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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.

 

 

 

when you can’t win for love nor money

honestly, no wonder I drink beer whilst playing, lol.

imagine being a pro and having to put up with this shizzle day in day out

imagine being a pro and having to put up with this shizzle day in day out

yup, he hit  the straight.

Guess what ? I’m having a fucking beer tonight !

dreams and nightmares

More from the beer free anals. Some you win and some you lose.

When it becomes blatantly obvious you were not paying attention ....

When it becomes blatantly obvious you were not paying attention ….

Some plays still surprise me. I honestly expected the villain of the piece to have the same hand as me.

call me a woose but I would not commit my whole stack with the under-straight

call me a woose but I would not commit my whole stack with the under-straight

Regular installments to follow at regular intervals :)

dreamer

I’ve always wondered what would happen if I tried beer free poker. Dream no more.

not quite the start I dreamed

not quite the start I dreamed

So dream on or should that be grind on ?

Future installments will no doubt follow at regular intervals, lol.

 

o.m.f.g. how boring.

I’ve just read this blog from back to front. To save you the trouble, I’ll sum it up in one sentence. That’s right, 4 years in one sentence.

I won some money at cash tables but gave it all back playing mtt’s and now I’m going to whine about it online.

Sad to say it’s a pretty repetitive read.

To try to alleviate this, I’ve started to introduce some small lifestyle changes. Easily summed up as – less booze and take poker slightly more seriously than a 10-year-old. I started all this last Friday, for no other reason than that was the first of the month. Well, for no other reason than it seriously needs doing.

and whose idea was this ?

and whose idea was this ?

 So off I went on Friday night. It was kind of weird, playing on a weekend night with no beer. The session did not go spectacularly well. The best way I can describe it is like getting in your car, on the starting grid, and not being able to start the engine.

Still not sure this was a good idea.

Still not sure this was a good idea.

 

 

 

Saturday night was a little better. I did manage to get off the grid, so to speak, but picking up a puncture every few orbits was less than ideal.

6 cylinders firing .. but this is a v12 ....

6 cylinders firing .. but this is a v12 ….

 

 

Sunday night proved to be a whole lot better and I was pretty happy to be cruising along mid pack.Then again, at +21 bb/100 .. perhaps I was firing on more cylinders than I imagined ….

 

 

 

Monday night and Tuesday night both went well, racking up 1300 and 1200 hands-played sessions. Firing on all cylinders ? at +12 bb/100 and +17 bb/100 respectively. Although I managed some sort of reasonable volume through Mon & Tues, it really should be more. For whatever reason, at about 10.30 ish on both nights, my brain/body decided I was very tired. Within ten minutes of the tiredness descending .. I was tucked up in bed (probably) literally snoring like a pig.

stop whining, that's a good start

stop whining, that’s a good start

All in all, not a bad start to the new month for this recreational fish. Just have to try to keep the momentum going and most importantly, stick to my small lifestyle changes.

once a fish ..

According to Sharkscope, I’m -£500 in mtt land. Thats staggering, as in, holy fuck, staggering. Now, since I have not used a penny of my own money to pay that loss .. I must have won it playing cash games. I really should take my head out my ass and just grind the fuck out of cash during March to see how much I can make or should that be “not lose”.

Roll on March.

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