Blog of Poker Player Jack Mosey (Mozeon)

New Update

I'm in the middle of exams right now which is why I haven't posted anything lately.  Once May gets here, I'll be posting pretty regularly.  In terms of online poker the last couple weeks have been pretty boring.  I'm in the process of switching from Cake to Lock Poker.  Once I get most of my online bankroll on Lock and exams are over, I'll be playing a lot.  Until then, I have Vegas and live poker to look forward to. 

During the last couple weeks I've been to Casino Montreal a couple times with my roommate Mike.  They finally got real tables as opposed to the electronic ones we played on before.  I played 2/5 the first time and 5/10 the second time while Mike played the 1/2 game.  We both made over a buy-in each time and the games were unbelievably soft.  I plan on playing a lot of live poker this summer, even though it can get pretty boring waiting for a hand.

Here's one interesting hand from my first session there:

I had just sat down and only seen two hands.  In both, a middle-aged big stack sitting across from me had cold-called raises preflop.  I pick up KK in mid-position and raise to 25, it folds to the middle-aged man who flats from the small blind.  We're heads up to the flop which comes A-J-6 rainbow.  The villain checks and I c-bet $40.  He flats again.  The turn is a queen.  He checks, I check behind.  River is a meaningless 4.  He leads with a $60 bet.  What now? 

I'll write my decision in the comments after a couple people weigh in.

That's all for now...I'm going to Vegas next Friday, so I'll give a recap of the trip once I get back.

Shout out to Chris Kitto who's crushing the full table cash games on Stars


The Haters

One post and I'm already getting hated is what my girlfriend Stella wrote on my fb wall just ten minutes after my first entry:

Stella wrote on your Wall:

"Jack's blog: AuntJemimaTastesGreat

Day 1
today, my girlfriend almost beat me in NHL arcade but thankfully she quit by accident. well, she can beat me at that, but no one can beat me at poker.

Day 2
today i played poker again and won with King three and something lucky that came on the river. The reason I bet was because they were the same suit and I got excited. That's right, i take risks like that.

Day 3
i called, he called, blah blah blah, he folds, i win..AGAIN
*knocking on wood and 'ftou ftou'-ing to make sure i dont jinx myself*
p.s. now that i have a blog i can put actions in asterisks"

I thought it was pretty funny and I'm sure I'd be making fun of her if she had a blog. 

If you're wondering what NHL Arcade is just go on the XBox Dashboard and search downloadable games.  NHL Arcade is only a few dollars. 

I have a bunch of things I could talk about, but I'm going to start with my trip to Vegas.  I get done with exams here at THE McGill University on April 30th and then I'm flying home for one day then leaving for Vegas to celebrate my 21st.  I'll be going with my sister and a few of her friends plus hopefully my friend Rob and my gf Stella.  I cannot wait to be there.  I've always wanted to go and everytime I see it in the movies I get excited.  My plan is to go from May 1st to the 4th.  While there I'll probs play NL cash, not sure what stakes or where yet, but since it's my 21st I might be too busying partying and not have time for cards.  Still, from what I've heard about the softness of the games there, I don't know if I can pass up on such a profitable opportunity.  Anyway, I'll make sure to give a recap of the trip once I get back.

Today was a rough day on Cake.  I'm not going to give dollar figures of my ups and downs for now just because I'm not ready for everyone to know how much I'm winning or losing on a given day, month, year.  I thought it would go better too because Jhub wasn't on for most of my sessions, but a new guy caught my attention.  I hadn't played with him much before but I ended up heads up with him at least three times today.  His username is Buttabiscuit.  I don't think it's a fluke either as he's on several of the sharkscope leaderboards.  I'll definitely be avoiding him in any SNG's I play tomorrow or in the future. 

That's all for now.  I hope to see you on the tables.


My First Post
This is my first post, so I'm going to describe what I'll be writing about in this poker blog.  First of all, I want to preface everything I write by saying I'm not a fan of blogs.  Usually they're full of pointless babbling by people who love the sound of their own voice, and even while writing this I'm feeling pretty narcissistic to think anyone will read this.  With that in mind, here are my reasons for doing this:

1. A number of my friends Mike, Sheldon, Scott, etc. have told me I should because they think it would be cool to hear my stories and insights as I build my way up to semi-pro status.  I'm certain that within the next year they will start making big money in poker too, and I can't wait to hear what's going through their heads as they do it.  

2. A few poker blogs, books and posts on forums have really helped me as I'm moving up the ranks.  Their strategy tips are definitely helpful, but I think their discussions about the actual lifestyle have been most important to my growth as a player.  Hopefully this blog will be equally helpful to my friends who read it.        

That's all for now and fwiw I'm sure I'll get better at this as I go along.



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