Monday, October 29, 2007

furstrating sunday

blah I need to win soon :(

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sick of tournies

Kinda sick of tournys, its no fun when I grind so much only to loose a big coin flip deep, this happened like 6 times yesterday and I didnt win once. Dont think I am gonna lpay tournys till Saturday, instead I am looking to play sngs and step tournies. I have done reltively well in sngs and won a seat to step 6 yesterday. Sngs are fun since I can experiment a bit too.
College work, cleaning my apt and accounts are still in progress...

Monday, October 15, 2007

10k cash on Sunday

Came 5th in 100r for a 10k cash (cud hv been better etc etc). I am satisfied with my sunday performance, didnt make too many mistakes but def cud hv played better.

My good frnd cdbr and I had last longers in all common tournies, which I am glad to say I won 6-2 (ship 800$$$$$), he thinks he is huge +ev against me in LL but I hv won it two weeks in a row against him and hopfeully he doesnt quit me (+ev my ass).


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Pokahhh

The same line up as he one I posted few weeks back. I hvnt played last couple of days which has me all pumped for the many hours of poekr ahead.
Weekend was fun, I was in NY meeting up with Maridu and Daut, was good times, I cant believe tht I hv been to NY twice in 4 yrs despite living in philly.....man I am lazy :(

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

break from poker...

Sorry for the lack of updates, I hv just been very lazy ever since I got back to US. I went to visit cdbr and Carter this weekend in South Carolina and was awesome fun. I liked it a lot there and might go back in few weeks for a longer period, we played most sunday tournies (I cudnt play all of them, since I was playing on my laptop) and we had 200$ LL on all common tournies, which I was able to win 3-2, ship 200$ (so sweet winnign $$ from cdbr). I also won 600$ in beer pong betting against Carter, when my team won on tripple overtime (we kept increasing the bet every overtime), obv sickest beer pong game ever!
I had a decent sunday, I came 8th in 100r and 13th in 200r and 32nd in ngihtly 100r, so I made a small profit for the day, but could have been huge.
This week I am not playing, I have ton loads of work to do (things pile up, when u do nothing but sit around for 2 weeks). I have to get my apt cleaned (its a mess), do poker accts (I hv no idea how I hv done last 1 mnth, so got to finish accts), have to goto classes and catch up (veyr light college workload but still need to catch up), spent time with frnds and this weekend I hv to visit family in New Jersey. But def will play Sunday and will also post my stats for the past mnth when I am done with my poker accts.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

shippp 100r

Finally broke my cold streak by chopping the nightly 100r on Tuesday. I usually dont chop, but 3 handed we were all friends so this was an easy chop. I got 27.9k for my efforts, which right now seems like a huge score and I am definitely happy :)
I am heading back to Philadelphia in few hrs where the plan for next 3 mnths is to finish up college (one time!!, please let me not fail any of my classes =p) and break into top 15 of the p5 rankings. In my peak I was at 17th but I hv fallen a lot and am ranked 35th as of now, but I am excited to be back in philly, since I hv beent ravelling alst 3 mnths(vegas, india, manila, europe) I hv realised I play best when in philly, I hv just gotten very used to the enviroment there and am def looking foward to go back to me winning 2-3 tournies a week.
Next poker day will be Saturday, will post tourny schedule for the weekend once I reach Philly.
SIgh another 22 hrs journy :(

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dissapointing Sunday

I played really well, probably the best I hv played on a Sunday in a long time. Just cudnt final table anything, I did take 20th in 100r and 21st in 200r. I played all the tournies except for the mulligan (mini tilt after busting the 100r, so decided to cut down a bit on new tourneis), its just suprising how bad people play on Sundays, I am def looking for a big Sunday score sometime in the near future. I am really happy with the way I am playing right now, good rhythm and playing consistent. I feel like my old self again and I just love the 100r after hating it for a long time, so thts good. The one thing I need to work is on my stamina, I get tired after 8-9 hrs of playing and thts usually when I quit, but I hv noticed tht mny of the top pros hv no problem playing 14-16hrs, I need to be able to do tht, esp sicne the wcoop ME is going to be around 22hrs long!
Playing the 1k and 100r today, I like 2 tabling and watching a movie on the side than 9 tabling =p

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Big Sunday tomorrow...

Line up for tomorrow:
215 Sunday Warm up
109+ Rebuy
530 WCOOP 2MIll GTD
215 200k GTD
535 1 mill GTD
320 WCOOP 2nd chance
215 Sunday Mulligan
109+ Rebuy (not sure)
215+ Rebuy (not sure)

I am def playing the first 7 tournaments but I am not sure on the remaining two, it depends on how tired I am and depends on what happens in the other tournies.

I completely blew the 100r last night, I mean blew it so bad tht it had me shaking like on Sunday when I blew the million. I am very very determined now to play my best and keep my composure, I am a good closer and need to make the most of my opportunites when I go deep. Its been forever since I won something, but I hvnt lost faith in myself, just matter of time, like I always tell my frnds-one good day changes everything.

Hopefully tomorrow my bad run ends and I can hopefully be collecting some $$$ (thts euros in the pic though)






Sunday, September 9, 2007

dissapointed

played bad nothing else...bad day, def my game has improved but still need to work on my temperament, it was bad. Horrible play in the end. Jeez so dissapointing 130th in mill.

been a while

Back from Europe, the trip was a memorable one. Definitely gonna goto Amsterdamn sometime soon again.
Sunday DOnkaments today :)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

ah well

Its dissapointing, but why should I be sad? Life is good and it can only get better.
I was shortstacked for the earl part, but the play was ver loose and I felt I cud pick up some good spots, players were jsut terrible and I felt an easy dbl if I picked up a hand. I believe the commentators on the ept broadcast felt tht I ws too tight and was waiting too long (thts why they are in the commentary booth and not on the table), I finally got some good spots and each time I dbled and before I knew it I was top 5 with 340k. They were some interesting hands, but I am not a big fan of discussing hands and my thought process, but I did hv an idea on who was playing how and played accordingly. I am not at all unhappy with the way I got out, I went with my gut and everthing I do is pre decided, so when I had TT I had already decided wat wud happen if I got re raised by the people behind me (it was a money bubble 8k euros, I ended up running my TT into QQ, but no regrets, if Sorel says I played it right, I really dont care who else says anything. 15th isnt bad, but I was 14 away from life changing money....it will happen I know, this was a gr8 experience, guess I wont be nervous playing online anymore since the money aint as big as this one (boy was I shaking....but it didnt affect my play one bit)
I would like to thank all the people on my rail-Sorel, Zpaceman, Jeff (such an awesome guy), menlo, simon, stamm, stevie and everyone else who might be forgetting.
Also, <3 pocketfives, u guys are awesome!!!
GLGLGLLGLGL to Adamn junglen, funkie Munkie and Realandybeal (he knocked me out) I hope u guys make it to top 3 since u r by far the best left in the field.
I am playing the 1k tourny today and mabe online tomorrow, not sure yet but we will see. Amsterdamn, Monday latest.
ALso, I wud like everyone to know that I am now being staked by Sorel, is part of our deal, sorry but I dont think I want to discuss the details :) but its def a sick deal for both of us imo and its gonna get both of us veyr rich!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Day 3 barcelona

500sth started 56 left, I am still in with 61,400 avg is 90ksih and we just made the money, pays around 10k euros or 12k USD I think. Long day tomorrow and bed time now, but follow updates on pokerstrs blog and pokernews.com

Sunday, August 26, 2007

goign to euopre

my 16hr flight leaves in 2 hrs....yep 16 hrs non stop fun fun fun

Friday, August 24, 2007

ooooooooooooooooooooof

out of manila...AQ vs AJ all in pre for 16k pot avg was 15.4k at the time
I played well, was a good tourny, gr8 people gr8 staff...no complains
Next stop Barcelona

Thursday, August 23, 2007

in Manila and I hate online!

So the Manila Main event starts in like 5 hrs, the casino and the poker room is absolutely amazing and must give kudos to pokerstars for organising such a fabulous event. The whole ambiance and environment is just amazing and I can hardly wait to go and play today. The field is 95% Asian with players from china, japan and Korea, along with some locals....I am surprised to see how big poker is in Asia, I means its just shocking to see the action and the enthusiasm here, wud never expect this besides in US and Europe, just matter of time before poker really explodes here. As far as the quality of play is concerned, from what I have played with them in the side action they seem aggro but very inexperienced and am really banking on them having little knowledge of tournament strategy to exploit them in later stages.
I played some side action yesterday, the biggest game they had was 100-200 so I decided to play it, the games was juicy and soft but somehow I was stuck 22k, however I was able to break even and make a profit of 15k (although I wasn't happy being stuck 20k)....I played for like 5 hrs and it was fun, oh btw it was pesos and not dollars :)
Most of the PokerStar sponsored players are here including Negreaunu, Hachem, Vanessa Russo and few more, there are some good European and Australian players as well, so really the field is not exactly very soft, but its still relatively much softer than most online tourneys. I hate online, I cant even explain how bad I hv been running...although I hv been playing pretty well so I am happy, but alksjdlaskjdaslkdjasd its badd.
I am really looking forward to Barcelona and my vacation in Amsterdam after I am done here, although not playing last 2 days online hv already recharged my batteries.
OK guys time to go...wish me luckkk, gonna try my very very very best :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Navigating big fields and Euro trip

These are my finishes this mnth in the big field tournaments:
PS 150$ 30/905
PS 200$ 232/2208
PS 200$ 108/6543 (Sunday million....sigh!)
FTP 200$ 260/3268
FTP 200$ 548/4165
FTP 100$R 107/1678

It been frustrating but I am still positive about getting a big score. We are at such a situation in the plb bet that unless we get a big score its a lost cause. I have had quite a few opportunities as you can see above and even closing on one of them would have been huge, but tournament poker is all about patience. Eventually, I'll get my dues and am not gonna get disheartened yet....

I hv my trip almost planned out, I will be travelling to Manila on the 22nd. The idea is to go and travel around a bit before the tournament starts on the 24th. Hopefully I will be in it for all the 3 days 24, 25 and 26th, if not, I plan to relax and not play poker outside of the tournament. The event shud be huge and seems it might even be sold out, I am really hungry for some live success and really think this could be the one.
On the 27th I am flying to Barcelona for the EPT. I will playing on Day 2b so that the 29th. I hv hotel confirmations in Barcelona from 27th till 2nd Sept I believe. After Barcelona I hv decided to stay an additional week in Europe and just relax, that's right no poker, just sight see, sleep and have fun! Some of my friends are coming down for the event and we are planning to rent a car and drive around Europe....not exactly sure at this point where all we will be going but we are def 100% going to Amsterdam fro a few days. I am really excited about this trip, sicne I really need a vacation and I hv never ever travelled to Europe. I am really pumped about this trip!

