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Monday, October 16, 2006

In the aftermath

In the wake of the port security bill etc etc here's whats up:

Well, I'm sure its no surprise to anyone that I got nowhere close to 10k hands this week, because well, I suck. What heart can be taken is that I was putting in consistant 2-3hr sessions, so once I can log more of them I can easily log A LOT of hands. I will try next week, hopefully it goes well. My target will be 10k hands again, and extremely pissed if I don't get 5k.

Below is me at FTP and then party underneath. Seriously though, FTP is really weird I am surprised my vpip/pfr ratio is so out of whack. I think a lot can be attributed to a very liberal calling range in the sb, which I'm going to adjust. I've noticed that recently my postflop stats are way out of whack to what I want, but w.e. Probably just a small sample size and may be an effect of me adjusting to the FTP game, which is MUCH more weak-tight that party. I've been finding that my cbet success rate is a lot higher and that I can get away with playing looser. I'm not winning as many 3-bet preflop pots as I was at party, but this could just be due to variance plus my image is generally a lot worse since I'm playing a few more hands/being more aggro.

Funny thing these days is that I'm more than capable of standing big swings. This week I took a 6-buyin downswing and turned it around within 2hrs (i.e. -$1200!). I'm getting so immune to the swings its getting sick, but what happens when I hit NL400 and I shrug off $2000-$2500 daily swings... I'll probably look back on this in 12 months time thinknig 'wtf? pussy!' when hopefully I'll be taking $10k-$20k swings without really batting an eyelid.
I also lost my biggest ever pot yesterday with 54 on Q9544 board vs the biggest fish in christendom. He had 99. I don't think I necessarily go broke like I did that deep vs a decent player as I'd be concerned with what hands I could get action on,. but vs this guy I knew stacking off there was good. There was a 10mins spell where he donated to everyone else and dropped to like $250 and I was worried I wasnt getting my $$ back (yes he dropped $500), but 25 mins later he'd rebuilt to have me covered at $325 and I got most of it back with QTs on 9763K board where I had backdoored the 2nd nutflush affter leading both flop and turn. I decided to bet $95 into $95 with $190 remaining to 'represent a bluff' because I knew this guy could never not try and win everypot. He shoves over the top and I instacall to take down a $650 pot. Xpert has A-high after missing everything. He built a huge stack obviously getting very lucky and just running hot, but played some of the worst poker I've seen in a while.

Pokerwise I'm obviously +$ as shown, plus $160 that has been released via FTP bonus. BR is around $17k within $100, but I wont bother counting properly till the end of the month. I am still looking for $10k this month, and really its my own fault that I'm not on target, playing around 1/3rd of the amount of poker I had been hoping for. I'm running a lot better than average so thats great, but really I should have played a shedload more hands and its my own fault. Before I go on, shout out to Mcgobbler for hooking me up with an absolutely sick sick SICK! ass PAHUD layout. Man, that shit is crazy and really WOW!
Plans now are to play another couple thousand hands at FTP, but also to clear my party bonuses. The only problem is that party have reduceed the number of tables one can play to 6. Wow, thats SO bad for people like me, but screw it, FTP have better game selection at nights anyway. I'll play party during the day as they do actually have reasonable game selection but at night time definitely FTP. 6-tables is ridiculous and I really don't understand party's decision. Oh they've also changed the rake to be ridonkulicious, because the rake is calculated not only on how much is in the pot, but also from uncalled bets so I'm really considering never going back even with the rb.

I'm also coaching, currently have a few people wanting coaching but I'll probably only take two, and I have one already. Current setup is that I coach via watching videos and sweating people on skype. Students also get to ask about individual hands whenever they catch me online etc. No HH reviews tho, screw that I cant be assed, just make a video because then I can also see thought processes. I think I'm gonna come up with a separate page talking about what I offer etc etc but I'll give it a month first after I get more experience under my belt. Current rate is $25/hr which I think is extremely reasonable, and am considering increasing. It's obviously rather dear at NL25 and NL50, but for NL100 people its a total bargain if it can help them cancel out many of the basic mistakes that they are making. People also have to realise that $25/hr is ridiculous pay cut for me, but it's something fun to do when I am not feeling awake enough to play.

Flatwise the builders are in and our kitchen is COMPLETELY bare. Eating out is costing me like £10-£15/day, and let me tell you now that if I didn't make £1k/week I'd be seriously pissed. It's looking quite likely that it will be done in the next few days, so that's cool.

This Tuesday I'm going to the Gutshot Card Club in London. I did think that next time I go I'd only play the PL1/2 game, but I think the £5 rebuy and then the pony game will be played as I'm going because a lot of SSNL 2p2 member are going. Amongst the list are dbitel, ama0330, matrix128, jamougha and true. This should be a lot of fun and I'm especially curious to meet jam. We'll see how it goes, although I will be itching to get myself into the 'big' game since I think I'm way overskilled for it. I'll be looking to sit with £300 in it, and looking to run super hot so that I can make like £500 cash. Sure I've made more than that in a day online (well, I did the mansion keno bonus + poker play) went down but to get it in cold cash is gonna be fun. If anyone else wants to go, hit me up with a comment/email me and we'll arrange to meet up before hand.


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