October 14, 2010

A Volume prop bet with Vincent

As frequent readers of my blog already know, I am pathologically bad at putting in volume at the tables. In an attempt to overcome this (and hopefully make some good money while I'm at it), I decided to give myself some extra motivation. Vincent (soepgroente) and I have booked a gentleman's wager to each play 40k hands in a month (Oct 18-Nov 17). The stakes are not particularly high, but hopefully enough to motivate us and spur on some friendly competition: for each 10k hand milestone that we fail to reach, we owe the other a $500 freeroll in the next big tournament played. There is no difference between 30,000 hands and 39,999 hands, so reaching the milestones is a big deal. Both cash games and tournaments count, and there is a 1.5x multiplier for mixed game hands (since you simply can't play as many tables of those). 

I'll update the ol' blog with my progress, at least each time I reach a milestone. With any luck, I'll win lots of gold as well as achieving the goal. Come mid-November I'll be trying my best to distract Vincent because I'll already be done and he'll have a ways to go!

Also, if anyone has interest in joining in, I'm open to taking more action. You'd need to be a slacker like myself for me to consider it, obviously. None of you supernova elite types!

Posted By DJ Sensei at 02:57 AM

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October 05, 2010

Epic Fantasy Football comeback

I'm in two leagues this year; one with college friends (I'm currently leading the league with an unblemished 4-0 record!) and one with poker players, mostly DC folk. I've been doing decently well in the poker league, despite not putting up huge numbers. Going into this week I was 2-1. However, both Miles Austin and Thomas Jones were on a bye week, so a significant chunk of my expected points were out. I once again elected to start Eli Manning over Kyle Orton, which of course was a huge mistake. Neither Mike Sims-Walker nor Pierre Thomas scored a single point for me, and so after Sunday night things looked bleak. I had earned a mere 34 points in a league where the average score was probably over 100. My leading individual scorer was Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis with 9 (side note: he's an excellent pick at TE. Nobody knows about him, but he puts up solid numbers and is often targeted around the end zone because he is huge.). However, there was a glimmer of hope; my opponent had only put up 55 points thus far, and we both had a few players remaining in the Monday night matchup. I had just picked up Miami's Davone Bess the week before, and I also had New England's kicker Gostkowski. My opponent was left with New England's tight end and Miami's defense.

Bess got off to a hot start, scoring Miami's first touchdown, and Gostkowski put in two field goals in the first half. However, I still needed New England to score more points to bring down Miami's defense score. In the second half, that's exactly what happened. They wound up scoring several touchdowns on special teams (each of which was capped off by another Gostkowski extra point!) and as a result, Miami had to open up their passing game to play catchup (more receptions and yards for Bess!). By the fourth quarter, I was right in contention! When NE scored another touchdown to go up 33-14, they opted to go for a two-point conversion. This was not good for me, as I was down by less than a point; a point that would easily be gained with an extra point kick. However, fortune smiled upon me: NE was penalized with a false start and chose to just kick the extra point, which put me into the lead. The rest of the game I was simply sweating to hold on, and fortunately my opponent's players never managed to achieve much of anything. Bess finished with 20 points and change, Gostkowski put up 11, the NE tight end only managed 5, and Miami's pitiful defense got 2 measly points. I prevailed in the end with a final score of 65.71 to 62.95, and my record increased to 3-1. A hilarious side note about the score is that our two scores were the lowest scores overall in the league thus far. Against any other team in any other week, I would have been handed a crushing defeat. But it still counts as a W!

Now, if I could just start putting up some grownup numbers in the weeks to come, I might have a chance to actually finish in the money in this league. 

Posted By DJ Sensei at 09:34 PM

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September 18, 2010

DC Shorts!

I'm excited to finally unveil the latest concoction from DC Labs! DC Shorts are designed to pack a nice little chunk of content into a smaller package. Whether you have a short attention span, prefer to watch videos in shorter bursts, or simply want to get motivated with a short video before you start your grind, shorts should be right up your alley. Additionally, they offer us the freedom to cover all sorts of material that might not be substantial enough to fill a full-length video, and to experiment with different formats.

