Wednesday, 27 February 2008

ibuprofen + paracetamol - pt1

welcome back, gentle reader

tooth. extracted.

more drugs.

back to bed.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

psalm 137 - pt3

welcome back, gentle reader.

you know it may not be your night when this happens ... and its only the 2nd hand of the night ...

*** SHOW DOWN ***
clashey: shows ...... [Kc Kh] (three of a kind, Kings)
ResdentEvil: shows [Ac Ad] (a pair of Aces)
clashey collected 650 from pot

and it takes a full 2hrs before i make my first sacrifice ......

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [4c As Qs Ks 3s 9d Ad] (a pair of Aces)
JFoss mucked ........ [Qd Qh 9h 5d Jc 7s 3c]
ResdentEvil collected 5370 from pot

and of course, the sacrificial bluff .....

HORSE (Razz Limit) - Level VIII (200/400)

*** 6th STREET ***
Dealt to PECANMAN ......... [8s 7d 7c] [Tc]
Dealt to ResdentEvil [3c 8d 6h Td 3d] [6c]
ResdentEvil: checks
PECANMAN: checks
*** RIVER ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [3c 8d 6h Td 3d 6c] [3h]
ResdentEvil: bets 400
ResdentEvil collected 1100 from pot

and full-on collusion to knock out the table motormouth putz .......
( especially for mair38 )

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Limit - Level X (400/800/80)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
rich333: shows [7d 8d 3c 8h 6s Qs Kh] (HI: a pair of Eights)
ResdentEvil: shows [4d Js 9d Jh 2c 3h 2d] (HI: two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
ResdentEvil collected 429 from side pot
summers: mucks hand
ResdentEvil collected 68 from main pot
summers mucked [3s 5c Ks Jd Ac 4c Jc]

and finally, a little bit of patience.
do not raise monster hands, especially on the flop ... let them bet their monster on the turn ... and raise them all-in of course ......

$6.00+$0.50 HORSE
(Omaha Hi/Lo Limit) - Level XII (750/1500)
Table '77860407 1' 8-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: PECANMAN (3513 in chips)
Seat 8: ResdentEvil (8487 in chips)
ResdentEvil: posts small blind 375
PECANMAN: posts big blind 750

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [5s 7s Th As]
ResdentEvil: calls 375
PECANMAN: checks

*** FLOP *** [Ts Ks 8s]
PECANMAN: bets 750
ResdentEvil: calls 750

*** TURN *** [Ts Ks 8s] [9h]
PECANMAN: bets 1500
ResdentEvil: raises 1500 to 3000
PECANMAN: calls 513 and is all-in

*** RIVER *** [Ts Ks 8s 9h] [Jc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
PECANMAN: shows [8d 5h 6h Kc] (HI: two pair, Kings and Eights)
ResdentEvil: shows [5s 7s Th As] (HI: a flush, Ace high)
ResdentEvil collected 7026 from pot
No low hand qualified

game, set and match to the big grinning fish :)

Friday, 15 February 2008

an apple a day ...

welcome back, gentle reader

like you, my mates show no imterest in my poker playing. then one of them sends me this email ... his new nickname is "feathers" ...

Dear toomuchpoker,

I was playing poker (Texas Hold'em style) yesterday on my Ipod - I'm sure the dam thing cheats.
Only me and one other player left at the table.
I got dealt a pair of fives, first three cards on the table - 3 fours, so I start to raise.
Next card on the table another Five.
The other guy goes all in, I have enough to cover it with about $60 to spare.
The other guys cards are shown, a three and a seven !
So I'm thinking there's no way he's gonna beat me here.

Now have a guess at the only card that could scupper me from taking the pot.

And whats the last card dealt on the table ?
Another Four !
Gives us both 4 of a kind, the decider being the next highest card in our hands which is his Seven !
Tell me the $0ddin' thing isn't cheating.
I was spittin' feathers. :-((

i did not have the heart to tell him this is "normal" on 'stars

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Multi-coloured Swap Shop - pt 1

welcome back, gentle reader.

