Saturday, February 28, 2009

Live Casino Cash Game

Yeah, you read that right.

The local boat casino is now spreading cash game poker.

It's been a rumor around here for a while that they were going to be doing this.  After I heard this at the last home cash game I decided to give them a call and get the scoop from the source.  I was told by the floor games manager that they would be training the dealers for a couple weeks while they waited on regulatory approval.  It was their hope to have the games running by Mar 1st.

I got a text from home gamer that the boat was up and running!  Woooooooot!  I headed over there on Friday morning.  There was one 1/2 NL table going and they were trying to seat a 3/6 limit table.  I took a seat there but let them know I wanted to play 1/2 as soon as they had an open seat.

I ended up playing a couple rounds of 3/6 while waiting for the new 1/2 table to open.  I spewed from the BB when my Q7s was outkicked by Q9o on a Q high flop.  Sigh, I'm such a donk.

I finally take my seat at the 1/2 table.  Who knew so many people would want to play poker at 10:30am on a Friday.  Well, it was payday.  I guess that explains some of it.  It seems that several of these players were regulars but I could tell there were a few soft spots.

Shamus recently mentioned the comparison of Live poker to Online Poker.  The 10x rule has been bandied about for some time now - I think it was Bart Hanson who does Deuce Plays podcast for Deuces Cracked that started this comparison.  I would say that my table played reasonably close to Full Tilt's 10¢/20¢ NLHE games.

I was busy trying to get a feel for the other players while folding my craptastic hands.  Several people loved any two suited cards.  There was one guy who loved to bet the turn whenever the flop was checked around.  Another guy would go to town on his gum whenever he had a hand or hit a flop.  Ahhhhh, good old live games.

I wasn't hitting any flops and I had spewed on the 3/6 table but I was really delighted to be playing live poker!  I had been getting all manner of J8o hands when I decided I would limp with J8h.  The flop came down JTh4h.  Wow, nice enough flop for me.  The older guy on my right tosses out $10 and I call.  The guy on my left ships for about $50 more.  Well shit.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to call this when the guy on my right, after taking his sweet time, calls.  At this point I'm pretty sure I'm behind and my draw may not even be good; I fold.  Older guy shows 44 for bottom set and shover has JT for top two.  Turn: T boating them both up.  I had the only flush draw, which did hit on the river, but I had the worst hand all the way around. 

By now I'm down about $50.  I pick up ATs in the SB or BB.  Almost the whole table limped in and I sure as heck didn't want to try to raise anybody out with this hand but I do want to see a flop:  Ragged T high.  I just check around with everybody else.  Somebody bets the turn and I call.  River goes check check and I take down a smallish pot.  Well that felt good.  My first pot of the day.

Later I pick up KK after several limpers and a raiser.  I've been playing tight - because of lack of anything playable - so I decide to just flat call.  A 3-bet there and everybody folds and the only card I don't want to see on the flop is an A.  I think we get another one or two callers behind me.  The flop is uncoordinated and J high.  It's checked to original raiser who fires $10 into a $40-50 ish pot.  I know that's a small bet that won't keep the guys behind me out and I really don't want anybody drawing cheaply so I bump it up to $30.  They all fold.  Now I'm in profit territory.

I limped a few hands that miss and end up leaving up $21.  I'm thrilled.  This is only my second live 1/2 session.

My first live 1/2 session at the Tropicana (summer 2006) was a failure.  I called a raise with AK and called another large flop bet before I had to fold to a shove (not Zerb).  Turns out (not Zerb) hit a set of 4s on the flop v the raiser's AA and got paid off.  It was not a good session for me at all.

I'm pretty sure that I'll soon be a regular player at the boat.  Not sure if that's a good thing or not, only time will tell.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Not those drugs, prescription drugs.

My oldest son underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy yesterday to help diagnose what might be causing the chronic stomach and bowel pain he's been having for, oh, pretty much ever.

The doctor did find an ulcer beyond his stomach.  He prescribed a non-generic drug.  When TOH went to pick up the medication he was told by the pharmacist that our insurance didn't cover this medication and it would cost $$$.  Well, uh, that's NOT OK.

