Monday, February 22, 2010

Climbing higher!!

I reported before that i had reached base camp! Thankfully i've now moved up to the next level and am mixing in some 12's, even better i'm running good at them which is always nice when you move up, gives you a bit of breathing space for when i do have a down turn!!
only playing them 3 days but i've chalked up some deep runs each day, with a couple of seconds and today breaking the duck and logging my first win......its like taking down the lotto compared to winning a 2 dollar!!
my volume gonna be slightly down as i get used to the new buy in dropping back to bout 6 tables so i can focus on whats going on, i was playing a bit on auto pilot with the 2's playing 10-12 tables, really playing my cards and not putting people on ranges so much, the last week nick has been running webinars dealing with this topic and i feel dropping back some tables and applying what he's teaching is really helping me.
i also had a deep run in the daily 80k which is a 200k on sundays which was nice, turned a 15$ sit-n-go sat into just under 400$, bust out hand shipping 55 in the sb to be snapped off by A7, had bout 18 bb so not sure if it was the right move, but at the same time i didn't wanna raise fold so just shipped and let the poker gods play the hand, unfortunatly they decided to give him 2 pair gg !!
Happy enough all in all with my biggest winning day so far profiting just over 800$....mightn't be a lot to the ballers out there but when ya just move up from the 2's its gold!!
gl everyone

Monday, February 15, 2010

im at base camp!!

Hi , i was talking the last day bout getting back to the 7's turning into an everest, so this week i stayed away from the cashier and just concentrated on playing,and sure enough the results started going my way, and more importantly i was enjoying playing more, while i wasnt so worried checking my balance after every hand!! i just played poker and let them come to me.
after 2 weeks of feb i've broken the 500 mark, nick gave me a goal of playing 750 this month but personally i think i should be getting in at least the 1k mark, especially if your grinding the 2's if you wanna show any sort of mark up you need the volume, i'm at 550 now so once i can keep it up i should get 1k and more in this month.
on another note, any you guys in the gym ever look in the spinning class and think it was just for girls? yeah me too!!
so when a few of my mates where doing it (with their girlfriends) i thought yeah sure how hard can it God!!! Its pain on wheels, after bout 10 mins i couldnt feel me legs! needless to say i'm out of shape and that needs some attention!!
gl at the tables everyone

Monday, February 8, 2010

So after a week off work i managed to grind a ton, between spending the mornings looking for a new job and playing in the afternoon and evenings i managed to put in 35 hrs game time with bout an hour study each day, that ran me 278 games for a slight profit.
it seems i've got myself an everest!! By constantly checking if i'm over the hump to play the 7's again it's like i'm always just under i break through slightly then fall under again and so on and so on!!
Nick told me not to set profit goals rather to concentrate on volume and let the profits follow, so this week i'm not gonna check my balance, i'm just gonna grind my ass off and play as best as i possible can.
another thing i'm still struggling with is the beats late in the game, i know its part of it and i'm sure i suck out more than my fair share on route to the final table, but when you get it in with qq v q4 on a j84 board to see a 4 fall on the river that stil kills!! after getting so deep and 4th is basically min cash with trimmings, like ricky bobby says if your not first your last!!
GL everyone

Monday, February 1, 2010

jan recap

Well januarys done, Didnt meet my goals in jan, had a roller coaster month up down and again up again, nearly back up at what i need to play the 7's again, but still a way off the sharkscope leaderboard.
Finished up in my job in the college on friday my contract ran out the end of jan,
so i guess i'll have to find something to fill my days while i'm lookin for a new job....hmmm i wonder what will be!!
Since my family were home in jan i was out more than i'm used to these days, so now everything settled down and back to normal i can start with fullfilling my new years resoloutions,
the main one being, that i want to get fit again, having all my life playing gaa and football i was always fit. but i guess when you spend all your free time sitting in front of a computer eating crap that goes out the window!!
so its back training 3...4 times a week and eating healthy once again.
My poker goals for feb are 1 to keep chasing a spot on the sharkscope leader board and 2 to play 1500 (edit) make that 1000!! short month! 180 mans.
GL everyone