(the title alludes to the fact that this in post, all the cards were 4-coloured, sad fcuk that i am, but on import to blogger, all formatting was lost, even stuff that was only bold text ffs) (oh blogger, when are you going to give us decent editing functionality ??)

i think i need more practice at the cash tables.

Board: [Qh Ac 5s Kc Ad]
MrsWhoopass showed [Jh 3c 6c Kh] and won ($2.15) with HI: two pair, Aces and Kings
dD showed ................. [Qc 6h 3s 2h] and lost with HI: two pair, Aces and Queens

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to dD [Jc 4s 4c Jh Td Ks] [8s]
Jaxster1 bets $0.50, dD calls $0.50, Chase Rio raises to $1, Jaxster1 calls $0.50, dD folds
Jaxster1 mucked [7h 6s 2d Kh 2h 9h 3h] - a flush, King high
dD folded on 7th St.
Chase Rio showed [Ad 8d 9s 5d Ah Jd 4d] and won ($6.70) with a flush, Ace high

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.25 Rake $0.20
Jaxster1 showed [Kh 3d 5c 5h 4d 6d 2d] and won ($4.05) with HI: a straight, Six high; LO: 6,5,4,3,2
dD mucked ....... [8c 2s 7d Ad 3h 6h 2c] - HI: a pair of Twos; LO: 7,6,3,2,A

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.60 Rake $0.20
WEEDMAN418 mucked [Ks Qs 5c Kd 2d 9h Th] - HI: a pair of Kings
dD showed ..................... [Kh Kc 8h Ah 7s 9s 6d] and won ($4.40) with HI: a pair of Kings

*** RIVER *** [Qc 9s Ac Ah] [8d]
dD bets $0.50
Superpower34 raises to $1
dD folds

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $8.25 Rake $0.40
Board: [6s 3d 8c 2h 5c]
sharronc showed .......... [7d 4c Ad 2d] and won ($5.90) with HI: a straight, Eight high; LO: 5,4,3,2,A
dD (small blind) showed [Jh 8s Ah 4d] and won ($1.95) with HI: a straight, Five high; LO: 5,4,3,2,A
flh57 mucked ............... [3s Jc 2c 3h] - HI: three of a kind, Threes; LO: 8,6,5,3,2

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.85 Rake $0.20
Board: [9h Ac Qs Jh Jd]
sharronc mucked [2c Ad 3s 9s] - HI: two pair, Aces and Jacks
dD showed ........ [Th 7s Ah 2h] and won ($4.65) with HI: two pair, Aces and Jacks

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.50 Rake $0.20
dD showed ................... [9d 7h Ah 3d 7s Jd 4d] and lost with 9,7,4,3,A
PhatStackMack showed [8h 4c 4h 7c Ts 3h Ad] and won ($4.30) with 8,7,4,3,A

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.10 Rake $0.20
Jaxster1 mucked [Ah 9d Kd 5d 9h Js 2h] - a pair of Nines
dD showed ....... [Ac Jh 2s Jd Th 7h Jc] and won ($3.90) with three of a kind, Jacks

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7.95 Main pot $5.85. Side pot $2.10. Rake $0.35
allbluffs34 mucked [Th 9d 9c Jh 2s 5s 6h] - HI: a pair of Nines
sharronc showed .. [Js 7c 4d 4s Ad 2c 6s] and won ($3.80) with HI: a pair of Fours; LO: 7,6,4,2,A
dD mucked .......... [8d 8c 3c 2d 6c Qs 7d] - HI: a pair of Eights; LO: 8,7,6,3,2
PhatStackMack .... [Kc Qh 7h 2h Tc Kh 5h] and won ($3.80) with HI: a flush, King high

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dD [Kd As 5d 2d]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Tc 3h 4c] [9d]
staceycab checks
dD bets $0.50
staceycab folds
dD wins the pot ($3.60)

and my final hand of the night. could have been a monstrous success ... or disaster ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to dD [Th Qs Td 8h]
*** TURN *** [Tc Ks Kd] [2d]
Chasten checks, taceycab checks, sharronc checks
dD bets $0.50
Chasten folds, staceycab folds, sharronc folds
dD wins the pot ($0.95)

yeesh, what a monstrous success ... ah well, any of them could have had a king.

