I love it…
Wednesday February 27th 2008, 12:53 am
Filed under: Heads Up,No-Limit Hold'em,Opinionated,PokerStars

…still running into shit hand after shit hand. I really need to take some time and analyze some of those hands as I’m slowly but steadily shaken to the core. How can I lose all those hands. Am I crazy? Did I make (a) mistake(s)?

I’m really not talking about the usual coolers here, yes, I’ve run kings into aces, queens into aces, jacks into aces and fives into aces all in one session, headsup, case cards were the norm (A9 vs Q9 on a 99xx board…sure enough we get it in and he rivers a Q, etc)…nice. I’m talking about hands like this one: you look down at QQ preflop headsup. You’re slightly ahead in chips and you pop it on the button, your opponent repops you pretty quickly, you repop him….he calls….as I don’t have any history on this player I can only assume what he’s got here. AA? No, he would have repopped me or shoved after my re-reraise…KK? See above…QQ…nope…so JJ down to 22? AK? AQ? Something along those lines is what I went with…the flop comes ten high rainbow with two threes…he checks….hmmm….I lead out pot….he shoves….what to do? I can’t put him on a three here and if he’s got the tens in his pocket I’m willing to stack off…he shows? K3o…sure enough no two outer for me and I’m all but busted….To quote myself: so sick!

Oh well…I guess it’s either that I’m on a really sick cooler-period again or something is really wrong with my game these days…one way or another I’ll have to turn this around as I’m really going crazy here…looking back at the last 3-6 months I can assess the following: Online, I dropped almost 2/3 of my PS bankroll, busted on FullTilt and gave back my winnings (not including the T$)…offline, I didn’t win a single tourney…yes, I finished ITM every now and then…but the norm is that I get busted being a 70+% favourite…

To quote yoda: Meditate on this, I will! 🙄

I’m back in action…
Tuesday February 26th 2008, 2:30 am
Filed under: Heads Up,No-Limit Hold'em,Omaha H/L,PokerStars,Pot Limit,S&G

…and right back on tilt…

It’s just hawesome how you can totally pwn the competition and still get kicked in the nuts again and again…I didn’t even bother to do screenshots tonight…I was too steamed up…still kept my shit together and tried everything I possibly could to bust my opponents….no joy though…one of the typical hands, which is my final hand of the night as I can’t be bothered to play a single god damn hand more…

PokerStars Game #15552948619: Tournament #78722082, $22+$1 Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit – Match Round I, Level III (15/30) – 2008/02/25 – 20:23:22 (ET)
Table ‘78722082 1’ 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: talisain51 (1860 in chips)
Seat 2: Ingoal (1140 in chips)
talisain51: posts small blind 15
Ingoal: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ingoal [Js Tc 4d Ah]
talisain51: calls 15
Ingoal: raises 30 to 60
talisain51: calls 30
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8d Jh]
Ingoal: bets 60
talisain51: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Jd 8d Jh] [5c]
Ingoal: bets 150
talisain51: raises 540 to 690
Ingoal: raises 330 to 1020 and is all-in
talisain51: calls 330 –mmmmm yummy you got 9 outs, I totally got you both ways…
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8d Jh 5c] [Ks] — boom headshot, thanks stars for yet another evening from hell
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ingoal: shows [Js Tc 4d Ah] (HI: three of a kind, Jacks)
talisain51: shows [Ts Kd 2d Jc] (HI: a full house, Jacks full of Kings)
Ingoal said, “come on”
talisain51 collected 2280 from pot
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2280 | Rake 0
Board [Jd 8d Jh 5c Ks]
Seat 1: talisain51 (button) (small blind) showed [Ts Kd 2d Jc] and won (2280) with HI: a full house, Jacks full of Kings
Seat 2: Ingoal (big blind) showed [Js Tc 4d Ah] and lost with HI: three of a kind, Jacks

I’m off…pictures from my vacation coming soonish….

If the tables treat you like shit…
Sunday February 03rd 2008, 11:09 pm
Filed under: Opinionated

…treat yourself with a nice little toy. That’s what I thought tonight….I just ordered a new display…not that my old one isn’t good or anything….but I guess I’ll have fun with the new one…24 inches….1920×1200 resolution…which means even more screen real-estate…more multi-table fun… :mrgreen:

On another note: I’ll split to egypt on tuesday….two weeks of fun in the sun…cya on the other side…

Saturdays with Dr. Pauly series is back…
Saturday February 02nd 2008, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Omaha,PokerStars,Pot Limit,Tournaments

…after a few years off downtime, SWDP returns to PokerStars. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend due to prior commitments….shouldn’t keep YOU from playing though…

Saturdays with Dr. Pauly

I heart the home game
Saturday February 02nd 2008, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Live Play,No-Limit Hold'em,Tournaments

…the place where 93o is good enough to call a 4BB UTG raise…
…the place where flopping the second nut flush is good enough to get beat by the nut flush when the fourth club hits the board…
…the place where…my luck is shittier than a shitpile….

Just rambling so nevermind…. 🙄
At least I “got lucky” enough to win 2nd place in the side-tourney…so not a total failure poker-wise…at least I had some fun chatting and drinkin…

And…..he’s back
Friday February 01st 2008, 3:53 pm
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,S&G

After my sporadic on and off relation with poker the last few weeks, errm months, I made my way back to the tables yesterday…finally.

It was a real weird session to start with…couldn’t get much going…and when I finally got it going, it was going downhill again faster than I could hit the break. Pretty sick actually…had all sorts of beats again, the usual three outers and stuff. But oh well….here’s what my session looked like:

Lose 8 in a row to start with (= down around 100)
Win 6 in a row or something (= only down 20) – note to self: quit here next time 😛
Lose 1, win 1, lose 2, win 1, etc (= down around 100 again)…the end.

Tonight I’ll make my comeback in the homegame, too….let’s see if I can lay some coolers on other ppl for a change… 😆

Good luck at the tables….