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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween weekend!  I'm having a great one with my girl, Liz.  Friday we went to a haunted house, which was pretty sweet.  Saturday night we went on a dinner cruise on the Mystic Blue and that was a blast.  It was our second time doing the cruise on that ship and there were a lot more people on the boat this time since it was the last fireworks dinner cruise of the year.  We also watched a few scary movies last night of course!

Today we are doing a few Halloweeny things such as carving a pumpkin and baking cupcakes.  I will post some pics later on.  I still have a lot of pics from the Fall that I haven't had time to put up since I've been busy trying to win the FTP rake race.  I'm still in first place with a big lead so hopefully I can take down the $3,750 bonus.  We'll find out if I won or not on Monday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Put in about 20 hours over the past few days and had decent results.  I've switched up my RUSH playing strategy to basically eliminate the full ring bullshit and just play all 6 Max now.

I'm leading the rakerace still but not by much so hopefully the people who are close to me don't play that much this weekend.  I think I have definitely played enough though to at least retain the #1 slot and will attempt to put it out of reach for them on Monday-Thursday as I will play a minimum of 10 hours per day.

Getting that free $3,750 is going to be nice.  I just need to keep on truckin' and I should have it locked up.

I'm going to head over to Liz's place now, as it will be the last weekend we have to hang in her town home she was living in.  It ended up selling and she is moving out.

I have tons of pictures of Fall adventures Liz and I have had. I haven't had time to post them, but I'll post some of the best ones maybe at the beginning of next month once this rake race thing is finished.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010


I've played a ton over the past few days but ran quite poorly.  I'm shooting for 1st place in the FTP rake race at raketherake.com.  Currently, I'm in first place but there are a few other people who are nipping at my heels so I'm going to have to put in a ton of volume for the rest of the month so I can win the $3,750 bonus prize.

I'm going camping tomorrow with Liz so that should be fun.  I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Played a ton over the past few days but my results were pretty damn mediocre as I broke even.  I feel like I missed HUNDREDS of flush draws and the two times I did actually hit today I ran into the nut flush when I had the 2nd nut flush.  FML.

I honestly ran pretty bad, lots tons of flips, etc.  RUSH is pretty damn annoying sometimes.  Some regs are just so stupid aggro it's hilarious.  I flatted TT on the CO vs a raise, the squeeze happy 20% 3bet reg squeezes, initial raiser folds, and I just 4-bet ship and he SNAPCALLS with 33.  Obviously I lose.

Only really good thing about past few days is I will be getting a shit-ton of rakeback and I am about halfway to unlocking the first $2k bonus from my FTP black card membership, so at least my roll is growing.

Going to hang out with Liz tomorrow and take the day off, so I'm looking forward to that.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Forgot to mention that!  I will be going home right now to watch NHL On The Fly to see all the highlights from today's games.  I can't wait.

Summer is always tough with no hockey to watch, I'm glad it's back.

18k hands today

I played a ton of hands today.  Ended up 5 buy-ins for the day but I was actually up 16 buy-ins at my highest point for the day.  I think I definitely let my play deteriorate by around hand 10,000.. as that's basically when I wasn't crushing souls anymore.  Could have just been a run hot then run cold type of deal too.  I'm not to concerned about it, still had a winning day.

I deviated from my SNE trial run basically because I got fed up with full ring bullshit.  I might do it next month, but for now I'm playing RUSH on FTP and going to attempt to take first in the rake race for raketherake.com.  So far I'm in 7th place so I've got some catching up to do.  I might as well do that, because if I just focus all my play on one site I can pick up an extra $1,000-$3,750 in rake back at the end of the month, which is definitely a nice little bonus.  Also, in order to win the damn thing I figure I will need around $30,000 in rake paid for the month, which, at 27% rake back comes out to be $8,100.  

So as long as I can keep winning I should have a nice little month in October.  We'll see what happens.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

EPIC last 38 hours!

So, over the last 38 hours I've played a shit-ton of poker.  I slept for about 4 hours at the office, otherwise I was playing poker, eating, pissing, or taking a short break.

Over that span of time, I ended up playing 40,845 hands!  That's by FAR the most I've ever played in 2 day period.

Needless to say, I'm pretty exhausted so I'm going to head back to my apartment to get some sleep before I take the train to Liz's place in the morning.

Here is the garph:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Long Day

Played a TON of full ring hands today... ended up playing 12,000 hands in about 10 hours.  I finished up 4 buy-ins but I tend to stack off a little lighter than I really should towards the end of my sessions and get a bit careless... I shouldn't have stacked off two pair in a 4-way pot on the flop vs the inital raiser... he min-raised my lead with 2 other people yet to act... I should have just called and checked the turn to re-evaluate.

It's actually just plain sickening how careful you have to be in the full ring games I'm playing in.  It's pretty disgusting when you're holding KK in EP and get 3-bet by some uber-nit who 3-bets EP raisers like 0.5%... and BAM, you're SET MINING !?!  with your KK.  Pretty ridiculous IMO.

I am getting more and more used to playing 24 tables each day I do this.  I handled it really well today until my computer decided to spazz out and I couldn't click on anything... thus causing me to lose my time banks on all my tables and press the power button on my computer to restart it.  I still don't know exactly why that happened.

I'm super tired, I'm going to post the pics from last weekend sometime tomorrow.  Goodnight all.