Test Tube Babies - pt2

welcome back gentle reader.

well, that was a resounding success failure.

guess i have some "editing" to do when i get back to the ranch.

ffs doh !

Test Tube Babies

welcome back, gentle reader.

and this is exactly what this post is.

i want to see if i have managed to remove the damned "signature" appended
to emails.

Monday, 11 February 2008

the tortoise and the hare - pt 2

welcome back, gentle reader.

... and then it got interesting.

Stud 300/600/60 7-players i have t211
Seat 3: ResdentEvil showed [As 7s 8s 5h 3c 3s Ks] a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: alicalif showed........ [Jh 9h Jc 6c 5s 4s Jd] won (1242) three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 7: StokerAces showed [Qd 3d 8d Kd Qc Tc Kc] two pair, Kings and Queens

ResdentEvil collected 963 from main pot

Stud 300/600/60 6-players i have t843
ResdentEvil: shows [Jc Jh Ad 8d 4s Ah 6h] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
alicalif: shows ........[9h 8c 8s 3h Jd Th 2d] (a pair of Eights)

ResdentEvil collected 2016 from pot

Stud 300/600/60 6-players i have t1896
*** 4th STREET ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [Td 3d Ah] [Jc]
Dealt to XXXUSCXXX [5d] [Kc]
ResdentEvil: bets 300

ResdentEvil collected 1050 from pot

Stud hi-lo 400/800/80 6-players i have t2846

ResdentEvil:.... [5d Kc Ac Kh Kd Jd 5c] (HI: a full house, Kings full of Fives)
XXXUSCXXX: s [4d 8s 7h 2h 9c 4h Ah] (HI: a pair of Fours; LO: 8,7,4,2,A)
cocobearr: ......[6s 3h 5s Js 2d 6d Jc] (HI: two pair, Jacks and Sixes)

ResdentEvil collected 288 from side pot
XXXUSCXXX collected 288 from side pot
ResdentEvil collected 960 from main pot
XXXUSCXXX collected 960 from main pot

pity it was hi-lo as both players were all-in

Stud hi-lo 400/800/80 5-players i have t3246

ResdentEvil: .....[5c 6h 4d 7s Td 4s 6d] (HI: two pair, Sixes and Fours)
TamarindoBen: [7d 3h Ad Jc Kd 5d 3c] (HI: a pair of Threes)

ResdentEvil collected 2664 from pot
No low hand qualified

well, thats another one gone :)

Stud hi-lo 400/800/80 4-players i have t5358

ResdentEvil:.. [3d 8c 4d 9s 4c 8d 6h] (HI: two pair, Eights and Fours)
XXXUSCXXX: [5h Qd 2c Jc Kh 6d 7d] (HI: high card King)

ResdentEvil collected 2056 from pot

well, thats another one gone :)

and the very next hand, another one bites the bullet

holdem 500/1000 3-players i have t6466

SeagullKing: shows [5d Jd] (a pair of Nines)
alicalif: shows [As Ks] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
alicalif collected 2548 from pot

and so i have managed to drag my sorry ass to HU ......

and someone much better than me recently said

"never let your cards get in the way of a good bluff"
and who am i to disagree.

holdem 500/1000 2-players i have t6466

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [2c 8d]
alicalif: calls 250
ResdentEvil: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s Ah Qd]
ResdentEvil: bets 500
alicalif: folds
ResdentEvil collected 1000 from pot

then again, sometimes you need to recognise when you are beat.

*** RIVER *** [7s Td As 5d] [7c]
ResdentEvil: bets 1000
alicalif: raises 1000 to 2000
ResdentEvil: folds
alicalif collected 6000 from pot
alicalif: shows [Tc Th] (a full house, Tens full of Sevens)
*** SUMMARY ***
Seat 3: ResdentEvil (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 6: alicalif (button) (small blind) collected (6000)

damn. that one gave him a 2-1 chip lead (8034 to 3966)

this pot was quite small as i hoped to check-raise the turn, but he checked behind.

