Archive for the '$ 25nl x 4 or less tables of FR' Category

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Something’s slowly dawning on me. I’m back at full ring again, feeling more comfortable after a run at 6 max. Sticking with $25nl for the moment, not worrying about increasing the number of tables, generally hoping to generate a groove and go back to $50nl again. ~ Usually I pay almost no attention to the […]

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Well, after 3 weeks of almost all 6 max, I seem to be running well at full ring again. One 7 table session of $10nl to get into it, one 3-4 table session of $25nl, 600 hands total at rates of 69.8 and 89.6 bbs/100 respectively. Obv sustainable. Helped by winning 4-4 showdowns during the […]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

A few notes to add: My PokerStars bankroll alone has made it to the $1,000 level. This still from my original $50 deposit. It’s taken a while, mainly because I don’t play enough. My overall bankroll went through this milestone a while back, and then activated some doomswitch because I soon hit a downswing after […]

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Maybe it was inevitable, but given the frustration with multi-tabling 25nl, watching videos of higher buyin play, and having finished my silverstar goal, I took some stabs at $50nl. I have a 2 buyin stop loss, meaning if I lose $100 playing at 50nl, I stop. But I’m only playing one, two, or three tables […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

At least I’m swinging the other direction

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Two up sessions, even if my bb/100 overall is still negative One short session of 6 tables before dinner, one session of 4 after while playing on a 0.01/0.02 with a friend Up 1/2 a buyin in the first, 1/3 in the second + one stack when I open raised 33, got callers, 932 flop, […]

Still not pulling out of it

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Did two small sessions, one of 3 tables before dinner and one of 4 after. Down 1/2 a buyin in the first, up 0.50 in the second. Paid off a loose (VPIP 65) player who limp/called QJo, called down a T9 flop until his 8 hit on the river. I paid off his 1/3 pot […]