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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Massive congratulations to the artist who recorded his 1st live MTT win at Luton on Saturday in the £10 rebuy comp. Not bad for what i reckon is only his 8th tournament there. He was telling me he had just finished Ungars autobiography (a must-read for all gamblers with a "leak") and mimicked his style throughout. Re-raising with trash, making people lay down hands with bluffs, contant aggression- the guy has all the hallmarks of a chip-getter. Heres hoping he sits to my right in the next major tournie we play together in ;)

I played the £30 freezeout at Luton on Monday and had no cards whatsoever throughout the tounament. Finally got KK at bubble time and it was folded to me in the Big blind. :(
Went crazy with all-in moves against a noted good/tight player who was in my big blind - Andy. He folded all the time correctly and i made it to the final table 4th shortest in chips. As it was getting late and i only wanted a 1st or 2nd place i decided to get busy. Unfortunately the 1st time i go all-in (UTG+1) with KQ and an M of 6 i got looked up by an asian chappy who had JJ. No improvement for me, bye.

Im still unsure that it was a good move. Maybe u should wait for a better situation given the stack sizes/ my table image (loose). I thought they looked like AA at the time though- thats how bad the drought was.

Im playing OK online despite dropping $400 in the past week. Its getting quite cyclical, win about $300 during the week in cash games sporadically, then lose that in the Sunday Multi's when im playing either tired or in a loose/weak style near the money that is costing me money.
Im having fun around the bubble now though. I delived a truly shocking beat to JJ the other night in a $20 freezeout multi with 43 soooooted on the bubble. As chips leader, i dont mind re-re-raising a medium stack at this point in the game. I think he made an error not passing his hand, logically he was racing for all his chips at best. ;)

Anyways im off to Prague this weekend with the missus for some r+r. Should be good fun. Im gonna try a few qualifiers to the Grand Prix festival coming up. Surely there will be dead money all over the shop, especially if a lot of the William Hill crapshoot artists qualify.

gl all. Ill check in next week. Im off to rob yanks of their hard earned cash. PS The standard on UB cash games post-WSOP has dropped massively.


Blogger snoopy1239 said...

I don't like moving all-in underthe gun with K-Q unless I'm absolutely desperate because if you get called, you are definitely losing, and possibly even dominated.

I'd actually rather have something like 9-8 in this spot.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

Very true. Wasnt thinking straight and think i played really poorly at the FT. I was planning to show the hand if it got through to ret action later but im a little annoyed with myself. Turned out i was racing, but a huge % of the time i will be in much worse shape.

Its the same reason why Arag is a bad last stand hand.

cheers snoop.
p.s are you playing any qualifiers for WH grand prix? And, what do you think of D.Colclough leaving blondepoker?

8:28 AM  
Blogger snoopy1239 said...

The K-Q isn't a bad play, by all means, but just personally, I prefer to do it with cards that have more chance of being live. The way I look at it is if you move with K-Q, you will get called by J-J, A-K, A-Q, A-A, K-K, and Q-Q. The only one you have a decent chance against is the J-J, and even that's a coinflip.

Not sure about the qualifiers yet, will give one a crack if it doesn't clash with any other blonde updates.

Unfortunately, Dave had to do what he thought best, and for a player of his stature, staying at blonde means a lot of potential sponsorship money lost - so, I can't blame him.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

Yeah, he is a top top player by all accounts and i guess you make hay while the suns shining.

3:29 PM  

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