Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beau Rivage Spring Break Poker Classic

It looks like I'm going to head down to Biloxi the 22nd of March to play events 4 & 5 of the Beau Rivage Spring Break Poker Classic. Event 4 is a 500+50 and Event 5 is a 300+40. I'm thinking there will probably be about 400 players or so in each event so there should be some pretty decent prize pools. I will probably log in about 6 hours at the 1/3 or 2/5 cash tables Saturday night then play the tournies on Sunday and Monday.
The BBT3 is getting ready to kick off and Al has some of the preliminary details posted. I plan on giving it my all to get in to the TOC this time around. I was K.O.2. (King of 2nd places) last time around cashing quite a bit but never making it to the dance. I talked to Huntsvegas yesterday and told him about the prizes that were announced. While excited about the prizes this time around, I know he was thinking "If only there had been a trip for 2nd last time". I feel for ya man, but I'm sure there's at least one blogger out there that remembers missing a seat to the W.S.O.P. by one spot a couple of years ago and Huntsvegas was one of two players that made it with Lucko being the other......right G??
I went over to Skidoo's last week and played a cash game with several bloggers including WeakPlayer, BrainMc(for a few hands), PokerCat, and Skidoo. I managed to get out of there with my buy-in plus a few bucks after starting out the night in what looked like was going to be a rough time of it. It was a great time and thanks to all that attended.
I'll be playing The Mookie tonight and trying to go back to back for the second time. Come on out and join us for a fun tournament. The details can be found here.
Have a great week everyone!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hoyazo Wins the 50/50!

For anyone that may have missed it, Hoyazo won the 50/50 last night on Full Tilt.
Way to go Hoy!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Live Blogging the Daily Double on Full Tilt

I'm playing the Daily Double tournaments on Full Tilt.
Come on by and say hello if you get a chance.
I'll update how I'm doing in a little while.
Update: Tourney A has 1,740 entrants and 261 make the money. Tourney B has 1,504 entrants and 216 make the money.
I'm off to a good start in B. I hit a straight and doubled up to 4,000 about 10 minutes in. Tourney A is not going well. I've lost about 700 chips and I'm sitting around 1,300.
Update: I'm up to 4,295 in tourney B and down to 1,000 in tourney A at the 40 minute mark.
Update: I finally doubled up in tourney A but then gave it all back running KK in to AA. I'm a short stack with 350. Tourney B is still going well; 3,685. 8 minutes until the first break. I'm also playing the 28k. I'll update it here as well.
Update: I'm out of A. I'm at 4,365 at the first break in B. 28k guarantee is starting.
Update: I'm out of B. I couldn't get a fold from a guy with a flush draw and he called down and hit on the river for a 6,000 pot. That left me with about 1,300. I shoved with AJ suited and lost to QJ. RaisingCayne is at my table in the 28k; we're just getting started.

The Mookie: Some Interesting Facts

Here is a list of significant hands I played in The Mookie this week up until we were 4-handed.

Held / Won
AA / 1,150 ahead won at showdown (no all in)
AQ / 1,965 ahead $ in and won
xx / 720 no showdown
xx / 1,320 no showdown
A 7 / 2,680 ahead and won, no all-in
xx / 650 no showdown
xx / 850 no showdown
AA / 2,668 ahead $ in and won
56 s / 2,990 behind and won opponent had KJ offsuit
KJ s / 6,240 ahead $ in after flop opponent had QQ
xx / 4,160 no showdown
10 J s / 0 behind $ in
78 s / 0 behind $ in
AK s / 5,995 ahead $ in and won
KQ / 7,702 ahead $ in and won
xx / 2,750 no showdown
KQ / 5,240 behind $ in and sucked out
JJ / 9,264 ahead $ in and won
10 9 s / 0 behind $ in
xx / 8,350 no showdown
AK / 0 behind $ in
QQ / 16,185 ahead $ in
A8 s / 38,088 ahead $ in
xx / 18,700 no showdown
77 / 0 behind $ in
I lost 5 times when I was behind and sucked out twice
I didn't lose any races when I got in ahead. I had a pretty good sized stack most of the night so I was able to keep the pressure on most times with the exception of having to really tighten up and be careful for a while when I was seated at a table with Zowie and he had me covered.
* I held the following in the hands where there was no showdown (in random order):
56s, JJ, A 10, J 10, K J, J9s, AK, AK

This was up to the point where we were 4-handed. I got very, very lucky from that point on winning races when I was well behind.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Mook!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! I got crazy lucky a couple of times at the final table but I won my 7th Mookie!!!
Don't jump Hoy!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Late Night Tourney on Full Tilt

I'm playing a late night tourney on Full Tilt. We are one spot to the money. CheckinmyAA is at my table. I'll update in a bit when we finish.

Update:Top 24 made the money. I'm out in 14th on a brutal river. I had AQ and hit an ace and a queen but KJ hit his 10 on the river. CheckinmyAA is still rollin'.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Live Game Report

I went over to Kaja's neighborhood game last night. This was the first time I had been over there that I didn't have to get up at 5 am the next morning for work. This enabled me to stay past the first tournament which worked out well for me.
I busted out of the first tourney around 6th or so just a few spots short of the money. I sat down at the cash table and won 3 1/2 times my cash game buy-in in just about 20 minutes. The first tournament finished and we broke up the cash game and played another tourney.
In the second tourney, I managed to hit a few hands early and amass a very nice stack. I carried that the rest of the way never getting in any real danger of losing a large portion of my chips. I won first and that put me ahead 3 1/2 times my two tourney buy-ins.
It was a great time and a really fun crowd.

Friday, February 15, 2008

FTOPS Event # 14

Thanks to everyone that came by the table and gave me a shout out during the FTOPS Razz tourney. I lasted a little over 4 hours and went in 123rd of 592.

Good luck at the tables this week everyone!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Things People Say

Today at my table:

Player 1: "Come on!!!! Let's go!!!"

Player 2: "Chill, I'm making oatmeal."

Blogger $500+35 sng

Fuel has invited me to play in a $500+35 sng in about 10 days. There is a banner on his blog with the exact date and time. This is higher than I normally play online so there is only one way I am going to play it. If I can win that amount or more between now and then, I will play.
I'm going to take some shots at several tournaments that could get me there. I'll post the results.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Does anyone have experience editing something in Wikipedia?
I have found something that needs correcting and it's bothering me enough to go through the trouble of finding out how to correct it properly.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mookie Tournament

I finished 3rd in The Mookie tonight.
Work in 4 hours.

Have a great week everyone!!!