Monday, August 6, 2007

lkasjdlkasjdlaskdjaslkdjaslkdas

I cant win......not last 4 days atleast
As far as the plb challenge goes I hv 3rd in 30r, 8th in UB 120 (kk vs AA) and 5 in 200 Turbo on tilt, this is since my last post....nothing worthy at all and the volume I am playing is just beyond insane, no sleep no rest no social life...F poker. SIgh!! still will grind it out all this mnth....Winning wud be nice, need my confidence back :(
The only win I had was a seat to ept barcelona (more on tht later) 12k package though....thts somethign to smile about :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

day 1 and 2

THis is sick....people are going nutzo playing evrything. I myself for the 1at time 9 tabled for approzimately 8 hrs....played well on day 1, played like shit on day 2.
Our team has one score so far, I won a 200 turbo at fulltilt and will recieve around 170-190 pts (not sure exactly how much). Our goal is t get 12 similar scores by AUg 10th...veyr very difficult especially since I played a gazillion tournies on day 2 and didnt cash in 1...yep thts right not one cash.
Tomorrow new day and then weekend coming, I know Sorel will kill it.....I just need some more solid results to keep the team at the top. They are developing a website I believe for everyone to follow this competition witht he latest reults.....tht shud be veyr helpful towards the last part, but will be also be ncie to know where u stand.
Time for bed...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August PLB challenge..

Its gonna be a sick mnth in August, Sorel and I hv joined a plb challenge (2k$ a team) with 17 teams taking part in it. The pool consists of some of the best players on the internet and its going to be a real real long mnth, basically by joining this I hv decided tht I wont be hiving a life outside of poker for the next mnth, unless ofcourse I get some real good scores early. With me missing a few days for Manila Appt its even more important I get some good scores early on since it is a team event and a lot will depend on my results, since I am sure Sorel will be running things over as always. I am getting a new set up for this challenge, which includes a 30' lcd monitor, new desk and chair (since I am in India, I dont hv the same set up as in Philly). I would like to come and post results here everyday since I am estimating a total of 20-25 tournies a day (micro donkaments inlcuded...sigh!), but I hv known to be lazy about posting, however I will be trying to do it.
Here is the link for anyone interested to look at the pool of players:
http://www.pocketfives.com/02CA8264-DA7B-49AF-A39B-2F4DBC8C6568.aspx
We are team RobinURHood :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Recent happenings...

Well, not too much going on here, besides me waking up in the middle of the night almost everyday to play some pokah. It kinda sucks being in a different time zone, but its matter of couple of more mnths and it is really good to be home so I shouldn't complain too much.
Had a decent score on Sunday when I took 2nd in 100r for 23k...finally a decent score after a relatively lean period (although i did hv some mid 4kish score at mansion and absolute). The plan is to work on my game as much as I can and be ready for the FTOP and Manila APPT next month. I like the way my game is developing, I owe a lot of it to Sorel, he is really taking a lot of pain to taking me from a common cold to influenza but these transitions don't happen overnight and I am working as hard as I can to improve my game, since in reality I do have numerous leaks which are slowly getting plugged.
In other news, I am planning to go to ept Barcelona, but it all depends on how I do in the next few weeks...no definite plans yet.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Home Sweet home :)

I would like to start by thanking all the support I got during the wsop, especially the Main event, as most of u know I survived 3 days and eventually busted 450th for 29,883$. It was devastating to get eliminated but I am happy with my performance, after all I survived 4 hrs the last time I played the main event so this yr its been a huge improvement and next yr I am sure it will be better.I really dont want to discuss any hands from the last day at wsop (its too heartbreaking) but my bustout hand was my AQ vs QQ on a 8 T J flop for an avg stack pot.....I made a move on early position raiser and basically it can be assumed tht the money went all in pre ( I pot committed myself, had 110 or so and i put 65k or so pre....1st move I made in a long time, felt like I needed to chip up, sigh!). After busting I went immediately and shook hands with the villian(jking) Jason Holbrook, he is an inspiration to us all, depsite being blind he not only played superb but carried himself very well too. Its not easy to be sorrounded by so much media attention and distractions, people get easily carried away as they try to put up a show to get endorsements and other incentives but he was nothing less of class and it was very evident that all he wanted to do was play poker...It was an honor playing with him.

I am back in India now and the plan is to play as much poker as possible for the next 2mnths. I am being guided by one of the top online players, basically I am gonna become a complete siko soon, feels its been forever since I won something, ahhhhh. I hv 11 weeks of college left and will be returning to the US on sep 21st.....I made a big decision during the wsop, I love poker and am relatively good at it, so I hv decided tht I am turning pro once I am done with college....not sure how long i will be a pro for but I plan on giving it a decent run. WSOP was just amazing experience and it gave me the confidence tht I needed. It was just awesome to meet my peers and get all the respect and encouragement during the series. I feel the next few mnths are gonna be life changing....Just hv a feeling something good as is going to happen.

Here is the schedule of the major tournamanets for the next 2 mnths:
FTOP V:
Wednesday,Aug 8th, 21:00 ET NL Hold 'em $200 + $16 500,000
Saturday,Aug 11th,16:30 ET NL Hold 'emRebuy $100 + $9 $300,000
Sunday,Aug 12th,18:00 ET NL Hold 'em $300 + $22 $1,000,000
Monday,Aug 13th,21:00 ET NL Hold 'em 6-max $1,000 + $60 $1,000,000
Wednesday,Aug 15th,21:00 ET NL Hold 'em6-Max Rebuy $300 + $22 $450,000
Saturday,Aug 18th,15:00 ET NL Hold 'em $2,500 + $120 $600,000
Sunday,Aug 19th,18:00 ET Paul Wasicka NL Hold 'em $500 + $35 $2,000,000
(Although we hv a fmaily vacation planned in between.....trying to get out of tht)

August 24th-27th I am travelling to Manila for Asia Pacific open main event of 2500$, I will be going with my dad and we r planning to hv a small stop over at bangkok before we goto Manila. I really want to win a live event and this event seems perfect, small buy in and relatively small and weak field (except for Mr. Negreanu, he is contracted by Pokerstars and since this is a PS event, he is coming down)...I like my chances in this one :)

WCOOP.....(I love this series)
Sep.14 Friday 15:00 NL Hold'em [6-max] $215 $400,000
Sep.16 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em $530 $2,000,000
Sep.20 Thursday 15:00 NL Hold'em w/Rebuys $215 $1,000,000
Sep.21 Friday 15:00 NL Hold'em Match Play $320 $500,000
Sep.23 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em $1,050 $2,000,000
Sep.26 Wednesday 15:00 NL Hold'em [6-max] $320 $400,000
Sep.28 Friday 16:30 NL Hold'em Triple Shootout $530 $200,000
Sep.30 Sunday 16:30 NL Hold'em Main Event $2,600 $5,000,000

OCT-DEC 11th is college BS.....man I hate college, good news is, its gonna be all over soon (weeeeeeeeeeee)

Till FTOP starts I am rebuilding my roll...despite my cash in main event and winning 2 satellites to ME right before it started I am still down 30k from my peak (too much fun in Vegas and nasty downswing online)....but I feel focussed and ready to recover.
Also, I am gonna be updating a lot again.
P.S. Feel free to post comments, although I dont reply to them I really enjoy reading them.....keep them coming.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

on to day 3

196,600 going into day 3.
One time pleaseeeee

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

life is goood

Tomorrow I play day 2 of the Main event. I hv 44,600 chips to begin with and will hv former main event champion Dan Harrington on my table (I do hv pos on him). Shud be fun, but watever happens happens, my goal is to make it past day 2 and atleast play day 3, but if I dont its no big deal....Life is good :)

Monday, July 2, 2007

last few weeks

Hvnt posted much recently since its been very depressing and brutal.
I hv bubbled all the live tournies for the wsop, that is after playing 9-10 hrs of grinding live poker. I had good opportunities in many tournies but I keep getting ul for monster pots...ah well. Online been pretty brutal too....means I cant even imagine how I can run so bad, for eg I lost 2 wsop HU seats in the last 2 double shooouts heads up (sick beats both times), winner got a seat (basically 11k) and 2nd got 360$, basically 11k bad beats each time. Just not this but even on all sites I hv been running terrible...sigh! Its been bad...ahh
Good news is its not as bad as it sounds...I like to whine :) I am still pretty ok BR wise and even though there has been a dent its still early to set alarms off...I am going to hv to grind however when I get back to India (grinding is obv the most fun thing in the world)
I am going to be playing the big tournies online till the Main event starts, might play some super satellites and try and recover some money...its funny since even if I hit something medium size I break even for the trip....just seems so ddifcult to win...ahh one time in the main event pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I hate poker!

I really do...cant win
GRIDNING ONLINE MOSTLY BEFORE MAIN EVENT

Friday, June 22, 2007

brrrrrrrrr

In a cold streak right now, had few good opportunities yesterday in the 1500 but as usual no cards and no luck, the structure is so bad in the 1500$ events I dont think I am going to play the one on Saturday(much rather play online). So my next event will be on Thursday the 5k short handed event. I loved the last 6 handed one since we saw mny more hands than we do on a full table and there was much more post flop play than usual which is my strong my point. I had Ram Wasvani to my left and although like many I dont hv much respect for the pros, but whichever pro I have played with in wsop has just played close to flawless in my opinion (played with mimmi tran, boatman, minh the master and few others) and Ram was by far the best. He was to my left but I definitely held my own, I see no reason why I shudnt do well in the 5k event.
Will be playing a lot online and try and recover the losses from Vegas, besides poker I hv been hving some fun too and as eveyrone knows Vegas aint cheap. Went to rhino with bunch of frnds last ngiht.....tht place is always fun :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

lahdksjdhskdjhkajsdsad

not happy with poker right now....next tourny on thrsday the 1500$ event

Monday, June 18, 2007

i hate poker

coverage from yesterday, u can check it at:
http://www.pocketfives.com/live2/061707/June-17th-WSOP-Updates.aspx

Playing the 2500$ 6 handed tourny today

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I tried...

I folded the first orbit and then shoved for 18.5k at 1k-2k level with 300 ante only to be isolated by a 30k stack with A9, I had my cursed hand of KJ (3/4 for elimination with this hand at wsop)..I balnked, gg 116th which paid 4123$. Ahh atleast I cashed.
Today is the 3k event and I feel I am in good rhythm for wsop, gonna try and atelast make it to day 2, thts my goal number 1 for today's tourny.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

quick update

There are 135 players left in the 2k event, 1600ish started adn they paid 153 so I am already in the money. It was gruelling 12 hrs and there are lot of interesting hands I will talk about but not right now. I am shortstacked with 24.5k avg is 46k and blinds are at 1k-2k with 300 ante. Going back in few hrs to try and make a deep run at this one.
I am going to hv ther eporter covering from p5 put up my updates at:
http://www.pocketfives.com/live2/
wish me luck!

