Thursday, 30 December 2010

Goobye 2010

So the end of another year, I think this year has been a bit of a write-off, and after switching to a new laptop I don’t have the poker tracker stats to verify! From memory I can summarise the following

Highlights

 $1440 tourney score on Ipoker
 Up about £800 in live cash
 Good start on Pokerstars roughly up about $500

Lowlights

 Failing hard at Omaha
 Still haven’t conquered Tilt/Degen Issues
 Complete Lack of Volume

Now obviously looking forwards to 2011 I firstly need to address my failings, on the Omaha front I think I am cured, I havent played a single hand of Omaha since starting up on stars, the game makes me sick! Tilt/Degening is a work in progress, stars has the table limit feature so I can only play as high as $50 buyins , however this does not stop me tilting, I have twice lost $150 in a session as I have tilted and I need to control myself better! Lack of volume should be cleared by me aiming for Gold Star VIP which I think will need at least 25k hands a month…..

So without doing any in depth calculations im aiming to win $5k for the year, the aim is $300 a month table earnings not sure how much in rakeback bonuses and the rest with some tourney wins!

Really looking forward to Saturday when I can start playing!!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Xmas

given up playing poker till probably 28th..... was playing headsup and was up $50 in about 100 hands then i dropped over $100 in about 10 hands, why play good players FFS... the fact he was supernove should of been the alert.

whatever happen ill start the new mission with $1k on jan 1st............

HAVE A GOOD XMAS ALL!!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

VPP calculation - $25 Full Rinr

So last night I logged a full ring session at 10c/25c blinds to work out how many VPPS I can clear. This game type is meant to be my best game but I always shy away as when I play I do the maximum tables allowed (24) and it requires my full attention, unfortunately with 4 kids and one being 7 months old I rarely get any time where I don’t have to have at least one eye/hand/backhand available to deal with them!

Anyway the session went pretty well I was aiming for 1000 hands and reached the target in about 50 minutes earning 106 VPPS,for comparison I would say the extra 10 minutes for the hour would of got me upto about 125 VPPS also for longer sessions the hourly would be even higher as it takes a good 15 minutes to get 24 tables up and actually playing as I always sit out for big blind.

results wise a winning session :-)



Last up for my experiment is heads-up this will easily have the worst VPP per hour but of course the win-rate should be the highest especially with all the bum-hunting I do! I’m planning to do 500 hands in bits and pieces over the next few days.

Once I have all my stats I will then work out my plan and target for 2011, my initial thoughts are $5k for the year not sure if this is to high? Currently im $500 up for the month on very low volumes so maybe its ok!

If I don’t post before xmas make sure you all have a good one and put your families before poker!!

Monday, 20 December 2010

VPP Calculations - 6max $50

So as im winding down im thinking about my plan for 2011, i think if im to continue on Stars ill need to make sure i can hit Gold Star Level but im not sure about how many hands/hours ill need to play.

So what ive decided to do is play 500 hands of each of my games and see how many hours and VPPS i get, i need 3000 VPPS a month to hit gold star.

1st up 6 max 20-50bb's 25/50c blinds

i find that 6 tables works best for me but may try 9 when i get my new bigger laptop back, last night it took me 1 hour to play 500 hands and i earnt 101 VPPS

the session itself looks uneventful from the final stats but i was plus and minus $50 at various points - note to self not all shortstackers push with junk, ill need to identify good shortstackers and tighten up my calling range!!



netx up will be 24 tabling 10c/25c full ring which ill do tonight, at the end of all this i want to at least be able to see that i can play for say 20-25 hours a month and be able to hit gold star - possible at my stakes or not?

Friday, 17 December 2010

Heater Session!

Tuesday I posted that I had $860 in the roll and would use the next of the month to hopefully grind upto $1k...... 2 days later i have $1050ish in the roll mainly due to a an awesome day yesterday



the 6 max hands are fairly standard, but take a look at what the benefits of good table selection at heads-up can provide -

PokerStars Game #54376810548: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/12/17 0:30:24 WET [2010/12/16 19:30:24 ET]
Table 'Kanda VI' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 ($59.15 in chips)
Seat 2: Ardijan90102 ($42.15 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
Ardijan90102: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [9d 9c]
The_Shocker7: raises $1 to $1.50
Ardijan90102: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [6c 7d 3s]
Ardijan90102: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $2.50
Ardijan90102: raises $2.50 to $5
The_Shocker7: calls $2.50
*** TURN *** [6c 7d 3s] [2d]
Ardijan90102: bets $9.50
The_Shocker7: raises $43.15 to $52.65 and is all-in
Ardijan90102: calls $26.15 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($17) returned to The_Shocker7
*** RIVER *** [6c 7d 3s 2d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ardijan90102: shows [6d Ac] (two pair, Sixes and Deuces)
The_Shocker7: shows [9d 9c] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
The_Shocker7 collected $83.80 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $84.30 | Rake $0.50
Board [6c 7d 3s 2d 2h]
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [9d 9c] and won ($83.80) with two pair, Nines and Deuces
Seat 2: Ardijan90102 (big blind) showed [6d Ac] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Deuces
and this one is so funny

PokerStars Game #54375836461: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/12/17 0:08:22 WET [2010/12/16 19:08:22 ET]
Table 'Telamon IX' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: 66littleBA66 ($20 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($20 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
66littleBA66: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Ks Js]
The_Shocker7: raises $1 to $1.50
66littleBA66: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [7s As Tc]
66littleBA66: bets $1.50
The_Shocker7: raises $2.50 to $4
66littleBA66: calls $2.50
*** TURN *** [7s As Tc] [6s]
66littleBA66: bets $4
The_Shocker7: calls $4
*** RIVER *** [7s As Tc 6s] [Ts]
66littleBA66: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $10.50 and is all-in
66littleBA66: calls $10.50 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [Ks Js] (a flush, Ace high)
66littleBA66: shows [Jd Qh] (a pair of Tens)
The_Shocker7 collected $39.50 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40 | Rake $0.50
Board [7s As Tc 6s Ts]
Seat 1: 66littleBA66 (big blind) showed [Jd Qh] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Ks Js] and won ($39.50) with a flush, Ace high

night off poker tonight planned at the mo, might just watch a film!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Winding Down

My new laptop lasted all of 2 weeks before it basically died….. screen froze which it had been doing maybe once or twice a day, I turned it off and it never switched back on!! I get a power light and noise but a black screen…. I googled and tried loads of fixes but no luck, it has been sent back to Sony this morning to fix and hopefully ill get it back before xmas.

Poker wise this was initially a boost as I have lost my Football Manager save and had extra time to grind the tables, however the motivation to play has just disappeared, I think in the whole of December I have managed two different sessions of over an hour, first session I lost $140 which was the usual killer combo of running bad turning into tilt, however I think a lesson has been learnt cos on the 2nd session after losing with aces to kings on a jack high flop when he hit running clubs to four flush me I started swearing and then realised that I better stop and calm down!! Recognising Tilt is going to be a key factor in me making money!!

Apart from these two sessions I have just had little 10 minutes dabs here and there, either bum hunting at heads up or playing upto 6 tables of $50 max on the 50bb max tables, I have literally no chance of getting gold star because of my laziness!

So plan for the moment is to try and play and grind my $860 roll into $1k for 2011, if I fall short ill probably just deposit to get me to that mark. I really need to think about what I plan to achieve in 2011 poker wise, this year has been a bit of a fail if im being honest, but I will evaluate all that at a later date!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Failing Targets

5 days in and i should be out firing, racking up hands and enjoying poker?

FAIL.

i should be on say 3k hands but i've only played 515 and not even managed one full ring session.

only positive is that im winning and im about $130 up, i really really need to get my finger out and grind.

to top off my week of poker, check this out which happened 10 minutes ago.

half the field are gone and im 40th out of 400 with top 80 pay in my old favourite the $200k guaranteed, looking promising to end my back to back effective bubbles?

GAME #3336651056: Texas Hold'em NL Tournament 2010/12/05 20:42:54
Table $200,000 Guaranteed, 526833221, 4222223631 (Tournament: $200,000 Guaranteed Buy-In: $300+$20)
Seat 1: Magma1001 ($4,312.50 in chips)
Seat 2: MJR719 ($5,478.00 in chips)
Seat 3: sh1thead1943 ($13,905.00 in chips)
Seat 4: heyfreddy ($6,920.00 in chips)
Seat 5: krestik75 ($7,405.00 in chips)
Seat 6: SaulBloom ($14,227.00 in chips)
Seat 7: MoniSunshine ($6,427.25 in chips)
Seat 8: SoLiD28 ($10,587.00 in chips)
Seat 9: 6hj87rw ($13,623.80 in chips) DEALER
Seat 10: JohnnyDipp ($11,625.70 in chips)
JohnnyDipp: Post Ante $20.00
Magma1001: Post Ante $20.00
MJR719: Post Ante $20.00
sh1thead1943: Post Ante $20.00
heyfreddy: Post Ante $20.00
krestik75: Post Ante $20.00
SaulBloom: Post Ante $20.00
MoniSunshine: Post Ante $20.00
SoLiD28: Post Ante $20.00
6hj87rw: Post Ante $20.00
JohnnyDipp: Post SB $100.00
Magma1001: Post BB $200.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sh1thead1943 [HK DK]
MJR719: Fold
sh1thead1943: Raise (NF) $550.00
heyfreddy: Fold
krestik75: Fold
SaulBloom: Fold
MoniSunshine: Fold
SoLiD28: Call $550.00
6hj87rw: Raise (NF) $1,800.00
JohnnyDipp: Fold
Magma1001: Fold
sh1thead1943: Raise (NF) $5,555.00
SoLiD28: Fold
6hj87rw: Raise (NF) $13,603.80
sh1thead1943: Call $8,048.80
*** FLOP *** [DQ H2 H3]
*** TURN *** [HQ]
*** RIVER *** [C2]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $28,257.60 Rake $0.00
6hj87rw: Shows [HA DA]
6hj87rw: wins $28,257.60

jesus a chiplead pot with nearly 150 big blinds, of course he has to have fricking aces when i have kings.

impossible to fold though!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New Month New Start (again!)

