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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pokerstars 100% up to $50 deposit bonus

March 29, 2008 0
PokerstarsFrom now until the end of 2008, if you make your first-ever real money deposit, PokerStars will give you a 100% bonus up to $50. Use the bonus code "First2008" to begin earning your extra cash. To earn this bonus, you will simply need to play on PokerStars and collect the number of Base FPPs equal to 10 times the bonus amount. You have six months after your first deposit to earn all the FPPs you need to cash out your bonus.

Example - Deposit $50, than earn 500 Base FPPs (10 x 50) to release the bonus.


If you do not want to deposit, there are other 2 ways to make money on Pokerstars.

1) Play freerolls. Often Pokerstars have $2500 Freerolls so look for those.

2) Make 1 million play chips and sell them for $10 or so. Be careful who you sell to and send a small increment first so you know they're trustworthy. I may set up a buy and sell store, not sure yet.

I recommend these 2 options because if you're a decent player than you can get 1million chips pretty easy and if you are a new player than you can get some valuable experience. I suggest trying the sit and gos, once you get good play 2 sit and gos at once.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Down $50 in Pokerstars

March 26, 2008 0
I'm on Super TiltI just had a terrible streak on Pokerstars. Didn't place in my last 10 $5 sit and gos..so down $50..I had some terrible beats..kings vs 5,6 offsuit, Ace queen vs ace 9, ace 10 vs ace 9, 7s vs 10 8 offsuit, that one got my on tilt, Qs vs ace 9, ace king vs 2s. It was unreal... And these were huge pots, if I win them I'm way out in front. And I was the raiser and they call with those junk hands..Whats worse, i got knocked out 4th out of 9 places and 3rd place gets money. Sharkscope says I'm on super tilt and I guess thats right. I'll quit until tomorrow.

Anyway, I have 1500 points in VC Poker I want to use but all they're point tournaments really suck. Theres only one that looks okay, 150 points, $150 tournament. Top 3 get paid, $75, $45, $30, min 10 players, max 400. Probably there will be a few hundred that join so won't be great. I wish they had a 1500 point tournament that had $1500 prize pool..Oh well. I have 200 points in Unibet I have to use..Probably nothing good on there either.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pokerstars - 100% First Deposit Bonus

March 25, 2008 0

I'm still working on the Pokerstars deposit bonus. I still have the deposit bonus even with the failed deposit. We'll see if I get the bonus $50, I'm not 100% sure it would work but it lists than the FPP points are working towards the bonus.

Anyway, I didn't get much sleep last night. Went to bed very late last night, couldn't get to sleep. So I was pretty tired today, had a nice shower and played a little poker. Usually I don't like to play when I'm tired but I wanted to play a few sit and gos.

So I only played for 1 hour, 4 tabled $5 sit and gos. Got knocked out of one fast so I joined another one. I was playing some great poker. I was playing a little bit "small ball" poker, trying to gamble less. I made 1 really bad play I regret.

9 handed, Blinds 15/30. UTG raises to 120, next to UTG calls. all fold to me in BB with QQ. 90 to call. 285 in the pot. I have 1380 chips and push all in. I totally regretted it and put him on aces or kings. But I also thought he could have 10s or jacks or maybe ace king. I wish I had some info on the guy, that would help make my decision, than I figured I'd call cause its just a $5 table and lots of donks but he showed AA and I got knocked out.

The other sit and go had king 10 offsuit on the cut off with 1200 left, blinds 100,200. Actually 400 in there because of 25 antes. Get called by ace jack and lost that one. Than I placed 2nd in another. Total donk came in first, pushing all in all the time and sucking out. Heads up I call his all in with king 10, he shows QQ, lucky bugger. Than I placed 1st in the next 2.

I checked Sweety_Poker on sharkscope again, she played a few more games. Hopefully we'll play again. Anywway, heres some hands from today.

He raised it to 800 a few times so I figured I'd call. Bet out 800 so he won't see a free card if he has ace something and make him have a tough decision if he had jacks or 9s.
King 10 vs ??

This hand is not that interesting but I did the exact same move the next hand to the same guy lol
Hand 1

Very next hand, if he raises to 700 preflop I think I fold.
Hand 2

Would you value bet the end here? I thought it over for a while, I put him on a flush draw so maybe bad bet at the end? I dunno.
Set of 3s

Floped flushes 2 times when I called raise out of position:) Heres one, he had a nice flop too.
Flush
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Pokerstars - 100% First Deposit Bonus

March 25, 2008 0

I'm still working on the Pokerstars deposit bonus. I still have the deposit bonus even with the failed deposit. We'll see if I get the bonus $50, I'm not 100% sure it would work but it lists than the FPP points are working towards the bonus.

