All entries for July 2006

July 23, 2006

Bit of Ultimate Bet

July 15, 2006

More poker related stuff..

Had almost forgotten what fun ladbrokes is! However, the unpretentiously named $100 crapshoot changed all that, although I can't help feeling the 3 minute levels are a little on the generous side. I made a great comeback in this tournament, from just over one big blind. Whilst obviously luck plays a massive role in a tournament with such a structure, I definitely learnt something from it. It is imperative to be constantly evaluate and reevaluate who is prepared to make the marginal ZeeJustin type calls endorsed by Flash, who is waiting for the bubble to burst, and who should never have stopped taking their medication. I came 5th in the event for $770.

Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself and played the $250+20 lunchtime tournament, however, there were only 22 players on the sire weak/tight enough to play such a tournament. A shame as I gleefully slayed my way through a feeble field and found myself heads up with a commanding chip lead. However, I faltered here at a critical juncture and finished second for $1650. Whilst I have not been playing a great deal, I still recognise that my poor heads up play in this situation cost me $1.1k and so will put some effort into re–examining this part of my game.

Also, have been playing around with my sister's digital camera, so this blog might be a multimedia visual extravaganza in the near future.

July 13, 2006


Well after the $ H@££ has relieved me of I felt it was only fair I learnt something from his game, whilst observing his laggy tendencies I enjoyed watching him play this pot.

PokerStars Game #5480467531: Hold'em No Limit ($25/$50) – 2006/07/07 – 04:45:17 (ET)
Table 'Pafuri' 9–max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 2: Empire2000 ($5247 in chips)
Seat 3: HoldumGod ($10198.35 in chips)
Seat 5: H@££INGGOL ($14121 in chips)
Seat 6: B Buddy ($11566 in chips)
Seat 7: PoorUser ($6572 in chips)
Seat 8: ElkY ($5000 in chips)
Seat 9: aba20 ($5047 in chips)
Empire2000: posts small blind $25
HoldumGod: posts big blind $50
H@££INGGOL: raises $150 to $200
B Buddy: folds
PoorUser: folds
ElkY: folds
aba20: folds
Empire2000: folds
HoldumGod: raises $400 to $600
H@££INGGOL: calls $400
FLOP [Td Ks Th]
HoldumGod: bets $500
H@££INGGOL: calls $500
TURN [Td Ks Th] [6c]
HoldumGod: checks
H@££INGGOL: bets $1450
HoldumGod: raises $1450 to $2900
H@££INGGOL: raises $1450 to $4350
HoldumGod: folds
H@££INGGOL collected $8022 from pot
H@££INGGOL: shows [8s 5s] (a pair of Tens)
Total pot $8025 | Rake $3
Board [Td Ks Th 6c]
Seat 2: Empire2000 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: HoldumGod (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 5: H@££INGGOL collected ($8022)
Seat 6: B Buddy folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: PoorUser folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: ElkY folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: aba20 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

When better to incorporate such play than after a few pints…?

PokerStars Game #5538818113: Hold'em No Limit ($5/$10) – 2006/07/12 – 19:30:06 (ET)
Table 'Elephenor IV' 9–max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: J26Methead ($562 in chips)
Seat 2: MpireMaker ($447 in chips)
Seat 3: kently21 ($369 in chips)
Seat 4: TxOilBaron ($144.10 in chips)
Seat 5: MrteddyKGB ($975 in chips)
Seat 6: EPiPeN11 ($1234 in chips)
Seat 7: Fleecehead ($305.50 in chips)
Seat 8: junkiesue ($297 in chips)
Seat 9: maryhadalamb ($1101.50 in chips)
MrteddyKGB: posts small blind $5
EPiPeN11: posts big blind $10
Dealt to maryhadalamb [3s 3c]
Fleecehead: folds
junkiesue: folds
maryhadalamb: calls $10
J26Methead: folds
MpireMaker: folds
kently21: calls $10
TxOilBaron: folds
MrteddyKGB: raises $50 to $60
EPiPeN11: folds
maryhadalamb: calls $50
kently21: folds
FLOP [7h 2c 7s]
MrteddyKGB: bets $100
maryhadalamb: raises $100 to $200
MrteddyKGB: raises $300 to $500
maryhadalamb: raises $300 to $800
MrteddyKGB: folds
maryhadalamb collected $1137 from pot
maryhadalamb: doesn't show hand
Total pot $1140 | Rake $3
Board [7h 2c 7s]
Seat 1: J26Methead folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: MpireMaker folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: kently21 folded before Flop
Seat 4: TxOilBaron (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: MrteddyKGB (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: EPiPeN11 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: Fleecehead folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: junkiesue folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: maryhadalamb collected ($1137)

