Thursday, 15 October 2009

Las Vegas

Well what an amazin place! what can I say that hasnt already been said, poker on tap, neon lights gorgeous girls serving you free drinks whilst you play, nightclubs galore and people treating you like a king. I stayed in the paris hotel and it was amazing, right in the centre of the strip opposite belagio and either side of ballys and planet hollywood! It has an eifel tower which runs through the building and comes out on the 3rd floor at the pool area. Hot waitress' and nice food also. Its just out of this world!

The week started off OK pokerwise, winnin 2 buy ins an 200NL in planet hollywood then over to belagio winnin another 2 buy ins. Then this happened in belaggio on the 2nd night and kind of put me off cash when I realised just how easy I could lose so much money in one hand. I was lucky I never had more cash on me as the villain had a bout 1k infront of her and I would normally keep 2, $100 bills as well as chips on the table just incase that rare holding called the nuts ever came my way, well it did an here's the outcome

Belaggio - $1/$2 NL + standard $4 straddle

me BB - Js9s - $500 stack after spinnin me initial $200 up, Villain - old chinese lady, with 2 very hot daughters standing behind her. She was getting needled, by some fat american constantly. To be fair he was a twat, going on about how he dealt Hellmuths home game for years and made 50k in tips which he span up to over half a mill on BJ. He claimed he played 25/50 mainly an was only playing 1/2 because he was drunk an out for fun. At one point he asked to old chinese lady were the nearest whore house was and how she must know, one of her duaghters proceeded to bitch slap him in front of the whole table lol, to the tables delight the floor was then called and he was asked leave. This was directly before the below hand

Full ring 9 man table. Young Chinese lad makes the standard straddle to $4 and everyone flats round to me and I complete the straddle with my J9s


Jh 9c 4c

I bet about $30 which is nearly the pot, 1 caller from mid position and old chinese who's hitting the deck like you wouldnt believe squeezes to $70 otb, I consider a set but she has been playing so aggressive and the table is way to lose to lay top 2 down just yet, so I think maybe NFD and 2 overs / SD, an OP is unlikely as she would deffo of bumped it up pre, no way she could get trappy with AA/KK on this table 44 is possible but i put her on TP or completer air/draw, so I decide to flat, now I do this because I think i am ahead, if a club lands on the turn I can still get away, she's hittin so many draws maybe I should just get it in there but I wanted to trap her, she werent folding any draws to a shove, she was so aggressive plus if she had top pair, she could put me on a draw, If a blank comes my plan is to get in on the turn or give it up. The other person in the hand now folds.


Lickin lips time, either she has hit her FD or has 44 or even a J, even my initial nightmare 44 is now my dream holding for my opponent so I decide to now check the nuts, she shoves an I fist pump call

dealer hollywoods the river which is a K

she flips JK and I feel physically sick, I stumble out the bellagio in utter shock, back to my hotel an think to myself, cash poker can FUCK OFF!!!

Found a nice tourney in ceasers palace, $85, 7500 stack average 70 runners 20 min clock, gets a bit crap shooty when deep tho. Busted the 1st time I played after being card dead and shoving 10 bb and 77 into AT which hit. Made the last 17 2nd time but shoving 9bb and 99 in from mid position and the button found AA, 2 other callers called with QK and AT aswell which both missed an would of been a good final table stack! My dad finaled it twice 8th and 4th and we were half of everything so that was nice. After busting that I lost a buy in in cash in ceasers when I raised KK and got a caller by TT and all the chips went in on a TJJ flop. Maybe I coulda folded but some one folded a J face up pre so it made the hand really weird, chinese lad couldnt put me on a J and I couldnt put him on a J, obvs he had TT lol. Had the J not been folded faced up I may of passed me OP, chinese own live poker in vegas! I seen one chinese lad 4 best shove 50bb against some poor english mans AA with 35, flop A46, turn J river 7, they are just so sick!!!

won a small tournament in Planet Hollywood, $80 buy in 30 runners an a couple of re entries so about $800 FTW, small but nice to win one. Bubbled this twice and me dad won it once to. Also had 2 min chashes in it. Planet Hollywood was were we had the best cracks, dealers were funny, waitress were hot and the atmosphere was relaxed, cash games were lose and the tournies were small and beatable. 'The Blimey Limeys all in' was one dealers fave saying (in her crap attempt an english accent) whenever I went all in LOL

I never played poker as much as I thought I would because of the running bad but more because the place is just amazing, spent most nights drinking until the early hours so werent focused enough for big long sessions. Plus it was so sick and I werent about to waste 7 hours a day in tournies to bubble on a standard flip when i was missing everything else vegas had to offer, a week werent long enough to cope with variance either. One thing is for sure I will never slag online poker again for the rest of my life! anyone who thinks its sick, just go to vegas and you will love online poker forever!

all in all it was a great experience and made me look at online poker in a new light. I will be starting a project pretty soon with BRM being the key. Just awiating the role..........

few pics from the trip as I know your all dying to know what I look like ;-)

she dealt me the win haha!

