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Sunday, October 22, 2006 

This Week in Poker

Wednesday night I forgot to play in the PSO league tournament.

Thursday night Chiptalk tournament I finish 19th. As usual, I make the right play and get the wrong results. This has been my last 2 months or so. Late position player raises like he has done many times in the last few rounds. 75/150 blinds he raises to 450. I reraise all in to almost 1900 with A8s in the small blind and figure I can take it down. He calls with KJo??? He hits the K on the turn and knocks me out.

Won $50 at 2/4 and 3/6 on UltimateBet.

Lost $120 on WPEX at 5/10

Won $40 on WPEX at 2/4

And that's about it this week.

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley was on the Circuit this week. Worth a listen.

I've been busy working and I need to find more web development work. That's about it for now. Not much time to play but I'm trying to keep from being rusty!

Friday, October 13, 2006 

The onslaught continues

Both in my game and for the state of online poker.

Chiptalk tourney Thursday night.

Blinds are 50/100.

I pick up AA in the perfect situation. UTG+1 raises to 300 and I am in Middle position with 1700 chips.

UTG+1 has 1500 chips and had just raised and folded to a reraise so I raise to 800 to get everyone else to fold and hope he takes a stand. He thinks and calls.

Flop K55. He pushes all in for last 600something and I call. He shows 77 and I'm like yay.

Then the river comes a 7 and I go booooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I have 170 chips left in BB and pick up 88, folded to SB who raises and he has QT and guy hits T on turn and I'm out.


So now all the sites are dropping like flies.

Party usually has 10k to 15k real money players on a Friday night. According to, they only have about 3000 right now while Pokerstars still has about 9k players.

If you signed up with Absolute or Full Tilt before you found PSO or another affiliate, now may be your chance to add rakeback to your existing account.

PSO may be able to get you rakeback on Absolute may be able to get you rakeback on FullTilt

This will only work if you never created your account through an affiliate link.

I have already written rakefreeze which I found out about on the Rounders podcast.

Hopefully they will switch me over :) That's it for now...may the flop be with you!

Sunday, October 08, 2006 

First week of October

An uneventful first week of October.

Played the first PSO league game Wednesday. I got all in with KK only to run into AA and knocked out in 39th.

Played the Chiptalk tournament on Thursday, nothing was working and finished about 20th.

Played the PSO freeroll at UltimateBet last night and UltimateBet sucks. They preregister all 3000 players that have ever signed up through PSO, only about 105 actually showed up. So after the first couple levels, they remove the non existant players and we all end up in the money. This is nice of course and I got knocked out like 70something for a whole $7.50 win. Maybe I can parlay that into a lot with a new challenge on UB or something.

Tonight is league game #2. Hopefully I'll finish better than the last. I haven't really felt up to playing after all this legislation crap plus personal stuff. Maybe I can make something happen tonight.

Good luck to everyone

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 

September Report and Ramblings

I barely played at all in September. I mostly played tournaments and I cleared one $100 bonus at Party Poker and a $10 bonus at Absolute.

Tournament play was pretty decent. In the 4 Chiptalk tournaments with about 50 people each, I made 3 final tables with one 8th place finish and two 6th place finishes.

The big money comes from the Mansion no risk promo where I made $1000 on the Steelers! woo!

Cash won: $21.39
Bonuses: $110.00
Mansion: $1000.00
Total: $1121.39


And now I want to say that it is bullshit that a Senator can just tack on unrelated legislation on page 200 something of the port security bill and destroy our hobby. It is absolutely ridiculous and hopefully there is some ray of hope that the Poker Player's Alliance can still get the government to make poker exempt from this new legislation.

I've already started pulling money out of some sites. I will most likely leave money in major sites until they say I can't play there anymore. I still have many goals to achieve and I'm not giving up yet. I want that big score in a multi table tournament and I'll get it one day.

If you want to check out the responses from the poker rooms, the list of links can be found here on 2+2.

I guess we'll see how this pans out, but it isn't looking good. Maybe you guys will have to start reading about trips to Atlantic City here soon instead.

The PSO league starts at Absolute Poker Wednesday night so at least there is something to look forward to in poker. Hope to see you there!

  • NL = No Limit Holdem
  • PLO = Pot Limit Omaha
  • CP = Crazy Pineapple
  • TD = Triple Draw
  • UTG = Under the Gun (first to act)
  • MP = Middle Position
  • LP = Late Position
  • CO = CutOff (one before the button)

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  • I'm Scottwire
  • From NJ
  • Hi there. I started this blog mainly to keep track of how I'm doing playing poker as well as to vent, share my thoughts and feelings, and allow friends and family to follow along. Thanks to everyone following along whether I know you or not. About me - I am currently a web developer who is trying to become a successful Entrepreneur with my wife. We love to travel and are trying to become successful enough to do that as we please :) That's us in a nutshell.
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