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Poker :: TOC, here I come...
  submitted on November 15, 2007, 3:10 AM


So, in a fortunate twist of fate, I actually have tomorrow off of work, as I'm helping a friend out with a theatre meeting she has to go to. And as such, it just so happens to be 1:30 in the morning, meaning under normal circumstances I would have to get up in 4 hours for work. But, not only is that not the case, but I get to go to bed happy tonight, thanks to this:



I feel like I've been playing well in the BBTwo so far. I had a 6th place finish in the Mook last week (See post below), and a couple of times I've been close to the points but donked out instead of hanging around until I got to the points. Tonight's tournament went pretty well. I played well, I had a couple suckouts, one significant, but I'm sure everything balanced out in the end. I think the biggest thing that I did during the tournament was get paid from my monster hands. There were a few key hands where my betting process caused people to get their chips in behind. I have a few hands to go over, hopefully it won't get too long:

FullTiltPoker Game #4179061558: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 4 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:42:09 ET - 2007/11/14
Seat 1: katiemother (6,555)
Seat 2: GCox25 (1,795)
Seat 3: J0DANN1 (5,865)
Seat 4: kben1028 (3,025)
Seat 5: jeciimd (3,220)
Seat 7: RecessRampage (5,095)
Seat 8: DDionysus (4,150)
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney (1,440)
jeciimd posts the small blind of 40
RecessRampage posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Ks Kd]
DDionysus calls 80
Mike_Maloney calls 80
(Now, this is a risky play, limping in UTG+1 after UTG limps, but I was only at half of my original stack getting close to the first break, and I felt like I needed to take a risk here and play my Kings differently. I'm hoping for a raise from someone in LP or in the blinds)
katiemother folds
GCox25 calls 80
J0DANN1 folds
kben1028 raises to 160
jeciimd folds
RecessRampage folds
DDionysus calls 80
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
(So, we have a raise from the button, only a min-raise, but it'll do. I was hoping for a bigger raise, but either way there is at least some money already in the pot. I decided the best option for me was to represent a small pocket pair and jam preflop, trying to force everyone out of the hand, and see if someone has a medium pair they want to call with, or maybe even a couple face cards)
Mike_Maloney raises to 1,440, and is all in
GCox25 folds
kben1028 calls 1,280
DDionysus folds
Mike_Maloney shows [Ks Kd]
kben1028 shows [Qh Ac]
(Bingo)
*** FLOP *** [Td 8s 2c]
*** TURN *** [Td 8s 2c] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Td 8s 2c 2s] [7c]
Mike_Maloney shows two pair, Kings and Twos
kben1028 shows a pair of Twos
Mike_Maloney wins the pot (3,240) with two pair, Kings and Twos
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,240 | Rake 0
Board: [Td 8s 2c 2s 7c]
Seat 1: katiemother didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: GCox25 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: J0DANN1 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: kben1028 (button) showed [Qh Ac] and lost with a pair of Twos
Seat 5: jeciimd (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: RecessRampage (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: DDionysus folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney showed [Ks Kd] and won (3,240) with two pair, Kings and Twos


Now if I had played that hand more aggressively when it first came around to me, I don't think there's any way I get him to commit those chips. But he was willing to call off his stack in what he thought was a coinflip situation.

