Saturday, 20 September 2008

blerg



Not been going so great. Lost $1k on wednesday, which is the biggest 1-day loss I've had for a while. Dropped $600 playing sngs, and then played 2 $200 hu games and lost them both. Which was pretty stupid. They were both fairly poor players, but my head wasn't in the right place, and dropping $200 in one game is still too much for me. So yeah, took the day off on thursday, played last night and made a bit (won a $10 turbo mtt on betfair) but got really deep in 3 tourneys and managed to bust them all which was really frustrating. Played a few games just now but got bored and it's a lovely day outside, so I'm probably going to go out instead.

Looking forward to going back to uni on monday, think I'm getting tired of poker for now. If I was ever going to do this full time for more than a few months, I think I'd need to force myself to have one or two totally non-poker days a week so I didn't get like this - bored and more prone to tilt. When I'm fresh it's great, I feel good, play good and can expect some nice results, but when I'm tired of it all evening winning (which doesn't happen often) is tainted. Sounds odds but I need to be more strict in taking time off, I stil have the urge to play when I'm not playing, but then when I start playing I want to stop. Weird, huh? Guess that's the gambling side of it. But I've made ~9k this summer (~2 months) which I'm happy with, paid for my holiday, rebuilt my online roll and have enough withdrawn so I can eat next year. Which is always good.

Anyways, probably wont play much over the next few weeks. Gonna have to get back into the habit of getting up before 12, studying and... well, not playing poker. I don't know how I'm going to manage!


EDIT: Was finishing off a $26 90player at ft when writing this post - just took it down for $600 :) which is a nice boost, and a nice way to close out poker for the summer. Adios for now.

Fulltilt: $4100
Rileys: $0
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $1550
Pokerroom: $1000
Betfair: $0 ($500 withdrawn)

total online: $6650

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $22,550

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Fulltilt million challenge

So I got up a 5am yesterday on 3 hrs sleep to go to london for the fulltilt million challenge. Got there at the start time - 10:30, and ended up waiting outside for 40 minutes while they registered everyone, and then another 45 minutes in a TINY room which was supposed to fit like 150 people?? So that was pretty sucky. As one guy sitting next to me 'the words brewery and pissup come to mind...' The actual room was pretty cool, laid out nicely, although again pretty packed, observers and tv crews all over the place (yep, I might be on tv... woo lol). Play got underway well past 12, 5k starting stack, 30 minute levels (missing out a few like 150/300...) Nothing much happened until 100/200, where I nearly doubled with trips vs trips lower kicker. Nothing much more, made a few steals, then lost a big flip, and was crippled, out in 45th or something. Meh. Oh well, at least I get $500 for turning up.

Been mostly playing sngs, which have been, ok, breaking even on them roughly. Also started some HU sngs, which have been going really well. Mainly pleased with me keeping my head, been playing well, and not tilting which has always been my main problem with HU. Probably up 400-500$ on them. The main thing which has helped is the sharkscope searches I bought - I just check everyone I play HU, and don't play the profitable players. Easy!

Fulltilt: $3850
Rileys: $0
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $2950
Pokerroom: $850
Betfair: $150

total online: $7800

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $23,200

Thursday, 11 September 2008

FT FT

Weird session this evening. Started off great, and had a few deep runs going, and then it all went wrong... had a big chiplead in a $75 mtts near the bubble, then lost AA < QTo AIPF to have double 2nd place, then AKs < AA for a big pot, and then 2nd nut boat vs nut boat to basically bust. Min cashed in that. Few other tourneys went in a similar vein, until I just had one $50 15k at fulltilt left. Ended up broswing the interwebs and drinking beer waiting for it to bust, but it didn't - ended up coming 4th for 1900 :) Bust AJ < AT, but got fairly lucky in parts... like getting it allin on the turn and hitting my 2 outer on the river with 15 left for huge pot, so can't complain!

Kinda feel relieved more than anything, was soooo tilty after busting the $75 tourney I thought I was going to explode.

Fulltilt: $2750
Rileys: $100
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $2950
Pokerroom: $950
Betfair: $150

total online: $6900

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $22,300

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Slow and steady wins the race...

