Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Monday tourneys

I played 2 tourneys on Monday, none on Sunday, my first 2 since May 10. I keep getting deep in the tourneys, but not deep enough. I was 17th out of 413 on the Full Tilt $163 for $434 and 19th out of 1069 on the Stars $162 for $673. Of course pretty disappointing as usual. I think I made some mistakes in the Full Tilt one, especially a bluff going wrong that crippled me. In the Stars one, I'm not sure about my last decision of going all in from the BB with A7h when the button raised to 18k, I have only like 43k and was the short stack at the time, I don't have too much fold equity there and besides that the jump between 19th and 18th was $500 (but of course 1st place was $33,000); but I figured he was stealing and to have the best hand, unfortunately he had 99 and no ace or hearts came to rescue me. The important thing is despite almost not playing tourneys I keep getting deep on them. After that I played a little 5-10 NL and I won like $100. Sunday and Monday were pretty good for my sports bets, I won around $2000, hopefully the streak continues and I can get even on Sports.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My adventures as a sports bettor

So far they have been terrible, I started late last year and kind of seriously in February, and not counting Movie bets, I'm losing around 7k betting NBA, NCAA basketball, MLB, MMA, Box, well, almost everything. And I can't say I have been lazy, I've worked my ass trying to learn, reading books and all over the internet, comparing lines, shopping, finding arbitrages, everything, but it's just too hard. I'm about to give up on Sports, the only thing I've beaten so far is movie awards, I won around 6.5k between the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Basically I have won in the only events I have a good amount of knowledge. Following people with "knowledge" on other areas has been a disaster so far. So, until I have an amount of knowledge of baseball, basketball, MMA fighting and other sports at least comparable to my movie awards, I would be better off not betting at all. But I can't help it for now, I love sports and it's so much fun !!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Pretty good all night sesion 5-10 NL

I had a pretty good session playing from 11PM to about 6AM. I played 5-10 NL 6 handed on Stars and Full Tilt, 3 tables. At the end I won almost 8k, and I finished April with good numbers, winning in cash games and winning in tournaments (well, I only win like $600 on tourneys, but much better than losing).

The most interesting hand I played this night was the following:

Full Tilt Poker
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $5/$10
6 players

Stack sizes:
UTG: $988
Hero: $2666.75
CO: $1580.75
Button: $2240.25
SB: $1005
BB: $955

Pre-flop: (6 players) Hero is UTG+1 with
UTG folds, Hero raises to $35, CO calls, Button calls, SB calls, BB folds.

Flop: ($150, 4 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $80, CO calls, Button calls, SB calls.

Turn: ($470, 4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $400, Button raises all-in $2125.25, SB calls all-in $890, !! Hero folds !!, CO calls all-in $1065.75.
Uncalled bets: $659.5 returned to Button.

River: ($3715.75, 0 player + 3 all-in - Main pot: $3140, Sidepot 1: $1151.5)

Final pot: $3715.75

CO showed and won $4,288.50

Button showed

SB showed