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Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Big Win !

I have to blog my biggest win to date, $1500 for winning the in the $5k starting at 01:00 on Betfair this morning.
Thats one of my targets for 2006 knocked off, and gives my total profit to date this year a very healthy boost.
Just to make the win a little sweeter (as if it needed sweetening), I won entry for only $3.50 via a sattelite at the second attempt after bubbling for a small cash prize at the first attempt.
I had Poker Queen for company for most of the later stages, which was very entertaining to say the least. The banter was good throughout, and I was handily placed from a long way out.
Pocket Aces held up for me as chip-leader against the second placed player to leave me with over half the chips in play with 6 left in.
I had about a ten to one chip lead heads-up and finally won with pocket 33 making a full house against the unlucky Jampe2906 with another 3 and a pair of jacks on the board.
I haven't been playing much poker recently (the weather here has been to good to waste indoors), but this has really rekindled the flame so expect to see me on a final table near you soon
All the best

Friday, June 23, 2006

A couple of hand histories

I dont like to post too many hand histories on my blog, as I know they are boring and I always skim past them when reading other blogs (apologies to all concerned), but these two hands came up in quick sucession and just show the highs and lows of online poker.
The first hand came just as France had a shot saved on the line in their World Cup match with Togo, I jumped up to see the replay and timed out just as I sat back down to play, and of course I hit everything on the board

Game #2783976704: Hold'em NL (10/20) - 2006/06/23 - 20:39:24 (GMT)
Table "$5K FRIDAY GTD 2852225 - 2" Seat 9 is the button.
Seat 1: Foxy15 (1220 in chips)
Seat 2: Luscos (1490 in chips)
Seat 3: Amos2003 (970 in chips)
Seat 4: holker (1470 in chips)
Seat 6: OldPunkie (1470 in chips)
Seat 7: Reddog23 (4750 in chips)
Seat 8: Tokimano (1370 in chips)
Seat 9: jontickle (1710 in chips)
Seat 10: Breda1 (2050 in chips)
Breda1: posts small blind 10
Foxy15: posts big blind 20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to holker [Jh Kh]
Luscos: raises to 80
Amos2003: folds
holker: folds
holker sits out - because he was watching the football
holker sits back

OldPunkie: folds
Reddog23: folds
Tokimano: folds
jontickle: folds
Breda1: calls 70
Foxy15: calls 60
----- FLOP ----- [Js Ks 8d] giving me two pair
Breda1: bets 40
Foxy15: folds
Luscos: raises to 120
Breda1: calls 80
----- TURN ----- [Js Ks 8d][Kd] making my Full House

Breda1: bets 60
Luscos: raises to 120
Breda1: calls 60
----- RIVER ----- [Js Ks 8d Kd][3d]
Breda1: bets 200
Luscos: calls 200
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Breda1: shows [As Td] (A Pair of Kings, Ace high)
Luscos: shows [Qc Qs] (Two Pairs, Kings and Queens, Jack high)
Luscos collects 1120 from Main pot

The next hand was full of ups and downs, I was dealt pocket aces, which is always nice, and the raiser in front of me has been playing like a maniac, so I reraise and we both end up all in pre-flop. He shows K8o and I couldn't be happier.............

Game #2784023534: Hold'em NL (15/30) - 2006/06/23 - 20:42:33 (GMT)
Table "$5K FRIDAY GTD 2852225 - 2" Seat 2 is the button.
Seat 1: Foxy15 (1125 in chips)
Seat 2: Luscos (2045 in chips)
Seat 4: holker (1470 in chips)
Seat 6: OldPunkie (1470 in chips)
Seat 7: Reddog23 (5780 in chips)
Seat 8: Tokimano (1370 in chips)
Seat 9: jontickle (1710 in chips)
Seat 10: Breda1 (1530 in chips)
holker: posts big blind 30
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to holker [Ad Ah] very nice !
OldPunkie: folds
Peaceman sits back
Qwertyl sits back
Reddog23: raises to 180 - which is just what I wanted to see
Tokimano: folds
jontickle: folds
Breda1: folds
Foxy15: folds
Luscos: folds
holker: raises to 450 against the "raise every hand maniac" who is Reddog23
Reddog23: raises to 5780 and is all-in - which again, is just what I wanted
holker: is all-in 1020
Reddog23: shows [8s Kh] lovely I think
holker: shows [Ad Ah]

----- FLOP ----- [8c 2c Kd] Oh No ! hes only gone and flopped two pair - jammy git
----- TURN ----- [8c 2c Kd][2h] by now I'm not looking at the cards - too busy swearing
----- RIVER ----- [8c 2c Kd 2h][Qd] oh wait, the board has paired

----- SHOW DOWN -----
Reddog23: shows [8s Kh] (Two Pairs, Kings and Eights, Queen high)
holker: shows [Ad Ah] (Two Pairs, Aces and Twos, King high)

holker collects 2940 from Main pot lovely jubbly

Monday, June 12, 2006

The World Cup

Well, the world cup has finally started, and my plan to watch every match live has been assisted by work installing a large plasma tv in the office.
Work commitments and the world cup have curtailed my poker for the last week or so, which is just as well as I have been losing steadily on the low stakes cash tables.
I wish I was able to take advantage of some of the offers on Mansion, with free world cup tickets, $40 for being dealt pocket 66 and this the chance to play Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu et al for a million dollars with tuition and advice from the pros.
This blog is turning into a bit of an advert for Mansion recently, but I cant emphasise enough the value available on the Mansion site at the minute, while player numbers are low, and bonuses and added value are everywhere.
My family fly out to Gibraltar to join me a three weeks time, so things will get back to more like normal then, and we can all settle down to enjoy the summer sunshine.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pokerstars online poker blogger tournament

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