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*sigh* I hate when I'm wrong =/ [Friday
Dec 11th, 09 @ 1:34am]

Full Tilt Poker Game #16705162099: Table Evensham (ante, deep) - $0.05/$0.10 Ante $0.02 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:25:10 ET - 2009/12/11
Seat 1: heavenx2 ($21.73)
Seat 2: vetox42 ($22.40)
Seat 3: luckynIrish ($11.58)
Seat 4: iwncti ($19.88)
Seat 5: WALTER_COSTA ($9.99)
Seat 6: Aloisick ($26.13)
Seat 7: ShadowYBS ($9.19)
Seat 8: steffi2709 ($6.88)
Seat 9: Deyna_Otter ($8.15)
steffi2709 antes $0.02
heavenx2 antes $0.02
iwncti antes $0.02
Deyna_Otter antes $0.02
luckynIrish antes $0.02
vetox42 antes $0.02
WALTER_COSTA antes $0.02
Aloisick antes $0.02
ShadowYBS antes $0.02
iwncti posts the small blind of $0.05
WALTER_COSTA posts the big blind of $0.10
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [2s As]
Aloisick folds
ShadowYBS folds
steffi2709 calls $0.10
Deyna_Otter raises to $0.30
heavenx2 has 15 seconds left to act
heavenx2 folds
vetox42 folds
luckynIrish folds
iwncti folds
steffi2709 calls $0.20
*** FLOP *** [4h 6c 4s]
steffi2709 checks
Deyna_Otter bets $0.50
steffi2709 calls $0.50
*** TURN *** [4h 6c 4s] [6h]
steffi2709 checks
Deyna_Otter bets $1.20
steffi2709 calls $1.20
*** RIVER *** [4h 6c 4s 6h] [Js]
steffi2709 checks
Deyna_Otter bets $3.30
steffi2709 raises to $4.86, and is all in
Deyna_Otter calls $1.56
*** SHOW DOWN ***
steffi2709 shows [5d 5c] two pair, Sixes and Fives
Deyna_Otter mucks
steffi2709 wins the pot ($13.12) with two pair, Sixes and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $14.05 | Rake $0.93
Board: [4h 6c 4s 6h Js]
Seat 1: heavenx2 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: vetox42 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: luckynIrish (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: iwncti (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: WALTER_COSTA (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Aloisick folded before the Flop
Seat 7: ShadowYBS folded before the Flop
Seat 8: steffi2709 showed [5d 5c] and won ($13.12) with two pair, Sixes and Fives
Seat 9: Deyna_Otter mucked [2s As] - two pair, Sixes and Fours

This table is very tight weak so i raised with the suited ace, ready yo make a c-bet and take it down. When he calls on the flop and a six comes on the turn, i probably should've given up but i just felt like this guy would fold if i bet so I did and he didn't. on the river he checks again and i think maybe he has a busted straight, like 5-3 or 5-7 and then he shoves for the rest of his stack and I've comitted myself. I definitely wasn't expecting two fives. I really played this hand bad...

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If this counts as spam, I'm sorry! [Monday
Nov 30th, 09 @ 12:49am]

I know that some people are uninterested in my poker life/career but for those who are I've started a blog that I'm going to try to keep running with at least one post a week with tales from my childhood, games I've played in or philosophical/theoretical discussions about the subject of poker.

In short:

Please read my blog, Jokers Up.

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MFF 2009 Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Results [Tuesday
Nov 24th, 09 @ 12:10am]

Out of 81 available spots at the 9 shootout tables during the 3 qualifier sessions, 47 players donated their buy-ins to MFF 2009 charity KARE (Kane Area Rehabilitation and Education) for Wildlife, raising a total of $700 for a very wonderful cause. Just like last year, the winners of each table in the qualifiers were guaranteed a seat at the final while the table runner-up would be granted a seat if the winner of their table could not or did not appear in time for the final. Each player at the final table was also guaranteed a little prize from the con staff, with the grand prize winner's award being presented at closing ceremonies.

