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Thursday, January 27, 2011
zomg i'm getting married
in two days! i've been bad about updating this blog, and usually update on cardrunners, but i'll prob try to get back into the swing of things on here after the honeymoon. i need to simplify uploading pictures somehow, because right now it seems so difficult and time consuming!
hope everyone is enjoying double guarantee week, just enjoyed a good post from ckbwop, and grats to TBA who as usual has a final table to brag about. lucko21 final tabled the 6pm FTP on monday that had ~ 18k first prize, but his AA went down to KQ w/ 5 left and he couldn't recover. :( i played a multi-entry rush 1r that went insanely late and i spazzed out in 13th mostly due to being horrifically tired. wish i coulda stayed focused, it's not everyday there's a 4.5k first prize in a 1r.
Lastly, belated congrats to one of my favorite bloggers in the world, change100, for taking down the PCA ladies event!
there was a request for HORSE, so tonight's edition is turbo HORSE at 9pm, super turbo HORSE at 9:15pm. all tourneys on full tilt poker.
also, in honor of teamwillow, an active CR member, there is a teamwillow snack-a-thon added to the schedule at 9:30pm. it's a $2 super turbo, NLHE. make sure to bust out some epic snacks in anticipation of the .50 bounties. tourney IDs for all three, but you can also just search me, pvanharibo:
pw = spewday
Tuesday November, 30th Tournament #201493162 (21:00 ET) - Turbo HORSE Tournament #201493422 (21:15 ET) - Super Turbo HORSE KO Tournament #201493881 (21:30 ET) - Super Turbo NLH KO
i've been sick for a week, it totally blows. saw a dead body yesterday, not fun. how is viewing a dead body a tradition?! poker has been pretty terrible since september ended. i'm gonna miss that month of poker for a long time. trying to play small stakes so at least if i start spewing it doesn't hit the bankroll. lots of $3 90 mans. :)
tuesday spewday september 28th - win $25 bounty on me!
i hope you'll play tomorrow night!! changed the first one to turbo, so it won't last quite as long, and should be a good time. $25 bounty on my head, so if i spew into you, a free $25! i can afford it cause i've been running INSANE hot on ftp this month. turned $187 into 50k, which is obv the sick side of variance. more after tourney deets.
Two private tourneys on Full Tilt Poker, Tuesday September 28th.
i wrote up a bit more on my CR blog, but basically i won the 42k two sundays ago for 18k, then final tabled mini ftops and finished 5th for 18k the next night. the following saturday i won a six max tourney for 5k, and then last night i final tabled the 42k (again) and finished third. bink!
not gonna do anything too exciting w/ the $$, but did buy myself a new computer and monitors, i'll post a pic once i get it all set up (prob not till end of october, sniffle).
lastly, if you're a member of CR, we're running a promotion right now where you can receive free lessons from matt matros and collin moshman just for posting a hand in the forums. deets are here.
if you're not already a member, sign up through truly free poker training, and then you could be eligible for next month's free lesson giveaway.
CRUSHED bayne and his lol two qb team (we can only play one) this week in ff, which makes likely going 3-3 this week not so terrible
awesome time last night, thanks to everyone who came out and played. decent showing from bloggers, one time can i please run like goat early in the super turbo. it lasted 33 minutes and got 46 entrants. don't miss it next week on tuesday at 9:15. let's try to break 50!
so goat finished 5th. Adamtron took 6th place, the first money spot, and he's a friend of augie's which makes him half blogger. (ed. note: i was gonna link to augie's blog but he hasn't posted since february, so i'm linking to a recent interview instead. check out this entertainment video for a good laugh) DDionysus donked his way to fourth (jk dave!) and the top three were pro Frank "Frank1the1Tank" Calo, CR support guy asufan23, and tomek322, one of my forum friends, who took first for $87 bucks.
