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A woman's view of the male dominated poker world

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

BFWCOP and CPC again!

Well, what a great weekend. Spent it in London for the Betfair forum game. Got to London Friday afternoon and checked into the hotel. This is the second Betfair forum game I have been to and knew that it would be a good weekend.

Friday night is a team game, 8 teams of 8 playing 8 stt's. Saturday is the main game.

In team Flashmob again this year and thought we could do well. Game finally started and found myself at a table with Highstack, Dealem, Divaflava, Chop180, Ace3, Dubai and Reactive. Tough table but thought I could hold my own. Unfortunately the dealer did not share my belief. Got dealt rags after rags, with Highstack and Diva playing quite aggressive found it very difficult to get involved in any pots and by the first break I was struggling. I had seen KQ once and that was it.
After the break decided that things couldn't get any worse. I find KQ again and raise, everyone at the table except Dubai knew that this was the first pot I had opened up with a raise. Dubai then promptly puts me all in! Argh! Decide that I don't want to get knocked out with KQ and have to fold. Manage to get my chips in first a couple of times with rags and luckily everyone folds. At this point we are the only table that still has 8 players left and things are getting tough. Divaflava has been raising me in the blinds for fun and showing trash, me having to fold every single time, I get dealt QJ in the BB, Divaflava puts me all in, at this point I am short and decide that I have to take a chance and hope I have live cards. I call, he flips over AJ :-( No help for me and I am the first out on our table. Really disappointed with myself but just didn't get anything to play with, not one pair :-(
Rest of the Flashmob did great, Milton Badley and Boro winning there tables, if a couple of us had scored more points we may have been in with a chance. We finished fourth though which was a good result considering we were classed as the no-hopers.

Saturday morning went to the local cafe with Nifer and Longjon for a nice fry- up ready for the day ahead. Got to the Big Slick early and played an stt while waiting for every one else.
Main event finally started and I got off to a great start, increasing my stack from 10k to 14k by the first break.
After the first break got moved a couple of times and ended up on the same table as Milton Badley and Mandylou, think I actually took Mr Dests place after he had been knocked out!
Won a couple of pots, then played a hand terribly in the blinds losing half of my stack. Very next hand I have AJ in the sb, Mandylou in the cutoff raises, I push all-in. Not much more to him so he has to call, he has KQ, ace on the flop and I double up. A few hands later and I get dealt TT, ith the blinds starting to hurt me I push all - in. Get called instantly by a guy with AA, no miracle card and I am out :-(

Stuck around for a while, played an stt only to see my AK busted by A( and AJ to bubble then off to Croyden for a steak. Get back to the club to find the FT just about to begin. Find out that Prettyace bubbled for the FT when her AA was cracked by AQ, ul hun.
Snap of the Flashmob on the FT so rooting for him. Had to be the most entertaining FT I have ever watched, Snap was talking trash talk of the highest degree and eventually emerged victorious at 4.30am. Another fantastic weekend and great to meet all the faces, new and old, bring on next year!

Got back on the Sunday night feeling pretty tired but had the CPC final to play after qualifying during the week. Got off to a great start again and felt I was playing well. With 41 starters there were 2 seats up for grabs. We are down to 18 when this happens,

----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Dests [Ad Ah]
ThunderP: folds
Dests: raises to 600
Chr250322: folds
nikov1: folds
bearass: folds
Maddieann: folds
Joedevola: raises to 1400
castof: folds
TeamRaute: folds
Dests: raises to 4138 and is all-in
Joedevola: calls 2738
----- FLOP ----- [8s 3h Qh]
----- TURN ----- [8s 3h Qh][Tc]
----- RIVER ----- [8s 3h Qh Tc][5c]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Dests: shows [Ad Ah] (A Pair of Aces, Queen high)
Joedevola: shows [8c 8d] (Three of a kind, Eights, Queen high)
Joedevola collected 8576 from Main pot

Win that and I am in top three, so damn annoyed, second week I have gone out to numbnuts with aces. Guy who knocked me out apologised and said he wanted to have a big stack for the FT. Well hunnie, that's definitely not the way to do it! Anyway, I really want to go to St. Kitts so will just have to keep trying.

Thx for reading,
Gl in your games,

Mrs D xx

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sigh and BFWCOP

Not been playing a great deal this week, managed to win a seat again to the CPC final on Sunday.

Got into it last week only to last two bloody hands, lol. Here is the hand history, first time laptop has very nearly been smashed, quality play from opponent!!

Hulken26: posts small blind 10
Dests: posts big blind 20
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Dests [Ac Ad]
Bluenote: folds
Bearish: folds
Duke23: raises to 80
JJMustard: calls 80
Sco020312: folds
Westee: folds
L31GHW: folds
Hulken26: folds
Dests: raises to 180
Duke23: calls 100
JJMustard: calls 100
----- FLOP ----- [Td 9s 5s]
Dests: bets 240
Duke23: folds
JJMustard: raises to 600
Dests: calls 360
----- TURN ----- [Td 9s 5s][9d]
Dests: bets 700
JJMustard: calls 700
----- RIVER ----- [Td 9s 5s 9d][8c]
Dests: bets 500
JJMustard: raises to 860 and is all-in
Dests: calls 360
----- SHOW DOWN -----
JJMustard: shows [Qh Jh] (A Straight, Queen high)
Dests: shows [Ac Ad] (Two Pairs, Aces and Nines, Ten high)
JJMustard collected 4870 from Main pot

Then on Tuesday I managed to win a seat to the WSOPE last chance game on Betfair, 212 runners and 5 seats to the WSOPE up for grabs. Very nice structure, 5000 starting chips with a 20 min clock.

Started well, very mixed bag of players from the absolute loons to very decent players. At first break I was upto 8k. Second session and was totally card dead but managed to stay in. By the third break though I was beginning to struggle, hadn't had any pairs over nines. Got dealt 88 in the sb, folded to me so I push, bb calls with AT, my eights hold up and I am back in it.

Then a few hands in the space of about ten. Firstly I get JJ, guy in ep makes it 2400, blinds 400/800. I flat call, which I shall forever kick myself for, guy after me goes all in, guy in ep calls and I have to believe that my jacks are behind so I fold. Guy in ep has 77 and other guy has AQ. The sevens hold up.

Next hand I get TT, raise to 2400 and solid guy puts me all in, once again I feel that I have to fold.

Now down to about 6 x bb's, find 55 utg and push just hoping that I can get through, all fold and I am still alive. A few hands later I get AKd, push all in and guy after me raises. All the rest fold, he has AKh. Flop Js 6h 4c, looks like a split pot which I am happy with, then came the turn 7h, no please, not a heart on the river! River 9h. Gone to a runner runner flush in 30th.

Felt that I was playing to my best, was only playing the one game as wanted to concentrate so was absolutely gutted. Some things are never meant to be I guess :-(

Off to London tomorrow for the Betfair forum game. Team game Friday night and main event on the Saturday. In the Flashmob team and truly believe we have a chance of winning even though not many others do.

Went last year and it is a great weekend. Some great, friendly people and good fun. Hopefully next post will be a full winning report!!

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Sunday, September 02, 2007


Been working nightshift again last few nights. Work starting to drive me mad. If only I could guarantee an income from poker I would jack it all in. One can only dream. At least got a couple of weeks off now.

Well, another winning month, about £1800, lost track at end as swapped laptops. Two nice wins and nine FT's on top.

No WSOPE for me, tried like mad to qualify for tonights final but my Betfair account seems to be doomed. Still trying for the CPC.

Should have made Sun GTD leaderboard again so another freeroll to play.

Hopefully more of the same for September. Have found it a little difficult at times for motivation though. Don't really know why, think it is more the way I am feeling than my poker.

Well, short and sweet,

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx