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I played a double your money tourney on sky and thought I was going out early when a "fish" played to the river to get his straight.

 

However, I did get a lovely hand - pocket Jacks.  I raised pre flop and one caller.  I then went all in on the flop when I hit trips.  I went all in because the opponent was a bit of  a fish.  Anyway he called.  Here is the result

 

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I went on to win the game and doubled my cash (and win 8 league points too)

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I just played two "double your money" sitngos on sky and won the first one and came second on the second one.  Six seaters and top 3 positions double their original stake.

 

These tourneys arent bad and if you're a reasonable player and only play quality hands you stand a good chance of doubling your dough.  There are a lot of fish/bullies on sky so care is needed.

 

 

 

 

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I had a couple of games last night and one game today.

 

I played in two 10 seater sitngo's and came nowhere in the first one and managed to win the 2nd game.

 

There was this player who was stealing the blinds almos every hand and heavy raising particularly on my BB.  Well there are only so many times I will tolerate somebody nicking my chips on the BB so I decided to call when I had ace rag. 

 

Flop comes down and I hit 2 pairs - he was first to act and bet 4 x BB so I just doubled his bet and he folded.  So now I was getting somewhere with this guy. 

 

Next time I'm BB - he did it again so I called again and managed to hit top pair - I had rubbish.  Im first to act so I bet big and he folds.

 

The game goes on and on and finally its down to him and me.  I had A5 and raised heavy - he reraised so I just called.  I hit the ace on the flop and just went all in.  He called and showed a 95  (he'd hit a pair of 9s on the flop).  Nothing else came that helped either of us so I won with my Aces and won the tourney. 

 

It was a great game because everytime this guy showed his hand - he had a brilliant hand in the early stages.  But his constant blind stealing made me realise he was indeed just blind stealing.

 

Watching other players during the early stages of a tourney is so important and I must say it certainly paid off this time round.  I sussed this blind stealer out prety early too even with his good hands that he kept showing.

 

Today - I just played a cheap 6 seater double your money tournament and I must say I've never played so aggressively as I did today.

 

After a long slow game to the final 3 (the paying places), I managed to knock one guy out although I was not chip leader and this left me and one other player.

 

The player that was left had folded loads of hands in the early part of the game so I knew he didnt like to play rubbish.  However - when your "heads up" Ace rag is a great hand as is any picture.  So my aggression came out at this point.  Its just so not me.  Anyway - any ace any picture and I was raising like crazy and he was calling everything.

 

I managed to hit even when I had total rubbish - 95 and hit two pairs on the flop!  heh heh.

 

Game goes on and then I got A5 so I raised and he called.  Flop comes down A98.  He goes all in and I called.  he showed a pair of 9s and I won with my aces.

 

It was a great game which I thoroughly enjoyed purely because of my aggressive play.  I'm looking forward to playing aggressively again!  ;D ;D ;D

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I played a 2 buck sitngo last night and I thought it would be a quality game.  I was so wrong!

 

There must have been 5 muppets at the table - no word of a lie.  One guy kept going all in at the beginning and everyone just kept folding and then I got AA.  So I called and he showed his cards - K6 offsuit.  Needless to say he lost although he did hit the K on the river.  He had some chips left from the blind stealing he had done before and he just kept going all in with them and getting lucky with his rubbish.

 

He was knocked out eventually and then 3 other players were raising stupid with rubbish.  Before I knew it (after lots of folding of total rubbish by me) I had been dealt AA again.  So I called and raised a huge raise and won that.

 

By this time there were only 3 of us left and this meant I was in the money.  I was currently 2nd and the guy in the 3rd place was just folding folding folding.  The guy in first place was stealing stealing stealing....and then I got AA again.   I raised pre flop and the guy that was folding (BB) called and raised.  My aces held and then we are down to two.

 

Im folding  hes folding and this goes on for a while and then I had Ace rag so I raised heavy and he raised me all in and I thought may as well.  So I called and he had K7.  He hit his 7 made the pair and I went out in 2nd place.  Nice return though - doubled my dough and turned out to be a good game with the last 3 even though the other 5 were muppets.

 

 

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Well I know its been a while since I posted in this section - not because I havent played a few games but simply because I really just haven't had the time to save the pictures on photobucket and post it on here.

 

I had a game on Island poker which isnt a bad site but there arent too many people on it.  6 seater sit n go.  There was one guy who just kept  going in every hand without fail.  It was driving me up the wall and I said to him "its just a matter of time" and then "idiot" - I was so incensed by his stupid play.  Anyway he went all in (again) and the guy to my left decided to call.  He knocked him out which was sweet.

