Saturday, July 14, 2007

Final Table

9 Players tonight, and boy was I catching cards.

After recieving a pummeling at Robert and Tay's the night before (three re-buys, and nothing to show), I really dominated tonight. I knew that things were going well when my Q-J of spades flopped Ks-10s-Blank. A bet by Yesenia of 8 was called. The turn of 9s was the best possible card that could have been given me. Yesenia bet out 4, I called. The turn was the 8s, and Yesenia checked. I bet out 8 more, and Yesenia only called with the As. The second striaght flush for me in as many weeks. A little later, I took out Tim, who then re-bought. I took down Yesenia next.

A little while later, Tay busted out to me. Then Traci lost to me. Steve then lost to Andrew. Robert was busted by me, and I then busted Jordan, Andrew, and finally Tim. In the end, I had a massive chip stack of close to 8 or 9 hundred chips of the 1100 in play (after the re-buys). When I took down Jordan, Andrew was left with about 50, and Tim had just under 100. Two hands was all that I needed to bust Tim heads up.

Round two saw Tim get busted first, and I went out second loosing 4 consecutive pots to bust out. Jordan busted next, leaving Traci and Steve heads-up. On a board of 4-3-2 rainbow, Traci raised 8 to take down a decent pot, leaving Steve with about 60 chips. Steve chipped away taking a few smaller pots, and then the traded pots for a little while. Then for about fifteen minutes, Steve folded nearly every hand, dwindling to almost 50 chips. Steve moved all in for his final 35, and Traci called. Steve held pocket 6's to Traci A-9. The board didn't help Traci, and Steve doubled his chip stack.

Later, Traci caught two pair (J's and 8's) to bring Steve down to about 20 or so chips. Steve goes all-in and doubles up when his J-10 hit a J on the flop, and Traci failed to improve on her Q-9. But it was over shortly after when Traci made a straight with A-3 to Steve's two pair.

Next week looks good again and we'll probably go at Traci's place at 8. Until next week, cheers, P.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Outdoor Poker....

with Tiki Torches we found equals two things, temparture down, bugs up.

After a week that sweltered with a mild day on Thrusday of about 102, and no real AC in my place, Pablosplace truned to the good ole' outdoors (AKA, my backyard) on Friday night to play some no limit hold em'. As the WSOP main event saw its kick off, we had 7 players in all. In my opinion, the play rivaled what was taking place (and is now currently taking place) at the Rio.

The first to get bounced was Andrew. He just caught a rotten run of cards. Second was myself. I was dealt my first "Big" hand (J-10 offsuit) and the flop came up A-J-7. Short stacked, and needing desperately to get more chips, I pushed all in and got a call from Steve. His ace had me beat and I didn't improve.

Shortly after I left, the game was moved back inside as the bugs began to take over. Traci went next, followed by Dylan, then Jordan, which left Tim heads up with Steve. Tim had a dominating chip stack and won quickly.

For round two, we began just after 11 PM. We went 5 handed as Traci and Jordan left. Dylan was the first to go, and then 4 handed lasted nearly and hour an a half, with Tim nursing the shortest of short stacks for virtually 40 minutes. Finally, he was bounced out. Three handed lasted nearly an hour longer. And at sometime near 2:20, Andrew finally lost his remaining chips to me. That left me heads up with Steve, and I think we saw three hands before he took down the big one.

Next week, I'm planning on having Friday night at Traci's who has central AC. Give me a holler if you don't know where it's at. See you next week. P

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bring the significant other.....dominate

That was the story for the last game on Friday. Kudos to Kelsey for making her first appearance and placing runner up to her sweetums Drew, twice.

We went two rounds and Andrew dominated two times with massive chip stacks, and surprisingly super aggresive play. He took both pots and made us all look silly.

This Friday is on again at my place. See you all at 8. Cheers, P