Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pro for a day

got a day off today so gonna do a little experiment.....normally if i need some extra cash on a day off ill come work for my dad for a mighty £60, today i've come to my dads factory but taken my laptop to see if i can win the amount at poker instead!

not sure what i'm gonna do, gonna start with 30 mins at rush poker then re-evaluate, maybe play some mtts....the trouble is that the games are not as soft during the day.

ill update throughout out the day!

Thursday, 17 March 2011


new blog, new start

please link me up!!

Bye Bye No More Pain - hello Riverbed!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The End

the losses continued, i was down over $250 so decided to go to a $400 rush table

get it all in here as a big favourite to be even for the night

Full Tilt Poker Game #29053137873: Table Electro - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:44:54 ET - 2011/03/15
Seat 1: rbrizzy ($3,583.40)
Seat 2: Di Rossi ($406)
Seat 3: Ebouesnan ($237.30)
Seat 4: harry huang ($400)
Seat 5: Play Worse Plz ($534.50)
Seat 6: linkybill ($291)
Seat 7: acid drinker ($543.30)
Seat 8: 247Pokerpro ($633)
Seat 9: Swirlzz ($843.10)
Ebouesnan posts the small blind of $2
harry huang posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [Kh Kd]
Play Worse Plz folds
linkybill folds
acid drinker has 8 seconds left to act
acid drinker folds
247Pokerpro folds
Swirlzz folds
rbrizzy folds
Di Rossi raises to $14
Ebouesnan raises to $44
harry huang folds
Di Rossi calls $30
*** FLOP *** [8d 5h 7s]
Ebouesnan bets $50
Di Rossi calls $50
*** TURN *** [8d 5h 7s] [5d]
Ebouesnan bets $143.30, and is all in
Di Rossi calls $143.30
Ebouesnan shows [Kh Kd]
Di Rossi shows [Td Jd]
*** RIVER *** [8d 5h 7s 5d] [4d]
Ebouesnan shows two pair, Kings and Fives
Di Rossi shows a flush, Jack high
Di Rossi wins the pot ($475.60) with a flush, Jack high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $478.60 | Rake $3
Board: [8d 5h 7s 5d 4d]
Seat 1: rbrizzy didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Di Rossi (button) showed [Td Jd] and won ($475.60) with a flush, Jack high
Seat 3: Ebouesnan (small blind) showed [Kh Kd] and lost with two pair, Kings and Fives
Seat 4: harry huang (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Play Worse Plz didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: linkybill didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: acid drinker didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: 247Pokerpro didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Swirlzz didn't bet (folded)

FUCK IT then lost $160 playing $600 heads-up

bankroll absolutely decimated, no excuse for this im sober as a judge

A Determined Grind

All day i have been contemplating, football + Beer or online Pokers (mrs is out) it was pretty much a 50/50 but logging a quick session a minute ago has mind up my mind

i will now play and win back my money - even if it takes 5000 hands!!!!!!!

will update what happens

Toot Toot!

Friday, 11 March 2011

I Knew it

FFS sake its almost like i wanted it to happen...............$315 down in two sessions..........only positive thing is that i wasnt drunk or degening at higher stakes.....

However there was defintely some real tilt in there alongside the usual coolers/beats which any player will have to face, i cannot keep calling when i know i'm beat, even if my hand looks pretty.

i've had to redeposit the withdrawl and my figures on the side have been updated

bankroll $900.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Downswing soon?

good solid start, breakeven patch in the middle, im expecting a downswing soon!!

although with some villains playing this bad who knows?

as always microstakes is all about waiting for these hands!

Live upto your name son!

Full Tilt Poker Game #28818268980: Table Mercury - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:42:14 ET - 2011/03/07
Seat 1: BellaireDrew ($20)
Seat 2: ItsNotNo ($50)
Seat 3: heli69 ($50)
Seat 4: pochtar12 ($47)
Seat 5: Aton ($50)
Seat 6: Ebouesnan ($27.75)
Seat 7: EatYourHeart ($53.85)
Seat 8: all-in-pusha ($39.10)
Seat 9: grovertop ($67.10)
grovertop posts the small blind of $0.25
BellaireDrew posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [Ac As]
ItsNotNo folds
heli69 folds
pochtar12 folds
Aton folds
Ebouesnan raises to $1.75
EatYourHeart folds
all-in-pusha raises to $6
grovertop folds
BellaireDrew folds
Ebouesnan raises to $14
all-in-pusha raises to $39.10, and is all in
Ebouesnan calls $13.75, and is all in
all-in-pusha shows [Kc Th]
Ebouesnan shows [Ac As]
Uncalled bet of $11.35 returned to all-in-pusha
*** FLOP *** [4c Qc 2d]
*** TURN *** [4c Qc 2d] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [4c Qc 2d Ad] [Tc]
all-in-pusha shows a pair of Tens
Ebouesnan shows three of a kind, Aces
Ebouesnan wins the pot ($53.45) with three of a kind, Aces

Top pair 3 kicker!!

