Saturday, 30 January 2010

Poker Karma

the poker gods must deem playing lengthy sessions on your daughters 3rd birthday as unacceptable

i thought after running round a soft play area for hours i would be in luck

ah well, full month end report tomorrow

bankroll $940

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Monster session

played over the weekend and carried on the run good picking up another $75 (andwithdrawing $100) mainly at $25nl but with occasional dips into $50 headsup and off course Rush Poker... no need to comment on this as this has been much discussed... anyways onto last nights session... mrs went out to a see a mate and i made it a mission to grind for as long as she was out... i was expecting an hour but she was out for 3 hours!!

in this time i went through -

* 3264 Hands
* 387 Full Tilt Points
* $30.88 in Rake Paid
* 4 Cans of strongbow
* 3 pairs of aces run into
* $6.76 Profit LOL!!!

Sickness just complete breakeven although the points are handy for my bonus!!

Bankroll $995

Friday, 22 January 2010


been flying this week, up $200+ on the cash tables at a real decent win rate... and even better our monthly pay out for the occasional lunchtime games of £55 came so ive paid off £170 off the credit card... the first official payments of 2010 No More Pain Poker!!

in case youre wondering the other monies has paid for her dress for xmas, some new boots for her and COD, a jumper and jeans for me....i guess i need discipline to direct all winnings to my debt as planned but you gotta keep the mrs sweet - its kinda like hush money!!

should really be playing tonight as the mrs is working and the kids are with their nan or dad but I just cant be arsed, as long as i clear $10 a day im on track and in fact im like 3 times over my target this month - good times for now.

Full Tilt Bonus is over half way clear need to clear 1500 points in 22 days, works out around 70 a day..... when i can be arsed to do a session i can clear 120 an hour so i look good for $175 middle of next month!

bankroll $1025, hope youve all started the new year as well as me.

22-Jan Figures
Bankroll $1,026
NLH Cash $211
PLO Cash -$52
Tourneys $132
Bonuses $0
Rakeback $66
Live Poker $445

Withdrawn $630
Bankroll Increase $276

Target to Go $2,496

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Grinding Well (hopefully not variance)

Hit a semi big session Monday, started sweet with 3 buyins in about 750ish hands, I stopped to take a break as after an hour I get tired... So off I went online and blew some steam getting killed continously on Call of Duty 2, proceeding to fuck my mates off as all I failed to pick off targets with my sniper rifle when opponents were wide open!
I was going to leave it for the day but i decided with the mrs free i should hit the tables, especially with my year end bonus to clear... unfortunetly i hit a big downswing nearly losing all my prfoit from earlier before rallying to finish up $3 over 1500 hands!!

Logged on today for a quick hour blast aiming to earn 100 Full Tilt Points, 45 mins later im 3 buyins up again and 100 points are earned.

so a sweet couple of days 6 buyins up with a nice chunk of rakeback to come...

just thought id finish with a couple of hands....obviously not real interesting as $25nl but ah well, nice to see me play well or get lucky in the last example

Hand 1

standard as hell, think he would of got the money no matter what but sometimes you gotta jam when you can, he would of folded a lot of rivers if we slowplayed

Full Tilt Poker Game #17728975168: Table Harden - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 14:39:09 ET - 2010/01/19
Seat 1: andre0207 ($25)
Seat 2: MRJD1943 ($31.73)
Seat 3: op_legend ($8.45)
Seat 4: ambient27 ($14.92)
Seat 5: RaxerESP ($27.57)
Seat 6: TheDevonian ($20.17)
Seat 7: potts6000 ($30.72)
Seat 8: moj02k3 ($6.55)
Seat 9: Wendul81 ($5.63)
andre0207 posts the small blind of $0.10
MRJD1943 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MRJD1943 [8h Th]
op_legend folds
ambient27 folds
RaxerESP has 15 seconds left to act
RaxerESP folds
TheDevonian folds
potts6000 folds
moj02k3 folds
Wendul81 folds
andre0207 raises to $0.75
MRJD1943 calls $0.50
*** FLOP *** [9s 7c 8s]
andre0207 bets $1.75
MRJD1943 calls $1.75
*** TURN *** [9s 7c 8s] [Jc]
andre0207 has 15 seconds left to act
andre0207 bets $5.16
MRJD1943 raises to $10.32
andre0207 raises to $22.50, and is all in
MRJD1943 calls $12.18
andre0207 shows [Ac Ah]
MRJD1943 shows [8h Th]
*** RIVER *** [9s 7c 8s Jc] [Jh]
andre0207 shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
MRJD1943 shows a straight, Jack high
MRJD1943 wins the pot ($47.50) with a straight, Jack high

