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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Boogster Sunday NFL Picks...

1) GB vs. Cinci +9.5
2) Skins vs. Giants 1st quarter under 7.5
3) Bears vs. Lions 1st quarter under 6
4) Raiders vs. Titans under 46.5
5) Panthers vs. Vikings -7.5
6) Tampa vs. 49ers -11


Boogster

2 out of 5...

2 out of 5....not good. I'll make it up tomorrow.

I went up to $1k at Poker Share, so I cashed out $800. Seems like Poker Share/ UB is the only place that I can win at consistently!

Boogster

Saturday, October 29, 2005

College Football picks...

Here are my picks for NCAA football for Saturday 10/29:

1) Kent vs. Western Michigan under 56.5
2) Washington vs. Arizona State under 61.5
3) Miami vs. Ohio/Temple under 57.5
4) Maryland vs. Florida State under 10 1st quarter
5) Maryland vs. Florida State under 48

The Washington game was Statfox's pick. The other four, I pick with the help of Statfox's super situation trends. Let's see how they go.

Boogster

Friday, October 28, 2005

Stupid ads...

Got two forwards from friends yesterday...check out these stupid ads:

Ad 1
Ad 2

I don't know...I got a crack out of them. Please tell me what you think.

I've been playing a little at Poker Share. Some $5/$10 limit hold'em. I'm up to $450 now from my initial $200. But I need to make up the $200 that I lost at Fair Poker and the $200 that I lost at Bet Royal Poker. I'm not a big fan of the Boss Media and Playtech sites. Their interfaces are not even close to UltimateBet's interface.

Let's see, I hit my bets on the VT vs. BC game last night. I had 1st quarter under 7.5 and under 46 for the game. Damn it feels good to win. Although, I did lose my -140 Astros game two nights ago. I'm going to try to post some picks of mine for NFL Sunday. It's a lock that once I start posting my picks, I'll start losing...

Stocks...I'm still heavily short the market. SVA, T, AMZN, AAPL, GOOG. All of these stocks look good on the short side with the exception of GOOG. Right now, I'm just looking for an exit point. I hate taking losses, but that's the nature of the game I guess. The market has gone down three days in a row and coming up to short term support, so I will most likely exit my short positions either today or tomorrow. I'll monitor the ensuing bounce to see where the market wants to go, then I'll decide to either go long or short after that. My guess is that we have further downside and then we'll have the "santa claus rally" come November. We'll see what happens.

Boogster

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sportsbetting...

Here's a list of sportsbook wagers that I placed this weekend:


27628504-1 10/20/2005 3:30 PM Spread 110.00 100.00
Football - 301 Virginia Tech -10 -110 for Game


27628512-1 10/20/2005 3:31 PM Spread 57.50 50.00
Football - 301 Virginia Tech -6 -115 for 1st Half



27628512-2 10/20/2005 3:31 PM Total 55.00 50.00
Football - 301 Virginia Tech/Maryland under 10 -110 for 1st Quarter


27657553-1 10/22/2005 10:16 AM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 365 Fresno St/Idaho under 57½ -110 for Game



27657722-1 10/22/2005 10:21 AM Spread 110.00 100.00
Football - 315 Florida St -30 -110 for Game


27664727-1 10/22/2005 1:38 PM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 375 Texas Tech/Texas under 69½ -110 for Game



27703578-1 10/23/2005 12:42 PM Money Line 130.00 100.00
Football - 418 Cincinnati Bengals -130 for Game



27704145-1 10/23/2005 12:48 PM Total 70.00 50.00
Football - 419 San Diego Chargers/Philadelphia Eagles under 10 -140 for 1st Quarter



27704145-2 10/23/2005 12:48 PM Total 72.50 50.00
Football - 435 Denver Broncos/New York Giants under 10 -145 for 1st Quarter



27704717-1 10/23/2005 12:54 PM Parlay 100.00 181.82
Football - 428 Seattle Seahawks -210 for Game
Football - 433 Tennessee Titans/Arizona Cardinals under 44½ -110 for Game



27704908-1 10/23/2005 12:55 PM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 425 San Francisco 49ers/Washington Redskins over 36 -110 for Game



27712220-1 10/23/2005 4:04 PM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 433 Tennessee Titans/Arizona Cardinals under 9½ -110 for 1st Quarter



27713948-1 10/23/2005 4:11 PM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 431 Baltimore Ravens/Chicago Bears over 30 -110 for Game



27713948-2 10/23/2005 4:11 PM Total 110.00 100.00
Football - 433 Tennessee Titans/Arizona Cardinals under 45 -110 for Game



