Archive for the 'Bankroll' Category

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% […]

Why don’t I play poker that way?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Followup post based on the the theory that your primary objective as you play poker should be: “Play and study so that you can work your way up to higher stakes and make a decent hourly rate.” In theory it sounds good, though perhaps a little money-hungry. I’ve been playing poker for a while now. […]

Why play poker?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Here’s someone’s idea about what your primary objective should be as you play poker. “Play and study so that you can work your way up to higher stakes and make a decent hourly rate.” Now, inherent in this philosophy are some things that are not explicitly stated but which make sense assuming that the above […]

Playing underrolled

Monday, July 20th, 2009

What’s the psychological situation of playing underrolled for the level of poker that you play? Scared money? Fear of pushing small edges? I get some of the opposite reaction from myself. When my roll is bigger I have some fear of risking that much money. Yes, when there’s a marginal situation I don’t have problems […]

The Value of Poker Chips

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Some day I hope to think that I understand the proper perspective for valuing chips at the poker table. It’s not real money. It’s not what I use to buy groceries. I can’t think of my bankroll in terms of computers that I could buy. If I’m planning to quit playing then yes, I could […]

Ode to positive bb/100

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I was looking at my HEM stats the other night, and pleased that I had something like 8 up sessions in a row. No big ups, but no down sessions either. Then I went back further searching for my big downswing. I found it, a month and a half ago. My big downswing was a […]