Blog: BlackRain79 - Micro Stakes Poker Strategy

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Aug 18 2008

Day 17

Hands Played Today: 3604Total Hands Played: 107506Hands Needed: 92494Pace: 113332 (-5826)Jog: No (9/20)Comments:Pretty meh day. Just one session. Nothing really interesting at all happened.

Aug 17 2008

Day 16

Hands Played Today: 7159Total Hands Played: 103902Hands Needed: 96098Pace: 106666 (-2765)Jog: Yes (9/20)Comments:Good day today. Games were better than normal cuz its a weekend. Not that they ever aren't good at the limits I play. Playing well lately though, which is of course so much easier to do when you are running decent.Really focusing on key hands more. No rash decisions. Also, making...

Aug 16 2008

Day 15

Hands Played Today: 4915Total Hands Played: 96743Hands Needed: 103257Pace: 100000 (-3257)Jog: No (8/20)Comments: Heading out tonight, so only had time for one big session. I have played more hands than I did in the entire month of July at the midway point of August. And I am basically still on pace for 200k hands played total. So even though, the results have been...

Aug 15 2008

Day 14

Hands Played Today: 8778Total Hands Played: 91828Hands Needed: 108172Pace: 93338 (-1510)Jog: Yes (8/20)Comments: I'm not gonna whine and complain here anymore. I just erased a bunch of ranting that I wrote and had published. It doesn't do me any good. I'm lucky to be able to make the money I do in this game. Bad beats and coolers are a part of poker...

Aug 13 2008

Day 12

Hands Played Today: 8441Total Hands Played: 74506Hands Needed: 125494Pace: 80004 (-5498)Jog: No (6/20)Comments:Ran pretty horrific today. This month has just been unreal. I was down 2 buyins in the second session before I could even get all the tables up lol. KK runs into AA aipf. Then literally 30 seconds later, same thing cept I have the AA this time. K on the...

Aug 12 2008

Day 11

Hands Played Today: 3097Total Hands Played: 66065Hands Needed: 137032Pace: 73337 (-7272)Jog: No (6/20)Comments:Achieving goals takes consistent effort. That is something that I struggle with a lot. Everybody gets a big initial surge of motivation when you lay out some grand plans. Its carrying through with them after that initial surge, and when the going gets tough, that separates people.I am

Aug 10 2008

Day 10

Hands Played Today: 3140Total Hands Played: 62968Hands Needed: 137032Pace: 66670 (-3702)Jog: No (6/20)Comments:Played terrible today and didn't run very well. I don't know what was wrong with me. Head wasn't in it at all. Didn't sleep great last night. Gotta make sure I keep the right hours.

Day 9

Hands Played Today: 3078Total Hands Played: 59828Hands Needed: 140172Pace: 60003 (-175)Jog: Yes (6/20)Comments:I had problems motivating myself to play today. Just played one session where I ran about average. I think the biggest demotivating factor is the low limits I play. It frustrates me b/c I know I'm a solid winner at much higher limits. And I feel like I am wasting my...

Aug 09 2008

Day 8

Hands Played Today: 6752Total Hands Played: 56750Hands Needed: 143250Pace: 53336 (+3414)Jog: Yes (5/20)Comments:Continue to run pretty good. Little heater going on here. Hope it continues, knock on wood.Another thing that is awesome is the Canadian dollar getting wrecked this past week, compared to the American. Its like I got a 6% pay increase for doing absolutely nothing.It hasn't been this

Aug 08 2008

Day 7

Hands Played Today: 7559Total Hands Played: 49998Hands Needed: 150002Pace: 46669 (+3329)Jog: No (4/20)Comments:Finally! The beast is slayed. The downswing is over. I even ran fairly good today, being a couple buyins above my actual equity in PokerEv. Its that old light switch again with this game.Out of nowhere, after 8 days of unreal suckouts and coolers, it all stopped today. I made more...

Aug 07 2008

Day 6

Hands Played Today: 3677Total Hands Played: 42439Hands Needed: 157561Pace: 40002 (+2437)Jog: Yes (4/20)Comments:This is just twilight zone stuff now. Yet another day where I was forced to stop early b/c I am just getting fucked right up the ass on every single hand.I have a high threshold before tilt comes on and I have more motivation to play than ever right now. It...

Aug 06 2008

Day 5

Hands Played Today: 12763Total Hands Played: 38762Hands Needed: 161238Pace: 33335 (+5427)Jog: No (3/20)Comments:Most hands ever played in one day. Beat the old record by a few hundred I think. Ran unbelievably bad for the first 5k. Ran average for the last 7k. Today was a sick attempt to break this downswing through brute force.I briefly changed my game to nit style today b/c...

Aug 05 2008

Day 4

Hands Played Today: 4656Total Hands Played: 25999Hands Needed: 174001Pace: 26668 (-669)Jog: Yes (3/20)Comments:Complete waste of my time today. The most absurd miracle cards and setups for them all day. Cut it early and take my first losing day ever, at retard limits, (half a buyin) b/c I can't be bothered to play anymore when its clear that I have no chance to win.

Aug 04 2008

Day 3

Hands Played Today: 7227Total Hands Played: 21343Hands Needed: 178657Pace: 20001 (+1342)Jog: No (2/20)Comments:I ran very bad all day today. This game really is unbelievable at times. After 3 or 4 days in a row of this now, there was no mercy given right up until the end. One of the last hands I played tonight, I flop a set of deuces, get it...

Aug 03 2008

Day 2

Hands Played Today: 6996Total Hands Played: 14116Hands Needed: 185884Pace: 13334 (+782)Jog: Yes (2/20)Comments:Good day. Took a lot of horrid beats it seemed but managed to make a decent amount still. I need to look into meditation or mind calming stuff. I play so much better and the grind seems so much easier, when I get myself to relax.

Aug 02 2008

Day 1

Hands Played Today: 7120Total Hands Played: 7120Hands Needed: 192880Pace: 6667 (+453)Jog: Yes (1/20)Comments:Didn't feel well today at all. My sleep last night really sucked. So I was glad to get in as many hands as I did. Also said no tonight to going out drinking all night with my brother and friends. Hard, but the right decision. The only way I'm gonna be...

Jul 24 2008

Day 23

Hands Played Today: 1910Total Hands Played: 93599Comments:Today I had to quit early in the first session. Things were going bad again and I felt very tilted. I don't think I have been playing up to par during this downswing, and I am glad I just quit and took the rest of the day off.Downswings happen, and will always happen in poker. I need...

Jul 23 2008

Day 22

Hands Played Today: 8896Total Hands Played: 91689Comments:One of the more frustrating days I've ever had. The first session went average. The second and third were pretty unbelievable. I even got 1 outed on the river, the one time set over set was in my favor lol. It felt like one of those can't win days, and I actually quit a bit early cuz...

Jul 22 2008

Day 20 & 21

Hands Played Today: 7257Total Hands Played: 82793Comments:I didn't play yesterday. All those hands were today. Continue to run pretty good overall. Its so easy to get lazy and take a day off. The most important session for me is the first one of the day. I have to make sure, I don't procrastinate when I wake up. Just get at it right away....

Jul 20 2008

Day 19

Hands Played Today: 3557Total Hands Played: 75536Comments:Ok. Just gonna take out the pace and amount needed thing. Sadly, I'm not going to hit 200k hands this month. I'll just continue to keep track of the monthly total and post comments. I still hope to reach 150k.I was lazy today and just wasted time most of the day. I actually ran pretty much average...