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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Out of the Mouths of Babes...


Wednesday last week Anna and I were supposed to go with my mom over to Indiana where she has a booth at an Antique Mall. She likes to have me come with her when I can to help carry things n such, but at the last minute she decided not to go.

Anna and I were ready to head out, so I decided to take her over to Boonshofts Museum of Discovery. We have passes to go whenever because it is so close to our house and it is like a big playground for the kids.

When we go in I ask Anna where she wants to go first. I am assuming she wants to head straight to the 3 story Play Gym they have. To my surprise she points to the left of the lobby and says, "HERE MOMMY!! LETS GO!". She starts running over to this little hallway next to the planetarium that has pictures of the planets on either side of the walls. There isn`t much to do in this hall and that`s why I was surprised. She runs to the end where they have a replica of the first space pods, and she found it funny when I climbed inside. I`m just glad I managed my way out! We walked back down the hallway to go out and she points at a picture of a planet on the wall, "Mommy what is THAT?!" I said, "That`s Uranus" quick as lightning Anna replies, "That`s MY ANUS?!?".

Of course Anna is 2 and has no idea what an anus is, but I got a good laugh.

My sister is pregnant with her first child. She has her ultrasound on April 4th where she can find out what shes having if she chooses to. So, naturally there has been alot of talk about what she is having. Anna is in the habit of shouting out of nowhere at any given moment "Auntie BaBa is gonna have a baby!". We were at dinner last night at our favorite spot, Pepito`s, waiting on dinner to come and she shouted it out. So, I asked the girls what they thought she would have, Anna says a girl and Maya says a boy. I told Maya about when I was pregnant with her and how bad I thought I wanted a boy, "I never thought I`d want a girl till I had you, and now I know girls are waaay better". Maya giggles cause her dad chimes in about how even though he doesn`t agree he has heard from many moms that little boys aren`t the sharpest tools in the shed compared to little girls. Then Maya says, "Girls go to College to get more knowledge and boys go to Jupiter to get more Stupider!".

I gave her a high five.
 
posted by t at 12:15 PM | Permalink | 1 comments
Saturday, March 25, 2006
I played poker online!!!!
STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD!!! I finally got to start using my free $20 on Party Poker. That is definitely the only reason I was playing, especially on Party Poker. There is NOTHING I like about this site. But I guess they recently upgraded and gave some past players an incentive to come back. Ive only played on Party with free money and last time I was able to triple up the free money and with draw it for Full Tilt.

Anyhow, I had some time yesterday to play a coulple of SNGs. The first I bombed out of, but the second I did well and won. I started thinking when it was over about how I had chips the entire time and why, the hands I played, the plays I made, if I was doing anything different. So I had the HH sent to me. I learned two things:

1. I hate Party Pokers Hand Histories
2. I was playing out of my box

I wanted to reflect on it and how I had taken advice from fellow forumers to heart and thats why I am making this blog post. I know tis only a $5 SNG, so beware, lots of boring HH here and I include every hand I folded up to HU play :)

First hand I was dealt QQ. This is usually an omen of losing for me....

Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (2000)
Seat 2: SirGawain7 (2000)
Seat 3: nrsehoneybee (2000)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (2000)
Seat 5: lkclarkston (2000)
Seat 6: cory272 (2000)
Seat 7: rustee222 (2000)
Seat 8: fireblade333 (2000)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (2000)
Seat 10: paradigm777 (2000)
rustee222 posts small blind (20)
fireblade333 posts big blind (40)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Qc, Qh ]
Mentawaiiii calls (40)
paradigm777 folds.
Kahnefan9888 did not respond in time.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 folds.
nrsehoneybee folds.
Khanwoman raises (150) to 150
lkclarkston folds.
cory272 folds.
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
** Summary **
Main Pot: 250

Next two hands AT and A9. The AT there were a few limpers, since Id normally fold I decided to limp. I didnt hit the flop and folded. The A9 I called a min raise with and folded post flop when I didnt connect.

Q2, Q6, K2 - all folded.

I didnt likehow I played this hand in the end. It was AQ in the BB with alot of ppl in the pot. Hard hand to play and I decided just to check it since it was early.

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Ah, Qs ]
lkclarkston folds.
nrsehoneybee: nh
cory272 folds.
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 calls (40)
Mentawaiiii calls (40)
paradigm777 folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 calls (40)
nrsehoneybee calls (20)
Khanwoman checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 2s, Js, 4d ]
nrsehoneybee checks.
Khanwoman checks.
fireblade333 bets (40)
Mentawaiiii calls (40)
SirGawain7 calls (40)
nrsehoneybee calls (40)
Khanwoman folds.

Ok this next hand Im really proud of, not because I won, but because I broke out of my box and did something i wouldnt normally do. I mean, normally, even tho I am in the SB and its only 20 for me to call Id pry fold here. My thinking would be, its early, no sense in getting into a sticky situation that an A9 can get you into ...yet.

Dealt to Khanwoman [ Ac, 9h ]
cory272 folds.
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
paradigm777 folds.
Kahnefan9888 calls (40)
SirGawain7 folds.
nrsehoneybee calls (40)
Khanwoman calls (20)
lkclarkston checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 6c, 3d, Ad ]
Khanwoman bets (100)
lkclarkston folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
nrsehoneybee raises (200) to 200
Khanwoman calls (100)
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Qh ]
Khanwoman checks.
nrsehoneybee bets (300)
Khanwoman raises (1700) to 1700
Khanwoman is all-In.
nrsehoneybee folds.
Creating Main Pot with $2560 with Khanwoman

Then I folded J5, A3, A6, 62, K8, 95 (can you tell I cant believe I wont that hand.. LOL) 47s I didnt even play my bluffing hand!! Then I got A8 in the BB.

