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Might as well make the logo big. I will win this. You heard it here first. click to enlarge the image click to enlarge the image

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Wallstreet blows

I placed about 95% of my poker winnings in Vanguard mutual funds a year or so ago. I've lost half. I realize other people are in the same boat but damn...all that hard work.

I haven't been playing much lately. I think I've logged 4 sessions since September 1st and am +1k. I've been busy as hell with work.

My claim to fame

My claim to fame right now is that I helped out the eventual winner of FTOPS #10.

Full Tilt Poker, NL Hold'em Tournament, 30/60 Blinds, 9 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): 5,305
UTG+1: 2,485
UTG+2: 1,460
MP1: 4,355
MP2: 1,000
CO: 4,200
BTN: 5,770
SB: 4,890
BB: 3,030

Pre-Flop: (90) T T dealt to Hero (UTG)
[color=red]Hero raises to 180[/color], 3 folds, [color=red]MP2 raises to 1,000 and is All-In[/color], 4 folds, Hero calls 820

Flop: (2,090) J 3 6 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Turn: (2,090) K (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

River: (2,090) A (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 2,090 Pot
Hero showed T T (a pair of Tens) and LOST (-1,000 NET)
MP2 showed K Q (a pair of Kings) and WON 2,090 (+1,090 NET)

I was 0/6 in flips yesterday and I was the favorite in 4 of them.
99 vs AJo
AQs vs 77
QQ vs AK vs AJ vs 66.....yeah that's right
AKs vs 44


busto This is just plain atrocious. If antes were involved it might not be that bad but otherwise it's just dumb. Trying to be a little too fancy in a spot that doesn't call for it. I'm blaming my gf for this one. She called right as this hand was dealt and I was trying to pay attention to both. When possible...blame the woman.

My bustout of event #1 was similar but until some pro tells me otherwise I'm ok with it. The villain had been stealing quite a few buttons and rightly so since the BB was playing 4/2. I felt he was raising with any two cards here and felt I should push with just about any 2. I don't know. Event #1

These are both plays that I never would have made a year ago and maybe I should stick to the old ways.

Who needs Six Flags?

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Weeee....what a month.

I hit a rough spot during the month where I started questioning everything that I was doing which is obviously not the right mind set. It was really frustrating so I quit for a few days and went back and reviewed all of my hands. Though I did screw up some hands, many were just bad luck. I gained back some confidence and finished the month almost even.

I was in a tournament mood on Sunday so I played a few and was reminded why they can drive you nuts.
-Bodog 100k gtd Half of the field was gone and I had a decent size stack and lost AA to KK all in preflop.
-won a sat seat to FT 750k. I was too tired to play so I took the credits. My cable ended up going out later so I joined...
-Cake 15k gtd $20 rebuy 15 people were left and I had KK. I raised and got reraised. I pushed and got called by 66. A 6 hit the flop.

What can you do? No big deal.

I played some cash today and was up a decent amount but managed to waste some of it. My biggest problem is after playing too many tables for too many hours I lose focus.

Hand #1 Great flop obviously vs. Daut.

#2 This happened shortly after and I was ready for a big day. Meh.

#3 Not too happy about this one. Limp minreraises are usually big hands and his check/call on the flop is suspicious. He was playing 37/24 and I should have known better but he was in my head because of....


So I ended up....grrrr
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I was going to play the first couple of FTOPS events Wednesday and Thursday but I'm busy so I may hit up the 1.5mil gtd on Sunday. Later

The Lonely Front Lawn

The next time you're outside take a second and look at everyone's front lawns. Is there anyone doing anything useful with them? If so it's probably for maintenance. Mowing, weeding, watering, planting flowers, trimming hedges, laying down mulch...which are all a pain in the ass (unless your green thumb enjoys planting). Front lawns are useless yet most people have to give them time or the neighbors get pissed. I told this to my girlfriend/future wife and she said "They look nice". Of course they do because everyone is wasting their time out there but they serve no purpose other than aesthetics which is just a byproduct of what our society is used to from a home.

Obviously the backyard is where it's at. BBQ, bags, playing catch, kids running around. I currently own a townhouse and am semi considering buying a house but I don't want to keep up with the yard. That's the main reason I haven't bought one. Maybe my rants to my girlfriend are so when the inevitable house buying occurs I can let the front yard go to hell and let a jungle sprout up. "It's nature honey...wouldn't want to waste that precious gas mowing the useless unused front yard" So DOWN WITH FRONT YARDS!!! I'm putting in astroturf.

A couple of weeks ago I was at a summerfest in a suburb and forgot to move my car from the side street. I walked down to my car around 3am and literally 5 feet from the sidewalk were two (I'm assuming hammered) buck naked people getting a little 69 action on. My first thought was "Damn I left my cell phone inside" and then I strolled past trying not to stare. I got in my car and realized no one was going to believe me so I turned the corner and told this guy out having a smoke that their was a 69 show a couple of houses down. He looked at me in disbelief and I said "I had to tell someone". As I pulled away and looked in my rearview mirror he was turning the corner for the show.

Now if that becomes the official use for front yards then I'll take back my damning words and cheer on the lonely front yard.
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