I am done
I am done with poker until Vegas. Have fun you 2 out chasing motherfuckers. I should be in a better frame of mind when I get back.
Watch Waffles life after the Ex, will he die of masturbation, some crazy date, or alcohol poisoning with the marines
I am done with poker until Vegas. Have fun you 2 out chasing motherfuckers. I should be in a better frame of mind when I get back.
I was stoked going into the DADI VII last night. I had a great team going. Duggles and Hoy bitched out on me but I got great replacement players in Katitude and CJ. Little did I know they would leave me as high and dry as Hoyazo. The "meeting" Duggles had was apparently cancelled and if I had kept him I actually would have won the last longer. I figured with CJ I was either going to luckbox into first or get an early out. His style of tourney play is very aggressive chipping up and then pretending to be a luckbox with cards that have decent odds when he is not in any danger of being knocked out. At least thats my read. He actually got majorly screwed when his KJ lost to a better KJ. Ouch. Apparently the LuckBox has unknown payback effects which CJ is just now experiencing. Karma's a bitch my man.Out in third place. This made it tough on me from the beginning. I have no idea how Kat went out. I would guess TPTK vs a two pair of crap cards? I dunno. She is hot in the biker leather though so I will forgive. However she was just 5-10 places behind CJ. I thought I was doomed in the last longer. I thought. However TripJax and Gary decided that they too would have bad nights. So if I could tilt Jordon out before 24th place I would be all set. Unfortionatly he woosed himself into the money in our last longer. The only salve for my wounds was the fact that I lasted wayyyy longer than he did. I made 4th place which was good for over a hundred bucks in cash and prizes. Beating Jordon: Priceless. Yeah, you can win the group events my man, but your just not as good as me. Keep trying. Possibly if you say your prayers, eat your wheaties, and keep practicing you might just might get close to as good as me. Hey you need hope right? Congrats to Mr. Dreamy on a first place finish and Jopker on third. The guy in second. I forget his name. Is he a blogger? Congrats to you too buddy.
Ok.. because the wise cracking New Yaaaawwwwker with more mouth than poker skill called me a chicken.. I have assembled a replacement team. Just for the record: Duggle and Hoyazo chickened out not me.
I am getting my haircut this weekend. I came home last week and my son had a nice clipper job done on his head. He was so excited about it he was like,"DADDY!DADDY!LOOK AT MY HAIR!YOU GET ONE TOO! WE CAN BE TWINS!". So I will be shaving my head down this Saturday with the lad. He is going to be a big boy and go in and tell the "Hair Stylelist" to "Make him look like me".
Sorry the 9 posts a day are down to one every other day. Been a little tired. Not sleeping well. Which is not very new. Oh well.. should do me good in Vegas baby! I can not wait.. I added a section to the right for Otis's WSOP posts.. if Pauly or Spacecadet or anyone else has WSOP covereage they would like to pimp I would be more than happy to add it -- the extra 1.5 readers you get will more than make it worth it.
As many of you know from reading my blog it has been a difficult week. Finally Razz set me off and I went on uber tilt winning a few hundred dollars playing 1/2NL. After my near miss with disaster I was feeling good and I felt like playing some low stakes poker for fun. Little did I know that the table would soon be infested by some of the better bloggers in the pokerverse including one special donator.
Taking on all comers..
.. in the works.. and man is it going to be good, until then your just going to have to put up with Wes. He made one of those great comments that makes me scratch my head as well as respect the hell out of him. Actually as much as I argue with CJ, Wes, and anyone else I have yelled at lately I respect the hell out of all of you. Except Ick.
Here I'll give you some pointers. When value betting, first assign your opponent(s) to a range of hands. Then you look at your hand. Then assess if your hand is ahead of this person's range of hands. If so, shovel money into the pot. If not, proceed cautiously.
Soooo back to the old Waffle ways. I was so pissed at my bad luck for the past few days, and the horrible luck that tossed me from the Razz game that I fucking went ballistic and this is what happened.
I am in love with Melinda. I am not sure if it was her sexy poolside pictures or her whitty use of the works gross, eww, and Like If. This went a long way though! I like a woman who knows what she wants:
So I was playing some poker last night. I thought I could get on a good roll. Get things going. Like if!! It was soo creepy! I started out when I got Pocket Aces. Now sometimes the rockets can be such jerks, but they are almost too good to be true, so maybe they are. Like if! I get a nice flop of Jxx and let my opponent bet into me. I try to trap him. Of course that worked out well, Like if! It was so creepy! The guy catches his 2-outer on the turn. He kept looking at me. I was lucky that it only cost me a fourth of my stack. He said that he would have bet more on the river but then I would have to move into his apartment and be his maid/slave, so he only bet a few bucks. Eww! How Creepy! The next hand I played was 85o in the small blind. The flop comes 55x. I figure I am in pretty good shape and get ready to trap my opponent again. Like if! The turn comes a pretty looking eight. I think that the poker gods want to get close to me, but they didnt even touch me, so I don't know. So I put all my money in the middle and get called. I am waiting to collect my winnings. Like if! He turns over his 88 for the one outer boat-over-boat beating. It Was Gross. I think I like playing poker sometimes but othertimes I'd rather go back to Winnetka.