in the $11, which was a little too deep stacked for my taste (i think i'm gonna ask to switch it to 10 min levels, though i love antes from the start), we also had 6 money spots, with 47 entrants. jestocost made the final table, but busted 9th. 8th and 7th were two CR instructors, predator06 and m_reed05 (who just made a deep run in the Main Event). acedonkey, one of my friends from high school and law school who busted the main event this year when AK < AK (poor guy), took 6th place. aforementioned augie, one of our MTT instructors with CR, took fifth.
blogger lightning, originator of the "lightning fold" was fourth, and Bazuko, a CR member who final tabled WSOP Event 16 in fourth place for over 100k, took third. dackjaniels2001 and Frank got HU and flipped for about 50 bbs until Frank1The1Tank took it down. Hard to believe the title didn't mean more, but he was at the final table of the 33k on FTP and itm in the 1k on Stars, so w/e.
as for me, i don't even remember how i busted the super turbo, but i went out of the double stack when i called a min raise from the bb w/ K7cc and went broke w/ top pair. he had a set of 3s. oops.
i had dinner w/ astin and jordan in the city (at perilla) earlier this week. seeing them really brought me back.
astin was the first poker blogger to ever comment here, and he was the only guy i "knew" going into my first blogger weekend in june 2007 when i flew out to play the ladies tournament. i remember meeting him at the treasure island coffee shop w/ no clue what he looked like (a briefly recurring problem) clutching a guide to tournaments. he snorted when i told him what i was reading, and said something along the lines of, no sense in reading that now.
jordan is the first blogger that i remember emailing. i read one of his blog posts about poker in the city and emailed him hoping to tag along to a game. it was through him i heard of the wall street game, and that led to a cool poker circle that got me going to atlantic city.
poker's played an increasingly larger role in my life over the past 5 years, and a lot of the people i've met in the game are somehow related to poker bloggers.
at dinner we didn't talk too much about the tournaments that brought us together, but being w/ them got me thinking that it would be cool to play some poker with friends/e-friends/bloggers/blenemies/etc. thus, i've organized a weekly poker tournament. would love for it to be more than a glorified SNG (no offense to the mookie <3), so if you're around on tuesday please come check it out cause it's TUESDAY SPEWDAY and who is more of a spewtard than me? :)
here's the info, it's two tournaments, one regular MTT at 9pm EST and a super turbo KO at 9:15pm ET. password for both is spewday. (no period)
Tournament #174055893 07.27.10 21:00 ET - 3000 chips Tournament #174065188 07.27.10 21:15 ET - Super Turbo KO
pretty psyched about this, esp since i almost didn't play. been awhile since i chronicled a tournament on this blog, it's kinda long.
background: on tues night i played the 9pm SCOOP L and M. L i busted out of quickly but i built up a stack in the M. next thing i know i'm cooking myself eggs at 2:30am cause i'm super hungry, then it's 5:55am and i'm on a break, and then at 6:30 i bustout around 140th out of 5400 or so. fml. i only got a couple random hours of sleep before i had to get up for work, and was not feeling great yesterday. i haven't even made the ft of a bloggament tho, so i figured i'd give the mookie a shot and try to play smart.
won a decent size pot off tba (gg dude) early then spewed a bit. i got those and more chips back when cmitch ~ called me w/ 99 after i flopped tp w/ AQ. they never believe i have it. :)
i won a small pot w/ 33 but for the most part played "fold" for the next hour or so of the tournament. also won a nice pot off brainmc when he folded to my river shove on a JT59K board. like i said, i always have it. won some chips v. a shortie, lost some reshoving a button raise w/ QT and somehow lost v. A4, then lost a flip w/ AK to TT to drop below 30 bbs.
i was down to 20 bbs and had a dream spot. third to act opened for 3x, fourth to act flats, and i have QQ in the bb. i ship, opener folds, and caller has AQ. i hold. yay.