Hand 2

dont slowplay your flopped ace in face of villains strength... not mistake by me

Full Tilt Poker Game #17702383742: Table Boom - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:49:30 ET - 2010/01/18
Seat 1: Kaapoor ($5)
Seat 2: JujutsuSun ($33.23), is sitting out
Seat 3: juanra016 ($25)
Seat 4: Paletsev ($5)
Seat 5: Hyridla ($15.45)
Seat 6: Yannick22 ($24.85)
Seat 7: MRJD1943 ($25.35)
Seat 8: cihi ($9.97)
Seat 9: Darkornot ($9.84)
Hyridla posts the small blind of $0.10
Yannick22 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MRJD1943 [Kh Ks]
MRJD1943 calls $0.25
cihi folds
Darkornot folds
Kaapoor folds
juanra016 folds
Paletsev folds
Hyridla folds
Yannick22 raises to $0.85
MRJD1943 raises to $2.25
Yannick22 calls $1.40
*** FLOP *** [As 4s 4d]
Yannick22 checks
MRJD1943 checks
*** TURN *** [As 4s 4d] [Kd]
Yannick22 bets $4.60
MRJD1943 calls $4.60
*** RIVER *** [As 4s 4d Kd] [6d]
Yannick22 bets $13
MRJD1943 raises to $18.50, and is all in
Yannick22 calls $5, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $0.50 returned to MRJD1943
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MRJD1943 shows [Kh Ks] a full house, Kings full of Fours
Yannick22 mucks
MRJD1943 wins the pot ($47.31) with a full house, Kings full of Fours
Yannick22 is sitting out

Hand 3

ok my bad... i had constantly been fucked over by the villain who was a decent reg with position, i figured she was fing with me with a strong queen.... ah well miracles happen!!

Full Tilt Poker Game #17708897675: Table Weatherby - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:56:03 ET - 2010/01/18
Seat 1: Shepa777 ($5)
Seat 2: MRJD1943 ($29.35)
Seat 3: RnBnDaHouse ($5.63)
Seat 4: knightofarmor ($55.79)
Seat 5: shlyakh2109 ($5)
Seat 6: Luujs1 ($25), is sitting out
Seat 7: MainEvent1011 ($8.80)
Seat 8: DANKADONK ($25)
Seat 9: johnen22 ($25.68)
johnen22 posts the small blind of $0.10
Shepa777 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MRJD1943 [Kh Ks]
MRJD1943 raises to $1
RnBnDaHouse folds
knightofarmor calls $1
MainEvent1011 folds
DANKADONK calls $1
johnen22 folds
Shepa777 has 15 seconds left to act
Shepa777 folds
Shepa777 adds $0.25
*** FLOP *** [8c Qc 4h]
MRJD1943 bets $3
knightofarmor has 15 seconds left to act
knightofarmor raises to $8
MRJD1943 raises to $28.35, and is all in
knightofarmor calls $20.35
MRJD1943 shows [Kh Ks]
knightofarmor shows [8s 8d]
*** TURN *** [8c Qc 4h] [2c]
*** RIVER *** [8c Qc 4h 2c] [Kc]
MRJD1943 shows three of a kind, Kings
knightofarmor shows three of a kind, Eights
MRJD1943 wins the pot ($57.05) with three of a kind, Kings