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Ad, 8d ]
lkclarkston calls (60)
cory272 folds.
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 calls (60)
SirGawain7 folds.
nrsehoneybee calls (30)
Khanwoman checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ac, 8s, Qs ]
nrsehoneybee bets (175)
Khanwoman raises (520) to 520
lkclarkston folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
nrsehoneybee calls (345)
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 2d ]
nrsehoneybee checks.
Khanwoman bets (578)
nrsehoneybee calls (436)
nrsehoneybee is all-In.
** Dealing River ** : [ 2h ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 2152 | Side Pot 1: 142
Board: [ Ac 8s Qs 2d 2h ]
nrsehoneybee balance 0, lost 1016 [ 9s Jc ] [ a pair of twos -- Ac,Qs,Jc,2d,2h ]
Khanwoman balance 3696, bet 1158, collected 2294, net +1136 [ Ad 8d ] [ two pairs, aces and eights -- Ad,Ac,Qs,8d,8s ]


Next I played 68o to no raise, folded on the turn. Then I was dealt 78o on the button. Nothing special about the way it was played tho. I bet when I hit a pair and checked the river and just happened to still win :)

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 7s, 8d ]
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii calls (60)
Kahnefan9888 calls (60)
SirGawain7 folds.
Khanwoman calls (60)
lkclarkston calls (30)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ks, Jh, 3d ]
lkclarkston checks.
cory272 checks.
Mentawaiiii checks.
Kahnefan9888 checks.
Khanwoman checks.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 8c ]
lkclarkston checks.
cory272 checks.
Mentawaiiii checks.
Kahnefan9888 checks.
Khanwoman bets (200)
lkclarkston folds.
cory272 folds.
Mentawaiiii calls (200)
Kahnefan9888 folds.
** Dealing River ** : [ Ah ]
Mentawaiiii checks.
Khanwoman checks.
Khanwoman balance 3905, bet 260, collected 700, net +440 [ 7s 8d ] [ a pair of eights -- Ah,Ks,Jh,8d,8c ]


I folded A8 next hand, just wasnt feeling it. K3o 79o 5To J4c J6d (saw the flop in BB, no connection)
K2o T6o J2o folded 9Tc to a big raise, I was in MP folded A8o again 56o J2o and then.....

Another hand I was proud of again, not because I won, but because I made a move I normally would NEVER make with top pair. I made a good decision by thinking about why this guy would bet that much.

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 7s, As ]
lkclarkston folds.
cory272 raises (400) to 400
rustee222 folds.
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii calls (400)
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 calls (300)
Khanwoman calls (200)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ac, 8h, 3s ]
SirGawain7 checks.
Khanwoman checks.
cory272 bets (500)
Mentawaiiii calls (500)
SirGawain7 folds.
Khanwoman raises (3305) to 3305
Khanwoman is all-In.
cory272 calls (1246)
cory272 is all-In.
Mentawaiiii folds.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Qh ]
cory272: have to leave anyways
** Dealing River ** : [ 5c ]
Main Pot: 5592 | Side Pot 1: 1559
Board: [ Ac 8h 3s Qh 5c ]
Khanwoman balance 7151, bet 3705, collected 7151, net +3446 [ 7s As ] [ a pair of aces -- As,Ac,Qh,8h,7s ]
lkclarkston balance 1719, didn't bet (folded)
cory272 balance 0, lost 2146 [ Jd Jh ] [ a pair of jacks -- Ac,Qh,Jd,Jh,8h ]


J5o

Then I was dealt 9To. I made this call on the turn, again because I would usually fold what I think is the 2nd best hand here. It wasnt expensive to call, and decided the checks on the flop were weak and not traps. Of course I got to check the river which was nice :)

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 9h, Tc ]
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 calls (200)
Khanwoman calls (200)
lkclarkston calls (100)
rustee222 checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 9c, Ks, 4d ]
lkclarkston checks.
rustee222 checks.
SirGawain7 checks.
Khanwoman checks.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 8c ]
lkclarkston checks.
rustee222 checks.
SirGawain7 bets (350)
Khanwoman calls (350)
lkclarkston folds.
rustee222 folds.
** Dealing River ** : [ 3c ]
SirGawain7 checks.
Khanwoman checks.
Board: [ 9c Ks 4d 8c 3c ]
SirGawain7 balance 1315, lost 550 [ 7h 8h ] [ a pair of eights -- Ks,9c,8h,8c,7h ]
Khanwoman balance 8001, bet 550, collected 1500, net +950 [ 9h Tc ] [ a pair of nines -- Ks,Tc,9h,9c,8c ]

34o was my next hand, then I played T8s to a min raise and folded post flop. K2, 74, J2.

Heres another good one. By this time in the turney I was a big chip leader. I dont play a big stack well Im too good at being the short stack!!! Anyhow, I was SB and had 7600 chips, the BB had 1119 chips and it folded to me. Normally I wouldnt want to chance giving the SS any more chips and I would pry folded this. Instead I decided to play GOOD poker like I used to and raise.

