Thursday, July 8, 2010

Been away

I had almost reached my 10k hands goal then life threw up some stuff that was more important than my micro poker play. Here is a graph of my 9.5k hands

I would like to be back onto poker again soon, as I was actually enjoying it once again. I may have come to accept that I will never be able to make a decent amount of money from the game, which is somewhat disheartening.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I have been floundering around looking for some, there are probably thousands of poker inspiration stories. One of my poker friends, one which I used to spend a lot of time sweating playing games with has recently done very well for himself. Pizzicato, used to play the micro stake games with me, donking around, at least as much as I did, he then decided to get a bit more serious about it. While he was getting serious, I kind of lost interest in the game, various reasons really, anyway he put in A LOT of hours. To give you an example of just how many hours he put in I will tell you how many $2.20 turbo 180-man games he played on Pokerstars, a whopping 9,000. I am sorry, but anyone that plays as many of those games, in the time that he did it deserves all the success they get. I think after 70 of those I would pull my hair out! Whether that says more about me or him, I am unsure. Anyway, Pizzi is now mainly playing MTT's and boy is he playing them, he just finished 51st in the Sunday Million on Sunday, well Monday for us. On the previous Thursday he also took down the Stars daily 90k, there were various other great results recently which I cannot remember. But I wanted to say well done Pizzicato, and long may it continue!

Anyway, recently I have been playing a bit of casual NL10, not really caring either way how I do. But the recent happenings above had made me really want to get up that poker ladder, so the first thing I have done is stepped down to NL5 FR and vowed to play 10k hands, and see where it gets me. With proper session reviews and everything!

Thats all I have to say for now, catch y'all later!

P.S Hope you like the banner, I was just toying so I made a quick one, not sure I like the idea yet. May have to look into changing the whole template and editing it etc. instead.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Little spraff

What's going on?
Well, I have started playing some NLHE cash again, its quite fun, but I had a small blow-out, just one buy-in, but I REALLY hate when these happen. I would like to understand why, my first guess would be boredom, not but I didn't think I was at the time. But I think I wanted to create some action, for no apparent reason I wanted to be Billy big Ballocks and make someone else fold.
There have been many famous blow outs, I think the most famous one I know of is Andy Black at the WSOP, in 1997 I think, it led him to become a buddhist. Strange move, but I imagine I would need some shocking change after that experience, especially gauging how annoyed I get when I throw away a couple bucks! I have been playing on pokeridol, a new site on the ongame network it has been pretty fun, they have some good promotions, check out by clicking the banner above.

On another point, I have started reading the naked trader, book about trading on the markets, something I have always been interested in. At the start of the book, there is a section about mindset, and a lot of it is very similar to the mindset conducive to good poker. Anyway, if you are interested, here is a link to the book on amazon.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Guess what?

Yes, I have lost my mojo again. I couldn't do it, other things are just more urgent/tempting than poker at the moment. Which is unfortunate as I was really starting to find my way in Omaha. Not even the new BADLY needed Ipoker software update has tempted me back as yet!
I will be back, you mark my words, I will get bored of something else pretty shortly and get back on the poker train :D

All aboard!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Few thoughts

I have completed one of my goals by purchasing Omaha Manager, woohoo. I have also bought the Slotboom and Hollink shorthanded book, so I will be getting cracking on that. So far I have noticed that he "discussed this a lot in the previous book" which is quite annoying and also it seems to be quite shortstacked based which isn't me, but I will toddle on and read it. Possibly purchase the Jeff Hwang book after I have finished it.

Now onto actual poker, I started off quite well, but then I got a bit cocky and over elaborated a few plays and completely threw away a chunk or two. I will try and get back to basics and get into a session. I won't post any stats or anything right now as I have only played 1.5k hands or something.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

2010 goals

I haven't played much poker over the last year or so, I definitely lost interest, as well as other things in life getting in the way. But the last few days I have been playing some 6-max PLO, and I must admit I have really enjoyed it. I also threw in a qualifier to the DS championship in Dublin, which I won, but I through away the chance in the next stage. I will have another crack next week as I think a weekend in Dublin could be really good craic! Just incase you may get disappointed I apologise in advance. I will set these goals, and try to hit them but if my interest in poker subsides again please don't hate me.

1. Get my roll on Poker770 from ~$50 to $500 using 6-max PLO
2. Qualify for a land based event entry fee over £200 (I know it is small but it gives me more scope and chance)
3. Read a poker book, hopefully get an omaha one to help me along.
4. Add Omaha to my Holdem Manager, should be done by Monday I would imagine.

That is all I can think of at the moment.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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