Saturday, September 09, 2006

Aces Cracked Tourney I

The chips are in the air at 8 PM. For some ungodly reason they have all 8 of us split into two tables. This is making it hard to live blog. I have the other table pulled up and we are chatting between the two tables. Hopefully we will combine after the first orbit.

Two of Penn's Predictions have come true in the first 30 minutes:

We have been asked for money. The going rate has gone up to $1. Im totally pissed at the moment and tell the dude to go get a job. Then I add that if he is panhandling for money he shouldnt be playing poker. He leaves and another surfaces shortly thereafter.

Mark has mentioned pudding at least 7 times. That got JBaldwin into the mix when his newborn made baby mess in his diaper and JB had to go change the diaper.

I am on the schneid. My set of 777 on the flop got flushed by PLJ1. Here is the hand that I got outplayed on. It hurts it hurts.

PokerStars Game #6229926184: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2006/09/09 - 20:13:35 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (900 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (995 in chips)
Seat 3: irongirl01 (1580 in chips)
Seat 4: MarkGreb (1430 in chips)
Seat 5: mcash2 (1535 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (790 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (1860 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (2910 in chips)
taxidermist: posts small blind 10
JBaldwin: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to irongirl01 [7h 7c]
cns1: folds
plj1: calls 20
irongirl01: calls 20
MarkGreb: calls 20
mcash2: folds
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: checks
*** FLOP *** [Js 7s Kd]
JBaldwin: checks
plj1: checks
mcash2 said, "dead animals ain't all rk wants to stiff"
taxidermist said, "wanna see the naked ones?"
irongirl01: bets 60
MarkGreb: folds
JBaldwin: folds
plj1: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Js 7s Kd] [9s]
mcash2 said, "+stuff"
plj1: checks
irongirl01: bets 180
plj1: raises 180 to 360
irongirl01: raises 1140 to 1500 and is all-in
plj1: calls 555 and is all-in
mcash2 said, "sorry ladies I'm a sicko I know"
*** RIVER *** [Js 7s Kd 9s] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
plj1: shows [6s As] (a flush, Ace high)
irongirl01: shows [7h 7c] (three of a kind, Sevens)
plj1 collected 2040 from pot
Penfolio said, "u just want teh game we got mike"


8:35PM I have now taken the walk of shame and gone out first. In typical riverstars fashion I lose with the better hand pre-flop. Poker is a cruel cruel game


PokerStars Game #6230107380: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2006/09/09 - 20:30:10 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (910 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (2335 in chips)
Seat 3: irongirl01 (345 in chips)
Seat 4: MarkGreb (1405 in chips)
Seat 5: mcash2 (1520 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (950 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (1670 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (2865 in chips) is sitting out
JBaldwin: posts small blind 25
cns1: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to irongirl01 [Ad Jd]
plj1: folds
irongirl01: raises 295 to 345 and is all-in
MarkGreb: folds
mcash2: folds
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: folds
cns1: calls 295
*** FLOP *** [9d 3h Kc]
*** TURN *** [9d 3h Kc] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [9d 3h Kc Th] [7s]
Penfolio said, "ouch"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cns1: shows [Ts As] (a pair of Tens)
irongirl01: shows [Ad Jd] (high card Ace)
mcash2 said, "ouch"
irongirl01 said, "good game"
cns1 collected 715 from pot
taxidermist said, "omg"
cns1 said, "gg"


8:43 PM- Last years champ is now the short stack at T555. How is that pudding coming mark? Think he mentioned the flavor of the day is Butterscotch.

8:48 PM Fellow blogger ashmc2 (mcash2 on pokerstars) has joined me in the AC loser's lounge taken out by another blogger JBaldwin"

PokerStars Game #6230286450: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2006/09/09 - 20:46:35 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (2055 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (2335 in chips)
Seat 4: MarkGreb (755 in chips)
Seat 5: mcash2 (1720 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (1525 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (1670 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (1940 in chips)
MarkGreb: posts small blind 50
mcash2: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: raises 200 to 300
cns1: folds
plj1: folds
MarkGreb: folds
mcash2: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [5c Ah 2d]
mcash2: checks
JBaldwin: checks
*** TURN *** [5c Ah 2d] [7s]
mcash2: bets 100
JBaldwin: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [5c Ah 2d 7s] [Ad]
mcash2: bets 300
JBaldwin: raises 400 to 700
mcash2: raises 620 to 1320 and is all-in
JBaldwin: calls 620
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcash2: shows [As Th] (three of a kind, Aces)
JBaldwin: shows [Ac Kd] (three of a kind, Aces - King kicker)
JBaldwin collected 3490 from pot
taxidermist said, "eeek"
Seat 9: JBaldwin showed [Ac Kd] and won (3490) with three of a kind, Aces

IG's prediction holds true. Two bloggers down and she predicts blogger MarkGreb will hit the rail next. He mentions something about wanting to be out to watch the Ohio State Game.........River stars is now Flop stars and turn stars....


