Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Had a mare online last Monday, played poorly and fully deserved to finish the night several hundred down. However, as Chumbawumba once said, and I quote, “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down” (boy, move over Socrates). And I did indeed get back up again! After sensibly cashing out my profit and taking Tuesday night off, I was back at the virtual felt this evening, managing to pull in 1k over just a couple of hours of play.

In the grand scheme of things, 1k isn’t massive, but when I combine the fear I have of a one-day inevitable flurry of consecutive and seemingly endless losses with the fact that winning a grand in 2 hours is an hourly rate of 500 bucks per hour, I’m not sure I can even dare complain.

The majority of that profit was due to the following hand. A truly fascinating one in which I am unable to decipher whether I am a wily genius or, perish the thought, a lucky git. Maybe you can help me out on that one, but either way, here it is:

Seat 2 is the button
Total number of players : 6

Seat 3: x_volta ( $396 )
Seat 5: snoopy1239 ( $427.79 )
Seat 4: fluoro ( $191.58 )
Seat 2: COREYJDRIVER ( $320.56 )
Seat 1: Caffiend ( $393.38 )
Seat 6: PokerF8ce80 ( $287.50 )

x_volta posts small blind [$2].
fluoro posts big blind [$4].

** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to snoopy1239 [ ]

snoopy1239 raises [$17].
PokerF8ce80 folds.

Caffiend raises [$30].
COREYJDRIVER calls [$30].
x_volta folds.
fluoro folds.
snoopy1239 calls [$13].

** Dealing Flop ** [ three diamonds, , ]

snoopy1239 checks.
Caffiend bets [$78.16].
COREYJDRIVER calls [$78.16].
snoopy1239 calls [$78.16].

** Dealing Turn ** [ ]

snoopy1239 checks.
Caffiend bets [$79.88].
COREYJDRIVER calls [$79.88].
snoopy1239 raises [$301.87].
Caffiend is all-In [$205.34]

** Dealing River ** [ ]

snoopy1239 shows [ , ] two pairs, fours and threes.
Caffiend doesn't show [ , ] a pair of aces.

snoopy1239 wins $16.65 from side pot #1 with two pairs, fours and threes.
snoopy1239 wins $977.30 from the main pot with two pairs, fours and threes.

This hand has mangled my brain into a huge web of tangled thoughts and, in a week’s time, I reckon I’ll still be clueless to whether I played it correctly or not. Even on the Flop there are 3 genuinely feasible ways in which I could have played it, never mind the Turn. Should I bet out my two pair and hope the overpair moves over the top? Should I check-raise to pull in some dead money? Maybe I should flatcall and wait to see if the diamond arrives. What should I have done? Snoopy needs your help??

Anyhow, I didn’t intend this to turn into a lengthy snore-inducing entry, it was just meant to be a cheery update on my progress and a way of reminding myself that, after a disastrous Gutshot display and a poor showing online on Monday night, my winning form has instantly returned and my glass is back to being half full.



At 2:48 AM, Blogger Alex Martin said...

TBH snoop, we cant really tell as we cant see either your hole cards or the board.

Can i link your blog?

regards, Alex

At 3:47 AM, Blogger Greg_'Junior'_Hill said...

lucky fish! :-)
I would have moved in on the flop personally

At 6:12 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

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At 6:13 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

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At 6:13 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...


sure, go ahead

I'm not sure why you can't see the hand though, it's all up there

At 11:11 AM, Blogger MadYank said...

I see your hand and tis bit dnagerouse but getting the money on THE TURN seems the right thing to me.

And now for my Trash playing commision......:P

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Nemesis said...



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