I hope you all enjoy the shorts, and please let us know what you think! My first effort (a PLO short) will be released tomorrow along with a few others of different games. 

See all DC Shorts HERE!  

Posted By DJ Sensei at 10:52 PM

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September 10, 2010

Return of the Unicorn!

And of course, it never fails to stack fools. 

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 915562
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

MP: $624.00
Hero (CO): $796.00
BTN: $1112.20
SB: $405.00
BB: $417.00
UTG: $782.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is CO with A of clubs K of hearts K of clubs A of hearts
UTG raises to $22.50, MP calls $22.50, Hero raises to $105, 3 folds, UTG calls $82.50, MP calls $82.50

Flop: ($330.00) 7 of diamonds 6 of hearts A of diamonds(3 players)
UTG checks, MP bets $222, Hero raises to $691 all in, UTG folds, MP calls $297 all in

Turn: ($1368.00) J of clubs(2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($1368.00) J of spades(2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1368.00
MP shows A of spades 7 of spades 2 of hearts J of hearts (a full house, Jacks full of Aces)
Hero shows A of clubs K of hearts K of clubs A of hearts (a full house, Aces full of Jacks)
Hero wins $1365.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Note how happy the turtle is!

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Posted By DJ Sensei at 08:55 PM

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September 03, 2010

A nice little start to the month!


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 I obviously ran hot the first half of the session, winning all of the coinflips and some not-quite-coinflips :p. However, I continued stacking fools the second half of the session with actual equity edges! Here are a few of the bigger wins:

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 902709
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): $1769.00
CO: $2411.50
BTN: $340.00
SB: $2794.85
BB: $417.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is UTG with Q of clubs 8 of diamonds K of diamonds J of clubs
Hero raises to $30, CO calls $30, BTN calls $30, SB calls $25, BB calls $20

Flop: ($150.00) Q of diamonds 2 of diamonds Q of hearts(5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks, CO checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($150.00) 8 of clubs(5 players)
SB bets $150, BB folds, Hero raises to $495, CO folds, BTN folds, SB raises to $1635, Hero raises to $1739 all in, SB calls $104

River: ($3628.00) T of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($3628.00) 4 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $3628.00
Hero shows Q of clubs 8 of diamonds K of diamonds J of clubs (a full house, Queens full of Eights)
SB shows 3 of clubs 4 of spades A of spades Q of spades (a full house, Queens full of Fours)
Hero wins $1812.00
Hero wins $1812.00
(Rake: $4.00)

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 902710
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): $928.50
CO: $290.00
BTN: $2401.25
SB: $260.00
BB: $3779.35

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is UTG with Q of spades T of spades 8 of hearts J of hearts
Hero raises to $30, CO calls $30, 2 folds, BB raises to $125, Hero calls $95, 1 fold

Flop: ($285.00) A of diamonds 7 of diamonds Q of clubs(2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($285.00) K of clubs(2 players)
BB bets $285, Hero raises to $803.50 all in, BB requests TIME, BB calls $518.50

River: ($1892.00) 3 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($1892.00) 5 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $1892.00
Hero shows Q of spades T of spades 8 of hearts J of hearts (a straight, Ace high)
BB shows K of hearts Q of hearts K of spades 6 of hearts (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $944.00
Hero wins $944.00
(Rake: $4.00)

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 902713
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $400.00
SB: $390.00
BB: $1857.00
UTG: $866.00
MP: $3881.60
CO: $681.50

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BTN with 4 of spades 5 of diamonds 7 of hearts A of hearts
2 folds, CO raises to $22.50, Hero calls $22.50, SB calls $17.50, 1 fold

Flop: ($77.50) 3 of hearts 5 of hearts Q of hearts(3 players)
SB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $40, SB calls $40, CO raises to $130, Hero calls $90, SB calls $90

Turn: ($467.50) T of diamonds(3 players)
SB checks, CO bets $467.50, Hero calls $247.50 all in, SB calls $237.50 all in

River: ($1200.00) 7 of spades(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1200.00
Hero shows 4 of spades 5 of diamonds 7 of hearts A of hearts (a flush, Ace high)
SB shows 7 of clubs Q of diamonds 9 of diamonds Q of clubs (three of a kind, Queens)
CO shows 8 of spades T of hearts 6 of spades 6 of hearts (a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $20.00
Hero wins $1177.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Clearly sustainable! Hooray September!

