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Ed's Cowboy's Challenge - Jan 2012 - Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:32 AM
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I shall be attempting the Cowboy's Challenge in January 2012 at the $0.25 buy in level.

Mix of 45 and 90 player sitngos.

Opening bankroll 25 x $0.25 = $6.25
Target to double bankroll to $12.50 over 100 games

results will be posted here.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:49 AM
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GOOD LUCK
Hope everyone has a prosperous New Year
 
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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 08:46 AM
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The New Year has arrived - the challenge has commenced....

Opening BR $6.25

T492939976 $0.25 90 player sitngo is underway - my first poker tourney of 2012

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I hope this is an omen of things to come for 2012

Hand 8 in Cowboy's Challenge $0.25 90 player sitngo



Long way to go in this game but nice early chip up.

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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 10:09 AM
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T1 busted 29th of 90, looking to double up with TT against fishy big stack who limp/called 84suited to my 4x preflop raise, and flopped two pairs v my overpair, then shoved over my c-bet and I called. I should have got away from it but I read the opp wrong for the first time here, putting them on Ax having hit their x on the board as they were playing Ace-rags a lot.



- plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose -

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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Ed, You make an appropriate raise pre and he limp calls you! Let's stop right there and think what that can and should usually be! Small pocket pairs, suited connectors, any broadway from the sounds of it! Lets roll tape. On the flop which hits a tonne of his small pairs and small suited sonnectors you cbet and he jams! Often times you will hear trainers telling you that they do not usually bluff here at these levels.
You even know this is a fold but call it off any way with a 35 deep starting stack! This is burning money and will crush your bankroll in the long run. Discipline and patience my friend.

 
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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Happy New Year Chris -

You are right, I was 'hoping' he was being as fishy as I had seen him play several previous hands that he lucked out on to build his stack, but as I said I should have got away from the jam.

I had put in 1/3rd of my stack by the c-bet (1,236 of 3,650) and if I had folded to the jam would have been left with about 24BBs (2,414 at the 100 level with the next jump to 150 due soon).

I'm pretty sure my skill read on this player is correct - they are very, very bad. However, that is no reason for me to also play badly and hope I am just a bit less bad than them.

I can't even blame a Hogmanay Hangover - woke up feeling brilliant.

Still learning.....

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Another shot before all the Sunday fun kicks off in a couple of hours.

T493035401 $0.25 90 player sitngo


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Sun Jan 01, 2012, 02:04 PM
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T2 Different Story, similar result, out 28th of 90

Busted running into a monster (replayer not working)

PokerStars Hand #73112693011: Tournament #493035401, $0.23+$0.02 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2012/01/01 18:44:00 WET [2012/01/01 13:44:00 ET]
Table '493035401 4' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: iLxa (5923 in chips)
Seat 2: ouellety (780 in chips)
Seat 3: Vorokhobko (3295 in chips)
Seat 4: Grim Jakes (8225 in chips)
Seat 5: EdinFreeMan (1427 in chips)
Seat 6: Bazileque (3225 in chips)
Seat 8: zorro709886 (10385 in chips)
Vorokhobko: posts small blind 75
Grim Jakes: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to EdinFreeMan [Kh Ah]
EdinFreeMan: raises 1277 to 1427 and is all-in
Bazileque: folds
zorro709886: folds
iLxa: folds
ouellety: folds
Vorokhobko: folds
Grim Jakes: calls 1277
*** FLOP *** [5d 4d 5h]
*** TURN *** [5d 4d 5h] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [5d 4d 5h 4h] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Grim Jakes: shows [Kd Kc] (two pair, Kings and Fives)
EdinFreeMan: shows [Kh Ah] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
Grim Jakes collected 2929 from pot
EdinFreeMan finished the tournament in 28th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2929 | Rake 0 Board [5d 4d 5h 4h Qd]
Seat 1: iLxa folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ouellety (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Vorokhobko (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Grim Jakes (big blind) showed [Kd Kc] and won (2929) with two pair, Kings and Fives
Seat 5: EdinFreeMan showed [Kh Ah] and lost with two pair, Fives and Fours
Seat 6: Bazileque folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: zorro709886 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Live training and home games this evening so return to Challenge tomorrow.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 09:13 AM
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3 tourneys up & running - all 90 player $0.25 sitngos

T493439051
T493441439
T493444431

not going to multitable more than 3 at a time just now - really wanted to check how often they load - looks like about 1 every 7minutes or so at this time of day .

