Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Running Bad (2)

PLO Trny My two foes had had a lot of rebuys, 2nd hand after rebuys ended:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to redsimon [Ah Ac 7s 4c]
EILAND: folds
thaitiger: calls 150
BeltBuster: folds
martin69: calls 150
redsimon: raises 675 to 825
stokie: folds
Jayrule: folds
WakeHeel: folds
dirtyfox: folds
thaitiger: calls
675martin69: calls 675
*** FLOP *** [Qc Jh 6c]
thaitiger: checks
martin69: checks
redsimon: bets 1450 and is all-in
thaitiger: calls 1450
martin69: calls 1450
*** TURN *** [Qc Jh 6c] [5c] Yum!
thaitiger: checks
martin69: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qc Jh 6c 5c] [5d] Oh bugger!
thaitiger: bets 750
martin69: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
thaitiger: shows [Kc Js Th 5h] (a full house, Fives full of Jacks)
redsimon: shows [Ah Ac 7s 4c] (a flush, Ace high)
redsimon said, "lol"
thaitiger collected 7050 from pot


Running Bad

Seem to have hit a bad run. was plus $350 at one stage this month. Now I am -$200. Disasters yesterday include being 7/36 with 18 places paid in a PLO8 rebuy trny on PokerStars and ending up 24th. I then took $200 onto a LIMIT O8 game and left with $4.50. All in all a bad month.

My SNG stats in a small 50 sample so far in 2005 is ITM (in the money) 26% but running at a loss of $200. Basically too many 3rds (and a lot of 8ths!).

Healthwise things are a bit ropey too. I am responsible for replacing the dressing on my operation wound and that is very tiresome to do. Plus the last two nights I have not got to sleep until 3 or 4 am. Even when I do sleep its for 1 or 2 hour spells.

I was thinking of going to my local cardroom Monday but I don't really want to risk an infection at the moment so it might be next Monday night. Looks like June is adding to my May blip. Maybe it is more long term pokerwise? I might have to just knuckle down at a lower limit or really get into NLHE SNGs again as I have been trying Omaha and faring badly.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


Definitely Gone To Pot

Well just had a $250 down swing in the $100 game. I should have known it was going to be a bad session when this happened on my first big blind:

Dealt to redsimon [Ad Ac 7s Tc] in bb4 limp in for $1
redsimon: raises $5 to $6
greenwave05: folds houdini_msu: folds kekimo: calls $5kingpin182: folds

So heads up:

*** FLOP *** [5h 4d 9s] Not great but lets see what a bet brings
redsimon: bets $11
kekimo: raises $3 to $14 and is all-in (Shit!)
redsimon: calls $3 (Can't pass $3 to win $40, though I suspect its going to be $3 more lost!

*** TURN *** [5h 4d 9s] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [5h 4d 9s 9d] [4s]
***redsimon: shows [Ad Ac 7s Tc] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
kekimo: shows [4c 2h 8c 7c] (three of a kind, Fours)
kekimo collected $40.90 from pot

So he calls on flop with 4 and needing a 6 to make a straight...hmm. Unfortunately he busted soon after and left. a hit and runner who busted and ran?!

I lost a big chunk with AA d/suited when turn put a straight and a flush not in my suits, then spilled a chunk with Top two pair vs Top set (!). all in all a drag down to being less than $40 up for June. I will return but will probably try Party PLO for a bit of an easier time.

The stats read 50 hands saw flop 37% 0/8 pots won at showdown and 4 won without showdown (all tiny!).


Almost A New Season

Football fixtures for 2005/2006 issued today. God the new season starts 6th August and I still haven't got over the last one!

Strange to see we play the FA Cup in November, and our Xmas fixtures (Doncaster and Chesterfield at home, MK Dons! and Colchester away) throw up some interesting conversation pieces as OldKingCole is a Colchester resident and CheeseyPoker is in MK. Might be seeing some away games?

My season ticket has been paid for an soon there will be a flurry of new signings (I hope!) and then the struggle to get back into the Championship will start.


Gone To Pot?

Since I came out of hospital I have restarted playing PLO ring games and PLO8 or PLO SNGs.

Mixed results so far. Four $100 buy in PLO sessions, +$11, +$87, +$17 and -$14 in ring games and one 3rd place out of 2 SNGs. Not a great sample size!

I watched the PLO ring for about 2 hours before getting in and have several players tagged as poor or good, obviously I try to avoid the latter. Todays session was a minus and I wasn't too surprised. Despite 3 truely dreadful players there I never got going, was -$40 at one stage and only got paid off by small stacks. I always buy in for the max, but not yet developed a need (until today) to top back up. What amazes me is the number of folk who buy in short and fail to get full value off their nut hands, but I guess they think their "style" works (or they may be running scared?)

Health wise I am still having trouble sleeping and the current warm (for Nottingham) weather isn't helping. Doctor has signed me off sick until July 11th so I will probably hit the poker (online at least) over the next fortnight.

Monday, June 20, 2005


No gain without pain

Back from hospital after my operation. I start dialysis in July, so I actually feel worse than when I went in!

Stomach feels like I've been given a good kicking, but at least the pain killers are dulling the aches.

First few days after the operation I couldn't even walk more than a few paces without being in severe pain, at least now I can sit down and get up without wincing.

I might even progress to playing a bit of online poker. Currently up $260 for june, though I have only played for 12 hours so far.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Light at the End of the Tunnel

Just back from the renal unit at my local hospital. I am booked in for an operation on 17th June to help start me on kidney dialysis. This will be a relief as I am in a constant state of tiredness, with the added edge of being unable to sleep for more than 2 hours at one go.

This will mean I will be off work for at least 2 weeks, luckily the WPT dvds arrived today so I will have plenty to keep me occupied.

Poker wise I played a small buy in Omaha Hi Lo event on PokerStars and managed 16th out of 300+. Frustratingly I was 2nd with 30 left, but the wheels fell off my good luck at the 2000/4000 level.

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