Young guns chip in a chair

    • pogodon
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      hello all im creating my blog now just mainly so i can have pople to talk about with poker and look at my hands and help me on my quest well ill start with the basics

      my name is Jay, everybody calls me Jayo or Jay, im from Dublin in ireland I'm nearly 21 years old and im currently chilling,

      i used to be a boxer i was good good i have 39 wins and 2 losses (11k'o)
      but i had a bad injury witch kind of limited my last six months basicaly to my bed so i start really getting into my poker, ive only ever rad one book about poker its called "52 tips of poker, a tip for everycard" i would of choosen a better book but i was in a young offernders unit and the libray only had one book about poker. now at this time i didnt even know anything really about odd, position or really any off the basics but i got stuck in i love maths and i really liked all these odd calculations i started to notice i culd count my percentage of winning hands very quick once i learned about position and odds i start making money,

      well every friday and sunday in th prison we would have a poker game but i suppose to all you folks its wasnt really poker we played for ciggerettes, bars, cans of coke, magazines u name it we played for it this is no word of a lie once this guy on my landing check raised me a sweeping brush but it was all fun and games to all the boys but not for me i took this real serious and fpr a long time nobody would play me for ciggerttes cause they didnt want to lose them.

      so when i got out of there i start really looking at were i could progress my poker i start playing poker on eden quay( if your from dublin you will no were im on about) it was a lap dancing club beside a casino nice spot if u ask me they were real strict on age and actualy still are but my polish friend i was with inside his father ran the security so iused to play in there alot, just cash games i never saw the point in tournements the odds are against you from the start. but i couldnt really shoot off my poker in this casino they all play too tight no action small table with the usual characters so after months of playing these loopdy loop cash tables i entered a tournement it was reasonably small i think there was 60 players player give or tae a fewand the buy in was 20 euro with rebuys 10 well as shocked as i was i came 2nd in this tournement i actualy lost to a guy named dez ( if u know this casio u will no dez he looks like ivey) the guys here used to call me the young gun i loved the buzz i got from cards it was great, i came from the rough part off dublin so all my friends they were the boys if you get me, but hwhile they were accross the road selling the sht i was in the casino but they always look out for me, but then the inevitable happened i was in TOURNEMENT IN A PUB CALLED THE VOODOO its on the quays to and i was out side having a pint tournement was on well i ended up getting in a fight with two guys who i had an argument with the day before and i ended up back inside for 10 months im out now a year nearly and i am no longer getting into trouble and i kinda gave up on poker when i went back inside but i still loved poker in generel so about 4 months ago im watching high stakes poker on youtube and i see a link free $50 dollars for full tilt so i clicked it and came accross this site now i hadnt really played poker online i deposted 20 euro into paddy power and i lost it the same day back then i didnt know BRM or had the pschology articles i have read here well with the initial $50 starting capital i got of pokerstrategy i had a peak of $300 but then i lost it.


      thats as much my poker life as i can think but its5 am here and i is tired ha



      well im depositing 100 euro into ladbrookes tommoro and then ill deposit $50 into full tilt nad pokerstars on thursday . so i will let all know about how my game plays and i welcome all comments and ill post my hands so people can tell me what i did good or more importantly were i go wrong.

      im a plo man and plo8 i also like razz and 7 game


      ill hit this with a few lines tomoro thanks for reading all

      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:
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    • jokerstar77mucker
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      Well im going to follow this thread cause im irish and your posts usualy crack me up man i might start a blog soon myself, good luck with it all man!
    • pogodon
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      good stuff mate i deposited 50 euro in to ladbrookes this morning and my bankroll is currently 71 euro not playing to bad, im on the omaha plo 2/4 cent tables and there is alot of clowning here people going all in on the flop with gut shots and 10 high flush draws so far ive got the fish out of the water but for how long i dont know, ill post a few hands later, i have a very intersting hand i had KKQQ and my opp had KKQQ and i beat him with a flush :D

      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Hey Jay,

      Good to see you getting in on the blogging side of things. Hope all goes well for you on Ladbrokes. I deposited there a while back but didn't like the software and there was never enough traffic.

      I dabble in PLO from time to time but I mostly play NL. PLO is too sick of a game although I've won tournaments at it.

      Best of luck and I'll be following you closely.

