Saturday, January 27, 2007

2007 HU with Veneno is in Full Swing

It's a new year and the HU matches are in full swing.....

Everyone wants to make it on to my 2007 HU chart. This week I got to play two of my favorite HU competitors, Jordan from HighonPoker and Weak_Player.

Jordan and I have set our challenge for a best of 5. Winner will receive a poker T-shirt. So far we are one and one.

Since I still owe Weak those bloody cookies, we did not wager any new bounties. Our match was my longest so far this year, 73 hands, yikes!!!!! My luckbox reputation is ALIVE!

If you been on the fence about challenging me, get off, come join the fun!!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

I know my Bible

This is really bad...I bet Waffles a buck that I could beat his score..just cause I knew I could...

You know the Bible 95%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vanquished by Veneno

Starting from behind at 1 and 2 didn't stop me from Vanquishing the mighty VinNay. Our last two matches were true battles. He definitely made me work to get this victory with the first match going 55 and second 35 hands. No quickies with him. But the best part is that I collect another bounty. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Keep a look out for a new banner and ode to Veneno on his site.

I also played in a 4 person HU shootout yesteday and won.

After receiving my cute little Bonsai from CJ, I realized it was time for me to pay up on some of my own bounties.

Trip finally received the Personalized Silver Velvet lined card holder that I owed him. I got this IM from him today:

i just wanted to tell you i got something in the mail this morning.

I think he liked it.

Another package finally went out to Jordan with his Copag cards.

There is still one bounty that I owe. Those bloody cookies!!!! Weak is gonna be out here in LA during the month, so I just might have to get to baking. Check his recent post about dropping the Hammer on Fuel! Another good reason for me to pay Weak is that the receipt of my bounty from Garth is contingient on me paying Weak. How did that happen?

Speaking of bounties, I have yet to collect my CD from Gary. He brought it with him to Vegas intending to give it, but somehow managed to misplace it! I WANT MY

I also should be receiving a set of cards from TanOrpheus.

If you haven't hit me up for a HU match do it! What are you waiting for? Just send me an email or catch me on IM. It's sure to be a good time. And someone will get a cool bounty. Doesn't get much better than that!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Give me some V's

I got a few Vs to share with you....

First KGB got me in what he calls his Vendetta match. I think he wrote it up nicely. It's true, I suck at Stud. But I have a feeling that I will improve before this series is done. Thus far, I am 0 for 2 in our 15 match challenge. Despite my loss, I've been enjoying the conversations and witt of this super young and challenging player.

Second, VinNay has officially made it onto the Veneno HU Chart. If you haven't check out all they new charts, please take a peak when you get a chance. I don't remember much about the first match other than the fact that he won. After this, I decided to give him a taste of my wicked aggression. In the final hand, I pushed with the nut flush, he called. I can't blame him after I had showed a few stone bluffs with all-in moves. On the final match, I hit my straight on the river, but lost because the same card gave him a bigger straight. Doh! Congrats VinNay!

Also, make sure and read his post "January kicks me in the Junk". I found it to be very entertaining. But even better, were the comments left by Jo.

Third, V is for "Victooorryyyyyyyyyyyy!" I played in a Super Satellite to the 750K guaranteed on FT. In order to win my seat, I had to beat 62 other players. Because there could be only one winner, I played a bigger range of hands and was highly aggressive. Once I moved into second place, I slowed down a bit and picked my spots more carefully. It was sweet to say the least. So I will play the 750k Satellite this Sunday at 12:30 pm PST and then with any luck, I will be in the big game at 3 p.m. PST.

Hasta luego all.............

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

FT Cash...gotta love it

This is why I'm loving the FT cash games....
Full Tilt Poker Game #1618932577: Table Bizet (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 3:39:24 ET - 2007/01/17
Seat 1: sexy_husband ($197)Seat 2: imrussian ($197.30)Seat 3: bettingonit ($134)Seat 4: yosoyveneno ($144)Seat 5: jwkinca ($165.80)Seat 6: ackaboy ($154.85)

jwkinca posts the small blind of $1
ackaboy posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Ks Kc]
sexy_husband folds
imrussian folds
bettingonit calls $2
yosoyveneno raises to $9
jwkinca foldsackaboy calls $7
bettingonit calls $7
*** FLOP *** [7d 2c Qc]
ackaboy checks
bettingonit checks
yosoyveneno bets $20
ackaboy calls $20
bettingonit folds
*** TURN *** [7d 2c Qc] [6d]
ackaboy checks
yosoyveneno bets $115, and is all
inackaboy calls $115
yosoyveneno shows [Ks Kc]
ackaboy shows [Jh Js]
*** RIVER *** [7d 2c Qc 6d] [4d]
yosoyveneno shows a pair of Kings
ackaboy shows a pair of Jacks
yosoyveneno wins the pot ($295) with a pair of Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $298 Rake $3Board: [7d 2c Qc 6d 4d]
Buy-in of $80...Cashout $298
Here is a recap of 2007 Sessions so far...

