Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another MTT Score

100th Synopsis.

Lacking reasonable shame or remorse Hoy lucksacked his wayto a 3rd in UltimateBet tourney.

Clearly the shameless pimping of UB has caught the superusers attention and they are tweaking RNG in Hoy's favor.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Betting on the Bodonkey

Bet Field at 4:1 (which includes Hoy)
Bet Don at 8:1
or bet Chad at a ridonkulous 10:1 (Seriously how is he longshot)

Feels like an Asshat kind of evening.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Auto Industry

Big 3 are poorly run companies no amount of money can save as structured.

US can still not let them go under but drive them to make structural changes to look more like Toyota and Honda and DEMAND a more fuel efficient fleet in exchange for money.

Assistant's note: Filled up Prius on way to work this morning, drove 458 miles since last fill up and needed 8.8 gallons.

Monday, November 17, 2008

FTOPS Main Event

Getting two outed at river sucks.

Woe is me

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Credit Where Credit is due

Massive ego now believes the Hoyazo bat is more important than the Phillies bat in determining Phillies playoff destiny.

And make no mistake, Hammer Wife knows that the Phillies need 20 seconds of her time for game 5 on Wednesday.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bailout Voters

Bank's balance sheets get relief.

Market does not care.

These fuckers caved.

The Assistant is moving to Fremont.

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, voted "no" twice:

"I recently read in the press that 8 out of 10 of my colleagues know nothing about economics or banking. This bill shows that account is quite right. This bill does nothing but bail out Wall Street and large corporate America. It spends $800 billion that taxpayers will end up having to pay for and it does nothing for middle-income Americans."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Washington Donkery Rant

House of Representatives found some cajones.

Markets tanked because no bailout = panic.

President Bush told American public no bailout = financial disaster.

Enough members of public believed to panic sell.

There is no inter-bank credit so something has to be done but enough representatives want to find palatable solution because they realize they represent their constituencies and average joe is not seeing mortgage relief from yesterday's plan.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lehman R.I.P.

Today is final day of synopsis being a Lehman or financial blog.

It is the way of a capitalistic society to let a weaker company fail, even if the weakness comes from bad leadership at the top.

Saving grace of bankruptcy is golden parachutes for CEOs are eliminated.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

No Utility Today

Lehman top Managment has not shown competence required during mortgage crisis to be placed in charge of a Lemonade stand.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mookie Recap

Congrats to NYRambler for taking down the Mookie. It was clear after he eliminated me calling off most of his chips with Top pair 7 kicker on 8 high flop he was destined for Mookie Glory!

Friday, August 1, 2008


MATH follows WWdN into retirement.

But there is always the Mookie.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I am among the most pompous assiest people who ever lived.

I don't think I could make it as a professional gambler.

I blow at high stakes cash.

I'm not good enough. I'm not devoted enough. I'm not patient enough. I'm not even-keeled enough.

And unlike almost every lawyer I know, I absolutely love my day job. I mean, I really love what I do. And I'm going to move on to another company to keep doing my thing.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Congratulations to que31dawg for taking down this week's MATH tournament in addition to the full $240 prize pool for winning the latest Shootout tournament.

10 entrants winner take all would seem to deliver verdict that PokerStars Shootout Format is superior to FullTilt Shootout Format.

Image in blonkaments has a way of feeding on itself. Loose stealy players have to make looser calls because image has led them to be played back at more.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hand Ranges II

Obie recently won a Mookie tournament, he is obviously a great player.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Month Hiatus Over

Math went Shootout.

Family in the house is -EV for MTT play.

Iggy cashed in Main Event.

It is important to assign hand ranges whenever you commit chips to pot, image has a huge impact especially in blogger tournies where image have been honed over even years of playing together.

Is it profiling to say lawyers as a profession make for stealy poker players?

A birdie told me that Riggs had talked Waffles into playing PLO on Bodog, I will have to act fast to make sure I catch some of that spewage.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I am taking a break from Synopsis until latest blogger drama blows over.

I disagree with Blinders that Hoy cheated.

I disagree with Hoy ripping Smokkee anonymously.

