Saturday, 20 June 2009

Back at it

Been at work for the last three nights, which means it's impossible to squeeze any poker in, but upto that point the cash games were going well.

I decided at work i would like to qualify for the WPT Cyprus event. Looks like a good event in a nice setting. So today i played a $20 rebuy satellite to the weekly final. I managed to be in for $140 and with 8 left and 2 seats I manage to lose QQ vs AJ AIPF for the chip lead and thats me busto...sigh. Was seriously pissed off as it was the table donk who got me. Oh well never mind.

Back to hitting the cash tables tonight and then i might try and hit up some more sats to this thing from tomorrow. Hopefully fingers crossed i will get a seat.

Anyways cheers for reading


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Quick Update

Ok, so it's very slow! I have been doing ok and disciplining myself to leave the table as soon as the fish do.

Here is how each site fared:

Stars: 458 hands for +$3.80
Full Tilt: 564 hands for +$46.49
Party: 58 hands for +$7.66
Devilfish Poker: 64 hands +$4.20
Everest: 371 hands for +$73.45

Did suffer my worst beats on stars for a change. AA cracked by 22 and KK by TT AIPF. LOL. I found the softest games on Full Tilt and Everest. I HATE that full tilt don't have a filter!

Party didn;t have many tables with Players seeing flops over 30%, so didn;t play many there and same for Devilfish.

I normally have between 4 and 8 tables running, but often closing them once the fish left and re-searching out another. This kept it interesting for me and it didn;t feel as much like grinding.

I also got my second monitor, which meant I had the tables open on one and the lobbies on anohter, making it miles easier to stay on top of it all.

Anyways, fingers crossed it keep going well!

Monday, 15 June 2009

New ways...

So after my hols and break, which were really nice btw, I have come back with a slightly different outlook to my poker. I am going to have a go at NL FR Cash, but with a slight diference. I have split my Bankroll between 5 sites, Stars, Full tilt, Devilfish Poker, Everest and Party. The plan being only to play the Juiciest tables.

With my roll being split up I am only realy rolled to play NL20/25. I am going to keep on with this for about a month to see how it goes. Then in July I will probably need to consolidate my roll back onto stars just to make sure I hit the Supernova bonus.

I started it last night and it went ok-ish. It often means quitting tables as soon as the fish leaves and searching for another, so mass multi-tabling is out of the question. I think i will normally be playing 4-6 tables at any one time, maybe less if I am on waiting lists.

If i do find its not working a little bit in, I may switch to SnG's on these sites and see how soft they are.

It's all a bit of change and adventure ATM. I guess I'll take it as it comes :-)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

in two minds..

Not sure where to go with my poker right now. I aimed for the Supernova and I almost have it, but the deck is so cold for me at stars right now, that I really don;t want to play much there.

I played quite a bit if LHE last month, well just about 37,000 hands, but finished it at a loss. I can;t see the point in continuing that if I can;t make it pay. I also played soem SnG's the other day and today and just could seem to get a good hand to hold. getting it ahead maybe 80-90% of the time, but not winning 80-90% of the showdowns, prolly lucky if I won 50%. Just the way it goes sometimes, but when you step back to your best game and run bad after a losing moth, the motivation quickly fucks off.

Not to worry. I go away on hols for a week and hoefully when i return I'll know where I wanna be with my game.

Hope you guys runs good!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Pissed poker.. is NOT FTW!

Had a barbeque yesterday evening and the Buds were flowing very nicely..and I mean nicely! Drinkin away happily in the garden enjoyin this sunshine and basically just chillin out. anyways, after a bit, with the Buds still flowing, I came in watched some shit on the TV and then, in my infinite wisdom, decided to play some Razz cash. Oh yeah, I am serious, I don;t even fully know the rules. I know the basics concepts, but thats about it. So, I sit down at a 2/4 table..LOL and proceed to spew of $100ish just being a total dickhead! hahahaha. it's funny now, i spose. WTF was i thinking?

I bet there was a list of like 50 players waiting to join!! When I got up this morning, I didn;t know how much i had lost and also when i opened the laptop i had a page up that was called "The Essentials of Razz" HAHAHAHAHA. What a tool. I had a look at the Stars cashier to see just how much i was down, because i just kept topping up at the table, and was happy to see it was only just over $100. It could have been much worse to be fair.

So, note to self. Avoid poker when pissed. :-)

On another note, I lost my post yesterday. Thanks to the guys for the advice... Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

basically it was just rounding up the few days, where i have been playing more LHE and some MTT;s, all without much success tbh.

Overall now, according to poker tracker, I am down a total of $346 since the 1st May (all on Pokerstars). that breaks down to:

an $84 loss at 1/2LHE in just over 37k hands.
an $190 loss at 2/4 LHE in only 2k hands
a $35 loss at NL50 over 1.1k hands
a $35 at NL25 over 1,8k hands

Thats fucking shit. It wouldn;t be so bad if i could get rakeback as I have paid over $1200 in rake. Meh, twat.

Oh well, lets hope June is better. I am off on hols just for a week on friday, just down to the South of England for a week with the wife and little-un, which should be nice and i promised no laptop, so no poker. Hopefully, I will be re-envigourated when i return and might have to move back to my profitable games, the SnG's.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


just spent ten mins wiritng out a blog post about the last few days and when i click publish i get an error message. I click "back" and my post has fucking dissapeared.

Ahh fuck it. I'll post another time.