Wednesday, 28 May 2008

What, me, run good? Surely not...

firstly, lol at me taking a few weeks off :)

Decided to carry on trying the shortstacking vs other shorties for a while, though obv not at 5/10, and am running good for once. Including the 5/10 I played last week I've played ~2000 hands, and am up a little under $3k. Should be more actually, made one or two mistakes which probably cost me ~$500. But never mind! I will learn.

Most of it (Apart from the 5/10...running 75PTbb/100 there lol) came from 2/4, though some from 1/2 and 3/6. Withdraw some more, still not convinced this is going to work out... but we'll see. Might sling a few hundred on pacific again, stars is ok, but the cash games at PP are much better. Heard good things about some other sites too - I'll see how things work out.

PP/rileys: $-
Stars: $2500 ($1150 withdrawn)

2008 total: $14,950
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $45,550

Friday, 23 May 2008

took a shot... :D

Funny evening. Kinda went insane... Started off by playing about with a few hundred I had on pacific, (got bored of trying to grind it up lol) got it up to 400 playing 2/4, then jumped into a 5/10 game :D Got it up to 600, then down to 500. Then quit, and promptly lost it playing 3/6 HU. No biggie. However, the 5/10 game I was in was full of shortstackers - me included, but I was shortstacking better than them. It seemed very profitable, (coughandIwastiltingcough) so I decided to shortstack with my stars roll, mainly against other shortstackers (table selection was the key) 5/10. In short, I won $1700 :D Minus the 200 from pacific means $1500 profit on the evening.

So...I obviously need a break from poker. Playing levels for which I have 3 buyins isn't the best bankroll management in the world lol... But it did seem super profitable. I'm tempted to look into it, though probably at levels I can afford. But not for a few weeks - I have exams anyway. So I've withdrawn my winnings from tonight, gonna buy myself an amazing amp and looping pedal for my guitar and come back in a fortnight.

Man it feels good to run well when taking a shot. FINALLY!

PP/rileys: $- ($150 deposited)
Stars: $2500 ($1700 withdrawn)

2008 total: $13,800
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $44,400

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Good day

Was down a few hundred this morning, but then won another of the $60 45mans, which makes 2 wins...and considering I've only played 2 in the last 6 months, I think that's pretty good going! Ran good in it - nice to run good in the more expensive games for once.

FT: $-
PP/rileys: $200
Stars: $3700

2008 total: $13,650
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $44,250

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

some swongs

Day after last post I dropped 600-700$ just running bad, then had a frustrating sunday, though I didn't lose much. Had a good day today though, won a $60 45 man, and some other cashes, which nearly made it back - just down a few hundred now.

Sunday was annoying though, felt like I turned a corner in my mtt game, but then didn't really 'feel it' on sunday, bust out of loads early with undersets, big pairs, etc, and just didn't get rolling. Didn't play all that badly...but not that well either. Plus I have this bad habit of it I only have a few cheap games left I just go nuts to try and bust or accumulate a huge stack - I get bored basically. Not really sure how to combat this...

Anways, today was good. Positive mental attitude!!

FT: $-
PP/rileys: $250
Stars: $2800

2008 total: $12,800
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $43,400

Thursday, 8 May 2008


A few near misses today, came 18th or something in a $26 mtt for a measly $50, and then had a top 10 stack in the $10 rebuy on stars coming up to the bubble, but then lost a few hands that I played badly, and bust shortly after. Still, up a few hundred from the multi-sngs, so thats something.

FT: $50 ($1000 withdrawn)
PP/rileys: $400 ($1000 deposited)
Stars: $2800

2008 total: $13,000
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $43,600

Long time no post

So! Back to the blog. Bout time I started updating again.

Still haven been able to really settle down. Played turbos for a while, decided to try HU sngs, which went fine for a while, then I got bored, sucked at some mtts, had another quick and painful try at cash, etc. Bust my FT roll (well, withdrew 1k, bust the rest). Played the $1000 wpc event at pacific in which I sucked. Down about $1.5k since I last posted - I just generally havent been playing well recently. Until yesterday when I felt I played well and won a small mtt at PP for ~$350 and came 7th in a $8 rebuy for $1k, so hopefully things are beginning to turn around. I think when I'm on form I could be a good mtt player, I just have week/month long patches where I'm playing my B/C game and I get stuck in a rut. Since I had my heater at the beginning of the year, I'm down about $4.5k, which sucks. But it could be worse - I actually thought it was worse before I crunched the numbers, so I feel ok about it.

Anyway, I'm going to play mtts for a while, with some multi-table sngs too. Nothing too big, my bankroll is recovering from 6 weeks of losing. So probably just the ~$26 games. Hopefully I can string together some decent cashes and get back on track. I need to make some money - going travelling this summer and I have no readily available monies to pay for it.

...yet! :)

FT: $50 ($1000 withdrawn)
PP/rileys: $400 ($1000 deposited)
Stars: $2500

2008 total: $12,700
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $43,300