Squirrels are armed…and dangerous

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This is snipped from a radio station from the area where I grew up. The picture is awesome when taken into the context of the story.

sqirrels

Being the Bridesmaid

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2008-04-23--01.03.42.AM 

Normally, after finishing second in a 76 player blogger tourney, I’d simply be happy with the cash. But missing out on a TOC seat by that narrow of a margin just plain stings.

Congratulations to DonkeyPuncher.

Life goes on.

All the right reads in the world can’t help you sometimes

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I’ve always thought of the person who took my chips here as a decent bloggertourney player. But I have to wonder what was going on here. I’m not usually a TPTK donkey, but I was able to figure this hand out, but the end result wasn’t what I hoped.

I don’t advise calling check-raises-all-in on the turn with TPTK, but a little analysis can help you sniff out weaker hands sometimes. This is a case where I did just that, but still lost the hand.

The lesson here is that if you want to play a big hand post-flop, it pays to represent a big hand pre-flop, particularly against vultures who live on pre-flop limps.

Mondays at the Hoy (45101299), Table 11 – 80/160 – No Limit Hold’em – 23:18:48 ET – 2008/04/21
Seat 1: Breeze81 (6,127), is sitting out
Seat 2: dnasty13 (2,670)
Seat 3: PirateLawyer (7,334)
Seat 4: NumbBono (8,885)
Seat 5: lightning36 (4,426)
Seat 6: DaBag (2,885)
PirateLawyer posts the small blind of 80
NumbBono posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [As Kh]
lightning36 calls 160
DaBag folds
Breeze81 folds
dnasty13 folds
PirateLawyer calls 80
NumbBono checks (probably not a good check, but I’m ready to lay this down if it doesn’t hit)
*** FLOP *** [9d Ks 7h] (I hit, now the job is to find out where I’m at in this hand)
PirateLawyer has 15 seconds left to act
PirateLawyer bets 480
NumbBono calls 480 (call and see what develops)
lightning36 folds
*** TURN *** [9d Ks 7h] [6d]
PirateLawyer checks (I’m reading this as weakness)
NumbBono bets 1,150 (pretty sure I’m ahead here, time to get rid of draws)
PirateLawyer raises to 6,694, and is all in

My thoughts on this. I just sat at the table, but I have pretty good idea how PirateLawyer plays these blogger tourneys. I’m ruling out high pocket pairs here based on the preflop limp. That really leaves a set of 6’s, 7’s, or 9’s…or a weird straight or flush draw (maybe a combination of both), or a weaker King.

I’m OK calling here against the draws and the weaker King. I guess there’s always the possibility of two-pair hitting as well. I really should have defined my hand with a pre-flop raise, rather than trying to hide it, but I’m not sure that would have mattered.

In my mind, I’m figuring I’m about a 70-30 favorite to have the better hand. Is that enough of an edge to call? I honestly thought he had K-Q. I was wrong, but my thought process here was pretty close to right.

Of course, all logic says that a check-raise-all-in on the turn is trouble. But I’m funny in that I don’t always follow logic.

NumbBono calls 5,544 (…but I’m not buying it, and I think it’s a weaker King, or an OESD)
PirateLawyer shows [Th Jd] (didn’t expect a double gutter though)
NumbBono shows [As Kh]
*** RIVER *** [9d Ks 7h 6d] [Qd] (Boom)
PirateLawyer shows a straight, King high
NumbBono shows a pair of Kings
PirateLawyer wins the pot (14,828) with a straight, King high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14,828 | Rake 0
Board: [9d Ks 7h 6d Qd]
Seat 1: Breeze81 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 2: dnasty13 (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: PirateLawyer (small blind) showed [Th Jd] and won (14,828) with a straight, King high
Seat 4: NumbBono (big blind) showed [As Kh] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 5: lightning36 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: DaBag didn’t bet (folded)

I realize I didn’t have to go (nearly) broke here, but I made the right play, and got sucked out on. It happens.

I could easily wonder why someone would put a top 10 stack on the line with a merely a double gutter with one card to come, but I guess I put a top ten stack on the line with TPTK, even though I diagnosed the hand pretty well.

I guess I can chalk this one up to a bluff by PirateLawyer gone bad…gone good. Such is poker.