In Summary - GG Vegas and Online poker FTW!!! cant wait to go back next year tho! The main problem was we didnt play any of the $200 deepstacks were you expect the best poker to come on top but they were like 13 hours in average, all the tournies under $150 were a worse structure and while there was play at the start if you went card dead after half way you were fucked with rising fast blinds/antes and no fold equity you needed the cards, obvs they never came at the right times

Stars have some nice new tournies running. They have a 3k stack with capped runners. Something I have wanted for a while, smaller fields suit me down to the ground. They use 10% payout structure to so you get more than double for a min cash. Hope the trials succesful because they will put them in the regular schedule. Played my 1st one last night an here's my exit hand, standard flip for a good pot approaching the FT, but instead busted 13th, so sick he hit his set on the river but hey thats poker

PokerStars Game #33844125821: Tournament #201432062, $15.00+$1.50 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIV (1500/3000) - 2009/10/10 2:31:38 WET [2009/10/09 21:31:38 ET]
Table '201432062 39' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: yaniyoux (118829 in chips)
Seat 2: RENDEEZY (142335 in chips)
Seat 3: badcallthat (34732 in chips)
Seat 4: datrell (45375 in chips)
Seat 7: Shaneopoker (18717 in chips)
Seat 9: Iplaythbored (51979 in chips)
yaniyoux: posts the ante 375
RENDEEZY: posts the ante 375
badcallthat: posts the ante 375
datrell: posts the ante 375
Shaneopoker: posts the ante 375
Iplaythbored: posts the ante 375
badcallthat: posts small blind 1500
datrell: posts big blind 3000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to badcallthat [Ac Ks]
Shaneopoker: folds
Iplaythbored: raises 48604 to 51604 and is all-in
yaniyoux: folds
RENDEEZY: calls 51604
badcallthat: calls 32857 and is all-in
datrell: folds
*** FLOP *** [7s 2s 6c]
badcallthat said, "ONO"
*** TURN *** [7s 2s 6c] [Ad]
RENDEEZY said, "sigh"
*** RIVER *** [7s 2s 6c Ad] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Iplaythbored: shows [Js Jd] (three of a kind, Jacks)
RENDEEZY: shows [Ah Kc] (a pair of Aces)
badcallthat said, "wow"
Iplaythbored collected 34494 from side pot
badcallthat: shows [Ac Ks] (a pair of Aces)
Iplaythbored collected 108321 from main pot
badcallthat [observer] said, "nh gg"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 142815 Main pot 108321. Side pot 34494. Rake 0
Board [7s 2s 6c Ad Jc]
Seat 1: yaniyoux folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: RENDEEZY (button) showed [Ah Kc] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: badcallthat (small blind) showed [Ac Ks] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: datrell (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: Shaneopoker folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Iplaythbored showed [Js Jd] and won (142815) with three of a kind, Jacks

played the 20k guaranteed $22/1500 runners whilst today as well an this was for a top 20 spot with 400 left, not long after losing this sick I shoved 68 suited on the BTN for 8 BB same guy called with J9 and rivered a flush after i flopped 2 pair. One day I will hold an take one of these down lol. My game is gettin better each time I play. Its so tough when you play good poker an donks hit like this but what can you do? keep goin i suppose. BvB he might have a legitimate hand I suppose but i hadnt got tricky with once up until this and had only showndown good hands

PokerStars Game #33867622521: Tournament #200030396, $20+$2 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (125/250) - 2009/10/10 18:51:35 WET [2009/10/10 13:51:35 ET]
Table '200030396 66' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: Piquette (22869 in chips)
Seat 2: fleming1979 (5211 in chips)
Seat 3: Robby g 901 (4155 in chips)
Seat 4: lowrider21 (10008 in chips)
Seat 5: badcallthat (14189 in chips)
Seat 6: R.P.T.K (10065 in chips)
Seat 7: juelle07 (13554 in chips)
Seat 8: Mr.Kissy (16827 in chips)
Seat 9: ricolajuve (3005 in chips)
Piquette: posts the ante 25
fleming1979: posts the ante 25
Robby g 901: posts the ante 25
lowrider21: posts the ante 25
badcallthat: posts the ante 25
R.P.T.K: posts the ante 25
juelle07: posts the ante 25
Mr.Kissy: posts the ante 25
ricolajuve: posts the ante 25
badcallthat: posts small blind 125
R.P.T.K: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to badcallthat [Kh Ad]
juelle07: folds
Mr.Kissy: folds
ricolajuve: folds
Piquette: folds
fleming1979: folds
Robby g 901: folds
lowrider21: folds
badcallthat: raises 500 to 750
R.P.T.K: calls 500
*** FLOP *** [5s Kd 2s]
badcallthat: bets 1250
R.P.T.K: raises 8040 to 9290 and is all-in
badcallthat: calls 8040
*** TURN *** [5s Kd 2s] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [5s Kd 2s Qs] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
badcallthat: shows [Kh Ad] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
R.P.T.K: shows [Kc Qh] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
R.P.T.K collected 20305 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 20305 Rake 0
Board [5s Kd 2s Qs 2d]
Seat 1: Piquette folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: fleming1979 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Robby g 901 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: lowrider21 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: badcallthat (small blind) showed [Kh Ad] and lost with two pair, Kings and Deuces
Seat 6: R.P.T.K (big blind) showed [Kc Qh] and won (20305) with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 7: juelle07 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Mr.Kissy folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: ricolajuve folded before Flop (didn't bet)

gl fish!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

God Dam Blogspot

Done a vegas post, took me fuckin ages, an its now gone. Dont know if Ive wrote something blogspot didnt like but its seems to have disappeared!

anyone know how i can get it back?