Saturday, June 25, 2005

Poker Forum Challenge

I played last night in the Poker Forum Challenge on Royal Vegas. I was representing Play-the-game-of-Poker. It's a small forum but was one of the first that I found. His website, is very good and has lots of articles in it. I highly reccomend it. Anyway, It starts out with 1,432 players. As per normal in these types of tournies, there were a bunch of loose players so I just waited it out. When I did get hands, I played them aggressively. Almost two hours into the tourney, there are only about 140 people left. I pick up J2s in the BB. I have about 13K (which is a little above average) in chips and blinds are 500/1000. UTG calls along with 2 others and I check. Flop comes 2k2. I check and UTG bets mininum and everybody calls including myself. The next card was the worst possible... K... UTG did have the K and I paid him off. Should I have raised on the flop? I think he calls no matter what. I'll chalk that one up to bad luck. The very next hand, I am in the SB with 55. Folds around to button who goes all-in. He has me covered. hmmmm... Call. He turns over AQ. Well, the Q on the flop and A on the turned sealed my fate. I was out in 135th. Boy, how quickly your tournament life can change. I'm not too unhappy with my play. It just wasn't in the cards. Maybe next time.

I then sat down at a 5/10 table at Party. I want to show this hand just to show what kind of players are playing 5/10.

***** Hand History for Game 2258179109 *****
$5/$10 Hold'em - Friday, June 24, 22:07:49 EDT 2005
Table Table 34596 (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: crazykikr ( $169 )
Seat 4: seanster01 ( $127 )
Seat 5: coolsmooth ( $245 )
Seat 6: DeadBowHead ( $38.5 )
Seat 9: kangol_boise ( $26 )
Seat 10: Berserk111 ( $224.5 )
Seat 3: wilwonka ( $158 )
Seat 8: toratora2 ( $205 )
Seat 7: bobamiltee ( $250 )
Seat 2: rwmatts ( $336 )
seanster01 posts small blind [$2].
coolsmooth posts big blind [$5].
rwmatts posts big blind [$5].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to wilwonka [ Kc Ah ]
DeadBowHead folds.
toratora2 folds.
kangol_boise raises [$10].
Berserk111 folds.
crazykikr folds.
rwmatts folds.
>You have options at Table 34594 Table!.
wilwonka calls [$10].
seanster01 calls [$8].
coolsmooth calls [$5].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9d, Kh, 3c ]
seanster01 bets [$5].
coolsmooth calls [$5].
kangol_boise raises [$10].
wilwonka calls [$10].
seanster01 calls [$5].
coolsmooth calls [$5].
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5s ]
seanster01 bets [$10].
coolsmooth calls [$10].
kangol_boise is all-In.
wilwonka raises [$20].
seanster01 calls [$10].
coolsmooth calls [$10].
** Dealing River ** [ 3d ]
seanster01 checks.
coolsmooth checks.
wilwonka bets [$10].
seanster01 calls [$10].
coolsmooth calls [$10].
wilwonka shows [ Kc, Ah ] two pairs, kings and threes.
seanster01 doesn't show [ Td, Tc ] two pairs, tens and threes.
coolsmooth doesn't show [ 9h, Qh ] two pairs, nines and threes.
kangol_boise doesn't show [ Qs, Qd ] two pairs, queens and threes.
wilwonka wins $72 from side pot #1 with two pairs, kings and threes.
wilwonka wins $106 from the main pot with two pairs, kings and threes.

At some point, you need to let your questionable hands go... but Party people will most of the time call you down. So anyway, I just played 18 hands and walked away with my $129 to go watch a movie. 25th Hour with Edward Norton. I didn't completely finish it yet. Just OK so far.

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