FullTiltPoker Game #4179668128: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 4 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:36:30 ET - 2007/11/14
Seat 1: katiemother (7,290)
Seat 2: GCox25 (3,650)
Seat 3: katitude (3,150)
Seat 4: RaisingCayne (4,160)
Seat 5: jeciimd (7,240)
Seat 6: RumpleTILTZkin (4,320)
Seat 7: RecessRampage (8,255)
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 (3,593)
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney (3,740)
RumpleTILTZkin posts the small blind of 100
RecessRampage posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [7s 7c]
DonkeyPuncher74 folds
katitude: holy moley
Mike_Maloney raises to 700
katiemother folds
GCox25 folds
katitude folds
RaisingCayne folds
jeciimd folds
RumpleTILTZkin folds
Mike_Maloney: Guess there's no law about you not hitting the turn
RecessRampage calls 500
*** FLOP *** [4s 5c 2d]
RecessRampage checks
katitude: lol..i jsut have to get that far
Mike_Maloney bets 850
(There's 1500 in the pot, I'm fairly certain my hand is good here. I almost bet 750 here, but I felt like exactly half the pot was suspicious, and I wanted something a little more irregular to make Alan think I was c-betting, but weak c-betting so I didn't commit too much of my stack)
RecessRampage raises to 4,050
Mike_Maloney calls 2,190, and is all in
katitude: and make sure katiemother isn't in the pot *grin
RecessRampage shows [Qc Ah]
(Bingo)
Mike_Maloney shows [7s 7c]
Uncalled bet of 1,010 returned to RecessRampage
*** TURN *** [4s 5c 2d] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [4s 5c 2d Jc] [7h]
RecessRampage shows Ace Queen high
Mike_Maloney shows three of a kind, Sevens
RecessRampage: oops
Mike_Maloney wins the pot (7,580) with three of a kind, Sevens
The blinds are now 120/240 with an ante of 25
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,580 | Rake 0
Board: [4s 5c 2d Jc 7h]
Seat 1: katiemother didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: GCox25 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: katitude didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: RaisingCayne didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: jeciimd (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: RumpleTILTZkin (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: RecessRampage (big blind) showed [Qc Ah] and lost with Ace Queen high
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney showed [7s 7c] and won (7,580) with three of a kind, Sevens


By choosing the right amount to bet here, I got my opponent to think I was weak and try to push me out of the pot with nothing. Another key double up that put me into the Top 10 on the leaderboard.

FullTiltPoker Game #4179775228: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 4 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:46:34 ET - 2007/11/14
Seat 1: snakster (9,925)
Seat 2: GCox25 (3,220)
Seat 3: katitude (2,430)
Seat 4: RaisingCayne (7,545)
Seat 5: jeciimd (7,800)
Seat 6: RumpleTILTZkin (738)
Seat 7: RecessRampage (4,220)
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 (3,753)
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney (7,922)
snakster antes 25
GCox25 antes 25
katitude antes 25
RaisingCayne antes 25
jeciimd antes 25
RumpleTILTZkin antes 25
RecessRampage antes 25
DonkeyPuncher74 antes 25
Mike_Maloney antes 25
RumpleTILTZkin posts the small blind of 120
RecessRampage posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Ks Kh]
DonkeyPuncher74 folds
Mike_Maloney calls 240
(I know, another slow play with my monster. It really depends on how the table is playing, and how my image is, but I felt like I could try and pull this again. Really my goal was to get the SB to push if nothing else, since he was a shorty)
snakster folds
GCox25 folds
katitude folds
RaisingCayne folds
jeciimd raises to 1,305
RumpleTILTZkin calls 593, and is all in
RecessRampage folds
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney raises to 2,500
(If jeciimd wants to come along for the ride, that's fine, but he's going to have to pay for it. I got my shorty in like I wanted, and jec added some chips to the pot, so it's already a good-sized amount.)
jeciimd has 15 seconds left to act
jeciimd folds
Mike_Maloney shows [Ks Kh]
RumpleTILTZkin shows [Js Ts]
Uncalled bet of 1,195 returned to Mike_Maloney
*** FLOP *** [7h 8s 3h]
*** TURN *** [7h 8s 3h] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [7h 8s 3h 4h] [Jd]
Mike_Maloney wins the side pot (1,184)
Mike_Maloney shows a pair of Kings
RumpleTILTZkin shows a pair of Jacks
Mike_Maloney wins the main pot (2,604) with a pair of Kings
RumpleTILTZkin stands up
The blinds are now 150/300 with an ante of 25
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,788 Main pot 2,604. Side pot 1,184. | Rake 0
Board: [7h 8s 3h 4h Jd]
Seat 1: snakster folded before the Flop
Seat 2: GCox25 folded before the Flop
Seat 3: katitude folded before the Flop
Seat 4: RaisingCayne folded before the Flop
Seat 5: jeciimd (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: RumpleTILTZkin (small blind) showed [Js Ts] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 7: RecessRampage (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: DonkeyPuncher74 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Mike_Maloney showed [Ks Kh] and won (3,788) with a pair of Kings


