Monday, July 30, 2007

Why I hate KK

This is a Series of 10 Blogs.
Here are the titles of future installments.

Why I really really hate AK
Why I hate small/mid pocket pairs
Why I hate Big Pocket Pairs
Why I hate suited connectors
Why I hate open ended strait draws
Why I hate flops that give you 4 to the nut flush
Why I hate hitting sets with 3 of the same suit on the flop
Why I hate AA

(and the last installment will be the one that pulls everything together)


FullTiltPoker Game #3084915567:
Table Quetonia (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:36:43 ET - 2007/07/28
Seat 1: nonthinking ($202)
Seat 3: oossuuu754 ($98.65)
Seat 4: PKowalski ($306.95)
Seat 5: dammage81 ($196)
nonthinking posts the small blind of $1
oossuuu754 posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Kh Kc]
PKowalski folds
dammage81 raises to $7
nonthinking calls $6
oossuuu754 raises to $28
dammage81 has 15 seconds left to act
dammage81 calls $21
nonthinking folds
*** FLOP ***
[4c 5h 4s]
oossuuu754 bets $70.65, and is all in
dammage81 calls $70.65
oossuuu754 shows [Kh Kc]
dammage81 shows [9h 9c]
*** TURN ***
[4c 5h 4s] [9d]
*** RIVER ***
[4c 5h 4s 9d] [7c]
oossuuu754 shows two pair, Kings and Fours
dammage81 shows a full house, Nines full of Fours
dammage81 wins the pot ($202.30) with a full house, Nines full of Fours
Shmily413 sits down
oossuuu754 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $204.30 Rake $2
Board: [4c 5h 4s 9d 7c]

FullTiltPoker Game #2978901035:
Table Sphinx (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:02:27 ET - 2007/07/17
Seat 1: Fastf7 ($39.15)
Seat 2: HeySupBro ($445.90)
Seat 3: rbrizzy ($72.70)
Seat 4: IAmClutch ($262.20)
Seat 5: thelilbearbeeny ($323.70)
Seat 6: oossuuu754 ($143)
IAmClutch posts the small blind of $1
thelilbearbeeny posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Kc Kd]
oossuuu754 raises to $5
Fastf7 folds
HeySupBro folds
rbrizzy folds
IAmClutch folds
thelilbearbeeny raises to $16
oossuuu754 has 15 seconds left to act
oossuuu754 calls $11
*** FLOP ***
[4c Qs 4h]
thelilbearbeeny has 15 seconds left to act
thelilbearbeeny bets $24
oossuuu754 has 15 seconds left to act
oossuuu754 raises to $55
thelilbearbeeny has 15 seconds left to act
thelilbearbeeny calls $31
*** TURN ***
[4c Qs 4h] [7d]
thelilbearbeeny checks
oossuuu754 bets $72, and is all in
thelilbearbeeny calls $72
oossuuu754 shows [Kc Kd]
thelilbearbeeny shows [As Ah]
*** RIVER ***
[4c Qs 4h 7d] [Qh]
oossuuu754 shows two pair, Kings and Queens
thelilbearbeeny shows two pair, Aces and Queens
thelilbearbeeny wins the pot ($284) with two pair, Aces and Queens
oossuuu754 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $287 Rake $3
Board: [4c Qs 4h 7d Qh]

FullTiltPoker Game #3076306107: The Fifty-Fifty (22320379),
Table 13 - 10/20 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:36:02 ET - 2007/07/27
Seat 1: onejiggaman (930)
Seat 2: oossuuu754 (2,290)
Seat 3: dpottz (1,970)
Seat 4: rarecf (2,160)
Seat 5: JesseWJames (2,010)
Seat 6: logicwins (2,710)
Seat 7: socialrunner (1,920)
Seat 8: doleman19 (1,980), is sitting out
Seat 9: Giocatore82 (2,010)
doleman19 posts the small blind of 10
Giocatore82 posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Kh Kc]o
nejiggaman folds
oossuuu754 raises to 60
dpottz folds
rarecf folds
JesseWJames folds
logicwins has 15 seconds left to act
logicwins folds
socialrunner folds
doleman19 folds
Giocatore82 calls 40
*** FLOP ***
[2c 8d 9s]
Giocatore82 checks
oossuuu754 has 15 seconds left to act
oossuuu754 bets 100
Giocatore82 raises to 200
oossuuu754 calls 100
*** TURN ***
[2c 8d 9s] [9c]
Giocatore82 bets 340
oossuuu754 calls 340
*** RIVER ***
[2c 8d 9s 9c] [8h]
Giocatore82 bets 1,210
oossuuu754 has 15 seconds left to act
oossuuu754 has requested TIME
oossuuu754 folds
Uncalled bet of 1,210 returned to Giocatore82
Giocatore82 mucks
Giocatore82 wins the pot (1,210)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,210 Rake 0
Board: [2c 8d 9s 9c 8h]

