This is my blog about playing poker for a living, and the trials and tribulations that comes along with that.
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Getting back on track
Since my last post I have started playing more regular again at 10/20. Although fighting it out with dave (geeforce1) for the action is tough as he plays 14 hr sessions on a regular basis. Me and dave have been friends for a long time now and came up together in the poker world, we have never played against each other on the 6 max cash tables and am not about to start. We do play live together, usually drunk on 1/2 and its a car crash but great fun.
I feel confident everytime i play again now but will be far more aware to never become complacent again. Ive also been watching some HU videos on cardrunners and trying to improve my HU game. My main reason for this was because at the moment I can only play when the tables are relatively quiet and I am usually the oe starting tables. This leads to some prolonged HU games while I wait for the table to fill and was an area where i was leaking a lot of money in the past.
Just been looking through pokertracker to find some interesting hands from the last week but none really seemed worthwhile posting. I went to see the big buddha on koh samui yesterday (pictured) and is supposed to bring good luck. Seemed to work yesterday as I booked a $10k win, despite losing with AA twice all in preflop for full buy ins. Might be worth visiting every day while im here if it guarantees $10k days, :-).
To address the issue with not being able to play 10/20 all the time I am looking to get a roll going on party as they seem to have 4-5 10/20 games going at the hours i am available to play. I will earn the money first on ipoker and withdraw it before depositing on party. Hopefully that will happen within the next 2 weeks. Its always hard moving to a new site, figuring out the good regulars, looking to exploit them etc.. This takes a lot of time, but needs to done if i want to play 10/20+ on a regular basis which I do.
As far as tournaments go, moorman has been tearing it up in 2008, check his blog. He is on the verge of breaking into the top 10 rankings on pocketfives which would be immense. I am going to try and play a few events in the upcoming ftops on full tilt and play the full compliment of sunday tournaments on a couple of occasions in the coming months. This is to try and keep my tournament game a little sharp in preperation for wsop and also the chance at a $100k+ score, lol. As far as WSOP goes, me, geeforce, moorman and allinstevie should be getting a house. We have seen a pretty sweet place that was apparently ricky hattons base for the floyd merryeather fight, altough that might just be a sales pitch. Dave is in the process of booking it and hopefully it will be confirmed by the next time I post so I can put up some pics.