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07/14/2005: ""Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.""


Full Tilt's $.50/$1 NLHE: -63BB (-$63)

to further my good play, i then promptly got involved in the hand below and ruined my chances in the Poker Stars $11+Rebuys tourney:


PokerStars Game #2099343609: Tournament #9858304, Hold'em No Limit - Level XI
(600/1200) - 2005/07/14 - 01:01:18 (ET)
Table '9858304 56' Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: CUTboy11 (41790 in chips)
Seat 2: sellthekids (17392 in chips)
Seat 3: coola (13550 in chips)
Seat 4: London Pat (15296 in chips)
Seat 5: AlexDoi (19298 in chips)
Seat 6: DPS1971 (5093 in chips)
Seat 7: caniwin12 (55394 in chips)
Seat 8: mangerman (45456 in chips)
Seat 9: retdes (43023 in chips)
CUTboy11: posts the ante 75
sellthekids: posts the ante 75
coola: posts the ante 75
London Pat: posts the ante 75
AlexDoi: posts the ante 75
DPS1971: posts the ante 75
caniwin12: posts the ante 75
mangerman: posts the ante 75
retdes: posts the ante 75
sellthekids: posts small blind 600
coola: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sellthekids [2h Ah]
London Pat: folds
AlexDoi: folds
DPS1971: folds
caniwin12: folds
mangerman: folds
retdes: folds
CUTboy11: folds
sellthekids: raises 1200 to 2400
coola: raises 3600 to 6000
sellthekids: calls 3600
*** FLOP *** [Ks 3c 8c]
sellthekids: bets 11317 and is all-in
coola: calls 7475 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Ks 3c 8c] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 3c 8c 5h] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sellthekids: shows [2h Ah] (a straight, Ace to Five)
coola: shows [Ac Qc] (a flush, Ace high)
coola collected 27625 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 27625 | Rake 0
Board [Ks 3c 8c 5h 4c]
Seat 1: CUTboy11 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: sellthekids (small blind) showed [2h Ah] and lost with a straight, Ace to Five
Seat 3: coola (big blind) showed [Ac Qc] and won (27625) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: London Pat folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: AlexDoi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: DPS1971 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: caniwin12 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: mangerman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: retdes folded before Flop (didn't bet)

i have no excuse for this play; it was moronic. i was trying to represent hitting the king in the SB, thinking surely the BB didn't have a hand. you'd think i might notice the four-to-the-flush possibility being out there.

i finished a few hands later, 217th out of 1184.

ok, so the happier news? damn i am thrilled at this:
(highlighting below will reveal WSOP '05 information)

1. Mike Matusow (Las Vegas, NV) $5.14M
2. Phil Ivey (Las Vegas, NV) $4.635M
3. Steven Dannenmann (Severn, MD) $4.3M
4. Tex Barch (McKinney, TX) $3.9M
5. Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer (Stonington, CT) $3.84M
6. Brad Koudrachi (Kingston, PA) $3.16M
7. Joseph Hachem (Melbourne, Australia $3.125M
8. Scott Lazar (Studio City, CA) $3.025M
9. Michael Kessler (Spotsylvania, VA) $2.7M
10. Daniel Bergsdorf (Umea, Sweden) $2.55M
11. Andrew Black (Dublin, Ireland) $2.09M
12. Minh Ly (Las Vegas, NV) $2.050M
13. Aaron Kanter (Lodi) $1.925M
14. Tuan Vu (Las Vegas, NV) $1.87M
15. Tim Phan (Westminster) $1.575M
16. Oskar Silow (Goteborg, Sweden) $1.44M
17. Bryant King Liberty Lake $1.44M
18. Conor Tate (Bury, Ireland) $1.265M
19. Tiffany Williamsen (London, UK) $1.125M
20. Joe Connor (Atlanta, GA) $1.065M
21. Tom Sartorv (Buffalo, NY) $805K
22. Johnny Howard (Lexington Park, MD) $730K
23. Bernard Lee (Wayland, MA) $710K
24. Per Hildebrand (Stockholm, Sweden) $645K
25. John McGrane (London, UK) $575K
26. Shahram Shublem (Las Vegas, NV) $310K
27. Ayhan Alsancak (Goteborg, Sweden) $225K

that's right Matusow, Ivey, and Raymer are all in the top 5 for chip stacks. how cool is that?!

well, Dar is in San Diego for Mikai's 1st birthday party, so i am here running things solo. back to work for me!

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