Friday, August 22, 2008

Fun Session

I just had one of those fun Razz cash sessions where everything just seems to go your way.
Here's a few of the key hands.

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756511421: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 17:39:13 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 2: Aruba63 ($43.60)
Seat 4: kjmwarrior ($44.60)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($18.20)
Seat 6: countystar ($60.30)
Seat 7: surflexus ($81.10)
kjmwarrior antes $0.40surflexus antes $0.40Aruba63 antes $0.40countystar antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [3d]
Dealt to kjmwarrior [Qc]
Dealt to 1dsmII [8c]
Dealt to countystar [Jh]
Dealt to surflexus [9d 3c] [6d]
kjmwarrior is high with [Qc]
kjmwarrior brings in for $0.50
1dsmII folds
countystar folds
surflexus completes it to $2 <-- i like to raise here with a shorthanded table
Aruba63 calls $2
kjmwarrior folds
Deli Dave sits down
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [3d] [4c]
Dealt to surflexus [9d 3c 6d] [7s]
kjmwarrior stands up
Aruba63 bets $2
surflexus raises to $4 he tries to take the lead here so i reraise to see where i am
Deli Dave adds $40
Aruba63 calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [3d 4c] [Kh]
Dealt to surflexus [9d 3c 6d 7s] [3h] <-- i'm able to run him out here because of the last reraise
surflexus bets $4
Aruba63 folds
Uncalled bet of $4 returned to surflexus
surflexus mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($14.50)

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756558274: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 17:43:00 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 2: Aruba63 ($35.40)
Seat 3: Deli Dave ($59.70)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($23)
Seat 6: countystar ($41.60)
Seat 7: surflexus ($92.40)
surflexus antes $0.40countystar antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40Aruba63 antes $0.40Deli Dave antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [2c]
Dealt to Deli Dave [Kh]
Dealt to 1dsmII [3c]
Dealt to countystar [Qd]
Dealt to surflexus [7s 6d] [8c]
Deli Dave is high with [Kh]Deli Dave brings in for $0.50
1dsmII folds
countystar folds
surflexus calls $0.50
Aruba63 completes it to $2
Deli Dave folds
surflexus raises to $4 <-- aggression turned up a notch shorthanded
Aruba63 calls $2
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [2c] [9s]
Dealt to surflexus [7s 6d 8c] [7h] <-- this isn't a great card but it looks good
surflexus bets $2
Aruba63 calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Aruba63 [2c 9s] [Qs]
Dealt to surflexus [7s 6d 8c 7h] [3h] <-- easy peasy : )
surflexus bets $4
Aruba63 folds
Uncalled bet of $4 returned to surflexus
surflexus mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($14.50)

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756611437: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 17:47:16 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 3: Deli Dave ($56)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($28.70)
Seat 6: countystar ($38.20)
Seat 7: surflexus ($103.60)
Deli Dave antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40surflexus antes $0.40countystar antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Deli Dave [2c]
Dealt to 1dsmII [5s]
Dealt to countystar [Qh]
Dealt to surflexus [2s 5d] [Kh]
surflexus is high with [Kh]
surflexus brings in for $0.50
Deli Dave calls $0.50
COLCOLCOL sits down
1dsmII calls $0.50
countystar calls $0.50
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Deli Dave [2c] [Kc]
Dealt to 1dsmII [5s] [3s]
Dealt to countystar [Qh] [5c]
Dealt to surflexus [2s 5d Kh] [4d] <-- thanks for the free card
COLCOLCOL adds $40
1dsmII bets $2
countystar calls $2
surflexus calls $2
Deli Dave folds
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to 1dsmII [5s 3s] [Jh]
Dealt to countystar [Qh 5c] [Qd]
Dealt to surflexus [2s 5d Kh 4d] [9s] <-- puts me ahead but not a lock by any means
1dsmII bets $4
countystar has 15 seconds left to act
countystar calls $4
surflexus raises to $8 R E S P E C T : )
1dsmII calls $4
countystar calls $4
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to 1dsmII [5s 3s Jh] [4h]
Dealt to countystar [Qh 5c Qd] [8c]
Dealt to surflexus [2s 5d Kh 4d 9s] [Ks] <-- i'm toast now, right?
1dsmII bets $4
countystar has 15 seconds left to act
countystar folds
surflexus has 15 seconds left to act
surflexus calls $4
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [2s 5d Kh 4d 9s Ks] [7s]
1dsmII bets $4
surflexus calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***
1dsmII shows [Js Jd 5s 3s Jh 4h 8d] J,8,5,4,3
surflexus shows [7s 5d Kh 4d 9s Ks 2s] 9,7,5,4,2
surflexus wins the pot ($47.60) with 9,7,5,4,2

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756635639: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 17:49:14 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 2: COLCOLCOL ($37.60)
Seat 3: Deli Dave ($54.70)
Seat 4: kjmwarrior ($40)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($25.40)
Seat 6: countystar ($26.90)
Seat 7: surflexus ($135.90)
surflexus antes $0.40countystar antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40Deli Dave antes $0.40kjmwarrior antes $0.40COLCOLCOL antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to COLCOLCOL [Th]
Dealt to Deli Dave [Ks]
Dealt to kjmwarrior [Qh]
Dealt to 1dsmII [Jc]
Dealt to countystar [7s]
Dealt to surflexus [Ad 2s] [8c]
Deli Dave is high with [Ks]
countystar: 1dsmll what were you at there
Deli Dave has been disconnected
Deli Dave has 15 seconds left to act
Deli Dave has 90 seconds to reconnect
66Whack sits down
66Whack adds $80
countystar: ?????
Deli Dave has timed out
Deli Dave brings in for $0.50
kjmwarrior folds
1dsmII folds
countystar folds
surflexus completes it to $2
Deli Dave is sitting out
COLCOLCOL calls $2
Deli Dave folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to COLCOLCOL [Th] [9s]
Dealt to surflexus [Ad 2s 8c] [9h] <-- the rope a dope : )
surflexus checks
COLCOLCOL bets $2
surflexus raises to $4
COLCOLCOL calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to COLCOLCOL [Th 9s] [3s] <-- maybe i shouldn't have kept him in?
Dealt to surflexus [Ad 2s 8c 9h] [6d]
surflexus checks
COLCOLCOL checks
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to COLCOLCOL [Th 9s 3s] [7d]
Dealt to surflexus [Ad 2s 8c 9h 6d] [8d]
COLCOLCOL bets $4
surflexus has 15 seconds left to act
surflexus calls $4
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [Ad 2s 8c 9h 6d 8d] [4c]
COLCOLCOL bets $4
surflexus raises to $8 <-- he fired out his bet pretty fast which typically doesn't indicate strength so i decide to go ahead and pop it on up
COLCOLCOL has 15 seconds left to act
COLCOLCOL calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***
surflexus shows [4c 2s 8c 9h 6d 8d Ad] 8,6,4,2,A
COLCOLCOL mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($37.90) with 8,6,4,2,A
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $38.90 Rake $1
Seat 2: COLCOLCOL mucked [Ts 3h Th 9s 3s 7d 2d] - T,9,7,3,2

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756800687: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 18:02:42 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 2: lexmailman ($20.80)
Seat 3: Deli Dave ($55.90)
Seat 4: kjmwarrior ($48)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($39.60)
Seat 6: Agent Tater ($53)
Seat 7: surflexus ($177)
Seat 8: 66Whack ($76.30)
lexmailman antes $0.40kjmwarrior antes $0.40surflexus antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40Agent Tater antes $0.4066Whack antes $0.40Deli Dave antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to lexmailman [8d]
Dealt to Deli Dave [2d]
Dealt to kjmwarrior [7c]
Dealt to 1dsmII [Kd]
Dealt to Agent Tater [2h]
Dealt to surflexus [8s 5d] [Ah]
Dealt to 66Whack [Jh]
1dsmII is high with [Kd]
1dsmII brings in for $0.50
Agent Tater folds
surflexus calls $0.50
66Whack folds
lexmailman folds
Deli Dave calls $0.50
kjmwarrior folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Deli Dave [2d] [Ac]
Dealt to 1dsmII [Kd] [9s]
Dealt to surflexus [8s 5d Ah] [3h]
Deli Dave bets $2
1dsmII folds
surflexus calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Deli Dave [2d Ac] [3d]
Dealt to surflexus [8s 5d Ah 3h] [6d]
Deli Dave bets $4
surflexus calls $4
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to Deli Dave [2d Ac 3d] [9d]
Dealt to surflexus [8s 5d Ah 3h 6d] [As]
Deli Dave bets $4
surflexus calls $4
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [8s 5d Ah 3h 6d As] [2c]
Deli Dave checks
surflexus bets $4
Deli Dave calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***surflexus shows [8s 5d Ah 3h 6d As 2c] 6,5,3,2,A
Deli Dave mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($31.30) with 6,5,3,2,A
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $32.30 Rake $1
Seat 2: lexmailman folded on 3rd St.
Seat 3: Deli Dave mucked [Td Tc 2d Ac 3d 9d 6h] - 9,6,3,2,A
Seat 4: kjmwarrior folded on 3rd St.
Seat 5: 1dsmII folded on 4th St.
Seat 6: Agent Tater folded on 3rd St.
Seat 7: surflexus showed [8s 5d Ah 3h 6d As 2c] and won ($31.30) with 6,5,3,2,A
Seat 8: 66Whack folded on 3rd St.

