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


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


 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............


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?


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!