My Iowa Horse

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How can I not root for a fellow Iowan for the remainder of the Main Event?

Tim Loecke — (2,160,000) — Tim Loecke qualified for the Main Event on PokerStars, spending only $63 for his $10,000 seat. Now he is guaranteed more than a quarter-million bucks and has a shot at millions. From Highland Park, Illinois, Loecke is a 37-year-old who still maintains his Iowa farm boy roots. He once said, “I used to milk 70 cows a day as a kid.” Now he is a director of sales who dreams of winning big enough money that he can use it for such things as restoring the little league baseball program in his hometown, Greeley, Iowa.

Underfolding for Value – Part 2

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This is just awesome… folding for 194 chips into a 4,400 chip pot on the river.

Courtesy of the nightly $5 HORSE donkfest.

Full Tilt Poker Game #7104528898: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (53904314), Table 11 – 250/500 – Limit Hold’em – 1:40:26 ET – 2008/07/06
Seat 1: NumbBono (2,194)
Seat 2: jimw99 (4,813)
Seat 3: OutMhustle (3,326)
Seat 4: SimonAndo (1,954)
Seat 5: amourr (1,702)
Seat 6: MRbobbarue2u (3,773)
Seat 7: ronzook (2,973)
amourr posts the small blind of 125
MRbobbarue2u posts the big blind of 250
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Qh Qd]
ronzook calls 250
NumbBono raises to 500
jimw99 folds
mattriverrat63 sits down
mattriverrat63 adds 1,506
OutMhustle folds
mattriverrat63 is feeling angry
SimonAndo has 15 seconds left to act
SimonAndo folds
amourr folds
MRbobbarue2u folds
ronzook calls 250
*** FLOP *** [3h 2h 4d]
ronzook bets 250
NumbBono raises to 500
ronzook calls 250
*** TURN *** [3h 2h 4d] [3s]
ronzook bets 500
NumbBono raises to 1,000
ronzook calls 500
*** RIVER *** [3h 2h 4d 3s] [9c]
ronzook checks
NumbBono bets 194, and is all in
ronzook folds
Uncalled bet of 194 returned to NumbBono
NumbBono mucks
NumbBono wins the pot (4,375)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,375 | Rake 0
Board: [3h 2h 4d 3s 9c]
Seat 1: NumbBono collected (4,375), mucked
Seat 2: jimw99 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: OutMhustle didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: SimonAndo (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: amourr (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: MRbobbarue2u (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: ronzook folded on the River

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Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

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Decided to finally get out of that ugly ass design I had before, you know…this one.

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And get into a design that was a little cleaner, a little easier to read, as well as easier to manage.  Please click through if you’re an RSS reader and tell me what you think.  I really do love WordPress.  And I love having my own domain.  I have complete control over all things, which is an outstanding thing for a control-freak like myself to have.  The move took a little time due to the customizations that I have (mainly for advertisers), but was well worth it.  I love the way things look now.

I’m finally taking advantage of Widgets, and I can’t believe I wasn’t doing it before.  Life is so much easier.  I’m really digging the Twitter Widget that you see on the upper right also.

When it comes to posting, I highly recommend that you give Windows Live Writer a shot.  It’s much easier than the built in editor in WordPress, and a snap to set up and use.

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Nice to see Iggy make a deep run in The Main Event.  Congratulations man, you deserve it… you drunken dwarf.  It was fun tracking his progress through Twitter via Pauly, Gene and company.  Iggy, now you’ve learned your lesson with the JackAce, just like the rest of us.

I called up the Okie-Vegas crew tonight and participated in my first ever dial-a-shot.  Also made my reservation for next years party.  No way am I missing that one.

With Ultimate Bet having yet another, and apparently much more serious, scandal on their hands, and we all know the Absolute story, how long will it be before we hear of a cheating scam on PokerStars or Full Tilt?

I leave you with this exclusive shot of Waffles winning this week’s Riverchasers.

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The Missus Cashes

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“So, I guess I’m a better poker player than you now.”
Mrs. Numb to Mr. Numb – Thursday morning after The Mookie

After running well in The Mookie lately (a victory and runner-up showing the last two weeks), I bowed out in a thoroughly uninspiring 25th place this week.

Mrs. Numb, aka Numbette, did the family proud though.  In an impressive display of tightness, she final tabled the flagship blogger tournament, and finished in a respectable fourth place.  She’s played The Mook only a handful of times over the last couple of years, so she’s pretty happy.  She’s getting sick of hearing all about my exploits, and finally has something to brag about now.

The first big hand that propelled her to advance deep with a workable stack was an impressive suckout on Mr. Okie Vegas himself.  Presto was no good for Gary, and his flopped set of fives lost to her pocket jacks.  All the money went in on a 10 high rainbow flop, and in true donkament fashion, she went runner-runner straight to cripple Gary.  That Fuel guy is an idiot…gold my ass.

She’s getting the hang of it though.  Get your money in bad and catch.  That’s how we bloggers roll in these donkaments.