The pharmacist indicated that he would contact the doctor's office for a substitute medication.  After dropping my son off at the inlaw's on the way to bowling (642 series, tyvm) I called the doctor's office myself and left a message requesting an alternate medication. 

Still nothing.

A couple hours later I even called the pharmacy to see if maybe something had been called in and was told that he also spoke to the doctor's office not long after I had and also had not heard anything.


Sometimes I really really hate doctors. 

P.S. Finally got the call from the pharmacy.  With insurance medication will be $0/mth.  Can't complain anymore I guess.

Monday, February 23, 2009

High Stake Poker Season 5

Pokerati had this sneak preview of the next season of High Stakes Poker.

I can not wait to see this show!

Internet is for Pron?

Orly?!?!?!?  And I thought it was shopping, silly me. 

I know what you're thinking... shopping, pron SAME SAME!

Social Networking

I have a social disease.

I'm pretty sure most of you have it too.

I'm such a loser. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

PokerSlut Tour

The PokerSlut Tour is played exclusively on Full Tilt Poker.

Season XIII will start up on Sunday March 1st at 9pm eastern!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009


And this is why you always have a back up plan.

Stolen from "(Not) Always Right Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes"

Customer: “My husband spilled a milkshake on his laptop’s keyboard.”
Me: “Okay, well it appears that you have our accidental service plan, so let’s get you squared away and get this laptop fixed.”
Customer: “Oh, that’s great! when will it be back?”
Me: “Two to four weeks.”
Customer: “Oh, that’s not good.”
Me: “Why?”
Customer: “Do you give loaners?”
Me: “No, I’m afraid we do not.”
Customer: “Great! You mean he wont be able to watch his porn then?!”
Me: *blank look*

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I don't really look forward to playing the PokerSlut Tour's $1 rebuy event. 

There, I said it.

I'm just not much of a rebuy kind of person.  I know you have to take risk in the rebuy period.  I've read all the strategies for rebuys.  I know what I'm supposed to do. 

What those books fail to realize: the PokerSlut Tour doesn't play like your "usual" poker tournament.  Ever.

I thought I hit a few of the highlights of this tournament for you.

Let's just say I wasn't thrilled to find predator on my left.  Especially since he started with this:

predator06: all my bitches
gadzooks64: oh crap
predator06: im up like 1500 today..gonna spend it all here

Alrighty then.  Let's get this show on the road.  I limp folded the first hand after pred shoved, ldo.  Aight, I see how it's gonna be. Let's gambol!

This is where you click through to see the hands in all their gory, er, glory.

predator06: fk the autorebuy button ...i need the auto all in button
gadzooks64: suhwheat
predator06 raises to 105, and is all in
predator06: oh
predator06: this is scary

My next all-in:


Well, that didn't work out so well.

What can I say?  The nit in me took over.

Damn you Lillian!  Rebuy!

gadzooks64 adds 2,000, again

gadzooks64 adds 2,000, again

predator06: the more you rebuy the less % of rake you pay
Lillian2611: lol
Mrs Slys Money: poor zooks

gadzooks64 adds 2,000, again

predator06: rigged
gadzooks64: for your pleasure

Now for the best one of them all.

ostornadoe (Observer): grossssssssssss
gadzooks64: wooooot
Lillian2611: very
predator06: sry darlin
Blazman (Observer): terrible
gadzooks64: I yelled spade me
Mrs Slys Money: sorry i cant help but laugh

As soon as the cards popped up I said, "Spade me!" in the Skype chat!
That's Lil's 2nd AA!  Bitch.

Rabid Llama: sly.... pm me your address... i have something for you
Mrs Slys Money: heck yeah rl
Mrs Slys Money: it's not cause of that one hand is it?
Rabid Llama: you will like it..
Mrs Slys Money: geez, do gerbils ship well?
Rabid Llama: when on dry ice they do... just stick them in the oven on low for 30 mins

And I suck out again!

Nice chop.  I'm such a retard.

rascony: lol, ~70k in chips on this table

Our table is definitely getting into the groove.  We have by far and away the most chips of the three tables in this thing.

Ok, I'm a nit.  I know that.  Hell, everybody knows that.  What most people don't realize is that rascony may very well be a bigger nit than me.  I struggled with this call but eventually decided "what the heck"!

