Thursday, August 04, 2005

One of those days

I played quite a bit yesterday. Now I remember why I'm not a big fan of the ring game. More on that later. I play a set of SNGs and only got 1 2nd out 3 tournies... so that put me down. There were only 16 people in the $1K guarantee last night so I played that. It was a night of second best hands. Since the overlay was so good, I did rebuy and addon... so I put I probably put $100 into it. No good... out in 8th. So then I sat down at the 5/10 table then (btw.. I am playing 2 5/10 tables at Party also). It was the normal loose play that I'm accustomed to at Poker World; but unfortanely my good hands weren't holding up. I went through one $150 buyin and rebought in... It was down to $75 and then I went on a run. The short of it is that I made up both buyins and the buyin of the tourney and made a whopping $6 on Poker World. BTW, I had mentioned something about their topless, permanent 20% bonus. This may the hardest bonus to clear that I have ever seen so I would not reccomend it.

So onto Party. Unfortunately, that didn't go so well. The only good news is that this was the first time that I got to play using PokerAce's software, Poker Ace HUD . This program is awesome. I even used the layout that had on their website along with the table mods. Awesome!!! As mentioned at other places, probably the best feature to this program is that it automatically shows the hole cards of mucked hands at showdown. It is simply amazing the hands people are calling on the river. Again, it was just one of those days. Everytime, I would fight back, I would get knocked right back down. Take a look at the hand below and you will see the typical things I was running into. This is also the hand that sent me home.

***** Hand History for Game 2475012618 *****
$5/$10 Texas Hold'em - Thursday, August 04, 01:28:57 EDT 2005
Table Table 12580 (Real Money)
Seat 8 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 3: wilwonka ( $62 )
Seat 5: ShipMeURCash ( $434.50 )
Seat 2: Rebel63 ( $93 )
Seat 10: AceSky ( $103 )
Seat 9: mindi1004 ( $251 )
Seat 8: Outbacker013 ( $211.50 )
Seat 1: Lyrax ( $183 )
Seat 6: keepatit ( $339 )
Seat 4: dooprep ( $241 )
Seat 7: Aaahhh ( $100 )
mindi1004 posts small blind [$2].
AceSky posts big blind [$5].
Aaahhh posts big blind [$5].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to wilwonka [ Th 9h ]
Lyrax folds.
Rebel63 calls [$5].
wilwonka calls [$5].
dooprep folds.
ShipMeURCash folds.
keepatit folds.
Aaahhh checks.
Outbacker013 folds.
mindi1004 calls [$3].
AceSky checks.
** Dealing Flop ** [ Kd, Qc, Jc ]
mindi1004 checks.
AceSky checks.
Rebel63 bets [$5].
wilwonka raises [$10].
Aaahhh folds.
mindi1004 folds.
AceSky folds.
Rebel63 calls [$5].
** Dealing Turn ** [ 3h ]
Rebel63 checks.
wilwonka bets [$10].
Rebel63 calls [$10].
** Dealing River ** [ 3c ]
Rebel63 checks.
wilwonka bets [$10].
Rebel63 raises [$20].
wilwonka calls [$10].
Rebel63 shows [ 3d, Kh ] a full house, Threes full of kings.
wilwonka doesn't show [ Th, 9h ] a straight, nine to king.
Rebel63 wins $102 from the main pot with a full house, Threes full of kings.

Nice running 3's. Oh well. So after about 5 hours (which is unusual for me to play that long. Mrs Wonka was out for the evening)... I was down 50BB. Why do people tell you that way? I was down $507. I guess to hide the limits that they are playing and I guess I can't blame them. It's really none of our business.

I was due for a pullback. After 7 straight positive days, I was due. But as usual, it was a big down down which cancels 3 or 4 good days. I did clear a casino bonus a $76 profit.


GaryC said...

That's exactly what I'm talking about. Runner, runner three. That is absolute crap. That is the perfect example of what ramps me right over the edge playing Limit.

By the way, congrats on 7 straight good days-my current record is 15 straight minutes running good.

I think you will like Noble. Their bonuses are pretty good and aren't that difficult to clear, especially at the levels you play. I'm not sure about how many games they have going at that level though. If you want, IM me tonight and I will check out the 5/10 action and the $50 SNGs.
Gcoxy25 on AOL.


HighOnPoker said...

Hey, Willie. Its the Heads-Up Challenge calling. Do you accept the charges?

For easy bonuses (and 100% first deposit bonus), definitely check out Noble, as pimped by Jordan from High On Poker and Gary from GCox' Low Limit Grinder.

Sorry about the BS suckout. I know it doesn't help, but you know that prag will give it back to you if you find him again and he makes such bonehead calls.

Another thought on limit. Sometimes after you've been sucked out on a few times, you need to switch rooms because players will begin to think that none of your hands will stand up. As a result, you are getting a lot of callers and your hands actually don't stand up. Its quite the conundrum.

And finally, just a thought. I sometimes describe losses as 50BB because this way the reader can understand how much I lost, hands-wise. What I mean is, if you lost $500 playing 50/100, then you only lost 10BB, which isn't so bad when you consider variance and playing for 5 hours. But 50BB (5/10) really shows how you were prison raped. Just a thought.

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