Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Wow, have I been uninspired to post lately. It is not that I haven't been playing, because I have been. It's not that I have been playing badly or having bad results as the results have been OK. They have not been spectacular either; but things are ok.

As a matter of fact, let's just take a look at my month midway through August.

Things actually started pretty good; but then had a really bad weekend. Things went a little better yesterday as I made up 1 buyin of the 4 that I had lost the previous days. Hands like this help.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $82.45
BB: $60.70
UTG: $51.85
MP: $50.00
Hero (CO): $57.40
BTN: $75.65

Pre Flop: Hero is CO with 7d 8d
UTG raises to $1.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.75, 1 fold, SB calls $1.50, 1 fold

Flop: ($5.75) 8s 8h 8c (3 players)
SB checks, UTG bets $5.75, Hero calls $5.75, SB folds

Turn: ($17.25) 6s (2 players)
UTG bets $17.25, Hero calls $17.25

River: ($51.75) 5c (2 players)
UTG bets $27.10 all in, Hero calls $27.10

Final Pot: $105.95
UTG shows Kd Kc (a full house, Eights full of Kings)
Hero shows 7d 8d (four of a kind, Eights)
Hero wins $102.95
(Rake: $3.00)

This one isn't bad either.. If you like Royal Flushes. I even got paid on it. NOT!!!!!

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $22.05
SB: $51.45
BB: $52.70
Hero (UTG): $58.75
CO: $44.55

Pre Flop: Hero is UTG with Ad Td
Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, SB calls $1.50, 1 fold

Flop: ($4.00) 7d Qd Jd (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($4.00) Kd (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($4.00) 3d (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $57 all in, SB folds

Final Pot: $4.00
Hero wins $3.80
(Rake: $0.20)

How do you like the All in for Value move? I didn't expect it to work either; but nothing like giving it the college try.


For money/gas saving reasons, I am now carpooling with my wife. While I enjoy the ride into work with her, it has severely cut into my Podcast listening where there is no way that I can keep up with all of the podcasts.

I've put a new poll out there seeking your opinions on which podcasts that you like to listen to. I guess the two that I try to stay caught up on are the 2+2 pokercast and Cash Plays with Bart Hanson. I also like Poker Road Radio when it is going. Take a few seconds and let me know which ones you like. You can even vote for more than one. Also, there are plenty that I am missing, so please vote for other and let me know in the comments.

EDIT: By the way, for the best source of Poker Podcast's. Head over to Hard-Boiled Poker. He has an extensive list of most if not all poker podcasts... including the World Famous Hard Boiled Poker Radio Podcast


Speaking of polls, it was pretty unanimous about the whole AP/UB thing. Most everyone would choose not to play there; but let it go as it is my money (or whomever) and you can do with it what you want. Again, it was pretty much the answer I thought I would get.


I am beginning to think more about 6max vs full ring. Having gone much from there yet; but I hope to have more on that later. I am mixing in Pot Limit in with my No Limit. So far this month, I have played 3,324 hands of PL for 11.49 BB/100s as compared to no limit where I have played 8.107 hands at a 1.55 bb/100 clip. I am going to continue to try to add more PL games into the mix.

That should do it for now.

Have a nice day!!!


Gnome said...

I also like the Ante Up! podcast with Colombo and a crew that's been podcasting for more than 3 years. Cash Plays and 2+2 are my favorites though.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

I actually like the shove on the royal. Who knows what kind of calls you can get?

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