Monday, 28 January 2008

247,000 to 1

That was the odds of getting Aces vs Aces playing in a heads up match. The hand went down like this:

mikegays posts SB .25
tolstksy1978 post bb .50
Dealt to mikegays Ac Ad
mikegays raises to $1.75
tolstksy1978 raise to $5.50
*he is very loose so i want to get my money in now hopefully getting called with any 2 suited cards*
mikegays raises to $35.75 and is all in
tolstksy1978 calls $30.25
*at this point i type "woohoo"*
tolstksy shows As Ah
mikegays show Ac Ad
*mikegays cant believe what is happening*
flop: Ks7c2c
*still cant believe my awful luck*
turn: 10c
*omg i have picked up a flush draw*
river 9s
*ahh! thought i had it*

anyway i just wanted to post that, the odds of flopping a royal flush btw are 19,599 to 1 so i essentially got the same odds of making that hand as 13 royal flushes loooool


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Crazy Heads up and Pre Trader Practice

Evenin all...

I decided to put in a few hours of practice tonight after winning a small live tourny yesterday and pocketing £100 which was nice.

Anyways tonight i stuck in $20 into grandslam poker and started some .25.50 heads up with pretty decent success getting up to about $80 fairly quick i feel im playing damn well at the moment and making some great calls and plays generally.

This was probably the best hand of the night and was a fairly big pot

Your cards Ah 9h
lorentzisakcas calls .25
mikegays raises to 2
lorentzisakcas calls 1.50
Dealing FlopQh 5h Kh
mikegays bets 2
lorentzisakcas goes All-in 18.23
mikegays calls 16.23
Dealing TurnQh 5h Kh 5c
Dealing RiverQh 5h Kh 5c Td
mikegays shows FlushAh 9h
lorentzisakcas shows FlushTh 8h
mikegays wins with Flush5h 9h Qh Kh Ah
mikegays wins 40.46

Any way im gonna play in an Irish open sattelitte to the super sat lol which would be very nice to get into and have a nice trip to Dublin as one of my mates has promised to pay my expenses if i qualify!

25 people 2 qualify but it is a R/A so it may go up if we get 5/6 rebuys

ill post back my hopefull success

****No Joy sadly on the Sattelitte as i had a drunkard to my left who had all in syndrome and ended up taking my chips with 22 on an a102 board ( i had a10) with no futher help

Ah well!


Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Playing Poker like a Piranha

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mike and im currently on a gap year due to some leg surgery before heading off to Aston Uni in September, ive been playing various forms of poker for about 2 years i and 9 others have been awarded the "Piranha" level (the lowest unfortunately) of the Trader Program whereby a whopping $50 will be available every day with the view of turning it into $250 in 30 days.

I wanted to create a blog to document my progress and hopefully keep myself in check and set out some targets and hopefully get advice. The absolute target of this is to become a fully fledged BadBeat trader and turn Pro and not have to do the whole uni thing!

As i am starting on a very small bankroll i will only be playing 0.10/0.20 ring games but i am required to play 40 hours a week! so although $250 doesnt sound much it will be drawn out and will provide interesting hands and learning oppourtunities.

The Piranha program doesnt start untill the 3rd/4th of February so im taking a small break before the road to Poker Proffesionalism begins!

Thanks and ill see you in February.