Monday, 24 August 2009

pokerstars sunday million...........


After 2 decent cahses after sat'n into the warm up I thought Id use this sat ticket for the million. Before we go there I want to start by sayin I played some of the best poker I have ever played in my life in this tournament. I started well chippin up to about 16k then got lucky against a shortstacks KK with AJ to put me up to 20k. I lost 2 big races with QQ V QK (k on the turn) and JJ v AK BvB he hit an ace. I then got upto 50k without showdown I was corectly assigning ranges to peoples hands, I laid QQ down to a 4 bet shove pre and he showed me AA. I was feelin really good and hadnt been at risk once which also felt quite good. Then this happened...

firstly I want to explain my reasoning behind my pre flop actions. The initial raiser was a serial early position stealer an the button had high squeeze % but the table was aggro also, so I flatted here hoping to induce a squeeze from behind. Anyway it never came an AAbenjaminAA a winning online regular flatted AJo in the SB (pretty bad imo). when the flop came JJ9 2 clubs I felt physically sick tbh, but I just couldnt lay it down. AJ was a possibilty but they way the hand was played his range had to be wide pre. He then bet 1200 into 1600, standard considering his stack size. Now here I am thinkin he has a FD. I smove call at this point with the intention of seeing the turn action wich again brought more draws, but could of completed for KT or 8T. He then led for another 30k, I basically didnt know were I was at this point. is he drawing has he got AQ QK, I have no major winning numbers, does he just see me as weak?? is he playing his big stack?? I really didnt know so I just shoved hoping to see QK, AK, AQ, flush or straight draw obvs he had the AJ an I was out.

I posting it here hoping for some advice. Did I basically out think myself pre flop? 90% of the time here I am 3 bettin here without a doubt, sometimes shoving.
I think the flop call wasnt bad, maybe should of raised to see were I was, but looking back I think I probly fold the turn as most of time he shows me the J here. But this was a top 10 pot approaching the bubble and I am sick of min cashing I really thought maybe he's at it and if I win this hand, who knows. Plus am not drawing completly dead. Anyway sick as fuck

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Everton & Sharkscope Data

Time for Moyes to bite the bullet an sell Lescott. As much as I wanted him to stay and it would have been nice to finally see a manager stand up and say fuck off to player power, its just not realistic anymore. He tried and tried well but he has to accept defeat. I say defeat lightly though because if he can get 25 mill in a package of cash and players then I think its excellent business. Not going to come on here and say he's shit, I want him to go anyway etc because he's not. He's 27, English, scores goals, and is consistent in terms of appearance. He does however have a tendency to make a mistake. The amount of times Jags pulled him out the shit last season was unbelievable. He gets left by the top class strikers and the cup final was a perfect example of this, he just couldn’t contain drogba at all. Jags is the main man at the back for us and I just hope he comes back stronger than before his injury. We need at least 4 new faces and the rumour on the street here is , 18 mill and dunne for lescott, then buy Stephen Taylor from Newcastle and moutihno from Portugal, along with the Swedish midfielder rassmus elm now if he pulls off them signings then I think it could be a decent season. The start doesn’t worry me, if anything getting tonked 6-1 at home by arsenal is better than getting beat 1-0 as it highlights the problems that moyes will have to deal with, lets face it when you CH tells the boss 10 mins before the game he doesn't wanna play as he is not focused, then what else dya expect to happen when the team goes on the pitch. Something dramatic needs to happen in terms of a "reaction" and am sure it will. Last season we lost our 1st 3 home games, Wigan, Blackburn an Portsmouth yet we finished 5th and made the cup final, so it’s a marathon not a sprint. People still forget our 3 best players are out an when we get jags, arteta and the yak back it will be like 3 new signings. I think Chelsea look uber strong and I can see anyone getting near them so they're my tip for the league and under ancelloti it could be their year in the champs league to, definitely 1 of the 2

Poker has been a bit non existent lately on the playing front, playing for fun really but I have put a lot of volume in terms of studying. I bust my stars roll by playing with out BRM as stated in me last post. Won about $600 on FT and withdrew it because I am going to Vegas in 6 weeks so needed some money for that. Still waiting for this staking deal to start but I had to be brutally honest with myself and say I am just not ready for that. I am not far off but needed to study more. The studying is going well learning new things and reading plenty of archived and new posts on 2+2. I need to buy cardrunners which I will be doing and will probs watch every streets SNG video on there. He's a sicko. Also is up an running so check it out if you haven't seen it. Its Nick Rainey's site an he's a sicko when it comes to MTTSNG's,. Wouldn’t mind 10 days in his boot camp.

I bought sharkscope and found some very interesting facts on myself and the way I have been playing. It fairness I needed something like this, its not nice seeing that you're a losing player but something you have to do in order to improve obviously. I did find one game that I am a winner at which was nice and it was the $6/$16 18 man turbos on stars.Another good thing is I am a winner since starting the blog and a lot of my losses are from when I was a clueless idiot and had not even learned the game before playing it. The fact I am a loser at $3.40 18 manners makers me wonder how this is possible. I just hate playing micro stakes poker. You are basically playing no fold em hold em against clueless dickeads who type 'ajajajajaaja' or 'hahaahaah' or 'weeeeeeeeeey' every time there pocket deuces bust your rockets after flopping quads, it tilts me no end an there is just too much variance playing at that level. Also the fact that win rate is so small makes you about as happy as losing a £100 and finding a quid. You sit there for 5 hours 6 tabling and make a about $0.50 a game for a profit of $50 over a 100 games and 8 hours lol. So I am going to wait til I have $1600 dollars spare an take a proper shot at the $16 18 manners and couple that with the staking deal on VC w/ rakeback then things do look good for the coming months. Its just a case of getting this extra bit of training an coaching. I am by no means giving up. a little experiment on the $16 18 man turbos, threw this up. Obvs 125 games is not a big enough sample, but its a start


gl fish!

leave you with this! $22/5k on stars 950 runners, 50 off the money!

