Monday, 31 May 2010

Awsome Session

Confidence is massive in poker, yesterday I went in feeling good, fighting for the pots, buying the small pots, showing down great hands and semi-bluffing draws, I owned, there is no other way of putting it. My roll is now up to $169.53 which is a seriuos jump for one day. Was thinking that I should take a quick shot at the 10c / 25c game before bed, remembered the last time around that this was the sort of thing that got me in trouble - a bad beat at the levels above and *boom* thats the bankroll on its way out.

Feel good for the win, feel good that I was disciplined enough to quit when tired and now have a bigger bankroll. as they say on BBV at 2+2 Brag!

Going to play again later and see if the run continues, having a good feeling that this time around my skills will prevail.


Sunday, 30 May 2010

Where Am I At!

Back blogging but forgot to tell you where I am at, in terms of games, skills, bankrolls and those all important plans for the future dominance of the game, maybe.

Anyway, I have dropped down a bit while I build the bankroll up and am currently playing the 5c / 10c 6-max on stars. After the brutal night of suckouts from hell I am down to $95, plus about 1000 FPPs (not sure what to do with those at the moment).

I feel I am playing good and play 2 tables mostly with a 3rd table if I am feeling focused, if I find myself surfing, IMing or distracted by the TV I stop playing now. Thats the main change from before. Before I was carrying on, not really looking at the games after a while, running bluffs against people who were always going to call is not good for your bankroll. I am not playing with a HUD at the moment, plan on adding more tables as I move up levels and seeing if this works for me, probably holdem manager as that is what some of my buddies are using and you can buy the smaller stakes version. Maybe also considering moving to another network where I can have a rakeback deal. Stars is cool for now to be honest, when my bankroll hits $1000 I'l assess the options.

Mostly playing cash but still do play the occasional donkament, drives me crazy playing for 5 hours only to get double your buy-in back so will probably cut those out completely.

Anway, thats where I am at... where are you at lol


Thursday, 27 May 2010


Just as I write that the suckouts are cool, well not cool, you know - needed to win over time, I suffer the most brutal, nasty, ugly session you ever even saw in your life. Not a joke, AK lost to A7 ON THE RIVER all in on the flop, just like I wrote. Actually thought it was a joke, the poker gods are playing with me. That was not all QQ < 99 for a stack and I got all in with a straight on the turn only for some monkey to call all-in and hit a fuckin flush on the river too.

Iwas sitting with my mouth open watching like a whole months worth of hard grinding and smart thinking go out of the window. Managed to get a little back when my Kings held against Ace King for once but man that was a brutal session. Going to take the rest of the week off and chill, haha really we need the suckouts

Repeat: we really need the suckouts


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Learning To Live With The Suckouts

One thing that drove me nuts last time around was the stupid amount of suckouts, the stupid amound of fvucking donkeys who would flat a 3 bet out of position when there was still thepotential for another raise with a-7 or some other shit like that and hit 2 pairs on the river after getting it all in against my A-K.

Ha, tilting just describing it. The thing is that you have to put up with stuff like that to win over time, yet it drives me nuts - especially when it is happening for the 10th time in a 2-hour long session.

Anyway, this post is about taking a new approach. Taking a step back from the hand and looking at things from a better angle. It does not feel like it at the time but we need those assholes to call with stupid holdings, we need them to get all in on the turn with top pair no kicker, we need to get the money in while we are 80% or even better favortie to win the hand... well, put it this way, if we can not get the cash in as an 80% favorite and win then there must be some serious issues with your game my friends.

It still tilts me, but I'm learning to step back.

This will be a big advantage over last year, no more throwing the bankroll away because of some euro-donkey who does not know when he is beat.


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Back, Soon!

Haha, man, kind of stopped posting here and then forgot all about it. My buddy asked me about the blog yesterday and I was like WFT? for a few seconds then clicked that he was talking about this blog right here.

Well I have been playing online and doing good after a break to clear the brain and focus on the important things in like like drinking and girls. I'm gonna decide what goes here over the next days and then discipline myself to get things fixed. Parents not so big a deal as before and I have some cash from my job, not Cardrunners though - wasted time there, they have no idea about the suckouts man, playing high stakes where peoples moves make a kind of sense compared to their hand.

Anyway, my bankroll is kind of small still, its not that I'm sayin I'll be the next Durrr, right, its more proving a point now - that if I'd ran a bit better 2 years ago then things would not have been the same. I know that for a fact - and I'll prove it by building my bankroll this time.

See you at the tables,