But Hoy has ripped my play many times, usually it is initially pissed, sometimes reaction is wtf dude that does not accurately capture how hand played out but in the end I laugh because even when I walk up to ask how the $2k NLHE is going he manages to call me a luckbox while describing the 2 outer he hit with 99 to stay alive.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MATH Recap

4 of 8 ITM came from big fish pool prop bet and once again LJ ended as a bridesmaid.

Congratulations to Eric on win and condolences to LJ for not being fortunate up to be gifted a seat heads up as I was.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday Heads-Up, Mondays at the Hoy, and Bloggers in the FTOPS

Mondays suck except for Mondays at the Hoy, 10pm ET tonight on full tilt.

Weekends are playtime with the girls.

Sunday Heads-Up seems like a keeper if some tourney kinks can be worked out.

Where were the big blogger cashes this FTOPS?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Mookie, the Sunday Heads-Up, the BBT3 and FTOPS #20

Congrats to Jerkoff Donkey (JD) Schellnut who took down the Mookie on Wednesday night, winning his second BBT3 Tournament of Champions seat in a couple of weeks.

Details of the big write-in contest for the Battle of the Blogger Tournaments III

Loretta8 has started a brand new weekly private blogger tournament, called the Sunday Heads-Up, and the first such event will be this coming Sunday evening at 9pm ET on full tilt. The password for this event is "shovemonkey".

Monday, May 12, 2008

MATH Recap

Congrats to Waffles on returning from his fluky April form to gigli the MATH.

Congrats to ShabazzJenkins for taking down MATH and winning TOC seat.

Skillz is HOE.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Return Of Hoy

MATH tonight, password Hammer

New product idea, produce bedwetting mattress protectors in King Size for mono.

If mono was not caught kissing a strange woman then question remains whose sweaty ass was being kissed in an attempt to climb corporate ladder. Double polygraph testing with Hammer Wife was deemed not the way to find this answer.

More chops occurred for seats and it is only outrage when Hoy does this?

BBT 3 still a great thing.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thursday Update

50 word synopsis of 5000 word posts of egotistical pomposity do not write themselves.

Have there been TV stories of rescue workers in New York trying to extract a man with a 500 lb ego from his apartment in New York?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Still Feeling Bad

Day 2 sick as dog.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Still Running Gooooood

4th final table of last 5 BBT3 events. Waffles will soon be overtaken for April $2k seat.

Key is not good cards but people making terrible plays against allowing a big stack to amass.

And a recap from yesterday:
Read was PirateLawyer was being a stealy bitch from SB, read was air, and he weakly folded a boat to Ace high on the river.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MATH Recap, Running Good and a Hand With PirateLawyer

64 runners, Hoy at FT with chips, suckout by Bone_Daddy84, bad steals and done for 6th.
Congrats to wormmsu for win and EARNING a TOC seat.

During MATH PirateLawyer was pwned for a large pot and folded a boat on river.
Tomorrow will show what he folded against.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Blonkaments and the BBT

I am an egomaniac. I'm a pompous ass. It's like my defining characteristic.

MATH tonight, 10 pm Eastern, password: Hammer

8 out of the last 12 months our private blogger-hosted tournaments have been part of the week-to-week competition of the BBT. This sucks and takes away from the spirit of blogger games.


Friday, April 18, 2008

BBT Chops

I, Hoyazo, have single handedly ruined poker bloggery and turned it into the drivel that it has become today.

I have done something to bloggers, to blogging, to Poker, ruining the spirit of our games.

One thing is clear. Some people have clearly lost their way and are completely missing the spirit of the BBT and the private blogger tournaments. I guess the exact identity of those people we can disagree on.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Back to the BBT3

$T rocks.

"I definitely believe the Tournament of Champions is more interesting and just better with me in it."

"Even if my BBT3 "win" was really just handed to me wrongly. Muhahahahahahahahahahah!"

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Hoy* is in the house for TOC along with ScottMc** and others.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blogging Anonymity, and MATH Recap

No pics, no hints of who I am, your only clues are Crazy Asian LAG due to Japanese id.

