Archive for the 'Bankroll' Category

The frustration of grinding down

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The frustration of the grind goes on. It gets to the point of wondering whether it’s worth it to continue, as I suspect one of the reasons that I’m tense in other aspects of daily life during the past two weeks is some accumulated frustration that is spilling over. What am I hoping to get […]

Confidence is accumulated experiences

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Confidence comes from history, experiences. Children develop confidence in themselves by gaining skills and collecting experiences. A two year old that I know isn’t always able to communicate using his current level of language skills, but he has learned that by grabbing an adult’s finger and pulling he can guide the adult to where he […]

How good a poker player am I?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I don’t link to a lot of other sites, but I really like this post by Ed Miller. Ed talks about the eternal questions for poker players; How good am I? When should I move up? I pretty much knew where he was heading with his answer ’cause I remember elsewhere he mentioned his decision […]

Betting draws on the flop aggressively

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

You ever have one of those “Ah ha!” moments? Where you’ve been happily going along, and suddenly something comes into focus that you’re heard before but didn’t pay too much attention to it? I’ve been playing draws wrong. I’ve been too often looking at pot odds and deciding whether to call or fold. Occasionally I’ll […]

Amir Vahedi: “You must be willing to die in order to live”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Why am I so nitty about my bankroll sometimes? Since I was forced to cash out one site when it got shut down, I’ve cashed out more than I’ve ever deposited, so the money that I do still have on-line at PokerStars and at Full Tilt is all poker earnings/winnings. Recently I’ve taken some stabs […]

Odds to call all-in, and Odds against random hands

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Calling an all-in preflop, or, calling a preflop raise that will put you all-in, requires putting your opponent on a range of hands that he’s likely to be making this move with. ICM helps to determine when this is the correct call, but ICM starts from the odds that your hand will win against the […]

Adjusting to the Super Turbo when it’s slow

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

So what happens when you play a super-turbo and the players are 1) tight or limpy rather than aggressive early, and 2) sloooow making decisions? Then the blinds go up even faster as you play fewer hands at each blind level. By the third orbit you might be down to half a stack already and […]

More playing blind, freeroll thoughts

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Well, I’ve almost depleted my play money bankroll with the “playing blind” exercise, at least the amounts that will let me play the higher buyin Sit and Goes. And I played a points tourney trying to earn tourney dollars so I could use that to play cheap real money tourneys blind, but I didn’t win/cash […]