Khanwoman posts small blind (100)
lkclarkston posts big blind (200)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 8s, Kh ]
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 folds.
Khanwoman raises (525) to 625
lkclarkston calls (425)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 8h, 5d, Kd ]
Khanwoman bets (500)
lkclarkston calls (494)
lkclarkston is all-In.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Js ]
** Dealing River ** : [ Qh ]
Board: [ 8h 5d Kd Js Qh ]
Khanwoman balance 8720, bet 1125, collected 2244, net +1119 [ 8s Kh ] [ two pairs, kings and eights -- Kh,Kd,Qh,8s,8h ]
lkclarkston balance 0, lost 1119 [ 5c Ah ] [ a pair of fives -- Ah,Kd,Qh,5c,5d ]

38, T2, Q6 and then my bad beat for the turney. I knew it was too good to be true!! But if you notice, this is exactly the position I was trying to get myself in to take a bad beat. It didnt even phase me I even played the next hand. On the forum I started a discussion about how to not be the SS because when I take a bad beat I dont want to bust. This is a perfect example, so I will include chip counts in this Hand History as well.

Its my KJ vs QJ


Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (961)
Seat 2: SirGawain7 (1643)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (8720)
Seat 8: fireblade333 (4736)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (3940)
SirGawain7 posts small blind (200)
Khanwoman posts big blind (400)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Kh, Jd ]
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 raises (1443) to 1643
SirGawain7 is all-In.
Khanwoman calls (1243)
Creating Main Pot with $3286 with SirGawain7
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 9s, Td, Kc ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Ac ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 2s ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 3286 |
Board: [ 9s Td Kc Ac 2s ]
SirGawain7 balance 3286, bet 1643, collected 3286, net +1643 [ Qd Jc ] [ a straight, ten to ace -- Ac,Kc,Qd,Jc,Td ]
Khanwoman balance 7077, lost 1643 [ Kh Jd ] [ a pair of kings -- Ac,Kh,Kc,Jd,Td ]


Ok, so this next hand was a little donkey, but let me explain. As you can see this "gentleman" was pushing with less than premium hands. And staying out of some of the earlier hands it was a pattern for him. So, when I made this raise, I obviously thought I was ahead. But hey,if ya can dish it out, ya have to take it too :)

Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (961)
Seat 2: SirGawain7 (3286)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (7077)
Seat 8: fireblade333 (4736)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (3940)
Khanwoman posts small blind (200)
fireblade333 posts big blind (400)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Ac, 9d ]
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
SirGawain7 calls (400)
Khanwoman calls (200)
fireblade333 checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 9c, 7c, Ks ]
Khanwoman checks.
fireblade333 checks.
SirGawain7 bets (1000)
Khanwoman raises (3039) to 3039
fireblade333 folds.
SirGawain7 calls (1886)
SirGawain7 is all-In.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 9h ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 3h ]
Creating Main Pot with $6972 with SirGawain7
** Summary **
Main Pot: 6972 | Side Pot 1: 153
Board: [ 9c 7c Ks 9h 3h ]
SirGawain7 balance 0, lost 3286 [ Jc Kh ] [ two pairs, kings and nines -- Kh,Ks,Jc,9c,9h ]
Khanwoman balance 10763, bet 3439, collected 7125, net +3686 [ Ac 9d ] [ three of a kind, nines -- Ac,Ks,9d,9c,9h ]

The next two hands I was afraid I might of worn my luck out and folded T7c and T7s. Checked da panger in the BB but no connection. 48, 24, 83 then made a little play from the BB so the Short stack didnt get to keep any chips.

Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (722)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (10163)
Seat 8: fireblade333 (2936)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (6179)
Kahnefan9888 posts small blind (200)
Khanwoman posts big blind (400)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 5d, Td ]
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 calls (200)
Khanwoman checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Qh, Kh, Ah ]
Kahnefan9888 checks.
Khanwoman bets (400)
Kahnefan9888 folds.


Next we checked down a pot with the SS (kahnefan) but he pulled it out and tripled up. Folded 36, J5 and then got no action on my ACES! Bastids. Looking back I pry should of just checked here. It folded to theSB who just limped.


Dealt to Khanwoman [ Ah, Ac ]
fireblade333 folds.
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 calls (200)
Khanwoman raises (600) to 1000
Kahnefan9888 folds.


26, 34, 4T, picked a small pot w K5 in the BB and it checked down, then I was dealt KK in the SB and the SS was the BB. I raised enuff so that if he called he would just have to go all in. He had about 400 chips left when he made this CALL, I just dont get it.

Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (1132)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (10463)
Seat 8: fireblade333 (1292)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (7113)
Khanwoman posts small blind (200)
fireblade333 posts big blind (400)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Kh, Kd ]
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 folds.
Khanwoman raises (600) to 800
fireblade333 calls (400)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Qd, Qh, 3d ]
Khanwoman bets (500)
fireblade333 calls (492)
fireblade333 is all-In.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 8c ]
** Dealing River ** : [ Ac ]
Khanwoman balance 11755, bet 1300, collected 2592, net +1292 [ Kh Kd ] [ two pairs, kings and queens -- Ac,Kh,Kd,Qd,Qh ]
fireblade333 balance 0, lost 1292 [ 2h 3h ] [ two pairs, queens and threes -- Ac,Qd,Qh,3h,3d ]


I steal a pot with A7, folded 83, played 78o from the SB and stole the pot on the turn...

