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How would you consider #1

» by January 17, 2010 at 2:40 am » Comments Off

What can you say about Player #1 49 hands played and saw flop: – 1 times out of 6 while in small blind      (17%) – 0 times out of 6 while in big blind      (0%) – 4 times out of 37 in other positions      (11%) – a total of […]



Lets examine this hand #1 Answer…

» by January 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

Poker Stars $5.00+$0.40 No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t75/t150 Blinds + t15 – 7 players – View hand 480452 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter BTN: t2525 M = 7.65 Hero (SB): t4775 M = 14.47 BB: t2130 M = 6.45 UTG: t1095 M = 3.32 UTG+1: t865 M = 2.62 MP: t1265 M = […]



Lets examine this hand #1

» by January 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

Poker Stars $5.00+$0.40 No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t75/t150 Blinds + t15 – 7 players – View hand 480452 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter BTN: t2525 M = 7.65 Hero (SB): t4775 M = 14.47 BB: t2130 M = 6.45 UTG: t1095 M = 3.32 UTG+1: t865 M = 2.62 MP: t1265 M = […]



Just for Fuel… It’s Magggggic!

» by January 16, 2010 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

Full Tilt Poker Satellite to the Daily Dollar No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t40/t80 Blinds – 7 players – View hand 479364 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter MP: t1235 M = 10.29 CO: t2645 M = 22.04 BTN: t1210 M = 10.08 SB: t3975 M = 33.12 BB: t320 M = 2.67 UTG: t2210 […]



So is quads good? OBFV!

» by January 16, 2010 at 2:19 am » Comments Off

Full Tilt Poker Satellite to the Daily Dollar No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t20/t40 Blinds – 5 players – View hand 479231 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter CO: t1380 M = 23 Hero (BTN): t6150 M = 102.50 SB: t3215 M = 53.58 BB: t1305 M = 21.75 UTG: t1450 M = 24.17 Pre […]



Now that I’ve gotten married…

» by January 14, 2010 at 12:18 am » Comments Off

time to grind… And the Wife is gone… No, not The Wife, my wife. So I’ll kick up some poker and post up some HH’s I’m back in the grind.



Happy New Year!

» by January 1, 2010 at 1:20 am » Comments Off

May 2010 be a year of amazement, filled with wonder and love.  May you not be far from the ones that you love and may you be loved by the ones around you. May you forgive those you have been wronged by and may you be forgiven by those who you have wronged. May your […]



When is it worth it to call with…

» by December 14, 2009 at 12:25 am » Comments Off

Hand converter-Pokerhand.org PokerStars, $125/250 NO Limit Texas Holdem Tournament, 6 Players Hand Converter by the Pokerhand.org community Board: CO: $3,695 Button: $1,495 SB: $1,775 BB: $2,035 UTG: $4,140 UTG+1: $1,860 Dealt to: BB Pre-flop: (3 folds), Button raises to $1,470 and is all-in, (2 folds), Button returns $1,220, Results: Button wins $775 I’m not going […]



Let’s look …

» by December 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm » Comments Off

Even though this is just my last three tourneys I wanted to examine a couple of things. The buy in isn’t what I’m looking at… What I am looking at is a factor that I think is important in my play since I started back up again. Pots Won without showdown. I think the more […]



The lesson is:

» by December 13, 2009 at 1:39 am » Comments (1)

Full Tilt Poker Tier One $6.50 + $0.40 No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t30/t60 Blinds – 2 players – View hand 422602 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter BB: t2610 M = 29 Hero (BTN/SB): t3390 M = 37.67 Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is BTN/SB with Q 5 Hero calls t30, BB checks Flop: (t120) […]



The odds are in…

» by December 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm » Comments (1)

From the on crack staff we have the OFFICIAL Waffles odds of surviving the WPBT Tournament this weekend: Colombo (available at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247710488 and http://pokerwannabe.blogspot.com/ presents the WPBT Waffles odds : First Level is 1:1 First hour is 2:1 Making it to the half-way point is 8:1 Final Table * 99:1 Ohhhhhh Waffffflleeees! Wawfuls free money […]



I’ve never laughed harder…

» by December 7, 2009 at 2:48 am » Comments Off

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold’em – 6 players – View hand 410294 The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter SB: $48.70 BB: $77.75 UTG: $39.80 Hero (MP): $52.65 CO: $50.00 BTN: $50.50 Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP with 3 K UTG raises to $1, Hero calls $1, 3 folds, BB calls $0.50 Flop: […]



OK Poker… Double or nothing…

» by December 2, 2009 at 2:00 am » Comments Off

I’ve been playing here and there and enjoying some moderate late night success while Joanna is working on her different projects.

I’ve tightened up more than I would have like to , so I got on Stars and decided to throw some chips around in a double or nothing tourney.

Now my strategy is simple:

Loosen up my play in the early stages, then slowly tighten up.

By utilizing this play I could be playing JJ or I could be playing the hammer.

I played the Bammer all the way to the river betting all the way and people were confused when I showed it down and won with my…



More proof that Ireland was screwed…

» by December 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm » Comments Off

Take a look at this link.  You can see even Gillette is scared of a cheater. And is there the “Gillette Curse?”



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