Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I hate poker 2

I hate whiners and have promised myself I'll stop whining when I'm having a bad run of cards, but this is ridiculous so I have to vent somewhere. OK, I'm done.

To be honest, ever since I started chasing this bonus on Microgaming network, I'm in the green but it still hurts when you run as awful as me. So far I have cleared 160$ in signup bonus, won a 1gb MP3 player but they can't send it to Croatia so they compensated me with $49. I'm on course to win another $40-$50 on their monthly leaderboard, so overall, it's not that bad. I hope I'll run out of my bad luck soon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I hate poker

Here's why:
Stats from last 2 days:
Hands - 545
VPIP - 24%
PFR - 16%
WWSF - 33% (won when saw flop - usually around 40% in tough games)
WTSD - 39% (went to showdown)
W$SD - 36% (won at showdown - usually between 52% and 55%)
Win Rate - -16 BB/100

I'm losing money from all positions except from CO and the most frustrating stats are from the UTG position, where I'm winning 11% when seen flop. And I'm not a maniac, I raise only good hands when out of position. I follow recommendations from Stox's book and what I learned from Bryce, Stox and a coach. I know I should fold more and I've probably lost more than I was supposed to due to calling down to much but that doesn't change the fact that I'm in a terrible downswing. If I have played perfectly, my win rate would probably be between -12 to -14 BB/100.

I'm playing on Microgaming network, limit 0.5/1 6max. Games are tough but most regulars are awful, I have yet to find one who is not losing money and doesn't have huge leaks, both preflop and postflop. Most of them have almost perfect VPIP/PFR, something like 27/18, 26/19, 30/21 but they are all losing money.

Every time I posted stats where I've run good, next day I'd usually start to lose. So I'm posting this hoping it will have the same effect and the next time I sit down to play, I'll start winning :) Fingers crossed!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Monthly update

1/2 SH:
148h, -$67, -22.62 BB/100
0.5/1 SH:
6560h, +$200, +3.05 BB/100
0.5/1 HU:
1588h, -$39, -2.46 BB/100
0.25/0.5 FR:
2803h, -$6, -0.22 BB/100
Total hands:

I guess I should make another monthly update.
I'm not very happy with last months results, it was a mediocre month and I was running awful although I still managed to make a small profit. Only 2 good thing came out of it. I made a profit and I have shown myself I can play a more optimal shorthanded game, with vpip/pfr of 26/18. Other than that, last month was a huge dissapointment.

Tried to move up to 1/2 and failed again. In this short session, my went 2 showdown was 31% and won at showdown 33%. This is really frustrating because it happened each and every time I tried to play at 1/2. I just can't win there. Maybe I should skip 1/2 and move up directly to 2/4? Don't know yet if I'm going to do that, but I have the bankroll and I'm sure I have enough skill to beat much higher limits than the ones I'm currently playing.

Total: +$92
Bonus: $75
Rakeback: $47
Kickback: $235

Current bankroll: $4559 (+$449)
Last month bankroll: $4110