Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ship it

FullTiltPoker Game #1861833589: Table Eginton (6 max) - $200/$400 - Pot Limit Omaha - 7:12:02 ET - 2007/02/24
Seat 1: Ben Grundy ($26,488)
Seat 2: Luck123 ($6,000)
Seat 3: Gus Hansen ($60,043)
Seat 4: luther41 ($76,535.50)
Seat 5: peterpan777 ($167,329)
Seat 6: ballsrider ($39,400)
Ben Grundy posts the small blind of $200
Luck123 posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ben Grundy [8d 3s 7d 4s]
Gus Hansen folds
luther41 raises to $800
peterpan777 calls $800
ballsrider folds
Ben Grundy calls $600
Luck123 calls $400
*** FLOP *** [5c 6h Ad]
Ben Grundy checks
Luck123 bets $3,200
luther41 calls $3,200
peterpan777 folds
Ben Grundy raises to $16,000
Luck123 calls $2,000, and is all in
luther41 raises to $28,800
Ben Grundy calls $9,688, and is all in
poisonblack (Observer): who are all these new faces
luther41 shows [Ac Qd Jh Ah]
Ben Grundy shows [8d 3s 7d 4s]
Luck123 shows [3d 7c As Kh]
Uncalled bet of $3,112 returned to luther41
*** TURN *** [5c 6h Ad] [2c]
poisonblack (Observer): peterpan and luther
*** RIVER *** [5c 6h Ad 2c] [Th]
luther41 shows three of a kind, Aces
Ben Grundy shows a straight, Six high
Ben Grundy wins the side pot ($40,976) with a straight, Six high
Luck123 shows a pair of Aces
Ben Grundy wins the main pot ($18,797) with a straight, Six high
Luck123 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $59,776 Main pot $18,800. Side pot $40,976. Rake $3
Board: [5c 6h Ad 2c Th]
Seat 1: Ben Grundy (small blind) showed [8d 3s 7d 4s] and won ($59,773) with a straight, Six high
Seat 2: Luck123 (big blind) showed [3d 7c As Kh] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: Gus Hansen didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: luther41 showed [Ac Qd Jh Ah] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 5: peterpan777 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: ballsrider (button) didn't bet (folded)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Badda badda boom

Well things haven't changed that much since the last post. Things haven't got worse though which i guess is ok. I keep having alternate winning/losing days. Had a couple of massive losing days last week when i did a few buy ins on the 100/200 PL Omaha on Betfair. I am actually feeling more positive and have been playing alot better (i think).

This year i have played the biggest pots of my life. Here are the biggest winning and losing ones.

- $100/$200 6 handed NL Hold'em on Betfair. I have $60000 stack. I make it $700 to go with AK. One caller in small blind. Loose aggressive player with big stack. Flop AAK. How does this become a $120000 pot? Ridiculous. He checks... i check. Turn 5. He checks... i bet $1600 he calls. River a Q. He leads for $2000. I make it $8000. He makes it $24000. I push all in expecting a split pot. He calls and mucks. Yikes.

- $100/$200 PLO Heads Up. I have $55000 stack. Opponent has me covered. He raises his button to $600. I reraise to $1800 with 6677 double suited. He re re raises to $5400. I call. Flop 6s8s5d. I check he bets $10000 i go all in he calls with AAxx and the ace flush draw. Turn 3. River Ace. That was $110000 pot.

I decided a few weeks ago to go to Goa next Tuesday for the Asian Poker Classic. There is $250000 added minimum and the resort looks cool. I'll do an update from there....

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

January sucks

Yuck January ended very badly. I got back from Australia ready to go for it online, not realising i was about to encounter my biggest streak of losing sessions in my life. Played around 10 sessions 25/50 50/100 and 100/200 and lost every time. Some of them more brutal than others. Losses ranging from $10000-$80000 each time. I ended up losing something like 35% of my bankroll which was not good. I lost two Hold'em pots of $80000 when i had over 80% chance when the money went in. If i'd won those the figures would have been nowhere near as bad.

I've since staged a mini recovery reducing the loss to a more manageable figure, and have won 7 out of the last 10 sessions which has made me feel a bit better. I now know what it is like to run badly... i don't think i did before lol.

I'm giving 100/200 a miss at the moment because my bankroll and sanity cannot take the swings.

I am NEVER playing online in January again. The same thing happened last year....

My William Hill grand Prix heat is on Skysports in a couple of weeks. I'll post when i know the exact time/date.