Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6/30/10 Session #2 Goal

My goal is to play 1200 hands with a continued focus on making solid decisions to the best of my ability. Win or lose doesn't matter as I can't control how the cards come or how my opponents play, merely my reaction to them.

Update: Mixed results. Got a little tilty when a villain called a 4x check raise w 2nd pair and turned trips. This was shortly after having to fold AA to a 4flush river scare card that also completed a 4 card straight. This tiltiness lead to some passive fancy play syndrome that cost me about 4 buy-ins off my high. Still ended the session +2.

Things to work on:
---faster note typing
---Remember to focus on all tables. I ended up focusing a lot more on the 2 tables where I couldn't get anything going rather than the other 10 that I was having some success on. That is just plain stupid.

Will be back at it tomorrow.

Make it a good one,


VPP: 24,587.17
SN Goal: 100,000
VPP to go: 75412.83

Session Success

This session was a success. 1 hour played, 826 hands. 31/26 w a 10% 3b. Breakeven redline. I concentrated on making good decisions throughout the session. Played 50NL on PS on the 20-50bb tables. Up 8 buy-ins. Had one hand that normally would have put me on tilt, but I reminded myself that I was concentrating on making good decisions and, based on my read of this spazzy overly aggro player, I believe my play was correct:

***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
$50.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, June 30, 05:23:19 ET 2010
Table Prudentia (Real Money)
Seat 4 is the button
Seat 1: Player1 ( $10.00 USD )
Seat 2: Player2 ( $90.60 USD )
Seat 3: Hero ( $25.00 USD )
Seat 4: Player4 ( $29.40 USD )
Seat 5: Player5 ( $11.65 USD )
Seat 6: Player6 ( $36.55 USD )
Player5 posts small blind [$0.25 USD].
Player6 posts big blind [$0.50 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ 7h 8h ]
Player1 folds
Player2 folds
Hero raises [$1.25 USD]
Player4 raises [$3.50 USD]
Player5 folds
Player6 folds
Hero calls [$2.25 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Js, 2h, 9h ]
Hero checks
Player4 bets [$1.50 USD]
Hero raises [$6.25 USD]
Player4 calls [$4.75 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5c ]
Hero bets [$15.25 USD]
Player4 calls [$15.25 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 7d ]
Hero shows [7h, 8h ]
Player4 shows [Qs, 9s ]
Player4 wins $48.30 USD from main pot

I have absolutely no idea what he was doing with Q9 there but oh well. A double gutter and FD (15 outs I think) versus him plus what I consider a good chunk of fold equity based on the hand played out and I think my shove is plenty ok. Thoughts?

Anyways, most of the time, this would have put me on tilt. This time though, I moved past it and continued to focus on good decisions. Ran well, played well = happy dubspoke.

Make it a good one,

My Goal For This Session

My goal for this session is to play 600 hands of quality poker focused on good decisions. Quality isn't determined by how much I win or lose because I can't control the cards or my opponents. Quality is determined by making the best decisions to the best of my ability. That is my goal.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Brag Post

14.68bb/100 > 13.6k hands at .25/.50NL. $40+/hr. Weekend 50bb players are terrible. I'll take it. Enough said.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My first 4 figure weekend....

A full weekend long heater plus an aggressive bankroll approach has equaled my first 4 figure profit in a weekend, spread across two sites. Considering my roll was on life support on one of those sites, I'm now back in comfortable shape.

I don't know if I should share my secret of where all the fish are hiding, because I certainly have found a HUGE pond right in front of everyone's noses.

As for my aggressive bankroll approach, I came across this site:

It advocates a high-risk method of single tabling with approx 15-20% of your roll on the table. BUT if you stick by it's hand guide/strategy, it actually works surprisingly well. I did it on Doyle's Room (yay RAKEBACK!), and went from $200 to $1200 in a week. By the way, Doyle's Room...not much traffic but very very soft games. Even the regs are pretty poor. Take the HUD away and people become clueless.

I'm not ready to reveal the other method that I crushed it fat a rate of 25.73bb/100 > 2700 hands for approx $750 in profit (w/o rakeback)....

I am certainly very cognizant that I ran EXTREMELY well this weekend. Hopefully I can continue to keep tilt under control as well as not exceed my capabilities in terms of tables and hours (aka VOLUME).

I'm also looking at turning this blog into something more entertaining. Right now, content is DRY. Sorry!

And ryverrat, if you are still stopping by...drop me a line!