Quads in the Blogger Cash Game

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quadscash

Or four of a kind, or whatever the hell you call it when you only have one of the four in your hand.

Surflexus was the donator here.

Texas Holdem Hands

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Just as there are many hands in Texas Holdem that will win you a lot of money, there are a number of deceptive hands that may lead you into believing that they are profitable when in real fact they will often lose you decent sums of money from your bankroll. The sooner that you learn about the hands that are costing you dearly, the sooner you can start saving yourself from losing money. This article will address the most common hands that novices play with and highlight the reasons as to why they can be dangerous hands to play.

The ‘any two suited cards’ is a very popular hand that all varieties of beginners like to play in an online poker room. A flush is a pretty strong hand in the game of Holdem, and so if you manage to make one there is good chance that you will win a nice bit of money with it. Therefore many new players to the game will be prepared to enter pots with any two cards as long as they are suited just in an attempt to catch a flush at some point during the hand. There are two reasons as to why playing any two suited cards is dangerous.

Firstly, it is not that much more likely that you will make a flush just because your cards are suited. The probability of making a flush in Texas Holdem is pretty low, and so it does not justify calling bet and raises in an attempt to catch one on the flop. On top of this, amateur players will often continue to call bets and raises with bad pot odds to make a flush on future streets, which just adds to the problem of playing such hands. The second reason is that you can catch half a hand like second pair on the flop, and end up losing money to another player that has formed a better pair than you. So by playing random suited cards you are setting yourself up for two great opportunities to leak money, so don’t do it.

Another type of hand that always manages to cause the beginner poker players a problem is the low connecting cards. These are almost identical to the problems caused by any two suited cards and can help players to lose money over the long run. It is not too likely that you will form a straight every time you enter a pot with connecting cards like 5c 6h, so don’t enter the pot under the false pretences that you will. You will simply be losing more money in the long run, as well as losing money in pots where you catch half a hand and your opponent catches a stronger one. So save yourself some money and fold before the flop.

One final hand that amateur players get overly attached to is a rag ace. Rag aces are simply aces that are accompanied by a low ranking holecard below a Ten. The problem that these poker hand rankings cause is that players find it difficult to let the hand go after they pair their ace, and so they will often end up losing a lot of (if not all) of their stack to a player that also makes a pair of aces but with a better kicker. The best way to play these types of hands is to exercise a little self-discipline and fold them before the flop. It is unlikely that you will win a big pot with them, but it is likely that you will lose a big one. Save yourself a bit of money by folding and catch out the other amateur players the next time when you hold a stronger ace than them.

Pushfest…the greatest invention since the poker chip

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Here’s the Hand History from the pushfest I won on Friday. Look for the chat comments in BOLD

This is to give those of you who don’t participate in these things an idea of just how much damn fun it is tilting a bunch of donkeys who are playing satellites to satellites for FTP points.

What transpires is 21 hands of absolute nirvana. I tried to cut down the garbage so it would be easier to follow. If you stick it out, and pay attention to the chat comments, it’ll be worth it.

[HAND 1]
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [8c 8d]
Zeem raises to 1,500, and is all in
bigchief107 calls 1,500, and is all in
armanipeople calls 1,500, and is all in
GRANT THE GURU calls 1,500, and is all in
NumbBono calls 1,500, and is all in

Zeem shows [4s 9c]
bigchief107 shows [Qh Kh]
armanipeople shows [Ac Qd]
GRANT THE GURU shows [9s 9d]
NumbBono shows [8c 8d]

*** FLOP *** [Jc Qc 8s]
*** TURN *** [Jc Qc 8s] [As]
*** RIVER *** [Jc Qc 8s As] [Ks]

Zeem shows Ace King high
bigchief107 shows two pair, Kings and Queens
armanipeople shows two pair, Aces and Queens
GRANT THE GURU shows a pair of Nines
NumbBono shows three of a kind, Eights
NumbBono wins the pot (7,545) with three of a kind, Eights

[HAND 2]
Seat 1: chic3381 (1,485)
Seat 2: aymoon77 (1,470)
Seat 3: therich4life (1,500)
Seat 4: pokerjokerbob (1,500)
Seat 5: dufchips (1,500)
Seat 6: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 8: luckylow15 (1,500), is sitting out
Seat 9: NumbBono (7,545)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [6c Jh]
NumbBono: donkeys
NumbBono: all of you

