Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Coaching Deal

Well my first deal with my coach is over so it was time for another one. We re-evaluated everything and came up with a deal that I think is fair for both of us. I really am thankful for getting this coach because it really does help my game. Never did I ever think I would need coaching for poker. I use to be one of those stubborn guys hearing about people getting coaching and was like I don't need coaching I can learn it all myself. Well, I was very very very and did I mention very wrong and the information and knowledge that I have gotten from coaching has turned me into a profitable player. I am a little disappointed because I will not make GoldStar this month but very happy with the way I have been playing and my results. I look forward to finishing this month off pretty strong.

I probably won't get to play very much more this month because I will be going home for Thanksgiving. Needless to say my parents do really approve of me playing poker all like that so I will try to keep the poker playing to a minimum when I go back to Denver. I am super excited because my old high school is going to be playing in the state championship game. I remember it like it was yesterday and it was 10 years ago when Mullen beat Cherry Creek at home and we became the state champs. Obv I was a freshmen that year so I didn't get to get a state champ ring every year afterward we were always in the semi's or the quarters losing. Sigh lifaments. I am also excited to see my little sister and family that I haven't seen in a while. I am supposed to be surprising my sister but she rarely reads my blog so she will have no idea that I will be coming into town. I miss her a lot and can't wait to get back and to talk/clown with her. Other than that life is great. I switched groups at my job and I am liking it a lot more therefore I am more motivated to get to work and be at work. I am very excited the challenges that this new position will bring to me and I will finally get to use my degree skills while working on some managerial skills. Well, be easy everyone!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Small Session Yesterday

I played some games yesterday for a pretty good session. I finished the day up around $300 which was good but could of been a little bit better. My QQ ran into TT and a guy rivered a T on me so gg me and that would of put me up a lot and able to win the tournament. I feel like my late tournament game is getting a lot better and I am feeling the results. I am slacking a little bit in terms of trying to reach GoldStar but I will grind hard this week so I can try to make it. I am going to play pretty much everyday for the rest of the week for @ least 3 hrs but not sure about Wednesday. I am thinking about putting in a light day and watching the new Katt Williams DVD called It's Pimpin' Pimpin'. Pimp Chronicles, which is his first movie, is so outrageously funny that I cannot miss another Katt Williams stand up DVD plus the previews are funny as hell. I have to figure out what I can do tonight because I know I have to have another coaching session this week but I also want to get coaching on my HH from the Daily Thirty Grand. Decisions decisions but at least they are good decisions that need to be made. I also need to figure out when I can sit down and review some tournaments I played for a couple of hours. A couple of hours here and there can never hurt and it will help me memorize the the % table on hands.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Terrible Casino Experience/Almost Doesn't Count

