Wednesday, June 11, 2008

poker-is-fun, for-eve-ry-one

It's been a pretty gay week. Started off well then bombed in the last 4k hands where I ran pretty bad. Not really going to moan because I ran fairly good last week and reviewing sessions I'm not really doing much wrong. There was one hand in particular that I played really bad today which pisses me off more than anything. I've noticed when I'm not running too well I tend to tighten up a bit as it feels like I never hit a flop and my cbets never get through, which is stupid really. I think I'm probably cbetting too much anyway then when they don't get through I end up cbetting too little. I also double barrell much less then I usually do because I generally just feel less comfortable which is costing me in non showdown winnings.
I'll need to reread RJ's post on PT but I'm pretty sure my WTSD is too nitty, any observations welcome.
I need to work on my table selection aswell.
I'll grind it out for the rest of the week and see how it gos.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quick update

Well it's been a while. I'm finally finished 4 years of college and I can't say that I'm not delighted. I'm fairly confident I passed all my exams and fingers crossed I scrape a pass in the FYP and I'm in the clear. Coming into 4th year I was expecting a 2.1 and now I'm happy with a pass. Oh well. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with myself now. I was reading cookers blog where he said He'll never use his degree and I think I'm in the same boat. I think the whole CAO system sucks balls as you can hardly expect a 16 year old kid to know what he's going to do for the rest of his life. I've been toying with the idea of doing a masters part time while I figure some stuff out but I dunno. Fuck it I'm still only 20 with a degree which can't be bad so I'm just going to enjoy the summer and worry later.

I was pretty comfortably rolled for 100nl and looking forward to grinding for the summer. I crashed my car which I won't go into in detail which resulted in some pretty bad damage and I needed to withdraw $2.3k to repair it which left me with a bare minimum 20bi roll for 50nl which really pisses me off. I feel like I've been at 50nl for fucking ages and watching other people move through the levels while I'm still playing for peanuts is so depressing.

I've been going out a lot since college finished so haven't played much at all, only really in the last 7 days or so where I've played 10k hands at 50nl running hot at 10ptbb/100 which is a good start. My goal is to play a ton of hands and be rolled comfortably for 200nl by the end of the summer and then I'll see what happens re coaching/moving up.

A couple of months ago I posted stats on boards for ripping. In the 30k hands I've played since then I've loosened way up in position, my att to steal has gone from 30ish to 43 and my wwsf from 41 to 46 which I'm happy with. Also after reading Nick's well i tried adding in more tables. I was already playing 6/7 averaging 22/20ish and playing 8-10 I just turn into a 18/16 nit which I need to work on. I'm just rambling now so I'll leave it at that.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

On hold..

Until after my exams. I've 3 which start this wednesday & poker has been on hold for the last while as it's my final year etc. Looking forward to playing properly for the summer. Until then

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I'm pretty bad at thinking of titles tbh. Been a while since my last post as I havn't really been getting many hands in at all as I was in the middle of exams. They went alright but could have been better could have been worse. My timetable for next semester is pretty nice in that I'm off every thursday and friday so I'll be able to get alot more hands in. Also one of the lads organised a free trip for a load of people in college to Liverpool. Flew over wednesday 5pm and due to fly back 6am thursday. Needless to say I obviously went on the lash and woke up at 8am in some random house in Liverpool. Luckily 5 of the lads from my class had planned to stay for an extra night so I went on the beer with them for a day and got in the door Friday morning.

Anyway pokerwise I had a bit of a swong at 50nl but managed to recover nicely and made the move up to 100nl this week. I havn't played many hands at all tbh although I have played a bit of HU, which I've been beating pretty well at 50nl and so far at 100nl. Not sure if I'm just running hot tbh but I feel I'm playing pretty well. Its a nice change from the grind of 6tabling 6max though. Theres no point putting up stats for 100nl until I play 10k hands but heres the latest 50nl;

Saturday, January 5, 2008

so i duno, yeah

Since the last post I've played like 1k hands. I've had the time to play but the xmas & new years period had me in bits tbh. I've only started to feel better on Jan 3rd but still managed to drop 2 or 3 buyins, can't really remember. I had a look over the last thousand hands but I had some really bad coolers which can't be helped. eg 2nd nut flush v nut flush, set over set, 2nd nut straight v nut straight twice against the same guy. The only thing that annoyed me was the standard 3bet double barrel bluff that follwed. I tend to get way too bluffy when I tilt which I'll work on. Also another thing that really pissed me off was when looking through my PT I was up like 13 buyins, but my br was down 1/2 a buyin from MTTs and satellites for the Irish open. lol donkaments. I don't know why I even bother with tournaments as I don't enjoy them one bit but I feel I've a big score coming. There was a thread on br management regarding mtts, maybe I should re read it.

Anyway I will be playing even less now with exams starting on the 15th which I've done nothing for, although I've just printed out loads of past exam papers which I'll get cracking on once i get to 1k hands for today.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Xmas Update

I had hoped to get 10k hands in before Christmas and put up an update then but I didn't make it and I doubt I'll play again until after Stephen's day or later depending on how wrecked I am. I felt I played ok in the last week but I played a few sessions hungover and/or tired where I played some hands stupidly that affected my winrate which I'm annoyed about.

Anyways, happy christmas, I'm off to get pissed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I love being a bum

Its great. I finished college for the xmas break so now I can focus on the important things in life, i.e drinking 4 or 5 nights a week and sleeping til 3 in the day which is good. I've only really got until January 2nd to be a waster as Ive finals in around the 15th or something then FYP presentations etc to do when I finish the exams so I'll have to study I suppose.

I went for a weekend with the lads in Amsterdam last weekend which was pretty mental. Won't go into details but I dropped about 800 euro, 16 quid for a double vodka & redbull is killer. One of the lads got a haymaker off a black dealer after he refused to buy powdered sugar and I got lost at 5am in the RLD with no money to get home after losing my laser(nightmare). Don't remember anything else tbh but it was good craic nonetheless. I also had 150 quid on liverpool aswell which sucked.

Pokerwise I've had to move back to 50nl after withdrawals for xmas and the amsterdam trip which is pretty demoralising as I was beating 100nl on stars for 7.4bb/100 for just under 10k hands. I moved back to ipoker and played just under 5k hands this week to be up 5 bis. I feel like a wanker writing this as the only reason I'm updating this blog is because I saw it linked on Valors where he said he made 13k this month. sigh