Anyway, I didn't get much sleep last night. Went to bed very late last night, couldn't get to sleep. So I was pretty tired today, had a nice shower and played a little poker. Usually I don't like to play when I'm tired but I wanted to play a few sit and gos.

So I only played for 1 hour, 4 tabled $5 sit and gos. Got knocked out of one fast so I joined another one. I was playing some great poker. I was playing a little bit "small ball" poker, trying to gamble less. I made 1 really bad play I regret.

9 handed, Blinds 15/30. UTG raises to 120, next to UTG calls. all fold to me in BB with QQ. 90 to call. 285 in the pot. I have 1380 chips and push all in. I totally regretted it and put him on aces or kings. But I also thought he could have 10s or jacks or maybe ace king. I wish I had some info on the guy, that would help make my decision, than I figured I'd call cause its just a $5 table and lots of donks but he showed AA and I got knocked out.

The other sit and go had king 10 offsuit on the cut off with 1200 left, blinds 100,200. Actually 400 in there because of 25 antes. Get called by ace jack and lost that one. Than I placed 2nd in another. Total donk came in first, pushing all in all the time and sucking out. Heads up I call his all in with king 10, he shows QQ, lucky bugger. Than I placed 1st in the next 2.

I checked Sweety_Poker on sharkscope again, she played a few more games. Hopefully we'll play again. Anywway, heres some hands from today.

He raised it to 800 a few times so I figured I'd call. Bet out 800 so he won't see a free card if he has ace something and make him have a tough decision if he had jacks or 9s.
King 10 vs ??

This hand is not that interesting but I did the exact same move the next hand to the same guy lol
Hand 1

Very next hand, if he raises to 700 preflop I think I fold.
Hand 2

Would you value bet the end here? I thought it over for a while, I put him on a flush draw so maybe bad bet at the end? I dunno.
Set of 3s

Floped flushes 2 times when I called raise out of position:) Heres one, he had a nice flop too.
Flush
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Monday, March 24, 2008

Pokerstars Hand Histories

March 24, 2008 0
Sweet PeaOh Lala, look at this pretty girl I got to play against. And sorry to her for knocking her out in 3rd place.

Heres the hand I knocked her out with; Mr_Gene_Yuss vs Sweety_Poker... We would make a good couple:)

Anyway heres my thought process during the hand. I Called with a king, decent headsup. Checked flop to induce a bet, reraised 4x because too many drawing hands out there. Non scare turn so I pushed in.

Same tournament, headsup. Mr_Gene_Yuss vs Fabel79

Raised in position with Queen 5 suited. hit my 2 pair and min raised him on the flop. I think I should have raised to 1600 at least so he'd push with a king or have to call or push a flush draw. I checked on the turn, suspected a made flush..Couldn't fold to 1000 bet at the end, was getting 4 and a half to one on my money

Heres another Sit and Go, I thought I had this game in the bag. Lucky bugger.

Hand 1

Hand 2

Hand 3

Hand 4

Some Other Hands

Jacks- at first I thought of folding but if he didn't have a king than I'd be in good position to take down this sng.

Ace King - Lucky buggers

Straight Flush - Got a straight flush today, if I could change the way I played it I would have bet less on turn. 300 looks scary.

Anyway, played about 2 hours today. Made $38 with only getting second places, not bad.

Here's my Pokerstars stats, I'm Hot:)
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Unibet - Finished the 200 Points, Victory is Mine!!

March 23, 2008 0
Ya, so I finally reached Unibet 200 points. Took me around 150 sit and gos to complete. I think I played something like 90 $5 Turbos, 50 regular $5 sngs and like 15 $10 sngs. So I ended my run with 203 Euros. Had ups and downs especially near the end. I was playing pure turbos at the end cause those are really fast..a lot of luck in them though. I converted my Euros on Unibet to Canadians Dollars, Euro dollar is doing good so I got $317 which is pretty nice.