My coworkers decided it would be a good idea to check out the new Snoqualmie Casino that was built out here so they set an email and set everything up to go on Friday night. Needless to say I had a life tilt story about the casino. We get to the casino and when I first walk in I was like man this place is nice. You can really tell that they put a lot of money into the place. I think walking in was the best thing that happened because what ensued next tilted the sh!t out of me. I was hungry before I got there but I knew that they had a sushi place there so I was like I will wait to eat. First, I go to the back of the casino and grab a pager from the poker room and have to give them my id while I hold the pager. There looked like there was going to be around a 45 minute wait for me to play. Which brings me to my first rant of the place. How are you going to be a brand new casino and only have 10 poker tables. Hmm I guess poker players don't make the casino's enough money to start with a bigger room. So I go to walk back over by my coworkers who are playing slots lawl. I don't know how people can play slots it is the most mindless form of gambling ever and they are not even as cool as they use to be because you don't get to hear the coins trickle out ;-). After spending some time with them and having some drinks I was like hey I am hungry let me go to the sushi place. Boom I walk to the sushi place and the line is kind of closed and I was wondering why but my stubborn ass opens the line back up. I am then told that the line was closed because the sushi place was about to close. Thats strange you guys close at 1am so why are you shutting the line down 1/2 hr early. Not to mention how small the sushi area was and the line was kind of long. I was like alright I will go ask some people to order my food and I will pay a little bit for their food. I convince some people to do this for me and they are seated at their table. I decided I was going to get the Spicy Tun and Rainbow roll and what the hell these people were nice a bottle of saki. Cool the lady comes by takes our order and then it takes a little bit but the saki, their soup and edamame all come out. Cool I start talking to them and taking shots. Ok even though it takes a long time for their sushi to get made but it finally gets there and they starting to eat it. "I feel bad for eating in front of you ." was the quote I remembered directly but I was like it is cool my food is about to get there in a second. Ok so they all finish eating their food and I am just drinking this bottle of sake and I am like where the hell is my food. Umm its no where to be found so the lady goes back and tells the cooks and then they start making it. Then they put it in a to go box and put it on top of the refrigerated thing where they keep all the fish. All good but someone still needs to grab the box. So I let another 20-30 minutes to go buy because I want to see how incompetent these people are. Well I finally say something about that probably being my food and he was like oh it is they never said it was ready. I was like "WHAT!" I almost went off the deep end and talk to a manager and have the people cosign with me. After bitching and moaning I got my food for free but had to pay for the saki and still let some money on their bill. Oh well at least the sushi was pretty good and the saki had me feeling a ok. Did you notice that during this whole time I am going through this which is like close to a couple of hours that I did not get a page from the poker room. WTF so I go over to the poker room and was like man I never got paged. He was like "I personally paged this think" so I take the pager out of my pocket he pages it as a test and the page goes through. Hmm thats very weird the pager never went off the whole time unless I didn't feel it in my back pocket vibrating but I have done this before and I KNOW I would of felt it going off. Lawl! So the whole trip to the casino I had to wait for eternity for my food and I was starving and I never got to play poker after waiting for my food and not getting paged. Oh well it must of not been meant to be but, I TILTED THE HELL OUT OF ME J;ajkdja;f;jkakjejk;! By this time my coworkers are back and ready to leave and they were mystified about my crazy experience because they were off playing slots having fun and I was getting pwned by Snoqualmie Casino sigh.

Yesterday I played the Daily Thirty Grand and pretty much had my deepest run ever. I was happy with my play but I think that I might of did a gambling kind of call to make a run for the tournament. Here is the hand:

PokerStars Game #22070668968: Tournament #119387825, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (3500/7000) - 2008/11/15 17:33:26 ET
Table '119387825 61' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: billlly88 (209058 in chips)
Seat 2: Barney6716 (254683 in chips)
Seat 3: balondo (46602 in chips)
Seat 4: wbmustang (153425 in chips)
Seat 5: Good Deal (131624 in chips)
Seat 6: Cyriluss (44352 in chips)
Seat 7: Lord of isla (133308 in chips)
Seat 8: TenBagger (66872 in chips)
Seat 9: enatetingab (83113 in chips)
billlly88: posts the ante 700
Barney6716: posts the ante 700
balondo: posts the ante 700
wbmustang: posts the ante 700
Good Deal: posts the ante 700
Cyriluss: posts the ante 700
Lord of isla: posts the ante 700
TenBagger: posts the ante 700
enatetingab: posts the ante 700
Cyriluss: posts small blind 3500
Lord of isla: posts big blind 7000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to wbmustang [Ad Jd]
TenBagger: folds
enatetingab: calls 7000
billlly88: folds
Barney6716: raises 246983 to 253983 and is all-in
balondo: folds
wbmustang: calls 152725 and is all-in
Good Deal: folds
Cyriluss: folds
Lord of isla: folds
enatetingab: folds
Uncalled bet (101258) returned to Barney6716
*** FLOP *** [Qc 6s 4c]
*** TURN *** [Qc 6s 4c] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 6s 4c Ac] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Barney6716: shows [3d 3c] (a flush, Ace high)
wbmustang: shows [Ad Jd] (a pair of Aces)
Barney6716 collected 329250 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 329250 | Rake 0
Board [Qc 6s 4c Ac 2c]
Seat 1: billlly88 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Barney6716 showed [3d 3c] and won (329250) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 3: balondo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: wbmustang showed [Ad Jd] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: Good Deal (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Cyriluss (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: Lord of isla (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: TenBagger folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: enatetingab folded before Flop

Maybe it was not the right move to make a call but he was getting more aggressive, I think I am ahead of most of his range from what I saw on past hands and, if I win this pot I have a lot of chips and can do damage and go for the win. I know that the pay at the final table is so much better so I took the shot finished 127th after getting sucked out on the river. Oh well maybe next time. I really though it was gonna be the big score but everybody knows almost doesn't count :-). I plan on putting in some volume after the Broncos vs. Falcons game I am about to go over to my coworkers house right now so it should be fun since he is a Dirty Bird fan boooo. Go Broncos!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


