Friday, 30 July 2010

Live Poker

last night i went down the rendevous casino in Brighton Marina with my dad and a couple of mates for the £55 + 1 rebuy or add-on, my dad staked me as its a bit pricey for a donk like me.

quite a small turnout, started with 35 but ended yp with 48 runners, bit strange seeing a poker room with 14 tables only using 5 of them but to be fair it is a nice setup and im glad its not self dealt any more.

Tourney was a pile of crap, previously i had come 5th for £260 without rebuying but this time i had to rebuy midway through the third level. i had lost half my starting of 5k with raises with 1010, 77 and ace10 which all missed and with 4 callers there aint a lot i can do on the flop.

so pretty much from that point i was shorstacked with 5k ish and i hung on for ages waiting for a spot, when the blinds hit 300/600 with antes of 50 i had to just shove, i got about 3 of them through but it was impossible to find a spot, my table had 3 old guys who would raise or call everything preflop. eventually i bust about 27ish when i shove QK UTG, someone wakes up with AK GG.

one funny spot was that this yound mouthy kiddy won a big pot and slowrolled the guy, he had a decent stack and announced that he was going to "Iron the table out" next hand he's pushed the button and gets called his 88 gets outflopped by AK he then pushes with A10 into AQ and straight after that he shoves blind utg and his J4 doesnt hit a miracle - he started swearing and said he only wants to play the cash game - yeah right!!

after this my dad was still in so i regged for the £100 minimum buy-in cash game, £2/£2 blinds with optional straddle of £5 and one round of hold'em one round of Omaha, most people had £200 to £400 so i just had to sit tight, good tactic though as everytime i raised in position and they called pre and checked the flop i could fire £10-£15 and take down the pot.

one hand of note was i have 99, i raise pre to £7 flop comes 1095 with two clubs, bloke bets £7 so i re-raise to £17 and he calls, turn is the ace of clubs he checks and i get a .little worried of the flush and check, river is the case 9, bloke fires out £22, i try my best to act but as soon as i raise another £35 he folds - damn.

end up £29 up after paying the £8 dealer charge for the hour.

online has been ok, think i have around $980 in my account but i havent played since Tuesday.

might be playing the $60k guarenteed on ipoker tonight on a stake, will report if i ship!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Close But No Cigar

so close but so far... 242/690 in the big tourney my QQ was all in 3 ways againts 34suited and ace 9... this deep into a tourney and people are shoving that crap!

if the hand held i was top 30 with top 80 getting minimum $500.

in the $42k guaranteed i finsihed 550/4000 odd, bluffed off a 20bb stack hoping to represent the flush with four diamonds out but matey made a brave/good/gay call with his AJ no diamonds but ot be fair he did have trips.....

could of folded my way into the money for sure but ot be honest i was knackered.

had to make a withdrawl of £50 ($80) as im out on a stag do this weekend and do not have funds in my bank.

bankroll now $930


NLH HU $231.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush $95.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $287.00
Other $41.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $445.00

Bank Roll $935.00

Withdrawn $280.00

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Big Tourney Tonight

Satted into the $200k guaranteed on Paddy Power tonight which is a $320 buyin, a lot bigger then my usual forays into MTTs which are normally about $5 lol.

alongside it i'm gonna play the $42k guaranteed on Full Tilt using one of my three $26 tickets and probably some other mtts which fall within my bankroll management.

bankroll has been between $985 upto $1060 and is currently $1030, still playing Rush as my main game will be interesting to look at my stats etc at month end.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Almost felt sorry for the guy

wow real positive day yesterday, I started off with 2 quick 15 minute sessions at Rush Poker and won around $45 mainly due to a couple of nice hands, one AA>KK preflop and another where i held 44 and got it in on a 4557 board 3 ways against 56 and QQ and i held.

Anyway's I stopped there and had a few drinks watching telly with the mrs before she went to bed when I stuck on some shows of my own, now I didnt feel pissed so I logged on and did some microstakes tourneys coming nowhere, I then fired up 1 table of $50 rush and said to myself that if my bankroll dipped below $1030 i'd stop, i lost a few dollars and was on the verge of quitting when again i get aces against kings and it holds again for a nice $70 pot a he wasnt full stacked.

