Mrs D's blogspot

A woman's view of the male dominated poker world

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The up's and down's of poker

Glad nightshift is over again, I really do detest it!

Got back to the tables last night looking forward to playing after a break. Decided to stick to Sun and play the 7.30pm £1.5k gtd, 8pm $20k gtd and 8.30pm £2k gtd.

Never really got going in the 1.5k, kept missing flops and quickly found myself down to 950 chips. With the blinds at 50/100 I find AJ in LP, decide to push and the BB with 1800 chips decides to risk half his stack with 45 suited. He duly hits and I am out. Have played this guy before and he is a complete nut job.

Meanwhile the £20k has started and I have got off to a great start. Felt that I was playing well. For some reason I get involved in the chat box when I should just keep stum. A guy with 2500 chips left with blinds at 150/300 goes all in. The BB who has 4000 in chips instantly calls with 48 suited. The other guy has a pair and doubles up. A few on the table question the BB's play at which point he starts giving them abuse for not understanding pot odds and that it is an instant call? At this point big mouth me gets involved trying to tell the guy that just because you have nice odds it doesn't take away the fact that 48 suited ain't beating a great deal. He then told me to read a book about pot odds while getting knocked out in the next hand. I really should not tap the glass :-(

Finally get in the money with about average stack when this hand happens -

Lewiss001: posts the ante 150
Dests: posts the ante 150
Pokercarl: posts the ante 150
Joh071139: posts the ante 150
Jose_pipe: posts the ante 150
Monnex: posts the ante 150
Giggler: posts the ante 150
Debbiecol: posts the ante 150
Joedevola: posts the ante 150
Gazzer47: posts the ante 150
Lewiss001: posts small blind 600
Dests: posts big blind 1200
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Dests [As Ad]
Pokercarl: calls 1200
Joh071139: folds
Jose_pipe: folds
Monnex: folds
Giggler: folds
Debbiecol: folds
Joedevola: folds
Gazzer47: folds
Lewiss001: calls 600
Dests: raises to 4800
Pokercarl: calls 3600
Lewiss001: folds
----- FLOP ----- [Ts Jc Qs]
Dests: bets 8400
Pokercarl: raises to 17437 and is all-in
Dests: calls 9037
----- TURN ----- [Ts Jc Qs][Js]
----- RIVER ----- [Ts Jc Qs Js][6d]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Pokercarl: shows [Kc 9c] (A Straight, King high)
Dests: shows [As Ad] (Two Pairs, Aces and Jacks, Queen high)
Pokercarl collected 47174 from Main pot

I guess I could have got away from it but have run into this guy a few times before. Just couldn't believe that he is calling raises from utg with K9. At this point I am crippled and go out next hand. Win that hand and I am second in chips :-(

Meanwhile in the 2k gtd I have made the FT, after the above hand I get a bit tilty and turn into maniac loony woman, raising a lot with trash and the table folding to me. Before I know it we are down to four and I have the chip lead. I keep playing aggressive and we are heads up with even chips.

I really wish that you could do deals on crypto as the other guy was really nice and I felt that we both deserved to walk away with the same amount. Anyway, I win a couple of big pots and I have a 5-1 chip advantage. The other guy was quite passive and was folding to most raises. I made a big mistake with A3 when he has raised by putting him all-in. He has only been playing decent hands and turns over 88, an 8 on the flop and he is coming back at me. After giving myself a good kick I get my chip advantage back. Get dealt 79 in the BB, he makes a min raise and I call. Flop comes 8TJ, I check, he bets and I call, turn brings a queen, I check again, he pushes and I call. He shows QJ for the 2 pair. No help for him on the river and we have a winner :-) £624 and not a bad end to the evening!

My quest for the WSOPE and the CPC are not going too well. Think I have just about given up on the WSOPE, I run awful on Betfair at the moment and with only one seat in each final I just can't see me winning a seat. Early days for the CPC and I shall just keep trying.

Think I'll have a night off tonight and go get drunk!

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Sunday, August 19, 2007

All very quiet

Not a great deal to report, managed a few FT's but nothing to get excited about. Just seem to have struggled for motivation the last couple of weeks. On nightshift this week so will do me good to have a break I think.

On the personal front had to take a week off work after my two year old filly took offence to me telling her off and gave me a good kick. I have had the odd kick in the past but this one really hurt. She managed to get me at full reach and damaged the muscle in my thigh, so I have been limping around feeling sorry for myself :-)

Well, it's Sunday night and I am gonna give the CPC sat another go, really want to qualify for this one. Me and Steve still haven't had a holiday after my dad being ill and St. Kitts sounds perfect. You never know :-)

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

All is good

Since my last post had a nice couple of results.