FullTiltPoker Game #4180304128: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:40:31 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u (16,623)
Seat 2: roguejo (31,109)
Seat 3: katiemother (23,455)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (14,307)
Seat 6: jeciimd (15,572)
Seat 8: MrSubliminal (11,728)
Seat 9: J0DANN1 (3,218)
jenny_luvs_u antes 100
roguejo antes 100
katiemother antes 100
Mike_Maloney antes 100
jeciimd antes 100
MrSubliminal antes 100
J0DANN1 antes 100
jenny_luvs_u posts the small blind of 400
roguejo posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Ks Js]
katiemother folds
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney raises to 3,200
jeciimd folds
MrSubliminal folds
J0DANN1 calls 3,118, and is all in
jenny_luvs_u folds
roguejo folds
Mike_Maloney shows [Ks Js]
J0DANN1 shows [Kh Ah]
Uncalled bet of 82 returned to Mike_Maloney
*** FLOP *** [5d As Qs]
(What a tease)
*** TURN *** [5d As Qs] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [5d As Qs Jc] [9c]
Mike_Maloney shows a pair of Jacks
J0DANN1 shows a pair of Aces
J0DANN1 wins the pot (8,136) with a pair of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8,136 | Rake 0
Board: [5d As Qs Jc 9c]
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: katiemother folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney showed [Ks Js] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 6: jeciimd folded before the Flop
Seat 8: MrSubliminal folded before the Flop
Seat 9: J0DANN1 (button) showed [Kh Ah] and won (8,136) with a pair of Aces


Nothing really of note in that hand aside from FT teasing me with a flopped Royal Flush draw. Bastards.

FullTiltPoker Game #4180351878: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:45:52 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u (37,196)
Seat 2: roguejo (24,452)
Seat 3: katiemother (4,689)
Seat 4: lightning36 (10,975)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (11,464)
Seat 6: jeciimd (13,247)
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 (20,422)
Seat 8: MrSubliminal (13,828)
Seat 9: J0DANN1 (5,711)
jenny_luvs_u antes 125
roguejo antes 125
katiemother antes 125
lightning36 antes 125
Mike_Maloney antes 125
jeciimd antes 125
UnTiltable15 antes 125
MrSubliminal antes 125
J0DANN1 antes 125
katiemother posts the small blind of 500
lightning36 posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Qs Qd]
Mike_Maloney: ooh
lightning36: lol
Mike_Maloney calls 1,000
(Getting a little short on chips, so I again elect to slowplay here)
jeciimd folds
UnTiltable15 folds
MrSubliminal has 15 seconds left to act
lightning36: FT thought I was Astin lol
MrSubliminal raises to 7,000
J0DANN1 folds
jenny_luvs_u folds
roguejo folds
katiemother calls 4,064, and is all in
lightning36 folds
Mike_Maloney raises to 11,339, and is all in
MrSubliminal calls 4,339
Mike_Maloney shows [Qs Qd]
MrSubliminal shows [As Ad]
(Doh!)
katiemother shows [6s 3c]
*** FLOP *** [4h 2h Jd]
Mike_Maloney: ugh
*** TURN *** [4h 2h Jd] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [4h 2h Jd Jc] [Qc]
(Wheeee!!)
Mike_Maloney shows a full house, Queens full of Jacks
MrSubliminal shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
Mike_Maloney wins the side pot (13,550) with a full house, Queens full of Jacks
katiemother shows a pair of Jacks
Mike_Maloney wins the main pot (15,817) with a full house, Queens full of Jacks
Mike_Maloney: wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
katiemother stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 29,367 Main pot 15,817. Side pot 13,550. | Rake 0
Board: [4h 2h Jd Jc Qc]
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: katiemother (small blind) showed [6s 3c] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 4: lightning36 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney showed [Qs Qd] and won (29,367) with a full house, Queens full of Jacks
Seat 6: jeciimd folded before the Flop
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: MrSubliminal showed [As Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 9: J0DANN1 folded before the Flop