Friday, June 15, 2007

2k event tomorrow

Going to bed soon, feeling good and want to get enough rest before the event tomorrow.
No luck online today in tournaments but I played some cash at bodog and made 3 and half buy ins at 5-10, its been a long time since I dabbled in cash but I really need to play them and sngs to try and recover some Vegas expenses.
Hopeully I will post in 3 days about my win in the 2k

Thursday, June 14, 2007

12hrs of poker and no $

The 5k event got 631 players...this was a god event and we started with 10k chips. I liked my starting table, it was very aggressive and I decided to pace myself. I played veyr solid for the most part, but then I switched it up a bit and raised few hands in a row and was able to take down few pots without much resistance. I ended level 2 (each level was 1 hr) with 12k. I was upto 17k by level 4 and thts when I got moved to a very tough table. I lost a big pot to my frnd deeznutz when he rivered his 3 outer on me but I was still comofrtable at 9kish at 200-400 level. I got my dbl up in the 300-600 level when I defnded my bb with A8s, flop came 8 4s 6s and we got it allin on the turn when 4d came, he had 55 (ty sir). I was upto 18k and started playing more aggressive, I made a good semi bluff with QK on T J 3 board and was able to 3 barrel a weak player to pick up another big pot. At dinner break I was crusing at 30k with a lot of play left. Basically I was card dead and didnt pick up anything for the longest time, but I used my image well and always had enuf chips to not got desperate. We were down 130ish people 63 paid (money bubble was 11ksih...11k is a lot of money) and I was honestly trying to make it. I opened pot for 3700 utg with KJo (600-1200 100 ante) and BB was the only caller. FLop came K 5d 8d and he instantly led out 4500 I pushed for 22k or so more and after thinking forever he called with A4d (for his tourny life..but I dont mind tht call, if u feel like gambling please do it...I always do tht) only to river the 9d for almost 65kish pot when avg was 38k..tht along with money bubble approaching I cud hv done damage...but 12 hrs of poker and no cash isnt tht bad, atleast I played well. I am down quite a bit now this trip and its time to grind, but Ihv my confidence back to play live so thts a god thing, playing the 2k tomorrow and playing online all day today.
O ranked 37th now :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

5k tourny today

NO luck so far....sucks so bad
playing the 5k event today....goal 1 is to make it to the first break (yes to achieve tht) will take it from there.
Yesterday played the 1500 shootout, it was disgusting...sik j2 called my c/r all in on flop of 3 7 T against my KJ nly to turn 2....YES J2o....so baddd

Sunday, June 10, 2007

shippage

1k was bad, I played alright and was excited to be at the table, but just got coolered with 67 on a 589 flop, turn 9....I lost 7500 of my starting 10k stacks, it was wrong and I shud hv gotten away, but the guy played it real weak and I was making value bets and he just called me down....so weak.
After chillin at the Venetian I came back just in time for 100r and 200r at Pokerstars (played bad...was rusty), played 150 at FT AK vs KK pretty early though and finally 500 UB, which I just simply ran over. Shippage! took 1st for little over 20k. Now I feel better about all the buy ins lately. Confidence back, watch out wsop.....

Vegasss

Its been crazy last few days..here is quick update on wats going on:
Friday: Landed around 10 pm local time, went to the house dropped off my luggage and then took a cab to the Emergency Room (The cut from my hand had gotten infected and was paining like a bitch...why do I do crazy things when I am drunk?), thankfully there wasnt a long wait and the doctors and nurses there were amazing, I usually hate hospital staff. I had to take tetnis shot and some medicines after they cleared the wound and I was ready to go. Next stop was the Rio, I was hoping to register for the 1500 event on Sarurday, but the line was plain out insane. Anyways I hungout there for a while and then headed back to the house. I was really beat, but I still chilled with my roommates before finally passing out.
Total Money spent-120$ (mainly cab rides and food)
Saturday: We woke up early in a bid to reach the Rio and sign up for the event, again the line was just too brutal, so instead we headed to the Venetian to play the 500$ deepstack. No luck there for me QQ vs AA, after that I came to the Rio to sweat some frnds. In the smaller tourny room I saw Imperium at the side table, I went over and introduced myself. He was shortstacked and told me to sit behind him till someone comes and tells me to leave. It was fun watching him play, although it didnt last long the play he made was just str8 out sick. John Pham raised cut off to 600 (100-200), button repopped to 1800, Imperium with his 2600 stack just flat called...yes, just flat called, John Pham seemed a little confused but he finally called the 1200 more. Flop was K 9 3, Imperium leeds out 475 leaving himself 400 or so chips. John Pham starts scratching his head and says that he is very confused and doesnt know wat to do, he finally mucks, button pushes imperium all in and shows 79 only to hit runner runner boat. After that we went and had buffet lunch, on our way there I met number of online pros-DRY, asiandude77 and few others. After lunch I headed back to the venetian to sweat some frnds, I played a 240$ sng but lost 44 vs JQs with 5 left. I was pretty tired by now and a little drunk too, after just hanging out there for couple of more hrs we headed back to the house, where I just passed out and had solid 8-9 hrs of sleep...ah I feel so good today.
Total expenses-1200$ (tourny buyins, cab rides and food)
Sunday: They hv a limit event at the wsop, I hate limit so instead I am going to the Ventian to play the 1k, it shud be a huge field and 1st place will be close to 150k, yum yum. Hopefully I can make a deep run in it, if I make the final table I will miss the 2.5k event tomorrow since the final table is next day, but if not I will be playing the event tomorrow, no matter how big the sign up line is.
Total Money spent so far:1320$

Friday, June 8, 2007

2nd time this yr

Took my frnds out for dinner, there were 9 of us and we went to a this mexican place called El Vez. We started off with few pitchers of margarita and in few hrs all of us were hammered. I was so drunk that I made a prop bet with my frnd, the bet was who can chug his drink faster, in my baller style I put up 20$ and he put his t-shirt on the line. I won the bet and took my frnds t-shirt and starting running, its been a long time since I ran, I was very drunk and was running so fast that I fell and skidded 3 feet, no major harm though just some bruises here and there. The damage for the night was 500$, this was long overdue, I remember the time when I wud win 10k tourny and take everyone out and now after winning quite a few 10k tournies I hadnt treated them in a long time, I hv been a bit of a NIT and unsocial recently, but yesterday I was ready to go out and hv some fun. Break from online poker is really doing me good.
Partied continued at my place till 2 (I hadnt packed or done anything for my flight tomorrow) since I was planning to wake up at 9. I woke with the worst hangover ever with my head spinning out of control, I thought about it and decided maybe its best if I took a later flight. Booked my ticket for the 5:45 flight and got back in bed. This is the 2nd time this yr that I hv missed my flight...not proud of it, no more early morning flights :)
Will post when I reach Vegassssss

Thursday, June 7, 2007

My goals for wsop..

Its time. As most of u know I am leaving for Vegas tomorrow, this will be my 2nd yr in WSOP (last yr I won my seat to the Main Event on bodog and went out there for 2 weeks). Last yr it was brutal, not only did I spend a large part of my BR, I also played very poorly and let people run me over. This yr its different, I am more experienced and a much stronger player (believe me, I am gonna be doing all the running over on my table), this yr I actually hv some goals for the wsop whereas last yr I went mostly for the experience with little knowledge of what to expect.
My goals this yr:
I am taking 40k to Vegas, this is my budget for my entire trip till I leave for India. This 40k includes buy ins, rent, food and entertainment expenses. My goal is to play all the remaining NL holdem events with the exception of the heads up event(I am 15k short imo to play all the events, so I wud hv to make some money on the side to play all). Besides playing all events I am also trying to break even for the trip, as in I wud be on cloud 9 if I can actually hv 40k cash at the end of the trip. Besdies this I want to cash in atleast 33% of the tournies I will be playing.
40k is a juicy part of my BR, but if I loose it, I will still be comfortable to play the limits I have been playing, my BR is at its all time highest and 40k is sip but not a very steep one. I have also recently put away a decent chunk of my recent winnings and have left myself 35k to play with online. One of the reasons I just left 35k online was that I dont intend t play a lot online in the coming weeks, although when I go back to India I will be on the online tournament circuit again. I hv come to terms with the fact that as a result of not playing online extensively in the coming weeks my ranking will drop, I have been climbing steadily and am at my all time best of 45th,
This is from this week's rakings update article from www.pocketfives.com:
"Aditya "Intervention" Agarwal and Scott "SCTrojans" Freeman shot up through the rankings this week in a way few are able to match. Each gained 16 spots en route to the top 50--a rare jump for anyone that high in the rankings. SCTrojans finished off his third Triple Crown in the month of May last week, while Intervention became an early leader in the June PLB after winning the $100 rebuy on Stars for $41k and taking down the Full Tilt $150 earlier in the week."
I will work extra hard during the summer and bumb it up again, but for now I dont think I am going to be mentioned in the rankings update for a while...its time for me to go and pwn live poker, although I will play online every now and then.
I will be arriving in Vgeas tomorrow afternoon and might play the 2nd chance tourny, if not that I will be making my debut at the wsop this yr in the 1500$ event on Saturday. I will be posting often from Vegas so add my blog link as a favrite to check on my progress.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

All setlled...

The meeting with the ISSO went as smooth as I cud hv hoped for, they signed all the required forms and now I am free for the summer.
Phew thats a huge load of my mind, I was close to flipping out pretty bad last night, there is no way I wud hv survived another 11 weeks of school. I really do need a change from the routine life I am stuck in at present, so on hearing tht I might not be able to goto Vegas and then India, I was definitely getting a little paranoid.
This is my schedule for this yr:
June 8th-july 18: Vegas (will be travelling to San Fransisco to meet some family suring the perios, although not sure when and for how long)
July 18-Sep 22: India (will be travelling a lot in India,although I will be staying fort he majority of the time in Calcutta, plans are to goto Mumbai, Delhi, CHandigarh, Goa, Bangoalore and Ooti)
Sep:22-Dec 13th: Philadelphia (FINISH COLLEGE)
Dec13- Move back to India (weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

As I said before I am not playing any poker till I reach Vegas on friday. Just gonna chill and relax, going out drinking tonight, thats always fun :)
P5's shud be updating its rankings today and I am hoping to hv broken into top 45-40. Tomorrow I am taking all my frnds out for dinner, its gonna be a while till I will see them again this yr, although some of my frnds are planning to come for a weekend and visit me in Vegas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

horrible...

Played so bad....got some chips in few tournies but just gave them away, guess everyone does tht once in a while but I hv been doing it far too much. Had such a gr8 opportunity and classic donky by me fukin AJo, I suck so bad.
NO more online poker till Vegas for me....need a break!

BS....

