Tuesday, 30 October 2007

booooo

Turbos suck!! (read: I am variance's bitch)

Sigh.

Was doing real good, up to ~$700. Then played 20+ today and cashed in 3. 3!!!!!! And only on the cheap ones, lost all the $25+ games I played. BOO!

So there goes most of my hard work.

Totals
Games: 184
Amount won: $263.7
ROI: 6.34%

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Turbo tastic

Been carrying on with the turbos, tried 12-tabling today! Was mucho fun. Timed out a few times, but that was most mostly because I was talking to people and eating. Also running pretty good, broken almost exactly even on the 16$ games, but have an ROI of 70%+ (albiet only after 16 games) for the 27$s. Going to carry on playing about half and half 16 and 27$, and after a few hundred games, if all is going well, I'll move up to the 27$ games permanently and mix in some 35$ games (think thats the next level).

Reached silver star on stars. wooo. I'm pretty sure I could make platinum star without too much trouble, ~35 27$ games a day for 30 days. Thats just 12 tabling for like 3 hours a day. If I had a lot of time on my hands and did that for 10 months, I'd be supernova! But I doubt that'll happen anytime soon; uni work coming in thick and fast, barely getting in 5-10hrs a week. Maybe if I have loads of time I'll go crazy for 5-6 months and then have 6-8 months of freerolls and such. Then agin I should probably go to fulltilt for rakeback and bonus, probably end up being worth more. Aah, decisions decisions.

Played a live home game organised by some students. £5 buyin, 8 players (ish, maybe 7...can't remember) Was good fun, people playing heart-warmingly badly. Got lucky, beating TT with A7s near the bubble, and once I got those chips, it was kind of over...Not meaning to be arrogant or anything, but it was a fairly easy win from there. One other guy said he plays 50$ and 100$ HU sngs on PKR, and does well, reads 2+2 etc, says he often 10+ tables, so I assume he's pretty good. I doubt he was lying. He bust out early though, (trying to get too fancy, tut tut) so I never really saw if he was any good.

Going to a live game in manchester in a few weeks, meeting up with some PFUers, should be good fun, and with 10% getting a free seat to the amateur poker championship in manchester in december.

hy, that's about tout. Hasta next time. (woo, 4 languages in 1 sentence!)

Totals
Games: 55
Amount won: $307.5
ROI: 29.12%

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

...some days.

Having fun at uni, not played a great deal of poker after my big win a while ago. played a few sngs and won a bit, donked off some playing cash. (STOP PLAYING CASH GAMES!!!!) Decided I'm going to get into crazy multitabling turbo sngs. Inspired by a sick sng player I've read about, 20+ tabling the 60$ turbos on stars, aiming for 25$k this month! Plays like 300 a day. Insane. So anyways, I had a go at 9 tabling, which went fine - physically keeping up I was fine, and feel I could handle quite a few more. Whether I could do so profitably is another matter. But I felt I played well for the most part. So I'm going to stop doing the old sng updates, and replace them with the new turbo thingys. Just for a while, see how it goes. If I decide I want to do it 'properly' I'll probably go over to fulltilt for bonus+rakeback, since playing low roi/huge volume type things would be greatly improved with some rakeback.

Also withdrawn most of my roll of AP. The scandal has been blown wide open, and while I doubt they're going to go bust, I want to be sure. Not to mention they handled it all very badly, and I'm not sure I want to give my custom to the site.

New results, starting off with mostly $16 9 man, with some $27 games too.

Totals
Games 22
Amount won: $72
ROI: 18.18%

Monday, 8 October 2007

Freeroll

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 5933456



Yay for free money.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Days 39-...45?

Boom! I've been in sheffield for 2 weeks now. Been going ok, settled in fine, nice flatmates, course/classes seem fine so far.

Not sure how many days I've played! Haven't been keeping proper records, though I know how much I've spent/won. Started off pretty bad... combination of playing at a new site with games that I'm not really used to (turbos/rebuys) or playing different types at once - playing rebuys whilst playing 70$ sngs can end in disaster! Also a few nights opening up a few games after a few drinks... Basically it all led to me not playing great, though I wasn't running well either. It also led to me losing $1000+. Eek! Oddly, I feel like when i'm just playing 1 or 2 tables, my mtt game is better than it's ever been. I really feel like I'm making some advanced plays that are based on reads/maths, rather than making random moves and hoping they work which I think tends to happen when I'm playing 6 tables with 3+mtts. It's especially satisying when I'm about to fold/check and then I suddenly realise what hand(s) makes most sense (ie I can narrow my opponents range consideraly) and so can call/bluff accordingly. I mean, that's kind of the basis of poker, but I feel like I'm getting better at it, and am applying it to complex/crucial situations well. Yay!
Got deepish in a few mtts playing like this, got unlucky/coolered in some...But then... played a 5$ rebuy. It lasted 8hrs so I wont give a desription, but I felt I played really well from ~100 left. Had a few key double ups, was fairly short with 2 tables but manages to survive and went into the final table in 7th. A huge double up with 8 left with A6 holding vs kqs put me into contention, then took out a few players,and we ended up 3 handed. Another massive double with aces put me equal with the chippo, and the shortie quickly bust. I actually feel I was outplayed for parts of the HU, and ended up getting it allin with top pair against top pair with a slightly better kicker. But I happily settled for 2nd, getting ~$3900. weeeeee!

Played a 7hr live cash session too, making £40(~$80) which was good fun. I was thinking these guys would be great as they played alot. I was wrong. Some of them were ok, but fairly bad for the most part. Oh, my favourite hand: 1st hand of a round of omahaha. opponent says hes never played omaha before.
opponent raises preflop, a few callers, I call with junk (AJT6s or something) cos i'm a fish. Flop comes AJJ. Villain bets, I called with the flopped boat. Turn in a queen, opponent shoves, I call, youknow, cos I'm a fish. He obv turns over aces, but the river brings a lovely 1 outer - a jack. Ship the £70 pot! Hehe.

Anyways, work's getting harder so probably not much serious poker for a while. And I'll either be grinding sngs on absolute, or playing the odd mtt, not both at once! New BR is -$2475 that I withdrew.

Sngs: 39
total: 2853
Time(hrs): 25
Old Online Bankroll: $4419
New Online Bankroll: $4797
Total since 01/03/07: $23148
Total time(hrs): 573.5
Total $/hr: $40.4