Beyond that, she played the tightest game of poker imaginable.  In fact, up until the final table, with seven players remaining, she had raised preflop a mere four times in maybe 150 hands or so.  That my friends, is some tight ass poker.  She makes Buddy look like Farha.

She doesn’t have a blog, so please direct all congratulations/comments/criticisms here on this blog, and I’ll see to it she sees whatever you have to say.

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I am sick to my stomach that we couldn’t make Okie-Vegas this year.  Planning is underway to ensure that we make it down next summer.

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Iggy is making a nice run in the Main Event.  Day three is huge.  Looking forward to following the updates via Twitter and Dr. Pauly.

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Speaking of which, I now Twitter.  I don’t know why, because I really hate itIt’s OKI like itI love itSomebody told me it’s like blogging for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, which is pretty spot on.  I liken it to a weird hybrid of actual blogging and IM chat.

If you want to add me, my Twitter feed is NumbBono

I leave you with this, which Mrs. Numb, who is a math teacher, loved.

YouTube video testing

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I’m trying to get set up to do a some screen recording, and this is the first attempt.  It’s just a heads up SnG.  Nothing monumental about the SnG, although I was sucked out on in no time at all, making for a pretty short video.

The image quality sucks, but I’ve corrected that for future videos.

Enjoy the donkitude.

It Burns When I Pee on Pennsylvania

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Born Again on the Fourth of July

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The latest holiday offered me a chance to spend a day with my family that was rewarding in so many ways.

Just look at this guy’s face… and this is at 9:30 pm, about one and a half hours past the normal bedtime, with a very short nap taken during the day, and after swimming, which usually runs his tank nearly down to empty.

Of course, near the end of the fireworks show, he was sitting with Mommy on the blanket, and abruptly rolled over, only to fall asleep just a few minutes later. He slept through the finale of the show, which ended up much louder than the rest of it.

I must say I’m proud though, not a cry or a tear.  It takes more than a multi-colored flash of light or a loud BOOOOOM to get this guy rattled.

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Winning the MATH

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So I’m sitting around the house Monday night, nearly falling asleep to some classic football game on NFL network, and I look up at the clock, and it’s 8:55.  WTF, let’s go play the MATH.

Numb Jr. was in bed, and Mrs. Numb wouldn’t be back for about an hour, so why not.

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Granted, it was a miniscule field, but a win is a win.

Under Folding for value?

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Of the five games that comprise HORSE, LHE is my weakest, but even a donkey like myself wouldn’t fold to a five chip bet on the river with 1560 in the pot.

This is from the nightly $4K HORSE sometime last week.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6894608328: $4,000 Guarantee (51707750), Table 5 – 80/160 – Limit Hold’em – 23:08:40 ET – 2008/06/19
Seat 1: NumbBono (485)
Seat 2: goldnchild77 (4,418)
Seat 3: RAWilson (772)
Seat 4: DOLPHIN14 (1,283)
Seat 5: rontonsoup (1,009)
Seat 6: fwankie916 (3,525)
Seat 7: sey_when2 (2,225)
Seat 8: dezman (2,283)
DOLPHIN14 posts the small blind of 40
rontonsoup posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Qd Ad]
fwankie916 folds
sey_when2 calls 80
dezman calls 80
NumbBono raises to 160
goldnchild77 folds
RAWilson folds
DOLPHIN14 folds
rontonsoup folds
sey_when2 calls 80
dezman calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Jd 6c 7d]
sey_when2 bets 80
dezman raises to 160
NumbBono raises to 240
sey_when2 raises to 320
dezman calls 160
NumbBono calls 80
*** TURN *** [Jd 6c 7d] [6h]
sey_when2 checks
dezman checks
NumbBono checks (I’m hanging on to my last five chips for a river bluff)
*** RIVER *** [Jd 6c 7d 6h] [Qc]
sey_when2 has 15 seconds left to act
sey_when2 checks
dezman checks
NumbBono bets 5, and is all in (no bluffing now, I have TPTK and that’s always gold)
sey_when2 folds (Value Fold?)

dezman calls 5
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NumbBono shows [Qd Ad] two pair, Queens and Sixes
dezman mucks
NumbBono wins the pot (1,570) with two pair, Queens and Sixes (I knew I had it the whole time)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,570 | Rake 0
Board: [Jd 6c 7d 6h Qc]
Seat 1: NumbBono showed [Qd Ad] and won (1,570) with two pair, Queens and Sixes
Seat 2: goldnchild77 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: RAWilson (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: DOLPHIN14 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: rontonsoup (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: fwankie916 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: sey_when2 folded on the River
Seat 8: dezman mucked [As Jc] – two pair, Jacks and Sixes

 

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Winning a Box-O-Wine…oh, and the Mookie as well…

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With each of us having two Mookie wins under our belts, BuddyDank and I had a prop bet that whoever wins their next Mookie, owes a Box-O-Wine to the other.

Game Over

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More to come…