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Sunday, June 17, 2007

State Side YO!

Currently posting from new mexico, i'm on the road with carrotsnake to vegas from atlanta.

ive been enjoying my time so far. dont have time to make a long post, but i will either tomorrow or later in the week

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Another donkament day today. Just way too tired to play normal games. I'll be back on MSNL tomorrow

I kinda did it properly, but didnt really know how till till mid way through. I basically played a couple too many tables, and was like 14 tabling at one stage, which is really hard to manage when you have teh crypto, mansion and cakepoekr tables up as they are all unresizable.

The largest I played was teh $100k on mansion, where I cant really remember what happened but it was probably me pulling a move in a good spot and busting cos teh villain called light (again). I think I'll have to stpo playing the $100+ buyin events, cos I'm really not sure I'm good for it.

Played a load of random crap, a few $11 - $22 donkaments , a few small rebuys, like $3, $5, and $10, as well as some satellites. hell, i even played a doubleshootout donkament for a WSOP ME qualifier seat, which i felt i was unlucky to lose.

I found it tough tho, play a bunch load of tables, and not remembering which table was for what. They we're mostly all at the same stages, so it was ok, but for example int e $10+1 rebuy I actually had no idea it was a rebuy untill 25mins in, by which time I'd tripled ldo.

I only cashed in two, which I think is a little disappointing, since I played reasonably well. I FT'd the $5+1 rebuy on party, bu bustoed first in a manner which was a little disappointing. I was in a spot where the villain had played retardedly, but i shoved anyway cos i had a reasonable equity hand and tehre was craploads of dead money in the pot. I played really well from the last 6 tables in or so, but just ran crazy cold from about 2 tables in, and couldn't do anything.

I missed in all satellites, busting in good spots, with reasonable chip stacks. However in one of the 180 man SnGs on stars... I DID WIN. WOOT!

Technically not a donkament, but close enough I think. $1080 for first, and the FT on party was $140. Spent jsut about $420 total, if my math is right. I still dont like the mansion $100k, but I just cant seem to find a way to not play it when i happen to see it running (by which I see its starting soon when i'm ready to donkament it up).

+$800 today, and I'm actually rather happy with it. Yesterday I was +$1k, but in 7.7k hands so I was crazy pissed. This month is kinda going ok, but I feel like I've been ratehr close in some spots, and donkaments have been expensive timewise. I probably need to watch some videos to get better, but I find them so boring already. In total this session was about 7hrs straight, and before when I'd played it was around 4hrs.

Crazy excited about vegas right now, cant wait to get out there. I'd better get round to finishing all my errands that I need to get done before it!

<3 my ROI

Monday, June 04, 2007

fucking donkaments

-$1k today. just bustoed a $3k guaranteed with 38 people left cos i was on tilt and couldnt be fucked to play anymore.

fuck donkaments

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Glad May is over

May was pretty bad, ran bad all month really.
Ended on 47k hands, for $13k monies. +$1k in bonni and another $1k in rb.

I dropped $215 in the stars million, and then $222 to grandmelon on 2p2 for losing a prop bet. lawl.

Usually there's a graph, but I cant be bothered right now. June is hawt so far, wasn't really intending to play, but the games have been good. +$4.5k in 5k hands so far. I've run both hot and cold, but mostly a little hot i guess. I also tried shortstacking a little at NL200 tonight. Man, it's way more work than you'd think. Constantly ratholing, and stuff, and when you do double, you have an interesting spot where its unclear wtf you should do.
My personal line so far has been double, reload full, wait for blinds, rathole. I'm just doing it to mess around, I think that I'm at a stage in my poker development where I might become a really good player. So far I would say that I'm just 'more than averagely competant', but definitely could be WAY better.

I'm gonna robusto through some WSOP ME satellites. If anyone knows of ANY WSOP ME freerolls, pls tell me. I'm down to play any of them. I'm gonna be a little bit of a whore at them, trying to qualify. I'm probably also gonna play a load of sub sats, and small donkaments to try and robusto some monies, since $650 a pop is kinda expensive i guess. I wanna keep it as separate as possible from the main poker monies. I'll still be playing MSNL during the peak times tho, and need just about 8k more hands to become a deuces member on party, which is worth a lot of monies to me.

anyway its like 4.20am, gotta go to bed.