27713948-3 10/23/2005 4:11 PM Total 72.50 50.00
Football - 435 Denver Broncos/New York Giants under 10 -145 for 1st Quarter



27717682-1 10/23/2005 5:47 PM Spread 110.00 100.00
Football - 428 Seattle Seahawks -3 -110 for 2nd Half


27717682-2 10/23/2005 5:47 PM Spread 120.00 100.00
Football - 436 New York Giants -1½ -120 for 2nd Half



27718513-1 10/23/2005 6:50 PM Money Line 132.00 100.00
Baseball - 904 Chicago White Sox -132 for Game



27718513-2 10/23/2005 6:50 PM Total 100.00 100.00
Baseball - 903 Houston Astros/Chicago White Sox under 7 +100 for Game



27735657-1 10/24/2005 8:59 PM Spread 110.00 100.00
Football - 438 Atlanta Falcons -8½ -110 for Game



27735657-2 10/24/2005 8:59 PM Total 60.00 50.00
Football - 437 New York Jets/Atlanta Falcons over 20 -120 for 1st Half



27735657-3 10/24/2005 8:59 PM Total 108.75 75.00
Football - 437 New York Jets/Atlanta Falcons under 7½ -145 for 1st Quarter



27737534-1 10/24/2005 10:48 PM Total 120.00 100.00
Football - 437 New York Jets/Atlanta Falcons over 20 -120 for 2nd Half



And this was only for one book. I'm pretty certain that I'm a gambling junkie. Here's the bet history for my other book:


(433) Tennessee Titans vs. (434) Arizona Cardinals Under 44½ Sun@4:15p
Outcome:
Win
Risk $110.00 to win $100.00


(436) New York Giants -3 (+105) Sun@4:15p
Outcome:
Loss
Risk $100.00 to win $105.00

(428) Seattle Seahawks -4½ (-105) Sun@4:05p
Outcome:
Loss
Risk $100.00 to win $95.24


(417) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (418) Cincinnati Bengals Under 43 Sun@1:00p
Outcome:
Win
Risk $110.00 to win $100.00


(414) Minnesota Vikings +1 (-115) Sun@1:00p
Outcome:
Win
Risk $115.00 to win $100.00


(413) Green Bay Packers vs. (414) Minnesota Vikings Under 46 Sun@1:00p
Outcome:
Win
Risk $110.00 to win $100.00



The weekends are just a way for me to get my gambling fix when the stock market is closed. Fortunately, I walked away a few hundred on the positive side this weekend. With the help of statfox.com, I've been making a killing in sportsbetting over the past few weeks. I might just have to subscribe to their service.

In the world of the stock market, I am short, short, short right now. Which means that I am banking that the market will go down in the near term. I have some Apple put options and some Ebay put options. So, if the market tanks, I win.

I just deposited another $200 into Poker Share. I'm already up to $400, but you know how fast that goes. Let's see if I can bring it up to $1k.


Boogster

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Played great, didn't cash...

Well, I busted out 9th out of 27 players last night. It was a $65 buy-in tournament with one rebuy in the first two levels of play. The rebuy was $40. There were three tables of 9. Each of us started with 850 in chips. The blinds started at 5/15, then 10/25 with the first two rounds lasting 45 minutes each.

I wasn't too excited about starting with so little chips, but the rebuy added a little extra cushion to the small chipcount. So, I played a about 40% of my hands in the first two rounds.

The first hand that I got involved in, I had Q-Q in early position. The player to my immediate right raises it to 30 and I reraise to 100. I get one caller in the small blind and the original raiser folds. It was heads up. The flop brings A-9-3 rianbow. The small blind bet out 100 and I mucked.

After scooping up a couple of small pots here and there, I picked up AK in early position and made it 45 to go. The cutoff player reraises to 125. And then the button reraises to 245. Aw man...the first real situation in which I was faced with a tough decision. I was hoping that the button had Q-Q and the cutoff had JJ. With my rebuy option still available, I decided to play the hand, so I called the 200 raise. Immediately after I called the raise, the cutoff declared "all-in" and as soon as those words left his mouth, the button said "call". Oops, bad call on the reraise...I guess I was up against two big pairs! So, I folded my AK. Sure enough, the cutoff showed K-K and the button showed A-A. The aces held up and the cutoff went broke.

I was down to about 450-500. Immediately after that hand, I get pockets Aces. Again, the player to my immediate right raises to 30. I reraise to 100. This time, I get no callers.

