Tuesday, March 13, 2007

WWdN: Slacker Open

Ha ha - finished 36th (love that number), largely due to the following hand:

*********** # 25 **************
PokerStars Game #8889738698: Tournament #45194831, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2007/03/13 - 20:51:17 (ET)
Table '45194831 5' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: lightning36 (1470 in chips)
Seat 2: Jaym4343 (1149 in chips)
Seat 3: ricoM (1465 in chips)
Seat 4: l.e.s.ter000 (1925 in chips)
Seat 5: SlR ROBlN (1965 in chips)
Seat 7: ZeemJr (2031 in chips)
Seat 8: hacker59 (582 in chips)
Seat 9: Katitude (1493 in chips)
hacker59: posts small blind 15
Katitude: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to lightning36 [Jc Jh]
lightning36: raises 60 to 90 (3x BB raise; not gonna get burned by an A-rag call)
Jaym4343: raises 150 to 240 (must have a good hand)
ricoM: folds
l.e.s.ter000: folds
SlR ROBlN: folds
ZeemJr: folds
hacker59: folds
Katitude: folds
lightning36: calls 150 (I'll see the flop - for sure)
*** FLOP *** [Js Ah 4s] (Hit my set. I'm gonna almost double up this hand)
lightning36: checks (set the trap)
Jaym4343: checks (hmmm)
*** TURN *** [Js Ah 4s] [5h] (two flushes possibilities on the board)
lightning36: bets 1230 and is all-in (time to go all in; unsure what I am up against)
Jaym4343: calls 909 and is all-in (Must have A-something to call and risk going out??)
*** RIVER *** [Js Ah 4s 5h] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lightning36: shows [Jc Jh] (three of a kind, Jacks)
Jaym4343: shows [Qc Qh] (three of a kind, Queens) (wtf?? Calls an all in with Q-Q with an Ace on the board ... and I was the initial raiser???)
Jaym4343 said, "wow!"
Jaym4343 collected 2343 from pot
Katitude said, "ooof"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2343 Rake 0
Board [Js Ah 4s 5h Qs]
Seat 1: lightning36 showed [Jc Jh] and lost with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 2: Jaym4343 showed [Qc Qh] and won (2343) with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 3: ricoM folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: l.e.s.ter000 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: SlR ROBlN folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: ZeemJr (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: hacker59 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Katitude (big blind) folded before Flop
lightning36 said, "shhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiittttttttttt"

Post flop: 89.5%
Post turn: 95.5%
Post river: 0 %

Jaym4343 (Salem) 3rd
lightning36 (Champaign) 36th

I wish I could plug in a video of one of the Al Gore sighs from the fall 2000 presidential debates.


Going to Lexington, KY for the first and second round games of the NCAA basketball championship

I have gone to the first and second round games of the NCAA tournament almost every year since 1996. That year, I bought three tickets on a whim and invited my colleague, Norm, to go. He brought along his son, David, a high school senior, and the first trip and the tradition was on.
Sadly, David passed away in an automobile accident eight months later. And ... my basketball trip roomie and good buddy, Norm, passed away almost two years ago. Hard to believe that I am the last original member.
Fortunately, my good friends Mike and Gerry will be going (they joined the group in 1997), and we expect some great basketball. I might get a chance to play the Mookie this week, but will otherwise be on a rare poker vacation.

We'll be thinking of you, buddy


Blogger The Average Joe said...

That's a donkey call on the river on his part indeed...

1:19 AM  
Blogger WindBreak247 said...

God, that's a horrible beat.

You should not be allowed to win if you manage to get all your money in as a <5% favorite. They should just end the hand because you're so bad at the game that you don't deserve to win.

8:16 AM  
Blogger KajaPoker said...

Sorry to hear about your friends. That is a real life bad beat.

As for RiverStars, come on. What did you expect? It's the site of the magical river 2-outer. When I played there I would sometimes "know" I was behind and going to win on the river. It happens so often that if I had a way to check it I would say it is more than statically impossible.

8:24 AM  
Blogger MTC said...

Light we are living the same nightmare. I am left shaking my head more and more. I am cutting my playing way back, eliminating most leagues and freerolls. I just can't stand it anymore.

1:33 AM  

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