This officially sucks-
Today I went to the ISS0 (Internation student office) to get my I-20 signed, its pretty routine, but I was informed that since my I-20 expires at the end of the summer, I am not eligible for taking summer off. The plan was to take summer off and come back for graduation in fall term. WTF hmmmmmmn,I hv an appointment with them tomorrow and hopefully there is a way I can get out of taking classes during summer, if not I will be running back and forth from Vegas because there is no fucking way I am missing the WFSOP!
Other than that, I feel a little bit of burnout, there is abolsutely no excitement or drive in me as I sit and play these online tournies...I am obv excited about vegas and wsop but think I am tired of online poker, its time, I took some time off and enjoy all the money I hv earned during the past few mnths :)
PS: PLaying the 150,100r and 1k at stars and the 120 and 150 at UB and FT

Monday, June 4, 2007

brrrrrrr

Bad night of poker....-2.6k
Cudnt get anything going...sukky, played below par for sure too.
Last day of online poker tomorrow before a short break and then Vegasssssss

Big Sunday

Yesterday I played a whole bunch of tounries and had decent success in few of them.
I started by taking 7th in the big afternoon 100R (44 vs 55), I shud hv folded my 44 but I had folded tht hand a few hands before when if I hadnt, I wud hv trippled up, tht and being severely shortstacked I became stubborn with the muppet pair. Ah well hopefully I will learn from this. 7th was good for 3k sth.
I was running over UB and was CL for most part of the tournament, I was running real good, tht was right till we got very deep, thts when things starting going bad. Everytime I opened the pot someone came over the top of me...it was brutal, after bleeding off a lot of chips I decided to make a stand, once again with 44 (this was different situation than the 100r) and this time I was called by AT....no luck in tht race gg for 18th, payout was 1200. THis was veyr frustrating, since I was really looking forward to final tabling a major.
I was deep in FT 400k too, again a big field tourny and after 5 hrs deep I got faked, when KT shoved for 10 bb from mid position and then another guy tried isolating with ATc on the button, I woke up with KK in bb and called, it was a monster pot and I was screwed when the flop came A T 3, I was drawing to 1 out. I somehow rallied back to avg stack and got it all in with my 33 vs AQ, big pot again and again I didnt hv any luck in tht flip. If I win tht flop I cud hv run over the table and given myself a realistic chance of going deeeep.
But, in my last tourny of the night I was able to chop the 100r 3 ways for 32.5k,I had a decent chip lead 3 handed and despite 1st being 41k I felt it was a good chop since I am looking for some Vegas money and by no means I had an edge 3 handed with those players(gboro and brsavage, very good players). I ran like god in tht tourny, I feel embarassed to mention how mny times I sucked out....means I just cudnt loose.
My boy had 20% swap with me so in the end I made 25kish net profit after deducting his 20% and all the buy ins, for ocne not a bad Sunday, infact a very good one :)
I am now well set up for Vegas, in the sense I am mentally prepared to loose watever loot I am taking there, I am not pushing my BR and even if I dont cash in anything it wont hurt me at all (I wont hv to drop down in limits). The plan is to play online tonight and tomorrow and then take sometime off before I goto Vegas. I hv lot of plans and goals for the summer which I will write in another post.
Time to go run some errands....

Sunday, June 3, 2007

decent day yesterday....hopefully big day today

Yesterday was fun, played well and did well too, although as always it could have been better. Took 2nd FT 100r and 7th in the afternoon PS 100r and 17th in the evening 100r (lost AK vs QQ for CL pot)
Today I am playing almost all the majors, not sure wat else I will be playing.
Also my boy Toetagu (ryan) is 3rd in chips coming into day 2 of the 1500$ event....get em Ryan.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Big weekend...

Yesterday I had gr8 opportunity to win the 20r (1st was 7k ish), I was big CL for most of the tourny and was playing gr8, this was till I doubled the guy 3rd in chips for a 800k pot, AKc vs TT all in pre, was such a tease too since it flopped 2 clubs. I was able to get back to a decent stack again but then I lost 44 vs the same guys A5 for a decent pot, flop was A 4 3 all in pre but he able to river a 2 on me to knock me out in 10th place.
Today the line up is veyr sick:
300 FO at PS
100R at PS
300 6 handed at FT
55R at PS
200 at absolute
100R at FT
100 FO at FT
100R at PS
150 FO at FT
120 boutny at UB
150 FO at PS
20R at PS

Its sick the amt it costs to play all these tournies each day. I have decided that I am going to play everything today and tomorrow, but unless I hit something I will hv to play just one session of tournies each instead of two (afternoon or night) and instead play sngs or cash to build back. I am gonna play the 1k on Monday and Tuesday regardless but will cut down on some other tournies....really shud be BR concious.
I wanted to do write down my thoughts on wat I want to accomplish in the next 6 weeks before I go to India but I am gonna be busy for the next few days...so I will write tht right before I goto Vegas....its almost time!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

fak I play bad

I play so bad....fakk
Taking day off tomorrow, going to AC to play live and get my head straight.
Big 4 days after tht-Saturday, SUnday, MOnday and Tuesday with Monday and Tuesday hving big 1k tournies....damn so mad at myself
I better get my head str8 tomorrow

Weeeeeeeeeeeee

Ranked 61st now, I expect to break into the top 50 next week :)
This is from this week's ranking update article from p5:
"Intervention has been mentioned often in this update recently, and he continues his climb, moving up 15 spots this week to number 61. His run of final tables continued, including 5 more this past week, the best of which were two final tables in the PokerStars $100 rebuys."

Will be playing a bunch of tournies tonight...will be doing a long post on mnth end thoughts and goals for the next 6 weeks.
Its almost time....

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kinda frustrated

Tilted few tournies here and there....made a final table but not even worth mentioning the details.
Good line up for the night, poker cyborg mode on at 8pm :)

No Deal

I was offered a backing deal and after much negotiation the final terms of the deal were- Complete backing for both live and online poker (this includes all wsop events adding up to almost 40k+) at 40-60 with upgrade after a month to 50-50 with make up throughout, with me having the option to quit if I am in green after 8 months or buying out my make up at that point. 8 months is a long commitment, I am not good with commitments, hvnt had one in a long time, this had me nervous and scared. The other thing was I wud be playing for 50% of my online action for the next 8mnths, I am kind of person who doesn't even look at 2nd price in most tourneys I play....being backed, that Cherry on top wud be much smaller, that really kills my motivation. Thirdly I won the 150 FO at FT last night (well chopped it) for 14.6k, this gets me borderline comfortable for wsop, in a sense I can afford it. So in the end after much deliberation and discussion I rejected the deal....50% was far too much for such a big winner online like me to part with. I do appreciate the 2 phenoms who offered me this deal and will be open to future offers....one of the reason why I wanted to take the deal was, that these 2 players are truly good people and legends in online poker and there was much I could learn from then....hopefully I hv made the right decsion.

Like I said earlier I took down the 150 at FT but overall I did good in other tournies I played as well. Cashed in 100r (made a donk resteal), 150 FO at PS (missed a royal str8 flush draw) and as u guys must hv seen lost a sick pot in the 1k. But for the 1k I had 500$ Lastlonger with 7 other people(all of them online phenoms), which suprisingly despite coming 75th in the relatively small field I won, so that was another 3500$ there.
All in all a good after a quite a while...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

quick update...

Have big stacks in the 3 tournaments and am playing real gooooooooooooot.
The 4th tourny was the inaugral 1k where I was in the zone....but with 75 left:
PokerStars Game #10175699627: Tournament #51184145, $1000+$50 Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (200/400) - 2007/05/29 - 23:05:25 (ET)
Table '51184145 44' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Himclip85 (8340 in chips)
Seat 2: lock (16669 in chips)
Seat 3: intervntion (14250 in chips)
Seat 4: Wing-Tsun (11792 in chips)
Seat 5: luchador420 (22240 in chips)
Seat 6: CRossiter (9103 in chips)
Seat 7: hit21hit (10445 in chips)
Seat 9: GB2005 (8805 in chips)
Himclip85: posts the ante 40
lock: posts the ante 40
intervntion: posts the ante 40
Wing-Tsun: posts the ante 40
luchador420: posts the ante 40
CRossiter: posts the ante 40
hit21hit: posts the ante 40
GB2005: posts the ante 40
Himclip85: posts small blind 200
lock: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to intervntion [Qd Ad]
intervntion: raises 650 to 1050
Wing-Tsun: folds
luchador420: folds
CRossiter: folds
hit21hit: folds
GB2005: folds
Himclip85: folds
lock: calls 650
*** FLOP *** [Jd Qh 3c]
lock: checks
intervntion: bets 1400
lock: raises 2200 to 3600
intervntion: raises 9560 to 13160 and is all-in
lock: calls 9560
*** TURN *** [Jd Qh 3c] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Jd Qh 3c 9c] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lock: shows [Ac Jc] (a flush, Ace high)
intervntion: shows [Qd Ad] (a pair of Queens)
lock collected 28940 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 28940 | Rake 0
Board [Jd Qh 3c 9c 6c]
Seat 1: Himclip85 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: lock (big blind) showed [Ac Jc] and won (28940) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 3: intervntion showed [Qd Ad] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 4: Wing-Tsun folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: luchador420 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: CRossiter folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: hit21hit folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: GB2005 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

45 paid...NP

Trying hard in the others....

Monday, May 28, 2007

Big offer...

Yesterday was horrible, for a change I played a very patient game for the most part in the big majors. It was just a combination of bad timings and coolers that got me knocked out in most tournies. I was playing my A+ game in the 100r in the afternoon and 2nd chance and million...but I just kept getting coolered. It was expensive as most Sundays are-6k. There is one Saunday left before I head to Vegas for the wsop and I can just pray that I dont hv another one of those Saundays again, come to think of it I am actually stuck around 20k in sunday buyins this mnth (yikes!!).
There is some good news, I hv been offered a life changing deal, I am pondering whethere to take it or not...its a 1 yr deal and its really really tough. Far too close for me to decide. Ahhh, will hv to soon though.
There are some non poker things bugging me as well....hopefully they are all setlled.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

SOmething I want to talk about..

Here I am sitting playing 6 of the biggest tournaments on today and realise that I am not thinking about the game (its all automatic for most part...I am a well trainded machine) but instead I am thinking about something else....crap the 7th table opened, will continue later..

Sundayss...

I am up early to get into a good frame of mind and focus for the long day ahead. I avoided alcohol last night since for the last 2 Sundays I have been suffering from slight hangovers which have affected my play a bit. Today, however I am in prime shape (beside for the pain in my lower back....must go to a orthopedic this week) and feel good about my prospects today.
The line up is:
PS-215,109,109r,215,215,109r and 200r ~this should be in the neighbourhood of 4k at least...plus I might decide to play the wsop satellite (not sure about that one yet)
FT-216, 216 and maybe 163 (depends on how many tables I have open)
UB-215
and of course mansion, bodog and absolute poker tourneys.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

one of these days...

Had few good opportunites today, but no luck asual. Was deep in the FT 300$ 6 handed but got sick 2 outered to end up 34th, if I won tht pot I wud be 2nd in chips :( . Then I got ul in the PS 100 FO and the FT 100r (finally a good rebuy on tht site on a weekly basis) and to end the day I came 6th in FT 100$ 50k gtd. I completely dominated this tourny adn was playing vgood, but on the FT I lost AQ vs AT and then 66 vs AJ...ugh!
Big day tomorrow, I hv some plans about how and wat I am going to play...but too lazy to write them, brrrrrrrrrr

sick tourny day again...

frsh and refreshed after 2 days of no poker....sick numer of tournies today. Will list all the results later on...