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The after effects of Okie - Vegas

Warning to all who hang with bloggers Hammeritis is contagious! Tonights 50/50, Action was raise, call, hammer push allin, fold and AQ call. I have learned not to doubt the power of hammer.

Friday, July 20, 2007

OKIE-VEGAS storms the Riverwind

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of meeting several bloggers for the first time last night for a freindley little game of 1/2 NL at Riverwind Casino in Norman OK. This distinguished tabled included the following:

tripjax in the 1 seat
Several different poor souls in the 2 seat
yours truly in the 3 seat
Gary Carson in the 4 seat
Im23skidoo in the 5 seat
GCox25 in the 6 seat
Maudie in the 7 seat
surflexus in the 8 seat
katitude in the 9 seat

So here is the breakdown of the game by the numbers

1 - was what table we were playing at

2 - the number of times sets lost at the show down, once the dreaded set over set, second time the dreaded gutshot suckout

3 - the number of people that I doulbled up at one point or another

4 - thenumber of poor souls that sat down with us then left a lot lighter in the Bank Roll

5 - the number of times the hammer dragged the pot

6 - the number of stacks TripJax had after played his KK on the button to perfection against my 1010 in the BB on 786 flop

7 - the number of times I heard SO CO referenced to

8 - the number of dealers that we had

9 - the number of times the word Donkey was used

1000 - the laughs heard and memories created

Have a great weekend and I leave you with this, the next time you sit down at the felt I hope, no I wish that you find this guy sitting there as well.

This picture is real - not doctored in any way and was taken by a Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber. While the plywood and 2X4's are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat, which contains - are you ready for this? 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent and the rear shocks were driven through the floorboard.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I dont want to play this guy in a game of Poker either!

Bloody Wednesday

One of the worst days online in quite a while. In the Cash Games I was stacked several times. My draws never got there, my sets were sucked out on, KK in the BB vs an aggressive button with AA, and donkeys who don't go beyond level one thinking. I am going to stick to nut pedalling, people cant lay down top pair at any level.

M00k was fun but brutal. I got chastised by an individual for calling an All In Re raise with A6 on 457 flop, when I knew he more than likely had just an overpair. I had him covered, and even if I missed still would have had 12 plus BB. I hit and cruised into the break in the top 5, second hour was just horrendous. I knocked out a few people and was sitting firmly in the top 5 when the wheels came off. I can't remember the details, but I know I double up a shorty when I bet my top pair on Qxx flop from the SB and he just happened to have bottom 2. I doubled up a mid stack when I re raised from the button with AK out flopped their JJ only to see them river a set. And the fatal blow was this hand. I was in the BB with a 6h2h, limped in MP and the SB folds, I check and we see a flop of 8h2cXh. I bet the pot which was about 1/4 of my stack and the limper who has me covered slightly pushes, I call because there is no way I am getting away from 14 out twice. The limper turns over 9x9h for the over pair, turn card is Xh, river is Xh and I am runner runner counterfeited for the higher flush. Fawk me!!!

During the M00K i was also playing the 50/50 I was consistently hanging around the top 30 through the 2nd break. I had been catching cards and was moved to a table were I was the chipleader. We were starting to get close to the bubble blinds were 300/900/25 and a MP raised to 900. The MP was the 2nd largest stack with about 12K, I had 14K. I have AQ on the button and decide it is time for the patent pending Hoy Re-Steal, so knowing that the MP will have to fold anything but AA, KK, QQ since the bubble approaches. Rule number in online poker

The MP Insta Calls with 99, I mean he never even thought about it. I would have been different if I had been showing down chit cards but image was OK. I had been bullying the table but I had not shown down one single crap hand. I didn't improve was crippled but managed to make the money but Cheeze and Rice how do you make that call.