Pretty straightforward hand. I elected to slowplay again due to my M being at around 5, in hopes of getting a double up. Unfortunately, the plan worked and I ran into aces. However, I hit my big suckout for the evening and rivered a big pot, jumping to the Top 5 on the leaderboard. Hey, what can you do?

FullTiltPoker Game #4180369054: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:47:50 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u (39,196)
Seat 2: roguejo (23,952)
Seat 4: lightning36 (8,975)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (27,492)
Seat 6: jeciimd (13,747)
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 (18,922)
Seat 8: MrSubliminal (1,989)
Seat 9: J0DANN1 (7,711)
jenny_luvs_u antes 125
roguejo antes 125
lightning36 antes 125
Mike_Maloney antes 125
jeciimd antes 125
UnTiltable15 antes 125
MrSubliminal antes 125
J0DANN1 antes 125
UnTiltable15 posts the small blind of 500
MrSubliminal posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Td Ts]
J0DANN1 raises to 7,586, and is all in
jenny_luvs_u folds
roguejo folds
lightning36 folds
Mike_Maloney calls 7,586
jeciimd folds
UnTiltable15 folds
MrSubliminal calls 864, and is all in
J0DANN1 shows [Jh Kh]
Mike_Maloney shows [Td Ts]
MrSubliminal shows [4h 4s]
*** FLOP *** [5c 5d 9c]
*** TURN *** [5c 5d 9c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [5c 5d 9c Tc] [Ac]
J0DANN1 shows a pair of Fives
Mike_Maloney shows a full house, Tens full of Fives
Mike_Maloney wins the side pot (11,444) with a full house, Tens full of Fives
MrSubliminal shows two pair, Fives and Fours
Mike_Maloney wins the main pot (7,092) with a full house, Tens full of Fives
MrSubliminal stands up
J0DANN1 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 18,536 Main pot 7,092. Side pot 11,444. | Rake 0
Board: [5c 5d 9c Tc Ac]
Seat 1: jenny_luvs_u folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo folded before the Flop
Seat 4: lightning36 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney showed [Td Ts] and won (18,536) with a full house, Tens full of Fives
Seat 6: jeciimd (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: MrSubliminal (big blind) showed [4h 4s] and lost with two pair, Fives and Fours
Seat 9: J0DANN1 showed [Jh Kh] and lost with a pair of Fives