Here was one of the key hands for me early on. I had TJ in early position and I limp in for 25. There were four callers. The flop came J34. I bet out 60 and there was only one caller to my immediate left. It got me a little nervous because that one player was pretty good and he called my 60 way too fast. The turn brought a T giving me top two pairs. I had to bet to see where my opponent was, so I bet out 75. He immediately reraised me an additional 225. I only had 370 left, so he basically put me to a decision for all my chips.

Okay, what hands could he have? A-J, J-4, J-3, 3-3, 4-4. By the size of his reraise, I ruled out A-J. He was a solid player who knew exactly what he was doing. With my rebuy option left, the only thing for me to do was to hope that he either had J-4 or J-3 or perhaps even J-T. So, I called his raise and threw in my last few chips and declared "all-in". He turned over 3-3 for bottom set. Oops, BUT...the river brought a T giving me a higher full house! Phew, I doubled up right before the second level ended saving me the $40 rebuy. If it weren't for the rebuy, there was no way that I would've called this hand with top two pairs against a solid player.

The one hand that just about tripled me up came when we were down to about 14 players. I had 9T in the big blind. Blinds were at 25/50. There were four callers including myself. The flop came 39T. Nice, I had top two pairs! The small blind bet out 125. I decided to just call to see where everyone stood. The two players behind me just called as well. The turn brought a 9. Nice, now I had the full boat! The small blind bet out again, 200 this time. Once again, I decided to just call to give the draw a chance to hit his hand on the river. I knew that one of the late position players were drawing to a flush. When the player to my immediate left called 200, I knew he was the one holding the draw. One player dropped out. The river brought my money card, a 2. That was the absolute perfect card for me! The small blind checked this time, I put her on A-T or T-K or something like that. Knowing that the player to my immediate left had made his flush draw, I had to figure out how to extract the most amount of money out of him. I had 650 left and he had me more than covered, so I knew that he was going to call me regardless. I was pondering a 300 bet just to lure him into reraising, but if I did that, he might've just called my bet fearing a full boat and I would've missed out on an additional 350. So, I decided to represent a flush myself and go all-in. He said "I have to call." Those are the best words to hear when you have the near nuts. The small blind folded and I turned over my nines full over tens. He showed his nut flush.

Now, I was sitting pretty with a little more than 3000 in chips. So, here's the hand that broke me:

With 9 players left in the tournament, the blinds were at 200/400. I had exactly 3400 chips left. I was on the button with QT. Everyone folded to me and I just called. Probably a bad idea to just call, but I knew that the small blind wouldn't play unless he had a premium hand and the big blind was an over agressive player with a bigger stack than me, so he was going to play any hand especially to a small raise. I really didn't want to risk my entire stack on Q-T, but I knew that my Q-T was a better than average hand, so I figured that limping was the best option.

Like clockwork, the small blind folded, and unlike clockwork, the big blind made it an additional 1000. Damn, I hate it when someone tries to push me around. Just because I limp in from the button doesn't mean that I have a weak hand. With only 3000 in chips, I had to make a decision. There was already 2000 in the pot and he was putting me in for 1/3 of my stack. If I would've just folded my Q-T, then I wouldn't have been in this situation. I was getting 2 to 1 on my money and if he didn't have a pair, then I'd be getting 3 to 2 odds to lose the hand. If one of my cards matched his, then I'd be getting 2.5 to 1 to lose the hand. The blinds were increasing to 300/600 the next hand, so I felt as though I had to make a stand at that moment. If I didn't hit a hand on the flop, then I could just fold with 2000 left.

The flop came KQT. Nice, I hit my two pairs. Like clockwork, he put me all-in for the rest of my 2000. I threw my hands up in disgust because I knew that I had to call this hand and I knew that he would have outs. My initial guess was that he had K-J. Instead, I turned over my two pair and he showed A-T. Nice, better than I though. He only had 7 outs now. Unfortunately, a 9 showed up on the turn giving him an additional 8 outs. So, he had 15 outs now going into the river. I was hoping for a red/low card, but no good. An A came on the river he made his higher two pair.

That was it. I went in with the best of it and left with the worst of it. All-in-all, I think I played a great tournament. My only mistake was proabably playing that last hand. If I would've just folded that Q-T, then I think my odds of placing in the top three were great. On the flip side of that, if I won that last hand (which I should've), then I would've certainly made it to the final 2 or 3.

I can't complain though because I was a 2.3 to 1 favorite after the flop. I got my money in with the best of it. That's really the only thing that you can hope for when playing in a tournament. What happens after you get your money in is left to the luck of the draw.