Full Tilt Poker Game #7756886526: Table jusmoney - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 18:09:38 ET - 2008/08/22
Seat 2: lexmailman ($23)
Seat 3: Deli Dave ($28.70)
Seat 4: kjmwarrior ($50.40)
Seat 5: 1dsmII ($45.20)
Seat 6: Agent Tater ($60.50)
Seat 7: surflexus ($190.20)
Seat 8: DJ823 ($40)
surflexus antes $0.40DJ823 antes $0.40kjmwarrior antes $0.40lexmailman antes $0.401dsmII antes $0.40Deli Dave antes $0.40Agent Tater antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to lexmailman [5c]
Dealt to Deli Dave [6d]
Dealt to kjmwarrior [Ah]
Dealt to 1dsmII [Jd]
Dealt to Agent Tater [Js]
Dealt to surflexus [3s 6s] [Ac] <-- 7-handed i just call to see 4th cheap
Dealt to DJ823 [7s]
Agent Tater is high with [Js]
Agent Tater brings in for $0.50
surflexus calls $0.50
DJ823 folds
lexmailman calls $0.50
Deli Dave calls $0.50
kjmwarrior calls $0.50
1dsmII folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to lexmailman [5c] [Td]
Dealt to Deli Dave [6d] [9c]
Dealt to kjmwarrior [Ah] [Qd]
Dealt to Agent Tater [Js] [Ts]
Dealt to surflexus [3s 6s Ac] [Kh] <-- bad card but nobody hit a scare card
Deli Dave bets $2
kjmwarrior folds
Agent Tater folds
surflexus calls $2
lexmailman calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to lexmailman [5c Td] [4d]
Dealt to Deli Dave [6d 9c] [Qs]
Dealt to surflexus [3s 6s Ac Kh] [9h]
lexmailman bets $4
Deli Dave calls $4
surflexus calls $4
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to lexmailman [5c Td 4d] [7c]
Dealt to Deli Dave [6d 9c Qs] [Ks]
Dealt to surflexus [3s 6s Ac Kh 9h] [2h] <-- feeling pretty good but i'm just calling it down
lexmailman bets $4
Deli Dave folds
surflexus has 15 seconds left to act
surflexus calls $4
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [3s 6s Ac Kh 9h 2h] [7d]
lexmailman bets $4
surflexus calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lexmailman shows [7h 6h 5c Td 4d 7c 6c] T,7,6,5,4
surflexus shows [7d 6s Ac Kh 9h 2h 3s] 7,6,3,2,A
surflexus wins the pot ($38.30) with 7,6,3,2,A

So all in all this was a nice little run and I honestly don't remember losing a big pot the whole session.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Value Call

It's nice to hit a hand where you pretty much know you have it and a big pot is built early.
My favorite parts of this hand were 6th and 7th streets:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7706867181: Table Desert Foothills - $2/$4 Ante $0.40 - Limit Razz - 22:45:32 ET - 2008/08/18
Seat 1: Brent441 ($153)
Seat 2: surflexus ($93.10) <-- been at the table for a while and i have a fairly loose image
Seat 3: crimson_ally ($80.80)
Seat 4: iamnay1 ($21.60)
Seat 5: RazzySp00n ($47.60)
Seat 6: DJ823 ($40.70)
Seat 7: dlw1690 ($80.30)
Seat 8: SlowNormie ($107.10)
RazzySp00n antes $0.40
surflexus antes $0.40
SlowNormie antes $0.40
iamnay1 antes $0.40
DJ823 antes $0.40
Brent441 antes $0.40
dlw1690 antes $0.40
crimson_ally antes $0.40
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Brent441 [8d]
Dealt to surflexus [5h 4d] [2s] <-- great starting cards..with a loose image i'm raising all i can
Dealt to crimson_ally [8h]
Dealt to iamnay1 [7c]
Dealt to RazzySp00n [Ah]
Dealt to DJ823 [Qs]
Dealt to dlw1690 [4h]
Dealt to SlowNormie [Qd]
DJ823 is high with [Qs]
DJ823 brings in for $0.50
dlw1690 calls $0.50
SlowNormie folds
Brent441 calls $0.50
surflexus has 15 seconds left to act
surflexus completes it to $2
crimson_ally folds
iamnay1 raises to $4
RazzySp00n raises to $6
DJ823 folds
dlw1690 calls $5.50
Brent441 calls $5.50
surflexus raises to $8
iamnay1 calls $4
RazzySp00n calls $2
dlw1690 calls $2
Brent441 calls $2
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Brent441 [8d] [Js]
Dealt to surflexus [5h 4d 2s] [3c] <-- sweeeet card with a great pot building
Dealt to iamnay1 [7c] [4c]
Dealt to RazzySp00n [Ah] [9h]
Dealt to dlw1690 [4h] [7s]
surflexus bets $2
iamnay1 calls $2
RazzySp00n calls $2
dlw1690 calls $2
Brent441 calls $2
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Brent441 [8d Js] [Th]
Dealt to surflexus [5h 4d 2s 3c] [6h] <-- nice made hand early on in hand is always nice
Dealt to iamnay1 [7c 4c] [Td]
Dealt to RazzySp00n [Ah 9h] [Ts]
Dealt to dlw1690 [4h 7s] [6d]
surflexus bets $4
crimson_ally: dj this is a nice pot
iamnay1 calls $4
RazzySp00n folds
dlw1690 calls $4
Brent441 folds
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [5h 4d 2s 3c 6h] [3s] <-- good card to help disguise my hand
Dealt to iamnay1 [7c 4c Td] [Tc]
Dealt to dlw1690 [4h 7s 6d] [Kc]
dlw1690 bets $4
surflexus calls $4 <-- value call here to get an extra bet on the river
DJ823: really
iamnay1 calls $4
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [5h 4d 2s 3c 6h 3s] [Jd]
dlw1690 bets $4
surflexus raises to $8 <-- wheeeeeeee
iamnay1 folds
DJ823: ni iron pts
DJ823: lol
dlw1690 calls $4
*** SHOW DOWN ***
surflexus shows [Jd 5h 2s 3c 6h 3s 4d] 6,5,4,3,2
dlw1690 mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($90.70) with 6,5,4,3,2
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $93.70 Rake $3
Seat 1: Brent441 folded on 5th St.
Seat 2: surflexus showed [Jd 5h 2s 3c 6h 3s 4d] and won ($90.70) with 6,5,4,3,2
Seat 3: crimson_ally folded on 3rd St.
Seat 4: iamnay1 folded on 7th St.
Seat 5: RazzySp00n folded on 5th St.
Seat 6: DJ823 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 7: dlw1690 mucked [Qc Jc 4h 7s 6d Kc Ac] - J,7,6,4,A
Seat 8: SlowNormie folded on 3rd St.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Nice Little Pot

This was a fun little hand from a 5/10 Razz table on Full Tilt tonight:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7638908897: Table Lyotard (edu) - $5/$10
Ante $1 - Limit Razz - 23:51:11 ET - 2008/08/13
Seat 1: Royal_Clown ($228)
Seat 2: bigteaser ($49)
Seat 3: astro_not86 ($78)
Seat 4: Tybeetime420 ($120)
Seat 5: bkniaz ($187.50)
Seat 6: surflexus ($130.50)
Seat 7: bbb_ark99 ($44.50)
Seat 8: LATEMODEL97 ($233)
Royal_Clown antes $1
surflexus antes $1
LATEMODEL97 antes $1
bbb_ark99 antes $1
Tybeetime420 antes $1
bkniaz antes $1
astro_not86 antes $1
bigteaser antes $1
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Royal_Clown [6h]
Dealt to bigteaser [7d]
Dealt to astro_not86 [Jc]
Dealt to Tybeetime420 [7c]
Dealt to bkniaz [Ks]
Dealt to surflexus [8d Ac] [4c] <-- i'm in : )
Dealt to bbb_ark99 [Kh]
Dealt to LATEMODEL97 [Kc]
bkniaz is high with [Ks]
bkniaz brings in for $1.50
surflexus calls $1.50 <-- i prefer to limp and hit 4 to the 8 before building a pot
bbb_ark99 folds
LATEMODEL97 folds
Royal_Clown folds
bigteaser calls $1.50
astro_not86 folds
Tybeetime420 completes it to $5 <-- i'm probably behind but i can call this
bkniaz folds
surflexus calls $3.50
bigteaser calls $3.50 <-- i could easily be in 3rd right now
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to bigteaser [7d] [3c]
Dealt to Tybeetime420 [7c] [3s]
Dealt to surflexus [8d Ac 4c] [2c] <-- a great card for me but i could still be behind
surflexus checks
bigteaser checks
Tybeetime420 bets $5
surflexus calls $5
bigteaser calls $5
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to bigteaser [7d 3c] [5d]
Dealt to Tybeetime420 [7c 3s] [6s]
Dealt to surflexus [8d Ac 4c 2c] [3d] <-- never got the feeling i was ahead in this hand
surflexus checks
bigteaser checks
Tybeetime420 bets $10
surflexus calls $10
bigteaser calls $10
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to bigteaser [7d 3c 5d] [Jd]
Dealt to Tybeetime420 [7c 3s 6s] [Kd]
Dealt to surflexus [8d Ac 4c 2c 3d] [6d] <-- until now : )
surflexus bets $10
bigteaser folds
Tybeetime420: omg
Tybeetime420 calls $10
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to surflexus [8d Ac 4c 2c 3d 6d] [5c] <-- BINGO!!!
bbb_ark99 adds $20
surflexus bets $10
Tybeetime420: nOOO why
Tybeetime420: i call
Tybeetime420 calls $10
*** SHOW DOWN ***
surflexus shows [8d 5c 4c 2c 3d 6d Ac] 5,4,3,2,A
Tybeetime420 mucks
surflexus wins the pot ($106.50) with 5,4,3,2,A
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $109.50 Rake $3
Seat 1: Royal_Clown folded on 3rd St.
Seat 2: bigteaser folded on 6th St.
Seat 3: astro_not86 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 4: Tybeetime420 mucked [Tc 5s 7c 3s 6s Kd 2h] - 7,6,5,3,2
Seat 5: bkniaz folded on 3rd St.
Seat 6: surflexus showed [8d 5c 4c 2c 3d 6d Ac] and won ($106.50) with 5,4,3,2,A
Seat 7: bbb_ark99 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 8: LATEMODEL97 folded on 3rd St.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

When Donks attack or "Why Poker is Easy"

