Saturday, 27 February 2010

Long Overdue Update

I haven't written anything on here for a while for a number of reasons:
1. I was playing shit / running bad and didn't want to bore people
2. I was trying to log hours playing rather than writing, as I was a gazillion miles behind where I wanted to be in both profit and rake
3. I couldn't be arsed!

However, as it's coming up to the end of the month I thought I'd state where I'm at. Thankfully, my run bad sessions finally stopped and I managed to get in some profitable ones, meaning I should end the month in reasonably healthy shape - something that wasn't looking likely last week. I've stopped pissing around as much on Rush Poker - even though I really enjoy it - and rattled up a total of 26k (ish) hands on Ladbrokes for the month - including 11k hands this week. I've also played 28k hands on Rush Poker which is a bit excessive to be honest and detrimental to my bankroll / overall profit as I should be playing 6max on Ladbrokes. I'll cut this down to a minimum next month.

Anyway, looks like I'm going to end the month around £1.3k up after rakeback. I'll post final figures after I get back from my week off at Center Parcs with K - which I'm really really looking forward to. Apart from the 9 metre free fall I signed up for with macho bravado, even though I hate heights!

If I come back alive I'll start posting again around March 7th :-)

Friday, 19 February 2010

No Updates = Hate Poker

Not in a good poker frame of mind at the moment, getting battered in 6max on Ladbrokes, losing every race and then compounding matters by making mistakes too. I'm currently £300 down this month there so not looking great for my P&L, all I can say is it's a good job I've got some savings behind me as I think I'm going to need them!!

I've also been playing a lot of 9 handed rush poker, mainly because I enjoy it, but have a feeling it's knocking my 6max game so should stop pissing around on it really. Just to prove I am capable of a heterosexual red line too, here's my month's graph for Full Tilt only:

Now for some run good on normal game please - just one time!!!

Friday, 12 February 2010

2 Stereophonics Tickets For Sale - March 1st - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

I've been an idiot and booked my weeks holiday at Centre Parks at the same time as the gig for Stereophonics in Newcastle. If anyone would like to take these off my hands they are standing tickets for Monday March 1st at Metro Arena, costing £35 + £5 handling fee - i.e. I paid £40 each for them. I'm not going to try make money on these so if anyone wants to just buy these for £80 then let me know and I'll send them out in the post. If no takers then I'll whack them on ebay next week.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

February Update

It's been a while since I've posted, so thought I'd put in a quick update on how things are going. I've been putting in the hours since the weekend and now logged up 16k hands so far for the month - although 7k of them have been on NL25 Rush Poker on Full Tilt. So addictive. Also very soft, so been having a lot of fun playing 19/16 on a full ring table - which is pretty much equivalent to my stats on 6max. My gay red line is also positive on Full Tilt (just) so hoping I can transfer some of this aggression back across to my Ladbrokes NL100 tables. We'll see.

I would really like to start making meaningful, well thought out posts but I'm not planning this in to my day at the moment so this crappy little update will have to do for now. I'll improve though - promise.

And good luck too to Soap and Brenos at Manchester this weekend. Hope you both cash big - especially you Brenos - that 5% stake needs to be repaid in £000's if I'm going to have a good month :-)

Monday, 1 February 2010

Can anyone help with my gay red line??

Here is my Jan 2010 HEM graph, which shows a horrible non-showdown loss.

Anyone got any (new) ideas that I can use that I'm not doing yet? Am I missing something really obvious?

Jan 2010 P&L

A late end of month rally saved me from a bad month, with Friday and Saturday night social players contributing nicely to my wage - otherwise I'd have been up shit creek this month! Here are the results anyway....

NL Cash: £1,163 (37k hands)
MTT: -£8
Rakeback / Bonus: £719


No live play this month, but fancy a live game or two so will see what's occurring this month.

Targets for February:
- play 40k hands :-)
- delete CIV4 from my laptop to stop one of my (many) distractions
- shake off this shitty hamstring injury and then get myself fit again - maybe even join a gym???