While work can be chaotic and hechtic and other adjectives I can’t spell, there are times when it is down right boring. I mean real boring. Today my training class spent the entire day doing mail, which means i sat in silence at my desk praying that theywould have some kind of problem or question. But they never did. I basically sat at the instructor station working on the design of the newsletter (which I think looks money), playing with the skins of the forum, arranging a work hours fantasy football draft for tomorrow, and sweating design ideas for six picks. Speaking of Six picks, I plan on spending the majority of tonight finishing up the design of the six picks page. The rest of thesmartbet.com will take some time but I want to get six’s stuff up and running before the start of the NCAA season.

Speaking of the NCAA how lame is their ban of teams with racially insensitive mascots. I think that most of the colleges did PC work several years ago, and this whole initiative is asinide. Plus none of the names are insensitives. It would be one thing if there was a college team named the redskins… but that’s reserved for the NFL where.. umm… they hate indians I guess. Never Mind. Ok It’s 5 pm and I’m out.

Advertisements

Here is a copy of the email correspondence I have had with Jetsetpoker regarding them hosting our online tournaments. Once I get a response to this email I will post it here.

Thank you for your quick response. I would definitely be interested in setting up an affiliate account with jetset poker. Over the past year I have referred 4 players to your site, all of whom are very active at your site, and I would love to invite additional players since I feel the most comfortable with your product. One of the players I referred actually just won a free roll and got himself a new avatar.

I have three websites that I am currently in the process of designing. Two of them, www.BigLazyPoker.com and www.TheSmartBet.com, will be information based websites that will offer visitors information on poker or gambling in general. I have all ready set up affiliate accounts with Party Poker, and Pacific Poker for these two sites. All ready I have started to earn money from them by advertising at local tournaments like the world tavern poker tour events in my area. (http://www.worldtavernpoker.com/)

My Third website, www.FridayNightFelt.com, is a home on the Internet for my friends and I to keep track of our home tournaments. This started as a site for just a small group of friends but as we go to more and more local tournaments we have begun to recruit more and more players. I originally didn’t put any advertising on the FNF homepage because I was not planning on listing it on any of the search engines, but as more and more people started viewing the site I felt it was a waste not to put some ads up. One of the drawbacks is that we may have 15 or 20 people who want to play one of our weekly tournaments, but since so many would have to drive over an hour to do so, they usually don’t make the trip. Having monthly tournaments on your site would be such and advantage for these players that I know they would pay the normal rake that you take out for tournament games especially with how high gas prices are now .

The format of our tournaments is similar to your NL Holdem JetSetGo tournaments but our players start with 8000 chips and blinds at 25 and 50 and increase every 20 minutes capping at 2000 and 4000. We usually pay the top 3 spots but if we have over 15 we will usually let 4th get a little over their buy in back. If you were able to hold these tournaments once or twice a month we would obviously use what ever format you currently have in place. I’m hoping that the added ability of hosting an online tournament would attract more players than the normal 15 or so.

Hopefully we will be able to work out an arrangement that works for both of us. If you do have any additional questions please email me back, or call me at 717-903-6540.

Thank you again,
Mike Johnson
——– Original Message ——–Subject: Re: Support – GamePlay (KMM318581C0KM)From: Support Date: Mon, August 29, 2005 1:45 amTo: Dear Biglazy44, Thank you for contacting JetSetPoker in regards to organizing a private tournament or tournament series. Typically, JetSetPoker reserves that privilege to our Affiliates, based upon a number of milestones that are to be met in advance. These includethe promotion of JetSetPoker via the affiliate’s online web presence andother channels, the referral of predetermined numbers of players and a guaranteed number of participants in the event in question (generally a minimum of thirty for a private tournament). We would love to hear more about your proposed event, the expected participants, and any outside group apart from JetSetPoker to which you are a member. If you are interested in joining our Affiliate Program, please indicate so in your response and we can further discuss the possibility. We look forward to your reply and to learning more about your event and organization.Best Regards, Lauren JetSetPoker Affiliate Team support@jetsetpoker.com Original Message Follows:————————Username: biglazy44Email: mikejohnson@fridaynightfelt.comO/S: WinXPInternet Connection: BroadbandComputer Processor: P3How do you go about setting up a private tournament? Me and my friends alllive in different area’s of PA and it is hard to get together for ourpoker tournaments. We would like to play an online tournament of about 10people with a buy in between $19 and $20.Thank youMike Johnson

Well here are some hand histories from my adventures with FullTilts Pot Limit Holdem. I started with $10 and was up to $20 but had to settle for a minimal gain of only $5. There was only one hand i really didn’t like the way i played and that would have to have been when i chased the nut flush and gut shot and trip draw with my A4 (Hand 3). I never thought the other guy would have had trips. If i had i would have laid it down obviously.

