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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Every dog has his day

Went 5 for 5 today in the Spain-Germany game. I'm glad the linesmakers thought Spain was a dog:

Spain, moneyline +130
Spain, moneyline -170
Spain, moneyline +190

Spain, +1/2
Spain, +1

Friday, June 27, 2008

Back to Middle Tucker

I've been really bad about not playing in Middle Tucker -- the last time I was at a home game there was Feb. 20. So it was time I went up there. It helped that gas is 13 cents a gallon cheaper than it is in town.

It was a great time -- we played Euchre for a while until Sham showed up. I made some chips on Matt in Pineapple double flop when I aggressively limp-3 bet pre-flop and then pushed the rest of my chips on the double flop with JJ over one flop and decidedly under a QQx flop. Matt called with KQ, dumping a K in the process. I spiked a J on the QQ board on the river to scoop.

Later I flopped the nut flush against Josh in NLO8 to double up again. Ended the night up 3-1/2 buyins (HTC 6-2).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Turkish tease

I had Turkey +1/2 (+210) yesterday and it was quite a tease.

First, Turkey scored a goal at the 22-minute mark. Turkey 1, Germany 0.

Then Germany tied it up at 27 minutes. OK, no problem.

Then at the 79-minute mark, it's a nailbiter with Germany 2, Turkey 1. No problem.

But when Turkey scores a tying goal at 86 minutes, I'm like w00t! Both of my Turkey bets (I also had Turkey, +1 for +130) are going to win!

My heart dropped a little when Germany scores at the 90-minute mark for Germany 3, Turkey 2.

What a game. I pushed the +1 and lost the +1/2.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Punk Hand of the Day

Poker Stars, NL$100, 6-max

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Seat 1: lenzburg ($51.30) -
Seat 2: kurokitty ($99.85)
Seat 3: ZILLA76 ($71.30)
Seat 4: 1maaddog ($18.05)
Seat 5: Phammes ($101.20) -
Seat 6: Federer1414 ($99) -


PRE-FLOP:

Federer1414 posts small blind $0.50
lenzburg posts BIG blind $1
Dealt To: kurokitty


RAISE kurokitty ($3.50)
FOLD ZILLA76
CALL 1maaddog ($3.50)
FOLD Phammes
CALL Federer1414 ($3)
FOLD lenzburg


FLOP:

Pot: $11.5
   

CHECK Federer1414
BET kurokitty ($11)
FOLD 1maaddog
RAISE Federer1414 ($35)
RAISE kurokitty ($96.35)
CALL Federer1414 ($60.50)


TURN:

Pot: $214.35
     



RIVER:

Pot: $214.35
      



SHOWDOWN:
Federer1414:

kurokitty:


kurokitty collected $199.5 from main pot

SUMMARY:
Total pot: $202 Rake: $3

Final Board:
     

Seat 1: lenzburg big blind folded before Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-1)
Seat 2: kurokitty showed [Kh Ks] and won 199.50 with three of a kind, Kings - Net Gain/Loss: ($125)
Seat 3: ZILLA76 folded before Flop didnt bet - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 4: 1maaddog folded on the Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 5: Phammes button folded before Flop didnt bet - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 6: Federer1414 small blind showed [4s 4c] and lost with three of a kind, Fours - Net Gain/Loss: ($-38.5)
  


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And then this hand, 2 hands later:

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Seat 1: lenzburg ($49.30)
Seat 2: kurokitty ($199.85) -
Seat 3: ZILLA76 ($68.30) -
Seat 4: 1maaddog ($18.70) -
Seat 5: Phammes ($101.20)
Seat 6: Federer1414 ($100)


PRE-FLOP:

ZILLA76 posts small blind $0.50
1maaddog posts BIG blind $1
Dealt To: kurokitty


FOLD Phammes
FOLD Federer1414
FOLD lenzburg
RAISE kurokitty ($3.50)
FOLD ZILLA76
RAISE 1maaddog ($6)
CALL kurokitty ($2.50)


FLOP:

Pot: $13.5
   

CHECK 1maaddog
BET kurokitty ($13)
CALL 1maaddog ($12.70)


TURN:

Pot: $39.2
     



RIVER:

Pot: $39.2
      



SHOWDOWN:
1maaddog:

kurokitty:


kurokitty collected $36.05 from main pot

SUMMARY:
Total pot: $37 Rake: $1.85

Final Board:
     

Seat 1: lenzburg folded before Flop didnt bet - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 2: kurokitty button showed [8h 8c] and won 36.05 with a full house, Eights full of Threes - Net Gain/Loss: ($19.85)
Seat 3: ZILLA76 small blind folded before Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-0.5)
Seat 4: 1maaddog big blind showed [As Kd] and lost with a pair of Threes - Net Gain/Loss: ($-3.5)
  
Seat 5: Phammes folded before Flop didnt bet - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 6: Federer1414 folded before Flop didnt bet - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)


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