Friday, June 18, 2010

Transition to tournaments

While the NL Journey has basically stopped, I've been grinding out a bunch of tournaments on Full Tilt since April. They recently introduced Rush tournaments that have 135 entrants. I started playing the $4 ones and have gotten in over 400 of them and recently have moved up to $11's. In total I have almost 500 of these in the books with an ROI of 60.5%. I'd love to keep it up that high :) Here's an overall snapshot of where this has gone:


Not sure how active I'll be in keeping this up, but just maybe....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

NL Journey at an end???

Well, I hate to admit when I feel beat but that is where I got to with NL cash games. I took a break for a while and I'm just now starting to get back into playing but I'm primarily playing 9 person sng's for now. Currently playing the $24's on FT and after the first 100, things are going better than they should honestly. I'd like to grind through about 50 or so per day with a 10% roi, which will net me about $110/day plus rakeback. I'm currently running at better than 22% roi which is great but know it's not sustainable long term. I won't be posting as much as I used to but will pop in every once in a while.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rough weekend

After a few good days, I moved up to 200nl for a bit on Friday and came crashing down with some bad beats and some bad play as well. Spent the weekend trying to recover but was unsuccessful overall. Got a lot of work to do this week now, which is good for my mindset. I'm needing to cash out a bit more this week for my wife's trip to NYC but unsure how much I'm willing to take at this point. Will depend on overall play. Off to the races!

FT: $2718.36
Stars: $433.17

Total: $3,151.53

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another up day???

What is this world coming to!

I haven't been getting the volume of hands in that I would like to overall but it's ok. I need to keep the mind straight first and foremost. When I grind to just grind, I don't play well and it costs me. Played just under 1k hands today for a +$361 so a great day (helps to suck out a couple times too)

FT: $3,501.39
Stars: $433.17

Total: $3,934.56

Will he crack $4k tomorrow???? Who knows! Tune back in to find out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Feel Dirty....but I don't care :)

After booking the decent win yesterday, I was following Yankees in his trny last night and ended up dropping it all back and finished out the day ~even. I was helping out a friend that wanted me to review a couple sessions for him this morning so I wasn't able to start up any tables until about 12:30 this afternoon. My very first hand of the day was one that made me want to just shut the tables down and go home with my tail between my legs. Here's the hand:

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

SB ($100)

Hero (BB) ($100)

UTG ($100)

MP ($102.85)

Button ($183.75)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 10, 10

2 folds, Button bets $3, 1 fold, Hero calls $2

Flop: ($6.50) 7, 10, Q (2 players)

Hero checks, Button bets $4, Hero raises to $15, Button raises to $43, Hero raises to $97 (All-In), Button calls $54

Turn: ($200.50) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($200.50) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $200.50 Rake: $3


Button had 7, 7 (four of a kind, sevens).

Hero had 10, 10 (full house, tens over sevens).

Outcome: Button won $197.50

After that hand, I was just sitting there shaking my head. I couldn't really feel bad as I played the hand perfectly and got super unlucky. I went on to play through a good session and pick up 2.2bi overall. Then later on, I was sitting and watching some 1k nl and a friend said to me...

"You are due to do something stupid, jump in!" Told him he was FOS and did think about playing higher than my normal stakes. I ended up shortstacking ( I know, I know) 400nl and was amazed at how poorly people adjusted to me. I managed to take $660 out of that (buying in for $80) and made 2 bad calls the whole time I played which cost me another $140 or so. Anyhow, today ended up being a great day and +$889.45

Until tomorrow....or whenver I update this again.

FT: $3,139.94
Stars: $433.17

Total: $3,573.11

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cashout complete

After a long day of playing, I managed to scrape out $270 in winnings after being down almost $500 about 1k hands into the session. Was quite nice to finish out on top. Processed my weekly cashout at the end of the session and leave myself with the following:

FT: $2,534.04
Stars: $433.17

Total: $2,967.21

Yankees is playing the $1k NLHE WCOOP tonight so hope to have some great news from that as well. Stay tuned...same MX time...same MX channel!

Holiday Weekend takes it's toll

Well, the holiday has now passed and it has put a bit of a damper on my play. I haven't gotten in the hands the past week that I normally would and this is causing my rakeback to drop fairly significantly so I'll have to really cram the rest of the week. Friday's rakeback is going to be in the neighborhood of $130 so I need to get an extra buyin this week to put me over my $500 mark. Still doable, but puts a bit more pressure on me. I was able to play a tiny bit over the weekend and pick up 1 buyin and a tiny bit playing 25nl on Stars. Here's to a good week!

FT: $2,763.79
Stars: $433.17

Total: $3,196.96