So tomorrow is a new month and about the 31st time ive made a fresh start at poker.

This time im gonna try and set realistic goals and hopefully stick to rules, rules that if I know I don’t follow then bad things happen.

Goals
25k hands.
Make a run at GoldStar not sure if 25k hands is realistic but if not I should be able to work extra volume is needed.
Play Tourneys.*
Make daily posts on sessions

Rules
DON’T DRINK AND PLAY.EVEN ONE NIGHT LEADS TO DISASTER PAIN AND REGRET
Don’t play decent regs heads-up
Don’t play when kids are wanting attention, especially your 7 month old Daughter.
Make sure you keep free time for wife.

So new laptop, new poker tracker database with no data (couldn’t be arsed to transfer 30 GB data base from old laptop) and an effective $1k bankroll $890 cash $110 tourney tickets (Bidibot brag)

Let’s have a good December!!

*I didn’t update the blog as I was so pissed off but I came 86th in the $200k guaranteed on Sunday, that’s twice in 3 attempts that ive been 6 off the money. Min Cash was $500 and I maybe could of folded into it but I don’t like to play that way and when I saw 10’s in early position with 9 bb’s I knew I had to shove. When the button flat called only I knew I was in severe trouble and had to pray that he had AK and not AA/KK – my prayers were rewarded but unfortunately being a Muslim (albeit non practising) god gave me a AA5 flop as he doesn’t agree with gambling .

Top 20 chip stack ($1.7k for top 20)

Sigh to that but I know I can do well at tourneys and should devote some time to them, I can even multitable it with football manager?

Anyway thanks for reading, hope we all have a good end to year!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

OMG Some Poker!!

yeah so totally have not played hardly any poker since blowing off that money, my enthusiasm is at an all time low and it is not helped by my laptop being on its last legs, every time I load up Pokerstars recently it lasts 10 minutes before freezing up.

This will be remedied tomorrow by the arrival of this



6GB ram, 2.2 processer, 320gb hard drive. hopefully it can runs stars without trouble!!

tonight i am playing the $200k guaranteed on Ipoker, came close last time to a cash of $600, hopefully tonight my hands hold up! i will only be one tabling alongside x factor and other shit programmes.

Football Manager 2011 Season 4 Update

Toooting & Mitcham United Season 4 League 2

so my first year in the football league and I was hoping to comfortably avoid relegation as my new signings were pretty uninspiring and not enough to push for promotion. On a positive note we made the change to a professional club and the news that we would receive £280k in tv rights meant we had a chance to get the clubs bank balance in the black

Transfers

a tad bit disapointing Danish Regen Issah Adu looked promising and Serrano a young spanish playmaker also looked ok but the other 4 were just journeymen/squad fillers



Cups
really bad, only progressed through one match in each before being dispatched by higher league opposition. only benefit was a record gate receipts of £60k against Oldham in FA Cup 2nd round

League

does it get closer than this?



sigh 1 point.

Players

Bagshaw was the star scoring more this year then the previous 2 years combined, Donzo and Ansah-Owusu dropped due to the morale issue where they get targeted as dangermen and lose the plot. Adu was pretty decent for an 18 year old and Smith had a good year where he forced himself into the first 11.



Next Year = Promotion Charge!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Football Manager Season 3 Update

decided to post updates in my blog so that i can link any screenshots in here into a football manager forum i use.

anyway here goes

2013/2014 Blue Square Premiership - Tooting & Mitcham United

Tooting and Mitcham's first season in the Blue Square Prem and it started with a bit of a disaster, in the pre-season i sent out my scouts to scout all the free transfers in the game but i didnt realise that the list was 3000+ players long. lets just say that even now my scouts are still working through the list of players!!

so what this meant was that i couldnt really scout for new players so in the close season i only brought in 2 players a Liberian Striker Abe Donzo and a Journeyman Winger Craig Westcarr. My honest aims at this point were just to struggle through the season, concentrate on the Fa Cup when it arose to clear funds and maybe sell some high performing players so that next season i could have a fresh start with a decent bank balance.

What instead happened was utter domination, i won my first game 4-0 and remained top until 10 games to go where I was 16 points clear of 2nd place, at this point i went on manager holiday as i was pretty certain i wouldnt be caught but i think my assistant manager is a bit rubbish as i lost 6 out of the 10 games but luckily maintained a 3 point gap to win the league ahead of Crawley!



player wise my new striker was amazing netting 31 in 35, he was backed up by last seasons high performers, wingers Ansah-Owusu and Evina and my captain and rock Derrick Williams.



so i'm officially a League Club, i think a cull of my players is in order and hopefully i can hire a scout to look at players as my two scouts are still working through the list from last year!!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Yuck

didn't take long

http://www.pokertableratings.com/graphs/t/the_shocker7/timeline-stars-usd.png

didnt self ban, had some drinks, got stacked with 107 on a 892J board and went on monkey tilt.

means i'm now even for the month.

need to work out a plan as i have barely played this month, will probabaly forget about profits and just play as much as i can till the end of the year and hopefully get enough hands logged to get to platinum star.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A-Force

off to watch the boxing, kinda rooting for the underdog, be amusing to see a boxer who is only ranked 6th in Britain and who got knocked out by a taxi driver lord it up as World Heavyweight Champion

poker had been dire, down this week probably around $100...

today was POOO



hand of the day -


PokerStars Game #52630965694: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/13 16:22:26 WET [2010/11/13 11:22:26 ET]
Table 'Psyche X' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Wimpie1987 ($32.20 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($51.35 in chips)
Wimpie1987: posts small blind $0.25
The_Shocker7: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [4d 6s]
Wimpie1987: raises $0.50 to $1
The_Shocker7: calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [Th 4h 4c]
The_Shocker7: bets $0.50
Wimpie1987: raises $1 to $1.50
The_Shocker7: raises $2.50 to $4
Wimpie1987: calls $2.50
*** TURN *** [Th 4h 4c] [Jc]
The_Shocker7: bets $8.50
Wimpie1987: raises $18.70 to $27.20 and is all-in
The_Shocker7: calls $18.70
*** RIVER *** [Th 4h 4c Jc] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [4d 6s] (three of a kind, Fours)
Wimpie1987: shows [Ad Ac] (a full house, Aces full of Fours)
Wimpie1987 collected $63.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $64.40 | Rake $0.50
Board [Th 4h 4c Jc As]
Seat 1: Wimpie1987 (button) (small blind) showed [Ad Ac] and won ($63.90) with a full house, Aces full of Fours
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (big blind) showed [4d 6s] and lost with three of a kind, Fours


Meh.

Monday, 8 November 2010

First Week @ Stars

so the first week is finished and im very pleased with myself, hand volume has been low, but profit has been high :-)

this is mainly due to discipline, I am spending a fair bit of time on game selection on heads and im doing my best to play when in the mood e.g. not tired, stressed or when any of the kids are needing attention...

so anyway here is the graph



majority of winnings is at headsup but I am also in profit at full ring and after a short session at 6 max... pretty damn pleased at the moment but I of course understand that poker will have swings and I just have to be prepared for it.

money with drawn so far is $300 ie all of it, be nice if I could have a fat run and clear my credit card ready for a new challenge for 2011.

hand of the day -

this is just stupid, this is the first hand i play with the villain

PokerStars Game #52366261741: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/08 13:49:37 WET [2010/11/08 8:49:37 ET]
Table 'Helffrich IV' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 ($50 in chips)
Seat 2: beriscasim ($24.30 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
beriscasim: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Qh 7d]
The_Shocker7: raises $0.50 to $1
beriscasim: calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [2h Qd 8s]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $1.50
beriscasim: raises $2 to $3.50
The_Shocker7: calls $2
*** TURN *** [2h Qd 8s] [7s]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $5
beriscasim: calls $5
*** RIVER *** [2h Qd 8s 7s] [6c]
beriscasim: checks
The_Shocker7: bets $40.50 and is all-in
beriscasim: calls $14.80 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($25.70) returned to The_Shocker7
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The_Shocker7: shows [Qh 7d] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
beriscasim: shows [Td 8h] (a pair of Eights)
The_Shocker7 collected $48.10 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $48.60 | Rake $0.50
Board [2h Qd 8s 7s 6c]
Seat 1: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Qh 7d] and won ($48.10) with two pair, Queens and Sevens
Seat 2: beriscasim (big blind) showed [Td 8h] and lost with a pair of Eights

oh dear, thanks i guess!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Poker is going to take a back seat

as Football Manager 11 is out.... im starting as Tonbridge Angels in the Blue Square South so its gonna be a long road to the glory days, probabaly 4-5 months i reckon :-)



ill update on here as i fly up the leagues

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Started on Stars

So in the last week i've imported a million purchased hands into my database and had a few trial runs with Table Ninja to get used to how mass multi tabling feels so I could start properly on Monday

The results have been positive, I won a buyin in my only full ring session and im a couple of buyins up at $50 headsup, people are literally giving money away!!

a few things ive noted

very few winning players on heads up stars, I generally search opponents whilst I Play them and I think ive found 2 players in profit!

Less Hands, on full tilt I played 16 tables which was 1000 hands per hour, why is 24 tables on stars 500 hands an hour? (i think i might have to test this again as this doesn't seem right)

bonus clearing sucks....... so I have this $10 stellar reward, I have unlocked 40% of this so far so $4......however my MGR is $29 so effective rakeback is what just over 10%??!?



also did 3 $2 180's last night screwed in all of them, worst was coming 32nd when my KK face A5 all in pre flop for a top 5 pot... flop A55!!

ill probabaly start tracking my figures soon and get them added but ill finish this post with a HH...