I then go bum hunting the headsup tables, telling myself i must quit if i lose a stack as plenty of times in the past i double someone up, tilt and end up losing loads of money.

so searching the tables I find someone siting with $20 and jump on and he was terrible!! he called every raise preflop and seemed to hang on in every pot, after the 3rd stacking in quick time I felt a bit guilty so I typed in mate you shouldnt be playing 36 off suit in a raised pot and he started asking me advice on how to play!! asking about my experience etc!! i gave him a few pointers but still stacked him 2 more times before i had to quit as my daughter woke up crying. In a way i felt relieved as the money seemed a bit to easy, does anyone ever feel this way? guilty after winning?

i ended up $160 up for the day an ive withdrawn $200 as the first withdrawals towards my debt repayments - £130 down £870 to go!

figures so far


NLH HU $238.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush $73.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $258.00
Other $55.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $415.00

Bank Roll $985.00

Withdrawn $200.00

Saturday, 17 July 2010

in Poker Things change quickly

Wednesdays Blog I was down beat as I was down to a mere $4 profit, today my bankroll is a nice $944 and I still have $50 to come in tomorrow on completion of my final day on the rush poker week, hopefully sometime next week ill be upto $1100 and ill be able to make my first withdrawal towards my debt clearing task!!

Out on the piss tonight, first time in months, got a football do then into Brighton to hook up with some mates on a stag do, should be a grin if i can keep the pace and stop worryinh about how much money i spend, might even play a session in a bit and see if i can spin up some beer money lol!

Figures for 17-Jul

NLH HU $153.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush -$11.00
Tourneys -$19.00
Bonus & Rakeback $168.00
Other $59.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $174.00

Bank Roll $944.00

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Chan to outlegend Ivey?

Last year the poker community all went a bit nuts when Phil Ivey final table the main event, this year Ivey is out but a true legen in Johhny Chan has top 10 chips with around 200 players left. How awesome would it be if Chan could final table and have a shot at a record 3rd world title? tempted to put some money on him with a second shout to Johnny Lodden who is a decent high stakes pro.

did not play much yesterday but managed to recoup around $40 of the $60 lost, played a real bad hand headsup which went as follows, I raise 75dd on the button and big blind calls, flop comes 5910 with 1 diamond, bloke bets around $2.50 i raise to $6 bloke calls, turn is 9 diamonds, bloke bets $10 and i shove with my 1 pair and flush draw, bloke insta calls with kings but i suck out with a diamond river. the pot was about $50ish and i was all in with not a lot of outs and there was no way he would fold for so little.

ah well bankroll now $815, my rush poker today should see me clear another $20 of the bonus, think im nearly done with completing it.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

down to $4 profit

ouch lost about $60 on Rush poker this morning which now means im down to bakroll of $774, so a mighty $4 profit...

really gonna have to study my game and spot where im going wrong, today for instance calling down with draws and im still unsure whether im playing small pairs right.

trying not to be to downbeat about it but firing up my poker tracker and seeing red lines aplenty is a bit of a killer.

ah well hopefullyu i can pick up a rush of cards and take advantage of the rush poker bonus

bankroll $774.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Lazy Posting = Losing

didnt get to post over the weekend and to be honest dont really wanna report on how shit im doing, lost at pretty much everything since the last post, bankroll has dropped about $100 and im losing money overall at the tables although up a small bit with rakeback/bonus

had a deadly heads-up session against a total tard who has lost $19k playing headsup poker. he of course rinses me for nearly $90. an example of his great play is here -

Full Tilt Poker Game #22234400784: Table Capture (heads up) - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 11:06:27 ET - 2010/07/11
Seat 1: jimmytheweed ($30.20)
Seat 2: fatmorpheous ($68.85)
jimmytheweed posts the small blind of $0.25
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Kc Ah]
jimmytheweed raises to $1.50
fatmorpheous raises to $4.50
jimmytheweed calls $3
*** FLOP *** [9d 2d Ac]
fatmorpheous bets $6
jimmytheweed raises to $12
fatmorpheous raises to $64.35, and is all in
jimmytheweed calls $13.70, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [Kc Ah]
jimmytheweed shows [9h 4c]
Uncalled bet of $38.65 returned to fatmorpheous
*** TURN *** [9d 2d Ac] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [9d 2d Ac Js] [9c]
fatmorpheous shows two pair, Aces and Nines
jimmytheweed shows three of a kind, Nines
jimmytheweed wins the pot ($59.90) with three of a kind, Nines

fantastic stuff.

tonight I decided to play some rush poker because of the rush poker promo, was pretty happy to clear the 100 points and earn $50 profit, shame ive just gone back on and lost it all back plus an another $5. Rush Poker = Swings.

only bright spot for me is winning a heads up game which was part of the RTR team challenge, hopefully ill do myself justice in the final which i am now the first qualifier for.

so bankroll is $814, real sad stuff seeing. only bright spot is that if i can maintain even a breakeven level at rush poker for the week ill get the $50 rush poker bonus, probably another $40 off my bonus and rakeback on top. i really want to be on $1000 by month end.

anyways long post will aim to post again tomorrow.

