July 12, 2012
Yeah, I was feeling it on that last post. Apologies to my regular readers!
Been doing some interesting stuff recently. Job-wise, contracting for a company based in Covent Garden, which I love. One of my favourite places in London, just such a great atmosphere. It's really getting packed with people coming in for the Olympics now, too, I notice a difference every day.
Speaking of the Olympics, my girlfriend and I scored a couple of tickets. For those not living in England that might not sound such a big deal, but we can't just buy them, we have to apply for them. You don't get a choice of what you want to see, either. Was it like that everywhere else?
On another note, I've been getting to grips with programming in Python. Never programmed anything before (well, apart from a Spectrum back in the day, Basic anyone?) It's surprisingly logical, which is a relief, and I'm writing little programs after only a little work. Wonder how long it'll be before I can replace my HEM2 with Deets1.0.
Poker-wise, I've changed tack on my study a bit. I realised that I was putting a ton of theory in, so I could analyse hands away from the table, but when it came to playing I wasn't doing the things my studying told me I should be doing. I'd always find an excuse, too. "I can't bluff-raise here because he's a bit call-y", "value-betting this river is too thin". So far things have been going pretty well. Still make a ton of stupid mistakes of course but I'll iron them out.
Trying to get comfortable with CardRunnersEV, it's a great program and I'd like to look into a systematic way of working with it that fits into my regular hand review. At the moment my use of it is sporadic at best but I think really diving into specific spots will do a ton for my play.
Alright, that's it, will update post-Olympics!