Oh well, it was definitely fun to play in a tournament again. One of these days, I'm going to take a thousand or two and go up to Atlantic City and strictly play in tournaments. I'm still fairly certain that I can take on the best of them. All it takes is to win one big tournament and my road to poker stardom is set.

Boogster

Saturday, October 22, 2005

$65 buy-in NL tournament today...

I'm playing in a 33 man, $65 NL tournament today. I think there's one rebuy. I'll let you know how it goes. I've been wanting to play in a tournament for a while now, so I'm siked to play.

Boogster

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Long time no post...

Man...it's been a while since my last post. I get into these moods where I'll write a blog every day for a week, then something will come up and I'll forget to "blog" for a little bit. Anyways, I'm back.

Let's see, I finally finished the prelimary website design. You can check it out here:

www.boogster.com

I'm still working on enhancing it now, so new features and stuff will be added within the next few weeks or months.

Sportsbetting:
I've been hitting a good amount of my picks. This has a lot to do with Statfox. They offer free picks on the bottom of their website. These picks are all based on historical stats too, so it's right up my alley. I make these picks in addition to my own picks and I've been doing well.

Stocks:
I just started trading options last week. Talk about volatility! Options trade at 100% more volatility than stocks do. But they can be a hell of a lot more profitable than stocks. Or they can drown you . Fortunately, they haven't drowned me yet. As a matter of fact, I feel as though trading options is much more profitable than trading stocks. I'll let you know how it goes in a few months.

Poker:
Let's see. I dropped the rest of my $200 at UB. Deposited another $200 and dropped it. Then I deposited $200 at this new site called Fair Poker. It's on the Playtech network and it'll be on our list at boogster.com soon. I'm up to $400 and change right now. That's about all the poker that I've played in a while. I'm playing in a 33 man, $65 buy-in tourney this coming saturday. I've been wanting to play in a tourney for a while now, so let's see how it goes.


Boogster

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

New website...

I've been working on the new boogster.com website. The initial conversion is almost finished. It should look 100% better than the current site and it should be a little easier to understand. One of the biggest additions will be the fact that we're offering rakeback. Right now, we have 5 sites lined up: PokerShare, UltimateBet, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, and Caribbean Sun Poker.

After we bring it live, the second phase will be to have some sort of authentication system. This will allow our customers to change their addresses and not have to fill out the boogster registration form for every signup. You'll see, it's going to be money!

Because I've been working on this new website, I really haven't had too much time to play poker. I actually did just sign up to PokerShare though. It's exactly the same as UltimateBet, so there's really nothing special about the site.


Boogster

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Never fails...

Hand #8514314-35551 at Dallas ($5/$10 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 08/Oct/05 12:12:47

slopes33 is at seat 0 with $40.50.
shmooman is at seat 1 with $660.50.
boogster is at seat 2 with $167.
joe302 is at seat 3 with $74 (sitting out).
beta8ball is at seat 4 with $188.
The button is at seat 2.

beta8ball posts the small blind of $2.
slopes33 posts the big blind of $5.

slopes33: -- --
shmooman: -- --
boogster: Th Qc
beta8ball: -- --

Pre-flop:

shmooman folds. boogster raises to $10. beta8ball
folds. slopes33 re-raises to $15. boogster calls.


Flop (board: Td 6c Kc):

slopes33 bets $5. boogster calls.

Turn (board: Td 6c Kc Kd):

slopes33 bets $10. boogster calls.

River (board: Td 6c Kc Kd Ad):

slopes33 bets $10. boogster calls.



Showdown:

slopes33 shows Ah 9s.
slopes33 has Ah Td Kc Kd Ad: two pair, aces and kings.
boogster mucks cards.
(boogster has Th Qc.)


Hand #8514314-35551 Summary:

$2 is raked from a pot of $82.
slopes33 wins $80 with two pair, aces and kings.

An example of high win percentage....

Here's an example of a player who has a high win percentage that you shouldn't be playing very many hands with:

Hand #8514701-19262 at Brownsville ($3/$6 Hold'em Kill)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 08/Oct/05 10:40:10

Supermat is at seat 0 with $288.
hello kitty is at seat 1 with $97.
kyletractor is at seat 2 with $288.50.
nice try is at seat 5 with $360.
LuckyMe21 is at seat 8 with $890.25.
boogster is at seat 9 with $71.50.
The button is at seat 0.
The kill game is not active.

hello kitty posts the small blind of $1.
kyletractor posts the big blind of $3.