Friday, May 25, 2007

New York

Yesterday afternoon I got a call from my cousin sisiter and on her insisting I decided to goto NY last night itself. My cousin brother is on vacation in the US (he has been travelling all over the US with his family for the last mnth) and is making this final stop in NJ (where my cousin sister and his own sister lives). The plan was to meet him and his wife in NY and then head to NJ later in the night.
I took the evening amtrak (veyr comfortable=very expensive) and reached NY around 8. It was hot, humid and noisy, just the way I like it and for a moment it felt to me like I was in Calcutta. I walked around for 20 mins and was really amazed at the skyscrapers (I know how I sound...lol). I met up with my cousin brother in Ethiopian reseruant somehwere close to time square. They were four of us, and the general talk was as expected centred around what am I going to do after graduation. My brother is well travelled and has a succesfful business, his suggestion was that I finish my MBA before coming back to India. To make things worse, his other cousin who works in NY was the 4th person in the group, she is an Harvard MBA and is working for top investment fund. She was however every intrigued with poker (she had a partypoker acct back in the day with sn littleg, though she played only play money tables) and the fact that I was taking time off from school to go and play the wsop...my brother and sister in law and had a look of wtf r u talking about....lol. Dinner was so so...but after tht we went to Time Square and tht was truly wonderful, I actually saw a number of rickshaws WOW didnt know they had those in the US. We walked around tht area for a while before heading to my cousin's cousin (ugh, forgot her name) manhattan penthouse on the 30th floor with a sick KILLER VIEW of the city. There we had some coffee before going to train station and taking the train back to NJ.
Today been mostly boring, not much going on besides me wrestling with my nephews (there are 4 of them), we went to see Pirates of carribean in the morning and after tht I hv just been chillin. There are plans to go out later tonight, but not sure if thts gonna happen...I shud be back for the weekends tomorrow though...man I need to play poker!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Matter of time

6th in 100r
13th in 50r
5th in FT 150

Very small profit today but still decent, matter of time before I win big.

and O I am ranked 76th now

This is from this week's tournament updates from p5:

"Intervention also had a huge jump of twenty-two spots this week, moving all the way up from number 98 to number 76. He's barely slowed down since his recent $57k win on Full Tilt, and last week he continued his good run with 1st and 4th place finishes in the $50 rebuys on Stars, as well as a 3rd place in the $100 rebuy. MrSmokey1 was the last previously ranked player to move up at least ten spots, and he pulled it off largely by winning the Sunday $200 rebuy for $57k."

brrrrrrrr

No luck yesterday, was kinda tired and uninterested and yet I played. I was doing decent in 50r but lost numerous showdowns (was CL with 50 left and still got booted 40th)
Today I am playing 100r, 50r, 100r and 300 at stars and the 2 150's at FT.
I am well rested today (had 8hrs of sleep in a long time...man I hate college) and hv no errands to run, so I shud be able to focus a bit better today. I am still looking for a few more hits....I really want to make tht 40k :)

No poker tomororw and day after....tomorrow I hv a quiz and then group meeting (waste of time...but wat to do) and early friday morning I am going to New York to spend a day with my cousin siter from Jersey and my cousin brother who is visiting with his family from India. I hv never been to NY so I am kinda excited, besides I do feel I need a break and it always good to meet family. Althoguh I know I am going to be targeted with same old questions as always-when r u graduating? what r u going to o after tht ? Why arent u looking for a job? what is this poker? and then the looks of dissaproval in them....but u know wat, I love them for this. The only reason my whole family is taking my case is because they love me and I love them for doing tht, but till my parents are OK with me playing I aint gonna stop.

I believe the p5 rankings will be updated today, I hv increased my plb from 3775 to 4300 which is really a good week. I also hope tht people hv moved me up in the pro poll, a lot of people hv taken notice of my recent success, althought I hv been doing good for yrs but this has been by far the most impressive run for me in MTT's. This is actually the first time since dise shut down I hv had the money to play everything I want...hving low BR and being the sensible and responsible person I am :) I hadnt played many tournies till March...actually I was looking to get backed in Feb and spoke to one of the legends and biggest backer in online poker today, but I didnt get a call back from him and thts when my rush began. The weekend I spoke to him I took 2nd in the PS 2nd chance tourny for 26k and hv not looked back since then. So I guess people with unreturned phone calls and unaswered pms do just fine :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Day tht cud hv been...

4th in 100r (big donk by me...calling off all my chips with one pair, ugh!)
9th in FT 150 but there i got fucked....below is the HH. Still recovered most of my buy ins from Sunday so not too bad, last night I thought I wud take a break for few days but then I woke up today.....

Full Tilt Poker Game #2481708039: $40,000 Guarantee (18339376), Table 36 - 2500/5000 Ante 600 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:13:43 ET - 2007/05/22
Seat 1: TheStein (244,926)
Seat 2: I Am Ari (186,184)
Seat 3: Wlleiotl (81,251)
Seat 4: acumen53 (197,862)
Seat 5: AKSharky (146,435)
Seat 7: ROCKYBOYY (104,734)
Seat 8: Intervention (107,612)
Seat 9: P38Lightning (211,996)
TheStein antes 600
I Am Ari antes 600
Wlleiotl antes 600
acumen53 antes 600
AKSharky antes 600
ROCKYBOYY antes 600
Intervention antes 600
P38Lightning antes 600
I Am Ari posts the small blind of 2,500
Wlleiotl posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Intervention [Jd Ad]
acumen53 folds
AKSharky folds
ROCKYBOYY folds
Intervention raises to 12,222
P38Lightning folds
TheStein folds
I Am Ari folds
Wlleiotl raises to 80,651, and is all in
Intervention calls 68,429
Wlleiotl shows [9s 8s]
Intervention shows [Jd Ad]
*** FLOP *** [5s 8c 9d]
*** TURN *** [5s 8c 9d] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [5s 8c 9d Qd] [8h]
Wlleiotl shows a full house, Eights full of Nines
Intervention shows a pair of Eights
Wlleiotl wins the pot (168,602) with a full house, Eights full of Nines
Intervention: nice
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 168,602 Rake 0
Board: [5s 8c 9d Qd 8h]
Seat 1: TheStein (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: I Am Ari (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Wlleiotl (big blind) showed [9s 8s] and won (168,602) with a full house, Eights full of Nines
Seat 4: acumen53 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: AKSharky folded before the Flop
Seat 7: ROCKYBOYY folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Intervention showed [Jd Ad] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 9: P38Lightning folded before the Flop

Monday, May 21, 2007

WSOP

In my last post was the schdeule and now some thoughts on it:
Well I want to play all NL events or atleast as many as I can.
From the schdeule its 15 events of which 13 prelims add upto 31k, then there is the 1k rebuy (weeeeeeee....well :( if I go broke rebuying) and the 10k main event. Original plan was to take 30k to wsop but looking at the schdule now I think I better take close to 40k. If i get one big win I will take 60k to be comfortable (u live once and who knows if I will get to do this ever again)
Besides these events there is the bellagio cup, which I may or may not play...depends on a lot of things. Then there are the living expenses (rent, food, wanna be balla lifestyle expenses) these add up to 8-10kfor the mnth (very expensive once u leave home...I am assuming 100$ on food and stuff everyday so for 45 days its gonna be 5k plus rent)
If I make 25k by the time I leave I shud be comfrtoable....anything more will be a bonus, obv this will be a big chunk of my BR but by no means all of it (far from it infact)

WSOP schedule

Think I am going june 7th or 8th
Likely line up (BR allowing):

Sat, Jun 9th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 15)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Mon, Jun 11th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 19)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$2,500

Tue, Jun 12th12:00pm2-Day Event
No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (event 21)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Wed, Jun 13th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 22)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$5,000

Fri, Jun 15th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 25)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$2,000


Sat, Jun 16th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 27)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Sun, Jun 17th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 28)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$3,000

Mon, Jun 18th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (Event 30)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$2,500

Thu, Jun 21st12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 35)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Sat, Jun 23rd12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 38)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Thu, Jun 28th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (Event 45)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$5,000

Fri, Jun 29th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 47)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$2,000

Sat, Jun 30th12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em (Event 49)No Rebuy/Add-onsStructure Sheet
$1,500

Mon, Jul 2nd12:00pm3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-Buys (Event 52)Rebuy/Add-on EventStructure Sheet
$1,000

12:00pm12-Day Event
World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Event 55)No Rebuy/Add-ons
$10,000

dissapointing sunday

sigh!
well made some deep cashes and had good shots at some good scores and was running pretty good too...but I made some questionable calls for the 2nd day in a row to screw myself.
brrrrrrrrrrrr
Playing:
PS:100r,50r,100r,150
FT:1k and 150

Sunday, May 20, 2007

good score and deep in 100R FTOP

won the 50r for 13.6k, it was again a very tought final table with belowabove to my left and other good players as colson10 there. Was satisfying, but I missed out on the 75k 1st prize in the FTOP event....ended 31st there after being CL for most part. One bad read really costed me the tourny...ah well hopefully none of tht if deep in anything today.
Line up:
PS 200,100,100r,200,200,100r and 200r
FT 500 ME and 200
UB 200
enuf chances plus I hv 33% of my frnd in some tournies so hopefully one of us hits something

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sick tourny day...

Playing a lot of tournies today and boy am I excited:
PS-300,100, 100R, 50R, 100R and 150
FT-300,100 R (this is gonna be so good, hopefully I am not at a table with nits) and 100
Mansion-100
Absolute-200

Lot of good value tournies today and I do feel some exciement of the numerous opportunities I hv today and tomorrow of getting a big score.

I hv also been trying to boost my plb score to climb up the rankings....my goal is to reach 5k before I leave for vegas, I am around 4k now so I need to increase by 25%, one big hit and I am there though.

Yesterday was frustrating...had a nice stack but got fucked in the end for 13th in 100R (qq vs A9 and before tht a sick river)...ugh, ended the day a bit down but mainly because of the horrid plays made by me in the afternoon, definitely more focussed and more rested today....gonna be a long day

Friday, May 18, 2007

Good Day..

Played some gr8 poker whole of yesterday....14th in FT 150 in the afternoon (lost monster CL pot with KK vs AA at tht point to become super shortstack and battle for a while before pushing 88 with less than 3 bbs and running into JJ), took 4th in stars 55r (lost 99 vs A5...I raised button and guy tried restealing, obv flop 5 5 2 for monster pot) atleast this time I got 4k for my 4th place finish and finally came 3rd in 100R for 9,660 (Just card dead towards the end...but I ran real goooooot for most part in this one)
The new rankings update article(on p5.com) had this to say about me:
"The last two newcomers in this week's rankings are intervention and DSnyder766. Dsynder has been bouncing around this part of the rankings for a while, but this is intervention's first time in the top 100. He looks to move up quickly, as his recent wins include the Stars $100 rebuy (twice this month already!) and the Full Tilt $1k. He already has six 5-figure scores in 2007, including four in April and May."
:)
Must keep stacking up those wins for $$ for wsop and ofcourse to stay in the rankings..