Coinflip situation here. I made this call initially because my opponent has a very wide range that he's willing to raise/push with, so I felt I was most likely in a coinflip, but possibly a 3:1 favorite if he pushed with Ace-rag. Hand held up and I picked up another nice pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #4180615041: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 1000/2000 Ante 250 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:17:16 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: Astin (39,070)
Seat 2: roguejo (30,877)
Seat 3: JoeMav (6,970)
Seat 4: lightning36 (17,694)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (39,694)
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (69,050)
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 (59,494)
Seat 8: Jestocost (56,176)
Seat 9: irongirl01 (16,975)
Astin antes 250
roguejo antes 250
JoeMav antes 250
lightning36 antes 250
Mike_Maloney antes 250
pushmonkey72 antes 250
UnTiltable15 antes 250
Jestocost antes 250
irongirl01 antes 250
Mike_Maloney posts the small blind of 1,000
pushmonkey72 posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Kd Ks]
UnTiltable15 folds
Jestocost has 15 seconds left to act
Jestocost raises to 6,000
irongirl01 folds
Astin folds
roguejo folds
JoeMav folds
lightning36 folds
roguejo: i wish
Mike_Maloney calls 5,000
(I really contemplated what to do here. I was in the small blind, and I just wanted to call, but I figured the big blind would come along to if I did. However, I didn't want to re-raise and then not get paid off on the flop, so I just elected to call and take my chances)
roguejo: u playing?
pushmonkey72 calls 4,000
*** FLOP *** [5h 2c 9s]
Mike_Maloney checks
(9-high rainbow, pretty much perfect flop for me. I elected for the check-raise here, because I felt like Jestocost was going to bet out since there were three of us in the pot and he didn't want us sticking around)
pushmonkey72 checks
Jestocost has 15 seconds left to act
Jestocost bets 16,500
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney raises to 33,444, and is all in
pushmonkey72: be careful
pushmonkey72 folds
Jestocost calls 16,944
Mike_Maloney shows [Kd Ks]
Jestocost shows [6d 8d]
(Gutterball, whee!)
*** TURN *** [5h 2c 9s] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [5h 2c 9s 9h] [As]
Mike_Maloney shows two pair, Kings and Nines
Jestocost shows a pair of Nines
Mike_Maloney wins the pot (87,138) with two pair, Kings and Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 87,138 | Rake 0
Board: [5h 2c 9s 9h As]
Seat 1: Astin folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo folded before the Flop
Seat 3: JoeMav folded before the Flop
Seat 4: lightning36 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (small blind) showed [Kd Ks] and won (87,138) with two pair, Kings and Nines
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Jestocost showed [6d 8d] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 9: irongirl01 folded before the Flop


I believe that gave me the chiplead at the final table.

FullTiltPoker Game #4180646699: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 1000/2000 Ante 250 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:21:18 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: Astin (35,820)
Seat 2: roguejo (64,004)
Seat 3: JoeMav (5,720)
Seat 4: lightning36 (16,444)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (91,388)
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 (60,800)
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 (18,885)
Seat 8: Jestocost (30,214)
Seat 9: irongirl01 (12,725)
Astin antes 250
roguejo antes 250
JoeMav antes 250
lightning36 antes 250
Mike_Maloney antes 250
pushmonkey72 antes 250
UnTiltable15 antes 250
Jestocost antes 250
irongirl01 antes 250
Astin posts the small blind of 1,000
roguejo posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Kc Qc]
JoeMav raises to 5,470, and is all in
Astin: what do they say about presto?
lightning36 folds
pushmonkey72 has been disconnected
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney calls 5,470
(So, I got some criticism for this hand. It's 5,000 for me to call, which at this point for me is about 5% of my stack. If I call, I have the opportunity to knock out someone at the final table. However, there is the risk since I'm in EP that someone may come in over the top and force me out of the hand, and I will have wasted 5,000 chips. I felt like the opportunity to knock out a player was worth it, especially considering the 5,000 was such a low percentage of my total stack. So, right or wrong, that was my thought process)
pushmonkey72 has 15 seconds left to act
Astin: not what I say :)
Jestocost: It beats QJs?
pushmonkey72 has 90 seconds to reconnect
Astin: disconnect all-in coming
Mike_Maloney: lol
Jestocost: Convenient
Astin: we just had a break!
JoeMav has been disconnected
JoeMav has reconnected
Jestocost: He spilled a drink on his laptop?
Astin: might not have been a drink
Astin: 7
Astin: 6
Astin: 5
Jestocost: Good point
Astin: 4
Astin: 3
Astin: 2
Astin: 1
pushmonkey72 is sitting out
pushmonkey72 has timed out
pushmonkey72 folds
UnTiltable15 folds
Jestocost folds
irongirl01 raises to 12,475, and is all in
Astin folds
Mike_Maloney: dammit
roguejo folds
Astin: I wanted to call too
Mike_Maloney calls 7,005
(Not what I wanted to see, but I'm definitely priced in, so I have to call)
irongirl01 shows [Ah Kh]
JoeMav shows [Ad Ts]
Mike_Maloney shows [Kc Qc]
Astin: damn
*** FLOP *** [9h Qh 7s]
(Whee!)
*** TURN *** [9h Qh 7s] [3c]
Astin: 99
*** RIVER *** [9h Qh 7s 3c] [8c]
irongirl01 shows Ace King high
Mike_Maloney shows a pair of Queens
Mike_Maloney wins the side pot (14,010) with a pair of Queens
JoeMav shows Ace Queen high
Mike_Maloney wins the main pot (21,660) with a pair of Queens
Mike_Maloney: wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
JoeMav stands up
irongirl01 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 35,670 Main pot 21,660. Side pot 14,010. | Rake 0
Board: [9h Qh 7s 3c 8c]
Seat 1: Astin (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: JoeMav showed [Ad Ts] and lost with Ace Queen high
Seat 4: lightning36 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney showed [Kc Qc] and won (35,670) with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: pushmonkey72 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: UnTiltable15 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Jestocost folded before the Flop
Seat 9: irongirl01 (button) showed [Ah Kh] and lost with Ace King high


