Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A few more days in April

Hanging in there strong for the month. Still on track to be the best month ever.
Playing exclusively on Cake....$10 and $25 HUSNG's and full ring. Been very pleased with the way my monthly profit has just steadily climbed the entire month. No downswings of any significance. I think playing 6 tables of cash all the time really smooths things out. I have always hated FR, but I'm kinda getting the hang of it now, at least at the .25/.50 level anyway. As I mentioned, the only reason I'm playing it is to qualify the $600 sign up bonus on Cake. Thus far, I've retired $130 of it in 3 1/2 weeks, so right on track there.

April Poker Profit

Stars $ 201
Mys Poker $ 1041
Cake Poker $ 373

Total $ 1615

Monday, April 27, 2009

$25 HUSNG on Cake

Played a bunch. Ran pretty darn bad...had a ton of river suckouts, etc. Thought I would post a couple of the more ridiculous ones.

Hand #18484D2DF4000023: $25 Heads-up NL Hold'em Turbo T5058036
Tournament ID:5058036, Table 1
Seat 3: WingmanMtP (1440.00 in chips)
Seat 8: lord*** (1560.00 in chips)
lord***: posts small blind 15
WingmanMtP: posts big blind 30
Dealt to WingmanMtP [ Qs Qd ]
lord***: raises to 60
WingmanMtP: raises to 150
lord***: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 7d Th 4h ]
WingmanMtP: bets 250
lord***: calls
# # # TURN # # # [ Td ]
WingmanMtP: bets 555
lord***: raises to 1,110
WingmanMtP: is all in 485.0000
lord***: returns uncalled bet 70
lord***: shows 9c Js
WingmanMtP: shows Qs Qd
&&& RIVER &&& [ 8h ]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lord*** wins 2,880 with Straight, Jack high

This idiot re-raised the turn with a gut shot, and voila, there's his 8.

Heres another one...this one wasnt necessarily a bad play by the villain, but he
def got it in bad, and spiked the river.

Hand #18484D2E20000047: $25 Heads-up NL Hold'em Turbo T5058080
Tournament ID:5058080, Table 1
Seat 3: WingmanMtP (2048.00 in chips)
Seat 8: NUNU*** (952.00 in chips)
WingmanMtP: posts small blind 25
NUNU***: posts big blind 50
Dealt to WingmanMtP [ 9d 9s ]
WingmanMtP: raises to 100
NUNU***: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 8c 7c 6d ]
NUNU***: is all in 852.0000
WingmanMtP: calls
WingmanMtP: shows 9d 9s
NUNU***: shows Ah 8d
# # # TURN # # # [ 7h ]
&&& RIVER &&& [ Ad ]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
NUNU*** wins 1,904 with Two Pairs, Aces and Eights

This last one is as bad as the first one....wtf?????

Hand #18484D39B5000009: $10 Heads-up NL Hold'em Turbo T5061045
Tournament ID:5061045, Table 1
Seat 3: WingmanMtP (1300.00 in chips)
Seat 8: vinn*** (1700.00 in chips)
vinn***: posts small blind 10
WingmanMtP: posts big blind 20
Dealt to WingmanMtP [ Kc 9h ]
vinn***: raises to 60
WingmanMtP: calls
@@@ F_L_O_P @@@ [ 4s 9d 6c ]
WingmanMtP: bets 80
vinn***: raises to 360
WingmanMtP: is all in 1160.0000
vinn***: calls
vinn***: shows Jh 3c
WingmanMtP: shows Kc 9h
# # # TURN # # # [ 2c ]
&&& RIVER &&& [ Jd ]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
vinn*** wins 2,600 with Pair of Jacks

I mean, cmon!!! This idiot got it in with Jack hi, and no draws....WTF!!!!
Oh, and of course the river Jack saves his dumb fuck ass....whatever.

There are so many more, but I wont bore you.

Actually ended the night 50/50 on $25 games after I won my last
5 straight, so I'm very pleased with that given how many bad beats I took. I would say at least 8 rivers with all the money in and me in the lead.

I will say that I did make quite a few mistakes too though....mostly when I started to steam a little bit....but I regained my form and played solid after a few deep breaths.. ;-)

April Poker Profit

Stars $201
My Poker $1060
Cake $330

Total $1591

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good day..