Friday, 9 July 2010

a week in

so its been a week already, ive played around 9k hands at mainly $25nl full ring and $50 heads-up and have just started to touch onto $25 rush poker.

postives have to be my heads-up results, achieving a decent volume and showing a profit albeit mainly due to rakeback/bonus

negatives are bad sessions at $25nl, espeically stacking of near 300bb's in one pot when i misread my hand.

big positive is not playing Omaha in any form or chasing losses at higher limits.

anyways im gonna try and keep a track of my stats probably on the side but for now after one week it looks like this

NLH HU $170.00
NLH FR -$143.00
Rush $13.00
Tourneys -$17.00
Bonus & Rakeback $58.00
Other $50.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $131.00

Bank Roll $901.00

not bad im aimig for $300 a month profit so $131 for a week is ahead of pace.

gotta try and get in some volume. i still have $100 left of my bonus which i hope to clear by month end

bankroll $901

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Damn Rivers

played a bad session last night, wanted to log a few hands before the footie and get some ftps towards clearing my bonus, net result a bad loss of $100, stacked 4 times, one a bad call with 2 pair when a villain shoved with an obvious straight... and another one where i check raised all in with A10ss on a 424ss flop, villain calls with AK - ok... anyway here are the two hands where i probabaly should fold the river but didnt

Full Tilt Poker Game #22149733384: Table Goldyke - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:28:41 ET - 2010/07/07
Seat 1: lx badmoon xl ($22.36)
Seat 2: crazyeightzz ($25.07)
Seat 3: bece12 ($25), is sitting out
Seat 4: STRN ($25.45)
Seat 5: Slava Us ($25)
Seat 6: Angel5600 ($24.90)
Seat 7: fatmorpheous ($29.26)
Seat 8: coco4poker ($13.26)
Seat 9: rohny ($31.53)
STRN posts the small blind of $0.10
Slava Us posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [7s 7h]
Angel5600 folds
fatmorpheous calls $0.25
coco4poker folds
rohny folds
lx badmoon xl calls $0.25
crazyeightzz folds
STRN calls $0.15
Slava Us checks
*** FLOP *** [4d 7c 2h]
STRN bets $0.75
Slava Us folds
fatmorpheous raises to $2.25
lx badmoon xl folds
STRN calls $1.50
*** TURN *** [4d 7c 2h] [Ac]
STRN has 15 seconds left to act
STRN checks
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $4
STRN calls $4
*** RIVER *** [4d 7c 2h Ac] [3h]
STRN checks
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $8
STRN raises to $18.95, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $10.95
*** SHOW DOWN ***
STRN shows [6d 5h] a straight, Seven high
fatmorpheous mucks
STRN wins the pot ($48.83) with a straight, Seven high

Full Tilt Poker Game #22149813357: Table Statue - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:33:13 ET - 2010/07/07
Seat 1: valkirei7707 ($5.59)
Seat 2: Vran1990 ($24.50)
Seat 3: fatmorpheous ($25)
Seat 4: ravipokerg ($48.12)
Seat 5: lira1977 ($40.50)
Seat 6: Randyrdp ($29.29)
Seat 7: peronkov28 ($10), is sitting out
Seat 8: STRN ($26.47)
Seat 9: Ftbllplayr09 ($19.95)
Randyrdp posts the small blind of $0.10
STRN posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ah Kc]
Ftbllplayr09 folds
valkirei7707 folds
Vran1990 folds
peronkov28 has reconnected
fatmorpheous raises to $0.75
ravipokerg has 15 seconds left to act
ravipokerg folds
lira1977 folds
Randyrdp calls $0.65
peronkov28 has returned
STRN folds
*** FLOP *** [Qh Kh 5h]
Randyrdp bets $1
fatmorpheous raises to $3
Randyrdp calls $2
*** TURN *** [Qh Kh 5h] [9h]
Randyrdp checks
fatmorpheous bets $4
Randyrdp calls $4
*** RIVER *** [Qh Kh 5h 9h] [9s]
Randyrdp has 15 seconds left to act
Randyrdp bets $10
fatmorpheous calls $10
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Randyrdp shows [5c 5s] a full house, Fives full of Nines
fatmorpheous mucks
Randyrdp wins the pot ($33.97) with a full house, Fives full of Nines

can anyone find folds in either hand?