PokerStars Game #52032528849: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/11/01 23:42:59 WET [2010/11/01 19:42:59 ET]
Table 'Chaka' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: sAuRgUs ($48.70 in chips)
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 ($50 in chips)
The_Shocker7: posts small blind $0.25
sAuRgUs: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to The_Shocker7 [Kd Kh]
The_Shocker7: raises $1 to $1.50
sAuRgUs: raises $3.50 to $5
The_Shocker7: calls $3.50
*** FLOP *** [2s 6h 5d]
sAuRgUs: bets $6.50
The_Shocker7: raises $9.50 to $16
sAuRgUs: raises $27.70 to $43.70 and is all-in
The_Shocker7: calls $27.70
*** TURN *** [2s 6h 5d] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2s 6h 5d 6s] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sAuRgUs: shows [7h 8h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
The_Shocker7: shows [Kd Kh] (a full house, Sixes full of Kings)
The_Shocker7 collected $96.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $97.40 | Rake $0.50
Board [2s 6h 5d 6s 6c]
Seat 1: sAuRgUs (big blind) showed [7h 8h] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: The_Shocker7 (button) (small blind) showed [Kd Kh] and won ($96.90) with a full house, Sixes full of Kings

Friday, 29 October 2010

Poker Recap - Have I Been Winning?

so my $1000 bankroll is on PokerStars, new beginnings and all that jazz...

the question is how much have I actually won at poker? have I won? Ive had several drunken mishaps, with bankrolls halved in one night. I had a costly experiment at Omaha, on the plus side I have played over 300k hands and subsequently raked back loads... I have cleared over $1k in bonuses, I have had 2 4 figure tournament scores and wins on a cash stake plus live cash wins....

its time to tally my numbers up!!

Full Tilt can be view in 2 steps, first go i won $936 at holdem and lost $260 at Omaha, after a break i came back and things were not the same, i lost $5 over 90k hands and lost $750 at Omaha - combined cash total is minus $80 :-(





however the combined rake and bonuses for these 300k hands has been worth +$2578!!

also on Full Tilt mainly thanks to the daily dollar my tournament total is plus $2530

Full Tilt Total + $5028

as well as this I had a small try at bet most poker under nomorepainpoker7 and won $280

under my staking deal I have ripped up on Omaha Cash, my $712 shared 50/50



....however even better is my $2140 in tourney winners on paddypower meaning on my stake i have seen +$1425 profit

lastly live poker -

in a staked £55 tourney at the casino I made £260 I also have logged £100 in cash play at the casino, even sicker is im currently +£430 in our work lunchtime cash game over 38 sessions, i need to post more about this over the next week as i have got very lucky!!

so overall figs

Full Tilt + $5028
Bet Most + $240
Staked +$1425
Live Poker +$1072

Total +$7765


unbelievable stats when you take into effect my obvious degening, the amount of big dips in my graphs is crazy!

Stars is a new start and i need to look at this post to see what my ability can achieve

Monday, 25 October 2010

Such a Simple Cure

no more tilting at higher stakes!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Blog Over

* edit

that post last night was a drunken rant, i again have let myself down but i dont think im ready to quit poker yet.

i have withdrawn my roll from Full Tilt and at the moment im leaning towards a week off an then redepositing on Poker Stars.

I just have to check out and see what kind of benefits a $25 player can get first.

will be doing some changes to the blog in the week ahead and thinking a lot about why i play poker, there is a good, winning player inside me somewhere goddamit!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I Degened

damn 3 months 20 days without a hand of Omaha or higher then 50c stakes...



it all went a bit crazy, i found a losing player at $50 Heads Up and got stacked 3 times!! had AK on AK3 flop, villain had 33, very next hand AK all in pre, villain has JJ and hits first card... i grind back a bit and spazz out lose it back plus another stack with QQ running into AA.

at this point im fuming and i discount all logic and go to a $200 rush table, i make a really stupid play and end up throwing in my last $80 from my full buyin knowing i only had two outs..

Full Tilt Poker Game #24781757853: Table Hermes - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:19:17 ET - 2010/10/17
Seat 1: ApolloFlow ($456.90)
Seat 2: Coox ($203)
Seat 3: TYakadatruff ($227.45)
Seat 4: joc ($328.25)
Seat 5: 17enigma17 ($276)
Seat 6: Easy Tilter ($200)
Seat 7: meanjoeveezy ($293.65)
Seat 8: mariosvice ($238.60)
Seat 9: fatmorpheous ($206.35)
meanjoeveezy posts the small blind of $1
mariosvice posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qs Qc]
fatmorpheous raises to $6
ApolloFlow folds
Coox folds
TYakadatruff folds
joc calls $6
17enigma17 folds
Easy Tilter raises to $22
meanjoeveezy folds
mariosvice folds
fatmorpheous calls $16
joc calls $16
*** FLOP *** [Jh As 6c]
fatmorpheous checks
joc checks
Easy Tilter has 15 seconds left to act
Easy Tilter bets $42
fatmorpheous raises to $100
joc folds
Easy Tilter raises to $178, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $78
Easy Tilter shows [Js Jc]
fatmorpheous shows [Qs Qc]
*** TURN *** [Jh As 6c] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Jh As 6c Ks] [Ts]
Easy Tilter shows three of a kind, Jacks
fatmorpheous shows a straight, Ace high
fatmorpheous wins the pot ($422) with a straight, Ace high

a total mess, hitting runner runner, I thought I could rep the big AK and obviously didnt know he had trips.

luckily I suck out and in a way this justice for the 88 hand I lost a few months back for over $400 when villain hit a 2 outer on the river.

Obviously people will slate me for being a fuckwit and yeah I deserve it but it has been near 4 months without an episode like this, previously this would happen every month.

bankroll is $987 with $694 withdrawn since July

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Not A Brag Post

everytime I post good results I follow up with a $100 minimum loss, so poker gods this aint a brag, just a report!!

since my return back i've started slowly, but have managed a couple of hour long sessions and have managed to make a withdrawal. stats look quite good -



aim is just to keep going, Take 2 starts tomorrow and is a nice easy $25 for people to achieve.

current stats -


13-Oct

NLH HU $675.00
NLH FR -$390.00
Rush $77.00
Tourneys -$2.00
Bonus & Rakeback $493.00
Total $853.00

Bank Roll $1,029.00

Withdrawn $594.00

Hours 120

$ Per Hour $7.29

Saturday, 9 October 2010

I'm Alive

damn havent posted in over 2 weeks, the longest break since this blog started....

Idid receive an email from an online poker buddy last week who said, are you busto?
I guess confessing some dirty tilt sessions followed by not posting for a couple of weeks would probably look like that was the case!

in fact the reason for my absence was that on my holiday to Spain, the day we were due back was also the day chosen by the spanish to have a national strike! my flight was cancelled and EasyJet couldnt not get us back until a week later! FML i had to shell out over £1000 on hotel/food and it looked like the poker account would need dissolving! luckily a combo of Overdraft plus Xmas savings saw me through the week and fingers crossed i will get a full refund from the travel insurance, has anyone had similar experiences when they have got the money back or shafted?

have played a tiny bit of poker, up $10 in cash in $10 in tourneys, i've just brought Fifa 11 though so poker may take a backseat whilst i get to grips with it, i at least want to be able to whip all my mates online.

if anyone fancies a game let me know your Playstation User Name!

Friday, 24 September 2010

September Summary - I Tilt

hmmm from +$550 to +$97 in 3 sessions.



definite tilt problem

as stated will redeposit when I get back from holiday

a break needed for sure

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Brag Posts always lead to diaster

FFS i post about how things are going well, then next session I lose $120 through basically being unable to fold big hands eg JJ and QQ on low flops when villain had KK or AA and then having AK on a K29 board, villain had raised utg pre and 4 bet shoved on the flop.... so obvious he has AA or KK but i still call.

To compound matters I go and single table Rush at the $50 buyin level and despite baby's screaming, kids jumping over me etc I dont take the hint that I might not be the best time to play losing another $100...

have self banned for the rest of the day and to be honest im unlikely to play again before my holiday, bankroll is $850 so im likely to redeposit upon my return.

Anyways will def not post again until when i get back for a month end review, think it should be positive even with me playing like a dick today!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Feel Good, Play Good!

enjoying my break from work, been really really sweet to spend some time with my baby girl as usually when im back from work she is fed, bathed then ready for bed...tomorrow my 3 year old is well happy as i said ill pick her up from school and take her to the park - simple pleasures!

poker wise it has been crazy, i went to withdraw $100 today after a decent +$96 session and was told i am over the withdrawal limit!! not sure why this is but ill have to email them?

this is my graph from 17th onwards -



my earn rates have been crazy 63/100 bb at headsup and 26/10 at no limit full ring, obviously just a super heater but i also feel im playing good!!

overall figs from July 1st onwards

21-Sep

NLH HU $665.00
NLH FR -$96.00
Rush $65.00
Tourneys -$12.00
Staking -$30.00
Bonus & Rakeback $455.00
Total $1,047.00

Bank Roll $1,109.00

Withdrawn $708.00

Hours 109

$ Per Hour $9.61

happy days, over a grand in profit and appraching the $10 an hour mark

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Holiday!!

last day at work for 2 weeks!! a week at home then taking the family to Majorca, first time kids have ever been on a plane...

poker has been reel quiet but im hoping i can use my free time for a few extended sessions, my figures arent too great and i'm below my target of $300 profit a month so hopefully i can have a little upswing.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Higher Stakes Does Not Compensate Volume

im such a retard, havent had the energy to play recently so have just done odd 10 minute sessions at 25c/50c rush to generate 50 full tilt points quicker... this is not going well, players are better, coolers hurt twice as much and mistakes are killing my bankroll!!

here is the graph of me playing rush this month



profit for the month is now $17 not including rakeback - WEEEEE!!

i did make a withdrawal yesterday but now my bankroll is $850ish ill have to redeposit for the millionth time.

ill update figs tomorrow

ciao.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I Predicted the Future

in my last post i mentioned how i had accumalated a bankroll of around $100 on stars through the $2 180's but wasnt sure whether i should keep the money on there as i might blow it drunk........

last night i went on and played about 12 $2 180's and cashed once...i went on headsup Omaha and won back what i lost only to lose it all....

luckily i did cash out $60 so the loss is only $50 but i feel a bit stupid....

and now i have no poker to play when im drinking :-(

anyone know of any free poker bonuses like poker source offer?

in other news i've barely played on Full Tilt, withdrew $100 this morning after releasing a bit of my $50 fast bonus playing rush

will update figs when i next update the blog from home

Monday, 6 September 2010

4 figures score and other success

I’ve had a slow start to the month, bankroll is around the $1060 mark as I haven’t really put in any sessions of note since the last post, really need to up the volume, at least enough to clear the $50 fast bonus, however I have had some considerable poker success on different sites!!

