Monday, March 29, 2010

Satellites to FTOPS already? Thank you sir, may I have another

2 tries tonight = 2 wins... These are fun! At $10 a pop (+ one add on each), it was one nice ROI tonight.

Storm 45 or Super-Turbo-Blogger-Blitz

We are moving the Super-Turbo-Blogger-Blitz back 1 week. When I say "we", I mean HOP and me (link to self per JJOK). I goofed and forgot I have a monthly tournament scheduled that very night (as does willwonka), so we will be doing it on April 7th at 10:15 eastern time (22:15 FTP time). Send me your comment so I can put you down for the last longer: $10

So far we have confirmed (I'll update as we get comments):
HighOnPoker (happy 5th)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

5 players all in


Thursday, March 18, 2010

This post is copied from Jordan -HighOnPoker (but authorized by me -hehehe)

Mark your calendars.
On Wednesday, March 31, at 10:15pm EST, HighOnPoker and I are going to storm a 45-person super turbo SNG on FullTilt and you are all invited.
If you’ve been reading me (<---link to self per JJOK) lately, you are probably aware of my love of FullTilt’s Super Turbo 45-person SNGs. The tournaments start you with 300 in chips with blinds starting at 15/30 and that escalating extremely quickly. A whole 45-person tournament takes about 30-45 minutes.
Being a shortstack specialist, Jordan decided to try out the Super Turbos, and overall, he liked what he saw. While it is a clear bastardization of tournament poker as we know it, its still tournament poker and you can potentially win a lot compared to your buy-in in a very short period of time.
Since its a real donkfest , we thought it’d be fun to make a little side game out of it. If you are interested, the plan will be to storm a 45-person super turbo SNG on March 31.

Here is the plan: All participants will wait until the FullTilt clock (in the FullTilt lobby) reaches 10:15pm EST. Once that time is reached, we will all wait for the next new 45-person SNG to open up at the $3 stakes. I think it’s $3+.40, but I am not 100% sure of the fee. Whatever the case, there should only be one 45-person table open at a time for the $3 stakes.
At 10:15, we will not enter the 45-person SNG. Rather, we will wait for the current one to completely fill up before a new one is opened. Then we will all join the new 45-person SNG.
Why are we doing it this way? Because at 10:15, for all we know the current 45-person SNG may have 42 people in it. Rather than all crowd into what few slots may be left in the open tourney, its better to wait for a new one to start.
Rumor has it that at the $3 level, the tourneys fill up quickly. Let me alert everyone that there is a gambling element to registration and if you are too slow, we can’t do anything for you. That said, if there are prop bets arranged, anyone who fails to get into the fist 45-person SNG that opens after 10:15 will automatically have their prop-bets canceled.
Each player can choose whether or not to participate in side action prop bets. So, if you just want to donk around with some bloggers, then come join us. If you want more action than a $3 tournament can afford, then you are in the right place.
Suggested Prop Bets:
1. Last Longer – Its a simple last longer prop bet between any and all participating bloggers. I would suggest a $10 bet.
ADDENDUM: I would be interested in arranging for a bonus if the last longer prop bet winner actually wins the tournament. This, however, would be more difficult to arrange. I would, however, be interested in booking this bonus in separate prop bets against individuals.
2. Worst Way to Be Booted – Simply the worst bad beat that results in being booted from the tournament. This could be a smaller prop bet of $5. To qualify, you have to take a screenshot or hand history. We (Jordan and me) will determine the worst bad beat based on percentages at the time when all the money is in the middle.
If you are interested in participating in the storming of the 45-person super turbo SNG (with or without prop bets) on March 31st at approximately 10:15pm, leave a comment.
If you are interested in any of the aforementioned prop bets or would like to suggest (or challenge me in) another prop bet, simply leave it in the comments.

Please visit Jordan or leave me a comment... Stay Patient....

Another two Super Turbos... Another 2 final tables.... Another two cashes

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's more fun than final tabling 2 Super Turbos at the same time?

Cashing in both...

I accepted a deal in the first one when I had 5,000 chips and he had 8,500. He wanted to split 50/50. I suppose he didn't like his chances against me (or wanted to avoid variance). I took it and was fine. The second one was a 3rd place finish. Feels good to be back. . .

Stay tuned for a very special Super Turbo Blogger Blitz coming. Jordan is writing the post for me (I hope) or I will later this week....

Stay Patient....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Please Fulltilt Poker -this is not a joke

OK, Fulltilt Poker, Please tell me when I can come back. Seriously. I played my normal game and then when my bankroll started to drain fast, I decided to tighten up. You still punished me. This is what you did to me:
I lost with 
A9 vs K3
A10 vs QJ
A9 vs 44
KQ vs AK
flopped straight vs turned flush
55 vs AK
AJ vs QJ
A2 vs Q10
AJ vs Q4
Q5 vs 22
99 vs A7 to 7 on flop then another 7 on river
A9 vs Q10
77 vs AK
AJ vs A10
AJ vs Q10
A10 VS K10
A6 vs 107
AQ vs K9
99 vs AQ

OK, I will stop playing for awhile. But please, please, please tell me when I can come back. I like you, but just don't like to be abused for your entertainment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

45 player super turbos (start with 300 chips) Tips

I've been asked by a lot of people how to make money with these, so here it is again with some added points. I hope this helps you.

