Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hey, I'll have a Babycham!

One third of fatal car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Therefore twice as many accidents are caused by drivers who are sober, so clearly it's safer to drive drunk.

While the above conclusion is obviously flawed, I'm wondering if it may actually apply to playing poker. In my last post I mentioned my +$2.5k session playing drunk last week-end. Well last night, I surpassed that- making over $3k in a 6 hour session that started at 4:30am when I was shit-faced.

That takes my profit for the last 7 days to over $9,000 in just over 30 hours. I'll take $300/hour @ $1/$2. :)


I've had several people ask me if I offer poker coaching. Up until now I've always declined but I've now decided that I will start coaching. I shall be focusing on how to successfully multi-table at $1/$2 NL. I am an ex-teacher of mathematics with 8 years of experience teaching both in the UK and US.

Initially I shall be coaching "DonQeeHotay" from the 2+2 forums. We shall be experimenting with different formats/software, and hopefully we will both get something out of it.

Shortly after I get back from Vegas I shall post more information on the coaching. I will mention now though that it won't be cheap. I know others who charge around $100/hour for coaching at $1/$2, and I shall be charging a similar fee. My average hourly rate from playing $1/$2 is around $120/hour, so obviously I can't afford to charge too much less than this otherwise I may as well just play myself!

However, I do believe that the right people could benefit significantly from the coaching- and that it will be a small price to pay compared with their future long-term profits.

Muppet of the Day #16: haki76

I don't always play AA like this, but I felt like I could trap these two awful players.

Full Tilt Poker, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players Hand History Converter

BB: $164
UTG: $76
UTG+1: $252.65
haki76 : $282.60
Hero (MP2): $200.35
CO: $60.30
BTN: $132.85
SB: $57.05

Pre-Flop: Ad As dealt to Hero (MP2)
2 folds, haki76 calls $2, Hero raises to $10, 4 folds, haki76 calls $8

Flop: ($23) Kc 6s 5s (2 Players)
haki76 bets $2, Hero raises to $18, haki76 raises to $34, Hero calls $16

Turn: ($91) 4d (2 Players)
haki76 bets $91, Hero raises to $156.35 and is All-In, haki76 calls $65.35

River: ($403.70) Th (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $403.70 Pot ($3 Rake)
haki76 showed Kd Ts (two pair, Kings and Tens) and WON $400.70 (+$200.35 NET)
Hero showed Ad As (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$200.35 NET)

haki76: this happens to me a lot

Muppet of the Day #17: KennyJay

Full Tilt Poker, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players Hand History Converter

BB: $169.80
Hero (UTG): $183
UTG+1: $71
UTG+2: $116.15
KennyJay: $513.90
MP2: $217.80
CO: $93
BTN: $119
SB: $38

Pre-Flop: Ac Ah dealt to Hero (UTG)
Hero raises to $9, 2 folds, KennyJay calls $9, 5 folds

Flop: ($21) 5c 4d Jh (2 Players)
Hero bets $14, KennyJay raises to $28, Hero calls $14

Turn: ($77) 4h (2 Players)
Hero checks, KennyJay bets $77, Hero raises to $146 and is All-In, KennyJay calls $69

River: ($369) Jc (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $369 Pot ($3 Rake)
Hero showed Ac Ah (two pair, Aces and Jacks) and LOST (-$183 NET)
KennyJay showed Js Kd (a full house, Jacks full of Fours) and WON $366 (+$183 NET)


Amatay said...

wowsay, nice results. I usually do alright when im pissed actually although i cant play more than 6 tarbs when im shit faced

voiceofjoe said...

Re the playing when pissed method.Remember this post from 2007

Cost of a Saturday Night Out.... Priceless

Smart Money said...

Only too well!

(Obviously playing drunk is not advisable- and it's definitely not good for the bankroll. It's just funny how I've been lucky the past two sessions!)

gamboooool20 said...

only a muppet would pay another muppet for advice on how to be more of a muppet...sheesh

Smart Money said...

So I'll put you down as "interested" then?


gamboooool20 said...

yessir, def, ldo

Amatay said...

Narena, ive posted a hand that really bugged me tonight at the end of my last entry. WTF do you do in that spot mate, appreciate your comments, cheers.

Smart Money said...

I'll take a look mate.

Amatay said...

Cheers for that. My thought processes were exactly same as you mate, i thought you explained it very well, ta. How much you gonna charge me for that piece of coaching or is that a samll free taster session? :-)

Smart Money said...

As I used to say in my previous job as a Sex Instructor- first lesson free. :)

DonQeeHotay said...

Narena is gonna teach me how to use my double vision from carbombs to looks at the game from a different angle = infinite monies imo.

Amatay said...

lol, doesnt that mean all lessons are free then?

The Eureka Kid said...

Hey, very nice blog you have going here! Would you like to exchange links? My blog is at Post a comment on mine if you are interested!

Shark Bait said...

How would you approach the coaching? I'd certainly like to stop losing although I'm not sure I could give up drinking LOL

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,

I sent you a pm on 2p2.

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