Friday, 7 August 2009

running bad in key spots tonight

I love this game

Playin the eary double A & B tourneys on full tilt, check this out! would of of put me in a good position to, squeezin mainly to take the button out an pot build incase i hit big, I love seein flops IP with QK suited, sick this... still in the both tho

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Full Tilt FTW

Yep that’s right I as good as busted my stars roll last weekend. After a hard, all day session at a wedding on Saturday I tried a mammoth poker session on the Sunday which resulted in 4 things:

• Playing like a twat
• Playing to high
• Chasing losses
• Virtually going bust

Dropped about 25 buyins but just couldn’t log off and instead tried higher buy ins, with a ‘my lucks gotta change soon’ attitude, clearly that would never happen. I was hung over after partying until 6am. I really was not thinking straight and paid a heavy price. So after really hard work and grinding $20 up to$1000 I then proceeded to drop and drop and drop until I had $300 left. It was then I realised I was being a complete twat. Losing SNG’s, busting multis early and losing satellites everywhere so I logged off an withdrew the remaining money and felt pretty shitty. TBH its can be a blessing in disguise as I need a break from stars anyway, its sick I came up against BOKU87 so many times during my own little challenge, and to say he runs good against me in key spots is an understatement. However he is such a sicko, I checked him out now and then when I came across him and he was playing 30+ multis at a time for hours on end. GL to him I say but he does run well. Can you imagine the PR stars are going to get out of this? O look someone turned $5 - $100 000 in a year on our site. This will be pretty bad cos they will fail to mention he is a pro who multi tables for most of his life. They will mis-advertise and get shit loads of people trying the same thing.

Full Tilt

I felt like playing a multi on Monday so I deposited $50 in my account I have on FT poker and played 2x 90 manners. $24 buy in and $12 buy in. finale tabled them both, took 3rd in the $24 and 7th in the $12. The $24 felt particularly good as I was down to 3 BB approaching the bubble when I shoved 57dd UTG and got 2 callers form AQ/KJ and binked a 5 on the river to treble up. Immediately after that I shoved AA and got 3 callers and they HELD. I went from potential bubble boy to chip leader in 2 hands. Got KK cracked by AK on the FT to go back to average and then grinded a 3rd place finish when QQ was no good 3 handed against JJ. Felt good cos after busting most of me stars roll I really did need a win and something to turn it around. Took a good payday and they were knock out tourneys to, I busted 6 people in both, so it was around a $500 payday, which pulled back most of my stars losses the night before. Going to keep playing on FT in the meantime they’re 90 man KO multis are good an pretty soft, specially with fish like floating round.

The deal I have in place, which I mentioned in my last post should be materialising in the next couple of weeks. I have signed up to VC poker with a good deal which I got through it’s ran by a guy called Nik Spooner who is a cracking guy. It's a unbeatable VIP deal they do for high rake earners, mine is based on me generating 1K a month, which is easily achieveable. He is always happy to answer any questions you have and will happily talk strategy all day on MSN. I recommended you give his site a look if you’re looking for good rake back. They have some really good deals available Planning on meeting up with him in Leos casino in Liverpool next week, so that should be good. I am starting to get more people around me who are involved in and passionate about poker so that can only help my game.

The Plan

I have basically spoken to work who say in the current climate anyone looking to drop to part time hours will be happily converted to part time within a week of asking. Now this means I will be working 9-2 or 10-3. This will be enough for me to cover my mortgage and bills etc but will also allow me to concentrate a lot more on poker, whilst also being fresher. I just cannot motivate myself to play enough after 9 hours on the phone to idiot customers who think BT owe their business a living, with redic sales target (thanks BT). Now when I go part time my targets half and I will probs make up the deficit in bonus. I will be working core selling hours and probly bring in the same figures with half the target.

Soon as the $5k lands in my account, I am going to do it. Then I will spend a week watching a ton of sheets’ videos on cardrunners and re-read colin moshmans book which I have only briefly read. I will be playing the $50 SNG’s on VC which are running really well. They have superturbos, regs, turbos and double ups. I will be playing 6 max trubos/double ups as these will be miles better for the hourly rate. I plan on playing at least 50 a day and while this will be tough it will be certainly achievable if 6 tabling as they only take about 20 mins per game. I have spent hours this week just sat there watching them and the play is questionable, people busting double ups at 20/40 level with AK etc, they just don’t seem to be grasping the basic concept of the games. I am already noting the regs as much as I can and really can’t wait to get going. I plan playing 4 hours a day or more if I have to in order to hit the daily target of 50. Now obvs when am on a heater I will play until I cant play no more. If I can hit a consistent hourly rate of profit I will then make the next stage which will be leaving work etc. I will need a larger sample than normal to make a step that big but I am pretty confident I can do it. The rake back part of this is massive as on the minimum calculations, even if I break even I throughout the games; I will still profit $125 daily through rake back. I am currently a break even player over a large sample on stars so with the extra training and coaching I have planned and putting everything I have learned myself into practice I don’t see why its not achievable. I will blog the results weekly.

Gl fishies

Ps sorry for bad literature – I am no English teacher!!!!!