Sunday, November 16, 2008

Guess I need to shut the hell up sometimes. Posted that last hand which put me up to 28K when the average chip count was 12K. Then promptly lost AK all in vs JJ when board was Ac 7c 3c and he had JJc. Turn club. Then made two big bluffs which down in flames when a guy calls a 2/3 pot sized bet on the river with AK when the board is 23467. Then of course KK< As3s. And in the span of about 45 mins I go from 216th in chips to out in 2613th place. Man that was so stupid.

Really Really Nice read (i think ) in FTOPS main event

Almost streaming....this hand happened 5 min rolling hard in this event

Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Main Event No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds - 9 players

The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: t14500

SB: t9642

BB: t8232

UTG: t19315

UTG+1: t3125

UTG+2: t2959

MP1: t5105

Hero (MP2): t18980

CO: t15561

Pre Flop: (t300) Hero is MP2 with T K

4 folds, Hero raises to t550, 2 folds, SB calls t450, 1 fold

Flop: (t1300) 3 J J (2 players)

SB checks, Hero bets t750, SB calls t750

Turn: (t2800) 2 (2 players)

SB checks, Hero bets t1450, SB calls t1450

River: (t5700) K (2 players)

SB checks, Hero bets t1500, SB requests TIME, SB raises to t6892 all in, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls t5392

Final Pot: t19484

SB shows 9 9 (two pair, Jacks and Nines)

Hero shows T K (two pair, Kings and Jacks)

Hero wins t19484

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Eek: Definition: to act like a timid mouse and sniff around looking for scraps of food all the bigger, stronger animals leave behind.

Example: $322 Buyin NL Hold'em Tourney FTOPS Event #9.

5370 Entrants - 738 paid spots

731 TheNewMath = $418.86

I played this tourney fairly poorly. I was lucky enough to have a very fishy first table but I didnt really accumulate at all until I reached my 2nd table. My 2nd table was actually much more difficult but I flopped the nut flush in a 3 way pot against an aggro player who tried to bluff all in and I started amassing chips. Then I decided to donk off a few making over aggro players after falling back to sub average chips I also decided I wanted to have a 2 or 3 in my hand for numerous orbits while I blinded down. Thankfully, I got mad eek skills and folded some big hands on or near the bubble to eek into the money and then promptly bust on the very next hand all while maintaining an M of 2. Yay!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So I Got Barred from Hustler for 30 Days


I am now officially barred from Hustler Casino for 30 days. A dealer was extremely rude to me and I complained to the shift manager about it. After interviewing the dealer and the wife of a player at the table (who is ALSO a dealer at Hollywood Park), the shift manager threatens me before even hearing my side of the story. He then explains that he has corroborating evidence from "numerous" (read: 1 person not in the game) players in the game, the dealer, the floorman, and that all these angles agree I was bullying/abusing the dealer. I explain the situation that occurred which resulted in genuine confusion that had me paying 3 blinds instead of just small and big. When I corrected the dealer he made some rude remarks that I didnt appreciate and then later interrupted a conversation I was having with my neighbor about he situation. I brusquely told him "Just deal" as I was not interested in talking to him or hearing anything he had to say. This came back around as I told him to "Shutup and Deal" and that I abused him.
I spoke with Paulie the floorman after I was barred by Jacob the shift manager and Paul had no idea of what was going on. Therefore, Jacob the shift manager DID NOT have the story of the floorman at the time (I did not call Paul over at the time, nor did the dealer complain to the floor about me) nor did he have any of the viewpoints of the players in the game besides an onlooking off duty dealer (biased? No comment).
As far as I can tell, I broke no rules that should result in a 30 day barring. I did disagree with Jacob the shift manager as to his lying and poor handling of the situation. Obviously, had I not brought up the situation to Jacob in the first place, there would have been no controversy. Richard, the rude dealer in this instance, had not complained of his own accord and merely espoused his grievances only when prompted.
I will be following up on this hopefully with other casino personel that aren't going to be so jaded and heavy handed with their actions.