Friday, June 30, 2006

back to normal - my worst day ever

wow, today was sickening, my worst day ever. Put in 4 hours / 1823 hands today, in four seperate sessions, two on party, two on stars. My first two sessions were on stars, and i dropped $441.70. Literally, I got cooler after cooler after cooler in these sessions, e.g. cutoff raises, i reraise on the button with AJs, he calls, flop AJT, he has KQ. Minimised very well on that hand. Another big cooler included:

POKERSTARS GAME #5402578053: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2006/06/29 - 15:07:54 (ET)
Table 'Aegle' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: tst40 ($37 in chips)
Seat 2: CJH25 ($206.40 in chips)
Seat 3: jambonator ($248.20 in chips)
Seat 4: melikman ($119.05 in chips)
Seat 5: pokrshorty78 ($82.60 in chips)
Seat 6: smittydog3 ($46.55 in chips)
smittydog3: posts small blind $1
pokrshorty78 said, "way to double up"
tst40: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jambonator [Kh Qh]
CJH25: folds
jambonator: raises $4 to $6
melikman: folds
pokrshorty78: calls $6
smittydog3: calls $5
tst40: calls $4
*** FLOP *** [Kc Ad Ks]
smittydog3: checks
tst40: checks
jambonator: checks
pokrshorty78: bets $10
smittydog3: calls $10
tst40: folds
jambonator: raises $10 to $20
pokrshorty78: calls $10
smittydog3: raises $20.55 to $40.55 and is all-in
smittydog3 said, "triple up?"
smittydog3 said, "do it"
smittydog3 said, "do it"
jambonator: calls $20.55
smittydog3 said, "ty"
pokrshorty78: calls $20.55
*** TURN *** [Kc Ad Ks] [Jc]
smittydog3 said, "kj"
jambonator: checks
pokrshorty78: checks
*** RIVER *** [Kc Ad Ks Jc] [8c]
jambonator: bets $20
pokrshorty78: calls $20
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jambonator: shows [Kh Qh] (three of a kind, Kings)
pokrshorty78: mucks hand
jambonator collected $40 from side pot
smittydog3: shows [Js Kd] (a full house, Kings full of Jacks)
smittydog3 collected $142.65 from main pot
jambonator said, "ffs"
smittydog3 said, "ty"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $185.65 Main pot $142.65. Side pot $40. Rake $3
Board [Kc Ad Ks Jc 8c]
Seat 1: tst40 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: CJH25 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: jambonator showed [Kh Qh] and won ($40) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 4: melikman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: pokrshorty78 (button) mucked [9h Ah]
Seat 6: smittydog3 (small blind) showed [Js Kd] and won ($142.65) with a full house, Kings full of Jacks

So, I was done with stars for the day. Maybe party would treat me better. Obviously not. Dropped $236.43 on party today. The following two hands sum it up really:

***** Hand History for Game 4620559947 *****
$200 NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, June 29, 20:10:44 ET 2006
Table Table 107439 (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of players : 6
Seat 4: sportsfen ( $156.81 )
Seat 6: DEVIL_FR0G ( $185.10 )
Seat 5: eljambon ( $187.55 )
Seat 3: Haloth ( $200.70 )
Seat 2: goddadyII ( $149.88 )
Seat 1: Greed1000 ( $196.80 )
DEVIL_FR0G posts small blind [$1].
Greed1000 posts big blind [$2].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to eljambon [ Ad Kd ]
goddadyII folds.
Haloth raises [$7].
sportsfen folds.
eljambon raises [$21].
DEVIL_FR0G folds.
Greed1000 folds.
Haloth calls [$14].
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jd, Td, 2d ]
Haloth checks.
eljambon bets [$15].
Haloth is all-In.
eljambon is all-In.
** Dealing Turn ** [ Th ]
** Dealing River ** [ 5h ]
eljambon shows [ Ad, Kd ] a flush, ace high.
Haloth shows [ Jc, Js ] a full house, Jacks full of tens.
Haloth wins $13.15 from side pot #1 with a full house, Jacks full of tens.
Haloth wins $375.10 from the main pot with a full house, Jacks full of tens.

***** Hand History for Game 4620574433 *****
$200 NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, June 29, 20:12:31 ET 2006
Table Table 109625 (No DP) (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of players : 6
Seat 2: fiona_apple ( $211.85 )
Seat 3: hobo415 ( $107.21 )
Seat 4: roybo680 ( $225.19 )
Seat 5: petbe954 ( $170.70 )
Seat 6: ReefinOne ( $172.95 )
Seat 1: eljambon ( $211.85 )
fiona_apple posts small blind [$1].
hobo415 posts big blind [$2].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to eljambon [ Ah Qc ]
roybo680 folds.
petbe954 raises [$6].
ReefinOne folds.
eljambon raises [$18].
fiona_apple folds.
hobo415 folds.
petbe954 calls [$12].
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ac, Ks, Jd ]
petbe954 checks.
eljambon bets [$20].
petbe954 raises [$40].
eljambon calls [$20].
** Dealing Turn ** [ Td ]
petbe954 bets [$20].
eljambon raises [$60].
petbe954 calls [$40].
** Dealing River ** [ Kh ]
petbe954 is all-In.
dont believe this
eljambon calls [$52.70].
petbe954 shows [ As, Ad ] a full house, Aces full of kings.
eljambon shows [ Ah, Qc ] a straight, ten to ace.
petbe954 wins $341.40 from the main pot with a full house, Aces full of kings.

So, the pokergods still hate me. In total I dropped $676.13 today, taking my total loss for since I started the blog into four figures. Maybe I'm just not good enough to beat $200NL, who knows. Thankfully I'm playing well within my bankroll, so I don't have to think about dropping down limits after losing a few buyins. I'm due one hell of a good run of cards thats for sure.

Start bankroll: $13157.46
End bankroll: $12481.33

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Finally a day in the black

Today, I found out why the pokergods have been hating me so hard the past week! Yes, today I hit my very first ever royal flush!!!
I went to the £10 rebuy at the local casino, blinds were 300/600 and i had 8k stack. I made it 1800 to play from the cutoff with QcJd, and the big blind (a bigstack on about 20k) called.
Flop came AdKdTd! Not bad not bad! He checked, i checked for diamonds, representing the flush draw... bet 1800 and he put me allin with As8c. Ooo yeh.
Then, out of nowhere the Qd comes on the turn. Yum yum. I ended up bubbling when I made a bad call with top pair in battle of the blinds... didnt believe him, but he had pocket 2s, with 2 on board for a set.
Elsewhere today, I played two sessions of $200NL online. This afternoon, played 545 hands on party 6max (a one hour session) and made $287.83, running at 26.41 BB/100, nice.
Then, after casino I came back and played 278 hands (40mins) on stars 6max and made $396.95, running at 71.39 BB/100. Oooooo yeh! Hadn't hit a set in cash for quite a while, and hit like 5 sets in 10mins in that session tonight. Would be nice if I could run like that all the time hehe
So, bankroll changes for today (my first winning day since starting the blog lol!):

Start bankroll: $12472.68
End bankroll: $13157.46

yesterday - a day of mad tilt

Ok, so yesterday I ignored my own advice of not playing any tournies, and played a few more, with no cashes obviously - played the $109 40k gtd on party, two $3 rebuys (had a billion rebuys in both) and a $5 rebuy on stars, and a few more random tournies i can't remember. I played a couple hundred hands of cash, but cant remember much, except I saved a hand which I thought I'd post:

PokerStars Game #5375060092: Hold'em No Limit ($1/$2) - 2006/06/26 - 19:32:09 (ET)
Table 'Tamara III' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: KKpro ($208.80 in chips)
Seat 2: DrHool ($66.10 in chips)
Seat 3: StevieJT ($222.65 in chips)
Seat 4: jambonator ($293.50 in chips)
Seat 5: larryab ($181.10 in chips)
Seat 6: bovenzifarha ($222.10 in chips)
StevieJT: posts small blind $1
jambonator: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jambonator [6c 9c]
larryab: calls $2
bovenzifarha: folds
KKpro: folds
DrHool: calls $2
StevieJT: calls $1
jambonator: checks
*** FLOP *** [2c 8c 7d]
StevieJT: bets $3
jambonator: raises $6 to $9
larryab: folds
DrHool: calls $9
StevieJT: calls $6
*** TURN *** [2c 8c 7d] [Ac]
StevieJT: checks
jambonator: bets $15
DrHool: raises $40.10 to $55.10 and is all-in
StevieJT: calls $55.10
jambonator: calls $40.10
*** RIVER *** [2c 8c 7d Ac] [5d]
StevieJT: bets $50
jambonator: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
StevieJT: shows [Tc Qc] (a flush, Ace high)
DrHool: mucks hand
StevieJT collected $197.30 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $200.30 Rake $3
Board [2c 8c 7d Ac 5d]
Seat 1: KKpro folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: DrHool (button) mucked [8d Ah]
Seat 3: StevieJT (small blind) showed [Tc Qc] and won ($197.30) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: jambonator (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 5: larryab folded on the Flop
Seat 6: bovenzifarha folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Was so close to folding on the turn, not sure if I should have got away from it here, just thought there was a chance StevieJT might have A8. Turned out DrHool had A8 :-)

