Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hand History Evaluation

Seat 1: gamblegambel ($736.75)
Seat 2: STADY ($1,297.25)
STADY posts the small blind of $10
gamblegambel posts the big blind of $20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [Tc 6h]
STADY calls $10 he had been limping the button often and it was starting to tilt me - I usually just leave if such continues
gamblegambel checks
*** FLOP *** [3d 5c Jc]
gamblegambel checks
STADY bets $20
gamblegambel raises to $88 jack rag rag - I can't help myself (risking 88 to pick up 60) with my back door straight and flush draw
STADY calls $68
*** TURN *** [3d 5c Jc] [Ts]
gamblegambel checks
STADY checks
*** RIVER *** [3d 5c Jc Ts] [7s]
gamblegambel bets $145 he knows I am very aggressive so I can extract value from a lot of weaker hands here
STADY has 15 seconds left to act
STADY calls $145
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gamblegambel shows [Tc 6h] a pair of Tens
STADY mucks [5s 4h]
gamblegambel wins the pot ($505.50) with a pair of Tens

Monday, April 28, 2008

Findings

  • bush's 69% job disapproval rating highest in gallup history
  • the hawks won game 3 against the goliath that is the celtics
  • an obsessive blogging degen now has an active dating life
  • water won't substitute well for milk in cold breakfast cereal
  • i hit a golf ball into a steel garbage barrel ~100 yards away
  • themasterj is in town and arose before 1pm this afternoon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

La Vérité Est La Beauté

As many of you may have suspected or already know, a lady friend has come into my life as of late. It changes things around. The following are a few of the more notable alterations in lifestyle over the past month:
  • my desire to play poker has drastically decreased
  • I have been blogging more infrequently
  • food tastes better
  • I nearly considered cleaning up my condo
  • I am learning some French
  • I can't remember the last time I was on retarded ass banana monkey life tilt
Overall it's quite a welcome chance of pace. However, the world series of poker is in the horizon and rapidly approaching. Traveling isn't quite as easy as it was a year ago. I have a dog that I only want the best for, my bankroll is a bit thinner and now there is a lady friend to consider. All that aside - I am a degen at heart. I plan on doing whatever I have to in order to spend a solid 5 weeks with the house of pain at the castle this summer:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sometimes I Sketch - Sometimes I Gamble

I got the itch last night. I sat down at a few 400nl 6max tables and played some deep stack poker for the first time in as long as I can remember. I ran a 31.74 vpip and 25.57 pf raise and finished up just shy of 2 buy ins. The session kicked off with a wild downswing; here are some of the more interesting hands...

Dealt to gamblegambel [Kd Ah]
gamblegambel raises to $14
TheTaker folds
beatit7 folds
PlzFoldxX calls $12
russ8421 folds
*** FLOP *** [Kc 3s 8s]
PlzFoldxX checks
gamblegambel bets $28
PlzFoldxX has 15 seconds left to act
PlzFoldxX calls $28
*** TURN *** [Kc 3s 8s] [5h]
PlzFoldxX checks
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel bets $68
PlzFoldxX has 15 seconds left to act
PlzFoldxX raises to $168
gamblegambel raises to $1,033, and is all in
PlzFoldxX calls $310.80, and is all in
gamblegambel shows [Kd Ah]
PlzFoldxX shows [8h 8d]

Maybe I have become extremely jaded from all this short stacking, but folding top pair didn't cross my mind in that hand.

gamblegambel posts the small blind of $2
bckthd posts the big blind of $4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [9d 6h]
GringoH-Moon folds
GeT_BeTTeR_FiSH folds
DonKamilo2k4 folds
StructureK folds
gamblegambel raises to $12
bckthd raises to $36
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel raises to $87
bckthd calls $51
*** FLOP *** [9h 3h 5h]
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel bets $160
bckthd raises to $366, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $206
bckthd shows [Td 9s]
gamblegambel shows [9d 6h]

Kind of crazy hand there. I didn't expect him to call a 4 bet with 9To. Somehow I managed to get it all in as a slight favorite on that flop, but his hand held up.

Dealt to gamblegambel [Kc Ah]
mrw8419 folds
IndianaMATt folds
gamblegambel raises to $14
TheTaker raises to $48
lore8928 folds
xxx1finedayxxx folds
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel raises to $105
TheTaker has 15 seconds left to act
TheTaker raises to $400, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $295
TheTaker shows [5c Tc]
gamblegambel shows [Kc Ah]
*** FLOP *** [Th 7d Jd]
*** TURN *** [Th 7d Jd] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 7d Jd 3s] [3c]
TheTaker shows two pair, Tens and Threes
gamblegambel shows a pair of Threes
TheTaker wins the pot ($803) with two pair, Tens and Threes

My wild image paid off a bit there and he jammed my 4 bet with T5s. Just an unlucky board.

kozzanostra posts the small blind of $2
gamblegambel posts the big blind of $4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [Kc Ks]
ceaser1981 has 15 seconds left to act
ceaser1981 raises to $25
StructureK folds
slessurb folds
claymoore folds
kozzanostra raises to $67, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $63
ceaser1981 has 15 seconds left to act
ceaser1981 raises to $688.55, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $621.55
ceaser1981 shows [Tc Td]
kozzanostra shows [Jh Jc]
gamblegambel shows [Kc Ks]

Since we were sitting over 150bb deep, I knew if I flat called he would shove a lot of hands over the top to that action. Worked out perfect and KK held up.