MATH Final table:
6. $92.40 Loretta8
5. $134.40 Martyr99
4. $184.80 pvanharibo
3. $243.60 pureprophet
2. $352.80 hellory
1. $554.40 iam23skidoo
and big props to skiddoo for winning TOC seat.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Reining It In Late in Tournaments

Lesson from last week of poker, don't push too hard late.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ring Turbo SNG Strategy -- Part 2

Too tilted from K rag sooted suckout against 77 at Riverchasers FT to have part 2.

Of course the lucksack went on to win, congrats on TOC seat.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Donkin' It Up in the Mookie

4th place for $97 while playing like an ass the entire night.

**PS just FYI, there is a bigger idiot.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ring Turbo SNG Strategy -- Part 1

If MY STRATEGY does not work for you all money for class will be refunded, don't come crying to me about your actual losses in Turbo SNGs.

Play tighter than normal MTT game early.
If you are in lower part of raising range for position and get reraised fold.
3x BB bet is raise until you are down to 10x BB stack.

When down to 5x BB jamming range opens up. Late postion ATC open jams.

Part 2 Friday due to lengthy post about 1st glorious victory in Mookie.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

MATH Recap, and One Thing I Love About Poker

Congrats to PokahDave for taking down the MATH.

My name is Hoy and I am a masochist. It's why I love poker.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Keeping It Real With the BBT3

Chat obnoxiousness is at acceptable levels.

Play in non NLHE events has improved from god awful to merely copious levels of donkery.

But people are improving and this is good.

There are still donkeycalls on flop with AJ unimproved in NLHE but for the most part people are taking it seriously.

Booooooooooms! are stupid. But they are not rude.

Variance happens and being the one currently running badly leads to greater sensitivity, periods of running bad are part of game.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

WPBT Getting Closer

Another new name won skills.

We know bloggers suck asses at poker.

Prepping 6-Max tourney game for WPBT weekend.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

MATH Recap, and BBT3 One Month Review

J8o called allin reraise and the host exits MATH.

Congrats to Breeze81 on win and TOC seat win.

Other cashers of note:
7. $54.60 pokerdad13
6. $85.80 mattazuma
5. $124.80 willwonka
4. $171.60 tilt away
3. $226.20 Astin
2. $327.60 Roberto551

1st Month of BBT3 (1/3 point) has passed.
Summary: sucked large anus

Skillz is Limit O8, donkorific times await.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Setup or Stoopid?

Julius Goat flopped a boat against flopped trips, do I have to go broke on hand.

MATH at 10 EST
PW hammer


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Credit Card Mania

Part 1 of Story I can't do justice to abbreviating.

Congrats to Tilt Away in Razz and Hellory in Mookie.

Lost in Riverchasers tonight

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Small Field vs Big Field Mtts

I suck at blonkaments. (especially the Mookie).

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MATH Recap, and Semi-Bluffing on the Flop

corron10 won the math.

A little self control is called for when semi-bluffing.

It is better to semi-bluff a ragged flop than a flop that has big cards that the blackjack donkeys play.

An example, deep stacked cash sitting in CO with JT.

EP raises to 7, you in CO call, SB calls.

Flop is K Q small rainbow.

SB checks, initial raiser checks.

It is great flop for your hand (but not as good as 98). Semi-bluff here has issues because the big cards are likely cards for SB to have called with or initial raiser to have hit 1.

Turn 9, patience is rewarded and you have hit the "better straight". Now turn bet is called by SB initial raiser folds and you take down a pot where SB can not fold top 2 pair.


Monday, March 24, 2008

The Law Chica Scores Again, and Single Stacks vs Double Stacks

Congrats to lawchica for 2nd in 32k and Smokkee for his 3rd in 40k. (apparently you need a $5k+ score to rate a Hoy shout out anymore).


Mookie change back to single stacks means you have to change your approach. Splashing around for 1/10th of stack with 97s can lead to becoming shorty early. By end of 1st hour raising a pot can mean you are pot committed.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wii is Key

Wii Homerun Hitting during breaks (4th on) is key to going deep in 50-50.

Mookie futility continues at 10 ET despite playing on other's dime.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Shitty Bracelet Race Schedule, and Cash Hand Concluded

MATH 10 ET pw Hammer.

