Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Tough Times!

The new network i'm playing is a massive fish fest, full of probably the worst donks i've seen YET, i'm struggling like mad, i just can't shake the fish of there draws, they continue to chase and continue to get there 75% of the time, its friggin annoying and dam frustrating. I should be up loads but i find myself only $210 from 4 days play, it should easily be triple that! I'm having to adapt my game and become a nut-peddler, which is dam boring, and to be honest i'm not enjoying my poker on the site at all. On a brighter note i'm flying through the PP's (Player Points) and should complete my $500 deposit by mid April, thats if i stay long enough on the site, i'm missing Powerpoker alot! The amount of PP's i earn next month should see me fairly high on the Rake race leaderboard maybe a $300-400 bonus, but once April is completed and the race and bonus completed, i think i'll jump to another network or skin and just bonus whore for a bit, and build my roll that way, i want to have a $10k roll by the end of the year at least!

GL on the felt and hope your all running better than me!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Weekly Roundup

Powerpoker Profits:- $1358
Rakeback:- $112

Total Profits:- $1470

Pretty poor week apart from $2/4 spin up posted other day, if it wasn't for that it would of been a pretty much break even week.

Moving roll over to a Euro site for a bit to see how i fair, got a amazing deal of 40% RB and $500 monthly bonuses if i clear over 8000 Player points a month, which i should be able to do just!

Current Bankroll:- $5768 which is great since i've only returned playing at the end of Feb!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sat with $200 left shortly after this pot!

Been a fairly struggling week, until this came along, followed a particularly bad fish to a $2/4 table sat with half buyin, played around a hour then left after this pot.


Not a bad hourly rate!

This poker lark is easy, somehow i always play and score better at the bigger limits, maybe my ABC thinking is not suited to the small crazy fish!

Maybe its the new screen name which is paying me off, i love how on cake network you can change it every 7 days!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A decent session destroyed in 3 hands!


I had my first losing day out of 13 on Powerpoker, and i dont think i did much wrong, could easily of been a $150+ day if my hands had held. Sigh, confidence shot a little, will try again tonight if i continue to run bad, may take a breather for a day or two, or donk about in some Mtt's and give some feckers a bad beat with 5,2 off or 7,2 off!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Another struggling night!

Running as good as this fellow at the minute, dont think i'm playing bad, just in one of them sticky break even/ scrape a profit patches all cash players get, but i know one thing it's dam annoying. Yes i'm still scraping out a profit ($72 tonight) but it should of been triple that easily, missed several big draws, had a few top sets busted and ran Full house into Quads, after i flopped the nuts, so i guess i should be happy that i've actually started the week off in profit, as at one point it looked like i was going to have my first losing day out of 10 days played. Another happy note i've moved upto 6th in my rake race and it looks like i'll maintain this position for a $300 bonus payment, dont think i'll catch 5th as he's like $400 in rake in front, but i'm $120 above 7th place so its not all bad, just waiting for new screen to arrive so i can fire up 6 tables at a time instead of the 4! I seem to be doing better at PLO50 than PLO20 now, and have started cutting the lower tables out and playing more 50 games. Total ramble post as most of them are..........so good luck to all!

On a non poker related note..................Baby no.3 is due 6/10/10 after we had the 12 week scan today, all looks well and healthy!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Weekly Roundup

Powerpoker Profits - $365
Rakeback - $114
Sky Poker Profits - £100 (S140) Removed to buy a new monitor!

Total profit - $519

Not a bad week, but i have run bad in a few sessions, particularly the last few days losing over 7 buyins in one session! Still yet to have a losing day since 9/03/10, but i guess i can do better or more importanlty run better!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Brutal roller coaster day!

Since i doubt anyone is reading this, due to the lack of comments etc, I write this post for my own sanity and to look back on in a year and so, and see if i actually have progressed in my poker life! Or i may become bored and delete this crap, my blog basically only exists due to the links of other peoples blogs i enjoy reading, anyhow i will continue!

