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Pre-AC Online Fun? [Monday
Jun 21st, 10 @ 7:25pm]

Hey guys... I'm sure most of you are scurrying around packing for the con, but if you aren't, wanna join me on Full Tilt? I'll be playing some NL Hold'Em cash games (might get bored and switch games later). Search for username Tabbicus to find me. If I don't already know you, identify yourself to me in the table chat!

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Jun 21st, 10 @ 3:51am]

Just another shout-out to see if anyone's planning anything for AC this year.

If not, let me know. Maybe I can get something together in the late evenings just for fun. I don't plan on anything huge -- and sadly I don't have a massive chipset, though I've got a decent one for up to 10 people at once, and can borrow my friend Chanur's for more.

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Life is Sweet [Sunday
Jun 20th, 10 @ 9:32pm]


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Jun 8th, 10 @ 6:37pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

A match full of alternates, witty conversation, and many many hands where "I have a pair of threes" was declared the winner. Yay, poker!

Qualifier 1
8. SLuF
7. Darkwolfala
6. Gabriel LaVedier
5. sk_1
4. skuffcoyote
3. Hardcore Bunnies (alternate)
Advancing: Clane DeCosta, Snowycub

Qualifier 2
This round featured the always-present "I'm bored, so I'm gonna go all-in." in the form of Wolfshier. After doing this several times (and doubling up), he advanced.
8. Sushi
7. doubleofox
6. RC
5. Nicoli
4. Redz
3. Kaz (alternate)
Advancing: Wolfmancan, Wolfshier

Qualifier 3
8. Gabriel LaVedier
The next three players were taken out in the same hand, courtesy of Ulfric.
7. Michichael
6. Yoshi
5. SLuF
4. skuffcoyote (alternate)
3. Hardcore Bunnies (already an alternate)
Advancing: Ulfric, darkstrype

Final Table
Ulfric was not able to make it to the final table, so after coming in third place twice, Hardcore Bunnies was in!
6. Wolfmancan
5. darkstrype
4. Clane DeCosta
3. Wolfshier
2. Snowycub

And our unlikely Califur Poker Tourney Champ: Hardcore Bunnies.

Well played, everyone. :)

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Califur Poker Tournament! [Thursday
May 20th, 10 @ 6:11pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I am proud to announce the first (hopefully annual!) Califur No-Limit Texas Hold'Em Tournament!

Here's how it works: there will be three qualifying matches with eight people each. The top two players from each qualifier will advance to the final table! Pretty simple, huh?

Not sure how to play? You have time to learn! A simple search of "texas hold'em" on teh intarwebz will yield plenty of sites that'll give you the basics of the game. As the poker adage goes: "Texas Hold'Em is a game that takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master." :P

Here is the tentative schedule:
Qualifier 1: Friday, 8:00pm-10:30pm
Qualifier 2: Saturday, 9:00am-11:30am
Qualifier 3: Saturday, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Final Table: Saturday, 8:00pm-10:30pm

The only event I do not wish to conflict with is the fursuit parade, so assuming that will start at 1pm on Saturday, this schedule will stand pat. :)

Oh yeah! Did I mention art prizes will be awarded for first and second place? :)

As your host and dealer for this event, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

"May your cards be live, and may your pots be monsters!"

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GRAR!!! ASSHOLE!!! [Thursday
May 13th, 10 @ 8:55pm]