then i lost another flip, this time w/ TT to lightning's AK. boo. down to 21 bbs. i chipped up a little to 23 and then the co decided to shove 10bss w/ 92o and my QQ held up. yay. shortly after i opened 44 from ep w/ ~ 25 bbs. torn on whether it should have been a fold, i had to call about 5 people at the table, which is prob too many so early to act. bb woke up w/ AA and i was down to 16 bbs.
just over an orbit later i was down to 13, blinds were up, and sb shoved 10.5 bbs on my bb. i called w/ 77 and won the flip v. his K8o. shortly after my friend dave shoved 15 bbs on my bb and i pretty much flipped a coin and decided to call. in almost any mtt i think it would be a mistake to call, but i was playing for a stack and hoped i was flipping. if i lost i'd still have 10 bbs and i was feeling confident.
indeed, i flopped a set w/ 55 v. his KTo and was up to 40 bbs. weeeeeeeeeeeee.
sb the next orbit i had JThh and shoved on lightning's 9 bb stack. he called w/ 66 and i won yet another bvb flip. i busted someone when they shoved for 1.5 bbs and my J4o beat A2o. i was up to 50 bbs when i lost a big pot to chippymcstacks.
i was on the button w/ K3o which i'm almost never opening, but i guess i was feeling frisky. he flatted from the sb. flop was KQ2cc. i'm pretty sure i'm ahead, but my kicker is terrible, so i checked behind. on the Q turn he bet 1600 into a 5100 pot, which was pretty much a snap call. i was def a bit worried about him having a Q at this time, but it also seemed like a line a weak hand would take just trying to take down the pot. when he bet almost pot on the T (non club) river i prob shoulda smelled the rat and just given up, but i got stubborn and called. he showed me 22 for a flopped set, turned boat. down to 34 bbs.
i added 14 on a hand i played horribly v. queensup. i raised from ep w/ A7ss and he flatted from bb w/ 13 bbs behind. i cbet a K93 flop and then called his shove. it was a complete donkey call i wasn't getting the right price v. anything. all i can say is i was feeling lucky, and so if you've made it this far you won't be surprised to hear an A fell on the turn (and an insignificant 7 even landed on the river). he had KTo and had flopped top pair. oops. 46 bbs. yay.
then i started winning pots. a lot of them. A4o shoved 9 bbs and i won w/ AKo in bb. i shoved 34o from the sb into the 7 bbs of the bb and rivered a pair on his AJo. won a flip w/ AJss v. 44. over 70 bbs.
playing five handed i opened QQ and chippy shoved 25 bbs. i won (omg) another flip, holding v. his AK. then i won a lot of pots and had a bajillion bbs. i won a lot more pots, then lost one w/ KK v. AK when an A came on the river. i still had a big stack.
i didn't play many hands early at the final table, and before i even realized it we were down to 6 or 7. i lost a small pot shoving Q7 from the sb into tba's 7 bbs and losing to his K8, but this was the start of him coming back from the dead.
i doubled riggs when i called off w/ KQdd v. his A9o, is questionable. he shoved 10 bbs on the button and i was sb, but it was a risk i simply didn't need to take. maybe i was having memories of the guy shoving 92o. then i lost another hand w/ KQ, this time to tba's KT. this hand was pretty brutal, cause if i won i'd be three-handed with a 13 bb stack and a 4 bb stack. i was feeling pretty confident until the T flopped. ouch.
then i had a gross spot v. tba bvb. i had 80 bbs and he was at 20, covering the other two stacks. i have K2hh. i hate folding, i hate raise folding, i hate raise calling and i hate shoving. i decided shoving was prob the most +ev (any math geeks wanna run numbers v. some ranges?) so i shoved into his 88 and somehow didn't bink a K. no joke, i was pretty surprised when i didn't river a K.
the 13 bb stack from earlier was up to 17 and raised 2.5x first to act and i shoved A8o from sb. he called w/ KJ and rivered a J. seriously ftp, can't you ever put it on the flop?
the fourth guy finally blinded out and we were three handed. i opened 88 from the button and the bb shipped 33 bbs. i don't play that much short handed (unfortunately) but thought three handed this was a call. also, i was running like zeus at flips. curious what my hand is v. his range. he had A9o and i won yet another flip. heads up. yay!
five hands into our hu match was this hand, ftw.
