Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 25

Another good day. I played ok today and it's always good to have good result when you're just playing ok. I missed out on a lot of value in quite a few hands and I need to start thinking about my value betting strategy. I'm playing 24 tables once again and it has worked out well for me so far. I haven't been playing too nitty, which is what I worried about the most. Hopefully the run will continue.

I was just talking to Eli about our prop bet. I played 9k hands today for almost 8 hours. I feel like I can go for another 3k hands easily. Well, it's easier to play a lot when you run good and the result is good. What I worry about is how I'll handle the pressure when I'm running bad.

We'll see what happens next month.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

First 10k hands day in a long time and a prop bet with an idiot

First time in a long time. Good result too. I'll take a day like this 5 times a week then I'll be all set!

I got a prop bet with Eli next month. He's gonna spot me 35k hands and I'm getting 2 to 1 on who will play the most hands next month. I guess I'll be looking forward to a whole month of not having a life. Not that I have much of that in the first place.

Wish me luck. I need it. That fucker can really grind.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Just got home from spending a couple of days in KL. It's fun to see you guys again and I'll try to make this a monthly thing. Thank god I didn't lose the credit card roulette this time. Sucks to be you Josh lol.

Wish the weather was nicer for golf. I miss playing golf but with the weather being as hot as it's been lately, it's just tough to get out there. Well, it's gonna be hot here most of the time so I guess I can kiss this game good bye.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Since the last update

Played a bunch of sessions after the last update. Could run better but whatever, it'd be too easy if I run good. Things are never easy.

I'm playing a lot so far this month, relatively speaking. I have played 65k hands so far at 2.68BB/100. If I can somehow get to 100k hands at 3BB I'll be really happy. I should be on pace for more than 100k hands so we'll see what I'll end up making this month. I wish I can play more than 16 tables and get in more hands to get the vpp up. I tend to play like a robot when I play more tables though so I guess I'll just stick to no more than 16 to work on my post flop game a little. I'm not as smart as most of you out there and it takes time for me to make decisions and playing 20+ is definitely not doing me any good for my game.

I'm so glad all my friends got out now. I'll be up there soon enough to hear the stories.

I'd like to post some hands but too lazy. Maybe next post after I finish my review for this session.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm so sorry guys.....

I know you're not reading this now. I feel really bad and I'm really sorry there's not much I can do for you. I'll try to get up there as soon as I can.

I'm so sorry guys. I'm a luck box and I know it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday the 13th.

Not a bad day. It's a grind but I'm not gonna complain about the result. I'll take a day like this every time and I'd be happy.

Here's a funny hand:
The idiot is a 70/8. What's funny is after the hand is over. Look at the chat.

PokerStars Game #25922034506: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50) - 2009/03/13 15:48:59 ET
Table 'Boucolion V' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Mr.Casino100 ($32.45 in chips)
Seat 2: Van Belle ($50 in chips)
Seat 3: steill13fx ($18.15 in chips)
Seat 4: HERO ($50 in chips)
Seat 5: ngfinney ($116.20 in chips)
Seat 6: north crow ($29.85 in chips)
Seat 7: beetge ($47.25 in chips)
Seat 8: candeee ($48.75 in chips)
Seat 9: DeadEndKev ($93.10 in chips)
north crow: posts small blind $0.25
beetge: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [Kh As]
candeee: folds
DeadEndKev: folds
Mr.Casino100: folds
Van Belle: raises $1.50 to $2
steill13fx: folds
HERO : raises $5 to $7
ngfinney: calls $7
north crow: folds
beetge: folds
Van Belle: folds
*** FLOP *** [4d Ad 3h]
HERO : bets $9
ngfinney: calls $9
*** TURN *** [4d Ad 3h] [8d]
HERO : bets $33
ngfinney: calls $33
*** RIVER *** [4d Ad 3h 8d] [3s]
HERO : bets $1 and is all-in
ngfinney: calls $1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
HERO : shows [Kh As] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
ngfinney: mucks hand
HERO collected $99.75 from pot
Mr.Casino100 said, "lol"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $102.75 | Rake $3
Board [4d Ad 3h 8d 3s]
Seat 1: Mr.Casino100 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Van Belle folded before Flop
Seat 3: steill13fx folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4:
HERO showed [Kh As] and won ($99.75) with two pair, Aces and Threes
Seat 5: ngfinney (button) mucked [2d 2h]
Seat 6: north crow (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: beetge (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: candeee folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: DeadEndKev folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Mr.Casino100: lol
ngfinney: nh
Mr.Casino100: ?
HERO : lol
Mr.Casino100: what u doing calling with ducks
HERO : flush draw
ngfinney: yea
ngfinney: missed lol

