Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bankroll challenge: Starting with a whole $2!

I've been anti-Full Tilt for several years now due to lack of rakeback.  That hasn't changed.  However, I did have a couple bucks (literally) left on an account there.  With a now 1 year old little girl running around, my serious play time is limited to a couple hours late at night after she goes down for the night. 

Soooo...when I have 10 or 15 minutes these days, I'm popping into the $5NL Rush tables.  It's proving to be a fun little format for short distractions.  Now just to build it up so I can play the limits available on my phone....

So far, so good,  10x my original bankroll in 500 hands.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Run good officially ended.  No longer going to be posting results.  Period.

Friday, March 18, 2011

10 tabling 100NL

After all the struggles and ups and downs, who would have thought that I'd blitz to playing 10 tables of 100NL and starting to look at 1/2 within the first quarter of this year?

So far this year I've put in just over 60k hands at 100NL, maintaining a respectable 2.65 BB/100 (that's BB not bb).  I've been running very hot over the last 30k hands which certainly helps.  The graph for your viewing pleasure:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

There is no such thing as a doomswitch.

/end of story.  (I hope this ride never ends.)  One thing to note, I continue to play a 50bb stack.  I honestly think that regs don't give me credit and I'm getting paid off lightly right now.  I'm sure that will change soon enough.  In the meantime, I'm enjoying this:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Upswinging and a Question

It's funny how spending an hour really concentrating on a solid video can result in a 10 buy-in upswing.  Was it the video or the practice of concentrating?

Hmmmmm....may have to investigate this one further.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Million Dollar Freeroll Cash

One benefit of all the hands I put in last quarter was that I was able to achieve Supernova.  A benefit of that is a quarterly $1 Million Freeroll put on by PokerStars.  Today's tourney got 6180 entrants.  I was able to finish 765th for a cash of $300.  Not bad for a freeroll.  Really not bad considering I haven't played a tourney forever. Really didn't make any mistakes until the knockout hand.  Early position minraised, shortstack with 19k stack shoves.  I'm in the BB with about 16bb, a 42k stack, and find myself with AJo.  I reshoved and got snapped off by KK from the original PFR and AQ by the minstacker.  No miracle straight for me and I go home $300 richer.

A good experience and looking back, I should have folded.  I had enough play left to get to the next cash breakpoint of top 702.  The pay jump was $100 if I would haven't gotten there and after that point the pay jumps decelerated immensley (top 600 got only $50 more).  Oh well, lesson learned.  Hopefully I can convince the wife to allow me the time to try a few more tourney's down the road.

And, oh yeah, my bankroll has reached it's highest point ever.  /brag doomswitch on??????

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Poker Goals

Main 2011 Goal:  Be playing 1/2NL by the end of the year

Sub-goals required to meet main goal:

  • 500k hands in the year
  • 42k hands per month
  • 10k hands per week
  • 2 hours of play per weekday, minimum of 3 hours per day on the weekends (16-20 hrs play per week)
  • Finish and comprehend a book, "Poker Math That Matters" 
  • 1 video reviewed/studied per week.  This includes posting feedback to author and actually asking questions
  • Control tilt.
  • Maintain 3 buy-in stop loss at all times
  • Eat better, drink more water and less caffeine, exercise more (which means exercise period)

And do more of this, remembering constantly to analyze the villians and there hand ranges.  I would say I was about 80% confident I was ahead making this +EV (now I just need to do the actual math to see if I was right):

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1110128

BTN: $74.10
SB: $15.50
Hero (BB): $64.75
UTG: $51.65
MP: $50.00
CO: $105.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with A of hearts 8 of hearts
3 folds, BTN calls $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $4, BTN calls $3

Flop: ($8.50) 6 of diamonds 5 of hearts 3 of clubs (2 players)
Hero bets $4.50, BTN calls $4.50

Turn: ($17.50) 6 of clubs (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $6, Hero calls $6

River: ($29.50) 4 of hearts (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $10, Hero calls $10

Final Pot: $49.50
BTN shows T of hearts K of hearts (a pair of Sixes)
Hero shows A of hearts 8 of hearts (a pair of Sixes - Ace kicker)
Hero wins $47.10
(Rake: $2.40)