Supermat: -- --
hello kitty: -- --
kyletractor: -- --
nice try: -- --
LuckyMe21: -- --
boogster: Ah Qh

Pre-flop:

nice try folds. LuckyMe21 raises to $6. boogster
re-raises to $9. Supermat folds. hello kitty folds.
kyletractor folds. LuckyMe21 calls.

Flop (board: 2s Jc Ks):

LuckyMe21 checks. boogster bets $3. LuckyMe21
raises to $6. boogster re-raises to $9. LuckyMe21
re-raises to $12. boogster calls.

Turn (board: 2s Jc Ks 2c):

LuckyMe21 checks. boogster checks.

River (board: 2s Jc Ks 2c 8s):

LuckyMe21 bets $6. boogster calls.



Showdown:

LuckyMe21 shows As Js.
LuckyMe21 has As Js 2s Ks 8s: flush, ace high.
boogster mucks cards.
(boogster has Ah Qh.)


Hand #8514701-19262 Summary:

$2.50 is raked from a pot of $58.
LuckyMe21 wins $55.50 with flush, ace high.


As you can see, he's got about 10 times the average chipstack at the table. It's most likely due to the fact that he's won most of it. And the reason why he's winning so much? Because the "win percentage" is in his favor at this moment. It doesn't matter what cards he has, he probably wins more than 75% of the hands that he's involved in.

Boogster

Never learn...

Hand #8516724-10300 at Westchester ($3/$6 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 08/Oct/05 01:48:50

stalion123 is at seat 0 with $371.50 (sitting out).
hankreardon is at seat 1 with $82.
Johnny is at seat 2 with $316.50.
GamblorLA is at seat 3 with $164.
boogster is at seat 4 with $198.25.
bori is at seat 5 with $14.25.
The button is at seat 1.

Johnny posts the small blind of $1.
GamblorLA posts the big blind of $3.

hankreardon: -- --
Johnny: -- --
GamblorLA: -- --
boogster: Ac Qd
bori: -- --

Pre-flop:

boogster raises to $6. bori re-raises to $9.
hankreardon folds. Johnny folds. GamblorLA folds.
boogster calls.

Flop (board: Kd 7s 9s):

boogster checks. bori bets $3. boogster raises to
$6. bori goes all-in for $5.25. boogster is
returned $.75 (uncalled).

Turn (board: Kd 7s 9s Ts):

(no action in this round)


River (board: Kd 7s 9s Ts 4d):

(no action in this round)




Showdown:

boogster shows Ac Qd.
boogster has Ac Qd Kd 9s Ts: ace high.
bori shows 8s 8d.
bori has 8s 8d Kd 9s Ts: a pair of eights.


Hand #8516724-10300 Summary:

$1.50 is raked from a pot of $32.50.
bori wins $31 with a pair of eights.

Getting annoying...

This whole "low on money, high win percentage" thing is getting so annoying...it's so damn predictable...whoever wrote the damn poker software should've made it a little less obvious. I just need to make sure I don't get involved in those hands!!

The first hand, I didn't actually lose, but he only had 3 outs, which he hit:



Hand #8516724-10254 at Westchester ($3/$6 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 08/Oct/05 01:30:59

MrAssClown is at seat 1 with $162.50.
GamblorLA is at seat 3 with $24.25.
boogster is at seat 4 with $201.75.
The button is at seat 4.

MrAssClown posts the small blind of $1.
GamblorLA posts the big blind of $3.

MrAssClown: -- --
GamblorLA: -- --
boogster: 9c Ks

Pre-flop:

boogster raises to $6. MrAssClown folds. GamblorLA
calls.

Flop (board: Td Qh Jh):

GamblorLA checks. boogster bets $3. GamblorLA
raises to $6. boogster calls.

Turn (board: Td Qh Jh 4d):

GamblorLA bets $6. boogster raises to $12.
GamblorLA goes all-in for $12.25. boogster calls.

River (board: Td Qh Jh 4d Kd):

(no action in this round)




Showdown:

GamblorLA shows 8c 9s.
GamblorLA has 9s Td Qh Jh Kd: straight, king high.
boogster shows 9c Ks.
boogster has 9c Ks Td Qh Jh: straight, king high.


Hand #8516724-10254 Summary:

$.50 is raked from a pot of $49.50.
GamblorLA wins $24.50 of a $49 pot with straight, king high.
boogster wins $24.50 of a $49 pot with straight, king high.