PokerStars Game #6230364372: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2006/09/09 - 20:53:50 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (1805 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (1985 in chips)
Seat 4: MarkGreb (655 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (1425 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (1670 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (4460 in chips)
plj1: posts small blind 50
MarkGreb: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: calls 100
JBaldwin: folds
cns1: folds
plj1: calls 50
MarkGreb: raises 555 to 655 and is all-in
taxidermist: calls 555
plj1: folds
*** FLOP *** [Js Jh 7d]
*** TURN *** [Js Jh 7d] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Js Jh 7d Ks] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MarkGreb: shows [4h 4d] (two pair, Jacks and Fours)
taxidermist: shows [Ad Jd] (three of a kind, Jacks)
taxidermist said, "ta ta"
taxidermist collected 1410 from pot
Penfolio said, "hes used to cleaning up the s**t, so this is just another day at the office"

We are at the break and the short stack at T1555 is cns1 from Binghamton. I have no goods on these Western New Yorkers including PLJ1 who hails from Vestal. PLJ1 is another female, or so Ive been told but says very little. Gotta watch them quiet ones. JB is our chip leader with T4760. He has a big lead over The Taxidermist who has T2125. The ACers can blame me for bringing JB into the mix.

RNG on poker stars = River no GOOD.

Back from the break and CNS1 has doubled up off of JBaldwin. JB's JJ got str8d by 8d9h with a str8 6-10

9:24 PM. After some technical difficulties (disconnect and freeze up from Pokerstars Im back in blogging form)another freeloader pesters the remaining 5.

jonnypodo [observer]: hey could anyone lend me a dollar?

THE SOUND OF A SUCKOUT:
The hand of all hands. I feel JB's pain. I feel Taxidermists pain. He was enjoying his gumbo (must be better then Marks pudding)

PokerStars Game #6230716958: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/09/09 - 21:26:27 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (1685 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (1260 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (1875 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (3250 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (3930 in chips)
Penfolio: posts small blind 100
taxidermist: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
JBaldwin: raises 400 to 600
cns1: folds
plj1: folds
Penfolio: raises 1275 to 1875 and is all-in
taxidermist: raises 1275 to 3150
JBaldwin: raises 780 to 3930 and is all-in
taxidermist: calls 100 and is all-in
Penfolio said, "lol"
*** FLOP *** [Th 7d 4h]
*** TURN *** [Th 7d 4h] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 7d 4h 6s] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
taxidermist: shows [Ks Kc] (a pair of Kings)
JBaldwin: shows [Kd Kh] (a pair of Kings)
taxidermist collected 1375 from side pot
JBaldwin collected 1375 from side pot
Penfolio: shows [Tc Ah] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
Penfolio collected 5625 from main pot

9:35 PM we are down to 4. Taxidermist has taken CNS1 hide....

PokerStars Game #6230801269: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/09/09 - 21:34:06 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: cns1 (785 in chips)
Seat 2: plj1 (1060 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (6025 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (2275 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (1855 in chips)
taxidermist: posts small blind 100
JBaldwin: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio said, "dont bother posting it"
cns1: raises 585 to 785 and is all-in
plj1: folds
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: raises 1490 to 2275 and is all-in
JBaldwin: folds
*** FLOP *** [3h 6h Qc]
Penfolio said, "its not worth the webspace"
Penfolio said, ";)"
*** TURN *** [3h 6h Qc] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [3h 6h Qc Kd] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
taxidermist: shows [Kc As] (a pair of Kings)
cns1: shows [7d 7s] (a pair of Sevens)
taxidermist said, "gg"
taxidermist collected 1770 from pot
taxidermist said, "cns"
JBaldwin said, "gg cns"

and then this hand:

PokerStars Game #6230822099: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/09/09 - 21:36:01 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: plj1 (760 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (6325 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (3060 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (1855 in chips)
taxidermist: posts small blind 100
JBaldwin: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
plj1: folds
Penfolio: raises 400 to 600
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: raises 1255 to 1855 and is all-in
Penfolio: calls 1255
*** FLOP *** [9h 7h 4s]
JBaldwin said, "damn"
JBaldwin said, "gg all"
*** TURN *** [9h 7h 4s] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [9h 7h 4s 4c] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
JBaldwin: shows [8c 8h] (a full house, Eights full of Fours)
Penfolio: shows [Qd Qh] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
taxidermist said, "right"
JBaldwin collected 3810 from pot
Penfolio said, "payback"

First Penn (split pot with PLJ1 all-in) and then JB tries to take out PLJ1 to no avail:

PokerStars Game #6230842396: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/09/09 - 21:37:52 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: plj1 (560 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (4370 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (3360 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (3710 in chips)
taxidermist: posts small blind 100
JBaldwin: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio said, "make sure u blog the payback ig!!! ;)"
plj1: raises 360 to 560 and is all-in
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: calls 360
*** FLOP *** [7c 3h Qc]
*** TURN *** [7c 3h Qc] [Jh]
Penfolio said, "lessen my shame"
*** RIVER *** [7c 3h Qc Jh] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
JBaldwin: shows [8c 6h] (a pair of Sevens)
plj1: shows [Ad 7h] (three of a kind, Sevens)
plj1 collected 1220 from pot

PLJ1 is proving a tough nut to crack. Shes on a run and into 2nd place. Penn just doubled her up when he ran his JJ into her KK.

