Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Royalty

I think this is my 5th Royal


Thursday, July 24, 2008

M00K Recap

I caught some cards early and took a decent pot against Joanada when I turned a straight flush draw and then caught my flush and she made a crying call with 2 pair. I also chipped up against Miami Don with my "redonkulus play" as he put. It was midway through the 2nd hour and I was big stack at the table. I was in MP and I made a steal bluff attempt with A8 off. Don smooth called on the button and the BB called as well. The flop was X98 with 2 hearts and I CBet(350) with my middle pair, Don re-raised to about 1100 leaving about himself about $2k. I couldn't put him on a hand other than semi bluff with a flush draw, so I pushed and he insta called with AJ of hearts, blanked out and I was back in the lead.

From there I hovered in the top 6 until we reached the final table. At the final table I donked off 60% of my chips with a bluff when a calling station called me all the way down to the river with A5 on a Ace high flop. Stupid move.

I was able to chip back against Waffles twice. First time I had JJ and caught him trying to resteal my raise, 2nd time (I think we were 6 handed) he double me up when I made a Raise with KhQh, flop was Qxx and I made a weakish looking Cbet and he re-raised me, I pooshed and he was committed with his pocket 10s.

It was around this time I decided I might have a chance so I fired up the screen hunter and snapped a few shots. This hand put me back in the chip lead for good, when I caught the nut straight on the turn and then set a trap, I was worried about flush but at that point I had to go big or go home. The chips all hit the middle on the turn I dodged the 9 outs and was poised to take it down.

Waffles was the next to go when I 3 bet him allin preflop and he called. The flop was horrendous for me and somehow I dodge his 12 outs and was heads up with a 4:1 chip lead.



Heads up didn't last that long I eventually won it when I flopped a flush in limped pot.


The M00k was last of the Bloggerment Tri-fecta for me. Although the MATH win was technically a 2nd we did chop the money 3 ways and the finish order was determined by an allin blind hand. The Riverchasers win did score me more dough through the TOC. The M00k sure felt good since it is Grand Daddy blogger tourney.

M00K!!!

Finally


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

That's Just Wrong Wednesday

Back by Un popular demand. That's Just Wrong Wednesday has resurfaced! I hope you enjoy these motivational posters


























Tuesday, July 22, 2008

House Update and Poker Crack!

We are Framing. Here is the view from the Front




Here is a view from the across the pond looking at the back


I played poker crack ($70/5 300 chip Super Turbos) last night and OMG! It makes our poosh fest look tight. Holy geez! I got lucky with cards, and double up with KK vs A10 and the stacked another dude when I re-raised him all in with my AK vs his AQ. At that point I had 1500 of the 2700 chips in played. I pretty much auto folded to the bubble and then I lost a race when called an all in with my A10 on the button. This brought all 4 of us to about the same, I then woke up with JJ and busted the bubble and the other guy busted the 3rd place. I still had about a 2 to 1 chip lead and dispatched him pretty quickly. I will take the $315 profit, since I used the FPP points to win the $26 toke and then parlayed it into the $75 toke. Now I just need to do that about 3 more times I will erase this weekends meltdown. Ahh but that is another story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Call To Arms!!



My fellow bloggers we are getting selectively screwed over. As much as I love to play at Full Tilt Poker (bonus code OSU) some of us are getting shafted. I like many of you have been playing at Full Tilt since the beginning and do not have a Rakeback. I thought my prayers had been answered when I stumbled across this this service Rakebackpros.com and I did some research on 2 plus 2 here is link and here is a link to FTPDoug on 2 plus 2 . I signed up with them on June 2nd and I waited with crossed fingers to see the rakeback.

Well it does seem that Rakebackpros.com has been able to offer a select few a rakeback, you have to be invited by Full Tilt. What a bunch of horse shit. Here are several emails that I sent and recieved yesterday.

Key points from the correspondence below:

"if you are selected to participate"

"this is not an issue which can be solved by opening another account with Full Tilt Poker, it is against our site policy to open more than one account. Though you could cease using your account, we do not remove it from our system, nor do we freeze accounts in order for players to create new ones."

"However, we do value your continued support of Full Tilt Poker, and weare currently looking into organizing something that will help players who arenot already attached to an affiliate. We have added your username to our files for further consideration. Please be patient."

Please link this up and lets see if we can get some answers, It is outrageous that some people can now get a rakeback while others can't.



