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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

Posting about winning is the kiss of death

Just a quick update

I'm 0 for my last 9 sit and gos

no love

Sunday, May 27, 2007 

Sit and Go Challenge - update at 100

Played a bit this weekend and reached my 100th sit and go.

Had a nice run including testing the waters at the $27 turbos.

So here are the stats:

I ran really well :)

Played 2 of the $27 turbos and won them both :)
All the rest are $16 turbos

Total Profit: $641.50

Total SNGs: 100

In the money: 47

Return On Investment: 39.5%











I have cashed in 14 of my last 24 (which is my total for May).

My longest stretch without a cash was 8 tourneys.
My longest stretch in the money was 5 tourneys in a row.

47% in the money is just sick. I doubt it is sustainable long term but it is a nice number to see :)
When I started, I was hoping for at least a 40% rate, so we'll see where that number goes in the long run.

Wish me luck in continuing on this nice pace :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007 

Back in action

Wednesday night I played in the PSO league $5 tourney on Absolute.

I had a wake up call when I called down a player with second pair and he ended up having aces. I realized how passive I've been playing lately and it was time to get back to the tight aggressive winning way.

Thursday night I went into the Chiptalk tourney with a winning attitude and an aggressive mindset. I put away other distractions and focused on the tournament instead of multitasking like I usually do. Boy did it pay off.

45 entrants and with around half the field gone, I broke away from the pack with some good hands. I broke 10000 chips at the 100/200 level and was the chip leader while second in chips only had about 6k. As we got down to the final table, I picked my spots and knocked out some small stacks as mine built up to about 17k while the next biggest stack was about 8 or 9k.

I was really happy with the way I played the big stack until we got to about 4 handed. The other players were very aggressive with their short stacks and I think I didn't try to steal blinds enough.

When it got down to heads up we were about even in chips. I lost a few hands and then got all in with A3 and was called by KQ. My ace held up and I was up about 55k to 10k. Unfortunately I couldn't put him a way at that point and he built back up to even. I reraised him all in again with A6, he thought a while and called with A8. I almost didn't even notice the board pair and a couple of higher cards than his 8 gave us a split and saved me from being down to 5k chips.

We battled a while and as blinds went up I managed to trap him with AA and finally put it away with my 3rd Chiptalk tourney win :)

I've played a little over the weekend so far as well.

My Sit and Go challenge is partially resumed as I played 4 of them, with finishes of 1, 3, 4, 4. The two bubbles sucked.

I also played a little bit of the NL cash games on UltimateBet and made about $60 :)

So a nice few days at the tables and hopefully more to come!


  • 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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