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November 29, 2007, 12AM: Played 45 minutes, Made $820.00 at Chair Casino
$30/60 Omaha Hi-Lo
So I have to admit. It was my birthday todya, and I was sonewhat it a bad mood, as this was the first birthday I have spent, completely alone. I enjoyed a nice ribeye steak at my local hang out, then went for a few drink at a couple of local bars.
I didn't get drunk and just wanted to come home and run away from it all, as I started to deal with a bit a depression from the past year.
I should not have played this high of a limit but I said WTF! I will ride the wave as long as the waves are good.
Made some good cash, playing semi aggressive, short handed, which I love. Decided that I would take the win and cash some more funds out.
Still need to be cautious, as I really want to do well with my new found bank roll.
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 12:43AM | Permalink (3 Comments)
November 29, 2007, 7PM: Played 1 hour, Lost $420.00 at Chair Casino
$30/60 Omaha Hi-Lo
So, with my rough night comes a little loss. I am getting in over my head again, so I did a snafu on my account and dump all the money, so I could not play for a couple of days. Grounding myself and changing my attitued. I am still definitely up, I have just done some stupid things in the past, and I wasn't about to get crazy again.
Last Update: November 29, 2007, 7:46PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
November 28, 2007, 6AM:
No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Alright let me start out by saying that this is my first time blogging my results and thoughts. I have been playing poker seriously for about 3 years. I started out grinding lower level buy-ins donking off money and trying to learn BR management and how I want to approach the game of poker in general. after going bust a few times I started grinding 20 dollar sit and go's with about a 500 dollar bank roll. Not exactly "playing within my means" but I wasn't playing to make a living just to improve. I started to do well...killing the 20's on UB and building up to about 2k. I stayed playing 20's and then started playing mtt's. I have always played mtts, but at this point I was taking time off of them because I wanted to fix some leak by grinding sit and go's. So I started playing buy-ins 30 and under. Winning begets winning and I started slowly getting better and learning how to beat the mid level mtt's. My first win was for around 2k if I remember right, and I finally felt like things were coming together and they were. I started playing a few 109's here and there and I was final tabling with consistency. All my plays were golden...I was winning races and never felt better. I won 2 seats to the WSOP (which I use to dream of back in the beginning when I was donking around on stars when I first started). I actually was heads up about 6 times for 12k seats to the WSOP. I was heads up 3 or 4 for seats to aruba, and starting to branch out to other sites. At this time I was playing every tournament on the net on 4 sites (UB, FTP, PS, BD). I always seemed to do well on UB, and BD, and I think its because I was able to abuse players there because they tend to be more on the tight passive side (which fits my style being that i am AGGRO :) I am still trying to figure out FTP and Stars. I go to vegas for the series, and succeed in partying well, partying often and donking off chips in the tournies. Had such a blast and killed 2/5 NL But Ran SOOO shitty in tournaments. Ran KK into AA twice in wsop events. For the trip I finished -1k for the trip not including expenses which was good considering how much I spent on tournies at the venetian, bellagio and wsop events. But I did party wayyyyyy to much and lived like a ballllerrrrrrr for 2 weeks and blew through a lot of money. Got back from vegas still with a good BR online and started grinding Mtt's again (as well as sit and go's). This is where my downfall would begin, and where I am today. Since July I have hit a cold run of cards that I never knew was possible. You always hear about guys going bust on rediculous down streaks, but I never thought it would happen to me. How silly was I! I have not won a race deep in a tournament (wich few exceptions) since Vegas. Its such a mental fuck and I have really tried hard to not let the running poorly change my play. I have been through a lot of stages in this horendous down swing. First I just figured it would turn around fairly soon so I just kept grinding not worrying to much considering I had been in down swings before (2-3 weeks or so). Then my confidence started falling and frustration kicked in. I was bitching to anyone who would listen about how badly I was running since Vegas, and if you know poker players they dont wanna hear