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.