Thursday, January 22, 2009

A poker schedule

Given my main game is generally cash, i've really had no need to develop any sort of schedule as I can just jump in and out of games whenever I please. A small caveat on that however, is knowing that in the mornings (Aussie time) there are the most tables running (and hence the most fish) and evenings can be fairly dead.

That being said, now that I qualify for several affiliate or VIP freerolls every month I really need to work out when they all occur, as I managed to miss a couple this month. These tournaments are often worth playing as they can be worth the equivalent of a $100 buy in. So, for now i'm basically qualifying for Cake, Sun, Interpoker sometimes and occasionally Fulltilt when I play enough hands. Add in the occasional PSO freeroll, or another affiliate and I should be able to play 3 or 4 every month.

Admittedly i'm not going to get up at 3am to play in these, but if any are starting at a reasonable time (say 6am onwards) when i'm not working, i'll give them a punt. I think i'll just add them to a calendar somewhere with a reminder to make sure I don't miss any in future.

I played for all of 15 minutes last night, and got involved in the biggest pot i've ever seen on a limit table in terms of BBs. Here's the action (sorry for the lack of a converter, but I keep getting conversion errors with Bodog):

Hold'em Limit ($1.00/$2.00)
Table 'Oakland Hills (max 6)' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: txbyrd ($82.25) (23/5)
Seat 2: wod8o5 ($57.75)
Seat 3: kzkam ($91.00)
Seat 4: edtilldawn ($127.00) (unknown)
Seat 5: SCRAPPY4441 ($32.00) (fish 60/3)
Seat 6: HERO ($96.25)
NEW HAND
HERO: posts the small blind $0.50
txbyrd: posts the big blind $1.00
--- DEALING POCKETS
HERO is dealt [Qd,Qh] SWEET!
wod8o5: folds
kzkam: calls $1.00
edtilldawn: raises $1.00 to $2.00
SCRAPPY4441: calls $2.00
HERO: raises $1.00 to $3.00 (always prepared to cap here obviously)
txbyrd: folds
kzkam: calls $2.00
edtilldawn: raises $1.00 to $4.00 (okay that's not really a good sign - AK? AA-TT?)
SCRAPPY4441: calls $2.00
HERO: calls $1.00
kzkam: calls $1.00
--- DEALING FLOP [Qs,2h,4s] (amazing flop apart from the flush draw)
HERO: checks
kzkam: checks
edtilldawn: bets $1.00
SCRAPPY4441: calls $1.00
HERO: raises $1.00 to $2.00
kzkam: calls $2.00
edtilldawn: raises $1.00 to $3.00
SCRAPPY4441: calls $2.00
HERO: raises $1.00 to $4.00 (omfg i've gotten to cap this 4 ways still!! yes)
kzkam: calls $2.00
edtilldawn: calls $1.00
SCRAPPY4441: calls $1.00
--- DEALING TURN [5h] (sweet, basically a blank)
HERO: bets $2.00
kzkam: calls $2.00
edtilldawn: calls $2.00
SCRAPPY4441: raises $2.00 to $4.00 (fish reraises? bah, i'm happy to 3!)
HERO: raises $2.00 to $6.00
kzkam: calls $4.00
edtilldawn: calls $4.00
SCRAPPY4441: raises $2.00 to $8.00 (hmm fish caps. odd ... trips? surely not a flush draw?)
HERO: calls $2.00
kzkam: calls $2.00
edtilldawn: calls $2.00
--- DEALING RIVER [8s] (hmm flush draw has hit with 4 runners .... not nice .. maybe someone had AsKs pre?)
HERO: checks
kzkam: checks
edtilldawn: bets $2.00 (hmm)
SCRAPPY4441: raises $2.00 to $4.00 (oh oh)
HERO: calls $4.00 (now I could lay down here, although i'm getting 18:1 so I decide to call with top set even though it doesn't look good)
kzkam: folds
edtilldawn: calls $2.00
SCRAPPY4441: shows [3h Ac] (ummm .....wtf .... grrrrr ... and no one even had the flush ... f me)
HERO: mucks
edtilldawn: AsAd
SCRAPPY4441: wins main pot($75.50)

Anyways, scrappy the fish then donked most of that off in the next few hands, and at least gave some back to me. Wish I could have stayed to take the rest of it. Overall I ended up about even for the session between Bodog and Sun.

Current bankroll: $16,150

2 comments:

mberenis said...

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All the best for 2009.