this shit because bad beats are just part of the game we try to forget about asap and to hear someone bitch about it every day just brings us down too......its important to stay positive and have the right mindset at the tables! Next stage was realizing that the cards werent running well for me and to stop bitching about it and just play solid and not let it effect me. So I continued to grind and watch PXF videos and whatever I could get my hands on to try and turn things around. Fast forward to today and I believe I have fixed a lot of the holes in my game as far as sit and go's go. In mtt's i have lost all confidence and am struggling to find my game again. I tightened up A TON (which is not my game.. I am usually very good at mixing up my play in general). Then as of the last week I have started getting back to my old aggro ways of trying to build a big chip stack early so I can take some beats late and not go bust. I feel like I am back on track, but I keep running SO FUKIN BAD late in tourneys. Final tables the 24+2 on Fulltilt and was in 3rd place with 6 left when I picked up AK, and ended up allin and ran into AA...thats fine with me. I hate the bad luck of running into AA at a final table with such a big hand, but what drives me nuts are the bad beats that complete morons are putting on you. Last night there were 16 left in the 20rb on FTP. I had played very solid throughout the tournament. I was aggro early to build up a nice stack, then just played very tight/aggro to get deep. Pick up 88 in the BB against a laggy oponent. I had 25k behind and the raise lagtard raises to 6k.....I decided to shove my 88 and get insta calleed by A8sooooted???!?...and obv hits an A on the river. This keeps happening and I feel like its just such an uphill battle. I still make my fair share of mistakes for sure, which I take note of and try to make as few as possible, but these beats are getting rediculous and at the complete wrong time. I just find it SOOO frustrating to keep getting deep only to run like shit and have the disapointment EVERYNIGHT!!!! I come back every day ready for battle, but leave at the end of the day feeling defeated and I am not sure how to fix it. I am just going ot keep grinding and see what poker has in store for me. I am too damn stubborn to throw in the towel....I love this game so much, but its so demoralizing to keep gettting slammed down night after night. Hope things turn for the better....I have to believe I can run well again and just play the way I know how and things will turn. Keep improving and stay positive...WOW what a long post for my first. Grinding some sit and go's this morning before heading back to work.
-back to battle!
Last Update: November 28, 2007, 7:24AM | Permalink (2 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 7AM: Played 6 hours, Made $2,147.00 at Chair Casino
$30 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (2nd out of 469 Players)
Yeah, i finally placed in one of these bad boys. The Chair is treating me better than the Couch. The tournaments are better and structured better.
I was playing some Omaha with Deiyuo, I bust just before the money, Deiyuo took it down.
Then I let him know that I was doing well in the holdem, so he kept a close eye on me. It helps having someone watch you, you always play better. Godd rooting!
I made a few mistakes, but nothing too crippling. The ole shoulda woulda coulda type stuff.
When we were down to three players, there was one really tight and one really loose. Loose had 500k, and tight had 300k, with me having 300k. Out of know where, there was a raise pre between the two. The flop comes KQ9, all spades. Tight boy moves all in, and loose boy auto calls withh 66, 6 of spades. Tight boy had 22. Thank you loose boy for doing your job lol.
So now, the chip stacks are around 1 million to my 250k. I fight and fight and steal to get up to 550k. We check it down to see the flop, and I flop a weak ace. He comes out firing and I go over the top....he reactes way too fast and pushes back. I move all in, knowing he is weak, as he wanted to chop before and not really a good player. He had 10-5 of diamonds. He caught his diamond to win. Ill take that race everytime. So I played well, couple mistakes, but made up for them. There is another hand I would tell you about, but maybe for just rambling section.
During current Hold'em session you were dealt 424 hands and saw flop:
- 27 out of 70 times while in big blind (38%)
- 19 out of 67 times while in small blind (28%)
- 40 out of 287 times in other positions (13%)
- a total of 86 out of 424 (20%)
Pots won at showdown - 20 of 24 (83%)
Pots won without showdown - 56
I had won over 90% of my hands going into 5 players. That was crucial. But my hand selection was great and only made a few bad agro plays!