Bankroll a nice $1115...a high since my by big win and withdrawl in the daily dollar.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Big Little

This aint gonna go good... just used up my last $T to register for the big little and the $10k guaranteed super stack... i feel fing knackered but ive dropped about $50 last night and today playing shite, this is my chance to claw it back, to massive donkaments lols!!

currently had a sneaky double up with AQ >AK... i told you this aint gonna go good, will report back a bit later through edits

hmmmm came 15k odd out of 32k entrants queens into aces... then decided i couldnt be arsed with the 10k game, it was a superstack and super slow...

to top it all off ive dropped about $75 in cash, why play when im not in the mood?!

im an idiot, gonna deposit £20 as account looks sparse

bankroll $960 FFS

gonna grind tomorrow as mrs is working, least 3k hands.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

More Live Shenanigans

went back to the casino last night for the £10 rebuy,there was a group of about 10 of us I had already decided before the event that as it was my mates birthday i was gonna just get pissed... i did not take the event seriously at all and was eventually in for£45, got down to the last 3 tables and I had a stack of 4k at blinds 300/600..however I got a double up with 8's elimating another shortstacks ace 9 and then i double through someone with a flopped trips and suddenly I had over 20bbs and an above average stack.

but poker is a funny game, ive gone from zero to hero and then this sick sick hand on the button and find that is limped and then re-raised to 3.5k by one of our group Ready... i look down at kings... me and Ready are both similar stacks... i decide to just push 16k, let him take me on if he wants but giving him an opportunity to fold.... when he annouces "Daly youre gonna be angry" i puke a little.. he of course has aces....i stand up and a king is the first door card, the word sorry leaves my mouth before the bloody aces comes.... despite picking up a flush draw im bounced in 25th... my mate didnt even get in the cash with my chips ffs.

after this i sink a few pints and hear they are starting a 2nd cash table £1/£1 NLH with £20-£200 buyin, i decide its worth a shot and buyin for £60 and were playing 5 handed..3 hands in im reraised allin when the jack hits a 732J board and i call with queens....ace hits the river and i groan but it seems the donk was playing J9 lol!!

i play on for about an hour waiting for our last player braddick who comes 8th for £100.... i end up with £165 after buying in for £60 and drinking loads and losing £20 on blackjack!

decided to "withdraw" £85 so figures and looking even cosier!

bannk roll $1028....

Thursday, 14 January 2010

back over four figures

back up over $1000 and its an important landmark for me, i never tend to stay much over this mark and with me wanting to withdraw $300 a month, hopefully good months will see me increase this figure.

only paid a couple of sessions over the last 2 days and today is a night off!!

back to the casino tomorrow for the £10 rebuy, will give a report on Saturday!

Bankroll $1012

Monday, 11 January 2010

Update 11th Jan (small mtt score)

so were a week in and its time for a quick review..... volume has been ok, I have done nearly 4k hands in about 7 hours at my main cash games, a mix of multi-tabling $25nl full ring and $50 heads up.

however the results are a bit disappointing as im about a buy-in of each down, however I dont think im playing badly and my ev chart here shows im not running well

luckily i have been having a few blasts at Pot Limit omaha and im currently about $90 up but of course poker tracker doesnt track so i wouldnt know how many hands or how lucky i have been!!

tourney wise it has been great my live result worked out at a decent $415 and i followed that up on a free Saturday morning with the mrs shopping with $154 worth of wins in a few mtt's, the bulk of this a $150 score in a small $2 rebuy -

so im pretty much cleared for the month ($300 a month target) and things are looking good!!

im keeping a record of the figures on the side but it breaks down like this

Bankroll - $928 + $80 for live

Pl Omaha - +$88
Nl Cash - -$70
Tourneys - +$154
Bonuses - $0
Rakeback - +$21
Live Poker - +$415
Stakes Returned - $190