Firstly as mentioned I deposited $10 into Stars to play some $2 180’s when drunk and managed to bink one and final table another, I withdrew $80 and despite losing $20 at HU cash I still have around $110 in stars as I again final tabled twice coming 5th and 1st again!! My sharky for these games look pretty sweet, especially as I only play these when drunk!!

I think ill probably withdraw half and keep $50 for future games, I would keep it all but stars is my drunk account and I would feel a bit stupid waking up losing a whole $100 on some random game.

sharky for $ 180 games -




The Major success though happened last night; I had my 3rd attempt at the $320 buyin $200k prize pool MTT on ipoker through a stake.

It was a pretty comfortable and very enjoyable tournament, crucially I near on double up on about the 3rd hand when I got 3 streets of value with my AK on a K45J4 board…. The villain who was out of position just check called all the way with K10 for some reason. The Buffer of these chips was needed as over the next couple of hours I put pressure on some shorter stacked opponents only to lose with KK to AJ and 99 to AQ (rivered queen sigh!) and was soon down to my starting stack…..

However the key hand was getting it all in with KK to be called twice by 33 and AK, I held and from then on was comfortably in a money spot and survived all the way to finally finish 28th/780 for my second largest ever score of $1440.

Of course this will be split 50/50 so I expect a nice payment from my staker and this money will be used for Xmas funding – so f**** nice to be able to do something positive from proceeds of poker!!

In view of this I have decided to add a little extra box on the side to track achievements on other sites, I don’t want to put this in with my figures but I think it’s a little harsh on myself to ignore huge results like this, especially as my Full Tilt Tourney results are so bad!!

Tonight under the stake again im doing a £60 super satellite into the £1000 GUKPT in Brighton which is pretty much my hometown; it would be unbelievable to get a seat in such a big event!

Hope everyone else is having some positive results as well

Thursday, 2 September 2010

$50 Full Tilt "Fast Bonus"

Logged into Tilt tonight and had a pleasant surprise of a $50 bonus, apparently some people have had more so good luck in what you get!

you have 3 weeks to clear so should be easily achieveable for most

good session today 486 hands for $85 profit, funnily enough no stacks just lots of little $10s here and there, was very happy with my play

bankroll now $1089, profit on the up and up again

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Back

damn had laptop troubles which meant i was laptopless for a week - i hardly coped!

in that time i managed a couple of poker sessions at mates houses to make sure i retained my bronze iron man status and i had some good sessions finishing up about $120 which means im back in profit and in a better frame of mind for the month ahead. The Profit has been withdrawn though as im desperate for cash (thats for a later post)

Last night i didnt really play any poker at first as i had lots of internet stuff to do and wanted to finish my season on footie manager.

A few cans later though I felt the urge and as I had banned from full tilt for the evening i did my maximum deposit on Poker Stars of $11 and loaded up 5 $2 180 manners

these are sick, 1st hand of one i make an optimistic shove with AQ against a raise and a flat call, i get called by both, one has AQ and the other has K7....no suprises who won

I carried on going and at one point looked like i'd cash in the remaining 4 games



however i busted one game 40ish and then in the sickest of sick i shove with KK and get called by Queen 10......queen 10.... which off course flops a full house and i finish 21st instead of going 3rd.

other two games i finish 9th and actually win so a nice profit for the evening of about $110... not sure whether to withdraw or keep a little stars roll, i wont keep these as part of my figures whatever i decide, these games will drive me mad if i play them all the time!

figures updated on the side but bankroll $1000, total (full tilt) profit since July $538

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

My Last Shot - And This Time Its Serious

so i've spent the last couple of days in the think tank, where am I going wrong? how can I be such an erratic player? take a look at my graph, its a mess!!



looking at this kind of thing in my old mindset I would say to myself i'm a winning player i just have tilt issues - this is bullshit! my game has gotten worse over the last year, i'm break even over the last two months and about $200 down overall (excluding Omaha, i dont want to mention Omaha!)

i spend a fair bit of time playing poker as a hobby and I need to make sure its worthwhile, i dont want to make millions, I want to make enough to justify the time spend away from the wife and kinds, the time spent away from mates and other hobbys etc.

so what i've decided is to give it to the end of the year, i'm not setting a profit target, i'm setting a $ per hour target.

by December 31st 2010 I want to have earnt $6 an hour including rakeback

the sick thing is even with $0 table profits my $383 rakeback & tourney profit means I currently have earnt $4.97 an hour!!

maybe I should revise a higher target?

to achieve this I need to work on my game, both poker wise and mental wise

poker wise I need to study my stats, watch training vids, read articles and post hands on forums

mental wise I need to work on game selection, play when i'm not feeling tired or distracted, stop playing when i feel tilted etc

I'm going to use this blog as a notepad, the side columns will have room for me to make notes on things i think will improve my game, i'm also going to add in more things to monitor my game graphs etc.

if i put all this work in then i should suceed.

Monday, 23 August 2010

A Needed Break

following the last post I lost even more money, about $70 before i came second in one of the $3 90 manner KO's i was playing as a relaxation game.....bankroll is now around $760.

so what im doing is not playing tonight, im looking through some hands and reading "treat your poker like a business" which is what i need to do!

when i come back probabaly tomorrow i want to have a plan and some more rules set in my head, i need a clear goal not just jumping on the laptop and playing cos i havent got something to do.

i have around $15 to come in from the syndicate game and ill break my promise and redeposit $100 or so from previous winnings. i want to be back at $1000 for month end ready to resume my withdrawal of winnings plan.

enjoy yourselves if you're playing its back to poker school for me!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

stacked 5 times in a 20 minute session

this must be a world record?

i better show you how to play as well as i do......

HAND 1

so I call with a "speculative hand" in position, flop a gut shot, bloke gives up on turn so i rep.....i then hit the river and bet but the bloke fires back, now considering the flush has just hit and the board is paired i should save myself $12? but of course i dont

Full Tilt Poker Game #23273984714: Table Manhattan - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 08:18:43 ET - 2010/08/22
Seat 1: SinbadTheBad ($11.20)
Seat 2: 4kNort ($25)
Seat 3: kaukkajumal ($25.25)
Seat 4: Daytrader999 ($11.68)
Seat 5: ZaPlesk ($8.75)
Seat 6: Kirill252 ($27.30)
Seat 7: ZwiFTi ($32.82)
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($25)
Seat 9: CTPAHHIK ($8.85)
CTPAHHIK posts the small blind of $0.10
SinbadTheBad posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [9s 5s]
4kNort folds
kaukkajumal raises to $0.75
Daytrader999 folds
ZaPlesk folds
Kirill252 folds
ZwiFTi folds
fatmorpheous calls $0.75
CTPAHHIK calls $0.65
SinbadTheBad folds
*** FLOP *** [8c Js 7c]
CTPAHHIK checks
kaukkajumal has 15 seconds left to act
kaukkajumal bets $1.75
fatmorpheous calls $1.75
CTPAHHIK folds
*** TURN *** [8c Js 7c] [7d]
kaukkajumal has 15 seconds left to act
kaukkajumal checks
fatmorpheous bets $4
kaukkajumal has 15 seconds left to act
kaukkajumal calls $4
*** RIVER *** [8c Js 7c 7d] [6c]
kaukkajumal checks
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $6
kaukkajumal has 15 seconds left to act
kaukkajumal raises to $18.75, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $12.50, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $0.25 returned to kaukkajumal
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kaukkajumal shows [Jc Jd] a full house, Jacks full of Sevens
fatmorpheous mucks
kaukkajumal wins the pot ($48.45) with a full house, Jacks full of Sevens


Hand 2


standard QQ into KK no shame here?

