Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
It was an old tournament; 2005 Borgata Poker Open. Festejo placed 2nd after being crippled by this hand. Let's start at flop of K 7 2. I can't remember what the pre-flop action was but Festejo was ahead in chips by a small amount. Villain was first to act and checked his 32, bottom pair bottom kicker. Festejo raised with A2 around a little more than pot-size. Villain moved all-in. If Festejo folded, he would be behind in chips but it'd still be anybody's game. Anyway, after a few minutes in the tank, Festejo called. He called his freakin' bottom pair for almost all his money against an overbet which, well I won't even speculate what the reason was.
Whatever the reason was, it was great call. That is until a 3 came on the river which gave the villain 2 pair. No help on the river and that's all I know about Ricardo Festejo.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
I wanted to post updates through the Final Table Donkey Facebook fan page but I didn't have the time to do so. Maybe next time.
Plan B is to play 25/50 to get the buy-in for the 5 Million guaranteed tourney this coming weekend.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
- It's very spacious. Tables are far away from each other that people can go through without disturbing the players at the tables.
- Their tables include a built-in card shuffler which is pretty interesting. It's supposed to make the dealing faster but I can't tell if it actually is.
- It being near a more stable poker room will make the competition a little bit better. If there's competition, the players get the better of it.
- There's no ATM nearby. The nearest one is a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive away. And when the player who needs to withdraw goes that far to do so, there's a possibility he won't return.
- Lack in quorum. Of course I did go there on their first night when only a few people knew that it was open. We'll see in the future. For now, it's hard to play when employees outnumber the guests.
- There's a line on the house rules which is a little disconcerting. "Fights are not permitted inside the house. Fights are only permissible at the parking area and only after all the side bets have been made." I mean, why should this even be on the list of house rules?!?!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I guess I'll stop by again this Monday after I win the Labor Day Tournament this weekend.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Yesterday was PokerManila's 40k guaranteed. For just Php 100-300 (depending on forum activity) a member can win some cash and a seat to either an APPT satellite or the Labor Day tournament at The Metro. The best thing about it is that the field is full of top players.
I won a seat to the Labor Day tournament and it looks like I'll be playing another multi-day tournament. I'll be going for the win. It's about time.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
It's common for poker players to lend and borrow from each other; maybe poker players just view poker money differently. This ranges from a few hundred to thousands of pesos. The reasons also vary from need (player needs to play but is short) to convenience (player has money but not at that particular time and place). I've heard of a few people who have borrowed money from other players for gambling. No one has heard from them after they've "gone into hiding" from not being able to pay. On the other hand, there are also some who seems to always be short and needs a helping hand, but they always pay and no one hesitates to lend them. There are some who would ask to borrow from strangers or acquaintances.
Here are some guidelines when it comes to poker debt:
- Don't lend money to strangers.
- Don't lend money if you can't stand to lose the amount.
- Don't borrow money without a sure way of how to pay. (Don't assume that the money borrowed will win)
- Don't borrow money from people you won't lend to.
- All debts have to be paid.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I don't want to start playing again only to find myself in the same situation. I'll only be playing invitational tournaments or if I'm staked. In the meantime, I'll be focusing on the other things like writing and painting. Not to mention my kid and my day job.
The thing is that I always here about people who don't have to worry about money winning at poker tournaments and cash games. I guess there really is that unquantifiable factor about playing scared. I can have a 50x buy-in bankroll and I'd still be a little scared only because I'm not rich. So first things first, I need to be rich before I start poker again. That can be a long time.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
After a while, they started to learn how to play and there were less customers. But today, a Korean fish sat at my 10/20 table at The Metro.
Everyone's play instantly adapted. Players started playing tighter than a nun's... ummm... whispering eye. One didn't need to raise monster hands as they could just limp and the Korean player would more than likely raise to 30x BB. He raised 95% of the time and folded 5%. He never limped, called a raise or checked. And he'd always bet on the flop. I think he actually bet on all streets.
The main problem was that he was very lucky. His pockets would hold and draws would hit. There would be someone in the table who would rebuy after every other hand.
Needless to say, I lost 2 buyins and I called it a day. Last hand, I called his massive 40x BB preflop raise with my AKs which put me all in. I missed the board and his 66 held.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The book doesn't necessarily make one a better poker player but it made me think about being a professional poker player more than before. Maybe it doesn't sound so crazy after all. Everything he said about the characters were dead on as the way they are here. Poker does transcend race and age and everything else that keeps people apart. It doesn't matter if you're a pro playing in the Bellagio or a rounder playing in The Metro, everything's the same.
This month I'll be rebuilding my bank roll again. This time I'll do it right. I'll put 20k in the cage at The Metro and leave it there. That's only for poker and I won't take out anything from that except to play poker. I'll build it so I can move up.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I just can't wait for the Neil Arce Cup this March 2010.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Poker Income can show hourly rate, which games are worth playing, it tells you how you're running, etc. Everything I was looking for in a bankroll tracker. And it's right in my pocket. No need to remember my playing details until I get home to my laptop.
I'd definitely recommend getting this app even if you're just a casual poker player. Get this at the App Store.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Online Poker Player
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- Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree , any field.
- At least 4 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
- Preferably 1-4 Yrs Experienced Employees.
- 4 Full-Time positions available.
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Friday, January 1, 2010
This is definitely much more manageable than the 150 hours required last November.