Played mostly cash, but did squeeze in 4 HU games. I went 4-0 in the HU, and each of my cash sessions generated some profit plus a bunch of FPP's obviously. Playing almost exclusively on Cake for now to bonus whore the $600. So far, I've been credited with $80. $520 to go....gonna have to grind almost every day, but its worth it. April shaping up to be best month ever as long as I dont blow up here at the end.

April Poker Profit

Stars $245
Mys Poker $806
Cake Poker $407

Total $1458

Gonna grind some today

Have played very little over the past week, but mostly won in the few games I've played. Gonna try to get in some volume today. Gonna be playing $25 HU and full ring cash on Cake under WingmanMtP today.

April Poker Profit

Stars $228
My Poker $800
Cake $325

Total $1353

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No poker over the weekend...

Went out of town for the weekend, so haven't played hardly at all since last Wednesday. Gotta get back in the grind either today or tomorrow. Month is still looking really good so far.

April Poker Profit

Stars $218
Mys Poker $823
Cake Pkr $153

Total $1194

GL all..


Monday, April 13, 2009

ZOMG...never felt better about poker.

This month is on its way to being the best I've ever had. I've been playing well, running good, and I discovered Cake. Holy crap!!! So, I signed up for Cake and got a $600 bonus which of course has to be qualified thru earning FPP's. I had been playing on the Cake network already using the Mysportsbook.com poker skin, and I noticed the games were really soft, so I figured I might as well sign up a new account thru Cake directly and bonus whore the $600. So, I started off playing $25 HU SNG's. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I got off to a rough start with those, but it wasn't due to poor play, just variance. Well, I'm still playing the $25 HU's, and in fact have won 9 out of the last 10, but more interestingly, I have discovered the Cake full ring game. Unlike Stars, with Cake any raked hand counts towards FPP's...$1 = 1FPP, unlike Stars .40 = 1FPP, but even a .05 cent rake gives you .05 FPP. On stars you only get FPP credit if the hand rakes at least .40 cents. So, any rake below that is lost and does not accrue or accumulate. This matters alot at low stakes like 50NL, since most hands dont generate .40 cent rake. I've been 6 tabling the .25/.50 Full ring. Its a little fast and hectic, but the FPP's are piling up pretty quick. Over the weekend, I received $40 in bonus credit. (They credit you $10 the minute you get 167 FPP), so it would take 10,000 to retire the entire $600. This should be "Cake"!! The only bad thing is, they only give you 90 days to retire the FPP requirement, so I'm gonna really need to play almost exclusively on Cake to get this done.

Only need about 400 more FPP on Stars to get $250 free, but have til August to get that done, so back burner it goes.

Gotta go take care of some non-poker related stuff, so gonna end it here.

April Poker Profit

PokerStars $221 (Wingpin on Scope)
Mys Poker $704 (Wingpin on Scope...Cake/Sportsbook)
Cake Poker $161 (WingmanMtP on Scope)

April Total $1,086

YTD Poker Profit $1,901

PS. I have a special little secret that I've been using to make obscenely easy money on Mysportsboook.com, so if you wanna know what it is shoot me a message.

Later Wingnuts!!!



Sunday, April 12, 2009

VIP MTT...Sob story

Since I'm a big time Gold Star this month, I figured I might as well play some of the VIP tourneys. So, I played the weekly $75K donkament yesterday. Top 270 cashed, with 270 getting $75. We were down to 271 players left. Blinds were 300/600 and ante 25. I had just folded the BB, and was left with 611 and a small blind of 300 and ante of 50 coming up. So, after posting the SB and ante, I had 261 left....no bueno, but lo and behold I get dealt AA. Muy bueno!!!

Here is what happened....