Bracelet Races schedule fawked the United States customers off, hard!

KQ hand they really tried to hose me by making me actually go from way ahead to way behind for a $565 pot on the turn there, before the river resuck made all right in the world again. Now if I don't hit the Queen on the river, is anybody possibly getting away from this hand at the end?


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bad Day, Still Feelin Good

Wednesday was for losing.

Tilt 50-50 AA loses to KK 8 minutes in all in pre.

Stars 50-50 2.5 hours in lost a coinflip, top 20 stack with win, instead out.

Mookie A9 loses to A4 on A94 flop thanks to rivered 4. Congrats to Lucko for win.

"I knew when I got seated at a starting table with The Slowplay King that my time in this thing would be short. " A few minutes in Bayne pwned AGAIN.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

MATH Recap, and WSOP / WPBT Summer 2008

Congrats to Lucko for running over MATH.

When should WPBT Summer gathering be?

Skillz and Bodonkey tonight.


Monday, March 10, 2008

More Elements of Poker

Week 2 of BBT3 kicks off with the MATH 10:00 eastern.

There are no streaks in poker. Ed. note after watching the assistant's run at end of BBT one doe Hoy even believe this?

Folding face up shows a lack of self confidence in game.

If you want to make a mistake with a misclick then CHAT.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mid-Game Tournament Question Revisited

Congrats to corron10 for taking down this week's Skills Series in Stud Hi.

Racing for my stack with 1/3 of field left is a short stacks move. As big stack I want to preserve and accumulate in sits where I know I am favorite.

Limping KQs is not terrible despite popular sentiment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MATH Recap

100+ runners Columbo won.
Zero lawyers cashed this week but 5 players previously on Moneyboard cashed.

Here is hand history:
BB (5s8s)
CO (KsQs)
Flop is 3s4s6h
they get all in as two biggest table stacks.

Are both/either donkeys?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

MATH tonight

The well named Scott Fischman was the winner of 1st TOC seat. A greater example of calling station, and flop hitting has not been seen since the performance of the orignal BBT champ.

Field was whopping 105 for Big Game.

One can only imafine how many will show up at MATH tonight
10 Eastern
PW Hammer

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Preflop Raise Sizing -- Take II

This is not fact but opinion.

Raise to give callers 1.5:1 pot odds in MTT.

If there are limpers ahead a better hand is required to raise (ATo mucked) but raise is increased by amount of limps.

Reraise resteals should be pot sized unless you become pot committed then reraise jam.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Preflop Raising Sizing in MTTs


I have finally gotten software support at work and have found recently that even I don't have time to read a whole Hoy post. Especially when he publishes after my lunch time.

When raising pre-flop choose a raise size to give BB 1.5:1 odds to call.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Almost No Poker Content

Fucking Surflexus won his seventh fucking Mookie tournament last night.

Job was looking better Monday, now it sucks.

Boss being eunuch is reason.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mooke Curse

Winning the Mookie basically means you are a luckdonk suckbox idiot. Congratulations to Emptyman for being the latest to prove he sucks at poker.

Chat ban is unfair if I can not get ban.

Lost yawn.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

3rd in 50-50

Today you have to read the whole post:

Congrats to Hoy for his 3rd for ~$5k in 50-50.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Reversal of Fortune

Sorry for late posting, left work with sinus headache this morning.

It is 3 degress in NY brrrr, 67 in San Jose.

Tilt has lifted, it's a miracle. Cashed in FTOPS 9 despite AA being cracked by a turned set two hands in. Congrats to Chad for 35th! Played 7 SNG Sunday with 7 cashes. The mood has lifted.

Lesson of the Day:
When you get caught stealing just admit you got caught stealing and fold when you obviously get caught and are holding a hand that is quite likely dominated and almost surely behind

Tonight is 6 Max NLHE tonight with the MATH and FTOPS 10. Wish Hoy and Bayne and any other bloggers playing luck.


Friday, February 8, 2008

Tilt Continues

Tilt sucks, need to turn it around tonight or Event #9.

