Sunday, October 16, 2005

Fun n Games.Sun Update

Great to finally catch up with http://pokerandglory.blogspot.com/ Juice at a Ladbrokes table.Lost $6 at a .30 limit table before playing 2 nl .50 tourneys.Went out in 9th in the first one.Thought it was a fixed limit game and didn't catch on till I was out.I blame the software...
Won the 2nd tourney with this final hand after Juice went out on a suckout a bit earlier.The chat was great.Look forward to playing with you again Juice.

** Game ID 336753471 starting - 2005-10-16 22:40:41
** THOMAS TABLE [Hold 'em] (800.001600.00 No Limit - STT) Real Money

- Acornman sitting in seat 4 with $5705.00
- Mulline sitting in seat 7 with $3095.00 [Dealer]

Acornman posted the small blind - $400.00
Mulline posted the big blind - $800.00

** Dealing card to Acornman: 8 of Spades, Ace of Spades
Acornman raised - $4400.00
Mulline went all-in - $3095.00
Mulline shows: Queen of Hearts, Jack of Spades

** Dealing the flop: Ace of Clubs, 4 of Spades, Jack of Hearts

** Dealing the turn: Queen of Spades

** Dealing the river: 8 of Diamonds
Acornman wins $7790.00 from the main pot

End of game 336753471

Arghhh.Never mind all that. Just lost $86 all in pf with QQ v AK.Board read 2354.

01.45am. Moved to a £1nl 6 max n bought in for £80.Ave pot £27.57% seeing flop.£4 down and sitting tight in my snipers lair ready to take 'em down.Or get sucked out on.....


01.58am: Up £12 at the table after JQ made pair on the turn and I bet out after a K on the river.Needed it.Been blinded down to £70.JQ is my best hand so far....


02.12am: Up £20 at table after scary 33 hand.3 clubs on flop.I've got 3c and hit my set on the turn and bet out.Another club on the river and bet out again,pot size and the villan folds after the clock runs down.

Drifted back down £9.Time to tighten up...

02.20am £2 down after a poor play on a scary board...

02.30am Down £22.Not hitting anything.Time for Plan b whenever that comes to mind...


03.28am. The actions crazy.2 tabling £1nl 6 max. Lost £80 at one table to a guy who not just had my number but friggin' name,address and shoe size too.Kept raising every pot and always showed a hand down.Hope I learned from him.

Should have moved ages ago. £60 up on both tables now but still down overall I think.

Gotta get some sleep soon...

03.54am: up another £20.Maybe I can break even.Lost count.Yawn.Feelin' in the zone now.Whys that always happen at 4am when I'm wasted?lol
AK! £10 for the kitty.Damn pc keeps wanting to restart too.

One more smoke then bed....

04.17am
Just left the £1nl table with £166 from an £80 start.Check the cashier and the exchange rate is good! $48 up overall for the night plus a few wee sheckles from Laddbrokes earlier.

15 mins to go.....

Damn.Lost $30 when I folded to an all in and would have have hit my flush.... ( had Kc8c)

Pulled back $14.phew


04.43am: Final total about 14 smokes n up $38 at Interpoker and about $10 at Ladbrokes.

Time to go and grind my teeth over a few hands.Zzzzzzzzzzz

Random quote from The Princess Bride:
after Westley rescues her from the lightning quicksand] Buttercup: We'll never succeed. We may as well die here. Westley: No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt - no problem. There's a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too. Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s? Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist. [Immediately, an R.O.U.S. attacks him]



Back after a long lie in.Another mad night of poker last night.I must have been down $240 aprox at one point after my $86 loser and then losing £80 at my first £1nl table so I'm pleased I managed to make a profit by the end of the night.It was a long road back.

Realised I didn't post any of the hands that helped my comeback so here's a few.All at Interpoker 6 max NL tables and I'm Zagga as usual.
------HAND 63------
Game #1069304443: Hold'em NL (£0.50/£1) - 2005/10/15 - 22:04:54 (ET)
Table "Larch" Seat 2 is the button.
Seat 1: mavcapone (£236.15 in chips)
Seat 2: Biffab (£39.75 in chips)
Seat 3: Zagga (£103.25 in chips)
Seat 4: Stopit (£22 in chips)
Seat 5: UnclEnz (£105.50 in chips)
Seat 6: ho-lucky (£229.84 in chips)
Zagga: posts small blind £0.50
Stopit: posts big blind £1
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Zagga [Qc Kh]
UnclEnz: folds
ho-lucky: calls £1
mavcapone: calls £1
Biffab: folds
Zagga: calls £0.50
Stopit: checks
----- FLOP ----- [4d Qs Td]
Zagga: bets £5
Stopit: folds
ho-lucky: calls £5
mavcapone: folds
----- TURN ----- [4d Qs Td][7h]
Zagga: bets £12
ho-lucky: calls £12
----- RIVER ----- [4d Qs Td 7h][3h]
Zagga: bets £20
ho-lucky: calls £20
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Zagga: shows [Qc Kh] (A Pair of Queens, King high)
ho-lucky: mucks hand
Zagga collected £75 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot £78 Main pot £75 Rake £3
Board [4d Qs Td 7h 3h]
Seat 1: mavcapone folded on the Flop
Seat 2: Biffab (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Zagga (small blind) showed [Qc Kh] and won (£75) with A Pair of Queens, King high
Seat 4: Stopit (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: UnclEnz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: ho-lucky mucked

Took down a lot of £10-£15 pots with AK and hands like this...