Now for the HU update. I lost another match to KGB today. Instead of going in order, I felt like getting one of the Stud games out of the way. Ugggggghhhh. I just don't like Stud at all. Congrats KGB! That's 0 for 2 so far.
Lastly, I've finally had a chance to play in some of the blogger events. Had a great time Monday in the Hoy. And donked it up good tonight in the WWDN 2nd chance.
Hasta Luego....

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Time to Track

It's time to start tracking my poker activity. I've done it before and found it to be valueable. I went back to the free tracking site, Poker Dominator (recommended to me by Tripjax) to start inputting my sessions for this year. I've only entered a few sessions and will need to get back to it later.

I'm just going back for sessions in 2007, so that I can track my results for this year. Some of the things that I'm interested in knowing are the following:

1) Net profit/loss for the year
2) What games are most profitable
3) What sites are the most profitable
4) Hourly rate on cash games
5) Online versus Live play comparisons

Of specific curiosity - How much money do I spend getting those bloody tokens? You know the ones that have never resulted in any profit. What is percentage win/loss on those same token SNGs? I think I'm due for a win!

What I can tell you without even entering the information, I'm up this year. Even with the loss of $250 on that blogger cash game, I'm still ahead for 2007. Most of the profit has come over the last week. I've played about 7 sessions of 1/2 nl 6 max ring games. Made money in 5 of the 7. The net profit for those 7 sessions is $380.

No offense to my blogger friends, but I'm avoiding cash games with you guys. Whenever I get on a blogger table, my donkey mind set kicks in. For me personally, I know it is a -EV scenerio.

I will keep you posted. Cause I'm sure you guys are all soooo interested in how im doing...haha

Also, Tommy just for you...I will get a picture of the my new little baby Bonsai. You guys wanna help me name him?


Thursday, January 11, 2007


I have been working a lot of long hours which is cutting into my poker time..ugghhh. The beginning of the year is pretty busy. And I've been under a lot of pressure to get everything done.

To make matters worse, I when I brought my girls home last night, they soon started feeling sick. Any doubts I had about deciding to get two restrooms disappeared. I had one barfing in each toilet. It was a sleepless night.

This is the kinda day when you really need a little something special. And thanks to a super terrific blogger, I got just that!

I was sitting at my computer working in my front room when I heard someone knocking at my door. This is extremely rare. It was the UPS man with a delivery. Hmmmm. Sweet! Wow a package for me?

Excitedly I opened the card first. Who would send me something?

This is what it said:

Besting the Luckbox isn't easy.

Now I knew. It was my bounty reward for beating CJ in our HU challenge. Awesome. So I opened the package and found the cutiest little bonsai tree. I loved it. It was just perfect.

Thanks CJ for making my day. That is the best bounty that I have received. I definitely can't wait to beat your butt again...hehe

See guys...that is why HU and bounties are so much fun. You might just get something special on a day when you really need it.

Hasta luego all...

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Donkey Experiment

It was inevitable that I would have a donkey session this year. So why not get it out of the way early?

This week I joined one of the blogger cash games you may have been reading about at the 1/2 NL table. Weak_player was generous enough to leave the table and give me the opportunity to sit. The bloggers I played with included Waffles, MiamiDon, Mr. Dreamy, TroubleCat, PokerNome, Fuel55, Zeem and Fluxer. I think I forgot someone...

Blogger games for me are generally a temptation I cannot resist. Understand that one of my primary reasons for playing is for the social aspect. But this blogger table was no social affair. These guys were out to get each other and I was just wasting a seat.

I generally buy-in short in order to limit my risk. A fun about for me to donk of is in the $50 range. But this night, I did not limit my risk to a "fun" range.

My first buy-in was for $69. I lost most of this to MiamiDon, when I bet into his nut boat. Sweet!

Then I bought in for another $60. Donk!

By now I was not very pleased (Poison tilt). The stubborn side of me took hold and I placed the balance of my FT bankroll on the table, $120. This sum dwindled gradually until I had about $80 to donate to one of the bloggers (Zeem I believe) in my final donk style move. Instead of making a move on the flop or the turn. I called him down with a flush draw and pair and lost to a pair of tens when none of my outs hit.

After busting out, I realized the following:

* I was out powered (being a short stack for all sessions)
* Outplayed (definintely not playing my best)
* Unlucky (my flops were not hitting and I did not suckout)
* Not having fun

I had one my first SNG of the year the night before on a $50 table made $170 profit. And earned $176 profit the week before on a cash game. These were nice scores for me. But in the end, donating this profit on the Blogger table, was not worth it.

