Archive for April, 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Having achieved the short term goal of silverstar for the month I can now play whatever/whenever I feel like it again. The longer term objective of the re-deposit bonus should be easily achievable so there’s really no need to worry about it. So this really means playing for fun or some other valid objective. Right […]

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It’s not generally a good idea to be too results oriented or to be tracking bankroll closely, which I had forgotten in the process of starting this sub-blog. The last two days I’ve played a lot of poker, at least for me. The primary reason being some weird desire to make silver star for the […]

a Flash in the hand

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Not sure whether I should write about this here or in the main blog, but it’s short so I’ll put it here. I had a flash, something that I’ve been waiting for. Yesterday (a minus 1 buyin day, btw) there was a tight player who raised from either the HJ or CO position, 11/4/inf/21, steal […]

Grinding up, carefully

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I’m afraid to note that I’ve had some more up sessions. And that is a reflection on how badly the two losing streaks, especially the last one, affected me. I’ve had a sweat session with someone, and I think that helped a lot, even though we didn’t discuss much directly about my downswing. I also […]

More vague grind notes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Having up sessions is nice. I’m a long ways from recovery bankroll-wise and playing-style/confidence-wise though. I’ve finally started to hit sets again and to get paid for them, which always helps the overall line. I’m beginning to wonder whether my success in tournaments is due to only playing one or two at a time. This […]

the Waiting Game

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Haven’t written for a while, ’cause things have been pretty unexciting. Still trying to find my way out of the funk that I’ve been in. Tried playing tighter, playing less tables, playing more tables at $10, nothing is doing much for me. My run at the 210 FPPs has slowed, but that may be because […]

4×25 is boring, compared to 10×10

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A session of 4×25. 3 times I raised from the blinds against two fish, immediately to my right and left, and they both called. Both were passive post-flop; agg less than 1. First time I had AQ, checked until I hit a Q on the river, fish to my left raised, I called, he had […]

Down 60bbs

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Two marginal situations; AK behind a 13/10 short stack, lost to QQ. I read him as less nitty than some, but 1) he’s not folding, so 2) I’m only ahead if he’s raising AQ. At best I’m likely hoping he has AK. Marginal, but I can/should be able to fold this. KK with two callers […]

Sort of, kind of, back to even

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I’ve reset my HEM sessions to only look at sessions since the last big downswing, and even eliminating that I’ve only finally made it back to break even. Which is something at least, I guess. Missed writing about a few sessions. Last two were 4x$25nl, both up a bit. There’s not a lot extraordinary happening. […]

Up, and down

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Recovered one more buyin Not a lot of losing hands, just a couple set mines and one AK that was checkraised that I folded Got AA three times, once collected 75bbs AI pre, another fold, another I didn’t raise from the BB, bet a Q high flop and collected 25bbs from the open limper who […]

Finally a decent session at 6 tables

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

A 6x25nl session, tried to stay simple, finally ended up 1 buyin Started by losing to two short stack shoves, one with JJ, one with AK. Later, collected one back against a loose short stack with AK that hit against his 66 Found a fish at PL sitting on a 400 bb stack. He o/l […]

And down again

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Might as well put this in a new post. Second session of the day, 5x25nl Went too far with 88 on a 9 high flop, cost me 40bbs chasing a KK. I think partly he underbet the pot because of three of us being in Folded TT to 2nd barrel on low board. I dunno. […]

Finally an up session

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Only 3x25nl for 45 minutes while waiting for dinner. Up one buyin. Some bad short stacks; limp/calls my QQ PFR, big stack calls behind. Flop is 772, short stack shoves, I call, other player calls. Turn is K, river Ace, I check/check. Short stack has A2, other player has a pair of 4s. Then I […]

Dropping down, as a preventative measure

Monday, April 6th, 2009

After a 3rd down session of 4x$25nl, went to 8 tables of $10 for 2 sessions Still overrolled, but I guess it’s preventative action to drop before tilt/spew gets too much Dropped down, to experience what winning sessions are like, had two up sessions. This may be a new project; multiply the $10nl tables. On […]

Down again

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Cut the tables down to 4, while playing cheap SnGs to use my T$ Lost one stack to a player who had 3bet the player to my right twice and me once. Had JJ, raised, he 3 bet so I shoved, but he had QQ this time Won some chips from a bad short stack […]

Down again

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Another -4 buyin session. Started with a cooler; KK/AA all in preflop Continued with hands like KK  with a Q54 flop that gets called to the river where she filled a A5 baby straight And a PFR with Q9s that calls my 3 bet with AA, he hits a Q on the flop, FD on […]

Still gradually upping

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Short session, up just over one buy in. Played 7 tables, accidentally sitting at a 7th without realizing I already had 6 open and was just waiting for the blind to come around on a few of them. Had a connection problem at the end, lost all internet for a few minutes Fortunately it was […]