My 1st Blog ..Follow the Journey

    • johnscon74
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      So I started on Party Poker with no knowledge of the site or the players styles within it.
      I scanned for some cheap mtts to enter and going with the flow entered a freeroll plo8, $9 and 6$ buy in seeing if i could strike gold early.
      Nothing along the lines of good BR management but a "cheeky gamble."
      Only I found out that it was not me gambling but other players.
      Was on the receiving end of some lets more than dubious calls.
      I was in the BB with Ak and several late limpers.
      Obvious play was to "squeeze" only to get called down by A5 off to an all in.
      You dont need to know the rest.
      This happened in each tournament, I was completely satisfied with each and every play I made only getting my chips in good was never enough.
      Still I'm sure the benefactors will still carry on playing those marginal hands in the future with no success.
      So having had my nose rubbed in it decided to go back to square 1 and play within my roll.
      NL2 NL4.....which proved +EV after only 250 hands a recovery from my mtt exploits so today is a life balance day for me, a round of golf then back to pokerstars for probably 3 tourneys and a little soft 1/2 8 game cash.
      I am looking forward to Sunday when I will mix the start of the SCOOP with my BR build on PartyPoker.
      GL @ the tables
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    • johnscon74
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      Like a doughnut I didnt add this to my previous entry well done me! ?(
      What a PLUM :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      Weee 9am and I have just got to pop to shops, Bacon Sandwiches on the agenda 1st thing, and a typical English thing TEA.

      Arent Sundays the best, added with fact SCOOP starts later, be sure to follow me in my quest for the HOLY GRAIL.
      I will definitely be playing both low events $22 6max 200k, $22 200k.

      I prefer to satellite into larger buy ins "SCROOGE" so will have a bash during the course of the day.
      Feel free to add me on skype if you so wish, johnscon74, and good luck in your quest whatever that may be :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      Just wondering whether it might be worth selling my action in the SCOOP for the $215 1m gtd tonight.
      Please reply..
      Here are my opr stats
      http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/pokerstars/johnscon74/poker/statistics/8A189B46DE024104B6B0EE9E9D9C3F34.html?t=9
    • johnscon74
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      What is it with people with KQ playing it like it was the nuts. Especially to all ins.
      Now in all honesty its always the poor mans relation.
      Never ceases to astound me.
      Especially over regarded in certain countries.
      Well trust me I know who you are and will play you accordingly
    • johnscon74
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      Oh dear in an 11$ into the 109 Sunday Kick off in a smelly spot 7 seats and I'm 11/15. There was initially 77runners
    • johnscon74
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      wow was down to less than 1bb now 5/9
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      omg everyone folds small blind shoves into my bb with half my stack 9s v my k10 hearts grrrrrr back to 9/9 struggling 2bb
    • johnscon74
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      shoved K/9 off evry1 folds to bb who calls with 4s and I go out 9th.
      PIG SICK.....the 1 hand kills me
    • johnscon74
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      Well it can only be said yesterday turned into a disaster...
      Start of the SCOOP and 15 mins before the start my 2yr old daughter splits her eye open......HOSPITAL

      No start until tonight in the 11rebuy as I had arranged a round of golf with an old team mate for earlier in the day.

