Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Skillz Game Results Limit Razz - Get your Tokens for the Big Game!

Two new players to the Skillz Game took the top two places this week. I am sure we will have plenty of new players next week as the BBT4 starts.

Here is the top 14 from last week:

No change at the top of the leaderboard, nzgreen again final tabled, making it 7 times in 8 tournaments this year.

Here is the 2009 Leaderboard:

Don't forget to get your tokens for this:

I won a $75 Token for the Big Game last night while also playing the Skillz game.

The touranment rotation during the BBT4 is as follows:
March 03 - Limit Stud 8 or Better
March 10 - Pot Limit Omaha
March 17 - Limit H.O.R.S.E.
March 24 - Limit Hold'em
March 31 - Limit Stud
April 07 - Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better
April 14 - Limit H.O.S.E.
April 21 - Limit Razz
April 28 - Limit Stud 8 or Better
May 05 - Pot Limit Omaha
May 12 - Limit H.O.R.S.E.
May 19 - Limit Hold'em
May 26 - Limit Stud

Good luck to everyone on the tables this week, I am moving this weekend starting Friday, so I wont be playing online until the Big Game, but I have a live tournament Saturday night, so you might get a post about that on Sunday morning.

See you all at the Big Game!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Skillz Game Tonight - Limit Razz - And BBT4 is almost here!!

Game tonight is Limit Razz. Honestly, I do not do well at this game, I tend to finish well ONLY when I suck out on people.

And starting next week, the Skillz Game will be part of the BBT4!!!

All the rest of the information is directly from AlCantHang's blog, so anytime it refers to "I" it means him, and "We" it means him and Full Tilt!

It takes a little longer these days to get things set up with all the crazy stuff going on. But we will be kicking the challenge off on Sunday, March 1st and running through Sunday, May 31st.

Full Tilt has given us 7 seats to the 2009 World Series of Poker. 2 Main Event seats and 5 prelim seats. We'll have other prizes announced shortly but that should be enough to whet your appetite. I will be giving out the seats in the same was as BBT3. Two Main Event seats and two prelim seats will be part awarded as part of the Tournament of Champions. One prelim seat will be awarded to the Player of the Month for March, April and May.

Cake. There are no requirements to win the seats, no badges, no links. Hell, you don't even have to have a blog. This is open to bloggers and readers.

There has been a tweak to the roster of games. The Thursday Riverchasers game has gone the way of the dodo and the Hoyazo shut down the MATH game months ago. Because I already started to hear some wingnuts about the size of the buyins, we've decided to fill the Monday gap with a new and improved Riverchasers game.

We've also decide to reach across the big pond and give our English brethern a shot at the big prizes. This year, BBT4 will include the regular Sunday Brit Blogger game in the game rotation.

I'm waiting on word from MiamiDon about kicking things off with a Blogger Big Game on March 1st. Last challenge we set a blogger tournament record with a 105 players creating a prizepool over $7,000. Crazy.

I will have more specific details once I finish getting the FTP jump page complete but I wanted to give my blogger friends the head's up. Time to start working on those tokens.

Here is the game rotation.

Tournament: Brit Blogger Game
When: Sunday's at 16:00ET
Game: NLHE
Buyin: $5+.50
Password: donkament

Tournament: PPI / Riverchasers Tournament
When: Monday's at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $24+2 or token
Password: riverchasers

Tournament: Blogger Skillz Game
When: Tuesday's at 21:30ET
Game: rotation of non-NLHE games
Buyin: $10+1
Password: skillz

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday's at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $10+1
Password: vegas1

Monday, February 23, 2009

Live Tournament Results

Played in the 5th of 6 tournaments with a group of 20 players to determine which player would represnt us at the World Series of Poker main event this year. With a 15th place finish last week, and only allowing to drop one touranment, I was in need of a good finish this time to even have a chance. Fortune was good at the beginning as I can into the touranment in 6th place overall, and watched 3 of the players in front of me go out before the top 12, thus giving me a lot of room to improve if I could make the final 5 or higher. Starting with 4,000 chips and a 40 minute blind schedule for the first eight rounds made it easier for me to play my tight game. I slowed chipped up to 8,000 chips by the time we hit the final table of 10 players, but was completely card dead for the first hour after that, and was down to 2,000 chips at one point. I pushed with AK, and flopped both for the two pair and faded a stright draw to double up. Just played enought to stay at the level until we got down to 5 peole. Two quick double ups and I am suddenly at 16,000 chips and 2nd in chips overall. I loosen a little, but still tight when I make a comment to the chip leader about how he keeps raising my big blind, and for some reason he actually says that he is doing so because I am so tight I wont call him without a hand. I wait about one rotation around the table, then I start calling and/or raising it, and finally managed to trap him with a premium hand. I had the c chip lead with 3 people left. I pulled a tremendous suckout on the river against the middle stack of the 3 of us (who really wasnt that far behind me), with my A8 was well behind his turned two pair of 43 on a 8423 board, but the river 2 gave me a higher two pair. Academic after that, as heads up only lasted 4 hands, including a small break after two hands when he had won both of them to give me only a 55/45 chip lead, so we did a quick chop of the money and played out of the points in the standings of the overall tournament.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Skillz game Results - Limit H.O.S.E

A big 24 players came out last night, and after a quick start your host went out way earlier after some questions plays and/or river suckouts (probably questions Stud 7 play actually).

