Friday, 29 January 2010

A good day

About time! Logged a fair few hands, about 2.6k, and ran good too. Here's my pleasant looking graph for today:

My red line is, and probably always will be, gay. One mitigating circumstance that I'll plead is that there are sooooooooooooooooooooooo many retards online on a Friday night that I've found it generally unprofitable to bet multiple streets, meaning I'm giving up on most pots after one (or no) cbets. They still pay out when you hit too - awesome - including a royal flush and quad aces tonight.

I'm close to meeting 40k hands - I'm on 35.5k so just need one big push in next 2 days.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Spurs Are Shite At Closing Out Games


Poker is still a bit of a slog, but posted my first winning day in a week so hoping that I have finally turned the corner. 27k hands played so far this month, going to be a stretch to get to magic 40k landmark, but will be caning it from Monday onwards so still hopeful.

I've also posted the Pokerstars blogger logo on again as still not received confirmation email. Hoping that the link on the top right, as well as below, will do the trick!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Think Positive!

I'm no longer going to use this blog to whine about poker. FACT. I'm no longer going to get my hopes up about Spurs achieving anything meaningful as we have a backbone as strong as an amoeba. FACT. I'm registering for the PokerStars bloggers world championship and am going to cash in one of the events. FACT (at least I hope so :-) ) Details below

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 211194

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

In Pictures

Spoke a bit to Brenos yesterday, and know we all go through bad spells, so just need to play through this downturn. I was curious though as to whether it's bad luck or bad play, and I'm definitely making some mistakes, but the below graph does make me feel better as it looks like mostly bad luck to me!

(top line is expected winnings)

650 euro not terrible I know, but when playing for 100 euro buy ins it does feel sick when they happen one after the other!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Downswing :-(

Dropped £350+ yesterday evening, following the update post yesterday. I ran awful but also made a couple of errors that cost me £40+ a time by betting when I would only get called by better.

Need to get head straight and attack again today - I need some Irish luck - work your magic little leprechaun!

Monday, 18 January 2010

January Update

It's been a while since I posted on here, so I thought I'd write a quick poker update.

I've been logging a few hands more than normal this month, however my results are still only stuttering along. Every time I think I'm making progress I get stuck on another downswing, meaning I'm currently sat at about +£950 for the month after 20k hands. I'm still determined to get to 40k hands this month so we'll see how things are going at the end of January.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Quick Life Update

Still trying to avoid poker for a few more minutes before start up again (see previous post), so thought I'd cheer myself up by writing quick life update.
Due to snow.... not really done much!

Update over.

Actually - I have booked up a March holiday to Center Parcs with K, which is cool. And we did go see Avatar this week at Imax Studio in metro centre. If you haven't been yet, GET YOUR ARSE THERE. It's awesome, especially in 3D on the big screen. £10.50 a ticket, but well worth it.

Brennan also really fancies the lead female character, proving once again after the Fiona Bruce comment (Fiona Bruce?!?!?) that he really does need to get out the house more! Here's a sneak preview of what got Brennan so worked up.....

I think it's the ears that do it!!!

Fuck this poker shit

Just had a grim session, dropping 300 euros in 45 mins, so rather than carry on playing in an angry mode I thought I'd do a Suddes and post my bad beats on here so you can all feel sorry / mock me.

1. KK vs AT on 242 board (100bb)
I ra UG, small 3b by bu - I call for deception and think he's weak. Check raise flop for more deception - show weakness 'find out where i am'- him ship 95bb - ace turn

2. AK suited vs 35suited - K2986 board (100bb)
He limp calls - then calls 2 BIG barrels (3 players in pot) - only to get there on river. I have flush draw turn too, and as only have 45 euros left and pot of 140 on river, figure he'll call off with weaker kings / even a 9. Gay.

3 . AK vs AA AIPF (97 bb)

4. AK on A35 flop (65bb) - he obviously flops trip 3's.

I also manage to get all in with AA on 779 board against reg in 3bet pot, only for him to flip aces too for a split pot.

All variance I know, and will be over this as soon as I post it, but stings like a bitch when happens all in a row. Whinge over.

(apologies for those that chose to read this crap - promise to put up a better post next time)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Always stop playing when tired!

There are far worse things that can heppen to you when tired - like falling asleep behind the wheel of a car or your mates shaving off your eyebrows when you pass out - but playing poker online is also not advisable. I was happily sitting on a 280 euro profit for tonight, but after playing on for an extra 10 minutes past my cut off time (2am) - I managed to lose 120 of it back in 2 minutes.

First I accidentally overcall a pre flop raise with crap and lose about 15 euros floating, and then get involved in a big hand when deep with AK versus a tough reg out of position - 4betting big preflop. Might not have been too bad, apart from the fact I bet 50 euros on river with air when I knew he'd call with ALL his range - even AK. I counted out the bet amount on my slider, thought it through, and decided that a check fold was in fact the better play. Unfortunately as I slid my mouse over towards the check button, I slipped and clicked too soon - BET - snap call him and 50 euros gone not to be seen again. I soon woke up after that, but was too late and wisely logged off Ladbrokes before I tilted any more away. If there was a cat around I would have kicked it.

Despite this annoying last 5 minutes, my month is going pretty well. 8.5k hands played and around £800 up at the moment. Day off likely tomorrow as I'm overdue a squash game with Briggs and in time deficit with K - something I better make sure I put right before she gets angry! I am the boss though.... honest....

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Start of 2010....

... hasn't been too bad. I felt very rusty after my NY break, including NY eve and Jan 3rd drinking sessions, therefore only started playing again yesterday. Not before I'd had a refresher course from Ed Miller on StoxPoker, and think this helped with my confidence as much as it did my theory knowledge, as although I knew it all (well, most of it) it's nice to watch again and realise you are doing most of the concepts they preach already.

So results so far - about 200 euro up after 1.5k hands. More volume clearly needed but I feel like i'm playing well - my gay red line is even more profitable than my blue one this month!!

GL to all playing out there - especially those playing during the day as there's too much snow to get in to work - you know who you are!! :-)