Posted By DJ Sensei at 10:04 AM

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August 31, 2010

2010 Fantasy Football Team

QB - Matt Schaub (Hou), Matt Ryan (Atl)
RB - Michael Turner (Atl),  Jonathan Stewart (Car), Arian Foster (Hou), Steve Slaton (Hou)
WR - Larry Fitzgerald (Arz), Michael Crabtree (SF), Hakeem Nicks (NYG), Laurent Robinson (StL), Troy Williamson (Jax)
TE - Antonio Gates (SD)
D/ST - Cowboys, Bengals
K - Stephen Gostkowski (NE), Mason Crosby (GB)

I got stuck with the 8th draft pick of 10, so I wasn't able to get any super RB stars, but I expect full domination regardless! That being said, I will probably wind up around 7th place like usual. Good thing the only stakes are pride (and 6-packs)!

Posted By DJ Sensei at 02:06 AM

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August 28, 2010

SF Giants + DCers trip report!

We met at the Willie Mays statue starting at 6:45. Giancarlo was the first to show, followed by Michael (thisfool) and Bryce (nixonthegrouch) + his ladyfriend. Michael and Giancarlo got hepped up on a free Monster Java energy drink while I willcall'd some extra tickets for my friend Peter. We made our way into the stadium just about the time of the first pitch, and by the time we made our final approach towards our bleacher seats, some jerk on the Diamondbacks jacked a 3-run homer into the cold waters of the bay. So far, off to a bad start. 

Now, for some reason they were checking tickets for people entering the bleachers section. I guess they wanted to prevent anyone who paid more money for a decent seat from sneaking into the cheap seats. This caused a bottleneck, but we made it through and found our seats. Well, more or less. As it turns out, nobody in the bleachers actually sits in their assigned seat, so we just sat in a chunk of open seats near where our tickets pointed us. We settled in for the remainder of the first inning before heading to the concessions for beers and cheesesteaks. 

Apparently there is a ballpark rule that on Fridays you can only purchase one beer per person per visit. This rule is in place to prevent anyone from having fun. We managed to bypass this rule somewhat by placing our first beers upon a table with friendly supervision before visiting a second vendor to purchase some additional cold ones. For reference, decent draft beers were $9.75 (not $10!) and cheap beers were $8. I'm not sure if this is a standard pricing scheme these days, but COME ON!

The middle of the game passed without much fanfare. The Giants failed to achieve in any reasonable manner, and the Diamondbacks sat on their 4 run lead for most of the game. In fact, the highlight of the game was probably when Lincecum made a successful sacrifice bunt, advancing runners to second and third while taking the first out of the inning himself. Obviously, the next batter popped out to third and the one after him grounded out to first, so no the achievement was wasted. We managed to consume some beers and share some laughs, and spent as much time observing our surroundings as the game itself. The bleachers are a unique subset of baseball fans: in this case, the majority were high schoolers. Or at least we thought they were high schoolers; we learned later that it was college night, and that we were very old because we couldn't tell the difference. Most of the kids were pretty hepped up, but probably more from energy drinks than from booze (kids these days!). Those who were hitting the sauce were frequently escorted out by an usher who had a knack for sensing underage drinking. In one instance he took a bottle of Fiji water away from a kid, sniffed the contents (presumably vodka), and gave him the boot. When I was a kid, such inquisition was unthinkable. That was the point of using a water bottle! Of course, I never personally smuggled booze into a ballgame (I think thats actually true, I'm not just covering for my younger self.). In any case, these kids spent more time cavorting amongst each other than paying attention to the game, but I can't blame them given the outcome on the field. 

As the seventh inning stretch grew near, we finished our beers and sought out refills. We also made our first trip to the bathroom, and found that the line for the mens room was exceedingly long (longer than that of the ladies room!). However, there was a sign advertising an "express bathroom" under the bleachers. We were already line-committed, but the concept of an express bathroom was new and different. Michael was outwitted by the garlic fries and chicken tenders combo, and ended up spending several dollars more than expected, even though he had been trapped by a similar "bargain" before! Fool him twice, shame on him. However, they were delicious, so please keep on fooling him as long as I am around to share. 