PokerStars Game #26980437036: Tournament #152212242, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level X (300/600) - 2009/04/11 15:59:25 ET
Table '152212242 163' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Wingpin (611 in chips)
Seat 2: Revolver_O (10699 in chips)
Seat 3: Bigsmd (3239 in chips)
Seat 4: darkesthaven (3180 in chips)
Seat 5: BB_ShiNing (3040 in chips)
Seat 6: mikestein (4718 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 7: aversiestaes (17585 in chips)
Seat 8: lotus818 (2203 in chips)
Seat 9: I The King I (1826 in chips)
Wingpin: posts the ante 50
Revolver_O: posts the ante 50
Bigsmd: posts the ante 50
darkesthaven: posts the ante 50
BB_ShiNing: posts the ante 50
mikestein: posts the ante 50
aversiestaes: posts the ante 50
lotus818: posts the ante 50
I The King I: posts the ante 50
Wingpin: posts small blind 300
Revolver_O: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wingpin [Ah Ad]
Bigsmd: folds
darkesthaven: folds
BB_ShiNing: raises 2390 to 2990 and is all-in
mikestein: folds
aversiestaes: folds
lotus818: folds
I The King I: folds
Wingpin: calls 261 and is all-in
Revolver_O: folds
Uncalled bet (2390) returned to BB_ShiNing
*** FLOP *** [9c Kd Jh]
*** TURN *** [9c Kd Jh] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [9c Kd Jh 2s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB_ShiNing: shows [Kc Ks] (three of a kind, Kings)
Bigsmd said, "own3d"
BB_ShiNing collected 78 from side pot
Wingpin: shows [Ah Ad] (a pair of Aces)
BB_ShiNing collected 2133 from main pot
Bigsmd said, "gg"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2211 Main pot 2133. Side pot 78. | Rake 0
Board [9c Kd Jh 2s 5c]
Seat 1: Wingpin (small blind) showed [Ah Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: Revolver_O (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Bigsmd folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: darkesthaven folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: BB_ShiNing showed [Kc Ks] and won (2211) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 6: mikestein folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: aversiestaes folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: lotus818 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: I The King I (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Well, I know I should've folded AA there. Seriously. Several other players had less than 1000 left, and I had just gotten thru both blinds, so with 261 left, I would be able to post the ante 5 more times, and def someone would've been blinded in and busted out. I used up every second of my timer too.... But fuuuuuuck!!!!!! I finished 271 for a prize of $0.

I also played the weekly Silver star $30K free tourney. Cashed in that for a small amount.

Oh well...the month is still going really well.

April Poker Profit

Stars $221
My Poker $592
Cake -$ 19

Total $794

GL everyone


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Going strong still...

Still having good results....not tilting, and playing solid. I feel that I'm becoming more and more comfortable just evaluating my play honestly, and not worrying so much about the results when I'm playing at a level that I have consistently beaten over a good sample size of games. Things are a little different when playing at a level that has kicked my butt in the past....then I have to think a little bit deeper about it, and make sure there isnt some subtlety that I'm being pwned on and not even realizing it.

Gotta go play tennis in a few minutes, so gonna cut this short.

Apr Poker profit

Stars $212
Mys Poker $592
Cake -$ 46

Total $758


Another solid day

Played a little bit today, and mostly won. So far in the new Cake account which I opened just to bonus whore ($600), I am 4-0 in $10's, 11-13 in $25's, 0-2 in $50's, and 1-0 in $100's (all HU). In the $25's I got off to a terrible start going 3-10, but obv 8-3 since and won my last 5. The quality of the opponents is noticeably weaker than the $22's on Stars from what I can discern thus far, but we will need to
play a much larger sample to be 100% convinced of that. I'm 80-90% convinced now though frankly. Anyway...still gunning for the $1000 month, minimum. I will be very dissapointed with one dime less than $1000. In fact, I expect to exceed that significantly.

April Poker Profit

Stars $202
Mysp Pkr $557
Cake -$ 46

Total $713


Thursday, April 9, 2009

April still going well...

Had a bad run on Cake today and lost like $200 playing mostly $25 Hu, but it was almost all coolers, bad beats and lost flips, so I'm not trippin too hard. Had a good nite last nite...Stars is at the all time high, so that feels good, and I played a little cash on Mysports Poker and did well. Gotta go to the restaurant and do some real work, so I'm gonna make it short.

April Poker profit

Stars $207
Mysp Pkr $580
Cake -$147

Total $640


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Good day..good month so far.

Been playing all morning. Happy that I'm getting up at reasonable hour and playing during the day. Was doing the weird all night thing for awhile...I hate that.

Played $11/$22 4 mans and some $11/$20 HU.

