All posts for the month June, 2007

I have had straight flushes before, my best being king high. But this was my first Royal:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em Tourney, Big Blind is t150 (6 handed)

MP (t2254)
Hero (t3205)
Button (t3590)
SB (t2350)
BB (t316)
UTG (t1785)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Ah, Qh.
2 folds, Hero raises to t450, 2 folds, BB calls t166 (All-In).

Flop: (t841) 6s, Th, Jh (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t841) 5s (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t841) Kh (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: t841

Results in white below:
BB has 3d Ac (high card, ace).
Hero has Ah Qh (straight flush, ace high).
Outcome: Hero wins t841.

I did go on to win the event, so I guess it is a pretty good omen 🙂

May Poker Results

It was a pretty good month online for me.

There was no live play at all, just the online version. Small stakes but my bankroll is making progress.

Games Played: 26
In the Money: 13 50%
ROI 22.73%

This is my SnG finish distribution:

Finish Count
1 3
2 4
3 6
4 5
5 3
6-9 4

My main focus for June will be my ongoing goal of “not playing stupid”. I would like to reduce the number of bubble and bubble+1 finishes. Shocker there.

I am tracking these results in two ways now. I have my own running total using Google Docs and Spreadsheets. The other way is the new-to-me 2+2 Sit and Go Spreadsheet. It has much more detail than I keep and calculates many more facts (running ROI, longest non-money streak, charts, expected profits). I have begun designing an online version to make it a webapp. This will eliminate the need for me to have Excel installed and keep the spreadsheet around to keep track of stats. I also plan on using a procmail filter to auto insert results based on PokerStars tournament reports. Yes, I have been mainly playing on PS because I decimated my roll on FullTilt earlier in the year.