In the top of the 9th, the Giants executed some ill-advised intentional walks, and wound up giving away a few more runs. The stage was set for a 6+ run rally in the bottom of the 9th, and in fact an impressive majority of the remaining fans in our section had equipped their rally caps, but it was to no avail. Los Gigantes finished the game the way they played the rest of it: failingly. We exited the park, stopping by the express bathrooms for a pit stop and stopping by the stadium shop so that I could pick up a panda hat for my absent lady. We bid adieu to Bryce and Giancarlo, and then rather than battle the crowds around the stadium, we made our way up towards market street until we found a suitable tavern for some post-game drank. 

While the home team utterly failed to achieve, it remained an enjoyable evening for our heroes. Until the next meetup game, when we will probably enjoy a perfect game on the mound and 20 runs from the offense, we shall simply consider ourselves to be running way under expectation!

Posted By DJ Sensei at 08:55 AM

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August 06, 2010

First shot at 100/200 8game, meh results

The lineup looked good last night and I am maximally confident in my mixed game skills right now, so in I went! Sadly, I did not run well. Here are some of the big or interesting hands I played:

I was a little confused by his 4th street check. Perhaps I should be folding at some point, but I can't pick a street where that seems like the right play. Maybe 5th street, on account of my reverse implied odds? Turns out he was setting a tarp!

 Poker Stars $100/$200 Limit Stud $25 Ante - 6 players - View hand 842335
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
3rd Street: (1.5 SB)
Hero: T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs___Hero calls

Seat 2: xx xx 5 of diamonds____Seat 2 folds
Seat 3: xx xx 5 of spades____Seat 3 folds
Seat 4: xx xx 2 of spades____Seat 4 brings in for $25____Seat 4 folds
Seat 5: xx xx K of diamonds____Seat 5 completes
Seat 6: xx xx 7 of clubs____Seat 6 folds

4th Street: (3.75 SB) (2 players)
Hero: T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of clubs___Hero checks
Seat 5: xx xx K of diamonds A of hearts____Seat 5 checks

5th Street: (1.875 BB) (2 players)
Hero: T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of clubs 4 of hearts___Hero calls
Seat 5: xx xx K of diamonds A of hearts A of clubs____Seat 5 bets

6th Street: (3.875 BB) (2 players)
Hero: T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of clubs 4 of hearts T of spades___Hero calls
Seat 5: xx xx K of diamonds A of hearts A of clubs A of diamonds____Seat 5 bets

7th Street: (5.875 BB) (2 players)
Hero: T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of clubs 4 of hearts T of spades 9 of spades___Hero calls
Seat 5: xx xx K of diamonds A of hearts A of clubs A of diamonds xx____Seat 5 bets

Final Pot: 7.875 BB
Hero mucks T of diamonds 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of clubs 4 of hearts T of spades 9 of spades
Seat 5 shows K of spades 8 of clubs K of diamonds A of hearts A of clubs A of diamonds 4 of diamonds (a full house, Aces full of Kings)
Seat 5 wins 7.86 BB
(Rake: $3.00)

Here, our primary mark displays some excellent NLHE skills. Just wow.

Poker Stars $25/$50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 842339
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (CO): $1875.00
BTN: $1422.00
SB: $4840.00
BB: $7508.50
UTG: $10902.50

Hero posts a big blind ($50)

Pre Flop: ($125.00) Hero is CO with K of hearts 9 of hearts
1 fold, Hero raises to $150, BTN calls $150, 2 folds

Flop: ($375.00) 4 of diamonds 7 of spades 5 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $225, BTN calls $225

Turn: ($825.00) Q of hearts(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

River: ($825.00) Q of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Final Pot: $825.00
Hero shows K of hearts 9 of hearts (a pair of Queens)
BTN mucks 9 of spades T of spades
Hero wins $823.00
(Rake: $2.00)

This was just a super frustrating TDL hand. I wish I could play these guys in a straight TDL lineup, they wouldn't stand a chance!

