Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Defeat admitted

Rush poker - can fuck off. I had a few days off, came back, immediatel ran cold at NL25 so I did what any self respecting gambler would do and moved upto NL50 and proceeded to run bad and spew even more off. I am now ~$600 down for the month and thats a hit my roll at the moment can;t really take. I am proper pissed off at myself for the lack of discipline, but I am truly gutted at how I ran at rush and thats not just talk of bad beats, but the number of coolers like set over set etc that I sufferred just never really ever gave me a chance to get going.

According to Poker Tracker I am $450 below EV. Meaning if my hands had held when i got it in ahead I would be $900 better off ($450 I wouldn;t have lost and instead $450 I would have won), add the coolers to that and it's easy to see how shit I actually ran.

If you get rakeback on Full Tilt prepare for your doomswitch to be hit!

Oh well back to rebuilding. I am also regretting drawing nearly all of my roll to pay for life stuff as it's left me really short now when I am needing it. Sigh.

I haven't got a fackin clue what I am going to play now...

Friday, 23 July 2010

lol really?

I know I am normally a tilt monster, but tonight I am perfectly calm. I have lost over 3 buy-ins and it's pretty much incredible stuff. I didn;t make any mistakes and got trashed. This is why I can;t beat Rush at the moment.....

hand 1:

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from
saw flop | saw showdown
BB ($34.95)
UTG ($26.79)
MP ($15.86)
CO ($30.01)
Button ($27.89)
Hero (SB) ($25)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q

3 folds, Button bets $0.85, Hero raises to $2.75, BB raises to $7.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $25 (All-In), BB calls $17.50

Flop: ($50.85) 6, J, 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: ($50.85) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($50.85) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $50.85 | Rake: $2.54

Hero had Q, Q (two pair, Queens and Jacks).
BB had J, Q (three of a kind, Jacks).
Outcome: BB won $48.31

So this guy 4-bets me and then without bing committed he calls my shove with JQs. The thing too is that his stats were not showing his as a donk. He was 24/21/4.5 over 165 hands.

So the same guy a few hands earlier:

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from
saw flop | saw showdown
BB ($25.25)
UTG ($24.55)
MP ($28.10)
CO ($27.78)
Button ($94.28)
Hero (SB) ($25)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A, K

4 folds, Hero bets $1, BB raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $9.50, BB calls $6

Flop: ($19) 5, 8, 6 (2 players)

Hero bets $15.50 (All-In), BB calls $15.50

Turn: ($50) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($50) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $50 | Rake: $2.50

Hero had A, K (high card, Ace).
BB had 4, 3 (straight, eight high).
Outcome: BB won $47.50

WTF??? He flats a 4-bet with 34s and obv then makes a str8 after calling my shove. Is this some kind of sick joke?

I then lose some when I make a flush on a 4x 9c 4c 2c board and a villain has 99 and finally I get into a pot when a guys calls out of position my raise. flop is JJJ and I have KK. We get it in on turn and he has the case jack for quads and had called with AJo.

I mean seriously, it's just lol. It's so far fetched I don;t really know what else to say.

33 mins of play, over 3 buy-ins down and I haven;t put a foot wrong. There is not much I can do than that. It's just pathetic if I am honest.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Refuse to give up

As you might be able to tell, I still have a couple of tilt

I laugh myself when I read them back, but at the time of writing I was steaming mad and writing it helped me vent it off my chest.

Despite running like dog-shit I am sticking at Rush for now. I am messing about all the time trying to find a good strategy and it's not easy. The 3-bet monkeys are getting the better of me right now, but I am working out how to deal with that. I mean pretty much any hand you open from MP-BTN is 3-bet by someone behind you and it's almost everytime. Against the monkeys that do it out of position I have no problems, I just call with all my value hands and float the shit out of their c-bets. Against the guys doing in position, well thats a different prospect. Following tons of discussion with Snake Eyes in the past we realised when it comes to being OOP vs a 3-bettor then you have to 4-bet or fold (unless you are setting a tarp with a monster) because it becomes so much harder to play post flop if you flat a 3-bet OOP.

The thing that makes me laugh though, is just by watching a majority of these guys they have absolutely no fucking idea why they are three betting. They aren't doing it for value or a bluff because of the opponents they are doing it against, they are probably just doing it because they have seen it on some training vid. Some of them are horribly bad, so there is money to be made, I just need to run better.