Today started good making $78 in this mornings session, but tonight was a disaster, i decided to play only PLO20 and build my rakeback up a little (to help with rake race) but i'm not a fan really at playing on weekend nights (hence only PLO20) the fish have always drawn out on me in the past, and tonight was no exception. I had every beat you can imagine, against total clowns calling 7bb's with ultra shit, and i mean ULTRA! Combined with having the luck of a dead cat when i was drawing, resulting in me losing 8 buyins in rediculous fashion, i do admitting to tilting off at least $30 trying to play like the clowns who crippled me. Was logging off when i thought i'd scout the $1/2 tables for any fish i see at 25/50c and below, lol and behold i find 2 of the clowns sat, so i decide its shit or bust and sit with the max of $200.
4 hands later i get AA810 one suit and limp, repot a raiser and get 2 callers,
Flop 889 2 clubs, and i jam the pot, both mofo's fold, ship the $76 my way and i quickly exit, with my whopping $19 bucks profit. More importantly it maintains my winning day streak on Powerpoker to 10 days! Also moved up a spot in rakerace after yesterday, just hope the guys one in front and one behind are out on the piss the whole weekend, as i'm at a wedding tomorrow and i dont play Sundays! Gonna need the race bonus if i have another day like today!

Ordered 24" Monitor instead of 22" so i can squeeze 6 tables without overlap, ready for next months rake race, serious session and plan is going to be thought out so i can make top 3!

Have a good weekend, not that anybody reads this!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Highs and Lows!

PLO is one sick game, but i love it!

Sick loss on PLO20 (thankgod)

Quickly followed by the highs, 2 hands in a row on PLO50 (thankgod)

Continuing to work on my game, and making steady progress and decent money. Was nicely informed by my rakeback provider today that i'm currently 8th in a $5k rakeback race on Powerpoker for this month, and i'm due a $200 bonus payment if i stay at 8th. I havent really been hitting the tables that hard, and havent played at night due to playing on Sky poker, i think if i get my grind on i can catch up to 4 or 5th place and double my bonus payment. For that reason i've stopped playing Sky PLO and have withdrawn the £200 i span up from £10 and will be purchasing a new monitor and trying to squeeze in 1/2 more extra tables ready for next months rakeback race!
My new monitor:-http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=403589&CatId=3057
If anyone would like details on rakeback and races just leave a comment and i'll set you up with my provider, he has a deal and rakeback race on nearly every site going, so if you aint got rakeback you're missing out on free money!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Steady progress and trying to improve my game!

Had a steady day on Powerpoker the last two days, winning $100 on the first, and losing it all the recouping it on the 2nd, been slacking with my game time on there recently, hardly averaging more than 2 hours a day. Been tearing up Sky PLO though and winning approx £50 a night on there, which is good since i'm only 1 or 2 tabling and still earning more than a minimum wage job/per day. Standard is shocking and with only 1/2 regs who know what they are doing, its a sea that needs to fished regularly.
Trying to improve my game and hopefully improve my knowledge to help with playing PLO50 and hopefully in the future PLO100 so i've signed up for a site called:- www.dragthebar.com its not a well known name but some of the coaches/members/writers are some of the biggest winners online, not the most famous, but well established and long term winners, hopefully them and the forum can improve my game, its a bit like 2+2 but without the 10000's of posts you have to trudge through to get to the good ones! So i'll be trying to catch a few vids and see how your meant to actually play PLO properly!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

End of week round up

Played some PLO 10p/20p on Sky Poker last night turning £10 into £114, very soft games and will be playing there again for sure. Highlight of the session was getting it all in against 2 others with top set of 10's against set of 5's and nut flush draw, blank turn, 10 on river giving me quads.......Ship it! May try and play there at night times and avoid the aggro good players who emerge on Powerpoker at that time.

Roundup Profitwise for this week:_

Powerpoker: - +$634
Rakeback:- + $50 (Never played much week before on the site)
Sky Poker:- +$150 (£104)

Total:- +$834

Powerpoker:- $3634
Neteller:- $164 (£114)

Total:- $3794

A very good week, off for a beer today so no poker!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Car crash waiting to happen!

