Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HH


gamblegambel posts small blind [$25.00].
tylor_di.i posts big blind [$50.00].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 2d 3d ]
gamblegambel raises [$75.00]
tyl.or_dii raises [$225.00]
gamblegambel calls [$175.00]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9s, Kh, Ts ]
ty.lor_dii checks
gamblegambel bets [$50.00]
ty.lor_dii folds
gamblegambel wins $549.50 USD from main pot

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IHMJ

I lost 30k today and I've had a right forearm muscle spasm the past 7 hours.

I reached the last level (12) in battletoads.

I am have been summoned for jury duty this morning and haven't slept in 19 hours and counting...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Life

I am learning French

My last 17 poker sessions have been positive

I got to level ten last night in Battletoads

Friday, September 25, 2009

Memo: Party

'I Hate My Job' is finally pulling its weight. I received my first check today from advertising on this blog and all I had to do was put a really obscure link in a nearly 2 year old post. I may not be able to play cards there, but Party Poker is still paying the bills.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ring Ring

So I got a phone call this afternoon from Jeremy at ESPN. He proceeded to ask me about 15 relatively stock questions (how to say my name, where I was born, what college I went to etc). I don't think I'll get much TV time this Tuesday evening, but it seems quite likely they will show some hands I played in the upcoming weeks.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Hate My Job #50

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Rose by Any Other Name

It was high school and my AP physics teacher was trying to teach a bunch of red necks about potential and kinetic energy. After she had spent about 20 minutes going over all the formulas and confusing most of the kids I, per usual, made a smart ass comment, "so everything equals everything is what you're getting at." It a rather simple concept at its core really. Pretty much any formula with an E in it equals any other formula with an E in it. As one might expect energy can neither be created nor destroyed, just represented in a different form. It really reminds me of the diet fads over the past few decades. In the 90's everyone came up with the brilliant concept that if you don't eat fats you won't get fat; genius at the surface, but nothing more than semantics at its core. So why not try avoiding all carbs and gorging on every thing else; seems like the next logical step. Ultimately such specious reasoning will leave all those who gorge on everything but X (be it fats, or carbs, or elephant tongue) fat as a blimp. Just as in physics it's all the same thing. A calorie is a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. The solution isn't in how one distributes and markets it, but in moderation and balance and healthy lifestyles. Lately I've spent quite a few nights dwelling on our nations energy crisis, particularly as exemplified in the auto industry. People crying out we have to stop consuming gasoline and go ethanol or forget the corn and go electric or solar or explore the Andes for magic beans. I can't help but see a car as a car. No matter how you market it or distribute the energy it is going to take the same force to push it up a hill (sure engineering gets more efficient with time, but that is expected regardless of fuel). The last thing we need is another SnackWells or Atkins fixing our energy crisis. People just need to wise up and learn find joy in moderation and go ride a train or buy a bike or take a walk. Who knows, people might even lose a few pounds while they're at it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

HH

B Bu.ddy is back in form...

Ku.tHoereID: posts small blind $2
blu.educk23: posts big blind $4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to KKBigDawwg69 [8c 8d]
KKBigDawwg69: raises $8 to $12
kroon.ike: calls $12
Fool.Raiser: folds
B B.uddy: raises $40 to $52
Ku.tHoereID: folds
blue.duck23: folds
KKBigDawwg69: calls $40
kro.onike: folds
*** FLOP *** [3c 2s 9c]
KKBigDawwg69: checks
B Bud.dy: bets $62
KKBigDawwg69: calls $62
*** TURN *** [3c 2s 9c] [Ad]
KKBigDawwg69: checks
B Bu.ddy: bets $115
KKBigDawwg69: calls $115
*** RIVER *** [3c 2s 9c Ad] [2c]
KKBigDawwg69: checks
B Bu.ddy: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KKBigDawwg69: shows [8c 8d] (two pair, Eights and Deuces)
B Bu.ddy: mucks hand
KKBigDawwg69 collected $473 from pot
B Buddy doesn't show [Jd, 5d ]

Monday, September 7, 2009

HH

Since mostly playing on shorter stacks the past year I've been distancing myself from the skill of making big folds. Not sure if I made the right play in the following, yet at the time I was happy to throw them in the muck:

Seat 2: w.obbly_au ( $5050.00 USD )
Seat 9: KKBigDawwg69 ( $4893.00 USD )
KKBigDawwg69 posts small blind [$25.00 USD].
wobb.ly_au posts big blind [$50.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to KKBigDawwg69 [ 7c 7s ]
KKBigDawwg69 raises [$75.00 USD]
wobb.ly_au raises [$350.00 USD]
KKBigDawwg69 calls [$300.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 3h, Kc, Ah ]
wobb.ly_au checks
KKBigDawwg69 checks
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7d ]
wobb.ly_au checks
KKBigDawwg69 bets [$550.00 USD]
wo.bbly_au calls [$550.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 3c ]
wob.bly_au checks
KKBigDawwg69 bets [$1600.00 USD]
wobbl.y_au raises [$4100.00 USD]
KKBigDawwg69 folds
w.obbly_au wins $5099.00 USD from main pot

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Study on Dice Control

As some of you may already know I did a little research in Vegas on how to beat craps and fared pretty well for the summer on the tables. Beginners luck? Maybe... I went ahead an purchased a pair of dice at the gift shop from the actual tables to do some further research back home.

Thesis: Properly aligned dice thrown with minimal interference can lower the likelihood that a seven will be rolled, thus giving the player an advantage on the house in the game of craps.

[I understand a thorough study of this nature could take quite some time so this will be done in many parts.]

Experiment (1) : Dice were aligned with the 3's forming a V formation with 8's and 6's on all showing opposed faces on the dice. They were then repeatedly thrown approximately 5 feet on a rug against a wall 247 times resulting in the following data:

2: 8 (3.24%)
3: 16 (6.48%)
4: 31 (12.55%)
5: 32 (12.96%)
6: 34 (13.77%)
7: 36 (14.57%)
8: 36 (14.57%)
9: 20 (8.10%)
10: 16 (6.48%)
11: 12 (4.86%)
12: 6 (2.43)

Findings thus far: Although sample size is still tiny, the number seven was only rolled 14.57% of the time, which is significantly below the expected 16.67%. As well, 6 and 8 combined were rolled above the expected 13.89%.

Conclusion: If these number continue after several more intensive studies of this nature, I will be making some very significant wagers on the craps tables.