Wednesday, 30 June 2010

It Begins

so pumped up about starting again and exercising some bankroll management, today is the first day where I can only play upto 25c/50c and Omaha can suck my balls although I have said that I would like to play 5c/10c in case I feel a Omaha craving.

If I play over these limits I will lose a bet I have with my mate, only £40 but I don't wanna give him 40p!!

bankroll to start is $770 as I had a little bit of extra profit last week, i also lost a $110 pot with AK to 97dd all in on the turn on a 665Kdd board - river of course 2d.

had a little go this morning and lost $60 in 375 hands of holdem, got stacked with a set of 3's where i could not see villain had hit a gut shot on turn and lost nearly a full stack with aces into a set of queens - standard.
However in just 8 hands of heads-up i won back $48, with game selection the games are so easy, just have to make sure not to play full stacked villains or hands like the AK hand above could hurt my roll.

bankroll $760, 2 steps and 2 step 3s.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Mookie1 - a statement

Mookie1 you may well be a winning player and have a decent profit of nearly $2k logged, but you are still playing $1 stt's so you clearly a pussy.

also considering you play so many games do you really have to cry like a bitch when your KK loses to AK?

as stated in the chatbox last night SUCK MY BALLS YOU HOMO.


bankroll $716, the new challenge is only 2 days away :-)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Decent Tourneys Tonight

tonight is the monthly raketherake $30k freeroll, with around 1k runners, alongside that ill play the $32k KO with one of my tokens and maybe 1 or 2 other tourneys (bloggerment maybe)

quite excite about this as i usually play $5 tourneys with smaller prizes, maybe i can get a decent score and start my new challenge on Thursday with $1000 and not $750, would have no idea what i'd do with a 4 figure score, the chance to have a big bankroll vs using the money for household needs.

England Germany today, got a good feeling We'll do it, German's have a few to many youngsters in and im not convinced in their strikeforce of Podolski and Klose - FFS they shouldnt even be playing for Germany anyway as they're polish!!

bankroll $752

Friday, 25 June 2010

Full Tilt Steps Question

recently I cashed in all my full tilt points and purchased 7 x Step 1 tickets, for the step 1's i did mainly the Super Turbo 1 tables and was a bit disappointed to only get 3 step 2's. However last night i switched to the 1 table standard turbo's and managed to win 2 out of 3 to get the Step 3 of which ill use as $26 tokens!

the only question i have is what is the rakeback implication for purchasing Step Tickets, obviously the step tickets have a vaule of $3.50 i think, so i got myself $24.5 worth of tickets - how much do you think they'll deduct from my rakeback?

bankroll $720

Thursday, 24 June 2010

2nd Half of year challenge

had to make a significant withdrawal last night so roll was down to $650, i could go into how its ludicrous to have to pay £200 for 4 passports for my children, youngest is 2 months but this is a poker blog!!

anyway with next week being the 1st of July and the start of the second year i have decided to go back to the original no more pain poker plan of tying to clear my debt so the aim if to get the roll upto $750 by next week and then play $25nl and small stakes tourneys if i feel like it.

this time to make me stick to the plan i have offered a wager to my mates, basically if i play any stakes higher than 10c/25c full ring or 25c/50c headsup then they win the bet, they can track whether i have broken this rule by going to poker table ratings... also for Omaha i am not allowed to play any stakes higher than 5c/10c and even then i doubt i will bother, thinking about Omaha makes me sick!

if anyone fancies making this wager with me let me know!

i am also thinking about a volume challenge maybe 200k hands before December but im not sure how feasible this is with the baby still not sleeping, ill think about it and let you know later.

had a nice session this morning, daughter woke up late for her feed at 6am, i fed her and put her into my bed with the mrs and decided to check out the tables as they are always a bit fishy early morning UK time, i loaded up my 16 tables and played about 800 hands for a decent $40 win, if i keep this up i might be able to get to a higher starting point for the 1st of July of $750 but we shall see.

bankroll $690.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

No Longer a bankroll challenge and why i cant play Omaha

so last nights crazy hand means i no longer have to scratch around at $10nl, i can go back to my old game of $25nl and selective game of $50 heads-up against shortstacked opponents... the struggle will always be to not tilt and play games over my roll or go on monkey tilt during a session and end up shoving every hand and face card pre flop until i get my senses back.

