Friday, April 10, 2009

First Quarter Results in Poker and update on Travel

First Travel, I have been in the United States for the last few weeks, I did not feel like flying home to Botswana after my Vegas Trip only to fly back for my brothers wedding and the Boston Marathon. Yes, Margarite is flying over next week to compete in the Boston Marathon more on that later.

So far my trip to Greenland has not progressed very far. I have found someone to help me plan the trip. I normally do all the research and planning on my own, with Greenland I have not been able to find a lot of information on what to see and where to go. Lars one of my on-line Poker buddies that lives in Greenland said he would help, but recently he has stopped answering my emails. My plan was to go to Greenland sometime between May 15th and June 30th. So the window is getting close on locking the trip in. I will keep you all posted on the status as time goes on.

I do have some other trips planned. July I will be heading to the Snake River for some class 5 white water rafting. August I will be in Virginia Beach, Virginia and then December I will be heading to Egypt for two weeks. So look forward to some good post with great pictures.

This is a fun video of a guy that is dancing around the world.


I had set a goal for the year of $3,000 and an hourly rate of $10.00 or more. Before we look at the first quarter of 2009 let us look at the first quarter of 2008.

First Quarter 2008 results
Hands Played = 11,554
Hours Played = 145.42
Dollars Won = -$272.00
Hourly Rate = -$1.87 an hour
Bonus = ZERO

First Quarter 2009 results

Hands Played = 12,528
Hours Played = 124.38
Dollars Won = 1,036.00
Hourly Rate = $8.33
Bonus = $300

As you can see my winnings and hourly rate are far ahead of last year, though I still need to get my hourly even higher. I played more hands but fewer hours, as I have improved my skill I have gotten better at playing more then one table at a time. I will keep you posted as I progress.

Below is a fun hand from this week.

POKERSTARS GAME #26820744885: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/04/07 8:14:27 ET
Table 'Shaula IV' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 2: noworkteam1 ($186.30 in chips)
Seat 3: DUG ($247.60 in chips)
Seat 4: daniela249 ($243.10 in chips)
Seat 6: sw27 ($230.40 in chips)
Seat 7: SlimboKarvel ($211 in chips)
Seat 8: BlGGIESMALLS ($252.30 in chips)
Seat 9: Ser1 ($125.35 in chips)
DUG: posts small blind $1
daniela249: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [4s 4h]
sw27: folds
SlimboKarvel: folds
Ser1: folds
noworkteam1: raises $6 to $8
DUG: raises $14 to $22 Nowwork had been a little pushy for me so time to push back.
daniela249: folds
noworkteam1: raises $32 to $54 Pure bluff
DUG: calls $32 Suck him in a little more.
*** FLOP *** [8c 6s 6c]
DUG: bets $22 Weak bet keep sucking him in.
noworkteam1: raises $42 to $64 another pure bluff.
DUG: calls $42 Just call with 2 cards to come he might call and all in.
*** TURN *** [8c 6s 6c] [Qh]
DUG: bets $129.60 and is all-in Now to end it.
noworkteam1: folds what a fool I beat him with pockets 4’s
Uncalled bet ($129.60) returned to DUG
DUG collected $235 from pot
DUG: shows [4s 4h] (two pair, Sixes and Fours)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $238 | Rake $3
Board [8c 6s 6c Qh]
Seat 2: noworkteam1 (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 3: DUG (small blind) collected ($235)
Seat 4: daniela249 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: sw27 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: SlimboKarvel folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: BlGGIESMALLS folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Ser1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)



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