Khanwoman posts small blind (200)
Mentawaiiii posts big blind (400)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 8s, 7d ]
Kahnefan9888 folds.
Khanwoman calls (200)
Mentawaiiii checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Tc, Jh, Kh ]
Khanwoman checks.
Mentawaiiii checks.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 2s ]
Khanwoman bets (400)
Mentawaiiii folds.

Then I lost w the panger and doubled up the short stack. Another thing I wouldnt normally do, but even after I did it, I really felt it was the right thing to do here.

* Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 9c, Qc ]
Khanwoman raises (800) to 800
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 raises (532) to 932
Kahnefan9888 is all-In.
Khanwoman calls (132)
Creating Main Pot with $2064 with Kahnefan9888
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ks, 4s, 5d ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Jc ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 7c ]
Kahnefan9888 balance 2064, bet 932, collected 2064, net +1132 [ 8s Ad ] [ high card ace -- Ad,Ks,Jc,8s,7c ]
Khanwoman balance 11223, lost 932 [ 9c Qc ] [ high card king -- Ks,Qc,Jc,9c,7c ]

Folded K9 and Q7. Felt I should of played the K9. But I made up for it w JQc. Another hand I HATE.

Seat 1: Kahnefan9888 (2664)
Seat 4: Khanwoman (10323)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (7013)
Mentawaiiii posts small blind (300)
Kahnefan9888 posts big blind (600)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Jc, Qs ]
Khanwoman raises (1500) to 1500
Mentawaiiii folds.
Kahnefan9888 calls (900)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 7h, Kd, 8h ]
Kahnefan9888 checks.
Khanwoman bets (1000)
Kahnefan9888 folds.


I flopped top pair in the BB with K2 against the SS but he folded. Then the SS went out the next hand to mentawaiiii. I called w A2 hoping to check down but he bet the flop with top pair, and it held up.

So now we are in HU action. I hadnt quite figured out this guy yet so I was playing a little basic at first. So I wont include all the raise fold or sb folds here. TMI I think :)


But for the first 10-20 hands or so, it was raise fold, fold, fold, raise fold, raise fold ETC ETC.
We saw about 2 flops and I folded on both. I was really trying to feel him out and his betting paterns. Before I knew it even tho I had started with a 2 to 1 chip lead we were dead even. No more foolin around.

This hand we both ended up having A5o. Another call I dont normally make, but an adjustment Im trying to make, and I was glad I made it to split the pot.

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 5c, Ad ]
Khanwoman raises (1700) to 2000
Mentawaiiii raises (8018) to 8618
Mentawaiiii is all-In.
Khanwoman calls (6618)
Creating Main Pot with $17236 with Mentawaiiii
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 2h, Kd, Ah ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 3d ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 2s ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 17236 |
Board: [ 2h Kd Ah 3d 2s ]


Through the beginning hands, I was getting the impression that it didnt take him much to bet or raise. And since I had made myself a tight little image in HU play I decided to loosen up quite a bit. Our chips were even, and at one point he even had a 1k chip lead. I got it back with this hand...turned out I didnt need to loosen up :) I really debated with my all in raise here, I wanted all my chips in this pot of course, but I wanted him to call. I finally decided that he pry felt he was on a roll and would call me with and Ace.


Seat 4: Khanwoman (9582)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (10418)
Mentawaiiii posts small blind (300)
Khanwoman posts big blind (600)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ Qd, Qc ]
Mentawaiiii raises (900) to 1200
Khanwoman raises (8982) to 9582
Khanwoman is all-In.
Mentawaiiii calls (8382)
Creating Main Pot with $19164 with Khanwoman
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 3s, 8s, 3d ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 2d ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 5d ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 19164 |
Board: [ 3s 8s 3d 2d 5d ]

Khanwoman balance 19164, bet 9582, collected 19164, net +9582 [ Qd Qc ] [ two pairs, queens and threes -- Qd,Qc,8s,3s,3d ]
Mentawaiiii balance 836, lost 9582 [ Ah 7h ] [ a pair of threes -- Ah,8s,7h,3s,3d ]

I had him down to a little over 1k in chips now. I hardly ever gamble here when I have them so close to nothing. I know that is uncommon, but theres nothing more I hate than to keep doubling him up and giving him a chance. But, I decided to play a little different this time.

First double up


Seat 4: Khanwoman (18864)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (1136)
Mentawaiiii posts small blind (300)
Khanwoman posts big blind (600)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ 6h, 4d ]
Mentawaiiii raises (836) to 1136
Mentawaiiii is all-In.
Khanwoman calls (536)
Creating Main Pot with $2272 with Mentawaiiii
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 7h, 9d, Jc ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Ah ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 6c ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 2272 |
Board: [ 7h 9d Jc Ah 6c ]

Khanwoman balance 17728, lost 1136 [ 6h 4d ] [ a pair of sixes -- Ah,Jc,9d,6h,6c ]
Mentawaiiii balance 2272, bet 1136, collected 2272, net +1136 [ 9s Td ] [ a pair of nines -- Ah,Jc,Td,9s,9d

I folded about 4 hands then got AQ and it was a no brainer. Was just hoping he pushed again.

Seat 4: Khanwoman (16528)
Seat 9: Mentawaiiii (3472)
Mentawaiiii posts small blind (300)
Khanwoman posts big blind (600)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Khanwoman [ As, Qs ]
Mentawaiiii raises (3172) to 3472
Mentawaiiii is all-In.
Khanwoman calls (2872)
Creating Main Pot with $6944 with Mentawaiiii
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ac, Kc, Ts ]
** Dealing Turn ** : [ Qc ]
** Dealing River ** : [ 2c ]
** Summary **
Main Pot: 6944 |
Board: [ Ac Kc Ts Qc 2c ]

Khanwoman balance 20000, bet 3472, collected 6944, net +3472 [ As Qs ] [ two pairs, aces and queens -- As,Ac,Kc,Qs,Qc ]
Mentawaiiii balance 0, lost 3472 [ 3h 5h ] [ high card ace -- Ac,Kc,Qc,Ts,5h ]

Anyhow, looking over this HH was very good for me. I played WAY WAY out of my box and I was happy about that, especially since it was successful for me. Just another way the forum, and all you low stakes poker pros out there help with my game!!
 
posted by t at 10:03 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
home game part deux...
So while we finished the first turney, some of the people that had busted decided to start up a little side action. Not sure what they were playing or how it turned out but thats them here on the right. Cat on the end, Cliff to his left and the neighbor Tom to his right.

The second turney was a few people shy from the first. A few suckers couldnt take the heat and had to go home (or they were sleepy but the first part sounded better). This time Bill drew a different table than Roger and I and go figure we were right next to each other! I think it was getting late and the beer was starting to affect people because for entertainment we were listening in the other room to Bills tables ALL INS every few minutes!!
The first hand I played here was my KQo hand. I was in the SB when the cutoff min raised. I looked down and saw KQ. Most of the time I would have re raised here just to figure out what was going on with that min raise, but it was Todd who did the min raise and he had done this earlier with a multitude of hands, from AA and KK to QJ and K9. I decided to just call, since it wasnt much and try to hit a monster flop. The BB called as well and the flop came Qd Jd Th. I was pretty happy with this flop with my top pair and OESD so I bet out 75 chips, the pot was 120 chips. The BB called and Todd decided to raise for 200 more. I folded... and I KNOW why did I fold? Well I figured Todd had QJ honestly or had hit the straight. It was so early, I had so little invested I decided not to fight about it and fold. He said he had the same draw as me for the straight and two diamonds (his words were a K and two diamonds). Which meant I was drawing to a split pot at best. But who knows.
As we moved on and heard Don yelling "ALL IN!!!" again and the oooohs and ahhhhs that followed I got to find out how funny Cliff was. Cliff at first glance looks like a totally geeky engineer guy, but man o man if you think thats what he is you are way off!!! And Cliff, Im still not fallin for your "We got online to check to see what hands beat what" line either!! His wife is Charlotte, who was the first out of the first turney. EVERYONE was super shocked that she was first out, and when I went out for a potty break and saw her chip stack at Bills table in the second turney, I understood why. I had gotten a feel for the players at this table, Cliff was smarter than he let on and tried to trick you with ANTI tells. Tom, didnt pay attn much to his table image and talked too much when he had a good hand. Matt who was on the end was a solid player and played live enough to know how to handle his chips. He was agressive pre flop and from what he had shown down was agressive with reason. Jason said he plays on Full Tilt but not for real money yet. He seemed like he knew what he was doing but I did notice he had re raised with about any Ace which I found a little strange. Todd was playing ALOT looser in this second game, he had a $10 bounty on his head and he was ready to hand it over!! Of course I play with Rog online all the time so I already knew his playing style.
The next big hand at this table was when Matt raised it up UTG and Jason came over the top of him and went all in. Surprisingly Jason had A2o and too bad for him Matt had AKh. Jason was out. The next to go was Todd, he got a little too wild with his starting hands and got caught. After he was out I got a couple big hands, AA when Cat had raised UTG to 150, I re raised to 500 cause I knew if I just called the 3 ppl left to act would call too. My re raise scared everyone off tho. I had JJ with no action as well. Next to leave us was Cliff when Tom sucked a straight out of the river to beat him. I was sorry to see Cliff go, and Tom wasnt. This is when Tom started to have NIC fits waiting for the other table to widdle down enough that we could merge. It didnt take long, we heard they were ready then when we finally did merge they were another person short!!! Bill explained why on his blog if you havent read it yet.
Soon we were joined by Bill, Charlotte and Ralph. I hadnt played with Ralph or Charlotte yet, but I had gotten the impression from other players that Charlotte was tough to beat. I had found out during the little break while we merged tables that Ralph was Bills friend that Bill had told me won a big tournament up here in Dayton. I was asking Matt where he usually plays (Cause I could tell he played live from his demeanor) and Ralph chimed in, turned out Matt had come with him and Matt had taken second place in the same tournament. We chatted for a bit because the tournament they won was played at my Legion where I play regularly, so I was telling them about the games there and such. Small world isnt it?!? We drew again for seats and I had drunk neighbor Tom on my right and Ralph on my left. I was soon happy that Ralph was on my left, he was a very aggressive player.

