Saturday, December 31, 2005

Well that's it for 2005

It's been a year of learning about the game for me. I've stepped my game from newbie up to "decent" so who knows what 2006 will bring.

Finished off the year with two tables (1 50NL with 2 maniacs and 1 100NL with a couple loose passives). Came out down 3 buy-ins at 50NL (f'in maniacs) and up 75 at 100NL.

I hope these are the last beats im going to take this year. Here's the 50NL ones from today so I can get these off my chest before '06.

Beat #1:

I raise with KK, other guy re-raises, maniac calls, other guy calls, I re-raise to 12, original raiser calls, maniac calls, other guy folds.

Flop is 4-5-8 rainbow, I bet $30, PFR calls, maniac re-raises all-in (I have 25 more), i call, other guy calls.

Maniac had 67o. Feck.

Beat #2:

I flop TPTK with AK, on T7K board other maniac catches a gutshot when we're all-in on the turn.

Here's to hoping these things dont happen often in '06.

Peace to all and Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Toast On Playing Loose-Aggressive Style Poker

"Normally when I try and play back at a passive i'll only fire one, this time it was two. It's only spewing if he likes his hand enough to pay a lot to show it down."

Referring to a pure bluff against a loose passive player.

-- Yours Truly

Breakeven in December

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and so's my luckbox factor.

Yep, i'm breaking even. I've only played a bit of poker this month so far (3k hands) so i'm definately behind in a lot of respects. I think i've been goofing off more than usual though, as my stats include 50NL, 100NL, 200NL, and 2/4 Bad Beat Limit. PT says i'm up $4.50 for December so that's exciting.

I decided to take a payday (for the year) and cash out $1k USD from neteller. Exciting... not exactly but it makes me feel better that I'm reaping a reward that's not all digital.

Hopefully will get back in the profitable column shortly... but rakeback will help.


Sunday, December 18, 2005

I'm not dead I swear.

Just wanted to let y'all know, i'm still around. I took about a week off of poker entirely in order to recharge and now I'm back to enjoying it.

Played a 2+2 25PL game the other night and had a great time donking it up and generally playing over-aggro to keep up. High variance those games as some people dropped 10 buy-ins. :P

Anyways, as I write this i'm playing my first game of 200NL. I'm seriously considering taking half my bankroll out of play right now which would stick me in 100NL for a while longer so I figure i'll take a shot and see what happens for the moment. Either way it wont kill me to see how the play is up a level -- plus i'm bankrolled for it.

I think it's a good omen that I got over the 20-buyin number while winning with 2+2ers. Will report back.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Visiting Austin Texas and November Results

Well, I just got back from business in Austin, TX folks... and I've got to say that's a hell of a town.

Depart Home: 7am Wed
Arrive Home: 2am Saturday
Wake Up: 1pm Saturday

I didn't sleep much.
I did drink too much.
Austin's 6th street is fun.
Drunken coworkers are funny.
Drunken American customers can't hang with us Canucks.
I need to lose a few lbs.
Austin has better looking girls.

Oh... and my November Results are in. We'll ignore any deposit bonuses. I pretty much came back from that little downswing I mentioned in an earlier post.

100NL 6-Max
Total Hands: 4933
P/L: +$734.24
Winrate: 7.44 PTBB/100

I had that winrate up above 10BB/100 for a stretch but that bad run brought me back to reality. Still not quite ready for 200NL -- but i'm working on it.