Then the second hand, I had pocket nines and I had to do what I did:


Hand #8516724-10259 at Westchester ($3/$6 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 08/Oct/05 01:31:39

MrAssClown is at seat 1 with $161.50.
GamblorLA is at seat 3 with $23.50.
boogster is at seat 4 with $203.
The button is at seat 3.

boogster posts the small blind of $1.
MrAssClown posts the big blind of $3.

MrAssClown: -- --
GamblorLA: -- --
boogster: 9s 9d

Pre-flop:

GamblorLA raises to $6. boogster re-raises to $9.
MrAssClown folds. GamblorLA calls.

Flop (board: Js 5h 2d):

boogster bets $3. GamblorLA calls.

Turn (board: Js 5h 2d 2c):

boogster bets $6. GamblorLA goes all-in for $11.50.
boogster calls.

River (board: Js 5h 2d 2c Tc):

(no action in this round)




Showdown:

GamblorLA shows Jc Kc.
GamblorLA has Jc Kc Js 2d 2c: two pair, jacks and deuces.
boogster mucks cards.
(boogster has 9s 9d.)


Hand #8516724-10259 Summary:

$.50 is raked from a pot of $50.
GamblorLA wins $49.50 with two pair, jacks and deuces.


After I saw how much money he had left, I knew that I was dunzo...

I just need to learn to fold these hands...even if I do have pocket nines!!



Boogster

Friday, October 07, 2005

Why do I bother? Broke some more rules...

Why do I bother playing against someone who is almost out of chips? They win about 75% of the time!


Hand #8514623-33346 at Berlin ($3/$6 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 07/Oct/05 17:12:08

legend nst is at seat 0 with $17.
john henry is at seat 1 with $169.
boogster is at seat 2 with $163.
PokerTone is at seat 3 with $11.50.
chelsea2005 is at seat 4 with $89.
badboy2838 is at seat 5 with $185.
The button is at seat 4.

badboy2838 posts the small blind of $1.
legend nst posts the big blind of $3.

legend nst: -- --
john henry: -- --
boogster: Th Ah
PokerTone: -- --
chelsea2005: -- --
badboy2838: -- --

Pre-flop:

john henry folds. boogster raises to $6. PokerTone
re-raises to $9. chelsea2005 folds. badboy2838
folds. legend nst folds. boogster calls.

Flop (board: 5d 8s Kc):

boogster checks. PokerTone goes all-in for $2.50.
boogster calls.

Turn (board: 5d 8s Kc 2s):

(no action in this round)


River (board: 5d 8s Kc 2s Tc):

(no action in this round)




Showdown:

PokerTone shows Ks Ac.
PokerTone has Ks Ac 8s Kc Tc: a pair of kings.
boogster mucks cards.
(boogster has Th Ah.)


Hand #8514623-33346 Summary:

$1 is raked from a pot of $27.
PokerTone wins $26 with a pair of kings.


Also, I had to redeposit at UB because I broke another rule (quit if I'm down more than $200 at the same table). After dropping about $450 at the $5/$10, I was forced to quit cause I lost all of my money! I just redeposited $200.

Boogster

Just broke one of my new rules...oops.

Damn...I just broke one of my new rules about staying out of the pot when someone is low on chips...


Hand #8516734-10436 at Dryden ($5/$10 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 07/Oct/05 01:16:24

kato989 is at seat 0 with $172.50.
Pmansiks is at seat 1 with $15.
boogster is at seat 2 with $424.
moe master is at seat 3 with $138.50.
AKShotgun is at seat 4 with $957.50.
dallasjoe is at seat 5 with $697.
The button is at seat 0.

Pmansiks posts the small blind of $2.
boogster posts the big blind of $5.

kato989: -- --
Pmansiks: -- --
boogster: Jd Qc
moe master: -- --
AKShotgun: -- --
dallasjoe: -- --

Pre-flop:

moe master folds. AKShotgun folds. dallasjoe calls.
kato989 folds. Pmansiks raises to $10. boogster
calls. dallasjoe calls.

Flop (board: 9d Ks 3s):

Pmansiks goes all-in for $5. boogster calls.
dallasjoe calls.

Turn (board: 9d Ks 3s 5h):

boogster checks. dallasjoe checks.

River (board: 9d Ks 3s 5h 2c):

boogster checks. dallasjoe checks.



Showdown:

boogster shows Jd Qc.
boogster has Jd Qc 9d Ks 5h: king high.
dallasjoe mucks cards.
(dallasjoe has Tc Jh.)
Pmansiks shows 9s Kd.
Pmansiks has 9s Kd 9d Ks 5h: two pair, kings and nines.