Full Tilt Poker Game #23274009295: Table Plomosa - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 08:20:27 ET - 2010/08/22
Seat 1: kaukkajumal ($25.25), is sitting out
Seat 2: fatmorpheous ($25.10)
Seat 3: Amenotepia ($25)
Seat 4: apollo14 ($25.08)
Seat 5: daTourist ($5.42)
Seat 6: CTPAHHIK ($12.45), is sitting out
Seat 7: thehurricane6 ($45.94)
Seat 8: like0731 ($25.92)
Seat 9: HUNTTHEFISH ($25.45)
HUNTTHEFISH posts the small blind of $0.10
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qc Qd]
Amenotepia raises to $0.75
apollo14 folds
daTourist calls $0.75
thehurricane6 calls $0.75
like0731 folds
HUNTTHEFISH folds
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous raises to $4
Amenotepia raises to $11.50
daTourist has 15 seconds left to act
CTPAHHIK stands up
daTourist has requested TIME
daTourist calls $4.67, and is all in
thehurricane6 folds
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous raises to $25.10, and is all in
Amenotepia calls $13.50, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [Qc Qd]
Amenotepia shows [Kh Ks]
daTourist shows [6s 8s]
Uncalled bet of $0.10 returned to fatmorpheous
*** FLOP *** [Tc Ad 7h]
*** TURN *** [Tc Ad 7h] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Ad 7h 2s] [4d]
fatmorpheous shows a pair of Queens
Amenotepia shows a pair of Kings
Amenotepia wins the side pot ($37.20) with a pair of Kings
daTourist shows Ace Ten high
Amenotepia wins the main pot ($16.26) with a pair of Kings

Hand 3

not sure here, I have flopped the nut flush draw and the caller in the middle indicates he hasn't got anything (he would raise with a hand?)

of course he has nothing only trips! and i dont hit


Full Tilt Poker Game #23274056293: Table Nadir - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 08:23:45 ET - 2010/08/22
Seat 1: imamaniac1 ($24.75)
Seat 2: harley2208 ($90.23)
Seat 3: Gandalf Grigio ($10.73)
Seat 4: ghjhsd ($26.50)
Seat 5: Amenotepia ($26.95)
Seat 6: blacksmith05 ($25)
Seat 7: raisonblue ($25)
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($25)
Seat 9: slolifan ($6.68), is sitting out
ghjhsd posts the small blind of $0.10
Amenotepia posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ac Tc]
blacksmith05 folds
raisonblue folds
fatmorpheous calls $0.25
imamaniac1 folds
harley2208 calls $0.25
blacksmith05 is sitting out
Gandalf Grigio folds
ghjhsd raises to $1.25
Amenotepia calls $1
fatmorpheous calls $1
harley2208 folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 7c Jc]
ghjhsd bets $4
Amenotepia calls $4
fatmorpheous raises to $23.75, and is all in
ghjhsd folds
Amenotepia calls $19.75
fatmorpheous shows [Ac Tc]
Amenotepia shows [3d 3c]
*** TURN *** [3s 7c Jc] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [3s 7c Jc 4s] [6d]
fatmorpheous shows Ace Jack high
Amenotepia shows three of a kind, Threes
Amenotepia wins the pot ($52.73) with three of a kind, Threes


Hand 4

speculative hand backfiring although you have to admit ive very unlucky?

Full Tilt Poker Game #23274104851: Table Lute - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 08:27:08 ET - 2010/08/22
Seat 1: U On Dog ($16.36)
Seat 2: TheTrainee82 ($7.81)
Seat 3: hassofass007 ($25)
Seat 4: iKinnay ($10.40)
Seat 5: fatmorpheous ($30.04)
Seat 6: Pio1980 ($24.97)
Seat 7: like0731 ($28.59)
Seat 8: INMM ($20.35)
Seat 9: _sanpo_9b ($25)
like0731 posts the small blind of $0.10
INMM has 5 seconds left to act
INMM has timed out
INMM is sitting out
_sanpo_9b posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [8h 9h]
U On Dog calls $0.25
INMM has reconnected
TheTrainee82 has 15 seconds left to act
INMM has returned
TheTrainee82 has requested TIME
TheTrainee82 folds
iKinnay folds
INMM has been disconnected
INMM has reconnected
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous raises to $0.75
Pio1980 folds
INMM has been disconnected
like0731 has been disconnected
like0731 has 15 seconds left to act
like0731 raises to $2.75
like0731 has reconnected
_sanpo_9b folds
U On Dog folds
fatmorpheous calls $2
*** FLOP *** [As 8c 8d]
INMM has reconnected
like0731 has 15 seconds left to act
like0731 bets $3.50
fatmorpheous raises to $7
like0731 calls $3.50
*** TURN *** [As 8c 8d] [Ks]
like0731 checks
fatmorpheous bets $11
like0731 raises to $18.84, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $7.84
like0731 shows [Ac Kc]
fatmorpheous shows [8h 9h]
*** RIVER *** [As 8c 8d Ks] [Kh]
like0731 shows a full house, Kings full of Aces
fatmorpheous shows a full house, Eights full of Kings
like0731 wins the pot ($54.80) with a full house, Kings full of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $57.68 | Rake $2.88
Board: [As 8c 8d Ks Kh]
Seat 1: U On Dog folded before the Flop
Seat 2: TheTrainee82 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: hassofass007 is sitting out
Seat 4: iKinnay didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: fatmorpheous showed [8h 9h] and lost with a full house, Eights full of Kings
Seat 6: Pio1980 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: like0731 (small blind) showed [Ac Kc] and won ($54.80) with a full house, Kings full of Aces
Seat 8: INMM is sitting out
Seat 9: _sanpo_9b (big blind) folded before the Flop

Hand 5

failed bluff. in fact just fail

Full Tilt Poker Game #23274160567: Table Posse - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 08:31:00 ET - 2010/08/22
Seat 1: lin e laun u ru ($17.35)
Seat 2: Zille90 ($25)
Seat 3: redwood77 ($27.43)
Seat 4: iamamandown ($30.25)
Seat 5: BOEREL ($26.50)
Seat 6: Kirill252 ($25.35)
Seat 7: TheTrainee82 ($5.15)
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($28.06)
Seat 9: Blade_God1 ($25)
lin e laun u ru posts the small blind of $0.10
Zille90 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ts Ah]
redwood77 raises to $0.50
iamamandown folds
BOEREL folds
Kirill252 calls $0.50
TheTrainee82 folds
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous calls $0.50
lin e laun u ru calls $0.40
Zille90 raises to $3
redwood77 folds
Kirill252 folds
Kirill252 adds $0.15
fatmorpheous calls $2.50
lin e laun u ru folds
*** FLOP *** [4c Ks 8h]
Zille90 checks
fatmorpheous bets $5.50
Zille90 calls $5.50
*** TURN *** [4c Ks 8h] [2s]
Zille90 checks
fatmorpheous checks
*** RIVER *** [4c Ks 8h 2s] [3h]
Zille90 checks
fatmorpheous bets $15
Zille90 has 15 seconds left to act
Zille90 calls $15
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fatmorpheous shows [Ts Ah] Ace King high
Zille90 shows [Qh Qd] a pair of Queens
Zille90 wins the pot ($46.08) with a pair of Queens


bankroll at an all time low of $800, profit since July 1st is only $400 with only $56off this table profit

anyone have any ideas what to do? i was on $600 table profit about 10 days ago :-(

might need a plan, maybe stick to full ring or heads up solely... full ring im down $440 headsup im up $537 so maybe its obvious what i should play?!

ahhhh dont know what to do, i'm definetly not redepositing any more profit, i have to win this back!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

building back

things got a little mental since the last post on the friday following my last post i had a crazy session, at one point my bankroll dipped below $500 before a mental hand occurred where with both of us mega deep with +$150 i hit a flop of 238hh with king 8 hearts, there was no way i was going anywhere even when all the chips were shoved in the middle, the villain had a mega draw with ace 4 hearts but i held and insta quit to end up even for the day

since then ive had a few small cash sessions and won back $100 only to lose $100 playing today, so many times i put the stack in when my instincts are screaming no, really need to work on folding :-(

only bright spot is tourneys three deep runs but out in the 20-30ish position mean im up about $40, obviously the final table is where it turns sweet so i just need that extra step... to be fair the $3.30 KO with 24 left i put all the chips in with J4 on a J410 flop (i was big blind, limped pre) villain had QQ and hit the queen on the river.

other interesting thing is that ive won about $400 playing on my stake at paddypower, i have taken $150 from my $200 share and padded the bankroll up, in my figures i have put this as a redeposit so my withdrawn figure is now $400 even though its still $580. i want my figures here to reflect the actual full tilt profit.

here as figures table profit has slipped from $600 to $180, a lot of work to do on improving my game.

18-Aug

NLH HU $514.00
NLH FR -$410.00
Rush $75.00
Tourneys -$2.00
Bonus & Rakeback $318.00
Other $34.00
Total $529.00

Bank Roll $899.00

Withdrawn $400.00

Friday, 13 August 2010

Premium Hands LOL

sigh another $100 lost, which makes it nearly $500 in 3 days. thats nearly half normal my bankroll.

i know people will think that im tilting it away but im not, ive stayed within my bankroll limits and ive stayed sober :-)

trouble us im running like shit, running so bad, a 40 buyin roll is not enough. at present my bankroll is $670, i refuse to deposit any money that has been withdrawn already, the $150 i put back on was actualy money won from a different site under my stake but i dont want to include this in my figures. i might ban myself on full tilt and play on my stake to drum up some funds - who knows.

anyway to prove i run like shit here is a graph of AA/KK/QQ hands, should be a nice line up right?



and before you ask, NO I DONT FUCKING LIMP IN. EVERY FLOP HAS BEEN DRYER THAN A NUNS CUNT.

time for a beer adios.

bankroll $670

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Runnng Under EV

damn just when I need a winning session I run like Heather from Eastenders in a headsup session



3 times I had top pair/overpair against smaller pair with flush draw and every time the flush came.

the $200 expected earnings would of gone a long way to clawing back the earlier disasters

as it stands bankroll at $700, $50 will be redospited over the weekend


13-Aug

NLH HU $493.00
NLH FR -$308.00
Rush $13.00
Tourneys -$38.00
Bonus & Rakeback $318.00
Other $34.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $512.00

Bank Roll $702.00

Withdrawn $580.00

Absolute Disaster

so the house to myself, music in the background and determined to claw back $260 lost in my last two sessions.

what happens? i lose $175! sick sick sick coolers, just gonna post the hands and hopefully see if i can spot anything when i talk them through with a mate tomorrow. any comments please give.

this hand i limp in as the villain shibs nova has been spazzing out a lot, play 42/2 he could literally have anything... as played this must just be a cooler?