Full Tilt Poker Game #28807114048: Table Mercury - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 07:18:19 ET - 2011/03/07
Seat 1: zarzir ($18.60)
Seat 2: w edmonds ($97.90)
Seat 3: gabmaister ($20.55)
Seat 4: XanderFr ($22.75)
Seat 5: Ebouesnan ($25.75)
Seat 6: Off-minder ($23.55)
Seat 7: Pisetata ($51.50)
Seat 8: keswick33 ($20.75)
Seat 9: Vertygo13 ($63.60)
XanderFr posts the small blind of $0.25
Ebouesnan posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [7d 5d]
Off-minder folds
Pisetata folds
keswick33 folds
Vertygo13 folds
zarzir folds
w edmonds has 8 seconds left to act
w edmonds calls $0.50
gabmaister has 8 seconds left to act
gabmaister folds
XanderFr calls $0.25
Ebouesnan checks
*** FLOP *** [6s Jc 4s]
XanderFr checks
Ebouesnan checks
w edmonds bets $1.50
XanderFr calls $1.50
Ebouesnan calls $1.50
*** TURN *** [6s Jc 4s] [8c]
XanderFr checks
Ebouesnan bets $3
w edmonds raises to $6
XanderFr calls $6
Ebouesnan raises to $23.75, and is all in
w edmonds calls $17.75
XanderFr calls $14.75, and is all in
Ebouesnan shows [7d 5d]
w edmonds shows [Jh 3c]
XanderFr shows [Qs 8s]
*** RIVER *** [6s Jc 4s 8c] [Qh]
Ebouesnan shows a straight, Eight high
w edmonds shows a pair of Jacks
Ebouesnan wins the side pot ($6) with a straight, Eight high
XanderFr shows two pair, Queens and Eights
Ebouesnan wins the main pot ($65.25) with a straight, Eight high

Lol shame i bustoed the $200k around 400 odd, i was in the top ten after the first hour but run Jacks on the button into aces !

Sunday, 6 March 2011

March - Flying Start

been a great start to the month, 5661 hands & $148 with a $50 rakeback payment already, i'm putting this down to the study I am taking and sticking to one game (full ring) is helping a lot!

tonight im playing the $200k guaranteed again, either alongside a Full Tilt schedule of mtts or more likely Footie Manage if i cash again i will make sure im dosed up on caffeiene so i dont fall asleep at end game!

so far +$1361 for the year, very please with this :-)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

March Goals

Last month was excellent profit wise (+$717) but over half of that is very unlikely to happen again as it was from a tourney cash and a degen session at $400 Rush…

This month I have to get back to grinding, I only expect to be playing $50 Rush and $50 Full Ring, carrying on my trend for buying in for 50bb’s – I want to log a lot of hands this month so I have a decent sample to see whether it works or not, with this is mind my March Goals are

30k hands
Gold Iron Man Status
$400 Profit
1 Decent Tourney Cash

I also have 2 weeks of Cardrunners Membership so I want to spend some time looking at the videos, see if there is anything I can add to my game, there is a series of $50Rush vids by someone called Kush that has been recommended…

Will post again soon, hopefully to report some profit!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Full Tilt Down!!

lol had been unable to log onto full tilt this morning and then suddenly BOOM new download and im in...........funny enough i must of been one one first people in as all the rush lobbys were empty and the player pool was less than ten!

i took a screenie

lol as i type this entry the player pool has boomed upto 3882 - i better go and join the degens!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Doh Sleepy Head!!

In my life I have fallen asleep at some really stupid places or times, in nightclubs, during meals on trains etc however Sunday’s trip to the land of nod was the biggest fail of all time.

As readers might know, the $200k guaranteed on ipoker is a regular occurrence for me, however in around ten attempts I have only cashed once for $1440, and im about 6 without a cash including 2 bubbles when the tourney was in its old format (min cash was $500) and several coolers KK into AA etc…

So Sunday I had another pop and played pretty well, I was in the top 40 early after hitting a set and pretty maintained myself in a cash position for the whole 5 hours until the bubble burst, at the 5th break I remember I was 50th with 140 remaining and I went and got a drink, when I got back I decided to lie down with the laptop by my side, such a stupid thing to do as the next thing I know its 3:30am and ive been blinded out!!