Last night I lost a big pot quite early with set over set, when I check raised the guy on a K89 two suited board and I had 99 and he flatted with wut? Anyways of course the turn was a ten and all the money goes in. Not long after I had anotehr set over set, with 7's vs A's. Sigh. Meant I was ~3 buy-ins down and had done nothign wrong. 

I was starting to tilt again, so I just sat out, took 5 mins, got a brew and posted on the forum. I then fired the tables back up, adjusted my strategy a little bit and went back at it. I finally finished up $9. Yep thats a shitty amount, but at least it wasn;t a losing session.

So far this month I am around 10 buy-ins down (~$250), which is a shitty feeling, but I am not prepared to quit just yet. I might find I can;t beat the game, I don;t know, but what I do know is that I will take another look at around 40k hands and see how I am doing. If it's still bad then I'll knock it on the head.

Oh and if anyone knows any good Rush training vids or are beating the games well and would like to give me a little help then feel free to drop me an email to or add me on MSN


Tuesday, 20 July 2010


I am on super monkey mega tillt. I played two sessions today for a total of about 2k hands. 1st session I dropped just over 3 buy-ins and on the second I lost nearly 5 buy-ins. Just simply complete wankers getting there on me all the fucking time regadless of what odds they are getting. AA--pfft. i am folding that fucker from now on as it gets smashed to bollocks every single time I get dealt it, unless I raise and they all fold.

I played like a twat towards the end because my head had gone. I have been absolutely reamed and I mean reamed. I won;t even drag all the shit hands out for you as I'm sure you are sick of heaaring it, but it was fucking brutal. Almost felt like I was in a horror movie.

I am already 9 buy-ins below EV over this first 15k hands. I mean come on, give me a fucking chance to get started at least you tight bastard RNG. Lets not forget the number of fucking coolers I am encountering. Set over set.... meh blah blah fucking blah.

Shove it up your arse poker you mudder fukking scumbag POS. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Days 5 + 6

Day 5 - Was doing ok and was well in profit, but at the end it all went a little pear-shaped, when I had KK into AA twice, one of them for a $120 pot and then lost a flip with AKs vs QQ, all this meant I finished the session down $26 rather than up, but no complaints as thats pretty standard stuff. Once again I hit my points totals for the day and knocked out around 1100 hands.

Day 6 - Just a day on MONSTER coolers. Got a set of 6's into a set of Q's on a Q 6 2 flop. Had AA cracked by AKs, which runner runner flushed. Got top set, 10's, into a 1 card straight. I also got it in on a JJ52 board with KJ and ofc opponent has 55. lol. I also got AA busted again on a ten high two club flop, when he had TT. Sigh FML. That type of session just destroys your hard work and in reality there isn;t a fucking thing in this world that you can do about it. I ended up finishing the session down $88, which means so far for this month I am now down ~6 buy-ins. My all in EV graph tells the story to be fair. I've been brutalised!!!

I hope my fortunes change a little as tbh I am playing ok and there is still plenty of time to turn it around.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Rush - Day 4

Last night I changed my approach a little. I was 4 tabling the Rush games instead of 3 tabling and tbh found it easier. I can;t explain why, but I just felt more comfortable.

I started out badly, playing a hand shit when I missed with AK on a flush drawing board and set up a turn shove. Board was Ts 3s 8d 6d and I had AKo. I shoved turn and he tanked for a while and then called with JJ (in a 3-bet pot). Still, badly played vs someone I had no stats on.

Thankfully thats where the shit play stopped and I got a grip of myself. 1.1k hands later I was ~ $68 to the good for the session, so I recovered that silly start and finished in profit.

I also hit the first part of the bonus, clearing the first $25 for getting over 100 points on 4 consecutive days. Pretty easily acheivable too and whilst I am still adapting to Rush it's a welcome helper.

I need to squeeze it in again tonight before playing the RTR team game, which after all the banter and bullshitting each other I had better put a fkin good performance in! lolololol. I'd look a right twat if after oining Nightmare Nick I played like a tit and bust early!!!! Hopefully the reverse will be true and I'll nail that ginger fish to the wall :)

ok gotta run, hopes you runs goot.


