Poker Cats

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rush poker - straight flush!

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 666904

The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter



UTG+1: $61.45

UTG+2: $55.30

MP1: $60.00

MP2: $176.55

Hero (CO): $106.70

BTN: $100.00

SB: $100.00

BB: $175.90

UTG: $70.30



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with 7 of spades 8 of spades

UTG calls $1, 4 folds, Hero calls $1, 2 folds, BB checks



Flop: ($3.50) 6 of spades J of spades 9 of spades (3 players)

BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $2.50, BB folds, UTG raises to $5, Hero raises to $15, UTG calls $10



Turn: ($33.50) Q of hearts (2 players)

UTG checks, Hero bets $28, UTG calls $28



River: ($89.50) T of spades (2 players)

UTG checks, Hero bets $62.70 all in, UTG calls $26.30 all in



Final Pot: $142.10

Hero shows 7 of spades 8 of spades (a straight flush, Jack high)

UTG mucks 5 of spades 4 of spades

Hero wins $139.10

(Rake: $3.00)


Monday, April 26, 2010

Rush poker -- Easiest money all day

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 662209

The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter



BB: $257.15

UTG: $50.45

UTG+1: $113.30

Hero (UTG+2): $136.30

MP1: $41.50

MP2: $41.65

CO: $153.25

BTN: $119.90

SB: $273.45



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG+2 with A of diamonds A of spades

UTG calls $1, UTG+1 raises to $113.30 all in, Hero raises to $136.30 all in, 7 folds



Flop: ($229.10) 2 of diamonds J of spades 3 of spades



Turn: ($229.10) 4 of clubs



River: ($229.10) 7 of spades



Final Pot: $229.10

UTG+1 shows A of hearts 9 of clubs (Ace Jack high)

Hero shows A of diamonds A of spades (a pair of Aces)

Hero wins $226.10

(Rake: $3.00)


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can't ... pull the trigger (BBT5)

I've had two chances to play in the Poker from the Rail and the Mookie last night ... but haven't pulled the trigger to jump in.

Guess the odds are sometime I'll play, not sure when...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's a no-no Rockies, getting the shirt involved (Braves 4, Rockies 3)

It got to the bottom of the 9th with two outs and it looked like my alternate McCann shirt would finally see a loss.

And then Braves phenom Jason Heyward puts a ball deep to center and I see two Braves baserunners go in ftw.

"The shirt is undefeated! The shirt is undefeated!"

I wasn't planning on bringing the 6-0 shirt to Sunday's game until the Rockies on Saturday went for a no-hitter, the 264th in MLB history and the first one since the Chicago White Sox's Mark Buerhle had a perfect game last season.

So on Sunday, the shirt went into play. Sham and I were able to get our usual tailgating spot and also as usual, the mix of grilling and beeze meant we didn't catch the game until the 3rd inning.

But no matter. The shirt exists to close out games, not set perfect attendance.

And to win a game but lose the series? That's the real no-no in anybody's books.

Alt-McCann record:

Sunday, May 24, 2009: Braves 10, Blue Jays 2
Sunday, June 7, 2009: Braves 8, Brewers 7
Sunday, June 28, 2009: Braves 2, Red Sox 1
Friday, Aug. 7, 2009: Braves 9, Dodgers 5, 12 innings (in Los Angeles)
Monday, April 5, 2010: Braves 11, Cubs 5
Sunday, April 18, 2010: Braves 4, Rockies 3

Friday, April 16, 2010

Battle of the Bloggers resumes!





Wow. Six weeks of blogger tourneys for a chance at the Tournament of Champions where the top three gain entries to the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Details here and below:

The Battle of the Blogger 5 Tournament of Champions: May 27

The BBT5 will last six weeks, culminating in a Tournaments of Champions scheduled for Thursday, May 27th. The prizepool for the ToC is impressive: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers will each receive a $10,000 entry into the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event as well as room accommodations at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. 4th and 5th place finishers will receive a $2,000 Bracelet Race package good for many of the preliminary 2010 WSOP events.

To qualify for the Battle of the Blogger 5 Tournament of Champions, you need to be a top player in one of the following tournaments:

Poker from the Rail Series: Mondays at 22:00ET

On April 19th we are introducing our new Poker From the Rail tournament series and everyone is welcome to join us for this deepstack NLHE event with a buyin of $24+2 (or token) starting at 22:00ET. In addition to first place money from the prizepool, the winner will earn an entry into the BBT Tournament of Champions. The Poker From the Rail tournament will run each Monday from April 19th through May 24th.

The Mookie: Wednesdays at 22:00ET

The Mookie tournament is one of the longest running blogger-hosted events on Full Tilt. It’s been running so long, in fact, that the original blogger-host has retired and the tournament is now being hosted by the folks at Buddy Dank Radio who have been running a fine game. This tournament, also a deepstack NLHE format, runs each Wednesday at 22:00ET with a $10+1 buyin. Every Mookie winner between April 21st and May 26th will also earn an entry into the BBT Tournament of Champions.

