chenny8888 in Australia

    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Hey, I'm going to do a small journal/TR about me in Australia (the locals pronounce it AUSTROAYLEEEA). Gonna have more pics as my last couple blogs have just been walls of text which are actually quite boring both for me and for the readers.

      Just arrived today earlier this morning to a pretty shitty day in the Gold Coast at the ungodly hour of 7am. Got to my hotel room, then had lunch at a nice cafe. I'm staying with a friend of mine in a pretty nice place on the top floor of an apartment building. Pics inc.



      view of the beach. huge waves, too bad i'm not a surfer



      porch. i'm sure it's nicer when the weather's not so shitty



      grind on the mind. you may recognise my roommate



      Tournament starts tomorrow or the next day. I'm gonna win IMO.
  • 63 replies
    • elhh82
      elhh82
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      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 6,838
      i heard they eat kiwis in Australia. Be careful.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Come to Newcastle and cook some shrimp with me and alcatrazz
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      lolstralia
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Pretty tame day yesterday. Slept till about 4pm Australian time then got up and messed around online (god I run awful at 2-7 triple draw and at razz). Went and had dinner with Simon aka durrrrkiller at Saffron, a very nice Indian restaurant near where we live. Got home and played a small session online on full tilt. It seems that Red pros are not only lucky, but their luck is contagious. Graph below of 1/2 Rush NL (FR).



      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $2(BB) Replayer
      SB ($298)
      BB ($324)
      Hero ($954)
      UTG+1 ($280)
      UTG+2 ($164)
      MP1 ($237)
      MP2 ($188)
      CO ($144)
      BTN ($146)

      Dealt to Hero 9:spade: 8:spade:

      Hero raises to $8, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $6

      FLOP ($17) 8:diamond: 7:club: 6:spade:

      BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB raises to $30, Hero calls $18

      TURN ($77) 8:diamond: 7:club: 6:spade: T:club:

      BB bets $48, Hero calls $48

      RIVER ($173) 8:diamond: 7:club: 6:spade: T:club: 5:heart:

      BB bets $238 (AI), Hero calls $238

      BB shows J:heart: J:spade:
      (Pre 81%, Flop 52.6%, Turn 6.8%)

      Hero shows 9:spade: 8:spade:
      (Pre 19%, Flop 47.4%, Turn 93.2%)

      Hero wins $646


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $2(BB) Replayer
      SB ($200)
      Hero ($372)
      UTG ($721)
      UTG+1 ($204)
      UTG+2 ($322)
      MP1 ($193)
      MP2 ($235)
      CO ($619)
      BTN ($362)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $4, Hero raises to $14, SB raises to $24, Hero raises to $64, SB calls $40

      FLOP ($128) A:diamond: K:heart: A:heart:

      SB checks, Hero checks

      TURN ($128) A:diamond: K:heart: A:heart: 8:spade:

      SB bets $136 (AI), Hero calls $136

      RIVER ($400) A:diamond: K:heart: A:heart: 8:spade: J:club:

      SB shows J:diamond: 7:club:
      (Pre 32%, Flop 0.0%, Turn 0.0%)

      Hero shows A:club: K:spade:
      (Pre 68%, Flop 100.0%, Turn 100.0%)

      Hero wins $397


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $2(BB) Replayer
      SB ($387)
      BB ($291)
      UTG ($203)
      UTG+1 ($156)
      UTG+2 ($200)
      MP1 ($361)
      MP2 ($288)
      Hero ($798)
      BTN ($117)

      Dealt to Hero 3:diamond: 4:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $2, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $8, fold, fold, BB calls $6, UTG+1 calls $6

      FLOP ($25) 2:club: 6:diamond: 5:club:

      BB checks, UTG+1 bets $8, Hero raises to $30, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $22

      TURN ($85) 2:club: 6:diamond: 5:club: 8:heart:

      UTG+1 bets $22, Hero raises to $760 (AI), UTG+1 calls $96.55 (AI)

      RIVER ($322) 2:club: 6:diamond: 5:club: 8:heart: A:spade:

