Sunday, 2 March 2008
That for one is a good reason to stop, addiction isn't good. This break will test me. But the main reason for this absence is education. As some of you may know i do attend college and ever since i started playing poker again, everything i do seems to revolve around it and i find myself far behind when it comes to work. I really need to concentrate more and get through the year without any distractions.
I hope to return next year, once i complete my course, and i still hope to take a year out after to see how i fair at being a full time fish
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Started off with, as i mentioned, $26. With some well played heads cash i finished the day with $139. This morning i played 2 $3 KO tourneys on FT and made the final table in one of them...that's two final tables in 5 tourneys :).
I came a disappointing 2nd after being a HUGE chip lead when i ran A3 into A2 all in pre flop...with him managing to make a full house....I made about $50 in that tourney and about $12 in the one the night before. Again, today Ive been playing heads up making small profit but boosting my roll up to, and over, the $200 mark, so i am extremely pleased with how I'm playing at the moment.
Just waiting for variance to bite me in the arse and when it does I'm sure it'll be a pretty horrific and bloody womb. But until then I'm just going to continue playing how i have been lately.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
tourney place prize
1 1st $4.50
2 1st $4.50
3 5th $0.00
4 1st $4.50
5 9th $0.00
6 5th $0.00
7 5th $0.00
8 4th $0.00
9 9th $0.00
10 8th $0.00
Right, as you can see i started off quite nicely, winning in 3 of the 4 games i started. After this though, my form dropped like crazy and found myself in situations i wouldn't normally get myself into.
After these 10 games, making a little profit i decided to quit there.
I remembered how i built my roll into the $1000's last time on tilt. I achieved this by playing heads up games of 25c/50c and above. To start, as my roll was less than $30 i bought in for $20 against an opponent who was sat in for $50.
It wasn't long before i accumulated a lot of his stack leaving me with about $40 and him $30. Then this hand come:
My BB and i raise to $1.50 with As 4s
He re raises to $2.50 and so i call the $1 extra
Luckily the poker gods bring a low all spades flop...he checks to me and i bet under pot (around $2.50) to look like its a weak bet. he goes ahead and makes the call.
Turn is the queen of clubs and he leads out for $8.50, i run my time bank down to make it look like i hard a hard decision and just call.
River is a blank and i know i cant lose as i have the nuts...my slow call, i think, brought along his next bet, which was all...i was glad to call and show the winning hand.
After boosting my roll $50 i decided to play another opponent at the same level. again i continue to trap and make another $10-$15
I'm going to keep playing these until i go bust or my roll reaches $500.
At the moment its just over $80
My exact roll is $26.86, with this i can buy into 21 games of one table SnG's at $1+$0.25.
Payouts in these are as follows:
I am going to play 21 games and see how my roll bares after these.
As for stars, I'm going to play cash games as i seem to be doing quite well in them. Also may try some mtt's as i love the big fields and great cash prizes.
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Last night was the RTR heads up cup. It was good to play in such a friendly environment. Although i was a bit disappointed in drawing rickyrosa in the first game as it saw the welsh against the welsh. This was over quickly, first hand actually when i picked up jacks. Ricky hit top pair (tens) on the flop and the money went in. This saw me through to the quarter finals where i was to play dD (resdent evil). It was all about even until i think i stepped up my game a little and accumulated a slight chip lead. It was when we had both hit top pair on the flop that the money went in. I wasn't comfortable calling but i was pot committed. It was dD that had the better kicker but unluckily for him a 6 came on the turn to give me two pair. Gg dD.
Lukybugur was my next opponent in the semi finals. And from the start i was dominated, tried to pull too many bluffs and he caught me out. Gg luky, vwp.
Just a shout out to cloud who won (again). vvwp mate...well deserved =).
Friday, 15 February 2008
I will be continuing to use it to track my poker progress and keep you updated. There has been lack of updates because i haven't played poker since christmas.
Im currently grinding out a small roll as of last night, on very low stakes. Instead of giving you values, i will give you percentages, as values will look puny in my case. As of last night and this morning i have increased my roll by 25%, so its started quite nicely.
Some news i wanted to share: After i have completed this course im on, im going to take a year out and play poker full time and see how i cope, if it goes well i will continue, if not i will still have my qualifications. My course wont be completed for another year and a half as of now though, so still awhile.
will post soon
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Everything is looking up though on the 'non-poker' side of things just to mention. I now have two jobs to earn me a bit of money, the new one is working behind the bar at a local pub which i quite like, you get to socialise while working which is alright. Working Christmas eve which is an ass but can't wait for Christmas day....just a big laze and a lush meal....and i got 3 =) here we come weight watchers ;)
hope you all have a good one