Thursday, June 29, 2006

Poker Dome Satellite

Well, my first attempt at 15 minutes of fame, under the lights of the PokerDome... failed craptastically....

I went out first in the 1000 person satellite.......

UTG is ALL IN off the bat.. and everyone folds around to me, sitting on the button with 99. Now, it took a good 2-3 minutes for people to decide to fold or not, so, I had plenty of time to think about my decision to call... basically, if no one before me called, I was pushing.... and that is what I did...

He turns over K5o... which means I am ahead... pretty far if I am not mistaken.... FLOP and TURN are all rags.... giving him a 3 outter at the RIVER, maybe 6%.. thinks are looking pretty good for me, I am gonna double at a very early stage in the tournament, and probaly be able to bully some people out of pots..

The ugliest King of Clubs I have ever seen in my life flips on the RIVER, and my bid for TV stardom is over....

.. this time anyway..

Anyone else woulda called that?
( ScottMC is prolly tickled pink that I called it )


Saw Superman Returns last night... its an alright flick.. nothing too special... had some slow points.. and the movie is long... Kevin Spacey steals the show... Ms. Bosworth, um.... ( didn't like her ).

A few nice action scenes... nothing too terribly special... i didn't see any special effects that impressed me..... closest thing would be Lois Lane being flung around inside a falling airplane... and for some reason, a different falling scene towards the end of the movie... I guess I'm jaded....

Looking forward to the next Pirate movie... prolly be the next one i see in the theatre..

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Me Like this hand

I really liked this hand, so, I wanted to share it:

3 of kind, full house, quads.... all in one hand.... one person.... talk about feeling lucky!!! heh

Stage #433731942 Tourney ID 60309 Holdem Single Tournament No Limit $20 - 2006-06-27 23:04:39 (ET)
Table: 7878806 (Real Money) Seat #8 is the dealer
Seat 1 - POKERLUK ($1500 in chips)
Seat 2 - BAD_SHAD247 ($1500 in chips)
Seat 3 - OILHEAD1 ($1580 in chips)
Seat 4 - LINDY45 ($1500 in chips)
Seat 5 - PROF1 ($1460 in chips)
Seat 6 - CANUCKMTL ($1500 in chips)
Seat 7 - SLAYRE ($1500 in chips)
Seat 8 - BOBBYBKLYN ($1480 in chips)
Seat 9 - DJL911 ($1480 in chips)
DJL911 - Posts small blind $10
POKERLUK - Posts big blind $20
Dealt to SLAYRE [Jh As]
BAD_SHAD247 - Calls $20
OILHEAD1 - Folds
LINDY45 - Folds
PROF1 - Folds
CANUCKMTL - Calls $20
SLAYRE - Calls $20
DJL911 - Calls $10
*** FLOP *** [4h Ac Ah]
DJL911 - Checks
BAD_SHAD247 - Bets $60
SLAYRE - Calls $60
DJL911 - Folds
*** TURN *** [4h Ac Ah] [Jd]
BAD_SHAD247 - Bets $60
SLAYRE - Calls $60
*** RIVER *** [4h Ac Ah Jd] [Ad]
BAD_SHAD247 - Bets $140
SLAYRE - Raises $280 to $280
BAD_SHAD247 - Calls $140
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SLAYRE - Shows [Jh As] (Four of a kind, aces)
BAD_SHAD247 - Mucks
SLAYRE Collects $900 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($900)
Board [4h Ac Ah Jd Ad]
Seat 1: POKERLUK (big blind) Folded on the FLOP
Seat 2: BAD_SHAD247 HI: [Mucked] [8c 4c]
Seat 3: OILHEAD1 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 4: LINDY45 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 5: PROF1 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 6: CANUCKMTL Folded on the FLOP
Seat 7: SLAYRE won Total ($900) HI:($900) with Four of a kind, aces [Jh As - P:As,B:Ah,B:Ad,B:Ac,P:Jh]
Seat 8: BOBBYBKLYN (dealer) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 9: DJL911 (small blind) Folded on the FLOP

He prolly would have called an all in on my part... I was just too damn pleased with myself for getting those cards...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Robert Duvall, during an interview, about the making of 'Broken Trail', which I watched on AMC, this past Sunday and Monday evening, said he felt this casting was better than even 'Lonesove Dove'.

Well, altho I admire the man, and respect his work, he is afterall, one of my favorite actors, and probaly a favorite of many movie fans, I do think maybe he has lost his mind.....

'Broken Trail', altho entertaining, was nothing compared to 'Lonesove Dove'.

( It wasn't even as good as 'Open Range' ).

So, I'm dealt KK in the BB, early in the tourney.. a .50c SNG, 9 players... 5 people are all in before me... and I decide to fold... this is like the 3rd hand of the tourney... the flop comes AKK, and I would have won with quad K's, but, since I folded, the man with AA takes it down with a FH... eliminating 4 other players.., making it instantly a 5 player SNG with blinds of 10/20. The other 3 players, and myself, proceeded to take those chips from Mr. Fullhouse within 10 hands, and he was out, and the remaining 4 of us had relatively the same amount of chips...