Full Tilt Poker Game #23032205902: Table Dryer - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:13:40 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: Franky_Abagnale ($25.07)
Seat 2: OlegJu ($7.70)
Seat 3: sonegei-face ($20.19), is sitting out
Seat 4: anorekim ($34.13)
Seat 5: 0Cypher0 ($25)
Seat 6: Yoshique ($26.10)
Seat 7: EssQue67 ($30.62)
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($48.85)
Seat 9: shibs nova ss ($43.66)
0Cypher0 posts the small blind of $0.10
Yoshique posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ad Ac]
EssQue67 folds
fatmorpheous calls $0.25
shibs nova ss calls $0.25
Franky_Abagnale raises to $1.50
OlegJu folds
anorekim folds
0Cypher0 folds
0Cypher0 adds $0.10
Yoshique folds
fatmorpheous calls $1.25
shibs nova ss calls $1.25
*** FLOP *** [Qh 7h 7s]
fatmorpheous checks
shibs nova ss checks
Franky_Abagnale bets $3
fatmorpheous calls $3
shibs nova ss raises to $7.50
Franky_Abagnale folds
Franky_Abagnale adds $4.43
fatmorpheous calls $4.50
*** TURN *** [Qh 7h 7s] [7c]
fatmorpheous checks
shibs nova ss bets $34.66, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $34.66
shibs nova ss shows [Qs Qc]
fatmorpheous shows [Ad Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 7h 7s 7c] [3d]
shibs nova ss shows a full house, Queens full of Sevens
fatmorpheous shows a full house, Sevens full of Aces
shibs nova ss wins the pot ($89.17) with a full house, Queens full of Sevens
Franky_Abagnale: lol

this is dog shit, he obv had AK/AQ/SET but i retard call hoping he has AJ

Full Tilt Poker Game #23032449389: Table Fox River - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:23:51 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: Stavrovskiy_ftp ($9.54)
Seat 2: dzejson123 ($25.99)
Seat 3: raysmore ($46.56), is sitting out
Seat 4: SNOWKER ($8.75)
Seat 5: fatmorpheous ($41.93)
Seat 6: Cielodew ($46.78)
Seat 7: Chimbote ($43.39)
Seat 8: rino1501 ($9.57), is sitting out
Seat 9: John__Lemon82 ($25)
John__Lemon82 posts the small blind of $0.10
Stavrovskiy_ftp posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qh Kh]
dzejson123 folds
rino1501 has returned
fatmorpheous raises to $0.75
Cielodew folds
Chimbote raises to $2.75
John__Lemon82 folds
John__Lemon82 adds $0.10
Stavrovskiy_ftp folds
fatmorpheous calls $2
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ks Ah]
fatmorpheous bets $5.85
Chimbote calls $5.85
*** TURN *** [Qc Ks Ah] [5d]
fatmorpheous checks
Chimbote bets $10
fatmorpheous calls $10
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ks Ah 5d] [2s]
fatmorpheous checks
Chimbote bets $24.79, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $23.33, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $1.46 returned to Chimbote
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Chimbote shows [Kd Ac] two pair, Aces and Kings
fatmorpheous mucks
Chimbote wins the pot ($81.21) with two pair, Aces and Kings


standard running into a set, he could have flush draw jacks or even Ace 10. he was playing spazzy stats like 33/10

Full Tilt Poker Game #23032847305: Table Dryer - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:40:10 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: Franky_Abagnale ($25)
Seat 2: OlegJu ($11.70)
Seat 3: sonegei-face ($33.39)
Seat 4: anorekim ($27.92)
Seat 5: squire123 ($25)
Seat 6: Yoshique ($25)
Seat 7: EssQue67 ($28.99)
Seat 8: fatmorpheous ($60.47)
Seat 9: shibs nova ss ($81.46)
fatmorpheous posts the small blind of $0.10
shibs nova ss posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qh Qd]
Franky_Abagnale folds
OlegJu folds
sonegei-face calls $0.25
anorekim folds
squire123 has 15 seconds left to act
squire123 folds
Yoshique folds
EssQue67 folds
fatmorpheous raises to $1.25
shibs nova ss calls $1
sonegei-face calls $1
*** FLOP *** [4h Th 6d]
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $3.75
shibs nova ss folds
sonegei-face has 15 seconds left to act
sonegei-face raises to $7.50
fatmorpheous raises to $59.22, and is all in
sonegei-face calls $24.64, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [Qh Qd]
sonegei-face shows [4s 4d]
Uncalled bet of $27.08 returned to fatmorpheous
*** TURN *** [4h Th 6d] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [4h Th 6d 2s] [Tc]
fatmorpheous shows two pair, Queens and Tens
sonegei-face shows a full house, Fours full of Tens
sonegei-face wins the pot ($65.03) with a full house, Fours full of Tens

standard?

Full Tilt Poker Game #23032511866: Table Fries - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:26:27 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: filbertlcfc13 ($27.23)
Seat 2: fatmorpheous ($31.19)
Seat 3: Haivanka ($8.75)
Seat 4: marioTJ ($40.98)
Seat 5: GLun_Py ($56.73)
Seat 6: AlexSL1 ($42.73)
Seat 7: cheepay ($13.51)
Seat 8: rmab1 ($13.36)
Seat 9: Franky_Abagnale ($25)
GLun_Py posts the small blind of $0.10
AlexSL1 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ac As]
cheepay calls $0.25
rmab1 folds
filbertlcfc13 folds
fatmorpheous raises to $1.10
Haivanka folds
marioTJ folds
GLun_Py folds
AlexSL1 has 15 seconds left to act
AlexSL1 calls $0.85
cheepay calls $0.85
*** FLOP *** [2s 9s Qc]
AlexSL1 checks
cheepay checks
fatmorpheous bets $3.40
AlexSL1 has 15 seconds left to act
AlexSL1 raises to $10
cheepay has 15 seconds left to act
cheepay folds
fatmorpheous raises to $30.09, and is all in
GLun_Py has been disconnected
GLun_Py has reconnected
AlexSL1 calls $20.09
fatmorpheous shows [Ac As]
AlexSL1 shows [Ks Qs]
*** TURN *** [2s 9s Qc] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [2s 9s Qc 4c] [Js]
fatmorpheous shows a pair of Aces
AlexSL1 shows a flush, King high
AlexSL1 wins the pot ($60.58) with a flush, King high

i should find a fold here, he is screaming set

Full Tilt Poker Game #23032783314: Table Sally - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:37:33 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: PILLCLINTON28 ($13.89)
Seat 2: Sir_Rayu ($44.44)
Seat 3: b3tb3t ($6.89)
Seat 4: TheTrainee82 ($0), is sitting out
Seat 5: fatmorpheous ($25)
Seat 6: Nikita_Grost ($29.04)
Seat 7: GypseeQueen ($33.15)
Seat 8: kkatmom ($25)
Seat 9: EVILZHARK ($28.16)
GypseeQueen posts the small blind of $0.10
kkatmom posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Kc Kd]
EVILZHARK folds
PILLCLINTON28 folds
TheTrainee82 adds $8.75
Sir_Rayu folds
TheTrainee82 has returned
b3tb3t has 15 seconds left to act
b3tb3t has requested TIME
b3tb3t folds
fatmorpheous raises to $0.85
Nikita_Grost has 15 seconds left to act
Nikita_Grost calls $0.85
GypseeQueen folds
kkatmom folds
kkatmom adds $0.25
*** FLOP *** [9c Td 3s]
fatmorpheous bets $1.75
Nikita_Grost has 15 seconds left to act
Nikita_Grost raises to $4
fatmorpheous raises to $9.50
Nikita_Grost has 15 seconds left to act
Nikita_Grost raises to $18.75
fatmorpheous raises to $24.15, and is all in
Nikita_Grost calls $5.40
fatmorpheous shows [Kc Kd]
Nikita_Grost shows [3d 3h]
*** TURN *** [9c Td 3s] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [9c Td 3s Js] [6h]
fatmorpheous shows a pair of Kings
Nikita_Grost shows three of a kind, Threes
Nikita_Grost wins the pot ($47.84) with three of a kind, Threes

Cooler?

Full Tilt Poker Game #23033128510: Table Harden - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:51:25 ET - 2010/08/12
Seat 1: fatmorpheous ($44.54)
Seat 2: OuttatheBlue ($43.56)
Seat 3: ManBoat ($16.63)
Seat 4: Nikita_Grost ($25)
Seat 5: TheTrainee82 ($7.32)
Seat 6: kkatmom ($28.08)
Seat 7: josefigueroa_dz ($25)
Seat 8: mr Mesrin ($33.46)
Seat 9: SNOWKER ($4.53)
TheTrainee82 posts the small blind of $0.10
kkatmom posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Ts Ks]
josefigueroa_dz folds
mr Mesrin folds
SNOWKER has 15 seconds left to act
SNOWKER folds
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous raises to $0.75
OuttatheBlue calls $0.75
ManBoat folds
Nikita_Grost folds
TheTrainee82 folds
kkatmom folds
*** FLOP *** [5s 6s Jd]
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $1.25
OuttatheBlue calls $1.25
*** TURN *** [5s 6s Jd] [Js]
fatmorpheous bets $3.25
OuttatheBlue calls $3.25
*** RIVER *** [5s 6s Jd Js] [Qc]
fatmorpheous bets $3
OuttatheBlue has 15 seconds left to act
OuttatheBlue raises to $12
fatmorpheous calls $9
*** SHOW DOWN ***
OuttatheBlue shows [Qd Jc] a full house, Jacks full of Queens
fatmorpheous mucks
OuttatheBlue wins the pot ($33.11) with a full house, Jacks full of Queens

meh not even sure what my bankroll is now

might need a break.

no more $50 rush

just had a session at $50 rush and lost $70 so that makes it $270 straight lost...bankroll is down to $720 so ill probably redeposit $150 from the $300 of withdrawals I made in the last week, will just have to grind it back up, losing is part of the game, it is how you react to losing which is so important

the figures show $5 lost in tourneys but this is not strictly true, i entered a $5 scheduled MTT as the last game of my RTR syndicate, it was only around 160 runners but still final tabling was nice and my 7th saw me send $29 to the collective prizepool, not sure how much of a return we will get as i think we are not showing a profit.

