Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Feel my power, baby! Carlospoker 1st/83

After being away 2 months working for Carlospoker.com, and playing live only a couple of tournaments, I hit this one right of the bat!

Once again it shows that poker wants me in!

Sixth Sense again, won by me, maybe 6th handed is my game?. And all while working at the office!

Hope this brings new confidence in my game, specially now that there are a couple of good live tournaments coming!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

So... Shorthanded isnt my game? 1st/59 Shorthanded Tournament




Hell Yeah!

It's good to finally win something. I havent played in a few days because most of my bankroll has evaporated, and the other part was stuck between BJ bonuses I couldnt complete.

So I decided to give it a go, to this small shorthanded tournament. After all I havent played Holdem in a while, and I've been reading so much Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better... so... it was cheap.

And guess who took all the chips?

The heads-up match was exhausting. We played for almost an hour. The other guy was getting all the cards, and played as straightforward as he could. In the other hand I was keeping the pots small, playing every single hand (I only folded 32o).The match went my way for a while and I got a chip lead of 2 to 1. However then I ran card dead, and the flops were helping more to my opponent. I had him so measured though, I avoided losing money many times when hge was holding two pair, and checking the river to me.

However after 30 minutes we started to get very close, and I lost the chip lead. After some moves I recupped the lead, then after some very tough hands, I re-raised all in with a pair of fives preflop, hoping he would call and show high cards. He called, and showed Jacks. I was dead thinking I had played for almost an hour headsup to only get in this bad shape.

Then I thought... he wasnt giving any action. So, no matter how many small pots I could take from him, it was a matter of cards mostly.

I rivered a straight and it was over. Sorry.

1st place, thank you.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Limp reraise on Aces or Kings

I gotta be honest, I've done it once or twice during my whole time playing, which is pretty much insignificant in the overall. It is of course a move I dont like.

Thanks to Seth, from Sound of a Suckout, for lighting this topic up.

In my opinion this is a very poorly executed play. However could prove very interesting playing in live, where you can spot someone moving in preflop or you catch some sort of read.

For tourneys this is a good money making move, when there are many shortstacks that are bound to move in. You could even catch a caller in the middle of it, before you reraise again.

There are many players that while on a shorstack will move all in on anything if the Ms are low enough (like me)... so if thats the case you've just stolen last position to act. These shorstacks certianly wont move all in you if you' raise from UTG, because they know you are strong, and they've lost "first in raise momentum".

I do believe that during the last stages of a tournament this could work like wonders.

Limp reraise on Aces or Kings

I gotta be honest, I've done it once or twice during my whole time playing, which is pretty much insignificant in the overall. It is of course a move I dont like.

Thanks to Seth, from Sound of a Suckout, for lighting this topic up.

In my opinion this is a very poorly executed play. However could prove very interesting playing in live, where you can spot someone moving in preflopr some sort of read.

For tourneys this is a good money making move, when there are many shortstacks that are bound to move in. You could even catch a caller in the middle of it, before you reraise again.

There are many players that while on a shorstack will move all in on anything if the Ms are low enough (like me)... so if thats the case you've just stolen last position to act. These shorstacks certianly wont move all in you if you' raise from UTG, because they know you are strong, and they've lost "first in raise momentum".

I do believe that during the last stages of a tournament this could work like wonders.