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.
Old Online Bankroll: $4419
New Online Bankroll: $4797
Total since 01/03/07: $23148
Total time(hrs): 573.5
Total $/hr: $40.4