Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some weekend run good

Finally, I ran above EV. I put in a really big day friday, played the best I've played in awhile, and ran good to do some crushing. You can see here:

175 $10s:

125 $20s:

Saturday didn't go very well, lost like 80 at the 20s, then Sunday I ran almost $150 below EV at the 10s so that was a great start to the day, I played the Sunday Million though, and was playing really well, and got deep and busted with like 7000 left(5400 cash).

PokerStars Game #40128954944: Tournament #285020010, $200+$15 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XIII (1000/2000) - 2010/02/21 20:07:55 ET
Table '285020010 1486' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Schybro (27193 in chips)
Seat 2: frankieo (97669 in chips)
Seat 3: mullervoodoo (77514 in chips)
Seat 4: charlo2 (94270 in chips)
Seat 5: baralhao-nit (87356 in chips)
Seat 6: DirDirDIrty (33080 in chips)
Seat 7: NCG33 (51918 in chips)
Seat 8: Chimpeeeeeee (125260 in chips)
Seat 9: Seb-musashi (76074 in chips)
Schybro: posts the ante 200
frankieo: posts the ante 200
mullervoodoo: posts the ante 200
charlo2: posts the ante 200
baralhao-nit: posts the ante 200
DirDirDIrty: posts the ante 200
NCG33: posts the ante 200
Chimpeeeeeee: posts the ante 200
Seb-musashi: posts the ante 200
mullervoodoo: posts small blind 1000
charlo2: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DirDirDIrty [Qs Qd]
baralhao-nit: folds
DirDirDIrty: raises 3000 to 5000
NCG33: folds
Chimpeeeeeee: folds
Seb-musashi: folds
Schybro: folds
frankieo: folds
mullervoodoo: folds
charlo2: calls 3000
*** FLOP *** [5h 8d 8c]
charlo2: checks
DirDirDIrty: bets 8800
charlo2: raises 21200 to 30000
DirDirDIrty: calls 19080 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2120) returned to charlo2
*** TURN *** [5h 8d 8c] [2c]
*** RIVER *** [5h 8d 8c 2c] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
charlo2: shows [9d 8h] (three of a kind, Eights)
DirDirDIrty: shows [Qs Qd] (two pair, Queens and Eights)
charlo2 collected 68560 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 68560 | Rake 0
Board [5h 8d 8c 2c Kc]
Seat 1: Schybro folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: frankieo (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: mullervoodoo (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: charlo2 (big blind) showed [9d 8h] and won (68560) with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 5: baralhao-nit folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: DirDirDIrty showed [Qs Qd] and lost with two pair, Queens and Eights
Seat 7: NCG33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Chimpeeeeeee folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Seb-musashi folded before Flop (didn't bet)

It was an awful hand that some monkey got lucky on. I felt like someone kicked me in the gut the entire rest of the night and couldn't believe what had just happened. Winning that hand practically would have guaranteed me cashing, and put me with a comfortable stack to make a run deep into the tournament. I've never played a tourney this large before in terms of buyin/prizepool, I satellited in though for ~75, and sold $36 worth of action, so I only ended up down about $40 on the whole ordeal, still miserable though.

Yesterday I got back onto the grind some and was +120 in 50 $20 DoNs. I need to play ~1050 more by the end of the month in order to make platinum, so starting thursday its GRIND ON THA MIND.

Graph since last Friday:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Getting Back to the Grind

So I had a pretty busy last week or two, I had two exams last week including a Physical Chemistry one(shoot me) and a Physics one on advanced RC circuits (shoot me again). After I bombed both of those I drove home to PA with one of my good friends, dropped him off at his house so he could get some stuff done, and I went to visit my girlfriend for Valentine's day weekend. It was a really fun weekend, I got in late Thursday and we hungout with a few of her friends playing board games(lol) and drinking, then Friday her brother and his friend came up and she had a party at her house, were I dominated some beer pong. Saturday was a day to ourselves, since I had to leave Sunday morning. We got breakfast in the morning, hungout during the day, went to see Valentine's Day, which was different than what I expected, it had some pretty funny parts but was really depressing during a decent amount of the movie. After that I took her out for a bomb dinner at this place called Symposium where I got a NY strip steak and she got this delicious grilled chicken topped with crab and ham. Then we spent the night together, with some nice wine I got, and I had to head back to SC in the morning.

As far as poker goes I haven't had much of a chance to play, I've racked up ~1200 vpps so far this month so thats another ~1400 $20 DoNs. I'm running below ev on the month(surprise lol) and hoping to do some work this weekend. I plan on putting in 300-400 games both tomorrow and Saturday, and another 200+ on Sunday and hopefully I'll get to play the Sunday Million which has a $4million prize pool this week for the Pokerstars 40th billion hand celebration.

Here is my graph so far on the month, its a mix of 10s and 20s, I'm +50 in 220 10s, and -118 in 150 20s. Pretty laughable month so far, but you can see I'm below EV again, so hopefully putting in some volume will get things off the ground.

Also, I added a new tool to the page, it asks what you guys would like to hear about, so if there's something you want to hear more about or less about or something to add, just suggest it in the skribit box.

Friday, February 5, 2010

First day back at the 20s

Well, had an Organic Chem2 test 8am Yesterday so that's kept me pretty busy this week, including a 10hour study session on Wednesday in my true grinder fashion. Took the test after 2 hours of sleep and felt really well except for one question, which happened to be worth 20% fml. But I think I squeezed out some partial credit on it, and some extra credit so its all good. I went into the test wanting an A but after that one question I'll be happy with a B and pretty disappointed with a C.

So thats how school is. Besides that I've just been chillin with friends, and hitting the gym when I actually have time. As far as poker is concerned I haven't had a ton of time recently but I talked to glitlr and got my stake upped to play in the 20s. Basically I'll be playing the 20s on the weekend and 10s during the week til im fully comfortable moving 100% to the 20s. I put in 101 games of the 20s today for a decent $90 profit, though my adjusted profit was ~$190, putting me like 8 or 9 hundred below ev lifetime at the 20s haha. Heater here I come please. Here is my first day at the 20s:

I only played 231 games so far this week, but I'm up about 300 so thats not too bad. Keeping at least a $1/game profit through the month would be pretty nice and I think I could deal with that. Hoping to put in another 200+ games tomorrow and 50-100 before the Superbowl on Sunday if I have time. Here is the full week:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1 month down, 11 to go

Hey guys, haven't updated in awhile because I had some real life issues to take care of. I grinded next to nothing last week becuase of that and didn't even manage to play 100 games. Still made ~$150 though so that was a plus. On the month I ended up pretty meh, if you take out a $500 downswing it would have been a very solid month, but oh well shit happens. I think I'm back on track mentally and where I want to be with my game going into this month. I'm going to continue to grind the 10s during the week, and hopefully get some 20s in on the weekend when they are a little softer, then hopefully move up to them 100% by the end of the month. I have an organic chem test coming up Thursday so I won't be grinding much until then, maybe 50-100 games tomorrow but we'll see how the studying goes. Hoping to put in 100-200 Thursday, 200-300 Friday and Saturday and 100 or so on Sunday before the big game.

Here is last week:

And here is my month at the double or nothings:

Goals for this month
3000+ Double or Nothings
2000+ of that $20s
6%+ at the 10s
4%+ at the 20s
$2250+ Profit
12k vpps ~ $400 in rakeback.

If I can get just a $2000 month this month it help get me back on track for the $25k year.