Sunday, March 08, 2009

Final Table Crock

Final table at Full Tilt (as you can see, they like to pimp out their Final Table settings sort of like the World Poker Tour), short stacked, I pick up Q-Q and shove all in and then this clown decides to try to give me a gift by calling more than $10K with with K-6o with 3 other people behind him... If I win this pot, I would have had about 28,000TC left with 8 people to go (6th out of 8th but who knows what else would have happened)...

Full Tilt Poker Game #11036079194: $24 + $2 KO Sit & Go (83028904), Table 10 - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:36:17 ET - 2009/03/08
Seat 1: TheStudent3 (11,099)
Seat 3: BABAR6 (25,964)
Seat 4: CJ Legacy (35,094)
Seat 5: UAINTREAL (28,156)
Seat 6: abulamushi (33,250)
Seat 7: MookieBlaylock1 (49,497)
Seat 8: birdbomber (72,260)
Seat 9: HeikoD75 (14,680)
TheStudent3 antes 300
BABAR6 antes 300
CJ Legacy antes 300
UAINTREAL antes 300
abulamushi antes 300
MookieBlaylock1 antes 300
birdbomber antes 300
HeikoD75 antes 300
UAINTREAL posts the small blind of 1,200
abulamushi posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TheStudent3 [Qc Qd]
MookieBlaylock1 folds
CJ Legacy: no didnt
birdbomber has 15 seconds left to act
CJ Legacy: no u didnt, u wouldve called
UAINTREAL: ok J2 then
birdbomber folds
HeikoD75 folds
TheStudent3 raises to 10,799, and is all in
BABAR6 has 15 seconds left to act
BABAR6 calls 10,799
CJ Legacy folds
abulamushi folds
TheStudent3 shows [Qc Qd]
BABAR6 shows [6s Kh]
*** FLOP *** [Kd 2c Ts]
*** TURN *** [Kd 2c Ts] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 2c Ts 2h] [7s]
TheStudent3 shows two pair, Queens and Twos
BABAR6 shows two pair, Kings and Twos
BABAR6 wins the pot (27,598) with two pair, Kings and Twos
TheStudent3 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 27,598 | Rake 0

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Blazers Surprise Me and the Spurs

Looks like the Blazers remembered what happened in San Antonio earlier this week and took this one personally. Not only did the Blazers beat this Spurs, they embarrassed them. AND with Tim Duncan coming back, this makes it even more shocking and thus makes my head spin and hurt.

The Blazers almost led almost wire to wire. Although I am a big fan of Greg Popovich's coaching, I thought he made a mistake early that probably cost them this game. Normally, Greg Popovich would start Bruce Bowen and have his first-class defense harass Roy. Roy normally struggles against the Spurs and Bowen is the main catalyst for that. Bowen is one of the dirtiest and most hated players in the NBA, or at least, IMO. BUT, Popovich now starts Roger Mason over Bowen. Mason did have a great game, but because he had to check B-Roy, Brandon was on FIYAHH early and never cooled off. Five minutes into the game, the Spurs are already trailing double digits and Popovich calls timeout to bring in Bowen, but the Spurs never recovered and drifted further away.

Aldridge ate up (Fabricio) Oberto Jerky and Matt Bonner. LA's and Roy's point totals combined in the first half was just about equivalent to all of the Spurs scoring!!

I still can't figure this one out. Mind-boggling. But early in the day when the have the Pistons pounding the Celtics in Boston (and on a Sunday, which their record on Sundays have been abysmal), the Suns beating the Lakers, and the Pacers coming back to beat the Nuggets, it shouldn't have been that surprising to me as this truly was Upset Sunday.

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