Last Update: November 27, 2007, 7:49AM | Permalink (5 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 10PM:
I have been playing more than I planned and more than I should while at school. It hasn't actually affected my school work too much, but it has affected my play. A lot of times I try to do work during tournaments or play too late knowing that I need to get up early the next morning. I think these things have kept me from playing as well as I can at certain times. Sooo, from now on I am going to attempt to play only one tourney a day during the week and save the high volume days for breaks. I also want to try and focus more while playing and really try to play every tournament as best I can. Alright, well that's that, now hopefully we will see the top threes come a little more often now!
Last Update: November 27, 2007, 7:49PM | Permalink (2 Comments)
November 26, 2007, 11PM: Played 8 hours, Made $357.00 at Napa Valley Casino
$3 No-Limit Texas Hold'em
Last Update: November 27, 2007, 11:03PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
November 4, 2007, 10PM:
The switch to P-stars experience!
So far in the 6 of 6 tournaments I have played in (mostly garuntee's) ive been ousted when I go in with the best hand on this site.
AA vs QQ and i lose on turn
AQ vs AJ and i lose on turn
KK vs A9 and i lose on river
and i cant even remember the other ones.
I aint really enjoying myself on this site. I am whining i know i know! But i'd like to win a little bit.. maybe... a little bit!!
Last Update: November 4, 2007, 6:28PM | Permalink (3 Comments)
November 7, 2007, 9PM:
How can some of you guys/gals play the 1 and 2 dollar tournaments?? I just cant do it....I think that if I am going to sit on my a$$ for 4-5 hours at a time that the reward better be pretty big or im not even gonna waste my time...
But how do yuh do it?? Yick
Last Update: November 7, 2007, 5:55PM | Permalink (3 Comments)
October 26, 2007, 1PM:
Mexican Poker Cruise with WorldPokerSolutions.com
Some of you wanted to come on the October Poker Cruise to Mexico but could not make it. So I wanted to give a post poker cruise update from my point of view.
It was a great vacation, from day 1 until the end. You just get on the ship and you are pampered. They make your bed, clean your cabin, prepare and clean up your meals. You are spoiled. Plus the staff is very warm and friendly while they serve you, and this is just the base of the trip.
A "typical" sea day for myself was, wake up sometime from 10am til noon. Enjoy a cigarette and coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Jump into the shower and throw on some casual clothes. I'd then roll up to one of the dinning areas and grab a bite to eat. I'd usually go alone and always ended up running into a poker player, staff member or someone from the ship I'd met and join them outside to eat.
Then I'd roll down to the poker room and open it up. Players were usually lingering around chatting while they waited for the tournament to start. We'd usually get coffee and BS for a bit. Once the tournament started I spent the rest of the afternoon building cash games and running drinks at the bar next to us.
Dinner time we would shut down the room and all go for supper. This was probably one of my favorite times of the day. Everyone would dress a little nicer than normal. We were all relaxed and out of our poker war zone mentalities, so conversation was usually a little better.
Night games would be fired up and the action was better. Some players would come and go to make it to a show with their wives etc. I would usually start games, then linger around the poker room and bar, entertaining younger ladies while getting my players drinks.
Once the games where established I'd either sit in a game or sit at the bar. Then I'd eventually get dragged up to the nightclub. If we were feeling up to it we would either go back to the poker room for drunk play or wander down to the suite for an after hours function.
This was DeiYuo's typical sea day on the poker cruise.
Port days were very nice, just replace getting up at noon, with, getting up at 9am, going to shore and doing exciting things.
Our next poker cruise is looking to be August 2008 out of Seattle up to Alaska. Check our website for Poker Cruise Information. Also, we had many people try to book late after booking was closed. If you are seriously interested in taking a poker cruise vacation, book in advance. Anything less than 2 months in advance is getting late.
If anyone has any comments or questions please ask.
I hope to see a few of you at sea soon!
Last Update: November 26, 2007, 9:11PM | Permalink (4 Comments)
November 27, 2007, 3AM: Played 2 hours, 54 minutes, Made $322.00 at Poker Stars
$22 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament (1st out of 43 Players)
I love this game... Can see the hands and plays more clearly. Seems more balanced then NLH, not as vunerable to bad players and hands.
Just grinded and waited for hands and mistakes form others...
Last Update: November 27, 2007, 4:08AM | Permalink (2 Comments)