Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fun Hand

Seat 1: Knightsridge ($193.50 in chips)
Seat 2: x_ROSH125_x ($100.50 in chips)
Seat 4: XXXXXXX ($159.60 in chips)
Seat 5: ??Steve??962 ($75.60 in chips)
Seat 6: 3J55 ($100 in chips)
Seat 7: Chiren80 ($100 in chips)
Seat 8: BE-Tiger ($100 in chips)
x_ROSH125_x: posts small blind $0.50
pocelucikov: is sitting out
XXXXXXX: posts big blind $1
JuantotheC: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Knightsridge [9s 8s]
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pocelucikov has returned
??Steve??962: folds
3J55: folds
Chiren80: folds
BE-Tiger: folds
Knightsridge: raises $2 to $3
pocelucikov leaves the table
x_ROSH125_x: folds
XXXXXXX: raises $8 to $11

Knightsridge: calls $8
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*** FLOP *** [Jc 2s 5c]
XXXXXXX: bets $12.50
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Knightsridge: calls $12.50
*** TURN *** [Jc 2s 5c] [Ts]
XXXXXXX: bets $25

Knightsridge: calls $25
*** RIVER *** [Jc 2s 5c Ts] [6s]

XXXXXXX: bets $111.10 and is all-in

Knightsridge: calls $111.10
*** SHOW DOWN ***
XXXXXXX: shows [Ah Kd] (high card Ace)
Knightsridge: shows [9s 8s] (a flush, Ten high)
Knightsridge collected $316.70 from pot

XXXXXXX said, "lol run better plz"
XXXXXXX said, "yeah chasing backdoors lol in 3 bet pts"
XXXXXXX said, "gj'"
XXXXXXX said, "ez life"
XXXXXXX said, "running like god"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's a Start

Mainly (90%) $100 heads up PLO, with some $50 and a couple hands of a $200 table as well.

Good to put two winning days in a row. Been a while since I have had that.

I think I played for a little too long at the end of yesterday. That is the long break-even stretch in the graph. I think 1.5 hours is the most I can do just now playing just heads up. Although I think that will increase soon.

Hopefully this continues.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Where do I begin?

Well, June was my best ever month playing online poker. I made just over 12K and considering it was mainly 200NL and 400NL, I was quite pleased.

After June, and spending 9 days in Vegas during the WSOP with my wife in early July, I was feeling great about my poker future. I was committed to taking a year off from teaching in August 2010 to play poker full time; conditional on having £30,000 to put into an account for my wife and I. Kind of like getting paid for a years work in advance. Things were good. Puppies were barking, ice cream was flowing, and butterflies danced around my computer.

Then came July, and it brought my first losing month ever since I started this blog. Down 4K.

Then came August and my 2nd losing month ever. Down 3K.

And now in the twilight of September I am down another 2K and about to make it a hat trick of losing months.

It is quite a confidence crusher.

I would like to say it is variance, cold decks, blah blah blah, but at some point I have to accept that my game has not been good enough recently to consistently put up big numbers. And more importantly, my mindset.

I also think that I should start blogging again. Knowing I am going to report on my progress everyday might shake things up and promote better play. I certainly hope so.

I am also going to step back from holdem for a little while and concentrate on PLO. Mainly headsup and some 6max at the 50, 100, and 200 tables.

I am aiming for $200-$250 every session, something that I am definitely capable of and have done numerous times before. I want to start small and set realistic goals.

If I could make 4-5K a month until Christmas, I would be very pleased and would be able to focus on my goal of having a 60K bankroll come the end of June. This would allow me to put money aside, and also have 10K or so to build on. I currently have a $13.5K bankroll but with fpps and milestone bonuses in the next 2-3 months, it is about $20K.

Updates defnitely to follow.

Heres to hoping.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Long time no post

So April was very abbreviated as my parents came over to visit for 10 days. Had a great time and I think they did as well. We went to Edinburgh, Dublin, and Donegal, the latter two with my wife's parents. It was a good time.

Needless to say poker suffered, but that was ok with me.

I had a so so month after the dust cleared. I started on fire, up 5K in the first week, but then with the layoff, the 3rd week of April went sour. I had two of my worst nights going -1300 and -2300 on a Friday/Saturday. Just running poor. Nothing really to say other than thats poker.

That week also marked the last week of me getting staked. My staker emailed saying he had a terrible week personally along with most of his stakees. I felt bad for him as he is a nice guy and he went out of his way to give other players a chance to move up in stakes, but c'est la vie I suppose.

So the last 10 days or so have been me playing on my own dime for the first time in 6 months. It felt weird at first as I was back playing 200NL again, but after the first session it was all good. I made about $2K on my own the last 10 days which with only 3 sessions I was pleased with. (I felt terrible the last few days so no poker). Anyways, I made about 5.5K for the month + fpps. Obviously not amazing, but hell, I'll take it considering it is more than double my day job.

Anyways, played a fun hand tonight. 1K and a bit for the session.

***** Hand History for Game 27667463166 *****
$200.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, April 30, 08:04:57 ET 2009
Table Polyxenos IV (Real Money)
Seat 2 is the button
Seat 1: 3jaydub ( $329.70 USD )
Seat 2: johnmx ( $113.05 USD )
Seat 3: VING444 ( $191.50 USD )
Seat 4: TomasQ ( $200.00 USD )
Seat 5: Knightsridge ( $265.70 USD )
Seat 6: KINGDING114 ( $247.30 USD )
Seat 7: dng_ps ( $200.00 USD )
Seat 8: Iberico ( $327.85 USD )
Seat 9: wazawskiHH ( $222.85 USD )
VING444 posts small blind [$1.00 USD].
TomasQ posts big blind [$2.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Knightsridge [ Th Ts ]
Knightsridge raises [$5.00 USD]
KINGDING114 folds
dng_ps raises [$14.00 USD]
Iberico folds
wazawskiHH folds
3jaydub folds
johnmx folds
VING444 calls [$13.00 USD]
TomasQ folds
Knightsridge calls [$9.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Td, Tc, Jc ]
VING444 bets [$10.00 USD]
Knightsridge calls [$10.00 USD]
dng_ps calls [$10.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 4s ]
VING444 bets [$22.00 USD]
Knightsridge calls [$22.00 USD]
dng_ps raises [$60.00 USD]
VING444 calls [$38.00 USD]
Knightsridge calls [$38.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 8s ]
VING444 checks
Knightsridge bets [$181.70 USD]
dng_ps calls [$116.00 USD]
VING444 folds
Knightsridge shows [Th, Ts ]
Knightsridge wins $483.00 USD from main pot
dng_ps doesn't show [Js, Jh ]
Knightsridge wins $65.70 USD from main pot

hahahaha pokers

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Pond Hockey

Every now and then I get reminded of why I loved growing up in Canada so much.


Started out quite average. Mainly 200NL for the first 35K hands or so. Then the last 15K is mainly 400NL.

Plus about $1200 in fpps and about $500 in omalol.