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Monday, July 31, 2006

Still no luck

Well, I played live again on Wednesday night (26th July), lots of runners this time so a re-buy rather than a freeze out, and just as well as far as I am concerned.
First hand I get dealt QQ in late position, rasied from 50 to 600 and get called by the dealer.
Flop is ten high and I push all in, and the dealer shows pocket aces, not the best of starts.
After a re-buy I was pretty much card dead and struggled to pinch a blind or two, won a couple of hand just before the re-buy period ended and after the top up I was on about average stack of around 6k. Pushed with KQ on a Q high flop in an unraised pot, and walked into AQ and that was that, ah well, there's always next week.
Luck has pretty much deserted me online too, won entry into the $5k Gtd on Betfair via a satellite and was going well in the last 50 or so when this happened

------HAND 5------
Game #2070995593: Hold'em NL (150/300) - 2006/07/31 - 02:20:46 (GMT)
Table "$5K SUNDAY GTD 3116800 - 5" Seat 2 is the button.
Seat 1: Poker_vic (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: Weih30101 (6490 in chips)
Seat 3: spwing (8550 in chips)
Seat 4: Box_fresh (1340 in chips)
Seat 5: QuantumXG (1890 in chips)
Seat 6: danick (13240 in chips)
Seat 7: Fatmole (3320 in chips)
Seat 9: holker (4955 in chips)
Seat 10: Lewis147 (6215 in chips)
spwing: posts small blind 150
Box_fresh: posts big blind 300
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to holker [Qc Ah]
QuantumXG: folds
danick: calls 300
Fatmole: folds
holker: raises to 900
Lewis147: folds
Poker_vic: folds
Weih30101: calls 900
spwing: folds
Box_fresh: folds
danick: folds
----- FLOP ----- [2d Qs 8s]
holker: bets 900
Weih30101: raises to 5590 and is all-in
holker: is all-in 3155
Returned uncalled bets 1,535 to Weih30101
----- TURN ----- [2d Qs 8s][9d]
----- RIVER ----- [2d Qs 8s 9d][As]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Weih30101: shows [9s 9h] (Three of a kind, Nines, Ace high)
holker: shows [Qc Ah] (Two Pairs, Aces and Queens, Nine high)
Weih30101 collects 10660 from Main pot
----- SUMMARY -----
Total pot 10660 Main pot 10660 Rake 0
Board [2d Qs 8s 9d As]
Seat 1: Poker_vic folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Weih30101 (button) showed [9s 9h] and won (10660) with Three of a kind, Nines, Ace high
Seat 3: spwing (small blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Box_fresh (big blind) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: QuantumXG folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: danick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Fatmole folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: holker showed [Qc Ah] and lost

It doesn't stop there either, trying to qualify for the $5k Gtd on Betfair again I had pocket nines undone by a King on the river after someone called my pre-flop all in with KQo and then my nut flush against two pair, made his full house on the river.
Ah well, bad luck doesn't last forever, and when it changes I must be due a decent run of good fortune :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Not much luck

well, seeing as I got lambasted for the lack of updates, I decided I better update again.
Not too much to report really, played a bit more online, this week with no notable success.
I have been playing a little on Virgin recently, I find the standard of play on there pretty poor at the $5 $10 $20 level, so its just a matter of ABC poker and wait for a monster as there is always someone to pay you off.
Still pursuing another win in Betfairs 01:00 am $5k Gtd, have gone out just shy of a payday a few times this week, but overall I think my play is prety good, confidence is high and a good win is, Im sure, just around the corner.
I will probably play live again tomorrow night at the casino here in Gib, will be my last chance for a while as work commitments will prevent me from playing for a couple of weeks after this.
Hopefully numbers will be low and we will play a £50 freeze out like last week, as opposed to the usual £20 re-buy. The format for the freeze out is miles better imo, I've almost a mind not to play if its a re-buy, but once you get there its hard to walk out without playing.
Well if you'll excuse the short posting, thats all for now.
See you next time

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Playing Live

Apologies for the lack of updates, I never realised I had so many readers !
Thanks for taking the time to look and I'll try to keep up to date in future.
Haven't played too much online since the win in the $5k, but did manage another money finish at Gib casino on wednesday 19/7/06, finishing second of 19 in a £50 freeze out tournament for £216.
The usual format for the weekly games at the casino is £20 rebuy with 1500 chips, this time, because of lack of players we had a £50 freezeout with 5000 starting chips, a much better format imo.
In fact I was unfortunate not to win, All in pre-flop with AJo v A6o Jack of Diamonds on the flop looked good until 3 more diamonds in quick succession gave my opponent a flush.
Details are at if anyone is interested, including video footage of the last hand as it played out (all very high-tech from a mobile phone)