "Biggest Bonus Ever" thing that Full Tilt handed out recently.

Here are the big hands from those first 30 minutes. Hand 1-4 are standard/coolers for my opponent, but 5-8 are seriously "WTF?" hands. LOL.

Hand 1

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players -

SB: $214.15
Hero (BB): $283.40
CO: $201.25
BTN: $136.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 5d Ad
2 folds, SB raises to $6, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 8d 7d 3s (2 players)
SB bets $6, Hero raises to $20, SB calls $14

Turn: ($52.00) Qd (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $43, SB calls $43

River: ($138.00) 4s (2 players)
SB bets $145.15 all in, Hero calls $145.15

Final Pot: $428.30
SB shows 3d 4d (a flush, Queen high)
Hero shows 5d Ad (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $426.30
(Rake: $2.00)

Hand 2

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

BB: $92.60
UTG: $201.70
Hero (MP): $429.85
CO: $250.00
BTN: $139.00
SB: $205.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is MP with 8c 8s
UTG raises to $6, Hero calls $6, CO calls $6, 2 folds, BB calls $4

Flop: ($25.00) 8h 4c 6h (4 players)
BB checks, UTG bets $18, Hero calls $18, CO folds, BB folds

Turn: ($61.00) 2h (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $40, UTG calls $40

River: ($141.00) 4h (2 players)
UTG bets $137.70 all in, Hero calls $137.70

Final Pot: $416.40
UTG shows 6d 6s (a full house, Sixes full of Fours)
Hero shows 8c 8s (a full house, Eights full of Fours)
Hero wins $413.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 3

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

BTN: $199.50
SB: $89.75
Hero (BB): $584.65
UTG: $200.00
MP: $229.50
CO: $212.75

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Qh Qd
2 folds, CO raises to $7, 2 folds, Hero raises to $24, CO raises to $54, Hero raises to $584.65 all in, CO calls $158.75 all in

Flop: ($426.50) 8s 4c Tc

Turn: ($426.50) 7h

River: ($426.50) 4d

Final Pot: $426.50
Hero shows Qh Qd (two pair, Queens and Fours)
CO shows Ah Kc (a pair of Fours)
Hero wins $423.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 4

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

UTG: $200.00
CO: $422.20
BTN: $398.30
SB: $400.00
Hero (BB): $208.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Jh Th
2 folds, BTN raises to $6, 1 fold, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($13.00) 7h 8h Ah (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $9, Hero raises to $27, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls $18

Turn: ($67.00) Qd (2 players)
Hero bets $51, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls $51

River: ($169.00) 2s (2 players)
Hero bets $124.25 all in, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls $124.25

Final Pot: $417.50
BTN mucks 7d Ac
Hero shows Jh Th (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $414.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 5

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

UTG: $59.60
CO: $200.00
Hero (BTN): $600.15
SB: $200.00
BB: $515.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with Jh 8h
UTG calls $2, 1 fold, Hero calls $2, 1 fold, BB checks

Flop: ($7.00) Tc 7h 9s (3 players)
BB checks, UTG bets $4, Hero raises to $12, BB calls $12, UTG calls $8

Turn: ($43.00) 2h (3 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $40, BB calls $40, UTG folds

River: ($123.00) Ks (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $90, BB calls $90

Final Pot: $303.00
Hero shows Jh 8h (a straight, Jack high)
BB mucks Qc Ts
Hero wins $300.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 6

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

BB: $120.50
UTG: $203.00
Hero (CO): $203.00
BTN: $248.70
SB: $199.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with Td Th
1 fold, Hero raises to $7, 2 folds, BB calls $5

Flop: ($15.00) Ts Qh 7d (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB calls $12

Turn: ($39.00) 4s (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $29, BB calls $29

River: ($97.00) 2c (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $75, BB calls $72.50 all in

Final Pot: $242.00
BB mucks 7c Ad
Hero shows Td Th (three of a kind, Tens)
Hero wins $239.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 7

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

SB: $273.00
BB: $328.15
UTG: $397.00
CO: $432.35
Hero (BTN): $397.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with Ah Jh
2 folds, Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, BB calls $4

Flop: ($13.00) 9d Th Qh (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

Turn: ($33.00) 7h (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $28, BB calls $28

River: ($89.00) Qs (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $59, BB calls $59

Final Pot: $207.00
BB mucks Js Td
Hero shows Ah Jh (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $204.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand 8