I was quickly the short stack, because Im so good at that, when Ralph who was UTG raised it up to 3x the BB which was 400. It folded around to Cat who was in the cut off and also short stacked. Cat pushed all in which was only my BB. So I had 900 chips left after my BB was in and I look down at TT. Go figure!! Normally with a raise and an all in I would lay this hand down, but I took some time to think it out and realized...Altho I dont want my TT against TWO other hands, its only against two other hands in the main pot. The side pot would be 1800 chips and since Ralph raised with alot of hands I was prolly good for the side pot. So I pushed in, which was only 100 more for Ralph to call. Ralph had raised UTG with QJ and Cat had AQ. The turn brought a J OH NOOOOO but REDEMPTION I hit my T on the river and took down both pots AND got an ENVELOPE!! Sorry Rog, but woooooooooooooooot!! But the bright side was, since Roger was out I had someone to take pics for me!! So thanks to him we have most of these lovely photos... nicely done photographer!! I think Matt was the next out, he had taken a hit to his stack with TT when Ralph had AA, and I think (could be wrong on this) he went out with TT as well. We saw lots of big PPs at this table. The next big hand was when Bill pushed in with a SS, Charlotte called and it folded around to the BB which was Ralph. He had 83o but it was very little for him to call. Bill and Charlotte both turned up 9To!! Amazingly enough, Ralph hit TWO PAIR on the FLOP!! And both Charlotte and Bill went out but In the money.
Now it was down to Ralph, Tom and myself. Ralph on my left, Tom on my right and Matt dealt for us. This is Matt on the left dealing and Tom at the end of the table. Tom won a big pot off of Ralph when he sucked out another straight, it was like his 5th at that table. He was pretty drunk and getting pretty lucky. Thats when I looked down and saw the big pretty ladies!!! )(pic right me looking) Woohoo!! Tom had even limped in front of me so even if they folded I got the BB and his limp, I of course pushed all in since I was the SS (as usual) and Tom called me with 66. Of course I knew the 6 was coming (as usual) and I went out in THIRD AGAIN!!! I got $20 this time, and I was happy getting in the money both times, but Im sick of not winning!!! I have alot of work to do on my turney game.

Anyhow, bottom line, I had a GREAT time!! I hope I get invited back. Bill and his wife are really great people. The kind of people that treat you like they have known you forever even tho they havent. Cat (who I have met before) is also a great guy. Bill mentioned he is shy in person, and he is, but he still had us all cracking up a few times!! He had invited a great group of people as well, totally changed my view on you ENGINEER types! Altho I didnt get home till after 3am, which is late for a mama like me, I didnt regret it!!

Thanks again Bill for your hospitality, you and Beth are great peeps!! <--- sucking up to get invited next time.
 
posted by t at 3:04 PM | Permalink | 1 comments
Monday, March 20, 2006
Home game report!

So this past Saturday I was invited to IlliniFans house (Bill - shown left). I met Bill playing poker on Full Tilt and we are both members of fulltiltforum.com. I had the chance to play with him before at the American Legion here in Dayton, so this would be the second time we had played live. I have known about his home game for about a month and was very excited to go! Most of the home games Id played in were just family and friends, so I knew this would be a change and FUN FUN! Then to top it off at the last minute we heard that CailtyssRulien - Roger (another forum friend - shown below right) was going to be in town as well, so more good news.



I was told food was at 6pm and poker at 7:30pm and Im not one to miss out on food, I showed up with Roger around 6:30pm. I got to meet Bills wife, Beth, and his neighbor Tom first. Beth had made us quite the spread!!! Chicago beef (I had never had this before and it was awesome), veggies and dip, my favorite potato chips (Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar), M&Ms (peanut and plain mind you), this FABULOUS cheese ball with crackers, cookies and many other goodies!! Ok, so I love Beth already. I sat and chatted with her for a bit before the rest of the guests arrived and she is a great gal and way too good for Bill. *snicker* It wasnt long before every one arrived and it was time to pony up!

We drew for seats and Bill, Roger and myself were all at the same table! The blind structure was fast, but it was a good thing so that we could have time to play two tournaments.

I didnt have many hands of mention at this first table. I did get to check 87o in the BB and flopped trip 8s and turned a boat. I was lucky to be able to have John, who liked to call to the river in this hand with me, he called my flop bet but folded to my smallish turn bet after thinking for quite awhile. FLOP was 884 TURN 4. I thought for sure Id get a call from him, because two hands earlier he had crippled Roger when he called a good size river bet from him when all he had was 3rd pair with a really bad kicker. I picked up KK at this table but got no action. I stole a pot on the turn w KJ when the board was AQxx and everyone was checking, but nothing fancy. Mostly at this table I was trying to get to know everyone, paying attention to their tendencies and laughing at Dennis and Don making fun of SMALL!!! (who is Bill) These guys were hilarious. Todd was a pretty funny guy as well, but as we started Illini lost the NCAA game and he got pretty quiet. But even in his and Bills sorrow they were both fair game to the jokesters!! Todd was the killa at this table and took out two of the three players eliminated before the Final Table. Bill has a good payout structure, and everyone also puts and extra $2 into a bounty pool where everyone gets an envelope, and when you bust you give your envelope to the player that bust you. Pretty fun stuff. Before I knew it we were merging into our FT.

I went to the FT with an average stack, but after the blinds I was gonna need to double up pretty fast.

I drew a seat next to someone new, Bridget (Pic right). I love funny women. She was Irish, and she came equipped with a custom flask filled with Makers Mark and everything *hehehe*. She kept me entertained most of the 2nd table, except for when she check raised me and took half my stack, cause I was bluffing.

I eyed everyones stack and realized I could easily make it into the money (5 places). Before I knew it we were down to the final three.


Bill was the chip leader with a pretty massive chip lead over Todd and I who had the same amount of chips.

First hand in I called out of the sb w Q8 and hit top pair. I went all in as I was first to act and Todd sat for 5 minutes deciding whether or not to call me. Its a hard knox life playing against the Khan.