NumbBono raises to 7,545, and is all in
aymoon77 calls 1,455, and is all in
therich4life calls 1,470, and is all in

NumbBono shows [6c Jh]
aymoon77 shows [Js Ac]
therich4life shows [2c 2d]

*** FLOP *** [7h Td Qd]
*** TURN *** [7h Td Qd] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [7h Td Qd 7s] [2h]

NumbBono shows a pair of Sevens
therich4life shows a full house, Twos full of Sevens
therich4life wins the side pot (60) with a full house, Twos full of Sevens
aymoon77 shows a pair of Sevens
therich4life wins the main pot (4,410) with a full house, Twos full of Sevens

[HAND 3]
Seat 1: chic3381 (1,485)
Seat 3: therich4life (4,470)
Seat 4: pokerjokerbob (1,500)
Seat 5: dufchips (1,500)
Seat 6: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 8: luckylow15 (1,500), is sitting out
Seat 9: NumbBono (6,045)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [9c 5d]
NumbBono raises to 6,045, and is all in
chic3381 calls 1,485, and is all in
therich4life calls 4,455, and is all in

NumbBono shows [9c 5d]
chic3381 shows [Jc Jd]
therich4life shows [Kh Qs]

*** FLOP *** [Ad 2c Qc]
*** TURN *** [Ad 2c Qc] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 2c Qc 4s] [3d]

NumbBono shows a straight, Five high
therich4life shows a pair of Queens
NumbBono wins the side pot (5,970) with a straight, Five high
chic3381 shows a pair of Jacks
NumbBono wins the main pot (4,485) with a straight, Five high

[HAND 4]
Seat 1: NumbBono (12,030)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,425)
Seat 3: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,090)
Seat 6: hendog1 (3,450)
Seat 7: dchase (1,500)
Seat 8: linch47 (1,500)
Seat 9: Poker_Kings457 (1,035)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [2c 2s]
Donkette (Observer): GOOOOOOOOOO BONO
dchase calls 40
linch47 calls 40
Poker_Kings457 calls 40
NumbBono raises to 12,030, and is all in
dchase folds
linch47 calls 1,460, and is all in
Poker_Kings457 folds

NumbBono shows [2c 2s]
linch47 shows [Jc Qs]

*** FLOP *** [8h 2h 5d]
*** TURN *** [8h 2h 5d] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [8h 2h 5d Th] [7h]

NumbBono shows three of a kind, Twos
linch47 shows Queen Jack high
NumbBono wins the pot (3,140) with three of a kind, Twos
Donkette (Observer): booooooooooooooooom
Joanne1111 (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOM

[HAND 5]
Seat 1: NumbBono (13,670)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,425)
Seat 3: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 6: hendog1 (3,410)
Seat 7: dchase (1,460)
Seat 9: Poker_Kings457 (995)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [9c Kh]
Donkette (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
NumbBono: donkeys
NumbBono: all of you

NumbBono raises to 13,670, and is all in
hendog1 calls 3,390, and is all in
dchase calls 1,420, and is all in

NumbBono shows [9c Kh]
hendog1 shows [7d As]
dchase shows [5d 5s]

Uncalled bet of 10,260 returned to NumbBono

*** FLOP *** [Ac 3s 6c]
*** TURN *** [Ac 3s 6c] [7s]
NumbBono: You guys need a copy of stupid system
*** RIVER *** [Ac 3s 6c 7s] [Kc]

NumbBono shows a pair of Kings
hendog1 shows two pair, Aces and Sevens
hendog1 wins the side pot (3,900) with two pair, Aces and Sevens
dchase shows a pair of Fives
hendog1 wins the main pot (4,380) with two pair, Aces and Sevens

[HAND 6]
Seat 1: NumbBono (10,260)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,425)
Seat 3: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (1,500)
Seat 6: hendog1 (8,280)
Seat 7: zous (1,455)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,500)
Seat 9: Poker_Kings457 (995)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [2d 4s]
Poker_Kings457 calls 40
NumbBono raises to 10,260, and is all in
Poker_Kings457 calls 955, and is all in

NumbBono shows [2d 4s]
Poker_Kings457 shows [9s Js]