Take a look at this very profitable hand for me from .50/1 razz

Full Tilt Poker Game #7556075675: Table Spring Mountain - $0.50/$1 Ante $0.10 - Limit Razz - 23:20:26 ET - 2008/08/07
Aztec_Rage stands up
Seat 1: hungbee212 ($23.50)
Seat 2: moffa ($8.70)
Seat 3: Happy One 35 ($14.20)
Seat 4: Klaboem ($9.10)
Seat 5: 1Queens Up1 ($36.25)
Seat 6: bpxx75ace ($10)
Seat 7: ChampionKind ($21.15)
Seat 8: Aztec_Rage ($0), is sitting out
moffa antes $0.10
ChampionKind antes $0.10
1Queens Up1 antes $0.10
Happy One 35 antes $0.10
Klaboem antes $0.10
hungbee212 antes $0.10
bpxx75ace antes $0.10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to hungbee212 [2s]
Dealt to moffa [6c]
Dealt to Happy One 35 [8c]
Dealt to Klaboem [Js]
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [As 2h] [3s] <--- los nuts
Dealt to bpxx75ace [7s]
Dealt to ChampionKind [7d]
Klaboem is high with [Js]
Klaboem brings in for $0.15
1Queens Up1 completes it to $0.50 <--- standard
bpxx75ace calls $0.50 <--- new guy
ChampionKind raises to $1 <--- donk #1
hungbee212 folds
moffa folds
Happy One 35 calls $1 <---- donk #2
Klaboem folds
1Queens Up1 raises to $1.50 <--- sure lets build a pot
Klaboem is sitting out
bpxx75ace calls $1
ChampionKind raises to $2 <----- wow, just wow
Happy One 35 calls $1
1Queens Up1 calls $0.50
bpxx75ace calls $0.50
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Happy One 35 [8c] [4c] <---- chasing 8 high
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [As 2h 3s] [6d] <---- going for the 6
Dealt to bpxx75ace [7s] [5s] <----- going for a 7
Dealt to ChampionKind [7d] [8d] <---- 8-7s are gold
1Queens Up1 bets $0.50 <--- pot keeps getting bigger
bpxx75ace calls $0.50
ChampionKind calls $0.50
Happy One 35 raises to $1 <---- huh? 8s are worth a raise?
1Queens Up1 raises to $1.50 <--- now you must pay for you insolence
bpxx75ace calls $1 <--- hmm
ChampionKind calls $1 <---- been donking it up all night
Happy One 35 calls $0.50
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Happy One 35 [8c 4c] [7c] <--- another 8-7 draw
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [As 2h 3s 6d] [9h] <--- slows me down for a sec
Dealt to bpxx75ace [7s 5s] [Ks] <--- still chasing that 7
Dealt to ChampionKind [7d 8d] [Ac] <--- possible could have paired his ace at best, at worst he has an 8-7
jlossrn sits down
moffa has been disconnected
ChampionKind bets $1 <----- 8-7s are gold
Happy One 35 raises to $2 <----- my 8-7 can beat your 8-7
jlossrn adds $10
1Queens Up1 calls $2 <--- i figure they will fire back and forth and i can play docile for a round
moffa has reconnected
bpxx75ace calls $2 <--- surprised he called a k with so much action
ChampionKind raises to $3 <----- 8-7 shall rule the world
Happy One 35 calls $1
1Queens Up1 calls $1
bpxx75ace calls $1
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to Happy One 35 [8c 4c 7c] [Tc] <---- still 8-7
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [As 2h 3s 6d 9h] [5c] <--- B-I-N-G-O
Dealt to bpxx75ace [7s 5s Ks] [Jh] <--- bricked again
Dealt to ChampionKind [7d 8d Ac] [8s] <--- ooh another 8 for 8-8-7
1Queens Up1 checks <--- go ahead boys bet the hell out of it
bpxx75ace checks
ChampionKind bets $1 <--- one fish
Happy One 35 raises to $2 <----- two fish
1Queens Up1 raises to $3 <--- red fish
bpxx75ace folds <---- booooooo fish
ChampionKind has 15 seconds left to act <---- hmm maybe my 8-7 is NOT gold
ChampionKind raises to $4 <--- yup it is
Happy One 35 calls $2
1Queens Up1 calls $1
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [As 2h 3s 6d 9h 5c] [Qh] <--- doesnt matter, no way i can lose
1Queens Up1 bets $1
Klaboem has returned
ChampionKind has 15 seconds left to act <----- call you bastage
ChampionKind folds <--- wow uber donkery
Happy One 35 calls $1 <--- now your 8-7 is no good?
*** SHOW DOWN ***
1Queens Up1 shows [Qh 2h 3s 6d 9h 5c As] 6,5,3,2,A
Happy One 35 mucks
1Queens Up1 wins the pot ($40.35) with 6,5,3,2,A
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40.85 @ .50/1 is nuts

Good luck at the tables all!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

And all that Razz!

Hello hello all you razz lovers out there, its Brian here with some insight in how I play me some razz.

Heres an interesting hand from the Skillz HORSE tourney last night:

Full Tilt Poker Game #7527905638: Blogger Skillz Game (56771411), Table 2 - 500/1000 Ante 100 - Limit Razz - 23:44:43 ET - 2008/08/05
Seat 1: ezemlime (9,585)
Seat 2: NumbBono (5,970)
Seat 3: pvanharibo (17,083)
Seat 4: twoblackaces (11,580)
Seat 5: cemfredmd (2,395)
Seat 6: iam23skidoo (6,914)
Seat 7: Astin (3,430)
Seat 8: 1Queens Up1 (9,043)
ezemlime antes 100
NumbBono antes 100
pvanharibo antes 100
twoblackaces antes 100
cemfredmd antes 100
iam23skidoo antes 100
Astin antes 100
1Queens Up1 antes 100
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to ezemlime [4h]
Dealt to NumbBono [As]
Dealt to pvanharibo [2d]
Dealt to twoblackaces [9c]
Dealt to cemfredmd [6s]
Dealt to iam23skidoo [6c]
Dealt to Astin [2c]
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [6d Ad] [7h] <--- rough 7 but notice only 2 cards that will help me are dead
twoblackaces is high with [9c]
twoblackaces has 15 seconds left to act
twoblackaces brings in for 150
cemfredmd folds
iam23skidoo folds
Astin folds
1Queens Up1 calls 150 <---- cautious
ezemlime folds
NumbBono calls 150
pvanharibo folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to NumbBono [As] [3c]
Dealt to twoblackaces [9c] [Jc]
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [6d Ad 7h] [3d] <--- notice he grabbed a 3 as well, makes my draw a little stronger with the possibility of pairing going down
NumbBono bets 500
twoblackaces folds
1Queens Up1 calls 500
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to NumbBono [As 3c] [2s] <---- doh
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [6d Ad 7h 3d] [2h] <---- sweetness
NumbBono bets 1,000 <--- rep that made hand baby
1Queens Up1 raises to 2,000 <---- where am i?
NumbBono calls 1,000 <--- in hold'em id be worried about a smooth call. In razz, this means he hasnt hit a good low yet. Why? Because if you have a nut you are building the pot right now on the costlier streets. Also raising hre without the nut low throws people off too. What would scare me most here is a check. Check means hes going to re-raise you
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to NumbBono [As 3c 2s] [4s] <---- Ok That could hurt.
Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [6d Ad 7h 3d 2h] [Ts]
NumbBono bets 1,000
1Queens Up1 calls 1,000 <--- Ok lets count. 3 sixes are gone, so most likely doesnt have a 6 low, we've seen the only 7, and we've seen no 5s or 8s. My gut instinct here is that he has 2 paired, or has an 8 low going with a bad undercard.

Dealt to 1Queens Up1 [6d Ad 7h 3d 2h Ts] [Kh]<--- No help to me. And we have no idea if he caught one of those 5s.
NumbBono bets 1,000
1Queens Up1 calls 1,000 <--- Loose call since we didnt improve and we have no idea if he improved or not. I can say this call was purely because we've invested so much in this pot up till now hes gotta show us that 5 or 7-4. I'm not a big math guy so I dont know what the probabilities for him having a better or worse hand, but there are 8 cards that can beat us if he caught, and a lot more that dont.
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NumbBono shows [Ks Kd As 3c 2s 4s Td] T,4,3,2,A
1Queens Up1 shows [Kh 6d 7h 3d 2h Ts Ad] 7,6,3,2,A
1Queens Up1 wins the pot (10,250) with 7,6,3,2,A <--- YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!

I welcome any thoughts or opinions on my donkery, if you would've folded on 6th just tell me why.

Thanks guys, see you again next time!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What do you do?

Full Tilt Poker Game #7253210737: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (55039130), Table 4 - 80/160 Ante 15 - Limit Razz - 22:28:04 ET - 2008/07/16
Seat 1: kubination (651)
Seat 2: Noninvolved1(2,033)
Seat 3: Noninvolved2(2,055)
Seat 4: Noninvolved3 (584)
Seat 5: Noninvolved4 (4,475)
Seat 6: Noninvolved5 (1,267)
Seat 7: Noninvolved6(905)
Seat 8: InstantTragedy (2,128)
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to kubination [2c]
Dealt to Noninvolved [2s]
Dealt to Noninvolved[8c]
Dealt to Noninvolved[6c]
Dealt to Noninvolved [9c]
Dealt to Noninvolved [5c]
Dealt to Noninvolved [6s]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [8h Ad] [5d] Now I could repop, but I decide to call.
Noninvolved is high with [9c]
Noninvolved brings in for 25
Noninvolved completes it to 80
Noninvolved folds
InstantTragedy calls 80
kubination raises to 160
Noninvolved folds
Noninvolved folds
Noninvolved folds
Noninvolved folds
Noninvolved calls 80
InstantTragedy calls 80
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to kubination [2c] [Ks] HOW DO YOU NOT FOLD HERE? You are short stacked and you either raise all the way or go away HERE. But now, our tragic victim plays on
Dealt to Noninvolved [5c] [Td]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [8h Ad 5d] [3c]
InstantTragedy bets 80
kubination has 15 seconds left to act Time? You Take Time. FOLD. This hand isn't good for you.
kubination calls 80
Noninvolved calls 80 Now this guy is involved , even though he really isn't. He's behind me to at least one draw and I have a better redraw. But I digress.
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to kubination [2c Ks] [Qs] DOH!
Dealt to justadream82 [5c Td] [Jh] DOH!
Dealt to InstantTragedy [8h Ad 5d 3c] [4d] BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
InstantTragedy bets 160
kubination has 15 seconds left to act Again with the thinking.
kubination calls 160 ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME. Ok, let me try and get all your chips!
Noninvolved folds Maybe the Bet, Continuation Bet, Continuation bet with a 5 4 3 scared this guy.
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to kubination [2c Ks Qs] [Qd] Oh that's gotta hurt!
Dealt to InstantTragedy [8h Ad 5d 3c 4d] [9d] Meh!
InstantTragedy bets 160
kubination has 15 seconds left to act More time Bank? Which draw do you think you have left with a QUEEN HIGH as your best hand? Are you insane FOLD DAMN YOU!
kubination folds BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
Uncalled bet of 160 returned to InstantTragedy
InstantTragedy shows [8h Ad 5d 3c 4d 9d] 8,5,4,3,A To show I wasn't bs'ing
InstantTragedy wins the pot (1,185)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,185 | Rake 0
Seat 1: kubination folded on 6th St. Left with Seat 1: kubination (513)
Seat 6: DONKEY folded on 5th St.
Seat 8: InstantTragedy collected (1,185)

Boom!

