Tuesday, September 30, 2008



Sorry I took so long to update. I've slacked a ton in the past 2 weeks so there hasn't been much to write about, and when there was it was probably me whining so I preferred not to do so.

September has come to an end and I failed miserably at every objective I had for this month. They were:

50k hands of 400NL -> No. Barely played 50k hands of poker at all.
Total profit of $16k -> I wish, but not even $6k.
Cut down the number of tables to 12-16 to focus on improving. -> No, auto pilot all the way.
Be mentally prepared to make $400 my regular game in October and take shots at 600 and 1000NL. -> Doubt it.
Blog once every 3 days, the minimum. -> Failed.
Decide once and for all what I'm going to do about college. -> Yeah I decided not to take the year off.

About the graph, I bought the $4k milestone bonus around hand 30k and the huge dip was my first session following the purchase. Last 10k hands of poker have been absolutely infernal, it's cooler after cooler and beat after beat so it's been really tough (-$1k in 10k hands at 100NL which is a limit I was crushing for 25k hands or so this month)

Overall I'm very ashamed with these results. Some people say "ARE YOU STUPID?!??! YOU WON MONEY THAT'S VERY GOOD" and those people are weak. I am NOT happy with these results. These results are garbage. Failing at every poker goal for the month is something I can't take (given the importance I attribute to this game and the impact it has on my lifestyle) so something will have to be done because I don't settle for mediocrity.

October goals:

- $16k total profit.
- Clear the $4k bonus. Keep collecting FPPs for another $4k bonus (or buy a $1.5k bonus if I can clear that one before the month is over)
- Reach the 300k VPPs milestone and buy the $3k bonus.
- Lose 5 kg (11 lbs)
- Study 20 hours per week, college related and drivers license related.

I hope October isn't as huge of a failure as September was. I'll also be 20 in the 26th of October so I hope that I have accomplished all of them by then so it can be my birthday present to myself.


Monday, September 15, 2008


Brag: 3rd +$800 session in a row (2 at 100nl and 1 at 200nl)
Beat: Only now am I'm even from the $3.2k downswing.
Variance: Still far away from my $16k goal.

Played a 5.xk hand session at 100NL just now. I'm completely shattering that limit (5.4ptbb this month over a smallish sample of 22k hands) and it's way, WAY more profitable than playing 200NL for a 2ptbb winrate so I'll keep playing 100NL until my winrate here justifies no longer playing lower than 200NL.

Don't think I ran insanely hot or anything. Positive around 2 buyins in AIE and had 4 KK vs AA (won one of them where the guy flats my 4 bet and the flop comes K high and he gets stacked obv)

I really love playing 100NL though... regs here even though a little nitty have a wider stacking off range and I had 2 fullstacked fish stacking off with top pair vs me just today whereas I can count by my fingers the number of times I recall a 200NL fish doing that in 130k hands or so.

Didn't play any interesting hand today so I wont post any.

6.9k VPPs cleared out of 28k VPPs

Classic Scarface scene $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Sunday, September 14, 2008

we are the seed of the new breed


Played a short 200nl session today. 3k hands for a profit of $800.

Played ok and ran decent.

Cleared about 5k VPPs of the 28k VPPs to clear the $4k bonus. Thats about 70k hands of 100nl if the 200nl tables keep sucking (my lifetime winrate at 200nl is about 2ptbb and lately my 100nl ptbb is around 4.5 so I might play some 100nl to clear this bonus)

Played one interesting hand vs a 2p2er today:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3192550 -> I was playing HUDless this session but I had the vague idea this guy was somewhat weak tight. Flop TPTK on a highly drawy board and I get raised by a small amount. First of all, I opened in EP so my range is fairly tight right there so his flatting range will be stuff like pocket pairs, suited connectors (like 78s or stuff like that) and ocasionally high cards (AK/KQ/AQ/AJs/KJs). When he raises my flop cbet his range is obviously made up by sets, KJs (on ocasion) and the suited connectors I was talking about (although at the time I was rather unsure whether he'd raise them or not cause I lacked the hud numbers) I call even OOP because I want to see a relatively safe turn so I can decide what to do with this hand. Turn is the 3s so the flush gets there but now I have the nutflush draw I check and he checks behind (which pretty much means he has a set and is afraid of the flush card) River bricks and given that he checked the turn which indicates most likely weakness and a propensity to give up on the hand (he cant be slowplaying the nutflush in this hand) I think I make him fold out sets often enough to make this work. I overbet jam the river all the time as both bluffs and the nuts btw and I rarely throw bets like $80 into those pots.

Felt pretty retarded afterwards for trying to bluff someone out of a set but I was so confident about his hand and was also sure that he was looking for a reason to fold so I tried it out.