Friday Night ShootoutCollapse )
Saturday Morning ShootoutCollapse )
Saturday Evening ShootoutCollapse )
Sunday Afternoon FinalCollapse )

I've received numerous praises about how enjoyable I made the tournament, and while I hope to keep up the good work, I do want to thank the players for making it just as exciting and enjoyable to watch.

PS: I am working on my recaps of the other cons!

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hahahahahahaha [Friday
Oct 30th, 09 @ 4:58pm]

Am I the first one here to KO a pro?

Full Tilt Poker Game #15689009987: $ Sit & Go (115026545), Table 4 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:52:54 ET - 2009/10/30
Seat 1: Kulle112 (3,670)
Seat 2: Skuff8 (14,480)
Seat 3: joe655 (31,555)
Seat 5: PoliSciGuy (3,390)
Seat 6: Marco Liesy (8,145)
Seat 7: playerz69GT (10,460)
Seat 8: nadjibg (8,795), is sitting out
Seat 9: stumpy75 (3,270)
Marco Liesy posts the small blind of 100
playerz69GT posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Skuff8 [As Ad]
nadjibg folds
stumpy75 folds
Kulle112 folds
Skuff8 raises to 600
joe655 folds
PoliSciGuy folds
Marco Liesy has 15 seconds left to act
Marco Liesy raises to 2,200
playerz69GT folds
Skuff8 calls 1,600
*** FLOP *** [4s Jc Tc]
Marco Liesy has 15 seconds left to act
Marco Liesy bets 3,600
Skuff8 raises to 7,200
Marco Liesy calls 2,345, and is all in
Skuff8 shows [As Ad]
Marco Liesy shows [Kc Ah]
Uncalled bet of 1,255 returned to Skuff8
*** TURN *** [4s Jc Tc] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [4s Jc Tc 6h] [7d]
Skuff8 shows a pair of Aces
Marco Liesy shows Ace King high
Skuff8 wins the pot (16,490) with a pair of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 16,490 | Rake 0
Board: [4s Jc Tc 6h 7d]
Seat 1: Kulle112 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Skuff8 showed [As Ad] and won (16,490) with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: joe655 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: PoliSciGuy (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Marco Liesy (small blind) showed [Kc Ah] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 7: playerz69GT (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: nadjibg didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: stumpy75 didn't bet (folded)

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Poker wouldnt be the same if people never hit one outers [Wednesday
Oct 14th, 09 @ 7:56pm]

Full Tilt Poker Game #15346331389: $## Heads Up Sit & Go (112524113), Table 1 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:46:21 ET - 2009/10/14
Seat 1: Skuff8 (1,845)
Seat 2: alexcatto (1,155)

Skuff8 posts the small blind of 25
alexcatto posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Skuff8 [Kh Kd]
Skuff8 raises to 100
alexcatto calls 50
*** FLOP *** [Qd Kc Jd]
alexcatto checks
Skuff8 bets 100
alexcatto raises to 500
Skuff8 raises to 1,745, and is all in
alexcatto calls 555, and is all in
Skuff8 shows [Kh Kd]
alexcatto shows [Jc Jh]
Uncalled bet of 690 returned to Skuff8
*** TURN *** [Qd Kc Jd] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [Qd Kc Jd 8h] [Js]
Skuff8 shows a full house, Kings full of Jacks
alexcatto shows four of a kind, Jacks
alexcatto wins the pot (2,310) with four of a kind, Jacks

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Fur Fright Poker Tournament [Monday
Oct 12th, 09 @ 9:47pm]

You! Furries! Be here!

The Dead Man's Paw Poker Tournament! run by ME~!

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Oct 8th, 09 @ 5:06am]


Out of 734 players in a $2 tournament, I finished 11th.

I'll take that every time. Shame I 'only' won $14 and change...first place was over $350! Oh well, I played really well, picked my spots pretty damn well. I was finally busted when my AQ couldn't improve against TT. C'est la vie. I think that's the first (maybe second) time I've had six digits in my chipcount in an online tournament.

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FURconsin Poker Results [Tuesday
Oct 6th, 09 @ 7:45pm]

Three friendly games of poker. $5 buy-in tournaments. Nothing too spectacular, other than this beauty that happened during Game 2.

The A Q is mine, K 10 is nbowa , and J 9 is roby_panther . Good flop, wouldn't you say? Ended up taking them both out that hand.

The complete tournament results, if you're curious.
Game 1
10. baconcoyote
9. huscoon
8. malowolf
7. streakthetiger
6. sephebonblade
5. earendil31
4. tabbicus
3. nbowa
2. roby_panther
1. aiden_raccoon

Game 2
7. roby_panther
6. nbowa
5. huscoon
4. malowolf
3. earendil31
2. aiden_raccoon
1. tabbicus

Game 3
7. roby_panther
6. midwestcougar
5. huscoon
4. nbowa
3. malowolf
2. tabbicus
1. aiden_raccoon

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PokerStars EPT Step 6 [Saturday
Sep 26th, 09 @ 1:00pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

So I ran like a beast the whole time through the first 5 steps. Pocket pairs held up, hit when I needed to, finally got to step 6 where it was win or go back to the bottom.

Started off early with my TT in the small blind spiking a T on the flop. We went all in on the turn and the button had AA. No A on the river and I was the early chip leader.

Kind of didn't do much for a while, let the blinds rise, stole a few blinds. We ended up 5 handed at the break. I still had the chip lead but everyone had kind of caught up and the ante's were about to kick in.

Post break I had one aggro guy who I know from Pocket Fives who had been raising fairly aggressively and often raise PF. I had AKd in the BB so I re-raised him. He hit the time bank and finally decided to push all in, which I insta-called. He had 99, but an A on the flop and an A on the river sent him to the rail and me to a huge chip lead.

It didn't last tho. Two hands later a short stacked who had been pushing often to steal blinds on the bubble finally did it when I had a decent hand, ATo. Unfortunately he had AQ which brought me back down to reality. It didn't matter too much, as the same guy took out the other shorty A7 > 66 and I had secured myself at least a finishing cash position.

Three handed was fun. Everyone was shuffling chips everywhere, trying to steal everywhere they could. Same guy who had the AQ had been pushing every raiseable hand he had seen. I had 33 and called him, but his QJc hit the straight on the turn to send me to the rail.

As much as I woulda loved the trip to the UK, I'm plenty happy with $2825 on a $7.50 buy in =D

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Poker Meme [Thursday
Sep 17th, 09 @ 11:49am]

Poker Meme AKA I'm feeling bored.Collapse )

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Weird, huh? [Wednesday
Sep 9th, 09 @ 3:23pm]

Full Tilt Poker Game #14585571299: Satellite to MiniFTOPS #1 (107196933), Table 1 - 120/240 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:30:45 ET - 2009/09/09
Seat 1: Markus1604 (3,690)
Seat 4: Kittemz (7,000)
Seat 5: Deyna_Otter (6,785)
Seat 6: kevnkeltel (9,315)
Seat 7: rusland666 (1,865)
Seat 8: BOBO GR (2,580), is sitting out
Kittemz posts the small blind of 120
Deyna_Otter posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [3d 5d]
kevnkeltel folds
rusland666 raises to 720
BOBO GR folds
Markus1604 calls 720
Kittemz folds
BOBO GR has returned
Deyna_Otter calls 480
*** FLOP *** [Td Qs Qh]
Deyna_Otter checks
rusland666 checks
Markus1604 checks
*** TURN *** [Td Qs Qh] [3c]
Deyna_Otter checks
rusland666 checks
Markus1604 checks
*** RIVER *** [Td Qs Qh 3c] [6h]
Deyna_Otter checks
rusland666 bets 1,145, and is all in
Markus1604 folds
Deyna_Otter has 15 seconds left to act
Deyna_Otter calls 1,145
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rusland666 shows [As Kd] a pair of Queens
Deyna_Otter shows [3d 5d] two pair, Queens and Threes
Deyna_Otter wins the pot (4,570) with two pair, Queens and Threes
rusland666 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,570 | Rake 0
Board: [Td Qs Qh 3c 6h]
Seat 1: Markus1604 (button) folded on the River
Seat 4: Kittemz (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Deyna_Otter (big blind) showed [3d 5d] and won (4,570) with two pair, Queens and Threes
Seat 6: kevnkeltel didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: rusland666 showed [As Kd] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: BOBO GR didn't bet (folded)

