Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Total Change Of Plan for Now!


Well i decided that i hadn't a big enough roll to play cash games at the levels i wanted so i decided to go back on the tourney grind with the exception of not playing a tourney over 50 of any currency apart from one tourney where my roi is ridiculously good. Had a great day yesterday securing £2000 for my troubles mass multitabling 12-15 tables across three sites where all the buy ins where low, and i cleaned up. One particular heads up game in a 2000 euro gtd sticks to mind however when we were playing for 400 euros first getting 800 and second getting 400. I got it in good as a mass chip leader 4 times and lost all of them, getting rivered each time. I got lucky back at him once however but when it was his hand that decided to hold i was aggrevated to see i would get scond place.

There was only really one move i can remember that i believed to be an atrocious one on my part yesterday, well not atrocious but i got played like a flute. This was in the early stages of a 50 euro tourney where i had 99 and raised it up pre to get one caller. Flop came down 7KK and the guy bets out pot to me. In most cases now, the guy will have A7 or 87 and wants you out of the pot to take it down where he knows its good. However this guy was a tricky mofo, and decided to bet out with sevens full, i then decided to re raise all in and he tanked called to rub it in. I put vwp in the chat box and tilt was never a factor there for me.

I am sort of free from tilt now i must say however that is only because recently i have been running quite well and my decidion making has been rather good. Normally what happens is that i make one donk move in a tourney and the other 12 i am playing suffer as i am playing more aggressively to try and make up for that loss in that tourney immediately, which is never a good idea!

My scores last night included $700 for a 6th in an 8K 400 euros for a second in a 2000 euro 400 euros for a 4th in a 3k, 700 euros for a three way split in a 4K, and loads of other min cashes which i am rather happy with.

The future of the plan now is rather shady. I don't know what to do. I have a good tourney game and at the moment i am reaping the benefits through clever bankroll skills where i can be comfortable playing the games i am without getting scared of being broke. I need to take a monthly balance check over 3/4 months to get an idea of variation and my profitablity. I may decide to just head towards the 10K i need to play 0.5/1 and just grind at that but i definately won't if the tourney game is treating me well because i feel i have an edge in it. I hope all this bigging myself up won't result in a calamitous collapse anyway and i hope i continue my form as i have plenty of work to do to catch up with f3nix35!


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Learning Quick!


In these cash games you really can't fuck about. Played 3 one and a half hour sessions 9 tabling 0.5/1 6-max cash and noticed that the games are noticebaly beatable and at the very best break even worthy! However that is if i can maintain the mindset of a freakishly stable human being that can only play when mentally fit to do so (not drunk, tired or in any other negative mindset). Because in one of those 3 sessions i was sort of not on my game, i was slightly dazed and never felt right, and this resulted in a 200 euro loss, which had me down 250 for the 4 and a half hours i played. The previous two sessions were pretty sick tho.

The first one consisted of me getting setted on like nobody's business. I realise i played two hands in this spot rather carelessly. One of them consisted of when i had AA i was in mid position and utg popped it up to 3.5 and i only re popped to 11 everyone else folded until it got to the BB who called the extra 10 along with the UTG raiser. Flop 479 rainbow. Gotta be loving that right? BB checked along with UTG and i bet 24 into the 34 pot and instantly got pushed all in for my last 65, UTG folded and everything in my gut told me he has a set he has a set there is no way you can call there is no way you can call, but part curiosity and part he could well have JJ i make the call and shockingly he has 44 for the set. I was in relative disbelief tbh that he had 44. Who flats 10 pre with a 100 stack at 0.5/1 with 44, even though i know he knows the UTG initial raiser is coming into the pot behind as well it still doesn't make this play profitable. What i thought he could be making that flat call pre with was JJ-KK and at a push AK. 99 wouldn't be out of the equation but so many people fold that there in that spot!