Full Tilt Poker Game #20817893457: Table Hindry (shallow) - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:50:52 ET - 2010/05/13
Seat 1: RaisetheRiver ($4.75)
Seat 2: Ben blanco 83 ($2.31)
Seat 3: anto251 ($17.54)
Seat 4: BigViking777 ($25.16)
Seat 5: Deyna_Otter ($3.23)
Seat 6: dext0r1986 ($15.58)
Seat 7: BDarch ($16.33)
Seat 8: SilvrEagle ($10)
Seat 9: XAKCEP ($10)
BigViking777 posts the small blind of $0.10
Deyna_Otter posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [Ac 8d]
dext0r1986 calls $0.25
BDarch folds
XAKCEP folds
RaisetheRiver calls $0.25
Ben blanco 83 folds
anto251 has 15 seconds left to act
anto251 calls $0.25
BigViking777 folds
Deyna_Otter checks
*** FLOP *** [3d 3s 3c]
Deyna_Otter checks
dext0r1986 checks
RaisetheRiver has 15 seconds left to act
RaisetheRiver bets $0.75
anto251 folds
Deyna_Otter calls $0.75
dext0r1986 has 15 seconds left to act
dext0r1986 raises to $1.50
RaisetheRiver folds
RaisetheRiver adds $1
Deyna_Otter calls $0.75
*** TURN *** [3d 3s 3c] [8s]
Deyna_Otter bets $1.48, and is all in
dext0r1986 has 15 seconds left to act (He then lets his clock run to 2 seconds and then...)
dext0r1986 calls $1.48
Deyna_Otter shows [Ac 8d]
dext0r1986 shows [3h Ah]
*** RIVER *** [3d 3s 3c 8s] [9c]
Deyna_Otter shows a full house, Threes full of Eights
dext0r1986 shows four of a kind, Threes
dext0r1986 wins the pot ($7.42) with four of a kind, Threes
Deyna_Otter: slow roller
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7.81 | Rake $0.39
Board: [3d 3s 3c 8s 9c]
Seat 1: RaisetheRiver folded on the Flop
Seat 2: Ben blanco 83 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: anto251 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: BigViking777 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Deyna_Otter (big blind) showed [Ac 8d] and lost with a full house, Threes full of Eights
Seat 6: dext0r1986 showed [3h Ah] and won ($7.42) with four of a kind, Threes
Seat 7: BDarch didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: SilvrEagle is sitting out
Seat 9: XAKCEP didn't bet (folded)

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Laughlin Trip - Wanna come? [Thursday
Apr 22nd, 10 @ 5:55pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

I got an early 21st birthday present from my dad: four free nights at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin! I have made a reservation: Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14. I will be driving up there from Phoenix with khortlwolf. The room is big enough for four people though, so I am looking for two more funseekers! You won't have to pay anything for the room.

So, who's interested? :D

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Practicing Skillz [Wednesday
Apr 21st, 10 @ 2:06pm]

I'll be playing cash game .05/.10 PLO on Full Tilt this afternoon (I'm already on!). Come join me if you like. Tabbicus on there as well.

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Hmmm [Thursday
Apr 15th, 10 @ 12:58pm]

So anyone interested in a trip to Vegas this summer? Little PokerFurs get-together during the WSOP or something.

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It ain't the toughest laydown, but it hurt pretty bad... [Tuesday
Mar 16th, 10 @ 2:16pm]

Been playing on Bodog and found out that they don't have a copy-paste friendly hand history, or at least I haven't found it. So bear with me as I type it out by hand what went down:

Scene: Bodog.com Poker site
Game: $4 + $0.40 NL Hold'em Single-Table SNG 10-handed
Blinds: 50/100

I am in middle position with 2800, putting me in 2nd position. Pocket cards are two red Kings.

UTG +1 limps, it folds to me, I raise to 150, it folds all the way around to SB who calls, BB folds and UTG+1 calls.

Pot is $500



Both check to me, I bet $325, SB calls, UTG+1 folds

Pot is $1150



SB checks, I check behind



SB bets 1150, I tank and then fold my Kings. He shows me A-Jo for Aces full of Jacks.

So far I like Bodog's layout and the people playing in the low limit SNGs are not very good, but there are a few regulars to keep it interesting.

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Does this happen to everyone or just me? [Monday
Mar 15th, 10 @ 12:10am]

[ mood | blah ]

This is so sickening. Yea, yea, it's a penny-cap game. The amount of money is not the point. Just...watch. For those that don't know, before the flop, I had a 40.14% chance of losing, and after the flop, when all the money went in the middle, a 6.64% chance of losing.