i also have made a decision to not play Omaha, i just cant lay down hands and suck outs are more frequent which of course brings out my tilt demons.

below is too graphs from the bankroll challenge, even taking out my +$400 hand i was still an impressive +$300ish at holdem in a week, however losing $250ish at holdem kind kills it.

night off tonight have self banned in case i get the temptation later, will instead watch a movie with the mrs.

and ps starlight yes i know you're right, im an idiot and have proven the fact time and time again, hopefully now i have a roll i can stay sane and go back to my original plan of paying off my debt, lets hopefully see some use of the progress you gave me the code for months ago.

bankroll $930

Monday, 21 June 2010

Flipping Your Bankroll

Im a cunt, had done my "bankroll challenge" and was happy with +$80 over a week playing small tourneys and microcash.

tonight i play headsup Omaha against a shortstacker and he merked me with such stupid shit eg. flush draw against trips i soon found myself so tilted

i went to a $2-$4 headsup table to chase my losses and this happens

Full Tilt Poker Game #21782070466: Table Royalty (heads up) - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:44:36 ET - 2010/06/21
Seat 1: jtizzo222 ($408)
Seat 2: fatmorpheous ($446.50)
jtizzo222 posts the small blind of $2
fatmorpheous posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [As 6s]
jtizzo222 raises to $8
fatmorpheous raises to $20
jtizzo222 raises to $64
fatmorpheous calls $44
*** FLOP *** [Ts Kc 5s]
fatmorpheous checks
jtizzo222 has 15 seconds left to act
jtizzo222 bets $72
fatmorpheous raises to $382.50, and is all in
jtizzo222 calls $272, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [As 6s]
jtizzo222 shows [Kh Ah]
Uncalled bet of $38.50 returned to fatmorpheous
*** TURN *** [Ts Kc 5s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Kc 5s Jc] [2s]
fatmorpheous shows a flush, Ace high
jtizzo222 shows a pair of Kings
fatmorpheous wins the pot ($815.50) with a flush, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $816 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Ts Kc 5s Jc 2s]
Seat 1: jtizzo222 (small blind) showed [Kh Ah] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 2: fatmorpheous (big blind) showed [As 6s] and won ($815.50) with a flush, Ace high

terrible spastic play by me but WTF i cant complain, if i keep this degenning up ill be busto but for now............bankroll $910

Friday, 18 June 2010

Playing Poker With A Baby

playing poker against a baby would be easy however since the birth of my daughter playing with a baby is proving to be a real challenge

with my other 3 daughters its easy, i send them to bed at 7pm and if i wanna play poker and the wife doesnt want me i can log on and play cash tourneys whatever.

with my newest daughter its just impossible, she screams, fidgets, i have at times held her whilst i play and she kicks the shit out of me - not a poker fan!!

and when she is asleep normally at 10pm im too knackered to play as she still aint sleeping through the night.

so because of this im really struggling to get any pokering done, and some of the quality of my play is shocking - last night i loaded up about 6 tourneys and didnt cash once, best finishes were two 15th odd places in some 90 manners. luckily my microstakes cash has been going well.

anyone have experiences of playing poker with a baby in the household?

day 2 + 3 = +$30
total = +$52
bankroll $552

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Day 1 = profit but i was a bad boy

so day 1 of the bankroll challenge was here and i was looking forward to some poker, first off i did the 4th attempt at a score in the $5 RTR syndicate game, i made it an impressive 0 cashes for 4 coming 1000 odd in the $20k turbo, did not get any hands to play and exited with A7 losing to QQ after i got short, i also did a $2 180 manner and was pretty pissed off to go out with 60 left, i was about 6th in chips and the only person who had me covered shoved UTG...i had AK and called figuring he had 66-1010 and AJ or AQ, he did indeed had AQ and when the king hit the river it completed his straight - so frustating. i also did 2 90 man KO's coming nowhere in one and 15th in the other when blind on blind i shoved KJ but couldnt outdraw the BB's 88.

so tourneys out the way i started the bankroll challenge, step 1 was 5 stt's and 5 cash limit poker sessions where i had 250 times the fee or big bet. i did 3 $1 super turbo's figuring it would be easy and didnt cash any of them.