I believe the first or second hand after that I got ATd on the button and pushed. I was called by Bill with 9Tc. Everyone OOOOHed and AWWWWed because I had him dominated, but I stood up quickly saying he would hit his 9 and he did... I got 3rd- $25 and handed over my envelope to the suckout artiste IlliniFan :). Todd came back from a massive chip defecit to beat Bill during HU action, I didnt get to see most of it cause it was time for my potty break.

OK i gotta go to bed.. more tomorrow
 
posted by t at 8:15 PM | Permalink | 3 comments
Friday, March 17, 2006
Husbands shouldnt get vacations...
All week long, I mean doesnt he know I have a schedule of nothing to keep up with?!?! After 6 years of me making decisions by myself, and all of a sudden he has some say, all because he wanted a week off and didn`t wanna go anywhere. This is ridiculous!! Next time vacations at home have to be approved by ME! At least I get to go play poker at Illinifans tomorrow... WITHOUT HIM, thank god. And Monday back to normal.

We had Steaks last night for dinner.. mmmm.. it had been awhile since we had steaks. As much as Joe hated being a meat cutter for so long, now that he isnt one, we sure do miss those $0.99 filets. Today was supposed to be our fun day. We had planned on keeping Maya home from school and going to Boonshofts . It was called the Museum of Natural History when I was a kid. But then, yesterday when Maya got home from school, I knew she was sick as soon as I saw her. Glassy eyes, dark circles, red cheeks and then I felt her hot hands. Sure enough her temp was 102.7 and this morning 102, so instead its movies and games all day. Altho, her temp has been down for a couple of hours now so hopefully we are still on for Pepitos tonight. The girls LOVE Pepitos. Ive gone there since I was a kid, a neighborhood Mexican restaurant. I`ve had alot of Mexican food and never found its equal, and the Margaritas.. OH ... MY.... GOD.

Anyhow, Im still on poker Hiatus. Although tomorrow Im going to the home game at Bills. It sounds like fun, Ill get to meet his wife and he has 15-18 people coming including THE CAT (Roger) which should make for plenty of poker fun. We even have a last longer bet *teehee*
 
posted by t at 2:06 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Poker Schmoker...
I was reading the forum this morning and it seems to be a running theme, everyone is down (except for Bill) and everyone is on a bad run (except for Bill) and everyone is taking a break (yes, except for Bill).

Since Tuesday last week Ive been playing once a day at nickel dime seeing how my luck runs and Play money tables in the evenings. Sunday I made the mistake of taking $10 to a .10/.25 NLHE table to unlock my bonus. Ya, that $10 in bonus doesnt help much when you lose $20 trying to earn it. I had a guy bluff into me with a 6 high flush draw. I knew he didnt have anything and I went all in... go figure he called me and another diamond hit, and so on and so forth, you all know the drill.

Ive got this poker book here that Squib sent me. Poker for advanced players by Sklansky. Ive started it, and dont like it much. I dont like how LIMIT seems to be the standard for players and the advice given. I know its all relative, but for someone that doesnt play limit all that much, its pretty annoying. But I think I shall try to get thru most of that book today and get some lessons out of it. Two other books Im gonna dive into :

Phil Gordons Little Green Book
Harrington on Hold Em 2

After Ive had a litle rest, Im gonna concentrate on my MTTs. Thats pry all Ill be playing for awhile. Tournament play is really my best game, and its time to start tweaking it and making more Final Tables.
 
posted by t at 8:08 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
For Sheila and Steve.
Yes I should quit my day job and become a bowler...

It was a Friday and Maya was off school so I had promised a bowling excursion. But when we get up and going that day the girls` rooms were a MESS so I said they had to clean them up before going. Maya is really good at this, but we always give Anna her stuff to do so Maya doesnt have to do it ALL cause that is what will end up happening.

Anna is in one of her MOODS. Shes screaming and yelling when we try to help her clean up. I warn Maya that maybe we should wait till Saturday so we can go without Anna, because I know Annas mood wont change when we get there. Maya insists we go that day and says she will even go clean up Annas part if I keep our plans.

So we pack up and get going. The bowling alley didnt open till noon and we get there right after noon. We get our shoes and stuff and head down to the lane. Anna immediately starts crying about her shoes being too big. sigh. Then Maya takes her first bowl...



Anna was up next and both Maya and I tried to help her bowl, but she threw a fit. So I drug her off the lane over to a chair where she could throw a fit by herself.



She sat here till the 10th frame when she finally finished crying. I let Maya bowl for both of them. Maya did AWESOME. Her first 6 frames she bowled 9 pins down! And on Annas frames she hit 4 spares. I was pretty impressed. And then I had to show her up when I hit a STRIKE!!



So I figure if I can hit one strike, one day I should be able to throw all strikes right? Maya and I ended up bowling a big whopping 80. We tied and we PWN. We are ready to come to Peoria and take you two down.

Ya I know.... GLWT.
 
posted by t at 7:50 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Friday, March 03, 2006
Time to backtrack...
OK, so Ive been a bit lazy with the blog lately... sue me.

Anna said something really funny last weekend. First a little background, we joke around ALOT with our kids. I like to call em names when they do something stupid, for instance I call Maya a doofus when shes walking down the hall putting her shirt on, cant see, and runs into the wall. Its very entertaining. We wrestle and have tickle wars, and of course they just love it. We have a running joke in our house, I cant remember when it started about Maya having a stinky butt (of course when Anna joined she inherited the stinky butt). But it goes a little something like this ... MAYA "Daddy, why did the reindeer leave our back yard?" JOE "Lets see... maybe because YOUR BUTT STINKS SO BAD" tee hee hahahaha. OK, so Anna has picked up the joke "Daddy has a stinky butt, Daddy has a stinky butt" I know I know, we are awful parents....

