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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Beautiful Day

I woke on Tuesday morning with the mild thud of a hangover due to the "one beer in the sunsheeine" that we'd gone for after work on Monday night. Inevitably we ended up having 6 or 7 beers and I was now regretting it. Not only had I not been disciplined enough to go home earlier, todays lunch appointment was one I had been looking forward to as the highlight of my week and now I was feeling pretty rough when I wanted to be on top form. Still, I got myself up and dragged myself into work. The morning passed reasonably quickly and then I went to lunch with a beautiful, intelligent girl. I ordered a glass of water and tuna & mayo sandwich. I needed the water with every mouthful of food and could only eat half the sandwich. My conversation during lunch was awkward and dull, but thankfully she is smart and kept feeding me subjects to keep the talk going. If it had been a date I can guarantee it would have been difficult to secure a second one, luckily it was just friends having lunch for the first time, so in a couple of weeks we'll do it again and I'll hopefully be back to my charming best. I gently drifted through the afternoon thinking of all the things I should have said, witty one-liners coming to me 2 hours later than they should have.

When I got home I decided to sit down and play. I read through all the notepad docs I've got sitting on my desktop that remind me how to play well. Then I registered for some SNGs and had 3 games on the go at the same time during most of this. My results were as follows :

PokerStars - $4 180, busted 75th after my flopped second nut flush got runner-runnered by trips making a full house -$4.40

Betfair $5 9 man SNG - 1st +$22.50

Betfair $5 9 man SNG - 2nd +$13.50

PokerStars $5 27 man SNG - 1st +$50.00 - Special mention to Yorkshire Pud for IM-ing me with 7 left and convincing me I was going to win it. It gave me confidence just when I was starting to waver. Good timing mate !

Betfair $5 9 man SNG - 4th - terrible game, really weird play by everyone, no PF raises, no pushing by players with just 2 BB's left -$5.50

PokerStars $5 45 man SNG - 1st after an Epic HU battle +$69.76

PokerStars $5 27 man SNG - doubled up early, then got AKs v AQo allin PF, flop QKQ put me back to starting chips
recovered to finish 2nd +$36.00

Profit for the night $154.36, chuffed to bits. I needed the boost badly, but I played good stuff too. Small ball early then long ball when I had the chips to pressure people. It felt great, my hangover was gone, even lunch didn't seem like a disaster anymore.

Highlights from the 45 man game are here

Most "Eww I don't know where I am" Hand -

-----Hand 11-----
TanOrpheus's M = 32.67
PokerStars Game #10517457642: Tournament #53278693, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2007/06/19 - 17:11:02 (ET)
Condensed history provided by the Tournament Trimmer (v1.1.2w) from http://www.FlopTurnRiver.com
Table '53278693 3' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: badabing777 (1485 in chips)
Seat 2: stewfrance (1450 in chips)
Seat 4: MaxNow (1405 in chips)
Seat 5: carli29 (2250 in chips)
Seat 6: tsdub86 (870 in chips)
Seat 7: Bores03 (1695 in chips)
Seat 8: JakePokers (1345 in chips)
Seat 9: TanOrpheus (1470 in chips)
tsdub86: posts small blind 15
Bores03: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TanOrpheus [7s 7h]
JakePokers: folds
TanOrpheus: raises 60 to 90
badabing777: calls 90
stewfrance: calls 90
MaxNow: folds
carli29: folds
tsdub86: folds
Bores03: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [4c 7c Kd]
Bores03: checks
TanOrpheus: bets 120
badabing777: folds
stewfrance: folds
Bores03: calls 120
*** TURN *** [4c 7c Kd] [9h]
Bores03: bets 120
TanOrpheus: raises 210 to 330
Bores03: calls 210
*** RIVER *** [4c 7c Kd 9h] [Jc]
Bores03: bets 450
TanOrpheus: calls 450
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Bores03: shows [Kc Qs] (a pair of Kings)
TanOrpheus: shows [7s 7h] (three of a kind, Sevens)
TanOrpheus collected 2175 from pot

Most "I'm happy I sucked out and busted you" Hand -

-----Hand 13-----
TanOrpheus's M = 35.40
PokerStars Game #10517505774: Tournament #53278693, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2007/06/19 - 17:14:10 (ET)
Condensed history provided by the Tournament Trimmer (v1.1.2w) from http://www.FlopTurnRiver.com
Table '53278693 3' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: badabing777 (1345 in chips)
Seat 2: stewfrance (1010 in chips)
Seat 3: bartje82 (2545 in chips)
Seat 4: MaxNow (1880 in chips)
Seat 5: carli29 (2150 in chips)
Seat 6: tsdub86 (855 in chips)
Seat 7: Bores03 (743 in chips)
Seat 8: JakePokers (1332 in chips)
Seat 9: TanOrpheus (2655 in chips)
badabing777: posts small blind 25
stewfrance: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TanOrpheus [As Qs]
bartje82: folds
MaxNow: folds
carli29: folds
tsdub86: raises 100 to 150
Bores03: folds
JakePokers: folds
TanOrpheus: raises 150 to 300
badabing777: folds
stewfrance: calls 250
tsdub86: raises 555 to 855 and is all-in
TanOrpheus: calls 555
stewfrance: calls 555
*** FLOP *** [Qc 2c 6h]
stewfrance: checks
TanOrpheus: bets 200
stewfrance: folds
*** TURN *** [Qc 2c 6h] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 2c 6h 8s] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tsdub86: shows [Ac Kh] (high card Ace)
TanOrpheus: shows [As Qs] (a pair of Queens)
TanOrpheus collected 2590 from pot

