best result so far

    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
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      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      just i would share this guys biggest cash and best place so far

      PokerStars Tournament #414933956, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $0.50/$0.05 USD
      2065 players
      Total Prize Pool: $1032.50 USD
      Tournament started 2011/07/18 9:00:00 WET [2011/07/18 4:00:00 ET]


      Dear Murdoch25,

      You finished the tournament in 2nd place. A USD 125.44 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      You earned 281.18 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
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    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      Wow!

      Very nice field and solid cash.

      Too bad you couldn't win the HUs :) Any details on that? Did you start chip leader? What was the finishing hand?

      Take care and congrats!
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      thank you, i am very dissapomted that i didn't win the heads up battle, this guy didn't do anything other than shove or call my raise's then fold the flop or turn, he had shoved about 10 times preflop.
      I was happy with my play all tourny and i know if he just played the heads up battle the way it should be played, i would have beat him(maybe he knew that too) lol

      we both started even, around 100xbb stack, here is the hand that crippled me and the hand that won it.

      PokerStars Game #64722610667: Tournament #414933956, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVIII (15000/30000) - 2011/07/18 16:39:17 WET [2011/07/18 11:39:17 ET]
      Table '414933956 13' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
      Seat 2: wurundjeri69 (2976526 in chips)
      Seat 8: Murdoch25 (3218474 in chips)
      wurundjeri69: posts the ante 3000
      Murdoch25: posts the ante 3000
      wurundjeri69: posts small blind 15000
      Murdoch25: posts big blind 30000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Murdoch25 [Jh Ah]
      wurundjeri69: raises 2943526 to 2973526 and is all-in
      Murdoch25: calls 2943526
      *** FLOP *** [7s Qh Jd]
      *** TURN *** [7s Qh Jd] [5s]
      *** RIVER *** [7s Qh Jd 5s] [Kc]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Murdoch25: shows [Jh Ah] (a pair of Jacks)
      wurundjeri69: shows [Qs 8d] (a pair of Queens)
      wurundjeri69 collected 5953052 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 5953052 | Rake 0
      Board [7s Qh Jd 5s Kc]
      Seat 2: wurundjeri69 (button) (small blind) showed [Qs 8d] and won (5953052) with a pair of Queens
      Seat 8: Murdoch25 (big blind) showed [Jh Ah] and lost with a pair of Jacks


      PokerStars Game #64722651242: Tournament #414933956, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXVIII (15000/30000) - 2011/07/18 16:40:19 WET [2011/07/18 11:40:19 ET]
      Table '414933956 13' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
      Seat 2: wurundjeri69 (5938052 in chips)
      Seat 8: Murdoch25 (256948 in chips)
      wurundjeri69: posts the ante 3000
      Murdoch25: posts the ante 3000
      Murdoch25: posts small blind 15000
      wurundjeri69: posts big blind 30000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Murdoch25 [Jd 6d]
      Murdoch25: raises 223948 to 253948 and is all-in
      wurundjeri69: calls 223948
      *** FLOP *** [3d 9c 3s]
      *** TURN *** [3d 9c 3s] [6h]
      *** RIVER *** [3d 9c 3s 6h] [8c]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      wurundjeri69: shows [Ad 8s] (two pair, Eights and Threes)
      Murdoch25: shows [Jd 6d] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
      wurundjeri69 collected 513896 from pot
      Murdoch25 finished the tournament in 2nd place and received $125.44.
      wurundjeri69 wins the tournament and receives $171.11 - congratulations!
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 513896 | Rake 0
      Board [3d 9c 3s 6h 8c]
      Seat 2: wurundjeri69 (big blind) showed [Ad 8s] and won (513896) with two pair, Eights and Threes
      Seat 8: Murdoch25 (button) (small blind) showed [Jd 6d] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Threes
    • A1Flop893
      A1Flop893
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      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 11
      Well done Murdoch. that was a great return for 1/2 a buck and some great play in a field of 2000 runners. Making the FT with that field is a massive achiecvement, so i wouldnt ley yhe heads up issue bug ya. if i was you now, i would be investing some of the new found wealth in heads up games.

