Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wackie Mookie.....Bubble Dookie

Crazy starting table here......

My A-Qo>Waffles A-Ko.......Ax-Qx-9x on the flop.......he's justifiably pissed........(he went all-in and I called because I thought he had a range of 66-JJ)........

I haven't gotten a good hand since A-Qo....that is if you call A-Qo a good hand......

Raises and bluffs no good....

My stack quickly getting shorter...fuck....

My Ah-9h
Maybe I'll try to defend my PLO HiLo Dookie title!

Signed up for the Dookie......

Doubled up in the Dookie.......

In first.....not for long though.........

Back in first after taking monster pot......with a straight on the turn.....pot raised I scoop....

Scooping pots left and right.......

Final table in the Dookie......not a huge amount of chips.....

7 left at Final Table.....

4 left and I am short stack.....

survive as short stack.....against two chip leaders....

JJok knocks me out 4th on the bubble...IGH....cashless....

Monday, June 25, 2007

Save the best for LAST!

The following tourneys will complete the Donkfest from hell...AKA the BBT. I personally loved the whole deal....from start (more cash finishes please) finish. It looks like I will actually be moving this summer to another town in Massachusetts....after hearing about our offer on a house that was signed this morning! Closer to Boston and my job. I might actually have some time on my hands after the move is over. I do however have to sell my current house and my vacation condo. Uggh! I'm am about to get severely over-stressed in my personal finances....sssoooooo I'm glad in that respect that the D(Donkalicious)BBT will end soon. Here are the final tourneys coming up this week. There will also be a huge rake back free roll for the top 50 or +20tourneys played Donkeys in late July. Be there for all of them...and swell the prize good for your health....I swear it is......

Talk about tilt......check this out......Yahtzee!

Tournament: Mondays at the Hoy (MATH)
When: Monday. 10pm ET
Buyin: $24+2
Password: hammer

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday. 10pm ET
Buyin: $10+1
Password: vegas1

Tournament: Riverchasers Online Tour #13
When: Thursday, June 28th, 21:00pm ET
Game: NLHE
Buyin: $10+1
Password: riverchasers

Tournament: Blogger Big Game
When: Sunday, July 1st, 21:30 ET
Game: NLHE Deepstack
Buyin: $69+6 or Tier II token
Password: donkey

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Destroying the Dookie....gettin' slapped in the Mookie

OK so I didn't destroy the Dookie......but I won. I had to out-flop one very large-stacked it wasn't easy. I had a nice comeback win after being the short-stack at the final table. I love Pot Limit Omaha it! It is such a tough game but gets the gamble out of us....especially the Turbo format. My secret for PLO HiLo is fold your K's unless you can limp in.....or unless there is more than two people involved in the pot. I had K's somewhere around 6 times and folded 'em every single time. Don't leave home with an ace in hand. Simple. I played terrible in the Mookie as usual....what else is new. I started the BBT pretty badly.....I went on a heater and cashed in all different tourneys. I Made the points in all different tourneys. I forgot the devastating suckout I took at the last Big Game....that sucked....or else I could have cashed for a shitload. Last night I just made bad calls...plain and simple. I hope to finish out the BBT with a bang or two. Cashing in the Big Game would go far for me as my progress as a blonkey-donkey. Anybody else think that it would be a good idea to maybe include the WPBT into the BBT format next fall or something? It seems a shame to let the WPBT go down in flames.
I think I'm going to be doing a lot of Real Estate sales and purchases soon so......I may have to slow down on the online poker. My family and I are going to be moving somewhere closer to Boston soon. We have our eye on this nice house in Wakefield, MA. We'll see what happens...I'm not sure how fast I can sell my beloved Mountain condo. or house in Lawrence. I want to know what it is like to take my time commuting to work. I'm sick of wasting so much time in the damn car...sick of it! I might actually have some extra time on my hands for once.
Tonight I might play the old bar league tourney that is so much fun. I've made a ton of money over the tourneys that i've played at 'Slickey's'. I come in and piss everybody off because they are vying for points in a league. I've been called 'wild card' or asshole a couple of times (really people...i've been called save it) because of my play there. It.Works.For.ME!!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Weekend Stuff....bad at M.A.T.H.

I had my token set for M.A.T.H. but I got it on I decided to try the 26K guarantee. After 5 hours or so I ended up finishing 22nd out of 1450 or so. Not bad.....the guy that knocked me out also took half my stack earlier. What a lucky bastard. I put him all in with pocket Q's (quickly becoming my least favorite hand) and he had 10's.....he got a 3rd 10 on the turn. Late in the tourney when everybody had big stacks he had the monster pocket 4's. He raised in early position 7K.....I had Ac-Jc....had to call to see the flop. A raggy flop 4x-8x-Jx fell....I figured he had anything from pocket 2's to pocket 10's again...maybe Ax-Kx. Turns out he has Pocket 4's......I made trip jacks on the turn but to no avail. c'est la vie. 159.00 for me.....not so bad for somebody who had the short stack for the first 2 hours or so.

Father's day was great. I'm a lucky guy when it comes to family....this much is true. I started playing some Sit'nGo's again this weekend and did pretty well. I was feasting on those 6.60's on Full Tilt. I may have to start a cycle of those again to build up somewhat of a roll. M.A.T.H. looks like a big one tonight....I'll have to fire up Buddy Dank radio and see what happens.

I just donked-out of M.A.T.H with Ah-3h into one of the big stacks....oh well...what're ya going to do............

