The double C's... Congratulations and Coaching. Congrats to one of my first students that I've been coaching. His name is Eugene. He final tabled a $500 Borgata tournament that had roughly 1000 players. He busted 10th but he was very short stacked and card dead. He did a great job.
He emailed me today and told me the good news and I was really excited about it. I just started coaching and taking on students. I had some people approach me about it. I figured since there was enough interest I would try it out and see how it went. This really makes me feel good that someone I have been helping out in poker has had some immediate success already. Eugene is already a good player so I don't know how much I contributed but I am very happy for him none the less.
I have a couple other students and people that I've been coaching and it's pretty fun. I take for granted some of the things I know in poker that come second nature to me. Even the basics of the game can be forgotten and coaching helps me get back to the basics and refine my game. If anyone is interested in coaching email me at "Cre8iveCoach -AT- gmail.com" (Replace the -AT- with @ of course.)
Aside from that I had a decent day today. Had a couple bubbles, a final table, and almost a final table. I got deep in the 100r 6max on Full Tilt and got pretty unlucky in two big pots, then lost a huge flip AK vs JJ in the end for almost 100bb pot with 10 left or so. This was the worst beat I took with 3 tables left. It was a huge pot at the time.
Full Tilt Poker Game #14750692360: $100,000 Guarantee (Rebuy) (105271463), Table 43 - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:20:24 ET - 2009/09/17
Seat 1: elanor (51,983)
Seat 2: gboro780 (171,960)
Seat 3: einstein007 (23,550)
Seat 5: Cre8ive (233,572)
Seat 6: THE_GOLDMINE (90,241)
elanor antes 300
gboro780 antes 300
einstein007 antes 300
Cre8ive antes 300
THE_GOLDMINE antes 300
Cre8ive posts the small blind of 1,200
THE_GOLDMINE posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [2h 2d]
einstein007 has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive raises to 7,200
THE_GOLDMINE calls 4,800
*** FLOP *** [9s 6c 2s]
THE_GOLDMINE bets 7,999
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive raises to 18,465
THE_GOLDMINE has 15 seconds left to act
THE_GOLDMINE raises to 82,741, and is all in
Cre8ive calls 64,276
THE_GOLDMINE shows [9c Td]
Cre8ive shows [2h 2d]
*** TURN *** [9s 6c 2s] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [9s 6c 2s 7c] [8d]
THE_GOLDMINE shows a straight, Ten high
Cre8ive shows three of a kind, Twos
THE_GOLDMINE wins the pot (181,382) with a straight, Ten high
ROUGH! I also lost AKcc vs his A3o for a 40bb pot before this hand took place. I came back from it though and really liked how I played this tournament/felt I played really well.
I have actually been staying at my buddy Jason Mercier's condo the last couple of days grinding WCOOP with him. He won the WCOOP 2nd Chance PLO 6max tournament yesterday, so congrats to him on that! We've had some decent results the last couple of days and I think I might stay one more day and play here until I head back home. He only lives about 40 minutes away from my house so he's not that far away. It's a pretty comfortable poker environment and I have a nice setup to play on. We've just been playing poker all day everyday and haven't really done anything else. I need to workout again cause I've already missed two/three days. I have been doing push ups and stretching in between breaks but I miss hitting the gym and the basketball court. I'll see how I feel in the morning if I decide to stay another day.
I guess that's all for now... Goodnight guys.