Will post 1st 5 results when done with these three.

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Pocket Aces Twice in 5 Minutes at Different Tables in my Cowboys Challenge Games...

for your delectation and delight

Hand 1



Hand 2



I believe this is called variance.....

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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 10:47 AM
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just posted a wee blog there on folded hands of the day ,at this level ed ,fold 2 the *****rs they smash each other 2 bits sooner or later , i have n even tho its hard 2 fold , i find trappin them is easier ,gl all the best
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 11:46 AM
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just posted a wee blog there on folded hands of the day ,at this level ed ,fold 2 the *****rs they smash each other 2 bits sooner or later , i have n even tho its hard 2 fold , i find trappin them is easier ,gl all the best
Never folding those - just trying to get all the chips in.

3rd game of the day (well the first I started - 3rd to finish) I manage my first cash

exit hand fairly standard 12BB shove A9 suited called by 77 - I catch an ace - but the 7 is there too



first cash this month (1 of 5) - 5th of 90 for $1.44

puts me very slightly up so far

if those aces had held in the other 2 games could have been a nice day - but that's poker

good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 11:51 AM
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just finished 1 there ed kk owned by pocket sixes 14 th place but a 3rd so far today , get they buggers yet lol allthe best
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 01:32 PM
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First 5 done, 1 cash for 5th place - BR up to $6.44 +$0.19

T-no Buy-in - Finish/Entrants - Prize - BR
Opening BR $6.25
492939976 - $0.25 - 29/90 - $0.00 - $6.00
493035401 - $0.25 - 28/90 - $0.00 - $5.75
493439051 - $0.25 - 05/90 - $1.44 - $6.94
493441439 - $0.25 - 23/90 - $0.00 - $6.69
493444431 - $0.25 - 17/90 - $0.00 - $6.44

A couple of bad decisions and a couple of beats otherwise fairly steady so far.

A few more this evening maybe, before PSO Open starts tomorrow.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Psychic? Supernit? Misclick? Timed Out?

Preflop fold TT



Saved by the need for a cuppa...would have stacked me for sure
(replayer not displaying cards shown at end - opp had quad eights)

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM.. Reason: replayer glitch
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Out twice more in 22nd place each time - can't seem to win a race, even when I flop the lead



early night as PSO reg starts up 5:45am local time

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Jan 02, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 19honu62 View Post
Ed, You make an appropriate raise pre and he limp calls you! Let's stop right there and think what that can and should usually be! Small pocket pairs, suited connectors, any broadway from the sounds of it! Lets roll tape. On the flop which hits a tonne of his small pairs and small suited sonnectors you cbet and he jams! Often times you will hear trainers telling you that they do not usually bluff here at these levels.
You even know this is a fold but call it off any way with a 35 deep starting stack! This is burning money and will crush your bankroll in the long run. Discipline and patience my friend.


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Chris is 100% right here Ed. When they come at you like this on a check raise at this level they're always ahead of you at this stage of the hand. A board like this and I'm thinking a set-mine connect 90% of the time and the other 10% they're gonna show the 65s hand. The call of your 4x bet raise was horrible by the villain,but really open-limping the 84o at all is just terrible as well. But as we all know even the worst of plays can and will get rewarded on occasion. Learning where your fold button is when this does happen is going to be a huge step in increasing your win rate.

As to the AKo hand shown in tourney #2,100% completely correct shove there. Just UL to run into the kings.

Good luck Ed,I KNOW you can do this.
 
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Tue Jan 03, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Just one Cowboy's Challenge game today - due to the major grind in PSO Open Skill League

T494198799

Made the FT so going good - then hit a great hand



unfortunately no action for the rockets even though it looks stealy



and it went against me all the way after that - busted 7th for $0.87

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Wed Jan 04, 2012, 07:59 AM
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A couple of 90 player $0.25 challenge games on the go......

T494525775
T494528866

....well - just one after this - my earliest out yet in 53rd of 90



update full results after these.

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 

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