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red mist

my “fascination” with z00m continues. apparently 100,00 hands is required to be in any way meaningful. z00m is an odd beast. I think because it plays so fast you need to be, counter intuitively, more patient. my patience, or lack of, caused an unusual bout of tilt play, costing me several unnecessary lost buy-ins. let me give you a few examples ….

shoved AKK5 …. under analysis, that’s a serious wtf ??

on the flop, shoved J35T, with a made straight …. villain rivered me for the higher straight and nut low, that’s a standard fuck.

it amazes me, the crap hands I get involved with whilst under the influence. the worst thing was knowing I was entering the dread zone but doing nothing about it. that’s a serious wtf ??

of course, this episode has put a serious dent in my bb/100 stats, which, quite frankly, horrify me. but I’m putting them up there as a constant reminder.

10,259 hands @ -4.64 bb/100


been playing some more. 4.5k hands in and running at just 2bb/100. I’ve heard this version of poker described as “swingy” and also “bingo fest”. I’m with the guy who called it the latter.

biggest winning had, oddly enough, KKQQ for a 300bb pot

more traditional winner, AT42 for 288bb

slightly dodgy A742 for 234bb

again, dodgy, AAT4 for 205bb

now, obviously, there must be some losing hands

AAQ2 lost a 301bb pot

AQ52 lost a 220bb pot

and a tricky 6532 lost a 206bb pot

and there is you thinking I only play A2xx hands. perhaps I should try that 🙂

I’ll be back when I find some more spare time, assuming I find more spare time to swing it up with the bingo callers ! Going by past posting history, you really don’t have to hold your breath.



online poker

Finally got back around to playing. Oddly, I quite enjoyed it. For a self confessed recreational beer player, this is quite odd. Playing without a beer to hand, I mean.

“biggest” winning hand was 2234 without showdown.

“biggest” winning hand was AQ43 with showdown.

“biggest” losing hand was A543 without showdown (folded on the river).

“biggest” losing hand was A653 with showdown.

winning hands were 8bb, the folded losing hand was 8bb and the losing showdown was 2bb.

overall, ran at +8bb/100, but microstakes blinds means microstakes pots !

Running Up That Hill

last session on ‘stars I decided to split in two. played some nl08b followed by some NLHE. actually in the black for both session. unheard of !

NL08b last session


NLHE last session


flipping rubbish !!

just 7 months this time !

z00ming along at Omaha-8 on ‘stars. not good, not good at all. cannot win a flip, very annoying. either all in pre-flop or all in on the flop .. same frustrating result.

eg villain flops the set, I have nut low and nut flush draw, villains hand holds

eg pre-flop all in holding AA24 double suited but villain binks flush holding AA57

I am well ahead on party, playing their fastforward NLHE. Pity and just as well for you lot, that I don’t actually enjoy playing 2-card-bingo !!


back soon ….

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a 15 month hiatus ?? pretty redic, huh ?

anyway, still messing about at the nanostake 4-card-bingo. you’d think that after all these years I’d be bored with such small stakes and that I might actually want to push myself out of the comfort zone. I will soon. here’s a hand from a few weeks back and in a game that I don’t usually play.

2c 990 man hyper.

final table , 9 handed, I’m in the small blind, short stacked. folded rounded to me and thought I’d try a move on the big blind. full HH at the end of the post but rather than skip straight there, why not have a stab at what I’m holding and what he’s holding ??

ante 4000    sb 10,000    bb 20,000

PokerStars Hand #128960244954: Tournament #1115205792, $0.02+$0.00 USD Hold’em No Limit – Level XVI (10000/20000) – 2015/01/19 22:35:35 WET [2015/01/19 17:35:35 ET]
Table ‘1115205792 89’ 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: inchas101 (115964 in chips)
Seat 2: termi120388 (367664 in chips)
Seat 3: menum-menum (151229 in chips)
Seat 4: -maciulis101 (309230 in chips)
Seat 5: Leonidov-AS (37880 in chips)
Seat 6: serghome@1 (207305 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 7: ResdentEvil (86936 in chips)
Seat 8: TeoFest PS (83892 in chips)
Seat 9: Costa_TNT (124900 in chips)

all fold to me

ResdentEvil: raises 62936 to 82936 and is all-in
TeoFest PS: calls 59892 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3044) returned to ResdentEvil


he called, oops, might be in a spot of trouble here.


*** FLOP *** [8h 4s 5d]
*** TURN *** [8h 4s 5d] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [8h 4s 5d Ac] [3d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [xh xs] (a xxxx)
TeoFest PS: shows [xc xh] (a xxxx)
ResdentEvil collected 191784 from pot
TeoFest PS finished the tournament in 9th place and received $0.25

looks like I got out of jail free. we both only have 20 bb’s and a redic low M, so I don’t think my shove or his call are particularly surprising.

any guesses as to our hands ?




*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [3h 2s] (a straight, Ace to Five)
TeoFest PS: shows [Kc Ah] (a pair of Aces)
ResdentEvil collected 191784 from pot
TeoFest PS finished the tournament in 9th place and received $0.25

yeah, he woke up with AK and I thought I was gone. not your day bro.

I’ll be back soon with a few more hands from this particular final table.

an occaisional fish

After a 4k hands landslide, it’s finally nice to stop the rot.

going uphill is definitely more difficult

going uphill is definitely more difficult

The reversal of fortune was due to one table in particular. One player seemed to have no clue whatsoever. He almost seemed to be a bit overwhelmed by having more than two cards in front of him. Quite probably the fishiest play I’ve seen all year, dropping a whole buy-in in a single orbit, most of which went in two hands. I was fortunate to be involved in both.

not a hand to get frisky with

not a hand to get frisky with


So that was the first hand. The fact there was a flush and a low available and the fact he called river bets and raises, made me take note. That was half his buy-in gone which I split with one other player.


fish 1 brings along his pal fishier 2

fish 1 brings along his pal fishier 2


I can understand running with 2345, but 5J49 ?

So I managed to 3/4 fish one and fish two was toast.

Fish two did not reload. Fair enough, I’m not (that) greedy.