      Heads up steps is usually a good cost effective and worth while experience.

      again, Congrats
    • m4nclad
      m4nclad
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      Joined: 06.04.2011 Posts: 53
      Congrats man, withdraw 90% of it!
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      another good cash played the hand badly,, guy was 3-betting alot thought he was weak

      PokerStars Game #64849938453: Tournament #414935325, $2.00+$0.20 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXIX (25000/50000) - 2011/07/21 9:53:03 WET [2011/07/21 4:53:03 ET]
      Table '414935325 3' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
      Seat 1: igoredm (1824307 in chips)
      Seat 2: Murdoch25 (1148881 in chips)
      Seat 3: April Tears (546712 in chips)
      Seat 5: mu30jo (2047066 in chips)
      Seat 6: AtBatch69 (1509319 in chips)
      Seat 7: scouserboy (2216939 in chips)
      Seat 9: Bruhxo (2370776 in chips)
      igoredm: posts the ante 6250
      Murdoch25: posts the ante 6250
      April Tears: posts the ante 6250
      mu30jo: posts the ante 6250
      AtBatch69: posts the ante 6250
      scouserboy: posts the ante 6250
      Bruhxo: posts the ante 6250
      AtBatch69: posts small blind 25000
      scouserboy: posts big blind 50000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Murdoch25 [9d As]
      Bruhxo: folds
      igoredm: folds
      Murdoch25: raises 75000 to 125000
      April Tears: folds
      mu30jo: folds
      AtBatch69: folds
      scouserboy: raises 175000 to 300000
      Murdoch25: raises 842631 to 1142631 and is all-in
      scouserboy: calls 842631
      *** FLOP *** [Tc 6s 5s]
      *** TURN *** [Tc 6s 5s] [3h]
      *** RIVER *** [Tc 6s 5s 3h] [Qc]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      scouserboy: shows [Ah Qd] (a pair of Queens)
      Murdoch25: shows [9d As] (high card Ace)
      scouserboy collected 2354012 from pot
      Murdoch25 finished the tournament in 7th place and received $181.30.

      PokerStars Tournament #414935325, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
      1344 players
      Total Prize Pool: $6146.00 USD
      Tournament started 2011/07/21 2:45:00 WET [2011/07/20 21:45:00 ET]


      Dear Murdoch25,

      You finished the tournament in 7th place. A USD 181.30 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      Very nice, you are on fire sir :D :D

      About the HU : At least you got your money ahead! Just unlucky, still a very very nice cash.
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
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      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      Originally posted by stevegold87
      Very nice, you are on fire sir :D :D

      About the HU : At least you got your money ahead! Just unlucky, still a very very nice cash.
      thanks, feeling good about my game just now. i'm gonna stick to $1 and $2 tournaments and see how it goes, hopefully report back with a number 1.
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      made another final table, i feel that no 1 spot is coming, watch this space

      PokerStars Tournament #433010841, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD
      2389 players
      Total Prize Pool: $2389.00 USD
      Tournament started 2011/08/09 0:00:00 WET [2011/08/08 19:00:00 ET]


      Dear Murdoch25,

      You finished the tournament in 5th place. A USD 106.31 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      You earned 239.77 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
    • fivesky55
      fivesky55
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 61
      Hi Murdoch25.
      Regarding the USD2.20 taken down a 7th place, I think maybe it is to harsh for you to all in there. Just some of my opinion for you at the final table. It is nice to try calculating the odds using ICM during final table. Anyways, your stack sizes were around 22bbs and I think you still can have fold equity with the A9. In Final Table, each places cashes was totally too big different. It is such a waste you survive till the final table and all in with A9o with a still considering healthy stack sizes. Maybe wait for more premium hand to all in, otherwise just sit out there and watching someone battling the pot and you taken even higher places. If you get a flipping coin with maybe AJ+, maybe it is some kind of bad luck to see AQ when shoving there. But with A9o, it is not worth to do so. It is just an opinion how I play during on final table.

      Anyway congrats for the success and Good Luck at the Tables.

      Regards
      Five
    • fivesky55
      fivesky55
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 61
      Hi Mudorch25,
      Just to amend my post just now. After a raise/fold there, you still holding around 16bbs and I think it is still consider a quite healthy stack at the final table since maybe normally final table before 6 handed was around 20-25bbs on the average. So it is better to wait and watch someone battling out there.

      Regards,
      Five
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
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      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      Originally posted by fivesky55
      Hi Murdoch25.
      Regarding the USD2.20 taken down a 7th place, I think maybe it is to harsh for you to all in there. Just some of my opinion for you at the final table. It is nice to try calculating the odds using ICM during final table. Anyways, your stack sizes were around 22bbs and I think you still can have fold equity with the A9. In Final Table, each places cashes was totally too big different. It is such a waste you survive till the final table and all in with A9o with a still considering healthy stack sizes. Maybe wait for more premium hand to all in, otherwise just sit out there and watching someone battling the pot and you taken even higher places. If you get a flipping coin with maybe AJ+, maybe it is some kind of bad luck to see AQ when shoving there. But with A9o, it is not worth to do so. It is just an opinion how I play during on final table.