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Strange days............and Good Tourneys

Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town
-Jim Morrison

The song 'Strange Days' just seems to fit everyday life now.....more than ever. I don't know why but I keep thinking of this song whenever I look at or read the paper or cable news....or Internet news blogs etc. Well, off that tangent and on to another more entertaining one.....the BBT! The following tourneys are designed to freak you out and test your MTT tournament skill whilst playing against some of the best. Lately I've been playing for the final table and not the points.....the main point is to make the money anyway. I see some serious tight-ass play around the points bubble and my thought is.....MAKE THE MONEY....and the major points will come! Play for the final table instead of just the points. Everybody reading this will think "duh....that's obvious"...well...I'm not so sure that it is. I wanted to post this on Monday and add M.A.T.H. (one of the toughest tourneys if not the toughest to beat) to the following list but it's getting busy here at work and it is now Wednesday...............................that means the Mookie! I'm surprised that more people don't show up for the Mookie. It would be interesting to see more than 100 entries.....including the regulars and maybe some people that are searching for random tourneys on the Internet. Well, if you are one of those roving Internet MTT journeydonkeys then sign's only 11 bucks. Don't forget about the Riverchasers Online Tour tourney #12 on Thursday either (as I'm typing this the Doors song 'Back Door Man' burst out the office stereo........weird.....that would have been crazy if it was 'Strange Days').

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday. 10pm ET
Buyin: $10+1
Password: vegas1

Tournament: Riverchasers Online Tour #12
When: Thursday, June 14th, 21:00pm ET
Buyin: $10+1
Password: riverchasers

Mondays M.A.T.H. tourney was pretty short for me....I think I went out at 23 of 35. GCox wiped me out with his pocket K's....I had pocket 10's. I thought he might have A-x....but I was toast. I should have been more careful since he was seemingly on a rush. He came back from about T500 in chips and was picking up some serious pots before he knocked me out. Lucko was of course putting on a NLHE tourney clinic and eventually won. He seems to have a solid read on me every time I'm in a pot with him. I think I've changed my game and become much better in the past two years....except when I play a pot against him. I'll have to change it up even more I guess. Cracknaces is also kickin' some serious donkey (ass) lately. I might have to rail these two more often....just to pick up some pointers. I read both blogs regularly and have picked up some valuable info. from both. If you haven't read them yet then you are wasting your money in the mid-range buy-in tourneys. Both seem to have an edge in the MTT strategy as far as I can tell.
As always It is imperative to read Dr. Pauly and his coverage of the WSOP....both on Pokernews and Tao of Poker. You get the official WSOP chip counts and also get the unadulterated stories and the unbelievable happenings that occur in the background. As always....great stuff. I can't get to the WSOP of poker unless some miracle happens for me. I've tried some live satellites at local establishments but I really haven't tried online. It just seems so unlikely with a limited Blonkey bankroll.

Not to mention that I'm probably going to sell my vacation condo. and my current house soon. I'm (My family) looking to move out of my current town and move to a better this ties into my opening quote of the lyrics of Jim Morrison......

"We shall go on playing...AND move to a new town"!
-PokahDave elaborating on the song Strange Days

Saturday, June 09, 2007

The biggest LITTLE win

LOL...........This win should cement my already huge fan base in European countries such as The Netherlands, Spain, and Bulgaria. I'm huge in other parts of the world as well....take a look!!!!

Well as you can see a whopping 4....that's right 4! players showed up to the sadly dwindling participation of the WPBT. Whilst people are putting in some time at the tables of the WSOP I am busy doing close to nothing. If I can salvage a win then it is better than nothing. The players who showed up were Bdidde AKA Biggestron....AKA B.....AKA Byron, Schaubs AKA...well Schaubs, Kameelah AKA Derek, and myself. I caught some hands at the right time. Including a devastating set of 9's to Bdidde's 10's. The last hand was my pocket 10's holding up against Kameelah's K-Qo(Teh Anna Kournikova).

The Result :

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The beginning of Summer

WPBT Summer Classic 2007 - No Limit Hold'Em

When: June 9th - Saturday
Time: 2pm PST
Where: The Orleans in Las Vagas
How Much: $65 + $10 + optional $5
Restrictions: Bloggers only, please.
Top 50% of field gets POY points

What: WPBT POY Event #6b - Hold'em NL
When: June 9th - Saturday
Time: 4pm EST
Where: (Private Tourney 17982791)
How Much: $24 + $2
Password: you should know it
Restrictions: Bloggers only, please.
Top 50% of field gets POY points. This tournament is open to players who are not in Las Vegas.

If you are not going to Vegas like me (sorry ass mofo) then you can at least salvage some dignity and play the WPBT online event! I'm already signed up so lets see if we can get the stragglers to join.

I used to dread Wednesdays....but not since the 'Mookie' came to fruition! Get in there and get some BBT point/cash goodness!

My buddy was properly devastated at the bachelor party last weekend......we played golf(I'm finally getting better)....drank a thousand beers.....played poker(or some form of homegame poker).....drank a thousand beers.......watched the RedSox destroy the Yankees......drank a thousand beers.......went to a strip club in Providence RI.....that allowed us to bring in and drink a thousand beers (true).......and enjoyed the sights and the lap dances.....and then drank a thousand beers (limo driver was nice enough to pull over on the highway a shitload of times so we could risk our lives to piss.

Back to reality and a tough work week from hell this week. I'm selling my condo in the white mountains (crying) and will eventually sell my house in order to get us out of this town I live in. I might be house hunting all summer. So much for Vegas/WSOP this year. I hope all of you guys and girls that make it out there have fun and cash in the biggest poker tourneys in history. I really would like to meet and hang out with some of the people who have made my boring job bearable. Destroying workplace productivity INDEED!!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Bachelor Party

Golf...............................Booze.................................Poker......................................and Boobs!

Wife (with the wife voice) : "Are you guys gonna go to the titty bar or something"!?
Me (with my Thurston Howell voice) : " that you must mean the gentleman's club"!
Wife : 'rolls eyes' "Whatever.....gentleman's club"!