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January 9, 2008, 10PM:
Poker Forums (i.e. blogs)
I think it might be a good idea to have poker forums on OPL. It would make it easier for those within specific regions for example to learn more about players, thoughts, playing styles, comments and so forth as those within close proximity to one another. It would also boost the ability to plan and organize private home games with those in the same area... Just a thought.
Last Update: January 9, 2008, 10:29PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
January 9, 2008, 7PM:
Full Tilt Poker
So, after a few bad showings last week I stepped back from poker for a few days to think about my game. For a long time I played really loose at the tables (read: badly) then I started to tighten up and noticed some good returns. This strategy served me well in tournaments for awhile but I was finding that there were far too many nights where I just wouldn't get any good hole cards which would lead to me getting blinded out or playing too loose when I finally did get to play. Just gotta start finding that happy medium when I'm in tournaments I guess.
After a lot of research, I have finally decided that I am going to do some playing over at Full Tilt Poker. From what every single review I've read says, the competition there is a little tougher which I think will be a great way to improve my game. If I'm playing against good/tight players constantly plus playing my regular tournaments and S&G's plus watching pros play (always wanted to watch Mike Matusow play... don't particularly care for his style of play, but he's still slightly entertaining) I should see at least SOME improvement in my own play.
Last Update: January 9, 2008, 7:40PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
January 7, 2008, 9PM:
Poker Stars Atlantis Bahamas
Day 2 I guess. I'm not in the tournament area at all because I know what I am doing, so they stick me in high limit cash games. Mostly the 50-100 NLH which turns into a 50-100-200 game and the 10-25 or 25-50 PLO, all of which are fun to deal as I never image sitting in one of these games.
This limit is very entertaining as most these guys have nice sized rolls and are chatty little fuckers. Talking about anything from poker, golf, women etc.
The main event is down to about 200 players or so but whatever.
For those of you who play on stars, I recommend winning a seat sometime soon and coming here. There are many well knowns and pros and they are much more friendly then when they are in Las Vegas ;)
Last Update: January 7, 2008, 9:12PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
January 6, 2008, 11PM:
Poker Stars Atlantis Bahamas
Day 1B was today, I did not get to post about day 1 so I will give a brief summary.
The room was full with internet donks, pros, young kids etc. Not much to say other than they are poker and internet junkies. It is amazing how much they let this become their life. We all love poker though but you need a healthy balance.
In the lobby there are about 10 guys playing 4 games each online with their laptops, the other lobby there are about 30 more ;)
Back to day 1A, not much, the play was pretty interesting to see from a dealers point of view. I learned something new that may help some of us with our tournament poker play. It is called "leverage" and "fold equity". It means, unlike we are trained, to (when you have a big stack) to attack and seek out battles with other big stacks. The concept is this. Since the big stack wants to avoid another big stack that if you re-raise or put pressure on a big stack they are more likely to fold or not be contfrontational with you and give up the hand, hence, "fold equity".
Day 1B, not much to say, I was dealing the cash games. Highlight is the 50/100 NLH game. A friend was in the game I had not seen in a bit. He apperntly knocked off a WSOP event, a Bellagio event and plaed around 90th in the Main Event. Lucky guy.
Last Update: January 6, 2008, 11:24PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
January 3, 2008, 8PM:
Ok so first lesson learned from last night was that if you plan on blogging about your tourney, you should probably make very simple notes about which hands are event worthy since I tried to go back today and update my previous entry with key hands only to fail miserably when I couldn't make out my notes on my work computer.
Still haven't decided which poker room I'm going to migrate to next but money is tight (ironically) so there's no rush. Thanks to people who have given me their tips. It's all being taken into consideration.
Computer issues kept me out of the tournaments tonight but there's always tomorrow.
Last Update: January 3, 2008, 8:26PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
January 1, 2008, 7PM:
Begin Poker Log
Name: Jason L.
Playing experience: 2+ years (Dealt for 1 year)
Online experiences: Small ring-games TXS NL/L/PL, OMA NL/L/PL
Goal: Continuously build-up a bank roll from 100$ USD.
Site ID: jmlz87
Started this account up while being on leave for the holidays. Currently a Canadian Forces soldier, training in St-Jean, QC. Used to be a casino dealer, (highlight= dealing to Johnny Chan in '06 BCPC) but needed something more exciting in life. Will be starting out slow, just for lesiure. Hope to be able to play on-base back in St-Jean!
Last Update: January 3, 2008, 7:20PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 22, 2007, 1PM:
Second 100 MTTs
On October 21st I finished my 100th multi-table tournament and now, exactly 2 months later, I finished my 200th tournament yesterday.
The average field size for my second 100 tournaments was 523, down a couple hundred from the first set because I played more $2 tourneys as oppposed to $1 tourneys. I met my goal of 8 final tables. I won one tournament (goal was 3). I had 4 top three's missing my goal by one. I had 28 cashes which was down from 30 last set and off of my goal by 5. Part of this is because the $1 tournaments I played in the first set paid a higher percentage of the field than the $2 tourneys I played more of this time. Lastly I cashed for $352 with $136 being profit (down from the $525/$331 of my first set). This thanks in most part to my win in the Ferguson for $252 during my first 100 tournaments.
I am pretty happy with my stats but know that I made some fairly big mistakes while in position to make a top three run. I also think that I gave up on several tourneys and shoved too light just to double up. I wanna try to play every tournament as best I can during the next 100. I also want to mix in several more $5 tourneys now that my bankroll is bigger.
Last Update: December 22, 2007, 12:12PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 19, 2007, 7PM:
Checked my email today to find out UB gave me 10 bux. I guess I gotta build that now. Total roll is now 10.79 weeeeee!
Last Update: December 19, 2007, 7:02PM | Permalink (0 Comments)
December 18, 2007, 6PM:
I took my 1.75 and turned it into 2.39 which is a .64 cent profit playing.5-.10 limit on b-dog. I played tight aggressive and it paid off. I will build this stack by playing beginner sngs on b-dog til I can venture off into other areas of the poker world. I followed that up by finishing 2nd in a 2.20 beginner sng on b-dog. I should have won. My opponent pushed and claimed he wanted a flipament. I believed him and I was right. He had 5-8 and I had a6. He flopped an 8. That crippled me and he went on to win. I played perfect for the most part. I will win more often than not. roll up to 5.19 now. MOVIN ON UP! I decided to invest 4.40 in 2 beginner sngs and finished out of the money in both. Both times with AK once vs aces and once vs 99. God I hate AK! Well down to .79 cents now. micro donkament cash game I guess!
Last Update: December 19, 2007, 7:01PM | Permalink (1 Comment)
December 17, 2007, 6PM:
I finished 55th in the b-dog pts freeroll for 1.75. I played pretty well and picked my spots except for late in the tourney when I tried to bluff big stack and I knew better I was just trying to build up my stack. I have gotta pick better spots.
Last Update: December 18, 2007, 6:06PM | Permalink (0 Comments)