Hello Shawn, As you have been informed in previous correspondence you will be contacted by Full Tilt Poker if you are selected to participate. We feel we have been more than accommodating in answering several emails from you on this subject in the past. At this time, we must advise you that, while we will be more than happy to answer your questions or concerns on any other topic, we will no longer be responding to any correspondence from you regarding receiving rakeback,


Regards,


RicardoFull Tilt Poker Support


Original Message Follows: ------------------------


what criteria is needed for a player to be added? how were the original players selected? I would like to have this request sent to a supervisor for some answers. I am starting to feel like I am being given the run around


Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:31:13 -0700


From: support@fulltiltpoker.com


To: oossuuu754@hotmail.com


Subject: RE: Full Tilt Poker - Thank you for signing up at RakeBackPros! (KMM7194732I19928L0KM)


Hello Shawn Thank you for your response.
We have added your username to our files for further consideration. Please note
that our partnership with the affiliate Rakebackpro’s is in the testing phase,
and a test group of players have been selected to participate. If the
partnership continues and you are selected to receive rakeback from the
affiliate you will receive a confirmation email from Full Tilt Poker. If there's
anything else we can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. Best of luck
on the tables!


Regards,


OleisaFull Tilt Poker Support
----------------------------------------------------------------------Please
remember never to give out your password or enteraccount details over the
Internet. Full Tilt Poker staff willnever ask you for your password. For your
security, alwayskeep this information a secret. Learn, Chat, and Play with the
Pros at Full Tilt
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I have been a very active in participating and publicizing all the blogger tournaments the we poker bloggers utilize on full tilt, and I was a proud member on team full tilt at the 2007
WSOP main event. I really think that I should be selected and don't want to
"excluded" from the benefits of a rakeback just because I not on some list. I do
have rakebacks on bodog and Pstars but choose to play on fulltilt because of the
way your site treated the poker blogging community.
Please consider inviting me
to participate with rakebackpro.com sooner than later.


Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:09:29 -0700


From: support@fulltiltpoker.com


To: oossuuu754@hotmail.com >


Subject: Full Tilt Poker - Thank you for signing up
at RakeBackPros! (KMM7193971I19928L0KM) > >


Hello Shawn,
Thank you for your response. We have added your username to our files for further consideration. Please note that our partnership with the affiliate Rakebackpro’s is in the testing phase, and a test group of players have been selected to participate. If the partnership continues and you are selected to receive rakeback from the affiliate you will receive a confirmation email from Full Tilt Poker. If there's anything else we can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.


Best of luck on the tables!


Kind Regards,


Alberto Full Tilt Poker Support
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Original Message Follows: ------------------------


It is my understanding that you have invited a "select few" that allready had an account through rakebackpros.com, why cant I be put on the invite list or at least afforded the opportunity that you have given to others that didnt have a rake back. i have been a strong advocate of full tilt and promoted it extensively on my blog. All I am asking is that you give me the same benefit that you have given others.


Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:18:20 -0700


>>From: affiliates@fulltiltpoker.com


To: oossuuu754@hotmail.com >>Subject:
RE: Thank you for signing up at RakeBackPros! (KMM7191930I19928L0KM) >>
Hello Shawn,


Thank you for contacting Full Tilt Poker.
Full Tilt does not pay players rakeback directly. There are a number of rakeback affiliates who offer players up to 27% rakeback if they sign up to Full Tilt Poker through their site. >> >>Please note that this is not an issue which can be solved by opening another account with Full Tilt Poker, it is against our site policy to open more than one account. Though you could cease using your account, we do not remove it from our system, nor do we freeze accounts in order for players to create new ones. However, we do value your continued support of Full Tilt Poker, and we are currently looking into organizing something that will help players who are not already attached to an affiliate. We have added your username to our files for further consideration.


Please be patient. If there's anything else we can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. >>
Best of luck on the tables!


Kind Regards,
Ricardo Full Tilt Poker Support
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Okie Vegas - The Aftermath has begun

Man I feel like I was run over by a Train, but it was worth it. I can only imagine what Gcox must feel like.

I will try to get up some recaps or at least link up some bloggers that do a better job than I later this week, but for now this will have do.

Highs:

  • Seeing all my old friends and meeting new ones.
  • Playing the Mookie and Live Poker Radio
  • Dial a shots
  • putting together the Quotes overheard at the Okie Vegas
  • Mrs. GCox's snacks
  • Not being the "Beer Bitch" during the Mookie
  • Seeing Surflexus fold AA face up to my re raise of his Cbet at a live SNG and watching the locals jaws hit the floor
  • Conversations about life and family
  • Making friendships that will last forever
  • Okie-Vegas Coozies
  • Karaoke
  • Watching the drunk bar owner bust Buddy Dank's Ass (literally) video to come

Lows

  • My poker playing
  • BlackJack at the Casino
  • Rocks in the lake
  • Being Gigli for the 2nd year in row
  • AA no good
  • Tilt
  • Hangovers
  • Realization that I am getting old and I can't handle non stop fun without taking a toll on your body come Monday
  • Knowing it will be a year until I see good friends again

Thanks again to the following for making Okie Vegas one hell a good time.

Gcox an Mrs. GCox

Katitude

Maudie

Surflexus and Peaches (Mrs. Surflexus)

Skidoo

Joanada

Special K

Instant Tragedy

Turd Chaser and Ice Box (someone has gotta get him a blog)

Buddy Dank