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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


  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger Wildcat said…

    Congrats on yet another superb result hun, you'll get that cpc seat before no long, I have no doubt. When's the book on how to win mtts coming out btw ;)


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