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Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm not complaining, just thought this beat was worth sharing.

Full Tilt Poker Game #3686914930: Table Bridger (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:52:53 ET - 2007/09/27
Seat 1: pabby01 ($77)
Seat 2: slydawg1 ($45.60)
Seat 3: cmitch ($200)
Seat 4: knarf2404 ($83.50)
Seat 5: jburnso ($87.55)
Seat 6: troyrlee ($125.50)
knarf2404 posts the small blind of $1
jburnso posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [Ac Tc]
troyrlee raises to $7
pabby01 folds
slydawg1 has 15 seconds left to act
slydawg1 folds
cmitch raises to $22
knarf2404 folds
jburnso folds
troyrlee calls $15
*** FLOP *** [7c 8c 5c]
troyrlee bets $103.50, and is all in
cmitch calls $103.50
troyrlee shows [9c 9d]
cmitch shows [Ac Tc]
*** TURN *** [7c 8c 5c] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [7c 8c 5c 2h] [6c]
troyrlee shows a straight flush, Nine high
cmitch shows a flush, Ace high
troyrlee wins the pot ($251) with a straight flush, Nine high
cmitch adds $80
troyrlee is sitting out
troyrlee has returned
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $254 | Rake $3
Board: [7c 8c 5c 2h 6c]
Seat 1: pabby01 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: slydawg1 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: cmitch (button) showed [Ac Tc] and lost with a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: knarf2404 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: jburnso (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: troyrlee showed [9c 9d] and won ($251) with a straight flush, Nine high

There are two new poker documentaries on the way and they both look awesome!!

Nat (N82 1301 R2D2 C3PO XYZPDQ) is involved in the first poker doc. It follows a group of very successful Georgia college poker players. I can't imagine having that kind of money when I was in college.

The trailer looks awesome and can be viewed on their website ( I would go into more detail, but the trailer gives you a pretty good idea.

The second documentary focuses on the increasing crack down on poker home games - police raids, etc. A lot of well known poker pros are commenting on the police crackdown in the trailer.

The trailer can be seen on their website -

I'm really looking forward to both of these documentaries - especially thepokerfilm. I like the idea of it being released as clips on the internet.

Last week was a crazy week. I was working some late nights, in meetings all day long, and found out one of my best friends had been burned pretty badly.

I probably played less poker this past week than I have in a long time. I played a few small tourneys here and there while watching TV and I didn't play any cash games. I couldn't get into poker with everything else that was going on.

Eric Update
I went to visit Eric on Thursday. He looked a lot better than expected. His face didn't get burned that bad - compared to his other burns. I'm not a doctor, but I would guess that in a few months, you will hardly be able to tell that his faced was burned. His legs, arms, hands, and chest are (according to the nurse) about the worst possible 2nd degree burns that you could have - bordering on 3rd degree. She seemed to think that over time the majority of his burns will hardly be noticeable. He has a long recovery period, but his life should be back to normal in a few months - other than some scarring and a possible battle with his insurance company.


Weeeeeeee... I mean Wii

I went into Best Buy on Friday and they put a ton of the Wii Game systems on the floor. I had been considering buying one for the last few weeks, but had heard the stores had trouble keeping them in stock. A few minutes later, I left the store with a Wii, a extra numchuck controller, a classic controller, Wii Play with an additional remote, and a 2000 point Wii card to dl classic games.

My wife was out of town for the weekend, so I was watching the kids. I played the Wii until about 2 am both nights after they went to bed. My 5 year old daughter is already getting the hang of Wii bowling and is loving it. I think my next Wii purchase will be Mario Party 8, since it looks like a fun game for my wife and I to play with our daughter.

My favorites so far are Wii Bowling, Wii Golf, and the classic games that I have downloaded.

Any suggestions on some good games? I'm mainly looking for games the whole family can play together or some that my wife and I can play after the kids go to bed. FWIW, my wife is a big Area 51 arcade game fan - any games like that out there?

Getting Back to Playing this Week

I am going to try to get back to grinding some cash games this week.

I am helping man a booth tomorrow night for an organization that I belong to and may try to head to a home cash games afterwards.

I haven't played any WCOOP events or satellites. I'm not sure if I will. I can't really see myself playing in a tourney that starts at 4:30 PM and finishes 11 AM. I don't have that kind of time to devote to a tourney. I love the structure though. I saw a few posts on P5s saying that the amount of time for a WCOOP tourney was too long and that they should change the structure. I strongly disagree. It is great to have a structure that favors skill over luck. If the amount of time required to play one of the events is too long for you, then don't play. It is kind of like playing in a WPT or WSOP event - not everyone can take a week off work to play a WPT event.

Good Luck at the tables. Back to poker content this week........

Don't Take the Little Things for Granted

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sorry, for the non-poker related post.

Don't sweat the small stuff and don't take anything in life for granted.

My best friend during my high school years was in a horrible accident last week that is probably going to significantly change the rest of his life.

The doctor's told him that he is incredibly lucky (lottery type luck) to be alive.

He has a car detailing business and he also sells car detailing chemicals to distributors. Last week, he was sitting on a couch in the detached garage behind his house. This is the same garage that he stores the chemicals in. He lit his lighter and apparently there were chemical fumes in the air which created a chemical flash fire (not sure if there was an explosion or not - think so though).

He told me that he immediately grabbed his dog who was also in the garage and ran out. The details get a little fuzzy here, but apparently he was able to roll around outside and stop the flames. In shock, he went inside and tried to start washing the burns with cold water which made things worse. He said that he even grabbed the fire extinguisher from under his sink, opened his back door, and sprayed it in the direction of the fire.

He was taken by ambulance to the Jacksonville hospital and then flown by helicopter to the Shands Burn Unit in Gainesville.

Eric has 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 45% of his body. The only places that he wasn't burnt were his back, around his shorts (back and front - luckily), and his feet (he had on shoes and socks). By some miracle, his lungs and eyes weren't burnt.

It took fire fighters 20 minutes to put out the fire.

Link to article

I didn't even find out about the accident until yesterday. I think the only place that he had my number was in his cell phone - which he had on him at the time. He is having surgery today on his hands and arms.

I am going to see him tomorrow and asked if I could bring him anything. He only wanted me to bring him one thing - a Wendy's Chocolate Frosty. Hopefully they will let him have it.

Don't let the little things in life bother you. Appreciate your family and friends.

Keep Eric in your thoughts and prayers.

I'll get back to poker in my next post.

As I said in my last post, the other night I accidentally registered for a satellite and won entry to the $530 FTP Sunday Million Guaranteed Tourney. The tourney started at 6 PM EST.

Today was my son's 2nd Birthday. The party didn't clear out until 7:15 and I wasn't able to log onto FTP until around 7:45 PM. I expected to be blinded down to half of my starting stack or less. To my surprise, I had only lost about 1k of my original 5k chips and almost half of the field of 2,300+ players had been eliminated. I'm better than half the players, even when I'm not playing. :)

I busted out in the low 600s (paid 350, I think) after deciding to gamble with AQs against what I felt was an underpair. The underpair turned out to be JJ. I turned the nut flush draw, but the river was no help. GG me.

I have another crazy busy week at work, so I probably won't be playing much poker. It's strange, when I am working a lot I don't really feel like playing cash games. The work burnout seems to carry over to the cash games - the grind starts to seem to0 much like work. I'll probably slide in a few tourneys here and there this week while watching some TV if I'm not sitting at work until midnight. :(

Good luck at the tables.

GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beer and Poker

Friday, September 14, 2007

I watched one of this week's episodes of Poker After Dark last night - I think it was the Tues night/Wed morning episode. Doyle and TJ were reminiscing about some of the Old School poker players. They started talking about one guy in particular (don’t remember his name) that TJ said played extremely tight when he was sober and too loose when he was drunk. He went on to say that the guy was one of the toughest players that he had ever faced when he only had a couple of drinks in him.

(I stole this image from Craig - hopefully, it is ok. If not, let me know and I'll take it down.)

Alcohol lowers your inhibitions, but it can also cloud your judgement. When it comes to poker, there is a very fine line between the two. There are a few players that immediately come to mind.

I have had a long stressful week at work, so I decided to take it easy and have a couple of drinks last night. I knew that it wouldn’t be a good idea to fire up four 6 max cash tables. My mind wasn’t into it. I messed around with a few games here and there while waiting for the final HU match with meclarich. He beat me pretty handily. On the final hand, we got all in on a Queen high flop – my Q2 was no match for his KQ and a very solid player moves on to the next round. GG Me.

I played in the FTP $50/$50k last night and decided to take a get chips early or bust out quickly attitude. I know this isn’t the best mind frame for a mtt, but I was itching for action and testing out playing a lot more hyper aggressively than normal. I wanted to try to build a big stack quickly to be able to muscle later pots with a big stack when I sensed weakness. I’m sure the drinks were starting to kick in, but it was probably good for the gambling style that I was trying to play.

The following hand came up early and I felt like it was a perfect spot to gamble: (Opinions?)

Full Tilt Poker Game #3554475240: The Fifty-Fifty (26070880), Table 109 - 10/20 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:36:23 ET - 2007/09/13
Seat 1: johnpilot (2,300)
Seat 2: portlewis2 (1,890)
Seat 3: TAYCAR (1,560)
Seat 4: cobrakai111 (2,960)
Seat 5: mmt5269 (1,410)
Seat 6: cmitch (1,980)
Seat 7: Freightwhore (2,000)
Seat 8: greggb1 (1,900)
Seat 9: Anna508 (2,000)
cmitch posts the small blind of 10
Freightwhore posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [7c 9s]
greggb1 folds
Anna508 folds
johnpilot folds
portlewis2 has 15 seconds left to act
portlewis2 raises to 120
TAYCAR has 15 seconds left to act
TAYCAR folds
cobrakai111 folds
mmt5269 folds
cmitch calls 110 (Horrible call, but I wanted to gamble. I know, I know - really -EV call, but if I hit I am most likely doubling up) - Don't need opinions on this call.

Freightwhore calls 100
*** FLOP *** [6d 7h 8c]
cmitch bets 20 (The little bet sometimes stop people dead in their tracks. They usually either flat call or make a huge overbet.)

Freightwhore calls 20 :)

portlewis2 raises to 500 (He is letting me know right now that he has an overpair and doesn't want to let me draw.)

cmitch raises to 1,860, and is all in (I figure that I'm almost a coin flip, 45-47% range against an overpair, plus the added advantage of a very loose image if I win the pot.)

Freightwhore folds
portlewis2 calls 1,270, and is all in
cmitch shows [7c 9s]
portlewis2 shows [Kh Kc]
Uncalled bet of 90 returned to cmitch (I had him covered too.)
*** TURN *** [6d 7h 8c] [2c]
*** RIVER *** [6d 7h 8c 2c] [Ad]
cmitch shows a pair of Sevens
portlewis2 shows a pair of Kings
portlewis2 wins the pot (3,920) with a pair of Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,920 | Rake 0
Board: [6d 7h 8c 2c Ad]
Seat 1: johnpilot didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: portlewis2 showed [Kh Kc] and won (3,920) with a pair of Kings
Seat 3: TAYCAR didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: cobrakai111 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: mmt5269 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: cmitch (small blind) showed [7c 9s] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 7: Freightwhore (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 8: greggb1 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Anna508 didn't bet (folded)

No luck. GG me on the next hand.

The funny thing about it was that two players commented on how horrible getting all in on that flop was and how far behind I was. I want more of these guys at my tables. I knew that I was behind but came to go big or go home. I put him on an overpair, so I had 13 outs twice (Four 5s, Four 10s, Three 9s, and Two 7s).

So, was it the alcohol that made me shove? Maybe. I think it had more to do with my mindest than anything else. I came to gamble early and an ideal spot presented itself.

In the comments on my last post, Lightning36 said, "I'd be interested in hearing your strategy for chipping up early on in a big (field) MTT."

I think that you have to either get hit by the deck, gamble early, or play really aggresively against a table full of weak players to build a really not just big, but huge stack early in a large field $50 buy-in or less tourney online tourney. Once you get that stack, you can tighten up until the antes kick in and put a lot of pressure on other players at your table.

I think that this hand is a good example of taking what may look like an unnecessary gamble to try to double up early. It is definitely not how I would always play the hand.

FTP $1 Million Guarantee

I did make a mistake last night. I thought that I registered for a $26 180 player sng, but accidentally registered for a $26 satellite to the $530 FTP $1 Million Guarantee tourney on Sunday. OOPS. I had opened the lobby to the $26 sat earlier and decided against playing it because I probably won't be able to play the FTP $1 Mil on Sunday. I opened the lobby to the 180 player sng and another table that I was playing popped up for my action. I folded then went back to what I thought was the 180 player sng lobby to register.

A few minutes later a tourney table popped up. I thought to myself, "Wow, I didn't think that the 180 sng would fill up that fast." After looking at the table description, I realized what I did. I had registered for the sat - OOPS.

I don't think that I will be able to play Sunday, so I looked at the payouts. 1st place was a $530 seat and 2nd-4th also got paid. I decided to play hyper aggressive early and wound up building a huge stack after getting all-in with AKs vs. 77 and hitting a King.. As it got closer to the final table, I wasn't sure if I should try to bust out 2nd or win the sat.

When we got down to four players, I had 36k chips and the other three all had less than 10k in chips. I decided that I was going to try to win - no going for the 2nd place money. I would figure out a way to play the tourney.

I took it down about 15 minutes later.

Now what? I probably won't be able to play until about 6:30 or 7:00 pm and the tourney starts at 6:00 pm. If you wind up sitting at my table in the first hour, you are welcome for the free chips.

Some Full Ring Cash Fun - DQB!!!!

I saw Alan (RecessRampage) at a full ring 2/4 table that had some open seats and decided to sit while playing the sat.

I hit quads against his hand (air or underpair is my guess). Too bad he couldn't have a real hand to pay me off.

Full Tilt Poker Game #3555232872: Table Castle Cove - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:43:18 ET - 2007/09/13
Seat 1: rlatjsdo ($394)
Seat 2: TOAFK ($303.40)
Seat 3: cmitch ($513.90)
Seat 4: Hurley222 ($209.90)
Seat 5: SilentSupra ($478)
Seat 6: Sudbury Slim ($105.30)
Seat 7: KILLEDPhill ($210.20)
Seat 8: eaglestorm76 ($97.60)
Seat 9: RecessRampage ($443.90)
cmitch posts the small blind of $2
Hurley222 posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [Th Tc]
SilentSupra folds
Sudbury Slim folds
KILLEDPhill folds
eaglestorm76 folds
RecessRampage raises to $14
TOAFK adds $96.60
rlatjsdo folds
TOAFK folds
cmitch calls $12
cmitch: :)
RecessRampage: no shame in folding cmitch
Hurley222 has 15 seconds left to act
Hurley222 calls $10
*** FLOP *** [6h Kc 9d]
cmitch checks
Hurley222 has 15 seconds left to act
Hurley222 checks
Sudbury Slim is feeling happy
RecessRampage bets $32
TOAFK: i love how short stacked ignorant kunts like you bet 12 so you can "trick" people into calling
cmitch calls $32
Hurley222 folds
*** TURN *** [6h Kc 9d] [Ts]
cmitch checks
TOAFK: im gonna bust you regardless of what you bet you dumb fck
TOAFK: im not folding to $80
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage checks
*** RIVER *** [6h Kc 9d Ts] [Td]
cmitch bets $60
RecessRampage folds
Uncalled bet of $60 returned to cmitch
TOAFK: wake up you dumb kunt
cmitch shows [Th Tc] four of a kind, Tens
cmitch wins the pot ($103)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $106 | Rake $3
Board: [6h Kc 9d Ts Td]
Seat 1: rlatjsdo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: TOAFK (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: cmitch (small blind) collected ($103)
Seat 4: Hurley222 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: SilentSupra didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Sudbury Slim didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: KILLEDPhill didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: eaglestorm76 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: RecessRampage folded on the River

It's almost the weekend, go grab a beer and play some poker!!!

GO GATORS!!!!!!!

Setting Goals and Sticking to Them

Monday, September 10, 2007

I have had many goals over my short poker career. Most players start with similar goals in the early stages. The early goals are usually things like make some extra spending money, win an online mtt, win a seat to the World Series of Poker Main Event/WPT event/any live event, and cash/win a live event. Once they start to find their game, the goals evolve and take different directions ranging from just playing occasionally for fun to hopes of going pro/winning a major live event and anywhere in between.

I'm not going to run through my ever changing online poker goals over the last few years - ever changing might be an understatement. I have achieved some of the goals, while others have come and gone. There have been times where I thought I was an unstoppable tourney player that could do no wrong and other moments where I felt like I could be the next cash game phenom.

It can be very tough to set a goal (in poker or in life) and stick to it. There are so many distractions that seem to get in the way. There has to be something tangible, a light at the end of the tunnel, to motivate you to reach your goals.

I think one of my college professors summed it up best on the first day of some random class my Junior year. We all thought he was a little crazy back then, but he now seems like a genius to me.

His goal setting was in reference to a car, which is why it seemed a little over the top to my 20 year old mindset. His words:

You have to figure out what you want in life. If you want the top of the line Mercedes, you need to go to the dealership. Test drive the car. Sit in it, really sit in it and take a deep whiff of that leather smell. Breathe it in. Let that smell imprint itself in your brain. When you leave the dealership, it will help you focus all your efforts on earning enough money for that car.