Limit poker was even worse, i made a small $1 profit on the 25c/50c table but lost about $15 on the 50c/$1 table - limit poker is so boring!!!

anyways after all this i scanned headsup tables, obviously i shouldnt be playing these as its above my roll but i dipped in and out of several games, specifically targeting germans, russians and french with less than $25 on the table.

it worked out ok and i turned a $20 loss from the tourneys ad limit poker into a $22 win, plus i had earnt nearly 100 full tilt points which helps towards clearing the bonus. Mrs did not sleep well last night so i assume she will be asleep early meaning i might assault a few big field tourneys tonight!

day 1 - +$22
total - +$22
bankroll - $522

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Back to Full Tilt for a bankroll challenge

Betfair turned out to be a bit rubbish, games were soft but software was ugly and i couldnt effectively mulitable despite it boasting that you can 15 table!

so i've decided to have a bit of a bankroll challenge, i'm gonna soley play on Full Tilt and stick to £10nl and Stts/mtts less than $3.

obviously i have said this a million times before but i really plan to stick to it, i will be tracking sessions daily to see how i go

as part of this i have started to do Full Tilt Academy challenges again, the first one is bankroll realted but seems to relate to limit games - oh well Starlight will be happy to see me give it a go!

*Play a real money, fixed limit Hold’em ring game session lasting 40 hands or more where your bankroll is at least 250 times the big bet and a real money, NL Hold’em sit & go where your bankroll is at least 50 times the buy-in. Repeat 5 times.
(5 part task)

*Play 3 non-simultaneous, real money, 6-max, fixed limit Hold’em ring game sessions in 24 hours, 60 hands or more each where you average 2 big bets profit per 100 hands across all 3 sessions and your bankroll is at least 250 big bets for each table.
(1 part task)

*The Pro Play - Play 4 simultaneous real money, 6-max, fixed limit Hold’em ring game tables each lasting 60 hands or more where your total bankroll is at least 250 times the big bet and you average a profit of 2 big bets per 100 hands or more across all four sessions

not sure how difficult this will be? i can play $1-2 limit with my $500 roll but will probabaly attempt this at 50c/$1 or even 25c/50c - any thoughts?

day one bankroll $500 ($0)
(also stars roll $32)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Whats Betfair Poker Like?

I cant viably play mainly tournaments as i just dont have the time, Full Tilt Cash and me dont get on so ive decided to move $500 to Betfair Poker as i can get 30% rakeback and a sign-up bonus.

anyone tell me what its like?

ive left $100 on Tilt and have $40 on Stars for randomt tourneys

no real aims for Betfair just grind up the microstakes and see how it goes

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tourney Round Up

Notes from last nights Donkaments, initially I regged for $32k KO, Daily Dollar and Daily Double A & B, apologies the notes get a bit stupid as the night goes on as I was drinking.