So that was that. I might head down to RiverWind Casino tonight and hook up with Bloggers who are in for Okie-Vegas.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

That is Just Wrong - Names Gone Wrong

Sometimes you gotta wonder what the hell people were thinking.

Going to try to play the M00k tonight and the 50/50 if I can. Hope to see ya there

Monday, July 16, 2007

Why you should fold KK on a River Bet

He called bets all the way to the river, then fired 1/3 pot bet when the J hit the river. I knew I was beat with his AJ but the inner donkey in me paid him off. This is why I continue to be a donater in big MTT.

Speaking of Donkeys, yours truly manage a to Bucklox one last night at $2-$4 table.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2960155723: Table Simmons (6 max) - $2/$4 - No Limit
Hold'em - 23:25:13 ET - 2007/07/15
Seat 1: oossuuu754 ($625.50)
Seat 2: ColmsUM ($511)
Seat 3: Last Stance ($398)
Seat 4: Dauphin ($349.20)
Seat 5: hauptizzle ($515.50)
oossuuu754 posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Ts Js]
ColmsUM folds
Last Stance folds
Dauphin raises to $12
hauptizzle folds
oossuuu754 calls $8 (Gotta See a Flop, after all they are SOOTED)
*** FLOP *** [4h Qs Jd]
Eight9 sits down
oossuuu754 checks
Eight9 adds $90
Dauphin bets $22
oossuuu754 calls $22 (This to me looks like a CBet, I called with the intention of Check Raising the Turn if a another Blank hits, I range him from 77-AK, but was leaning to AK)
*** TURN *** [4h Qs Jd] [2d]
oossuuu754 checks
Dauphin bets $44
oossuuu754 raises to $200
Dauphin calls $156 (Uh OH, I am done)
*** RIVER *** [4h Qs Jd 2d] [Jc] (Rather be lucky than Good!!!!)
oossuuu754 bets $391.50, and is all in
Dauphin calls $115.20, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $276.30 returned to oossuuu754
*** SHOW DOWN ***
oossuuu754 shows [Ts Js] three of a kind, Jacks
Dauphin mucks
oossuuu754 wins the pot ($695.40) with three of a kind, Jacks
Dauphin is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $698.40 Rake $3
Board: [4h Qs Jd 2d Jc]
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (big blind) showed [Ts Js] and won ($695.40) with three
of a kind, Jacks
Seat 2: ColmsUM didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Last Stance didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Dauphin mucked [Kd Qh] - two pair, Queens and Jacks

Seat 5: hauptizzle (button) didn't bet (folded)

So mark a big pot up to Donkey Blogger, HEE HAW!!

I might play in the MATH tonight, I need to win token.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Why you never fold KK preflop in Donkament

If looks like AA, smells like AA it must be JJ in Donkament. I still cant believe I folded to the re re raise.
Finished 4th in the Mook last night and I am OK with how I played. To be honest when we got down to 6 handed I was tired and since I found out my vacation was going to be cut short since my Boss quit (yea!) I took gambles to break people. This obviously didn't work out in my favor but all in all I am happy with my play.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Table 173 - Seat 6 for about 4hours

Most of you probably heard that I failed to make it into day 2, well here is how it went down.

Table draw was a pretty good mix of no names with one name I recognized David Angel . For the first couple of orbits is was raise and take with the one seat and nine seat being the aggressors. I played about 3 hands, flopping a set 10s, checking raising on a bluff with KQ sooted on a 8xx board and Cbet AK on a Kxx flop, this allowed me to get to about 23K and then I played a big pot with the aggressive one seat. He had raised my blind about three times and I decided to reraise 3x with AKo, he called. I CBet XdXdX flop and was called again, turn was check check. At this point I had on AJ-AK then the 3d hit the river, he made a pot sized bet that I called thinking that my read was still correct and that he was just making a stab and I was spot on with my read AK however they were both diamonds and I was now around 13K. From there I battled back up to about 18K prior to the first break by playing 8d5d on the button after 4 players limped and I was able to get the right odds to fill my straight on the river when one of Steve Danneman's home game buddies only bet about 1/5 of the pot on the turn.

