Saturday, March 24, 2007
Mixed Fortunes but Good Poker
Played a $3 + 0.25, 45 play game at Pokerstars and came 28th. Just couldn't catch 2 good cards and the play was so loose I couldn't bluff to pick up any blinds either. I went short-stacked very quickly and eventually had to go all-in with an Ace and a 4. One other player joined me with an Ace and a six which he won with the higher kicker.
Registered for a $10.70 + $1 with 2 seats guaranteed in the Pokerstars Sunday Millions tourney. The Sunday Million at Pokerstars has guaranteed prize money of $1,500,000. There was 97 players in the tournament. Couldn't catch any decent cards and went out in 67th place when I went all in withh K Q suited and was beaten with a high card Ace.$8 + 0.80 Sunday Millions Tourney, came 13th out of 36
Pokerstars had a $10 + $1 tournament with $15000 guaranteed which I entered. I was put out in 827th place from 2218 players when my JJ in the hole was beaten by a Queen on the board making a pair for the only other person that followed my all in.
A $9 buy in to win a chance to play in a $150,000 guaranteed poker tournament later in the day seemed a good place to start on Saturday morning. However only 5 registered making one first prize of $40. It didn't make any difference anyway as I bombed out in 4th place.
Didn't play until the next Friday when I decided to have a game before bed. Entered a $6 + 0.50 Sit n Go at Pokerstars, a single table event. I trailed for most of the game but managed to keep my head above water until we were down to three players. I was losing by miles but managed to climb back a little before knocking out the second place spot. In the heads up match, it was back and forth a little before my opponent went all-in with a pair of 10s against my 10-J. Luckily another Jack appeared in the flop and I took first place and a prize of $27.00.
Overall though a loss for the past week of $14.45.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Latest Poker Update
Anyway, here goes...
$22.50 returned from $5 stake at a 15 player tournament at Poker333. I finished in 2nd place after being the chip leader for most of the game.
Absolute Poker $1/$2 cash game. Took $20 to the table and was sitting at $36 when my connection to the net dropped out and I couldn't get it back so I gave up for a while and took my $16 profit.
Went to Pokerstars after that and entered a 5 table 45 player Sit n Go tournament for $6 + $0.50. I was chip leader for most of the tournament until the last half a dozen players where the lead changed frequently. I was playing well but at one point the blinds were at $2000/$4000 and I only had $625 in chips left but I managed to double up a few times and I was back in the game. Eventually when we were playing heads up I took a bad run of cards and couldn't catch anything worth playing so ended up in second place. I won $60 which I was delighted with! Another profit!!! This time $53.50.
Sunday night and feeling a bit pissed. Shouldn't really play iin this state but though what the hell. Took $20 to an Absolute table and played about 10 hands making $28 profit! Maybe should take a beer or two more often!
Played another $6 + $0.5 Sit n Go at Pokerstars. However this was only a 9 player and I didn't fare so well going out in 5th place.
Lost $7.75 in a $1/$2 fixed limit game of Texas Hold 'em. Couldn't really catch any cards although I played for a while and my money came and went a bit. Overall it just wasn't happening for me.
Another lost just today, this time at Pokerstars. Playing in a $1/$2 game of hold'em, I went $26 down before calling it a day, or at least an afternoon.
Overall, a profit of $46.75. Another profit, albeit small!