Seat 1: twoblackaces (91,262) Seat 9: pvanharibo (205,738) twoblackaces antes 300 pvanharibo antes 300 twoblackaces posts the small blind of 1,200 pvanharibo posts the big blind of 2,400 The button is in seat #1 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to pvanharibo [Js 9d] twoblackaces raises to 4,800 pvanharibo calls 2,400 *** FLOP *** [9c 2h Jc] pvanharibo checks twoblackaces bets 6,500 pvanharibo raises to 13,000 twoblackaces calls 6,500 *** TURN *** [9c 2h Jc] [4s] pvanharibo has 15 seconds left to act pvanharibo bets 16,800 twoblackaces has 15 seconds left to act twoblackaces raises to 44,400 pvanharibo raises to 187,638, and is all in twoblackaces calls 28,762, and is all in pvanharibo shows [Js 9d] twoblackaces shows [9h 4h] Uncalled bet of 114,476 returned to pvanharibo BamBamCan (Observer): Teeeeeeeeeeee...........Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.EH *** RIVER *** [9c 2h Jc 4s] [4d] pvanharibo shows two pair, Jacks and Nines twoblackaces shows a full house, Fours full of Nines twoblackaces wins the pot (182,524) with a full house, Fours full of Nines *** SUMMARY *** Duration 62s Total pot 182,524 | Rake 0 Board: [9c 2h Jc 4s 4d] Seat 1: twoblackaces (small blind) showed [9h 4h] and won (182,524) with a full house, Fours full of Nines Seat 9: pvanharibo (big blind) showed [Js 9d] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines
i yelled so loud i thought i might wake lucko, but thankfully he was a log.
then tba and i traded chips back and forth for what seemed like a long time. his A2 hit bottom pair v. my AJ and turned into trips on the river. i paid him down w/ A high. i lost a pretty big pot to him when i had 77 and cbet an A high flop. i c/folded the K turn, figured he prob had me beat. then i three bet him w/ AQ w/ about 25 bbs, he called and we saw a flop of AT5. i cbet, he raised, i shoved, he called and showed A5. sigh. i was pretty fucking pissed, still thinking about the two outer on the river from the hand earlier. magically a T appeared on the turn, improving my mood considerably.
he was down to 19 bbs but lost a few pots and on the last hand i shoved T8dd into his 11 bbs and won a flip (obv) to beat his 66 and take it down.
cliffs: if you want to win a TOC seat, flip very, very well
this is for all the glee haters. you know who you are.
Huge thanks to Al for setting all this up. Deets on his blog here. I was down to 190 chips last night at 40/80 and somehow built my stack back up, but lost it all when i battled v. vinnay's big stack with 3 tables left. i flatted 66 oop, flopped an oesd and decided to go broke. he had KK and held. def sucked to lose ~80 bb pot, but if i win there i have an awesome stack to try and win a seat to TOC, and as it turns out vinnay was able to hold on and do it, so good for him.
Tournament: Poker From the Rail When: Monday, April 19th through May 24th starting at 22:00ET Game: Deepstack NLHE Buyin: $24+2 (or token)* Password: 2010WSOP
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*Winner also receives ToC entry
Tournament: Battle of the Blogger Tournaments Invitational When: Sunday, April 18th through May 23rd starting at 19:00ET Game: Deepstack NLHE Buyin: Restricted freeroll**
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Tournament: Blogger Battle Royale When: Sunday, June 6th starting at 14:00ET Game: Deepstack NLHE Buyin: Freeroll for BBT participating bloggers