Friday, 29 February 2008

End to my first year of poker!

First year playing poker
Time: ~800hrs
Profit: $44,450
$/hr: ~$55/hr.

*cue cheesies reminiscing about poker/lessons learnt*

Not really :) I'll go easy on the waffling. But I will say that I'm very pleased with my first year's playing, and glad I had a great end to it. February was by far my best month, earning just over $12k.

I think I've found my niche for now, and am looking forward to this year! Now that I've been playing for a year, I think I'll start tracking results in terms of calender years, ie: 2008 results. So...

2008 total: $13,900

FT: $5050
PP/rileys: $3400

Lets hope the coming year is as good to me as the last!

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Dropped a bit.

Just played a few mtts and sngs, down about $150. Some good play + unlucky, some bad play...wasn't really feeling it to be honest.

Just been checking my cashouts at pacific, and ~$20k of my winnings have come from there. Which is pretty amazing considering I barely grinded sngs there at all, and they only have 1 tournament a day that I play (which I obv dont play every day) Played there a bit more earlier on, but still, I'm sure I've put in a ton more play at other sites. I'd really like to find out my ROI in the 20k/80k mtts there - it must be pretty high.

Anyways, I'm tired.

FT: $4900
PP/rileys: $3450

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $44,350

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Good times!

Registered for a $26mtt, then had a nap and was going to wake up in time to play. Woke up an hour late with half my stack gone! Also registered into a $75 knockout mtt. Long story short, I end up final tabling both of them. Bust out in 4th in the $26 one for $1100. Made a few badly timed moves, and then went out AQs < JJ. But still a nice cash.

In the $75mtt - won 2 HUGE pots with 2 tables left which put me into the chiplead going into the FT. Played kinda standard really, just cruised into HU. Went into HU with a 5:1 chip defecit, but had aces twice and doubled both times, then we got it all in, me with top pair, him with OESD. He hit on the turn, but I hit my runner runner flush on the river! I finally win a big(ish) mtt. So that was for $3600~ (including bounties)


I'm off to the pub.

FT: $5000 (2700 withdrawal)
PP/rileys: $3500

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $44,500 (I made it)

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Quick session

Just played for 30mins - 6 turbos and ended up ~$200, which is nice. Did the same yesterday and won $150 but then played a $100hu for some reason and played like donk. At least I left the computer straight away. So just $50 yesterday. Im going to start recording my different bankrolls here cos Im getting all confused. Pretty pleased with my FT roll, it got down to $900 a week or two ago, so I'm glad it's looking more healthy.

FT: $3150
PP/rileys: $3500
AP: -

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $39,900

Nearly there. Got a week to make $100 - hope I make it!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Nothing much happening

No real results to speak of. Played quite a few games last few days. Sngs going ok, but can't get deep in an mtt, so small profits. FT roll nearly up to $3k. Going to try and have a $5k+ roll there, with maybe $1k on pacific, and another $1k on absolute, if they offer me a nice bonus to lure me back! Got a load tied up at pacific at the moment from the 80k cash, so need to try and get that sorted.

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $39,650

Friday, 15 February 2008


A good day really. Just a bit disappointing, had my FTOPS event 15 today, lasted 20 hands. Sigh. QQ < Jd9d allin on 9xdxd flop. No way I can fade that many outs in a tourney over $50.

Never mind, rest of the day made up for it. Had a satellite tourney for event 15 which I'd already sub-satted into before winning my seat so I got $200 cash for that, and came 6th in a $26 mtt for ~$450. Broke even in sngs, so a $650 day, which I can't complain about in any way.

Have finally gotten around to reading 2+2, in particular the mid and high stakes mtt sections. Some great stuff in there obviously, tho when they start talking about bluff-shoving KK on a Qxx flop it kinda makes your head swim! I don't feel too out of my depth tho, just a few maths things I'm not so sure about.

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $39,600

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Going ok.

I've been ill so not playing much, but last 2 days I've been playing the odd mtt, with mostly 33$ 9-man turbos, 6-tabling. Running well at them, up $500 over 20 games. Nothing to note on the mtt front... well I've been playing some multi sngs and just came 2nd in a 24$ 5 table for $270.

Dropped 600$ on monday night, played a load of mtts and things and just ran lousy. But since then I've made back that, plus the -$500 I forgot to knock off on the last total... so it almost stays the same:

Grand total (since 01/03/07): $38,900

I'd like to make it to $40k by 01/03/08 - a years passing since I started tracking my results properly. £20k in a year is...well, huge for me. And considering I was travelling for several months, and have been at uni for 1/2 of it, I'm extremely happy.

Of course saying this means now I go on the mother of all downswings and tilt off everything I ever owned ;)

Sunday, 3 February 2008


A good evening! Correction: my best ever evening poker-wise :D

Took 3rd in the pacific 80k for $7.2k! Chuffed to bits. Was a bit unlucky actually (as I always seems to be deep in mtts? one day I will win one) as we got 3 handed, me in joint 2nd, the 1st hand the other 2nd guy loses some chips. Next hand he's in sb, I'm bb with AQs, he shoves for 10bbs (was 95% sure he would, I had a super tight image and he'd been stealing lots) I snapcall obv, he turns KTo, flops 2 pair. grr. Next hand I shove sb with 4bb and QTo, chippo flips A4, I'm done.

Played pretty well I think tho, was very card dead during the FT (apart from some crucial kings for a double-up) so had a super tight image, but used it to good affect 6-4 handed, made quite a few good moves - stole a lot of chips. So a little annoyed at the ending, but still, $7200! Biggest cash by over $3k.

Time for happy sleep.

Grand total: $39,000