Sunday, January 31, 2010

What a joke...

...this game is. Another 2 hour session 4 tabling NL10€ on Minted poker, won €2, weeeeeeeee! Since they don't support PT or HEM, I wrote down on a piece of paper whenever I had something.
1) 4 open ended straight draws = hit ZERO times
2) 2 flush draws = hit ZERO times
3) 1 flush draw + picked up an open ended straight draw on turn = missed
4) 1 flush draw + gutshot = hit, but had no fucking action, whatsoever, everyone folded

Had 31 pocket pairs
Hit a set: 3 times
1) 33 on a AJ3-K-Q board, against 2 players, idiot slowplayed AA
2) hit a set with 66 vs a shortstack = no fucking action
3) 88 on a 877-T-5 board, against 4 players, someone had a 77 for quads

Luckily, I've lost with big pairs only once, so I somehow still managed to end this farce with a profit.

So fucking unreal!!!

No limit and why I hate it

Couple of days ago, I created a new account with rakeback on Minted poker through RakeTheRake, deposited €100 with the intention of playing NL occasionally when I have the time and there's no good fixed limit tables available on sites I'm usually playing at. I have to admit, I'm not the best no-limit player in the world but even I should be able to beat awful players from Everleaf network, right? Wrong.

Went all-in preflop 3 times so far:
1) AA vs QQ, board Qxx-x-x
2) AA vs KK, board xxx-K
3) TT vs 99, 9xx-x-x

So, 3 all-ins preflop, chance of losing all of them: 0.58%

So far, after 6-7 hours of playing NL10€, I've hit 0 sets (except when I was playing shortstackers with less than 1/3 buy-in), I've hit 0 flush or straight draws (well, I don't count super small pots when you're in the blind and no one raises preflop, everyone have nothing and action goes check-check until the river) and lost one flopped trips with 76s (board 662 rainbow) against a fucking 2 outer in a 3way super huge pot.

I don't think I have seen a good player on this poker room so far. If only I could hit something and not lose every fucking time I have an overpair.

Starting bankroll: €100
Current bankroll: €85.13
Won/lost: -€14.87

Friday, January 29, 2010

Open letter to poker Gods!

Dear Poker Gods,



Wednesday, January 27, 2010


January will most likely be my worst month ever. Here is a preview of what you can expect in a few days. Microgaming network, 4.3k hands:

Yes, this is correct, I'm losing with a fucking straight after 4.3k hands. Playing micro limits. Against morons who cold call K3o and other crap.

Until last saturday, everything was fine. I was running way below expectation but I was winning overall, although just a few $$ (thanks to a kickback bonus I have cleared). I have cleared a few hundred $$ in bonus and rakeback on several poker rooms which will be paid to my accounts in february and march, so I had every reason to be satisfied although not very happy. Suddenly, on friday someone turned the doomswitch for me and I can't win anymore.

You can live with losses, you can live with bad beats but when your 24 winning months streak is broken and you still have 4d before the end of the month and you know you can't do anything to change that, it's a huge blow for your self confidence.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I'm probably boring with these screenshots but I have to vent somewhere. This is from a 5.3k hands sample played this year on Stars and 0.2k hands played on a new Microgaming site ($1000 bonus, with good release requirements). Just looking at these stats makes me puke but that's not all. From 5 flopped full houses, I've lost 2 and I've lost another 3 times when I had a set. So it's actually even worse than it looks.

I'm losing with 99 and I'm break even with KK, JJ, TT & 88. Few more retarded stats:
AQs hit a flop - 0/10
ATs hit a flop - 1/13
KJs hit a flop - 0/8

So, the start of this year is awful, I'm down ~80 BBs, most of it on 0.25/0.5 on Stars. Overall, I'm not happy with the way I'm playing but I'm satisfied with my results considering the fact I'm running way worse than I should.

This hand perfectly describes my year so far:

$0.25/$0.5 Limit Holdem
6 Players

Pre-flop: (1.4 SB, 6 players) Hero is Button 4 4
2 folds, CO calls, Hero calls, SB calls, BB checks

Flop: 4 6 6 (4 SB, 4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets, SB calls, BB calls, CO raises, Hero calls, SB calls, BB calls

Turn: 3 (6 BB, 4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, CO bets, Hero bets, SB folds, BB calls, CO 3-bets, Hero 4-bets, BB calls, CO calls

River: 3 (18 BB, 3 players)
SB checks, CO bets, Hero calls, SB calls

Final Pot: 23.1 BB
CO shows: A 6
Hero shows: 4 4
BB shows: Q 3

Monday, January 4, 2010

New year goals

My poker goals for this year:
1) play 15 000+ hands a month, 180 000+ hands total
2) at least 1 BB/100 at 0.5/1 and 1/2
3) take a shot at 2/4
4) make at least $12 000
5) maintain SilverStar status
6) run better than last year

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fcuk you PokerStars

Played 2300h this year, I can't hit anything on the flop and miss all my big draws in multiway pots. So frustrating. On the bright side, I lost only 20 BB's.