The other situtation i don't even want to get into. I would just like to say that pre flop on the flop on the turn and on the river the guy bet into me healthily and i called all the way with QK os out of position on a K high board thinking he was bluffing. Weren't my finest hour when he showed me his dominating hand, but you find some guys bet all the way on a bluff right? hehe no is the real answer to that. Well maybe on a real dry board but honestly it wasn't and i was fishing it up big time.

However, in the two first cash sessions i found i was playing well and dominating but i was getting really unlucky in spots as well but brushed it off as variance, there were also tricky spots that i was never sure how to deal with and this mainly rotated around getting 3-bet pre flop. I am never quite sure what these guys are doing it with and find myself folding the AQ-AK in these positions but in time i will get comfortable as i will have seen eventually what these guys are up to when they finally have to showdown a 3-bet pot and then i can see what they were doing it with.

The overall dynamic of playing 9 tables at once seems manageable and i honestly quite enjoy it. I did loads of maths yesterday as well and figured that i would rake in the region of 30 euros an hour so if i was to play 216 hours in a month, which is 9 hours a day, 6 days a week, i would rake in 6500 euros. Which would translate to receiving around 700 in an affiliate promo for raking that amount, 2000 in a rake chase and around 2000 in actual rakeback. So if i round that up i would be getting £5000 a month which would be bloddy tough work with the hours i am willing to put in so if i receive monies in the region of that it would be fair play. This would be ofc on the back of a break even game only and barring the first 3 months where i will allow myself to play a break even game as i am transitioning from the tourney scene i would fully expect to start turning a profit eventually to add to the 5K a month. I have no idea what a reasonable turnover on the tables would be. I would imagine somewhere in the region of 50 euros a day perhaps? which would add 1500 to my earnings which would culminate in a 6500 turnover monthly which would be bloody fantastic! However a slight tarnishing of this is that the site operate in euros and that this in reality is £5700 but i will take that! Could have been worse, the site could have been in dollars!

Have another issue with the cash games and tht is i am sort of completely underolled for them! I have a diminished bankroll which i have alreadt stated in a previous post and currently in my poker account i have 970 meaning 70 left for rebuys across 9 tables haha. I initially started with a little over 1200 but as i sed i lost 250 so i need a little bit of luck now for my BR to go up instead of down in this crucial part of my bankrolling history. I still have about £2K in the bank however as back up with more monies in transit from other sites but i would really like to keep that in there and only use these monies. Even with 2970 tho i would be underolled to play these games! However all i need to do is to get through the first two months on this shoestring budget and i will be laughing all the way to the bank rudeboy!

By the way i was thinking quite fervantly recently about what the future holds for me in poker and decided that i will stick to this hopefully until my BR is at crazy limits. Somewhere in the region of £100K and them transfer monies into full tilt and pokerstars and once and for all rape those sites for every penny in their tournies with no fear of being underolled, so i can really let my skill factor take centre stage. The thought of murdering these American sites is what is keeping me going as they have pummeled me recently.

Sorry for the long post but felt as if i should let u guys in the know of whats up with me. The next few days i will be having a break from the game as i don't feel up to it to be quite honest, so gl with all you guys and i will update here again asap!


Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cash games it is!


I am gonna start gambling a little with my roll i have around 5K left in the bank after i have been spending loads, I was in relative shock when i saw that number tbh, but its enough to recover! I am going to be 9 tabling 0.5/1 limits 6-max cash from here on in, well maybe i will play some more tournies to build the roll a little. But the hope is to grind 160 hours in a month at those limits and take in the bonuses and rakeback with a break even game, so much for aspirations! I really don't care if i can't win any profits on the table just that i get the hours in and the bonuses stay huge. Would be nice to think i could be a profitable player tho! So there is the little update on whats happeneing with me, i am going to see how this cash thing goes and if i can get anywhere near say £3000 a month. I am going to stick with it. I am probably going to play 3/4 tournies daiy anyway so boredom just shouldn't happen. So up the cash game and hopefully up the bankroll aswell!