Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Final Fantasy viii

Edit : I know this is ancient history, but I had written it ... so you are going to have to read it ... or not.
btw - if the formatting is all over the place I do apologize, it was not written directly in blogger :)

I had decided that after last weeks debacle, that no1 priority was not doing the walk of shame and no2 priority was not going out second last !
so, locate the fold botton, hover mouse permanently over it, learn how to left click left click left click
so the first hour was tight tight tight … almost. I had gained a few chips and lost a few chips and after 48mins this happened … so much for tight tight tight for an hour …
a loose call, considering I'd folded K7s A5s Q9s KTs not exactly monsters but worth a cheap flop, in position
I am in the bb for 100 and simon raises all in to 675 and I called
…he flips over 77 and I have JKo ….. Oops !
fortunately a K on the turn saved my blushes and sent simon to the rail in 16th, sorry mate, thought u were just stealin …
and boosted me up to t2000
held onto them until the first break, whew made it for the second hour, so far so good.
(Quixote8 theMilk and cadmunkey had all preceded simon to the rail)
(Quixote8 went after his flopped top pair ran into Tans flopped two pair ! Ouch indeed )
about ten mins into the second hour I took half Tan's chips when I hit my str8 on the river
two hands later and Tan hit the highway, short stacked he pushed with 77 and ran into weegems AQs
an A on the flop and to rub it in an A fell on the river, not a 7 in sight
gg Tan all round but u lose were the comments
shortly after I limp into a 4 way pot, flop 2 Q K, the two faces are suited …
oh oh and I've hit two pair ……….
Stephen bets out for 450 … I raise to 1050 … stephen wisely folds ... whew !!
up to t3700
then on the very next hand I pick up AKo … yikes, my bogey hand !
I raise it to 450 …. And stephen re-raises to 1400 all-in
I don’t think he has a monster, think he is stealing, maybe annoyed at the previous hand ?
so I call and I am rather relieved when he shows K3s
a 558 flop with only one club and the the obligatory A on the river seals stephens fate, out in 10th
up to t5300 ish
the final table
the first hand of the final table this happens, poor Kat :(
Kat limps, pokerdwarf raises, Kat calls
a flop of J 6 Q rainbow and dwarf bets out 900 and Kat raises to 1005, all in and dwarf calls !!
Kat shows KQ and dwarf shows ………….. TT
the turn is a 9 …. Surely even riverstars are not this cruel …. Boom !
An 8 on the riverand dwarf takes it with his rivered str8 .. Wow indeed
….. Poor old Kat out in 9th
welcome to the final table indeed !
2 hands later, yikes things are hotting up, zagga raises, lousaban comes over the top and is all-in, zagga calls
sorry lou but on that 9 high rainbow board even your QQ is no good against zagga's AA
louise out in 8th
it then got pretty aggressive preflop with almost all the raises taking the pot uncontested
then after half an hour this
I got t5000 in the big blind and cloud has 1700 in mid positionand what do I find ?
Very nice methinks QQ :)
and cloud raises it to 600
I have him covered and so re-raise, lets see what ya got there !
cloud calls and his AA hold up well against my QQ
down to t3500 chips
... lol cloud is just above me with t3600
a few hands later and cloud is at it again, this time his AQ is good against AJ for a 7.5k pot … nice one
after 40 minutes an A on the river saves pokermunk3y's ass and crushes, but who else, cloud's 88
and so the pre-flop aggression continued, with most taking the pot down untill zagga calls mauzj's all in pre-flop raise for a 4.5k potmauzj comes out on top !
His TT holding off AK
zagga is down to t1700
after 50 mins I pick up QQ and I'm down to t3500 and zagga down to t1000blinds are 200/400
so I raise to 1200 looking for a call and zagga obliges from the small blind and is all-in
I hit my Q on the flop, didn't need it tho as zagga held 66 and off he went, or was it nacho ??
back up to t5000
the pre-flop aggression continues, a few minutes later and I pick up AJo and min raise … everyone folds and weegen comments "another UTG min-raise"
… looks like some people are getting miffed with all the thieving going on !!
just before the second break and I find KK … guess who raises pre-flop … yep, weegemhe raised to 1200 and I re-raise to 2k … he calls … hmmmm
the flop is 94J rainbow …
looks good for me, so I push all-in, weegem calls for the remainder of his stackand flips over AJo … bugger, TPTK but I am still ahead …I await the A on the river …
…but fcuk me it’s a T on the turn and a Q on the river
yesss ! My KK's are good … wow ! I rivered a straight ! Only on riverstars eh ??
gg weegem but u lose
5 left and I have t13,000 and the clear chip lead
then, quite literally, 2 mins before the second break
I pick up A8o and min-raise only for mauzj to re-raise to 3k all-in
now I have 11.5k and its only 2k to call him …
so I call and he flips over KQo
the board falls 7h 6s Ah Kh 3d and I take it with a pair of A's … happy days :)
only 4 left … who is going to be the bubble boy ??
right after the break cloud raises to 2k and pokerdwarf calls and is all-in