Seat 1: Rabid Llama (2,000)
Seat 3: rascony (2,000)
Seat 4: Supercon (9,720)
Seat 5: Mrs Slys Money (2,000)
Seat 6: gadzooks64 (53,430)
Seat 7: predator06 (4,050)
Seat 9: Lillian2611 (23,800)

Wow.  I'm liking this more and more.

predator06: this is gonna go till 5am
Mrs Slys Money: this is just embarassing


Seat 1: Rabid Llama (2,000)
Seat 3: rascony (2,000)
Seat 4: Supercon (13,630)
Seat 5: Mrs Slys Money (2,000)
Seat 6: gadzooks64 (93,430)
Seat 7: predator06 (1,940)
Seat 9: Lillian2611 (2,000)

Ok, this is getting embarrassing.

Now, most people would punish the short stacks right about now.  But I have embraced my nittitude.  There's about 20 minutes left until the end of the rebuy and DAMNIT I'M NOT GOING TO LOSE ALL THESE CHIPS THAT I SUCKED OUT SO HARD TO GET.

Silly me, I thought I'd have two live cards.  I'm sure pred was thinking the same thing.  D'oh.

jlzinck (Observer): HOW can you run a tournament that degrades women??


Poor pred.... oh nevermind I loved it!

Mrs Slys Money: soooooo zookers
Mrs Slys Money: pretty substantial chip lead ya got there
Mrs Slys Money folds
Lillian2611: lol
predator06: last longer zooks?
Mrs Slys Money: better even it out so you don't get to embarassed if you lose
Mrs Slys Money: i mean cmon
gadzooks64: hahahah you better last longer than me
rascony: people at this table will have to take 1-2 to break even
predator06: last longer zooks?
gadzooks64: sure

Mrs Slys Money: yikes blinds are getting kinda high
Mrs Slys Money: i better push
Mrs Slys Money: im starting to think there is something wrong with my technique

Rabid Llama: sly dont forget to send your address to me..

predator06: oh wait...this tourney will be going for 5 more hours anyways

Mrs Slys Money: couldn't pass up the potential screen shot
Mrs Slys Money: oh nice
Mrs Slys Money: and then i get these
Mrs Slys Money raises to 2,000, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 1,920 returned to Mrs Slys Money
Mrs Slys Money shows [Ac Ad] a pair of Aces

I know Lil doesn't think this makes up for the other hand but even so...

Oh crap,  I hate it when pred has chips.

Rabid Llama: fikin rigged
predator06: so bad
Lillian2611: nutty
Rabid Llama: im out
Rabid Llama: going to work
predator06: ima get yo azz zooks

Mrs Slys Money: 85k more and im golden

Mrs Slys Money: well now im just getting pissed off
Lillian2611: Yeah, 'cause playing AA is way too loose. lol

predator06: zooks...if we get h/u im gonna time out every hand and stall
predator06: with ransom to play ...naked pics
predator06: its gonna be like 3am
gadzooks64: oh I got a ton of nekkid pics
Mrs Slys Money: dont be giving out my nekkid pics zooks

predator06: M=750 zooks..not bad
Mrs Slys Money: lmao pred

Man, I hated to fold here but pred doesn't mess around with that many chips.

Lillian2611: zooks had a spade, I bet
gadzooks64: Excellent fold
predator06: with yo spade
gadzooks64: KJh

Mrs Slys Money: hell only 1 minute!
Mrs Slys Money: $#!@

Rebuys are almost over.  Hmm, do I addon?  Well, duh!

Uncalled bet of 97,030 returned to gadzooks64

LOL, 97k in chips at the end of the rebuy!  Woooooooooooot!

Mrs Slys Money: so zooks
Mrs Slys Money: any pressure yet?
Squib (Observer): What I wanna know is "did Zoox rebuy"?

Ok, now it's game on.  I hate having pred on my left.  He's gonna play with me every chance he gets.  Like, oh, now.

gadzooks64: lol one too many zeros (meant to bet 500 on river, d'oh)

predator06: i call in pos zooks with any 2 on a pot raise

Mrs Slys Money: !##& i gotta finish at least 2nd to break even

nzgreen: doggy style?
predator06: all day
gadzooks64: promises promises

And I just love doubling up the short stacks.  Sigh.

