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Monday, January 28, 2008

Obv another bad sunday

In for 3.3k. I busted a lot of things in really gay ways, got it in v good in mansion 150k gtd for a 3x avg stack but i lose cos thats how things go.

Not sure exactly how much i cashed for today. almost FT'd cake 22r, but I lost one 75/25 and one flip to bust. great got like $130. 4th in the party 18k gtd, and just dominated the table but lost every showdown so kept doubling shorties, then lost AT vs QQ bvb. pffffffff

crypto was teh gayest, had a decent stack but midway through me and jack get drawn for the same table and crypto wont let two accounts in from teh same IP so one has to sit out. sjghushgulfgao;daf

actually kinda depressed but i'll be over it tomorrow

Sunday, January 27, 2008

a post every day

Just a quick one. I'm for 3k total today, cashed about 1k. Definitely ran super bad, had people watching to confrim :(
busted the mansion 1k with 23k at 75/150 with KK vs AA on Q9xcc vs a suepr aggro opponent with who i'd had a load of history with. sigh.
was close to a 25k gtd but lost AJ vs AT AI pre for 40bb pot with like 30odd left. ya good call bro.
Cant remember how i busted teh 320 on ftp, but i assume it was some kind of super cooler/flip, oh and i came 23rd in two other donkaments in pretty sigh spots.

Again very close to winning a bazillion dollars but no dice. I was actually very very happy with my play all day, and I really feel like good things are gonna happen real soon.

Current target is to make $10k anyway it comes before LAPC, and a sub target of 1000 P5s tlb points. I'm serious that I'm gonna do it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

So i'm not happy with myself

I was in position to win 3 donkaments today, ended up FTing one and just getting really unlucky in it.
Spent about 1300 today, and I think I cashed for around $700. Maybe a little more. Not sure. What I do know is that the last 4 days have sucked. In those days I took one day off in betwee, so over 3 days I've played 11k hands of donakments spanning jsut over 100 donkaments and I'm down a little bit.
tbh I think I'm playing too fast once into the cash and getting deep. I really think that I'm gonna win something real soon because I've fixed a huge leak. Now all I need is a little luckboxing at teh right time, and I shoud be picking up donkament wins again.
For a $200 bonus, I have to somehow log 1200 party points in the next two days. I guess I can probably do it in one, might end up playing some cash sometime or else just do all these donkaments and expect to win.
I've probably been in a downswing, but I think I also haven't played my best/optimally, so I definitely blame poor play for some lack of results. My past few blog entries have all been about me bitching. Well I hope to stop that.
I usually like posting some stuff about what I'm doing outside of poker, btu really I've just been spending my whole time grinding donkaments. I'm gonna grind from now on till monday. Probably take a day off on monday then get back to grinding a combo of cash and donkaments. fwiw I've actually sorta enjoyed playing the donkaments recently, and I've been blogging cos I've had nothing to do after I've finished. Every session I end, I'm actually kinda excited to get back the next day to try and win one. I've never had that with cash games before.
I also haven't plaeyd the daily 100rs and 200rs simply because I don't have enough cash for them. Months of travelling now has actually been a bit harsh on the BR. I'm not exactly busto, but I kinda feel like I am. I've been well under 6 figs online for a while now, so hopefully I can start winning some stuff to rebuild a little.
As I said before, LAPC is coming soon so thats why I'm trying to grind hard to get a bit of money online before I leave again. I'm looking forward to day after day of live donkaments. One thing that tilts me about them is that if you bust, then there's always a bit of a wait till the next one. LAPC will be my frist proper series and I'm very very excited. If anyone has recommendations of what to do in LA touristwise, pls tell me in comments. So far everywhere I've been I've had no idea what I want to do, as I'd obv never research anything. end result being that I'm probably missing out on a lot of things.

bah anyway enough of the rambling, time for bed.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm gonna update every day untill i run good.

I wonder how big variance is in donkaments. When I first started, I couldnt win anything. A couple of months ago I'd win a donkament almost every day that I played them. Right now I cant make a final table to save my life.


ftp 32k (163)
50/50 (55)
random stars (5.50)

ftp 15k (55)
party 18k (55)
party 6r (26)
staers 11r (51)
25k (55)
14.5k (75)
5k ftp (26)
13 DS to sun mill (13)
13k crypto (55)
13.5k ftp (26)
25k (109)
20k (11)
25k (75)
5k party (33)
20k party (109)2k crypto (27)
2.5k ub (22)
2k pkr (55)
1k razz (11)

Still running as per usual. I had big stacks in a few things. but then ran like shit and I cant win the important flips to save my like. for a 40k pot (i still have 8k) closish to the bubble in the 25k gtd on stars at 300/600 when i call a CO open from teh button with KK and villain flops a 7-high flush draw and bet/3-bets AI cos hes built like that.

