Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sick and tired....but....

The poker has picked up.....

Came home from work on Monday ill, first time I have been off sick for over 5 years and the last time was 2 weeks off with a knacked ankle play footy.

So since monday evening, I have been wrapped up in a blanket all fires and central heating on and a box of tissues by my side (a normal practice I know, but these ones were for blowing my nose)

The good thing about the sport of poker, is that not being able to physically move cos of illness, actually helps. So laptop has been on non stop as I have struggled to sleep at night due to constant coughing and the odd throw up session as I can't keep any food down, prob due to the antibiotics for me chest.

Managed to make two final tables, 1st one in the farce that was the disco affected Monday night laddies hangover tour, I even let my timer run down every hand for over half an hour to allow people to get back in, while some of the twats with the bigger stacks tried to raise every pot, some people just have no class at all. Eventually went out 8th with AK vs QQ for a 90k pot, laddies cruelly gave me the A on the flop, then the K on the turn, before dropping the Q on the river to make my heart jump and send me packing. On the final table was angel1975 and angel deserves a worthy mention too, as she was getting a lot of stick cos of her massive stack early on from some of the railbird idiots, who clearly thought, that she had stolen them from disco'd players, they obv do not know her and the class and etiquette she brings to the game, shame on them I say. Maybe they should watch angel play more often, they would then know how she gets those large stacks.....

The other FT was when I came 2nd in a $1 tourney against one of the worst players I have seen, the phrase "don't send a message to someone who can't read" should have stuck in my mind as he ignored every move I made and called down with bottom pair everytime and hit everything. Shame leaguenutz site is being upgraded as that would have extended my lead this months league by a good margin. We are not sure when or if the site will be back, but thats another story.

Managed to break my 17 sng run on Full Tilt out of the money, maybe the tide has turned on this site for me.....but I doubt it.

2 sng wins on stars in a row this morning have now put me back in profit for the month, the 2nd time I have come from over $100 down.

Looks like I am going to be off work for the whole week cos I still feel bolloxed, I also do not want to be risk being ill over xmas with my family and after 5 years in work every day, I think maybe I am owed a day or two.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

All time poker low

Well, it seems that I have lost the plot totally. No matter what I do I can't win at poker anymore. My sng results have been absolutely appalling, I moved back to laddies to play them after a stinking run of 4ths on stars, so bad I withdrew half my roll out of stars. However, my run of 4ths has carried on to laddies as well, 5 out of 8 sngs yesterday ended in 4ths, with most of them the short stack keep doubling and me getting almost blinded out. When I am agressive, I get called with shit and get muffed. I really am at my wits end with sngs at the moment, I have even put some money back in full tilt to try the sngs there again (which I said I would never do !) Also bubbled in 11th in the 23:15 omaha on laddies last night, just to cap a wonderful day off.

On a funnier note, I played live poker twice this week at the broadway casino in brum, very good setup I must say. Now as most of you who know me, I am a $10/$20 max player. So on wednesday, on my yearly xmas shopping day/piss up (first pint of winona at 09:30) drinking all day, I land in the casino at about 8pm. Struggle to fill in the membership form as I have lost the ability to write !! So when you are so drunk you can't see the cards, what do you do. Yes, you got it, you enter a £100 f/o tourney. Fcking great idea I thought.....only 17 entrants, top 3 paid. Amazingly enough I managed to come 6th (no idea how) put lost a few of my chips twice when the dealer looked at me and I thought he wanted to put in my BB, only to find I had flat called with 94 os (sounds familiar lex lol) Also button raising on steal not realising two people are in teh pot !!! Doh.....

Friday night was my works do, so again, drinking starting at about 13:00, fast pace, a £20 rebuy just seemed the thing to do.....6-7 rebuys and 1 add on later, I managed a solid 95th out of about 110, when I button raised with 66, bb called, and I pushed on an AJ2 flop, to find him with AJ. Not quite my normal rock like play lol.

Oh well, maybe I need to play some live poker when not smashed out me brains. I guess beer and poker really do not go together.

Anyway, back to the daily grind, playing sngs at the moment, 4 playedtoday , only 1 2nd, with 1 on full tilt going out first hand with JJ vs 88. The story of my week I guess

The end of year goal is out the window, just gonna try to keep the yealy profit above $3.5k, might take a gamble at the end in of the month and try a couple of the $50 tourneys just to see what happens, I have only ever played it once and made the final table, so might be worth a gamble.

GL at the tables.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Muffs Revenge

This time its my turn.....