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4000
Board [7d Js 9c Th 5h]
Seat 3: ResdentEvil (big blind) showed [8d Qc] and won (4000) with a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 6: alicalif (button) (small blind) showed [Td Qh] and lost with a pair of Tens

to and fro we go, then onto 08 we go.

Omaha Hi/Lo 750/1500 2-players i have t4466

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6000
Board [Ac Qh 3c 2c 7s]
Seat 3: ResdentEvil [Kc Kd 4s 5s] and won (6000) with HI: a straight, Ace to Five; LO: 5,4,3,2,A
Seat 6: alicalif (button) (small blind) mucked [Jd As 8d 9d]

no wonder he mucked. what he thought he was beating there is beyond me.

and perhaps fooled into thinking he aint that good at omaha, i blow it, oops.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [3c Qs Td 9c]

*** RIVER *** [7s 7d 8h 7h] [2s]
ResdentEvil: checks
alicalif: bets 1500
ResdentEvil: folds
alicalif collected 6000 from pot

ffs what i thought i was beating there is beyond me. he now has 3-1 chip lead.

then he blows it :)

Board [4s 5c Jd 8h 8c]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [Ac 2d 8s Qd] (HI: three of a kind, Eights; LO: 8,5,4,2,A)
alicalif: shows........ [4c Jc Ah Td] (HI: two pair, Jacks and Eights)
ResdentEvil collected 4466 from pot
ResdentEvil collected 4466 from pot

which gives me a 3-1 chip lead. and 3 hands later, this ...

Razz 1000/2000/200 2-players i have t8932 against his t3068

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [2c 4d Kc 6s Qs 5h Ts] (Lo: T,6,5,4,2)
alicalif: shows........ [Jc 3d 9h 4c Qh 5s Jh] (Lo: J,9,5,4,3)
ResdentEvil collected 6136 from pot

w00t !!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

the tortoise and the hare - pt 1

welcome back, gentle reader.

( this post is a follow on from psalm 137 - pt1 )

and how did i get myself into such a bad position ? it goes something like
this ......

sitting with t1342 and got involved in this RAZZ hand.

i raise the bring-in to t40 and he re-raises to t80 and i call. i bet on
4th he calls. he bets on 5th and 6th and i flat call and the i check on 7th
and he checks behind ......

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [7d 3s 2d 4c Td Jh 3h] (Lo: T,7,4,3,2)
alicalif: shows [6h Ad 5s 8s 7c 7s 6c] (Lo: 8,7,6,5,A)
alicalif collected 648 from pot

drops me to t1054.

slowly dribble away chips to t876 and ...

i find TKo in the hijack ...
i flat call the bb of 100, the sb calls the 50, bb checks.
i bet the flop t100, one caller. bet the turn t200, one caller.
*** RIVER *** [3s 5h 7c 8c] [Tc]
he leads out on the river t200 and i raise'n'pray t400 ... he folds.

gets me back to t1576

... slowly blinded down to t1126 ... time to hit the self destruct ...

*** RIVER *** [4s 5s Td 9h] [Jd]
XXXUSCXXX: shows [8d As 3c Qs] (HI: a straight, Eight to Queen)
ResdentEvil: mucked [9s 8c 6s Ad]

drops me to t526

and between ante's & bring-ins i was blinded down to t211 when that hand

and then it got interesting ........

Monday, 4 February 2008

January Sales

welcome back, gentle reader.

fulltilt $6
pokerstars $320

and another month gone. thankfully for me, it was a winning one overall. i find it rather ironic that while playing the same game, same sort of levels, at two different sites, that i can win on one and just break even on another.

so whats the difference ? damned if i know, so if you know, please let me in on the secret.

i was going to list the remainder of January results ... but being a lazy sod i have not recorded all the games i played. the only ones i have a note of are the ones i have received a congrats email. whats the point in listing them in isolation ... if i do that, it looks like i never lose !!
and my bankroll certainly says otherwise.
time to start some decent record keeping, then i'll have a true reflection of my play. and of course when i get fed up grinding the $1 level at fullTilt and start playing way outside my bankroll.

