Monday, July 02, 2007

Wow, a real long time!

Well, the reason you haven't heard from me in so long is due to some big life news....

I am now officially a member of the "Real world". *cheers* *applause*

Well, its not really that exciting. But since the middle of April I've been gainfully employed by Citigroup and at the beginning adjusting to what it takes to bring home a real paycheck severely cut into my poker!! *booooo*

But now that I'm settled in to a regular routine, I'm able to get in more hands at the tables.

For now, heres the quick results of how I've been doing since I last wrote.

April: I only got in a touch over 6000 hands and ended the month +$205.

May: A few more hands, 9200 for the month. And +$511 for the month.

June: Now this is where it gets fun! To start the month I finally made my first trip to the casino to play some 1/2 NL.

It was pretty much a dream scenario from the start. My table from the start was loose/passive preflop...lots of limping. And real weak/tight postflop. I couldnt catch many hands early on, and was stuck about $160 after an hour and a half.

Then, the rush came....

I started running real hot, and playing even better. I was picking up a ton of pots without ever having to show my cards, and on the occasions i got action on my hands, i ended up with winners. I could break down some hands here, but honestly, i don't remember many and am way too lazy to type them right now. After it was all said and done I ended up a +$700 winner.

Online also went extremely well for June. I played about 8200 hands and won +$1200. Splitting between 50nl and 100nl.

The plan for July is to play 100nl full time. I've been playing real well for the past few months and feel real comfortable with what 100nl I've played so far (about 2k hands or so).

I guess that's it for now, as always, ill try to write more often for the 2 people that are bored enough to ever come here.

Friday, April 06, 2007


April is off to a bad start for the following reasons: 1) I'm running always making 2nd best hands, ive only had AA 2 times in the last 2000 hands (and its lost both) etc, etc... 2) I'm playing bad. I dont know what it is, but I'm not focusing well latley, im making stupid bluffs, stupid call downs and sometimes im just not all that interested while im playing.

So I've played about 2500 hands and im down about $250 at 50nl.....i'm gonna take today to read up some strat posts on fcp and 2+2 and watch a few vids that always seem to get me focused on the game, then we'll turn this around and get back on track for the month!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

March Results and Goals for April

Well, I guess that says it all doesnt it? March was a really good month. +$830 or so in cash games, and I only wasted about $50 on Tourneys. As you can see I took a shot at 100nl towards the end of that big heater (hands 10.5k -16k) I actually played and ran well during my session at 100 and was up well over a buy in when this hand happened...

FullTiltPoker Game #2042598891: Table Peak (6 max) - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:59:02 ET - 2007/03/22
Seat 1: PedroCerrano ($121.10)
Seat 2: TwentyOneAerow ($54.50)
Seat 3: Undie28 ($194)
Seat 4: Arc Reaper ($44.50)
Seat 5: JPLG9 ($106.30)
Seat 6: jjdylan ($176.20)
JPLG9 posts the small blind of $0.50
jjdylan posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jjdylan [As Ad]
PedroCerrano folds
TwentyOneAerow folds
Undie28 folds
Arc Reaper raises to $3
JPLG9 folds
jjdylan raises to $10
Arc Reaper calls $7
*** FLOP *** [2c 7h 4s]
jjdylan bets $13
Arc Reaper raises to $34.50, and is all in
jjdylan calls $21.50
Arc Reaper shows [Qd 8d]
jjdylan shows [As Ad]
Arc Reaper: haha
*** TURN *** [2c 7h 4s] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [2c 7h 4s 5s] [6h]
Arc Reaper shows a straight, Eight high
jjdylan shows a pair of Aces
Arc Reaper wins the pot ($86.50) with a straight, Eight high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $89.50 | Rake $3
Board: [2c 7h 4s 5s 6h]
Seat 1: PedroCerrano didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: TwentyOneAerow didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Undie28 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Arc Reaper (button) showed [Qd 8d] and won ($86.50) with a straight, Eight high
Seat 5: JPLG9 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: jjdylan (big blind) showed [As Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces

After that hand I lost a few other mediocre pots over my tables and ended up only a few bucks. But I have no doubt I can beat that game just as well as ive been beating 50nl the past few months. I would have played more 100 this month, but I took some time off and didnt play much the last week or so, so when i did play i took it easy on myself and stuck to the 50nl games I'm comfortable in. I figure that once April starts I'll start taking more shots when I find good tables, and once my bankroll is $2500 or so I'll move up for good as long as I dont lose 6 or 7 buy ins right away.

As for the goals I set for myself at the Beginning of the month...

Play at least 15k hands. - Easily done. I hit close to 18k and could have booked well over 20k if I didnt take most of the last week off.

Reach 'Silver' in FTP's Iron Man Challenge once again. - Check. Like the last goal, I could have easily reached 'Gold' status if I pushed on through the last week.

Play/Run well enough to stay at $50nl and not have to drop back down again this month. - BOOM! I started off really hot...basically broke even for 8k hands....ran super hot for the next 6k then came back to earth a little at the end of it all.

...and finally, at the end of the month have at least $2000 in my FTP account. - This is the only goal i didn't meet, I did come really close, I broke the 2k barrier at my highest point of the month but fell back below over the last 2k hands or so.

April Goals:

Play at least 17k hands - I know I played 18k in March, but I dont think I'll have as much time to play in April so I'll set this as the goal.

Reach 'Gold' Status in Full Tilt's IronMan Promotion. - I could have done it this month, so I'll try to push for it in April.

Move up and become profitable at 100nl. - I'm going to wait until I win a few more buy ins at 50nl before i move up, but hey, its something to shoot for.

Build my bankroll over 2.5k. - If I have a winning month, this one should be easy, especially combined with the rakeback I'll be getting from march, so I guess all im saying is that...I want to win!