Thursday, August 26, 2010


Thought I would make an early blog this week.

I had said that getting a new laptop should mean more playing poker and I have.

Though I started off bad. As a friend was visiting and being on the same network, couldn't play in the same tournament. So while he played in a dollar one, I took on a $10 one and lost pretty quick. But it's luck, of cards, can't tell people to not shove when they push n pray.

So then I went down to a $3 tournamant, and didn't to well with that either.

So I did a $4 O8b and crashed about 20 people from the bubble.

Wednesday night was tired and Friends and family tournament. I donked out of that.

But tonight was the biggest night of poker.

I did $1.10 Don(t) (Double or Nothing (turbo)). I managed 18 of them in about 3 hours. 4 at a time at the most. Bankroll was down to $71.38. Winning 50% of them had me end with $72.88 bankroll.

I know not a lot...but I really want to play more and do better. I'm hoping to at least play in one of the WCOOP events on PokerStars. The lowest event is on September 11th for $109. I really want to be in it.

Anyway, my friend that left Wed. is coming back for another visit Tomorrow and spending the week. At which I am off after Sunday's shift for a week vacation. The plan for vacation is to grind away for 8-10 hours or so and maybe study what I did.

Well an hour past bedtime, so time to get that rest to play some poker when my friend gets in.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Sorry Sports fans. I realize it's been 3 weeks since I've posted. But my little playing as really been pretty insignificant.

Skipping the first week, lost what I played.

2nd week: Had a good weekend actually. Cashed in weekly 30K ($9), and took on the responsibility of being a bounty in PokerStars Twitter League tournament. Which led to my second cash in 2 seaons. (Yes, when I'm the bounty.)

At the same time of Daleroxxu's (Twitter: @Daleroxxu) Hyper Turbo No Limit Omaha H/L Shoveament Freeroll. You can watch here:

In which I took third and knocked out the host. The knockout earned me a Sunday 1/4 Million ticket. I plan on using it September 5th at the end of a week of vacation. I should be plenty rested and no work the morning of it. My only hope is not to be to burned out on poker by then. Ah well, one can only hope.

This last week has been nothing for me. Some small, minor wins on single tournament tables. But the weekend was a big loss overall. I don't know why I played a $.50/$1 Ring game. Dropped $40. I guess I should have ran when I won a hand and was up $12.

A friend is visiting from out of state. Got in Saturday, leaving Tues or Wednesday morning (probably the latter).

I got my laptop on Friday. And his new one, to replace his old, broken one. So we have been messing around with them. Figuring out features and such. First thing I did was check out WLM for work and then second thing was download PokerStars.

Well, that's all I can think of at the moment.

So hope to post next week at the begnining of my vacation, and of course after.


Saturday, July 31, 2010


Hey All,

Yeah, I missed a week. I'd say sue me, but you wouldn't get much.

As for the week I missed, I didn't play much as a I had a friend that visited. Played 7 Hu tourneys during the week and had 3w and 4L... $2 each, so not a big thing.

Today was my big poker day and thinking that I'm already tired out and won't be playing much more.

I started off with $1 tournament for the Lamborghini and joined 3 more single table $5.50 SnGs. 1279 were in it with 198 paid. I was out 430th.

Of the 3 Sngs, I only got 2nd in one for $13.50. So I liked the idea of a KO tournament and joined one for $6.75. I did manage 2nd for $13.50 and 2 KO to make $16 or a $9.25 profit. Added to the $13.50 from the other tournament, spent $24.35 and cashed for $22.75.

Oh yeah, forgot the $5.50 F&F tournament on Wednesday. No cash there.

On other news, I have a plan to see if I can make this my living. I am officially into phase 2. And as soon as my paychecks come in, I will be able to get a laptop.

Phase 2 means paying bills and paying back a friend $2600 that I owe. Phase 3 is saving for first half of 2011 so that I have bank account and bankroll to make my run.

I can't wait to order a laptop. Which means it can be in my room. Which means I will already be playing more poker much more often.

Damn, I have the poker bug... Not only do I think about it all the time, just typing about it in this blog makes me want to play again.

I think that's all I got for now.