The question is, when do you either put all your chips in the middle or leave. He went out the next hand and the next 4 I got the bring in. JOY! Love, Luck and Lollipops. IT

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Next KORS and a Hand Question


I hand this hand the other night at the beginning of a tilt induced down-slide. The question I have is if this is the right play to make with this board.

Full Tilt Poker Game #7077279313: Table Spring Mountain - $0.50/$1 Ante $0.10 - Limit Razz - 23:02:28 ET - 2008/07/03
Seat 1: pokerenthusiast ($16.55)
Seat 3: ts24chavez ($12.40)
Seat 5: SVO-JFK ($10.10)
Seat 7: 04071953 ($10.40)
Seat 8: scottyrob1 ($14.35)
ts24chavez antes $0.10
pokerenthusiast antes $0.10
04071953 antes $0.10
SVO-JFK antes $0.10
scottyrob1 antes $0.10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6h 8c] [Ad]
Dealt to ts24chavez [Qc]
Dealt to SVO-JFK [6s]
Dealt to 04071953 [8s]
Dealt to scottyrob1 [As]
ts24chavez is high with [Qc]
ts24chavez brings in for $0.15
SVO-JFK calls $0.15
04071953 folds
scottyrob1 calls $0.15
pokerenthusiast completes it to $0.50
ts24chavez folds
SVO-JFK calls $0.35
scottyrob1 folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6h 8c Ad] [7d]
Dealt to SVO-JFK [6s] [2d]
SVO-JFK bets $0.50
pokerenthusiast raises to $1
SVO-JFK calls $0.50
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6h 8c Ad 7d] [4d]
Dealt to SVO-JFK [6s 2d] [5c]
SVO-JFK bets $1
pokerenthusiast raises to $2
SVO-JFK calls $1

I re-pop here to see where I am at. I figure he re-raises me if he is ahead so the call tells me he has paired or has a nine or ten behind.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6h 8c Ad 7d 4d] [7s]
Dealt to SVO-JFK [6s 2d 5c] [3s]
SVO-JFK bets $1
carrie10574 sits down
carrie10574 adds $10
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast: deck hit you well
pokerenthusiast folds
Uncalled bet of $1 returned to SVO-JFK

Having a rough 8 is not where I want to be but I have seen players calling with any low card up and wanted to try and isolate against one player pre-fourth street. So is this the right move?

The last KORS sub-qualifier is tonight. Lets see if we can get a few spots into next week’s $75 tourney. Game time is 8:45 central and the password is pokere. Find it on Full Tilt.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Take a look and lets examine this hand...

From the Pokerslut Tour X (50047531), Table 2 - 80/160 Ante 15 - Limit Razz
Seat 1: muhctim (1,609)
Seat 2: Zerbet (2,511)
Seat 3: gadzooks64 (1,807)
Seat 4: applejackking (1,663)
Seat 5: rascony (1,625)
Seat 6: khanwoman (975)
Seat 7: Wisconsin Lefty (1,791)
Seat 8: InstantTragedy (4,940)
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to muhctim [Ad]
Dealt to Zerbet [Td]
Dealt to gadzooks64 [3s]
Dealt to applejackking [9d]
Dealt to rascony [Tc]
Dealt to khanwoman [4d]
Dealt to Wisconsin Lefty [7c]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [2s 4s] [6s]
Zerbet is high with [Td]
Zerbet has 15 seconds left to act
Zerbet brings in for 25
gadzooks64 folds
applejackking folds
rascony folds
khanwoman completes it to 80
Wisconsin Lefty folds
InstantTragedy calls 80
muhctim folds
Zerbet folds
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to khanwoman [4d] [Jh]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [2s 4s 6s] [Th]
InstantTragedy bets 80
khanwoman calls 80
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to khanwoman [4d Jh] [5h]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [2s 4s 6s Th] [5d]
Zerbet: not as good as two pai
InstantTragedy bets 160
khanwoman calls 160
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to khanwoman [4d Jh 5h] [Kc]
Dealt to InstantTragedy [2s 4s 6s Th 5d] [Kd]
InstantTragedy bets 160
khanwoman calls 160
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to InstantTragedy [2s 4s 6s Th 5d Kd] [Js]
InstantTragedy checks
khanwoman bets 160
InstantTragedy calls 160
*** SHOW DOWN ***
khanwoman shows [8d 7s 4d Jh 5h Kc Ah] 8,7,5,4,A
InstantTragedy mucks
khanwoman wins the pot (1,425) with 8,7,5,4,A
The limits are now 100/200 with an ante of 15
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,425 | Rake 0
Seat 1: muhctim folded on 3rd St.
Seat 2: Zerbet folded on 3rd St.
Seat 3: gadzooks64 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 4: applejackking folded on 3rd St.
Seat 5: rascony folded on 3rd St.
Seat 6: khanwoman showed [8d 7s 4d Jh 5h Kc Ah] and won (1,425) with 8,7,5,4,A
Seat 7: Wisconsin Lefty folded on 3rd St.
Seat 8: InstantTragedy mucked [Js 4s 6s Th 5d Kd 2s] - T,6,5,4,2

So where did the hand go wrong? I don't think I played this bad at all. I had a great draw and double bricked. Nothing I do will get me off this hand. Or should I have folded 6th or 7th street?

I leave it to the peoples!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

KORS Sub-Qualifier #2

Play the KORS Sub-Qualifier #2 tonight on Full Tilt. It starts at 8:45 central time and the password is pokere. Click on the banner to the right for more details.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

BTN KORS Sub-Qualifier #1 is in the Books


Well we had the first sub qualifier for the KORS Championship and we had one winner to the $75 qualifier with a small field. I felt bad because I could play last night because of family commitments but I logged on to see 4 players left battling it out about half way through the second hour. OG_FATHEAD, xNUMIx, Instanttragedy and surflexus battled back and forth as OG was also playing the 5K Razz tourney on Full Tilt. OG ended up getting knocked out in 4th in the qualifier but made the final table in the 5K so it was a net win for him. With the three players and two of them being BTN writers I felt there was a good chance of getting one of us BTNers to the next stage but xNUMIx made a tough call against Instanttragedy on a scary board to take the chip lead and soon after IT was gone. Surflexus battled for a while with surf ramping up the aggression by pushing his good hands hard but it wasn’t to be for him as xNUMIx took it down and earned the spot to the next step.



I was a little disappointed by the turnout. In retrospect I think having three weeks of sub qualifiers might have been a mistake. It is to late to change that now but I think I will change it up for next month. The first Tuesday will be changed to a knockout tourney of some sort or maybe just a standard tourney structure. I’m also thinking of adding another qualifier the night before the main event but I’m not sure as of yet.

Some of the questions I have is about the $200 buy-in. Is this to high? Can we get a big enough turnout down the road to make this an exciting event? Would it be better to lower the buy-in to $100? I can create steps for any buy-in level but is it best to keep it at the ratio I currently have? These are some of the thing I am thinking about as the KORS moves forward.

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

BTN KORS Sub-Qualifier Tonight


Well tonight is the first sub-qualifier for the BTN KORS Championship. It is a $26 buy-in event that will pay out seats to the $75 qualifier later this month. So every $75 in the prize pool will pay out a seat. This is a solid deal for the quality Razz player and can eventually get you to the $216 main event on the 29th of this month. Just for to Full Tilt and check out the private tourney section and look at 21:45 to find the event. It is deep stacked and the password is pokere.

The down side to all of this is that I can’t play tonight. My oldest daughter has a double header and my youngest daughter also has a game. I should be home early in the second hour so I will stop by and check out the action. Good luck to all who come out and try to earn a spot to the $75 qualifier on the 22nd.

Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm a Copy Cat (Jude)


How cool is that?? Two BTN writers win Razz tournaments this weekend! Congrats to Poker Enthusiast who won this tournament on Saturday. (See his post below.)

It was a rather last minute decision to play this one. I haven't been playing much Razz lately, but I didn't want to get too rusty, as I'm hoping to participate in PE's KORS tournaments, so I registered.

The tournament started out slowly for me, I was playing pretty tight, which is the opposite of my usual early play. I tend to get too aggressive too quickly and I'm working on that. I didn't get really lucky or unlucky, it was a nice (but rare) balance.

I was sitting about 7th in chips when a player made me literally LOL. There were two guys who had become table buddies, one of them had just busted and was giving some advice to his new friend, who was the chip leader at the time.

xNUMIx (Observer): this is yours
Dealer: Belgarath32 wins the pot (390)
Dealer: Hand #7019688043
xNUMIx (Observer): watch out for jude
xNUMIx (Observer): she's good
cereeves1: lol ty

That was hilarious to me. I mean he was 'talking' like I wasn't even there. I had been quiet, maybe he thought my chat was off. I don't know, but it made me laugh.

I only had one river suckout, but it was for a huge pot against two all-in players on the final table bubble, (one of them was cereeves1 from the chat above) hitting my nut low draw against a made 8 (if I remember correctly) and a 10. That was a key hand. To be honest, I thought they would fold before they reached the all-in point...I mean they could see my cards!...but fold, they did not.

After making a good read on the chip leader at the final table for a pot that crippled him, I was called the worst Razz player he'd ever seen! I may dig this one out of the hand histories later and post about it, but basically I put the guy on a bluff and after using my time bank, I called the river and he was indeed bluffing. He went nuts. It was great.

Then I got to heads-up with Allan. I swear this was a grueling HU match. He played way too tight for HU and this allowed me to catch up to his 2 : 1 chip lead. But everytime we would actually play out a hand, he would hit and I would brick, knocking me right back down. Then I'd get back up with my aggressive betting and right back down again. It was so frustrating. So, on the 3rd time I had taken the chip lead back, I decide there is no way I'm gonna get this guy to make a mistake unless I trap him. Let him catch up a little, enough to continue playing. 'Cause let me tell you, it seemed he was folding everything but four cards to a 6 low draw....