So, back to the story, Dave was over last weekend and pulls Anna over to him real sweet like and says "You know what Anna, I was thinking today about why Im so lucky. Do you konw why Im so lucky?" And Anna looks him dead in the eye, and whispers "Because you have a stinky butt?" OMG I love my girls....
 
posted by t at 8:36 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Its been a bit...
Since my last post... I wanted to leave the turney info up at the top for awhile or at least until the turney was over.

Speaking of the turney, we raised 2280 with the tournament alone. Along with pledges it looks like 3000! And after I get the final totals from Rich and Mac Im thinking we may be around 5k. Pretty darn cool. When I write up my final post for the forum Ill be sure to post it here as well.

I will however go ahead and post my "bad beat" for this tournament. It was pretty depressing. I had high hopes of doing well in this tournament and looking back at this play i probably should of folded. Bleu329 had gone all in for the past 3 hands in EP and those of you that know bleu know what this means "BLEU BINGO". This time when he bingoed all in UTG and I look down to see JJ I knew I was golden and at worst had him drawing to 3 outs. There was only one person to act after me, so I figured if everyone folded to me I was calling, even tho it was for all my chips. The sad part about this, is CTHarris07 had AUTO CALL checked, when he was last to act. This is sad to me because I know he was just gonna call and try to get lucky, which is fine, I really dont understand how people can do this, but thats the nature of the game...

Oh and one little side note, when CT called after me I almost fell outta my chair, I didnt expect him to AT ALL

Full Tilt Poker Game #465103359: Suck Out on Leukemia (2733324), Table 5 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:14:06 ET - 2006/02/26
Seat 1: khanwoman (2,680)
Seat 2: ctharris07 (4,100)
Seat 3: bleu329 (3,789)
Seat 4: ColdE (10,255)
Seat 5: C-Squared74 (2,670)
Seat 6: xecontrol (3,360)
Seat 7: bayne_s (2,130)
Seat 8: Scabs304 (5,317)
Seat 9: Gydyon (7,230)
khanwoman posts the small blind of 60
ctharris07 posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #9
Gydyon: bored bleu? <--non forumer that doesnt know about bleu bingo
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to khanwoman [Jc Jd]
bleu329 raises to 3,789, and is all in
onthejuice (Observer): like i said
ColdE folds
C-Squared74 folds
xecontrol folds
bayne_s folds
Clint Baird (Observer): bleu knows im catching up on chips
Scabs304 folds
ColdE: oh yeah
Gydyon folds
khanwoman calls 2,620, and is all in
Scabs304: soon
ColdE: he popped the clutch for sure
ctharris07 calls 3,669
bleu329 shows [Ad 2c]
khanwoman shows [Jc Jd]
ctharris07 shows [9c Qc] <-- CT just took my odds from 80% to 40%
Clint Baird (Observer): he getting desperate
Scabs304: A9s
*** FLOP *** [3h 7s Qs]
*** TURN *** [3h 7s Qs] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [3h 7s Qs 9h] [Ah]
bleu329 shows a pair of Aces
ctharris07 shows two pair, Queens and Nines
ctharris07 wins the side pot (2,218) with two pair, Queens and Nines
khanwoman shows a pair of Jacks
ctharris07 wins the main pot (8,040) with two pair, Queens and Nines
Scabs304: damn :(
Clint Baird (Observer): gg bleu
khanwoman stands up
bleu329 stands up

Anyhow, this BS really got to me. It is STILL bothering me and its showing in my game so Im taking a step back from poker for a few days at least. I played some yesterday and Monday and managed to lose around $40 to KK vs 44 suckouts and Im just not in the right frame of mind for it right now.

ON ANOTHER NOTE....

Things on the homefront are a disaster. It just one of those "runs" of life where it seems everything is going wrong. Furnace goes out, faucet snaps off, dryer quits working and all these things cost money money money. I try to do my taxes myself to save a little money, that took almost an entire day for me to realize theres no way I can do my own taxes. I like Turbo Tax, but when it doesnt even have a spot for me to enter my office expenses like rent and bills, then wtf is it good for?

Ive been keeping Anna home from daycare as much as I can, and all I can say about that is the $30 a day we pay them is well worth it. She went with me yesterday to buy the dryer at HH Gregg, our shopping excursion ended with me dragging her out by the arm while she was screaming, thats always fun. Shes going to Bette and Scotts for a bit this afternoon while I work. The account I have to go to is right out by their house so thats convenient. Tomorrow she has to go to daycare tho. I have a class on some new Aflac software from 12:30-5:30, oh joy. That means 5 full hours of fellow Aflac people drilling me for information (I was involved in some Aflac "drama" and have made myself scarce for this exact reason).

Im hoping the weather is nice on Friday, Id like to go down to the river front with Anna, but shes been so under the weather lately I hate to take her out in the cold. The weekend before last we went bowling and Ive been meaning to post pictures from that and never got around to it. Ill have to do that this week. This weekend (Saturday) we have tickets to a childrens fair type thing, I havent been to it before so Im not really sure exactly what it is but it sounds like a fair or bazzar for kids.

Anyhow, thats about it for now...
 
posted by t at 7:44 AM | Permalink | 3 comments