  • Hand 1
    FullTiltPoker Game #199676944: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:21:02 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 1: UNSKINNY ($5.40)
    Seat 2: JokerHigh ($8.80)
    Seat 3: Gear ($4.15)
    Seat 4: abctony ($3.90)
    Seat 5: Capper ($6.45)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($14.55)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($4.65)
    Seat 9: TommyMoe21 ($3.90)
    Capper posts the small blind of $0.05
    biglazy44 posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #4
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [As Ac]
    turner369 raises to $0.20
    TommyMoe21 folds
    UNSKINNY folds
    JokerHigh calls $0.20
    Gear folds
    abctony calls $0.20
    Capper folds
    biglazy44 raises to $0.60
    turner369 calls $0.40
    JokerHigh calls $0.40
    abctony calls $0.40
    *** FLOP *** [Jc Qh 8c]
    biglazy44 bets $1.20
    turner369 folds
    JokerHigh folds
    abctony calls $1.20
    *** TURN *** [Jc Qh 8c] [3h]
    biglazy44 bets $2.40
    abctony calls $2.10, and is all in
    biglazy44 shows [As Ac]
    abctony shows [3d 9s]
    Uncalled bet of $0.30 returned to biglazy44
    *** RIVER *** [Jc Qh 8c 3h] [Kd]
    biglazy44 shows a pair of Aces
    abctony shows a pair of Threes
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($8.60) with a pair of Aces
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $9.05 Rake $0.45
    Board: [Jc Qh 8c 3h Kd]
    Seat 4: abctony (button) showed [3d 9s] and lost with a pair of Threes
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (big blind) showed [As Ac] and won ($8.60) with a pair of Aces
  • Hand 2
    FullTiltPoker Game #199671608: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:15:47 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 1: UNSKINNY ($5.45)
    Seat 2: JokerHigh ($9.40)
    Seat 3: Gear ($4)
    Seat 4: abctony ($4.55)
    Seat 5: Capper ($4), is sitting out
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($11.60)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($5.25)
    Seat 8: g168 ($3.40)
    UNSKINNY posts the small blind of $0.05
    JokerHigh posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #8
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [Qc Qs]
    abctony calls $0.10
    TommyMoe21 adds $4
    biglazy44 raises to $0.45
    turner369 folds
    g168 folds
    UNSKINNY folds
    JokerHigh calls $0.35
    abctony calls $0.35
    *** FLOP *** [Qd Th 6s]
    JokerHigh checks
    abctony checks
    biglazy44 checks
    *** TURN *** [Qd Th 6s] [5s]
    JokerHigh checks
    abctony checks
    biglazy44 bets $0.50
    JokerHigh folds
    abctony calls $0.50
    *** RIVER *** [Qd Th 6s 5s] [5d]
    abctony bets $0.90
    biglazy44 raises to $1.80
    abctony calls $0.90
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    biglazy44 shows [Qc Qs] (a full house, Queens full of Fives)
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($5.70) with a full house, Queens full of Fives
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $6 Rake $0.30
    Board: [Qd Th 6s 5s 5d]
    Seat 4: abctony mucked [3s Td] – two pair, Tens and Fives
    Seat 6: biglazy44 showed [Qc Qs] and won ($5.70) with a full house, Queens full of Fives
  • Hand 3
    FullTiltPoker Game #199685936: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:29:44 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 1: UNSKINNY ($4.95)
    Seat 2: JokerHigh ($3.75)
    Seat 3: Gear ($11.75)
    Seat 5: Capper ($7.75)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($19)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($4.30)
    Seat 9: azraider ($9.05)
    UNSKINNY posts the small blind of $0.05
    JokerHigh posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #9
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [4h Ah]
    Gear folds
    Capper folds
    biglazy44 calls $0.10
    turner369 calls $0.10
    azraider folds
    UNSKINNY calls $0.05
    JokerHigh raises to $0.20
    biglazy44 calls $0.10
    turner369 calls $0.10
    UNSKINNY calls $0.10
    *** FLOP *** [5h 4s Jh]
    UNSKINNY checks
    JokerHigh bets $0.10
    biglazy44 calls $0.10
    turner369 raises to $1.20
    UNSKINNY folds
    JokerHigh folds
    biglazy44 calls $1.10
    *** TURN *** [5h 4s Jh] [2c]
    biglazy44 checks
    turner369 bets $2.90, and is all in
    biglazy44 calls $2.90
    turner369 shows [5c 5s]
    biglazy44 shows [4h Ah]
    *** RIVER *** [5h 4s Jh 2c] [7d]
    turner369 shows three of a kind, Fives
    biglazy44 shows a pair of Fours
    turner369 wins the pot ($8.65) with three of a kind, Fives
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $9.10 Rake $0.45
    Board: [5h 4s Jh 2c 7d]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 showed [4h Ah] and lost with a pair of Fours
    Seat 7: turner369 showed [5c 5s] and won ($8.65) with three of a kind, Fives
  • Hand 4
    FullTiltPoker Game #199690811: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:34:28 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 5: Capper ($7.60)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($14.60)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($10.25)
    Seat 9: azraider ($4.90)
    azraider posts the small blind of $0.05
    biglazy44 posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #7
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [6d 5d]
    turner369 folds
    azraider calls $0.05
    biglazy44 checks
    *** FLOP *** [7s 9s 8s]
    azraider bets $0.10
    biglazy44 raises to $0.50
    azraider calls $0.40
    *** TURN *** [7s 9s 8s] [3c]
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 bets $0.60
    azraider calls $0.60
    *** RIVER *** [7s 9s 8s 3c] [2c]
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 checks
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    biglazy44 shows [6d 5d] (a straight, Nine high)
    azraider mucks
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($2.30) with a straight, Nine high
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $2.40 Rake $0.10
    Board: [7s 9s 8s 3c 2c]
    Seat 5: Capper is sitting out
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (big blind) showed [6d 5d] and won ($2.30) with a straight, Nine high
    Seat 9: azraider (small blind) mucked [8h As] – a pair of Eights
  • Hand 5