Total - +$418

Withdrawn - $190
Bankroll increase $228
Target to Go - $2964

ill keep playing on to clear my iron man bonus and hopefully to turn a profit at my main games!!

gl all bankroll $928.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Live Trip Report No. 2 - £55 1rebuy or add-on

so Thursday night me my dad and my mate Clive who works for my dad headed down to the Rendevous Casino (link - )for the £55 1 rebuy or addon.... previously I had gone down for this tourney before and was unlucky to finish 13th..

anyways we turn up an hour before the tourney and register, my dad is staking me so half of any winnings will go to him....normally there is like 60 people but with the snow we start with 36, over the course of the rebuy period of 90 minutes another 11 people register late!! anyways funnily enough i manage to draw table 3 and who is sitting next to me? my dad lol...the rebuy period doesnt go great,only real hand of note see's me having to make a big fold to leave me with half my stack.... i raise the button with K6 blinds 100/200 to 800... small blind calls, flop is KQ9 i lead out for 800 and small blind calls... turn is a queen so i lead out for 800 again and small blind sets me in.... i think a fold is a good option although i now only have 2600 or 13 bb's.

at the break nearly everyone add-ons so the average is now 12k and i have about 9k... blinds are 150/300 so no real rush... i manage to chip up twice by 3 bet blasting AK and get upto average chips... then the key hand for me happens, i have dwindled down to below average.... i limp in in early position with ace ten of hearts and about 3 other people limp behind (lol @ live poker) the button then re-raises to 1500... it comes back to me and i decide to put him to the test, i have managed to successfully 3bet him off hands before.... unfortunetly this time he has QQ.... im getting up and putting my coat on when the ace hits the turn and i double upto above average.

From then on i coast onto the last two table and look good for a final table as i maintain a 20 bb stack, my dad eventually busts 13th when he loses a flip with his QK bricking against 10's...

im put to the test near the bubble when i open with ace queen and the big aggresive chip leader calls, flop is Q107 with two diamonds and the chip leader bets half my stack... do i really wanna exit here? i tank and decide i have to be ahead, i hove for 9k more and chip leader insta mucks... the bubble soon breaks and im on the final table..the final table does go quite quickly, there are two chip leaders who are taking people out left right and centre.... eventually i bust out in 5th... i check raise shove 67 on a 347ss board for about 8bbs, unfortunetly chip leader had Q8ss for a complete flip and binks the queen.

prize was £260 so cant complain, my best live poker score.

online has been improving, bankroll is up to $820 with Omaha and rakeback compensating my losing start at hold'em.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Drunken Poker Take 5

so after a few drinks and alone after thr mrs went to bed i really fancied some poker....oh dear i hear you say!

luckily the bankroll was transferred to a safe place so with my $4.25 left I sat down on a 2c/5c Omaha table and ran everyone over... the pretty much final and best hand was this.... not sure what the percentages were but a flush and a straight draw against a trips must be close.... nice to finish with a straight flush for a near 400bb pot!!

