Thursday, December 31, 2009

So Long 2009, Lets Go 2010

Alright so between concentrating on school this past semester, and just getting frustrated with poker near the end, and having a ton of car repairs needed done, I didn't end the year nearly as well as I had hoped too. That's fine though, all behind me at this point, in 2010 I am shooting for 200k vpps, which for me would be equal to close to 15k in rakeback alone. I'll be doing this playing mainly $20 DoNs, with some $10s and $50s in there, also some $6.50-$27 18 mans throughout the year, and later in the year possibly some 6 max PLO or 6max NLHE.

I have created an excel spreadsheet to track my progress week by week, it shows my total profit on the year including RB, my total vpps earned, how many more I need to reach 200k, and how many a week I have to average from said point on in order to reach that goal. If I got to 200k playing solely $20 DoNs, it would be averaging 23-25 hours a week of play and if I managed just a 4% roi over the course of the year it would be a $55k year for me. So 50k is the goal, but if I can achieve even half of that and hit 25k on the year playing part time through school I would be very satisfied.

Once I get this spreadsheet completely cleaned up and easier to use I'll put a link to it on here so anyone can use it to track themselves, or to see what kind of year they can hope to shoot for.

Good luck to everyone in 2010, may we all run like gods.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I suck

So I haven't posted in almost two month, lol, but I'm back. I took some time off for school, thanksgiving break etc. I have been running really bad in poker and car troubles, so I had to cashout my roll to pay for car repairs. Luckily one of my good buddies simpledude16 hooked me up with a stake, so here's to hoping my luck can turn around.

Tomorrow I am starting a DoN competition, right now there is a 3 way $20 DoN comp between me, one of my good friends brscta, and a newer player chavarie who seems pretty competent from the games I have player with him. I was hoping to get atleast 5-6 people in on this, but we're still waiting for another 2 players, one backed out and a lot said they had too much on their plate this weekend.

I also have side bets with oldstylecubsfan and rusemandingo who both play the 10s, basically the same deal but my profit is multiplied by .667 to make a 7.5% roi at the 20s comparable to a 10% at the 10s.

So all in all, I'm hoping to win this bet, make a few hundred from playing and 350 at this point in time for the actual bet. A 1k weekend would be really sweet with all these bills piling up.

I'll update this after each day of grinding for the bet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A trip home and some run good

So I went home last weekend for fall break, left Tuesday after class and drove two of my buddies home. We left here at 4 and got home at 2 in the morning. Then I drove another hour upto my gfs college and stayed the night with her. Next day she had a field hockey game vs the number 4 team in the country that I went to, they ended up losing 1-0 in a really tough game and on a bullshit goal, I don't know the rules that well but whatever happened wasn't supposed to lol, the other team didn't even celebrate because they thought it was getting called back.

I spent a few nights there with her which was awesome, I love getting to see her and spend time with her especially since I don't get a whole ton of chances. We did a lot of just hanging out, going to dinner, etc.

On friday she left to go to an away game so I left and went to W
est Chester and watched my old high school and brother's football team play. They were god damn awful when I was in school but are 5-1 so far this year with a loss to one of the top teams in the state, they play #1 in the state this weekend so it should be a solid judge. After the game I met two of my good friends from HS and we went out drinking, obviously my one buddy took too god damn long at a haunted house he was at so we didn't get downtown until midnight and ending up fucking missing Vanilla Ice playing at one of the bars, yes THE Vanilla Ice, I was pretty pissed but we still ended up having a great time. On
e of J's buddies introduced me to a shot called the IHOP he discovered, this shit literally tasted exactly like maple syrup it was crazy, I'll post it here once I can get in touch with him and find out what was in it.

Anyways onto poker, this month has been treating me well so far, up almost 750 dollars and I haven't even been playing that much. Here are my grap



Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting ready for Fall Break

Hey guys what's up, this past weekend was pretty good, Friday was my roommates birthday and that was awesome, we killed a keg, 5 gallons of tic tacs(orange vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and usually monster but we used champagne this time), a gin bucket, another 5 gallons of some other creation, a few bottles of champagne, some of our home brew and whatever other alcohol was lying around. That was an awesome night, tons of drunken escapades.

Saturday we went to Wild Wings and watched us beat SC State, we are now 4-1 and #25 in the country, GO COCKS.

Besides that I've just been playing some poker, so far in the month of October I am up close to 700 I think. It's pretty sweet and about time I'm finally making some money, I have made ~225 at DoNs and ~475 from 25PLO which I have to say is an awesome game, the players are all really bad, and there is so much action, I have not even played it that much this month, but those factors added with running hot is a gold mine.

My HEM is all messed up, I had to reinstall it and reimport all my hands but I think it should be working after this, which is a huge plus because before my HUD wasn't showing on all my tables and throwing me all kinds of off. Hopefully that should be imported by tomorrow morning and I can post some graphs and stats.

Tomorrow I leave to go back home to PA for a few days. I have like a 10 hour drive but have two friends coming with me so that should make it easier. I'm stopping at my house tomorrow night then going to my Girlfriends field hockey game at Millersville and staying there with her for a few days, then heading to West Chester to see some friends and watch my brothers football game, then back to MU on Saturday and back to USC on Sunday. Should be a packed full week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LOL Swongaments

Alright, so I've been gone awhile, I'm back for another entry though.

So I got my new computer and built it and the thing is fucking awesome. I can play so many poker tables without lag or anything on it while playing.
I have started 25 tabling the $10 and $20 DoNs on stars and pu
t in some time but have been ru
nning terribly.