So annoyed, I did manage to finish a semi respectable 76th for $432 but obviously if I was awake I could have had a real run at it….. the jump from 76th to 46th alone was worth and additional $400!!

So annoyed but hey at least it’s a lesson learnt, next time at the end game im gonna load up on Coffee and Pro Plus – hopefully my daughter might actually wake up after 6am as well which would help things!!

Month wise its pretty awesome that cash (split with my dad) plus some run good on Full Tilt means im up quite a bit, the pretty stats are below –

Hope everyone else is doing well at the tables and at life in general….

Thursday, 17 February 2011

What a Night!!!

Wowsers still buzzing after last night,Barca are an amazing team and half hour in i was shaking my head thinking how the fuck can we beat these? there ball retention was unreal and they cut us open so many times.. hoever we rode the storm, got lucky and then scored two sweet goals.

RVP's finishing at times is amazing and then a 7 pass move from our box to Shava Drilling it in! Love it

Proud as hell!! not to proud about playing $400 Rush but sometimes you have a feeling?

only 30 hands and a nice profit :-)

within the 30 hands i had zero premiums and had to resort to some nice moves (or donk moves if i got called!)

Full Tilt Poker Game #28264257300: Table Electro - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:00:48 ET - 2011/02/16
Seat 1: AuburnAngel ($160)
Seat 2: GuyNextDoor ($563.70)
Seat 3: igric ($527)
Seat 4: pau7777 ($168)
Seat 5: LEINAD1978 ($277)
Seat 6: fullflush24 ($363.40)
Seat 7: dmianKK ($335.05)
Seat 8: Ebouesnan ($253.10)
Seat 9: Ardin ($526)
Ardin posts the small blind of $2
AuburnAngel posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [5d 8d]
GuyNextDoor has 8 seconds left to act
GuyNextDoor folds
igric folds
pau7777 folds
LEINAD1978 folds
fullflush24 folds
dmianKK folds
Ebouesnan has 8 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $11
Ardin raises to $37
AuburnAngel folds
Ebouesnan calls $26
*** FLOP *** [4c Ah 8c]
Ardin has 15 seconds left to act
Ardin bets $44
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $100
Ardin folds
Uncalled bet of $56 returned to Ebouesnan
Ebouesnan mucks
Ebouesnan wins the pot ($163)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $166 | Rake $3
Board: [4c Ah 8c]
Seat 1: AuburnAngel (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: GuyNextDoor didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: igric didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: pau7777 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: LEINAD1978 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: fullflush24 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: dmianKK didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Ebouesnan (button) collected ($163), mucked
Seat 9: Ardin (small blind) folded on the Flop

Full Tilt Poker Game #28264235375: Table Electro - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:59:44 ET - 2011/02/16
Seat 1: Ebouesnan ($216.10)
Seat 2: Ardin ($556.60)
Seat 3: Kurtkeoki ($477.60)
Seat 4: igric ($442.90)
Seat 5: KramerTM ($453)
Seat 6: speedas ($400)
Seat 7: BRS23 ($725.50)
Seat 8: Synsam ($1,060)
Seat 9: StarEeg4life ($658.80)
Ebouesnan posts the small blind of $2
Ardin posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ebouesnan [6c 2c]
Kurtkeoki folds
igric folds
KramerTM folds
speedas folds
BRS23 folds
Synsam raises to $12
StarEeg4life folds
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan raises to $36
Ardin folds
Synsam calls $24
*** FLOP *** [3s 4s 3d]
Ebouesnan bets $4
Synsam calls $4
*** TURN *** [3s 4s 3d] [Ac]
Ebouesnan has 15 seconds left to act
Ebouesnan bets $55
Synsam folds
Uncalled bet of $55 returned to Ebouesnan
Ebouesnan mucks
Ebouesnan wins the pot ($81)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $84 | Rake $3
Board: [3s 4s 3d Ac]
Seat 1: Ebouesnan (small blind) collected ($81), mucked
Seat 2: Ardin (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Kurtkeoki didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: igric didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: KramerTM didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: speedas didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: BRS23 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Synsam folded on the Turn
Seat 9: StarEeg4life (button) didn't bet (folded)

must not do this again!!


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Arsenal vs Barca

This week is going to be well slow for one reason – the first leg of Arsenal vs Barca, I literally cant remember being this excited about a game for ages and to be honest im feeling pretty confident, I know we took a humping last year but the team is totally different -

Last year we had Denilson, Rosicky, Bendter starting – and that’s not mentioning Silvestre!! Of last years 4-1 drubbing only Sagna, Clichy, Nasri & Walcott will start and too be honest Nasri and Walcott look like completely different players this season.

