Monday, 9 March 2009

Week 4 Musings . . .

Week 4 – Target = +£400 + Tourney
Play Money (4 Tables), Starting Balance £2,539
Sunday +£92 ~£30/hr (15 mins of 6 tables)
Monday +£10 ~£5/hr (6 Tables)
Tuesday No Play
Wednesday No Play
Thursday No Play
Friday No Play
Saturday No Play

Profit = £102

Balance +£2,641 (+04.01%),(+164.1%)

Not a great deal of play this week, didn't really feel like playing much so I missed my target. Brief hit & miss plays on my WSOP 2008 on the DS, but no PS3 High Stakes. I think the longer sessions late week 3 and at the start of this week have taken a bit of a toll, combined with not much in the way of winnings to show for the time. I did however switch up to 6 tables, which is a step forward.

PokerStars kindly emailed me with a $5 freebie, which i quickly reduced to about $3.40 on the no-fold $0.02/$0.04 micro-stakes before starting to claw it back. That told me I need to study more and stop playing some of the lesser hands I've been holding on to. I've spent time reading & re-reading this week.

Conquering poker is a challenge, nothing more. I earn a good wage, but like everyone else - the thought of lots of cash for little effort is appealing, and it's far more engaging than the TV of course. I have questioned why I'm even bothering with it so leaving it alone for a while is perhaps a good thing. It will call me back itself. I notice Goatian is now in a stage of forcing his play, this is a bad state and not one I want to reach. It'll be interesting to see if he can claw it back.

Anyway, another night off the tables tonight - I'm off to see The Killers in Manc. Not my favourite band, but they seem to epitomise the work "grind" at the moment, they seem to be constantly recording / touring etc etc etc. Good luck to 'em!

I'll set a low target this week of £250 on the play tables & getting my real roll back up to $4.


Sunday, 1 March 2009

Week 3 Musings . . .

Week 3 – Target = +£300
Play Money (Two Tables), Starting Balance £2,005
Sunday +£131 - £1,572/hr (Pocket Aces, 1st hand)
Monday No Play
Tuesday No Play
Wednesday +£340 - £1360/hr
Thursday +£19 - £7.60/hr
Friday +£44 - £22/hr - - - - (4 Tables for last 15 mins)
Saturday No Play

Profit = £534

Balance +£2,539 (+26.63%),(+153.9%)

A week of two halves! Two excellent and quick sessions followed by two grinds. +£131 from the first hand . . . then off to do something else. If I could do that once or twice a week - I'd be a happy man, Wednesday's sessions too was good - +£340 from about 15 mins. Thursday not so good, went down and down before finally clawing my way back up again - not a brilliant session but ended in the black. Friday eve was BAD dropping approx £200 . . . before making a discovery. I'd previously thought play money on PS limited play to 2 tables, but it doesn't. I changed tables during play, and by fluke ended up on 3 tables . . . so I changed to 4 and within 15 mins I'd got back the losses and was back in the black. Brilliant !!! Playing 4 tables is AWESOME, so fast and cuts out the want to play some of the lesser hands I've ran with in the past.

This week is 4 tables and a profit target of £400 . . . plus at least one play-money tourney !

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

In the beginning . . .

Hello All.

Firstly, This blog is a result of my discovery of The Goatian and his blog. Hi Christian. There's a loose connection, but not one worth mentioning.

This is a blog about my Poker exploits, from the very beginning because that's where I am - at the beginning. Well, 3-4 weeks in from never playing poker to starting to play Governor of Poker, through to PokerStars Play Money & PS3's High Stakes oh and WSOP 2008 on my DS.

I haven't yet played for money, but I will at some point.

Hi to all of you Poker whizz-kids. A big thank you got posting, not only to Goatian & Clarkatroid but the rest of you as well. I've learned quite a few things from these blogs. Thank you.

At the moment, my time split is approx. 1 hour play to 2 hours study.

State of play so far on PokerStars:

Week 2 – Target = +£200
Play Money (Two Tables), Starting Balance £1,396
Sunday +£140 - £112/hr
Monday +£400 - £370/hr (£281 Tourney Win)
Tuesday -£118 - -£40/hr
Wednesday No Play
Thursday No Play
Friday No Play
Saturday +£187 - £187/hr

Balance +£2,005 (+43.6%),(+100.5%)

Week 1 – Target = +£100
Play Money, Starting Balance £1,000
Sunday -£87
Monday +£112 (corrected) – Single Table, £112/hr
Tuesday +£83 – Two Tables, £37/hr
Wednesday No Play
Thursday No Play
Friday +£288 – Two Tables, £82/hr
Saturday No Play

Balance +£1,396 (+39.6%)