:) :) :) :)

Friday, September 12, 2008



Sorry I took so long to update, the last few days have been really hard poker wise... I just can't seem to get my hands to hold and that seriously takes a huge dent in my profits.

I have some of the hands of the last few days in my laptop so I'll update the post tomorrow with some hands and graphs.

Meanwhile, I played a "10k" hand session today at 100NL (200NL tables seemed absolutely horrendous plus I'm clearing the bonus so this crap can only get worse) Went ok I guess, won SOME of the hands I was supposed to win but got a bunch of cooler hands (4 KK vs AA preflop and stuff like that) so there isn't much for me to do. Also down approx 3 buyins in AIE.

Todays graph:

Favorite hands from today:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3184355 -> Guy here was a total idiot (I was playing HUDless but I was pretty sure he was a donk) He seemed extremely aggro and had a bunch of stacks IIRC so I took a flop with this hand even OOP because I plan on taking the pot away from him postflop. Flop an OESD and given the board texture and the kind of opponent I'm dealing with I chose to just call. Turn a pair so my hand is definitely shaping up... if I raise here I accomplish nothing but folding out worse and keeping in better and most times he's bluffing here anyway so I just call again. River pairs the board with is pretty much the nuts for me because now he has to have an overpair or a better 9 here a bunch of times (he will sometimes but not as often to justify a fold getting these odds) My hand is good.

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3184365 -> I guess I must piss people off.

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3184374 -> Guy here felt loose typical friday night guy. Flop a gutshot and an overpair so bet obviously. He check/raises which can mean a wide range of hands, from flush draws to better overpairs to stuff like 45 A4 55 etc I just call because I have position and the best hand often times. Turn is an 8 and he leads for a little over half pot which I think feels fishy so I shove here because I think I'll get called by worse often... there are the flushdraws with overs and stuff like that that will gladly stack off there so.. I turned out to be right. "Someone" commented on ICQ that I'm a retard for making this play... he's probably right but I still like it.

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3184391 -> Favorite over a set AND a made str8... but I brick lololol.

That's it for now.

Let'em bet the flop, let'em bet the turn and then BAM, POP'EM ON THE RIVAH

Also, here's an hand a friend of mine who got deep in the HU WCOOP $320 event played: http://www.pokerhand.org/?3184403

Congrats on getting that far mekkas. You have potential KID.

Monday, September 8, 2008

september 8th


Played a short 6k hand session today.

Proud to say that I earned that money today. Played fine (except for a spot vs the same guy where I almost spewed an entire stack) so I'm happy with it. About 1 buyin down in AIE but no biggie.

Didn't have any interesting hands today, just standard spots. This one was fun though:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3165340 -> yes.

Also on nonpoker related news, watched a couple of films yesterday, The Dark Knight and Requiem for a Dream. TDK actually didn't impress me as a whole but The Joker obviously did. Requiem for a Dream is simply amazing, I highly recommend it in case you haven't seen it yet.

Over & out

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Im a balla, i got a swatch yeah

Played a 5.7k hand session today.

Played nittier than usual (at about 14/12) but I decided that I was tired of spewing so I tried to play solid instead of just splashing around. Fairly happy with how I played but still there's much to improve. Ran hot as the sun, flopped a bunch of sets and had some AA vs fullstacked guys.

Some hands:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3155926 - I vote this as the stupidest hand I ever played. Chose not to raise preflop cause the open limper was a fish and didn't fold to cbets so I just limped in. When the flop comes down I'm like "SWEET, NUT STR8 FLOPPED SHIP SHIP" Guy was short and leads so this most likely means some sort of pair + draw (like AT, AQ, KQ, QT) and the other guy calls (which means a lot of things, flush draws included) so I stick my stack in because "I have the nut str8" and that will probably induce calls from hero top pairs and obviously flush draws. I turned out NOT to have the nut str8 but bottom pair and a gutshot. Sucks for me.

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3155951 - Guy here is a regular who hates my guts so when he just calls the flop it's pretty obvious what he has and all I have to hope is that he gives me no credit by betting the turn as strong as possible so it looks like I'm pushing him around. Standard hand considering our history, I think.

http://www.pokerhand.org/?3155958 - Another reg with whom I have some occasional battles so I'm guessing he hates me too (didn't 3 bet light much tonight, tho)

That's it for today.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quick update.

Not much to say.

I've been playing some HU and i'm really enjoying it. I might ponder switching to it if FR continues to wear down on me like it has been.


Monday, September 1, 2008

First 2/4 session.

Went pretty well. Played about 14 tables for a total of 1.1k hands. Ran decently floppig a couple of sets and winning one AK vs KK (was vs a LAG)

My biggest pot ever is a suckout :( http://www.pokerhand.org/?3133116