Poker Cats

Friday, July 31, 2009

HOTD

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 212733

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SB: $43.95

BB: $151.50

UTG: $193.00

Hero (MP): $222.75

CO: $55.00

BTN: $134.55



Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is MP with QQ of diamonds KK of diamonds

1 fold, Hero raises to $7, 2 folds, SB calls $6, BB calls $5



Flop: ($21.00) 22 of diamonds QQ of clubs KK of spades (3 players)

SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $16, SB folds, BB calls $16



Turn: ($53.00) TT of hearts (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $35, BB calls $35



River: ($123.00) 77 of diamonds (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $164.75 all in, BB requests TIME, BB calls $93.50 all in



Final Pot: $310.00

BB mucks KK of clubs 22 of clubs

Hero shows QQ of diamonds KK of diamonds (two pair, Kings and Queens)

Hero wins $307.00

(Rake: $3.00)


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Full Tilt's new lobby (beta)

I've wanted Full Tilt to improve its lobby for quite a while because they way they've set up their limits from "micro" to "high" has always frustrated me. Why can't I choose the exact limits I want like Poker Stars allows?

Well, tonight when I came home, such an option was waiting for me. It's a lot easier for me to navigate when I can select that I just want shorthanded or full ring games of NL$.25/.50 to NL$1/2.

The one thing that I wish they kept the same was being able to block out the type of game, "full ring" for example. But being able to specify stakes is a huge improvement.

It also has neat dashboard accessories, like how many points you've accrued toward Iron Man for the month, whether you've cleared your Full Tilt Poker Academy challenges and other things.

You can always go back to the standard lobby at any time.

To sweeten the pot, they are also offering players a bonus for testing out the new lobby.

An Iron cat

Just qualified for the Iron level in Full Tilt's Iron Man challenge for the first time!

I never thought I could play this much -- but I've found if you whittle away the distractions, many things are possible.

I used to dabble in points, being really careful about what tables I sat at and getting discouraged if I got down in the count ($$) early. But I've had a more relaxed attitude this month, and it's paid off.

A gift

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 210977

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CO: $147.35

BTN: $82.35

Hero (SB): $131.10

BB: $65.40

UTG: $101.00



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with AA of diamonds AA of clubs

2 folds, BTN raises to $82.35 all in, Hero raises to $131.10 all in, 1 fold



Flop: ($165.70) TT of spades 55 of hearts 44 of spades



Turn: ($165.70) TT of hearts



River: ($165.70) 55 of diamonds



Final Pot: $165.70

BTN shows QQ of hearts KK of spades (two pair, Tens and Fives)

Hero shows AA of diamonds AA of clubs (two pair, Aces and Tens)

Hero wins $162.70

(Rake: $3.00)


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Punk Hand of the Day

Like Lil' Wayne says, "My AK a bit runny..."

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 209499

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Hero (UTG): $111.55

CO: $37.00

BTN: $53.65

SB: $50.00

BB: $156.75



Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with QQ of spades QQ of clubs

Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, SB raises to $6.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $111.55 all in, SB calls $43.50 all in



Flop: ($100.50) 55 of hearts TT of clubs KK of spades



Turn: ($100.50) QQ of diamonds



River: ($100.50) TT of diamonds



Final Pot: $100.50

Hero shows QQ of spades QQ of clubs (a full house, Queens full of Tens)

SB shows KK of hearts AA of clubs (two pair, Kings and Tens)

Hero wins $97.50

(Rake: $3.00)


Monday, July 27, 2009

Breakin' da table

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 204328

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CO: $28.10

BTN: $50.85

Hero (SB): $57.00

BB: $4.40

UTG: $52.10



Pre Flop: ($0.50) Hero is SB with AA of clubs QQ of hearts

BB calls $0.50, 1 fold, CO raises to $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $3.50, BB raises to $4.40 all in, CO calls $3.40, Hero calls $0.90



Flop: ($13.20) JJ of spades 55 of hearts QQ of diamonds (3 players - 1 is all in)

Hero checks, CO bets $5, Hero raises to $28.20, CO calls $18.70 all in



Turn: ($60.60) 22 of hearts (3 players - 2 are all in)



River: ($60.60) QQ of spades (3 players - 2 are all in)



Final Pot: $60.60

CO shows KK of clubs QQ of clubs (three of a kind, Queens)

Hero shows AA of clubs QQ of hearts (three of a kind, Queens)

BB shows KK of hearts KK of spades (two pair, Kings and Queens)

Hero wins $45.05

Hero wins $12.55

(Rake: $3.00)


Nearly too much heat

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 204321

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CO: $176.25

BTN: $200.00

SB: $198.00

Hero (BB): $200.00

UTG: $176.00

MP: $157.35



Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 77 of diamonds AA of diamonds

1 fold, MP calls $2, 3 folds, Hero checks



Flop: ($5.00) AA of spades 77 of spades 99 of clubs (2 players)

Hero bets $5, MP raises to $20, Hero raises to $65, MP raises to $155.35 all in, Hero calls $90.35



Turn: ($315.70) JJ of diamonds (2 players - 1 is all in)



River: ($315.70) TT of diamonds (2 players - 1 is all in)



Final Pot: $315.70

Hero shows 77 of diamonds AA of diamonds (two pair, Aces and Sevens)

MP shows 99 of hearts 77 of hearts (two pair, Nines and Sevens)

Hero wins $312.70

(Rake: $3.00)