February 02, 2010
I am bellatrix. Many of you know me from the twoplustwo limit forums, I mostly lurk over here at deucescracked, but I do post in the limit NC thread and video threads sometimes (see, see I do watch those videos).
A couple of reasons why I am starting this blog:
I did have a blog at pokersift (link), but that site seems to have died down quite a lot. Of the 10-12 bloggers on there, I think only 2 keep posting there, many have moved on either to other blogsites (shortstacked shamus, for example is the most famous one, and my favorite poker blogger by far) or they have stopped playing poker altogether. Since I know many of you guys here on DC, I thought I would join in there. Hi everybody!
I never did any New Yearâ€™s resolutions. It was just an arbitrary point at that moment. I was so busy over the typical holiday period with work, that I never really sat down and thought out what 2010 should bring me, not personally, not for work and not for poker.
Well, I donâ€™t like how January shaped out to be in terms of poker. I played a lot at 10/20 and went on a tilt bad-beat downswing at some point. 300BB! I donâ€™t play poker for a living, so that is insane.
It is time for me to regroup, think a bit more about strategy stuff. My poker confidence is so shot right now, I would be a loser even in a soft 5/10 game. I am not valuebetting enough, because â€œthey always have itâ€, I am not raising enough, because â€œtheyâ€™ll get there anyway, so might as well lose lessâ€.
It is time for resolutions now and one is to honest with myself and write about what has happened here. No ego. No exaggeration.
My journey back up. This will be it (hey, I can dream, right?)! I will try to post here every Monday. How it is going, what I am doing, maybe some strategy, maybe some more â€œdeepâ€ or â€œfunnyâ€ poker posts. Always about poker, though. I donâ€™t want to bore you with my favorite music and stuff, with the exception of my introduction at the end of my post.
I have dropped down all the way down to .50/1 LHE, mostly 6max starting with 1000$. Cue the rungood heater the last 3 days, running at 15BB/100 in 900 hands. ha ha. More about the journey next week, though. Donâ€™t wanna waste that much to write about in the first post hehe.
With that, a few things about myself. I am Tanya, and yes gasp, one of them
females playing poker. I have a â€œ3â€ in front of my age and am married and
have a kid. Geek at heart and PhD in physics, a lot of my approach to life
therefore tends to be very logical, not emotional. I work at a fairly well
known geek University in Southern California and except a few minor details
totally love my work. I love â€œsolvingâ€ games, any games, gambling games tend
to be the simplest, which is why suddenly I got stuck on pokerâ€¦ it wasnâ€™t
simple :) My nickname is in no way related to Harry Potter. Bellatrix is the
third brightest star in the constellation Orion and can loosely be translated
to female warrior.
Anyway, talk to you next week, all the best.