Another one. Don't ask me what I was thinking in this hand. I had no idea. I still have no idea. I was trying to squeeze and take down the pot preflop. After the dumbass called, he's 82/13 by the way, I just thought there's a chance I had the best hand for some reason.

PokerStars Game #25909052637: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50) - 2009/03/13 7:25:50 ET
Table 'Bernoulli V' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: bigchiefds ($55.50 in chips)
Seat 2: b&mAKQJA ($49.10 in chips)
Seat 3: Sprayed ($50 in chips)
Seat 4: Peppielapew ($33.90 in chips)
Seat 5: dorla99 ($87.20 in chips)
Seat 6: mysliwiec82 ($75.70 in chips)
Seat 7: I_h8_p0ker ($54.65 in chips)
Seat 8:
HERO ($68.55 in chips)
Seat 9: Frank eWilde ($73.20 in chips)
I_h8_p0ker: posts small blind $0.25
HERO : posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to
HERO [4h 6h]
Frank eWilde: folds
bigchiefds: folds
b&mAKQJA: folds
Sprayed: folds
Peppielapew: calls $0.50
dorla99: raises $1.50 to $2
mysliwiec82: folds
I_h8_p0ker: folds
HERO : raises $5.50 to $7.50
Peppielapew: calls $7
dorla99: folds
*** FLOP *** [6s 9d Jd]
HERO : checks
Peppielapew: checks
*** TURN *** [6s 9d Jd] [7c]
HERO : checks
Peppielapew: bets $2
HERO : calls $2
*** RIVER *** [6s 9d Jd 7c] [5d]
HERO : checks
Peppielapew: bets $8.50
HERO : calls $8.50
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Peppielapew: shows [5c 4c] (a pair of Fives)
HERO : shows [4h 6h] (a pair of Sixes)
HERO collected $36.40 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $38.25 | Rake $1.85
Board [6s 9d Jd 7c 5d]
Seat 1: bigchiefds folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: b&mAKQJA folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Sprayed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Peppielapew showed [5c 4c] and lost with a pair of Fives
Seat 5: dorla99 folded before Flop
Seat 6: mysliwiec82 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: I_h8_p0ker (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8:
HERO (big blind) showed [4h 6h] and won ($36.40) with a pair of Sixes
Seat 9: Frank eWilde folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 10

Another good day, what the hell is going on here?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Love this game!

Finally a day that I can feel good about. Ran so hot today that I'm starting to feel weird about this. Other than a set over set suck out at the beginning of the day, i don't think i got sucked out at all for the rest of the day. It makes me nervous because now I'm probably gonna run bad to even things out.

Seriously though, I can't tell you exactly what's different between this session and the previous ones. I certainly ran better that's for sure. But I think I kinda just readjust my thinking about the game a little. Back to the basics. Play position, don't get in marginal spots, be aggressive, etc. I think that could be the main reason for this result today. And the idiots are stacking off with all kinds of funny shit today. Maybe I should start doing the 'free money' hands again. I'd love to post some hands but is so slow for me lately that I don't think it's worth my trouble.