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HORRIBLE Day [Friday
Feb 12th, 10 @ 8:52pm]

[ mood | disappointed ]

I had an EXTREMELY bad run today. Don't expect me to be on Full Tilt for awhile.

This hand pretty much summarizes the whole day of beats. No wonder my fellow Phoenicians were getting royal flushes and quads, I was getting all the suckouts.

Full Tilt Poker Game #18416267984: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (139509162), Table 1 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:37:05 ET - 2010/02/12
Seat 1: Jetblazer (1,960)
Seat 2: stopdrugz (1,395)
Seat 3: BMAURER (1,890)
Seat 4: lolaspapa (1,295)
Seat 5: smoke196 (1,530)
Seat 6: APOK2164 (1,795)
Seat 7: Tabbicus (375)
Seat 8: Slayer729 (1,750)
Seat 9: Pusher4Me (1,510)
APOK2164 posts the small blind of 25
Tabbicus posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Tabbicus [Jc 7h]
Slayer729 has 15 seconds left to act
Slayer729 folds
Pusher4Me folds
Jetblazer folds
stopdrugz folds
lolaspapa calls 50
smoke196 folds
APOK2164 folds
Tabbicus checks
*** FLOP *** [Tc 8h Ah]
Tabbicus checks
lolaspapa checks
*** TURN *** [Tc 8h Ah] [9s]
Tabbicus checks
lolaspapa bets 50
Tabbicus raises to 325, and is all in
lolaspapa calls 275
Tabbicus shows [Jc 7h]
lolaspapa shows [As Ts]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 8h Ah 9s] [Ac]
Tabbicus shows a straight, Jack high
lolaspapa shows a full house, Aces full of Tens
lolaspapa wins the pot (775) with a full house, Aces full of Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 775 | Rake 0
Board: [Tc 8h Ah 9s Ac]
Seat 1: Jetblazer didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: stopdrugz didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: BMAURER didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: lolaspapa showed [As Ts] and won (775) with a full house, Aces full of Tens
Seat 5: smoke196 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: APOK2164 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Tabbicus (big blind) showed [Jc 7h] and lost with a straight, Jack high
Seat 8: Slayer729 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Pusher4Me didn't bet (folded)

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Play money but still pretty cool [Friday
Feb 5th, 10 @ 1:41am]

Full Tilt Poker Game #18194467536: Table .COM Rush Play 2 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:38:24 ET - 2010/02/05
Seat 1: droo5449 (101,475)
Seat 2: zaf33 (23,325)
Seat 3: fenway3434 (10,425)
Seat 4: Tight1984 (31,500)
Seat 5: 10-eazy (7,000)
Seat 6: chicagowianin (25,600)
Seat 7: Deyna_Otter (4,725)
Seat 8: csfm641001 (3,300)
Seat 9: dawn_marie2 (7,375)
Tight1984 posts the small blind of 25
10-eazy posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [Kc Ks]
chicagowianin folds
Deyna_Otter has 8 seconds left to act
Deyna_Otter raises to 200
csfm641001 has 15 seconds left to act
csfm641001 calls 200
dawn_marie2 folds
droo5449 has 15 seconds left to act
droo5449 calls 200
zaf33 calls 200
fenway3434 folds
Tight1984 folds
10-eazy folds
*** FLOP *** [As 8d 7d]
Deyna_Otter checks
csfm641001 checks
droo5449 has 15 seconds left to act
droo5449 checks
zaf33 bets 925
Deyna_Otter has 15 seconds left to act
Deyna_Otter calls 925
csfm641001 calls 925
droo5449 folds
*** TURN *** [As 8d 7d] [5h]
Deyna_Otter checks
csfm641001 bets 2,175, and is all in
zaf33 has 15 seconds left to act
zaf33 calls 2,175
Deyna_Otter folds
csfm641001 shows [5s 8c]
zaf33 shows [9c Th]
*** RIVER *** [As 8d 7d 5h] [2c]
csfm641001 shows two pair, Eights and Fives
zaf33 shows Ace Ten high
csfm641001 wins the pot (8,000) with two pair, Eights and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8,000 | Rake 0
Board: [As 8d 7d 5h 2c]
Seat 1: droo5449 folded on the Flop
Seat 2: zaf33 showed [9c Th] and lost with Ace Ten high
Seat 3: fenway3434 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Tight1984 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: 10-eazy (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: chicagowianin didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Deyna_Otter folded on the Turn
Seat 8: csfm641001 showed [5s 8c] and won (8,000) with two pair, Eights and Fives
Seat 9: dawn_marie2 didn't bet (folded)