      But I am up and running with 46k and the average is 28k :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      Break time 1307/2764 so not a bad spot.
      Though I have 2 big stacks to my right. Heh HO lets pick them off.
      1st 3hands and the guy shoves all in.....MMMMM
    • johnscon74
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      What a load of BULLSHEET.
      4TH HAND HE SHOVES I DECIDE TO CALL.
      10/J he shows vs my AJ.
      K high flop
      Q turn
      A river
      POKERSTARS @ ITS BEST
    • johnscon74
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      Well last minute decision made to play in the $16.50 HU SCOOP
      Dispatched of my 1st opponent within 10 mins which will give a welcome break as HU will prove to be mentally tiring.
      Will play the 11$ later and maybes the 109$ really depends on how i feel.
      Its quite a late start UK time and with my kids waking me up 6am every morning means sleep is a premium and I dont get much. :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      OUT.
      Unfortunately, having had my opponent dominated in several instances...ie 2pr on flop and us both having top pr my hand got counterfeited more than once to split the pot which proved a bit sick.
      But the crucial hand comes when I 3 bet after button raise and get called.
      1 over card comes on the flop with 2 diamonds when I have 10s with a diamond.
      I C-Bet the flop as I have to consider the 1/8 chance of him flopping a pair and get re raised all in. I have him covered so deliberated the odds and his hand range and felt I was obliged to call.
      Even though the turn brought me extra outs his K9 held up.
      Another exit.
      I know in my heart of hearts that its mainly a case of the cards running against me at crucial times, but as long as I have a hole in my butt I will get something out of this SCOOP series.
      Got to stay positive and maybes avoid MANIACS even if i think I have the best hand, especially after last night
    • johnscon74
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      Ok like the typical "tight wad" I played a $4 36 man sat for SCOOP#10L STUD.
      Happy Days finished as chip leader with 4 entries in...So here goes :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      Ok on 2nd break just lost last hand for 2k my KK starting hand vs all in gets beaten by his 88 when he prs queens as well but still have 10k and the average is 8k
    • johnscon74
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      Think I just flushed my brain down the toilet. Nature called and then I have a moment of madness D'OH
    • johnscon74
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      3rd break SCOOP#10l STUD
      10.5k 1 calamity and 1 sicko when my 2pr on 4th got beat by a 7th catch
      which was expensive as I was on 17k and 3 bet 4th street @1200 blinds.
      but managed a mini recovery to end up where I am.
      Hours are flying by just got to play some solid STUD knowing 1 hand is critical. :s_biggrin:
    • johnscon74
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      Sums my series up so far...
      PokerStars Game #61977934635: Tournament #2011050101, $30+$3 USD 7 Card Stud Limit - Level XV (800/1600) - 2011/05/11 23:12:54 WET [2011/05/11 18:12:54 ET]
      Table '2011050101 33' 8-max
      Seat 1: Patokaka2007 (5810 in chips)
      Seat 2: Hans373 (14741 in chips)
      Seat 3: cchunter84 (20249 in chips)
      Seat 4: johnscon74 (8398 in chips)
      Seat 5: mark1312 (31378 in chips)
      Seat 6: cisa1 (47071 in chips)
      Seat 7: filfedra (18554 in chips)
      Seat 8: dmitrykobzev (16857 in chips)
      Patokaka2007: posts the ante 160
      Hans373: posts the ante 160
      cchunter84: posts the ante 160
      johnscon74: posts the ante 160
      mark1312: posts the ante 160
      cisa1: posts the ante 160
      filfedra: posts the ante 160
      dmitrykobzev: posts the ante 160
      *** 3rd STREET ***
      Dealt to Patokaka2007 [Kc]
      Dealt to Hans373 [9s]
      Dealt to cchunter84 [6c]
      Dealt to johnscon74 [Ks Tc Td]
      Dealt to mark1312 [As]
      Dealt to cisa1 [Kd]
      Dealt to filfedra [8s]
      Dealt to dmitrykobzev [2s]
      dmitrykobzev: brings in for 240
      Patokaka2007: folds
      Hans373: folds
      cchunter84: folds
      johnscon74: calls 240
      mark1312: raises 560 to 800
      cisa1: calls 800
      filfedra: folds
      dmitrykobzev: folds
      johnscon74: calls 560
      *** 4th STREET ***
      Dealt to johnscon74 [Ks Tc Td] [Kh]
      Dealt to mark1312 [As] [7d]
      Dealt to cisa1 [Kd] [Ac]
      cisa1: checks
      johnscon74: bets 800
      mark1312: calls 800
      cisa1: calls 800
      *** 5th STREET ***
      Dealt to johnscon74 [Ks Tc Td Kh] [5s]
      Dealt to mark1312 [As 7d] [Qc]
      Dealt to cisa1 [Kd Ac] [8c]
      cisa1: bets 1600
      johnscon74: calls 1600
      mark1312: calls 1600
      *** 6th STREET ***
      Dealt to johnscon74 [Ks Tc Td Kh 5s] [5c]
      Dealt to mark1312 [As 7d Qc] [3s]
      Dealt to cisa1 [Kd Ac 8c] [3c]
      johnscon74: checks
      mark1312: checks
      cisa1: bets 1600
      johnscon74: calls 1600
      mark1312: calls 1600
      *** RIVER ***
      Dealt to johnscon74 [Ks Tc Td Kh 5s 5c] [Qd]
      johnscon74: checks
      mark1312: checks
      cisa1: bets 1600
      johnscon74: calls 1600
      mark1312: folds
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      cisa1: shows [7c Ad Kd Ac 8c 3c 4c] (a flush, Ace high)
      johnscon74: mucks hand
      cisa1 collected 19120 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 19120 | Rake 0
      Seat 1: Patokaka2007 folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
      Seat 2: Hans373 folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
      Seat 3: cchunter84 folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
      Seat 4: johnscon74 mucked [Ks Tc Td Kh 5s 5c Qd]
      Seat 5: mark1312 folded on the River
      Seat 6: cisa1 showed [7c Ad Kd Ac 8c 3c 4c] and won (19120) with a flush, Ace high
      Seat 7: filfedra folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
      Seat 8: dmitrykobzev folded on the 3rd Street
    • johnscon74
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      Hitting the 8game cash tables b4 I attempt another bash @ the SCOOP today.
      Feeling quite good as I have taken a bit of time to analyse a few things.
      Safe to say its time for me to step up to the plate.
      Downswings is 1 thing, luck is another, but there is no excuses for me not playing solid and taking out some of the X factors.
      So game on, Head on, FEEL POSITIVE. :s_biggrin:

      So definitely playing SCOOP 13,14,15L as it stands