Felt really confident in my decisions today.

I really want to have a $1000 month. It should be a cakewalk since I will be
qualifying a $250 bonus during the month....only need 523 more FPP, so that will def happen in April. Unless I get stupid, I should exceed $1000 easily....

April Poker profit

Stars $148
My Poker $346
Cake $ 16

Total $510



Monday, April 6, 2009

Good Sunday....

Had an excellent, low stress day yesterday. Went and played some tennis in the middle of the day...got a good sweat in, and then came home to find my buddy, 1M A SHARK hanging out on IM. We partnered (or should I say pwntnered) some $11 4 mans. We ended up 15-6 and we lost the last 2. I made one of the most questionable plays all day on the very last tournament to lose it.

Here it is...

Wingpin: posts small blind 20
pAtcAsh83: posts big blind 40
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wingpin [Qd 8d]
Wingpin: raises 80 to 120
pAtcAsh83: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Kh 3d 2d]
pAtcAsh83: checks
Wingpin: bets 160
pAtcAsh83: raises 160 to 320
Wingpin: raises 2400 to 2720 and is all-in
pAtcAsh83: calls 2400
*** TURN *** [Kh 3d 2d] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 3d 2d Th] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pAtcAsh83: shows [2s 2c] (three of a kind, Deuces)
Wingpin: shows [Qd 8d] (high card King)
pAtcAsh83 collected 5680 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5680 | Rake 0
Board [Kh 3d 2d Th 7c]
Seat 1: Wingpin (button) (small blind) showed [Qd 8d] and lost with high card King
Seat 2: pAtcAsh83 (big blind) showed [2s 2c] and won (5680) with three of a kind, Deuces

In hind sight, I think it was a bad play....I was playing very well, and stacks were deep, so no need to go crazy and shove it all in there. But...I was gettting tired, and this guy was 3 betting me quite a bit, so maybe I got a little impatient....and obv if any diamond hits (other than the K) and I look like a genius.

SO...bottom line, made about 8 buy ins without taking much risk or ever getting the least bit stressed. (Except maybe for the runner runner 4's that cracked my QQ!)

April poker profit

Stars $122
Cake/Sportsbook $342
Cake $ 9
Total $473

Maybe my $1000 goal for April is too low...but lets not get cocky.

BTW.....if you havnt seen this yet....you have to watch it.



Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thank god for new months...$1k month in April???

Running pretty good so far in April. Played 15 4 mans with 1M A Shark yesterday, and we went 9-6. He got really unlucky in one tournament that I watched, getting
it in 3 or 4 times with the chip lead and the best hand, only to see this fish suckout every time....he eventually lost the match. We played some $6 4 mans only because his roll is depleted big time due to withdrawals...once we won a few, we played some $11's and we made some more money. Hopefully, if he can build his roll a little, we can start to pwn the $22's 4 mans....I'm ready now. My ROI in my last 50 HU matches with buy-in between $20-$55 is 20%, so if there is anyone with a strong track record wants to partner up on some $20-$33's, I'd be open to discussing.

I created another new account on Cake poker to get a $600 bonus. I've mentioned this a few times before, but I'll say it again....the quality of the players on Cake is dismal. Now I have my stars account, my Cake/sportsbook account (which uses the Cake software skin, but is a separate poker site from Cake), and my Cake account. My username on Cake/Sportsbook is Wingpin just like Stars, and on Cake it's WingmanMtp. One other cool thing. The way Cake qualifies the bonus is in $10 increments that they automatically credit to your account as you qualify. This way, you dont have to wait until the entire thing is earned to see/withdraw any of it.
I do kinda hate the software, but I'll probably get used to it.

Off to an awesome start in April...Hopefully can make it at least a $1K month. I'm feeling really good about it right now.

April profit

Stars 46
Cake/Sportsbook 341
Cake 9

Total $396

Saturday, April 4, 2009

blöff = Pwned

Ok...this was funny. So, I'm playing this fish in an $11 HU. Early in the match he bluffs me off of top pair. The funny thing about it was, I asked him if he had a King, and he replied "blöff". I obv didnt buy it, and my kicker was a 4, so I laid it down. I thought it was a really good, disciplined laydown until he showed me the Ace high! Well, I congratulated him on the nice blöff.

