Thursday, March 29, 2007


When half of my players flaked on my home game last night, Sam, Dylan, Chad and I decided played a heads-up tourney.
Me vs. Dylan, Sam vs Chad. Winners battle for all the money.
Dylan had me on the ropes for most of the match. But I fought back a couple times and finally eliminated him. Chad lost to Sam, so I was to take on Sam D for the money.
It didn't take long.
I held KTo. There was a bet and a call.
Flop: KTJ
I bet, he raises, I go all-in, he insta-calls.
I show KT for two pair.
He shows KJ for a bigger two pair.
I say, "damn, I need a ten"
Turn: blank.
River: Ten.

I had him by one chip.

He promised to never tell this bad beat story EVER.
And since for me it was a GOOD BEAT story, I reserve the right to say it as many times as I want. This would be the 4th time since last night. :)

Cash game followed; Irwin and Christian show up for some no-limit $.25-$.50. I played wildly, calling with shit, raising with shit. Having fun. But Sam was having no fun. Dylan just rubs him the wrong way, so basically every word out of Dylan's mouth was followed by a disdainful comment or at least rolled eyes from Sam.
That sort of sucked, but I understand. Some people just can't play poker well with others. Especially after taking a bad beat like he had earlier, it just leaves bad tastes in the mouth.
Chad played his usual hyper-aggro, kill-Joe game. He came after me with a flush draw and pushed all-in when I held trip-sixes. We got it all in on the turn and sweated his nut-flush draw. My set held up, and he was felted.
"God, I was hoping to see the diamond and see you on tilt." He says.
Fucking bastard.

He deserved it a felting by me. It was about friggin' time.

Poker is fun for me lately. I've been doing well on Full-Tilt, my bankroll is slowly building. My game has improved. I'm confident I can beat the spread limit game at Garden City, and am ready to climb the poker ladder some more. I'm certain I can be a bigger winner in some of the larger games (relatively), but the roll needs to fatten to do that. So with some determination and a little luck, I know I can accomplish that.

Peace in the Middle East.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Watchmen

The guy who directed 300 is going to be making The Watchmen.
The Watchmen is the godfather of adult graphic novels. Not "adult" in the XXX sense, but adult as-in: complex story, gritty flawed hero characters, brutal violence, compelling plot and dialog.
If you've never read The Watchmen, and have any interest in reading a genuine comic classic. Get it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lost buy-ins

First losing session at Garden City last night. Spread limit.
I dropped two buy-ins after several hours of play. Overall I think I played well. Maybe a bit too tight, but after being up for a while, I brain farted and raised a pot knowing I was beat. I played the hand so bad I almost want to just quit playing altogether. But we all know there's no way I will do that.
Lesson learned... Keep the pot small with small hands, Only be in a big pot with a big hand. ALWAYS.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Good vs. Bad fats

Good vs. Bad fats, originally uploaded by Joe_13.

Here's a cheezy illustration I made for an upcoming article on the differences between the "good" fats and "bad" fats and its effects on the heart.

The concept of the good fat fighting bad fats was courtesy of the ole' Chizz-diggler.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Mookie tonight. Wish me luck. I'll need it.

** 9:40 pm pst**
I came in second out of 38 players.
Overall I played ok. I did suck out a couple times at crucial moments...
Getting second place was a miracle.

Me and Zeem heads-up lasted two hands.
Full Tilt Poker Game #1991308447: The Mookie - O Canada (14783474), Table 4 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:38:54 ET - 2007/03/15

Seat 3: Zeem (43,939)
Seat 9: Joe_13 (13,061)
Zeem antes 100
Joe_13 antes 100
Zeem posts the small blind of 400
Joe_13 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Joe_13 [Td Kc]
Zeem raises to 1,600
mookie99 (Observer): sick beat earlier
Joe_13 calls 800
*** FLOP *** [Kh 2d Th]
Joe_13 checks
Zeem checks
csquard (Observer): gl zeem; hope you don't need it...
*** TURN *** [Kh 2d Th] [Ah]
Joe_13 checks
Zeem bets 3,000
Joe_13 raises to 11,361, and is all in
Zeem calls 8,361
Joe_13 shows [Td Kc]
Zeem shows [4h 3h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 2d Th Ah] [3c]
Joe_13: nice
Joe_13 shows two pair, Kings and Tens
Zeem shows a flush, Ace high
Zeem wins the pot (26,122) with a flush, Ace high
Zeem: gg
Joe_13 stands up
mookie99 (Observer): gg guys...
Zeem stands up
sjpc yabi (Observer): gg!!!
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 26,122 | Rake 0
Board: [Kh 2d Th Ah 3c]
Seat 3: Zeem (small blind) showed [4h 3h] and won (26,122) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 9: Joe_13 (big blind) showed [Td Kc] and lost with two pair, Kings and Tens

I didn't even see the three flush. Blinded by the flopped two pair.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Weekend at the beach

Sunset, originally uploaded by Joe_13.

Chad hooked us up with a weekend on the beach this weekend. It also happened to be the most beautiful weekend of the year. Perfect temperatures, awesome sunsets and a shitpile of beers = big smiles.
In exchange, we helped Chad paint a couple rooms at the beach house.

We also played some drunken short handed poker that night. My goal was to play the worst hands possible. I managed to play a few "good" hands, but for the most part, I was calling or raising with absolute gargage hands like K4o. In all I ended up making about $10 at the end of the night, only to lose it the next day after getting knocked out first on a $10 turbo tourney.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


I got knocked out 5th in the Mookie last night. Read the live updates at Mookie's blog.
The tournament paid to 4th place.
I got lucky a couple times. By now the bloggers must think I'm the biggest donkey. Which is just what I want them to think. (Insert villainous laughter)...

Next week.