Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some Analysis

Just spent a decent amount of time looking at statistics for my 2 main sites (the only 2 i track at the moment).

Across all pl hi lo stakes im a regular at ive run below ev this month.   The one that sticks out is .5/1$ hi lo pl on party poker where ive gone -$584 over 6700 hands.  Doesnt sound a lot but i usually buyin for $40 so its a lot relative to that.  Also on allin ev im -$600 (should be +$40 if level).   This is just for this month, but as mentioned above all stakes are on a -ev swing.  No wonder ive got so disillusioned with the game right now.  Combine all that with terrible downswings generally and awful luck on short high stakes sessions on limit and even with the £2,500 bonus i cashed in its pretty amazing im still in + overall. 

Ive tried to play a bit of plo but am just not enjoying it enough to focus fully on it.   Only 1 night did i play multis this month too as i knew my patience wasnt right which is daft given just how bad some of these remain as well.  

Anyway lots of stuff to think about before i resume next week  :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Holiday ?

Kind of given up on this month and by telling myself that im effectively "on holiday" and seem to be more relaxed immediately !!!

Unless i get an urge (or i play a possible freeroll Thurs) i will return to the game on Monday August 1st.  Got plenty of stuff to do around the house and the weather being so good is also a factor in this decision.

Ive kind of been battered by the game since the start of May and a few days off to focus and decide what course of attack to take can only be a good thing.  I wont put final July figures down yet in case i change my mind. Its only around +£1,000 now after another 3 soul destroying short days often losing a large chunk in just 1 session.  Still dont think ive played bad just that same bad luck i cant seem to shake off.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Treading Water

Kind of anyway.  I did lose a huge chunk since last post but it was days back now.  Basically a horrendous short session on high stakes limit = -£1,000. 

Won a bit back Sunday then last couple of days i seem to just go up or down a few hundred and then finish around level in the end.   Would say its boring but im still earning rakeback and after the downswing breaking even seems almost like winning !   Think ive put in around 8hrs a day too Mon/Tues and hoping to keep this up as i expect it to drop right off this weekend as usual.

Still not playing any mtts, just dont have the patience.  I also still lose my rag too easily and after getting sick of constant emails for chat bans on stars ive now permanently requested no chat.  Just a shame i cant apply that to all sites as a test :)   Speaking of volume, ive done rough figures and ive made over $2,000 in rakeback this month so far.  Sitting on profit of +£2,372 at mo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Wild Day

Started really bad on a short afternoon session and the evening didnt start much better.   The games were good though and there was a lot of higher stakes stuff going on than the norm so the swings were big.  Fortunately i was on the better end of the bigger pots and finished about +£600 on £2,841 for the month.  Good volume with pretty much 5-7 tables going all the time.   Emotions been down and up today on the rollercoaster, keeping a clear head is vital and at times its was great and at others it was awful.  Anyway im not overally excited about a possible upswing yet but at least its another decent day completed.  As usual not sure how much i'll play at the weekend, depends mainly (as usual) on the booze intake and hangover levels :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ok So Where Are We Now ?

Been such an up and down few days since last post.   I had a day where i had a golden hour near the star making a ridiculous amount for the lowish stakes i was playing.  Anyways roughly +£500 it kind of lasted until on slightly higher stakes at the end of night i managed to lose a $600 (highest pot of day) getting it allin on a flop of 954ddx with A295 vs KK36 (no f draw).  It doesnt sound that bad until i mention it was 3 of us to a flop which had $24 in the pot on.  Mug check raises me from the sb when ive bet 20 into 24 with raiser behind me and is only too happy to get 280ish in each.  of course it comes 7A.  On the day i was -£8 after losing a bit more after that hand as well as losing my cool yet again.

Yesterday just resumed the pain ive endured the last 7-10days and nothing went right.   Ended up losing about £800 to reach a new low for this month.   3 hands within 10minutes on 2/4$ pl hi lo pretty much summed up how its been.