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13th century
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: in the care or possession of a trustee

Do you trust the people in your life? Better yet do you trust the motives of the people in your life?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baffled By Bush Admin & WSOP ME

Well I try to stay off of political rants but how can you stay off of them when George Bush and his cronies are in office. Economically, the USA is one of the hardest times since the recession and you know what these clowns are trying to do? Oh yeah hey lets pass some last minute UIGEA bill to ban online poker in the USA. First of all I think that this has to be one of the dumbest bills that has ever been passed. How are you gonna restrict Americans from playing online poker. Oh because the casino's and horse racing comapanies in the USA are suffering. Give me a break its my money I do what I please with it I can't believe the USA wants to tell me what I can and cannot do with my hard earned money. If I want to stay in my house and play on PokerStars because I don't feel like driving to a casino I think that it is perfectly fine. Hell the gas money alone would make the trip -ev and I can't 9 table tournies live. I have a lot more to say about this but don't want to fill this blog up with a rambling rant about this incompetent administration. I just feel like they definitely have more pressing issues than trying to sneak the UIGEA through. Oh well can't wait till January 20 and when the news house/senate gets in there to stop this foolishness.

In terms of poker I had a good coaching session and I ran like the sun. I have a little bit under 1k in fpp's and plan on putting in a lot more volume today. I was kind of lazy in terms of volume yesterday because I was going to watch the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP ME) which was cool. I just can't imagine how Peter Eastgate feels being 22 years old and winning $9 million American Dollars (Thats what my Nigerian Boy Bruno would say). Oh well maybe one of these days I can get on tv and the same haters that said I would never make it can suck it X Pac style LoL. I just let my haters be my motivator and keep plugging along.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekend Update

I was out of town this weekend so I couldn't put in the volume that I liked because I was flying on Friday and then came back on Monday. I got back in Monday too late to go to work so I ended up grinding for the most of the day 6-9 tabling. I have to say that I feel so good about my game right now in terms of shoves/iso shoves and reads that I am making. The only downside is that every once in a while I try to be Kenny Tran and making ridiculously sick call but of course it doesn't work. This doesn't happen much and I had to check myself when I called someones all in on ther river early on in a tournament when I had a set and the guy rivered a flush oh well. I am still continuing to rail people from Turbogrinders at final tables so I can get better in that aspect of my game. If I get better at Final Tables I know it will drastically help my ROI. I talked a little bit to a reg Ridgewarrior and he seems like cool peeps so it was nice meeting him and I am sure we will be talking on AIM in the future. It was funny to have him talk about how I suckout on him all the time. Its funny because I feel like I rarely suckout compared to how I get abused by other people. I am a little bit behind my good buddy reasons14 in terms of fpp's to reach GoldStar but I am not giving up and going to try my hardest.

There might be an opportunity to pwn one of my friends out of $200-300. We both suck at staying motivated so we upped it a notch and it will be a weight loss battle. I will have to ask around and see what people think is fair if we should go by total weight loss or % of weight loss compared to body weight whatever makes it fair. Anyways thats all I got till now!

P.S As predicted the Denver Broncos did win and the Nuggets look alright with "Big Shot" Billups. The Broncos better crush the Falcons on Sunday but I am nervous because their offense looks so good and our Defense is well abysmal.

Till next time

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's All Good In the Hood

I played around 30 something games yesterday and had a good session so I am back positive for the month. Right now after writing that last post I really took what my coach said to heart and started crushing although it could of been a better day if some of my hands hold at the final table. I dunno why but it always seems like I run into a big hand right before the final table all the time. I remember it was a short table before the final table I shove A7s into the chip leader in the BB of course he has QQ. It also amazes me how often people catch hands bvb and when I ship with a wide range I get snapped off by like JJ-AA or AK and just wanna vomit. Oh well at least I feel like I got some confidence in my game. Another recurring theme is that I realize that I don't really have sessions that are baller. It always seems like I am either down or somewhat break even until the end and then at the end of my session I have like two final tables up. I dunno I don't want to make it sound like I am bitching but it just seems like a recurring theme. One of these days I can't wait to have just a huge day shipping a lot of stuff. Oh well @ least my Final Table game is slowly getting better which means my ROI should increase :-D. GO BRONCOS!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History Made and Spazing Out

History was made and Barack Obama becomes the first African American President. Needless to say that I am very happy and feel so proud. I always knew I could be whatever I want to be now he just shows that American Dreams do come true. I feel like I got an extra sense of swagger and bounce in my step today. His speech just motivated me and showed how he will be able to bring the country together. It was so nice to see people of all races, creeds, and colors joining together in the celebration of what is truly a historic event. Even though he is elected, Barack has a lot of work to do and I think he needs to listen to T.I's Ready For Whatever to prep himself for the job he has now.

In terms of poker I was playing alright yesterday and then my coach started ghosting me. He noticed that I was "spazzing" out and he is so right. I dunno what it is but it seems like I have been studying so much and working on my game that I put too much pressure in myself to succeed. I know I should be crushing these 12's and it is all in my head. When I play I am just going to relax and not care about winning or losing anymore. Its hard not but the thing about it is that I don't depend on this money on stars for sh!t so wtf why am I so nervous or whatever. I think I am started to get to the point where I don't really care about money and just need to make the right plays.

Yesterday though my life kind of sucked. The night before yesterday morning my xbox 360 got the red lights of death and my internet was messed up so I had to stay on hold for a half hour and they told me it was an outage in the area. Lastly, if that stuff didn't suck enough my ipod froze on me and I couldn't reset it. I was so pissed and this all happened before I was going to play. Maybe I wasn't in the best state of mind plus some of the beats I was taking was not making it better. I also attribute this to me spazing out in my ghosting session with my coach but hey I can't make excuses I was playing bad. At least my ipod battery drained and then I plugged it back in and it started working again. I plan on putting in a monster session after work today and will play some tomm but after the Broncos win. Yeah I said it the Broncos are going to win I am sick of tired of the bullsh!t they have been on the past weeks. How do you start out 4-1 then drop three straight what a bunch of clowns. Also, Manchester United are playing Celtic today so hopefully they can break through to the last 16. Thats all for now will make a post at the end of the week.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Terrible Weekend, Potential History, Oct Results, and Nov Goals

Entertainment wise this weekend was alright but for the most part it was terrible and I felt like a loser. First on Saturday we had a Flag Football playoff game and our team lost to one of the WACKEST teams in the league. I would like to talk about this more but I will get so pissed off I probably will destroy this keyboard and my cubicle. To makes matters worse, FAMU lost their homecoming game, and FSU proved to be a sham with the #15 ranking they had by losing to Georgia Tech. Oh well @ least there is the Broncos on Sunday ummmm not. The Broncos give me the biggest freaking headache ever. I drove up north to watch the game with my classmate from JK Mullen High School. Well, needless to say the Broncos laid an absolute egg and to make matters worse my boy and I just started to drink shots of Partron and Goldschlagger mixed with beers. Oh yeah at least we got to clown this Seahawks fan who was trying to sweat us. I am usually a mild mannered guy but the drink and the loss just pissed me the fu@! off so I retaliated like an angry black man I am :-p. Sounds like a great weekend doesn't it.

We might be seeing some potential history in the next couple of days. Barack Obama is going to try to become the first African American President of the USA. I really hopes he wins because as a black male he just inspires me. I also really hope he wins because if McCain wins I think it will be apocalyptic and it might spell the end of the USA. I would love to talk about it more but I really don't talk politics with people/friends because feelings get hurt so that is all you will get until after the election.

October kind of sucked for poker. I was doing alright early in the month and was up around $500 and then I went on an absolute downswing. All in all with trying to qualify for the PCA I ended up finishing down $43. Oh well thats poker I guess and my first losing month in three months so I really can't complain and its only $43 and I realize that its an endurance race not a sprint. I will post pics of graphs below to show you guys results.

November I plan on putting in a lot of volume and winning obv. I am going to set some aggressive targets for myself and I want to see if I reach my results. First I want to try to make it to GoldStar on PokerStars. I think I can do it if I put in enough time at the $12's because they seem like they do a lot better building fpp's on the month. I also want my ROI this month to be in between 25-30% which is low but doable. I think I put in enough time effort and energy that I will smash my goals.