------HAND 87------
Game #1069376753: Hold'em NL (£0.50/£1) - 2005/10/15 - 22:18:35 (ET)
Table "Parisina" Seat 4 is the button.
Seat 1: Zacberto (£333.11 in chips)
Seat 2: Zagga (£79 in chips)
Seat 3: buster 65 (£75.21 in chips)
Seat 4: Lstr1987 (£5.50 in chips)
Seat 5: allinn (£49.50 in chips)
Seat 6: gambolero (£41 in chips)
allinn: posts small blind £0.50
gambolero: posts big blind £1
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Zagga [Jc Jh]
Zacberto: folds
Zagga: raises to £4
buster 65: calls £4
Lstr1987: raises to £5.50 and is all-in
allinn: folds
gambolero: folds
Zagga: raises to £15
buster 65: folds
Returned uncalled bets £9.50 to Zagga
----- FLOP ----- [8d 9d 2s]
----- TURN ----- [8d 9d 2s][8s]
----- RIVER ----- [8d 9d 2s 8s][Tc]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Zagga: shows [Jc Jh] (Two Pairs, Jacks and Eights, Ten high)
Lstr1987: shows [Qh Ac] (A Pair of Eights, Ace high)
Zagga collected £15.75 from Main pot

This one helped....

------HAND 100------
Game #1069376833: Hold'em NL (£0.50/£1) - 2005/10/15 - 22:25:21 (ET)
Table "Parisina" Seat 2 is the button.
Seat 1: Zacberto (£336.11 in chips)
Seat 2: Zagga (£84.75 in chips)
Seat 3: buster 65 (£79.71 in chips)
Seat 4: Lstr1987 (£8.50 in chips)
Seat 6: gambolero (£54.25 in chips)
buster 65: posts small blind £0.50
Lstr1987: posts big blind £1
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Zagga [2d Ac]
gambolero: folds
Zacberto: calls £1
Zagga: calls £1
buster 65: calls £0.50
Lstr1987: checks
----- FLOP ----- [2s Qd Tc]
buster 65: bets £2
Lstr1987: calls £2
Zacberto: calls £2
Zagga: calls £2
----- TURN ----- [2s Qd Tc][2c]
buster 65: bets £3
Lstr1987: folds
Zacberto: calls £3
Zagga: raises to £10
buster 65: calls £7
Zacberto: calls £7
----- RIVER ----- [2s Qd Tc 2c][9d]
buster 65: checks
Zacberto: checks
Zagga: bets £25
buster 65: folds
Zacberto: calls £25
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Zagga: shows [2d Ac] (Three of a kind, Twos, Ace high)
Zacberto: mucks hand
Zagga collected £89 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot £92 Main pot £89 Rake £3
Board [2s Qd Tc 2c 9d]
Seat 1: Zacberto mucked
Seat 2: Zagga (button) showed [2d Ac] and won (£89) with Three of a kind, Twos, Ace high
Seat 3: buster 65 (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 4: Lstr1987 (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: gambolero folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I would have raised here and got away with it if it wasn't for those pesky kids ( or the Ace!).
I actually thought I was beaten by an Ace with a poor kicker.


------HAND 146------
Game #1069472803: Hold'em NL (£0.50/£1) - 2005/10/15 - 22:53:13 (ET)
Table "Larch" Seat 5 is the button.
Seat 1: Kumar42 (£72.94 in chips)
Seat 2: Biffab (£80 in chips)
Seat 3: Zagga (£143.75 in chips)
Seat 4: Stopit (£73.75 in chips)
Seat 5: UnclEnz (£89.75 in chips)
Seat 6: farum (£79 in chips)
farum: posts small blind £0.50
Kumar42: posts big blind £1
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Zagga [Kd Kh]
Biffab: calls £1
Zagga: raises to £7
Stopit: folds
UnclEnz: calls £7
farum: folds
Kumar42: calls £6
Biffab: folds
----- FLOP ----- [As 9h Jd]
Kumar42: checks
Zagga: checks
UnclEnz: checks
----- TURN ----- [As 9h Jd][6c]
Kumar42: checks
Zagga: checks
UnclEnz: checks
----- RIVER ----- [As 9h Jd 6c][Jc]
Kumar42: bets £4
Zagga: calls £4
UnclEnz: calls £4
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Kumar42: shows [8s Kc] (A Pair of Jacks, Ace high)
Zagga: shows [Kd Kh] (Two Pairs, Kings and Jacks, Ace high)
UnclEnz: mucks hand
Zagga collected £33 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot £34.50 Main pot £33 Rake £1.50
Board [As 9h Jd 6c Jc]
Seat 1: Kumar42 (big blind) lost
Seat 2: Biffab folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Zagga showed [Kd Kh] and won (£33) with Two Pairs, Kings and Jacks, Ace high
Seat 4: Stopit folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: UnclEnz (button) mucked
Seat 6: farum (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)


This one looks like I was a lucky fishy but he'd lost a few pots and had been making tilty bets.Thats why I called his all in after he raised my semi bluff continuation bet on the flop.