The Invitational: Sundays at 19:00ET

The last ToC qualifying event is the Sunday evening Invitational, 6 events fielded by many of your favorite poker bloggers, players, and media personalities. Full Tilt has invited a lot of old school poker bloggers to battle the younger generation, the mainstream media, and a few surprise celebrities. It’s a great chance to rail the writers you’ve been reading for years while they play for one of the two ToC entries up for grabs in each tournament.

Blogger Battle Royale: Sunday June 6th

After the ToC is one final event: the Blogger Battle Royale, a freeroll thank you to all the participating bloggers. The stakes: a $2,000 WSOP Bracelet Race package and another $2,000 in cash. The Battle Royale is open to any blogger who actively participates in the BBT.

Rush poker -- Happy Friday

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 643125

The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter



MP2: $103.20

CO: $34.20

BTN: $197.70

SB: $144.35

BB: $100.00

UTG: $131.10

Hero (UTG+1): $100.00

UTG+2: $12.25

MP1: $100.00



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG+1 with J of clubs J of hearts

1 fold, Hero raises to $3, 1 fold, MP1 calls $3, 1 fold, CO raises to $11, 3 folds, Hero calls $8, MP1 calls $8



Flop: ($34.50) 6 of diamonds J of diamonds 2 of diamonds (3 players)

Hero checks, MP1 checks, CO bets $23.20 all in, Hero calls $23.20, MP1 raises to $55.50, Hero raises to $89 all in, MP1 calls $33.50 all in



Turn: ($235.70) Q of spades (3 players - 3 are all in)



River: ($235.70) 3 of spades (3 players - 3 are all in)



Final Pot: $235.70

CO shows A of hearts A of spades (a pair of Aces)

Hero shows J of clubs J of hearts (three of a kind, Jacks)

MP1 shows 6 of spades 6 of clubs (three of a kind, Sixes)

Hero wins $131.60

Hero wins $101.10

(Rake: $3.00)


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rush poker -- The play under review

After a nice session at Full Tilt's Rush Poker today I noticed I still had up the hand history window after I closed out my three tables.

What is interesting is that you can look through at your leisure to see how people played their hands -- long after you folded your raggedy holdings.

You can also right click on their avatar and take notes on what exactly they did.

I'll be doing this more and more after I reach my daily points. More information is only a good thing.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rush poker -- waking up to quads

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 637563

The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter



CO: $116.65

BTN: $165.45

SB: $121.00

BB: $100.50

Hero (UTG): $105.60

UTG+1: $81.95

UTG+2: $167.55

MP1: $64.80

MP2: $145.05



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG with T of clubs T of spades

Hero raises to $3, 2 folds, MP1 raises to $10, 2 folds, BTN calls $10, 2 folds, Hero calls $7



Flop: ($31.50) 8 of spades 3 of diamonds T of diamonds (3 players)

Hero checks, MP1 bets $54.80 all in, BTN raises to $109.60, Hero calls $95.60 all in



Turn: ($277.50) T of hearts (3 players - 2 are all in)



River: ($277.50) 4 of hearts (3 players - 2 are all in)



Final Pot: $277.50

BTN shows 3 of spades 3 of hearts (a full house, Threes full of Tens)

Hero shows T of clubs T of spades (four of a kind, Tens)

MP1 shows J of spades J of clubs (two pair, Jacks and Tens)

Hero wins $81.60

Hero wins $192.90

(Rake: $3.00)


Friday, April 09, 2010

Rush poker -- making a call

There were lots of reasons to fold. The thing was, it didn't feel like this guy would have a 3.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 631384

The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter



MP1: $48.75

MP2: $126.40

CO: $100.00

BTN: $90.05

SB: $270.30

BB: $124.10

UTG: $35.55

Hero (UTG+1): $100.50

UTG+2: $46.50



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG+1 with K of diamonds K of hearts

1 fold, Hero raises to $3, UTG+2 calls $3, 5 folds, BB calls $2



Flop: ($9.50) 3 of spades 3 of hearts 6 of hearts (3 players)

BB bets $5, Hero calls $5, UTG+2 raises to $29.50, BB folds, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $97.50 all in, UTG+2 calls $14 all in



Turn: ($101.50) 8 of diamonds (2 players - 2 are all in)



River: ($101.50) Q of hearts (2 players - 2 are all in)



Final Pot: $101.50

Hero shows K of diamonds K of hearts (two pair, Kings and Threes)

UTG+2 shows 7 of hearts 7 of spades (two pair, Sevens and Threes)

Hero wins $98.50

(Rake: $3.00)