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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

First Entry

Alright, I had a really bad session a few days ago, so in an effort to help my game out, I figured writing out everything a blog would be helpful. Since that session, I’ve really rethought my entire game and stripped it down to the bare bones. I spent an entire day at work ignoring psychiatric patients and instead going over how to play different hands from different positions. Specifically, I spent a ton of time thinking about playing out of position (and decided I really need to knock that off) and playing hands with very bad reverse implied odds. Since that session, I’ve been playing well again and have been winning decently.

In poker news, it’s possible that pretty soon we’re all fucked. Great.

In my own personal news, I’m going to AC with a bunch of the +1 guys on Friday for Ryan’s bachelor party/excuse to drink and gamble. I’ll no doubt be giving a lot of stories from that, hopefully about big scores I made.

Personal news: congrats to one of my best friends Cir L’Bert and Jackie Masters on the birth of their baby, Eva Grace. Thank God she came out cute.

Hand of the day:
This was one of the worst calls I think I have ever seen in my poker life. Normally, I never go for a check-raise on the flop as the preflop raiser, but this guy was so damn aggressive that it was worth waiting him out forever waiting for this spot.

Hand #35084999-45276 at Schenectady (No Limit Hold'em)
Started at 04/Oct/06 21:32:28

Blaznfosho is at seat 0 with $40.50.
themffulton is at seat 1 with $122.05.
EBESTER is at seat 3 with $123.70.
RumbleSalvage is at seat 4 with $39.50.
notim4luvdrjn is at seat 5 with $46.55.
The button is at seat 0.

themffulton posts the small blind of $.25.
EBESTER posts the big blind of $.50.

Blaznfosho: -- --
themffulton: Kc Ks
EBESTER: -- --
RumbleSalvage: -- --
notim4luvdrjn: -- --

Pre-flop:

RumbleSalvage folds. notim4luvdrjn raises to $1.75.
Blaznfosho folds. themffulton re-raises to $5.75.
EBESTER folds. notim4luvdrjn calls.

Flop (board: 2h 6s Th):

themffulton checks. notim4luvdrjn bets $12.
themffulton raises to $114. notim4luvdrjn goes all-in
for $40.80. themffulton is returned $73.20
(uncalled).

Turn (board: 2h 6s Th 8c):

(no action in this round)


River (board: 2h 6s Th 8c 2d):

(no action in this round)




Showdown:

themffulton shows Kc Ks.
themffulton has Kc Ks 2h Th 2d: two pair, kings and deuces.
notim4luvdrjn shows 8d 7d.
notim4luvdrjn has 8d 2h Th 8c 2d: two pair, eights and deuces.


Hand #35084999-45276 Summary:

$2 is raked from a pot of $93.60.
themffulton wins $91.60 with two pair, kings and deuces.
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Okay, that’s all for now. Updates from AC coming soon.

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