Happy new year
May 08 be the best year ever! It started out not so good for me, still feeling sick due to stress…so no poker…instead I had to rescue the server after it was foobared in a server management software update…to quote myself “So sick…”…
At least I have a new good luck charm…a friend of mine brought it over from Ireland…it’s Finnegan the king of the leprechauns…lol…and as there was no pot of gold included, I guess it’s waiting for me at the tables in 08…Here he is sitting on my laptop
Anyway…hope you all had a blast celebrating the arrival of the new year…and to quote Mike Sexton “May all your cards be live and your pots be monsters”…
Rafe Furst’s Last Longer Bet for WSOP Main Event
In his most recent post he’s thinking about starting a last longer pool…
Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Perry Friedman or Mikey the Monkey
My thoughts on this proposal:
Well, I don’t have a clue what they are thinking putting a monkey into the Main Event, although many people have already called this year’s WSOP a zoo, so it might be not that far out after all. That said, I don’t have a clue about what the monkey is capable of either, so it’s really hard to say…so I’m moving on to a comedy prediction…:
I. Phil Hellmuth will have a strong run in this year’s Main Event. One thing is for sure though: he will blowup sooner or later (I’m guessing later this time), but it inevitable – the super-donkeys-worst-players-ever-tilt is upon him for sure, especially due to the donkey/pro ratio which should be huge this year.
II. Negreanu: I hope he goes deep, I like to watch him. I guess it all depends on the run of cards in the end (remember last year where he got sucked out on time and time again and couldn’t make a hand in return when he was drawing?)..
III. Perry Friedman: Hmm…maybe his faces he paints on his hands sometimes can give me a clue :p
IV. Chris Ferguson: Jesus will do well, too. I don’t see him going ultra-deep though
V. Da Chimp: He will spend most of the time in the later stages of day 1 on the rail for dropping a p&p-bomb – yes that’s a poo&pee-bomb: after starting out pretty well by sucking out on some donkeys, it’s going to be his time to get sucked out on. After getting sucked out on, he’ll turn on the inner aggression monkey and crap all over the table…this will earn him a 2h penalty, which will be enough to almost blind him out. Shortly after that he’s going to be all-in with da bananas (77) and double up, which in turn will lead to yet another railtime as the “happy monkey dance” isn’t allowed on the dealer’s head…this time the penalty is only 1h, but it’ll be enough to blind him out…
So my last-longer guess is:
2. Phil Hellmuth
3. Da Chimpster
4. Chris Ferguson
5. Daniel Negreanu
Anyone willing to put a banana split on that?
Tips from the Pros
Not in the poker playing mood today, watching some poker can’t hurt though. The Poker Channel is showing the British Poker Open tonight and there’s a segment called “Tips from the Pros” they’re showing during the breaks. Some good stuff there and then they show one by Donnacha O’Dea (Irish Poker Pro), his tip:
“When playing poker, try to minimize your losses and maximize your profits”
Now that’s a tip right there, why didn’t I think of that before myself?!
Don’t hate the player, hate the game
I don’t hate either one…well…that’s a lie…I hate the game at times and I friggin hate some players! No, there’s no rant ahead as I did well today. No major wins or losses, but some hands that made me chuckle. I went back to the roots and played some ring games today…left the fancy plays and “hmm…I have outs” sort of hands at home and did well. After the fun of playing good poker and winning I tried some SnGs again – only two…one ITM, one bubble…so not too shabby.
What made me chuckle? Scenario: I lose almost all my chips (50 left) when my A10s runs into AJo, held by the player on my immediate left. We’re down to three handed…so I had to give it a shot…well…I go ahead and win 7 hands in a row…and I’m back at over 1.500 chips, but still short stacked. I’m on the button and I look down at Ah10h…hmm….okay…here I go…player on my immediate left calls again…wtf?….he shows? Yup, you’ve guessed it…AJo…can you believe that? …and then, as if that wasn’t enough, he flops trip Jacks…turn and river 1010…lol…boat over boat…what a nice way to go
Screenshot of that hand, presented by the phrase “The deck has no memory, or has it?”:
Alrighty…I’m outta here…time to start reading “Killer Poker Online” (see current reading on the left), which was delivered today
This would make baby jebus cry…
I’m currently watching a little bit of the action of the 200k guaranteed over at FullTilt…two things that made me laugh out loud so far: 1. The thing that made me choose the title of this post: If anyone should know that min-raises make baby jebus cry, it should be Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, right?!
2. Playing at another table was Howard “The Professor” Lederer and one guy talks to him like he’s one of his buddies: “Hey Howie, I respect you more than the other pros, as you’re answering our questions and all” — “Hey Howie”?! Wtf?! I guess the same dude would be pissing his pants and would be all “Errm Mr. Lederer…errm…can I PLEASE have your autograph…errm…maybe?!” if he met him in public…the internet and internet poker is such a great place sometimes