Even Chad tilts:

Dealer: Aaron Bartley shows 8,7,6,3,2
Dealer: cracknaces shows 7,6,4,2,A
Dealer: cracknaces wins the pot (3,398) with 7,6,4,2,A
Dealer: Hand #5165521026
cracknaces: just for you Bartley
Aaron Bartley: now THATS bad
cracknaces: fight fire wirh fire, how does it feel to be donked?
Aaron Bartley: shrug, thanks for trying

That pretty much made my night. Bartley is about as bad a HORSE player as there is among the ftp "pros".


Thursday, February 7, 2008

FTOPS begins

Wednesday Poker sucked.

Congratulations to Joe Speaker who cashed in 344th place for $436 in FTOPS 1.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Futile quest for a Mook title continues today.

"Skillz" series saw Waffles blow a 6:1 chip lead and prospect of bonus prizes that would make his head explode to ANIguy. It is now clear to me that knowing how to play the skill game of the evening is a liability in the blogger skill fests.

Pokerstars players are worse, riverbeats are worse, User Interface lack of "bet pot" button is terrible oversight, last hand functionality sucks but the folded hand and mtt sats sgutting down on bubble break is better.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

MATH Recap

Congrats to the Cashers:

1. $288 -- Tripjax
2. $216 -- astin
3. $144 -- pureprophet
4. $72 -- Pirate Wes

Pokerstars still has awful players who will lay awful beats.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Psychic Monday

Congrats to Giants for knocking off the Cheatriots in Super Bowl.
Obviously with weekend revelations that Patriots era began with taping walk thru of Rams in 1999 Super Bowl some kharmic payback was in order.

MATH is tonight 6-Max NLHE on FullTilt 10 eastern.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Musings

Congrats to donkette for taking down riverchasers.

Lost yawn

This is a post dammit, the collection of individual posts comprise the blog, get it right people.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Surf owns Mookie

Surf won his 6th Mookie and denied Mookie his 1st win HU.

yada yada yada, analysis of who wins each blonkament.

It takes aggression or ability to exploit aggros to win MATH.

It takes playing tight to win skills.

Winning Mookie is all luck it is only possible explanation for why Hoy has not won.

Winning Riverchasers takes the extreme skill to exploit drunken donkeys playing from bars.

Definition of "sucking out" is expanded to include situations where button raising with 89s and Hoy hits middle pair against opponent (ex Bayne) hits top pair. It matters not that 89 was behind whole hand, it is suckout when aggro raises weak and hits weakly enough to get in trouble.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

PLH Skillz, and Buddydank Radio

Congrats to Buddy Dank for winning skillz PLH!

Asshat Frat Crew will again be on MD IT Radio tonight broadcasting from the Mookie.

Let's get more than 50 listeners:
First off! BuddyDank Radio is here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MATH Recap, and Monsters on the Flop

MATH 39 runners, fuel wins.

Look for big turnout on bodog and in skill series tonight.

When you are pre-flop aggressor, oop caller rarely bets out when he flops a monster unless he is donkey or tricky.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Flopped overboat and ran into flopped quads, RNG has sick sense of humor on Sundays.

Haters would disgaree but calling an all in with 2:1 chip lead HU with 66 is bad poker when playing a 1 seat tourney.

MATH tonight.


Friday, January 25, 2008

On Poker Blogging

Congrats to Surflexus for taking down Riverchasers Razz and to Gary Cox for following up is Skill Game Razz win with a 2nd.

Congrats to LJ for her 2nd in PokerStars $25k netting a little more than $4 large. Enjoy it and make sure to stop by LJ's blog and tell her how much you love her!

Luck is a badge of honor, you should own it!

Aggro and Loose are styles not insults.

This blog is used to analyze in odds based unbiased fashion amd present honest OPINIONS on play, every effort will be made in coming year to lessen hurt of other party in hand.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Live on Wednesday Night

Cpngrats to OMGitsPokerfool for 2nd in MATH and taking down 1st 2 pushfests and a controversial tie in 3rd.

Congrats to Byron on win.