friday night there, i joined a few friends ( mair, matty & mark ) at rTr, for our habitual weekly dose of HORSE. good times with more than a few laughs :) this donkathon usually costs me money ! but i actually played half decent and made twenty odd bucks, woot !

hope u enjoyed yourself pokerlass :) ... we certainly enjoyed your company.

saturday night brought a new experience, for me anyway. "Saturdays with dr pauly" which was a $10 PLO torney with mostly american bloggers.
i was late to the party and joined in with 20 mins on the clock ... and AlCantHang & Surflexus sat opposite me ! There were only 3 or 4 brits in this thing, cmon guys, its all good fun ... and a fair few donkey moves being pulled !
so dont be shy, come join the party next week, details on the left.

guess who did the walk of shame ? none other than the mighty fuel55 ... he he he.

ffs, just noticed from the hh that fuel55 was sat at my table ... fk fk fk ... well, when else am i gonna get to play with big buck players ... damnit

only two hands of note for me.

here i make a stupid call, considering i thought AlCantHang had bullets as well. i did lay it down on the flop when Al pushed, as expected, on this scary board.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [Ac 4h 6c Ad]
millerd33: calls 30
on_thg: calls 30
TrellisJr: folds
BigHeeb91: calls 30
ResdentEvil: calls 30
smizmiatch: folds
bob labah: calls 30
AlCantHang: raises 210 to 240
surflexus: folds
millerd33: calls 210
on_thg: folds
BigHeeb91: folds
ResdentEvil: calls 210
bob labah: folds
*** FLOP ***
[Jc 6s Js]
millerd33 said, "before u shove the flop al"
millerd33 said, "is there a bounty?"
AlCantHang: bets 500 and is all-in
millerd33: folds
ResdentEvil: folds
millerd33 said, "hahaah"
AlCantHang collected 840 from pot
AlCantHang: shows [As Ah 3d 3s] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)

so i dribble em away and getting a little short, i get it in pre-flop, with the best of it, only one caller, and in true 'stars fashion i get well and truly spanked millerd ... ho hum

Seat 1: ResdentEvil (830 in chips)
Seat 3: bayne_s (4350 in chips)
Seat 4: AlCantHang (1110 in chips)
Seat 5: surflexus (1485 in chips)
Seat 6: millerd33 (1505 in chips)
Seat 7: on_thg (1510 in chips)
Seat 8: TrellisJr (3490 in chips)
Seat 9: BigHeeb91 (3390 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [3s 2d Ad As]

BigHeeb91: folds
ResdentEvil: calls 50
bayne_s: folds
AlCantHang: folds
surflexus: calls 50
millerd33: raises 225 to 275
on_thg: folds
TrellisJr: folds
ResdentEvil: raises 555 to 830 and is all-in
surflexus: folds
millerd33: calls 555

*** FLOP ***
[Kd Qh Qd]

*** TURN ***
[Kd Qh Qd] [7s]

*** RIVER ***
[Kd Qh Qd 7s] [Ts]

*** SHOW DOWN ***

ResdentEvil: shows [3s 2d Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
millerd33: shows [Kc 4d 9d Kh] (a full house, Kings full of Queens)
millerd33 collected 1785 from pot

well, there is always next week.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

psalm 137 - pt 2

welcoe back, gentle reader.

Seat 3: ResdentEvil (9440 in chips)
Seat 7: axionjim (2560 in chips)
ResdentEvil: posts small blind 250
axionjim: posts big blind 500
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ResdentEvil [Qs Td]
ResdentEvil: raises 500 to 1000
axionjim: raises 500 to 1500
ResdentEvil: raises 500 to 2000
Betting is capped
axionjim: calls 500
*** FLOP ***
[8s 5d 4c]
axionjim: bets 500
ResdentEvil: raises 500 to 1000
axionjim: calls 60 and is all-in
*** TURN ***
[8s 5d 4c] [Qd]
*** RIVER ***
[8s 5d 4c Qd] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN***
axionjim: shows [Ad Th] (a pair of Fives)
ResdentEvil: shows [Qs Td] (two pair, Queens and Fives)

ResdentEvil collected 5120 from pot

oh yee of little faith