Anyway, bankroll changes for yesterday were:
Start bankroll: $12809.63
End bankroll: $12472.68

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

poker is full of s**t

This is my entry for yesterday. Yet another horrible day of cards - I'm running so bad its silly!!
Played a few tournies, the best has to be the $3 rebuy on stars, where i spent $66 on buyins and only got some chips right at the end. The highlight of the rebuy period was losing AA vs AQ vs Q7 allin preflop for 15k and the board comes QxxQx! Then in the freezeout, i get it allin on a Qxx flop with AA vs AQ and the Q comes on the river. Nice.
Other tournies carried on in much the same vein - either I would get it allin pre with KK v AA to get knocked out, or i would get it allin miles ahead and get 2 / 3 outered.
Gonna have a break from tournies for a bit, they are too much of a headfuck!
Elsewhere yesterday I played 303 hands 6 tabling 6max $200NL on party, dropping $169.70. Had KK v AA twice, and my AA ran into a set. Not a bad loss considering.
Also played 416 hands 6 tabling 6max $200NL on stars, and was +$154.45. Beginning to think stars players suit my 6max game better than party players, so aim to put in at least 2000 hands on stars today.

Start bankroll: $13097.18
End bankroll: $12809.63

Monday, June 26, 2006

Week 1 Review

Well week one is over. Started really poorly, but have come along a ridiculous amount in a single week. Been working so hard to improve on all aspects of my game, trying to concentrate more on the tables and generally make better and more winning decisions. Started on Tuesday so not a full week, internet went down today after I put in 445 hands so didn’t get to play nearly as much as I’d like. End of every session reviewing big winning and losing hands, seeing how I could’ve made more money from them, or limited the damage. The thing about this game that I love is how I’ve always thought I’ve been awesome at it but realized now that I am actually pretty crap and there is just so much to learn. It is love / hate and that’s why it keeps me coming back for more. Just when you think you understand it you uncover another leak and aspect to the game that you don’t truly understand. It’s the hardest way to make an easy living. Hopefully with continued motivation and dedication I should crack it.

Someone asked me what the point of this blog was and to answer that, it is a few things. First of all I want to track my play and put some of it in writing to clear my thoughts and keep myself disciplined, and if anyone is remotely interested in my progress through online cash games then that is a bonus. What are my goals by playing poker? Of course the money is a major factor. But my vision is to become a well respected and successful winning NL cash game player and my objective is to become properly rolled for $10-$20 within a year ($100k). Gonna move up a level every time I hit 35 buyins so once the total roll gets to $1.5k will move to $50 NL and so on.

So looking back through the week… played 8,170 hands (12,000 hands of the target) of $25 buy in poker only 4-tabling 6-max making $255 in 21 hours (19 hours off the target) which would’ve been loads more if it wasn’t for my really bad start and continued stubbornness to not make big lay downs but getting a lot better. Generally my reads are spot on so should start trusting them 100%! I started the comeback to cards by playing too hard and too fast, which wasn’t working at these levels (if it works at any level) so re-evaluated and according to poker office I am now a red flag, tight aggressive pre – neutral post. Think that’s the best way to play this level. I’m not cut out for being loose aggressive yet, and playing flops accordingly instead of blind aggression is the way forward because a lot of people will pay for their draws with wrong odds and look at top pair like the nuts. 3-barrelling when someone wont and cant fold and you have nothing isn’t the best idea!

Start of Week: $555
End of Week: $810

Major lesson of the week is taking notes is amazing. Knowing your players is what it is all about. The amount of times good notes have helped me make some very marginal decisions is crazy. Also really starting to use the poker office stats and adjusting my game by them. Feeling very confident, “like I can take on the world” (Rounders). Watched Jerry Maguire on Saturday for the first time which was very motivational and something I will try and incorporate into my daily life is this line:

I love getting up in the morning. I clap my hands and say, “this is gonna be a great day”.