Finally I pick up a trapping hand A2(4) and he has a 6 up. You know what the first rule of Razz should be? Do not slow play a hand that's not made! LOL Yea, I nearly slow played my way right into a 2nd place finish there.

By this time, I didn't really know what to do with this guy. It seemed that I just couldn't close the deal! I continued to chip back up with completion bets and re-raises until once more I had the chip lead by a couple hundred chips. I was tired and frustrated, very close to giving up, but I tried my best to stay focused. We took one more hand to showdown and amazingly, his bricks were worse than my bricks on that one. Ship it! :)










Saturday, June 28, 2008

I Guess I Don't Have to Bubble.


I guess I can still play this game a little. I got a little lucky at the final table but I played the game vs. his style and not my cards. I called many hands with any two low, even with a big card up so that he wouldn't continue to try and run me over. The key was finding a cycle in his betting patterns and using it to play back. I did try to lose it at one point when I slow played a very solid 4 card hand into a fold when I hit some bricks.

Soon the night I bubbled the BTN Token Mayhem, bubbled the final table in the $5 Razz tourney, and took down the $10 Razz tourney...culd have been a really good night.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Live blogging the BTN KORS Token Mayhem

8:07 Being that this is the first one I have had a chance to play, I thought I would live blog it.

8:11 I have noticed that a few players have started playing these tourneys. I'm not sure if they will ever get real big but I think it is a nice change to the normal token frenzys that take places at various time during the day.

8:25 6 players signed up right now. I think our high water mark so far has been 4 and with 20 minutes to go we could reach 2 tables.

8:42 3 minutes to game time...I'm going to play the $5 tourney at the same time.

8:48

8:51 Just bricked...missed the picture.

8:55 Morons are capping it with 9s and T up in my $5 tourney.

9:05

9:26 Starting to chip up.

9:31 Just missed a great draw and lost to a T.

9:38 Need to catch a hand ad getting bring ins.

And I'm out on the bubble.



Sup outlasted OG for the token.

Monday, June 23, 2008

HOP Wins

As I sat home after a long weekend of watching and coaching softball I turned on the computer to catch up on my blog reading. It was after 7:00 so I watched the cubs play and chatted with Riggs and IT as I fought off the sleep that was coming hard and fast. As the sun slowly faded into night I jumped at the thought of the nightly BTN KORS Token Mayhem getting ready to start…That’s when I saw the time. I missed it. Now not to many players have been playing this yet but I looked and saw the creator of “The Jordon” playing heads up against Surf’s wife. That bothered me even more because I know IT would have played and if you add me, we would have given out a token. In the end, HOP took it down with a myriad stellar plays.

Just a reminder…the first BTN KORS Sub-Qualifier will be on July 1st at 8:45 central time. It is deep stacked and will pay out $75 seats for the BTN KORS Qualifier on the 22nd. All of this leads to the $200 final on the 29th so come on by and get your tokens ready to get in cheap for the final. It could be a sick payout for a small investment.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I smell news...

Now if you haven't been playing in the BTN token sats you are missing out. These tourneys are SUPER SOFT and you can win your way into the Monthly championship in a couple steps starting with just $8.80.

I believe that the BTN tourney will grow and be +EV for all especially with the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT... which will be coming to http://www.livepokerradio.com soon.

The pieces are falling into place and who benefits? YOU DO!

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Razz Tee (Jude)

Dear Poker Enthusiast,

While being a stripper is cool and all, can this be my new BTN JudeWear logo, please?



Thanks for your consideration!
Sincerely,
JudeSalem

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thanks

I would like to thank Mookiefor the KORS banner. I tried a couple of things and could come up with nothing that worked. I sent him an email and he banged this one out. This proof that having 147 children dosen't suck the creativity out of you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

KORS Update

An update on the KORS is here. I have changed the daily BTN KORS Token Mayhem time to 21:45 from 20:00. It was to early for many of the players to get involved so be prepared for the new start time.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The KORS...Brought to You By BTN

EDIT...It has been brought to my attention that I forgot to say W00T to f-train for his razz cash at the WSOP. Good job man.

The BBT is over and people are burned-out. The bankroll consuming events from a three-month long series tested friendships and the drama along the way has invoked name-calling and hard feelings that will be difficult to repair without time, understanding and a willingness to let things go. So what do I do…I make changes to my tournament…”The KORD”

The KORD was a monthly event that was more for fun and to kill time but I have come up with something better. It is called the KORS.

KORS refers to “King Of Razz Series”. It is a series of event that culminate in a large buy-in tourney at the end of the month that could have some very nice payouts for the players involved. So here it is in a nut shell.

The big event will be on the last Tuesday of every month and will be a $200 + 16 event. Now $200 is a lot of money for any event but here is the good part…there are steps to get to the final.

The second to last Tuesday will be a $75 token event that will pay out seats to the big one. Additionally, there will be $26 token tourneys the first 2 or 3 Tuesday, depending on the month, that will get you the $75 tokens. Finally, I will have daily token tourneys for 8+.80 to earn a token. So, in essence, you could play in the big event for as little as $8 and have a chance for a big pay day. Sounds good doesn’t it.

I’m still getting the last couple of tourneys straightened out but I’ll give it to you anyway because it will be coming.

Starting June 15th

Daily BTN KORS Token Mayhem
Buy-in: $8+.80
@ 21:45 on Full Tilt
Password: pokere

July 1, 8 and 15

BTN KORS Sub-Qualifier
Buy-in: 26$
@ 21:45 on Full Tilt
Password: pokere

July 22nd

BTN KORS Championship Qualifier
Buy-in: $75
@ 21:45 on Full Tilt
Password: pokere

July 29th
BTN KORS Monthly Championship
Buy-in: $216
@ 21:45 on Full Tilt
Password: pokere


So there you have it. Let me know what you think. I can add some other events if people would like or some other qualifiers if needed. I’m hoping people will use the steps and take a shot at a nice $200 tourney. Of course you can un register if you feel the need but I really like the idea of a larger buy-in Razz tourney that can played for a small investment.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The KORS is Moving to Tuesdays

With the Skills game going away, I thought I would take the Razz part and make a weekly series of events and ave them run on Tuesdays. More setails to come soon but I think you Razz players will enjoy what I'm going to try. Think big montly tourney. Anyway, I'm changing it to KORS to stand for King of Razz Series. Thats all for now.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

KORD part 1

We Have a New KORD Champion...Sammymorb

It was a great field last night with some new players as well as some veterans. In the end Waffles was knocked out by matty821 and picked a BTN t-shirt for his bounty. I suggested the waffles thong but he felt it wasn't really his style.

The starting tables were:







I didn't get many screen shots tonight but I did get a shot of the final table.


We got to the final table with 2 BTN writers at the final table with surf coming up a little short of the cash in 5th place. The bubble boy was matty821 who played well but came up a short in the end. In third place was pokerenthusiast. Yes I worked hard and got very lucky...and saved surflexus a lot of money by beating much of the field. Bayne_s battled for 2nd place and was awarded the $5 bounty...this was baynes_s 2nd cash in the KORD. And the winner is sammymorb. He knocked me out and got the $5 bounty so he hit it big with my knockout.

Thanks to all for playing.

I will put up some video of the final table so stay tuned for that.

Have a great day.

Friday, June 6, 2008

New KORD News

Surflexus put a bounty on my head...kind of. He will send anyone who lasts longer then me $5. That should be easy to do considering how bad I'm running. Good luck to all who come and get it. Check out the KORD banner on the right for details.

KORD, KORD, KORD

Just as a reminder, The KORD is tonight at 9:15 central time on Full Tilt. Coma and join the fun and take your best shot at waffles. I’m not sure what I’ll send the person who knocks him out but it could be a waffles t-shirt…or a waffles thong. More then likely it will be Brickin The Nutz T-shirt so lets bust waffles. If he wins the whole thing, he will model his waffles thong so somebody better beat him.

Have a great day.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The KORD is Coming

Don't forget to sign up for the KORD on Full Tilt.



I will be giving away a bounty to the person who knocks out waffles. To claim the bounty you will have to email me your name and address and I will send you a prize from out collection of apparal here.

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I played the $5 Razz tourney on FT the other night. It was the first time I had done it in a long time and I now remember why. An example of how my night went...I have 2468 showing my opponent has 39TJ showing. I bet he calls. Now the fact that I have two pair at the time doesn't really matter because a normal play will realize that even if I paired twice I need any card T or lower that doesn't pair to give me the win. He calls me down and actually wins with a made J.

I love razz.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The New KORD...The Anti-Waffles

Well, after a long time away, the KORD has returned. It is the Anti-Waffles except that would mean that waffles is a stud but we know that he isn’t. He just plays a lot of stud. Anyway, it will be June 6th at 9:15 central time. It is an $8 buy-in and will have a 50/50 bounty. It should be a lot of fun. The password is pokere.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Next KORD

I will be hosting the next KORD tourney on June 6th. It will be a $8+.80 with a $4 bounty and $4 going to the prize pool. Tourney time will be at 9:15 central time. The password is pokere and should be up soon.

Now here is to the American Dream.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Something New at Brickin The Nutz

The management of Brickin The Nutz has come up with a new idea. Sitting around the Razz table the other day we thought that creating our own clothing line might be a good thing so we have opened a store front called BTN Apparel. We have various items for sale including a waffles thong and the prices are low just for you. I don’t have the Brickin The Nutz stuff ready yet because some work is being done on a logo but it will be out shortly. We will also have KORD apparel for the Razz Enthusiast so take a look around and see if there is something you like.

Friday, May 16, 2008

100 Chip Turbo...The Crack of the Poker World

Well FTOPS Razz arrived last night and I had no intentions of playing in it at all. I had no time to try and qualify so I thought I would just cover any bloggers who played in it on Live Poker Radio. But a funny thing happened about an hour before it started. IT and I saw that no bloggers were signed up so we made a deal. I would try one of the 100 chip super turbos with him giving me $30 for my efforts. So with him having 36% of my action I hit and $80 SNG and prepared for some fun.