I won the DS for sun mill seat which i took t$ for and obv used most of them up. and I might have cashed the razz, which was like 4hrs for $5 profit. I guess playing donkaments on non sundays is probably a huge waste of time since I cant play the late ones that are good. If I can only really log around 1k-1.5k of donkament buyins each day, per hr EV wise I really shouldnt play these. However I've decided that I'm playing these untill I win something decent, maybe 7-15k range. Not stopping till then.

I also wanna log some cash, so it better happen soon. I felt a little out of sorts the other day when i played, so I'm gonna play a whole day at NL200 and watch some videos. maybe do 3-5k hands. Then do a quick 10k hands and hopefully have time left to hang before i go to LA. I ended up missing a party today cos I woke up at like 7.15pm and people were going to it at 7.30. wtf how do i wake so late. Sucks so hard. Anyway hopefully I'm gonna wake before 1pm tomorrow since I have to meet my PA and stuff

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

another sunday another grind

I kinda like listing stuff.

sun mill 215
party major 215
stars 109
ftp 75
ipoker major 215
boss media major 130E
ftp 75
ftp brawl 240
party 55
party 33
absolute 20
daily 15 grand 11
ub major 215
stars 25k 55
ftp 26
hundred grand 11
ftp mill 535
mulligan 215
2nd chance 215
party 20k 109
stars rebuy 11r (31?)
ftp 75
ftp 55k 163
ftp 24k 26
stars 27.5
stars 3r (15)
random 109

total about $3.3k. cashes. bleh. i think 841 on sun warmup and 155 in a smaller one. i think i knocked out 3 people in teh brawl for 120 and cashed teh ftp mill for 1200.
Another disappointing day obv since i didnt win a bazillion dollars american. I'm gonna grind at least 2-3 days, maybe 4-5 if i can get it in this week for donkaments. Played some cash the other day and just didnt feel like i enjoyed it at all. losing doesnt help obv. blackjack was fun tho, was up 1.1k on party bj. dealer ran hot but i ran like god whenever i had 500 bets down.

I think I'm gonna make some push to get a better p5s donkament leader board thing, maybe a triple crown one week. I looked at others, and you basically have to win a huge donkament and
have a load of 60-150 point scores. So far I have 3 scores total over 70 points and not even close to 100 scores that go towards the ranking. I should fill up what i need over the year of 2008 imo, just need to start putting volume in again.

That was yesterday. Today I was back on that donkament grind. I played over 30 tournaments today ranging from 3r to 162. Ran super bad and I cashed in I think jsut 1 tournament, the 20k gtd 109 on crypto. As I type this im still in a 20/180 which i jsut played cos i thought i might go deep in teh 5r, but obv i suck at taht too. CRypto sucked cos i came 14th or so, it was only 6k for 1st but I lsot 2 flips for 1st place and busted when i was in a good position to win.

Everything else I ran terribly. This whole week has been kinda fustrating tbh. Nvm I'm obv gonna keep grinding and try and book a few wins towards the end of the week.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


well i'm really tired right now, its 12am and i've been up like 6hrs. I got a lot of stuff to sort out, mainly my room. I'm also really really cash busto. It's a little fustrating, I guess it#s cos I havent grinded much online so I'm feeling a little low online too. doesnt help that i have like 17k in w$ that i dont need for a while.

gukpt was boring, busted just before 2nd break. i gotta start busting live donkaments on bad beats. i think i've played like 8 so far and busted everyone getting my money in very very behind. I think i'm being slightly too active in spots where i dont need to be. whatever.

booked room and flights for lapc already, how am i so organised????

x-post from hsmtt. kinda interesting theory imo, but a bad call for sure. i think i factored too much in that i was gonna have to get a room somewhere and that the place totally sucked. the only reason that it was worth going was that the standard is like a $10 FO online.

GUKPT 1st leg is today, £1k buyin. I'm on the table and running it over. At first break i have like 70% of the T25 chips on the table and just have a huge stack of them. By the first break (1hr levels, 2 levels per break) i have 3-bet maybe 6 times total. I chipped up a little in a hand where I 3-bet AKo, checked behind a TTxr board and called a bet on both turn A and river J (and was shown QJ lol?)

Anyway next level is 75/150 and I 3-bet/call AKo and flip vs 88 for 12k pot and win. easy game. I'm up to just over 21kish.
Couple of hands later vs Charalambos Xanthos whom i've 3-bet 3 tiems already. he limps i make it 600 with AKdd, bb calls he calls. Flop Qh5d4d, checked to me I bet 1100, fold villain minraises and starts talking a bs about how much I raise him blah blah blah. I shove for 4k more he has 55 and holds. i lol as indicates that he talked me into a shove.

At 75/150 again i 3-bet him with AQ from sb vs button open and he calls and i check oop on QJx. He checks, i fire turn he folds. then I 3-bet him at same blind levels with TT after he minraises pre and he c/fs on 876 2-tone.

I win a load of pots, then open JJ at 100/200 and get 3-bet by the dude behind me. He's a young guy with whom i've talked to a bit after i mentioned that i was at PCA. we chat about PCA; he didnt go but he said that a friend of his FT'd the sun mill whilst there and i'm like: 'lol mkind?' and he says yeah. So i say 'yo im tufat23' and he has no idea who I am. wtf, gtfo. He'd doubled 2nd level with the most retarded hand ever. He limps 99 UTG niel channing limps, yound azn dude who's imo weak passive raises, both call. flop T99hh and UTG now donk leads out, channing calls. turn blank 8 UTG bets again channing raises, utg calls and then snap donk shoves a river Ah. I'm like wtf, channing calls and its 99 vs TT. xpert guys.

anyway young dude now 3-bets to 1625 with about 14k effective. i lol cos this is the first time he's done anything vs me and i think hes FOS. I call (its a a tarp?)
flop 986sss, i have no spade, i check for a c/r AI, he checkes behind. turn 6 i bet 1700 he calls. river blanks, I check he bets 3100 and I sigh really really hard and call. 64o is good sir.

next orbit I open JTo UTG and MP calls. hes been kinda agrro basically jsut playing super high AF and no ones played back. flop K73r i bet 800 he makes it 1500 more, i tank for 45secs+ and shove. he folds after maybe 10secs and i show J high cos i roll like that. not sure what to make of showing those tbh. thoughts?

2 hands later I'm in sb. Young azn dude oopens CO to 525, bambos calls i make it 2k with A7s and 12k effective at start. CO folds, button shoves for 10k more.

I seriously make an agressive call here. I kinda dont like it anymore, but I think i got rushed because the clock was called on me really fast and I was trying to think through at what pot odds I can call here. I'm pretty sure its TT+ or AQ+ and i have 30% equity. i think 5% of the time hes got KQo but unlikely from the chat he was giving too. I decided to completely ignore it since i didnt know if i was getting leveled, but he took a £10 note out of his pocket and said taht I could have it if i called. tehn 20 secs later takes it back. since I had no idea what level he was on, and assuming that i was gonna get leveled since he has been a lifepro for at least 2x my lifetime i decided that i would totally ignore all chat.

My thinking is that i'm getting 3-2 on the call, so a normal nuetral EV stance i need 40% equity. obv i think i have 30% equity so i'm giving up 2.5k i.e. 10% of the pot in equity. add on top that its my donkmaent life on the line, i have to figure out what % tahts worth too. i was thinking around 5k on top of the 2.5k but is that too much to give up when i call and lose?
if i drop to 10k after folding i have 50bbs but the next level is 150/300/25 and is the first ante level. I kinda hate 33bbs in that spot imo. i think at 10k stack people will play back at me a lot or do some funky stuff. at 25k stack after jsut calling a shove not getting odds, im pretty sure no one will 3-bet me light or ever 4-bet me light and i can totally run over the table with absolutely no resistance. OMG THIS KID CALLS HIS TOURNAMENT LIFE AI WITH A7s AND SHOVES J HIGH on Kxx BOARDS!!!11111. I figure taht i'm gonna have to make up at least 7.5k when i call and win over teh pot odds im getting. does this make logicall sense? i decided that at 25k i would make up at least around 5k, but then i get the clock called on me so i dont have enough time ot process everything and decide that the location of the donkament is in a tough place if im there past 11pm so i dont mind gambling and he obv holds with qq. i think 3-2 is not good enough to call there, but can i call getting 2-1? usually i think not and i wouldnt have 3-bet but people we're folding extremely frequently to my 3-bets and i figured that was a spot that bambos' range preflop was xtremely wide when he calls on the button but not when he shoves. i jsut felt taht if not handcuffed, i'm gonna go from 25k-60k 90% of the time by the end of the day, playing 9 levels.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Back in the big LDN

So I'm back now for a couple of days. Had a good start yesterday. played about 2.8k worth of donkmanets and won the daily fifteen grand on stars, unfortuanately its only a $11 buyin but 1st was 6.8k

I also played a satellite to the GUKPT. It was a $250 buyin and I won a seat to the brighton GUKPT so I'm gonna go play that next week sometime. They're so soft so I'm excited.

Since last time I've been to NY and buffalo for the bills-giants game, and then vegas for the msnl house. So much stuff happneed theres no way I can remember it all. Im gonna try and start blogging whilst im at placess o that I can give all teh stories. After that PCA. Such a dissapointment going inot day 3 with 150k and busting 133 with 120 paying.

Plans right now are for LAPC which is happening in a couple of weeks.