Dealt to DJ Sensei [3c Jh 7s 9d 2d]

ChadBrownPRO: folds 

rur11: folds 

jmonnett: raises $100 to $200

Tinkywinky: raises $100 to $300

MrSmokey1: folds 

DJ Sensei: calls $200

jmonnett: raises $100 to $400

Betting is capped

Tinkywinky: calls $100

DJ Sensei: calls $100

*** FIRST DRAW ***

DJ Sensei: discards 2 cards [Jh 9d]

Dealt to DJ Sensei [3c 7s 2d] [Ks 9c]

jmonnett: discards 1 card

Tinkywinky: discards 2 cards

DJ Sensei: checks 

jmonnett: bets $100

Tinkywinky: calls $100

DJ Sensei: calls $100

*** SECOND DRAW ***

DJ Sensei: discards 2 cards [Ks 9c]

Dealt to DJ Sensei [3c 7s 2d] [3d 5d]

jmonnett: discards 1 card

Tinkywinky: discards 2 cards

DJ Sensei: checks 

jmonnett: bets $200

Tinkywinky: raises $200 to $400

DJ Sensei: calls $400

jmonnett: calls $200

*** THIRD DRAW ***

DJ Sensei: discards 1 card [3d]

Dealt to DJ Sensei [3c 7s 2d 5d] [Ts]

jmonnett: discards 1 card

Tinkywinky: discards 1 card

DJ Sensei: checks 

jmonnett: checks 

Tinkywinky: bets $200

DJ Sensei: calls $200

jmonnett: folds 

*** SHOW DOWN ***

Tinkywinky: shows [4s 5c 7h 6d 2c] (Lo: 7,6,5,4,2)

DJ Sensei: mucks hand 

Tinkywinky collected $3147 from pot

Perhaps I should raise the river here for some thin value, but I think calling is probably better since neither of my hands is the nuts. 

Poker Stars $100/$200 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 6 players - View hand 842345
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is BTN with 2 of diamonds 4 of hearts 7 of spades A of clubs
2 folds, CO raises, Hero calls, 2 folds

Flop: (5.5 SB) J of spades 8 of spades 5 of hearts(2 players)
CO bets, Hero calls

Turn: (3.75 BB) A of spades(2 players)
CO bets, Hero calls

River: (5.75 BB) 7 of clubs(2 players)
CO bets, Hero calls

Final Pot: 7.75 BB
Hero shows 2 of diamonds 4 of hearts 7 of spades A of clubs (HI: two pair, Aces and Sevens; LO: 7,5,4,2,A)
CO shows 7 of diamonds 3 of hearts 5 of clubs A of hearts (HI: two pair, Aces and Sevens; LO: 8,7,5,3,A)
CO wins 1.934 BB
Hero wins 1.934 BB
Hero wins 3.868 BB
(Rake: $3.00)


Scoooooooop!

Poker Stars $100/$200 Limit Stud Hi/Lo $25 Ante - 6 players - View hand 842346
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

3rd Street: (1.5 SB)
Hero: 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds___Hero brings in for $25___Hero raises
Seat 2: xx xx Q of spades____Seat 2 folds
Seat 3: xx xx J of diamonds____Seat 3 folds
Seat 4: xx xx J of hearts____Seat 4 folds
Seat 5: xx xx K of spades____Seat 5 completes____Seat 5 calls
Seat 6: xx xx T of spades____Seat 6 folds

4th Street: (5.5 SB) (2 players)
Hero: 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds 2 of spades___Hero bets
Seat 5: xx xx K of spades 8 of diamonds____Seat 5 checks____Seat 5 calls

5th Street: (3.75 BB) (2 players)
Hero: 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds 2 of spades 8 of clubs___Hero bets
Seat 5: xx xx K of spades 8 of diamonds 3 of clubs____Seat 5 checks____Seat 5 calls

6th Street: (5.75 BB) (2 players)
Hero: 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds 2 of spades 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds___Hero bets
Seat 5: xx xx K of spades 8 of diamonds 3 of clubs 5 of clubs____Seat 5 checks____Seat 5 calls

