Thursday, April 29, 2010

BBT #4 - THE BUDDYMOOK 4/28/10

Could barely keep my eyes open for this one... and I just found out I'm getting more last minute work in, so will be busy for a couple more weeks... gotta pay those bills!

2 hands in I wake up with KK in the SB. I managed to weak bet my way into all of CK's chips when she shoved TP on the river. I chipped up a bit more, made it past the break then managed to lose a bunch of chips with AK soooooted twice  - I know on the first hand I was the aggressor and was called by TT - don't remember the second hand. Rather than playing a good tight game like I should have, I shoved my remaining chips into I can't remember who or what cards a little while later for 50th place. I wasn't tilted, just too tired to go on. But the second I did it, I felt like crap... that "why the fuck did I just do that" feeling. Oh well. Play better on the next one.

Waffles. Hard core ├╝ber donkasaurus. And a very funny man. Don't let him know I said that though. That is all.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BBT #3 - PTR 4/26/10

Played pretty ok tonight - no decisions I'm embarrassed about. Still pretty wrapped up in work, so very tired, actually woke up from a quick nap to reg this time :) Had to play pretty tight for the 2nd half of the game, went completely card dead for about 45 hands. Anything that looked remotely playable was shoved on, so I just stayed tight, stole where I could and maintained. Ended up shoving 44 over Troublecat's co raise, he thought for a while (I had been squeaky tight to this point) and finally called with 99, and that was the end for me - out in 12/75. Would have been nice to make the FT, but I can't complain, I at least hit the $$. Looking forward to the MookieDank, though Wednesday is a big deadline day for me... only 10 more days...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BBT #2 - MOOKIE 4/21/10

Heart wasn't in this one... very tired, but entered anyway. Threw an "awfukkit" 77 3bet shove into a flop rr on a low board and 99 held about 1/2hr into it. I pretty much knew I was toast on the rr, and there was absolutely no reason to get so feisty this early, I guess I just wanted out. I'm probably going to be playing like crap until I get done with my latest job, so the first half of the BBT will look a lot like these first 2 posts, but I'll keep plugging away anyway. I have enough tokens for the PTR from ftp points, and enough to carry my mookie entries from winning a satellite, so I'm pretty much on a freeroll on this thing. And if anyone from my table reads this - sorry for the non-chat... I was just too tired to deal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BBT #1 - PTR 4/20/10

Got home with plenty of time to make the tourney. Sent my daughter to brush her teeth at 9:00, lie down on the couch, and within 30 seconds fast asleep. Woke up at 10:30, too late to join PTR. Not a very good start to BBT5.

I have to guess I'm pretty much dead money in most of these tourneys, since I've not been playing MTT's and instead concentrating on cash. (and, oh yeah, I'm pathetic at poker to begin with, let's not forget about that).

See you at the Mookie (if I can stay awake long enough to register, that is....)

Friday, April 16, 2010

FTP Update

Lots going on today - I don't think I've ever posted this much... but...


They've also changed Tokens to Tickets... I guess they're implementing the "steps" system ala Stars.

From the 2+2 thread:

A. Rush Poker Tournaments

It's Rush Poker applied to tournaments! Mostly the same as Rush ring games, with a few concessions to tournament play. The main changes:

  • Instead of just tracking number of hands since paying the big blind, the small blind is also tracked.
  • The actual amount of time since you last posted a blind matters nearly as much as how many hands you've gone since posting. This is to discourage stalling (there is no hand-for-hand, so we've made stalling detrimental/harder in other ways), however it's not so bad that you're unduly punished just for being very active in hands.
  • When the tournament gets down to under 30 players, the tables start getting shorter (down to 4 handed tables when 10 players are left in a 9 handed tournament). This keeps the "rush" of Rush poker going.
  • The tournament reverts to a normal tournament for the final table. This is also the only time you can observe a RushTournament.

As many guessed, all three "TBA" FTOPS events are Rush Tournaments. We have a Turbo, a PLO Knockout, and a big Rebuy. More details can be found on the FTOPS schedule and they will appear in the game shortly.

B. Tournament Tickets

We've completely revamped the old "token" system and created a Tournament Ticket system. If you had an old $26 or $75 token, it's been converted to a $26 or $75 tournament ticket. You can check your tournament ticket balance in the Cashier (where the tokens used to be).

This change allows a number of things. The most immediately visible include buying tournament tickets in the FTP Store, Iron Man Store, and FTP Academy store. Various freerolls (such as the weekly $1K Freeroll and the WSOP "Race to the Main Event" Freerolls) will award tickets.

Also enabled by Tournament Tickets...

C. Steps Tournaments

Found under Sit & Go->Steps, start with $3.30 and work your way through 7 steps to get your WSOP Main Event package. Eventually there will be other Step 7 tournament with different end prizes.