Uncalled bet of 9,265 returned to NumbBono

*** FLOP *** [3s 8c 4d]
*** TURN *** [3s 8c 4d] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [3s 8c 4d 4h] [8s]

NumbBono shows a full house, Fours full of Eights
Poker_Kings457 shows two pair, Eights and Fours
NumbBono wins the pot (2,050) with a full house, Fours full of Eights

[HAND 7]
Donkette (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
Seat 1: NumbBono (11,315)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,425)
Seat 3: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (1,500)
Seat 6: hendog1 (8,280)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,460)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [5c 4s]
NumbBono: another donkey goes down
InstantTragedy (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM]
Zeem (Observer): finally figure the rng

luckylow15 calls 50
ssincityy calls 25
NumbBono raises to 11,315, and is all in
luckylow15 folds
ssincityy folds

Uncalled bet of 11,265 returned to NumbBono
zous: you are annoying
NumbBono wins the pot (150)

[HAND 8]
Seat 1: NumbBono (11,415)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,425)
Seat 3: muleproof (1,500)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (1,450)
Seat 6: hendog1 (8,280)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Qd Qs]
muleproof raises to 1,500, and is all in
NumbBono raises to 11,415, and is all in

NumbBono shows [Qd Qs]
muleproof shows [Ks Kd]
Uncalled bet of 9,915 returned to NumbBono

InstantTragedy (Observer): Can I get A copy of Stupid System sir?
*** FLOP *** [Jc 4s As]
*** TURN *** [Jc 4s As] [Kh]
pushmonkey72 (Observer): q
pushmonkey72 (Observer): q
pushmonkey72 (Observer): q
pushmonkey72 (Observer): q
pushmonkey72 (Observer): q

*** RIVER *** [Jc 4s As Kh] [Ad]

NumbBono shows two pair, Aces and Queens
muleproof shows a full house, Kings full of Aces
muleproof wins the pot (3,050) with a full house, Kings full of Aces

[HAND 9]
Seat 1: NumbBono (9,915)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,375)
Seat 3: muleproof (3,050)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (1,450)
Seat 6: hendog1 (8,280)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Tc 5s]
pushmonkey72 (Observer): so rigged
luckylow15 calls 50
hendog1 calls 50
NumbBono: donkey call with KK
NumbBono raises to 9,915, and is all in
luckylow15 calls 1,400, and is all in
hendog1 folds

NumbBono shows [Tc 5s]
luckylow15 shows [6c Ac]
NumbBono: I easily could have had Aces

*** FLOP *** [9c 7c 4s]
zous: youre a donkey
*** TURN *** [9c 7c 4s] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [9c 7c 4s 3s] [Ad]

NumbBono shows Ace Ten high
luckylow15 shows a pair of Aces
luckylow15 wins the pot (3,025) with a pair of Aces

[HAND 10]
Seat 1: NumbBono (8,465)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 3: muleproof (3,000)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (3,025)
Seat 6: hendog1 (8,230)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [8h Ac]
Chris Annouza: you could have easily had !$@@
hendog1 calls 50
NumbBono raises to 8,465, and is all in
hendog1 calls 8,180, and is all in

NumbBono shows [8h Ac]
hendog1 shows [Qd Jd]

InstantTragedy (Observer): DONKEY POWER
*** FLOP *** [As 3s 2h]
*** TURN *** [As 3s 2h] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [As 3s 2h 4c] [2c]

NumbBono shows two pair, Aces and Twos
hendog1 shows a pair of Twos
NumbBono wins the pot (16,535) with two pair, Aces and Twos

[HAND 11]
Seat 1: NumbBono (16,770)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 3: muleproof (2,975)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (3,020)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (3,025)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

Donkette (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Qh Js]
NumbBono: how do you guys wake up and spend money on poker…
NumbBono: …and live with yourselves
muleproof: everyone could take a piece of his %%$ just be patient

NumbBono raises to 16,770, and is all in
muleproof calls 2,975, and is all in

NumbBono shows [Qh Js]
muleproof shows [Ad Th]

*** FLOP *** [8d Kh 4h]
*** TURN *** [8d Kh 4h] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [8d Kh 4h 5s] [Jc]

NumbBono shows a pair of Jacks
muleproof shows Ace King high
InstantTragedy (Observer): SHIP IT!!!!!
NumbBono wins the pot (6,040) with a pair of Jacks