Poker has been interesting. Up and down as usual. I had a nice session where I was dealt KK twice and both times someone else had AA. Um. Great. The hand I lost money on was actually interesting. The other hand I sucked out on the flop and won. However my opponent was smart enough to lay down his AA on a KQx flop. BASTARD! The interesting hand was when the flop came 222. Now do you fold your Aces or Kings to aggressive betting? It ended up three ways all in. I had both guys covered and ended up down $25 instead of up $25 on the 50/NL table due to that. I am not sure what the +EV move is. Probably folding and waiting for a better place to get my money in?
I admit I was in a whiney mood in the WWDN:Not. One outers on the river in your cash game do that to you. I still do not know how he called me with pockets 9's and a Queen on the board. I happened to have two pair. Oh well. So in a foul mood I start dominating the WWDN:Not. Taking my anger out on the poor innocent fools. I finally get to the final table and get involved in this hand with Ick.
An open challenge shall be made by myself,
TripJaxand GCox, founders and proveyers of the DADI tournaments. Any of ye with a team of three such bloggers, readers, or poker players, may challenge the triumverate of DADI Superstars in a team last longer bet.
- Jordon of High on Poker
This guy deserves what he got after he calls a raise pre-flop and then a decent size bet on the flop. He 2-pairs up and I make a flush. I have no idea why he called my river bet when there were four spades on the board. I had not played a single "special" hand yet. Not shown a 23o. Nothing. I have no idea what he though I had.
I will be playing the Mook tonight. Should be fun. I will then hit the cash tables again. Remind me not to invite bloggers. They just get in the way.
Started my cash game career out on the right foot. Well if you count yesterday as the start then really on the right foot. I was playing a pretty solid game. Mixing it up. However the big money maker for me tonight was when my KQ made a higher straight then someone who had AQ.
For every idiot who bets out $1 because he has an underpair and is afraid of the ace, there is another idiot who bets out with $1 because he hit a set of aces or kings and doesn't want anyone to fold. Wes' hand was different than yours in that he made a play with rags when they actually hit.Is not the essence of poker using some aggression to either see where you are or to take down small pots from the weak, I.E. Your Prey? If I take a shot at a pot by raising a very small amount of what I have and set in my head that this is what I am willing to invest in this hand based on my read and the player then why would I just passively fold? I think classic Doyle is to risk a little bit to take alot of small pots and ramp up your stack so you are ready for that one big shot. I may be interpreting things incorrectly but if my table is willing to passively give me 5-10 bucks every few pots just because I ask nicely then I am going to take them up on that offer.
Nice exciting night. I want to post a few hands and get some feedback. Lets start with the Poll first. I want to know:
o anyway.. I was in the hole for a few bucks and getting frustrated when I saw 23o. Woo hoo! I call a raise in MPI could make a snide remark but until I make 12K I can not back it up. I have actually not played alot of cash games lately so your comment is totally wrong.. and if getting your money in with QQ vs A9 on a 9xx flop is playing poorly then so be it, I suck. Also if bluffing when you sense weakness is not part of the game so be it.
Since my Bankroll is declining instead of ascending
Hmm, couldn't be a coincidence could it?
- Sweet little Wes
I have no idea why but I hate buying nice things for myself. I feel guilty like I am taking money away from my family or something. So finally I broke down and did it.
I have been very frustrated with Poker lately if you have not guessed. It is one of those things where anything that can go wrong usually does. I did cap the night off with a fun hand though.. before Pokerstars decided to drop my connection for the second time.. I was having serious problems with them last night.. Other sites too.. I wonder if George was setting up traces and screwed up or something..
First hand. JJ. Flop 89x two spades. All in. Insta-Called by Q7s. Queen on the river.
Screw you Poker. Screw your cousin. Your Sister twice. Your brother in the backdoor. Your dogs mouth. Screw your mother with six guys. I am not sure of the logistics of that but you can figure it out. Screw your daddy with your second uncles pig.
Sorry for the lack of posts. Been pretty tired. Case of the blahs maybe. I dunno. Poker has been ok. I have been losing alot of MTTs towards the end (before the final table) because of horrific beats of various degrees. My favorite this week was JJ vs A6 all in with 16 or so left in a 180. On the good side I am regularly making it to the money but not crashing through. Actually maybe my favorite was when I flopped two pair and someone called over half his stack off with a draw and runner-runner hit a better two pair. Ouch. Oh well.
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I just wanted to put up a second post saying that in no way did I mean to insult s00ted.. I think the fact that he is asking these questions is good. I do feel strongly that you should have a full buyin, however, to clarify, even though his post is the reason for my paragraph of text I in no way think he is a an idiot.. it is just my way to be extreme! In some ways I think G3 confirms that he probably is playing a little above his bankroll, or just as bad, playing above where he feels comfortable losing. So anyways keep it up and keep learning man. It is a long path. Everyone go over and give the man a hug. heh.