I noticed right away that these things are crazy. Guys push in these things with just about any low up card so I knew if I could catch a hand early I would have a good shot. The 2nd hand gives me this:



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430664085: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:13:39 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 1: Acid4401 (95)

Seat 2: hughes169 (95)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (95)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (95)

Seat 5: lleall (95)

Seat 7: cvthull (240)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (85)

Acid4401 antes 5

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [Jc]

Dealt to hughes169 [Jh]

Dealt to A23 Fold [Qh]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [Qs]

Dealt to lleall [9h]

Dealt to cvthull [5h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h] [3d]

DaLuckyDucky is high with [Qs]

DaLuckyDucky brings in for 10

lleall folds

cvthull completes it to 30

pokerenthusiast raises to 60

Acid4401 folds

hughes169 folds

A23 Fold folds

DaLuckyDucky folds

cvthull raises to 90

pokerenthusiast calls 20, and is all in

cvthull shows [Kc Ad 5h]

pokerenthusiast shows [8h 7h 3d]

Uncalled bet of 10 returned to cvthull



This guy hit big on the first hand but is yet willing to go to the bank with a king behind.

I knew there was a chance I was behind but heads up with these bets I think I have to get mt chips in the middle.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h] [Ts]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d] [Td]

*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts] [9c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td] [2d]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c] [5d]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td 2d] [6s]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to cvthull [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c 5d] [Tc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [8h 7h 3d Td 2d 6s] [Qc]

cvthull shows [Kc Ad 5h Ts 9c 5d Tc] K,T,9,5,A

pokerenthusiast shows [8h 7h 3d Td 2d 6s Qc] 8,7,6,3,2

pokerenthusiast wins the pot (205) with 8,7,6,3,2



So I am now the chip leader with 7 remaining and 2 players getting seats. I know that all I have to do is stay alive but I do have to play any strong hand as 205 chips isn’t going to guarantee me a seat.



After folding a couple hands I get this:



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430682402: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:15:10 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 1: Acid4401 (80)

Seat 2: hughes169 (135)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (125)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (60)

Seat 5: lleall (70)

Seat 7: cvthull (135)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (195)

Acid4401 antes 5

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [8c]

Dealt to hughes169 [Jd]

Dealt to A23 Fold [Kd]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [2h]

Dealt to lleall [Js]

Dealt to cvthull [4h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h] [2s]

A23 Fold is high with [Kd]

A23 Fold brings in for 10

DaLuckyDucky folds

lleall folds

cvthull completes it to 30

pokerenthusiast calls 30

Acid4401 raises to 60

hughes169 folds

A23 Fold folds

cvthull calls 30

pokerenthusiast calls 30



I could have reraised my self but I didn’t want to get to crazy yet.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [8c] [Qd]

Dealt to cvthull [4h] [4s]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s] [3s]

pokerenthusiast bets 30

Acid4401 calls 15, and is all in

cvthull folds

pokerenthusiast shows [5s 6h 2s 3s]

Acid4401 shows [2c Ad 8c Qd]

Uncalled bet of 15 returned to pokerenthusiast



The deck hit me hard and I’m way ahead.



*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd] [Tc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s] [5h]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc] [7c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h] [7h]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to Acid4401 [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc 7c] [8s]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h 7h] [Qs]

pokerenthusiast shows [5s 6h 2s 3s 5h 7h Qs] 7,6,5,3,2

Acid4401 shows [2c Ad 8c Qd Tc 7c 8s] T,8,7,2,A

pokerenthusiast wins the pot (255) with 7,6,5,3,2

Acid4401 stands up



I get the knockout and have a very nice stack. I have almost 3X the 2nd place guy so I can sit back a little but not to much. I get a good hand the very next time and get ready for 4th street.



Full Tilt Poker Game #6430691261: Super Turbo Sat to FTOPS #18 (48907331), Table 1 - 30/60 Ante 5 - Limit Razz - 20:15:54 ET - 2008/05/15

Seat 2: hughes169 (130)

Seat 3: A23 Fold (110)

Seat 4: DaLuckyDucky (55)

Seat 5: lleall (65)

Seat 7: cvthull (70)

Seat 8: pokerenthusiast (370)

hughes169 antes 5

A23 Fold antes 5

DaLuckyDucky antes 5

lleall antes 5

cvthull antes 5

pokerenthusiast antes 5

*** 3RD STREET ***

Dealt to hughes169 [Ks]

Dealt to A23 Fold [8h]

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [3s]

Dealt to lleall [9d]

Dealt to cvthull [2c]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As] [7h]

hughes169 is high with [Ks]

hughes169 brings in for 10

A23 Fold folds

DaLuckyDucky completes it to 30

lleall folds

cvthull raises to 60

pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act

pokerenthusiast calls 60

hughes169 folds

DaLuckyDucky calls 20, and is all in



Both players are short so I have no fear of big damage.



*** 4TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [3s] [Jc]

Dealt to cvthull [2c] [4h]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h] [9h]

cvthull bets 5, and is all in

pokerenthusiast calls 5

cvthull shows [Th 6c 2c 4h]

pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 7h 9h]

DaLuckyDucky shows [7d 9s 3s Jc]



Again this one player plays with a big card behind and I am ahead of both players.



*** 5TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc] [6d]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h] [Ah]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h] [Ts]

*** 6TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d] [Jh]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah] [2d]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h Ts] [Tc]

*** 7TH STREET ***

Dealt to DaLuckyDucky [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d Jh] [9c]

Dealt to cvthull [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah 2d] [Kc]

Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 7h 9h Ts Tc] [5s]

cvthull shows [Th 6c 2c 4h Ah 2d Kc] T,6,4,2,A

pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 7h 9h Ts Tc 5s] 9,7,5,4,A

pokerenthusiast wins the side pot (30) with 9,7,5,4,A

DaLuckyDucky shows [7d 9s 3s Jc 6d Jh 9c] J,9,7,6,3

pokerenthusiast wins the main pot (190) with 9,7,5,4,A

DaLuckyDucky stands up

cvthull stands up



Now I’m sitting pretty. It would be a total melt down if I don’t win a seat. I have 65% of the chips in play but I also no that Razz is fickle. I loose a small hand and make a steal and we are down to 3 players. I still have about 60% of the chips in play so I can wait it out. Eventually, after the two other players passed their chips around, a player is knocked out and I have my seat.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Experiment....(Jude)

Went to hell in a handbasket......

Last night after work, I signed up for the late night $10 Razz mtt. Only 23 entrants for this one with 3 spots paying. It was going along fairly well after a slow start and I had been in the top 4 for several levels. I was feeling pretty good about my play until...

As we were nearing the final table, I had dropped a few spots and was thinking about my last post. (How I play far too passive late) So, I was looking to play a big pot and get back into the top 2/3 spot and be in good shape for the final table when this horrific hand went down.


Full Tilt Poker Game #6396170002: $10 + $1 Tournament (48546354), Table 1 - 150/300 Ante 25 - Limit Razz - 2:39:19 ET - 2008/05/13

Seat 2: ace of spaids1 (4,347)
Seat 3: Tom Jefferson (194)
Seat 4: prezone (785)
Seat 5: JudeSalem (2,432)
Seat 7: ryddler13 (2,999)
Seat 8: vip los g (2,564)


*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to ace of spaids1 [Ah]
Dealt to Tom Jefferson [9h]
Dealt to prezone [2s]
Dealt to JudeSalem [3c 6h] [Ac]
Dealt to ryddler13 [Jh]
Dealt to vip los g [6s]

ryddler13 brings in for 50
vip los g calls 50
ace of spaids1 folds
Tom Jefferson: good luck all. best i've seen in 10 rounds
Tom Jefferson has 15 seconds left to act
Tom Jefferson completes it to 150
prezone raises to 300
JudeSalem has 15 seconds left to act

So, Tom is short and decides to get his money in here with a 9.
Prezone only has 785 chips and he has also decided to get his money in here with his 2.
I think my 6 3 A is a great hand to go up against these two shorties and I really want to get vip los g out with his limped 6. Just like NL, the fewer the opponents, the better. I re-raise it.

JudeSalem raises to 450
ryddler13 has 15 seconds left to act
Tom Jefferson: if i get lucky i have a shot
ryddler13 folds
vip los g calls 400
Tom Jefferson calls 19, and is all in
prezone raises to 600
JudeSalem calls 150
vip los g calls 150

I knew prezone was going to cap it, but I could not believe vip los g came along after limping in.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Tom Jefferson [9h] [Qs]
Dealt to prezone [2s] [8h]
Dealt to JudeSalem [3c 6h Ac] [5s]
Dealt to vip los g [6s] [2d]
JudeSalem bets 150
vip los g has 15 seconds left to act
vip los g raises to 300
prezone calls 160, and is all in
JudeSalem calls 150

Two players all in and vip catches a 2. This could be a disaster for me, as I really need a 2 and there are already two showing. Tom may even have one as he has pushed with his hand...but I don't see how I can fold this hand!

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Tom Jefferson [9h Qs] [8s]
Dealt to prezone [2s 8h] [Jc]
Dealt to JudeSalem [3c 6h Ac 5s] [Qc]
Dealt to vip los g [6s 2d] [3h]
vip los g bets 300
JudeSalem calls 300

Of course I get a Q and vip gets a 3. Lovely. The limper I was trying to push out with my reraise stayed in and is going to out draw me. Ugh!

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to Tom Jefferson [9h Qs 8s] [Kc]
Dealt to prezone [2s 8h Jc] [Tc]
Dealt to JudeSalem [3c 6h Ac 5s Qc] [5c]
Dealt to vip los g [6s 2d 3h] [9d]
vip los g bets 300
JudeSalem has 15 seconds left to act
JudeSalem calls 300

Sing along with me...She's a BRICK house...

***7TH STREET ***
Dealt to JudeSalem [3c 6h Ac 5s Qc 5c] [6d]
vip los g bets 300
JudeSalem folds
Uncalled bet of 300 returned to vip los g
vip los g wins side pot #2 (1,480)

I told ya it was a horrific hand.

*** SHOW DOWN ***

vip los g shows [5h 4d 6s 2d 3h 9d As] 5,4,3,2,
Aprezone mucksvip los g wins side pot #1 (1,773) with 5,4,3,2,A
Tom Jefferson mucks
vip los g wins the main pot (876) with 5,4,3,2,A
Tom Jefferson stands up
prezone stands up

*** SUMMARY ***
vip los g showed [5h 4d 6s 2d 3h 9d As] and won (4,129) with 5,4,3,2,A

Looking back, I could've folded on 5th and maybe have made a comeback. I don't know. It was a frustrating hand.

