Tuesday, May 19, 2009

lol@live pros (moved up to where they respect my raises)

when i logged in i noticed some pro was playing at 50nl table. it was jim mcmanus (5th@2000 WSOP ME, card player&new york times poker columnist, author of "positively 5th street", etc..). i've seen him a couple of times before. that was kind of strange..really, why would a pro play 50nl?(later he said he "plays low" while writing a book) so i checked his graph and it appeared he's a big donor: since last Dec he's running at -4BB/100. tracking sites suck at low limit, they display BS but still..anyway i joined the waiting list (i was 13th) but eventualy i sat down on his left.
he was typical fish: 26/15/7 vpip/pfr/3bet, 100%flop cbet and 100% fold to turn/river bets.

$0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem
8 players

UTG easymuc ($50.80)
UTG+1 Jim McManus ($146.25)
MP1 Fartovyi ($57.40)
MP2 DmmSMC ($53.80)
CO Hero ($54.05)
BTN 20Aggie08 ($24.30)
SB Darth Mex ($34.40)
BB elkiddo ($41.75)

Pre-flop: ($0.75, 8 players) Hero is CO

1 fold, Jim McManus calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2, 3 folds, Jim McManus goes all-in $146.25, Hero folds

Final Pot: $4.75

Jim McManus wins $149 ( won +$2.75 )
Hero lost -$2

limp-shove UTG duh...omg he pwned me lol. aces obv.
i won $5.25 from him and lost $4 so...me>fulltilt pro

$0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem
8 players
UTG Hero ($52.05)
UTG+1 20Aggie08 ($24.30)
MP1 der_igel ($19.50)
MP2 Darth Mex ($44.30)
CO elkiddo ($42.25)
BTN easymuc ($48.50)
SB Jim McManus ($148.50)
BB Fartovyi ($57.40)

Pre-flop: ($0.75, 8 players) Hero is UTG

Hero raises to $2, 5 folds, Jim McManus calls $1.75, 1 fold

Flop: ($4.50, 2 players)
Jim McManus bets $2.50, Hero raises to $7, Jim McManus folds

Final Pot: $9.50

Hero wins $13.55 ( won +$4.55 )
Jim McManus lost -$4.50

donkbet OOP from someone who always cbets and always folds to turn/river bets..hm..

[x] over 1$/hand


  1. What was the $40 hand?

    Must have taken ages to wait for 13th in the queue. From the first hand it looked like he wasn't getting much action - I'd have thought most of the table would want to take down a pro...

  2. it was almost $50 - stacked some random guy with top set, he had an overpair.
    i was on the list for~40minutes but when i left there were 30 ppl on the list(it was lucky hour though).

  3. Hey, wow, that's.. terrible. Live pros, lol.

    Yeah, downswings will happen, you just have to get used to it. I mean, a good player will probably win in the end anyway. I'm somewhat optimistic since I've already made 800 back, haha. Will take time to get it all back, but eh.

  4. what site did you get his stats from?