Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holdem Manager 1 Pokertracker 0

Ive been a long time fan of pokertracker. I see the software as a big brother, guiding me through the world of online poker, highlighting fish and making my life a lot easier when multitabling.

Then along came Holdem Manager.

I must say I was dubious at first but this lasted all of 10 mins. Once I worked out the differences and adjusted the layout of the HUD I instantly felt way more comfortable than I ever have with PT. Ive imported all my hand histories from PT and am now tweaking all the information I can handle in HEM.

If you havent tried this great piece of software go give the trial version a run.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sticky situation....

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
6 players
Converted at weaktight.com

UTG ($43.95)
UTG+1 ($33.95)
Hero (CO) ($98.50)
BTN ($109.50)
SB ($44.45)
BB ($217.90)

Pre-flop: ($1.50, 6 players) Hero is CO

UTG raises to $3.50, UTG+1 calls $3.50, Hero raises to $11, 1 fold, SB calls $10.50, 1 fold, UTG calls $7.50, UTG+1 calls $7.50

Flop: ($45, 4 players)
SB checks, UTG goes all-in $32.95, UTG+1 goes all-in $22.95, $32.95 to Hero ($87.5)?

No reads

There is still a player yet to act with $33.45

Are we beat here or are we getting enough odds to call. We are getting over 3:1 with another potential caller that could make 4:1

Thoughts ?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

November Result and Ryverrat the Superuser...

Had a good November. With Rakeback and bonus I made around $1000 and have comfortably included $100nl in my game.

Bankroll is now $3000 and building nicely back up again. 8695 hands was unfortunately just shy of the 10k I planned. Will try to catch up in December.

I saw the first signs of paranoia on the AP tables last night. I must be a superuser!!!

RLUCACIU wins (75c chips).
RLUCACIU: so did you guys know that ub had employees cheat people
RLUCACIU: out of their money
RLUCACIU: they had this software that would show them what other ppl
RYVERRAT: titanic sunk aswell
RLUCACIU wins (95c chips).
RLUCACIU: I bet all of you have that software
RLUCACIU: your names sound pretty shady
RYVERRAT wins ($1.75 chips).
RLUCACIU: totally like ub employees would name their accounts
WESD0G wins ($1.25 chips).
WESD0G wins ($1.20 chips).
RYVERRAT: superuser !!!
RYVERRAT wins ($39.10) with (Full house, queens full of threes).

He upped and left.

Monday, December 1, 2008

60 Minutes Poker

For any of those that missed the 60 minutes episode yesterday here is the link.


To be honest I dont think it was as bad as expected. Don't get me wrong, there was never going to be any upside in a credible news show investigating Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet scandals, but I feel the 15 mins exposure it got was a small kick in the shin rather than the nail in the coffin.

After watching this I am left with these headlines :-

Potripper superuser account and the great work on the online community
Russ Hamilton behind UB scam and still not charged with any misconduct or fraud
That all sites may have cheating software.
Sites will never be safe outside of US jurisdiction
The building where the servers are held look very nondescript.

I dont see that stopping a large percentage of players, current or new, to wager their money online. I think this one will be swept under the carpet and that the newly branded CEREUS merger of UB and AP will make this while thing disappear in the foreseeable future.

Anyone feel any different ?