Tom commented in the chat that I played the hand too fast, but then later he said you have to make those plays and take those chances to go deep.

I think the 3 bet by me was correct in trying to get vip to fold; it just didn't work out. Any thoughts, dear readers?

Btw, I bubbled the final table in 9th due to this hand. :(

Friday, May 9, 2008

5 Buck Razz Final Table Epiphany (Jude)

I'm still playing the nightly $5.50 on Full Tilt whenever I get the chance, although not many others are. The numbers have dropped by more than half for this mtt. Did everyone move up at the same time and leave me behind or what??

Since I feel that I still don't have enough experience (or the bankroll for that matter) to move up to the $26 on a regular basis, I'm still swimming with the fishies in this one. There is a $10 one twice a day at odd hours, mid afternoon and late night, that I've made a couple of attempts to play, but wasn't able to cash or get anywhere near cashing the 2 times I tried it. I'll continue to give those a try on an infrequent basis, though.

So last night, I managed a 3/41 finish, which is odd, because I was down to 32 of 34 players at one point. Bricks and bring-ins were hitting me really hard in the early levels and out of frustration, I decided to just give the small remainder of my chips up and call it a night. To my surprise, I won that hand and doubled up. Then a little later, I won a 2600 pot with a J low. A J low! I made the correct read on him and just like that, I was back in the game. Although I wasn't having the best of luck, I never fell out of the top ten after that and went to the final table 5th in chips.

Of course, I played my usual passive final table game, as only 5 of the 8 would cash. For some reason I go into Super Fold Mode before the bubble. 67(8) against a raising 3? Fold it. A2(8) against a raised 4? Fold it! (Epiphany part) I know it's a leak and I know that's the reason why I can sometimes sneak into these 3rd place finishes, but I also know it's the reason I can't seem to win one of these things. I tell myself that I'm avoiding traps and those 'set up hands', but what I'm really doing is costing myself the chips I need to take one down. So.......that's what I will be thinking the next time I am nearing a final table; up the aggression to get into a winning position. A little experiment. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Playing Razz Skillz

I played the blogger Skillz game last night and as it was Razz I thought I would talk a little about it.

It didn’t start well as I slowly chipped down and hit a lot of bricks. I was down to about 2.1K when I finally won a solid pot.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6315938607: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 60/120 Ante 10 - Limit Razz - 22:10:49 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (3,399)
Seat 2: drome (3,689)
Seat 3: weak_player (3,292)
Seat 4: NumbBono (3,177)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,915)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (2,159)
Seat 7: katitude (3,369)
oossuuu754 antes 10
drome antes 10
weak_player antes 10
NumbBono antes 10
Drizztdj antes 10
pokerenthusiast antes 10
katitude antes 10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Th]
Dealt to drome [8c]
Dealt to weak_player [3d]
Dealt to NumbBono [6h]
Dealt to Drizztdj [6d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 4d] [2s]
Dealt to katitude [8d]
oossuuu754 is high with [Th]
weak_player: sick action that is
oossuuu754 brings in for 20
drome completes it to 60
weak_player folds
NumbBono folds
Drizztdj folds
pokerenthusiast raises to 120 – I’m raising anytime I have three cards 5 and below because I want to isolate if possible..
weak_player: way, way, way sick
katitude folds
Drizztdj: $2/$5 average pot was $300
oossuuu754 folds
drome calls 60

I’m pretty sure he has 3 very low cards behind but like my position.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [8c] [5h]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 4d 2s] [5c]
pokerenthusiast bets 60
weak_player: yeah
drome calls 60

I bet here to represent. I also know he could have bricked.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [8c 5h] [Kh]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 4d 2s 5c] [9s]
pokerenthusiast bets 120
drome calls 120

I’m still representing but look to be ahead nicely.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [8c 5h Kh] [Ts]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 4d 2s 5c 9s] [6c]
pokerenthusiast bets 120
Drizztdj: one was $2,500
drome calls 120

Now I am ahead and unless he think I have bricked he should fold.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [5s 4d 2s 5c 9s 6c] [7s]
pokerenthusiast bets 120
drome calls 120

I have won the hand and hope he calls.

*** SHOW DOWN ***
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (1,170) with 7,6,5,4,2
Seat 2: drome mucked [4s 3h 8c 5h Kh Ts Ah] - 8,5,4,3,A

He was drawing to an 8 on 7th and hit so I needed to hit also.

I then won a big hand in which I was drawing to the nuts after 4th street and chased down the winner.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316023341: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 80/160 Ante 15 - Limit Razz - 22:17:27 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (3,314)
Seat 2: drome (3,354)
Seat 3: weak_player (3,577)
Seat 4: NumbBono (3,197)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,595)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (2,704)
Seat 7: katitude (3,259)
oossuuu754 antes 15
drome antes 15
weak_player antes 15
NumbBono antes 15
Drizztdj antes 15
pokerenthusiast antes 15
katitude antes 15
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Ac]
Dealt to drome [Ks]
Dealt to weak_player [8d]
Dealt to NumbBono [5s]
Dealt to Drizztdj [7s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3s Ah] [2s]
Dealt to katitude [9h]
drome is high with [Ks]
drome brings in for 25
weak_player calls 25
NumbBono folds
Drizztdj folds
pokerenthusiast completes it to 80 – standard raise
katitude folds
oossuuu754 calls 80
drome folds
weak_player calls 55

Three to the flop is ok because I have a great starting hand. Oossuuu754 has a semi large range and I have a great read on weak because of his 8 up.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Ac] [Js]
Dealt to weak_player [8d] [3d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3s Ah 2s] [4s]
pokerenthusiast bets 80
oossuuu754 folds
weak_player calls 80

Drawing to the nut means I may not fold this regardless of what happens. Even if oossuuu has a good starting hand his fold is solid. We are heads up.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to weak_player [8d 3d] [Ad]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3s Ah 2s 4s] [Qd]
weak_player bets 160
pokerenthusiast calls 160

Anyone will raise this board. He could have bricked but regardless I have maybe 13 outs. I have the price to call.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to weak_player [8d 3d Ad] [4d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3s Ah 2s 4s Qd] [Jc]
weak_player bets 160
pokerenthusiast: i'm gonna suck out
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast calls 160

I actually tell him I’m gonna catch here. I know I’m behind but 160 to win about 1K or 5-1 means I have to call. I’m hoping he just made an 8.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3s Ah 2s 4s Qd Jc] [6c]
weak_player bets 160
pokerenthusiast calls 160

I only call here because he could have the nut.

*** SHOW DOWN ***
weak_player shows [5h 4c 8d 3d Ad 4d 3h] 8,5,4,3,A
pokerenthusiast shows [6c 3s 2s 4s Qd Jc Ah] 6,4,3,2,A
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (1,490) with 6,4,3,2,A

And then a couple of hands later I run into this hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316088269: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 100/200 Ante 15 - Limit Razz - 22:22:31 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (2,724)
Seat 2: drome (3,224)
Seat 3: weak_player (3,597)
Seat 4: NumbBono (3,447)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,490)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (3,209)
Seat 7: katitude (3,309)
oossuuu754 antes 15
drome antes 15
weak_player antes 15
NumbBono antes 15
Drizztdj antes 15
pokerenthusiast antes 15
katitude antes 15
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [3s]
Dealt to drome [2d]
Dealt to weak_player [Jc]
Dealt to NumbBono [8h]
Dealt to Drizztdj [Td]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d Ac] [3d]
Dealt to katitude [Ad]
weak_player is high with [Jc]
weak_player brings in for 30
NumbBono folds
Drizztdj folds
pokerenthusiast completes it to 100
katitude folds
oossuuu754 calls 100
drome calls 100
weak_player folds

Two of my bricks are gone so I like my chances. I only wish I could reraise here.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [3s] [4s]
Dealt to drome [2d] [9d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d Ac 3d] [7d]
oossuuu754 bets 100
drome calls 100
pokerenthusiast raises to 200
oossuuu754 calls 100
drome calls 100

I re-reaise here to get some of drome’s money into the pot. He is clearly behind two players and will need to hit two out of the next three cards to beat two players.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [3s 4s] [Js]
Dealt to drome [2d 9d] [Ks]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d Ac 3d 7d] [Kh]
oossuuu754 bets 200
drome folds
pokerenthusiast calls 200

Standard call because my king and his jack won’t play.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [3s 4s Js] [4c]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d Ac 3d 7d Kh] [Jd]
pokerenthusiast checks
oossuuu754 bets 200
pokerenthusiast calls 200

I actually think I’m ahead here but know I am vulnerable so I check call…This may have been to passive.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d Ac 3d 7d Kh Jd] [2s]
pokerenthusiast bets 200
oossuuu754 raises to 400
pokerenthusiast calls 200

I bet out my 7 and call his re-raise. I think he was hoping I bet a brick and knew his only chance to win the hand was if I fold.

*** SHOW DOWN ***
oossuuu754 shows [9c 8c 3s 4s Js 4c 7h] 9,8,7,4,3
pokerenthusiast shows [4d 2s 3d 7d Kh Jd Ac] 7,4,3,2,A
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (2,635) with 7,4,3,2,A

This is when I made my first big mistake.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316349413: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 120/240 Ante 20 - Limit Razz - 22:43:04 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (2,530)
Seat 2: drome (3,918)
Seat 3: weak_player (2,822)
Seat 4: NumbBono (3,817)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,150)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (3,539)
Seat 7: katitude (3,224)
oossuuu754 antes 20
drome antes 20
weak_player antes 20
NumbBono antes 20
Drizztdj antes 20
pokerenthusiast antes 20
katitude antes 20
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [5h]
Dealt to drome [Qs]
Dealt to weak_player [7c]
Dealt to NumbBono [8c]
Dealt to Drizztdj [4h]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3c 6h] [6s]
Dealt to katitude [Js]
drome is high with [Qs]
drome brings in for 40
weak_player folds
NumbBono folds
drome: purdy
Drizztdj folds
pokerenthusiast completes it to 120
katitude calls 120
oossuuu754 folds
drome folds

I raise trying to steal and get called by a jack.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3c 6h 6s] [Ah]
Dealt to katitude [Js] [3d]
pokerenthusiast bets 120
katitude calls 120

I have to bet here.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3c 6h 6s Ah] [6d]
Dealt to katitude [Js 3d] [9h]
katitude bets 240
pokerenthusiast calls 240

This hurts but I make a bad call to make it worse. I was hoping to catch good and get Kat to fold.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [3c 6h 6s Ah 6d] [Ts]
Dealt to katitude [Js 3d 9h] [2d]
katitude bets 240
pokerenthusiast folds
Uncalled bet of 240 returned to katitude
katitude mucks
katitude wins the pot (1,140)

Floating bets can work but not when you have a set.

