Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I left my wallet in EL Segundo

Looky here.

I had to put my disappointment behind me for not being able to play poker at WSP. I hope everything is cool with Jamie. I know there's bit of added pressure to perform lately, I'm there too.

As fate would have it, I bumped into Alceste on my way back from lunch. Totally random. He happens to work in the Financial District and was out to get some soup. I mentioned that I had plans with HoP for dinner and invited him to come along.

Fast forward a few hours and I arrive at Baby Bo's. We settle in to the bar and Jordan suggests a pitcher of sangria. I'm totally cool with sangria even though I know the sugar is gonna give me a headache. But this is good stuff, not just red wine, sugar and fruit.

I should have been tipped off when it took about 5-10 minutes to make the pitcher, but I figured, hey its probably like 15 bucks or so. After another pitcher and a shot of Patron I call for the tab and our Bar bill was over a Frankin....DOH, that's New York for ya.

We three bloggers be chewed the fat and our food for a good solid hour or so. I was less than impressed with their mole, but it was tasty enough. We said our goodbyes around 8:45.

I decided to walk the 10 blocks in the direction of my hotel to see if I could find some free wi-fi and a beer. Jordan had mentioned the SKILLZ series at dinner and with all the card talk we had, I was jonesing.

My first option after walking the 10 damn blocks was my hotel. I prodded the front desk for a better internet connection but they were hopless. Wireles only and it BLEW. She mentioned a 'lounge' on the 10th floor so I figured it wouldnt hurt to check it out.

I walk into the 'lounge' and see a few tables, 2 computers and ... nothing. I guess my definition of a louge involves cigars, scotch and scantily clad female singers on a piano. Theirs did not.

I popped back out to the street and went across to Fitzgeralds. Colin was oh so helpful getting me logged in to their wireless and hooking me up with a beer. I settled down to a table near the wall, and more importantly an outlet.

I made it into the Skills tourney and also opened up Pokerstars, I had my gamboool on and played way too many O/8 hands to remember. I fluctuated between first and last then flamed out.

I played all over the place on PS, sticking with 'other games' HORSE and O/8.

I made a nice little double + with this hand:

PokerStars Game #18521285215: Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit ($3/$6) - 2008/07/01 - 22:43:57 (ET)
Table 'Ortutay' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 2: 23skidoo ($300 in chips) BB
Seat 3: linraze ($411.30 in chips)
Seat 4: ppam ($450 in chips)
Seat 6: PlayingN4ked ($1143.10 in chips)
Seat 7: anky213 ($222 in chips)
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 23skidoo [3c Jd Jc 3h]
PlayingN4ked: raises $21 to $27
anky213: calls $27
23skidoo: calls $21 This is my first or 2nd hand, notice my half stack buy in. I'm calling here for set and flush value.. Double paired and sooted is a pretty solid PLO hand, and its a fairly cheap call into a nice pot.
linraze: calls $27
ppam: calls $24
*** FLOP *** [3s 6s Tc] BINGO! Bottom set is GOLD. SO I make smallish bet to see where I'm at.
23skidoo: bets $42
linraze: calls $42
anky213: calls $42
*** TURN *** [3s 6s Tc] [Qd] Two callers is either really good or really bad. Though I'm pretty sure that TT is raising. I want to push the straight drawers out now.
anky213: checks
23skidoo: bets $231 and is all-in
linraze: folds
anky213: calls $153 and is all-in I'm honestly not very happy about this call UNTIL...
*** RIVER *** [3s 6s Tc Qd] [Td]BINGO!!!
anky213: shows [2s 5h Kh Ac] (HI: a pair of Tens) Yep, he's calling with 2 draws.
23skidoo: shows [3c Jd Jc 3h] (HI: a full house, Threes full of Tens)
23skidoo collected $570 from pot

Naturally I feel pretty good, but I bolt and find a Limit table to protect my new found cash. Here's a couple decent hands later on:

PokerStars Game #18522660158: Omaha Hi/Lo Limit ($3/$6) - 2008/07/01 - 23:59:23 (ET)
Table 'Sorga III' 6-max Seat #6 is the buttons
Seat 2: fpstahl ($132.50 in chips)
Seat 5: 23skidoo ($102 in chips)
Dealt to 23skidoo [9h Kd Ah 8d]
23skidoo: calls $3
Chasland: calls $3
fpstahl: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ac Qd 9s]
fpstahl: bets $3
23skidoo: raises $3 to $6
Chasland: folds
fpstahl: raises $3 to $9
23skidoo: raises $3 to $12
fpstahl: calls $3 So after the 3rd raise, I'm supposed to fold right? oops.
*** TURN *** [Ac Qd 9s] [9d] BINGO
23skidoo: bets $6
fpstahl: calls $6
*** RIVER *** [Ac Qd 9s 9d] [4h]
fpstahl: checks
23skidoo: bets $6
fpstahl: calls $6
*** SHOW DOWN ***
23skidoo: shows [9h Kd Ah 8d] (HI: a full house, Nines full of Aces)
23skidoo collected $56 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $58 | Rake $2
Board [Ac Qd 9s 9d 4h]
Seat 2: fpstahl (big blind) mucked [5h Qh Jd As]

PokerStars Game #18522847255: Omaha Hi/Lo Limit ($3/$6) - 2008/07/02 - 00:10:47 (ET)
Table 'Sorga III' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Dealt to 23skidoo [3s Ah Kh Ac]
23skidoo: raises $3 to $6
ez monney: calls $3
*** FLOP *** [6d Jc Th]
ez monney: checks
23skidoo: bets $3
ez monney: calls $3
*** TURN *** [6d Jc Th] [9h]
ez monney: checks
23skidoo: bets $6
ez monney: raises $6 to $12
23skidoo: raises $6 to $18
__firehawk_ joins the table at seat #6
ez monney: raises $6 to $24 I'm supposed to fold here again.....Must be the beer talking.
Betting is capped
23skidoo: calls $6
*** RIVER *** [6d Jc Th 9h] [9s]
ez monney: bets $6
23skidoo: calls $6
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ez monney: shows [5s Qh 3h Qs] (HI: two pair, Queens and Nines)Ha, I was actually a little scared.
23skidoo: shows [3s Ah Kh Ac] (HI: two pair, Aces and Nines)
ez monney is sitting out
23skidoo collected $76 from pot

Damn I run goot sometimes....

PokerStars Game #18523488383: Hold'em No Limit ($2/$4) - 2008/07/02 - 00:52:24 (ET)
Table 'Kolga II' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: 23skidoo ($425.40 in chips)
Seat 8: TRIPPLE_A75 ($174.80 in chips)
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 23skidoo [Kc Ad]
TRIPPLE_A75: raises $12 to $16
23skidoo: calls $16
*** FLOP *** [Jd 3s 2s]
TRIPPLE_A75: bets $24
23skidoo: raises $60 to $84
TRIPPLE_A75: raises $74.80 to $158.80 and is all-in
23skidoo: calls $74.80
*** TURN *** [Jd 3s 2s] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 3s 2s 6d] [Ks]
TRIPPLE_A75: shows [9d 9s] (a pair of Nines)
23skidoo: shows [Kc Ad] (a pair of Kings)
23skidoo collected $352.60 from pot

'nuff said.

You guys have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

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