    FullTiltPoker Game #199695443: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:38:56 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($15.10)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($9.75)
    Seat 9: azraider ($4.75)
    biglazy44 posts the small blind of $0.05
    turner369 posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #9
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [Ad 9h]
    azraider calls $0.10
    biglazy44 calls $0.05
    turner369 checks
    *** FLOP *** [2d 9d 5c]
    biglazy44 bets $0.15
    turner369 calls $0.15
    azraider calls $0.15
    *** TURN *** [2d 9d 5c] [2c]
    biglazy44 bets $0.75
    turner369 folds
    azraider calls $0.75
    *** RIVER *** [2d 9d 5c 2c] [5h]
    biglazy44 bets $1.10
    azraider raises to $2.20
    biglazy44 calls $1.10
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    azraider shows [Kd 2s] (a full house, Twos full of Fives)
    biglazy44 shows [Ad 9h] (two pair, Nines and Fives)
    azraider wins the pot ($6.35) with a full house, Twos full of Fives
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $6.65 Rake $0.30
    Board: [2d 9d 5c 2c 5h]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (small blind) showed [Ad 9h] and lost with two pair, Nines and Fives
    Seat 9: azraider (button) showed [Kd 2s] and won ($6.35) with a full house, Twos full of Fives
  • Hand 6
    FullTiltPoker Game #199696474: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:39:54 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($11.90)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($9.50)
    Seat 9: azraider ($7.90)
    turner369 posts the small blind of $0.05
    azraider posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #6
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [Kh 2d]
    biglazy44 calls $0.10
    turner369 calls $0.05
    azraider checks
    *** FLOP *** [8h As 3c]
    turner369 checks
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 checks
    *** TURN *** [8h As 3c] [Qs]
    turner369 checks
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 checks
    *** RIVER *** [8h As 3c Qs] [2c]
    turner369 checks
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 bets $0.30
    turner369 folds
    azraider calls $0.30
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    biglazy44 shows [Kh 2d] (a pair of Twos)
    azraider mucks
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($0.90) with a pair of Twos
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $0.90 Rake $0
    Board: [8h As 3c Qs 2c]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (button) showed [Kh 2d] and won ($0.90) with a pair of Twos
    Seat 9: azraider (big blind) mucked [Kd Jd] – Ace King high
  • Hand 7
    FullTiltPoker Game #199702476: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:45:34 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 5: attilio ($5)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($11.35)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($15.15)
    Seat 9: azraider ($2.15)
    turner369 posts the small blind of $0.05
    azraider posts the big blind of $0.10
    attilio posts $0.10
    The button is in seat #6
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [Ad Kc]
    attilio checks
    biglazy44 raises to $0.45
    turner369 folds
    azraider calls $0.35
    attilio calls $0.35
    *** FLOP *** [7h 6h Ac]
    azraider checks
    attilio checks
    biglazy44 bets $0.70
    azraider calls $0.70
    attilio folds
    *** TURN *** [7h 6h Ac] [3d]
    azraider checks
    biglazy44 bets $1.40
    azraider folds
    Uncalled bet of $1.40 returned to biglazy44
    biglazy44 shows [Ad Kc] (a pair of Aces)
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($2.70)
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $2.80 Rake $0.10
    Board: [7h 6h Ac 3d]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (button) collected ($2.70)
  • Hand 8
    FullTiltPoker Game #199703895: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 18:46:52 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 5: attilio ($4.45)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($12.90)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($15.10)
    Seat 9: azraider ($1.10)
    attilio posts the small blind of $0.05
    biglazy44 posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #9
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [Js Qd]
    turner369 folds
    Somchai sits down
    azraider calls $0.10
    attilio calls $0.05
    Somchai adds $6.95
    biglazy44 checks
    *** FLOP *** [8h 6d Qh]
    attilio checks
    biglazy44 bets $0.15
    azraider calls $0.15
    attilio folds
    *** TURN *** [8h 6d Qh] [Ad]
    biglazy44 bets $0.30
    azraider calls $0.30
    *** RIVER *** [8h 6d Qh Ad] [7d]
    biglazy44 checks
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    biglazy44 shows [Js Qd] (a pair of Queens)
    azraider mucks
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($1.15) with a pair of Queens
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $1.20 Rake $0.05
    Board: [8h 6d Qh Ad 7d]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 (big blind) showed [Js Qd] and won ($1.15) with a pair of Queens
    Seat 9: azraider (button) mucked [9h 8s] – a pair of Eights
  • Hand9
    FullTiltPoker Game #199728000: Table Blisworth – $0.05/$0.10 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 19:08:58 ET – 2005/08/28
    Seat 1: keco ($8.90)
    Seat 3: jnava22 ($7.95)
    Seat 4: grammar ($2.25)
    Seat 5: attilio ($4.85)
    Seat 6: biglazy44 ($12.35)
    Seat 7: turner369 ($9.55), is sitting out
    Seat 9: Ferret_Jax ($14.90)
    jnava22 posts the small blind of $0.05
    grammar posts the big blind of $0.10
    The button is in seat #1
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to biglazy44 [As Ah]
    attilio raises to $0.20
    biglazy44 raises to $0.30
    Ferret_Jax folds
    keco calls $0.30
    jnava22 folds
    grammar folds
    attilio calls $0.10
    *** FLOP *** [7h 3h 6c]
    jnava22 stands up
    attilio checks
    biglazy44 checks
    keco bets $1.05
    Ferret_Jax stands up
    attilio calls $1.05
    biglazy44 raises to $5.25
    keco folds
    attilio folds
    turner369 has returned
    Uncalled bet of $4.20 returned to biglazy44
    biglazy44 shows [As Ah] (a pair of Aces)
    biglazy44 wins the pot ($4)
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $4.20 Rake $0.20
    Board: [7h 3h 6c]
    Seat 6: biglazy44 collected ($4)