[HAND 12]
Seat 1: NumbBono (19,835)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (2,990)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (2,965)
Seat 7: zous (1,435)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

NumbBono: You should all go buy a book

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Ad 5s]
Donkette (Observer): LOL
NumbBono raises to 19,835, and is all in
nizmo jiz calls 2,990, and is all in

NumbBono shows [Ad 5s]
nizmo jiz shows [8h 8c]
Uncalled bet of 16,845 returned to NumbBono

*** FLOP *** [3s 4d 6h]
*** TURN *** [3s 4d 6h] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [3s 4d 6h Jc] [5d]

NumbBono shows a pair of Fives
nizmo jiz shows a pair of Eights
nizmo jiz wins the pot (6,070) with a pair of Eights

[HAND 13]
Seat 1: NumbBono (16,845)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (6,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (2,935)
Seat 7: zous (1,375)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,410)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [2d 7d]
NumbBono: fish
NumbBono raises to 16,845, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 16,785 returned to NumbBono
NumbBono wins the pot (150)

[HAND 14]
Seat 1: NumbBono (16,935)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (6,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (2,935)
Seat 7: zous (1,345)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,350)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Ah 2c] (Big Blind)
Donkette (Observer): GOOOOOOOOOO NB
InstantTragedy (Observer): Donde Eata Carp
Chris Annouza: you ride him a little more?
Zeem (Observer): comfortably numb
NumbBono: do you guys wanna come to my home game?
OhCaptain (Observer): Go get’m NB
OhCaptain (Observer): I do!!!

Uncalled bet of 30 returned to NumbBono
Joanne1111 (Observer): LMFAO
NumbBono mucks
NumbBono wins the pot (60)

[HAND 15]
Seat 1: NumbBono (16,965)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,350)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (6,070)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (2,935)
Seat 7: zous (1,345)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,320)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [6d 2s]
nizmo jiz calls 80
OhCaptain (Observer): I’ll go to your home game!!!!
Astin (Observer): you’re such a cardrack
ANIguy (Observer): hey IT

luckylow15 raises to 320
Astin (Observer): nothing but great starting hands
NumbBono raises to 16,965, and is all in
nizmo jiz folds
luckylow15 calls 2,615, and is all in

NumbBono shows [6d 2s]
luckylow15 shows [Kd Ad]

InstantTragedy (Observer): Were on the radio tonight
Uncalled bet of 14,030 returned to NumbBono
*** FLOP *** [4c Jh 4s]
*** TURN *** [4c Jh 4s] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [4c Jh 4s 7c] [Tc]

NumbBono shows a pair of Fours
luckylow15 shows a pair of Fours
luckylow15 wins the pot (6,030) with a pair of Fours
NumbBono: nice suckout

[HAND 16]
Seat 1: NumbBono (14,030)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,270)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (5,990)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (6,030)
Seat 7: zous (1,345)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,320)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [8s Qc]
OhCaptain (Observer): Who plays that junk?
InstantTragedy (Observer): CARP, Tuna, Numbbono

NumbBono raises to 14,030, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 13,950 returned to NumbBono
NumbBono wins the pot (200)

[HAND 17]
Seat 1: NumbBono (14,150)
Seat 2: Chris Annouza (1,230)
Seat 4: nizmo jiz (5,910)
Seat 5: luckylow15 (6,030)
Seat 7: zous (1,345)
Seat 8: ssincityy (1,320)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [2s 3d]
NumbBono: easy pickens
NumbBono raises to 14,150, and is all in
Chris Annouza calls 1,230, and is all in
luckylow15 calls 5,950, and is all in

NumbBono shows [2s 3d]
Chris Annouza shows [9d Ah]
luckylow15 shows [7d Ad]

*** FLOP *** [4s 4h Jd]
*** TURN *** [4s 4h Jd] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [4s 4h Jd Kd] [4d]

NumbBono shows three of a kind, Fours
luckylow15 shows a flush, Ace high
luckylow15 wins the side pot (9,600) with a flush, Ace high
Chris Annouza shows three of a kind, Fours
luckylow15 wins the main pot (3,730) with a flush, Ace high