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Pokerfurs Dot Com [Monday
Sep 7th, 09 @ 4:50pm]

I was reminded today that it's been over two years since anything was done with pokerfurs.com, and since nearly everything there is pretty far out of date, it could use a fresh coat of paint and maybe some useful information.

Some ideas:
-Past tournament results
-Upcoming events
-Some kind of global stats or ranking? (this may be not practical)

The first two can be managed easily enough by linking to LJ posts, since everything is already posted there and it'd be easy.

Any other ideas?

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Poker Hand Analysis (help me check my math) [Monday
Aug 24th, 09 @ 12:29am]

Where: Buddy's basement
Game: No-Limit Texas Hold'em $1/$1 Blinds
My Cards: 10-7 diamonds
Position: Under the Gun

I have just straddled to the tune of $2, having not checked my cards yet. Winston, a fairly tight aggressive player who can gamble when it suits him, calls my straddle. Folds around to the small blind, Rich (an older gentleman who plays very tight but understands more about the game than he leads on) who calls the extra dollar. Joe, affectionately known as "Tuna", raises, making it $7 total to go. With $13 in the pot I need only to call $5 more. Considering that Tuna has a tendency to show strength when out of position with mediocre hands, and that if I flop a great hand or draw, I will be getting great odds to win. I call as does Winston and Rich. There is now $28 in the pot.

Holy crap! This is the third hand out of 5 that has come with trips on the flop! No matter, Rich and Tuna check to me. I resign myself to check-fold, tapping two fingers on the felt. Winston checks behind me and we go to the turn.

No help. Again it is checked around. I get to see one more freebie, but I don't get my hopes up.

Huh? Spiked a boat? Heh, the Otter strikes again! (I live on the River!) Rich bets $10. I had to put him on at least a pair. Tuna calls as well. Now I'm concerned. There is a chance Tuna raised with legitimate holdings such as Jacks, Kings, Aces or Ace Queen, but I stick by my read pre-flop and call. Winston almost gives me whiplash by raising to $35 total, a raise of $25. To my surprise Rich and Tuna both call! I am staring at a pot in the middle of $143, asking me to call $25 to see if I'm scooping or splitting the pot.
Math, Poker Theory, Statistics and tl;drCollapse )

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An inglorious beginning to my poker evening [Monday
Aug 17th, 09 @ 10:11pm]

PokerStars Game #31759377503: Tournament #188098499, $3.00+$0.40 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2009/08/18 1:03:34 ET
Table '188098499 1' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: goldsegen (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: rsethura1 (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: Max Benefit (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: corcor194 (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: Uncalm (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: ivanspb (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: Rfls2008 (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: ladezmantsym (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: dimonet (1500 in chips)
rsethura1: posts small blind 10
Max Benefit: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Max Benefit [Ac Qc]
corcor194: calls 20
Uncalm: folds
ivanspb: folds
Rfls2008: folds
ladezmantsym: calls 20
dimonet: folds
goldsegen: folds
rsethura1: folds
Max Benefit: raises 40 to 60
corcor194: raises 1440 to 1500 and is all-in
ladezmantsym: folds
Max Benefit: calls 1440 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [4h Th 6c]
*** TURN *** [4h Th 6c] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [4h Th 6c 7c] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Max Benefit: shows [Ac Qc] (high card Ace)
corcor194: shows [Td Ah] (a pair of Tens)
corcor194 collected 3030 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3030 | Rake 0
Board [4h Th 6c 7c 2d]
Seat 1: goldsegen (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: rsethura1 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Max Benefit (big blind) showed [Ac Qc] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 4: corcor194 showed [Td Ah] and won (3030) with a pair of Tens
Seat 5: Uncalm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: ivanspb folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Rfls2008 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: ladezmantsym folded before Flop
Seat 9: dimonet folded before Flop (didn't bet)

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Ah well... [Monday
Aug 17th, 09 @ 8:39am]

Nothing like having the pre-flop best in two consecutive hands get beaten by the same player to end one's tournament run.

The 8-player No-Limit Texas Hold'em post-softball tournament with a small buy-in had the following players: Stevie, Aiden, Rhett, Rawkit, Arctic, Vlen, Nbowa, and Ace. Things got underway at nearly half-past 1am with the button on Rhett, and after one circuit of the table Aiden's stack took a big hit when his pocket kings failed to hit anything on the board against Rawkit's pocket rockets.

Ace was the first out with a rivered two pair against a flopped set. Shortstacked Aiden was eliminated next, followed by Rawkit in sixth place. Once the blind levels started including antes, a three-way pot between Vlen and Stevie and Rhett placed the foxcoon out in fifth and the panda in the chip lead. Nbowa's stack was relatively shorter among the remaining players, leaving him a fourth place finish.

Several hands later at 25/50 ante 5, Vlen's button raise of 150 was re-raised by Stevie's all-in of 970, which short-stacked Arctic pushed all-in with his 430 while Vlen also went all-in with his remaining 435. Once the dust settled, Arctic's pocket fives ended up the big loser while Vlen's suited K-Q flopped a Q to cripple Stevie's pocket tens. The very next hand saw Stevie jam with A-5 which Vlen called with suited Q-2 in spades. Two spades on the flop were followed by a blank on the turn and a spade on the river, paying Stevie 3x buy-in for the runner-up finish and Vlen the 5x buy-in for the victory.

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How not to end an AC trip... [Saturday
Aug 15th, 09 @ 4:09am]

Having sat at lower limits(see also: 1/2) pretty much the whole time, I decide on the last day to go play something higher before I take off.  

One thing leads to another and pretty soon I'm sitting at a 2/5 table that has just gone insane - lots of 3betting preflop, three players with large stacks that are basically intimidating everyone else out of pots whenever we feel like, aggressive poker being played instead of the limp/checkfest most all over town.  BB has something like $2200, player in middle position has $1300, I'm on something like $1600 with the button.   I've made a point to stay in the game because the BB is just going over the top of everything and I feel like I can get him to make a big mistake.

The usual cascade of limps come in, middle position makes some kind of raise, think it was 15, I call Ad4d from the button, most everyone goes out, all three notable stacks are in.  Flop 29J all diamonds.  BB checks, middle position bets out close to the pot, I smooth call with my nuts to see if I can get him to continue.  BB makes a raise to $200, gets a call from the middle position player, and this time I decide it's time to take it down.  As soon as I declare "700", the BB declares all-in.  

Short version: turn card 8d, river some random blank, opp says nothing and shows QdTd for the $4k pot.  Hurrah, poker is so nice.  It sure makes the 8-hour drive home entertaining.  

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A Reminder to all Grinders [Wednesday
Aug 12th, 09 @ 1:28am]

I spent 9 hours in the local poker room today.

6 of those hours were spent just trying to break even.

I saw Kings twice (won with them once), Jacks once, tens twice and nines three times. In 9 hours.

Sometimes, it's just not your day.

