It's been a quiet week for me on the poker front.I've played some cash at Full Tilt and Bet 365,winning on FT and losing less than $10 on 365.( I was up over $50 until I floated someone and on a daft bluff!)
I blew my FT winnings running badly in those highly addictive 300 chip super turbos on Tuesday night.On Wednesday I was looking after Step A and last night the s-man was over to sample some more herbs of the tea and smokable variety.I did squeeze in three games after he left and managed to win one of them.( $16 ,18 player Stars turbo)
Amatay reckoned my comment on stretching and taking herbs during play was funny but I'm not sure why.As a poker sportsman ( ahem!) I feel it's important to maintain peak physical fitness by following a punishing exercise regime.I probably did about 7-8 stand ups during last weekends 7 1/2 hr MTT and felt all the better for them.For those couch potatoes unaware of the terms us fitness fanatics use,stand ups help boost many major muscle groups and are a fairly advanced move requiring the participant to stand up and when this has been achieved,sit back down again.Start slowly and consult a Doctor first if all this is new to you...
I said I'd post some hands from the MTT I played last weekend and here's the bad beat that could have knocked me out after 49 minutes if I'd been daft enough to call the reraises.I was cursing the flop that's for sure...
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PokerStars Game #18941154719: Tournament #95444505, $50+$5 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2008/07/19 - 15:49:06 (ET)
Table '95444505 127' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Hówie (3935 in chips)
Seat 2: AetherShock (4523 in chips)
Seat 3: annmagritt (3242 in chips)
Seat 4: grayzee1 (5260 in chips)
Seat 5: zagga (2620 in chips)
Seat 6: San3L100 (2330 in chips)
Seat 7: jeroen187 (1890 in chips)
Seat 8: TutuScoot12 (2925 in chips)
Seat 9: sisco2000 (3005 in chips)
sisco2000: posts small blind 50
Hówie: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to zagga [2c 2d]
zagga: raises 150 to 250
sisco2000: raises 750 to 1000
Hówie: calls 900
*** FLOP *** [Ts 2s 4s]
sisco2000: bets 2005 and is all-in
Hówie: calls 2005
*** TURN *** [Ts 2s 4s] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [Ts 2s 4s 5d] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sisco2000: shows [Kh Kd] (three of a kind, Kings)
Hówie: shows [Jd Js] (a flush, King high)
Hówie collected 6260 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6260 | Rake 0
Board [Ts 2s 4s 5d Ks]
Seat 1: Hówie (big blind) showed [Jd Js] and won (6260) with a flush, King high
Seat 9: sisco2000 (small blind) showed [Kh Kd] and lost with three of a kind, Kings
A few hands later I called a small raise with 55 and check folded on an Ace high flop to leave me sitting with just over 2k in chips after the first hour.I was then involved in the next couple of hands.I shoved AJ from the small blind into the big blind and he folded to take me to 2.2k.I shoved that 2.2k with 77 on the next hand and was fortunate enough to be called by 66 which doubled my stack.
I folded JJ to a raise and a reraise and was sickened to see a Jack on the flop and two fish both with AK split the pot after about 1 1/2 hours.I had to lay down A9d and JQ after attempted steals were reraised.I kept stealing wherever possible though ( antes had kicked in) and just before the 2 hour mark I doubled through to just over 9k when my 55 held v AK.
Next up I lost 3k when my 44 failed to hold v AJ and QJ.Aces holding v JJ for stacks took me to 14k after 2 1/2 hours.I shoved over the top of a frequent raiser with 77 and after he tanked and folded my stack was up to 18k.I got a "nh" from the villain followed by a ""u owe me for that big laydown zagga" to which I genuinely did LOL and not just in the chatbox.Not wanting to give any clue as to what I had shoved with I replied ""I'll smoke a fat one for you" which got a few laughs.Shoving 55 over a short-ish ( 6k) stacks limp/fold took me to just over the 20k mark after 3 hours.
Ok, more on that game later...
Tonight the ex is coming over to clean my flat and after that I'm heading out to play some live poker in a wee game Two Pies is setting up...