Thursday, 27 May 2010

a few tourneys

decided to mix it up a bit Tuesday and participated in another drunk tourney night where me and my mate mug registered for a few cheapies and had a few beers to help us through the slog of a long MTT.

before the events started i had a decent session on the full ring No Limit tables winning $50 over a short session.

the tourneys themself were a very mixed affair, the 3 big field ones were wipeouts and I pretty much came no-where, , i also lasted one hand in a $5 mtt where i 4 bet shoved AK and missed...

however I did min cash in a $3 mtt for $4.99 (WEEEEEE!) I final tables a $3 90 man MTT for $25.25 and in a $6 satellite where the winners got $26 this hand happened right on the bubble i had folded my way down as there were 2 people with short stacks then me but as luck would have it my big blind came first and i was all in 4 ways with 6 9 off suit :-)

Full Tilt Poker Game #21116554896: $26 Ticket Frenzy (162477105), Table 10 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:08:07 ET - 2010/05/25
Seat 1: gonesessin (5,086)
Seat 2: jgenest3798 (1,260)
Seat 3: pumpkinpants1 (10,910)
Seat 4: fatmorpheous (940)
Seat 5: indym1 (3,625)
Seat 6: AVA99 (4,136)
Seat 7: princeremy (8,101)
Seat 8: julie2196 (3,610)
Seat 9: Miss_HUNGARY1 (13,565)
gonesessin antes 125
jgenest3798 antes 125
pumpkinpants1 antes 125
fatmorpheous antes 125
indym1 antes 125
AVA99 antes 125
princeremy antes 125
julie2196 antes 125
Miss_HUNGARY1 antes 125
pumpkinpants1 posts the small blind of 500
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of 815, and is all in
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [6s 9c]
indym1 folds
AVA99 has 15 seconds left to act
AVA99 folds
princeremy calls 1,000
julie2196 folds
Miss_HUNGARY1 calls 1,000
gonesessin folds
jgenest3798 folds
pumpkinpants1 calls 500
*** FLOP *** [4s 7d 7c]
pumpkinpants1 checks
princeremy checks
Miss_HUNGARY1 checks
*** TURN *** [4s 7d 7c] [6d]
pumpkinpants1 checks
princeremy checks
Miss_HUNGARY1 checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 7d 7c 6d] [7s]
pumpkinpants1 checks
princeremy has 15 seconds left to act
princeremy checks
Miss_HUNGARY1 checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pumpkinpants1 shows [9d 4d] a full house, Sevens full of Fours
princeremy mucks
Miss_HUNGARY1 mucks
pumpkinpants1 wins the side pot (555) with a full house, Sevens full of Fours
fatmorpheous shows [6s 9c] a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
fatmorpheous wins the main pot (4,385) with a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,940 Main pot 4,385. Side pot 555. | Rake 0
Board: [4s 7d 7c 6d 7s]
Seat 1: gonesessin folded before the Flop
Seat 2: jgenest3798 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: pumpkinpants1 (small blind) showed [9d 4d] and won (555) with a full house, Sevens full of Fours
Seat 4: fatmorpheous (big blind) showed [6s 9c] and won (4,385) with a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
Seat 5: indym1 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: AVA99 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: princeremy mucked [As Kh] - three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 8: julie2196 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Miss_HUNGARY1 mucked [2s 2h] - a full house, Sevens full of Twos

thank fuck for that, was safe for the $26 ticket and in profit on the night for about $15 - not great but tourney night is not about profit, its about fun!

btw my bankroll was transfered somewhere safe so no threat of drunk tilt at $400 PLO!!

bankroll now $1040 including my ticket - happy days!

NLH HU -(7.00 )
NLH FR 41.00
NLH 6 MAX -(4.00 )
PLO 6 MAX 14.00
PLO HU 50.00
STUD -(5.00 )
Tourneys 19.00
Bonus & Rakeback 32.00
Live Poker 0.00
Total 140.00

Monday, 24 May 2010

session updates

i've totally neglected my own need to keep track of my results on this blog, i will get my s/sheet up and running (probably do it at work :-)) but whilst i have poker tracker running ill quickly jot them down, ive also decided to differentiate between headsup and full ring so i can spot if im getting tilted and need to avoid a break from headsup where the swings are crazy.

so started tracking again Friday and thus far

Holdem Heads up - ($10)
Holdem Full Ring - ($11)
Omaha Heads up - +$50
Omaha 6 Max - +$15
Stud - ($8)
Total Cash - +$36

Tourneys - $0

Bonus Rakeback - +$36

Total - +$72

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Four Figure Night

not even my daughter waking me up screaming at 6am and getting a bollocking from the mrs for sleeping through my turn for the night feed can put a dampener on my mood!!

last night i was happy to just session footie manager and poker was not even an option, in fact i was still banned on Full Tilt until today!!

however come 7:30 my dad phoned me with a problem, he was chip leader in the $4k guaranteed on ipoker but couldnt play on as my mum was on the way home and wanted to eat with him, he wanted me to play on for him.

