7 2 BLUFF...Diary of a poker player

Dreaming of the top whilst playing at the bottom…

Month: March 2017 (Page 1 of 2)

Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas – Get help if this is you…

Final Hand of Aussie Millions – Is this a Hero call or You can’t bluff a donkey?

Congratulations to Anthony Gardner

Anthony Gardner ex footballer took down a £220 at DuskTillDawn for £20K. Met him at Killarney during the WPT and he seemed a fun guy who was enjoying his poker. Well played sir!

Theophratus quote sums up rough night at Aspers

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

Well I spent mine playing the £55 (£25) Big Bounty at Aspers. Busted after 6 hands running Kings into Aces then rebought and busted about 10 pm when I was all in with AK versus AJ only for a Jack to hit on the turn. Poker is one awful game.

Home by 10:30 pm £110 lighter that is a good wage for many people, a good steak meal for two with desert and all I got was a waste of my time.

Logged on PartyPoker and stacked QQ with Aces and KK with a turned flush to add £45 to my cash account….so not all bad. This game is a killer so hard to get ahead of the curve.

Life of Cards

Catch “Life of Cards” this series shows a behind the scenes view of modern poker player’s lives

What I did learn is that Vanessa Selbst pays $15 for a bottle of wine so almost as cheap as me and thinks one bottle is enough when guests are coming as “they will bring a bottle”….hmmm and that ElkY can’t afford to live in London and prefers the cheaper Prague…for flat rental at 800 euro a month.

 

 

Blackjack – Card Counting and Shuffle tracking – Bringing Down the House

I remember coming across card counting on a BBC documentary whist at college in the early 80’s

Here is how to count cards but you will need shuffle tracking too… Dark Star does a whole course on YouTube

 

The Run – Archie Karas – This is Vegas

Rolled up kings into aces either a dream or a nightmare

Busted 13th was sitting pretty in 6th place 5 x £550 tickets and 1 x£250 when facing a mid position raise of 6,700 with 90K stack I make it 15,500 with pocket kings and get shoved on by the 83K stack. Aces aghhh and next hand I’m dead when I hit second pair but it wasn’t good enough…played really well.

Played another $109 where some guy got lucky on the turn and set me in when I had top pair on the flop and a flush draw on the turn, I called to find he had bluffed the flop and hit top pair on the turn….didn’t make my flush and was gone.

Cash played awfully….drank too much wine…remember the rules….tomorrow is another day…played so well in the last tournament…..

Interesting interview with Phil Helmuth $25-$50K appearance fee wow…

Played £60 Aspers and busted without winning a hand!

Played Aspers arrived late and I never do well if I don’t see the first hand off the deck. I try to ignore this but being a bit OCD I can’t help but notice this strange coincidence.

Interesting hand was where I called a raise on the button from MP and the BB completed, flop came K64 to give my 75 a straight draw and putting a flush draw out there. BB checks, MP checks and I raise 3/4 pot turn is a 6 and both villains check and I again make it 3/4 pot and get two callers. Not good, the river is a King giving a board of K646K and both players check and I bet nearly pot, the BB tanks and finally folds I know he has a 6 but it is for most of his chips then the MP player calls, I was sure he was on a flush draw from my read and he was but somehow thought his ace high was good. Next hand I had a straight flush draw and got it all in 3 way and busted out in under an hour and headed home. I then donked off $120 online at cash playing badly. Next day I recouped the $120 at cash and the following day made a $109 again and for some reason dumped $50 cash with some poor bluffs. Currently have £270 cash and $109 ticket in my account.

 

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