tsdub86 [observer] said, "nice raise donkey"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "terrible"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "way to make a good read and raise"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "o wait no that was a dumb move and u lucked out my bad"
TanOrpheus said, "m8 i've just exactly the same happen to me on another table"
TanOrpheus said, "diff between u and me -"
TanOrpheus said, "I said NH and got on with it"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "difference is i wouldnt re raise w/ AQ"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "actually almost nobody would cuz its stupid"
TanOrpheus said, "in that case you can play me anytime"
tsdub86 [observer] said, "lol u were dominated when u called all in so how is that good?"
TanOrpheus said, "sigh"

Hand that turned the tournament -

-----Hand 21-----
TanOrpheus's M = 21.68
PokerStars Game #10517799831: Tournament #53278693, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2007/06/19 - 17:33:10 (ET)
Condensed history provided by the Tournament Trimmer (v1.1.2w) from http://www.FlopTurnRiver.com
Table '53278693 3' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: badabing777 (1035 in chips)
Seat 2: Got2nutz (2320 in chips)
Seat 3: bartje82 (3290 in chips)
Seat 4: MentalFloss9 (6710 in chips)
Seat 5: carli29 (1800 in chips)
Seat 6: Zouille (885 in chips)
Seat 7: Bores03 (3336 in chips)
Seat 8: godbolt10 (2305 in chips)
Seat 9: TanOrpheus (4879 in chips)
Zouille: posts small blind 75
Bores03: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TanOrpheus [Ah Kd]
godbolt10: folds
TanOrpheus: raises 300 to 450
badabing777: folds
Got2nutz: folds
bartje82: folds
MentalFloss9: calls 450
carli29: folds
Zouille: folds
Bores03: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [6h As 9d]
Bores03: checks
TanOrpheus: bets 750
MentalFloss9: calls 750
Bores03: folds
*** TURN *** [6h As 9d] [7c]
TanOrpheus: bets 1500
MentalFloss9: calls 1500
*** RIVER *** [6h As 9d 7c] [4c]
TanOrpheus: bets 2179 and is all-in
MentalFloss9: calls 2179
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TanOrpheus: shows [Ah Kd] (a pair of Aces)
MentalFloss9: shows [Qc Ac] (a pair of Aces - lower kicker)
TanOrpheus collected 10283 from pot

Worst played hand by an opponent -

-----Hand 47-----
TanOrpheus's M = 17.44
PokerStars Game #10518759130: Tournament #53278693, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level X (400/800) - 2007/06/19 - 18:34:11 (ET)
Condensed history provided by the Tournament Trimmer (v1.1.2w) from http://www.FlopTurnRiver.com
Table '53278693 2' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Spiderman477 (5454 in chips)
Seat 3: bartje82 (13547 in chips)
Seat 4: TanOrpheus (25289 in chips)
Seat 6: frenchgana (12298 in chips)
Seat 7: tuor1 (10912 in chips)
All players post the ante 50
Spiderman477: posts small blind 400
bartje82: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TanOrpheus [Jc Kd]
TanOrpheus: calls 800
frenchgana: folds
tuor1: raises 800 to 1600
Spiderman477: folds
bartje82: folds
TanOrpheus: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [Td Ac 7h]
TanOrpheus: checks
tuor1: checks
*** TURN *** [Td Ac 7h] [2s]
TanOrpheus: bets 1600
tuor1: calls 1600
*** RIVER *** [Td Ac 7h 2s] [Qd]
TanOrpheus: bets 4000
tuor1: raises 3662 to 7662 and is all-in
TanOrpheus: calls 3662
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tuor1: shows [As Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
TanOrpheus: shows [Jc Kd] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
TanOrpheus collected 23174 from pot

3 Comments:

Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

Nice profitable day at the office there Tan!

I know what you mean about witty 1 liners coming 2 hours too late. Believe it or not I can be quite shy and a bit of a buffoon when hung over. I'm sure she's clever enough to have worked out you were rough!

11:46 am  
Anonymous burnleymik said...

WOW! He played that AA absolutely terribly!

Good run mate.

ATB

BM

1:34 am  
Blogger Kenn said...

nice run mate always feels good to boost that confidence with a good nights work. keep it going

9:47 am  

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