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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: December 7, 2008, 09:42 PM »
Brutal. Brutal. Brutal.

129 person tournament.

We are down to around 3 or 4 tables. I have around 5K in chips which is slightly higher than the average.

Little/Big blind special.

I had 7/5 off suit and flopped the nut straight. I bet and I am re-raised. I go all in and I am called. The caller has 5/2 off suit giving him a smaller straight.

BTW, it was a rainbow flop. He happened to have one heart. The next two cards? You guessed it. Running hearts giving him a flush.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: December 3, 2008, 10:35 PM »
I know the following doesn't make a lot of sense but it describes my play. I am a somewhat tight player that likes to see a lot of flops.

Someone made a straight on the river on the first hand and that cost me a third of my stack (I had trips). On the third hand I had pocket Queens. I was one of the last players to act in this hand. By the time it got to me the bet was already up to half my chips. I decided to go all in. Very much not my style. LOL, I got five callers!

Another player had pocket Aces and took the pot. Nothing like quintupling your stack by the third hand of a tourny.

Not the craziest story but I thought I would share.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:38 PM »
Wow! I did not notice it was a straight flush. I thought it was just a straight. Very nice indeed! Queen/3 is my version of your 5/2. Although they can't connect, I seem to do pretty good with that hand.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: October 28, 2008, 09:16 PM »
That is definitely the smarter way to go. I think I was playing my read on him more than my cards. I read him correctly. The only better thing I could have done was go all in instead of betting the pot. That way I could win by having the best hand or by him folding. By calling, I could only win if I had the best hand. This particular player likes to bluff and hollywood a lot. My read was right but like you said, there were too many ways for me to lose. I think that is a bad habit I have. I am pretty good at reading my opponents - which is good but that gives me a false confidence. I was confident because I had him figured out not because my hand was that strong.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: October 28, 2008, 06:21 PM »
What would you have done?

I was at the final table of a tournament. I had pocket 4's. I called a small raise (twice the big blind). The flop was 10, 8, 4, all hearts. I did not have a heart. At this time I bet the pot. Everyone folds except for one guy who re-raises all in. I pretty much have this guy figured out. I put him on Ace high with one heart. I thought and thought and decided to call.

My read was pretty close. He had a King and the nine of hearts.

Of course the turn was a heart and he made his flush. The board did not pair so I did not improve to a boat on river.

My legs were pretty much chopped off and I was blinded out shortly after - out of the money!

Now we all pretty much know what the book says and "what I should have done" but everyone knows the same things these days. With so many players you can't always do "what the book says."

So in the situation above, not necessarily what should I have down, but what would you have done?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: October 19, 2008, 11:19 AM »

Edited: I originally included an animated gif that had already been posted. Changed to the above Denim pics.

Modern Classifieds / MistaBinks' WTB Gentle Giant List
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:07 AM »
I finally got most of my GG collection out of their packages and on display so I guess it is now time to start plugging those holes in my collection. Most of the following are on my "dream list" but it doesn't hurt to list them. Please keep me in mind if you have any of the following for sale.

MistaBinks' Want To Buy GG List

Due to an accident caused by a sloppy shelf I now need the following:

-Darth Maul mini bust
-Mynock Chewbacca mini bust
-Qui Gon Jinn mini bust

The following are my regular "Wants"

-Asajj Ventriss Maquette
-Arc Trooper Maquette
-Princess Leia/R2 B&W Maquette
-Darth Vader B&W Maquette

-Stormtrooper Mini-Bust
-C3PO Mini-Bust
-Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini-Bust
-Commander Gree Min-Bust
-Commander Neyo Mini-Bust
-Any AOTC Clone Trooper Mini-Bust (except the Green SGT)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shoes, Sneaks, Kicks - What Do You Wear?
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:19 PM »
No offense.

None taken. Especially since I have ordered another pair but in a different color scheme  ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shoes, Sneaks, Kicks - What Do You Wear?
« on: July 11, 2008, 01:07 PM »
I just received quite a few pairs of Air Jordans. Recenlty, the two biggest Nike shoes merged for a limited series, the Air Jordans and the Air Force. This is actually the second pair of AJF (Air Jordan Force) that I own. Needless to say, I love 'em.

