Monday, December 29, 2008

BIG TIME (or how I did in my first Sunday Million)

Happy Holidays All!

Well, I managed to squeak into the Blogger Final by barely qualifying in the 8 game preliminary.

PokerStars Tournament #124189662, 8-Game
Freeroll Super Satellite
456 players
Target Tournament #170000000
72 tickets to the target tournament

Tournament started 2008/12/19 17:00:00 ET

Dear o-hole-ne,

You finished the tournament in 69th place.
You qualified to play in Tournament #170000000 and are automatically registered for it.
See Tournament #170000000 Lobby for further details.



Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.

***************************************************************

Managed to place "in the money" in the big finale and got a Step 3 ticket.

Played a Step 3 Sit-n-Go and finished 3rd (got another Step 3 ticket).

Rinse, Repeat - four times.

Finally won a Step 4 ticket and decided to try the Sunday Million (which was super-sized).

Huge money!

Could provide a major shift in my poker "career".

...or not...





Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poker Stars is the Best

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This PokerStars tournament is a No Limit Texas Hold’em event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 583061

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Year In Golf

Well, so much for the promise of more golf reports this year. As you may have guessed, there wasn't another o-hole-ne to report but consider the last few rounds as indicative of my year in golf.

Before a recent weekend of golf (and drinking) with my brother to celebrate his turning 40, the wife and I played nine at the "other" course in town. I had 5 tap-in pars (but bogeyed both of the par 5s) to shoot 39.

Played a really nice local course near my brother and struggled to break 90. Played one of the nicest courses near my brother the next day and again, struggled to break 90. We had a great time, which kinda made up for our "Duke Out" event a month before getting rained out.

Played a solo (what I hope was not my last for the season) nine at the "home" course in town last weekend. A bit windy, but very pleasant temperature. Had THREE birdies to shoot even par for the first and only time of the year.

~vandy

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

I owe ya $5

I apologize upfront for another bad beat post (fortunately nobody reads these, so I won't have to pay anybody the normal fee).

Without further comment, because the following 2 hand histories say it all...


PokerStars Game #17794332898: Tournament #90043472, $1.00+$0.10 Hold'em Pot Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2008/05/30 - 11:03:58 (ET)
Table '90043472 2' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: viperman222 (3540 in chips)
Seat 2: fordten (9837 in chips)
Seat 3: Titillas (3203 in chips)
Seat 4: alebintl (5105 in chips)
Seat 5: jumb11 (690 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 6: o-hole-ne (7030 in chips)
o-hole-ne: posts small blind 50
viperman222: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to o-hole-ne [Ah Kd]
fordten: folds
Titillas: raises 200 to 300
alebintl: calls 300
jumb11: folds
o-hole-ne: raises 1000 to 1300
viperman222: calls 1200
Titillas: raises 1903 to 3203 and is all-in
alebintl: folds
o-hole-ne: raises 1903 to 5106
viperman222: calls 2240 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1566) returned to o-hole-ne
*** FLOP *** [7s 9h 2c]
*** TURN *** [7s 9h 2c] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [7s 9h 2c 8s] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
o-hole-ne: shows [Ah Kd] (a pair of Sevens)
viperman222: shows [Ac Jc] (a pair of Sevens - lower kicker)
o-hole-ne collected 674 from side pot
Titillas: shows [Jd 9d] (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
o-hole-ne said, "wow"
Titillas collected 9909 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 10583 Main pot 9909. Side pot 674. | Rake 0
Board [7s 9h 2c 8s 7h]
Seat 1: viperman222 (big blind) showed [Ac Jc] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 2: fordten folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Titillas showed [Jd 9d] and won (9909) with two pair, Nines and Sevens
Seat 4: alebintl folded before Flop
Seat 5: jumb11 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: o-hole-ne (small blind) showed [Ah Kd] and won (674) with a pair of Sevens




PokerStars Game #17794369603: Tournament #90043472, $1.00+$0.10 Hold'em Pot Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2008/05/30 - 11:06:30 (ET)
Table '90043472 2' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: bolle1939 (300 in chips)
Seat 2: fordten (10437 in chips)
Seat 3: Titillas (9509 in chips)
Seat 4: alebintl (4655 in chips)
Seat 5: jumb11 (590 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 6: o-hole-ne (4214 in chips)
jumb11: posts small blind 50
o-hole-ne: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to o-hole-ne [4d 8h]
bolle1939: folds
fordten: folds
Titillas: calls 100
alebintl: folds
jumb11: folds
o-hole-ne said, "no - patient - you'll spew them back soon enough"
o-hole-ne: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 4c Kc]
o-hole-ne: checks
Titillas said, "i know"
Titillas: bets 200
o-hole-ne: raises 650 to 850
Titillas: raises 1950 to 2800
o-hole-ne: raises 1314 to 4114 and is all-in
Titillas: calls 1314
*** TURN *** [4s 4c Kc] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [4s 4c Kc Js] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
o-hole-ne: shows [4d 8h] (a full house, Fours full of Kings)
Titillas: shows [7d Kh] (a full house, Kings full of Fours)
o-hole-ne said, "knew it"
Titillas collected 8478 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 8478 | Rake 0
Board [4s 4c Kc Js Ks]
Seat 1: bolle1939 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: fordten folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Titillas showed [7d Kh] and won (8478) with a full house, Kings full of Fours
Seat 4: alebintl (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: jumb11 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: o-hole-ne (big blind) showed [4d 8h] and lost with a full house, Fours full of Kings

Monday, May 12, 2008

Final Table Nirvana




Okay - if poker worked this well all the time...

I'd have nothing to complain about...

That would be...

NIRVANA

Friday, April 25, 2008

GOLF!!!!!!!!

Poker, as usual, has been brutal. I did place 2nd in Pauly's PLO tourney a couple weeks ago, but there's been more ridiculously bad beats than usual...

MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY... the loooooooong cold winter is over!

Played 9 at the home course a week-ago Saturday and was very happy with 5 solid pars and only one in the water for a total of 40. Everything was going to the right, however, so it promises to be an interesting spring.

Played another 9 with the wife at the other course in town and couldn't get anything to work consistently... 45 (blah).

My plan is to post a lot more of my golfing exploits this year. Hopefully, it will show an improving game and some interesting stories.

FORE!

~vandy

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ship it!




If you read the fine print in the bottom right window... the Good Doctor owes me $1.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008