Just been looking through some stats and my blog has had over 500,000 hits since i started tracking it a few years ago. Thats alot of people that have read bad beat stories :-)
I skipped EPT Barcelona, wasn't feeling so good on the morning of the tourney, so thought i'd chill out and enjoy Barcelona. Its definitely in the top three cities in Europe IMO.
Its the WSOPE starting this Friday. Its good to have some decent tournaments just a few miles from home, and i'm sure its an advantage not living out of a hotel room.
Still running at about break even for 5/6 weeks online. If my running bad means breaking even for a while, thats cool. I'm playing a bit smaller just to take it easy for a while.
I also came across somthing funny from theASHMAN103 blog, to quote:
I continue all through the morning very tired and in the mood to just keep running it up. Unfortunately I get stuck $100k in Omaha for the day and lose a ton to this mega clown named Ben Grundy. This hand tilted me to no end just for the sole fact that he wins my stack for playing the hand how he did. Rare monkey species. A hybrid if you will.
FullTiltPoker Game #7864146346: Table Pantheon (6 max) - $200/$400 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 14:16:07 ET - 2008/08/30
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($40,000), is sitting out
Seat 2: Urindanger ($19,855.50)
Seat 3: Ben Grundy ($45,927)
Seat 4: theASHMAN103 ($39,984)
Seat 5: Brian Hastings ($67,895)
Seat 6: howisitfeellike ($12,669.50)
Urindanger posts the small blind of $200
Ben Grundy posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Ben Grundy [5d 7c 6h 8c]
theASHMAN103 raises to $1,400
Brian Hastings folds
Urindanger has 15 seconds left to act
Ben Grundy raises to $2,900
theASHMAN103 has 15 seconds left to act
theASHMAN103 raises to $8,900
Ben Grundy raises to $26,900
theASHMAN103 calls $18,000
*** FLOP *** [As 6d Qs]
Ben Grundy bets $19,027, and is all in
theASHMAN103 calls $13,084, and is all in
Ben Grundy shows [5d 7c 6h 8c]
theASHMAN103 shows [Qh 9d Jc Ac]
Uncalled bet of $5,943 returned to Ben Grundy
*** TURN *** [As 6d Qs] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [As 6d Qs 6c] [8d]
Ben Grundy shows a full house, Sixes full of Eights
theASHMAN103 shows two pair, Aces and Queens
Ben Grundy wins the pot ($80,166) with a full house, Sixes full of Eights
LOL whilst i may have got lucky in the hand, his call preflop is so dumb i can see why he is on a close to $1 million downswing. In a six handed game my four bet preflop is nearly always a hand that totally dominates his like AAxx, AKKQ, AKQJ ... if i four bet preflop his AQJ9 hand is ahead less than 10% of the time, and is often completely dominated. As it happened he caught a rare time when he was a slight favourite, but he would rarely have over 30% chance given the action.
Ashman if you think i'm a clown i will play you any day you like $50/$100 Heads Up PLO....