1. <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=484 bgColor=#eaeaef border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=log width=75>Date / Time:</TD><TD class=log>2006-04-19 07:44PM</TD></TR><TR><TD class=log>Title:</TD><TD class=log>Table #57</TD></TR><TR><TD class=log vAlign=top>Log:</TD><TD class=log>As tables have been broken, players have been finding their new seats. Table 57 is probably the toughest table with Doyle Brunson (Seat 1), Chau Giang (Seat 2), Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy (Seat 7), Don Mullis (Seat 9) and Kristy Gazes (Seat 10).

    The player in seat 8, whose name I can't spell but is pronounced "Joey" was also a pro. Having 5 pros seated to my left, I figured playing tight was my best option and that is what I did all day long. For the most part, I just let my cards play themselves.

    I took down some decent pots, but by far the most interesting was one that I lost. At 100-200/25, the button opens for 700. I look down at AsJh in the SB, and decided that with my ultra-tight image, I can raise to 2100 and take it down preflop. Oops, the button flat called. The flop came J92 all spades, giving me top pr best kicker and the nut flush draw. I led out for only 2k, and he raised it to 6k. I had 68k before the hand, and I think he had around 50k. Just as I was about to repop him, I decided I really didn't want to commit myself in case he flopped huge, even though I felt was ahead, so I just called. The turn brought the 7h, and I checked to him. He bet a very hefty 12k and after a lot of anguish, I called. The river was an offsuit 10, putting J92 7 10 on the board. I decided not to bluff at it, and guess what he checked behind with? Scroll down for the answer. By the way, I am not happy with the way I played ths hand, as I should have taken it on the flop.


    He had 97dd LOL.

    Add JohnnyBax to Rail
  2. LOL..........................

    gl JB
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  3. who is this guy. maybe if he signed up for pokerxfactor he would know how to play and not lose to 97. what a chump
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  4. The moral of this story as told from an XFactor student.....even the Bax can be Bax'd.....
    what doesn't leave us dead may only leave us crippled....and while crippled we can do miraculous things.....gl sir..and ty for all your knowledge.


    P.S. It's not the size of the dog in the fight...but size of fight in the dog.......not sure where I heard this quote...but it's my motto...
    Add airedale05 to Rail
  5. I ended the day with 76k and am very happy with the way I played every hand except for the above.

    2 anecdotes:

    1) I took a horrible beat early - Not the usual kind tho. There was a player at the table who was so terrible, yet he managed to have like 80k chips. It was a race to see who would get them 1st, and Don Mullis took the honors. The donk's KQ was no match for Don's 22 on a board of J62 K. The donk's ckraise on the flop didn't work, nor did his ckraise on the turn as Don repopped him allin and he called while he was drawing dead.

    2) Don't feel bad if you are playing live and you accidentally toss in the wrong # of chips. It can happen to anyone. At 300-600/75, Doyle opens the pot for 20,300 in MP. He IMMEDIATELY reached to catch the chips before they hit the felt, as he intended to make it only 2300, but his bet stood. He had fewer than 10k chips behind. Someone w/QQ reraised allin, and Doyle was obliged to call. Not a problem, as an Ace turned.

    Thread StarterAdd JohnnyBax to Rail
  6. Tough break Bax, hopefully day 2 you will PWN.
    Add jtown1010 to Rail
  7. Gl bax
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  8. Bax, it's great to get hand recaps from people playing in these huge events. Thanks a lot for taking the time out to tell us about a few hands.
    Best of luck the rest of the way,
    Add jtown1010 to Rail
  9. BAX!!!!

    what ahppened to jorge arias????
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  10. gl bax...make us proud
    Add gbmantis to Rail

    I'm a member of XFactor as u can easily look up...please.....just wish me luck as it seems no other P5'ers much less XFactor's are in Wed Super on pp.....PLEASE...just a wish...

    Add airedale05 to Rail
  12. gl airedale05, you hijacker.
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  13. started my own thread but this hijacker got 38 in the super...but i still thank XFactor for it......

    Add airedale05 to Rail
  14. Thanks for the updates JB. Will be joining PXF next week.
    Add luminal to Rail
  15. BAX,
    Gl sir the rest of the way..thanks for the posts..

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  16. thats hilarious he had 79, gl in tourney as well sir
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  17. Anyone know how Sheets is doing? or didn't he go?
    Add Greek to Rail
  18. Best of luck, Bax.
    Add marinersheep to Rail
  19. I hate that I live in Vegas, work just a few casinos up the strip, and am working right now about 400 yds from bellagio and can't make it over there to see some of this...i hate having to work for money...
    Add FlyersGuy to Rail
  20. Good Luck Cliff. Take it down.

    Add ljrtr to Rail
  21. Goooooooooo Baaaaaaaaaaax!
    Add Artiecat to Rail
  22. I'd say good luck Bax but your gonna hear that all day in this thread so heres my 2 cents....


    also very cool to hear the recaps of some big hands and other cool stuff that happens at ur table. Keep it coming when you have time.

    Add poundthatace to Rail
  23. Alright, Baxy, I got the hand that will win you a ton of chips today......55!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  24. Johnny Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaax !

    that is all.

    Add steely to Rail
  25. bax if u eliminate doyle youll be instant legend...good luck!!
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  26. Cliff, you ever think about putting some of these hands into a book?

    Add supermoves to Rail
  27. GL Bax, looks like a better table draw for tomorrow. I am offically pulling for u to get 2nd place, behind my boy DC (Don Mullis) of course. Not saying these guys aren't gonna be tough to beat but sure beats that last table u was at:

    <TABLE cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=0 width="95%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>1</TD><TD class=xl28>Martin Feijo</TD><TD align=right x:num="125375">125,375</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>2</TD><TD class=xl28>Robert Yong</TD><TD align=right x:num="81375">81,375</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>3</TD><TD align=left>Donald Webb</TD><TD align=right x:num="100600">100,600</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>4</TD><TD class=xl28>Chris Bigler</TD><TD align=right x:num="18025">18,025</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>5</TD><TD class=xl28>Arnold Spee</TD><TD align=right x:num="51975">51,975</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>6</TD><TD class=xl28>Cliff 'Johnny Bax' Josephy </TD><TD align=right x:num="76525">76,525</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>7</TD><TD class=xl28>Abe Mosseri</TD><TD align=right x:num="74500">74,500</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>8</TD><TD align=left>Young Phan</TD><TD align=right x:num="25225">25,225</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>9</TD><TD align=left>John Juanda</TD><TD align=right x:num="45925">45,925</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>24</TD><TD align=middle>10</TD><TD align=left>Richard Harroch</TD><TD align=right x:num="47425">47,425</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Add cajundaddy1 to Rail
  28. YOYOYOYOYOYO!!!!!!!!!!!! L M O!!!!!!! GL JB.

    Add JOEYTHEB to Rail
  29. Good Table Draw LMAO

    Bigler WPT Final Table Apprearance
    Abe Mosseri WPT Final Table Apprearance
    Young Phan Accomplished Pro
    John Juanda Multiple WPT Final Table Participant and to considered by a lot of people to be the hottest player in MTT. but beside that its an easy table. Also Matin Feijo sounds familiar.
    Add bigdawg00 to Rail
  30. Right, and that is why I did not say "good" or "easy".
    Add cajundaddy1 to Rail

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