Here is a graph of my month so far at the 10s since building my new computer:

I have been running terribly, and I think I'm having trouble adjusting to how the games changed during my break. Everyone seems to be playing worse than ever, and making huge -EV calls, I'm not sure what happened to make the games so loose but I'm getting called by everything and can't win a game, I've been swonging like hell, and 3.6% ROI is not the kind of shit I'm used to. I'm gonna keep playing through it for another couple hundred games over the next few days but if things don't turn around I'm gonna have to put in some major study time.

USC beat Ole Miss last weekend, the game was amazing, its the craziest that stadium has ever been. But obviously we don't make the top 25. I'm not sure how you can beat the #4 team in the country and not get in the top 25, especially after taking UGA to the wire at their house. I thought college football was rigged in the SEC's favor not against us, come on.

New TV series have started up for the fall season. How I met Your Mother and Always Sunny are pleasing so far, I have to say the best new comedy is Modern Family, it's only been the pilot so far but I found the show hilarious and I'm definetly looking forward to the new episode tomorrow.

Thats it for now, gonna get some sleep tonight.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The weekend is ending

Alright looks like the weekend is starting to come to a close. It was a good weekend overall, friday my roommate and I went to our friends comedy show which was really funny. After that we went downtown for a little bit, it was kinda lame, there were lines to get into the bars at 1:30 so we talked to a friend for a little and then just went home and continued to drink there.

Saturday I just watched football all day, did really good sports betting went 12-3-1 pretty sick. Obviously I donked it off on bodogs cash tables, but i made a chunk of it back on the saints and Falcons today, Drew Brees is my fucking boy, gonna win the super bowl this year.

I didn't get to go to our game this weekend, I never got a ticket cause I thought I would be out of town. We won though, had a good second half and put up some nice points. We have Ole Miss coming to town this Thursday in a huge nationally televised game, and Erin Andrews will be here! I met her 3 years ago here when I was helping ESPN tape one of our Thursday games, our lacrosse team worked the sideline and she talked to a few of us before the game, yeah be jealous. After the game we started drinking here and then went to our neighbors for a party. I got pretty hammered and went like 6-1 in beer pong so that was good.

Today I've just been sitting around watching TV and relaxing. New computer parts get here Tuesday, can't wait to build it and do some heavy grinding over the next few weeks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

So I tried to grind today, the plan was to play 200 games, I managed to get in 18, lmao. My laptop is on it's last legs and cant handle more than 15-16 tabling continuous, and constantly freezes and times me out, and I get to watch as my comp is frozen and I fold hand after hand I needed to shove. I've decided to stop trying to play until my new comp parts come in, which should be Monday or Tuesday. I cannot fucking wait, it's going to be so awesome.

Rest of today I'll probably go hit the gym for a bit then go watch my friends "toast show". I have finally got back onto a good workout schedule. After getting legitamitlly into poker last year I cut down on my working out a lot, got a little out of shape. I used to workout all the time, played lacrosse and basketball and was just overall in really good shape. Right now I'm not in terrible shape per say, I'm 5'9" 205 pounds, I can still probably bench 240-245 but I want to get back to 190 pounds and benching 275+ again. The goal is to be back to 190 for October 24th weekend. Thats when I go home to visit my g/f at her college for their last field hockey game of the season and for their Homecoming.

On that note, I have an amazing girlfriend who I love so much, we've been on and off here and there since High School, but going to school 10 hours away from eachother causes problems, we have been "officially" together almost 10 months now. Shes a field hockey player at Millersville University, who is having one of their best seasons in recent memory, and she has a very solid shot at D2 all american. It sucks being so far apart, but after school I'm moving back home so that will be good. I'm sure you'll here plenty more about her later.

Oh yeah, the toast show, it's my friends comedy show here at USC. It's an improv show a lot like Whose Line is it Anyways. They're all pretty hilarious and I plan on being pretty drunk for it, so here's hoping for another good show to kick off the year.

Alright that's it for today. Game day tomorrow, Go Cocks!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Well, might as well give it a go.

Whats up guys, my name is Kevin, I am a 21 year old, student at the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!). I don't really want to give you my life story, thats boring, I'm sure you'll get the gist of it when I tell stories and recap events later on down the road, those will be anything that's actually interesting anyways. I figured I would give one of these things a whirl as it seems anyone who is anyone in the poker world has one. Looks like they're a good way to update friends, make some brags and shrug off some tilt so I figured, hell, why not.

I'm a part-time poker player while at school, I play on pokerstars under the name DirDirDirty. I used to be an MTT player on bodog under Buzz Lightyear, but I moved $100 to stars to start playing some SNGs, started at $5 regular speeds, moved over to $6.5 turbos, eventually played some time at the $16s. After awhile of being a marginal 3-5% winner I decided to give Double or Nothings a shot, started at the 10s, thought they were dumb at first, played a few hundred on and off til I finally started to learn to play them, I have a 10% roi over the last 1200 or so games, and 7% over ~1600 altogether. I've also throw in a few 20s basically breaking even, but no real sample size.

Basically I plan on playing these, moving back to the 20s soon, and eventually upto the 50s and 100s. I just ordered all the parts to my new computer today, I'm building one for myself for the first time, it's going to be sick and shit on my laptop, and make is 1000x easier to multitable with Holdem Manager and Table Ninja and other things running. Hopefully I'll be able to 25+ table easily on this beast. Here's the specs if anyone is interested:

We'll I think that's enough for a first entry. I'm hopefully finally getting back to the grind tomorrow so hopefully I'll have a nice update.