Hour 3 started off promising with me finding AA and re raising David Angel's UTG raise, he pondered but laid it down which was a bit disappointing but brought me back to almost 20k. I tried limping in MP with 55 but folded to raise 600 and Button re-raise 2000, even though my implied odds were there I didn't want to gamble 1/10 my stack out of position. About 30 minutes passed and I had dwindled down to about 16K when I founder two black Jacks UTG, I made it 600 go and UTG +2 smoothed called, BB and SB both folded. Now my read on the UTG + 2 was neutral, he hadn't been outline but was a little more active than most of the people at the table, he had a stack of 20-22 k. The was 3h2h2d and I lead 1200 and am confused when I get min raised up to 2000. I couldn't put him on a 2, so my initial read was AK maybe of heart draw or 55-1010, I needed more information so I re-raised him to 6000, he thought for a second and called. With about 8000 left I was faced with a decision when the Qd hit the turn, I thought for a minute but my read was still mid pair or flush draw, he could have the AQ hearts but I decided that I was going to continue to represent my big hand I pushed all in, he insta called with two red Aces, another Q on the river and I hit the rail very disappointed. His hand that caught me by suprise considering the way the hand played out with him not re raising preflop, I guess I understand the smooth call of the RR on the flop, because it would be hard for him to not be convinced his hand was a head but he definitely gave a great chance to catch another Jack or get a way from the hand if an Ace or K heart or even a 5-10 hits, the Qd was one the few cards I felt couldn't have helped his hand.

All in all I very disappointed and discouraged, I played some 2-5 the next day for a few hours but all in all that was about it. I did enjoy meeting fuel and cmitch but unfortunately didn't get to meet lucko or chad.

I will hopefully hook up with a few of the bloggers that are coming to Okie Vegas next week.

Thanks once again for all the text messages and emails of support.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

That is Just Wrong - Grab Bag

Happy 4th of July!

Just like a grab bag you never know what your gonna get, so I present an extended version of that just wrong Wednesday. I hope this last until after the 18th.

Speaking of Road Signs
Speaking of RoadKill

Speaking of Bad Road Painters

Speaking of Shitty Paint Jobs

Speaking of Hallmark Moments

Speaking of Dumb Questions
Speaking of Tiny Undergarments

Monday, July 02, 2007

Lucky Number 50

Well this is my 50th post, so maybe it is an sign of good fortune. I have 2 fortune cookie sayings taped to my office monitor.

Your talents will be recognized and rewarded.

You must experience failure to appreciate success.

So with BBT behind me (Congrats to Bayne, BuddyDank, JECIIMED, Hoy and Iggy) it is effn time to get serious. Just a warning I am going to Vegas with the intent of making a deep run in the ME. Fawk making the money, I made the money and then put up the money to play. My goal is to make a run. I may bust out day one, I may be the bubble boy, who knows but I aint scared.

Here is the count down to the shuffle up and deal on Day 1c.

I will be putting up post during the tournament so you can follow me here until I start making enough noise that guys and gals over at pokernews take notice.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

WTF!!!!!! Same Result Different Tournament

I present how I failed to money in the BBT and bubbled the points in the Donkey Big Game.

Full Tilt Poker Game #2826766405: Blogger Big Game (19471102), Table 2 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:59:55 ET - 2007/07/
01Seat 1: Rake Feeder (14,719)
Seat 2: mtnrider81 (1,530)
Seat 3: Kajagugu (9,970)S
eat 4: oossuuu754 (3,028)
Seat 6: sellthekids (7,780)
Seat 7: smokkee (10,036)
Seat 8: lightning36 (1,021)
Seat 9: jeciimd (4,480)
Kajagugu posts the small blind of 100
oossuuu754 posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Qs Qh]
sellthekids folds
smokkee folds
lightning36 folds
jeciimd folds
Rake Feeder folds
mtnrider81 folds
Kajagugu raises to 600
oossuuu754 raises to 3,028, and is all in
Kajagugu calls 2,428
oossuuu754 shows [Qs Qh]
Kajagugu shows [5d Ad]
*** FLOP ***
[9h 9s 4d]
*** TURN ***
[9h 9s 4d] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [9h 9s 4d Jh] [Ac]
oossuuu754 shows two pair, Queens and Nines
Kajagugu shows two pair, Aces and Nines
Kajagugu wins the pot (6,056) with two pair, Aces and Nines
Kajagugu: oooooo
oossuuu754 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6,056 Rake 0
Board: [9h 9s 4d Jh Ac]