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Feb 3rd, 10 @ 2:54pm]

A bunch of us from our local home game will be on FT tonight terrorizing $1 SnG's with our furry awesomeness! Any interest?

We were thinking around 7 or 8 (that's Mountain Time). If you wanna join in the fun, hit me up on AIM or YIM (both are on my LJ profile) so we can coordinate!

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Why I don't play poker anymore. [Friday
Jan 29th, 10 @ 10:56pm]

[ mood | blah ]

Full view here: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/3308055/

There was a time that I was known as 'The Pokerkitty' by all of my furry friends. I made all the right decisions and always ended up losing in the end to a player that just didn't know when to quit. They always get lucky on me, it seems.

Phil Hellmuth says that he is the unluckiest poker player in the world, but yet he is lucky enough to become a professional player. I believe that the unluckiest poker player is the one that has all the experience and talent of years of play and never can make it to the top because of beats like this.

This...is the reason I do not play poker any longer. Nice hand, donkey. (Pun, intended. :p)

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Hai Gaiz [Friday
Jan 29th, 10 @ 6:48pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

I'm gonna start a $5 + $0.50, 90-player sit-and-go on Full Tilt in like 45 min. The more the merrier!

If you want to, message me on AIM at polydactyl26 or YIM at tabbicus so we can coordinate!

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Prop Bets [Friday
Jan 29th, 10 @ 1:33pm]


Joe Sebok and Gavin Smith put up $8000 to see who will last longer in a Muay Thai Kickboxing ring.

At the WSOP during The Nuts segment, players discuss some of the crazy prop bets they've made. One man name Brian Zimbeck got breast implants for $100,000. He claims to have tripled the original bet of $100,000 over the years due to people paying to see them.

But the props for the Prop Bets goes to Gavin Smith for making so many that he's forgotten some of them.

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O.o Really?!? [Wednesday
Jan 27th, 10 @ 12:34pm]

Full Tilt Poker Game #17955474297: Satellite to the Daily Dollar (135669336), Table 1 - 20/40 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:29:31 ET - 2010/01/27
Seat 1: fjedn (4,530)
Seat 2: WhatsWildAgn (1,455)
Seat 3: n8tive218 (1,455)
Seat 5: Daniel Oshea (1,580)
Seat 6: jackrupert (1,450)
Seat 7: etfolds (1,185)
Seat 8: Deyna_Otter (1,845)
etfolds posts the small blind of 20
Deyna_Otter posts the big blind of 40
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [Th Jh]
fjedn folds
WhatsWildAgn folds
n8tive218 folds
Daniel Oshea folds
jackrupert folds
etfolds calls 20
Deyna_Otter raises to 160
etfolds calls 120
*** FLOP *** [Jd As 6d]
etfolds has 15 seconds left to act
etfolds bets 40
Deyna_Otter calls 40
*** TURN *** [Jd As 6d] [8d]
etfolds bets 40
Deyna_Otter raises to 200
etfolds has 15 seconds left to act
etfolds calls 160
*** RIVER *** [Jd As 6d 8d] [Qd]
etfolds checks
Deyna_Otter checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Deyna_Otter shows [Th Jh] a pair of Jacks
etfolds mucks
Deyna_Otter wins the pot (800) with a pair of Jacks

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 800 | Rake 0
Board: [Jd As 6d 8d Qd]
Seat 1: fjedn didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: WhatsWildAgn didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: n8tive218 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: Daniel Oshea didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: jackrupert (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: etfolds (small blind) mucked [Jc 9s] - a pair of Jacks
Seat 8: Deyna_Otter (big blind) showed [Th Jh] and won (800) with a pair of Jacks

I got pretty lucky there didn't I?