That being said:

HoySynopsis will be shut down until someone attempts an explanation to justify why table speed is a factor in a last shorter bet and having multiple people bust out 1st hand is not a tie and table speed in a last longer bet (with required pushing) is not allowed to factor in while table changes (and positioning) decide these quite frequently.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blogger Tournament Nirvana

Cutting edge developments in O8 starting hand selection and post flop play were on display in Skillz game last night. Congratulations to LJ and to Rake Feeder for chopping.

Recovered from early setup hand when evil assistant flopped overboat against trips and 2 additional big bets were lost when turn brought smaller boat. To quote Drizz "Omaha 303: How to fold a boat". Eventually one of the new starting hands wore me down and IGH middle of pack.

We are at height of blogger tournament. Every Night of week there is a game, numbers are outstanding even without BBT in progress, even on Bodog.

Tonight is Mookie, watch for more futility.

Eyes have tells.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MATH Recap, and Losing with Effing Aces

I know how to play the hammer, you donkeys don't! Fawk you when you suck out on me after being pwned.

AA losing to KK sucks.

Congratulations to Surf for winning MATH.

Weekend pimps:
Congrats to LJ for taking down a $200 live tourney for 12 large.
Visit CK to learn O8 nuances before tonight's skill series O8.
Visit Wes to learn if the NHL really still exists.

Will play on PokerStars more until FullTilt provides a little personal something for previous free shilling.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Holiday Monday Post

Stock market is closed and the bond market is closed, day off w00t.

Miami Don big winner from Sunday, wins Blogger HORSE, 4 way chops Big Game with Vinnay, Cracknaces and the luckbox.

BDR had excellent poker discussion.

MATH tonight password hammer.


Friday, January 18, 2008

I Think

a lot.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Decent Mookie Run, Avatar Races are Back, and Jec is Out

Mookie and Hoy at same Mookie final table, curse continued Numbbono won.

Tonight on Full Tilt at 6 ET Limit Avatar Race is HORSE.

FCD eliminated BBTwo champion jeciimd in Aussie Millions (fawking Aussies are optimistic and believe they will get there even with 35s).

See you tonight at the Riverchasers at 9pm ET, and at the token frenzy at 9:45!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blogger Razz, and More on the FTOPS

Congrats to Gary Cox for winning razz "skill".

Many sick rundowns were seen in blogger razz.

Today is Mookday, fire up Buddydank Radio and listen to IT and MiamiDon regale with tales of Mook and Hoy futility.

Everyone get into this coming Sunday night's Big Game.

jeciimd should resume the action for Day 2 of the Aussie Millions today, last year money bubble broke at end of day 2, play your game jec.

FTOPS is ahead w00t.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008


FTOPS #10 here I come.
Key hand 97s raised from button cracked AA in BB when he smooth called, 996 flop was sweet.

Key point in satellite strategy is steal when short, jam when you think you are ahead as shorty or medium stack but protect your chips in marginal situations when solidly in qualifying position.

Here are this week's cashers in Mondays at the Hoy:
1. $297.60 twoblackaces
2. $171.12 surflexus
3. $119.04 VinNay
4. $89.28 bartonf
5. $66.96 hoyazo w00t

Monday, January 14, 2008


6-max MATH tournament at 10pm ET:
password: hammer

FTOPS VI is coming Feb 6.

3 seats down, love the $40-$75 buy-in sats

As special aside owned this PLO donkey HU for FTOPS 2 seat.


Friday, January 11, 2008

5th Riverchasers Win

Donkette won $20 from waffles for win.

Sucked out on waffles.

Hit my draws.

Became massive chipleader on 3 way all in pre with 7% expected equity.

Won biggest O8 cash of career.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

But I in all humilty already suspected this!

cash advance

Fast Payday Loans

unlike the orignal:

cash advance

Online Payday Loans

Mookie Thoughts

Congrats to cmitch for winning the tournament I will never win.

RaisingCayne took some chips when I raised a straight using 1 card from hand, best case scenario for a caller is chop or he has me beat with a paired board.

Busted when reputation for playing hammer was punished by a 22 calling for 30 BBs. He was 70/30 favorite but normal best case being 50/50 or 82/18 this is just horrible poker.

Riverchasers tonight.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lawyers and Poker

Trip's post comments summarized
1. 9 poker blogger lawyers. IT next biggest profession.
2. Stress relief required.
3. More disposable income for our reloading pleasure.