      Anyway congrats for the success and Good Luck at the Tables.

      Regards
      Five
      thanks for the feedback, after i done it i was kicking myself, cause i knew it was a terrible play, the dude tanked for a while and i thought i was getting away with it
      My friend was watching me and he phoned me straight after and said what the hell was that, when i shoved he thought i had AA, I don't usually do crazy stuff like. i think it was a rush blood to the head.
    • fivesky55
      fivesky55
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 61
      Hi Murdoch25,
      Yeah, last time once in a while when I am playing a Mtts also have some kind play like yours. I hate people raised my shoves and will doing harsh things and all in with only marginal preflop. Now I have learnt something that if somebody raises, I will take my time and calm down myself. Ask myself whether it is worth to end my tournament life and spill all my hard earn accumulate chips when I have a healthy stack.
      Maybe something I can share during I play mtts. When I am playing mtts after bubble burst, I will change all my strategy to SNGs. My SNGs golden rules was never see the flops when I have no chance to put in all my chips. Maybe it is a bit too tight, but its really a work strategy. This making me improve my games in SNGs and even MTTs. Maybe you can try this next time. I also will always remind myself, success in poker was not how many flip you can win, it is how capable you fold your card.

      Regards
      Good Luck at the table
      Five
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      Originally posted by fivesky55
      Hi Murdoch25,
      Yeah, last time once in a while when I am playing a Mtts also have some kind play like yours. I hate people raised my shoves and will doing harsh things and all in with only marginal preflop. Now I have learnt something that if somebody raises, I will take my time and calm down myself. Ask myself whether it is worth to end my tournament life and spill all my hard earn accumulate chips when I have a healthy stack.
      Maybe something I can share during I play mtts. When I am playing mtts after bubble burst, I will change all my strategy to SNGs. My SNGs golden rules was never see the flops when I have no chance to put in all my chips. Maybe it is a bit too tight, but its really a work strategy. This making me improve my games in SNGs and even MTTs. Maybe you can try this next time. I also will always remind myself, success in poker was not how many flip you can win, it is how capable you fold your card.

      Regards
      Good Luck at the table
      Five
      i agree, in the tourny i placed 2nd i posted here, i had 9's in the co with 2 tables and 7 at my table left, i raised 2.5xbb guy in sb shoved, if i called and was wrong i'm out, a couple months ago i would have snap called. but i thought about it, i had plenty of chips was looking good for FT, so i folded and i still remember that hand because i think it was a big fold and a vital hand to me getting 2nd.
    • fivesky55
      fivesky55
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 61
      Hi Murdoch25,
      Nice to hear from your experience too. Just sharing some of what I can see during my Mtts. I am not an expert, still learning to push my limits in poker, maybe my strategy was not that good too. But regarding the 9's, sometimes maybe I will call that kind of shoves with some reads and allow sizes of stacks. If my stack sizes allow me, I will playing a flip too because poker sometime also need some of luck there. But if I have extremely deep stacks that guarantee me to the final table, no point to spill chips and letting villain to double up chips with only mid pairs.

      Just my opinion
      Regards and Good Luck at the table
      Five
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      Got my 1st win woohoo.

      PokerStars Tournament #464358180, No Limit Hold'emBuy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD1000 playersTotal Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD Tournament started 2011/11/07 22:45:00 WET [2011/11/07 17:45:00 ET] Dear Murdoch25, You finished the tournament in 1st place. A USD 155.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account. You earned 346.87 tournament leader points in this tournament.
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      Another 2nd WOOHOO

      PokerStars Tournament #464357442, No Limit Hold'emBuy-In: $8.00/$0.80 USD500 playersTotal Prize Pool: $4000.00 USD Tournament started 2011/11/11 0:15:00 WET [2011/11/10 19:15:00 ET] Dear Murdoch25, You finished the tournament in 2nd place. A USD 570.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account. You earned 303.02 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      Sick run Murdoch!

      Keep it up!
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
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      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      thanks hollymichelle.

      i think my games has seriously improved this year, here's hoping for an even better 2012
    • Murdoch25
      Murdoch25
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.05.2008 Posts: 46
      another final table,


      PokerStars Tournament #467669160, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $8.00/$0.80 USD
      468 players
      Total Prize Pool: $3744.00 USD
      Tournament started 2011/11/17 0:15:00 WET [2011/11/16 19:15:00 ET]


      Dear Murdoch25,

      You finished the tournament in 6th place. A USD 159.12 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      You earned 169.26 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our
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