As far as poker goes, today has been a slow day. A couple of limit tables for a $2.00 profit and a Head Hunter where i Bust out out of the money with no heads. Right now it is going particualrly slow because i’m watching Six and Tmace play heads up on jet set. With the exception of a couple big hands it has been a fairly boring game. Mace has held the lead for most of the match because he is by nature a more aggressive player, but six has been able to take advantage of mace’s aggressiveness and has double up a couple of times . Ok here is a semi play by play of the action i’m watching.

  • Speaking of doubling up and being too aggressive, i just watched mace raise six all in to 810 chips while holding 33. The blinds were only 50 and 100 so i’m not sure why mace pushed all in, but six was holding pocket kings and caught a 3rd on the flop.
  • Ok mace once again went all in 1200 total with 22, six folded but mace showed for some reason. So anytime mace has small pocket pairs it’s all in preflop heads up.
  • Another all in by tmace with a2 and six folds. (mace is going all in too much and getting away from a good game plan that allowed him to keep the lead most of the match.)
  • Mace all in again but six had 7 off and couldn’t call. If mace has a great hand and goes all in right now he might be able to get six to call, by forcing him not to believe his raises.
  • Now with the blinds at 100/200 the all in moves make more sence since a 4x bb will leave mace with almost no chips if he looses.
  • k 10 vs k10 all in split pot Six holds a 2 to 1 chip advantage
  • With a 3 to 1 advantage, six is just waiting for an opportunity to take out mace, but mace is reluctant to put all of his chips in. but if mace is able to pick up 3 or 4 blinds i a row he’ll pull close to even.
  • 1240 to 1760 with six in the big blind, mace is clawing his way back, there hasn’t been a flop in the last 6 hands.
  • now a flop of 3 3 4 and mace goes all in. six has a pair of 4, and mace had an ace high with a straight draw. Six holds on and takes down the pot.

