Bodog ToC is tonight, watch out!
Tuesday June 10th 2008, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Bodog,MTT,Opinionated

So, tonight is the Bodog ToC…the good news: 1 WSOP Main-event package up for grabs along with other T$ cash prices….the bad news: I won’t be playing as I failed to score the big points. That won’t keep me from railing though (at least if I’m still awake that early)…

Find all the details and smokkee’s odds here.

My odds would be:

  • NewinNov 4:1
  • $mokkee 4:1
  • MiamiDon 4:1
  • Drizztdj 5:1
  • GoldenHammer 5:1
  • Vin_nay 6:1
  • Columbo777 6:1
  • Emptyman 7:1
  • ICrushBloggers 7:1
  • Donkette 7:1
  • ScottMc 8:1
  • InstantTragedy 9:1
  • JD Schellnutt 9:1
  • Cbags 10:1
  • WhatsTheNuts 10:1
  • JL514 10:1
  • Yestbay1 10:1
  • BuddyDank 10:1

What are yours?

God I love cash-games…and SnGs…
Tuesday June 10th 2008, 3:35 am
Filed under: Casual Play,Heads Up,No-Limit Hold'em,Opinionated,PokerStars

Especially if the dealer keeps rubbing it in…presto no good…obv…now, I made a bad move on the flop…and I was a 4:1 dog preflop…so all good…but why give me the damn 5 on the river ffs, are you out to get me on tilt? Obv..yeah…

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $22.95 | Rake $1.10
Board [3s 9d Js 9c 5d]
Seat 1: Ingoal showed [5s 5c] and lost with a full house, Fives full of Nines
Seat 2: cafecanuck folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 3: doccincy (button) showed [Jh Jc] and won ($21.85) with a full house, Jacks full of Nines

Back to bread and butter, I get slaughtered at the SnGs for the most part…so I’m off, down and out for the night. Really need to think about this online poker journey. It’s leading up and down and up and down and up and down down down…pretty sick and discouraging.

Saturday June 07th 2008, 11:38 pm
Filed under: MTT,Omaha,PokerStars,Pot Limit

Played the four-card bingo named Saturdays with Dr. Pauly again…did pretty well dodging some coolers, made some hands…then lost my head in one hand…and all my chips in the process. Last hand before the break, folded around to me in the SB…i got Tc Ts 5s 9d. I raise it up to 3x (300)…Change100 calls in the BB…flop comes down 5d 7s 3s…so an overpair + a middling-flush draw. I lead out pot (600) and get raised to put me all-in. I pretty much insta-call without thinking about it. Change100 shows Th 8d 6h 4d for the flopped straight…turn and river brick me out and I’m gone.

Oh well, I guess I should have thought about it on the flop…then again…if the flush comes I’m chipleader of the whole thing…so I don’t feel too bad. GG and cya all next week or something…

If you’re not already doing it..
Saturday June 07th 2008, 7:49 pm
Filed under: Opinionated,Poker Stuff

…followed this year’s “unrestricted”, no-holds-barred, kick-ass WSOP-reporting from the Good Doctor…Dr. Pauly over at Tao of Poker

Tao of Poker

No self-control + ugly beats = FBT
Friday June 06th 2008, 1:26 am
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,S&G,Shorthanded

No, not Greg Mueller, but Full Blown Tilt. It really hurts when you’re making some questionable (read: bad) decisions early on in session. It hurts even more when you get your shit together and get kicked in the nuts repeatedly. Got into some nasty hands, basically cooler hands, no big deal, but the hands that really ticked me off were the dominating hands (AK no match for K5, AK no match for AQ, etc etc)…so sick when you get the money in good and your opponent has the whole three outs…and hits it EVERY GOD DAMN TIME.

I’m outta here before I bust myself…

Another solid bodonkey finish…
Wednesday June 04th 2008, 5:45 am
Filed under: Bodog,Bonus hunt,MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,Tournaments

…still nowhere near the money, close to the points though. It all started out pretty nicely, I don’t have my stats here as I switch to the laptop during the first break, but I can tell you this much:

1. Lucky: I got a shit-load of “monster hands” during the first hour, not such much the pocket pairs, but the AK/AQ hands…I think I had AKs thrice, AKo twice, AQs twice, AQo thrice, Aces, Kings once Queens.
2. Lucky: I flopped quads in the second hand with 33 on a K33 flop…
3. Unlucky: not much action though with most of the hands, even lost the usual “flip” with AQ vs JT…

In the second hour the deck cooled off considerably and the play is mostly a blurr. Two hands stick out…the first one was the following gem of a hand – you fold for 3-4 orbits straight as you look down at rag after rag after rag and face races everytime you’re in the blinds. This time you look down at Kings though…I like! What I don’t like is the instacall of my opponent preflop. Sure enough Aces…flop brings him the set and I’m pretty much out the door right before the second break, but wait, there’s two more cards to come.