 

Next hand I had pocket 10s - raised pre flop - and the guy that knocked the "all in" player out decided to call cos he was BB and had plenty of chips.

 

Here is the piccy of the end result of that hand.  What a sweet win that was.  Anyway I went on to come 2nd and got my money (and a little bit extra) back.

 

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Had a few cents left on Full Tilt   so I thought I would use it up by entering into a 25c +5c satellite to the daily dollar game with a guaranteed $10,000 prize pool (normal buy in is only $1).  Anyway I managed to come in the top 2 which meant I won entry to the game. 

 

Unfortunately, the game is at 1.15 a.m. BST (GMT +1).  I will certainly stay up for it though as the prize pool is pretty good for a buck buy in (or 25c as in my case).  Would be nice to be placed in the money and they pay up to 1080th place ($2.20).  Max players is 12,000 which no doubt will whittle down quite quickly if that many register for it.  I will let you know how I get on and if anybody fancies joining me its at 20.15 ET.

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I've been playing those matrix games on Full Tilt and they are quite entertaining.  I think my best result yet is 2 x 1st, a 2nd and a 4th and an overall win for the most points.  You get 2 points for knocking somebody out, 2 points for a win and 1 point for staying in longer than other players.  Example if you knock somebody out, you get 2 points for knocking them out and everybody still in the game gets 1 point for staying in longer than that player.

 

The $2 games are the best as people tend to play better however, there are still some fish on these games (of course) and I must say that some of the hands that people go all in with astounds me.  An example would be there was something like A K 10 on the table and this guy goes all in for 4k - the other guy in the hand calls and shows A K off.  The guy that went all in shows 9 2 off.  What in gods name was he thinking.  I guess he was trying to steal....badly.

 

If you havent tried these out and you are an experienced poker player - and can cope with 4 games going on in one go, then you really must try them.  Its great fun and whilst the payout isnt huge, the fun factor really is worth it.  You have to be on your toes with no distractions...and trying to make a cup of coffee in between hands is virtually impossible.

 

 

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Hi Blue,

 

I tried the Matrix games at Tilt and didnt really like them. I think at least for me it really can be frustrating. I get crazed enough at times!

 

 

Lipstick

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Hi Blue,

 

I tried the Matrix games at Tilt and didnt really like them. I think at least for me it really can be frustrating. I get crazed enough at times!

 

 

Lipstick

 

Hey Lipstick,

 

I can totally understand that - at first I thought "oh my - what the hell have I done" but I got into quite quickly.  It is a bit crazy if you manage to stay in on all 4 tables and there are only 2-4 people on the table.

 

No time to sit and be bored though - I dont play very many hands ;D

 

blue

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Well its been a while since I posted in here and I just played one of those 180 seater sit and go satellites on Full Tilt Poker - buy in was 20 poker points.

 

I played really tight and had some great hands along the way.  Managed to make it to the final table and played even tighter.  I kept getting pocket 8s which is a bit of mediocre hand but I thought well it beats Ace high so I raised big (blinds were 600/300) - think it was 3 x big blind.

 

One player called another player went all in and he had enough chips to knock me out.  So I thought do or die and called.  The other player called and he was all in too.  They both had AK (one was suited).  Flop comes down 4d9h9d and my first thought was - here comes the flush but fortunately for me neither of them had a diamond.  Turn comes 4 and the river was an 8 so I trebled up that hand.  Very nice too!

 

Game goes on and there are 4 of us left. Top 4 places pay (bottom 3 pay points and first prize is a seat  to another satelite).  I had AK and decided this was the hand to go in on.  So I raised and one guy calls.  Flop comes down Ah 4h J? .  So I went for broke and threw all my chips in the pot (I was first to act) - guy calls with Kh Qh.  I just knew that he would get it cos thats the very nature of this site.  And he hit his flush on the turn with a 7h.  River - cant even remember what it was cos I knew I was history.

 

Came 4th and won 20 points back.  What a waste of time but it was good fun.

 

 

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I played a couple of games today - both were "double your money" games and from the play (which was really quality for a change) you would think we were playing for $1000 first prize.  It was in fact a 25p buyin for a win of 50p max.

 

I have found these double your money games brings out the best in poker players so if you fancy a quality game, double your money is the place to start.

 

They were quite lengthy games but I did manage to double up in both of them so that was a bit of a result.  Its amazing how quickly you can "suss out" a player just by watching how they play.

 

There was one player who called every hand and min bet after the flop.  When I finally got a hand I thought I would just let her bet into me...which she did.

 

After the river she decided she wasnt going to get rid of me and decided to check.  I bet half the pot and she folded.  So easy!  I threw a few bluffs in too and that worked well.  She eventually managed to double up too but through sheer luck rather than great poker play.