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Rocky Mountain Fur Con Tourney [Tuesday
Aug 11th, 09 @ 2:02pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

I decided spur-of-the-moment on Saturday to host a small tourney at the con. I only had my chip set with me, so I had to run this very unprofessionally. Don't criticize; I wanted to play some poker. D:

Anyway, we had 12 entrants total: two games with six players each. Top three from each table advanced to the final table. 12 minute blind periods starting with 15/30. Initial stacks were 1500. I also managed to round up some prizes:
1st Place: $40 bristol commission from feralityillust
2nd Place: Chibi con badge commission from isilbastet

Alright, on to the action! I'm afraid I don't remember much of it, but I did record the places!

Game 1
Seat 1 (Dealer): Thoron
Seat 2: Aescula
Seat 3: Zephyr
Seat 4: Sheltur
Seat 5: tabbicus
Seat 6: khortlwolf

Early on, Thoron proclaimed himself to be very amateur at the game of hold'em, and this evidenced itself in his extremely high bets. However, luck was on his side as the players continued to fold and his stack built off of blinds. Sheltur took out Zephyr pretty early on, and became the instant chip leader. For the next few blind increments, the chip stack traded hands from Sheltur to Thoron to Khortl, who decided at that point to slow his play and retain his chip lead. On the last hand of the match, Sheltur went all-in preflop and was called by Tabbicus, Thoron, and Aescula. The flop came all spades, at which point Aescula went all-in, and Tabbicus reraised himself all-in. Thoron called, putting himself all-in and leaving Tabbi the only player not vulnerable to elimination. Sheltur revealed pocket kings (neither a spade), Tabbi revealed AK (the ace of spades), Thoron revealed pocket fours (the four of spades), and Aescula showed a 10-high flush. The turn came another spade, giving Tabbi the lead. When the river showed a dead card, Tabbi eliminated three players at once, but since top three advanced to the final, Thoron moved on as he had the highest chip stack of the three.
6th Place: Zephyr
5th Place: Sheltur
4th Place: Aescula
(advancing, ordered by final chip stack)
3rd Place: Thoron
2nd Place: Tabbicus
1st Place: Khortl

Game 2
Seat 1 (Dealer): Nightwolf
Seat 2: Seto
Seat 3: Rudy Bradford
Seat 4: celanor
Seat 5: vulpinepilot
Seat 6: Kezz

Two of the original sign-ups didn't show up, so this match featured two alternates: Nightwolf, who had popped in and out of the dance next door, and Seto, an amateur who had watched Game 1 very carefully to pick up some strategy. To make the game even more interesting, VulpinePilot proudly declared that he was drunk off his ass. This seemed to serve him well as he became early chip leader by raising limpers and having them fold. The tightest player at the table was Kezz, who no one seemed to want to butt heads with. This earned him many pots, and he soon stole the chip lead and retained it for the majority of the match. Rudy's chip stack had been dwindling, since doubling up Celanor early on. He managed one double-up off of VulpinePilot, but was eliminated soon after by Nightwolf. Nightwolf soon grew tired of the play and continuously put himself all-in with a mix of junk hands and monsters, and won most of them, the most notable was his flush with 2/7 off against Celanor's medium pocket pair. His careless play eventually did him in after first doubling up Seto and then losing an all-in to Kezz. With four left in play, Celanor's chip stack was quickly dwindling and he was forced to make a move. He went all-in, and was called by Seto, who was the second shortest stack. Celanor lost the battle and left us with our final three.
6th Place: Rudy Bradford
5th Place: Nightwolf
4th Place: Celanor
(advancing, ordered by final chip stack)
3rd Place: Seto
2nd Place: VulpinePilot
1st Place: Kezz

Final Table
Seat 1 (Dealer): Seto
Seat 2: Kezz
Seat 3: Thoron
Seat 4: Tabbicus
Seat 5: VulpinePilot
Seat 6: Khortl

Thoron resumed his amateur betting style, calling hands down to the river. Pretty early in the match, he was put all-in by Tabbicus. He called, turning over his pocket kings. Tabbi showed the nut flush to eliminate him in sixth place. VulpinePilot was far less aggressive at the final table than he had been earlier, allowing his stack to get eaten away by blinds. He eventually lost an all-in to Seto.