Apart from that it reminded me that life is all about heart, if your heart isn’t in the right place then your head won’t be.

Anyway, off to the states on Wed, not going to play much cards in the run up to going home and won’t play over there until I settle down. Whatever happens will hardly be putting in any hours until I get back to Leamington in late July and can play a solid 40 hours a week.

Finally, here is a hand that’s been really pissing me off. Played it today. Asdf9987 is tight aggressive according to PO, 12% preflop raise and VPIP of 20.6 so a real nit. No major reads, only three hands of his went to show down and were out of the blinds:

***** Hand History for Game 4589438837 *****

$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Sunday, June 25, 10:25:18 ET 2006

Table Table 107986 (Real Money)

Seat 1 is the button

Total number of players : 5

Seat 2: wesley239 ( $32.54 )

Seat 3: asdf9987 ( $37.90 )

Seat 1: STA_WondrTwn ( $31.30 )

Seat 6: steffemannen ( $10.37 )

Seat 4: rodrigue777 ( $13.09 )

wesley239 posts small blind [$0.10].

asdf9987 posts big blind [$0.25].

** Dealing down cards **

Dealt to STA_WondrTwn [ Kd Kc ]

rodrigue777 folds.

steffemannen folds.

STA_WondrTwn raises [$1.50].

wesley239 calls [$1.40].

asdf9987 raises [$5.75].

WalkerAKs has joined the table.

STA_WondrTwn calls [$4.50].

wesley239 folds.

** Dealing Flop ** [ Qs, 6c, 5h ]

asdf9987 bets [$7].

STA_WondrTwn calls [$7].

** Dealing Turn ** [ 4d ]

asdf9987 is all-In [$24.90]

STA_WondrTwn folds

asdf9987 does not show cards.

asdf9987 wins $51.05

Okay, so I played it awfully. Would usually just bang it all in on the flop or preflop but the path to improving probably means playing worst for a while. Do you really need to loose over 100bb every time its AA vs KK? My thoughts at the time were I hate that flop because the one hand I was ahead of was QQ and now has made a set. However would he play a missed AK this hard??? How about TT-JJ and AQ??? AA? Way it was played I should have called because I think I win the hand more than 50% of the time… and he could be squeeze playing out of the blinds because my raise looks like a steal? Absolute nightmare, will post it on 2p2. Until then please comment here. Thanks.

And one more thing, reason I love cards is people just want to give you there money. This is an example of awful awful play, both playing top pair like the absolute nuts! Unlucky I lost the hand but made me laugh:

***** Hand History for Game 4589384711 *****

$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Sunday, June 25, 10:10:38 ET 2006

Table Table 108028 (Real Money)

Seat 6 is the button

Total number of players : 6

Seat 2: p20inchdubs ( $13.40 )

Seat 5: Taby53 ( $14.90 )

Seat 6: STA_WondrTwn ( $25.35 )

Seat 3: WatUpStanky ( $48.80 )

Seat 4: dukesuper ( $28.75 )

Seat 1: NoFoolMe76 ( $14.75 )

NoFoolMe76 posts small blind [$0.10].

p20inchdubs posts big blind [$0.25].

** Dealing down cards **

Dealt to STA_WondrTwn [ 4h 4d ]

WatUpStanky folds.

dukesuper folds.

Taby53 calls [$0.25].

STA_WondrTwn calls [$0.25].

NoFoolMe76 calls [$0.15].

p20inchdubs checks.

** Dealing Flop ** [ 4c, Th, 9d ]

NoFoolMe76 checks.

WatUpStanky: you're doing well 1 inch

WatUpStanky: keep up the good work

p20inchdubs bets [$0.35].

Taby53 calls [$0.35].

STA_WondrTwn raises [$0.70].

NoFoolMe76 folds.

p20inchdubs: gettin rivered

p20inchdubs raises [$2.24].

Taby53 calls [$2.24].

STA_WondrTwn raises [$5.30].

p20inchdubs is all-In [$10.56]

Taby53 is all-In [$12.06]

STA_WondrTwn calls [$8.65].

** Dealing Turn ** [ 6c ]

** Dealing River ** [ 5c ]

STA_WondrTwn shows [ 4h, 4d ] three of a kind, fours.

p20inchdubs shows [ Tc, 7c ] a flush, ten high.