unfortunately for cloud, his 88's are "snow" match for the dwarf's 99 and he doubles up to t4000

yikes AA and I raise to 1600 …. All fold …. Aaaarrrrggghhhhhhhhh

thecloud's revenge !!
cloud raises pokerdwarf re-raises all-in and cloud calls
cloud has JQo and pokerdwarf has ATs
a Q on the board and the bubbleboy is pokerdwarf
double unlucky because there were two of dwarfs suit on the flop, ouch indeed !

into the money spots and the chip count is

Seat 2: ResdentEvil (14890 in chips)
Seat 3: PokerMunk3y (6370 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (7240 in chips)

up go the blinds to 300/600 and the chip count is

Seat 2: ResdentEvil (17215 in chips)
Seat 3: PokerMunk3y (4670 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (6615 in chips)

you out there fuel55 … presto aint always gold !! (well, all-in anyway:)

Seat 2: ResdentEvil (17265 in chips)
Seat 3: PokerMunk3y (3970 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (7265 in chips)
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [5d 5h]
ResdentEvil: raises 1200 to 1800
PokerMunk3y: raises 2120 to 3920 and is all-in
the_cloud71: folds
ResdentEvil: calls 2120
*** FLOP *** [Kh 8d 6c]
*** TURN *** [Kh 8d 6c] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 8d 6c Qh] [Ac]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
PokerMunk3y: shows [Th Kc] (a pair of Kings)
ResdentEvil: shows [5d 5h] (a pair of Fives)
PokerMunk3y collected 8590 from pot

but as they say, revenge is sweet ……..

Seat 2: ResdentEvil (12545 in chips)
Seat 3: PokerMunk3y (6190 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (9765 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [As Ks]
PokerMunk3y: raises 1800 to 2400
the_cloud71: folds
ResdentEvil: raises 10095 to 12495 and is all-in
PokerMunk3y: calls 3740 and is all-in

*** FLOP *** [6h Tc Qh]
*** TURN *** [6h Tc Qh] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [6h Tc Qh 4c] [Qc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [As Ks] (a pair of Queens)
PokerMunk3y: shows [Kh Jh] (a pair of Queens - lower kicker)
ResdentEvil collected 12730 from pot

gg mate and well played.

here we go, heads up with the hi flying cloud !!
Seat 2: ResdentEvil (19085 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (9415 in chips)

it only lasted 11 hands … and only one, yes only one, actually went to showdown, which cloud won for about 4k chipsand here it is in all its … glory ….
The final hand after a whopping 2hrs 22mins 42secs

PokerStars Game #9896221936: Tournament #49682025, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (300/600) - 2007/05/13 - 18:22:42 (ET)

Seat 2: ResdentEvil (17585 in chips)
Seat 5: the_cloud71 (10915 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [3d 3s]
the_cloud71: raises 1800 to 2400
ResdentEvil: raises 15135 to 17535 and is all-in

the_cloud71 said, "I have an Ace"
the_cloud71 said, "nothing with it"
the_cloud71 said, "oh feck it"
the_cloud71: calls 8465 and is all-in

*** FLOP *** [8s 3c Qd]
*** TURN *** [8s 3c Qd] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [8s 3c Qd 7h] [Ad]

*** SHOW DOWN ***

ResdentEvil: shows [3d 3s] (three of a kind, Threes)
the_cloud71: shows [As 4d] (a pair of Aces)

ResdentEvil collected 21830 from pot

woooooo hoooooooo

I take down my first britblogger win !!

gg cloud and very well played.


3 comments:

The Cloud said...

And there I was, trying to put all my second places behind me....

Now it's fresh again and I'm going to agonize over it (but at least you beat me fair and square unlike the other two).
(if I roll a six will you let me overturn the result and give me victory????)

Anonymous said...

ooops ... sorrrryy :)

roll that six baby !!

and victory is yours !

regards

dD

_Kronsdat said...

Well played...I dream of the day :-)