Archive for the 'Goals and plans' Category

New project: $100nl full ring

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I had some discussions with a non-poker player about my difficulty getting comfortable moving to $50nl FR. 3-1/2 years ago I deposited $50 on PokerStars. After a month of donking around the bankroll was down to $18, but then I decided I would be willing to redeposit in order to earn the $50 deposit bonus. […]

Adjusting your play at lower stakes

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

A lot of “basic” poker advice is geared toward at least 0.10/0.25 or 0.25/0.50 levels, $1/$2 live games, or $10 tournament buyins levels or higher. Advice such as “continuation bet 80% of your hands” or “fold when your opponent bets a co-ordinated flop” are good, but only if your opponents understand that you are not […]

End of the intermediate stage; Blue belt in poker

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Somewhere waaaay back I wrote about my learning process and the stages that I tend to go through. Like, I’m a fast basic learner and can pick up a basic understanding pretty quickly. This has always stood me in good position during my schooling years. But if I want to go beyond basics then I […]

Should I move up to avoid the bad players? Part II

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Part I covered some basic elements to answering the question. For Part II there are some derivatives of the results in Part I. For one, I mentioned in Part I that if you’ve been at that level before, then playing underrolled or moving quickly through levels is not so bad. There are a number of […]

Should I move up to avoid the bad players? Part I

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

You hear it over and over again; “I can’t stand the suckouts” “I hate the donks that chase and hit on the river” “I can’t beat these awful players” “He calls my AA with xx and flops a full house” “The site is rigged in favor of bad players to keep them playing” And finally; […]

How did I improve?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

I was searching through some of my old posts, searching for cashout/deposit information because I was trying to build a spreadsheet that tracks my “net”; my online bankrolls plus my net cashout/deposits. It’s actually starting to get to the point that I can’t keep track easily any more because of redeposits (chasing redeposit bonuses) and […]

Pitbull poker closes down

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Just to get the word out; Pitbull has given every indication of having been shut down. I heard the rumor yesterday, but couldn’t find any internet posting to confirm one way or the other, but now this seems to indicate it’s true. I never tried the site, but I know they were running a lot […]

Results of PTR poker survey

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Just a quick post. Poker Table Ratings (PTR) did a survey. I don’t recall if I participated in the survey; I usually do most out of curiosity but I don’t remember these questions so maybe I skipped this one. Some interesting things to note: 8% claim to be beginners, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced players 49% […]