Looking at the two teams I see them rating as follows

Arsenal Barca
Gk Schzeney – 7 Valdes – 7.5
Dr Sagna – 8.5 Alves – 8
Dl Clichy - 7.5 Maxwell – 7
Dc Djourou – 7 Abidal – 7
Dc Koscielney – 7 Pique -8.5
Dmc Song -8 Bisquets – 7.5
Mc Fabregas – 9.5 Xavi – 9
Mc Wilshere – 8 Iniesta – 9.5
Amr Walcott – 8 Messi -10
Aml Nasri – 9 Pedro – 8
Sc Van Persie -9 Villa – 9

Total 88.5 91

Are these ratings accurate or am I nuts?

As for poker ive actually played! About 30 minutes of rush and won about $40, I really need to starting playing as the money is handy!!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Gambling not Grinding

So been a couple more days and a third of the way into the month and I still cannot be arsed to play a legitimate session!! Tuesday after my post I just played Fifa for ages having a few cans and the when the mrs came home watched some telly….when she went to bed I was a pretty drunk and remembered I had $30 left on my stars account – I kinda realised that heads-up would be a bit risky and I could bust quickly so I decided to head for the 50bb max Omaha 6-max tables!!

I sat down played carefully over first few hands and then as soon as I doubled up I really pushed it….I literally was setting people all in all over the shop, no-one had more than $25 so I was only risking profit and then the dream hand happened, I was upto about $60 and had the dubious monster hand of 1079K and after a few raises I was all in for $25 in a 3 way pot…..terrible play I know and when I was up against AAxx and KKxx I actually knew straight away I would win! the 449 flop didn’t really help much but the 9 on the turn was sweet and just like that I was over $100 – I played on for bit and quit at $130 and withdrew it all.

Last night poker was again off the agenda as I agreed to watch the footie at a mates house, I figured the game would be boring so I made the decision to lump £20 on England… however looking at the fixture list I decided to do a treble, England at 5/4, Scotland to beat Northern Ireland at evens! And Holland to beat Austria at 1/3 I think – anyway it came in quite easily as only England made hard work of the game and that was £100 profit.

Quite amusing to think of all the hours of grinding away to make £6 an hour and I can make £160 on a bet and some drunken Omaha.

Not playing tonight as still not feeling it, my bankroll has been sitting on Full Tilt for a whole week and I haven’t played a hand – really need to crack on and earn some cash!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Non Poker Tilt

really wanted to start cracking on at Full Tilt tonight but im suffering from some severe tilt........

its started with dinner, we had a fairly simple but nice Lamb Chops but my daughter just couldn't eat them....even cut up tiny and smothered in ketchup she kept acting like she was going to choke or throw up! the trouble is she needs to start eating meat properly as im sure she has an iron deficiency - she's white as a ghost and always tired at only 4 years old!

Next up FIFA 11, playing online and some mug is Man Utd, i have a baby either with her head in the tv cupboard trying to pull all the shit out or pulling herself up to standing position using my arm hair!! whilst this is going on im getting smashed 3-1 because Arsenal have a shit defence - FFS the keeper has a 73 rating but you can understand why he has been rated that way!!

and even now the mrs is out, the kids are in bed but i have a brand new laptop which cost me £700+ but the fucker is hanging and the washing machine is clattering and banging away!! not even sure what that is winding me up!!!!

i really need a can of cider so poker is off tonight, will start Full Tilt tomorrow, will tie up figures for Jan tomorrow at work and get cracking on Feb - FML 9 days late!!!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Going back to Full Tilt

for three reasons.........

1) I'm playing on PokerStars because of their table limit which means I can set my highest stake to $50, and not degen away all my bankroll at $200 buyins... in truth this works to a degree but when i can drop $150+ at Omaha with $25 then what is the point?

2) I've been playing the 20-50bb tables and loving them, full of fish and i can generate rake fpps quicker - but on the 10th PokerStars are removing them!

3) And the main reason - Rakeback - now so far since I came back to stars at the tail end of last year I have paid $1400 in rake using there VIP Programme i have earnt $220 in bonuses... so basically 15% rakeback - and that was playing the 20/50bb tables which generate more fpps

if i go back to Tilt ill get 27% rakeback plus they definitely give more bonuses out, in the 3 months with stars all ive seen is a reload bonus where they offere a $5 ticket - Rubbish!!

can anyone see any problem with my reasoning??

Friday, 28 January 2011

Finally On Target

Had another good session at full ring last night, with the hour mark approaching and me starting to close down tables i was only up $15, however a rush of big pairs later and some flips with the shortstackers I logged off $80 up..

Couple that with about 7 or 8 winning heads-up battles for roughly $10-$15 a shot (I pick on shorts stackers) over the week and at last I find myself on target for the month with an hourly rate of over $10!!

