Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chinese new year, family time, fortune teller, etc.

I think I forget how to play poker now. It's been a long time since I last played a hand. Online i mean. I actually played in a home game last night with my bro and a bunch of friends. I'll tell the story later.

For those of you who don't know, It's Chinese new year now. Today's the 4th day of the new lunar year. I've been home for almost a week now and it's been fun and hectic. It's always nice to have my whole family together for more than a couple of days. I met some old friends from high school and saw a lot of uncles, cousins, etc, whom I haven't seen since my bro's wedding in 07. I'll try to post some pics if I can find them. I also took a video of dragon dance that took place at my house. I'll try to figure out how to post a video for you dumbass Americans who's never seen that stuff.

I got home last night after meeting some friends and was surprised to find out my bro was playing holdem with his friends. They play with $1 ante, no blinds, and spread limit $1-$10. I played for a couple of hours and won $360 lol. They'll call you down with A2o and spike an ace and 3bet your ass. I think I lost a lot of value on a couple of hands when I thought that there's no way I could have a best hand and they surprised me almost everytime. It was fun though. I'm definitely getting a set of chips for them and teach them how to 'properly' run a game.

Went to a fortune teller today. My sis in law swears that she's the best. Well, good news. Some girl will probably come after me this year. I'll most likely have a kid this year. And I'm gonna have a career year this year. cts, durr, ivey, etc please step aside.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jan 21

Not a bad day I guess. Finally got out of the slump I was in. Win rate for the month went up to 2.61BB now. I can't for the life of me figure out how some people are able to beat nl50 for more than 4BB long term. I must suck for real. Not that I'm not happy with my result so far but I'll take anything more than 3BB for sure if I can help it. Been trying to catch up with the videos lately and hopefully I can catch up enough until my membership with Stox runs out in May.

82935 vpp til supernova. 56k+ fpp so far.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jan 19

Much better today. Still sick like a motherfucker. I'll take 6 bi in less than 3k hands any day. I'm probably not gonna play today in my drug induced state of mind. May mistaken 66 for AA.

Pics from Luna Bar

Here are some pics as promised. Went to this bar in KL called Luna Bar. It's at the rooftop of a Hotel I think. Has probably the best view in town and it's right next to KL Tower. Probably the most fucking expensive place you can go to have fun. Cover is 50rm and that includes one drink. One beer costs 30rm. Insane prices. And for a place with that kinda decor and view, why play fucking techno music? It's too loud for a place that's supposed to be comfy with nice views. Well, the views are awesome. If the music were different then I think the experience could have been much better.

That's Chloe, one of the best friends I found since I came back to Malaysia.

KL Tower, right next to the building where Luna Bar is.

Jan 18

Basically, my session went like this yesterday. Lost total of about $180 in 3 pots, 2 to 2 outers, 1 to a 4 outer. Top set lost to bottom set. Two set over sets when I had the lower set. $80 all in preflop with AA against KK. How I ended up even, or up $40, whatever, I had no idea. Well, I can't say I had a bad day because after all that I still didn't lose. Weird thing is I'm not even tilted at all, not even a little. The last session was weird too. I seriously didn't win any big pots at all yet somehow I ended up winning almost 3 bi.

I'm still sick. Coughing a lot last night, couldn't even sleep. So I went to the same doctor again and got some pretty good drug. She said it'll help me sleep. So I came home from the clinic and started some tables and about 15 minutes into the session I took the meds that she gave me. After about 10 minutes I was like wtf is this shit? I didn't feel anything at all and wanted to take a little more of those meds. Thank god I didn't. In a few minutes that shit hit me so hard. I had a really hard time to finish up the session and as soon as I was done with it I was out cold. I mean I had the best 8 hours sleep ever. There could be a fire or earthquake and I'd still be sleeping. Maybe I need to play while I'm high from now on since I won some pretty ok moolah during that stretch.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Genting, PokerPro, throat infection and stupid table games....

Went up to Genting for a couple of days with a few friends. Played the PokerPro machines for the first time and I have to say I like the machine a whole lot. It eliminates a lot of dealer mistakes and there's no confusion about bet sizes, stack sizes etc. Didn't mean the game was faster than normal games though. People still takes ages to make a decision sometimes. I ran ok overall I think. Played a couple of hands bad but it was small pots so it's not that big of a deal. Got my KK cracked by QQ all in pre flop for about 1600. Overall up only a couple of hundred bucks but I think I paid way over 500 bucks in rake lol. The rake is 5% no cap, go beat that game.

Right before I went up to Genting I started to feel sick. Saw a doctor before the trip and turned out I have a throat infection. No way it's from all the smoking. Anyway, with fever and all, I decided to go to Genting anyway to get some fresh air and smoke while I gamble. Who says I don't make good decisions in life?