Then I run into a sick hand that could tilt just about anyone.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316368437: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 120/240 Ante 20 - Limit Razz - 22:44:34 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (2,610)
Seat 2: drome (3,818)
Seat 3: weak_player (2,762)
Seat 4: NumbBono (3,717)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,090)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (2,999)
Seat 7: katitude (4,004)
oossuuu754 antes 20
drome antes 20
weak_player antes 20
NumbBono antes 20
Drizztdj antes 20
pokerenthusiast antes 20
katitude antes 20
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Ad]
Dealt to drome [Ac]
Dealt to weak_player [Qd]
Dealt to NumbBono [8d]
Dealt to Drizztdj [7s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4h 3d] [2h]
Dealt to katitude [Th]
weak_player is high with [Qd]
weak_player brings in for 40
NumbBono folds
Drizztdj completes it to 120
pokerenthusiast raises to 240
katitude folds
oossuuu754 folds
drome folds
weak_player folds
Drizztdj raises to 360
pokerenthusiast calls 120

Short stack re-raises my raise and I just call trying to control the pot size a little.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Drizztdj [7s] [Qs]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4h 3d 2h] [9h]
pokerenthusiast bets 120
Drizztdj raises to 240
pokerenthusiast calls 120

I’m clearly ahead but still wanted to make sure I have it locked up.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Drizztdj [7s Qs] [Ts]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4h 3d 2h 9h] [5d]
pokerenthusiast bets 240
Drizztdj raises to 470, and is all in
pokerenthusiast calls 230
Drizztdj shows [6h 3c 7s Qs Ts]
pokerenthusiast shows [4h 3d 2h 9h 5d]

Drawing to the nuts and two cards ahead is almost a sure winner…almost.
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to Drizztdj [6h 3c 7s Qs Ts] [2c]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4h 3d 2h 9h 5d] [3h]
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to Drizztdj [6h 3c 7s Qs Ts 2c] [8s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4h 3d 2h 9h 5d 3h] [Kd]
Drizztdj shows [6h 3c 7s Qs Ts 2c 8s] 8,7,6,3,2
pokerenthusiast shows [4h 3d 2h 9h 5d 3h Kd] 9,5,4,3,2
Drizztdj wins the pot (2,320) with 8,7,6,3,2

Runner runner death by Razz. I can’t blame him for calling with his short stack…I was just unlucky.

At this point I needed a hand to try and double with and I find something good to look at.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316491740: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 150/300 Ante 25 - Limit Razz - 22:54:24 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (2,795)
Seat 2: drome (3,138)
Seat 3: weak_player (3,957)
Seat 4: NumbBono (4,587)
Seat 5: Drizztdj (1,380)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (1,514)
Seat 7: katitude (3,629)
oossuuu754 antes 25
drome antes 25
weak_player antes 25
NumbBono antes 25
Drizztdj antes 25
pokerenthusiast antes 25
katitude antes 25
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [8c]
Dealt to drome [Qd]
Dealt to weak_player [5s]
Dealt to NumbBono [2s]
Dealt to Drizztdj [9c]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As] [3d]
Dealt to katitude [4c]
drome is high with [Qd]
drome brings in for 50
weak_player folds
NumbBono completes it to 150
Drizztdj folds
pokerenthusiast raises to 300
katitude raises to 450
oossuuu754 folds
drome folds
Roberto55 sits down
Roberto55 adds 1,955
NumbBono has 15 seconds left to act
NumbBono folds
pokerenthusiast calls 150

I reraised trying to Isolate and it gets popped again and we are heads up.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 3d] [7h]
Dealt to katitude [4c] [3c]
weak_player: that last brick was a blessing in disguise
katitude bets 150
pokerenthusiast raises to 300
katitude calls 150

Once I get this 7 I’m ready to go to war.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 3d 7h] [6s]
Dealt to katitude [4c 3c] [7s]
katitude bets 300
pokerenthusiast raises to 600
katitude raises to 900
pokerenthusiast calls 139, and is all in
katitude shows [8s 5d 4c 3c 7s]
pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 3d 7h 6s]
Uncalled bet of 161 returned to katitude

I make my 7 and get all in vs. an 8. I can’t ask for anything more.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 3d 7h 6s] [3s]
Dealt to katitude [8s 5d 4c 3c 7s] [2h]

Kat improves to a better 7 and my outs are slim.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [4d As 3d 7h 6s 3s] [5c]
Dealt to katitude [8s 5d 4c 3c 7s 2h] [Jc]
katitude shows [8s 5d 4c 3c 7s 2h Jc] 7,5,4,3,2
Roberto55: All right - here next to the lovely Kat
pokerenthusiast shows [4d As 3d 7h 6s 3s 5c] 6,5,4,3,A
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (3,353) with 6,5,4,3,A

I hit good and make a 6 to take the pot. I’m still in need of a big hand to make a good run.

I chip up a little and then move back down before getting involved in this hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316852730: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 300/600 Ante 50 - Limit Razz - 23:23:39 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (4,974)
Seat 2: drome (8,386)
Seat 3: weak_player (5,592)
Seat 4: MarsMan2001 (2,698)
Seat 5: Loretta8 (2,492)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (2,528)
Seat 8: change100 (6,959)
oossuuu754 antes 50
drome antes 50
weak_player antes 50
MarsMan2001 antes 50
Loretta8 antes 50
pokerenthusiast antes 50
change100 antes 50
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [Qh]
Dealt to drome [7c]
Dealt to weak_player [Kd]
Dealt to MarsMan2001 [9s]
Dealt to Loretta8 [8c]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [7s 5s] [Ad]
Dealt to change100 [5c]
weak_player is high with [Kd]
weak_player brings in for 100
MarsMan2001 folds
BamBamCan sits down
BamBamCan adds 2,613
Loretta8 has 15 seconds left to act
Loretta8 folds
pokerenthusiast completes it to 300
change100 folds
oossuuu754 folds
drome calls 300
weak_player folds

A few of my bricks are tied up so I like the look of this hand.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [7c] [8h]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [7s 5s Ad] [8d]
pokerenthusiast bets 300
drome calls 300

I want to see where I’m at and don’t mind a call.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [7c 8h] [Kh]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [7s 5s Ad 8d] [As]
drome bets 600
pokerenthusiast calls 600

I brick but call because his king and my second ace will not play.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to drome [7c 8h Kh] [9c]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [7s 5s Ad 8d As] [3h]
drome checks
pokerenthusiast bets 600
drome calls 600

I hit good and have the lead. I just need to hold on.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [7s 5s Ad 8d As 3h] [8s]
drome checks
pokerenthusiast bets 600
drome calls 600

Lets hope it stays good.

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Zeem (Observer): good luck you brickheads
pokerenthusiast wins the pot (5,250) with 8,7,5,3,A
Seat 2: drome mucked [4s 3s 7c 8h Kh 9c 3d] - 9,8,7,4,3

This puts me in position to make a run.

The all but the end hits me as I made this mistake.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6316947697: Skill Series (44660205), Table 6 - 400/800 Ante 75 - Limit Razz - 23:31:14 ET - 2008/05/06
Seat 1: oossuuu754 (5,174)
Seat 2: drome (7,959)
Seat 3: weak_player (4,267)
Seat 5: Loretta8 (1,567)
Seat 6: pokerenthusiast (4,578)
Seat 7: BamBamCan (6,163)
Seat 8: change100 (6,534)
oossuuu754 antes 75
drome antes 75
weak_player antes 75
Loretta8 antes 75
pokerenthusiast antes 75
BamBamCan antes 75
change100 antes 75
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to oossuuu754 [8d]
Dealt to drome [Tc]
Dealt to weak_player [Jd]
Dealt to Loretta8 [5d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6c 7c] [5c]
Dealt to BamBamCan [8s]
Dealt to change100 [5s]
weak_player is high with [Jd]
BamBamCan: good lord !
AlCantHang sits down
AlCantHang adds 3,847
weak_player brings in for 100
Loretta8 completes it to 400
pokerenthusiast raises to 800
BamBamCan folds
change100 calls 800
oossuuu754 folds
drome folds
weak_player folds
Loretta8 raises to 1,200
pokerenthusiast calls 400
change100 calls 400

I tried to isolate but it didn’t work.

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to Loretta8 [5d] [2s]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6c 7c 5c] [4c]
Dealt to change100 [5s] [9s]
Loretta8 bets 292, and is all in
BamBamCan: THAT would be BRICKIN' the nutz Change
pokerenthusiast calls 292
change100 calls 292

I’m ahead but not crazy ahead.

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to Loretta8 [5d 2s] [6d]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6c 7c 5c 4c] [Kc]
Dealt to change100 [5s 9s] [2d]
pokerenthusiast checks
change100 bets 800
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast calls 800

I’m behind but have a draw on the 9.Plenty of money in the pot to justify except that I may be behind vs. most of that money.

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to Loretta8 [5d 2s 6d] [Ts]
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6c 7c 5c 4c Kc] [8c]
Dealt to change100 [5s 9s 2d] [7s]
change100 bets 800
pokerenthusiast calls 800

I have the 8 but change could have the 7. Maybe a fold is right here but I called hoping for bricks vs both players.

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [6c 7c 5c 4c Kc 8c] [3h]
change100 bets 800
pokerenthusiast calls 800
change100 shows [4d Ac 5s 9s 2d 7s Ah] 7,5,4,2,A
Loretta8 shows [6h 4s 5d 2s 6d Ts 3c] 6,5,4,3,2

I make my 7 but change has a better 7…I may or may not have been behind the whole time. And Loretta hits to take the other pot as well. I was right vs one player but maybe not the other.

This was all but the end of my night. I actually got some chips back with my luckbox skills that I borrowed from surflexus but they were not enough and I went out in 24th place.

Not sure if the big losing hand was played right or not. It was hard to get away from all those chips.