Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy Holidays everyone. I hope everyone got what they wanted. As for me, I got a brand new bowling ball and shoes. I'm pretty excited to try them out. I've been an alternate in a bowling league for the last couple years, bowling once every 3 or 4 weeks. I was the only person in all of league still using a lane ball. I would use just my two fingers and no thumb hole and get a nice hook going. Now that I have my own ball, it should be pretty interesting. I even ordered the Full Tilt Retro Bowling shirt from the FPP store. It's pretty sweet. I'll have to get a picture up here some time of me with my new shirt and bowling ball, lol.

The kids had a good time and got way too many presents. They still haven't played some of them. Among my favorite to play with them is Hungry Hungry Hippos, my son's marble tower plaything, and his Geotrax stuff. I even grabbed all of my old transformer toys from my parents house when we were there. I will My son will have a ton of fun playing with those.


As far as poker goes, I sure am glad December is almost done. The last week or so has been brutal. I think it boils down to me not hitting any of my draws lately, and quite a few set over set hands.

I played tournaments last night and I thought I played really well. I ended up cashing in 3 of the 6 MTTs I played. The FT 50/50 and 28k guaranteed and the PS $10 rebuy (again). I ran so ridiculously bad, it was funny. Every single time I got all-in in these three MTTs that I cashed in, I was no worse than a coinflip. Every.Single.Time. (all of these are all-in PF) here are the results of these hands

Full Tilt 50/50: I went out in 101th place.
- 50/100 blinds: My AK wins vs TT +50 BBs
- 60/120 blinds: My AJ loses vs TT (JT6 flop) -15 BBs
- 80/160 blinds: My AJs wins vs JTs (Blind vs Blind) +32BBs
- 200/400 blinds: My QQ loses vs JJ (J54 flop) -10 BBs
- 400/800 blinds: My AQ loses vs 44 (AK4 flop) -8 BBs

Full Tilt 28k guaranteed: I went out in 123rd.
- 150/300 blinds: My KK loses vs 99 (Q96 flop) -13 BBs
- 250/500 blinds: My 99 wins vs K4 +9 BBs
- 250/500 blinds: My JJ wins vs 77 +7 BBs
I ended going out of the MTT cause some guy thought A4o was a good hand to call PF and flop bets (flop was all rags). I pushed the A river representing AK or something like that and he called with A4.

PokerStars $10 rebuy: I went out in 154th place.
- during rebuy: My AK loses vs 66 (J96 flop) -22 BBs
- 100/200: My AQss loses to 55 on a 9s4s5x flop. -33 BBs (got this one in on the flop)
- 150/300: My A4 wins vs KJ +9 BBs
- 500/1000: My AA wins vs K9o +30 BBs
- 1500/3000: My AJs loses to A8s (Hits flush on river) - 10BBs
- 2000/4000: My AJ wins vs 88 +9 BBs
- 2500/5000: My AKs loses vs A9o (9 on turn) - 12 BBs

As you can see, everyone was hitting sets against me. Out of the nine pocket pairs that showed up when we got all-in, six of them flopped sets. Guess how many sets I had all night?

And I finish this bad beat post with this gem in the $24 KO. I had the worst poker player ever sitting to my left. In the 7 or 8 hands he had been at the table, he had raised every single flop bet from other players. I wasn't going to put up with it, so I pushed over his raise:

Full Tilt Poker, NL Hold'em Tournament, 15/30 Blinds, 5 Players

Hero (CO): 2,020
BTN: 4,910
SB: 1,940
BB: 1,480
UTG: 1,750

Pre-Flop: (45) Tc As dealt to Hero (CO)
UTG folds, Hero raises to 105, BTN calls 105, 2 folds

Flop: (255) 3s 7d 2c (2 Players)
Hero bets 240, BTN raises to 975, Hero raises to 1,915 and is All-In, BTN calls 940

Turn: (4,085) Th (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: (4,085) 8d (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 4,085 Pot
Hero showed Tc As (a pair of Tens) and LOST (-2,020 NET)
BTN showed Jd 9s (a straight, Jack high) and WON 4,085 (+2,065 NET)


Have a safe and fun New Years Eve. I went out and bought a bunch of ingredients to make martini's. Mmmmmmm. I can't wait to get home.



At 8:25 AM , Blogger OhCaptain said...

Happy New Year!


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