Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wednesday night Tourney

Aggressive betting is the only way to win these tourney's...and again when I went all-in with the 'best of it'....A-Qh I got called by the chip stack leader with A-10c...and I got beat with a flush on the river...doh! I knew he was trying to steal the blinds and overbet to scare me off but this was the perfect time to double-up my 3900 in chips through the chip leader. There was a four flush to the club when the flop was flipped so I know I was in bad shape...the club..then the 6c falls and I'm screwed. The tourney was in my old hometown and I was able to talk with some old high school friends but I feel like I got punched in the stomach after getting beat like that. It doesn't just happen on the internet...blah..blah..blah....

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Tuesday night tourney at the Lowell Brewery

I played another cheap tourney at the Lowell Brewery and got knocked out somewhere at 30 or 31 again...second tourney in a row (NLHE...50.00 20.00 unlimited rebuys for first hour).....this is their (Capone's poker) schedule The unlimited rebuys makes it a pretty wild tourney but to no avail. There was a 25.00 side STT tourney that I jumped into...with 5.00 bounty for whomever you knock out. I love the Sit'N'Go Single table tourneys online and do quite well on them so I jumped in with 9 other people. There were All-ins on really bad hands that were called fast...I sat back and waited for a great hand so the other guys would knock each other out and sure enough they did...I raised on the button with K-Jh...BAM! he whacks his hand on the table and goes all-in! with authority...I guess I was supposed to fold but I figured with 7 players left I'll call his small Pocket Pair...which is exactly what he had..7's...I catch a J on the flop and all of the sudden I'm sitting pretty on the Single table. I saw one guy not raise with pocket A's and after the flop he goes all-in but is promptly called..the guy to my right has J-7 for a two paired flop...knocks out the poor dude with A's...After playing solidly and building the biggest stack on the table I knock out the 3rd guy...we were already in the money at that point. The heads up match between me and the other guy was went on for about 20 minutes. I folded a couple of hands and we were showing each other the all-in hands after the other folded..pretty friendly..I finally got a pocket pair (my recently lucky 5's) and I went all-in and was promptly called with an A-K.."fuck" I thought...but they held up and I won the 100.00 first prize....thank god for the side action tables.....

Monday, May 23, 2005

The 'state' of the legality of Poker online...

This article is what is happening with online poker...I've read a few articles on online gambling and gaming and it seems that it all points to it being legal...'for now'...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Good article on the relation of Poker and Sports

This is a cool article on which I can relate to...Being from the Boston area and living through all the years of bitter disappointment. Long live the 2004 Boston RedSox and all of RedSox nation!

Monday, May 16, 2005

WPBT tourney on PokerStars

This is the way it turned out :

PokerStars Tournament #7888013, No Limit Hold'em
Super Satellite
Buy-In: $30.00/$3.00
68 players
Total Prize Pool: $2040.00
Target Tournament #7037642 Buy-In: $1500.00
1 tickets to the target tournament