The recovery has been pretty drastic but it only confirms that I need to stick to my best games, I’ll probably pretty much wrap up for the month as its my daughters 4th birthday and really wanna make sure she has a wicked weekend, bit annoyed that my mrs has scheduled her party during the Arsenal game but I guess I may be able to sneak into the bedroom to keep tabs – Arsenal should really be turning over Huddersfield big time!

Not much else to report, for those who care my balls are finally back to normal a couple of weeks after the snip – I may even man up and try and put them to use…..

Monday, 24 January 2011

Not on the Riverbed yet!

At the time I was really thinking to myself “why do you bother” but I got myself some motivation from a mate, I had emailed him my blog post and he replied – “If you read between the lines of your post. You’re an addict going no where but to the bottom of the river!” and “It’s a sad picture mate, read it back….” I think the he was just on a wind up but to be honest it did kind of make me think a bit, I need to sort myself out and come up with a poker plan – looking at my stats what I need to do is obvious, drop 6 man tables and don’t play Omaha! I avoided it for ages last year and need to keep it out of any plans!

So basically the plan was to multi-table the Full Ring tables and have occasional Heads-Up games if I can find suitable opponents, unfortunately life got in the way of poker this weekend so I didn’t get to play much but in the two hours I did manage I absolutely crushed, playing full ring made it all seem a bit slower, I cant remember the last time I 24 tabled and actually had time between hands to think, looking back I can only think of a few hands, one where I had KK and the flop came 107x and I was a little worried of a set when my $10 bet was reraised all in but I was very surprised to see the villain show up with 78. Second one I had A10 of clubs and the flop came with two clubs and a ten for top pair, the villain check raised me and I was half tempted to fold but ended up staying in and hitting the flush to win a stack, I was really expecting AA or KK but the villain had 99…

Anyways graph is here

Im now $180 up for the month, I need to play for another 3 or 4 hours to clear about $100 in bonuses so it looks like I can recover and get my arse back on target!

Friday, 21 January 2011

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back!

I have no idea what is wrong with me, my poker story is basically groundhog day, grind for a few days, a week win steadily then Tilt and Lose….Grind for a few days win steadily then get drunk and degen and lose.

Following my last post I played a few short sessions Tuesday and finished up $115, not many hands played just awesome game selection. I took a break Wednesday and went back to it last night.

Last night. Oh what a night.

Again game selection was key, I was playing Football Manager and scouting the heads-up tables for fish, when I found one I’d put FM on hold and play, it wasn’t a hugely successful night but I was up about $50 and approaching a bankroll of $1100.

Then two bad things happened. My mrs went to bed and I opened up a can – I figured that as I was playing opponents with $25 stacks or less the damage wouldn’t be too bad if I got unlucky – I didn’t figure in the fact that if I got drunk I wouldn’t know when to quit or If I got drunk tilt is magnified by a hundred.

I went to a Omaha table and found some ugly Hungarian dude with $25, 2 hands later he has $75 - WTF.

I don’t quit I carry in, at one point he had over $200 over my money, I somehow come back and win it all back. And head to the safe haven on No Limit Hold’em

Hit and Run, Hit and Run – im getting worked up at these clowns. I lose a $90 pot when I flop trip 5’s I bet the shit out of it but the river brings the 3rd diamond and I cant fold.

Back to Omaha, again I double some tard up twice…. At this point I’ve lost the plot im on my 5th pint can, not enough to be hammered but with tilt as well I genuinely cant remember what really happened.

I only quit when a bloke im playing sits out and says “ill be back, I need a piss” I take this as a sign that im obviously a ripe fruit that he wants to pick so I log off and go to bed – ive been playing heads up for 3 hours.

The damage actually wasn’t to great, $70 down for the night, but $120 down for the drunken degen session.

It could have been a lot worse, check my Omaha Graph and some of the big hands I won, they could easily of gone the other way.

Not sure what to say, should I quit and use the $950 odd in my account for something useful? I am ever going to be a sensible winning player or am I a drunken degenrate bum?

Will update my figs for the month tonight.