7th Street: (7.75 BB) (2 players)
Hero: 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds 2 of spades 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds A of diamonds___Hero bets
Seat 5: xx xx K of spades 8 of diamonds 3 of clubs 5 of clubs xx____Seat 5 checks____Seat 5 calls

Final Pot: 9.75 BB
Hero shows 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 3 of diamonds 2 of spades 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds A of diamonds (HI: a flush, Ace high; LO: 5,4,3,2,A)
Seat 5 mucks K of clubs Q of diamonds K of spades 8 of diamonds 3 of clubs 5 of clubs 4 of spades
Hero wins 4.867 BB
Hero wins 4.867 BB
(Rake: $3.00)

Posted By DJ Sensei at 02:25 AM

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August 01, 2010

Hey, remember that time I blogged a lot?

Yea, that was a while ago. It turns out it is difficult for me to grind out blog posts on a regular basis, unless there are particularly interesting or notable things happening  and i'm in a blogging mood (see: my last post when I saw a ridiculous blunder on ESPN's WSOP broadcast). But I'll see if I can't try and up the output a little bit, because I know you kids like to read it!

Anyhow, a little life update: The world series was hit-or-miss for me, but I came out ahead overall so I suppose I can't complain. Once again I failed to cash any events, thus extending my streak to 17 consecutive non-cashes. But at least I didn't have too many deep runs that ended in fail. Just the 5k PLO event, in which I finished 75th or something like that and maybe 36 people got paid. I suppose making day 2 of the main event counts too, but I never really had much of a stack in either event, so busting out wasn't horribly disappointing (just regular disappointing). However, I did win a decent bit of scrill in cash games on my first trip. I think I finally found the optimal adjustments for a deep live PLO game, and took the 5/10/25 game for maybe 13k or so over 3-4 sessions. Also, I had 10% of a friend who made a few final tables and thus scored me a 200% series ROI. I sadly wasn't in town to sweat either of them, but they were still exciting to follow online. 

The lowlight of my series was probably when I got iced by Chuck and OTR at a pub after I busted the 5k PLO. It wasn't an ordinary icing, either, it was a 24oz one, and it was hot because they had left it in the sun all day, and it was the regular kind and not any of the flavored ones, so it was basically the worst icing of all time (at least from my perspective). I even got berated for not chugging it all at once. Sigh.

The  highlight was probably my first experience playing with Phil Hellmuth (during day 2 of the 5k PLO). I hoped that I would get a chance to put a bad beat on him, and I gave it my best effort, but he just ended up folding the best hand so I couldn't do it  :(. The hand played out as follows: 

Blinds were 400/800 and I had about 20k in chips. Phil openlimped from early position, and after another few limpers I potted to 5k from the SB with KQJTds. Phil was the only caller (I think) and the flop came out AK3 with a club draw (I had no clubs). I bet 10k, and at the same time Mike Matusow started talking to Phil from the next table over. Phil became upset at this because he was in a hand, and then mucked AJT3 face up. I showed him the ten of diamonds and happily collected the pot.

Unfortunately that was the only interesting hand I played against him, and I busted out later in the day with nothing to show for my efforts. Well, nothing except a "nobody cares what you mucked" card protector that Matusow gave everyone at our table for some reason. 

Fortunately, I am no longer in Vegas, because I hate that horrid death-hole. Back home, ultimate season is in full swing and I've been playing a good amount of poker (everything from the standard tripledraw and PLO to some 30/60 stud8 and razz). I'm pretty pleased with my video output lately, both Bustacap and Solid State PLO are going to turn out quite nicely. Also, I apologize for the sporadic release of Bustacap, it was tough to coordinate my schedule with Ceegee since he was so busy crushing tournaments. So yea, things are nice. Now, if I could just find a way to post more in this here blog....     

Posted By DJ Sensei at 12:59 AM

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July 30, 2010

Clearly ESPN doesn't have a DC membership

Seen on ESPN during the first 2010 WSOP episode (probably the single most popular series of poker media in the world):

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Posted By DJ Sensei at 07:47 AM

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