The Real Truth as Proclaimed by Hoy.
1. Lawyering requires logic
2. Risk analysis allows me to make speculative calls when impled odds allow.
3. Aggression is important (ex. Jordan, LJ and Hoy may be 3 biggest aggros at any table)
4. Bluffing - Lawyers don't really lie it is more a matter of hiding the truth when it suits the greater goal.
5. Reading People is required in contract negotiation and litigation. It is why lawyers never get their money in bad live.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Playing +EV Tournaments, and Skill Series PLO Blonkament Tonight

MATH saw 25 runners. 2 bad calls led to an early exit (1st was FCD on FCD violence, why would Hoy chase a low flush other than to pad flush under flush stats?).

Chad says: "I've just always viewed the $1K as -EV."

"I am just being the pompous ass that I am to think I can even run with these guys"

Blogger Skill Series tonight at 9pm ET on full tilt.
password: skillz


Monday, January 7, 2008

New Year, MATH pimp

Brand New MATH Moneyboard, the shame of Columbo (stunning), cmitch and Bayne finishing ahead for top 3 is past and we start fresh in 2008. FullTilt may offer prizes this year.

jeciimd is off to Australia today, good luck, dress comfortably, play your game. You better blog fawker!

Went out of $750k jamming 2nd pair, 3rd kicker after 5 saw flop with 3 left to act. Needed the Mighty JackAce.

Did sat into $1k, wish me luck, play the MATH.


Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 Poker Goals

1. Win the Mookie!!!
2. Win 14 other blogger events.
3. Bigger scores in MTTs like 2006 had
4. Play larger buyin tournies (live and online)
5. Win the phucking Mookie!!!
6. Attend WPBT
7. Learn to count properly then capture hand histories accurately.
8. Minimize Tilt.
9. Tell more stories like the great writes in blogosphere. (this blog or this blog or even this blog )
10. Win the phucking Mookie!!!


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mookie Curse '08, Dookie Victory and 2007 Blogiverse Highlights

Today's synopsis brought to you by the mind of Waffles.
My apologies in advance.

New Year. Same Mookie bullshit. I played bad. I got all in vs JackAce. I am brilliant. I lost.
Setup hands they are against me. They exist. Beware.
See what did I say. Mookie. Setup. Suckout. Will it ever end?
Evil Wonka won his 44th Mookie title while I wonder about what should have been. Key to Mookie is to be Hoy-Hater, begin self-loathing in preparation for next week.

I won the dookie. I told you I am smart. Holdem is a low skill game. My skill shines in Stud. I chopped with Chad because we are both ballahs.
Why is full tilt picking on me. So frustrated. I can not win the mookie but I win every dookie.
Look back on 2007.
1. I really started the BBT2. Al just helped by getting drunk. (Al was really also credited with securing fabulous prizes) .Thank me later.
2. Donkament is therapy. Kat wanted to quit after week two. I convinced her to continue.
3. Buddy Dank Radio. Cool and innovative. Why did I not think of it? I must have.
4. I would have man sex with Don
5. Astin is lucky. That is the only reason he ever beat me. Card rack.
6. Did I tell you a hundred times I cashed in the WSOP? I will before 2008 is over. I cashed in the WSOP!
7. The MTT Ballahs like me and me and me finally convinced Full Tilt to have re buy tourneys. I own these too.
8. A lot more people to read me
9. Went to Vegas to see my friends
10. I cashed big often
I will enlighten you with my 2008 goals. See you at riverchasers.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007: My Poker Year in Review

Became a mixed game player, won the weekly Big buy in HORSE on Tilt, moved on with ownership never to play again.

Poker not about the money (other than to keep score), trend for year was win something once and never play it again.

I will play Mookie until I die.

For me poker is about WSOP. Now that I have cashed I want a win!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Final MATH Recap of 2007

Happy New Year everbody!!!

I spotted everyone an hour of blinds or antes and still dominated final MATH.

And here is the updated MATH moneyboard for 2007, including the results of this week's tournament:
1. Columbo $1823
2. cmitch $1703
3. Bayne_s $1400