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A woman's view of the male dominated poker world

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another win!!!

Quiet week on the poker. After Monday was working lates, don't finish till 11.30pm so no time for poker. Friday night played a couple of mtt's but was really tired and lost with a flush draw in one and against one in another!

Last night played a few mtt's and managed to win the 1.5k for £450. Really pleased to get another win, things have definitely turned the corner.

Had a lovely day today, me and my friend loaded up the trailer with two of the horses and took them to the beach. Was a beautiful crisp morning and the beach was deserted. Had a great time and makes me realise how lucky I am to have such a fantastic hobby :-) Poker is what pays for my horses thankfully.

On days this week so will hopefully will have a few decent results.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On the Up!!!!

Well, February has started great. Knew the bad run would eventually change and at last it has!

Have so far managed six FT's. A second in the 2k, a third and a fourth in the 1.5k and to top it all managed to win the $13k on Monday night.

It was my birthday on Monday but I was at work doing lates. Had a bit of a bad stomach so came home early. Decided to give the $13k a go. Struggled for most of the first couple of hours. Eventually managed a couple of double ups and was doing ok with an average stack when I get dealt AK. A guy who has been playing a lot of pots has just won a pot after raising in EP with A6 off. Blinds are 300/600 and he raises to 2400. I reraise to 6000 and he pushes. I know that I am probably racing at best and if I fold I still have a 18k stack but I decide to call and hope to double up against a loose opponent. Unfortunately he has KK but an ace on the flop and I am chipleader.

Cruised to the FT and hit it in 5th with 58k. Manage to win a few decent pots and I am on 80k. Big chipleader (130k) has been playing a lot of pots and raises again. I am sat in the BB with KK and reraise him. He calls and the flop comes J8J. I bet half the pot and he calls. Turn is another 8, I bet again and he raises, I push and he has to call for another 14k (pot 150k) and flips over A9. River is a blank and I take the chip lead.

Then it all seemed to go a bit mad with loads of quick knockouts and I found myself heads up with 202k to my opponents 263k. Then this is the hand that really won me the tourney

Aaakevaaa: posts the ante 750
Dests: posts the ante 750
Aaakevaaa: posts small blind 3000
Dests: posts big blind 6000
----- HOLE CARDS -----
dealt to Dests [Ts 3d]
Aaakevaaa: calls 3000
Dests: checks
----- FLOP ----- [3s 8d Qs]
Dests: checks
Aaakevaaa: checks
----- TURN ----- [3s 8d Qs][Th]
Dests: bets 6000
Aaakevaaa: raises to 12000
Dests: calls 6000
----- RIVER ----- [3s 8d Qs Th][3c]
Dests: bets 30000
Aaakevaaa: raises to 244540 and is all-in
Dests: is all-in 183960
Returned uncalled bets 30,580 to Aaakevaaa
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Aaakevaaa: shows [Ah As] (Two Pairs, Aces and Threes, Queen high)
Dests: shows [Ts 3d] (A Full House, Threes full of Tens)
Dests collected 465420 from Main pot

Not a great time for him to slow play aces but I wasn't complaining! Couple of hands later we get the rest in, me A9 and him A8, I hit a 9 for good measure and I have won for $3640.

Really needed a decent win and chuffed to bits. Hopefully things will now carry on in the same vein. Working lates till Thursday so won't be hitting the tables much until Friday.

Big shout to Ukgatsby too. He has been hitting lots of FT's with a nice win in the $5k gtd headhunter and a second in the $4k gtd. He is one of the most consistent mtt players I know and is a great railbird when needed xx.

Thx for reading,

Gl in your games,

Mrs D xxx

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Finally managed to update. Well, January was a terrible start to the year. Outdraw after outdraw consquently caused me to play bad and ended the month £900 down.

Was ready to pack in at one point as playing poker and constantly getting beat when your chips go in ahead is not fun! But, I know that things will eventually turn as they have in the past after a bad run.

February has already started better with a couple of FT's including a third and a fourth in the 1.5k. Hopefully it is a sign of things to come!

New job is going well, much more relaxed just unfortunate it came with a pay drop. Will be glad when the summer is here, this time of the year is no fun. Will try and update a bit more regular this month.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx