Tuesday, December 30, 2008

End of the year

I hope to play one more time before the year ends, because I would like to end it on a winning note, my last 2 sessions have been disastrous playing 30-60 limit and then 3-6 NL. I played yesterday like 10 or 11 hours non-stop no limit and quit because I just couldn't stand my last bad beat (posted below, BB Warning alert!!!), but I played pretty bad during the night, bluffing way too much on the wrong spots. I really need to study more, the competition is just too hard and you need to keep up with them if you want to survive.

Not really a "real" bad beat, but when you're losing you really want to win hands like this one.

PokerStars Game #23368436023: Hold'em No Limit ($3/$6) - 2008/12/29 12:33:32 ET
Table 'Ute III' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: needfood ($600 in chips)
Seat 2: jóember ($627.45 in chips)
Seat 3: sirio11 ($889.05 in chips)
Seat 4: WCG|Rider ($1345 in chips)
Seat 5: binda ($699 in chips)
russ0618 will be allowed to play after the button
needfood: posts small blind $3
jóember: posts big blind $6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sirio11 [3s 3c]
sirio11: raises $12 to $18
WCG|Rider: raises $60 to $78
binda: folds
needfood: folds
jóember: calls $72
sirio11: calls $60
*** FLOP *** [Ks 3d Tc]
jóember: checks
sirio11: checks
WCG|Rider: bets $114
jóember: folds
sirio11: raises $150 to $264
WCG|Rider: calls $150
*** TURN *** [Ks 3d Tc] [7d]
sirio11: checks
WCG|Rider: bets $1003 and is all-in
sirio11: calls $547.05 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($455.95) returned to WCG|Rider
*** RIVER *** [Ks 3d Tc 7d] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sirio11: shows [3s 3c] (three of a kind, Threes)
WCG|Rider: shows [Ad Kd] (a flush, Ace high)
WCG|Rider collected $1857.10 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1859.10 | Rake $2
Board [Ks 3d Tc 7d Jd]
Seat 1: needfood (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: jóember (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: sirio11 showed [3s 3c] and lost with three of a kind, Threes
Seat 4: WCG|Rider showed [Ad Kd] and won ($1857.10) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 5: binda (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Monday, December 15, 2008

A wild 30-60 limit holdem hand

After playing some 10-20 6 Max NL yesterday (this morning?, how do you call to the 3-5AM hours anyway), I decided to play some 30-60 limit, I like to play limit because of the action, and I like specially to play short handed, more action !!, but here we were playing 9-handed, that's why I consider it a little wild for my tastes, but maybe not, I'm not even sure if I should have bet the turn with all the action, but for sure the river bet was fine. Here is the hand:

***** Hand History for Game 22935123359 *****
$30.00/$60.00 Limit Texas Hold'em - Monday, December 15, 06:24:07 ET 2008
Table Iva (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Seat 1: sirio11 ( $1313.00 USD )
Seat 2: antibiotik12 ( $3077.00 USD )
Seat 3: hg1689 ( $2570.00 USD )
Seat 4: blazerLee21 ( $3223.00 USD )
Seat 6: jejun ( $675.00 USD )
Seat 7: julianherold ( $3805.00 USD )
Seat 8: krazieass ( $1878.00 USD )
Seat 9: blackground1 ( $468.50 USD )
Seat 10: 67 BAILAYHUM ( $1200.00 USD )
antibiotik12 posts small blind [$15.00 USD].
hg1689 posts big blind [$30.00 USD].
67 BAILAYHUM posts big blind [$30.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to sirio11 [ Ks Jd ]
blazerLee21 calls [$30.00 USD]
jejun folds
julianherold folds
krazieass raises [$60.00 USD]
blackground1 folds
67 BAILAYHUM folds
sirio11 calls [$60.00 USD]
antibiotik12 raises [$75.00 USD]
hg1689 calls [$60.00 USD]
blazerLee21 calls [$60.00 USD]
krazieass raises [$60.00 USD]
sirio11 calls [$60.00 USD]
antibiotik12 calls [$30.00 USD]
hg1689 calls [$30.00 USD]
blazerLee21 calls [$30.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qc, 6c, Kh ]
antibiotik12 checks
hg1689 checks
blazerLee21 bets [$30.00 USD]
krazieass raises [$60.00 USD]
sirio11 raises [$90.00 USD]
antibiotik12 raises [$120.00 USD]
hg1689 folds
blazerLee21 calls [$90.00 USD]
krazieass calls [$60.00 USD]
sirio11 calls [$30.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5s ]
antibiotik12 checks
blazerLee21 checks
krazieass checks
sirio11 checks
** Dealing River ** [ 8s ]
antibiotik12 checks
blazerLee21 checks
krazieass checks
sirio11 bets [$60.00 USD]
antibiotik12 calls [$60.00 USD]
blazerLee21 folds
krazieass folds
sirio11 shows [Ks, Jd ]
sirio11 wins $1227.00 USD from main pot
antibiotik12 doesn't show [Qd, As ]

Do you bet the turn? What are their possible hands?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Best time of the year .... for movies

I'm a huge movie fan, I have always liked movies as far as I can remember. And for people like me December is the best month for movies, usually the best films of the year are released on these dates. Since I'm no movie critic, and live in a very underrated city like El Paso, where nobody cares to show advanced screenings, I have to wait just like everybody else to watch any movie, I'm really waiting anxiously to watch "The curious case of Benjamin Button" and "Slumdog Millionare", I think both will be nominated for oscar best picture, and even now, I still think The Dark Knight which impressed me a lot last summer, will be nominated too. I'll post my nominated predictions for the Oscars, I'm planning to deposit some money online to make some movie awards bets, since I have an excellent record in this area and of course I can use the money, lets see if I can break my betting quarentine, last time I bet (not poker of course), was last Oscar season, so most probably I'll do it again. But even if I don't, for sure I'll post my predictions to make the few people who still read this blog some money if they so want to.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

"I have your AA cracked"; I insist sir, take all my stack

Sometimes you just don't lose enough with AA, even when people give you a way out, no, you must lose it all, you know you're beaten, but what the hell, you have aces !!.
Meh, I'm tired of these mistakes, when you can't let go AA. This is a hand from 5-10 NL 6 max which illustrates the point:

***** Hand History for Game 22553133501 *****
$1000.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, December 02, 07:12:23 ET 2008
Table Fagnes (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Seat 1: xCptMorganx ( $1705.00 USD )
Seat 2: alimali63 ( $1246.00 USD )
Seat 3: sirio11 ( $1070.00 USD )
Seat 4: Sekt1 ( $2154.25 USD )
Seat 5: Vision82 ( $1034.00 USD )
Seat 6: HT-Max ( $1452.00 USD )
HT-Max posts small blind [$5.00 USD].
xCptMorganx posts big blind [$10.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to sirio11 [ Ac Ad ]
alimali63 folds
sirio11 raises [$30.00 USD]
Sekt1 folds
Vision82 folds
HT-Max folds
xCptMorganx calls [$20.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 2s, 7d, Th ]
xCptMorganx bets [$30.00 USD]
sirio11 raises [$120.00 USD]
xCptMorganx calls [$90.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9s ]
xCptMorganx checks
sirio11 bets [$270.00 USD]
xCptMorganx raises [$1555.00 USD]
sirio11 calls [$650.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 8h ]
xCptMorganx shows [7h, 7c ]
xCptMorganx wins $2142.00 USD from main pot
sirio11 doesn't show [Ac, Ad ]
xCptMorganx wins $635.00 USD from main pot

I don't like his line much, still I should have checked the turn, and since I didn't then it was an easy fold to save my last $650, but man, being dumb is pretty expensive.