Saturday, March 17, 2012

mid month garph

I moved up to 25NL yesterday and am running well... Garph so far this month, mostly 10NL...

NCAA tournament going on, and am barely watching it. I'm used to hopelessly picking the pitt panthers to break through and make it the final four, so watching their digusting season has turned me off completely.

I just booked a vacation in may to go to paris and amsterdam. So looking forward to catching some of the french open. I've been to the US open many times, but clay is my all time favourite surface growing up...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

when to moove up?

I'm sitting with about 50 buy-ins at 10NL, and am really comfortable just grinding here. Up 6 buy-ins today in about 2 hrs of work. I kind of want to move to 25NL but don't want to play scared, so I will probably stay here for the next month or so. I'm playing around a 18/14 style and it feels so risk free with the amount of fish here.

Here's a hand I butchered on the turn but ended up working out: Villans are both around 60/15 over 40 hands:

Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 1666028

DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

UTG+2: $3.50

Hero (MP1): $10.12

MP2: $9.90

CO: $15.03

BTN: $28.13

SB: $8.15

BB: $8.00

UTG: $8.34

UTG+1: $12.34

Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP1 with Q of hearts A of hearts

UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.50, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.40

Flop: ($1.65) T of spades Q of diamonds 8 of hearts (3 players)

UTG checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.30, UTG raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.60, BTN calls $0.30

Turn: ($3.45) A of clubs (3 players)

UTG bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, BTN calls $0.80

River: ($5.85) 4 of clubs (3 players)

UTG bets $4.80, Hero raises to $8.22 all in, BTN folds, UTG calls $1.64 all in

Final Pot: $18.73

I've been watching some Matthew Janda videos lately, which I feel are the nuts. I will try to go through some of his suggestions for creating balanced ranges using flopzilla in the next few weeks.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Garph so far this month...

Grinding 10NL again

So far I've doubled my bankroll from $200 to $400 this month playing exclusively 10NL. I usually play around 1hr/day and have been winning at an hourly of $12/hr. Poker at this level, with soo many fish has been quite enjoyable. Playing a 16/12 style and it's so much more fun to have your hands paid off. I won't move up until I get to $600...

Poker has been a lot more fun tiling 12 tables as opposed to what I was doing when grinding 100NL at this point last year, where I was stacking 24 tables and playing like a robot. There are so many nuances I've been able to pick up when there's less of a time crunch.

Monday, September 19, 2011

last minute comeback

Here is my garph for today:

No big deal I know, but I got coolered and hit my 3 BI stop loss limit, and was shutting it down, but hit a few hands including this one against a 25/0/infinity over 25 hands:

Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 1450826

DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

CO: $2.69

BTN: $5.57

SB: $4.88

BB: $5.20

UTG: $5.12

UTG+1: $4.91

MP1: $1.60

Hero (MP2): $5.17

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP2 with K of hearts A of clubs

1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.20, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.20, 3 folds, BB calls $0.15

Flop: ($0.62) 4 of diamonds K of clubs 9 of spades (3 players)

BB bets $0.45, UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $0.45

Turn: ($1.52) A of spades (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $0.31, BB raises to $4.55 all in, Hero calls $4.21 all in

River: ($10.56) 5 of diamonds (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $10.56

BB shows 8 of hearts 8 of diamonds (a pair of Eights)

Hero shows K of hearts A of clubs (two pair, Aces and Kings)

Hero wins $10.04

(Rake: $0.52)

Had my favorite meal last night, started with

as an "appetizer"

then devoured

Simple things are often the best...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

pocarr setup

Below is my chair in the condo I am staying at in Toronto. I used to have a nice cushy office chair, but I decided to punish myself for sucking at poker by using this wooden piece of crap that's going to give me a sore butt for as long as i'm grinding 5 or 10NL...

Here is a pic of my monitors:

I tried grinding tonight but I was working all day and the stupid chair was so uncomfortable I had to stop...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

to grill or not to grill

Right now i'm grilling burgers and in my condo its against the rules. I think for a guy it's a basic human right and will simply play dumb when caught. No harm IMO as long as I don't burn the place down...

When I first started grinding through the micros several years ago, I would play at most 4 tables, and would be able to watch a movie, get up to go to the bathroom, get a snack, etc. This time around I'm 18 tabling, am much more likely to be in a spot, and now when the wife asks something like "babe can you get this dish on the shelf- I can't reach it," my first reaction is "S*%#, you want something NOW?!?- can't you see that I'm trying to decide whether I have enough fold equity to check/shove this turn?!" What ends up happening is I anwser her question and request- 5-15 nagging minutes later.

As an asian american resident of an asian area in Toronto, I've discovered that there needs to be "no spitting signs," put up. I frequently see wads of spit when I'm out for a walk (and often the spitter in action), and today I saw a guy open his car door to spit a huge wad at not one, not two, but three straight stop lights... It's at times like these that I miss the homogenous suburban small town I grew up in.