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): so zooks
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): any pressure yet?
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): your m is down to 12,000

predator06: this may take all night
predator06: GOTTA be a turbo next time
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): this isn't a turbo?
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): good god
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): yeah its' gonna take forever for zooks to give away all those chips
gadzooks64: damn straight
gadzooks64: I be drinkin

...and waiting for the final table, shut up! it's a plan, my plan!

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): i think we had the fun table earlier, pred

Ooooooh, Snuffy, I hope you felt really dirty after this.

What a let down...

What a bunch of pussies:

Still a bunch of pussies.

I think I could get used to having a big stack...

Dayum, I get no action.

If he had fewer chips I would have probably put him all in.

NZ loves to punish my big blind but I'm willing to put him all in with this hand.

Pointledge is another one you can't let walk all over you.  I was willing to race him for all his chips.

I'm playing position and stack here.  No way I'm folding to his shove not with these stack sizes.

We're still a couple people short of the final table now. 

Final Table time!

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): rut roh
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): no pressure zooks
nzgreen: did zooks sell her account to zerb?

We lose rascony.

gg rascony

And I suckout so gooooooooooood.

gg pointledge

cgcpointledge (Observer): zooks is the biggest slut
gadzooks64: why thank you

Courtesy double up.  You're welcome, Snuffy.

From the moment I had amassed my ginormous stack, my friends begin the talk of what a fugly bubble bitch I was going to be.  I love my friends dearly but they can be total dickwads.  We were still 2 off the bubble when this hand happened.

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): wow

I heart predator for bursting the bubble for me with such style.  Unfortunately my stack wasn't sooooo huge in comparison anymore.  I sure as heck couldn't afford to make any mistakes now.

Snuffy's turn to give a courtesy double up.  He should have been penalized for doing it to NZ though.

Blazman: nz does not lose flips

Are you still reading this drivel?  Good gawds, people, get a life already.

Picking on Snuffy.

NZ gets jiggy with it and sucks out. 

gadzooks64: do you ever run like shit?
gadzooks64: eff you nz

Not happy with my reversal of fortunes, especially after he sticks his chips in with nothing but a fricking draw.

Blaz and Snuffy get in a pissing match.  Snuffy gets Pangered.

Lillian2611 (Observer): yay, panger!

Seat 1: predator06 (77,990)
Seat 3: nzgreen (105,015)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (54,058)
Seat 8: Blazman (76,437)

I'm not happy with the way things are shaping up at all.

Lillian2611 (Observer): Hang in there - you can totally take this
Lillian2611 (Observer): pred, dump some chips her way why don'tcha?

This looks like a good time for some spewage.

Let's try to get some of those chips back shall we?

nzgreen: damn, I wish i was on skype when I rivered that flush
gadzooks64: uh huh
nzgreen: did u record it blaz?
predator06: we all talked shit about u
gadzooks64: eff you nz
nzgreen: u'd like that wouldnt u zooks

Damn, no action.

Is it time for my courtesy double up?

Another one bites the dust.

Blazman (Observer): and eff you
nzgreen: not u as well

Seat 1: predator06 (91,835)
Seat 3: nzgreen (167,574)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (54,091)

This is not looking good.

Time for pred to spew a few.

Ok, maybe now?

Love the way I had to bet it piece meal but I at least got my double up.

Seat 1: predator06 (52,585)
Seat 3: nzgreen (132,433)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (128,482)

Ok, that's more like it.

NZ timed out and folded.  Not sure what happened there.

Finally a hand that I can play back at NZ with and pred has to shove it in.  Sigh.

Lillian2611 (Observer): You two are crazy. :)
predator06: so youre saying ms pron is the sane one at the table?
Lillian2611 (Observer): Yes. :D

On Skype pred and I are discussing ways to play back at NZ.  I have more experience with him but until now I haven't been successful.  Pred was shocked when I shipped it here but I explained to him that I was so far ahead of NZ's range that I knew he couldn't call my bet and had I just c-bet here he would have floated me big time.