 AA56ss on a QJ47ss board misses and i pay off a river bet as another J looks blank.   KKJ4 called raise from sb, too good for me :(

A234cc on a 10K76cc board vs A10106.   Obv blanks out.

Then the 3rd killer.   Similar to the 954 hand above.   Basically raised pot by me with A2Q8.  Only too happy to get it allin on a Q83flop but it turns out im vs 8845 and it comes xA to lose another $600ish pot.

Today however has been much more promising.  I seem to have played better, enjoyed it more and obviously run better overall.  Also found a really bad fish that donated a sig chunk to me middle of day and got back the day befores losses and a bit more.   Im trying to avoid a lot of limit hi lo and the mixed games for the time being as that seems to be where a lot of my downswings have come and , fingers crossed, it seems to be working.   Even redeposit on a site i bust 2 months ago and enjoyed a change of scene and some truly shocking players.

Anyways still wanna win a lot lot more but sitting back on +£2,224 (was £1,000 less 24 hours ago) so content for the time being.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Any Worse ?

Yip, since last post i lost another £1,000 playing drunk.  Didnt throw it away though just lost as usual on highish stakes i had to play as known total fish was there.

Didnt play at all Saturday as generally major pissed off bout how this weeks gone pokerwise.   Wasnt sure about tonight but felt good after a snooze so logged in to play first tournaments since i got back. 

Only 19 in $120 and awful standard as usual but its quite turbolike.  Anyway get to last 5 (paying 3) and sitting joint 2/5 when i top up bb of 800 with AxJs7s5x into the big stack.   He checks and flop is K52xss.  i min bet and he pots to 4000.  So im playin for stacks but im happy to with a middle flush draw, an A7 lowdraw and a pair its a good spot so i shove in my 10k.   He shows AxJx10s,8s.  Pretty much the best shape i could be in but of course it comes KxQx and im gone in 5th.

Before that i had doubled in $109 and playing 6k managed to get 1400 (4bets) in preflop vs a guy who only had another 2600 behind with AA78 dbl suited.  Cue K96xdd flop (not my suit) which i figured was a gr8 flop vs someone who has reraised me preflop.  Oh no he has AK29ddxx and cant get it in quick enough. 

These mtts reminded me i need patience and i need it fast.  I couldnt believe how bad some of the play was but as usual i was mad as can be after busting.  Prob broke even on cash alongside but again was frustrated to hell vs fish.  Best example getting 15/40bb in preflop with AKK2.  Flop K35 rainbow and i lose to 10,10,6,4 but plenty more where thats came from this week.

Im amazed i havent got any more chatbans this week.  Ive totally lost it many times.  Going from one of my best weeks of the year to one of my worst has just been too tasking and i fast need to refocus and just hope that my luck changes sooner rather than later.   Ive cashed in $4,000 in bonuses but ive lost all of my profit i made the previous week and £500 more.

Now sit at +£2,090 for the month (bear in mind £2,500 from bonus) so not happy at all.

Might play later, theres no shortage of action but just cant face it right now.  Oh and to top it off my laptop keeps crashing on some sites, could b on the way out.  Nice to wind me up even more though until i replace it.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Backwards Backwards And Backwards

Hellish frustrating week.  Just cant seem to clock hardly any winning sessions.   Games are as bad as last week but im just running awful and dropping money almost as fast as i made it last week.  I peaked at the weekend at about +£2,400 for the month and its just been shocking since. 

Basically losing £300+ a day and just lost £500 in my only session of today running so bad on the limit games.   Now sit on almost £1,000.    Will clear a bonus shortly but i just havent put any volume in this week so its just been poor all round.

Friday, July 01, 2011


Another good day (3 out of last 4) to bounce right back.  Couple of really good sessions early then break even on the last 2 shorter ones.  Moved to peak of £1,379.  Wont be playing Saturday as busy all day.  Wont play at least until evening tommorrow and could be hungover dependent how much i play Sunday.  Still ive put good volume in last few days so not worried either way.

Anyone with a party or pokerstars account, theres reload bonuses on both at the moment.