Overall I don't think I was playing all that great poker, but it was really fun to play wild and put people on tilt. I am not sure how much poker I will play the rest of the year - I am even having second thoughts about an extensive WSOP outing as originally planned. I'm sure everything will come back to me after a sake-bomb from the Orleans sushi bar.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Few More Sketches

I plan on leaving the gambling world soon to pursue my career as a professional artist.


Tug of War

So after playing over 200k hands of poker in the first three months of the year I have taken a screeching halt and played less than 200 hands of poker the past two weeks. Thinking back on it at this very moment I still don't really know why or how. So what does a single 25 year old male with no job do with two weeks of free time? The following:
  • take a few days to visit a good friend in Charlotte
  • start up a wine club
  • inspired by some art gallery trips I've been doing some sketches
  • there have been some developments on the lady front
  • long walks and rock climbing
Which brings me to my next point - the ethics of secondary blogging. I have no problem pouring my brain into blog format and leaving myself susceptible to utter embarrassment and disintegrated privacy. But what about when it comes to other people's (family/friends/strangers) personal lives. What right do I have and what limits ought to respected when publicizing such sensitive material to the world of gambling degens and cyberspace perverts. I guess one ought to err on the side of caution. This goes against most of my natural instincts.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

An Exercise in Sketches

Inspired by David Shrigley and a few recent art/museum trips I decided to make a few drawings myself. Let me know what you think...


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

David Shrigley Drawing

blog entries are tiny windows into the mind of the blogger - often filtered
editing is a dangerous and frequently poorly executed tool - with exceptions

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[a life of continual self fulfilling prophecies is dangerously predictable]



Sunday, April 6, 2008

Forced Hiatus

So I left the power cord to my laptop in Charlotte during a visit to the hostile1. I can't really play any poker, yet I reluctantly embrace the nearly computer free existence that is sure to follow for an undetermined period of time. On a brighter note I started up a wine club. The first meeting was this past Friday and it went rather swimmingly. You can read about here (blogging by moi): http://wineclubatl.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 4, 2008

A Closer Look

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

You Can't Spell Obsequious Without I.O.U.

The following is an unaltered top ten list of my biggest donators for the month of March as determined by Poker Tracker profits in heads up pots:

10. just the nuts

9. venk_anto

8. 18_quills

7. QB_ronmexico

gamblegambel posts the small blind of $25
SamH13 posts the big blind of $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [Kc Ks]
Eric Lu folds
Lundren123 folds
QBRonMexico raises to $100
gamblegambel raises to $350
amH133 folds
QB_onMexico calls $250
*** FLOP *** [7c 5c Th]
gablegambel bets $555
B_RonMexico has 15 seconds left to act
QB_onMexico raises to $5,332, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $1,267, and is all in
QBRonMexico shows [7d 8d]
gamblegambel shows [Kc Ks]

6. xDragon_Ladyx

5. trickybastrd

4. samh_133

3. Johnny_Bax

Ca_dremin: posts small blind $25
sweetuvin7: posts big blind $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to KKBigDawwg69 [Kh Ad]
Rockaith: folds
pooers: folds
taechip: folds
KKBigDawwg69: raises $100 to $150
zkeret: folds
JohnnBax: raises $350 to $500
Brynenney: folds
Ca_reamin: folds
swetluvin7: folds
KKBigDawwg69: raises $1491 to $1991 and is all-in
JhnnyBax: calls $1491
*** FLOP *** [Kc 5d 3d]
*** TURN *** [Kc 5d 3d] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [Kc 5d 3d Qh] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KKBigDawwg69: shows [Kh Ad] (a pair of Kings)
Seat 6: JohnnyBx mucked [Qs Ac]

2. payuoff

1. Paul_Wasicka (the more he coco's with nappy the bigger my yacht is going to be)

w34ub posts the small blind of $25
Taylo Caby posts the big blind of $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [As Kc]
gamblegambel raises to $150
Paul asicka raises to $500
w34bn folds
Talo Caby folds
gamblegambel raises to $1,000, and is all in
PulWasicka calls $500
gamblegambel shows [As Kc]
Pal Wasicka shows [Th Ac]
*** FLOP *** [4c 7h 2h]
*** TURN *** [4c 7h 2h] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [4c 7h 2h Js] [2c]
gamblegambel shows a pair of Twos
Pul Wasicka shows a pair of Twos
gamblegambel wins the pot ($2,073) with a pair of Twos

(photo from: http://81trucolors.livejournal.com/)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Seemingly Useless Analogy

My stack is falling short and the blinds are getting big. Eventually I realize that I have been way too patient for way too long. The fear of taking a stand and getting aggressive has left me with a dwindled and rusty play book. It's nearly impossible to know what strategy works best if you never leave your comfort zones. It isn't classified as a grind if you aren't turning over some sort of profit. Penis Penis Penis.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Less Hours FTW

I have played 611 hands of poker in the past 4 days (about 90 minutes)
Has my internet been down? No
Have I had a complete mental and physical breakdown? No
Did the frozen Amy's pizza in my fridge come to life and gnaw out my eyeballs? No
Can women possibly become a priority over gambling to even the biggest degenerate? Seemingly
If those 611 hands of poker weren't some of my most profitable of the year I might be concerned.