Had a few poor sessions, but recently had a decent session on the sngs and a 90-man win at fulltilt. Up to 150 of the jackpot games, and am almost exactly breakeven (+$500 with RB/bonus). Still too small to tell, but I have a feeling it might be too hard to beat the extra $4 rake for a decent amount... getting an 8% ROI normally is breakeven here, a decent 10% is netting you $1 a game. Not sure that's worth it...certainly not without the incentives. It's weird...there are some players who play those games A LOT, like 12-tabling 6hrs a day, they seems to play ok, and on sharkscope they've played 7-10k games. And are down like 10k. One guy is down $24k over 7000 games. wha?? Seems mental, who grinds like that, for that long at those stakes and loses $24k? I don't understand it. I can understand people who play $400 HU games for the thrill, and lose a ton, but to grind out $60 sngs for hours every day just doesn't seem to fit somehow... maybe these guys are just desperate to win the jackpot.

Anyways, I'll play a few hundred more, see if it's viable, and then most likely just play the regular sngs there. And carry on with the mtts of course. Oh and I deposited on betfair for a promotion they had, some WSOPE freeroll. Starting to wish I hadn't though... still need to earn 250 more points in the next few days.

Fulltilt: $1100
Rileys: $150 (200 deposited)
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $3200
Pokerroom: $1000
Betfair: $150 ($400 deposited)

total online: $5600

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $21,000

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sunday...

Just finished the sunday sesh. Went pretty meh. Had a pretty bad session earlier dropping $500 on sngs, and spending $550 on sats for 2 $200 seats, so although I'm up on this session, I'm down on the day. Had one small cash for $280, and came 2nd in a $5r for ~$1k. Went better than it could've.

Fulltilt roll is crazily low, might actually have to redeposit :/

Fulltilt: $700
Rileys: $0
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $3150
Pokerroom: $1100

total online: $4950

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $20,950

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Ok day

Had a couple of deep runs, finishing 14th in a $55 mtt on pokerroom, and 21st in one on FT, and had a final table with I busted 7th for $380. Slightly frustrating, but most of them were coolers, didn't take any beats in them so don't feel too annoyed. Doing pretty well on the jackpot sngs, up ~$450 on them today. Just a matter of time before I get a run going, 6 top 2's should be doable, especially since I haven't been playing them much - am going grind them alot more from now on I think.

edit: decided to track these sngs, just pulled up my tourney histories; I'm almost exactly even over 67 games (up $7 lol). Bonus/RB mean I'm up a couple of hundred overall. Obviously tiny sample, but I thought I'd done better than that... I'll play a few hundred and see. Maybe the extortionate rake isnt really beatable for a decent amount.

Fulltilt: $1500
Rileys: $0
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $2450 ($3700 withdraw)
Pokerroom: $1000

total online: $4950

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $20,950

Monday, 1 September 2008

This always happens...

I go on a bad run and stop blogging because I'm temporarily annoyed at poker, then I post when I get a decent win :)

So yah, been on a pretty horrific downswing this week. Down 3k maybe? Maybe more, havent kept proper track. Just not going well at all, then had a pretty bad sunday yesterday, though I've been playing well I think. But started today well with a bit of profit on the sngs, won a 90player for ~$600, fted a $15mtt for $450 and won the pfu session which might not be particularly profitable but is a great confidence boost as the standard of play is very high.

And to finish it off, just finished 2nd in a 10r 35k on ipoker for $4.2k yay!

hold the phone...wait just a minute now...I think...yes! WOOP! Broke 50k FINALLY!!

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Man that monkey's been on my back for sooo long. Take THAT stupid monkey. Erm, anyway, I'm pretty tired.

Sleep. sleeeeeeepppzzz...

Fulltilt: $1850
Rileys: $50 ($600 deposited...why do I carry on giving this place my money?!)
Stars: $0
AP: $0
Ipoker: $5700
Pokerroom: $700

total online: $7650

LIVE: +$1200

2008 total: $20,600
Grand total (since 01/03/07): $51,200 <<<< BOOM