it now of course means im down in profits for the month before rakeback, not amused but confident ill win it back.

ps played a bit on stars last night on the 20-50bb headsup tables, so soft only won $50 but in the future i may put a small roll on there to play these.

bankroll $837 (transferring $50 profit from stars tonight)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Blogging Every Day

think i need to blog every day, best way to keep track of my results i think... had a session yesterday where the bankroll hit a high of $1025 and i was absolutely gutted to finish on $885, however last time i blogged on Monday i was on $940 so only really lost a couple of buyins i guess...

anyway onto yesterdays loss, i won some decent money heads-up in the morning and Monday night but when i played yesterday i spewed money all over the shop, probably not the best idea to play heads up when watching the footie as you cant get into a rythymn or spot any "tells" in betting timing etc.

i need to cut down on headsup, i may winning so far but there arent enough decent games to play as there are the same regs on all the time, and i do not have the bankroll to be tackling regs with full $50 buyins. i need to stick to my plan of bum hunting people who buy in with a short stack.

so i think ill need to add in $25nl Rush Poker as a game to play if i have half hour spare, its not feasible to play a 16 table session of normal poker as it takes so long to set up the tables and then leave!

anyway such a rambling post, will probabaly post absolute bollocks if i keep my daily posting plan up.

bankroll $885

Monday, 5 July 2010

4 days in

quick post just to report all is well, been playing a fair volume, was meant to have a sober session Saturday night and catch the drunks but I had my daughter to look after and she screamed and screamed, I ended the session about $50 down - very disappointing as the games are definitely super soft on Saturdays!

anyway's total profit is $140, i have cleared $20 off my bonus which is nearly complete and I had rakeback of payment of $18 so $178 profit which puts my bankroll on $948.

want to play tonight but mrs is out and I have two daughters still up, so watching family guy and hopeing my 3 year old doesnt catch any of the jokes when she runs in and out!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Worst Hand ive ever played

Had a real go at the tables today, over 4 hours nearly 3 hours clocking up 2700 hands at $25 Full Ring and over 1 hour to do 124 hands heads up at the $50 level (I spend a fair bit of bum hunting)

my full ring today was real shit, mainly due to the worst hand ive ever played which then tilted me a little. check this out so bad....

Full Tilt Poker Game #22010735219: Table Fine - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:47:46 ET - 2010/07/01
Seat 1: JujutsuSun ($25.23), is sitting out
Seat 2: Pa3HaPa3 ($27.02)
Seat 3: BVV1971 ($17)
Seat 4: daianaalexis ($12)
Seat 5: Arunce ($41.21)
Seat 6: benjuks ($7.74)
Seat 7: nX-Morpheus ($8.75), is sitting out
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($68.67)
Seat 9: bloddybastard ($59.70)
benjuks posts the small blind of $0.10
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [6c 8d]
bloddybastard calls $0.25
Pa3HaPa3 folds
BVV1971 has 15 seconds left to act
BVV1971 folds
daianaalexis folds
Arunce has 15 seconds left to act
Arunce folds
benjuks folds
fatmorpheous checks
*** FLOP *** [9s 7c Ad]
fatmorpheous bets $0.60
bloddybastard calls $0.60
*** TURN *** [9s 7c Ad] [Ts]
fatmorpheous bets $1.80
bloddybastard calls $1.80
*** RIVER *** [9s 7c Ad Ts] [8h]
fatmorpheous bets $66.02, and is all in
bloddybastard calls $57.05, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $8.97 returned to fatmorpheous
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fatmorpheous shows [6c 8d] a straight, Ten high
bloddybastard shows [Jc Ac] a straight, Jack high
bloddybastard wins the pot ($116.50) with a straight, Jack high

WTF two big mistakes here first i did not even check his stack I did not realise he was as deep as me, secondly and most importantly I did not check the board, I still thought i had the nuts, had put him on two pair or pair + flush draw so when the board gave a safe card I shoved hoping to look like a bluff - fucking disaster, such a schoolboy mistake. please laugh at me I deserve a mouthful.

so this kinda killed my full ring session and I ended up $155 down, I got stacked 3 more times, one unavoidable as I had 66 on a AJJ6 board but the other two AK losing to KK and KQ losing to AA is pretty poor.

heads up though was a dream 124 hands $201 profit with a nice 162bb/100 - definitely a nice start.

to finish up I made it 8 wins out of 9 in the steps to get a 3rd step 3 ticket - pleased with how these are going.

bankroll $834