PokerStars Game #56281715488: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2011/01/21 0:30:44 WET [2011/01/20 19:30:44 ET]
Table 'Tantalus XX' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: tommy arra ($95.15 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($92.70 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
tommy arra: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Qh 6s Ah 7d]
The_Shocker7: raises $1 to $1.50
tommy arra: raises $3 to $4.50
The_Shocker7: calls $3
*** FLOP *** [9h 5h 4c]
tommy arra: bets $7
The_Shocker7: raises $22.55 to $29.55
tommy arra: raises $61.10 to $90.65 and is all-in
The_Shocker7: calls $58.65 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($2.45) returned to tommy arra
*** TURN *** [9h 5h 4c] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [9h 5h 4c 6h] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tommy arra: shows [6c 9c Qd 5c] (two pair, Nines and Sixes)
The_Shocker7: shows [Qh 6s Ah 7d] (a flush, Ace high)
The_Shocker7 collected $184.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $185.40 | Rake $0.50
Board [9h 5h 4c 6h 3c]
Seat 1: tommy arra (big blind) showed [6c 9c Qd 5c] and lost with two pair, Nines and Sixes
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Qh 6s Ah 7d] and won ($184.90) with a flush, Ace high

PokerStars Game #56278542814: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2011/01/20 23:27:55 WET [2011/01/20 18:27:55 ET]
Table 'T #827537478' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Stolichnaya8 ($141.75 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($88.15 in chips)
Stolichnaya8: posts small blind $0.25
The_Shocker7: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Tc 9d 9h Js]
Stolichnaya8: raises $1 to $1.50
The_Shocker7: raises $3 to $4.50
Stolichnaya8: calls $3
*** FLOP *** [Ac 9c 3c]
The_Shocker7: checks
Stolichnaya8: bets $5.50
The_Shocker7: calls $5.50
*** TURN *** [Ac 9c 3c] [2s]
The_Shocker7: checks
Stolichnaya8: bets $17.50
The_Shocker7: calls $17.50
*** RIVER *** [Ac 9c 3c 2s] [2d]
The_Shocker7: bets $54.50
Stolichnaya8: calls $54.50
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [Tc 9d 9h Js] (a full house, Nines full of Deuces)
Stolichnaya8: mucks hand
The_Shocker7 collected $163.50 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $164 | Rake $0.50
Board [Ac 9c 3c 2s 2d]
Seat 1: Stolichnaya8 (button) (small blind) mucked [Jc Kh Ts 5c]
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (big blind) showed [Tc 9d 9h Js] and won ($163.50) with a full house, Nines full of Deuces

PokerStars Game #56276526398: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2011/01/20 22:51:17 WET [2011/01/20 17:51:17 ET]
Table 'T #827537478' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Stolichnaya8 ($114.60 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($59.95 in chips)
Stolichnaya8: posts small blind $0.25
The_Shocker7: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [8s 7s 6d Js]
Stolichnaya8: raises $1 to $1.50
The_Shocker7: raises $3 to $4.50
Stolichnaya8: calls $3
*** FLOP *** [5d Kh 8h]
The_Shocker7: bets $4.50
Stolichnaya8: calls $4.50
*** TURN *** [5d Kh 8h] [9s]
The_Shocker7: bets $10
Stolichnaya8: raises $37.50 to $47.50
The_Shocker7: raises $3.45 to $50.95 and is all-in
Stolichnaya8: calls $3.45
*** RIVER *** [5d Kh 8h 9s] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [8s 7s 6d Js] (a straight, Five to Nine)
Stolichnaya8: shows [9h Ah 4h 9d] (a flush, Ace high)
Stolichnaya8 collected $119.40 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $119.90 | Rake $0.50
Board [5d Kh 8h 9s Jh]
Seat 1: Stolichnaya8 (button) (small blind) showed [9h Ah 4h 9d] and won ($119.40) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (big blind) showed [8s 7s 6d Js] and lost with a straight, Five to Nine

Monday, 17 January 2011


I had taken a break from the cash tables whilst i regained some confidence, i have been battered at the tables last week, almost half my bankroll lost - including a $100 tilt session at Omaha.

MTT night did not go well, I must of dusted of about 10 mtts without even one cash.

tonight i decided to dip my toe in the water, just a little heads-up...

about ten hands into my first game i lose with KJ on a Kxx flop when villain shoves with 9s which hits the turn.

he then types in "EZ GAME" and leaves the table.

i then lose a bit more to end up $72 down a quick check of my EV says i should of won $20

im getting killed on all ins. LOL EV

i've just redeposited some money which was needed as my bad run was so bad... it now means i am down for money the year already. in my figs below ive now addded in my share of the $335 cash win on ipoker as otherwise i just look so bad, and to be fair its money won at poker.

anyway the sick stats are here im about $380 on stars cash games, of the NLH games I am about $270 below EV - that cannot be right.

anyway, im back tomorrow, well behind platinum star pace so still to decide whether i am gonna hit the tables hard or ease myself back in.