I will chalk this up as a lesson learned.

Last night when Waffles and Mr. Dreamy tried to entice me into making another donation, it was easy for me to say - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I still have a few hundred on Stars and money on Neteller to play. Think I'm gonna stick with HU for my entertainment. And get back to my SNGs for building.

Hasta luego all!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


The Poison Power is back with a fury! I think this is gonna be a good year.

Today's head up event started on UB with a random player redraptor77. We played a total of 4 matches before he declined to play. Results: 3 and 1

Then it was Ingoal's lucky day. Not lucky in terms of his beating the Poison, but he finally got to have his shot at some one on one action. Our first match was the typical NL Holdem. It was a fine match. You just know it's gonna be good when your first hand is the hammer! I bet 200 with blinds at 20 and he folded. Woo hoo! With the hammer drop out of the way. We were off and running. We swapped the chip lead midway. I got it back. Then finally, took him out after 56 hands in Poison style...see below:

Seat 1: Ingoal (220)
Seat 2: yosoyveneno (2,780)
Ingoal posts the small blind of 25
yosoyveneno posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #1*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [3c Ah]
Ingoal raises to 220, and is all in
yosoyveneno calls 170
Ingoal shows [Ad Qh]
yosoyveneno shows [3c Ah]
*** FLOP *** [Ks 3h 2s]***
TURN *** [Ks 3h 2s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 3h 2s Qc] [3d]
Ingoal shows two pair, Queens and Threes
yosoyveneno shows three of a kind, Threes
yosoyveneno wins the pot (440) with three of a kind, Threes

Then, Ingoal tortured me with a PLO8b match! I'm sure I never played this HU, perhaps with Drizz. He likes to torture me too. But with Drizz at least it was short and sweet. This Omaha match kept going and going (41 hands of Omaha to be exact). I kept hoping the game would change. Before the match..I called out for a "double dose" of the Poison Power to ensure my victory. Incidently, I took down a nice post with a 72 in the mix of my cards.

Then it was time for some RAZZTASTIC. It was wild, fast, and crazy. And despite my good call on the final hand. Ingoal finally got a piece of me.

I had a blast Ingoal! Looking forward to the remaining games....

Make sure and check out all the new 2007 HU charts! Wow...a lot of charts...

Hi Ho Hi Ho..Head Hunting I will go....weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Sign up early

It's a new year! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

A few hours into the New Year and I get an IM from my pal TrumpJosh. He blew away his blog again, so don't bother trying to click his link. This time I think it might be for good. But he will always be a special blogger to me. Some of you may remember that it was because I wanted to leave a comment on his blog that I started my blog. He restricted comments to bloggers. And I was not gonna let that get in my way of leaving a remark. Waffles was my inspiration to actually publish content and share this thing with the world. I figured if he could do it. So could I. haha!

Okay, so back to my story. Josh IM's me. He says he could put some money online for the sole purpose of playing me HU. Now unlike many of you, he pwn's me at HU. Yeah, I really hate to admit it, but it's true. So for Josh, starting his new year playing HU with me is an automatic ego boost for him. He is sure to be happy.

Not being one to turn down a HU opportunity even against my ultimate rival, I agree. I end up being getting in a match with someone else first because Josh screwed up! The donk gets lucky on me after I set a trap with my flopped straight. Runner runner for him and he hits a flush!

Josh beats me the first match. I win the second. And he wins the final. Hearing his laugh was well worth the sacrifice. Call me silly. But if by losing I bring sheer delight to a pal, then I am pleased too. That is why playing with voice is the only way.

And then to make myself to feel even better, I figure I must play the one person that I'm sure to beat. ...hehe...Flux (aka DP)...He owed me a match. And it was good to know...I still pwn him. Weeeeeeeeeeee.....That felt good. Especially since I smack talked the entire session. Starting with..."Are you sure you can handle this"..."Will you be okay WHEN you lose"...etc.

And then for the match I've been waiting for. I'm kinda glad it didn't start until the new year. I had my first match with KGB this morning. Our challenge will consist of the following:

2 Seven Card Stud
2 Omaha
2 Omaha 8/OB
2 Razz

We will tackle these in reverse order.

I agreed to wake up at a ridiculously early hour just to start our challenge today. It was worth it.

The HORSE match was a good one. We made it through all the games and were on our second cycle when it finished. I was pleased just to survive the stud games which I loath. In the end, he was the victor. If he chooses, I'm sure you will get better details from him. I remember the experience and bottomline results.

But better than the match. I got to know a really smart and interesting person who enjoys a challenge just as much as myself.

So if you are game, get signed up for some HU fun with the Poison while the list is short. The 2007 HU chart has officially opened!