Hand #8516734-10436 Summary:

$2 is raked from a pot of $45.
Pmansiks wins $43 with two pair, kings and nines.

Nice fold...

How many of you would actually fold this hand?



Hand #8516734-10275 at Dryden ($5/$10 Hold'em)
Powered by UltimateBet
Started at 07/Oct/05 00:07:30

camco2 is at seat 0 with $89.50.
Pmansiks is at seat 1 with $255.
boogster is at seat 2 with $205.
mm7 is at seat 3 with $193.
MrMagoo24 is at seat 4 with $253.
dallasjoe is at seat 5 with $660.
The button is at seat 4.

dallasjoe posts the small blind of $2.
camco2 posts the big blind of $5.

camco2: -- --
Pmansiks: -- --
boogster: Kh Jc
mm7: -- --
MrMagoo24: -- --
dallasjoe: -- --

Pre-flop:

Pmansiks folds. boogster raises to $10. mm7 folds.
MrMagoo24 calls. dallasjoe calls. camco2 calls.


Flop (board: 7s Js 6h):

dallasjoe bets $5. camco2 calls. boogster calls.
MrMagoo24 raises to $10. dallasjoe re-raises to $15.
camco2 calls. boogster folds. MrMagoo24 calls.

Turn (board: 7s Js 6h Ac):

dallasjoe bets $10. camco2 calls. MrMagoo24 calls.


River (board: 7s Js 6h Ac 6d):

dallasjoe bets $10. camco2 folds. MrMagoo24 calls.




Showdown:

dallasjoe shows Jh Ah.
dallasjoe has Jh Ah 7s Js Ac: two pair, aces and jacks.
MrMagoo24 mucks cards.
(MrMagoo24 has 4c Jd.)


Hand #8516734-10275 Summary:

$3 is raked from a pot of $140.
dallasjoe wins $137 with two pair, aces and jacks.


Boogster

Thursday, October 06, 2005

that was quick...

right after I made that last post, i decided to see if I could get that last $164 so that I could cash out. 10 minutes later, I was up to $1117. Crazy. So, I just cashed out with $917. I left $200 in my UB account. It was a good day...

Boogster

Some new rules...

Alright, here are some new rules in addition to the three that I set before.

1) When another player is low on chips and close to going all in, it's best not to get involved in that final pot with that player because their win percentage seems to be greater in those situations.
2) If an opponent is catching every card against you when playing heads up, it's best not to get involved in any pots against him because his win percentage seems to be greater than normal at that moment. Even hands in which you're supposed to be raising on like AJ, 88, 99, TT...just muck em if you're heads up against that opponent. You'll know who these opponents are because they're the ones who have 10 times the amount of chips more than anyone else at the table.

On that note, after multi-tabling $5/$10 limit on UB, I'm up to $836 now. Another $164 and I can cash out again. Then I'll be back to even from the latest wack...actually, I'll be up because all I need to make up was another $600.

I've been getting a lot of SPAM in the comments section of my blog lately. I need to find a way to combat that shit becuase it's getting annoying.

Stocks: I still have my GOOG short at $318.50. I actually covered at $312.15 today, then reshorted at $312.09. I shorted PD at the close at $128.40. I made one bad trade today...I bought BGO at 2.55, then I had to take a loss at 2.51. Fortunately, I was able to scalp NVAX a few times to make up for the BGO loss. I also covered GDW at 57.66 for a nice $2 gain.

Stocks to watch for tomorrow: BGO, EGO, and all other gold stocks. Most of them have gone down 3-5 days and are nearing support. This time could be different though, so be careful.

I just watched the video on Options trading last night. I'm going to get my tradaing account enabled for Options and then, I'm going to start making some serious cash...or lose some serious cash. :) I've never traded options before.

Oh yeah...I played in some cheapy tournaments tonight...I was so bored after the first 5 minutes that I just started going all-in on every hand. And it was one of those "turbo" tournaments where the blinds move up quickly. Apparently, they weren't moving up quickly enough for me.

Check this dude's blog out:

http://www.92offsuit.com/

He just finished his first month of playing $10/$20 limit hold'em and he's up $4.2k. Not bad...I'm curious to see how he does next month. I haven't been able to sustain playing $10/$20 for an extended period of time. Most likely due to my bankroll.

Boogster

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

GOOG...