PokerStars Game #7365486387: Tournament #37666980
$10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2006/12/09 - 08:34:20
(ET)Table '37666980 1' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 2: BrazilianEye (7355 in chips)
Seat 4: GothmanUK (2025 in chips)
Seat 5: ausdaryll (4120 in chips)
BrazilianEye: posts the ante 25
GothmanUK: posts the ante 25
ausdaryll: posts the ante 25
BrazilianEye: posts small blind 200
GothmanUK: posts big blind 400

*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to GothmanUK [Ad Qd]
ausdaryll: raises 400 to 800
BrazilianEye: raises 3200 to 4000
GothmanUK: calls 1600 and is all-in
ausdaryll: raises 95 to 4095 and is all-in
BrazilianEye: calls 95
BrazilianEye said, "gl

"*** FLOP *** [Kh 7s Tc]

BrazilianEye said, "oops"

*** TURN *** [Kh 7s Tc] [Js]

*** RIVER *** [Kh 7s Tc Js] [8c]

*** SHOW DOWN ***

BrazilianEye: shows [Qs Qh] (a pair of Queens)
ausdaryll: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
ausdaryll collected 4190 from side pot
GothmanUK: shows [Ad Qd]
(a straight, Ten to Ace)
BrazilianEye said, "hehe"
GothmanUK collected 6075 from main pot
GothmanUK said, ":-)"

Went on to win it as well....We all need a bit of luck now and then......

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sick 1 outers !!

I do not normally post bad beats on my site, thats lodgers job...hehe
But after about 3 1/2 hours on a stars deep stack, this happens...and Goths on his way..

PokerStars Game #7285117798:
Tournament #36701669
$10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2006/12/03 - 16:07:45
(ET)Table '36701669 20' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: p3rcy (46090 in chips)
Seat 2: ttmm (16436 in chips)
Seat 3: SillyNutz (19118 in chips)
Seat 4: GothmanUK (7100 in chips)
Seat 6: jcnk22 (19975 in chips)
Seat 7: snoopie72 (15245 in chips)
Seat 8: mobstyle (46627 in chips)
Seat 9: wvbuckfan(8369 in chips)

p3rcy: posts the ante 25
ttmm: posts the ante 25
SillyNutz: posts the ante 25
GothmanUK: posts the ante 25
jcnk22: posts the ante 25
snoopie72: posts the ante 25
mobstyle: posts the ante 25
wvbuckfan: posts the ante 25
GothmanUK: posts small blind 200
jcnk22: posts big blind 400

*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to GothmanUK [Ac 6d]

snoopie72: folds
mobstyle: calls 400
wvbuckfan: calls 400
p3rcy: folds
ttmm: folds
SillyNutz: folds
GothmanUK: calls 200
jcnk22: checks

*** FLOP *** [Th 6s 6h]

GothmanUK: checks
jcnk22: checks
mobstyle: bets 400
wvbuckfan: raises 800 to 1200
GothmanUK: raises 5475 to 6675 and is all-in
jcnk22: folds
mobstyle: folds
wvbuckfan: calls 5475

*** TURN *** [Th 6s 6h] [Ad]

*** RIVER *** [Th 6s 6h Ad] [Tc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***GothmanUK: shows [Ac 6d] (a full house, Sixes full of Aces)

wvbuckfan: shows [As Ah] (a full house, Aces full of Tens)
wvbuckfan collected 15550 from pot

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But Two posts on my blog in one day......gotta be value :-)

GL at the tables

November Stats

Although November was another profitable month, I have to put it down as a bad one. The % wins and FT's this month were quite bad and the profit for the month came down to just one decent 2nd place which changed my whole month from a loss to a profit.

The month could have been a very good one except for the dreaded AK. 4 out of my last 7 tourneys, when in good position, I have gone out with AK vs AT, why the hell people call preflop all ins for nearly all their chips I just do not no, and of course laddies leaves the T till the river to give me that glimmer of hope that I will win the hand. Then my laptop goes flying across the carpet and the dog goes running up the stairs to hide under the bed......makes me soooooooooooo mad.....

A big disappointment was the sngs, I had a terrible start to the month on them and was well down, a good run on stars pulled it back, but this was for only $7 profit, which is very poor.

Only played a very small amount of cash, so can't really judge any performance on that.

Still, mustn't grumble. Here are my November stats.

Total Profit = $286.11
MTTs Played = 55
MTT Final Tables made = 3 (5.45%)
MTT in the Money = 6 (10.9%) - NB Includes FT's
MTT Total $ won = $660.83
MTT Profit = $311.23%
SNG Played = 46
SNG Profit = $7
SNG ITM = 39.13%
Cash Profit/loss = -$7.65

Need to be $390 up this month to hit my yearly target, which I only have done twice this year, so a good mtt finish is needed, may chase it on the $20 on the last week of the month if not getting any joy on the mtts. Lets just hope santa brings some poker luck for xmas and a nice mtt win for Goth.