Sunday, July 18, 2010


Another week of not doing much in the poker world. I played a private tournament on Wednesday while trying some $2.20 180-person SnGs. Bad beat after bad beat that night. The kind of beating that makes one wonder why to play poker *LOL*

But don't worry, sports fans, I'm not giving it up yet.

Friday I played a Step 1 tournament. And won it. So i got a ticket to Step 2. I played that last night. I was doing well enough, until the guy on my right shoved again. I finally attempted to stand up to him with AT and he had Q4o. First card Q, river card only a T. It left me short stacked.

I decided to shove with A8, and called by 37, they hit a 7 on the flop. 6th place. No do over for me, no advancement.

That's about it,

Sunday, July 11, 2010


So my friend was visiting again last week, and didn't leave until early Wednesday. So haven't felt like playing much. What I did, I didn't win.

I've also signed up on Carbon poker. I thought it might be a little easier with many less people that are on PokerStars. Consider PS having 150,000+ on compare to Carbon's 6,000+

Plus, CarbonPoker let's you have 5,000 play money chips an hour. You can use 250 play money chips for a step one ticket freeroll. Which gets you a ticket to step 2, which gets you a ticket to step 3. Win the third and get $1. Which normally is to much work for a little profit, but at this point I am looking to start over and see if I can be a winner and keep from depositing.

Out of the Step 1's did get 3rd once. Which did give me a step 2. I was playing the the Step 1 and 2 at the same time... Step 1 got AA and cracked when KJ called, got a J on flop and K on turn... and Step 2 had AK and guy to my immediate left had KK and held.

An ironic thing about carbon poker, I had a player curse at me for my pair holding vs their over cards...but when I talked to players and told them I usually play on PokerStars, PokerStars was completely censored. *LOL*

I hope to play more on PokerStars, at least this week. Especially the Twitter PokerLeague.

Hope to see ya at the tables.


Sunday, July 4, 2010


Happy B-Day Anniversary United States!

So after my friend left on Wednesday, I played a F&F tournament that night. Wasn't in the mood and donked out early. Still haven't figured that one out.

My friend came back to visit on Friday to leave on Monday. Help celebrate my b-day in 11 days. We've mostly been playing Super Mario Galaxy 2.

I did play some on Saturday. I did 5 single table SnG @ $1.20 each... lost all. Then did a HU $5.25 and won that.

I did have fun in one of my SnG... I had Q9s and re-raised... (had position)... He had pocket 66.
He rewarded me by calling me an asshole/ Q9.

I said "Yeah, when the tightest player raises preflop, you might want to rethink your low pocket pair."

Some other words said.. I said "Go read a book, it's called a race/coin flip. Over cards versus a pair."

Although I couldn't quite admitted to him, I had suited. Which I will say here, that I rarely play suited. With odds of flopping the flush 118 to 1, just not good enough to try.

Well, that's about it for now.. Talk at ya next week.


Saturday, June 26, 2010


Well, I think I might have had an enlightened moment this week. In order to win at poker, one must play poker. ::Chuckles::

Between Monday after work and Tuesday lunch, I played 18 $1 Don = $19.80 I won 11 for $22.

On Thursday I played Some $1 9-person SnG. Started off 2 n 2. The wins, taking 3rd and 1st. I played 3 more to get $1 profit. I also tried an NAPT (North American Poker Tour) freeroll. 9,305 started, finished 849th.

Friday I tried to go a little different. After hearing that $1 rebuys were pretty good, I joined one and $3 rebuy, plus 2 $1.20 9-person. One of the $1.20 I lost, so started another. Got 3rd out of the three.

I'm not sure how much I put into the $3. More than I planned. My bankroll was down about $10. I did minimum cash in the $1... Spent $3 to get $7.89.

Today I did a couple freerolls. With a bankroll of $19...I managed to cash in one of them for $43. So now my roll is up to $62.

I also have a friend coming in to visit tonight. They are leaving Tues or Wed. So not sure I'll get much more playing in till Wed evening.

And on that note... if anyone has good, constructive criticism how I might make my blog better, I'm willing to listen. Should I write about anything or just keep it poker?

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