Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The agony and the ex ...asperation?

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly; just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go. -Bertram Russell

Table Escada (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em
Seat 1: Hero ($331.85)
Seat 2: LiFe Is CrAp ($322.35)
Seat 3: iplaynething16 ($136.65)
Seat 4: charles1981 ($63)
Seat 5: Jordan Morgan ($211.50)
Seat 6: WICKEDSTL ($69.15)
WICKEDSTL posts the small blind of $1
Hero posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Ah Ad]
LiFe Is CrAp folds
iplaynething16 folds
charles1981 folds
Jordan Morgan raises to $7
WICKEDSTL calls $6 <--- perfect 'squeeze' opportunity with AA as looks very suspicious
Hero raises to $30
Jordan Morgan folds
WICKEDSTL calls $23
*** FLOP *** [Qh 8s 2s]
Hero bets $67
WICKEDSTL calls $39.15, and is all in <--- snap call, and I foolishly assume 88 or a flush draw Hero shows [Ah Ad]
WICKEDSTL shows [Tc Jh] <--- ye olde gutshot and 2 unders - how can it fail?!? Uncalled bet of $27.85 returned to Hero
*** TURN *** [Qh 8s 2s] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 8s 2s Ks] [Ac]
Hero shows three of a kind, Aces
WICKEDSTL shows a straight, Ace high
WICKEDSTL wins the pot ($142.30) with a straight, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $145.30 Rake $3
Board: [Qh 8s 2s Ks Ac]
Seat 1: Hero (big blind) showed [Ah Ad] and lost with three of a kind, Aces (but when are trip Aces ever good?)
Seat 6: WICKEDSTL (small blind) showed [Tc Jh] and won ($142.30) with a straight, Ace high

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Annual Results

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

Well, it's been 12 months. Some were long, some short; some easy, others hard; many profitable, and several less so. Unfortunately, the last month was one of the latter. Including rakeback, last month I made about $400. And there I was hoping to finish on a high. However, as I've recently told a struggling friend and fellow pro: it's all about the long term results. So, without further ado....

Half-year profit: $20.2k over 250 hours

Yearly profit: $64.8k over 780 hours

Equivalent salary in UK sterling: £54k

It could have been better, but it was an ok start to the pro life. And by and large, I enjoyed my years work, which I haven't been able to say before. So, here's to the new year, and all it may bring....