Poker Cats

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where broken ankles happen

Can't wait for the playoffs.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rusty

Today for the first time in a few months I played frisbee golf with some of the crew.

Predictably, I was pretty rusty. Some of my putts didn't fly straight and I saw terrific (bad) angles on my drives.

It was great fun, though, and I look forward to being out there again.

I've felt the same way about my poker play this month. I let myself be distracted more than usual and the result is that I haven't played my best.

I always think of the old Lee Jones adage "Look for excuses to fold" and although in the past this has been the cornerstone of my defense, I've found myself ignoring the subtle cues to get rid of hands.

But the remedy for this is more play. Less distractions, more focus. Making time for the game. It's what has allowed me to run for 818 consecutive days and hopefully tomorrow my 10th half-marathon.

And maybe my 2nd marathon in the fall.

Other people's pursuits are not my own. I am awesome in the things I excel at.

I will play my game, look for excuses to fold out distractions. And I will come out ahead in the end.

HOTD

It's been a while since I've won set-over-set.

Full Tilt NL$1/2, 6-max

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Seat 1: Oreily ($200)
Seat 2: Clavaduchi ($40) -
Seat 3: bluntologist ($638.60) -
Seat 4: kurokitty ($200) -
Seat 5: roach85111 ($203)
Seat 6: gopherhoky ($116.60)


PRE-FLOP:

bluntologist posts small blind $1
kurokitty posts BIG blind $2
Dealt To: kurokitty


FOLD roach85111
RAISE gopherhoky ($7)
FOLD Oreily
CALL Clavaduchi ($7)
FOLD bluntologist
RAISE kurokitty ($31)
CALL gopherhoky ($24)
FOLD Clavaduchi


FLOP:

Pot: $70
   

BET kurokitty ($60)
RAISE gopherhoky ($85.60)
CALL kurokitty ($25.60)


TURN:

Pot: $241.2
     



RIVER:

Pot: $241.2
      



SHOWDOWN:
gopherhoky:

kurokitty:


kurokitty collected $238.2 from main pot with three of a kind, Queens

SUMMARY:
Total pot: $241 Rake: $3

Final Board:
     

Seat 1: Oreily didnt bet folded - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 2: Clavaduchi button folded before the Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-7)
Seat 3: bluntologist small blind folded before the Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-1)
Seat 4: kurokitty big blind showed [Qd Qc] and won 238.20 with three of a kind, Queens - Net Gain/Loss: ($121.6)
Seat 5: roach85111 didnt bet folded - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 6: gopherhoky showed [Ts Td] and lost with three of a kind, Tens - Net Gain/Loss: ($-116.6)
  


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Burning some old tix (Boston 99, Hawks 93)

Although I wasn't sure I wanted to go to this sellout game (I bought tickets before the season started) because the Gonzaga-UNC game was immediately after the Celtics-Hawks game, I went.

It was like a playoff atmosphere. I felt that the Hawks really played well but just were outgunned at every turn.

I am excited about the playoffs but I know it doesn't seem likely that the Hawks will be able to advance beyond the first or second round.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A messed up way to revive a prop

I'd written off the +300 prop that Lance Armstrong would not race in the Tour de France after he announced his intentions to do so.

But fracturing his collarbone in a Spanish race just a few months away from the July race unfortunately breathes new life into it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

HOTD- A broadsides volley

Full Tilt, PL.50/$1 (deep stacks)

The only thing I knew was that one of us was going to run out of ammo.

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Seat 4: EB9876 ($195) -
Seat 5: The Crack Fox ($256.80) Sitting Out
Seat 6: kimpark ($40.50) -
Seat 7: kurokitty ($184.20) -
Seat 9: C A O ($38.60)


PRE-FLOP:

kimpark posts small blind $0.50
kurokitty posts BIG blind $1
Dealt To: kurokitty


CALL C A O ($1)
CALL EB9876 ($1)
FOLD kimpark
RAISE kurokitty ($4.50)
CALL C A O ($3.50)
RAISE EB9876 ($8)
CALL kurokitty ($3.50)
FOLD C A O


FLOP:

Pot: $21
   

CHECK kurokitty
BET EB9876 ($7)
RAISE kurokitty ($42)
CALL EB9876 ($35)


TURN:

Pot: $105
     

BET kurokitty ($105)
CALL EB9876 ($105)


RIVER:

Pot: $315
      

BET kurokitty ($29.20)
CALL EB9876 ($29.20)


SHOWDOWN:
kurokitty:

MUCK EB9876

kurokitty collected $371.4 from main pot with a full house, Jacks full of Fours

SUMMARY:
Total pot: $373 Rake: $2

Final Board:
     

Seat 4: EB9876 button mucked [Kh Ks] - a flush, Ace high - Net Gain/Loss: ($-184.2)
Seat 5: The Crack Fox is sitting out - Net Gain/Loss: ($0)
Seat 6: kimpark small blind folded before the Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-0.5)
Seat 7: kurokitty big blind showed [Jc Jd] and won 371.40 with a full house, Jacks full of Fours - Net Gain/Loss: ($187.2)
Seat 9: C A O folded before the Flop - Net Gain/Loss: ($-4.5)


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