Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's 3am I must be lonely

Last quarter, I ended up pulling an all nighter the day before our huge regulatory report was due because I was making some process changes as well. I thought I would never have to do that again and yet, as I sit here in the office at 3am, it is becoming very close to another all nighter (most likely, I will go home shortly for a quick nap). However, I did play in the 2x tourney from Pokerstars that started at 8:30. Unfortunately for me (but fortunate for corporate America), I busted out after playing only two hands... back to back...

*warning - bad beat alert*

pokerStars Game #19207487498: Tournament #95693532, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2008/07/29 - 21:01:36 (ET)
Table '95693532 120' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: bkoto3 (1375 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 2: bmoney2685 (495 in chips)
Seat 3: vincentkeize (1315 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: StrongBad101 (1315 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: Dirty Vizzer (1305 in chips)
Seat 6: bigdawg2250 (2373 in chips)
Seat 7: bjarni86 (1245 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: R0GEREL (3722 in chips)
Seat 9: Euronerd (2300 in chips)
StrongBad101: posts small blind 25
Dirty Vizzer: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dirty Vizzer [Kd Ad]
bigdawg2250: folds
bjarni86: folds
R0GEREL: raises 150 to 200
Euronerd: folds
bkoto3: folds
bmoney2685: calls 200
vincentkeize: folds
StrongBad101: folds
Dirty Vizzer: raises 1105 to 1305 and is all-in
R0GEREL: folds
bmoney2685: calls 295 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (810) returned to Dirty Vizzer
*** FLOP *** [Js 3d 5c]
*** TURN *** [Js 3d 5c] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Js 3d 5c 4s] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dirty Vizzer: shows [Kd Ad] (high card Ace)
bmoney2685: shows [td Jh] (a pair of Jacks)
bmoney2685 collected 1215 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1215 | Rake 0
Board [Js 3d 5c 4s 6c]
Seat 1: bkoto3 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: bmoney2685 showed [td Jh] and won (1215) with a pair of Jacks
Seat 3: vincentkeize (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: StrongBad101 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Dirty Vizzer (big blind) showed [Kd Ad] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 6: bigdawg2250 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: bjarni86 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: R0GEREL folded before Flop
Seat 9: Euronerd folded before Flop (didn't bet)


pokerStars Game #19207504912: Tournament #95693532, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2008/07/29 - 21:02:20 (ET)
Table '95693532 120' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: bkoto3 (1375 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 2: bmoney2685 (1215 in chips)
Seat 3: vincentkeize (1315 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: StrongBad101 (1290 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: Dirty Vizzer (810 in chips)
Seat 6: bigdawg2250 (2373 in chips)
Seat 7: bjarni86 (1245 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: R0GEREL (3522 in chips)
Seat 9: Euronerd (2300 in chips)
Dirty Vizzer: posts small blind 25
bigdawg2250: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Dirty Vizzer [Ts Tc]
bjarni86: folds
bkoto3 has returned
R0GEREL: folds
Euronerd: raises 100 to 150
bkoto3: folds
bmoney2685: calls 150
vincentkeize: folds
StrongBad101: folds
Dirty Vizzer: raises 660 to 810 and is all-in
bigdawg2250: folds
Euronerd: calls 660
bmoney2685: folds
*** FLOP *** [Jc 5c 9h]
*** TURN *** [Jc 5c 9h] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 5c 9h 3h] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dirty Vizzer: shows [Ts Tc] (two pair, Tens and Nines)
Euronerd: shows [4s Js] (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
Euronerd collected 1820 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1820 | Rake 0
Board [Jc 5c 9h 3h 9s]
Seat 1: bkoto3 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: bmoney2685 folded before Flop
Seat 3: vincentkeize folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: StrongBad101 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Dirty Vizzer (small blind) showed [Ts Tc] and lost with two pair, Tens and Nines
Seat 6: bigdawg2250 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: bjarni86 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: R0GEREL folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Euronerd showed [4s Js] and won (1820) with two pair, Jacks and Nines

It's not so much the hands themselves that are bad beats as it is the fact that I only played two hands and I was done. Back to back hands even.

Fortunately for me, my nemesis seems to have busted out a few spots off the prize... (couldn't say money, since you win the status, not money).

Now some may say that I shouldn't be whining about bad beats in a freeroll. But the very nature of the tournament where you have to earn enough points to be in a freeroll no longer makes it a freeroll IMO. I had to play enough to achieve Gold status on poker stars while maintaining ironman on fulltilt... or even more important, clearing the $600 bonus which required me to average 400points per day for 30 days (as opposed to the 200pts for 25 days required to qualify for ironman). I am less than $5 from clearing the bonus so that should not be a problem. So, I consider that to be work enough that this tournament was not "free." So, all you haters, SUCK IT!

4 comments:

Matt said...

Just an FYI...continued use of Matchbox 20 lyrics for blog post titles can cause readers to assume that you are a big vagina.

You're on notice.

Mike Maloney said...

Still a freeroll, donk.

Andy 2008 PAPT Champ said...

Alan- don't you think you drastically overplayed both hands. The second hand I guess I can see but the first hand, why do you want all of the chips to go in pre flop? In a freeroll I would expect you to be a much better player than 99% of the people involved so wouldn't you want to beat them with superior post flop play. If it's not a true freeroll as you say the real push donkeys should be out of the mix and you should be able to outplay people post flop right?

lucko said...

You know how I know you're gay?

You like Matchbox20.