Taby53 doesn't show [ Js, Td ] a pair of tens.

STA_WondrTwn wins $2.85 from side pot #1 with three of a kind, fours.

p20inchdubs wins $38.45 from the mainpot with a flush, ten high.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

nightmare sunday

so, tonight was the big tourney night. had the $1050 on stars to play, and also played the bodog 100k gtd.
bodog: started off well, was double average for a long time up to final 350 or so. then i lost a massive pot with KQ when i called a raise from the big blind, flopped QJx, checked, knowing the guy is going to commit himself, the guy continuation bets half his stack, i put him in (i knew he was weak preflop from the size of his raise) he called wiv AJ. turn K, river T.
then lost AK vs Q9 when the small blind moved in on my big blind, and i was in trouble.
then i was forced to play super aggressive to stay ahead of the blinds (~10k stack, M=3) , and managed to steal my way back to contention, and made a few good calls against short stacks to build my stack to 50k with 80 players left (average 25k). however, blinds were still huge, with the blinds and antes totalling 5k per round it was well worth blind stealing.
a short stack moved in utg for 9k, and with 2k invested on the big blind and 14k in the pot, so 7k to call, i decided KcTc wasn't in bad shape against his range so called with 2:1 odds. he had AT so that hurt.
then i ran into aces in the big blind when i was stealing from the button with Ac7c, which hurt again. then i raised with A2 in late pos and the button called. my stack before the hand was 20k (M=4) 5k was in the blinds, 5k was my preflop raise, and the guy called for 5k on the button. flop 8s7s2d looked good to shove for 15k, and the guy found a call wth 5s5c. turn As!! river Ts =(
i came 65th, 63 paid. good lesson of how to donk off 50k in chips in a few orbits argh.

stars million: my god what a disaster. on level 1 i called a small raise out of the big blind with 8h6h. flop came 5h7cTh, giving me an open ended str8 draw and flush draw. i checkraised the flop, and the pre flop raiser called. turn came a blank (a deuce or 3 i think) and i bet 3/4 pot. guy calls again. i miss the river also, but think i represented a set pretty well the whole way, so bet close to pot again and he called with pocket kings. that was half my 3k stack gone. so im on 1.5k early.
in the next 20mins i picked up a few small pocket pairs, tried to hit some flops, missed everything. down to 1.3k, blinds are 15/30.i then get AhKh in the big blind. there is a minraise from midpos, and 3 callers. i raise to 300, leaving 1k back. everyone calls, and the flop comes 8s7h4s (pot is 1500). really not an amazing flop against 4 hands, but i figure someone needs to have hit two-pair minimum to call my push representing a big pair. so i pushed and was called by 56 for the nut str8. my backdoor flush didnt come, and i was out after 25mins.

i think i played too aggressive tonight. i should have played a much smaller pot with my str8/flush draw on stars, and really i shouldnt have dropped a 50k stack on bodog once i had it, even though the blinds and antes were so large. im pretty disappointed right now, but ill survive.
bankroll changes for the past few days are as follows:

Start bankroll: $13131.10
End bankroll: $13097.18

What a grind...

Another 4.5 hours today, 1.7k hands, ran at 6.4bb/100 making $53.47. Still being a little bit stubborn and not folding hands that I should be post flop... but should cut that out soon and will bump me to 10bb/100. Not playing nearly enough, have to intensify it soon. Going to the States on Wed til July 20th so won't play too much until I get back. Then need to get atleast 20k hands a week!

Start of Day: $710
End of Day: $763

last few days

so, days 3-4 were pretty non-eventful - i played no poker, sorted out some problems and have now left uni for the summer.
on the way back down home, stopped off in london for Student Poker Open tourney at Imperial College, was £34 buyin, with two $1000 seats avaliable. played pretty well, the average student was awful, and managed to keep going with fairly little risk. however, people who moved to my table didnt bring any chips with them and the table got shortstacked. i lost a 30:70 and a coinflip and that was that.
then went to the gutshot for £100 freezeout, doubled up on level 2 with nut flush vs straight. then just before the break lost 3/4 of my stack when UTG limped with AA for 200, mid pos pushed for 700, and i found KK in late. i made it 1700, and AA pushed. the short stack had KJ, and sum1 else folded the other king. nightmare!
so, am downstairs in gutshot now writing this from the comps. have just had a session on pokerstars, made ~$130 (exact numbers when i import hands to pokertracker when i get home) in about 10mins two-tabling $200NL, then stopped playing. also played $30 deepstack, bust after 1hr with overpair vs bare flush draw.
then played a $25+2 double shootout for the sunday $1050 million guaranteed on stars. played it perfectly and won it, so tomorrow is a big day!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Bad end to the day