I mention this cuz it just seemed bizarre to me.... the way it worked out.... I ended up taking second place...


In a different tourney, same night, this time a play money 100k SNG, the first hand of the tourney, I'm dealt KQs in the BB... folded to SB who completes... I just check... flop comes... ATJs... ( the nut flush, so to speak ), the turn is 8h and we both check, the river is the 7s and he checks to me, after thinking for a bit... I decide he is not gonna call any bet whatsoever, so there is no way for me to get anymore than the 20 he has already committed, so, I ofcourse go all in.... and to my suprise, he calls... with 89s... ( second nut flush, so to speak )...

Then he starts berating me for playing the hand wrong...... I finished 4th in this one, the bubble..


I saw an episode of PokerDome the other night.. and I feel like my level of poker play does not allow me to comment, but, well, these people suck... how the hell did they beat so many people to make it to the tv round?!?! I immediately signed up on but, have yet to find a satellite...

work calls


Monday, June 19, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fair Warning, Hand History + Slight Gripe

Why I quit playing online with real money: ( this is a $1.00 +.20 SNG )

Stage #425246180 Tourney ID 60925 Holdem Single Tournament No Limit $30 - 2006-06-16 17:03:57 (ET)
Table: 7714286 (Real Money) Seat #5 is the dealer
Seat 1 - HANGTHEMHIGH ($1260 in chips)
Seat 2 - SECRIVALS ($1570 in chips)
Seat 3 - CHIPPER289 ($1360 in chips)
Seat 4 - BIG DADDI82 ($1670 in chips)
Seat 5 - GODONKEY ($1930 in chips)
Seat 6 - SLAYRE ($1420 in chips)
Seat 7 - TREEZ516 ($1010 in chips)
Seat 8 - SHADOWFAX719 ($2320 in chips)
Seat 9 - BIGGREG26 ($960 in chips)
SLAYRE - Posts small blind $15
TREEZ516 - Posts big blind $30
Dealt to SLAYRE [Ac Jc]
SHADOWFAX719 - Folds
BIGGREG26 - Calls $30
CHIPPER289 - Calls $30
BIG DADDI82 - Folds
SLAYRE - Raises $75 to $90
TREEZ516 - Folds
BIGGREG26 - Raises $240 to $270
CHIPPER289 - Folds
SLAYRE - Calls $180
*** FLOP *** [4c 2c Kc]
SLAYRE - Checks
BIGGREG26 - All-In $690
SLAYRE - Calls $690
*** TURN *** [4c 2c Kc] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [4c 2c Kc Kh] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SLAYRE - Shows [Ac Jc] (Flush, ace high)
BIGGREG26 - Shows [As Ah] (Full house, aces full of kings)
BIGGREG26 Collects $1980 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($1980)
Board [4c 2c Kc Kh Ad]
Seat 2: SECRIVALS Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 3: CHIPPER289 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 4: BIG DADDI82 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 5: GODONKEY (dealer) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 6: SLAYRE (small blind) HI:lost with Flush, ace high [Ac Jc - P:Ac,B:Kc,P:Jc,B:4c,B:2c]
Seat 7: TREEZ516 (big blind) Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 8: SHADOWFAX719 Folded on the POCKET CARDS
Seat 9: BIGGREG26 won Total ($1980) All-In HI:($1980) with Full house, aces full of kings [As Ah - P:As,P:Ah,B:Ad,B:Kh,B:Kc]

Thursday, June 15, 2006

fathers day is around the corner

played in April's home game last week... was pleased to get the invite, as I have not done much poker, or poker blogging these last few months... I usually do well in these home games I decide to join, so, I know they aren't inviting me cuz they think I'm dead money.. :) but, I didn't do so well this last time.. finished 4th outta 6 players. ScottMc was there, along with Ryan, Matt, and Mike, the latter 3 me meeting for the first time, or at least, not remembering them if I met them before... I think I met Ryan once before at a tourney at Adam's... as far as I am concerned, we all played well.. and we all made a few mistakes at one point or the other....

Main thing was just hanging out and having fun... I couldn't stay for the cash game as I had to be up way early for a road trip... but I prolly woulda won my buy in back from the tourney.. :)

I asked Doyles Room to spot me .30c, as I had a dime in there and could do nothing with it.... i figured I could start with the micro limit tables and work my way up... but, they would have none of it.... 'We can not give you .30 at this time'... whatever.....

but, without even asking, Absolute Poker put 10 dollars in my account.. and I promptly played to .50c SnG's taking a 2nd and a 4th, to put me .15c ahead... such a high roller I am...


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A few wedding photos

( very few )

My brother kissing his new bride:

Some cute kids at the wedding:

Wierd site stats

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I normally get a report showing... 5 visits per week... less than a minute per visit... imagine my suprise when I saw this report... ( I know the numbers are still small compared to the more popular blogs )