• 20:27 - Early double in daily dollar AK > AQ
• 20:30 - double back down, called a tilt shove with A8, someone behind had AJ – tilter had 10 3
• 20:40 - FFS down to half a stack in $32k called in position with A8 Suited, floated flop bet when opponent checked turn and he shoved
• 20:45 – WOO) double up and $4, bounty min raise 97 late get 99A flop fellow shortie has ace 10
• 21:00 break -
271/1537 in $32k after a couple of nice hands and
2018/3339 in daily dollar – nothing happening so far
• started 18 man step one with a ticket
• out in step 14th shit turbo – next time do standard level
• regged for $6.50 super turbo mtt
• 21:15 lovely double up in daily double a, river gives someone a pair of jacks shame I shoved with nut flush
• down to shrapnel in double have AK flop ace, turn two pair, mug has called all the way with queen 10 and hits river jack – out 1090th soon after WTF queen 10 he calls pot every street with ace out
• out $6.50 super turbo my KK into JJ and AA – standard
• 21:36 double up daily dollar 1010>77, just below average now
• Down to 2600 and below average chips in double a fancy play syndrome with 88
• 22:00 Break -
238/791 $32k
427/1004 double b
1535/2400 daily dollar
• 10:10 straight after break double up in double b but FUCK lose AA to a set of 10s in $32k
• Out of $32k wtf gutted, not sure if I can fold aces I am deep but need help on this hand- AA Board is J1087
• JOKE - I have ace 10 board is 789J by turn, i go all in he calls with ace queen flush draw and of course hits - pot was for top 30 chips
• 22:21 triple up to 6k AQ>AJ>A7
• 22:35 lost key flip in daily dollar 88 all in preflop meets rivered queen for ace queen
• K8 loses to q6 in daily double on K62 flop, lucky villain was short on chips
• Out in daily dollar 88 all in pre loses to 56 hiting a straight but to be fair it was 4 handed and I came 3rd
• OMG EPIC I have Aces, someone raises in early and someone flat calls behind, I get tricky and flat call as well but two more fuckers do the same – where was the squeeze?!!?
5 handed to flop we go - Flop 445 two hearts, someone bets…. Flop is safe??? I shove and get 3 callers WTF!!! Up against two flush draws and kings – I hold quadruple up and im chip leader!!
• 23:00 3rd break, only in one tourney chip leader with 457 left
• Put cowboy hat on
• 23:07 start 90 manner $3 job
• I hand later - finish 90th LOL
• loading up stars to do the $ 180 manners
• 23 36 feeding baby lol, hard to play 3 tables and feed her
• 23 50 out of stars games, 4/250 in double
• 00:12 15/125 called a few shit bets
• 00:26 standard blowup lose AK to 44 then shove 3’s into AQ river to get back into top 30 of course river queen

So a lot of fun but only one cash of $12

On reflection I played pretty well built good stacks but took my eye of the ball, exit hands have been pretty rough AA, KK, AK etc.

Played a little cash play to end up $45 up for the evening but of course I have used my $26 token and a step one ticket.

Next time no drinking and maybe wait until Melina (baby) is sleeping through the night as im shattered and due to be up at 5am for her feed.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Tourneys Tonight

registered for the daily dollar, the early double and the $32 guaranteed using my $26 token, will update on progress later.

today and yesterday i have ventured back onto cash to earn my 50 full tilt points a) for iron man but mainly as i need to clear a bonus by August, I have worked out it takes about 40 minutes at $10 Rush, the play itself has been good and im up $50 over two sessions - not sustainable i know.

i have also ben playing steps, i brought 7 with Full Tilt Points and out of 3 attempts i have won two step 2 tickets and have another crack at step 1 - will be interesting to see how i go.

as for the blog i think ive decided not to say what my bankroll is every post, ill just tally up at month end and see where i am, moving away from constantly checking my roll should hopefully make me more laid back to my results so i can concentrate on quality of play - we shall see.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

back but avoiding cash

managed to get a comibnation of a stake from my ever willing dad and managed to sling a few spare pounds back into the roll so im back, only difference is i'm avoiding cash games and im gonna see if i can have a few dedicated tournament nights, i just cannot trust myself on cash tables and the risk is too much.

Luckily i am a complete mtt nit, i never buy into games im not rolled for so hopefully i can get into a groove and ship a decent score.

i have put $100 into Poker Stars and now have a $570 roll on Full Tilt. i did pan for an extensive schedule tonight but its 24's conclusion so im just gonna play the daily dollar, the rake the race freeroll and a $5 game for the RTR syndicate

here goes.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

all over

just got stacked twice at $200. cant see a way back from this shit, i know i shouldnt be on the fucking table but the beats are fucking stupid