[HAND 18]
Seat 1: ssincityy (1,320)
Seat 2: Coopster_001 (3,935)
Seat 3: tupety (6,005)
Seat 4: NumbBono (8,120)
Seat 5: dufchips (635)
Seat 6: lvladskillz (16,950)
Seat 7: LloydHawk (2,160)
Seat 8: DoubleBogee (640)
Seat 9: kingcolby (1,385)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Td 7c]
Coopster_001 calls 80
NumbBono raises to 8,120, and is all in
Coopster_001 calls 3,855, and is all in

NumbBono shows [Td 7c]
Coopster_001 shows [Qs Qd]

*** FLOP *** [7s 9c 2d]
*** TURN *** [7s 9c 2d] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [7s 9c 2d 8s] [Ac]

NumbBono shows a pair of Sevens
Coopster_001 shows a pair of Queens
Coopster_001 wins the pot (7,990) with a pair of Queens

[HAND 19]
Seat 1: ssincityy (1,320)
Seat 2: Coopster_001 (7,990)
Seat 3: tupety (6,005)
Seat 4: NumbBono (4,185)
Seat 5: dufchips (635)
Seat 6: lvladskillz (16,910)
Seat 7: LloydHawk (2,080)
Seat 8: DoubleBogee (640)
Seat 9: kingcolby (1,385)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Qc 3s]
NumbBono: donkey call
Coopster_001: with queens?

tupety calls 80
Coopster_001: wasn’t a dopwey raise perchance?
NumbBono has 15 seconds left to act
NumbBono: you have no idea how to play this game
NumbBono raises to 4,185, and is all in
tupety folds
Uncalled bet of 4,105 returned to NumbBono
kingcolby: good job coopster
NumbBono wins the pot (280)

[HAND 20]
Seat 1: ssincityy (1,320)
Seat 2: Coopster_001 (7,990)
Seat 3: tupety (5,925)
Seat 4: NumbBono (4,385)
Seat 5: dufchips (635)
Seat 6: lvladskillz (16,910)
Seat 7: LloydHawk (2,040)
Seat 8: DoubleBogee (560)
Seat 9: kingcolby (1,385)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Ah 7d]
InstantTragedy (Observer): Como se dice PUSH??
ssincityy calls 100
NumbBono: nice sharkscope stats Coopster, you are awesome
Coopster_001: i saw an idiot and set him up
Coopster_001: that’s playing the game

Coopster_001 folds
NumbBono raises to 4,385, and is all in
ssincityy calls 1,220, and is all in

NumbBono shows [Ah 7d]
ssincityy shows [As Jd]

*** FLOP *** [9s 2c Qs]
*** TURN *** [9s 2c Qs] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [9s 2c Qs 5h] [7c]

NumbBono shows a pair of Sevens
ssincityy shows Ace Queen high
NumbBono wins the pot (2,790) with a pair of Sevens

[HAND 21]
Seat 2: Coopster_001 (7,990)
Seat 3: tupety (5,925)
Seat 4: NumbBono (5,855)
Seat 5: dufchips (635)
Seat 6: lvladskillz (16,910)
Seat 7: LloydHawk (2,040)
Seat 8: DoubleBogee (510)
Seat 9: kingcolby (1,285)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Jd 6s]
pushmonkey72 (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
OhCaptain (Observer): Well played!
Joanne1111 (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
NumbBono: another donkey bites the dust
InstantTragedy (Observer): BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

tupety raises to 200
Donkette (Observer): GOOOOOOOOOOOO BONO
NumbBono raises to 5,855, and is all in
DoubleBogee calls 510, and is all in
tupety calls 5,655

NumbBono shows [Jd 6s]
DoubleBogee shows [Js Jc]
Zeem (Observer): haha humanoid
tupety shows [Th Ah]
InstantTragedy (Observer): Bring in the Dead

*** FLOP *** [As Kh Tc]
*** TURN *** [As Kh Tc] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [As Kh Tc Ad] [5d]

NumbBono shows a pair of Aces
tupety shows a full house, Aces full of Tens
tupety wins the side pot (10,690) with a full house, Aces full of Tens
DoubleBogee shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
tupety wins the main pot (1,680) with a full house, Aces full of Tens
DoubleBogee stands up
NumbBono stands up

Drunk Blogger Razz

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So after making a decent run, finishing fourth, in the Riverchasers last night, I hopped on BDR to see what was going on. Drunk Buddy wanted to get a blogger cash game going. I voiced my opinion that blogger Razz would be a better option…and so it was decided.