So, that was suckout #2 for me, not quite as bad as the other, since this just knocked out a couple shorties, and I was already in the chiplead.

I held on to the chiplead until we got down to three-handed, and I lost a big hand to roguejo when he turned a set, and I paid him off with my second pair. But I stuck with it, and roguejo, Astin and I raised and folded for a while, not really making much ground. Then, the big hand came around:

FullTiltPoker Game #4180997511: The Mookie - DDDNasty II (31525513), Table 13 - 3000/6000 Ante 750 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:09:29 ET - 2007/11/15
Seat 1: Astin (26,418)
Seat 2: roguejo (159,433)
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (150,149)
Astin antes 750
roguejo antes 750
Mike_Maloney antes 750
Astin posts the small blind of 3,000
roguejo posts the big blind of 6,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [8s 9s]
Mike_Maloney raises to 18,000
Astin: not for long
Astin folds
roguejo calls 12,000
*** FLOP *** [Ts Jd 7d]
(Fawk, don't flopped straights never win?)
roguejo checks
Mike_Maloney bets 15,000
(Weak c-bet, hope to induce a raise)
roguejo raises to 30,000
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney calls 15,000
(Reluctant call so I can look weak)
*** TURN *** [Ts Jd 7d] [6c]
roguejo has 15 seconds left to act
roguejo bets 72,000
(And he takes the bait)
Mike_Maloney raises to 101,399, and is all in
roguejo calls 29,399
Mike_Maloney shows [8s 9s]
roguejo shows [7s 7h]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Jd 7d 6c] [Kd]
Mike_Maloney shows a straight, Jack high
roguejo shows three of a kind, Sevens
Mike_Maloney wins the pot (304,048) with a straight, Jack high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 304,048 | Rake 0
Board: [Ts Jd 7d 6c Kd]
Seat 1: Astin (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: roguejo (big blind) showed [7s 7h] and lost with three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 5: Mike_Maloney (button) showed [8s 9s] and won (304,048) with a straight, Jack high


To be fair, he did flop a set, so it's not like he played that hand horribly, just got caught by a bigger hand. That hand gave me a HUGE chiplead over the other two, and roguejo would go out on the next hand, leaving me heads up with Astin.

With the chipstacks at 258,000 to 57,000, Astin had been pushing religiously in the small blind, so I made the easy call with T-T. Astin showed J-To, but turned a broadway straight to jump back into the game. However, I then proceeded to win the next 14 hands, probably due to the card death Astin blogged about. Finally, I pushed from the small blind with 9-6 sooted and Astin called with 6-7o. I flopped a 9 and that was all she wrote.

I'm really excited about the win. I was hoping for a shot to play in the Tournament of Champions, but I knew with all the attention the blogger tourneys were getting that it would be tough to get in. I don't really have any expectations in the TOC, because I know it's going to involve some tough play, but I'm glad I'll have a shot, and hopefully things go well and I can end up in Australia.

But now it's 2 in the morning, and I'm going to bed. Peace.

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