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  1. busted main KK PokerStars Hand #83719276804: Tournament #2012070100, $0.98+$0.02 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (2000/4000) - 2012/07/22 22:53:50 ET Table '2012070100 128' 9-max Seat #3 is the button Seat 1: weeds.8th (29890 in chips) Seat 2: goldenmuzzle (36832 in chips) Seat 3: louwho616 (27680 in chips) Seat 4: Randy8888 (40180 in chips) Seat 5: playboy99999 (100490 in chips) Seat 6: bortherion23 (8585 in chips) Seat 7: arualsetnof (27280 in chips) Seat 8: edc5036 (25070 in chips) Seat 9: rncn2 (31440 in chips) weeds.8th: posts the ante 800 goldenmuzzle: posts the ante 800 louwho616: posts the ante 800 Randy8888: posts the ante 800 playboy99999: posts the ante 800 bortherion23: posts the ante 800 arualsetnof: posts the ante 800 edc5036: posts the ante 800 rncn2: posts the ante 800 Randy8888: posts small blind 2000 playboy99999: posts big blind 4000 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to edc5036 [Th Tc] bortherion23: folds arualsetnof: folds edc5036: raises 20270 to 24270 and is all-in rncn2: folds weeds.8th: folds goldenmuzzle: folds louwho616: folds Randy8888: folds playboy99999: calls 20270 *** FLOP *** [Js 5s 7s] *** TURN *** [Js 5s 7s] [9h] *** RIVER *** [Js 5s 7s 9h] [Qd] *** SHOW DOWN *** playboy99999: shows [Qs 9s] (a flush, Queen high) edc5036: shows [Th Tc] (a pair of Tens) playboy99999 collected 57740 from pot edc5036 finished the tournament in 1746th place *** SUMMARY *** Total pot 57740 | Rake 0 Board [Js 5s 7s 9h Qd] Seat 1: weeds.8th folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 2: goldenmuzzle folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 3: louwho616 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 4: Randy8888 (small blind) folded before Flop Seat 5: playboy99999 (big blind) showed [Qs 9s] and won (57740) with a flush, Queen high Seat 6: bortherion23 folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 7: arualsetnof folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 8: edc5036 showed [Th Tc] and lost with a pair of Tens Seat 9: rncn2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
  2. Thanks for clearing that up. Didn't cash event 1 anyway. Just got ITM in event 2 w 225k tho!! Team NoStretchBen5036 on the board!!!
  3. Thanks FouTight and GL in the main! 157k after addon in event 1... I understand this one isnt tracked by p5s but does it still count for the competition? and how about $7300 for 1st in a $.10R :O
  4. Gonna be grinding hard this month so lets go! In for team and $25 singles, $50 sent to FouTight on Stars
  5. 1st day grinding on Carbon yesterday and I bink off 2 FTs including a win in the $5R turbo. But is it real money?? We'll see how the cashout process goes. Regardless it feels good to be grinding and earning those PLBs again.... Carbon's schedule is bigger and more diverse than I thought at first. Sunday 100k guarantee today will be fun. Watch out for me in the lobbies because I am ready to crush. Stay strong Team America. -edc
  6. I'm strongly considering going the poker house grind route for a few months after my current semester ends in about 3 weeks. Leaning towards Costa Rica right now as I spent spring break 2010 there so I have a bit of experience and would LOVE to go back. Cost of living is quite cheap compared to USA, and you can open a CR bank account as a US citizen without much trouble so cashouts should be EZ game. Ship me a PM if any of you guys are interested.... You can NOT do this. In general Canada's immigration/visa laws are some of the strictest around. You wont be able to open a bank account there without a legit Canada ID. Since it seems the sites are taking the position that you need an overseas bank account and NOT just proof of residency, I don't see Canada as a feasible option for most of us.
  7. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122119071195720 Feel free to repost! The page is moving extremely fast and this event isn't until Wednesday. The more of us that get our voices out the better. Hello Mr. President First off thank you for reaching out to the voters, taxpayers, and citizens of this country in this unprecedented way. I am a 20 year old Penn State University Economics student who is extremely concerned about our uncertain economic future. It is extremely disheartening for me to see my fellow students graduating from school facing unprecedented levels of student debt and an extremely uncertain job market. Throughout my years in grade school I learned how the United States became arguably the greatest nation on earth-- through hard work, industrial manufacturing, and the advancement of the personal freedom of its citizens. My generation is extremely concerned about the future of the USA. As I watch the majority of the states of the union (and the country itself) fall deeper and deeper into a financial crisis, I believe my state and federal governments should be doing everything they can to resolve the situation, while still promoting the single most important aspect of the american way of life: freedom. Legalizing and regulating online poker should be a no-brainer for the federal government. States are going BANKRUPT left and right. The online poker industry could provide BILLIONS in revenue for the federal government simply by offering a regulated form of this American pastime of poker to its citizens. I do not understand why such an activity would be activity permitted and encouraged by the Casinos and Cardrooms that line our streets, while being completely blocked from playing the very same game from the comfort of our own (hard earned) homes and apartments. I grew up made to believe that I was fortunate to live in the "land of the free". European nations continue to profit and prosper by accepting and taxing the online poker industry--as their citizens continue to play a simple card game that was once as American as Apple Pie-- and I can't help but feel that we are falling behind. Full regulation and taxation of online poker is not only the right choice financially-- but morally as well. If this country still believes in freedom, that is.