DRUNK BLOGGER RAZZ

I sat down with a cool $1000 at the .25/.50 table, looking to double up in a few minutes. Then someone else decided to see to it that I wasn’t the biggest stack at the table.

Then Riggs decided to lay into the tourist at the table. This, my friends, was AWESOME.

An absolute blast.

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So I played six blogger tourneys this week, and final tabled four of them. Not a bad showing for the week. I’m into the top ten on the BBT3 leaderboard, so I finally took a look at what prizes were being offered for finishing in the money on the leaderboard. Discovered that 1-5 get cash, no surprise there, but I was amazed to see that 6-20 will get customized FTP jerseys. Very cool. Now I’ll have to decide if I want NumbBono, or NumbBlowMe on the back of my hockey jersey.

The Alcohol Paradox

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I drink during these skills series events…to keep myself from getting bored.

I didn’t realize the game had switched from Razz to Stud…because I drank too much.

Out in fourth…because of this.

I was a shorty anyway, but it still bugs me.

Climbing the BBT3 Leaderboard though.

Good Tremendous time on BDR.

Worst…software…ever…

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It’s a close race, but at this point, the seventh day of April, 2008, it’s been narrowed down to two candidates.  I-Tunes vs. Windows Vista.

I-Tunes sucks, first off, because they make a great product, the IPod, but they force you to use this crappy software, that is not only unstable, but lacks the features of many similar products before it.

Secondly, I-Tunes wants to put the Apple Safari Browser on my system.  I have no need for this.  FireFox kicks ass, and I don’t need another browser in my life right now.

So Apple, while you’ve cornered the market on great music-listening hardware…you’ve FAILED pretty much everywhere else.  And yes, that includes whatever ventures you have in desktops and laptops.  Anyone who can honestly say they can do more with an I-Mac, or whatever the hell you call your PC these days is an idiot.

Now on to Windows Vista.  This was a dog from the start.  I’ve had my hands on this from the start, and it’s pretty much always sucked.  The out-of-the box experience is terrible, since you have to pretty much OK everything to run…before it runs.  Of course, this is a result of a lot of you idiots executing programs that you’ve received via e-mail, even if they’re from unknown sources.  Microsoft took the safe road, and decided that you weren’t safe from yourselves.

Once you get past that, and you can if you look up how to tweak it, then you have to make sure your hardware can work.  In the past, Microsoft, and the hardware vendors out there, have made sure that backwards-compatibility is possible.  NOT THIS TIME.  Stuff that has only been out for maybe a year or so before Vista came out isn’t working right.  Maybe you’ve gotten lucky, but there’s a lot of people out there who didn’t have that same luck.

Vendors aren’t creating drivers for products that should be supported because they’re too busy working on drivers for the NEXT version of Windows.

Things are getting very messy.  My advice right now, is to build yourself a solid Windows XP Pro based system, and run with it.  If you have an I-Pod…well, you’re at the mercy of Apple.  There are other solutions out there, but they aren’t that great yet.

It’s a shame these companies suck.

How a lot of people spent Saturday night

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* Sit down at PC

* Fire up Full Tilt Poker

* Go take a piss

* Come back, only to find that FTP isn’t connecting

* Try again

* FAIL

* Fire up 2+2 to see what’s going on

* Read 25 pages of posts regarding FTP’s latest outage

* Write a Troll post to 2+2

* Fire up PokerStars

* Respond to people calling them out for their Troll post on 2+2

* Lose a buyin on Stars because they’re tilting from the responses of their responses on 2+2

* Write a fictional post on 2+2 saying they were at the final table of a large guarantee tourney on FTP, and wonder aloud what will happen with the payouts

* Lose another buyin on Stars

* Place a bet for a dime on the Tarheels on BoDog

* Watch the Jayhawks thump the Tarheels…
while…
* Simultaneously losing three buyins on Stars

* Blame their tilt on the Tarheels

* Write another troll post on 2+2

* Rub one out to the latest Lindsay Lohan nude pictures

* Check 2+2 to see if FTP is up again

* FAIL…in life that is

This wasn’t the way my night went, but after looking at the posts on 2+2, I’m positive there’s someone out there who had a similar evening to the above description. Me…I enjoyed the basketball games, and relaxed.

Memphis is my pick -5 points…sorry Peaker.