Euro to Canadian Dollar Exchange RateEuro to Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate
I tried to send the money to my Money Bookers account but it didn't go though, maybe I have to deposit first if I want to withdrawal to MB. I don't really want to deposit so if thats the case, I'll just withdrawal by bank transfer which is free I think.
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Poker Night With The Guys And Cashing Out Internet Winnings

March 22, 2008 0
Had a poker night with the guys. They are not very experienced players but they're university students so they're not dumb lol. First game, played a $3 Sit and go, 5 handed. I played in position and hit a lot of flops. I made some big calls that were the right plays and took the game for $9 win.

Second game, someone left so it was 4 handed. I got ace king twice and lost both time with it...That cut my stack in half but I battled back,noticed they were playing tight so I raised a lot. But than I started to raise a lot from the small blind and got called every time. It was funny, I said "okay, lets try this again" lol. And I raised again with jack ten to 35 when bb is 10, my friend called with 8 5 offsuit. Flop comes 10, 8, 3. I check raise and double up. Than it came to headsup. My opponent put a lot of pressure on me raised, resaised, he was relentless..I got so on tilt I pushed with ace 5 suited when he trapped me with Ace Queen. So I came in 2nd that game.

I really like playing in RL, it is a lot better than playing on the computer. I've never played at a casino but would like to, only problem, no rake back at the casino lol. But I figure they have free buffets sometimes, which would be nice. I heard there is $40 Sit and gos at the casino, a little out of my budget but maybe would be fun for like a one time thing.

I played a little more Unibet, can cashout at 200 Points, at 170 right now and at 200 Euros. Only played a few games today and wasn't getting bad beats like the other day which was nice. Signed up for a 5 card draw game(Old school poker) on accident and won it. Holdem is the way of the future, just enough luck and skill in it to make it fun.

I'm ready to cashout out of VC Poker. I have 1500 points though, so I want to use them before I cashout. Haven't seen any good tournaments for 1500 points..and their VIP store hasn't been open in a long time and won't be open for like 2 months which I don't really want to wait for.

Anyway, once I cashout out of Unibet, I'll work on the Pokerstars $50 first time deposit bonus.
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Unibet - 200 Points

March 21, 2008 0

I started playing at Unibet again. I'm trying to get to 200 points, than I'll cash out. I had a pretty bad run today..One of my worst nights. I wasn't playing bad, just couldn't win any coin flips and seemed to lose every 60%-40%.

It was pretty sick, I lost a few when my opponent only had 2 outs on the turn...It was unreal, I was ahead almost every hand and could only win 20% of them, I sucked out a couple times when I was behind..Seemed like the person who was behind always came out on top..:(

BTW, I'm at 160 points, cashing out at 200 points. Was at 222 Euros, now at 182 Euros.

Anyway, its late, I'm going to bed.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pacific Poker (888) - Free $50 No Deposit

March 20, 2008 2
Pacific Poker
$50 bonus - no deposit required!

Get an instant* $25 free bonus deposited into your new 888.com Pacific Poker account.

Earn 500 comp points within 30 days and receive another $25 bonus immediately.

888.com Pacific Poker have some of the cheapest tournaments and satellites around and now you can play a huge selection of staked tables ranging from 1cent/2cent up to $100/$200.

Enjoy the game...Register Now
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Pacific Poker (888) - Free $50

March 14, 2008 0

Bankroll Mob

BankrollMob is bringing back $50 free from Pacific Poker (888), it will be available in a few days but sign up now cause it may take a day or two to activate your account.

BankrollMob "We expect to have the offer online again on Monday or Tuesday." This is a limited bonus and I believe it will only last 1 day or so.

And don't forget to get your Unibet free $40 too, thats a limited bonus as well.
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UK Player Wins $39,760 with one pull on Omni Casino

March 14, 2008 0
March 14, 2008 – UK slots player “tommyboy” is exactly
$39,760 richer today after one pull of the slot machine at
Omni Casino. It was just an ordinary day at home for
“tommyboy”, when he decided to tryout the $100 slots
bonus that Omni Casino bestows new depositing players
to trial their software. After depositing $100 into his
account, he made one pull and seconds later, he had
$39,760 sitting in his account. Not a bad day at the office,
or home computer.

          Omni Casino®

The money was won on Omni Casino’s award winning
“Next Generation Slots”, home of some of the most
popular slots online including: Barnyard Boogie, Congo
Bongo, Money Mania, and Easter Dragon. Omni has won
numerous distinctions for their impressive slot machines
over the years, having won “Best of Slots” by Strictly Slots
Magazine, “Top Progressive Slots” and “Best Online
Casino” by Gambling Online Magazine.

