Poker Ramblings of cmitch

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New Computer Issues

Hopefully, my computer issues are becoming a thing of the past. I just got an awesome new laptop (Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 with a 17" 1920x1200 screen). I had a couple of problems - one of which was veiwing certain websites with Internet Explorer. My blog loaded incredibly slow fore some reason. I changed the template and everything was fine. I am pretty sure the problems have something to do with the IE settings/resolution since everything works fine in Firefox.

I will probably put the template back up sometime this weekend.

$30K Goal Update

I have had an extremely crazy week at work this week. I worked until 2:30 AM on Monday and Tuesday night to get a project out the door by Wed at noon. I don't think I will have any 2:00 AM nights in the near future, but things aren't slowing down too much at work. I somehow managed to squeeze in a few hands this week.

1/2NL is a different animal from the games that I am used to playing (2/4 and 5/10). There are a lot more players that buy-in short - usually their entire remaining poker balance. A lot of the players will get all their money in with a draw no matter how poor the odds. I think the variance is going to be pretty high at 1/2 - mainly due to a lot of poor play. It should also be very profitable.

I got off to a quick start and then had a huge drop off. I managed to lose set over set 3 times - one of which my opponent got all of his money in with pocket Jacks on a King high flop against my set of 8s only to spike a Jack on the river. I lost a flopped straight to a flush draw and a set to a straight draw.

My high point out of the gate was around $1,400.

I didn't get a chance to go through all the hand histories with moving Pokertracker and PokerGrapher over to my new computer. Once, I get everything setup correctly, I'll include more in later updates.

I was able to grab a couple of hands today showing how crazy the play can be at 1/2nl.

FullTiltPoker Game #2000498780: Table Escondido (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:20:36 ET - 2007/03/16
Seat 1: wuleq ($200), is sitting out
Seat 2: cmitch ($213.65)
Seat 3: photozoid ($53.15)
Seat 4: o0o_eight _o0o ($174.35)
Seat 5: nyr359 ($158.45)
Seat 6: chefrm ($199)
cmitch posts the small blind of $1
photozoid posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [Kd Kh]
o0o_eight _o0o raises to $4 - minimum raise with A8o UTG
nyr359 calls $4 - call with 23o from MP after UTG strange min raise
chefrm folds
cmitch raises to $18 - OK, I am raising with KK; not much chance anyone folds an Ace preflop at 1/2
photozoid folds
o0o_eight _o0o calls $14
nyr359 calls $14
*** FLOP *** [5d 7s 4h]
cmitch bets $40 - the board isn't too scary, but I would be happy to just take down the pot right here since these guys are crazy enough to have a straight draw.
o0o_eight _o0o calls $40 - I'll call - I have a gutshot straight draw and 2 overs.
nyr359 calls $40 - I made a great call preflop and now have a double gutshot - can't fault him here.
*** TURN *** [5d 7s 4h] [Ah]
cmitch checks - Yep, someone definitely has an Ace. I probably gave them too much credit, but was thinking that I was getting called preflop and on the flop with AJ-AK by one of the guys. I thought one of them might even have A4,5 or 7.
o0o_eight _o0o checks
nyr359 checks
*** RIVER *** [5d 7s 4h Ah] [6h]
cmitch checks
o0o_eight _o0o bets $116.35, and is all in - Bingo. I made my straight someone will call me.
nyr359 calls $100.45, and is all in - I made my straight, but it kind of sucks. I have to call because there is no chance he has an 8.
cmitch folds - Got out cheap
Uncalled bet of $15.90 returned to o0o_eight _o0o
*** SHOW DOWN ***
o0o_eight _o0o shows [8c As] (a straight, Eight high)
nyr359 mucks
o0o_eight _o0o wins the pot ($373.90) with a straight, Eight high
nyr359 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $376.90 Rake $3
Board: [5d 7s 4h Ah 6h]
Seat 1: wuleq is sitting out
Seat 2: cmitch (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 3: photozoid (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: o0o_eight _o0o showed [8c As] and won ($373.90) with a straight, Eight high
Seat 5: nyr359 mucked [3c 2s] - a straight, Seven high
Seat 6: chefrm (button) didn't bet (folded)

It seems like I am winding up in a lot of situations against short stacks on draws.

FullTiltPoker Game #2000543392: Table Lynnwood (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:31:21 ET - 2007/03/16
Seat 1: cmitch ($270.90)
Seat 2: sportydna17 ($158.75)
Seat 3: Scottr62083 ($83.20)
Seat 4: Hollias ($221.30)
Seat 5: xxMKxx ($198)
Seat 6: DonkDollars ($196), is sitting out
xxMKxx posts the small blind of $1
cmitch posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [As Qs]
sportydna17 folds
Scottr62083 raises to $7
Hollias folds
xxMKxx folds
cmitch raises to $24
Scottr62083 calls $17 - I guess he was getting frustrated with me. He called $17 more with 10h7h. "...but, they were soooooted."
*** FLOP *** [Jh Ad 5h]
cmitch bets $49
Scottr62083 raises to $59.20, and is all in
cmitch calls $10.20
Scottr62083 shows [Th 7h]
cmitch shows [As Qs]
*** TURN *** [Jh Ad 5h] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Ad 5h Qh] [4s]
DonkDollars stands up
Scottr62083 shows a flush, Queen high
cmitch shows two pair, Aces and Queens
Scottr62083 wins the pot ($164.40) with a flush, Queen high
cmitch adds $12.30
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $167.40 Rake $3
Board: [Jh Ad 5h Qh 4s]
Seat 1: cmitch (big blind) showed [As Qs] and lost with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 2: sportydna17 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Scottr62083 showed [Th 7h] and won ($164.40) with a flush, Queen high
Seat 4: Hollias (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: xxMKxx (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: DonkDollars is sitting out

As you can see there is going to be quite a bit of variance in 1/2, but I think it is going to be extemely profitable once I start winning more than my fair share of coinflips. I am hoping that I will get to put in a decent amount of hands this weekend.

Current status
Cash Game Profits = +$336
Bonus/Rakeback = $0 (I am not including my rakeback payment for Feb play)
Total Profits = +366

2 responses to "$30K Update - 3/16"

  1. 1/2 nl has the biggest donkies....


  2. i freakin hate playing with a bunch of shortys in a cash game. Blinders loves it cuz he can't get stacked. but, you can't set mine profitably against them and once you bet out post flop, you usually have to call their all in's cuz they don't have enuf chips behind to push you off your hand. so, they get to draw cheap. i try not to sit at a table with more than 2 shortys. it's such bs.