  8. great post ape... not much more to say I think you nailed it. I think this hand is well played with the exception of betting a little more on turn as others have said. What do you guys think of the river action?? I thought it was a pretty standard bet at 1st glance, but after thinking about it its pretty hard to think of many villain hands we beat that are calling the river here. However c/f and c/c both seem pretty bad... and I agree you will very rarely be bluffraised here... so maybe a smaller bet on riv is best?
  9. hey man nice blog but I totally disagree with your thoughts that me not chopping was somehow bad, -EV, or somehow unoptimal for me. Obviously 3handed 20-30BBs deep edges aren't massive, but they're clearly a lot bigger than you think. and I kept silent throughout most of the dealmaking 4handed, when that other dude started insisting on $60 more than chip ratio I just laughed and said fuck it lets play. YOURE the one who was completely desperate to chop and I have every right to say no thank you, let's keep the payouts the same as what they're been the entire time and just play. I wanted 1st so it'd be my #1 score anyway. Your OP is full of mistakes too. 1st off 4.3M =/= 3.1M. Not even close. Especially when you're to my right. and LOL @ arpitm08 owning me. Because I r/f vs him a couple hands in a row 3 handed??? Our heads up match lasted about 10 hands and he was begging me to chop throughout the match. Like after this hand to keep him alive: Full Tilt Poker Game #29606769554: $58,500 Guarantee (226461700), Table 3 - 80K/160K Ante 20000 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:25:02 ET - 2011/04/03 Seat 3: phillyphan65 (8,739,720) Seat 4: arpitm08 (2,720,280) phillyphan65 antes 20,000 arpitm08 antes 20,000 arpitm08 posts the small blind of 80,000 phillyphan65 posts the big blind of 160,000 The button is in seat #4 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to phillyphan65 [3c 3h] arpitm08 raises to 2,700,280, and is all in phillyphan65 calls 2,540,280 arpitm08 shows [Jh Ks] phillyphan65 shows [3c 3h] *** FLOP *** [2s Jd Kd] *** TURN *** [2s Jd Kd] [Qs] *** RIVER *** [2s Jd Kd Qs] [6h] arpitm08 shows two pair, Kings and Jacks phillyphan65 shows a pair of Threes Hit21NRun (Observer): ship dacumback1d (Observer): haha ez game arpitm08 wins the pot (5,440,560) with two pair, Kings and Jacks Hit21NRun (Observer): ship Hit21NRun (Observer): ship *** SUMMARY *** Total pot 5,440,560 | Rake 0 Board: [2s Jd Kd Qs 6h] Seat 3: phillyphan65 (big blind) showed [3c 3h] and lost with a pair of Threes Seat 4: arpitm08 (small blind) showed [Jh Ks] and won (5,440,560) with two pair, Kings and Jacks He makes it all of two minutes after that hand before the match ends. Yup he really owned me. Full Tilt Poker Game #29606825353: $58,500 Guarantee (226461700), Table 3 - 80K/160K Ante 20000 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:27:15 ET - 2011/04/03 Seat 3: phillyphan65 (6,199,440) Seat 4: arpitm08 (5,260,560) phillyphan65 antes 20,000 arpitm08 antes 20,000 arpitm08 posts the small blind of 80,000 phillyphan65 posts the big blind of 160,000 The button is in seat #4 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to phillyphan65 [4h Kd] arpitm08 raises to 320,000 phillyphan65 calls 160,000 *** FLOP *** [Tc Th 4s] phillyphan65 checks arpitm08 has 15 seconds left to act da_champz_nz (Observer): GLGL PHILLY :) arpitm08 bets 340,000 phillyphan65 has 15 seconds left to act phillyphan65 calls 340,000 *** TURN *** [Tc Th 4s] [4c] phillyphan65 checks arpitm08 has 15 seconds left to act arpitm08 bets 640,000 phillyphan65 has 15 seconds left to act phillyphan65 raises to 5,519,440, and is all in arpitm08 has 15 seconds left to act arpitm08 has requested TIME arpitm08 calls 3,940,560, and is all in phillyphan65 shows [4h Kd] arpitm08 shows [9s 9d] Uncalled bet of 938,880 returned to phillyphan65 *** RIVER *** [Tc Th 4s 4c] [7d] phillyphan65 shows a full house, Fours full of Tens arpitm08 shows two pair, Tens and Nines phillyphan65 wins the pot (10,521,120) with a full house, Fours full of Tens *** SUMMARY *** Total pot 10,521,120 | Rake 0 Board: [Tc Th 4s 4c 7d] Seat 3: phillyphan65 (big blind) showed [4h Kd] and won (10,521,120) with a full house, Fours full of Tens Seat 4: arpitm08 (small blind) showed [9s 9d] and lost with two pair, Tens and Nines
  10. I think this flop is a fold but I would happily get it in with any Txss combo. i'm 3bet calling flop with something like sets, pair + FD's, axss, and maybe QJ/J8 (the str8 draw hands are the ones im not too sure about... would default to ship tho). Think you can safely fold AA here and not feel too bad about it.