Well I challenge mace to heads up after his lost since if i know mace he will be on a slight tilt, but he declines. Dags.

Right now I’m taking a break from teaching to write about how tired I am. My class is doing busy work, and I’m left to my own devices which usually means hiting up RGP (www.recpoker.com) or working on some FNF related site maintance. The reason I’m tired is because I also spent 5 hours yesterday tweaking www.fridaynightfelt.com, seting up the FNF Forum, figuring out what is wrong with the FTP for www.thesmartbet.com and talking with six about his first day adventures at AC. He posted a review of his first day on the forum so make sure you check that out from the link on the FNF home page.

I’m also tired cause like a moron I played in a free roll on jet set poker. The same thing happens every time.

  • Step 1: I see a free roll for stud and think, why not kill some time and maybe pick up a couple dollars if i win.
  • Step 2: hover my mouse over the register button waiting for it to become active so I can register as quick as possible before 750 other people take my spot.
  • Step 3: Within 10 min of registering and 20 min before the tournament starts I find something more interesting to do, like watch Will Ferrel clips from SNL on ww.gorillamask.net
  • Step 4: Join the tournament only afte missing 3 rounds of blinds cause I had forgot about the tournament.
  • Step 5: double my chips through a couple of donkeys who were drawing to straights or flushes eventhough their outs were folded pre flop.
  • Step 6: Watch as 600 people are eliminated and the blinds start to represent more and more of my stack which is now 3x the original amount.
  • Step 7: Short stacked because of folding terrible hands, and go all in on the river and have someone fold to my 350 raise into a 5000 pot.
  • Step 8: Make a great read and get a short stack to commit all their chips with a single pair by slow playing them with my two pair.
  • Step 9: loose the hand when short stack catches trips on the river.
  • Step 10: Repeat steps 8 & 9
  • Step 11: With the blinds representing 200% of my chip stack after two suckouts I’m all in with crap and bust out in 120 to 80 place range, having beat over 600 players and winning nothing.
  • Step 12: realize that free rolls are a waste of time and swear to never do one again having just wasted 3 hours of my life.
  • Step 13: a couple days later start at step 1 and repeat.

I actually played poker for real money on Full tilt last night at a low limit PL holdem table and went from $5.00 up to $11.00 by winning 9 out of 10 showdowns. I love full tilt cause the play is tighter but you can still make money by playing smart.

late