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Phone Sex Bet: Howard Lederer loses his s**t [Friday
Jan 22nd, 10 @ 3:31pm]


Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak bet Eli Elezra and Howard Lederer $5000 that a phone sex operator could awnser at least 4 basic knowledge questions. Howard's reaction is priceless.

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Online Poker: A Donkey's Perspective [Tuesday
Dec 15th, 09 @ 11:43am]

I don't consider myself a donkey, but according to online players I am. I who will play suited connectors for a small raise and flop a straight flush draw with two cards to go, then check and call with my draw, hit my draw, check, re-raise my opponent all in and win with a made flush when his Ace-King fail to pair. These are the same players who will call my raises with King-six offsuit and flop three Kings while I hold Aces and re-raise me 2,345 into a pot of 250.

I started an experiment with $30, or 300 big blinds in $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em, and was wondering if it indeed was possible to build a bankroll from nothing. I am very far from a casino, and the casino I play at is not an easy one to win at. The players all travel in excess of 40 miles one way to get to this casino, which results in players who are actually very talented and want to be in the poker room. I have found several games that are filled with not so strong players who are looking for a convenient outlet but sadly these games either do not run everyday or are raked and therefore illegal. With the sad state of police/poker player relationships, I'd much prefer to leave those alone. Too many times I hear of police busting up a poker game because it is gambling/illegal/dangerous/bad influence to good Christian children/etc./etc. So playing poker online is definitely in my favor, no? Seeing how I can play in my own room with my music as loud as a I want as I scratch my testicles through my boxer shorts, shouldn't online poker be an obvious choice? Apparantly not.

While it was my intention to tell you how well my experiment is going, it proves to frustrate me more than anything that I am a donkey when I play online poker. I do not believe anyone since large bets are just as easily made with Jack-five offsuit as they are with the nuts. And if you call with your measly two pair you are a donkey who doesn't understand pot odds and should'nt have called that bet because he was representing Quadruple Suited Connecting Aces and any professional would know that he had it. However if you call with your two pair, only to be beat by his runner runner straight/flush/full house, you are a lousy poker player who can't even tell when a player has the nuts and should just quit breathing all together since you are obviously a waste of skin and bones and brains. LOL.

I cannot deal with online players. The strategies they employ escape me. I have seen more min-betting and min-raising in a no-limit game online than I have seen at the limit tables at the casino. I see people three-bet with pairs of sevens and eights pre-flop and then flat call with Ace high to shove in 450 big blinds on the river when a scare card hits the board. I don't understand it. These moves are mathematically unsound in live play, what makes them special online? And the aggression level is off the charts. You better hope three connecting cards don't come down, or three to a flush, especially when you have a big pair, because someone will raise you for ungodly amounts no matter what their cards are.

The way I play poker is akin to martial arts. I prefer to be a Judo master, using my opponents aggression against him. When my opponent strikes with a punch, I block and roll his energy around and redirect it back to him. When I see a weak spot, I strike the point precisely to maximize the effectiveness of the strike. But when your opponent is a UFC Heavyweight who hammers on you with pure muscle and strength, technique is not going to save you from the blows you have to absorb in order to get your strike.

So, the moral of the story, I have lost that $30 after running it up to $113. The number of bad beats I took were enough to make me sick to my stomach. I am not suited for online play, as my aggression level is too controlled and focused and my hand selection to small and obvious. I have to date dumped nearly $900 online. I do not think I will put any more on. My experiment has shown me that while I may win for a while online, I just don't have what it takes to make it as an online pro. The live play experiment is still in ongoing, and the results to date are inconclusive.

(x-posted from Joker's Up - My Life as a Degenerate Gambler)

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