Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Horrible beat

Played quite a bit yesterday and did ok, until I switched to rush poker. Ended up losing 3 buy-ins. I need to go back and see when I've done best and when I've done worst playing rush. That way I'll know when it's best for me to play, and when to try a ring game or SNG/MTT. I probably should work more on the MTTs on Sunday, since that's when the bigger ones usually are.

I only played the first session last night at Starsky's and finished 3rd. I played ok, but I'm getting bored with playing there. It's not that much of a challenge for me and it seems like there's nothing in it for me. I've proven I can beat the game. I need to find something else to challenge me. Either another bar game, or move to the casino and try either the $3/6 limit game, or whatever they're spreading at NL, assuming I've got the money for it.

I also need to work on my studying, as I've said before. Unfortunately, I never had great study skills in school, mostly because I didn't need them. I generally soaked stuff up and either knew it or didn't.

Played in a stud hi SNG tonight and busted in 4th when I was short stacked. Got dealt 222 and got it all in on the turn. Opponent had nothing but Ace high and proceeded to get two more Aces to knock me out. At least he apologized. lol. I wish the small stakes stud and mixed game SNGs weren't so slow to fill up. I seem to do pretty good in them most of the time. I may try the ring games, as I've heard they're soft. Just busted in 5th in a stud/8 SNG. Was doing well until I got it all in with 2 pair on 6th street vs. a 6 high straight. Hung on for a few more hands but busted when my 8 low was beat when my opponent rivered a wheel. And now for the trifecta, playing (and finally winning!) a Razz SNG.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Low volume

Not getting a whole lot of volume in lately. I'll play a handful of SNGs one day, and then not play for several days or only get in one SNG or MTT. Down a little bit so far this month, but I do have a step 3 ticket which I should be able to turn into cash, probably playing in a Matrix SNG. I am tempted to try and turn it into a step 4 ticket, but that could be difficult, and harder for me to cash out.

I finally finished Harrington's book on online 6-max NLHE. It's a rather tough read, but I think it will be good for me. I'll need to review it again, to get my HUD setup and review the strategies before I start playing ring games.

I also signed up with CardRunners after downloading a video linked from twitter.

I feel like I'm drifting right now. I think I should set some definite immediate goals, like playing so many hands a week, or set a schedule of spending time daily with study, play, reviewing videos or my hands and contributing to the forums.

Friday, March 4, 2011

News of the world

There's been a lot of talk about who's been invited to, and who's been snubbed by, the NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship. I don't have a whole lot to say, but I do agree that there are several big names that should be there. Perhaps there needs to be a change to the selection process. My favorites are Chris Ferguson and Huck Seed, but there are a lot of others who I'd be happy to see win it. Links to the brackets are all over, including here on Pokernews

In other news, Greg Raymer, who recently left Pokerstars, where he was a sponsored pro, is now wearing the Full Tilt logo. Congrats to both for what looks to be a very good pairing.

Played well at Starsky's last Sunday, finishing 2nd in the first session and winning the 2nd session. That should vault me into the lead for the quarter. Haven't played a whole lot of volume, but have been trying to play daily this week. Played well in the 6-max deep stack on Tuesday and Wednesday, although I finished well out of the money. Missed the deep stack 6max last night as I was engrossed in reading the Full Tilt Forums. Did get into a couple of MiniFTOPS satellites, a Stud Hi where I was the 2nd one out, and a 2-7 triple draw, where I finished in 4th/20, just out of the money.