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

:)

98th Ranked best online tournament player in the world.
Satisfied.
Gonna take all my frnds out for dinner as soon as I win a tourny (kinda a low on cash)
Finally!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

plans for mnth..

Mixed results so far this mnth....some tournies I hv played good and done well, but for the majority I hv been donking and wasting a lot of money in the big rebuys and bigger buy ins. I am up around 12k this mnth (I had two wins of 16k each) and the plan is to end the mnth with 45-50k profit. Meaning I hv to make around 38k more this mnth. I feel my tourny game is coming around pretty well and its matter of time before I win another big tourny, another win wud get me str8 for reaching my goal. Dont think I will be playing today, but tomorrow is a good line up again.
Another thing I am excited about is getting ranked at cardplayer.com and pocketfives.com, I hv been trying for a longtime to get ranked at p5.com and feel tht I will be able to accomplish this by mnth end. I hv 3600 tlb points and need around 4-4.5k to seal my position on the ranking leaderboards.

Monday, May 14, 2007

my fault

I suck a lot somedays....200k for 1st and I do a classic donk

dissapointng sunday

3rd in bodog 100k, which broke me even for the day, but it was dissapointing overall. I played bad in the big rebuys which costed me, this is one of my big leaks, which I shud look to plug soon. I played pretty well in the FT big one, but obv no luck there....lost all 40-60 and 50-50 and finally got eliminated in 137th QQ vs AK for mny chips...2nd time in 3 days I hv been deep in big field tourny at FT. With the Main event(500 buy in....gonna be a sick field) of FTOP on Sunday I am considering not going to borgata for the 1k and focussing online...I hv made top 5% in fields of 2300 and 2900 twice in 3 days in the FTOP events...I feel its matter of time before I go all way, besides it wud suck if I got eliminated early in the 1k and am stuck in AC missing all the action online....guess I will wait till Vegas before I go nuts playing live.
Tonight is my favorite tourny...1k FTOP event 4, shud be around 75k for 1st....boy I am pumped for this one...barring any bad beats I shud do well in this one :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

6 pm

Busted out of 215, 100R (1.5k), 109,216,215
Many still left....so gonna looose more
WEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

lot of tournies...

Will be playing a lot today, the line up will change depending how mny tables I hv open and how I think I am playing, so no point posting a line up right now.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

SHip it!

100r 8 pm PS fpr 16,680$$
one more tomorrow..............I know I am greedy :)

today's line up

Last night was frustrating....played well but no luck with coin flips, lost 4 of them in the FTOP event and ended 67th, ugh!

Today I am playing:

1:00pm PS 320
1:00pm PS 109
2:00pm PS 100 REBUY
3:00pm FT 322
4:00pm Mansion 100
4:30pm AbsolutePoker 216

Plans are to go out tonight and play all majors tomorrow.....very very hungry for a win right now and just feel it coming.

Friday, May 11, 2007

mixed feelings...

Currently deep in the FTOP event #1, 55th with 177 remaining. Its been a dissapoiting night so far (bubbled 100r FT and donked 3k in rebuying today)....but somehow I am getting a good feeling about the FT tourny.....lets see, wish me luck!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

tournies

Like last few nights been playing 100r and 150 at strs and the 150 at FT...doing same tongiht

Monday, May 7, 2007

need change of luck in the 1k

for 17th place :(

Full Tilt Poker Game #2377188270: $1K Monday (17164151), Table 2 - 600/1200 Ante 150 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:00:17 ET - 2007/05/08
Seat 1: David Chiu (60,458)
Seat 2: jse81 (73,443)
Seat 3: SirWatts (46,179)
Seat 4: Ponga80 (26,412)
Seat 5: TheBrain (16,812)
Seat 6: jaso1083 (27,649)
Seat 7: newt_thuggins (16,440)
Seat 8: Intervention (20,140)
Seat 9: geeforce1 (22,362)
David Chiu antes 150
jse81 antes 150
SirWatts antes 150
Ponga80 antes 150
TheBrain antes 150
jaso1083 antes 150
newt_thuggins antes 150
Intervention antes 150
geeforce1 antes 150
David Chiu posts the small blind of 600
jse81 posts the big blind of 1,200
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Intervention [Ad Th]
SirWatts folds
Ponga80 has 15 seconds left to act
Ponga80 folds
TheBrain folds
jaso1083 folds
newt_thuggins folds
Intervention raises to 3,300
geeforce1 folds
David Chiu calls 2,700
jse81 raises to 9,000
Intervention raises to 19,990, and is all in
David Chiu folds
jse81 calls 10,990
Intervention shows [Ad Th]
jse81 shows [5d Ac]
*** FLOP *** [7h 4h Kc]
*** TURN *** [7h 4h Kc] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [7h 4h Kc 5h] [4s]
Intervention shows a pair of Fours
jse81 shows two pair, Fives and Fours
jse81 wins the pot (44,630) with two pair, Fives and Fours
Intervention stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 44,630 Rake 0
Board: [7h 4h Kc 5h 4s]
Seat 1: David Chiu (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: jse81 (big blind) showed [5d Ac] and won (44,630) with two pair, Fives and Fours
Seat 3: SirWatts folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Ponga80 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: TheBrain folded before the Flop
Seat 6: jaso1083 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: newt_thuggins folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Intervention showed [Ad Th] and lost with a pair of Fours
Seat 9: geeforce1 (button) folded before the Flop

Saturday, May 5, 2007

no poker this weekend

Yesterday I made a real short trip to AC for the weekly fri tourny at borgata.
2nd orbit I got 79c and saw a raised flop 3 ways, flop came Kc 4c 3c, I check raised and eventually got it all in on the flop.....guy turned over 2 red KK, turn was 3 and I was done.
Didnt play much yesterday, went out heavy drinking with my frnds....still feeling the effects of tht today...ugh (I hate hangovers)
I am off to New Jersey for the weekend, I am pretty sure I wont be able to come back before Sunday late night, so there goes all the sunday tournies for mee (weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)
Borgata has a 1k tourny coming on 20th of May, which I will be 100% playing....meaning I will be playing the big sunday tournaments just twice this week, kinda sucks since I am really trying to get ranked and to do tht I need to hit one of the big ones...ah well, guess hv to make the most of the 2 opportunities I get this mnth.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

so satisfying.........

ship 18,660.....killed a real tough FT in the PS 100R.
Phew needed tht

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Bad read...didnt think he had the 6....put him on A8hor 9T...ugh

Full Tilt Poker Game #2336299661: $28,000 Guarantee (17167553), Table 19 - 10/20 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:06:14 ET - 2007/05/02
Seat 1: RollDeep (3,730)
Seat 2: Stuart Paterson (3,010)
Seat 3: cobhcfan (2,110)
Seat 4: Intervention (3,000)
Seat 5: cnfr12 (2,990)
Seat 6: TookURCookie (3,220)
Seat 7: speedacer (2,940)
Seat 8: MattSuspect (3,000)
Seat 9: oakplayer (3,000)
TookURCookie posts the small blind of 10
speedacer posts the big blind of 20
MattSuspect: no problem. ty
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Intervention [9s 8s]
MattSuspect raises to 60
oakplayer folds
RollDeep folds
Stuart Paterson folds
cobhcfan folds
Intervention calls 60
cnfr12 folds
TookURCookie folds
speedacer calls 40
*** FLOP *** [8c 7d 9h]
speedacer bets 140
MattSuspect folds
Intervention raises to 444
speedacer calls 304
*** TURN *** [8c 7d 9h] [5h]
speedacer bets 2,436, and is all in
Intervention has 15 seconds left to act
Intervention calls 2,436
speedacer shows [6s 4c]
Intervention shows [9s 8s]
*** RIVER *** [8c 7d 9h 5h] [5d]
speedacer shows a straight, Nine high
Intervention shows two pair, Nines and Eights
speedacer wins the pot (5,950) with a straight, Nine high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,950 Rake 0
Board: [8c 7d 9h 5h 5d]
Seat 1: RollDeep didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Stuart Paterson didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: cobhcfan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Intervention showed [9s 8s] and lost with two pair, Nines and Eights
Seat 5: cnfr12 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: TookURCookie (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: speedacer (big blind) showed [6s 4c] and won (5,950) with a straight, Nine high
Seat 8: MattSuspect folded on the Flop
Seat 9: oakplayer didn't bet (folded)

Gonna post every bustout hand from today

PokerStars Game #9714963042: Tournament #48888062, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2007/05/02 - 14:24:10 (ET)Table '48888062 25' 9-max Seat #6 is the buttonSeat 1: HabsFever (8290 in chips) Seat 2: intervntion (1975 in chips) Seat 3: PUICA (3820 in chips) Seat 4: colbstarace (3475 in chips) Seat 5: FIZBAN33_PL (3985 in chips) Seat 6: amentertain (3115 in chips) Seat 7: BANTEX (3322 in chips) Seat 8: wodimello (3760 in chips) Seat 9: Phucitol (3135 in chips) BANTEX: posts small blind 100wodimello: posts big blind 200*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to intervntion [Qh Kd]Phucitol: folds HabsFever: calls 200intervntion: raises 1775 to 1975 and is all-inPUICA: folds colbstarace: folds FIZBAN33_PL: folds amentertain: folds BANTEX: folds wodimello: folds HabsFever: calls 1775*** FLOP *** [Qc 7c Ks]*** TURN *** [Qc 7c Ks] [6s]*** RIVER *** [Qc 7c Ks 6s] [5h]*** SHOW DOWN ***HabsFever: shows [6c 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)intervntion: shows [Qh Kd] (two pair, Kings and Queens)HabsFever collected 4250 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 4250 Rake 0 Board [Qc 7c Ks 6s 5h]Seat 1: HabsFever showed [6c 6h] and won (4250) with three of a kind, SixesSeat 2: intervntion showed [Qh Kd] and lost with two pair, Kings and QueensSeat 3: PUICA folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 4: colbstarace folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 5: FIZBAN33_PL folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 6: amentertain (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 7: BANTEX (small blind) folded before FlopSeat 8: wodimello (big blind) folded before FlopSeat 9: Phucitol folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Trying to play better

Feels like I hv lost my magic touch, going to play tournies today and tomorrow and try and get some rhythm. Going to AC this friday for sure, since I need to go and pick up some cash from a frnd there. I will do end of mtnh analysis and plans for the summer once we decide on our house (we r still close to getting it, but small onbstacles keep popping up)

Monday, April 30, 2007

Easing up on the ring

Been tough the game at bodog last few days....seems a big onflux of some real good solid players. I usually do well against solid players but not these ones....not being able to hit draws or win flips hv also added to the cause, but I hv made some bad calls and bad shoves as well. I decided to cashout and take sometime off from the cash games there, everytime I take a break and play cash I do well. Also, since I am cashing out a big portion of my BR, I will need a new plan to try and regain some lost ground.

