Sunday, January 20, 2008

Vegas Baby

I'm off to Vegas next week (Thu 31st - Mon 4th) with a couple of mates. I'll be meeting up with JPJ, Ace3, and Fishpoo from the Betfair forum, and also Nation from the 2+2 forum. If anyone else is going to be out there then let me know. Hopefully I'll be able to find the right balance between poker, beer, and women. Although I'm not sure what the right balance is.

Cigarettes and Alcohol

I had a pretty poor night on Friday. I was a grand down after an hour and spent the next 5 hours or so getting back to all square. I then lost $1k in the last 45 minutes.

As a result, I decided not to play on Saturday night and went out instead. I have little recollection of the night. I don't remember getting home but my room-mate said I tried getting into bed with his girlfriend! I've also got a large graze on my head so presumably I fell over at some point.

I passed out around 4am and when I woke at 8:30am I decided to play some poker. I don't actually remember sitting down at the tables so I guess I was still drunk. Anyway, I actually did pretty well and ended up playing for 7 hours straight for a nice profit of just over $2,500 which is my 3rd best day ever at $1/$2.

EDIT: Just had another good day; just shy of +$2,000.

Muppet of the Day #14: Xrundel

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

SB: $212.75
Hero (BB): $198
UTG: $109.05
UTG+1: $198
Xrundel: $248.95
MP1: $103
MP2: $231
CO: $54.25
BTN: $166.70

Pre-Flop: Ac Ah dealt to Hero (BB)
2 folds, Xrundel calls $2, MP1 raises to $9, 3 folds, SB raises to $35, Hero raises to $198 and is All-In, Xrundel calls $196, MP1 folds

Flop: ($440) 9h Js Kd (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Turn: ($440) 6h (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: ($440) 2d (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $440 Pot ($3 Rake)
Hero showed Ac Ah (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$198 NET)
Xrundel showed Jh Kh (two pair, Kings and Jacks) and WON $437 (+$239 NET)

Muppet of the Day #15: highlimit69

Full Tilt Poker, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players Hand History Converter

highlimit69: $93.20
CO: $367.35
BTN: $207.70
SB: $1,052.65
Gamboooool20 (BB): $361.10
UTG: $200
UTG+1: $197

Pre-Flop: 3c 8c dealt to Gamboooool20 (BB)
2 folds, highlimit69 raises to $4, 3 folds, Gamboooool20 calls $2

Flop: ($9) 4s 3d 6s (2 Players)
Gamboooool20 checks, highlimit69 bets $2, Gamboooool20 calls $2

Turn: ($13) 3h (2 Players)
Gamboooool20 checks, highlimit69 bets $6, Gamboooool20 raises to $42, highlimit69 calls $36

River: ($97) Th (2 Players)
Gamboooool20 bets $313.10 and is All-In, highlimit69 calls $45.20 and is All-In

Results: $187.40 Pot ($3 Rake)
highlimit69 mucked Kc Ks (two pair, Kings and Threes) and LOST (-$93.20 NET)
Gamboooool20 showed 3c 8c (three of a kind, Threes) and WON $184.40 (+$91.20 NET)
highlimit69: u got to be kiddin
highlimit69: dude u suck
highlimit69: 3 5
highlimit69: how do u call preflop
highlimit69: u will never make money at this game
highlimit69: playing like that


SubZero said...

Awesome. Long may the fish under bet when miles ahead, and call huge raises when miles behind....

Keep it going, would like to see a strategy post from you if possible please?

Smart Money said...

I rejected this comment by mistake:


Saw your blog through a friends blog (tenbob) and read most of your 2+2 thread on the subject. Pretty bold statement and I'd love to see the results of your little test.

Anyways I've linked you from my blog (, hope you'll do the same if you're interested ;)

btw nice boobies.


Smart Money said...


Sure. Anything in particular?

SubZero said...

Thanks mate! Not really fussed what the topic is, any situation you got into which wasn't ABC and required a bit of analysis would be fine. Or any hand you watched which you found interesting.... just keen to see some of your thought processes really.

Regards, D

Mr. Jackie O'Quinn said...

Smart Poker,

Just found your blog. I love and I will be back. Keep the posts coming!

The Busted Man said...

Good luck in vegas lad

Smart Money said...


dave said...

Hey Narena, do you look for anything when you select tables? Do you use any software like spadeeye or sixth sense?

dave said...

good luck in vegas be sure to play at the bellagio or caesars.

Smart Money said...

Hi Dave.

No, I've seen those programs but I don't think they're much use to anyone playing 16 tables. I just join the wait lists for the tables with the highest plr/flop %ages. I'll then swap tables in/out periodically.