      UTG+1 shows A:heart: 9:diamond:
      (Pre 61%, Flop 2.0%, Turn 9.1%)

      Hero shows 3:diamond: 4:diamond:
      (Pre 39%, Flop 98.0%, Turn 90.9%)

      Hero wins $319


      Ended up being way too tired today to play day 1a of ANZPT Gold Coast. So I'm just going to play day 1b tomorrow. Simon is playing today though, so wish him luck! (I think he runs OK at live tournaments as it is ;) ).
    • i5bet72o
      i5bet72o
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      hehe rush poker is awesome
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
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      I've heard Jupiters casino on the coast is heaps fishy. The one up here in Brisbane really sucks though. Go own some live fish :s_biggrin:
    • kevinanchi1
      kevinanchi1
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      Joined: 09.08.2010 Posts: 5
      Originally posted by i5bet72o
      hehe rush poker is awesome
      Yes i like poker too, so trying to learn it now just starting to learn the terms and tricks :)
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Originally posted by gedwashere91
      I've heard Jupiters casino on the coast is heaps fishy. The one up here in Brisbane really sucks though. Go own some live fish :s_biggrin:
      yea the main's at Conrad Jupiters
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      how do kiwis pronounce 'australia'?

      p.s. sick blocker bluff with JJ, he probably expected nitrush nitring players to fold everything except J9
    • Joenaes
      Joenaes
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      Joined: 18.07.2008 Posts: 4,137
      Originally posted by Kruppe

      p.s. sick blocker bluff with JJ, he probably expected nitrush nitring players to fold everything except J9
      thought exactly the same :D

      Damn i'm interested for a visit to Aus/NZ
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      I run awful. Busted obv, nearly a full 3 levels into day 1 (3 hours, or roughly 60 hands ;) ). We started with 200 big blinds. Didn't really play too many interesting hands, although had 1 or 2 fairly close spots where I called down against a polarised range and obviously got shown the nuts.

      Table was extremely soft which makes it even worse, but it was a loose/lagtardish sort of soft, rather than a tight/passive/nitty/callstationy table (which I personally love more because you don't need to make hands: you just need to pretend to look at your hand and bet based on the board). Still tilting when you're by far the best player on the table and bust out. Oh well, such is tournament poker. Am pretty happy with how I played and that's what's important. Swapped 10% with a very good player who's doing quite well ATM too which is nice.

      Next tournament is in roughly 8 days in Melbourne. Hopefully I run better.

      It's quite sunny at the moment outside which makes it tempting, but I almost died stepping out onto the balcony as a result of the ridiculously strong winds outside.
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Went to dreamworld but forgot to take any pics (doh). It was fun though. not quite as fun as it was when i was 14 but o well. Probably gonna go to a new theme park here called WhiteWater World tomorrow (which incidentally is my last day in the Gold Coast). Should be fun, and it's always nice to have a short, relaxing break before playing a big-ish tournament series. Planning on playing a ton of the tournaments at Vic Champs actually, including all the omaha ones as well as an 8-game tournament (should be funny playing stud with people who don't know the rules).

      Anyway I'll try take pics and keep this thing updated :D .
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      In Melbourne now! God it's cold here! Stepped off the plane at midnight into something like 5°C weather wearing the same clothes I'd worn in the Gold Coast, d'oh.

      Second day pretty much consisted of getting up really really late, meeting up with my staker at my apartment and heading to the casino cause we had nothing else to do (someone suggest some touristy stuff in Melbourne!) I took some photos but on second thought they're pretty damn awful so I won't bother posting them. The casino (and especially the poker room) is really nice though so thumbs up to them for that.

      Simon Watt and I then registered for the teams event even though he's a huge fish at live tournaments. It was only 200AUD buyin (214 teams running) though so we just decided to drink a ton and play only semi-seriously (although I personally don't feel I play any worse when drunk). Sobered up as we neared the final table though, and ended up coming 2nd (after having made a very +cEV deal in the heads-up). As true testament to our competitive nature, we were both very disappointed in the result, heh.