“You really like to see this type of thing happen to one
of your customers”, says Johnny Jordane, Marketing
Director at Omni Casino. “It really goes to show that if
you provide outstanding slots entertainment in a secure
environment, anyone can come away a winner at our
machines.”

Omni Casino’s parent company, Peak Entertainment,
is no stranger to big winners at their casinos. In fact, their
sister casino, CSCasino.com, was home one of the largest
online jackpots in the history of a single game - $414,119.22!
At the time of this writing, Omni Casino’s Millionaire’s
Club Slots jackpot is already up to $517,000. I think we all
know where “tommyboy” will be playing next.

About OmniCasino.com
Based in Willemstad, Curacao, Peak Entertainment, NV
(www.PeakEntertainment.com) currently owns and operates
2 online casino properties and a player-to-player poker room
under multiple gaming licenses from the government of
Curacao and Malta. Our online gaming offers currently
serve more than 250,000 online customers worldwide and
have paid out more than $4 Billion USD to our players'
accounts since being officially licensed and open to the public
in November of 1997.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sun Poker $500 No Deposit Required (Basically a deposit bonus)

March 12, 2008 0
Sun Poker $500 No Deposit RequiredSun Poker has just started a $500 no deposit required offer. Note, you will have to make a deposit or play freerolls to start your bankroll off. If you would like to receive $10 free, click 'SunPoker - $10 Free' under navigation on the side bar. If you would like more info on the $500 offer, click the banner.

To welcome you as a new player to SunPoker.com, you can receive up to a whopping $500 in your first month of play, without having to make a deposit! You won't find anything like that in a land based poker room.

Not eligible - Australia, Bulgaria, China, Latvia, Malaysia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, US Minor Outlying Islands & Virgin Islands(US). If you are a serious player from one of these areas, please email us after you have played 30 days in the poker room, and the poker room manager will make a determination if you are eligible to receive a deposit bonus.

How it works - Download the free SunPoker.com software and get into the poker room and start playing your favorites like Texas Hold 'em, Omaha and 7 card stud, and you're on your way to free and easy money.

Your free money will be released into your poker account based on generating certain levels of MPPs (My Poker Points) outlined in the table below:


MPPs Reached Amount CreditedFree Money Total
160 MPPs$20$20
400 MPPs$30 $50
800 MPPs$50 $100
1200 MPPs$50$150
1600 MPPs$50$200
5000 MPPs*$300$500

*In order to receive the this last $300 of the new player special bonus, you must send an email to NewPlayerBonus@sunpoker.com AFTER you've reached 5,000 MPPs in your first month of play.

Tracking your reward progress - You can track your reward clearing progress by clicking on the “cashier” button inside the poker lobby and then select the “my promotions” tab. Click on the “Rewards” link and you will be taken to a bonus-tracking screen that will provide you with everything you need to know.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Ship It Crucial!!

March 03, 2008 0
I played I think some of my best poker today on Unibet. I think partly due to my opponents not playing good too. Anyway, I'm up to 174 Euro ($261 Canadian Dollars, not bad). I would have been up a lot more Euros but I got a lot of bad beats today. I have 79 points now, not sure if I can make it to 500 points by March 23rd. Got 20 days and I figure if I get 25 points per day Ill make it.

Anyway, I was watching a Poker After Dark episode rerun and Barry Greenstein was going to say Ship It Crucial if he won a big pot and some website would donate I think 5k to charity. But he never won a big pot:(

Anyway here a few hands from today;

3 Hands I lost a lot of money;
2 Pairs vs Straight
Jacks vs 10s
Ace King vs Ace 7

I think I played this hand pretty good by betting 410 on flop (looks like a steal maybe) and checking the turn showing weakness. And I figured there was a good chance someone hit their king.
Aces vs 7s

Here, I could tell this guy was a donkey and was just trying to pull a move.
Flush Draw vs Flush Draw
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

VC Poker

March 01, 2008 1
A couple months ago, I signed up for VC Poker. It was real easy to sign up and I didn't have to give them my phone number or ID to get the $10 and $25 after 1500 points. The points were easy to get too. I actually made $100 in just a few hours playing headups. I got to $195 but than played some bad poker when I wasn't feeling good and lost $60. I'm at $135 in VC Poker now, not sure if I should cash out or get deposit bonus.
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