Put in a solid 5 hours today. Playing 1.6k hands at 8.7bb/100. Was up good $130 until my last hour where I had a few bad beats, missed lots of draws and had all my bluffs called. Cashed out $65 of RB from last month though and added that to the roll so things still looking good. Made $70.84 on the tables in total today. Gonna watch some family guy, get some bed and regroup tommorow. The weekend = marathon poker sessions.

Start of day: $575
End of day: $710 (including added $65)

2hour afternoon session

Following up on yesterdays success put in 2 hours of very focussed cards. Things still going my way, got off to a bad start and dropped a little over a buy-in playing too aggressive for this level. But managed to get some momentum going back my way. Made $96.20 in 716 hands.

Start of day: $575
Day so far: $671

Here is a hand from yesterday that I've been thinking about how to play. Please comment if you have any ideas. Think I should have block bet $8 turn and then hope for a check / check on the river. Link

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Variance swings my way

Only put in 1.5 hours today, 400 hands running pretty well and making $60. Was going to play tonight but feeling pretty tired and sick so will regroup tommorow. Felt I was playing much better today though, really taking notice of other players, taking good notes and really thinking hands through. Felt I was hitting hands but also made some excellent calls and laydowns. Good to get a bit of confidence back, bring on tommorow.

Start of day: $515
End of day: $575

Jambon's day 1+2

Hi, so this is jambon, and my first day of going pro for the summer was yesterday. Thankfully my roll as of the start of yesterday was $13.5k, i dont envy STA_Wndrtwn having to grind out the $25NL, those days are behind me.

My first day of being pro started off nicely, 6-tabling $200NL 6-max i made around $300 in a quick 400 hand 45min session, where i played pretty good and ran reasonably.

Unfortunately, I then changed location, heading over to STA_WndrTwn's for a session, and dropped ~$350 in another 400 hand session. In this session I got unlucky and also played badly. Lost a $250 pot allin on the turn with TPTK vs bare flush draw and it hit. However, also lost a full stack with QQ vs KK on a 3-flush low board with the Q-high flush draw vs the K-high flush draw which I played very badly.
So, for the day on cash games i was down $45.02.

Then went back to my house in leamington and decided to have a tournament session. Ended up playing 3x party $33 MTTs, the party $109 40k gtd, the stars $10 rebuy 35k gtd (had 7 buyins) and a $27 double shootout satellite to attempt to qualify for the $1050 1mill gtd on stars this weekend.
I ran horribly in every tourney, played average and busted in everything without a cash. Total loss = -$317

So, not a good first day, ended up down $362.02 overall.

However, I'm on life tilt right now, and I think that's affecting my play. Once I get my personal issues sorted, hopefully my poker should improve.Today I took a day off to cool down but still not feeling great. Played one tourney, $5 quadruple shootout on stars and busted pretty quick.

Tommorrow i should get back on the cash games and hopefully concentrate a bit better.

Starting BR: $13499.62
End of day (1+2) BR: $13132.10

First almost full day

Day 2 was a bit of a nightmare. Put in 6.5 hours and 3k hands running pretty badly. Started off this morning playing poorly (I think), just a little too aggressive and too many moves that would work on >>>> limits but not on .10-.25. In my late session I managed to bring it back but lost a 300big blind ($75) pot when my A8 ran into 82 on a board of 8894 (no flush draw) all the $$ goes in... :( Down $70 for the day

Start BR: $585
End BR: $515

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Hey and welcome to the blog. This will keep you updated with my progress of playing "pro" poker of summer vaccation. Been playing for over three years now and have had a lot of success but lacking bankroll management skills so mega swings. The new approach is playing 100,000 hands a month whilst school isn't on well within my bankroll.

So first day of playing Poker today. Put in 2.5 hours (a light start) 6-tabling 6-max $.10-$.25 NL.
Total starting bankroll $555, lets see how high it can get this summer.

Start of day: $555
End of day: $585