  11. def calling pre. I think you can get away with folding turn on this board but its surely close. can't be too happy about your J kicker either cuz I think he is betting QT, KT, AT the same here. Sizing looks value-ey and I don't think most people would expect you to ever fold this turn after flatting flop. Your range seems fairly face up as a moderate / strong ten. Then again you say he's a very aggro reg so I could never blame you for not folding. I say muck it up and play out the FT, you can surely find better spots to get it in with some real FE in the coming orbits.
  12. I was completely serious at least about pre. I always go by the 20:1 rule for strictly setmining which is about exactly what Stamdogg's getting here effective. Plus on the button... would you just be folding your low pairs here? and if so how deep would you have to be before you'd consider flatting?? and okay obviously saying he will "never" call with worse on flop is a little absurd, but I truly can't seeing him calling with much that we beat if we just jamball the flop over his raise. Seems like he would be able to find a fold even with 88-JJ, and I would have to think 3betting pre>>>flatting with QQ+ here. certainly don't see him calling with a7 or something.... and we have the blocker to the most likely combo draw.
  13. um what good reg WOULDNT be flatting 33/44 pre here??? I really don't like getting it in on the flop, especially since we have the ace of diamonds so its hard for Stamdogg to even have a flush draw here. He will just about NEVER be calling a flop shove with worse, and when he does call we're way way behind. with that said we still want to get to showdown. river just becomes a really sick spot. c/f or b/c are my preferred options and its not every hand you can say that haha. I think ultimately its gotta come down to game flow and how you think Stamdogg perceives you... or how he thinks you think he perceives you :p
  14. what was your initial plan after flatting the flop?? c/call, c/call? this seems like a board texture where stammdogg could raise the flop with a variety of hands you still have pretty good equity vs, so I definitely agree flop call is best. His turn check confuses me though... and makes me think he most likely has a hand with showdown value. Don't see many 2pair combos he could have... and I expect a lot of his airball hands would be barreling here. So I'd give him a range of something like 33-77, 99-KK, 45s, 56s, 76s, and then some flush draw / airball hands. That's a rough estimate but lmk what you think. Now in a vacuum you could just c/c river vs this range all day... except I think he will check behind with most of the hands you beat and fire a big barrel with the hands that beat you. and leading doesn't seem good b/c your hand is pretty face up and leaves us exploitable to a bluff raise. it seems nitty but I'm really thinking c/f river might be best... we can assume he will just check it back at least a decent % of the time. In game I'm gonna have a real hard time pressing the FOLD button though. Think you gotta make the judgement call and go for c/f or c/c if you wanna be the hero.
  15. I'm about 3/13 or so at this point, 45k for 1st but only guaranteed ~2k so far. Villain has been playing solid tag, but has been opening it up quite a bit in the past couple orbits. 3 hands ago he 3bet my utg+1 open from 14k -> 42k to my direct left, and folded when I jammed. He is definitely capable of making a play, however I also expect this flop to hit his preflpo flatting range pretty good. So what's our plan with the ass end of the straight here??? Stage #618776617 Tourney ID 6055037 Holdem Multi Normal Tournament No Limit 7,000 - 2011-03-20 22:50:12 (ET) Table: 48 (Real Money) Seat #5 is the dealer Seat 5 - NO1TK (361,300 in chips) Seat 9 - PHILLYPHAN65 (313,011 in chips) Seat 1 - PURPLEMONSTA (183,747 in chips) Seat 2 - IHAVEAPLAN (149,986 in chips) Seat 3 - DAVE215 (256,339 in chips) Seat 4 - UPAYFORMYNUGS (241,281 in chips) PURPLEMONSTA - Ante 700 IHAVEAPLAN - Ante 700 DAVE215 - Ante 700 UPAYFORMYNUGS - Ante 700 NO1TK - Ante 700 PHILLYPHAN65 - Ante 700 PHILLYPHAN65 - Posts small blind 3,500 PURPLEMONSTA - Posts big blind 7,000 *** POCKET CARDS *** Dealt to PHILLYPHAN65 [7c 8s] IHAVEAPLAN - Folds DAVE215 - Folds UPAYFORMYNUGS - Folds NO1TK - Folds PHILLYPHAN65 - Raises 11,499 to 14,999 PURPLEMONSTA - Calls 7,999 *** FLOP *** [5h 9h 10c] PHILLYPHAN65 - Bets 12,222 PURPLEMONSTA - Raises 36,222 to 36,222 PHILLYPHAN65 ????