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 3 players -

SB: $203.00
Hero (BB): $321.50
BTN: $198.00

Pre Flop: ($2.00) Hero is BB with Th 7h
Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, SB calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) Ah Ts Jh (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $8, SB calls $8

Turn: ($28.00) Td (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $20, SB calls $20

River: ($68.00) 4s (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $45, SB calls $45

Final Pot: $158.00
SB mucks Ac 6c
Hero shows Th 7h (three of a kind, Tens)
Hero wins $157.00
(Rake: $1.00)


And one more hand from earlier in the week. I hadn't played in about 5 days prior to this hand, it was hand #4 on the table. Thanks for your 200BB stack sir!

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

MP: $100.00
Hero (CO): $207.00
BTN: $223.35
SB: $75.85
BB: $385.10
UTG: $195.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with 7s 7d
2 folds, Hero raises to $3, 1 fold, SB calls $2.50, BB raises to $14, Hero calls $11, SB calls $11

Flop: ($42.00) 7c 3s 8s (3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $33.60, Hero raises to $70, SB folds, BB raises to $371.10 all in, Hero calls $123 all in

Turn: ($428.00) Qc (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($428.00) Ad (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $428.00
Hero shows 7s 7d (three of a kind, Sevens)
BB shows 2c Kd (Ace King high)
Hero wins $425.00
(Rake: $3.00)


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finally Some Live Poker!

Finally got some live poker action this weekend. OhCaptain and I headed down to a casino in Iowa to hit up the no limit tables. If you didn't know, Minnesota poker rooms can't spread no limit. Just limit, and I hate limit. We got down there about 5 PM and played for a good 5+ hours. There were no 2/5 tables going at all, just four 1/2 tables going. And unfortunately, both OhCaptain and I came back losers. He dropped about 20 or 30 bucks, and I ended at minus 60. At one point, I was probably down 150 or so, and actually climbed my way back toward even before dropping the last 60.

There weren't too many interesting hands that went down. The only interesting one is probably the one where I bluffed the best player at the table. I'll describe that one below. And to tell you the truth, I can't think of any non-limped hands where I even got to showdown. I played pretty loose, probably in the 40 VPIP/20 PFR range. I took down a lot of uncontested pots with cheap stabs. I think my biggest hands were both with KJ. One where I raised pre-flop after a bunch of limpers to $12 or so, got about 3 callers, and took down the pot with a continuation bet on a King high board. The 2nd was where I again raised PF and flopped top pair and got one caller of my flop bet, but he folded on the turn.

I flopped a lot of good draws ( about three or so flush draws + gutshots) but none of them came in. I hit an open ended straight draw once on the river, but the old guy folded to my bet. My biggest Pre-flop hands were QQ twice. The first was when I was in the SB. There were about 4 limpers, and I bumped it to $15 and got 2 or 3 callers. Flop was AKx, and one of the limpers led out so I quickly mucked the ladies.

The 2nd time was against the really good player(I think his name was Eric). UTG raised to $6, he flat calls from MP, and I look down at QQ and 3-bet it to $26. Original guy folds, and Eric goes all in (He had me covered, and I probably had $270 or so in front of me). I showed my QQ to OhCaptain and mucked em. Since OhCaptain and I had been having a good time and being very friendly/talkative and telling lots of poker stories with him, he showed us his AA. Expert laydown by the pokerfool.

On to the hand where I bluffed the good player. So prior to that hand, and actually just a few hands after I sat down at OhCaptain's table (we started off at separate tables), I raised to $10 with AK offsuit. Only caller was Eric from the button. Flop was terrible: JT4 all spades. I didn't have a spade. Since I had recognized him from the other times I've been to Iowa, I knew he was a good aggressive player. I knew that a c-bet here would get a fold about 0% of the time. So I checked with the intention to flat call with my gutshot and two overs and go with the plan of stealing the pot away on a lot of turn cards. he bet $17 into the $23 pot and I called. The turn was another ten, making the board read JsTs4sTc. I checked, and he bet only $20 into the $57 pot. I decided that the ten was a good card for me, so I raised to $60. He thought for a long time and folded. I actually don't think he had much of a hand. Maybe a Jack at best.

I would never make this play against someone who isn't a good player. My read was that he was good enough to lay down in this spot. I mean, you don't see many bluffs in live poker, especially on the turn. If you listen to Bart Hansen's podcast at DeucesCrakced, you know that he constantly says that "check-raises on the turn always are a monster".

