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I'm a Daddy!!!!!

Just a quick update while I am at home checking on the dog. My wife and I had our first child on Sunday afternoon at 3:10. We are so excited.

Harper Douglas Joiner is his name.

Those are the in-laws and my wife of course.

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Well I was tired of hearing Landlord79 talk about how good he was running so I jumped into the waters at Bodog and played a little poker tonight. I played for about 2 hours and 2-3 tabled $50NL. I ended up winning $25, but I was down about $40 at one point, so I was more than happy with the result. I felt like I played OK. I made a couple of hands and even made a nice laydown. YEAH Landlord79 I can make laydowns.

Here is a hand that I should have folded. This got me stuck early on.

Bodog No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (8 handed) Hand History converter Courtesy of

UTG ($10.15)
UTG+1 ($53.70)
MP1 ($81.40)
MP2 ($61.05)
CO ($67.80)
Button ($25.60)
Hero ($50.00)
BB ($49.50)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 5.
MP1 calls $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, Button calls $0.50, Hero completes, BB checks.

Flop: ($3) 8 5 K Hero bets $2 BB folds, MP1 folds, MP2 folds, CO calls $2, Button calls $2.

Turn: ($9) 9 Hero bets $7, CO folds,Button raises to $14, Hero calls $7.

River: ($37) 4 Hero checks, Button bets $9.1 (All-In), Hero calls $9.10.

Final Pot: $55.20

Results in white below:
Hero has 8 5 (two pair, eights and fives).
Button has 6 7 (straight flush, eight high).
Outcome: Button wins $55.20.

Here is one I folded, but it looked fishy. I think this guy flopped a set and rivered a boat after looking it over. I wasn't going to bet the river, but i hit my miracle card.

Bodog No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (7 handed) Hand History converter Courtesy of

CO ($26.75)
Button ($42.10)
SB ($47.25)
Hero ($52.80)
UTG ($25.75)
MP1 ($44.62)
MP2 ($47.75)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 2 T.
1 fold, MP1 calls $0.50, 3 folds, SB completes, Hero checks.

Flop: ($1.50) 6 2 J (3 players) SB checks, Hero bets $1.25 MP1 calls $1.25, SB folds.

Turn: ($4) 4 (2 players) Hero bets $3, MP1 calls $3.

River: ($10) 2 (2 players)
Hero bets $10 MP1 bets $39.87 (All-In), Hero folds.

Final Pot: $59.87

Results in white below:
MP1 doesn't show.
Outcome: MP1 wins $59.87.

As LL79 would say, "I swear you flop more sets than anyone."

Bodog No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed) Hand History converter Courtesy of

SB ($26.15)
BB ($10.00)
UTG ($17.00)
UTG+1 ($49.50)
MP1 ($52.60)
Hero ($50.55)
MP3 ($31.95)
CO ($30.37)
Button ($9.00)

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8 8.
2 folds MP1 raises to $1.5, Hero calls $1.50,4 folds, BB calls $1

Flop: ($4.75) 8 K 5 (3 players)
BB checks, MP1 bets $3.75,Hero raises to $10, BB folds, MP1 raises to $16.25, Hero bets $49.05 (All-In), MP1 calls $32.80.

Turn: ($102.85) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($102.85) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: $102.85

Results in white below:
MP1 has Ks Ah (one pair, kings).
Hero has 8h 8d (three of a kind, eights).
Outcome: Hero wins $102.85.

I like giving you guys something different, so here is another pic. It's a pic of me, my wife, and my dog Jax at Christmas last year. He is so spoiled.

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Gotta go

Happy Birthday Me!!!!

Birthday Thoughts:

Tomorrow August 13th is my birthday. I will be 25. I always like to look back when my birthday rolls around and think of all the things that happened to me throughout the past year and reflect upon them. I have been through a lot in the past year, but one of the most difficult things was having to bury one of my grandmothers in December. She had been sick for a while and I am sure that she is in a better place now and not suffering. She will never get to meet her great grandson in this life, but I am sure she will be looking down on him and protecting him in everything that he will endure. Mamaw don’t ever forget that we love you!!!!!

Poker Stuff:

Well not a lot has been going on since my formal introduction. I have played a little poker, but mostly have been getting the house and stuff ready for the new arrival of our son. I played a couple of sessions of $25NL on Bodog and on Stars and I am down $32 over 1100 hands. I had a couple of interesting hands in which I proceeded to spew about 2 buyins when I played AA like an idiot and when I thought my TP was the best hand when it was bet and raised before it got back to me. I mean good grief I had TOP TOP. Both times the same guy flopped a set vs. me. Anyway I will update again when something interesting happens or if I play any more poker.



Ok, so here is a little back story on BJJIII.

Life Story:

I am the youngest of 3 children raised by a single mother, who is my idol. I am 25 years old and have been married to my wonderful wife for almost 2 years. We are expecting our first child (boy) in a couple of weeks (Sept 9th) and we are very excited. I graduated from high school in about the middle of my class and then went on to college to major in Accounting, where I then graduated with a 3.0 GPA. I currently work in the accounting field for a telecommunications corporation in my hometown. My favorite sports teams are the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Braves.

Poker Story:

I have been playing poker for about 10 years. I started playing online poker in 2003 and I currently play small stakes ($25NL-$50NL) on PokerStars and on Bodog. I have been known to take some shots at higher stakes even though my roll is definitely not where it needs to be. My bread and butter live game is $1/$2NL. My home casino is the Horseshoe Casino in the Bossier City/Shreveport, LA area. My biggest poker score was when I recently chopped up a tourney in Tunica for $4,000, which you can read about here... My biggest score to date!

The purpose of this blog is to hopefully make my poker game better and to maybe even meet a few new people who enjoy the game of poker as much as I do.


If there is anything else you want to know just ask.


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BJJIII joining the blogosphere???

Well I guess I am going to start contributing to the blogosphere or try to contribute that is. I am going to try and write a couple of entries a week to try and see if it helps my game out any.

Here is a look into the life of BJJIII-

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) Hand History converter Courtesy of

MP2 ($4.95)
MP3 ($25)
Hero ($78.55)
Button ($7.10)
SB ($16.55)
BB ($31.70)
UTG ($12.30)
UTG+1 ($8.05)
MP1 ($27.60)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Ks, Ac. MP3 posts a blind of $0.25.
4 folds, MP3 (poster) raises to $1, Hero calls $1, 2 folds, BB calls $0.75.

Flop: ($3.10) Kh, Ad, 9h (3 players)
BB checks, MP3 bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75, BB folds.

Turn: ($4.60) Qc (2 players)
MP3 bets $1.5, Hero raises to $6, MP3 raises to $13.75, Hero raises to $76.8, MP3 calls $9.50 (All-In).

River: ($104.65) Kd (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: $104.65

Results in white below:
MP3 has Ts Jc (straight, ace high).
Hero has Ks Ac (full house, kings full of aces).
Outcome: Hero wins $104.65.

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