June 2010 Ramblings
June 26, 2010, 10AM:
Great day; took down three tournaments!
Definitely my biggest success so far.
I started off with around $40 and managed to build it up at PLO. After a few hours, I started to tilt and entered a few tournaments, one of which was a $5.50r PLO. After losing the rest of my tournaments and money, I was left with only the PLO tournament, but managed to take first place for around $230.
From there the day got better and better. I decided to enter the $10.50 HU Knockout tournament and took down 1st place in that too. I think I got around $220, plus all the $5 bounties.
A few other $10.50 HU Knockout tournaments I profited in although didn't make the money (just profited from bounties)
I then entered the $10.20 H-Turbo HU tournament and got 1st place for a little over $1,000.
My Heads Up game has improved alot lately, and I've started entering the medium SnG's.
I managed to overcome my degenerate mode and actually withdrew!
Hopefully my success will continue, and good luck to all of you!
Last Update: June 26, 2010, 10:45AM
June 25, 2010, 3AM:
Poker Marathon for Charity
A couple of the posters here know that I have worked for a summer camp for the last few years. I am back at it again this summer. Last year my friend and I decided to raise money to bring some kids from local schools to our camp that normally would not be able to afford to come. Many staff members helped in the efforts. One guy said he would stop shaving as long as people donated at least $5 a day. Needless to say he looked pretty terrible after a few weeks.
Fast-forward to this summer. We are again raising money for as many scholarships as we can. There are also more counselors into poker this year than in previous years, so I got to thinking about a way I could combine these things. I decided that I would take donations to sit in our "counselor lounge" and play poker for 30 straight hours online. I am taking donations from friends by the hour or by just a flat rate....sort of like a walk-a-thon fundraiser.
Now, I honestly don't really expect anyone here to donate in the form of money shipped on a poker site, but I thought what the hell, might as well put it out there just in case...can't hurt to try. I am not 100% when I am going to attempt this...our camp schedule is pretty full but I want to do it as soon as possible. Either way I will post updates on here about when I do it and I will log all of my tourneys...hopefully I don't lose too much lol.
Last Update: June 25, 2010, 3:16AM
June 11, 2010, 11AM:
First session since joining
Okay, so today I played my first poker session since joining onlinepokerlog.com and it was successful!
I started off with 210FPP and entered a Sunday 1/4M qualifier and placed in top 6. With the $11, I decided to enter a few $1.75 w/18 players. I started off okay, and felt I was running decent compared to my latest form. I made a good call-down with A-high (much to my opponents disgust). Another tournament I raised big with AK and laid it down when it was raised then called - they had AA and 1010.
At the end of my session, I started running really bad at the worst times; some times I was just in the money and doing well before the bad luck, and others I was just outside the money. Anyway, I decided to stop and ended +$23.69. I'm kinda wanting to finish 100 games by Sunday 'cause I think I have a chance of making the Battle of the Planets Leaderboard (although the bad run at the end may've dented my chances)
Played a very long session multi-tabling the microstakes.
Happy with performance.
Last Update: June 11, 2010, 6:22AM
June 10, 2010, 7AM:
Hello, I'm new here and just thought I'd introduce myself before complaining about all my badbeats. ;)
I've been playing poker now for around 3 years with varying success. To begin with, I was too young so would enter freerolls etc which didn't lead to anything. At the age of 18 I joined PokerStars and did relatively well, although not knowing too much about poker and bankroll management, I blew my whole roll in less time than it took to build it - and that's really been the story of my whole poker life.
My tournament results have been good overall, both at the casino and online (only have to be 18 to play live in the UK, woo!) but I'm a big fish at cash games; something I've been trying to improve upon for a while now - and probably why I always result in going broke.
Anyway, I feel I have a decent knowledge of the game and skills and motivation to make it big as a poker pro, but right now I have no bankroll and waiting to start my new job, so it may take a while.
This will probably be one of very few "life-related" posts, as I'm sure most of you just want to hear about poker. I feel keeping a journal of my progression will both help keep me from tilting, but also let others see what it's like in someone else's shoes - the ups and downs of poker.
That's all for now. Good luck at the tables!
Last Update: June 10, 2010, 2:49AM