Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Can you spot my first shot at 50NL?

This graph is a combination of 25NL and 50NL. Can you spot my first attempt at 50NL combined with a poorly timed full buy-in loss at 100NL as a result of chasing a fish upwards and getting coolered and then the subsequent tilt (sorry for the terrible sentence structure)? Then can you identify where I successfully made the transition and started crushing 50NL?

I'm a little concerned about the redline dropping down a bit in the latter half of the month. As long as it stays positive, I'm okay with it. I believe the redline is very indicative of strong reads and solid play. A 45 degree line downward indicates to me that you are playing just your cards too much and not your opponents enough. Anyways, more later.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Transitioned to 50NL...

Well, didn't get to go home for Christmas. Flippin' blizzard across midwest cancelled my wife's and I flight into Omaha on Thursday and Friday. We made the best of it but I certainly missed being home for the holiday. We've rescheduled for the 2nd weekend in January. But that has allowed me a decent amount of time at the tables.

I'm finally out of micros and into "small stakes" full-time. I've been on a heater recently and this may be my best month ever. By far.

I've also made "Legend" status on UB which is a 4x multipler for UB points. Combine that with their current promotion for 3x power hour until the New year and I'm rolling in 12 UB pts per status point earned. I'm going to try to get in some good volume before the New Year as a result. With a baby 3 months away, this might be the last time I get this good of a grind in for some time.

By the way, World of Warcraft + poker = profit. I've been two-tabling while I grind away in WoW when I'm not in the mood to fire up 4 tables. My winrate during these sessions has been ridiculous. I think it's because:

-fewer tables = better reads
-less Fancy play syndrome which ties into
-willing to fold more often

anyways, back to my warrior and back to the tables. have fun ya'll.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Massive monkey tilt is bad

Started yesterday. Was up 3 buyins at 50NL. Ate some supper with teh wife and came back.

AA < KK shortly after starting. BOOOOOOOM. 6 buy-in downswing. Oh well, only 3 buy-ins lost for the day right?

Carried over into the next day.

I've now been forced back to 25NL. Yay.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Starting to get comfortable at 50NL, mixing in 25NL HU

Starting to hit a groove at 50NL and adjusting well to the table dynamics/play at UB. Incredibly soft games are available. Patience and position are key. Bankroll is approaching highest ever. Best part - there are no plans or need for a withdrawal this time around. I may finally be able to make some decent coin.

I've also been mixing in some 25NL HU. The hand reading experience is vital to becoming a successful poker player and HU play really helps that facet of my game exponentially.

Plus it's incredibly lucrative despite rake chewing up a huge part of your profit. I tilted one guy terribly last night and he ended up dropping 2.5 buy-ins to me before "disconnecting." Fun stuff.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Adjusted well to 25NL, now taking shots at 50NL

Title says it all. I have a lot of thoughts running through my head for solid blog posts. I think I'm going to try to tackle the value of EV in HEM, or more aptly, the lack of value of the EV stat.