I dropped $85 in the $2/$5 NL game on friday night. I don't know what it is, but I just don't have the patience to play in these live games anymore. Even when I'm at the casino, I get so "bored" playing poker. It's such a grind. Perhaps I need to jump up in limits? That'll make it a little more exciting. Maybe it's because of the big money that I'm winning and losing in the stock market every day? Maybe it's because the $85 that I dropped on friday night pales in comparison to the money that I dropped playing blackjack in Vegas last month? 6 hours of playing on Friday night netted me -$85...I can drop that in 30 minutes playing $3/$6 limit online.

Anyhow, I think if I started playing in some more tournaments, that'll get me a little more pumped up to play because my tournament game is poo poo right now. The idea of making it to one of the WPT final tables is pretty exciting. The idea of playing heads up against Johnny Chan is definitely pretty exciting. How about the idea of winning a WSOP bracelet? Exciting.

In the meantime, I'm trying to conquer the stock market world right now. I recently watched these dvds from pristine.com:

Pristine Seminar DVDs

They were very very informative. Well worth the money that I paid for them. But I think you have to have a basic understand of technical analysis before watching these DVDs. The one DVD that opened my eyes to trading was "Guerrilla Trading Tactics". Guerrilla trading is considered trading stocks with the intention of holding for 1-2 days...which is what I do.

If you want the seminar notes, here's a direct link:

Seminar Notes

I don't think I'm supposed to post this link online anywhere, but it's their fault for not securing it.

So, here's a little picture for the curious. It's a screen capture of my trading desktop:



As you can tell, I'm currently watching TFSM, GOOG, and SIRI. I actually shorted GOOG at $318.50 and I'm still holding my GDW short at $59.69. Both of which are in the money now. I think GOOG will go a lot lower because it broke below yesterday's low at $313, which according to pristine.com makes this a bearish mortgage play (gapped up more than $.50 above the previous day's high, then broke below the previous day's low after a bullish 20/20 bar). That probably doesn't mean a thing to most people, but if you follow Pristine, then you'll know what I mean.

What else? I'm at $156.75 in my UB account right now. From the $200 that I left in there, I was able to run it up to about $600, but I lost some back after some bad run of cards. I still have to make up about $600 from my other losses, but I'm not too worried about it. I just need to find some time to grind it out online to get it back.

I'm working on a new webiste for boogster.com. It's going to look a lot more professional and it'll be a hell of a lot easier to understand. We'll probably bring it live in November...maybe earlier than that. Here's a preview:



That's it for now. I'm probably going to hit up AC some time in the next few weeks to play in some tournaments. Other than that, I don't have any plans to play in any live games any time soon.

Boogster

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Cashed out...

Went up to $1022 at UB, so I cashed out $822 (see Rule 1). Now all I need is about $600 more to break even from my latest losses, mainly from sportsbetting. I actually hit my 2nd half VT -3.5 over West Virginia pick too for a bill, so now I'm only down about $500. Going to a $2/$5 NL game tonight. Gonna bring $500. Let's see if I can double up.

Boogster

UB win streak in my favor right now...

So, the tides have turned and instead of losing every hand, I'm actually winning every hand now. I'm catching all kinds of cards. I'm drawing out like crazy and not only that, but I'm getting all kinds of action. It's insane, but I've been here before. Seriously, how can I go from $150 to $850 in less than 2 hours? How can I go from $1200 to $0 in less than 2 hours? I know, it happens in a real casino too. Yeah, you're right, but does it happen THAT consistently, like when I'm playing online? I don't think so.

It's become so predictable now that I can pretty much tell you when my win streak is going to be over and when I'm most likely going to lose all of my money. Unfortunately, I haven't been disciplined enough to withdraw my money and "weather the storm" as I so frequenty preach. This time will be different. Number 1 on my new list of rules is to withdraw $800 when I reach $1000. I'm getting close.

Let's see, my absolute poker freeroll tonight. We started with 55 players, a very very low turnout considering the prize for the winner: a free entry into the 2006 WSOP main event. I ended up 11th, two spots out of the money, which I didn't really care about anyways. Seriously, 2nd place got $400 and 1st place got the equivalent of $12,000. I don't think anyone was playing for anything besides 1st place. I sure wasn't.

Looking back at tonight's tourney, I realized another flaw in my tournament game. I need to learn how to milk my opponent's money a little bit better. Of course, it's hardly ever correct to give your opponent the odds to call, but perhaps instead of overbetting the pot, like I usually do in a dominating situation, I should bet somewhere in between overbetting and underbetting? It's just an idea. I can probably extract a little more money from my opponents in the long run, so long as 1 out of 5 make that incorrect call...or even 1 out of 10.

Alright...till tomorrow...

Boogster