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Rush Swings

So after my first three days of Rush it's already a rollercoaster.

Day 1 -  Played aggro, but not really getting anywhere fast. Win a buy-in, lose a buy-in, sort of like that all session. Think I finished about $6 to the good after 1k hands. I did generate 148 points for the promotion though hitting silver for the day, which was the plan to maintain to get the free $50 after 7 days.

Day 2 - Good day, played hard got a few monster hands including quad 2's, which I got a stack with vs AA and then got Quad tens, but no action. Overall it went pretty well and I finished ~$84 up, so 3-buy-ins ish. Once again playing about 1.2k hands and generating enough for silver rush bonus on day 2. I was feeling pretty buoyed up now as things were going well.

Day 3 - The shit hit the fan. I was still playing my super aggro style, but was missing everything and I eventually got mega frustrated and dumped pretty much 3 stacks by 5-bet shoving when I lost my rag vs 4-bettors. Sigh. I ran into KK with AK, JKs I 5 bet shoved and was called by 99 which held, depsite me picking up a FD on flop. Then I Shoved AJs vs AK and lost, which was deserved. I lost another stck BVB aggainst a guy who was pretty much a maniac, he raises from SB, I 3-bet with JJ, he 4-bets, so I shove. Obv he has Q's. FML, I really thought I was way ahead of his range there. I was also Check-raised a fkin million times on my c-bets, which was adding to my frustrations. Overall though there are no excuses, I played like a twat and got what I deserved. I would have stopped ealier, but I needed to make my points and in the end I dropped ~$170. Fkin terribad. I seriously need stop losses because when I hit monkey tilt in such a fast game, I spew quickly and heavily.

Today is day 4 and I'll be playing tonight and hopefully playing much better.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Rushing Around

Firslty, a big thankyou to all who stopped by and left comments on my previous post. Is great news!

I finally got rakeback on my existing Full Tilt account! weeeeeeeeeeee. So, I moved 1k over there and am starting to grind some NL25 6-max. Just firing up 3 tables and away I go. It's pretty itense and it takes a lot of concentration to make a lot of good, very very quick decisions, but so far I am enjoying it.

I was toying with the idea of going back to microgaming tbh, but I can play the same volume on three tables of rush, as I can with like 7 tables on Micro, so it means I don't have to drag out the second monitor and spend too much time table selecting.

The plan is to try and play 1k hands per day aiming for roughly ~15k hands this month as it's a late start. I'll also be involved in their Rush bonus thingy this week, with the plan of getting a free $50 just for playing as I normally would, so that's a bonus to the start.

Strategy wise, well I am just playing pretty aggro ATM and it's working well, but I am not bothering firing 2 barrells too often as people at these levels tell you whether they have a hand or not, so it's best to get the goods and then take them to value town. My 3-bet on the button is extremely high as so few people have reads on your play, so often have to take it at face value.

The only big problem is that now the French have been ring-fenced away from the main player pool b y their greedy fkin government and we all know the majority of Fench players were terrible. So now even fewer fish swimming around the ponds.

Anyways I'll stick at it and hope you are all running goooot!


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Who's the daddy!


recently found out I am going to be a daddy for the second time and I'm absolutely made up! There will be around a 2 and a half year gap between the little ones, which is what we were sort of looking ofr, so it's all perfect.

Proper happy about it!


On the poker front, I am just experimenting on the Rush Poker. Just crashing about at NL10 (I have ~40 buy-ins on tilt for it). I can get volume in and not have to play a million tables.

I have bought myself into the APAT Worlds Main Event at DTD in August, so lookng forward to that.

Monday, 5 July 2010

June Round-up

Well June was extremely poor for me. I had no focus. I didn't grind and I went on holiday. Poker just basically took a back-seat. I also think my lack of focus was a real problem, never knowing what I felt like playing and what i wanted to concentrate on had a pretty big effect on my mood to play.

I genuinely have to make a decision what I am gonna do for July and stick to it.

Anyways Round-Up:


PokerStars: 32 tourneys for a $318.80 loss
Full Tilt: 37 tourneys for $11.37 profit.
Cereus: 11 tourneys played for a  $87.15 loss

Didn't play any hands of cash.

Overall = $394.58 loss

First losing month of the year.