As I get older, his words ring truer than ever.

I have a lot of goals in my life - some bigger than others. For me right now poker is simply a means to achieving larger goals.

We are planning on tearing down our current house and rebuilding a larger, newer house on our lot in the neighborhood that our family loves.

Since this is a poker blog, I'll focus on what I need to do with my poker game to aid in reaching the house building goal. Basically, every poker dollar that I make between now and when we break ground on our new home equals more upgrades, larger house, etc, etc.

I am going to set some strict poker guidelines for myself, so that I focus my poker playing efforts in the right direction. The hand challenge is a good start, but I think that setting a specific time frame has been a bad thing. I have played just to get hands in when I know that I shouldn't be playing - tired, bored, frustrated, while watching TV, after having a few beers, etc. I need to change a few things. I'm going to put some thought into it over the next few days. For now, I am not going to worry about squeezing in as many hands as possible between now and the end of September. I'll continue the 50k hands, but finish when I finish.

Craig said in the comments of one of the 50k hands updates, "I'd be interested in your exploring the 'getting bored' part, as I think this is more common than most players would like to think. I've been actually bouncing around at different stakes fairly regularly to combat that, but it would be great to hear you dive into that more."

I will try to expand more on the "getting bored" part later in the week/early next week because I, also, think it is a major hurdle for a lot of players, myself included.

Good luck at the tables and in achieving your own goals.

High Variance Table

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Today I was sitting at the type of table that you search for. It just happened to fall into my lap. I wound up dropping two buy-ins at the table but could just have easily been up 5 times that many buy-ins. It was full of ridiculous calling stations and bad hyper aggro bluffers.

Here is a screen shot of the table stats.

$2/$4NL table with $86 average pot and Table Voluntary Put $ in Pot of 49.2; Preflop raise % of 21.8%. I wish I had the cold call preflop stats and cold call 3 bets preflop stats. There was one guy that called just about any raise on any street with any pair or any draw. He hit a gutshot against my set. He also made a set of 10s against my AK on a A109 flop (2 spades). I think that I saw him flat call $80 preflop oop with K9o against KK - only to make a K high straight on the river.

I have a busy week ahead - not sure how much I will be able to post this week. I think that I have only gotten in 700-800 hands since the last 50K hands update, so I will probably update that once I hit 20k hands at 2/4.

I am going to try to play my 2nd HUC match on Monday and will post the details after the match.

OK. Yesterday's hand was pretty simple. I am ahead of most hands like overpairs (55/45) and only a small dog to a set (40%/60%). I didn't think that The Sweeper had a strong enough hand to get all in with, but cornellxc1 had shown obvious strength and I had to figure that his range was a set, overpair, or outside shot that he was on the nut flush draw.

Please, correct me in the comments if you see an error in my calcs. I think that I have his range correct, but welcome any thoughts to the contrary.
40% of his hands = overpair (55/45 favorite)
40% of his hands = set (40/60 dog)
10% of his hands = straight draw (prob smaller % but assuming 10% for calcs) (57/43 favorite)
10% of his hands = nut flush draw (36/64 dog)

40% x 55% = 22%
40% x 40% = 16%
10% x 57% = 5.7%
10% x 36% = 3.6%

Assuming the above is his range, I am about a 47/53 underdog - close to a coin flip.

There is $52 in the pot preflop plus assuming $30 of dead money in the pot from The Sweeper, so $82 before cornell's raise. I am working under the assumption that sweeper is folding and cornell will either call an all-in or bet enough on the turn to put me all in if I flat call. So, I am getting $431+$82 = $513 to $431 on money. I was definitely getting the right odds against his range and raised enough to commit myself/show that I was committed. I lost the race.

I think that the calculation also shows why the hand has to be played a little more cautiously when deep stacked as noted by several of the comments on my last post.