Mrs is out tonight and taking the baby, only for a couple of hours but means i can have a good session, will probably 16 table the $25 full ring...hopefully i can have an upswing and get me upto the path to $1000.

12-Aug

NLH HU $426.00
NLH FR -$128.00
Rush $12.00
Tourneys -$38.50
Bonus & Rakeback $318.00
Other $41.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $630.50

Bank Roll $720.50

Withdrawn $680.00

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Tilt Rained Down

i was thinking this morning about how well poker had been going, yesterday was pretty much a brag post and it did not include an evening win of about $70 and another withdrawal which made it $680 withdrawn since 1st of July.

Today though my demons returned....I played a 4 table rush session was not really focusing and basically i can break it down in a timeline of shit

10 mins in...i have KQ with queen of diamonds, it gets raised to 75c and i call.. flop is Jxx2 diamonds bloke checks i check, turn is 3rd diamond, bloke checks i bet $1.50 he calls.... river queen of spades he checks i bet $4 he re-raises all in only another $3... i have to call and he has a slow played nut flush. fair one.

1 min later.... i have 99 for some reason i limp, flop 847 i bet pot villain calls, turn ace, i bet $1.75 villain min raises, i should fold? i call. river 8 villain shoves for $5 i call even though i dont beat anything - he has quad 8's

im bored typing now so ill show the last 3 hands of the rush session -

this hand so obvious he has a monster, his timebank call pre and then minraise flop jesus why do i not get away

Full Tilt Poker Game #22980972459: Table Apollo - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:17:06 ET - 2010/08/10
Seat 1: FoonyBoony ($37.80)
Seat 2: rm4ak ($27.93)
Seat 3: Ace Inhibitor ($3.93)
Seat 4: FuRiVa2010 ($26.81)
Seat 5: SammuLo ($18.55)
Seat 6: josephthepimp ($25.35)
Seat 7: fatmorpheous ($25.02)
Seat 8: Tip33 ($25.15)
Seat 9: BabolAjax ($25)
FoonyBoony posts the small blind of $0.10
rm4ak posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Jh Js]
Ace Inhibitor folds
FuRiVa2010 folds
SammuLo raises to $1
josephthepimp folds
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous raises to $3
Tip33 folds
BabolAjax folds
FoonyBoony folds
rm4ak folds
SammuLo has 15 seconds left to act
SammuLo has requested TIME
SammuLo calls $2
*** FLOP *** [6d 2s 7c]
SammuLo checks
fatmorpheous bets $6
SammuLo raises to $12
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous calls $6
*** TURN *** [6d 2s 7c] [6h]
SammuLo bets $3.55, and is all in
fatmorpheous calls $3.55
SammuLo shows [Kh Kc]
fatmorpheous shows [Jh Js]
*** RIVER *** [6d 2s 7c 6h] [7s]
SammuLo shows two pair, Kings and Sevens
fatmorpheous shows two pair, Jacks and Sevens
SammuLo wins the pot ($35.58) with two pair, Kings and Sevens

bit unlucky

Full Tilt Poker Game #22980978182: Table Apollo - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:17:21 ET - 2010/08/10
Seat 1: fatmorpheous ($25)
Seat 2: Kynsilaukka ($10)
Seat 3: Vox Lusa ($51.43)
Seat 4: poldpf ($16.73)
Seat 5: Defndrofangels ($25.40)
Seat 6: dkstjgus ($39.04)
Seat 7: ofidio ($25.65)
Seat 8: Hutynek ($20)
Seat 9: LuckIsOn ($26.29)
ofidio posts the small blind of $0.10
Hutynek posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [6c 6s]
LuckIsOn raises to $0.75
fatmorpheous calls $0.75
Kynsilaukka folds
Vox Lusa folds
poldpf folds
Defndrofangels folds
dkstjgus folds
ofidio folds
Hutynek calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [6h 3d 9h]
Hutynek checks
LuckIsOn has 15 seconds left to act
LuckIsOn checks
fatmorpheous bets $1.50
Hutynek folds
LuckIsOn raises to $4.75
fatmorpheous raises to $24.25, and is all in
LuckIsOn calls $19.50
fatmorpheous shows [6c 6s]
LuckIsOn shows [4h 5h]
*** TURN *** [6h 3d 9h] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [6h 3d 9h 7d] [Qc]
fatmorpheous shows three of a kind, Sixes
LuckIsOn shows a straight, Seven high
LuckIsOn wins the pot ($48.31) with a straight, Seven high

now this is just retarded...when i tilt i dont even play as well as a retard

Full Tilt Poker Game #22981029340: Table Apollo - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:19:40 ET - 2010/08/10
Seat 1: youus ($25)
Seat 2: JCHolyHands ($25)
Seat 3: Johnny Benson ($10.39)
Seat 4: Swine_1967 ($13.77)
Seat 5: jaman1965 ($11.19)
Seat 6: Alonso_NWAC ($83.61)
Seat 7: fatmorpheous ($29.43)
Seat 8: Todoshok ($47.67)
Seat 9: Sausa84 ($25.81)
Sausa84 posts the small blind of $0.10
youus posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qs Ks]
JCHolyHands folds
Johnny Benson folds
Swine_1967 folds
jaman1965 folds
Alonso_NWAC raises to $0.75
fatmorpheous raises to $2
Todoshok folds
Sausa84 folds
youus folds
Alonso_NWAC has 15 seconds left to act
Alonso_NWAC raises to $7
fatmorpheous calls $5
*** FLOP *** [Th As 3d]
Alonso_NWAC has 15 seconds left to act
Alonso_NWAC checks
fatmorpheous bets $14.35
Alonso_NWAC has 15 seconds left to act
Alonso_NWAC raises to $28.70
fatmorpheous calls $8.08, and is all in
Alonso_NWAC shows [Ah Ac]
fatmorpheous shows [Qs Ks]
Uncalled bet of $6.27 returned to Alonso_NWAC
*** TURN *** [Th As 3d] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Th As 3d Qc] [7h]
Alonso_NWAC shows three of a kind, Aces
fatmorpheous shows a pair of Queens
Alonso_NWAC wins the pot ($56.25) with three of a kind, Aces

final damage was $200 as i then carried on tilting at headsup before i snapped out of it... FFS im sober as well what is wrong with me

will have to redeposit a withdrawal now as Bankroll is only $800, will probably put on $100-$150 in the next few days, will update figures but the postive is that im still up $200 for the month, have some soul searching to do re managing this tilt.

hey at least i still havent played higher than 25c/50c

:-)

Monday, 9 August 2010

Low Volume = High Profits

when i laid out my plans for the month I thought I would aim for about 30k hands a month, today i'm a 3rd of the way through the month and ive done 2600 hands.

I just cannot motivate myself to play, footie manager & TV and chilling with a beer seems like a more plausible option.

Only benefit is that i cant stop winning, in less than 1000 hands at $50 headsup and $50 rush ive won $340, in 1600 hands of $25 ive lost $4 - you cant make this shit up.



Hopefully as the football season has started up i might get some motivation to drink less and try and get my arse in shape, at the age of 28 i should still be able to motor up and down the wing, with my team being relegated last year there is a real possibilty of some glory at the lower level!

anyway figs look impressive, $580 withdrawn, unfortunetly a lot of this has not gone to debt clearance and has gone to household...ah well figs as follows

9-Aug

NLH HU $420.00
NLH FR -$128.00
Rush $222.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $318.00
Other $41.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $840.00

Bank Roll $1,030.00

Withdrawn $580.00

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Took a shot

last night i went out for dinner and upon return did not really fancy playing poker, i had consumed a few vodkas and knew that a lengthy session wouldnt be a good idea, what was a good idea though would be step up a level to $50 rush and play for 15 minutes or so to generate 50 full tilt points... the plan was play tight and wait for spots with real value, or summit....as it turns out i won $83 in the short session, I sucked out with all in preflop, I had QQ on the button, big blind had KK, no getting away there but luckily queen on the flop... won a couple of other nice hands, hit a set with 66 and got paid off by AJ who turned two pair.. no significant losses the worst being this hand

Full Tilt Poker Game #22831447244: Table Mercury - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:52:23 ET - 2010/08/04
Seat 1: Drogba99 ($56.45)
Seat 2: eeyoreXXI ($20)
Seat 3: Thiemo14 ($26.10)
Seat 4: iPokerz ($54.80)
Seat 5: Netskater ($59.80)
Seat 6: fatmorpheous ($68.40)
Seat 7: alvar margets ($39.50)
Seat 8: ALmramor ($20.95)
Seat 9: ich_der_tremper ($47.50)
alvar margets posts the small blind of $0.25
ALmramor posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Kd Tc]
ich_der_tremper folds
Drogba99 folds
eeyoreXXI folds
Thiemo14 folds
iPokerz folds
Netskater raises to $1
fatmorpheous calls $1
alvar margets calls $0.75
ALmramor folds
*** FLOP *** [7d 7s Kh]
alvar margets checks
Netskater bets $1.50
fatmorpheous raises to $4
alvar margets folds
Netskater calls $2.50
*** TURN *** [7d 7s Kh] [8h]
Netskater checks
fatmorpheous bets $6
Netskater calls $6
*** RIVER *** [7d 7s Kh 8h] [Td]
Netskater checks
fatmorpheous has 15 seconds left to act
fatmorpheous bets $12
Netskater calls $12
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fatmorpheous shows [Kd Tc] two pair, Kings and Tens
Netskater shows [As Ad] two pair, Aces and Sevens
Netskater wins the pot ($45.15) with two pair, Aces and Sevens

I think I played this pretty well, why villain didnt re-reraise me I have no idea!!

bankroll $1060 - two withdrawals in one week a possibilty :-)

August Graph Below, $94 an hour sustainable?-

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

August Begins

I’ve had a Good Start to the month. Didn’t play Sunday as I was hungover from a stag do but I’ve played a couple of short sessions and won $90 at a mixture of Rush and Headsup.