And by the way, fuck the stupid table games. That texas holdem table game is probably the most -ev and stupid game ever. But everyone won money except me so I guess I should shut up.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I don't think I've ever been this tilted in a long time. I think I lost every single pot bigger than 20bb during the second half of the session. I spilled some drinks onto my desk and thank god it's kinda far away from my laptop.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some numbers after the first week.

Played only about 11k hands after the first week. Ran bad for the first time this year.I think I was actually losing with AA during this period.

I'm way behind my planned schedule so I'm gonna have to make it up in the next few days. If I can somehow get to 80k hands on the 15th I should be fine. Actually I think I can get in more hands than that. There's still a tiny little chance of hitting supernova in 10 weeks.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Life after the 1st week.....

Well, we all knew the great run wouldn't last. I've only played about 12k hands after the first week. Well, life happens. Some friends were visiting and we went out around town for a couple of days and had some fun. I'll probably post some pics later after I received them.

Had a terrible weekend for my sports team though. Titans lost in the playoff. Liverpool only managed a draw against a weaker team. I'm starting to think that the teams I support will never win anything. Titans have probably the best chance they have since the Superbowl appearance and the year followed that. All is gone. Same thing with Liverpool. I know it's only the half way point of the season but I just know that Liverpool will choke. All the teams I support choke at one time or another even when they're having a great season. It's like a lifelong of getting sucked out. It's sad, depressing and it makes me mad why the teams I support never win. But then again maybe that's why I keep supporting them.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jan 7 and the first week of 2009

Not a bad day. Only played about 5k hands. I'll take a win rate like this any day.

It's been a wonderful start for 09 for me. I've made almost $1600 plus about $400 worth of fpp. This is my first $2k week and hopefully the run will continue. My winrate so far over 50k+ hands is a tad over 3BB/100. I still haven't felt anything close to being burnt out yet. So hopefully I can keep getting 50k hands a week from now on. My goal was 40k hands per week so anything over 40k is just a bonus.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Another boring day. Still waiting for the 7BB day. It's like chasing that high when you first shot up, just gotta keep looking for that same feeling again. No, I've never done drugs.
Played well or ran well? This guy is 15/10 with a 3bet of 6%. I've been playing a lot of 3bet pots, especially in position in steal situation like this.His 3bet is really wide. And how would you play it if you have what he had?
Just thought this hand was kinda funny when it went down. It's rare that you 3bet and get 3 callers and 2 of them are nits. I guess I missed some value somewhere in there right?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What a boring day. Pretty much was breaking even all day long till the end. I think at the end of 8k hands or so I was dead even. Lots of cooler hands and bad beats. Well, not a whole lot but enough to make or break your day. I'm too lazy to post hands now. After doing the review for the thousands of hands that I play everyday, I'm just not up for it anymore. Well, If I remember some big hands or funny ones I'll try to post them.

92920 vpp to go.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jan 4

Not bad today. I'm so fucking tired now for some reason. I'll post some hands if i feel like it when i wake up. Holy shit I'm beat.

4+BB so far this month. Running pretty good, can't complain. Doesn't look like I can keep up with the pace of 50k hands per week. It's such a grind. If I move it down to 40k hands per week it'll take about 12 weeks to get to supernova. 10 weeks if i can do 50k/week. Whatever, I can't think right now. Gotta get some sleep.

94784 vpp to go.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan 2

Today's session was, well, meh. It's not too bad, I average more than $22/hr and it's just a tad under 2BB/100. But after a session I had on the first day of the year, it's understandably a little disappointing to see today's result. Well, gotta get used to not having 7BB day all the time i guess.

Made a couple of really bad call that cost me about 1.5 bi or so. Heat of the moment kinda call.

96464 vpp to go.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Nice heater to start off the year

First of all, this is the most hands I've played in one day, 10k. Second of all, this is the most money I've made in one day, about $740, close to 15 bi. And we know what's gonna happen from now on. I'll never run hot again for the rest of the month.

98071 vpp to go.

Dec 08

Not that great of a month in terms of production. Was really lazy and sort of gave myself the excuse of trying to recharge my battery before 09 comes. Still managed to get 45k+ in and took a tiny shot at nl100. Cleared a $650 in bonus and a few hundred bucks in PLO and draw games. Overall probably about a $2k month.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy new year!!!

Went to Genting last night and had some fun with a lot of new people I met. Really nice to meet you guys and it was fun. Well, fun until Nick's car started to fuck up a little. I gotta stop this not sleeping shit. I'm too old to hang with young people now.

Well, goal for this year:
1. Quit smoking.
2. Work out, lose weight.
3. Make 50k this year. Which shouldn't be that hard I think. Anything over 2BB at nl50 should do it for me. Will try to clear supernova in 3 months. We'll see!!

For some reason number 1 and 2 are always my goals for every freaking years so far. Weird.