FullTiltPoker Game #3443703565: Table Tuscarora (6 max) - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:33:14 ET - 2007/09/02
Seat 1: joker514 ($150)
Seat 3: The Sweeper ($2,267.25)
Seat 4: cornellxc1 ($765.10)
Seat 5: gimmeurblinds ($119.10)
Seat 6: cmitch ($445.10)
joker514 posts the small blind of $2
The Sweeper posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [8d 7d]
therouf adds $200
cornellxc1 raises to $14
gimmeurblinds folds
cmitch calls $14
joker514 has 15 seconds left to act
joker514 calls $12
The Sweeper calls $10
*** FLOP *** [9s Td 2d]
joker514 checks
The Sweeper bets $30
cornellxc1 has 15 seconds left to act
cornellxc1 raises to $100
cmitch raises to $300
joker514 folds
The Sweeper folds
cornellxc1 raises to $751.10, and is all in
cmitch calls $131.10, and is all in
cornellxc1 shows [2c 2s]
cmitch shows [8d 7d]
Uncalled bet of $320 returned to cornellxc1
*** TURN *** [9s Td 2d] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [9s Td 2d 4c] [8h]
cornellxc1 shows three of a kind, Twos
cmitch shows a pair of Eights
cornellxc1 wins the pot ($945.20) with three of a kind, Twos
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $948.20 | Rake $3
Board: [9s Td 2d 4c 8h]
Seat 1: joker514 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: The Sweeper (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: cornellxc1 showed [2c 2s] and won ($945.20) with three of a kind, Twos
Seat 5: gimmeurblinds didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: cmitch (button) showed [8d 7d] and lost with a pair of Eights

I guess I shouldn't play 78 (suited or not) any more. The next hand took place at the same table earlier in the session.

The Sweeper (34/20/2.5 over 700+ hands) appears to be pretty loose. This is early in the session and most of the stats are mined.

FullTiltPoker Game #3442996262: Table Tuscarora (6 max) - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:21:49 ET - 2007/09/02
Seat 1: cornellxc1 ($32)
Seat 2: MagicRock ($735)
Seat 3: The Sweeper ($1,478.05)
Seat 4: jballer88 ($429.40)
Seat 5: Q1Tower ($424)
Seat 6: cmitch ($398)
cornellxc1 posts the small blind of $2
MagicRock has 5 seconds left to act
MagicRock posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [8d 7h]
The Sweeper raises to $8
jballer88 folds
Q1Tower folds
cmitch calls $8 (forget about flat calling with 78o on the button - I'm sure the case could be made for folding preflop.)
cornellxc1 folds
MagicRock calls $4
*** FLOP *** [5h 6h 4h]
MagicRock checks
The Sweeper checks
cmitch bets $20
MagicRock folds
The Sweeper raises to $60
cmitch calls $40 (thoughts on the flat call here????)
*** TURN *** [5h 6h 4h] [Td]
The Sweeper has 15 seconds left to act
The Sweeper bets $120

Yuk. What to do now?

50K Hands Update - How would you play it?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I've got an extremely busy day today, so this is going to be a short update. I'll try to save more hands for analysis over the next week.

I had a fun weekend. Weeeeeeeeee College Football!!! We went to the Gator's first home game and sat in some awesome seats - 17 rows up on the 45 yard line. Go Gators!!!!!!!!

I had a crazy up and down week thanks to getting sucked out on a few times and tilting off 2-3 buy-ins one night when I probably should have just gone to bed.

I had an interesting hand that I wanted some input on.

How would you play the following hand:

Not a lot of history on cornellxc1 (assume no read) and The Sweeper (34/20/2.5 over 700+ hands) appears to be pretty loose.

FullTiltPoker Game #3443703565: Table Tuscarora (6 max) - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:33:14 ET - 2007/09/02
Seat 1: joker514 ($150)
Seat 3: The Sweeper ($2,267.25)
Seat 4: cornellxc1 ($765.10)
Seat 5: gimmeurblinds ($119.10)
Seat 6: cmitch ($445.10)
joker514 posts the small blind of $2
The Sweeper posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to cmitch [8d 7d]
therouf adds $200
cornellxc1 raises to $14
gimmeurblinds folds
cmitch calls $14
joker514 has 15 seconds left to act
joker514 calls $12
The Sweeper calls $10
*** FLOP *** [9s Td 2d]
joker514 checks
The Sweeper bets $30
cornellxc1 has 15 seconds left to act
cornellxc1 raises to $100
cmitch ??????????

So what is your play here? Why? If you answer flat call, what do you do on later streets?

50K Hands Challenge
Hands Goal - 25,000 hands in 1 month; 5 ptbb/100 (stopped at 20k hands)
Hands Current - 20,101 hands; 1.75 ptbb/100
1/2nl current profit/loss = +$1,410

Hands Goal - 25,000 hands in 1 month; 5 ptbb/100
Hands Current - 12,945 hands; 2.28 ptbb/100 (should be higher - going to try to focus more this week)
2/4nl current profit/loss = +$2,361

Total current profit/loss = +$3,771