Sunday, December 30, 2007

great success

Hit the $5k bonus and I'm DONE for the year. Sweet, 1day off!

Also, my move to the phillipines is currently on hold due to some recent developments. Still looking into other oppourtunities though.

I'll prob post a monthly and yearly update tommorow.
$10,000 month!?!? Stay tuned to find out, lol.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

figured I would add...

boom, $3k day (well, $2971, but yeah)
+1.5k bonus cleared today, so lets call it a cool $4500 :)


I'm a bad blogger, I know.
But I have lots going on at the moment, so this has kind of fallen off my priority list.

I'm grinding every day, trying to reach 500,000 vpps, which gets me a $5,000 bonus. I'll make it, I'm like 7200points away.

I'm also moving to the phillipines in a week or so. Kind of random, I know. Should be a fun change up though.

This month sucks, and I may end up being down in cash games at the end. Thankfully bonuses will put be somewhere between $5-7000.

I'll do the numbers next week, and reflect on the year in a later post.

Monday, December 17, 2007


I guess there wass only one way to follow up my biggest hand ever, and it was with my biggest session ever.
Without including bonuses and/or rakeback, I'm 99% sure this was my best session ever:

5.5hrs, 5387hands, $2,381.

This helps my pathetic month tremendously. :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

quick update + biggest hand ever

This month has been a pain. I've been running pretty bad and breaking even for the month not including bonuses. Sucks.

Thus, no recent updates. I'm just waiting for the month/year to end and I'll re-evaluate from there. Grinding has been really annoying, especially while not making any money.

SOoOo, I took a shot at some 600NL and 1000NL and things went... well, check out the hand:

Poker Stars, $5/$10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players - Hand History Converter

MP: $342.25
Hero (CO): $1,010
BTN: $1,105.50
SB: $990
BB: $460
UTG: $1,000

Pre-Flop: Q Q dealt to Hero (CO)

UTG raises to $35, MP folds, Hero calls $35, BTN calls $35, 2 folds

Flop: ($120) 4 Q A (3 Players)

UTG bets $75, Hero calls $75, BTN folds

Turn: ($270) J (2 Players)

UTG bets $200, Hero raises to $640, UTG raises to $890 and is All-In, Hero calls $250

River: ($2,050) 8 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $2,050 Pot ($3 Rake)

Hero showed Q Q (three of a kind, Queens) and WON $2,047 (+$1,047 NET)

UTG showed A J (two pair, Aces and Jacks) and LOST (-$1,000 NET)

Ship my biggest pot ever. It was my 3rd hand at the table I think and I obv hit and ran. :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

weird day

Today was the weirdest poker session I've ever been a part of.
First, I played 7,000 hands. Which is probably the 2nd most I've ever played in a day.

But every big hand I got all in with,went terribly, and I ran ~$1200 below expectation. Yes, 6 buyins below expectation.

But whatever, I played really aggressively and took down a lot of mid-sized pots without going to showdown. And I mean, A LOT. It was fun.

So somehow, I managed to eek out a profit for the day:

lol. Yeah, I managed to win ~$1600 which is probably in my top 3 best days of the year.

If I ran at expectation today I would've made like $3k, which would've crushed my best day ever in cash games.

Oh well, can't complain. I was even for the month before this, so it feels great.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

RIP, Chip

David “Chip” Reese, the three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, longtime cash-game star, and member of the Poker Hall of Fame, has died. He was 56.

Link to article

Too bad, he was a great player and seemed like a nice, genuine dude.

24tabling ftw

So I played a bit on sunday and got killed. I was up early and played/busted out of the sunday million after 3hrs. I just didn't feel like grinding and was down about $700 so I quit early. Probably not a good idea b/c I have to play sooo many hands this month.

So today I obviously 24-table 1/2NL. Happy to say that my new laptop can easily hanlde the load. Also equally happy to say that so can I.
It's pretty intense though. You rarley have any time when you arn't acting. I played for 5hours and logged ~6,000 hands. I lost ~$200, but it wasn't from bad play or lack of concentration (2 three outers in 200bb pots, etc. etc). My multi-table ratio was 19.8.

If I can pull out a sessions like these for the next two weeks, I should be able to relax and enjoy the holidays without stressing about logging hours.

Anyways, on a completly unrelated note... have you heard about this 'new' drug called 'jenkem'? Click the image below to see the Collier County Sheriff Office intelligence bulletin from September 26, 2007 which was later leaked to the media:

hahaha. I just think it's hilarious people are actually doing this. Had to share.