Monday, October 27, 2008

Week of October 20th, 2008

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The only real news this week was Margarite hurting her foot on a long run. Let me fill you in. As I had mentioned before I have been training for the Philadelphia Marathon. When in France, Margarite decided she would also run the Marathon. The one difference is she entered and I did not. Since that time the Marathon has sold out, so I will not be running but Margarite will, as long as we can get her a visa into the United States.

On Sunday while on a long run Margarite developed an early stage stress facture. With the right care she should be fine for the race. It has been nice to see all the kids in the orphanage helping Margarite while her foot gets better.

The next two weeks for me will be very busy. I will be heading back to the U.S. early next week to meet up with an old family relative. She has an awesome fruit cake recipe it might be the best in the world. I have agreed to help her make the fruit cake in exchange I will be getting several cakes and also getting the secret recipe.

The following week is my trip to Puerto Rico for “Z” my nephews 18th birthday also my Brother “L” just got engaged so we are going to have an impromptu Bachelor Party at the same time.

Most of my time this week was spent on Poker Play which was a BIG mistake. If I could play wrong this week I did. I played bad poker and that is all there is to it. I knew what I was doing was wrong and I did it anyway. This is a great example of what separates an ok / good poker player from a great poker player, one that allows their discipline to break down is not a great poker player and that is what I allowed this week. I played too much and very badly. Here are my statistics which are just awful.

I played over 36 hours, with this much play I should just get a regular 9 – 5 job.

I played more then 5,000 hands which is the second most I ever played in one week. I lost over $1,000 with an hourly rate of negative $28.00 an hour. Which is also the second most I have lost in one week.

The only good news is I ended up moving to higher (more expensive) tables, where I did recover some $206.85 in 6 hours of play, at $34.86 an hour.

The bright side it this is my first losing week in 8 weeks and I am still up for the year.

Here is an interesting fact:

I have played over 70,000 hands of poker since October of 2005 and this week was the first time I got a royal flush. A royal flush is the best hand you can have in poker Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten all or the same suite, unfortunately for me the other guy did not have much money or a good hand so I did not win that much from him. (see picture above)

POKERSTARS GAME #21347253713: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/10/20 - 11:07:38 (ET)
Table 'Pegasus III' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: THappens ($100.50 in chips)
Seat 2: Chrisinjo ($44.50 in chips)
Seat 3: Hudson40 ($23.80 in chips)
Seat 4: DUG ($100 in chips)
Seat 5: callierayms ($54.45 in chips)
Seat 6: mondela ($34.35 in chips)
Seat 7: tartanic ($35.25 in chips)
Seat 8: SirinNabokov ($161.50 in chips)
Seat 9: super cinese ($20.75 in chips)
Chrisinjo: posts small blind $0.50
Hudson40: posts big blind $1
super cinese: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to DUG [Qh Js]
DUG: raises $2 to $3 Going for a steal in early position.
callierayms: folds
mondela: folds tartanic: folds
SirinNabokov: folds
super cinese: calls $2 Guess not.
THappens: folds
Chrisinjo: folds
Hudson40: folds
*** FLOP *** [Th Kh 2d] I have a straight draw maybe I can get a free card.
DUG: checks
super cinese: bets $2 Not free but cheap
DUG: calls $2 Worth 2 bucks to see another card.
*** TURN *** [Th Kh 2d] [ Jh]
DUG: checks Now I have a flush draw any heart and a straight draw any 9 or Ace.
super cinese: bets $6 The pot is 10 dollars so I am almost getting the right odds.
DUG: calls $6
*** RIVER *** [Th Kh 2d Jh] [Ah] Royal flush.
DUG: bets $1 I want to go to show down so I only bet a dollar because he has to call that amount. He is getting 17 to 1.
super cinese: calls $1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DUG: shows [Qh Js] (a Royal Flush)
super cinese: mucks hand
DUG collected $24.30 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $25.50 Rake $1.20 Board [Th Kh 2d Jh Ah]
Seat 1: THappens (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Chrisinjo (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Hudson40 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: DUG showed [Qh Js] and won ($24.30) with a Royal Flush
Seat 5: callierayms folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: mondela folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: tartanic folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: SirinNabokov folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: super cinese mucked [Ks 6s]

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