      Gary
    • pogodon
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      thanks man,

      i really don't like this ladbrokes the PLO is a joke every hand is basicaly a lotto there is a all in 50% of the hands it seems as though people will go all in with there hand once they have a suited ace in it, i played plo8 and it was a little better but only max 2 tables playing no traffic at all i think ill just cash out and play stars and tilt at least there is more traffic even though the level of players is better on full tilt and stars, you only become a better player playing a better opponent. i think ill be happier playing the micro stakes on full tilt, i'm off now too the a club for a game of poker with a few of my friends ( easy money) i like live poker so much more then online although its a lot slower its more poke and not video game if you get me,

      good luck all
    • pogodon
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      played a live shootout tournemnet today 5 euro entry fee winner take all it was the funniest life tournement i played in my life crazy all ins well the tourney was a fundraiser for the loca team so i was all a good laugh i came 3rd busted out with A 10 high flush got beat by 63o hit a house on the turn it was a funny all event love to play more games like this just to show its not all about money its about fun....



      i was watching a bit of the nbc heads up 2010 and i must say if i had to pick one opponent id never want to ply high stakes it would be jamie gold i think he is a great player he is totaly underated people think his weaknesses i consider his strenghts and id like to play like jamie gold :) even when heloses money he has a laugh thats what i start playing poker for > the buzzzzzzzzz



      oh i set some goals because i read other peoples blogs and seen goals they had, i made 5 ambitious goals

      1. read. super system, ace on the river and caro's book of poker tells :f_biggrin:

      2. really try my hardest to stick to bankroll management, i was always a gambler so i find this my biggest challenge
      :f_eek:

      3.get a proper bankroll witch can fluctuate big swings, :s_o:

      4. win a averagely big mtt on fulll tilt ( i know i have the potential) :s_cool:

      5. get gold status so i can read the gold articles :f_p: :s_love: :f_love: :s_cool: :f_biggrin:




      lets get the cards in the air


      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:
    • pogodon
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      hello all, took a short brake from poker only a few days, was just playing xbox live and working on the bag to get my hands strong again but i hit full tilt to day with a bang deposited 45 $ about 3 hours ago and im up to $67.76 just playing 1 cent 2 cent PLO ring games and i tried my luck at rush hour poker 2/5 c NLH,

      here is one of my hands from the rush hour poker i flopped the nuts and to tell you the truth i wasnt to happy calling all in but, i can dodge bullets baby ;)

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 = ($19.01)
      CO = ($5.08)
      BU = ($14.85)
      SB = ($4.46)
      BB (Hero) = ($7.37)
      MP2 = ($6.24)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, 9.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.15, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.32) T, K, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.25, Hero raises to $1.07, BU raises to $14.70, Hero calls $6.15(All-In).

      Turn: ($22.24) 6 (2 players)


      River: ($22.24) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $22.24.


      i dodged a lot there :) im going back on the PLO ring game ( micro stakes, oh ye)
    • pogodon
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      wh are the suit of the crads not coming uop ehh he had a flush draw to :)
    • pogodon
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      Full Tilt Poker Game #25079199160: Table Hermitage (6 max) - $0.02/$0.05 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 15:03:58 ET - 2010/10/28
      Seat 2: pogodon ($3.52)
      Seat 3: RockBottom29 ($0.48)
      pogodon posts the small blind of $0.02
      RockBottom29 posts the big blind of $0.05
      The button is in seat #2
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to pogodon [9s Td Tc 2s]
      pogodon raises to $0.15
      RockBottom29 has 15 seconds left to act
      RockBottom29 calls $0.10
      *** FLOP *** [3s 9d Js]
      RockBottom29 checks
      pogodon bets $0.30
      RockBottom29 raises to $0.33, and is all in
      pogodon calls $0.03
      RockBottom29 shows [Jd Jh Ks 3d]
      pogodon shows [9s Td Tc 2s]
      *** TURN *** [3s 9d Js] [Ts]
      *** RIVER *** [3s 9d Js Ts] [Th]
      RockBottom29 shows a full house, Jacks full of Tens
      pogodon shows four of a kind, Tens
      pogodon wins the pot ($0.90) with four of a kind, Tens
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $0.96 | Rake $0.06
      Board: [3s 9d Js Ts Th]
      Seat 2: pogodon (small blind) showed [9s Td Tc 2s] and won ($0.90) with four of a kind, Tens
      Seat 3: RockBottom29 (big blind) showed [Jd Jh Ks 3d] and lost with a full house, Jacks full of Tens

      just hit runner runner for quads haha never happens to me
    • pogodon
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      so i deposited 45 $ like 7 hours ago and i havent stopped playing the micro ring games and my BR is currently 109$ so not to bad things are going all ok i had a crazy hand hit quads but i dont think i can evaluate it because it was PLO
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Glad to see things are going so well! Keep with the BRM and the results will come :)

