Archive for January, 2010


Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I like to post hands that are weird or bad. These are from Rush Poker. First hand I fold the flop but went back to the hand history to see what happened. Awful raise preflop with AK, then what’s with the bet into 3 others from the limp-caller? Pots the flop, pots the turn? Maybe […]

More Rush Poker

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I’ve barely been working on my rampage project at all; too much time taken up still playing Rush Poker. I have no idea how many hands in total I’ve played now, but apparently I’ve made over 1,500 FTP points in just over a week which is pretty close to the total that I’ve earned in […]

Rush Poker

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Yeah, so at the moment I’m hooked on Rush Poker at Full Tilt. Or Crack Poker, which seems to be a popular slang name for it, and an apt one, I think. Last night, second night of playing, I think I got in 1,300 hands or something, on top of the 700 from the first […]


Sunday, January 17th, 2010

This one was a bit annoying. Flop is okay, but jeez, 4 handed. Had I known this table was this weak I would have made a 6x raise preflop. I don’t mind getting in against the short stack immediately to my left, but the raise from the other player is a puzzle. Am I dead […]


Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Today I folded Aces, folded AA, preflop. And I don’t mean that I was sitting out in a tournament saw AA in the hand history, but I was at a cash table and sitting in front of the computer. And I only had 4 tables going at the time, but unfortunately the two bottom tables […]


Friday, January 15th, 2010

Haven’t been updating much, for a couple of reasons. One is continuing to not run well, though yesterday because I had a nice table with 3 bad and loose players I ended slightly up for the session. The other is losing some enthusiasm for the concept, though at the moment I’m still sticking with it. […]


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

– 1.55; + 8.60 I would have ended up, but for this hand; A basic TAG. I was planning to look for an opportunity to float from preflop, but I should have been flexible and with this flop, should have raised the bet and folded to a re-raise. Inflexibility on my part; and then the […]


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

+ 32.60; + 10.15 Only 150 hands as I only had 45 mins to play. But some bad players and overaggressive LAGs paid off nicely. I was running well too for once, plus I’m still inclined to up my overall preflop aggression and number of hands since I’m folding slightly less from early position. 17.6/10.1; […]


Monday, January 11th, 2010

– 18.35 Not going in the right direction. Biggest problem, lost 128 bbs to a LAG who actually had the last Ace when I had paired the Jack on the flop. Won some of it back with QQ over JJ but we both played it hesitantly with a King on the flop. 265 hands, my […]


Sunday, January 10th, 2010

+ 6.30 Another 200 hands but I gave up after a while because the players that leave inevitably get replaced by short stacks, or not at all. Either way, not much fun playing. But with only 4 tables it’s really low pressure. I spend more attention on the football games than I intended to do. […]


Sunday, January 10th, 2010

-10.40 Not much of a start. Tables filled up with short stacks and others broke down. Biggest losses; $5 to a short stacker with my JJ, and $4.25 with KJ in a multiway limped pot on a K high flop to a $4 short stack K3 that flopped 2 pair. Only 221 hands before I […]

6 and 6 cash game rampage

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

I’m planning a cash table rampage. The structure; set aside $150 to start, starting at $25nl full ring play a maximum of 4 tables at a time if I drop the “bankroll” down to 4 buyins I have to drop down a level immediately following the session when I get to 12 buyins I move […]

Slow down, you move too fast

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Two sessions today, 8x25nl and then 6x25nl. I think I’m playing 8 too fast so 6 might be better for me. I don’t think that it’s 8 that is too fast right now, but it’s that with 8 I’m tending to not allot enough time with more important hands and making the decisions too fast. […]


Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

No happy about this one. 8x25nl, but I was frustrated at the onset as I had planned to play a full session but didn’t get time when I had originally planned, plus I had to fight trying to hang a mirror on the wall beforehand. Only 288 hands. 13.2/11.0 so those stats look good. But […]


Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

380 hands of 8x25nl, 13.2/9.4 (almost bang on my previous average stats), PfPA of 9.67, so nitting it up from early position again. I didn’t get a lot of hands, especially early on. Here a 29/7/8 flats and then re-raises when I 3 bet. Am I ahead of a 27/7 when he does this? It’s […]


Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Second rough session, 8x25nl, 700 hands, 15.4/10.1/2.04, PFPA of 6.85, W$SD of 38.5, EV of -47. KK runs into AA, JJ runs into QQ for –135 bbs. but A8s in the BB vrs new SB raise, flop an Ace and call down, he has AQ. A8 is not good on an Ace high flop against […]


Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

8x25nl, 435 hands, 18.9/11.8/1.89, PPA of 5.77, but -32.92 bb/100. EV plus 8.20, largely due to these two hands, both on the same table: Not too much to be done about those, I think. Maybe the KK I didn’t need to shove but the AJ still would have called a flop bet with top pair, […]


Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Well, Happy New Year. And I start out some grinding right away (after spending the first day traveling). Instead of moving back to $10nl to start up I had played about 45 min of 4x25nl during the holidays and felt comfortable enough to restart at 25nl again. 6x25nl, 372 hands, 13.7/10.4/6.5, though this is after […]