July 11, 2006

Century denied, Off to States

Due to World Cup my cricket match was shortened to merely a 35 over match. I was also demoted to number 3, but despite our opening batsmen wasting 11 overs of poor bowling before his inevitable demise. I came in and knocked up 91 not out, annoying as those extra 5 over would have easily enabled me to make a century, against admittedly a weak side. One of the highlights was hitting a Blundells school boy straight over Long off, out the ground, the ball eventually being retrieved from a neighbouring field.

Also, will be joining Mr Lu's band of explorers and heading over to the States on August 28th. Will be good fun schooling a few yanks in the glory of the British Empire and hopefully at poker to boot. Rule Britaania….Britannia rules the waves…Should be a good oppertunity to analyse the best ways of winding yanks up, also perhaps yanks from different areas are more sensitive to different insults.

Whilst the traditional twin towers jibe is obviously sufficient for those in the New York area, and school shootings are a good, solid, banker for insulting any cheeky yanks, it will be nice to extend my repertoire of banter.

July 08, 2006

Return to ladbrokes

Been really busy and had very little time for cards, however, decided to deposit make a deposit on ladbrokes last night in order to take advantage of their $5k added tourny. Ironically enough I actually failed to enter this tournament.

I entered a $10 rebuy which only attracted 88 runners and a rather small prizepool. The style of play in ladbrokes rebuys is vastly different to pokerstars. I think each person averaged about one rebuy. Anyway I encountered very little resistance, which incited even looser behavipour than normal. Not many interesting hands really, I went on to win for $577. I guess i had 4–5 rebuys, which was probably enough for some of the players to warrant telling their friends of the next day, such was the tight nature of the game. Even on final table when I was forced to showdown 83o after putting in an early position raise and making an 8 high fllush which was good no one played back at me!

Was also playing the $50 second chance, which allowed 1 rebuy or topup, a field of 105 players turned out for this one. Once again I was running well and was fortunate enough to pick up AA on final whilst already chips leader and knock out 2 opponents holding KK and AK. The next hand my TT flipped me happy and sent another AK wielding Scandanavian to the rail. Three handed lasted 15 mins, but the heads up despite a 31/2 to 1 chip lead lasted 25 minutes. Really enjoyed this, he seemed like a good player, and I was glad I avoided the mistake of unnecessarily doubling him up. There were signs of a little comeback though when my 66 was mashed by his AK. However, Mary prevailed and brought a $2.2k first prize back home to Devon.

Of course, in true Mary style I then sat for $500 at 10–20 NL, mainly as I thought it was worth $500 to chat to PokerGirl1 until I bust. However, after flopping a straight draw and ending up allin on the river, with the same draw, and then flopping a sneaky set, another $1k was added to the lamb's coffers. Also, discovered this vaulted me to the top of the weekly tournament leaderboard as it starts at midnight on Thursday.

Have to work this afternoon steward at the outdoor theatre where a band are playing. May treat myself to a few pints afterwards. Have also been looking into the possibility of taking up golf, I feel that making wagers on the game should help to increase my financial variance. However, I am wary of the potential pitfalls of sports betting, many a great player has risked his roll foolishly, and not even earnt any FPPs.

I'm becoming increasingly concerned that Flash doesn't appreciate the importance of these FPPs, he was muttering something ridiculous about profit the other day, before I reminded him of the priority of amassing enough fpps to buy 27 fluffy toys with.

July 01, 2006


Not played poker a poker tournament for a couple of weeks when I actually bubbled in the $100rebuy on stars..Moved allin holding hooks and the 89Tflop looked promising, but the 5 which ripped on the turn created a set for my opponent, my hand was still live as I picked up a flush draw. Alas to no avail.

Won't be playing as much cards at home as have a job during the day. Also my Dad has been unwell so have other stuff to do at home. Been enjoying our recent acquisition of Sky TV.

Anyway this break will give my pokerdb time to calm down, also makes it look as if Mary is in Vegas atm, as is not cashing 3 times a day!

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