Time for pred to double up.

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): eyes on the prize zooks
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): and i aint talkin about pred's codpiece
gadzooks64: lol pred has a codpiece? I bet it smells fishy
Mrs Slys Money (Observer): well jebus, if that WASN'T a codpiece.....

Seat 1: predator06 (100,319)
Seat 3: nzgreen (60,543)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (152,638)

Pred swears he folded A2.  He he he.

Seat 1: predator06 (57,119)
Seat 3: nzgreen (68,443)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (187,938)

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): i don't know about anyone else, but i am extremely turned on right now

Man I hate doubling NZ up.  Hate. It.

I really really hate it when pred doubles him up!  Damnit!

Shit.  Shit.  Shit.

Seat 1: predator06 (73,080)
Seat 3: nzgreen (131,696)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (108,724)


Seat 1: predator06 (86,091)
Seat 3: nzgreen (113,685)
Seat 7: gadzooks64 (113,724)

I have him covered by 39 chips?


Thank gawds his flush didn't hit or I might have lost my mind.

Mrs Slys Money (Observer): i came

Me, too, Sly.  Me, too.

Predator and I started negotiating a chop.  This had been going on for far too long and we were both ready to call it quits.  I'm not sure how he talked me into sending him money (if I won) but since I'd been drinking - well, anything was possible.

The chop was finalized:

Ship it!


And that is how you not bubble when you have a HUGE stack. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to Play KK

You might want to click through to see it in all it's glory.

PokerSlut Tour XII $1 Rebuy!

The PokerSlut Tour is played exclusively at Full Tilt Poker.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bad Pokering

First day in ages with nothing planned.  Decided to play some poker.

Bad, bad, BAD idea.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday the 13th.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More Stupid/System

More Stupid/ System?  Yes, please!

Should you go pro?  Well, duh!

First of all, of COURSE you should go pro! You’re totally, lusciously, awesome! Read the first paragraph! You’re like the Bruce Lee of poker, and you’re getting your “Heeeeeeoooooooow!” on. The question you need to ask yourself is, what KIND of pro are you going to be? There’s more than just one kind, you know. I mean, if you don’t decide that, how are you going to know whether or not to buy a cowboy hat or a hoodie? Get with the program.

So glad we're on the same page!  Now, go read the rest of the story.  You know you want to.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What Sci-fi Character Are You?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

A brilliant learner with a knack for almost everything, you choose to spend your efforts in the pursuit of travels that extend your own potential.

Maybe I am sick of following rules and regulations!


Wicked Chops

Wicked Chops came through for me again today.

I haven't watched SNL in years.  I mean, really, isn't everybody in bed at 10pm on a Saturday night????


Thank gawd for Gmail.

Monday, February 09, 2009

PokerSlut Drama

For my dear and loyal reader, I have to pass on this latest little bit of drama that entered my life not too long ago.

The PokerSlut Tour is currently in its 12th season.  Yeah that's right, I've been slutting it up for some time now.  This is not news to you, though.

When PokerRoad started a forum I figured I might as well troll for some new players over there.  Apparently this one woman, BunnyGirl, took offense to my little Tour and proceeded to give me crap.  Since I take crap soooo well, I politely told her to go eff herself told her to take her complaints elsewhere which prompted her to make a total ass out of herself.

In response to her thread a good friend of mine posted a link to this YouTube video. 

I love my fake internet friends.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

PokerSlut Tour XII Stud Hi/Lo

The PokerSlut Tournament is played exclusively at Full Tilt Poker

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

It's Alive!

It's alive!  But only just barely.

The Super Bowl Sunday Poker Tournament went off well.  I'll update you on that later.

Shortly after I got home from the SBSPT I came down with a horrible stomach bug.  A couple hours later my youngest got hit with it, too.  Yesterday was spent mostly in bed.  Today is looking much better.

As I was catching up on my Google Reader I ran into this: Outtakes from Jake and Amir. It's on facebook and you'll probably need a facebook acount to watch them.  All I can say is OMG that shit is hilarious!

By now you all know I'm a huge fan of these guys.  Here's one of my all time favorites.

Vote! from Amir on Vimeo.

And here's a link to the outtake.