Monday, April 6, 2009

Been a little while..

It's nearly two weeks since I posted! I'm a very bad boy. The reason for that, inevitably, is a horror cooler. Part of that was a live PLO rebuy tournament where I rebought twice and did not win a single hand whatsoever.

Recent days I have made a decent recovery playing some good old fixed limit on Eurolinx. The fish have been everywhere this week. Here is a nice hand from tonight:

2/4 Limit Holdem

6 players
Converted at

UTG nkgud ($22.35)
UTG+1 Rayon ($143.55)
CO redman42 ($89.16)
BTN vortice ($101.38)
SB mallo83 ($192.00)
BB Hero ($94.90)

Pre-flop: (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is BB

nkgud raises, 1 fold, redman42 calls, vortice calls, 1 fold, Hero calls (7:1 is good enough for ATC here)

Flop: (8.5 SB, 4 players)
Hero checks, nkgud bets, redman42 calls, vortice calls, Hero calls (middle pair is just fine getting about 100:1 here)

Turn: (6.2 BB, 4 players) (bingo, time to checkraise)
Hero checks, nkgud bets (awesome), redman42 raises (hmm, maybe not so great), vortice calls, Hero calls, nkgud calls (pot is huge, so I have to see a showdown)

River: (14.2 BB, 4 players)
Hero checks, nkgud checks, redman42 bets, 1 fold, Hero calls, nkgud folds

Final Pot: 16.2 BB
Hero shows:
redman42 shows:
(that's right, folks two bets cold in the cutoff)
Hero wins 15.5 BB ( won +11.0 BB )
nkgud lost 3.5 BB
redman42 lost 4.5 BB
vortice lost 3.5 BB


parttimebonuschaser said...

hehe funny stuff.

hows the eurol race going?

The blindman said...
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The blindman said...

The rake race is a nice reliable $100 every month. It is too hard to cash higher unless you play really heavily, but it is pretty easy to get the $100. I would say you probably only need to rake $120-$140 to be sure of it.

It's especially nice when Euro run reload bonuses. I completed a $150 bonus last week. At the moment these run at 13x raked hands (.25 min rake) per dollar, which is not bad at all if you play limit. The only problem is that it's all-or-nothing (but you do get two months to complete). I have previously overestimated the number of hands I could play and lost a bonus.

Overall, I would say I am getting at least 100% rakeback equivalent from Euro.