I will be playing in the Hoyazo Home Game tonight. Why? I love busting Hoyazo. It makes me feel like someday I can make 10K by playing like a donkey.
Interesting night last night.. very sucky. I started out with a little 2-table action on the SNG front and the very first hand I have QQ vs 99. The flop comes Jxx, and all the money goes in. He flips his 9's in the air waving proudly that he knew I did not have a Jack.. Your right fucktard, I do not have a Jack.. Which turned out to be a bad thing because the turn was a 9. Ooops. I guess I made a mistake, because, I lost.
My baby girl turned four last night. I am in trouble with that one. She is sitting at the table and picks up a flyer. She then turns to me and says "Daddy, I need a cellphone". yeah.
Ode to SirFWALGMan (Ron wanted to have a little sidebet last night and this is the end result, MAN that guy has talent!!!)
I finally won one of these. I almost did not play. It was already started when I noticed it and the "Late Reg" sign was on, so I was like what the hell. It was a great battle though. I give a lot of props to R-Gee and Robin. R-Gee should have his post about how wonderful and much better then him I am pretty soon. I actually had a HUGE chip advantage going in against him because I was getting very lucky all night so even though I AM better than he is he really had a slim chance. I will say he played excellent poker and made it very hard for me to knock him out quickly. Aggressive. Tough. Smart. Good Job Sir.
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The difference between a winner and a loser is that the latter thinks
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I love the Mookie tourney. It is fast becoming one of my favorite. Not just because I have placed 2nd, 1st, 2nd in the past three week. No. Actually that does help.. but priceless moments like taking out Mookie or watching Hoyazo fall, then JJJOK or removing HRC for the second week. Ahh.. Those are the things that make me sleep well at night.
I got crippled in the WWDN on an interesting hand. I think I played it terribly. It brings up a good point though. So here is the situation. You have a short stack luckbox at your table and he is pushing every third hand, taking blinds, because, well, he has to. You have 4K in chips and are in decent shape. He has about 2K and with the blinds is hurting. So you are dealt a weak hand but not bad HU. It is A7s. Do you call said Luckbox on his 19th push?
Not saying Stb played post flop poorly as I mentioned in my previous post. He got the best possible flop he could ever hope for. I also said I was pot committed by the time we made the flop so I had no choice but to continue on. Just lamenting a dominating hand losing and the dissapointment of playing poker for hours for nothing.
Just got to get it out of my system. Lost on the final table of the HORSE tourney when STB took his KK45 s00ted up against my AA37 s00ted. I think we 3-bet pre-flop and all the money basically was in on the pre-flop/flop. He flopped a flush draw but the blinds were so high then I was in until the end. I also had the best hand at the time with a redraw to the low.
It is one of my proudest poker moments ever. After winning 6 of the last 7 matches against Veneno I have regained the lead in our competition by a full two games! I even played with her in a 4 person HU game and while she was defeated by the angry frog in 300 hands, it took me a mere 5 hands to dispatch him. Veneno even got poisoned once by me. She has fallen far.
I think I could agree with many of the comments and also disagree with alot of them. The one thing I have liked about Fluxers style of play is it's inherent aggression and ability to make people make HUGE mistakes. We got the money in the hand with a 36% chance of making an eighty dollar profit on the hand. Not the best odds but not as horrible as first appears either. Although I do agree with Don and most of the comments that there probably is a better place to get all your money in.
I will let the hand speak for itself but should anyone have folded to a huge $180 bet on that flop?
I was all set to meet Garthmeister today. He was flying up to the Boston area to play Australian Rules Footsie with some guys. Sounds like a party! He sent directions. He sent a picture. Kind of cute. I brushed my teeth. I plucked my nose hair. I scrubbed my ass!!! I found the place. No Garth. I am devistated. Oh well maybe next time.
Alot of action in the Waffle house last night. We told my son about ten million times to not play ball in the house. He plays the whole field. Off the wall, diving catches into the kitchen. So last night he finally took after his dear old accident prone dad and as he was going back for a long ball he slammed into the fence, I.E. The Fridge. Unfortionatly for him he hit the corner and cracked his little head open. He starts bleeding and freaking out. It is these times you realize as smart as your kids are they are still KIDS. He was never good with blood but he also thought that if you cracked your head open you automajically died. I guess he must have seen some ER show on the learning channel or the news or something. So finally we get him calm and wait for his head to stop bleeding. Eventually it lets up but every little while a drop oozes out. So we take him to the ER and they put a few staples in his head. That was actually an ordeal too because they made us wait for hours. He was getting more and more nervous about the stitches or staples or whatever they were going to do to him. Finally they did the little click-click and he freaked out for the last time and everything was done.
I know Ick, that is not very inviting to new bloggers. Screw you too! Seriously though Marxst you have posted two things in the past week that I would have liked to comment on but I can not figure out if Bloglines even has comments.
This week I interview super star Hoyazo player as he soars to some great success in MTTs lately. He is fresh off a huge win as the winner of the Party Poker 40K. Lets find out how all of the success has effected our man.