      Gary
    • pogodon
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      bank roll at 128$ back to silver hopefully gold appoaching
    • Mulatu
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      Nice one! You seem to be doing good so far.
      And with a good attitude. Keep it up!
    • pogodon
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      thanks for the comment mate, im deposting few dollars into pokerstars tommoro its not followed by pokerstrategy but the mtt's look very appealing on stars
    • pogodon
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      i just checked my grade card on poker player ratings, this is what it said, i played 1 cent 2 cent 6 handed plo the most so my results were

      PTR POKER REPORT CARD
      PREPARED FOR:
      pogodon
      This report card is based on 668 hands tracked at $0.01/$0.02 PL OMAHA (6 max) on Full Tilt Poker by PokerTableRatings.com
      SUBJECT
      GRADE
      PRE-FLOP TIGHTNESS:
      You are 13% looser than optimal. Tighten up a little.
      PRE-FLOP AGGRESSION:
      You are 6% less aggressive than optimal. Good Work!
      FLOP AGGRESSION:
      You are 49% more aggressive than optimal. Be a lot less aggressive!
      TURN AGGRESSION:
      You are 73% more aggressive than optimal. Be a lot less aggressive!
      RIVER AGGRESSION:
      You are 105% more aggressive than optimal. Be a lot less aggressive!
      SHOWDOWN FREQUENCY:
      You showdown 41% less often than optimal. Do you ever showdown?
      RAKEBACK EARNINGS:
      You would have earned $45.99 if you had PokerTableRatings.com Rakeback!
      $45.99
      OVERALL GRADE: my final grade was D


      i guess it im been over the top aggressive and not showing enough hands down but my style is i like to push people of draws and win pre showdown with my draws, its obviously not workin, my plo rating is -$296 witch is shockingly bad and my NLH +$16 seems as though im playing very bad in plo at the micro stakes losing alot yet when i play 5c/10c or not so oftenly 25/50 ive made profit heads up play,



      is this actualy possible that I can beat 5c/10c but i lose when playing 1c/2c and 2c/4c any suggestions
    • pogodon
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      my most proiftable hand was $64.35, ill write it out


      i got dealt 8 :club: 6 :diamond: J :club: Q :diamond:

      i was in the BB he made it $1.50 i reraised to $4.50 and he 3 bet me to $13.50 and i called, you might say this is a loose call but heads up i love my hands potential,

      flop: 10 :club: 2 :club: 3 :club: < happy days know all i need is to get some value i put him on a big pocket pair so i didn't think he would redraw a boat so i checked and he checked back

      turn: 7 :spade: < great card it didn't change a thing, but i still didn't think if id raises he would have anything to call with but i was playing very loose so i couldn't check it again i popped the pot 27$ and he instant called me now there was $81 in the pot and i has $24:35 if he had a flush he would of just but me all in there and then so i was happy days

      river popped a Q :heart: i went all in and took down that pot, thinking back i haven't a clue what he had maybe a small flush or trip tens either way i was happy
    • pogodon
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      ok so i went on poker stars today and i decided to not play cash tables like i always do and for a change click the stt's so i done a $4.40 NL 180 table stt ( i don't know how this is a stt if its not single table) well any way i done it because it pays out twice your buy in if you come 18th and i liked my chances of getting past the bubble to my surprize i just came 2nd in this stt and won $144 witch is a good bit of money for me to win i never rally play these stt's its actualy one of my first on pokerstars and i didn't even but much effort in ive been on youtube and facebook and writing in the forum just really folding most my hands then betting strong with my good hands and people kept paying me off i made a major mistake heads up, i cant post the hand because i don't think stt's work but i had A10 he re raised pre i re raised and he 3 bet me the flop came A28 and he raised like half the pot i went all in and he had AA very amatuer mistake i made but i think he was a batter player he deserved to win anyway i was happy with $144, i hope this just wasn't a lucky hit because i plan on doing 4 of them now and hopefully cashing in 2 ill be happy
    • pogodon
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      Dealer: pogodon wins the pot ($0.56) with a Royal Flush

      wowwwwww my first ryal on full tilt, i didnt get any value, but just wanted to get it ha, checked it in postion on the river too
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Hey mate,

      Congrats on the big win. Thats a nice return on investement. So I see you're playing a bit of everything? Glad to see someone is, haven't had the time to play any Poker all week which is annoying!

      Keep up the good work :)


      Gary
    • cjchalmers
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      Originally posted by pogodon

      wowwwwww my first royal ........... checked it in position on the river too
      Erm dude?..... why are we checking nuts on river in position?

      Pls promise me that you will never do this again :)
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