45 player super turbos (start with 300 chips)

Here are some key points to know if you play these:

*A typical 45 player super turbo lasts 35 minutes if you finish in first place. This is a HUGE reason for me to play. A lot of potential return for a short period of time. Buy ins are 3.50+.30, 7+.50, and 14+1. Look for the yellow T for turbo.

*1 double up will get you to the final 18.

*2 double ups will get you to the final 12 (assuming you are at about 800 in chips).

*If you can get your stack up to $1,200 in chips, you should final table.

*If you final table, you should cash. It's rare that I final table without cashing, although it does happen.

*Try to only shove unopened pots. This is a KEY POINT. A lot of people shove with any Ace, so a call all in with 77 after someone else's shove is –EV (unprofitable). A shove from anywhere, where no one has opened yet, with 77 is +EV (profitable). UTG is a tough place to shove with 99,88 or 77, so I would defer to look at your stack size and then decide. If you can push the blinds off of their pots, then do it. If you are at 2 or 3 BB’s then do it. With a medium stack (4-7BB’s) you may want to fold.

*If you are going to shove with K or Q high, it better be from the button or small blind with no one opened yet.

*Stay super tight early on (why shove KQ from early position to pick up 15/30 blinds?), then widen your range as the blinds you can steal go up. I say widen your range but really mean go from Super-freakin’ tight to pretty tight play.

*Wait for premium hands to shove. AA, KK, QQ and AK are all a must. Unopened pots in mid to late positions can shove JJ, 1010, AQ and KQsooted. Late positions can shove 77 or better. 66 and below is not a profitable shove. Everything is shove or fold. Once you get down to final 15 or so you can start playing normal poker depending on your stack size.

*Wait for premium hands to call a shove. AA, KK, QQ and AK are all a must. JJ and AQ are only if you have 2x the chips or more of the shove. AJ, A10, KQ, 1010, 99, 88 and 77 are only if you have 4x the chips (or if you have gotten a read on them and expect a King or Queen high shove).

*Once you build your stack up to $700+ you can start calling short stack shoves. But remember that they are shoving with any Ace and K high or Q high hands. Don’t call with 10J sooted and expect to be profitable long term.

*Most importantly: Stay Patient. I've gotten down to 100 chips with 40/80 blinds and come back and won. People will try to take you out with any two cards, so if you are super short and have Ace high, most of the time you will be able to double up.

*You will take your share of bad beats and run card dead sometimes. But the payouts make up for it.
6th place is 2.1 x buy in
5th place is 2.52 x buy in
4th place is 4.2 x buy in
3rd place is 6.72 x buy in
2nd place is 10.5 x buy in
1st place is is 15.96 buy in
So you can see that if you just finish 3rd, once every 7 times you play, you will break even. But if you follow my tips you should have a nice positive ROI on these.

*I would also recomend downloading poker stove and key up the top 10% hands to shove with in unopened pots and exclude the King high and Queen high varieties unless you are tripled up or have 1 bb or less....that is the only time to open up.

*Also, you have to take good notes on the people your playing against,.....what range are they shoving and what position are they in when they do it....are they calling shoves with AceFive offsuit or 10j offsuit ..... Many times these guys will get lucky and chip up....they are a good source to double off of......i would call with QQ, JJ, or 1010 against someone like that.

*Beware of the utg limper. Many times they are sitting on a monster. Just fold to them.

Good luck. Let me know if you like these too. If you make more money with these tips ship me $5 on FTP to jamyhawk and send me an email so I know you did well

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Latest guidelines for getting a home mortgage

All borrowers' birth certificates will be required with pictures taken in the hospital with medical staff. Birth certificate with a live home delivery will not be eligible for first time home buyers.

Marriage certificate with bridal dress will be required if both husband and wife are required to qualify for the loan.

Good Faith Estimates will not require signature, but will require blood sampling from a recognized institution within three days of application.DNA test will be performed at closing to avoid any non-arms length transactions. Loan funding will be contingent upon satisfactory receipt of DNA results.

Verification of deposit will be acceptable only if Bank representative is present at the closing.

Copy of Pay stubs and W2 will only be acceptable through IRS and only with a wax-sealed envelope mailed directly to the lender. Seven witnesses from the neighborhood will be required as proof of primary residence in case borrower owns more than 1 property.

All appraisers will be required to use masks and ear plugs at the time of inspection to avoid any personal influence by the borrower or broker for the appraised value.

In order to correctly calculate DTI and true housing ratio a list of grocery items, monthly usage and brand names will be required with receipts and projected 12 month consumption chart.

Closing will not occur without loan officer presence at settlement and loan officer picture will be taken at the closing in a mug shot format with loan number. Picture should meet standard guideline of 2 X 2 inch in color format with one facing and one side view.

Loan officer picture will be attached to the Deed and note and will be made available for general public and security agencies in case borrower defaults on the loan

Monday, March 8, 2010

EPT Robbed this weekend

The EPT was robbed this weekend. Here are some pics and the perpetrator is shown at the end. Please report him if you see him.

Here's the live video:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wanted to reach out to you all and on behalf of the Figg Tree Foundation say thank you for supporting the recent poker event this past weekend. We are still tallying up final totals but forecast that the event will end up raising about $8,500. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our event as funds raised will go back to the patient.
The volunteer team did a great job that evening and James and Kelly once again did a great job running the event. We hope to see most of you at more of our events, our next event is coming up on May 1st our 7th Annual Golf Tournament at Incline Village.
We hope you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you at more events in the future!


Tammy & Bryan Figg

Co-Founders Figg Tree Foundation
"Get Your Rear in the Clear"