After that play is mostly a blurr again as I fold and fold and fold. The next interesting hand comes up once I repop a standard raise preflop with JJ…sure enough I get instacalled by the monster KTs. I flop a Jack and my opponent is drawing dead on the turn. Life! Break time.

After that I pretty much fold myself to death again. I got a lot of monster-stacks, including the host himself at my table and one of them is putting the pressure on fa-shizzle and I’m nowhere near claiming the bounty on Smokkee’s head. Once I folded two orbits again I think it’s time to make a move with 15BB. I open for a standard raise, which represents 1/3 of my stack. I get repopped all-in. Hmmm….what level of thinking should I apply here? Any suggestions welcome (my thought process was rather difficult)…I decided to go with it…to my dismay my opponent shows me the usual AKo and I’m dominated, but wait…Qxx flop…wow…now I’m a big favourite, only need to dodge 3 outs twice…turn x….river A….booooooom headshot. Still disappointed about that river, but let’s be objective: he put his money in good…best in best out…still sucks though, but what are you going to do, at least I got knocked out with the second best hand for once 😉


So, I bust out in 16th of 45…two hours of poker fun…no money…insane rhythm and no sleep…wheeee….I’ll be back for next season, if there is one.


So…before I head to bed…I would like to take the chance for two quick thank yous:

1. Thanks to Smokkee for hosting!
2. Thanks to Bodog for all the extra added T$, cool stuff there!

I’m out…night night….

Killing time…
Wednesday June 04th 2008, 2:44 am
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,S&G,Shorthanded

Played some SnG-donkfests while waiting for the bodonkey to start – nothing unusual here, but I doubt that many of you would even consider to kill time until 3am…I do…not as regularly as usual, but for tonight’s bodonkey I’m doing it, again…

So I played some donkfests on Stars…and all in all I’m pretty satisfied with my play. I cost myself some money in one of the five I played. I look down at ATo on the button…I’m the chipleader, the SB is short, the BB is second in chips (I got him covered by 1k), UTG is short. As it’s a six-max SnG, we’re not on the bubble yet, but with blinds starting to rise again shortly (in this hand they’re at 75/150 and both shorties have less than 10BB) it’s crunch time. UTG folds, I standard-pop it to 450, SB folds, BB raises to 1450 which is around a third of my stack. I ponder, not very long and push. Hmm…BB obv instacalls with AKs…good timing…no help and he’s got a monster-stack now and the other two along with me are short. Next hand I open-push UTG with A6o…BB calls with QQ and I’m busto. Quick rewind. From first to out in fourth in two hands. Necessary? Not really, I mean yeah, the BB in the first hand could be making a move, but why should he with two shorties at the table? And even if so, I can wait for a better spot. So I blame myself for that one.

The other matches were pretty standard. I bubbled in one, where I shouldn’t have…money goes in on the flop KT vs K8 on a K-high board…he turns the three-outer and I’m busto. At least I was able to win one and finish second in another one, so slightly up for the night and not really in the mood to continue the “killing time theme”…so enjoy the random pic dump…and I’ll be back later after the bodonkey, let’s see how I can get unlucky this week 😉

random pic dump

random pic dump

random pic dump

The last bodonkey of the season…
Tuesday June 03rd 2008, 2:58 pm
Filed under: Bodog,MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,Opinionated

Well, well, it’s the last bodonkey of the season…so while some donks will try to get some more points to squeeze into the ToC, other donks will do everything they can (aka “folding to the points” and whatnot) to cling to there seats and the rest, playing in ToC-nirvana will have one thing on their mind: KILL SMOKKEE (not literally 🙄 ). Why? Because the fine folks of bodog put a T$270 bounty on his head. Wheeeee….that, along with the usual added T$ should be more than enough motivation to make tonight’s bodonkey the biggest one yet…

Read more about it here and here….cya tonight (if I don’t fall asleep), when it’ll be BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM Headshot Time 😆 !