Played a little session today approx 2hours worth, and all was going very well, i was playing well and quickly shot up a neat $120 profit and was contemplating getting up and walking away when i decided the short session wasn't enough and that i should carry on, wish i never bothered now. Two sick hands in a row, turned me into the evil snarling, destructive tilt monster that kills my game, and destroys my bankroll. The world doesn't exist when i'm in this state, and more importantly money doesn't matter to me, in fact it doesn't even exist, nothing does! The first hand to tilt me was this
quickly followed by this,
which only fueled my rage more! And its not that even a bad beat!
This miss on a 10c/20c table was pretty annoying at roughly the same time as the other two, even worse was that the idiot who played his 2 pair didnt believe i was the favourite to win, why do i try educate when in a tilting rage, its the only time i abuse people in the chat!
After losing all my days profits and $30 more i was ready to lose my roll, and if it wasn't for two minor suckouts which doused the fire inside me a little, my roll would of gone as i was beginning to eye up $2/4 tables. So after 10 mins of average omaha, the rage was subdued enough for me to come to my senses and quickly log off with a $30+ profit...............but it could of been a lot worse!

Is there anybody out there reading this crap?

Friday, 12 March 2010

Rollercoaster sessions!

Been taking shots at PLO50 and my sessions are like a god dam roller coaster, i win a decent amount in the mornings then lose it all again after tea............so frustrating, the players aren't that much better, you have a few more aggro players, who play the aggro game really well, but you still get your fair share of donkeys (maybe i'm one of them?) Still up $570 this week though!

Couple of hands :-

How can he call the reraise with a over pair - such donkey luck!

Waited two days to bust this fish!

Inspired play somehow i knew my 10 was good on the flop!

Roller coaster hand, which resulted in me busting out some celebration moves!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

$3k Barrier hit!

My poker bankroll stands at a healthy $3k bankroll, and i'm pretty chuffed over how quicks its got there, apart from the tilting spaz-fest where i luck boxed a nice win, the majority of it has come from solid grinding and generally playing well. Last couple of days i've stayed on Powerpoker and have been taking shots at PLO50 (2 PLO 50's, 2 PLO20 tables) and i've been running pretty decent making around $400. The standard is roughly the same and maybe a little more aggro at times, but i'm 90% sure its a beatable level for me to play. I'll keep battling away at it and hopefully i can make another $1k and then i'll be properly rolled for PLO50 and maybe the odd shot at PLO100, as most of the fish float between PLO100 - PLO20. Not sure when i'm going to up my tables to 6, will see how i get on.

Would love to be able to take some kind of wage from poker as the economical climate at the min is making the business suffer, luckily enough i'm pretty financially sound, but all the extra pennies help i guess, if i could make it to PLO100 and make a part time living from it, i'd be over the moon, if i could make a full time living from it even better!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Need a poker home!

This week up $150 but still havent settled on a site that likes me, gives me rakeback or bonuses, has enough PLO action at my level and has the odd mtt thats fun to play and full of fish.........any suggestions???????

Struggling and not liking the poker at the minute!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Played PLO25 lost $500 on Full tilt
Removed roll to Powerpoker
Played PLO20 lost $300
Went tilt crazy!!!
Played PLO400 won $1900

Its easy as that!

Off to Newcastle on a stag do, hopefully hit the Grosvenor Casino as our Hotel is 5 mins walk away!


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Finally happened!!!

Major downswing in luck and variance finally happened losing all yesterdays winnings, was bound to happen, few 2 outers and general suckouts was the main reason i lost. Standard still woefull on FTP, and i'm confident i can win some of it back. Still up $220 for the month (including bonuses) Ended up $160 down for the day yesterday.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The story so far........