In a very Lucasfilm'esque move, Nike is re-releasing several Air Jordans in two packs. All Air Jordans are numbered (i.e I's, II's, III's etc). Nike is releaseing two packs of Air Jordan where the two shoes add up to 23 (Jordan's number of course). I absolute love this series as I have been able to pick up a number of shoes that I previously missed. This pack includes the II's and the XXI's.

Also, some new shoes came in from Eastbay. These were on sale plus I had a 20% coupon to use on top of that.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: July 11, 2008, 01:05 PM »
So I am at the final table at a local casino. There are about ten of us left. I have a somewhat weak hand - King/3.

I had been getting lousy cards all night. I only made the final table because I stayed out of most of the action and I won two or three really big pots. I kind of coasted to the final table. I was one of the smaller stacks at the table when I got the King/3. I had not been dealt a decnt hand in quite some time so I called (the previous four people before had folded).

The next two people fold. The player on the button then takes forever. He is staring at the player on the big blind and constantly looking at his chips. My best guess is that I think he is trying to make a move and trying to steal the blinds and my call. He raises which pretty much puts me all in. The blinds fold and I go all in. The guy calls because it is only a few more chips to him. He turns over an 8/5 off suit. I turn over my King/3 and he completely flips out. He is actually yelling "you play a King/3." He is complaining to anyone who will listen about how bad my play was. I am very quiet at the table so I dont respond to him.

I hit a King but it did not matter because he did not pair up his 8 or 5. He goes on and on about how bad my play was. I ignore him. Ironically, he goes all in a few hands later when I am the big blind. It is only a few chips more for me so I call. I had a 7/4 off suit and he had King/10. LOL, I end up w/ a set of 7's. He's eliminated.

At this point he is boiling. "You wont go far in this game playing King/3!"

I finally reply and tell him "I did not play King/3."

"The hell you didn't. You doubled up on me playing King/3!" he says.

"Nah, I played you. Everyone knew you trying to make a move. You had nothing and everyone knew it." Again, I am stone cold quiet at the tables so all the regular players were surprised to even hear my voice. I then go back into quiet mode and up splitting the table when it was down to two of us. Not a bad night.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 19, 2008, 09:28 PM »
She is just stunningly beautiful.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 19, 2008, 07:42 PM »
I went googling after I saw Bill's post. I did feel very creepy when I found out those pics were of a high school student. Not creepy enough to stop me from posting a photo of her at the more appropiate age of 20!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 19, 2008, 06:36 PM »
Hot and an athlete  :o


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Barking dog...
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:58 PM »
This is a very interesting to me as a dog owner. I completely feel for my neighbors who have to tolerate my barking dogs. I have been very lucky so far. Like me, all of my neighbors have recognized the different sounds of my dogs' barks. They usually only bark at strangers within a house radius. They are very good at recognizing the regular people of the neighborhood and not barking at them. When my dogs do go off and bark loudly, it is because someone is actually on my property, or the property to my right or left. I am sure my neighbors would rather do w/out the barking altogether but I know that they know what the loud barking means - that a stranger is on our property. Of course it is usually the pizza guy or friends visiting or something. Thankfully it has never been a prowler (that I know of).

If I were you Angry Ewok, I would walk over there and address them face to face. Tell them your concerns about their dog and how loud they are. Whether or not they show you any respect is not in your control. Also, call the non-emergency police phone number. At least here, people are not allowed to shout profanities. The police will respond to such a complaint.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Poker
« on: April 24, 2007, 01:22 AM »
I made a straight flush for the first time since I started player poker. I had the ten of diamonds. The board had 9, Jack, Queen, and King of diamonds. I did not bet too hard as I was worried someone had the Ace of diamonds. I did nicely on that hand as someone had the 8 of diamonds.

It wasn't until a day later that I realized I could not be beat in that hand. I had a straight flush. Even if my opponent had the Ace of Diamonds he would only have a flush.

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