First one was in a Betfair Bounty game, 200 runners, five bounties, which if knocked out would win you a seat in Sundays $525 WSOPE sat, and a $4k prizepool. Managed to finish 2nd to one of the bounties, hoped Betfair would give me the seat but the bounty got it :-(. Never mind, won $800.

Second one was last night in the $20k, was card dead for most of the tourney and with 30 left (20 paid) decided to just get really aggressive and try and build a stack instead of limping in to the money. Well, this worked great, at one point I had 141,000 chips and second had 38,000 chips, lol.
Got to the FT with a nice chip lead but then was getting no cards whatsoever. Tried bullying and stealing but everytime the short stacks were playing back at me. Soon found myself down in 4th, won a nice pot with AA vs KK and we are down to three. One guy was making some awful calls and sucking out and soon had the chip lead. I am dealt AK on the BB, he raises from the button (again) and I push, he has 99, no help for me and I am 3rd for $2000. Really happy with this but would love to take down the $20k one night.

Got six days off work now after working all weekend, plenty of time to spend with the horses and plenty of poker in the evening. Gonna try a couple of the big ones on Mansion and try and get a seat in one of the WSOPE final sats on Betfair.

Thx for reading!

gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A great start to August

Last night decided to play a couple of mtt's on Sun and the $10k gtd rebuy on Mansion.

First up was the 1.5k gtd on Sun, had a great start and was up in the top ten all the way to the FT. A little bit card dead before the FT and arrived there in 7th. The blinds were pretty high and it was gonna be a bit of a crapshoot. First decent hand I get is JJ, I raise from LP only for the guy on the button to push. I just about have him covered and with half of my stack invested I call, he has KK, no help for me and I am crippled. Next hand I get is A9s, push with my remaining 3000 chips, blinds 600/1200 and the BB calls me with T7, 7 on the river and I finish 9th.

Also play the 2k gtd and the 6k gtd, knocked out early in both losing races.

Meanwhile I am playing the mansion one, $20 rebuy, one hour rebuy period. Crazy play as usual for the first hour, I rebuy twice and add on so I have $80 invested. Never played an mtt with so many loons, think someone didn't tell them you still couldn't rebuy! All in's being called with QT, A3, 54, lol. Decided to just pick my spots with decent cards as some of them could not be bluffed. Was struggling when dealt 88 on the button, all folded to me and I push, SB and BB both call with A9 and KT, my eights hold up and I am back in it. The bubble quickly goes and I somehow end up on the FT in 5th. Blinds getting a bit silly at this point so just take my chances when I can. Guy in LP pushes all in, I am on the button with AT, he has made lots of steals and I have him covered so call. He has K8, no help for him and I am third in chips.

Two huge stacks on the table and before I know it we are three handed. Get a couple of decent hands and steal quite a bit and before I know it I am chipleader. Get dealt 88 on the button and raise, SB then pushes all in for about the sixth time I have raised from button. If I win this I will have a huge chip advantage heads up so decide to take my chance, I call, he shows AQ, no help for him and we are heads up, I have 630,000, other guy has 260,000. With the blinds now at 8000/16000, he is pushing to most of my raises. He gets about even, then I manage to get in front again. Eventually get dealt AJ in the SB, I raise to 48,000 and he pushes again. Call, he has K8, I hit my ace for good measure and we have a winner :-) A very nice $2853. Chuffed to bits and hopefully this is a sign of how August is gonna be! Big thanks to Mr G for railing when five handed to the end, he does help me keep my head xx

Only the second game I have played on Mansion and I must say that I find the site quite user friendly, I know that they have not been around too long so it makes me wonder how Betfair have a new site that is nowhere near as good. It's a real shame as I would prefer to play Betfair but it makes my laptop want to melt as it is so hungry on the CPU. Hopefully they can one day get this sorted, I still play there but nowhere as much as I used to.

Anyway, thx for reading.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Sorry for the lack of updates, work has been immensely busy :-( Been out a lot with the horses on my days off which has been great and have managed to play poker most nights except for when I have been working nights.

Well, July started great, thankfully, otherwise I would be probably looking at a loss for the month. First month that I have kept a detailed record and I am £2098.30 in profit for the month. Really pleased with that though and would be over the moon to be able to do it every month.

Things have gone a bit wrong the past week or so though, keep getting outdrawn when getting my chips in when in front but it is to be expected from time to time. I haven't tilted which has made me feel good though. Feel that I am able to just load up another game and carry on.

I should have also finished in the top 30 again on the Sun leaderboard

Played the $110k on Mansion for the first time last night, the site is pretty easy to use and even though I didn't cash I shall definitely play it again.

So, goals for August, to match my profit for July, and maybe qualify for the WSOPE. The latter is probably a very long shot as I seem to run terrible on Betfair but shall give it a go.

Hope to update again soon :-)

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx