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March Recap and April Plans

by Kristen Bicknell |  Published: Apr 05, '12

Somehow March flew by and I didn't end up making a single blog post.

March Poker
As far as poker, March went pretty decent. I won at the tables, though most of my winnings were a result of bum hunting 3/6 games. I don't usually do that, (though I think it's a great idea), but I was trying to find tables to play on and noticed some 2/4 & 3/6 tables that had up to 4 mega fish on them. Soon after sitting down on a 2/4 table this hand happened:

Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $4.00 BB (9 handed) -

MP3 ($1168.80)
CO ($526.82)
Button ($907.05)
Hero (SB) ($482.08)
BB ($400)
UTG ($755.57)
UTG+1 ($138)
MP1 ($257.22)
MP2 ($367.11)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 10, 10
UTG bets $20, 6 folds, Hero calls $18, 1 fold

Flop: ($44) 10, 5, A (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $28, Hero raises $96, UTG raises $340, Hero raises $366.08 (All-In), UTG calls $94.08

Turn: ($968.16) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($968.16) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $968.16

Hero had 10, 10 (three of a kind, tens).
UTG had A, Q (straight, Ace high).
Outcome: UTG won $965.36

I looked this guy up, and took a seat at a 6 max 3/6 table he was at and justice was served. (Though I am a luck box for getting AA within my first two rotations, getting a seat to his left, etc...)

Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $6.00 BB (6 handed) -
UTG ($600)
MP ($1355.78)
CO ($1714.73)
Hero (Button) ($676.46)
SB ($600)
BB ($556.20)

Preflop: Hero is Button with A, A
2 folds, CO bets $12, Hero raises $42, 2 folds, CO calls $30

Flop: ($93) 10, 7, 10 (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $66, CO raises $150, Hero calls $84

Turn: ($393) 3 (2 players)
CO bets $462, Hero raises $484.46 (All-In), CO calls $22.46

River: ($1361.92) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1361.92

Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and tens).
CO had J, 7 (two pair, tens and sevens).
Outcome: Hero won $1359.12

Me luck boxing some more:

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $6.00 BB (9 handed) -

CO ($919.86)
Button ($378.99)
SB ($640.40)
BB ($769.44)
UTG ($789.58)
UTG+1 ($1403)
MP1 ($609)
Hero (MP2) ($643.20)
MP3 ($231)

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, J
1 fold, UTG+1 bets $18, 1 fold, Hero calls $18, 1 fold, CO calls $18, Button calls $18, 1 fold, BB calls $12

Flop: ($93) 9, 3, 7 (5 players)
BB checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $54, CO calls $54, 3 folds

Turn: ($201) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $114, CO calls $114

River: ($429) 10 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $264, Hero raises to $457.20 (All-In), CO calls $193.20

Total pot: $1343.40 | Rake: $2.80

Hero had Q, J (straight flush, Queen high).
CO had 4, 6 (straight flush, ten high).
Outcome: Hero won $1340.60

My goal for March was to play 250,000 hands. I ended up playing about 220,000 and ended the month with 144,000 VPPs. Behind SNE pace quite a bit, but not too far that SNE won't be attainable.

Montreal Trip
Aside from poker, we took a little 3 day to trip to Montreal. It is a tradition that me and Adam have to go see a Montreal Canadians game every year for his birthday. It was a great game. We all put some money on the game to make things a little more interesting and the excitement was high as they won in a shoot-out.

I got a pretty neat shot of the ice during the pre game introductions:

If you haven't been to a Montreal Canadians game, and you get the chance, you must go. I can't explain it but that place gives me the chills.

On Twitter I got a few recommendations for a nice dinner, but being the degens we are, we were never got a chance to go because we were either sleeping or rushing somewhere. We did go to a great place for brunch: Le Cartet . On top of having a great meal and fantastic espresso, I picked up some amazing chocolate bars. My favourite being this one:

Before heading back to Ottawa, we took a quick trip to the Montreal Bio-Dome. It's also a pretty neat place if your into nature. My favourite things they have there are the Lynx and the penguins. Also, I think beavers are extremely cute and fascinating and though I don't think you will see them outside the water, you can see them swimming around underwater and they have a camera that shows you what's going on in their den.

April Poker Grind
I've been pretty relaxed about my poker schedule this year so far, but I want to try to play a pretty strict schedule this month and see if I can get back on SNE pace a little bit.

Here's a rough outline of my plan of how each week will go:
Monday: 10k hands
Tuesday: 15k hands
Wednesday: 10k hands
Thursday: 15k hands
Friday: 15k hands
Saturday: 5k hands (or more if I have catching up to do from the week)
Sunday: day off

Next Blog Post:
My not-so-baller, but zen like poker set-up

Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell, is a professional poker player, known for achieving Supernova Elite Status on PokerStars. In 2013, she won the ladies event at the World Series of Poker, earning her first career bracelet. Kristen is also a part of the Ultimate Grinders team.

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over 9 years ago

Good luck KB! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, does anyone know dusty's name at America's cardroom? Also dusty what happened to you playing at Black Chip poker, get tired of getting your ass rivered over and over? I'm pretty sure your buddy will hook you up with a lucky account over at America's Card room though, afterall you did promote the site in your blog, wink wink! ,,,, also if you made several million at Pokerstars why the fk would you not move a few miles up north so you could keep piling up those millions??? ,,,,, your BS is not adding up!!!!


Sam Rothstein
over 9 years ago

I am going to do some bum hunting. I heard there is this huge fish named krissyb24 that we should all keep an eye out for on stars. heh.

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