Here is the hand....

PokerStars Game #26711401036: Tournament #153234341, $11.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2009/04/04 10:00:28 ET
Table '153234341 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Wingpin (1580 in chips)
Seat 2: Bodobreak1 (1420 in chips)
Bodobreak1: posts small blind 10
Wingpin: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wingpin [4d Kc]
Bodobreak1: calls 10
Wingpin: checks
*** FLOP *** [Kh 7s Qc]
Wingpin: bets 28
Bodobreak1: raises 28 to 56
Wingpin: calls 28
*** TURN *** [Kh 7s Qc] [6h]
Wingpin: checks
Bodobreak1: bets 140
Wingpin: calls 140
*** RIVER *** [Kh 7s Qc 6h] [5c]
Wingpin: checks
Bodobreak1: bets 300
Wingpin said, "king huh?"
Bodobreak1 said, "blöff"
Wingpin said, "i dont htink so"
Wingpin: folds
Uncalled bet (300) returned to Bodobreak1
Bodobreak1 collected 432 from pot
Bodobreak1: shows [5h Ad] (a pair of Fives)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 432 | Rake 0
Board [Kh 7s Qc 6h 5c]
Seat 1: Wingpin (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 2: Bodobreak1 (button) (small blind) collected (432)

Ok...so this dude was a total station. He called most everything, with seemingly
anything. In this hand he was raising preflop with 56, and then leading out on every street. Well, I slowplayed a set of Jacks because I knew he would fire out some donk sized bluff on the river. Luckily for me, he made 5's full on the end, but it gave me Jacks full. So, I have the nutz...now to just get this donk to stack off as many chips as possible. So, I'm thinking for a second, and he says "blöff". I'm thinking...he either has a Jack or a 5, but hes calling either way...so I push.

Here is the hand.

PokerStars Game #26711537493: Tournament #153234341, $11.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level II (15/30) - 2009/04/04 10:05:53 ET
Table '153234341 1' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Wingpin (1207 in chips)
Seat 2: Bodobreak1 (1793 in chips)
Wingpin: posts small blind 15
Bodobreak1: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wingpin [Js 8d]
Wingpin: calls 15
Bodobreak1: raises 30 to 60
Wingpin: calls 30
*** FLOP *** [9h Jd Jc]
Bodobreak1: bets 30
Wingpin: calls 30
*** TURN *** [9h Jd Jc] [5c]
Bodobreak1: bets 30
Wingpin: raises 90 to 120
Bodobreak1: calls 90
*** RIVER *** [9h Jd Jc 5c] [5d]
Bodobreak1: bets 120
Bodobreak1 said, "blöff"
Wingpin: raises 877 to 997 and is all-in
Bodobreak1: calls 877
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wingpin: shows [Js 8d] (a full house, Jacks full of Fives)
Bodobreak1: shows [6s 5s] (a full house, Fives full of Jacks)
Wingpin collected 2414 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2414 | Rake 0
Board [9h Jd Jc 5c 5d]
Seat 1: Wingpin (button) (small blind) showed [Js 8d] and won (2414) with a full house, Jacks full of Fives
Seat 2: Bodobreak1 (big blind) showed [6s 5s] and lost with a full house, Fives full of Jacks

Of course he instacalls, and doubles me up.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Good Riddance March!

Played a ton the last couple days and made Gold star status. No biggie...I dont even really care, but its free FPP's if nothing else. Ended the month +/- $20 from breakeven. It's a little confusing because I played a bunch of 4 mans with 1M A SHARK, and I played quite a bit on Cake poker. BTW...the players on Cake are downright awful. Check my Sharkscope on there for further evidence! I'm not discouraged at all though. In fact I have some really cool news to report from today April 1. Stars is currently in a server restart, so I went to Cake (same username Wingpin) and game selected and have made $222 so far. Took some dude twice at the $100 turbo.

As for the end of March, played a ton of $15 9 mans and had a slightly negative roi which was surprising, but I started feeling better the last 10 or so. Just some subtle things that have to be relearned when you have been playing so many hu matches. Namely, position, blind stealing and starting hands vs blind levels/effective stacks.

Final March $0
April profit $228

YTD Profit $1043