Joanne1111 made the most of her first Skillz Game of 2009 with a win, Scottc25 took second in his second appearance, and third went to new (at least to me) player Sophie2002.

Below is the updated Skillz Game leaderboard:

Next week is limit Razz. This weekend I play another home game, hope to post on that Sunday or Monday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Skillz Game - Limit H.O.S.E

Another Tuesday, another Skillz Game.

This week it is Limit H.O.S.E.

A few people already signed up (including myself), take my chips while you can, I have bowling on Tuesday, and I will miss the first couple of levels.

See you there!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Skillz Game Results - PLO8

Very nice turnout of 18 players, including 7 which had not previously played in a Skillz Game event.

Tournament Regulars took the money spots, with nzgreen taking first, third cash overall this year and 5th final table in six events and also taking over the 2009 money lead. Chippy McStacks took second, his 2nd cash of the year, and I FINALLY cashed this year, getting third after being hit by the deck for the 1st hour of the tournament (Sorry Lightning, but I was running great that first hour!).

Leaderboard for 2009":

Next week will be Limit H.O.S.E. We will be keeping the Knockout bounties for the time being.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Skillz Game Tonight - Pot Limit Omaha 8 Or Better

Tonight is PLO8. Should be quicker then some of our Limit events. Hope to see you all out there tonight. Lightning says he is back from vacation and ready to reclaim his spot on top.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Home Game Poker Tournament

Played in the 5th of a series of 7 tournaments in a home game series I am involved in. The Top 20 of each tournament gets points, and the Top 20 overall after 7 tournaments get to play in the Tournament of Champions, which a portion of the buy-in from each of the previous 7 tournaments is earmarked for. Having missed two tournaments, and getting a 10th and a 39th, I only had 11 points after 4 tournaments, leaving me way back in 30th place. As the touranment started, I definately was at a fun but tough table. We all had a good time, and I managed to get pocket pairs several times in the first hour, adding a little to my chip stack. The person directly to my left was just hitting everything. He would go with trash one hand, and outflop someone, and then have pocket Aces the next, and win any race. After a couple of hours and the blinds up to 500/1000, I was down to 2,500 chips. In the big blind, I had 34o, but UTG went all in for 1,500. I only had 1,500 left in my hand after the blind, but to call was only 500, the same as I would have had to put in for my small blind. The flop came out a beautiful 44x, and a 3 on the river made me a full house. I managed to win a few more chips on the following hand, when I pushed with air on the river on an all high board that was checked around the entire way. Playing tight, everythign thought I had caught the river card for two pair. This pushed my up over 5,000 chips. The huge stack to my left pushed all in a few hands later with QQ, the woman I bluffed (and then tilted her by telling but not showing what I had when I pushed with air earlier) pushed all in with her 6,200. And I look down and see pocket Aces, so I snap called. An Ace on the flop and I was tripled up to 15,000. I managed to pushed my stack to over 29,000 by the time the final table was finally gotten to. I eliminated two more people, and by the time we got down to 4, I had 50,000 in chips, but the blinds were an amazing high 8,000/16,000. With only 216,000 chips in play, it was all a push fest at that point. The still huge stack pushed all in UTG (I was the big blind), he got one caller with exactly the same amount of chips as me, and I called with A7 of spades. The big stack has A2o, and the other caller had AKo. The flop came down 3s6x8s, the turn was a 9x, leaving me both a open-ended straight draw and a flush draw, but neither hit so the AK was good and I was out in 4th. At those blinds though, the whole thing was a crap shoot by the end. Was very happy with my finish though.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Skillz Game Results - 7 Card Stud

NumbBono gets 2nd win in as many weeks, and moves within $4.00 of PinkyStinky on the 2009 leaderboard.

Skillz Game Leaderboard:

Next week is Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better with Knockout Bounty.

Please check out the poll to the right, as the Knockout Bounty for Limit games are up for a vote!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Skillz Game Tonight - 7 Card Stud Hi Only

PinkyStinky is already signed up, I am sure preparing to hold on to or extend his lead for 2009 Money leaderboard. Who is going to come out and give him a run for his money?