Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Small win

Joined a $4 buy in sng last night, with 180 entrants, the prizes wernt amazing, but i fancied a go. I got up the chips fast soon becoming close to chip leader of tourney, and certainly chip leader of my table, i managed to keep my stack high through most of the tourny, picking off fish, and people who were trying to bluff me when i had the nuts (dont you just love that).

A few hands i remember,

I had about 20k in chips, a short stacked player pushed pre-flop, and everyone else folded, and i decided to call, they turned over 99, to my amazement, and i had 1010, the flop came 9x9, which was such a shock. The very nexy hand after that, somebody pushed pre-flop again, with about $5k in there stack, once again, everyone around the table folded, so i called with 1010 (again). They turned over AKo, and hit an ace on the flop, no help for me, this made a big dent in my stack, but i decided to not let it phase me. I pushed on and kept managing to gain more and more chips, there was a point in the tourny where i went down from like 12k, to 1k, but soon making it back upto 18k, when i flopped the nut straight, and a few people pushed all-in with me insta calling...

I eventually made the money in a very good situation, it payed down to 18th place, and i was in the top 3 of the chip lead most the way of the final 18. The final table came, and i hit a very bad beat, i re-raised somebody pre-flop, and they insta re-raised me, i was thinking about coming over the top, but he had more chips than me, and i didnt want to rest my tourny life on this hand as its not prooved the best for me in the past, i decided to call. Flop came J64, not a great flop for me, but i decided to go on betting strong, trying to represent that i'd hit or had and overpair. I raised $3000, ( a very large amount of my stack after the pre-flop raising ) he instantly came over the top. It took so much courage to fold this as i was probobly pot commited by now, but i decided to let it go, he showed AJ, and i was so relieved to have folded, no matter how hard. However this left me short stacked on the final table, and i've never had so many sh*t hands in a row than when i was on this table lol. Hand after hand they were re-raising, and everytime i'd call, i'd never hit, never even had a high card to try and bluff with. I eventually decided to push with Qc7d, one person called with KQ, i was devastated, however the cards came KcAc3h the turn, Jc --- giving me the Royal flush draw, river 10d, not giving me the royal, but it kept me in the tournemant, and we both hit straights. This was a relief.

Finally i was not going anywhere with my hands, and i was well beyond having a short stack by now, i pushed with J7d, 1 called with KQd, and he had the higher flush even though i hit two pair, i finished in 6th position which wasn't a realy bad result, could've done better but we all have bad games. This won me $36 adding to my stars account.

Stars - $58 - trying to work on this from scratch
Betfair - $950 (not touched it yet)

Oh and before i go, i gotta say congrats to Portdeco for winning $3000 after a 9 hour session fighting off 2500+ entrants, managing to get 2nd place, and a hefty profit, seeing as it was only a $3 buy in, exellent result mate, keep up the good work =)

Monday, 30 July 2007


well had a few games, so thought it was about time i updated..

First off, tonight, played in a $2.50 tourney in which 3000 peeps entered, not gonna go into detail, as that would take forever, lol, but i came 84th, winning me about $14, was gd fun, and shudda dun better, but lost a large amount of my stack to a silly call, and went on tilt thereafter..

Had a live game, with Bluescouse, Portdeco, hellboy and moz, didnt do that well, but the highlight of the game, was wen i came back from having just one 25 chip, (enough for ante), and coming back to have about 8500 chips, about equal chip lead, however it was shortlived when i ran into portdecos QQ, with K 10, not to worry though it was fun.

Been playing a bit on pokerstars, put just $20 in, and afta a day i managed to make it upto around $90, and just to mention thanks to ed (Bluescouse) who has been giving me a few pointers which have realy helped my play out..cheers mate =)

Been on tilt tonight a bit, and trying to recover what ive lost too much, making me lose more and more, eventually, i lost most my stars money, by stupid cash play, but il probs take a rest tomorrow so that i can get my head together, and play better maybe...

i still have a BR of $950 in betfair, although i might transfer it into stars, as ive only realy started to play on stars, and already prefer it, but il see how it goes

i wud post more, but im wrecked, so bed time it is...lol

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Biggest Win..

Well i aint posted in a while, mainly coz i forgot my login, but now i have remembered it, so thought it was time to make a post. Ive had a few ups and downs losing money here n there, but i have just finished a tournement in 1st position out of 34. It was a $1500 guaranteed tourney, in which the first prize was $600 (£300). Im over the moon i won it, mainly because it reassured that my different style of play ive been enforcing recently is working. The winning hand was AK vs his AQ, i pushed pre-flop as i had him well covered, and nothing came.

I also had a small live tourney, in which i came 2nd ( to ed ), but i believe i played very well. Heads up between me and ed lasted well over and hour in which im very proud.

Well thats all for now as im tired, ive left a link showing my win below if ya wanna check it out.

see ya soon :D