 

It was indeed fun though and I highly recommend these "double your money" games.

 

blue

 

 

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Hi blueday,

 

I use to play sit and go, 10 per table, double your money.  Say entry fee is $5 then the last 5 players at the table win $10.  I did like these and usually did double my money.  However, for me it was not enough of a win.  (Greedy I know.)  I liked the lower entry tourneys with larger payouts.  Those usually didn't work too well so no poker for me in a long time.

 

medtrans

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Hey Blue,

 

Just wanted you to know that I get my POKER101 from your blogs!!! hehe

You know I need all the help I can get!!!

 

Shelli

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Cool.  Glad to hear that Shelli.  Haven't had much time to play recently and I'm getting withdrawal symptoms too.

 

Thanks for letting me know - it is appreciated.

 

blue

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I made some time to play some poker but wish I hadn't bothered.  I've been playing some of those matrix tourneys. 

 

I must say that the fish are getting worse and luckier!  I've seen some rubbish in poker but I think it has definitely hit an all time low.  It got so bad, I told one player they were "FOS" ...full of S***.  The joyous part of this story is that I knocked them out despite the fact that I was way down  on the chip front.

 

This person kept raising and I kept folding and then I started wondering how come they get so many great hands and all I get is rubbish.  So I decided to (eventually)  call with a reasonable QK.  K rag rag came on the flop and this fishy FOS person bet high so I just called.  Then my Q came on the turn and they bet high again so i just went all in and they called.....it was so poor they just had a high card.  So I won a load of his/her chips and proceeded to tell them "I told you that you were full of it".  Sadly they didnt reply however, I think they went on "tilt" and went all in next hand.  Happily I had AK and hit my aces and sent em flying off the table.

 

Despite some bad luck and poor play by opponents, that was quite a bright moment for me.

 

Lets hope it improves!

 

blue

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Oh Blue.....i love that story. It brings me peace of mind to know that i am NOT the only one that gets my feathers just slight ruffled!!

 

Awesome post!

 

Lips

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I entered the poker million freerolls on FT and I've managed to get through to the final satellite (3rd game) where the buy in is 5000 FT points.  The only problem is I need to win to get to the final.  Tall order but I shall give it a good go.

 

It was touch and go if I would get through at one point.....I was chip leader most of the tourney and then I got KK and thought I would just go all in and steal the blinds.  Sadly someone called and had AA.  I did hit trips but so did they.  I lost a huge amount of my chipstack.

 

The game went on and the blinds were getting bigger and bigger as was the ante.  I was on the bubble and BB and all in.  My cards....73 off suit.  It doesn't get worse than that.  Anyway, there are 3 players in the hand and the flop comes down 775.  Would you "adam and eve" it.  I won 15k and then played the next hand too and doubled up to 30k so I was safe and made it through.

 

Just goes to show how changing fortunes never cease to amaze.  I really thought I was a gonner.

 

Phew.

 

blue

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congratulations blue day, it would really be something to qualify for the poker millions from a freeroll.

Good luck!!

 

Thanks big deanus.  Fingers crossed!  xfingers.gif

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Blue,

 

My heart was racing....my adrenalin was pumping as i read every line with intense anticipation............ya did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I want Blue to be our million dollar girl........keep it up!!!

 

Lips

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Blue........don't leave us in suspense.......what is the "Big R"???

 

Also........love the crossed fingers....how did u do that!!!!!!

 

Lips

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Blue,

 

My heart was racing....my adrenalin was pumping as i read every line with intense anticipation............ya did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I want Blue to be our million dollar girl........keep it up!!!

 

Lips

 

Thanks Lips - it would be an amazing outcome and I will try my hardest but you know what the cards are like on FT!

 

Blue........don't leave us in suspense.......what is the "Big R"???

 

Also........love the crossed fingers....how did u do that!!!!!!

 

Lips

 

The big "R" is redundancy...this time next week I will be "unemployed"....and the crossed fingers is a very tiny piccy from photobucket.com where I store all my piccys that I post on here.

 

I knew the big R wouldnt get past you....always on the ball!

 

Cheers Lips.

 

blue

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I just cracked aces on the first hand.  The guy with the aces didnt raise much so I called with my QK suited.  Flop was wonderful and the turn was better.  I'm still playing the game but here is a piccy.

 

Check it out...

 

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UPDATE

 

I managed to come 3rd.  Had 66 and decided to try and steal the blinds so I went all in.

 

Guy calls with AK and needless to say he hit his K on the flop and the A on the turn.  Happy with 3rd place though.

 

blue

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