This is the analysis from bodog:
Played 7 days and made a net profit of 9241$.....before the downswing it was more like 17k, sucks loosing half the profits, but still not a bad overall result there.

Today I am playing the nightly tournies, just 3 of them and I really hope I play well. I dont care if I win or loose, I just want to hv my solid steady tourny game back.
Tomorrow will be end of mnth analysis, if dont cash in anythign today it will be around 45k net profit for the mnth (I cancel out quite a few expenses from my profit....so I actually made 50k or little below tht, this mnth). Had a rocky start to the mnth but then in 2 days I made 71k...so really, I shud hv made something like 75k, still need to plug some of my leeks.
I am also thinking of coming up with a plan for building my 30k roll, so tht I hv enough for the wsop. I am thinking something in the lines of keeping a BR of 10k for ring games and another 10k for tournies and hving 10k as back up. Not sure wat I will decide on, but I will definitely think it all out tomorrow and come up with a solid plan. If I dont do well today I might just take the week off....no point pushing ur luck or playing when u feel u r not playing ur A game...Breaks are always good.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sucky..

Horrid day, just falt out played bad. Overplayed every hand, hate it when I do tht. So pissed at myself. I better get my shit together for sundays....its turning into quite a disaster. To make things worse I donked off 4k of my 7k profit in the ring games today....still up 1.4k but was up huge. Frustrating, although I was tired and kinda hungover from last night. But no excuses for such a dismissal showing.
Last day of the mnth....barring any bad beats I shud win the FT big one tomorrow.

Cricket world cup

Australia rock!!!!!!!!!!!
Aussie Asussie oye oye
good job boys...wish I had put money on u guys :)
good job!
Mcgrath....wish I achieve 50% of wat u hv achieved in life....u my hero!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tilted..

1st time tilted in long time and tilted pretty bad....sigh!
Blew 6k but thts wat I made yesterday....still stinks a lot though
Tomorrow is tourny day and I am playing just the Sudnay majors....idea is to play a solid game and try and make it deep in atlesat one.
The line up is:
the 3 majors at PS
the 2 majors at FT
and UB big one.
Not gonna be online or hv my phone on.....far too mny people distract me on sunday, as a matter of fact, I wont even hv chat box open on, in any of the tables. Really want to try and do well tomorrow and end the mnth strong.
Just when I was sailing I get hit by bus.
Monday too is just tourny day.
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Grindin..

Thursday night I went out drinkin with some frnds and got really wasted. Friday, I went to CC and got a hair cut and did little shopping.....dont hv any clean clothes and the cleaners dont do any laundry......it takes a lot for me to finally get motivated to do my laundry and I dont tht kind of movtivastion is gonna come anytime soon, so for hygenic reasons I needed some new clothes (I know I am very lazy!)
O, I played some small sessions of 5-10 too.....ring games are seriously sick, means getting stuck 2-3k is normal, loosing big pots is normal too, but I know I hv an edge in tht game so I have take all the swings in my stride. I did win my biggest pot at 5-10 ever, it was sb vs bb, I raised to 30 from sb and bb called. Both of us were playing super aggro and had stacks of 2460 and 3500 respectively. Flop came 5s 9s Kd, I led out 60 (pot bet) and he made it around 220, I flat called him (didnt give him much respect at this time for a real hand), turn was a Ah and I led out again for 222 and he instant shoved on me....easy call, he flipped 67s for flsuh draw and gut shot str8 draw, making me 4-1 favorite to win....he missed his draw and gave me my biggest pot at 5-10 :)
Overall I am up more than 10k, but the game at times is pretty tough. Many sharks in tht game and its best to choose the people u want to go to war with carefully.
Today its gonna me mostly 5-10 and the absolute 150k gaurantee (hvnt played a tourny for a while) will be playing all tournies tomorrow (Sunday donations as usual). Although I plan to change my usual line up in a bid to save some money.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

5-10 session

Trying to stick to my plan of playing smaller but more frequent session at 5-10. I am up a fair amt there now, although the players I hv been playing there hv been pretty decent. I was on my game today, was just outhinking them......got to love deepstacked poker (almost everyone had full buy in at the table which gives more than 100bbs and allows a lot of play). Imagination is the key to success in ring games and I was just on it today.
Played the 300$ big tourny at PS and completely donked it. I am in no mindset to play tournaments and am trying to hold out till Sunday. There is a lot of focus and energy required for tournaments and I just dont feel tht I am upto it at present. For now I think I will be playing just be playing tournaments on sudnay and monday, maybe saturdays if I feel like it (gr8 value absolute poker tourny) and this I will do for most part of next mnth as well. Many of the top online pros are conflicted with my playing style, many of them hv said tht when I play my best I am really really good but most of the times I am a donk...which is kinda true, trying to solve this by playing more selectively till the wsop.
Classes hv been going well this term as well, as a matter of fact I hvnt missed a class this week and hv been upto date on all the assignements, homework and quizzes. Doing well academically makes me feel good about myself, although its tough with numerous distractions I have. Its a good life, but not an easy one.
O, I got my apt cleaned today.....man it feels goood to live in a clean enviroment once again :)
Also, I would like to give a shoutout to my boy imperium (sorel mizzi), he is top 3 in chips with 27 left in the wpt championship (1st is just a few million....think he is already gauranteed 100k$)....he is one of the true superstars and one of the most down to earth people u can ever interact with. I hv learned a lot , from just talking about the game and watching him play, it will be awesome to see him take tht bitch down. Go Impyyyy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Confused!

I am on a break from tournaments but not from poker :)
After much contemplation I decided to play 5-10NL ring game at bodog.....not sure if its a good idea since the last time I played there I lost 9k in like 2 days....I am however up 25k in tht game overall despite the brutality of those 2 days. Obv I need to stay disciplined, I will admit tht there is 1 guy in tht gme who really holds over me. To make good money I must really avoid playing him (the fucker always calls my bluffs), must put the ego aside. I was up 2k today but then went and dropped 1700 in the last session.I did miss three flush draws,each of them were for over 1k in pot size, so tht set me down a bit. I did play a bit sloppy as well, so really cant blame all of it on luck.
Since I am living in a pig sty again, I am hving the cleaners come again tomorrow, a cleaner enviroment did wonders for me last time....might hit the nightly tournies tomrrow to see if it works again.
Summer plans are shaping are pretty well, the plan is to spend a mnth in vegas for the series (will miss first 2 weeks of wsop because of college crap but will be there for the last 4 weeks of it),then travel to Europe for 2 weeks (want to visit Amsterdamn, London, Paris and Sweden....been saving my fpp points at PS so tht I can use them to buy hotel credit value of 1k$) and spend the remainder of the summer in India. Ofcourse I need to comeback in fall to Philly for my graduation (hate college). This is all very tentative, but wheels are already in motion and we r close to closing on the house in vegas fo the summer ( we r renting it for 6 weeks begining June 1st, thts when the wsop starts). Still a long time is left, but I really like planning things out ahead of time....hopefully within the next 2 weeks I will be to finalise my summer plans, at that time I will be also able to anazlyse my finances a bit better too, the last few weeks hv been pretty insane with all the confusion with cashouts, backing and gazillions tournaments, I hv been, in all honesty, a bit lost and CONFUSED!

Monday, April 23, 2007

I hate poker

WITH 32 LEFT:

Full Tilt Poker Game #2276216258: $1K Monday (16460007), Table 15 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:35:37 ET - 2007/04/24
Seat 1: z32fanatic (12,225)
Seat 2: TheHebrewPeople (28,925)
Seat 3: winnaseat (28,900)
Seat 4: maxypaxy (23,877)
Seat 5: TheActionKid (21,100)
Seat 6: LOUIETEN (12,395)
Seat 7: Pechorin (23,690)
Seat 8: Intervention (19,527)
Seat 9: dag2 (10,175)
z32fanatic antes 100
TheHebrewPeople antes 100
winnaseat antes 100
maxypaxy antes 100
TheActionKid antes 100
LOUIETEN antes 100
Pechorin antes 100
Intervention antes 100
dag2 antes 100
Intervention posts the small blind of 400
dag2 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Intervention [Qs As]
z32fanatic folds
TheHebrewPeople folds
winnaseat folds
maxypaxy folds
TheActionKid folds
LOUIETEN folds
Pechorin raises to 2,400
Intervention raises to 5,800
dag2 has 15 seconds left to act
dag2 folds
Pechorin raises to 23,590, and is all in
Intervention calls 13,627, and is all in
Pechorin shows [Jh 3c]
Intervention shows [Qs As]
Uncalled bet of 4,163 returned to Pechorin
*** FLOP *** [2h Kd 9d]
*** TURN *** [2h Kd 9d] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [2h Kd 9d 3d] [8c]
Pechorin shows a pair of Threes
Intervention shows Ace King high
Pechorin wins the pot (40,554) with a pair of Threes
Intervention stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 40,554 Rake 0
Board: [2h Kd 9d 3d 8c]
Seat 1: z32fanatic folded before the Flop
Seat 2: TheHebrewPeople folded before the Flop
Seat 3: winnaseat folded before the Flop
Seat 4: maxypaxy folded before the Flop
Seat 5: TheActionKid folded before the Flop
Seat 6: LOUIETEN folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Pechorin (button) showed [Jh 3c] and won (40,554) with a pair of Threes
Seat 8: Intervention (small blind) showed [Qs As] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 9: dag2 (big blind) folded before the Flop

NO MORE POKER TILL SUNDAY.......my longest break ever

Sigh!!

I hate loosing....played 10+ tournies yeserday and didnt even cash in one....as a matter of fact I dont think I went beyond the 3rd break in any....thts rough. I was playing mediocre (not bad...just not my best) and had a bunch of chips in few too but I kept getting 2 outered on river. It was tough, lost AK vs AK for big pot in 2nd chance, made some good calls but just cudnt win a flip. I hate sundayssss.
I am on a downsing...just 10k (sundays are expensive....think I am down 2k in backing too), nothing to really stress about but I hv decided to slowdown and work on my game. I need to get a slow gear, feel I am playing way too aggro at the moment. Playing so aggro actually has me tempted to go and destroy 5-10 at bodog....I am definitely considering tht option, need to recover tht 10 dimes.
Today I am playing the 1k and 150 at FT and the 100R and 150 at PS. For the rest of the week I will hardly play anything......feel like all I hv been doing is playing poker this term. Since the weather is so good, gonna spend sometime outside. Also this is midterm week, being my penultimate term I hv been slacking a bit, but gonna start studying for the 2 exams I hv this week. Although, I am taking a break from poker I will be going to AC on friday for the monkey fest tourny, need live tourny to tighten me upa bit (also need to pick up some money from a frnd there). Despite the dowswing I hope to end the mnth +65k, must tighten my leaks to achieve tht though.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

No OOGA BOOOGA

Cant win....poker sucks

Sunday Line up....

