That’s the one word description of today’s sessions. FUGLY. Name me a cooler and I’ll tell you that I ran into it. Most of those came in headsup play (KK vs AA, AK vs AA, etc), really brutal sometimes. Oh well…there’s always tomorrow
Teehee, the other extreme
From playing and running good to playing so-and-so and running “bad”…hehe…how fast poker does it. Oh well, all in all I’ll have to look at some of the hands again, but I can’t be too bummed despite dropping 220BB today and dropping the equivalent of another 139BB in SnGs…just some of these days where you got no chance in hell. Kings? Opponent Aces! You straight? Opponent bigger straight! You straight your opponent set? Board pairs! etc…
I’m outta here…
The grind continues
Still doing my thing, still grinding NL20 over at Cake, still loving it. That pretty much sums it up. I feel good, play good and might I say I still run good. I know that sooner or later reality will set in again, but honestly I don’t see myself running that much over ev, although PT3 is indicating otherwise (and honestly, 12.33BB/100 over the last 2.1k hands is pretty massive).
Why do I say that I don’t feel it? Because I can’t believe how often I will sit with the nuts (or close to it) and my opponent will either donkshove into the shiznuts, or pays off with less than stellar holdings (to say the least).
Anyway…I’m happy grinding out a profit again tonight…enjoy the pic dump and I’m outta here…
…don’t call it a comeback
…I’ve been here for years, etc etc
After poker has been kicking me in the junk over at both PokerStars and FullTilt – the latter kicking me in the junk rush style, quick and all the more painful – i had decided that I needed a break from poker.
Indeed I did take a break (June – August), time to reflect, figure out if I really wanted to continue this “hobby” at all. Sure enough, as you can see in this post, I came to the conclusion that, indeed, I wanted to continue, despite all the (small) highs and (big) lows.
This time I decided to go another route though. Bye bye Full Tilt, bye bye Stars, let’s see what else is out there. In the end I came across an interesting offer over at pokersavvy. A rakeback deal for cake poker, handing me back 33% of the rake. Cake, a site where traffic is not all that high (I’ve yet to see more than 5k ppl at any given time I played), but also a site without the PT3-HUD, etc.
All in all, I’m please with the results so far. Results? Why should they even matter? Well, because even if you don’t play “results oriented”, you gotta have some results or you’ll be busto. So far, I’ve managed to find my rhythm again, posting more winning than losing sessions, running “good” for once, etc. So I’m currently in my zone (NL20, 10$ SnGs, etc), where I enjoy the game and play every now and then – no pressure.
That’s all for now, now to the major pic dump. Part #1 is the “worst of” since my last post and (for now) the final chapter in FTP/Stars rants. Part #2 is for the new chapter “cake” so far (end of August until now). Enjoy…