Sunday, May 10, 2009

2nd biggest pot I've ever won

Only $500 ($1000 pot) but still!

Played a fish at 5/10, with 500 buyin. Thought I was gonna get coolered with the flop min raies but had to go with it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

That's it for March!

Good month for me. I think I'm playing the best I ever have, and hope it continues. I made about 15k in 40,000 hands of mostly 99% 1/2 with a tiny 2/4 and 3/6 mixed in on one or two weekend nights when mega donks were playing.

Poker training videos that changed my game in the past year or two:

-James Davis' stuff on Stox focusing on 3barrelling regs and putting players who are uncomfortable going broke with one pair in tough situations.

-The CR video interviewing Balbomb where he talked about playing more hands on the button than you are now. I have incorporated that in my game and you begin to realize against just how vital position is even when you thought you knew all about that before.

Advice for the month:

-Be creative. Never be a robot. Figure out ways to surprise people and do thigns differently. But pressure on people and don't be afraid to lose a stack making a move. Just use that information and value town them the next time. Good luck all.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Feb results, on to March

I restrained from playing any 2/4 in February, and stuck with my grinding 1/2 and it went really well. I tilted less this month than ever before, but part of that was running well and playing fewer hands also.

End results were about +12kish at 1/2, + 1200 rakeback in 31,000 hands.

My goal is to make at least $10,000 a month every month this year after rakeback and bonuses, so I'm doing well so far.

March has been great so far also, I have been running hot as the sun and crushing the games. Part of it is game selection as well and just avoiding tables filled with solid regs. I'm up like 8500 or something in 10k hands which is ridiculous, almost all at 1/2.

I have been thinking more about concepts lately, about things like the importance of position and just playing hands creatively in certain spots in order to give good players looks they don't see often, as well as put them in spots that make me uncomfortable when I'm put in them. Also playing more posflop and not getting two spewy preflop, as well as thinking a lot about stack to pot ratio.

Have a great month all,


Saturday, January 31, 2009

First update of '09!

Poker is going well. I made some key adjustments in my game after a blah November and the last two months have been killer, with more monies in fewer hands.

I've still had a hard time at 2/4 any time I've taken a shot as the 2/4 games on Cake are pretty damn tough, so I'm going to stick with 1/2 for now and not play any 2/4 in February.

January results were +12kish at 1/2, -3kish at 2/4, +1500 rakeback in 35k hands or so. I'll take it! :)


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another update

Hi all. Thanks for those who posted comments on my last post and actually still look at this from time to time. Poker is going great for me now. I have been making 10k+ month playing 50k-60k hands of Cake 1/2NL 6-max a month (9 tables at a time) is amazing how my game has changed even since spring...I am continuing to learn and improve, as I still think I have a long way to go...but it's crazy to think earlier this year I was struggling to make $1000 a month.

I am active on the Stox low limit boards, and am a Stox, Leggo, DC, and CR member still. Leggo is my favorite, DC my 2nd fav.

I hope all you guys who still have my blog address are doing well and poker is treating you well. (Glad to earn you some rb bonus Noel - you so owe me! haha)

Best wishes to you all, and thanks for all the support and help when I was struggling at this game the most.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Quick update

I doubt anyone reads my blog anymore, but if you care, a quick update on me...I just moved up to playing 200NL and this will be my first full month at it. I hope to make $8000. We'll see! :)

Good luck all,


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Break even...

Played 1000 hands of 50NL full ring tonight and won a little over a buyin, but lost that much playing some heads up. Anyways, I know the cards will break my way sooner or later. This hand sums up how I've been running lately, but things will change and I will start to make good money again soon. Time and again I get it in for full stacks way ahead, and sooner or later my Sklansky bucks will turn into real money. Lol.