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[ ] Villian made expert call 4 handed

Villian had been lagtarding his crap hands and limping his strong hands. He must not have gotten the memo that deception only works if you don't do it every time. He recently doubled me up when he limped aa and I had 44 in small blind and we checked through the flop and I hit my set on the turn. Then this hand came up.

Poker Stars $4.00+$0.40 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t1000/t2000 Blinds - 4 players
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Hero (SB): t25966
BB: t31989
CO: t144765
BTN: t67280

Pre Flop: Hero is SB with A 6
CO raises to t4565, 1 fold, Hero raises to t25766 all in, 1 fold, CO calls t21201

Flop: (t54332) 9 4 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: (t54332) 8 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: (t54332) 7 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: t54332
Hero shows As 6c (a pair of Nines)
CO shows 5s 7s (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
CO wins t54332

He chats after:
eddigonzalez: gg
eddigonzalez: bad call
eddigonzalez: but
eddigonzalez: had a feeling

The Happy Meal Heater Continues

I'm continuing a good run at Full Tilt. I've been playing almost all $11 turbo STT during this stretch but also final tabled a large donkament. Grinded my initial $200 deposit up to $900 in about 3 1/2 weeks. The results of the last 80 games are clearly not sustainable, I'm sure variance will bite me in the ass soon.

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I think I'll grind STT until mid-April and then switch to MTT in preparation for the WSOP Circuit event in New Orleans on May 9.

Harrah's New Orleans Trip Report: Brags and Beats

Brag: Had a straight flush with 9 9 on a 810JQ5 board.

Beat: Lost the $500 pot (1/2NL) when villian turns over AK

Beat: No bad beat jackpot because only one of my cards played

Brag: They gave me a hat:
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Brag: Still made $300 profit for the night.

Brag: Over 500 profit in 2 nights. Definitely one of my favorite poker rooms.

Cheeseburger Stakes Heater at FTP

I used to play at Full Tilt a while back, where I grinded out $200 or so playing STT, cashed out profits, and then ran (played) horribly and went bust. Someone at 2+2 recently needed a tilt to stars transfer, so I decided to help them out and transfer $200 from stars to tilt and try out the site again. When Tilt announced the $100.00 bonus from their network problems it gave me extra incentive to play there.

I played a little over 100 STT with only breaking even and was starting to get frustrated. Then Sunday night I finished 5th out of 600 in a $10 KO tourney for a payount of $270. I also went on a STT heater, cashing in 11 out of 12 straight with several wins and along with bonuses and the 5th place KO finish grinded my $200 up to $700.

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I havn't been playing stars much, but as you can see I've been only breaking even, except for wasting $50 or so at the Sunday 100k lottery and WSOP steps.

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Seperately I cashed out my AP account to have bankroll to play 1/2 NL at Harrah's New Orleans when I go there tomorrow for a business trip. My earnings rate there has historically been very high, and I hope that trend continues Wednesday through Friday. Will put up a trip report this weekend.

Where does this put me?

For the longest time I played regular smaller-field MTT's on AP and only SNG's on Stars and FTP, except the occasional huge field Stars MTT.

I'm about to cash out my winnings on AP and add that roll to Stars. I paid $12 to have full access to my stats on the pokerdb so I could see how I did. Here are the numbers:

Winnings: $3,216.68
Est. Buyins: $2,130.70
Est. Profit: $1,085.98

Biggest Cash: $1,020.09 Average Cash: $201.04

Biggest Buyin: $50.00 Average Buyin: $23.45

Wins: 2 2.08% Return on Investment: 42.90%

Seconds: 2 2.08% Avg. Finish: 40/100

Thirds: 2 2.08% Avg. Expectation: $10.06

Top Three Rate: 6.25% Avg. Field Size: 216

Final Tables: 16 16.67% Avg. Buyins Won: 1.638

Cashes: 16 16.67%

Total Played: 96

Sample size is obv. small, but looking at it overall numbers I'm pretty pleased with all but ROI. The top players have ROI's near or above 100% right?

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