so i log on and decide to sit tight for about 30 minutes and see what the table is like, the answer is everyone is super tight except some idiot who is playing 95/45 and is limping or min raising every pot!! i decide to multi table and stick with footie manager and wait for a good spot

eventually i get into a spot with said donk i 3bet his min raise and a flat call to steal the blinds and he min raises me again! not sure whether this is +ev mathematically but i know that if i spike a 3 im doubling up

this hand got me to the final table easily and the hard part was to finish in the top 5 for a cash.... footie manager then went off and i did a $5 50 man tourney to keep the boredom at bay, eventually i finished 2/50 in it for $50 losing with AJ to A6 all in pre flop...

anyways of course that tourney was not important in the scheme of things and eventually we get down to 6 players and the bubble, at this point one player sits out and we get 30 minutes before the short stack gets bounced.... now the strange part the player sitting out comes back and starts open shoving every hand!! no idea why he sat out and he had halved his stack but it looked like he would be eliminated soon and of course i get into a spot with him.

im still undecided on my play here, i knew he would shove any two cards and figured my ace was ahead but maybe ace 3 is not strong enough for this?

anyways it wasnt to matter much as he was out soon and i eventually finish 3rd for $640

to finish off the night i head back to the Omaha tables and win about $300 mainly due to this hand

the icing on the cake!

now to figure out how i split the cash, think 50/50 is too much for my dad as i was playing for 5 hours - what do you think?

Two Fun Hands

played a bit with my dad on his account last night, 50/50 stake.... did well winning about $500 mainly due to these two hands -

standard considering the stakes is a joke, i find $25 omaha on Full Tilt tougher!

im probably putting the money in our holiday fund :-)

bankroll hopefully $1000 today is i can sort a transfer from stars to Full Tilt

Monday, 17 May 2010

Im Losing

since ive left and returned to Full Tilt im losing, just checked PTR and it says im $650 down which is pretty much consistent with my poker tracker stats. the most damning stat of all is that out of this loss $600 can be attributed to 25c/50c heads up Omaha.

luckily i've managed to find money from elsewhere through some staking wins and a bit of work on the side otherwise i would be back down at nano-stakes where on my current form i dont think i would ever return from them.

tomorrow my poker stars ban is lifted and i have roughly $330 on there, when I transfer that to my Full Tilt roll ill have the magic $1000 bankroll. when thats in effect ill have to get back to sensible playing, recording results and analysis

Ive self banned on Full Tilt to the weekend then my poker tracker stats will be filtered and ill be tracking from the onwards.

however im using the PTR widget on the side as motivation, i must be the only blogger who is losing!

Why cant i leave heads-up Omaha alone

it always kills me, look at this fucking hand he calls all the way with an open end straight draw pot bets

Full Tilt Poker Game #20916120854: Table Chamber (heads up) - $0.25/$0.50 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 16:12:02 ET - 2010/05/17
Seat 1: fatmorpheous ($63.70)
Seat 2: islaughteryou ($38.60)
islaughteryou posts the small blind of $0.25
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ad 4s As Jc]
islaughteryou raises to $1.50
fatmorpheous raises to $4.50
islaughteryou calls $3
*** FLOP *** [2h 9h 3s]
fatmorpheous bets $9
islaughteryou calls $9
*** TURN *** [2h 9h 3s] [Qs]
fatmorpheous bets $27
islaughteryou calls $25.10, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [Ad 4s As Jc]
islaughteryou shows [4c Kc 5c Qc]
Uncalled bet of $1.90 returned to fatmorpheous
*** RIVER *** [2h 9h 3s Qs] [6c]
fatmorpheous shows a pair of Aces
islaughteryou shows a straight, Six high
islaughteryou wins the pot ($76.70) with a straight, Six high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $77.20 | Rake $0.50
Board: [2h 9h 3s Qs 6c]
Seat 1: fatmorpheous (big blind) showed [Ad 4s As Jc] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: islaughteryou (small blind) showed [4c Kc 5c Qc] and won ($76.70) with a straight, Six high

FFS i had two of his aces as outs and a 6 of spades gives me a flush

down to bankroll $700 as tilted a bit, getting no-where fast.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Fake Player Scandal

or demented loon?

spotted a fairly weak player on a $100 headsup table so sat down, had a fairly normal match up but was down about $20 as villain could not fold any pair and i double barrell draw's which missed..anyways onto the crazy part, the villain had not said a thing over about 50 hands but suddenly after i called a raise with 6 10 suited and we both checked it down he showed two pairs aces and tens which he didnt bet and typed in "LOL now i know"... probabaly he was confirming his belief that im a donk :-)

anyway 2 hands later he completely gets it all wrong and is stacked as follows

the chat that follows is priceless!!

