Sunday, October 23, 2005

Blogger Championship 10/23/05

Well I wanted swag and I wound up going out in 129th place out of 1473 entrants. Top 99 got prizes. So all in all I did pretty good. I may have played a little too tight. But I also had a 7 card stud tourney going on and the CDPT weekly winners tourney overlapping. When will I learn.. I got bluffed off one big hand that I would have won (GRRRRR, I had better nothing then he did).. and early on while multi tabling I folded a big pot when I had a made flush on the river.. The Ace was on the board and I had a Jack.. Not sure if he had the k or Q or any spades but he bet big with a bigger stack and I laid it down not realizing I even had the flush.

I outlasted PAers.. Mackie, Jdawg, Salvarus and Tilter who was a no show.. All the guys talk of winning the Dell LCD monitor etc was for naught.

I also outlasted resident Pstars pro Will Weaton, Micon of the Neverwin forum, Felicia Lee (famous blogger), Gary Carson (poker author and rec gambling poster ala extraordinaire), Blackstone of Texas Holdem Forums/Freeroll Forums.. Sharky of Sharky Army tour (who I did launch from one of his tourneys.. MUHAHAHAHA!!), MissT74. Will wait to see if Tilter notices anyone else I may have missed.

Hope pokerstars does it again next year. I expect I will continue to improve.

And in other news since the buyin league started on PA in July I am third on the all time money list. Not bad at all.

***Edited 11/25/05--Felicia was a sit-out for the entire blogger championship (see her comment on my blog) . Her hubby entered her into the tourney and they were out of town on a cruise at the time. Hope she had a great time (I certainly did on the two cruises I've been on). She's had one hell of a year and certainly deserved it. As I add more to the blog I hope to add links to the great ones (subjective of course) and hers certainly is going to be on my list of favorite links.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Week #4 NFL Pool- By the Fabulous Sports Babe

This has absolutely nothing to do with poker but I'm a well rounded gal!!

Year #2 of playing in Rob's football league (my old deadhead beau, who is married and residing in Ventura, California with lovely wife Toni and their gorgeous little gal Lauren who just turned two), Last year I was leading the pool until I choked and had a horrible week in week 16. But I did win one week and covered my pool fee for the year!!

Anyway, I got off to a 50/50 start thru week #3. Rob emailed me to chastise me for my bad showing to date. Last year I was the only gal this year I was joined by one other and both us gals were in fact stinking up the league. But as Rob pointed out, I was still ahead of him..

Week 4... I am 11-2 heading into the Monday night game I am tied with two others with Carolina to win and 36 points. The other two dudes had 38. One dude had GB but I knew Carolina would win. Needless to say i lost on points. Oh the sheer horror.... especially since I originally picked San Diego over New England and then changed it. Football is like poker.... Go with your first gut instincts.

Hopefully this will turn the season around for me!!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Happy Belated 1 Year Poker Anniversary to Me!!

September 26, 2005 marked my one year anniversary as a player. I initially deposited my first $50 to Party Poker (a site on which I no longer play) on 9/26/04. I cashed in my first tourney there the $1 new player tourney finishing 13th of 413.

I've been remiss about posting to the blog cause Ive been busy playing.. To summarize the last few months:

I've won two legs of the Online Poker Tour... Later this year, I believe in December I will play for one of the WSOP seats being awarded. Believe they are $1000 seats. Right now there is one dude with 3 wins and about 6-7 of us with two wins each. If I can win one more, I am eligible for a share of a $500 bonus. I've final tabled a bunch of times besides my two firsts, so it is possible. My wins came on Fair Poker and Royal Vegas Poker. Visit for upcoming events.

July saw me finish as runner-up in the Poker Analysis Freeroll league to Doekiller. I was a little disappointed because I had two wins a and a fourth but my fourth and fifth scores werent enough to give me the title.

August started off poorly. I had a bad week getting stung by a yellow jacket, threw $1000+ into my SUV for new brakes all around and was just getting no cards at the tables. On the Saturday of August week #1 we had a $10 buyin on Absolute Poker for the buy-in league. I wasnt going to play and waste $10 but decided if I got back from the recycling center in time I would play. We had Mark Seif (AP's resident pro) playing with us (two time bracelet winner at this years WSOP). Besides Mark... Billinga leading or was leading the Bluff Poker Tour, Regit and Racking Guy both WSOP qualifiers from PA, and Mitchell/Zacaroni who had just cashed for $20k at Tunica WSOP circuit event (getting bounced in 14th or 15th by Kathy Liebert).. Throw in old pro Shadrak and it was a murder's row of PA poker excellence... My motto is fear no one and respect everyone, including a two bracelet winner!!.. .Well I never got to play against Mark he was polished off by Regit I believe but I did win the whole darn thing for $135.55 payday. After the week I had, I had a Annie Duke moment and shed a few happy tears

September was a great month.....I started off strongly in the PA buyin league( with a win and runner up finish and won the Freeroll league. Unfinished business from July I might add. I had no overall wins but had a #2 at Omaha Hi, a #3 at Omaha Hi/lo and a 4th and two 7ths at No limit. The championship is determined by the best total score over about 11 league games with top 5 counting and you have to have 5 scores to win. It came down to the final event on Gaming club poker with Hench having to finish 4th or better to overtake me. He couldnt do it and I held the lead I pretty much had from mid month on. As a matter of fact I had 8 scores of 11 in the top 25 so I was pretty pleased with my consistency.

As I started blogging this entry I was entered in the revamped CD tour event on CDPoker. They had changed the format to a raked hands requirement and new players auto entry from the original $1 buyins. I wasnt too pleased since Im not a ring game player yet. So I didnt play August and September. Now you can buyin for $3.30 and there are 6 buyin qualifiers. Top twenty move on to the weekly and monthly finale. Well, interspersed with blogging I managed to pull the win out of the old arse. I was so intent on qualifying I pitched JJ from EP and QQ from EP just to make top twenty. Good thing on the JJ because one dude had AA and the scenario would have been ugly..... Getting much better at short handed and heads up play and use of suited and gapped connectors.

To close and summarize my first year consisted of 12-13 MTT wins. 15-16 MTT runner up finishes.. Lots of final tables...One monthly League championship. A love for the Omaha's and No-limit.. Progress at 7 card stud. Up around $2k in freeroll and $1-$10 buyins, with one $25+$2 fizzle.

I kicked off month 1 of year two with a win already. I see good things in store for 2005-2006. Next year WCOOP and Aruba here I come... Caffeine and Tilter pack your sun tan lotion and board shorts... WOO HOO!!

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