So that was the highlight of my poker trip. Not too many soft spots at the 1/2 game in northern Iowa. I have a friend who goes down there more frequently that I, and he said that lately it is just a bunch of the same people playing there. And I believe him. Other than the old nits that are always there, there was only one really really bad player that I saw all night, and he was only there for an hour.

It was tons of fun though. OhCaptain and I had a good time, and the table was very talkative and easy going. Too bad I never win when I go play live poker, ha!


Online has been going so-so. I was down about $900 or so for the month, but the last 2 days (and 700 hands) I'm up over $1200, so I am back in the black for the month. I'll post some interesting hands maybe tomorrow (That's right folks! Maybe two posts in one week!)

Here is a graph of the month so far.


Other than that, things are going well. i picked up a couple games for the Wii, so I've playing that more. I got the new Tiger Woods golf game and Guitar hero World Tour. The kids are enjoying banging on the drums, that is for sure. The wife and I have also been watching seasons 1 and 2 of Mad Men. We both are really enjoying it. I highly recommend it to you folks out there.

And this week is county fair week. I entered in about 10 or so vegatable categories this year. Way down from last year, but that is because the fair is little early this year, so I don't have tomatoes and peppers ready yet. But I do have to say, my onions and potatoes are doing awesome this year. We'll go to the fair tonight to see how many ribbons I won.


Monday, June 15, 2009


It's been a while since I last posted. You can probably guess why. Yep, I was still stuck in a downswing. Welp, I finally broke out of it. Weeks and weeks of constant coolers and suckouts and moving down to 100NL are finally over (I hope).

And when I'm in a downswing, I have no desire to blog about poker. But a couple things have happened that make me feel a lot better about my poker play. The first thing may seem like another bad beat, but it turned out good in the end. Last weekend, we had a bunch of people at our house for my daughter's baptism. When people come over, I lock the screen on my computer so that no kids can mess with my PC. But this time I turned off my monitor. When the party was over, the monitor never turned back on. Apparently the backlight went kaput.

Thankfully it is a Samsung monitor, and they have awesome customer service and a nice warranty. I called them up, and they said they would be sending me a new monitor in 7 to 14 business days. Cool! Well, I couldn't go that long without playing poker, so I went to the store and got a new monitor to "try out" while I waited for the new one to arrive in the mail. I ended up getting another Samsung, this time a 24" that can do 1920x1200 resolution. It's really nice.

Just a few days later, the new monitor came in the mail, so I decided to hook up this one too, and try out dual monitors for a while. Well, let me tell you, I can't believe I went this long without 2 monitors before. I usually play 6 tables at a time, and I would have to shrink down the table size and have some overlap. Now with the 2 monitors (one at 1920x1200, and the other at 1600x1200), I can have 8 full size tables with zero overlap. Plus, the action is so much easier to follow. I think I'm gonna keep the new monitor, heh.

As you can see from the June graph below, the results show that 2 monitors is what I need ( at around hand 4500).

The 2nd thing that I think I've done the last week or so, is that I've got a little bit better handle on my tilt. But maybe that has to do with me winning right now, and not seeing constant suckouts the last couple days. Who knows, lol.


A big congrats to jjok for taking down the BBT4 Tournament of Champions. That's pretty awesome, and I can't think of a better person that I could have passed on the BBT crown to. Good job dude!


Friday, May 08, 2009

Swing Set!

Here's a quick picture of the swing set that built while out for paternity leave (Paid for by poker! Thanks Poker!)

The kids love it, especially the tire swing down below.

More running bad in poker. I played a 45 minute session this morning while up with Claranna. I think I played really well, and I could only spot where I made a mistake (which cost me about $30).

But I still lost for the session. Got it in with QQ vs KK all-in PF against a LAG (why do the lags always have it against me?). Then I lost another stack in the following hand:

I'm in the SB with JdTd. It folds to the LAG on the button who bets. I 3-bet (I usually never fold in this spot with JTs. I vary between calling and 3-betting). He calls. Flop is all 9d, 8d, 3d. Bingo Bango Bongo! Flop a flush with a Straight flush draw in a 3-bet pot! Woot!

I bet, he raises, we get it in........ He flips up Ad4d. Yep, he called a 3-bet with A4s, which happened to be the same suit as me, and we both flopped flushes in a 3-bet pot.

You can't run much worse than this folks.