Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Maniac Monday

It started off like many Mondays in the past, however I haven't played much online poker for the month. I found the TuckFard open and watched for a bit. Al mentioned a low stakes horse match, and that sounded like a great tune up. I was having a pretty good time until CK rivered a frush on me in stud. I blew out pretty quickly in last place.

Unfulfilled, I fired up a Token tourney and $10 HU, and took out a very weak opponent. The token went well and I decided that if I could win another one before the MATH, I'd play that and the 28K. Mission accomplished.

You can see in the post below how the 28K went. 2 hours of solid play and a suckout yay!

The first few rotations of the 6max MATH I got some nice starting hands and I knew my action would be perceived as a little loose. I was making odd bets and trying to dodge and weave.

This is the first hand where my image served me well, even though I had to suck out.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5035434643: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937), Table 5 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:04:06 ET - 2008/01/28
Seat 4: Donkette (3,255) SB
Seat 5: JD Schellnutt (2,850) BB
Seat 6: iam23skidoo (2,895)
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iam23skidoo [Ks Kd]
iam23skidoo raises to 270
Like I said I had been making various raises preflop, this one was designed to look like a hammer steal obv.
JD Schellnutt has 15 seconds left to act then calls 240
*** FLOP *** [Kc Td Qs]
JD Schellnutt has 15 seconds left then bets 180
this is a great raise designed to make me reraise.
iam23skidoo raises to 777
I comply with what I think is an OBFV
JD Schellnutt raises to 1,374
So at this point I realize he has something. I'm hoping for AA, TT, QQ, AK Possibly KJ. I rule out AJ AQ AT.
iam23skidoo raises to 2,625, and is all in
JD Schellnutt calls 1,206, and is all in
iam23skidoo shows [Ks Kd]
JD Schellnutt shows [Jh Ah]
PirateLawyer: jackace anyone?
Nice call.
Uncalled bet of 45 returned to iam23skidoo
*** TURN *** [Kc Td Qs] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [Kc Td Qs 8h] [Th]
iam23skidoo shows a full house, Kings full of Tens
JD Schellnutt shows a straight, Ace high

I have no excuse for this next hand other than I just wanted to beat donkette. These are the types of plays that kill me in the long run and why I spew chips sometimes.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5035874571: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937), Table 5 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:37:11 ET - 2008/01/28
Seat 1: GCox25 (2,880) BB
Seat 4: Donkette (7,164)
Seat 6: iam23skidoo (5,381) SB
iam23skidoo posts the small blind of 30
Dealt to iam23skidoo [Ad Td]
Donkette raises to 210 I don't give her much credit with the amount of preflop raising she's been doing.
iam23skidoo calls 180
*** FLOP *** [6s 7d 5c] I think this is a good flop for me to check-raise a hand like AK.
iam23skidoo checks
Donkette bets 480
iam23skidoo raises to 960
Donkette calls 480 So I double her bet and she flat calls, solidifying my read of Ax.
*** TURN *** [6s 7d 5c] [Qd]
iam23skidoo bets 2,400 I fire another bullet committing myself.
Donkette raises to 5,994, and is all in PHUCK
iam23skidoo calls 1,811, and is all in I'm too stupid to fold now.
Donkette shows [Qs Qc]
iam23skidoo shows [Ad Td]
*** RIVER *** [6s 7d 5c Qd] [3d] Sick....

4 bullets...
Full Tilt Poker Game #5036083934: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937), Table 5 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:53:00 ET - 2008/01/28
Seat 2: pvanharibo (7,520)
Seat 6: iam23skidoo (10,992)SB
iam23skidoo posts the small blind of 50
Dealt to iam23skidoo [Ks Qc]
pvanharibo raises to 300
Astin calls 300
iam23skidoo calls 250
*** FLOP *** [7s 5d 4s]
pvanharibo bets 600
iam23skidoo raises to 1,400 I unsuccessfully represent a mid pair here.
pvanharibo calls 800
*** TURN *** [7s 5d 4s] [8h]
iam23skidoo has 15 seconds left to act
iam23skidoo checks I'll see if she fires out and go from there. I think this is another very good card for me.
pvanharibo checks
*** RIVER *** [7s 5d 4s 8h] [6s]
iam23skidoo bets 2,800 Very value-betty, I assumed she might call the less than pot bet and I could see what she had.
pvanharibo has 15 seconds left to act
pvanharibo: sigh
pvanharibo: nh
pvanharibo folds
Somehow LJ gives me credit for a flush, 99, possibly 9T

Here's an example of me getting into trouble playing a speculative hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5036287484: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937), Table 5 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:08:41 ET - 2008/01/28
Seat 2: pvanharibo (5,775)

Seat 6: iam23skidoo (13,232)BB

Dealt to iam23skidoo [Jh Kc]

pvanharibo raises to 360
iam23skidoo calls 240 hee haw.
*** FLOP *** [7c 3h Js] pvanharibo bets 480 Typical c-bet, I don't buy it.
iam23skidoo calls 480

*** TURN *** [7c 3h Js] [3c] iam23skidoo bets 480 I take the lead with what I think is the best hand. I think she has AK, TT, 55-99.
pvanharibo calls 480
*** RIVER *** [7c 3h Js 3c] [5s]
iam23skidoo bets 2,040
pvanharibo raises to 4,455, and is all in I honestly have no idea.....i have to believe im behind now, but i just can't fold, what a moron.
iam23skidoo has 15 seconds left to act

iam23skidoo: AJ??
iam23skidoo: sick
iam23skidoo calls 2,415
pvanharibo shows [5h 5c] a full house, Fives full of Threes Nice catch, at least I was ahead the whole way...
No Pic.

