Friday, January 28, 2011

And another one.....

....this time on Stars, during the WBCOOP!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2 Buck Rush FT

2 dollar rush tourney, plus the double guarantee made this a pretty nice ROI. For those of you who aren't aware, Fulltilt is running double guarantee's on all of their guarantee tournaments, through Sunday I believe. They have peppered these with the previously mentioned 'JJProdigy' enhancement, which namely allows you to have multiple runners in the tournament. In this particular one, you could have up to 4, which I did take advantage of, and a fair number of rebuys, probably around 20 bucks total investment roughly.

I know I've seen some rumblings about the 'JJProdigy' enhancement on FT MTT's, but at least for this week, with the double guarantee's, you can play for a significant payday for a small buy-in. Tournaments I usually play that are $26 dollar buyin, and normally carry about 900 runners, with a top prize of say 6-7K, are getting ridiculous runners (4x), and with the added entries per runners, your getting some whopper of prize pools. Especially in the evening tournaments.

I would suggest however if your going to buy in multiple times, to look at the payout structure. When you only have 1 runner, and you make the money, you make a small profit. If you have multiple runners, and only one min cash's, you've lost money. So at least know per entries, where you would have to place to recover, but I suppose the real added value is that you are allowing yourself a change to go deep. Ask Shaun Deeb...who won last night's 1k, had 4 entries for a whopping 4k in buyins, but won the tourney and collected a cool 317K. Now there is a real ROI!

Get it while you can folks!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


What a nice way to treat not only a long time regular, but also a Black card member!


Update: My account has been restored. They had suspended my account for 'my protection against possible fraudulent attempts to access my account'. So the short story is that I play poker on 2 computers. One is a desktop, and the other is my new MacBook Pro. I usually log off the client on my desktop, but yesterday, I forgot, and put the computer in suspend mode. While playing on my Mac, my desktop woke up, probably my daughter moved the mouse in my office, which is all it would take, and since the FT client was already open, it tried to log in. Of course the client on the Mac detected this, and prompted me that another system was trying to logon to my account. I quickly realized it was the desktop, and clicked on "Deny". You would think that would kill the other client, but it doesn't. Instead, every few minutes, I was getting a pop up, telling me the same thing, and I kept on just clicking on Deny. It was 10 min or so until the break in the tournament I was playing in, so figured I kill the desktop client then, given that FT's 'Deny' wasn't doing what it should have done. I explained this to their "Black Card Customer service" and they replied fairly quickly, re-enabling my account, and giving me the 'better safe than sorry' spiel. I guess I can appreciate that, but it would have been nice if their software worked in the first place. I noted that in my reply to them, and they have forwarded it to their development team. Funny, that their detection overlooked the 2nd computer was on the same network...the same detection which in fact does sense when more than one computer on the same network is trying to register to the same non-private tournament with different accounts.


Multi-Entry FT

Had 2 Entries invested, so not a bad ROI. In fact, my other entry cashed as well, albeit a small amount. This one was a Rush tourney as well, and really took way longer than usual.

I don't recall the last time a ran in the so called 'god mode', but I did for about 10 min in the late stages of the tournament. I picked up AA,KK,JJ a total of 3 times each during that span, and won every hand. I also played some suited connectors which either made straights or flushes, which most importantly, all held. It was a very weird run, and all I could think of was 'why this can't happen in a larger buy in tournament'! Pretty sick.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't see this often

The money went in on the Turn......lucky me!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Crazy new MTT on Fulltilt

Multi Entries aka as the 'JJ PRodigy" feature have been introduced on Fulltilt. Catch a discussion of it here on 2+2. This one is called the kitchen sink, as it not only allows you 4 entries, but also is Rush, Super Turbo, Knockout, 6max!

Maybe change the Mookie to this format? Would be fun!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pokerstars World Blogger Championship

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: XXXXXX 394125

1st Royal of 2011

Poor sap made a boat on the river too!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Final Table 40K

Another nice score, considering how many times I got hit in the junk this tourney. I'd get up a nice amount, only to get fleeced by those dastardly 2 and 3 outers my opponents seem to always hit. At the start of the Final Table, I was last in chips, but somehow managed to make it up to 6th.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

1st score of 2011

I don't play the 50/50 that often, in fact, if I do, it's pretty much only on Fridays/Saturdays, due to how late it ends, and the fact that I need to be reasonably awake for the work I do. Obviously would have like to have won, but for a change, the poker gods actually allowed me several suck-outs, so wasn't too terribly disappointed.

I hope that this is the start of a good year, and wish the same to all of the blogger brethren in cyber space.