rigged-65: LOLK
fatmorpheous: thanks now i know
rigged-65: LOL
rigged-65: FT knew we had u pegged as a cheat
fatmorpheous: bottom pair lets gogogo 57 off LOLAMENTS
rigged-65: one more video tape to give to the regulators
fatmorpheous: regulators?
rigged-65: as soon as we knew u were a fake player we have been recording
fatmorpheous: fake player lolaments
rigged-65: now to give them further evidence we know u will leave site now
fatmorpheous: robot im a robot
rigged-65 (Observer): SEE
fatmorpheous: reload &&%%&
rigged-65 (Observer): All real players want to sit out on a rigged table
rigged-65 (Observer): that is how all you guys get caught
fatmorpheous: aliens FTW
rigged-65 (Observer): lets see the site just cheats for you at a table and you sit out
fatmorpheous: real players like you watch tables where people are sitting out
rigged-65 (Observer): just so you know we know what andy and chris are doing
fatmorpheous: how is it cheating when you call bets with 57 off and go all in with trips when i have a full house?
rigged-65 (Observer): it is just you guys are so stupid --- to pretend you are not a cheat it works better if you play like a real player
fatmorpheous: andy and chris are rimming your dad
rigged-65 (Observer): its called fake probability what is probability in HU of trips vs FH
rigged-65 (Observer): obviously FT uses the old setup hand method for their fake players
rigged-65 (Observer): one more sign on that they cant use so have andy and chris give you another sign on
fatmorpheous: yeah you were so unlucky to call $10 and $21 with 57 even though an ace and a jack were out
rigged-65 (Observer): didnt matter, FT was waiting for a bigger pot to change your hole cards
rigged-65 (Observer): HOW OBVIOUS
rigged-65: nice try
rigged-65: its funny how obvious you guys are
fatmorpheous (Observer): sorry cant rebuy, money has been shipped to nigeria
fatmorpheous (Observer): sorry
fatmorpheous (Observer): thanks for your money
rigged-65: so you will get FT shut down because how stupid you are
fatmorpheous (Observer): will buy balaclava and meat cleaver
fatmorpheous (Observer): BYE DUMBASS

i should of know better with a username of rigged-65!

bankroll $812

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Swap Stars for Full Tilt Money

can anyone help? tomorrow I will have $200 on stars and need to swap it for $200 on Full Tilt, i did have $330 to transfer but ive had a small upswing and im upto $800 in the bankroll so dont need to use it all!

if anyone is able to help with the transfer leave a comment and we'll sort something out.

did my first mtt's in a while today, bombed the $5 sydincate game coming 80ish/150 when i didnt believe the villan had an ace on a a75 flop, i held 8's but couldnt put the villain on a hand when we had a vp of 90 over over 30 hands!

two other tourneys where i came 14th in a 90 manner (5 off money) and 11th in a satelite, and yes it was top ten pay.

sigh plan to grind some cash today as mrs is out with daughters, may watch the cup final - play up pompey!!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Raise The River MTT Syndicate

as a nice change of pace i've signed up for a $5mtt syndicate on the RTR forum (link on the side) the basic idea is to play 6 $5 mtt's over the next 6 weeks and then pool any winnings to be split between the 8 of us, be very interesting to see if we turn a profit as $5 mtts can be a total donk fest, coupled with the fact that as they're to be played on Stars or Tilt we could play for 6 hours to win about $2 profit!

bit tired at the moment with the baby to commit to giving up 4-5 hours so looking at Saturday morning to play 1 or 2 tourneys depending on whats available

bankroll is looking good currently $690 but i have $330 coming in as some spare funds, this means if i can stay sensible and play full ring games i should be back to winning. currently im $120 up on NLH this month before rakeback, Omaha im about $20 up on full ring but minus $170 down as i lost that $200 heads up.

will get around to posting figures soon.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Embarrased and disgusted

things had been going well, was upto $950 with consistent sucess and then Boom, i play heads-up against lose to a rivered gutshot and its a fucking mess.

ive self banned until tomorrow before i bust my roll

bankroll $650

Monday, 3 May 2010

Nice Start

Since the birth of my fourth daughter on Thursday I have had very little time to play, and seeing as im surviving on about 5-6 hours of broken sleep a night I have not been in optimal performance mode.

because of this I have played about 90 minutes of Omaha at the $25 level and normal type not Rush Poker!! I have been playing simply following the advice given from Jeff Hwangs Big Play book and the result has been a profit of $85 over 500 handsd, i'm really enjoying playing Omaha and its a nice break to be playing 6 tables tiled and not 16 tables stacked which gets a bit hectic.

plan moving forward is to stick to Omaha, squeezing in sessions when I can. If I feel good e.g. not tired or holding screaming baby Melina i'll get in the odd 1000+ hand sessions of holdem to get the Full Tilt Points and Rakeback benefits

bankroll moving up and now $835

Saturday, 1 May 2010

May Goals

played a bit under a stake and transferred the winnings to my Full Tilt account, it put it to a healthy $830 and i have since withdrawn $80 to purchase Poker Tracker Omaha.

plan is to "reset" the account and start tracking from today onwards.

plan is to play a mixture of $25nl Holdem or Omaha but with stop losses in place