HU $104.00
6-Max -$393.00
Full Ring -$30.00
Omaha -$76.00
Tourneys $85.00
Bonuses $90.00
Other Sites $168.00
Total -$52.00

Bankroll $900.00

Withdrawn -$48.00

Hours 33

$ per Hour -$6.67

VPP's 3672
Platinum Pace 4097

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Another Sunday MTT Schedule

Poker has not gone well last few days... i have lost, lost Degened and lost...........

i would say its a near $400 downswing and not helped by a degenerate session at heads up Omaha a game i already no i shouldn't play.

that was Friday and i havent played since but tonight i am using up my last few tickets and doing some MTTs, im also playing some small staked mtts on ipoker, was hoping to sat into their big $200k game but failed twice.

will update a bit later, full post tomorrow with depressing stats

Friday, 14 January 2011

Hating 6 Max

gonna have to avoid the 6 max tables, just taken another battering.

no doubt im playing shit and need to adjust but im nearly 10 buyins below EV in like 12k hands.

down for the month, hugely down on cash.

and my balls hurt.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Testicle Tilt!

damn in just over 2 hours im off for a vasectomy - happy days....

at only 29 a lot of people feel i'm too young for it but wih 4 kids and my latest Melina being an absolute devil (still not sleeping through at 8 months) i deffo dont want any more kids...

hopefully by the time im 50 all the kids will be out living their lives and me and the wife can enjoy our life and go travelling etc.

as for poker today's poker session have felt like a vasectomy for sure, my balls are sure aching after running down $100 in EV in just 2k hands, most frustrating thing is that it took me 12 days to get into profit for my cash play and now im back $100 down for the month and only up due to bonuses/mtt's - sucks to be me

I feel I really need to work on my 6 max play as im 10 buyins down for the month, does anyone know of some decent vids or reading material?

have self banned tonight already have no idea if ill be in pain but hopefully a KFC will ease the pain

hope everyone else is doing better then me!

HU $146.00
6-Max -$254.00
Full Ring $8.00
Omaha $5.00
Tourneys $94.00
Bonuses $90.00
Total $89.00

Bankroll $895.00

Withdrawn $194.00

Hours 27

$ per Hour $3.30

VPP's 3192
Platinum Pace 3133

Monday, 10 January 2011

Breaking Even

jesus a third of the way through the month and im only up $16 for 19 hours worth of game time, volume has been pretty decent and im bang on pace for Platinum Star. I guess all i need to do is hit a few winning sessions!

One thing i have decided is that Sunday night will be MTT night, the TV on Sunday is absolutely shit, basically from 6pm till gone 10pm my mrs watches Got to Dance, Dancing on Ice and Wild at heart - all terrible terrible shows.

not sure what bankroll management i should use? should i been playing $10 games and lower?

still havent made time to review Hand Histories or look at training vids etc.... there just isnt enough time in the day... if anyone has any links to training vids (preferably free) let me know!


Thursday, 6 January 2011

ipoker is softer then stars

played a little on ipoker last just 1 table under my stake at $200nl, it was meant as something to pass the time whilst i watched MOTD but i ended up turning in a $340 profit in about an hour.

all profits mainly due to the bloke to my immediate right..... his VP was never below 80!!

2 hands below -

GAME #2581522617: Texas Hold'em NL $1/$2 2011/01/05 22:28:35
Table Carballo (No DP)
Seat 1: nils6985 ($187.65 in chips)
Seat 3: sh1thead1943 ($270.00 in chips)
Seat 5: PriceIess ($50.00 in chips)
Seat 6: Degol82 ($60.00 in chips)
Seat 8: navara2010 ($68.75 in chips)
Seat 10: blablonae2411 ($57.00 in chips) DEALER
nils6985: Post SB $1.00
sh1thead1943: Post BB $2.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sh1thead1943 [SA D8]
PriceIess: Raise (NF) $6.00
navara2010: Call $6.00
blablonae2411: Fold
nils6985: Call $5.00
sh1thead1943: Call $4.00
*** FLOP *** [CA S7 D2]
nils6985: Check
sh1thead1943: Check
PriceIess: Check
navara2010: Bet $12.00
nils6985: Fold
sh1thead1943: Raise (NF) $264.00
PriceIess: Fold
navara2010: Allin $50.75
*** TURN *** [C6]
*** RIVER *** [HK]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $347.75 Rake $3.00
sh1thead1943: Shows [SA D8]
navara2010: Shows [H2 SQ]
sh1thead1943: wins $347.75