------HAND 204------
Game #1069625063: Hold'em NL ($0.50/$1) - 2005/10/15 - 23:30:32 (ET)
Table "Sumter" Seat 6 is the button.
Seat 2: Papa_g1 ($16.46 in chips)
Seat 3: Zagga ($73 in chips)
Seat 4: usi34 ($150.75 in chips)
Seat 5: SIR VKR ($44.75 in chips)
Seat 6: Theplod ($25.57 in chips)
Papa_g1: posts small blind $0.50
Zagga: posts big blind $1
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Zagga [Ac 8d]
usi34: folds
SIR VKR: folds
Theplod: folds
Papa_g1: calls $0.50
Zagga: raises to $5
Papa_g1: calls $4
----- FLOP ----- [3c Ts 2c]
Papa_g1: checks
Zagga: bets $7
Papa_g1: raises to $11.46 and is all-in
Zagga: calls $4.46
----- TURN ----- [3c Ts 2c][Ad]
Frosaki joins the table at seat #1
----- RIVER ----- [3c Ts 2c Ad][7h]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Papa_g1: shows [4s As] (A Pair of Aces, Ten high)
Zagga: shows [Ac 8d] (A Pair of Aces, Ten high)
Zagga collected $31.42 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot $32.92 Main pot $31.42 Rake $1.50
Board [3c Ts 2c Ad 7h]
Seat 3: Zagga (big blind) showed [Ac 8d] and won ($31.42) with A Pair of Aces, Ten high
Seat 4: usi34 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: SIR VKR folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Theplod (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)


I'll try to stop posting long boring hand histories but I wanted to fill the gap between being down $240 and ending the night $38 up.

I do seem to follow a pattern of getting stuck then pulling it back.Its almost as if I play better after a poor start or that it takes me a long time to get into that kind of poker zone when all my plays are almost automatic and it feels like I belong at the table.

My winnings should have been a lot more but I was too stubborn and stayed at the table I lost £80 at for far too long determined to get my money back from the guy running over the table.
When I did leave it was as if I'd been caught in a storm and suddenly the skies cleared and the sun came out again.Fair play to the villan though.I've rarely felt so outclassed at an Interpoker 6max table before.

Read an excellent post at http://highonpoker.blogspot.com/ where Jordan wrote about how about how his recent wins and losses seem to depend on the cards dealt.Jordan said thats an obvious point and I suppose it is but I think he's spot on.We all probably get our fair share of good and bad hands.I think the difference is how we play them.If I get AA and limp and lose to two pair thats my poor play.If you raise a tilty loose player all in preflop with AA and get beaten by the board making the villan 2 pair from a 93o/s starting hand then then you've still played it well.
Its having the mental strength to make the same play again because you know its right and you know the odds are on your side.

Comes down to waiting for the right cards then making the right decisions depending on opponents and the board and then hoping that you get the bit of luck needed to make your hand hold up or improve enough to win.Of course being patient enough to only play better starting hands than the villans should give you an edge.The tough part is keeping that in mind and sticking to it when your patience has been rewarded by great looking second best hands all night especially if the fish are hitting draws you've made them pay over the odds to see.

As Rangers supporters did last season when we were 7 points behind in the league and all looked lost you just have to Keep Believing in yourself and your game and over the long run your bankroll will grow.

Ok half time and its Rangers 0 Dundee united 0.

To hell with believing just score a damn goal Rangers!

Fulltime 0-0. Damn.

Just checked my ladbrokes account and I had $25 more than I remembered from last night.Must be my bonus. Cashed out $87 (my original £50 deposit) and got $138 left to play with.

Spent the evening trying not to wind up the nonsmoking Mrs A who is currently stomping around upstairs like a small elephant.4 days and counting.

Feeling tired so maybe just a $5 sng before bedtime.No 6 max for me tonight.

Now for the widely awaited bonnet catch update.Car goes in tomorrow morning.Ahhh Mondays don't ye just love 'em?

Before I go I'd like to say hello to my new spanking fans who found this blog after a search for "spanking".That'll teach me to write a post about spanking the .25 tables. Hope you both enjoyed your ( very very short I'm sure) visit.

I'm off to WHIP some ass at the tables....


Won $25 for first place in the $5sng. Got lucky when my AQs hit a J on the river for a straight v KK but otherwise kicked ass.

Off to 25c table for 15 mins....

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