Tournament started - 2005/05/15 - 21:00:00 (ET)
Tournament finished - 2005/05/16 - 00:06:37 (ET)
1: JoeSpeaker (Moreno Valley), (qualified for the target tournament)
2: hydroponic1 (Bossier City), $540.00
3: on_thg (Grand Haven),
4: gaamblor (Newport Beach),
5: bdidde (Mountain View),
6: 777GMoney (Cincinnati),
7: lvvpokerprof (Las Vegas),
8: One_Outer_MN (St. Paul),
9: TNSpaceman (Ashland City),
10: HermWarfare (Bronx),
11: txchach (Pflugerville),
12: dnasty13 (St. Clair Shores),
13: ABVidale (Irvine),
14: Joanne1111 (Calgary),
15: TripJax (Greensboro),
16: ej333 (Fullerton),
17: NibRock (Dearborn),
18: dannmizzou (cincinnati),
19: LisaLisa01 (Midland),
20: DoubleDave (Lawrence),
21: billrini (Huntington Beach),
22: Guinness (cincinnati),
23: Drizztdj (Maple Grove),
24: litfpitr (Chapel Hill),
25: phlyersphan (New Lenox),
26: Maudie (,
27: AlCantHang (Phoenixville),
28: kritger (springfield),
29: phillsievers (Salford),
30: anisotropy (Vineland),
31: good43 (Saint Louis),
32: CrzySmrtGuy (Charlotte),
33: April98 (San Jose),
34: Jaxia (DFW),
35: 787Style (Austin),
36: Chops here (Atlanta),
37: homersolo (Portland),
38: lucas67 (Saint Petersburg),
39: jerge88 (Ames),
40: Minus790 (raleigh),
41: Trog (midland),
42: hdouble (Los Angeles),
43: mcstellar (Chicago),
44: mstephans (Austin),
45: misst74 (Kingman),
46: badblood44 (Greer),
47: YouzaViper (Linton),
48: lifesagrind (Overland Park),
49: Grasp (Midland),
50: Gapac (Atlanta),
51: Obie34 (Fredericksburg),
52: themayorpete (Burlingame),
53: SGTdanko (Elk Grove),
54: FatTabbyMama (Austin),
55: The Dream (bossier),
56: Easycure (Gig Harbor),
57: Bugsy 99 (Toronto),
58: DrPauly (New York),
59: Columbo777 (Farmington Hills),
60: skitchorama (Seattle),
61: peanut56 (Fredericksburg),
62: HeyKidsItsBG (Grand Haven),
63: mohuncher (Bristow),
64: lumberking (Poplar Bluff),
65: maigrey (Bartlett),
66: ArthurPDent (Earth),
67: slim999 (pokerpundit.blogspot),
68: Up4Poker (Lafayette),

You finished in 20th place (eliminated at hand #1706227686).

149 hands played and saw flop:
- 4 times out of 19 while in small blind (21%)
- 7 times out of 19 while in big blind (36%)
- 10 times out of 111 in other positions (9%)
- a total of 21 times out of 149 (14%)

Pots won at showdown - 2 out of 4 (50%)
Pots won without showdown - 10

This was a lot of fun...the first WPBT tourney I've participated in...I had about 2,500 in chips left and of course got caught trying to steal the blinds...One_Outer_MN raised all in when I raised and BillRini called also..needless to say I pretty much had no choice but to call all-in even though I had a 6-5 offsuit..there just wasn't much of a choice. BillRini seemed to be in the same sort of position...both of us short-stacked..I beleive One__outer caught an ace to pair up...oh well it was fun...

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Just arrived back home from the hospital today....

I arrived at home with my wife and brand new baby daughter!! She was born on May 5th...which isn't really a particularly special date...except that the date was 05-05-05........that isn't going to happen for another 100 years! My life is going to completely change...but I can already tell it's going to be worth it...I know that nobody is reading this but witnessing the birth of your son or daughter is the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of....and my wife did this without drugs!!! Not that we wanted to have it end up that way but it happened so fast that we had no choice. I think Women must have a much higher tolerance for pain then men's just not up for argument after that. Both are sleeping currently and the National Heads-Up Not limit Hold'em championship is coming up on NBC (poker popularity is unbelievable these days. I know I'm going to get the itch to try a charity tourney somewhere in the Merrimack Valley soon..hopefully be the end of the month. I'm going to have to see if I can deposit some cash on a poker site soon also...I havent' done so for a good month.....

BBBBBRRRRRR!!!!!!!! Is it cold in here...or is it just my cards!!!!!! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Stupidity rules the Majority.....

This is my new mantra....With all the news stories that grab the majority of the peoples attention....I was talking to my wife last night when the "runaway bride" story came on the tube. Every channel (cable/non cable) has this damn story as their main headline....As if there is nothing important going on in the world. Sensationalism and Stupidity rules! My exact quote was "Did you every notice that Stupidity Rules the Majority?" It reminds me of the sensationalism that was made of the Terri Schiavo story...that was s completely personal situation for a family that happens ALL THE TIME...Fuck it! it has nothing to do with anybody but the people related to them.........I will now post another stupid photo to lighten up my mood...later.....