GAME #2581564579: Texas Hold'em NL $1/$2 2011/01/05 22:54:21
Table Carballo (No DP)
Seat 1: nils6985 ($141.65 in chips) DEALER
Seat 3: sh1thead1943 ($468.05 in chips)
Seat 5: AdruFrK ($225.35 in chips)
Seat 6: Degol82 ($63.00 in chips)
Seat 8: iZeeeeMe ($211.35 in chips)
Seat 10: mrlog ($57.00 in chips)
sh1thead1943: Post SB $1.00
AdruFrK: Post BB $2.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sh1thead1943 [S6 H7]
Degol82: Fold
iZeeeeMe: Fold
mrlog: Raise (NF) $6.00
nils6985: Call $6.00
sh1thead1943: Call $5.00
AdruFrK: Fold
*** FLOP *** [S3 C6 D3]
sh1thead1943: Check
mrlog: Check
nils6985: Bet $12.00
sh1thead1943: Call $12.00
mrlog: Fold
*** TURN *** [S10]
sh1thead1943: Check
nils6985: Check
*** RIVER *** [D9]
sh1thead1943: Check
nils6985: Bet $33.00
sh1thead1943: Call $33.00
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $107.00 Rake $3.00
nils6985: Shows [HK H8]
sh1thead1943: Shows [S6 H7]
sh1thead1943: wins $107.00

i wont include this earnings as part of my stars figures but will probabaly track them seperately..

aiming for a decent hour on stars at least tonight, i want to try and stay ahead of platinim star pace in case i need a day off next week when i get a vasectomy - ouch!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Rocky Start

I’ve started the month with a lot of enthusiasm and determination, first two days were great, +$70 in cash and +$100 from my tourney night, next 3 days including this morning down -$232!

I feel at the moment that I have a lot of adjusting to do, especially now as I am playing a lot of shallow stacked 6 max as opposed to years of playing Full Ring normal tables.

There is a ton of work for me to do, some stuff I can do now, and other stuff I will need to build up a decent sample size first….. one of the main things is definitely checking my hands, what im planning to do is review every hand where I put in over $15 and review whether I played the hand badly, if im unsure ill post in the RTR forum.

Also at the moment I’m struggling with when to call when shortstacked villains just shove there $10 over my $1.35 opening raise, maybe this is something I should read up on, I’ve seen shit ranging from pocket 2’s, ace 7 and even queen 9 but when I seem to call its always AK or JJ+!!!

The one positive to take so far is that I am settled on my “grinder” session so I can farm VPPS and achieve Platinum Star, basically I load up 12 full ring and 12 6 max of the 20-55bb 50c tables and fire away, last night I played 1500 hands in an hour and earnt 200 VPPs….

Anyway so at the moment it isnt looking great, I’ve had to reinvest the withdrawal I made earlier plus a little bit more so my figures at present are

HU $11.00
6-Max -$148.00
Full Ring -$38.00
Omaha $11.00
Tourneys $94.00
Other -$7.00
Bonuses $10.00
Total -$67.00

Bankroll $989.00

Withdrawn -$56.00

Hours 14

$ per Hour -$4.79

I feel confident I can turn this round, its all a bit of a journey this year – one thing I know that there is no hiding, I want my figures out in the open, no more resetting my stats after a losing month!!

Tonights plan is 30 minutes of “Grinder” mode then self ban and get hammered and watch Arsenal Rape Shitty. Or that’s the plan J

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Big Tourney Night

good start to the year so far, up about $60 and have also had an experiment running 24 tables of the 20-50bb tables where I can really farm some VPPS and I reckon I may have a chance of platinum star if I could log some long sessions at this.

anyways tonight is a mega mtt night so far im in the following

$200k guaranteed - iPoker ($320 buyin)
$40k guaranteed - Stars ($11)
$42 guaranteed - Full Tilt ($11)
$12.5k guaranteed - Stars ($22)
$60k guaranteed - Stars ($3r)
$2k guaranteed - ipoker ($22)
$4.5k guaranteed - ipoker ($5)

also added

$20k guaranteed - stars ($5)

obviously the $400 outlay is 40% of my bankroll but i have actually only registered for the $3k rebuy out of my bankroll, the rest are tourney tickets from bidibot or steps and the ipoker are under stakeage...

I will update with hopefully a huge bink!!

unregged from from full tilt and $3 rebuy, max 6 tables at once i think!

out of big $200k tourny couldnt fold KK on 789 flop villain had 79............

unregged from all tourneys now, will stick to the 4 i have running :-(#

out of $5 $20k had 99 on 10 high flop, knew he didnt have over pair but he did have A 10 - C*** so cant be arsed now

now opened up 2 cash tables to go alongside my two remaining stars tourneys

gonna cash in both (fingers crossed) fucked off the cash tables $6 down and about $50 under EV FML, AK losing to AQ for full stacks AIPF

estimated 1 hour till im pissed

yay cashed the $22 game, guaranteed $30 but im a steady 58/343 at the moment

got $72 for 97th in $22 game, will soon bust the other game for $27 as just open shoving as cant be arsed

will tally figs tomorrow