Sometimes playing like a maniac has its benefits.
Full Tilt Poker Game #5036329455: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937),
Table 5 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:11:57 ET - 2008/01/28

Seat 5: VinNay (4,935) SB

Seat 6: iam23skidoo (8,177) BB

Dealt to iam23skidoo [2s 2h]

VinNay calls 60
iam23skidoo checks
*** FLOP *** [6d 2d Jh]

VinNay bets 120
iam23skidoo calls 120 Let's see if I can string this along.
*** TURN *** [6d 2d Jh] [Ah] I'll pretend I have a weak ace.

VinNay bets 240

iam23skidoo raises to 480

VinNay calls 240

*** RIVER *** [6d 2d Jh Ah] [Ad] Now he thinks I can't have an Ace.

VinNay checks
iam23skidoo bets 1,440 OBFV
VinNay has 15 seconds left to act
VinNay calls 1,440 iam23skidoo shows [2s 2h] a full house, Twos full of Aces
Seat 5: VinNay (small blind) mucked [8d Js] - two pair, Aces and Jacks

And here's the retarded last hand I played.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5036517843: Mondays at the Hoy (35910937), Table 5 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:26:50 ET - 2008/01/28
Seat 2: pvanharibo (16,937)
Seat 6: iam23skidoo (5,907) BB
Dealt to iam23skidoo [9c As]
pvanharibo raises to 500 Marginal preflop raise, she could have anything, but I'm thinking I can protect my blind and fire out of an ace hits. No way I give her credit for a better hand than I have. That is definitely one of my major problems, I overvalue my hands once I decide to play them.
iam23skidoo calls 300
*** FLOP *** [Jh Ac 4s]
iam23skidoo bets 1,100 A little less than half the pot, I think now the correct move if I'm playing this hand again ( which I shouldn't have been, I know...) is re-raise preflop.
pvanharibo raises to 16,437, and is all in
iam23skidoo has 15 seconds left to act
iam23skidoo calls 4,307, and is all in
pvanharibo shows [4d Ad]
iam23skidoo shows [9c As]
Uncalled bet of 11,030 returned to pvanharibo
*** TURN *** [Jh Ac 4s] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Ac 4s 3s] [Kc]
I got noting....I misplayed my read, Once I decided to play it, I did it poorly.

I min bought into a .40/.80 Deep Stack cash game with some of the elite blogger cash players...pfft, they contend cash is tougher than MTT's. I ran my stack over $700. I began fairly tight, then I sucked out on Don AK vs KK. I was pretty much on cruise control after that. Here's a pic of the table at one point and a HH I kept from a hand vs Lucko.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5038117554: Table Duval (deep) - $0.40/$0.80 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:59:34 ET - 2008/01/29
Seat 1: nick_pepper ($88.10)
Seat 2: bayne_s ($136.85)
Seat 3: iam23skidoo ($339.05)
Seat 4: pvanharibo ($237.10)
Seat 5: surflexus ($135.60)
Seat 6: PirateLawyer ($182.35)
Seat 7: lucko21 ($251.25)
Seat 8: SirFWALGMan ($92)
Seat 9: the waco kid 67 ($121.55)
lucko21 posts the small blind of $0.40
SirFWALGMan: people take a long time to fold here
SirFWALGMan posts the big blind of $0.80
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iam23skidoo [Tc Ad]
iam23skidoo raises to $2.40
lucko21 calls $2
*** FLOP *** [3d Ts Qh]
lucko21 checks
iam23skidoo checks
*** TURN *** [3d Ts Qh] [Td]
lucko21 bets $4.80 Feeler bet
iam23skidoo raises to $20 Lets see how much he likes it.
lucko21 raises to $59.20 This is the place where a better player is supposed to fold.
iam23skidoo raises to $336.65, and is all in Top Set Top kicker....ah fukkit, its all free money.
lucko21 calls $189.65, and is all in uh oh!
iam23skidoo shows [Tc Ad]
lucko21 shows [Th 9c] wow...just wow.
iam23skidoo wins the pot ($500.30) with three of a kind, Tens


BWoP said...


I had the nut flush on 5th.

FT mixes up the cards so you can't see when I hit it.

lj said...

as i said, sigh. i had you crushed on every street, but i needed to raise the flop. it was a terrible call by me, and i paid for it w/ a crappy turn and a crappier river.