Khortl, Seto, and Kezz at the final table

Kezz wasn't having much luck either, eventually going all-in with two pair and losing to Seto's set of fours. Throughout much of final-three play, Khortl had the big stack and Tabbicus had the small. Tabbi won a big pot off the wolf when he hit two-pair on the river, giving him kings and sevens. Khortl incorrectly read him and folded his ten-high flush. Soon after, Seto went all in with AK suited and was called by Tabbi's pocket queens. Seto lost the coin flip and was eliminated.

Tabbicus and Khortl begin heads-up play

Tabbi had an overwhelming chip lead at the start of heads-up, but he allowed himself to get outplayed several times by Khortl. The only thing that kept him alive was when he made moves with junk hands, was called, and won. First with 9/5 off, then with 9/7 off. Both times, the nine paired. On the final hand of the match, Tabbi put Khortl all in with pocket jacks. Khortl called with Q/8 suited. The flop came K-Q-9, rainbow. The turn was a junk card, not helping either player. The river brought another jack, giving Tabbi a set and the tournament win.

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sometimes there's no justice [Thursday
Aug 6th, 09 @ 1:04am]

PokerStars Game #31300932907: Tournament #185023028, $4.00+$0.40 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2009/08/06 0:59:58 ET
Table '185023028 20' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Valsky (18921 in chips)
Seat 2: dpratt18476 (5310 in chips)
Seat 3: Osasuna (4755 in chips)
Seat 4: Dankgrundle (10380 in chips)
Seat 5: The Sherman (10277 in chips)
Seat 7: Deyna_Otter (24355 in chips)
Seat 8: 00messervy00 (27174 in chips)
Seat 9: joeyhayes (27663 in chips)
Valsky: posts the ante 50
dpratt18476: posts the ante 50
Osasuna: posts the ante 50
Dankgrundle: posts the ante 50
The Sherman: posts the ante 50
Deyna_Otter: posts the ante 50
00messervy00: posts the ante 50
joeyhayes: posts the ante 50
dpratt18476: posts small blind 200
Osasuna: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Deyna_Otter [Kd Ah]
Dankgrundle: folds
The Sherman: folds
Deyna_Otter: raises 800 to 1200
00messervy00: folds
joeyhayes: folds
Valsky: folds
dpratt18476: raises 4060 to 5260 and is all-in
Osasuna: folds
Deyna_Otter: calls 4060
*** FLOP *** [As Ac 7c]
*** TURN *** [As Ac 7c] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [As Ac 7c 5h] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dpratt18476: shows [4s 6s] (a straight, Four to Eight)
Deyna_Otter: shows [Kd Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
dpratt18476 collected 11320 from pot
Deyna_Otter said, "oh god"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 11320 | Rake 0
Board [As Ac 7c 5h 8s]
Seat 1: Valsky (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: dpratt18476 (small blind) showed [4s 6s] and won (11320) with a straight, Four to Eight
Seat 3: Osasuna (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Dankgrundle folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: The Sherman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Deyna_Otter showed [Kd Ah] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 8: 00messervy00 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: joeyhayes folded before Flop (didn't bet)

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9-Card Omaha: Poker Player's Solitaire [Saturday
Aug 1st, 09 @ 9:27pm]

Gentleman, behold!

9-Card Omaha HiCollapse )

This has become my favorite game to play alone with a deck of cards. I first saw it on I Bet You with Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari, when they used it to settle a disagreement from a previous bet:
Phil bet Antonio $2000 that he could get to Danny DeVito's house before him, using a star map that was being sold on the streets. Phil got an updated map and went to a different house, claiming to have won the bet, whereas Antonio went to the house on the map they agreed to use and he claimed to have won the bet. Later on in the show they played 9-card Omaha to determine who won.

So go forth and play!

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