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Saturday, November 18, 2006 

Chiptalk Challenge

We have a 3 team challenge with 9 players each for the next quarter. Week 1 started on Thursday night and thus dawned team 3, TNT - Thursday Night Titans.

It was a successful week as I finished 6th out of 51 and my teammates JM finished 7th and TheMightyJim took it down finishing 1st.

So far so good :)

I also played the Monday night $5 HORSE tournament and came in 2nd of 16 players there. I almost made the valiant comeback going into heads up down almost 4:1. It was not to be though.

I tried a Turbo $16 SNG on Pokerstars this morning. TURBO??? This was the slowest tourney I've ever played in. I don't know if it was their internet connections, but 3 guys continuous took forever. It was 75/150 blinds after 22 hands played and no one was knocked out yet. I finally had to push with QQ and got called by A3 who promptly flopped K33 and I was done in 8th place.

That's it for now...may the flop be with you!

Saturday, November 11, 2006 

Chiptalk Quarterly Tournament of Champions

Last night was the QToC for our Thursday night tournaments.

9 players, $22 SNG.

Tough game that almost took 2 hours to play. I managed to outlast 7 of the players to finish in 2nd place for $55 and I will get either a 300 piece clay chipset or $75 in gift certificates. The first place finisher gets to pick between the two and I get the other one. I was down 10k to 3k in chips going into heads up play at the 150/300 level. I managed to get even a couple of times but it was not meant to be.

For those of you who saw my post on ECD yesterday, I am not happy that my post on ECD was "accidently" deleted. That is all I will say for now. I am looking for resolution soon or the fun will begin.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 

Tournament Reports

Chiptalk Tourney Thursday night went well. I managed to finish 7th and 7th overall for the quarter to get to play in the Quarter Tournament of champions this Thursday. Bonus prizes have been added for 1st place with $70 worth of gift certificates and a 300 piece clay chipset. Back to back wins are hopefully in the works!

Last night I played the Chiptalk side tourney where I found KK in the big blind. UTG had raised and had been a loose raiser but has me covered. It folded to me and I decided to just call since I was down to about 1150 chips at 25/50. So the hand:

UTG raises to 150...folds to me in BB with KK, I call.
Flop 965 rainbow.
I bet 200 into a 325 pot, hoping to get raised.
UTG calls.
Turn is J of spades putting 2 spades on the board.
Maybe I should have just bet out, but I figured he still didn't have much so I checked, planning to check raise.
He bets 300, I check raise all in to 800ish chips.
He calls with AT of spades and hits the spade on the river.
I'm out 14 of 15.

Oh well.

I then decided its been a while since I've played a big tourney so I got in the $11 rebuy and addon at 10:15PM. The rebuy period didn't go well. Get all in with 88 vs Q5 and board double pairs AA499 giving me an 8 kicker and him a Q kicker. So frustrating. I rebuy and get it all in with AQ against 88, 55 and K4. No love for me, I rebuy again. I'm at 1600 chips at the break. I take the add on for 2000 more chips.

I now have $41 invested in the tournament. My 3600 chips slowly builds up to almost 10k at the 100/200 level.

At 150/300 I get AA in the SB. Folded to me and BB is hyperaggressive. I decide to limp, and as usual, he raises. I have him slightly covered and I really want to get all my chips in here because I know how nutty he is. So I smooth call and flop comes QJx. I check, he pushes all in, I call. He shows KT, gets no help and I have a nice healthy stack around 17k.

I didn't make any big mistakes until around the 400/800 mark. I was sitting with about 40k chips and I have QQ UTG. I raise to 2400. MP guy calls, button pushes all in to 11000. I thought about it and had seen him push in this same position with TT or JJ. MP guy has been tricky so I decide just to call in case he does have a monster and decides to push here. He calls which does not make me happy.

Flop comes T85. Check, check.
Turn comes A. Check, check.
River comes 2. Check, he bets 6k into a 35k pot. Ugh. I figure he has the ace but the pot is too big and other guy could still have some other mid pair.

I call, he has AJs (wtf who calls those raises with that).
Button shows KK and I'm down to about 24k.

I work my way back up to about 30k.
A little while later I get QQ in the SB. Guy in MP min raises to 2400. I reraise to about 8000. He calls. Q64 flop. I lead out half the pot and he pushes all in. I call. He has AQ and I double up.

I got my stack as high as 70k at the 600/1200 level, but I couldn't build after that unfortunately. I fluctuated a little here and there but I never won any more big hands. I got into the money with 180 players left around 2am and had about 65k chips.

Mostly just buying blinds from here on out and at 3k/6k I had about 36k chips and pushed with ATo, got called by AQ and I was done. I finished 104th for $80 ($39 net win) about 4 positions from an extra $40 :( Oh well. One of these days I'll get closer to that 1st prize (which was about 18k last night!).

That's about it here. May the flop be with you!

Thursday, November 02, 2006 

October Report

Down about $200 overall. I didn't really play a whole lot. Played a little bit of everything from 1/2 to 5/10 limit and tournaments at Absolute for PSO and Pokerstars for Chiptalk. Not even a single bonus cleared. I'm about to clear $120 of bonus money soon at Pokerstars though.

I was also successful in getting my Full Tilt account switched to a rakeback account with yay! Too bad I don't really play there much.

PSO just announced they added for a $60 bonus after 5000 comp points. I love PSO but I must tell you all that Boogster is giving a much better deal. $80 bonus after getting 2500 comp points.

Not much else exciting going on here. Still looking for web development work. I have a bunch of my own projects I'm trying to get off the ground as well.

My main site will be redesigned and useful again soon as well :)

Good luck and may the flop be with you!

  • 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)

About me

  • 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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