These I am playing for sure: (The one's in blue are the Sunday Major's)
PS=Poker Stars UB=Ultimate Bet FT=FullTilt (incase u didnt know)
12:45 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Warm Up (350k GTD)
1:00 pm PS 100+9 reg tourn
2:00 pm PS 100R
4:30 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Million
5:00 pm UB 200+16 200k GTD
6:00 pm FT 200+16 400k GTD
6:00 pm PS 650$ WSOP satellite
6:30 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Second Chance (200k GTD)
7:05 pm FT 200+16 Sunday Mulligan
8:00 pm FT 150+13 40k GTD
8:30 pm UB 500+30 75k GTD

Have been playing horrid last few days, think I hv been way too aggro and need to slowdown a bit. Plan today is to play just premium hands and to play position....nothing fancy for most part. I hvnt final tabled a major for a while, but more than doing tht I really want to win my seat to WSOP Main Event....I hv already spent 3600 (incl today) on qualifiers......time to win 1, last Sunday was bad....hopefully today will be better.

Friday, April 20, 2007

last few days

Been dissapointing these last few days. I hv been deep few times (24th in the PS 150 last night) but cant seem to close the deal....sucky. I bought into the 1k satellite to wsop at FT last ngiht and didnt much in it. As a reult of buying into some bigger buyins I am down a bit last few days, nothing much but still it wud be nice to get a win.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday...

No luck yesterday, the horsies played pretty bad and despite being in excellent position didnt make any real money.....same story with me today. Was playing absolutely gr8 and was running terrific as well, but I think I misread some situations. Got 4th in the 100R for 6k, I feel I cud hv done better though, really wanted to win :( right after my bust out (AQ vs AK) to finish the night I came 32nd at FT (27 got paid) the beat was brutal as usual, ATh pushed utg and I called with JJ....he hit his A on turn to knock me out....win th,t I hv an avg stack again. Very dissapointing especially since I had a good stack at FT and PS 150 buy ins and somehow managed to get knocked out 15-20 away from money in both. Ugh!!!!!!!
Overall I am ahead 3k or so today...which is good, but definitely need to slow things done from now on. Feel like I am being far too reckless in my playing style and spending and backing funds.
Not poker tomorrow...but will do all the tournies on Wed night.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I hate Sundayssssssss

Fakin BullShit, went on big tilt after I got fucked in the PS 100 again. Donked off few tournies rigth after but ran so bad it was scary. Missed open ended str8 flush draw...lost 3-4 coin flips in a row in the same tournament, didnt see one pocket pair or make 1 draw...ugh!!!!!
After recovering from tht tilt. I was lookin pretty good in the 750k, had worked up a big stack. With 305 left my QQ and AK ran into KK and AA (2nd one was on A high flop for monster chips)....got eliminated in 303rd place, 261 got paid and 1st was 159kkk.....was feelin something special in tht one, but not much I cud do on these two hands.....damn.
I am down to just the 500 tourny at UB and if I dont do well in this I will be stuck almost 5k for today....my personal record of money spend on tournies in a single day (ouch)....I am backing few guys(which actually took the buy in figure close to 5k....so not all of it was lost by me) so there is still some recovery hope, lets hope one of them wins something (2 horsies pretty deep in two tournies)

Sunday Line up

These I am playing for sure: (The one's in blue are the Sunday Major's)
12:45 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Warm Up (350k GTD)
1:00 pm UB 100+9 11k GTD
1:00 pm PS 100+9 reg tourn (shud hv won this yesterday lost AK vs AJ with 15 left, all in pre)
4:30 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Million
5:00 pm UB 200+16 200k GTD
6:00 pm FT 500+35 750k GTD
6:30 pm PS 200+15 Sunday Second Chance (200k GTD)
7:05 pm FT 200+16 Sunday Mulligan
8:00 pm FT 150+13 40k GTD
8:30 pm UB 500+30 75k GTD

Total of 2,523$ for 10 tournies

These are some which I may play:
2:00 PM PS 100 REBUY
6:00 PM PS 650 WSOP Satellite
7:30 PM PS 100 REBUY
wud love to play the 200 rebuy but dont feel like playing tht high :(
Sigh!
The above three tournies are bigger buy ins (I never play a 100R for cheaper than 300 and at times as high as 1k or more), the only time I wud play them today is if Ifeel I am playing good or obv if I am tilted...sundays hv tht effect.

I am committed to playing 12 hr + of non stop multitabling poker today...I am switching off my phone and signing out of my IM's, feelin fresh and focussed, today might be the day I finally win a sunday major.
Will update tonight.

Friday, April 13, 2007

recent happenings

People are talking about me, lol....this the link if interested:
http://www.pocketfives.com/C1DEC932-8839-4664-9A92-9B213070CC4F.aspx
(just incase u r hving trbl understanding the thread, my online alias is intervention on most sites, if u didnt know tht already). Suprisingly everyone had just good to say about me. Not yet a superstar but hopefully I will get there soooon.
Went to AC today morning, the tourny was complete donk fest. Was out in 2 hrs (playing good but the monkeys kept getting lucky on me).My roommate and I began the day on the same table and witnessed some ridiculous poker we hv ever seen ,we hv seen prettttty bad poker but nothing compared to this. Such a nice tournythough, 30k for 1st each week, dont think I am ever gonna miss going down there from now on, most amatuers in this tourny than any other u will find. Since both of us were done by 2 we decided to take a cab back to Philly but the traffic was dead slow in the expressway, so , we decided to turn the cab around to goto the nearest train station. There we had to wiat 25 mins for the train which took another hr.....wat a waste of time. As a result of all this I am not playing any poker today since nothing seems to be workin my way, plan is to go out and get trashed and hv some fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cashin Out

Decided to cashout 50k to my Dad. This still leaves me with a healthy BR, just about the right amt to hv me playin comfrtably and yet not careless. This wud be good for me since now I will know tht I hv a decent amt put away, just incase.
Today poker wise was pretty bad, didnt run good and played avg. Another win wud be real nice, maybe I will win a live tourny this weekend in AC. No online poker till Sunday,drinking day tomorrow and then AC on fri and sat

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

OOOGA BOOOOGA

Toook down 150 buy in at FT for 14k...
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

This mnth

Finally opened an excel sheet for keepin accts this mnth. Seems I was down about 15k this mnth (actually more like 10-12k but with expenses its 15k), so the win takes me to +42.5k this mnth.
Its been a nice progression last 3 mnths:
Feb:+18k
March:+54k
April: 10 days in +42.5k
Now my only goals this mnth is to make 7.5k more to reach 50k profit and win a wsop package along with tht this mnth.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Ship 57k for 1st in 1k touryn at FT
WEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEE
My biggest win yet, wohoooooooooooo

Monday, April 9, 2007

Not too goooood

This mnth keeps getting worse....yesterday was absolutely terrible, I cudnt hv run worse. I did not win one flip or make one freekin draw. I was playing good for a change but was so unbelievably card dead in everything. I ended up playing a 650$ wsop satellite and 100R( for 500 which is not tht expensive in these, but I hv banned myself from these for a very good reason and played it only on tilt). It was very frustrating.
I am down around 7-8k this mnth, will start keepin accts again, hv been a bit lazy so far but now I hv to buckle down.
Will be playing just in the evening today, think I will play the stars 100 and 150, FT 150 and will be trying to satellite into their Monday 1k tourny. Have cleaners coming in today too, hving my room cleaned might help me focus better, kinda a desperate at this stage. I am guessing the BR is down to 37-38k, not keeping accts does hv me lost a bit. Tomorrow I am gonna not play and instead try and figure out a plan...lets see how today goes.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sunday Line up

PS 200 buy in 12:45 pm (Sunday Warm Up)
PS 100 buy in 1:00 pm (Reg tourny)
PS 200 buy in 4:30 pm (Sunday Million)
UB 200 buy in 5:00 pm (200k GTD)
FT 200 buy in 6:00 pm (400k GTD)
PS 200 buy in 6:30 pm (2nd Chance)
FT 200 buy in 7:05 pm (Mulligan)
FT 150 buy in 8:00 pm (Reg tourny)

Total buy ins incl rake wud be around 1.6k
Feelin good and hv nothing but poker in my head today :)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

AC trip

I hv been playing absolutely horrid online last few days....the whole enviroment is not very conducive for playing at present. I am literaly living in trash, thankfully I hv housecleaners coming in on Monday to clean the place up, I know, finally!
Last night, I went down to AC with a few frnds....it was quite randomn and unplanned. I am sick of loosing online this mnth (-4.5k), so was looking for a break anyways, when my frnds told me tht they were gonna drive down (hate the train ride) I decided to go mess around a little bit at 2-5 NL. The very first hand I got stacked for 500$, I had KQc and raised to 20 got 2 callers (first hand of newly started 2-5 Nl table, we were 5 handed tht time). Flop came K 4 6, I bet out 35 and got 1 caller, turn was a Q giving me top 2, I bet out 50 he raised to 100, I thought and pushed the remaining of my 500 stack and he called me with 44. No luck on river. Thts an ugly way to start off, but it was definitely going to be difficult getting away from top 2 on tht board and the hyper aggressive AC players I am used too.....anywyas I was able to recover when I hit a set of 3's against 2 opponents and then I made a small profit when I called a guy down with 44 on T J 6 3 8 board...for a 550$ pot, he had AQ, the exact hand I put him on. I left the table up 160$ and decided to play the biggest bingo tournament of them all-The midnight madness at the Taj (blinds increase every 12 mins). Its a 80$ buy in with 163 and u get 12k starting chips with decent INITIAL levels (man they go up very fast). I ran pretty god like, despite playing avg at very best. All my hands held up too and I was able to make the final table comfortably. The way I was running I felt like Jamie Gold III, 3rd since there was this other guy who ran like god, so he wud be Jamie Gold II. He took 6 people in 11 hands at the final table...sick. We ended HU and he took me out when I made a pretty weak call with mid pair against his top 2. Yuk, ah well atleast got 2.6k...not bad for 80$ investment, first was 4,987$, for which I could hv definitely tried harder. This put me to around -2k for the mnth....still very early in the mnth, so I am still hopeful to turn things around.
Today, I am taking a day off from poker...my room is too messy to sit here and play all night, planning to go out tonight and get shit faced drunk, then get a good night's sleep for big day tomorrow. Will be playing my best game tomorrow, lot of majors and lot of money is going to be out there and I definitely need to step up and play my A game. I hv been playing my C game for most part this mnth and I am not at all pleased with it. Hopefully tomorrow will be my day, if I do not win I atleast hope I play my best, kinds a depressing when u play like a donk and hv 2.5k in buy ins...