Full Tilt Poker Game #17391639418: Table Tulip (6 max) - $0.02/$0.05 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 18:48:35 ET - 2010/01/06
Seat 1: FinishHimWordUp ($4.76)
Seat 2: MRJD1943 ($18.24)
Seat 3: yooze ($3.35)
Seat 4: mas1020 ($5)
Seat 5: SHLEPROCK1 ($10.11)
Seat 6: ilyinlexa ($9.36)
MRJD1943 posts the small blind of $0.02
yooze posts the big blind of $0.05
5 seconds left to act
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MRJD1943 [Th Qd 9h 8c]
SHLEPROCK1 calls $0.05
ilyinlexa folds
FinishHimWordUp folds
MRJD1943 raises to $0.20
yooze folds
SHLEPROCK1 calls $0.15
*** FLOP *** [6h Ac 7h]
MRJD1943 bets $0.45
SHLEPROCK1 raises to $1.80
MRJD1943 raises to $5.85
SHLEPROCK1 raises to $9.91, and is all in
MRJD1943 calls $4.06
SHLEPROCK1 shows [7d Jd 7s 9s]
MRJD1943 shows [Th Qd 9h 8c]
*** TURN *** [6h Ac 7h] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [6h Ac 7h Jh] [8h]
SHLEPROCK1 shows three of a kind, Sevens
MRJD1943 shows a straight flush, Jack high
MRJD1943 wins the pot ($18.92) with a straight flush, Jack high
SHLEPROCK1 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $20.27 | Rake $1.35
Board: [6h Ac 7h Jh 8h]
Seat 1: FinishHimWordUp (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: MRJD1943 (small blind) showed [Th Qd 9h 8c] and won ($18.92) with a straight flush, Jack high
Seat 3: yooze (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: mas1020 is sitting out
Seat 5: SHLEPROCK1 showed [7d Jd 7s 9s] and lost with three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 6: ilyinlexa didn't bet (folded)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

2010's 1st session

just finished up for the day and unfortunately it was a losing session....

started off the day this morning with a little heads up before work, found my self a shortstacker with $10 and I eventually get it all in pre with AQ, villain has AA... ah well... I manage to get a lift into work despite the snow and work pretty much a full day... I then scan the heads up tables and find a german donk with $22... he was not a good player but this hand happens which I would classify as a cooler....

Full Tilt Poker Game #17384287516: Table Warren (heads up) - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:48:02 ET - 2010/01/06
Seat 1: 1979Jens ($23.05)
Seat 2: MRJD1943 ($50)
1979Jens posts the small blind of $0.25
MRJD1943 posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MRJD1943 [Qh Qs]
1979Jens calls $0.25
MRJD1943 raises to $2.50
1979Jens calls $2
*** FLOP *** [7h 3s 6s]
MRJD1943 bets $3.50
1979Jens raises to $7
MRJD1943 raises to $47.50, and is all in
1979Jens calls $13.55, and is all in
MRJD1943 shows [Qh Qs]
1979Jens shows [7s 6h]
Uncalled bet of $26.95 returned to MRJD1943
*** TURN *** [7h 3s 6s] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [7h 3s 6s Kh] [7c]
MRJD1943 shows two pair, Queens and Sevens
1979Jens shows a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
1979Jens wins the pot ($45.60) with a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
MRJD1943 adds $23.05

now villain was limp calling everything so i make a larger preflop bet, can i get away on that flop?

anyways at that point I was $60 down but managed to win about $18 over around 1000 hands at $25nl, no real interesting hands.

ive sat down now and cracked open a tinnie, bankroll has been transferred to a safe place and the night is done... I do realise that cash poker blogs like this are boring as fuck but bear with it, hopefully we'll see some interesting hands and a progression in my bankroll and ability

bankroll today - $750

Monday, 4 January 2010

Started the year as an idiot

so I started 2010 full of optimism, to achieve my goal i would need to earn a simple $10 a day... coupled with a $175 bonus earnt by clearing 80 Full Tilt points a day over the 44 days the bonus runs for.

3000 hands in two days (250 odd points) and a small profit saw me well on track, i was buzzing, then my idiocy kicks in.... 2 nights ago i get caught semi bluffing and I tilt off $60.

last night I come home from a birthday meal drunk and play Omaha, one bad beat and I tilt and im down $200. nearly a 3rd of my 2010 starting bankroll.

to be honest I have been thinking of quitting poker, what's the point in all the time and effort I put in if I have no discipline and can lose months or work in 10 minutes?

I have been persuaded to carry on by a mate, and i have been promised a $200 loan by my dad so I can get back in action.

can I learn from my mistakes? one last go will tell

Bankroll $670

* Edit dad has give me £200 not $200... also he is buying me into the £55 1 rebuy or add-on at the Rendevous Casino on Thursday

Bankroll a healthier $780, time to play sensibly and achieve my goals.