It's 730am and I'm not sleeping yet. How the fuck am I gonna find a girl that can put up with my schedule?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fuck this game

Something's is wrong lol. I don't know what it is, but something is definitely wrong. I ran so horribly bad today that I don't even expect to win anymore. I'm going through one of those shit that I've only heard of, but never experienced: The infamous downswing.

Don't get me wrong, I get those 10 buy in swing all the time. Well, once a month. That happens, I understand that. But this one is different. I'm doing something wrong I'm pretty sure. I just don't know what it is. It seems like every decisions I make were wrong. It seems like I'm getting exploited every time I play. It's about 60k hands break even now. That's the longest I've ever experienced. I gotta find out what's going on. I know I've been running kinda bad lately and it's fine. But I also feel like I'm getting too weak tight and running bad doesn't help. Every time you get those nut flush draw and want to push, but you think about how bad you run, you just call. Now THAT's bad.

I need to get out of this slump somehow. That house I want to buy is getting farther and farther away from me.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A shocking revelation..... not!

As most of my friends in KL have probably guessed, I'm staying in JB mostly from now on. For the last few months I've been trying to decide where to settle down. After some serious consideration I'm pretty sure I'll stay in JB now. Housing is just too expensive in KL. For 300k you can get a pretty decent semi D here in JB and pretty much nothing in KL. And my family is still here in JB so it's easier for me to take care of them being here in JB. The only thing I kinda regret is not being able to stay with my sister and see her much from now on. But I'm sure she understands. She's starting a small little business selling refreshments and bubble tea and stuff in a Giant super market in Shah Alam. I have full confidence that she'll do just fine with that business.

I'll still go to KL maybe once every month or two months or so. Gotta play some golf with the boys, play some 1/2 with you idiots. And I can't just leave Eve and the girls just like this. I'll go back there to check on you girls, don't worry. Uncle Tay is not going anywhere.

And there's absolutely no truth in the rumor that I'm getting married soon. It seems like the only reason I would stay at one place is if I get married. Why can't a man decide what to do in life without having any female influence?

I am having a lot of fun here. It's great to be able to see mom everyday. To go out with friends most nights. There's plenty of girls here that I just met recently and it's been great other than a couple of bad dates.

So there you go. Until further notice, I'm a JB'er once again.

Last couple of days

There's no way I can crank out as many hands as I had hoped for in the beginning of the year. I'm only playing 16 tables, sometimes 18. The supernova quest is gonna be delayed a little bit for now. My plan of hitting sn at the end of March is not gonna happen. Right now I'm happy if I can get it before April is over.

I've been in somewhat of a slump lately. It was so bad at times I was thinking about quitting. However, I had a real hard look at how I've done lately and this is nothing. I'm just acting like a little bitch when I run into a little of bad run. I should be glad that my bad run only lasted 20-25k hands so far. World class players go through 50k+ hands break even stretch. Who the fuck do I think I am?

The sessions from the last couple of days:

As you can see, it's all a big nothing lol. After 2 days I'm about even. I was running bad though and tilted off some money doing stupid shit. I just gotta be positive about this and hopefully I can get out of this stupid slump. My last 2 sessions wasn't too shabby at all and hopefully this is the sign of recovery for me.

My very good friend just found out that she's losing her job soon. Don't worry honey you'll get through this just fine. I have faith in you.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 2

Finally a decent day. Feels like it's been forever since I had a day like this. Also finished good in a couple of 45 turbos. Turned my step 3 ticket into a step 4 ticket which I can use to play the sunday mill this weekend if I can somehow adjust my sleep schedule. Also qualify for the weekly finals for Monte Carlo.

Who knows, this may just be one of those life changing weeks. Or most likely not lol.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Feb 2009

Not a good month obviously. 35k hands in a month and not even 300 bucks. I do have the excuses of having Chinese new year in this month and that 10 days or so of bad internet connection.

I'll try to make it all up this month.