Dec 07 2008

Why I don't play tournaments...

This morning I got up just in time for the 20k VIP freeroll on Stars. I run pretty hot and have a bunch of stuff hold and I'm top ten in the thing for hours. I'm thinking maybe this is the time. I could really use the 3k first place or making the Final Table even.Once it gets down to 500 or so...

Dec 05 2008

Discouraging day

I did what I said I was going to do. I didn't look at my cashier all day. I felt too tired to put in the 3rd session, so I played 7100 hands. I felt that I wasn't running good through most of the day but honestly didn't know even ballpark where I was at. Well, I was down 4 buyins.I went through...

Dec 04 2008

Another short day...

I only played 3500 hands today. I made 6.5 buyins. I continue to run pretty good. I definitely ran hot today with a Won $ at SD of %65, which is way above normal.One thing I did today that I haven't done since I was playing on Full Tilt a year and a half ago, is this. I did not look at my...

Dec 03 2008

Shippin it

7200 hands. Just under 8 buyins. Managed to get 2 AAvsKK situations in my favor today. Only one against. Monthly total is 4 against, 2 in favor. Getting a bit better. Running decent in general. Got to get more hands in. I want that $650 bonus cleared by Xmas at the latest. I have 10.5k FPP and am at 1641 VPP for the...

Dec 02 2008

Off we go

Into December. Had a lot of things to do today so only got 4500 hands in. Still could have played more though. I have to really challenge myself to play a ton this month. Anyways, I ran pretty decent and made 5.5 buyins playing a 14/11/3. I made two bad calldowns in big pots. I have to recognize when they are going nuts...

Dec 01 2008

November Totals

I ended up playing 176k hands which is pretty solid. Second most hands ever in a month, closely behind the 185k I played in August. And I didn't even play the first 5 days of November. Unfortunately the bulk of it was at NL5 but at least I ran decently well there. 25k of the hands were at NL25 and I ran pretty...

Nov 30 2008

Running bad still

Played 9500 hands or so today. Took a ton of beats. Not hitting sets, getting coolered etc. Was up 2.5 buyins or so. Been the same for 14000 of the 17000 hands I've played at NL25 now. Just gotta battle through it.Got to Goldstar today and will get Platinum next month so the FPP's should start coming in faster now. Only have 6k...

Nov 28 2008

Moved Up!

Didn't get a chance to blog about it last night. But I finally moved up to NL25 and had a good first session making 4 buyins in 3300 hands and clearing a bonus for 2 more. I will be able to get to Goldstar before the end of the month now.I am going to grind NL25 through December and get to Platinum Star...

Nov 27 2008


Put in another 1600 hands cuz the games looked good late at night. Must be the American thanksgiving. Anyways 4.5 more buyins. Poker <3


Short day. 3300 hands. 3.5 buyins. Just wasn't feeling very well today. Will try and play more tomorrow.I'll add my graph of the month so far for something to do. Didn't play the first 5 days of the month. $100 in bonuses also. Click on it to make it bigger.

Nov 26 2008

Short but solid day

5600 hands. 8.5 buyins. Ran at 17/8/2, ATS 32, 15 ptbb/100. Cut it off around 9pm PST when the games start getting worse and their aren't enough fast tables. This won't be a problem when I get to higher limits cuz their will always be enuf fast tables and even if its all nits, at least I'm getting some decent rakeback. There isn't...

Nov 24 2008

Grind em out

7300 hands. 9 buyins. Running pretty decent 6 of the last 7 days. It doesn't get much better than that. I played 17/8 today. I think thats a little more optimal for NL5 than my previous 14 vpip. Nobody really 3bets or ISO's and if they do, its not to a correct size. Also it is 200bb's deep and they don't fold anything...

Nov 23 2008

Another day

I only played about 3600 hands. But I ran like God and it was a Saturday night so that was pretty cool. 10.5 buyins. Tried a new style today of playing basically any playable hand, from any position, and raising almost any 2 in LP. So my VPIP was 21 and my ATS was 36. It seemed to work out pretty well so...

Nov 22 2008

Pretty ugly day

Played 7800 hands. Made just over 2 buyins. I think I played quite well. Just too many bad beats and coolers today. I also cleared a bonus though, so it was actually a 7 buyin day. Oh well, try again tomorrow.

Nov 20 2008

Shortish Day

Mostly b/c I was lazy. Gotta not do that. 4k hands, 4.5 buyins made. Ran pretty good again. EZ game.

Nov 19 2008

Only 11 buyins today

But in less hands (7500) so a better winrate than yesterday. I continue to run pretty decently here these past few days and it feels great. Poker is so much fun and I think so clearly when running good.I'm just playing around a 14/9/2 punishing the limpers and raising up the donk bets. I've realized that I don't need to risk much raising...

Nov 18 2008

Ship the 12.5 buyin day

In 9996 hands. I still didn't run very good today lol. It was painful through the first 3k hands. But I probably ran a bit above average in the last 7k. I changed my game up today. I just said fuck it, I'm gonna play something resembling TAG, which meant 15/11/2.5.I think its better to play that way, even against legions of calling...

Nov 17 2008

Couple Hands

Around 4k. Actually ran around average which felt kinda awesome. As much as I use this blog to whine and complain I do handle this stuff pretty well, or am at least getting better. I just took a long bike ride after last nights session, and it helped a lot. I didn't tilt a whole lot through this last downswing. I played a...

Nov 16 2008

Played a bunch

It was terrible again. Probably 6 or 7k hands. I'll review some stuff in the morning and see if I was doing anything wrong. Just no point in getting mad. Its just a stupid game. I know that even if I did make mistakes today it just wasn't my day once again.

Nov 15 2008


Well its not dawn, its early afternoon, but dawn just sounds better. I usually never post before my sessions but I didn't feel like posting last night. I had a bunch of things to do so I got a late start yesterday. I sat down around 8pm hoping to be in some great friday night games. I was but I ran so horrid...

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