Bouncing round the room or in this case the virtual felt. The remaining four are switching off the lead. As quick as I think someone has taken a lead it changes. Who will be the bubble? This is where Patience is paramount (I Know Ive finished on it enough but also have more then my fair share of wins). I turn around and JB is out on the bubble. The last blogger standing taken out by PLJ1. My money is on her. Usually the person who takes me out goes on to win.


PokerStars Game #6230978644: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2006/09/09 - 21:50:09 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: plj1 (2990 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (3750 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (2285 in chips)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (2975 in chips)
plj1: posts the ante 25
Penfolio: posts the ante 25
taxidermist: posts the ante 25
JBaldwin: posts the ante 25
JBaldwin: posts small blind 100
plj1: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio: folds
taxidermist: folds
JBaldwin: raises 400 to 600
plj1: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [2s 7s Ts]
JBaldwin: bets 600
plj1: calls 600
*** TURN *** [2s 7s Ts] [4s]
JBaldwin: bets 1750 and is all-in
plj1: calls 1750
*** RIVER *** [2s 7s Ts 4s] [6c]
JBaldwin said, "gg"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
JBaldwin: shows [Js 5s] (a flush, Jack high)
plj1: shows [As 4d] (a flush, Ace high)
taxidermist said, "yikes"
plj1 collected 6000 from pot
taxidermist said, "gg"
taxidermist said, "JB"
Penfolio said, "vgg jb"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6000 | Rake 0
Board [2s 7s Ts 4s 6c]
Seat 2: plj1 (big blind) showed [As 4d] and won (6000) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: Penfolio folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: taxidermist (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: JBaldwin (small blind) showed [Js 5s] and lost with a flush, Jack high


9:54 PM Taxidermist takes a huge pot off Penn. Penn is the short stack

9:59 PM Penn is sent to the rail when he is quaded by PLJ1

PokerStars Game #6231076643: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2006/09/09 - 21:58:49 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: plj1 (8415 in chips)
Seat 6: Penfolio (1065 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (2520 in chips)
plj1: posts the ante 25
Penfolio: posts the ante 25
taxidermist: posts the ante 25
taxidermist: posts small blind 200
plj1: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Penfolio: raises 640 to 1040 and is all-in
taxidermist: folds
plj1: calls 640
*** FLOP *** [7c As 6h]
*** TURN *** [7c As 6h] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [7c As 6h 8c] [8s]
taxidermist said, "gg"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
plj1: shows [8h 8d] (four of a kind, Eights)
Penfolio: shows [Qs 7s] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
taxidermist said, "wow"
plj1 collected 2355 from pot
plj1 said, "gg"

My Prediction holds true.. the winning hand at 10:01 PM. This after Taxi had just taken a T5440 pot down off PLJ1 with a king high flush.

PokerStars Game #6231099068: Tournament #29838033, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (200/400) - 2006/09/09 - 22:00:48 (ET)
Table '29838033 1' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: plj1 (6560 in chips)
Seat 8: taxidermist (5440 in chips)
plj1: posts the ante 25
taxidermist: posts the ante 25
taxidermist: posts small blind 200
plj1: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
taxidermist: calls 200
plj1: raises 400 to 800
taxidermist: raises 4615 to 5415 and is all-in
plj1: calls 4615
*** FLOP *** [4h 6c 3c]
*** TURN *** [4h 6c 3c] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [4h 6c 3c Ts] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
plj1: shows [Ks Kc] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
taxidermist: shows [Th Ah] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
taxidermist said, "gg"
plj1 collected 10880 from pot

5 comments:

ashmc2 said...

what's JB's blog link?

Penn said...

Nice work IG... damned entertaining read. You managed to catch all the crazy hands too. 2 hours running time for an 8 hander! What a roller coaster ride though. A very eventful start to the new season... roll on next Saturday... 'cause there'll be non of those kooky cards at FTP on Thursday now will there!?

Anonymous said...

Hiya IG! Yes, you captured the feel of the tourney last nite very well. What a friggin ride that was, UPPPP DOWNNNNN UPPPPP DOWWNNNN. See ya at the next one.

Jeff B (JBaldwin)

shamanalix said...

Very nice report! Almost as good as being there .. and cheaper, and less heartbreaking (aka annoying) dodging the PStars panhandlers. A little well-placed luck seems the only differentiator between some fine, solid players. Personal preference: Wish you'd also captured more of the between-hands banter, as that's what makes Aces Cracked events so fun. Course, that'd take a blog-book... I'll have to remember to use my best lines/comments/insults during hands in future live blogs. Thanks again, and congrats, gorgeous!

ashmc2 said...

Good report IG. later