I’ve made an early withdrawal my account needs money to cover birthdays and a few things, bit annoying as my winnings are meant to be paying off my credit card but what can you do if the family bank account has no money in it!!

Have been playing the odd lunctime sess and after a horrible month last month where I paid out nearly £150 I have recovered this month and im £200 up in 3 games, quite astonishing how much trouble we get into with a pot limit game with blinds at 10p/20p!!

Biggest hand of the day was when I had AK10J rainbow, HughDiago who was tilting and losing made a standard raise and I did a very rare 3bet, Hugh and Mug called… flop came K10Q rainbow – nice, Hugh bets I re-raise Hugh calls, turn is 7 and a second club, Hugh bets out and I reraises £18, hugh calls again but folds my blank river bet of £42… turns out he had Q10 with two clubs…

Anyway bankroll is $970ish will post a graph probably tomorrow as I don’t think ive done one since my re-attempt at taking this seriously..

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

July Wrap Up

Barely played in the last few days of the month and annoyingly only hit Bronze Level of Iron Man when in reality Gold should be what im hitting.

played the $320 freezeout on Ipoker again on my stake but got nowhere near the cash finished 350ish/700 after the most card dead tourney ever.

June as a whole though has to be seen as a success, a profit of near $500 and more importantly no Degening at all.

For July i want to win a bit more at the tables and not rely on Rakeback and Bonuses, i'll probabaly need to set myself a hands target to give me motivation to play though.

July Figures

31-Jul

NLH HU $291.00
NLH FR -$128.00
Rush $10.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $314.00
Other $41.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $495.00

Bank Roll $985.00

Withdrawn $280.00

Friday, 30 July 2010

Live Poker

last night i went down the rendevous casino in Brighton Marina with my dad and a couple of mates for the £55 + 1 rebuy or add-on, my dad staked me as its a bit pricey for a donk like me.

quite a small turnout, started with 35 but ended yp with 48 runners, bit strange seeing a poker room with 14 tables only using 5 of them but to be fair it is a nice setup and im glad its not self dealt any more.

Tourney was a pile of crap, previously i had come 5th for £260 without rebuying but this time i had to rebuy midway through the third level. i had lost half my starting of 5k with raises with 1010, 77 and ace10 which all missed and with 4 callers there aint a lot i can do on the flop.

so pretty much from that point i was shorstacked with 5k ish and i hung on for ages waiting for a spot, when the blinds hit 300/600 with antes of 50 i had to just shove, i got about 3 of them through but it was impossible to find a spot, my table had 3 old guys who would raise or call everything preflop. eventually i bust about 27ish when i shove QK UTG, someone wakes up with AK GG.

one funny spot was that this yound mouthy kiddy won a big pot and slowrolled the guy, he had a decent stack and announced that he was going to "Iron the table out" next hand he's pushed the button and gets called his 88 gets outflopped by AK he then pushes with A10 into AQ and straight after that he shoves blind utg and his J4 doesnt hit a miracle - he started swearing and said he only wants to play the cash game - yeah right!!

after this my dad was still in so i regged for the £100 minimum buy-in cash game, £2/£2 blinds with optional straddle of £5 and one round of hold'em one round of Omaha, most people had £200 to £400 so i just had to sit tight, good tactic though as everytime i raised in position and they called pre and checked the flop i could fire £10-£15 and take down the pot.

one hand of note was i have 99, i raise pre to £7 flop comes 1095 with two clubs, bloke bets £7 so i re-raise to £17 and he calls, turn is the ace of clubs he checks and i get a .little worried of the flush and check, river is the case 9, bloke fires out £22, i try my best to act but as soon as i raise another £35 he folds - damn.

end up £29 up after paying the £8 dealer charge for the hour.

online has been ok, think i have around $980 in my account but i havent played since Tuesday.

might be playing the $60k guarenteed on ipoker tonight on a stake, will report if i ship!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Close But No Cigar

so close but so far... 242/690 in the big tourney my QQ was all in 3 ways againts 34suited and ace 9... this deep into a tourney and people are shoving that crap!

if the hand held i was top 30 with top 80 getting minimum $500.

in the $42k guaranteed i finsihed 550/4000 odd, bluffed off a 20bb stack hoping to represent the flush with four diamonds out but matey made a brave/good/gay call with his AJ no diamonds but ot be fair he did have trips.....

could of folded my way into the money for sure but ot be honest i was knackered.

had to make a withdrawl of £50 ($80) as im out on a stag do this weekend and do not have funds in my bank.

bankroll now $930

26-Jul

NLH HU $231.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush $95.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $287.00
Other $41.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $445.00

Bank Roll $935.00

Withdrawn $280.00

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Big Tourney Tonight

Satted into the $200k guaranteed on Paddy Power tonight which is a $320 buyin, a lot bigger then my usual forays into MTTs which are normally about $5 lol.

alongside it i'm gonna play the $42k guaranteed on Full Tilt using one of my three $26 tickets and probably some other mtts which fall within my bankroll management.

bankroll has been between $985 upto $1060 and is currently $1030, still playing Rush as my main game will be interesting to look at my stats etc at month end.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Almost felt sorry for the guy

wow real positive day yesterday, I started off with 2 quick 15 minute sessions at Rush Poker and won around $45 mainly due to a couple of nice hands, one AA>KK preflop and another where i held 44 and got it in on a 4557 board 3 ways against 56 and QQ and i held.

Anyway's I stopped there and had a few drinks watching telly with the mrs before she went to bed when I stuck on some shows of my own, now I didnt feel pissed so I logged on and did some microstakes tourneys coming nowhere, I then fired up 1 table of $50 rush and said to myself that if my bankroll dipped below $1030 i'd stop, i lost a few dollars and was on the verge of quitting when again i get aces against kings and it holds again for a nice $70 pot a he wasnt full stacked.

I then go bum hunting the headsup tables, telling myself i must quit if i lose a stack as plenty of times in the past i double someone up, tilt and end up losing loads of money.

so searching the tables I find someone siting with $20 and jump on and he was terrible!! he called every raise preflop and seemed to hang on in every pot, after the 3rd stacking in quick time I felt a bit guilty so I typed in mate you shouldnt be playing 36 off suit in a raised pot and he started asking me advice on how to play!! asking about my experience etc!! i gave him a few pointers but still stacked him 2 more times before i had to quit as my daughter woke up crying. In a way i felt relieved as the money seemed a bit to easy, does anyone ever feel this way? guilty after winning?

i ended up $160 up for the day an ive withdrawn $200 as the first withdrawals towards my debt repayments - £130 down £870 to go!

figures so far


20-Jul

NLH HU $238.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush $73.00
Tourneys -$33.00
Bonus & Rakeback $258.00
Other $55.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $415.00

Bank Roll $985.00

Withdrawn $200.00

Saturday, 17 July 2010

in Poker Things change quickly

Wednesdays Blog I was down beat as I was down to a mere $4 profit, today my bankroll is a nice $944 and I still have $50 to come in tomorrow on completion of my final day on the rush poker week, hopefully sometime next week ill be upto $1100 and ill be able to make my first withdrawal towards my debt clearing task!!

Out on the piss tonight, first time in months, got a football do then into Brighton to hook up with some mates on a stag do, should be a grin if i can keep the pace and stop worryinh about how much money i spend, might even play a session in a bit and see if i can spin up some beer money lol!

Figures for 17-Jul

NLH HU $153.00
NLH FR -$176.00
Rush -$11.00
Tourneys -$19.00
Bonus & Rakeback $168.00
Other $59.00
Live Poker $0.00
Total $174.00

Bank Roll $944.00

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Chan to outlegend Ivey?

Last year the poker community all went a bit nuts when Phil Ivey final table the main event, this year Ivey is out but a true legen in Johhny Chan has top 10 chips with around 200 players left. How awesome would it be if Chan could final table and have a shot at a record 3rd world title? tempted to put some money on him with a second shout to Johnny Lodden who is a decent high stakes pro.

did not play much yesterday but managed to recoup around $40 of the $60 lost, played a real bad hand headsup which went as follows, I raise 75dd on the button and big blind calls, flop comes 5910 with 1 diamond, bloke bets around $2.50 i raise to $6 bloke calls, turn is 9 diamonds, bloke bets $10 and i shove with my 1 pair and flush draw, bloke insta calls with kings but i suck out with a diamond river. the pot was about $50ish and i was all in with not a lot of outs and there was no way he would fold for so little.

ah well bankroll now $815, my rush poker today should see me clear another $20 of the bonus, think im nearly done with completing it.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

down to $4 profit

ouch lost about $60 on Rush poker this morning which now means im down to bakroll of $774, so a mighty $4 profit...

really gonna have to study my game and spot where im going wrong, today for instance calling down with draws and im still unsure whether im playing small pairs right.

trying not to be to downbeat about it but firing up my poker tracker and seeing red lines aplenty is a bit of a killer.

ah well hopefullyu i can pick up a rush of cards and take advantage of the rush poker bonus

bankroll $774.