  16. edc5036

    back on it

    Two FT's for me yesterday 1st day back on the grind after a ~10 day layoff. Sadly nothing too spectacular. 4th in $26 19.5k gte and 8th in $26 10k turbo. Couldn't get anything going really in any majors and lost 8 or so flips for top 3 stacks in a couple other MTTs. Still a solidly winning day and nice to get right back to the FTs. Will be grinding hard the rest of the month and planning on some great results. woohoo!
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    oh boy drunk P5s blog posts what has my life come to LOL
  18. edc5036


    This has little to nothing to do with poker, but I think its important and I know that a lot of you great P5ers think on this level everyday. I'd love to hear from you. I've always been the type to fantasize about space exploration and the stuff that's out there but a recent 2p2 thread helped me put it all in perspective. It also causes me to fathom one of the big budget questions our government considers everyday. What is the best use for the serious money that serious people are willing to spend? (yeah i know this really doesnt exist, at least when used in this context. Dont want to get too depressing here). But in a theoretical situation, what do we use this money for? Health Care or Space Exploration??? I know what my choice would be. But I would be seriously interested in hearing what the users of this forum would think of the same issue. You guys are older, and smarter, and wiser than me. Stuff like that. Which is why I value your opinions so much. I want to make this world a better place, more than anything. the only way I know how to do this is by spreading love. My friends waste their lives away and consider my beliefs, dreams, and ideas to be a little too much for their std western society. But I know there are others who aren't so withered. and in the end, it will be up to us to make a difference. and I accept this responsibility with a thought, smile, and a hope for the future. I could never think of a more cliche (and applicable) way to end a blog entry. But its our time. Let's roll.
  19. edc5036

    Staying Fresh

    Sup guys Enjoying some much needed time off down in the beautiful Caribbean after FT bubbling 4 MTTs or so the week before I left. always feels nice to take some time away from the game for a while, but already feeling that itch to get back on the grind. been working quite a bit with my first poker student which is helping both of us find some sexy new lines and keep plugging those leaks. I feel my late game play is stronger than its ever been so I can't be anything but happy despite running into a bit of the shitty side of variance recently. Watch out for me at the tables this weekend cuz I'm coming back big time ready to crush :-) GL to all my grinding buddies back home-- but how'd none of you FT that 5M Mil!?!?! Serious letdown ;) see ya soon Eric
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    pretty horrible advice for OP unless you want him to spend even more money, become unhealthier, and wake up with the same problems and even less drive than you had before. now im not 100% anti-weed and I used to smoke tons... but its definitely NOT the solution to OPs problems. The #1 best stress reducer is to work out consistently but I'm sure you know this OP. You just have to force yourself to go and make a grind out of it, eventually it will become routine and you will feel much better. It doesn't even have to be anything too strenuous... just get that heart pumping and you will feel healthier happier and have much more energy throughout the day. I def feel I play my a+ poker game after working out, much more so than if I'm lazy and just wake up and start grinding. Last thing I can say is balance brother... if you don't really wanna play, then don't. Go outside, get drunk with friends, meet some girls. Poker will still be waiting for you I promise. Work out regularly and obtain balance in your life and just watch how quickly your life will change.
  21. this guy knows what hes talking about. with that said... what kind of cash game spots do you consider/prefer open limping Rizen? just wondering really, I suck at cash lol.
  22. 3betting pre is bad. folding flop might be worse. raising flop is the worst option yet. call.
  23. I shove every time readless. Only way I fold is with a read that original raiser is super nitty... we can't say that here so ya shove it in!
  24. soccer is my #2 favorite sport to play behind basketball. as long as the weather is good there are pickup games going on every single day here. I spent 6 weeks over the summer travelling Europe for World Cup and it was probably the best 6 weeks of my life! you guys have a passion for the game that is a joy to be around, and certainly unrivaled by any sporting event here in the States. Most of the Europeans I met were smart, funny, eccentric people, great drinking buddies, and I made friends that I'm sure I will have for life. Thanks for reminding me about the rest of you though.

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