      Couple memorable hands in the tournament I guess. One where I openraise KQs on the button with 15 people left to go in the tournament. I had 25bb effective I believe at blinds of 2k/4k. SB folds and BB calls. Flop comes 322 rainbow (no backdoor flushdraw for me). I had a very loose aggressive image at this point and BB seemed somewhat competent (as far as live players go) so I felt that my opponent will not just flat most Ax hands to my minraise. As a result I have the near nuts on this board. Anyway villain checks and I check behind.

      Turn is a 9 bringing a backdoor flushdraw and he bets 16k into 18k. I call, which is obviously the best line here given my reasoning on the flop.

      River is an offsuit T and he bets 25k into 50k. He had about 45k behind. I feel this card is kind of scary because if he rivered a pair he'd be confident enough to bet it always. If the river was something like a 7 meanwhile, he'd be afraid I had the 9 and thus check. I had to also consider if he was "bluffing" with ace high. I decided he was polarised enough however, and ended up making the call. He says "good call, ace high is good", to which I smiled and tabled/said "king high". He felt pretty owned :P .


      Heads up we had a couple cool hands. My opponent (remember this is a teams event) was very loose, so I took advantage of that by making some fairly thin valuebets, and some big overbets. One spot I minraise 8d7s, and 3barrel a K :diamond: 34 :diamond: 5 :diamond: 6 :diamond: board. Turn was close. I wanted him to fold all his second pair hands but it's dangerous because lots of them make 2pair type hands. On the river I was like "station gon' pay me off" and valuebet my 8 high flush for like 2/3 pot which he quickly called. Also backdoored a straight against my opponent, and overbet 2x pot on the river on a 4straight board. <3 live poker.

      Unfortunately Simon didn't run as hot. He ended up doubling them with Q4s < AKo all in pre, and then paying off a turn check/raise with A8o on a A94sJs board. Both hands were extremely standard given stacksizes IMO, although there were some live tells that his opponent had that Simon missed out on.

      Second always sucks anyway.. but we came away with 7k AUD for our efforts (3.5k each)
    • Schrader69
      Schrader69
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      Joined: 08.03.2008 Posts: 345
      sik filthy call down

      congrats
    • Waiboy
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      Nice of you to carry that live fish on your back all the way to heads up, what a charity case that guy is! :f_rolleyes:

      Top work, sir. Now pwn the big one so we can live vicariously through you as you flit around the world playing EPTs/WPTs/WSOPE etc etc etc. :s_cool:
    • AlCaTrAzzALZ
      AlCaTrAzzALZ
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      Melbourne = strip clubs... oh, and top of the town if your that way inclined ;)
    • jbpatzer
      jbpatzer
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      Originally posted by chenny8888

      It was only 200AUD buyin (214 teams running) though so we just decided to drink a ton and play only semi-seriously (although I personally don't feel I play any worse when drunk).
      You might like to cross-reference this remark against what you wrote in my blog. Mind you, I feel the same about chess!
    • aciddrop
      aciddrop
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      For some touristy stuff in Melbourne, go for a walk across the bridge on Flinders St, and up towards the parkland. Check out the war memorial, and climb to the top of that. Great view of the boulevarde back to the city and away toward the beach.

      Stay around the gardens there, and check out the botanic gardens, you can have lunch there and feed swans.

      National Gallery of Victoria is across the road there if culture is your thing, and at the moment the Tim Burton retrospective is on at ACMI, which is on Fed square. They have the batmobile there.

      Brunswick St and Smith St in Fitzroy for the cafe society and interesting nooks, street art, and the Melb Chess Club is in Leicester St off Brunswick St, but probably not open during the day. In Brunswick St go to Bimbos for lunch, and have $6 pizzas.

      Street art is famous in the city, so ask around for some of the lanes if you are interested in that.

      That should give you plenty to start with.
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      cause i'm 21 and have the attention span of a goldfish none of those things are especially appealing. i think that while i have the capacity and the education/upbringing to appreciate culture i just wouldn't enjoy it so much. fine dining is about all i can handle

      btw i take it you live in melbourne then? want to meet up sometime? promise not to buttsex you