We've incorporated the old $26 and $75 token system into the new step system (as Steps 3 and 4), and all Step tickets from Step 3 on can be used in any tournament matching that buyin ($26, $75, $216, $640, and $2100), so there are lots of "exit points" to be had if the final Step doesn't interest you.

There are many different flavors of each Step (including regular, turbo, super turbo, 4-man HU, 6-max, 18-man, 36-man double shootouts, and a few daily MTTs) so everyone should be able to find a Step that suits them.

D. Super Turbo SNG Changes: We've "standardized" the Super Turbo SNG offerings. Instead of the slightly weird and limited buyin levels, we're now spreading Super Turbo SNGs at every "normal" SNG level from $1 to $1,000. In addition, we've modified the Heads-Up Super Turbo structure. Instead of 3 minute levels starting at 15/30 they're now 2 minute levels starting at 10/20, and instead of 300 starting chips they now have 500. Structures for 6/8/9 handed Super Turbos are unchanged.

Joe Cada doc in the works

Saw this on Joxum's blog. 

Guess the filmmakers got stupidly lucky on this one... it looks like they started filming before the gang went to Vegas and just happened to be filming the eventual winner. I'm not positive about that though - they might have just grabbed him after he hit the final table... the more I think about it, the more likely that scenario is. The content looks pretty good, though the production looks a bit shoddy (hey guys, need some excellent motion graphics? Give me a yell!)

I like this one better than the EP02 Busto to Robusto with good2cu that just came out. The filmmakers only get a few days to shoot, and though I think they could have made a great story out of his life, they just didn't capture what they needed in time. I also don't identify with him on any level whatsoever, so it's a tough sell to begin with. Worth checking out though.


Damn, that snuck up pretty quick! Thanks to Al for putting this together again... I have to say I was kind of bummed when he told us BBT4 was the last one. I had a lot of fun playing last year. Came close a couple times to snagging a TOC seat, but couldn't pull it off. I guess I have 12 tries to get it right this time! Can't wait for Goat's predictions.

Full BBT5 info here.

Tournament: Poker From the Rail
When: Monday, April 19th through May 24th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $24+2 (or token)*
Password: 2010WSOP
Tournament: The MookieWhen: Wednesday, April 21st through May 26th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $10+1*
Password: vegas1
*Winner also receives ToC entry
Tournament: Battle of the Blogger Tournaments InvitationalWhen: Sunday, April 18th through May 23rd starting at 19:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Restricted freeroll**
**$2,000 Prizepool + 1st and 2nd place receive ToC entry
Tournament: Blogger Battle RoyaleWhen: Sunday, June 6th starting at 14:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Freeroll for BBT participating bloggers


3 more buyins up tonight. I'm back up for the month, but still 3 buyins down from my spazz out. No idea WTF I was doing yesterday. I just didn't believe anyone had what they said they had. Believe 'em now, that's for sure...

Gonna go chill out for a bit. Not sure of I'll play tomorrow. Historically, Friday nights are hellabad for me, though saturday and sunday are cash cows.

*edit - I'm now up 6 buyins... Pretty much where I left off before the catastrophy.

Don't let this fool you. I'm still the fishiest fish on the dish.

I managed to cbet $12 instead of $1.20 on an A high flop and got shoved on. Fucking missclickaments.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Nothing interesting to say... Just testing the BlogPress app.

Probably won't get me to update any more, but worth a try.

If you don't know who the fish at the table is...

... just look for my gills.

I have become the king of tilt-spewtm. I had a couple hours to kill while waiting for some work to come in yesterday, so of course I make a beeline for the 50NL rush tables. I immediately blow through 2 buyins running KK into AA and AA into a rivered flush, aipf. No problem, coolers happen.... I then go on to drop 7 more buyins in what can only be described as super mega monkey tiltm. I can't tell you how many times I hit the "Aw fuckit" button. My play was utterly, despicably, horribad... maybe worse. I have no idea what came over me, but I just couldn't stop myself.

I got home too late to join the Josie/Mookie festivities again, but felt like I had to get back on the damn horse. I made about 3 buyins back, putting me at about even for the month. Funny how that seems like a success.

I really shouldn't be playing at all while I have so much work to do. But I probably will. So if anyone needs extra cash, just look for me at the tables. I'll be the one with the big sign over my head that says "Fresh Fish".

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Still working my ass off...

Thought work would slow down, but I keep getting rush jobs in. Not complaining, but no sleep is starting to wear me down. Not as young as I used to be...

Recently sneaking in a game or 2 here and there, tried to join the festival last night, but got home too late (I had been at work for about 40 hours at that point). Between Mookie, Josie, and the turbo, seemed like I missed a pretty good night. I ended up listening to BDR and playing a couple 50NL tables before I crashed. Running much better, I think the time off helped, and I'm giving the tables my full attention.

That's all for now.