Tuesday, November 14, 2006


For the second time on stars I won the weekly TLB, I played almost 500 tournys for the week to win it. I made a over 40fts for the week too but only had 5 wins which I was quite disapointed about. I am only playing 5 days full days this week as sunday I had an incident where my neighbors got kicked out by thier parents and came over to my house for a few hours before their parents calmed down and sobered up. On monday, I was conned into being a chauffeur to a tstone trip with my some of my family. I really didn't want to go up on a monday knowing the games would be only a few and low limits. Ended up doing a $65 tourny with 55 runners because there was nothing else to do. Ended up winning that pretty easily for 1k+. Sick hand of the tourny (600/1200 200a) was folded to UTG+1 who just lost a big pot who had 1BB he calls with 910s, next guy to act CL at table overlimped with AA. Guy behind him shoves for like 6k total with 77 ; next guy calls for over half his stack with 88; next girl took 2minutes before folding 55 she said after. Folds around to BB who also calls for more than half his stack with JJ . Get's back to AA guy and he shoves both call. So 5 to the flop everyones in pot is over 140k and the avg stack at the time is 13k. Flop was A44 and the Aces held and the FT bubble was busted when we were just 14 handed.

At the final table I really didn't play much did a few blind blind steals OTB and in CO that worked. Big hand when we were 7 handed 6 paid guy had 200 chips UTG after antee(800/1600 300a) next guy calls the BB; I call with A8hh 2 other guys call. Flop is AdAx8x guy infront of me leads 3k, I call, others fold. Turn is a Jx and he shoves I call and he shows 88 for the flopped underful that is drawing dead. Next big hand we were 4 handed (1.5k/3k 500a) CO raised 9k which is a big hand cuz table was very passive and predictable PF I have AA make it 25k afew a few moments. SB hems and haws and finally folds claiming JJ and I believe him. Other guy insta shoves his AKo I hold and double to become CL. Get HU after guy opened in SB with A9o I shove KK and win on the AQJ108 board. Had 1.5 to 1 lead HU early but we both had 40+ BBs. Not many interesting hands we were just playing small ball guy had to see every flop and I was card dead. For a 35 straight hands we went to showdown and 3 of those hands I had a pair never anything more. I was dwindled down to 70k when he had 200k+. I open KJs he shoves I was priced in call and beat his 44. We are now even in chips, a few hands later I open Ax10c OTB he calls, flop is AK3 all clubs. He checks I bet like 2/3rds pot he calls turn is a 4c he checks I check behind because he has been shoving scare cards a lot. River was like a 7x he shoves for a little over pot I instcall. He shows A4 and my flush is good. He was left with 6k which was 1 BB and so we just run it he has KK I have 68o and make a straight and win the tourny.

Monday, November 06, 2006

A solid start to the Nov team challenge

Well I wokeup yesterday around 3:00 am estern ready for a serious amount of tournys. I played alright when I had chips I went deep when I didn't get chips I was out pretty much my usual situations. One thing I lacked was top 3s. I made it to 8 FTs on the day and 1 FT bubble when I 3 barelled a fellow 50k stack in blind confitation knowing he had a really weak ace and turned trips. Of my FTs I only won 1 a 10/180 and that was quite disapointing. Thanks to a new stars feature evg told me about I foundout I had played in 60 180 sngs about half 4/180s and other half split between 10 and 20. And only 14 MTTs. Numbers were lower than I expected bu for a 14 hour spawn I signed up for every 180 that went on as well as all buy 1 MTT. I am going to try to adjust my sleep schedule to be a bit later so I can start my sessions around 11-12 am. Thay way I can make more of the peak times when more tournys of larger buyins are going on.
My team all made a respectable effort in their tournys evg is in top 20 so far for the weekly TLB rankings, while BMX and smitty matt both had a few 20/180 fts neither winning but still solid efforts. Timex came in 30th in the mil which was very clutch for us to pretty much cancel out the TLB score that adam junglen had going 4th in the 2nd chance. Overall as expected my team is way ahead of the team we are playing as well as the other teams in the challenge. I expect is to have this locked up mid to late thursday so we can rest up and prepare for the next week's win.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A special surprise

Well I've been extremely busy the last week doing a lot of work on the up coming nov team challenges. Also, snuck in a nice 12 hour session helping timex get a seat to the top 150 yearly TLB sat for the PCA. Been running pretty well for my 180s, played in the 4/180 challege for a little change of pace and had a good time and ended up winning it. Played prob around 50/40 stats from 25 players on. Had some huge swings as expected with that play, if you want to see some differnet spots I picked up chips where 99% of players fold the HH was put on PxF for anyone to view. http://www.pokerxfactor.com/HA29850/8699_20061101_004754/8699 you need an account to view it but not a subscription. No cashes over 1k besides 2 20/180 wins this week.

In some non poker content last night I went with a few of my cousins who's business was sponsering a concery that was going on at Ualbany. It also was a costume party, but very few people were dressed up. It was extremely unorganized as the kids about 400-500 of them were lined up, up stairs waiting to get in. But, the state troopers there wanted every to get searched by the metal dectetor wands. So some students who were part of the staff had only 3 of them to do the crowd. It was a really slow process and delayed the show by 2 hours. During this time we were just sitting at our table talking to a few of the students who were attending the show. There was a VIP lounge for the sponsors/bands that was supposed to have beers as well as food. While I stayed at the booth my cousins went with the head of who was putting on the show. They came back 15minutes later and said there was no good food in the vip room or beer. They said the only decent thing were these cookies and they handed me 2 of them. I ate them because I hadn't eaten in 12 hours, also I hadn't slept since the previous day since I spent from midnight to 3pm playing for timex. So I was really tired waiting for the show to start. When I finally met the kid running it who was busy doing a lot of legwork, he asked me how I felt I said really tired and he said yah the cookies do that to you. And I was like... I look over to my left and my cousins are cracking up. They are like as soon as you ate those cookies your eyes shut and when you actually opened them they are as red as a firetruck. I've smoked weed a lot in the past not much since my last ts trip with augie. So needless to say I was gone off those 2 cookies. First time I've had weed anyway besides smoking. Overall the night turned out fun had a good time with my cousins even though it took up most my night.