Full Tilt Poker Game #21319037127: Table Swiftly Tilting (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:27:50 ET - 2010/06/02
Seat 1: Mr_Niceness ($377.15)
Seat 2: fatmorpheous ($200)
Seat 3: Lorenz -10- ($467.10)
Seat 4: papychulo777 ($198)
Seat 5: OMGKingJulien ($435.95)
Seat 6: DIRTYGOOS3 ($370.95)
papychulo777 posts the small blind of $1
OMGKingJulien posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [Qd Qs]
Mr_Niceness folds
fatmorpheous raises to $7
Lorenz -10- calls $7
papychulo777 folds
OMGKingJulien folds
*** FLOP *** [Js 2s 6c]
fatmorpheous bets $12
Lorenz -10- calls $12
*** TURN *** [Js 2s 6c] [6s]
fatmorpheous bets $32
Lorenz -10- raises to $64
fatmorpheous raises to $181, and is all in
Lorenz -10- calls $117
fatmorpheous shows [Qd Qs]
Lorenz -10- shows [2c 2h]
*** RIVER *** [Js 2s 6c 6s] [8s]
fatmorpheous shows a flush, Queen high
Lorenz -10- shows a full house, Twos full of Sixes
Lorenz -10- wins the pot ($400) with a full house, Twos full of Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $403 | Rake $3
Board: [Js 2s 6c 6s 8s]
Seat 1: Mr_Niceness didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: fatmorpheous showed [Qd Qs] and lost with a flush, Queen high
Seat 3: Lorenz -10- (button) showed [2c 2h] and won ($400) with a full house, Twos full of Sixes
Seat 4: papychulo777 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: OMGKingJulien (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: DIRTYGOOS3 didn't bet (folded)

Full Tilt Poker Game #21319131671: Table Swiftly Tilting (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:31:44 ET - 2010/06/02
Seat 1: LuRaK3 ($200)
Seat 2: BeerMe ($207)
Seat 3: Samantonio ($1,006.20)
Seat 4: fatmorpheous ($204)
Seat 5: SeriAce ($200)
Seat 6: GuyNextDoor ($279.90)
GuyNextDoor posts the small blind of $1
LuRaK3 posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to fatmorpheous [8c 8h]
BeerMe folds
Samantonio raises to $6
fatmorpheous calls $6
SeriAce folds
GuyNextDoor calls $5
LuRaK3 raises to $30
Samantonio has 15 seconds left to act
Samantonio folds
fatmorpheous calls $24
GuyNextDoor folds
*** FLOP *** [5c 3h 8d]
LuRaK3 bets $50
fatmorpheous calls $50
*** TURN *** [5c 3h 8d] [As]
LuRaK3 checks
fatmorpheous bets $124, and is all in
LuRaK3 calls $120, and is all in
fatmorpheous shows [8c 8h]
LuRaK3 shows [Js Jc]
Uncalled bet of $4 returned to fatmorpheous
*** RIVER *** [5c 3h 8d As] [Jh]
fatmorpheous shows three of a kind, Eights
LuRaK3 shows three of a kind, Jacks
LuRaK3 wins the pot ($409) with three of a kind, Jacks
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $412 | Rake $3
Board: [5c 3h 8d As Jh]
Seat 1: LuRaK3 (big blind) showed [Js Jc] and won ($409) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 2: BeerMe didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Samantonio folded before the Flop
Seat 4: fatmorpheous showed [8c 8h] and lost with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 5: SeriAce (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: GuyNextDoor (small blind) folded before the Flop

im convinced i cant win

$200 down at 10c/25c in 2 days, every time i have aces or any overpair i run into a set. if i flop two pair they call and hit a higher two pair. plus when this shit happens i tilt and shove all in every half decent hand for about 30 seconds whilst in a rage. today i finally got called, my $25 re-raise to his 70 cent bet was called by kings. my 7's didnt get there :-0

not sure if this is bad or good but i tilt played $200 nl and won back $90, probably not the best idea.

cant be arsed to update figures but my PTR on the side is soon to hit negative $1k.

i suck.

bankroll $670

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

June Goals

as you can probably see by my figures on the side, i had a terrible tilty session since my last post, net affect down $250 which is a quarter of my roll. i wont go into the details ($200 rush NLH) but if i dont keep a lid on my emotions during a session i will never win any money. i have not withdrawn a dime in about two months from my account, its embarassing, Poker Table Ratings has me as a $780 loser, im not even going to defend it.

so June is here and i need some goals to focus

1. Cash Play - 50k hands at 10c/25c No Limit Holdem
2. Cash Play - only play the above! no Omaha, no heads-up.
3. Steps - i have purchased 7 step 1 tickets, i want to turn this into 4 $26 tokens.
4. 90 Man Ko's - play 20 in the month.

thats it simply. i've eyed up a few fames on Ipoker under my stake with my dad, hopefull i can win some to replenish my bankroll.

this month i need to really get a lid on my emotions and fucking grind out a win of some description.

bankroll $760