Been reading my old posts back and in my opinion they're crap, no wonder i dont get comments, so heres a new fresh start to the blog posting wise!
So far since i've returned to Full Tilt playing PLO25 (4 tabling) i've ran Superhot in at least one session a day, last night was no difference, earning another 7 buyins in a little over a hour, also completed the acquired 200 points for FTP's Iron man status and cleared another $20 off my $400 bonus ($60 cleared in total) steadily on target to clear the complete bonus before the time limit at the end of the month. So far for March i'm up 15 buyins, which along with the crazy $1k in 2 days swing at end of Feb see's me pretty comfortable to play PLO25 with close to 100 buyins, have yet to decide when to start to cash out profits or if to keep them in my roll and move upto to PLO50.

March stats so far from http://www.pokertableratings.com/

Hands Played -3362
BB/100 - 18.15
Hot or Not - 83/100
Profit - $300

So yes i'm running hot, but the biggest factor i think thats helping me is i'm not tilting even when get sucked out on, i've suffered from tilt ever since i started playing poker, now i'm starting to believe i have it finally under controlled or at least subdued for a while.

Not sure who's hotter at the minute, my PLO or these two little beauties, LOL at the camp Geordie who got tattoed with Chery Coles name on his back 3 days before she split form Ashley and decided to go back to using her maiden name, whats up with Geordies and there badly timed tats, like the guy who got Andy Cole tattoed on him only to see him move to Scum Utd a few days later!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

PLO can be heart breaking!

Full Tilt Poker Game #18904781006: Table Grin (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 12:26:22 ET - 2010/03/02
Seat 1: cesc1 ($25.80)
Seat 2: Eldor84 ($25)
Seat 3: Antitheist1 ($17.50)
Seat 4: HERO ($42.01)
Seat 5: Krasnodar ($34.97)
Seat 6: PokerMichi32 ($7.32)
PokerMichi32 posts the small blind of $0.10
cesc1 posts the big blind of $0.25
Antitheist1 posts $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [Ac 8d Ah Js]
Eldor84 folds
Antitheist1 checks
HERO calls $0.25
Krasnodar calls $0.25
PokerMichi32 folds
cesc1 checks
*** FLOP *** [7s As 4h]
cesc1 checks
Antitheist1 checks
HERO bets $1.10
Krasnodar has 15 seconds left to act
Krasnodar raises to $4
cesc1 folds
Antitheist1 folds
HERO calls $2.90
*** TURN *** [7s As 4h] [7h]
HERO checks
Krasnodar bets $4
HERO raises to $21.10
Krasnodar raises to $30.72, and is all in
HERO calls $9.62
Krasnodar shows [7d 8c 5c 7c]
HERO shows [Ac 8d Ah Js]
*** RIVER *** [7s As 4h 7h] [2c]
Krasnodar shows four of a kind, Sevens
HERO shows a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Krasnodar wins the pot ($67.54) with four of a kind, Sevens
Krasnodar: sry
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $70.54 Rake $3
Board: [7s As 4h 7h 2c]

Seat 4: HERO showed [Ac 8d Ah Js] and lost with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Seat 5: Krasnodar (button) showed [7d 8c 5c 7c] and won ($67.54) with four of a kind, Sevens

Lol everytime i slowplay it always ends up bad for me!

Last 2 days since last post has seen me meet my March objectives of qualifying for iron man on FTP, i've shot past the 200 fpp's a day needed, sadly apart from clearing another chunk of my $400 bonus thats all i've done pokerwise, pretty much been a very small winner (under $10 profit per day) Having some real bad luck on the tables and i've hit a few coolers, so most sessions the poker goes like this:- Lose 4/5 buyins to suckouts, 2 or 3 outers, wrong side of variance then spend rest of session battling back to get even before my 2 hrs up. Its dam annoying but hey thats PLO, a sick wild game at times where you can go from miles in front to behind in a turn of a card. On a brighter not i've yet to tilt and more importantly jump up stakes trying to win money back, a year or so back i would of done this every session, leading me to lose even more. Looking forward to when the variance returns back in my favour, still yet to have a losing session day on Full Tilt, i guess that will becoming soon!

Hopefully this beauty can bring me some $$$$'s (Definitely think i'm over substitious!)

Update - Just won $90 , would of been well over $150 if i never had so many 1 outers, in total i've had 3 in one session, variance owes me big time! Decent session though, i played well.