March 06, 2010
Hey guys. Erby from DC here. Wanted to start a blog to track my poker career as I (hopefully) move up the limits! Iâ€™m 26 living in NYC (manhattan) and post occasionally on DC and 2p2. Iâ€™m a 25nl player right now with a bankroll around $1,500 or so. I think 60 BIs is probably more than I need at this limit, but I want to log $2,000 of profit at 25nl before moving up. I hopefully will hit that by May or June. Iâ€™m in school right now, so I am getting in a solid 35K+ hands or so a month. Iâ€™ve got a platinum star on Stars, but canâ€™t decide if I like stars or ftp better. Players on ftp seem much less nitty, which I like.
Today I didnâ€™t actually think I was going to get any play in, since we had to talk with wedding photographers and buy new rock climbing shoes. We went to EMS in SOHO which had a pitiful selection. I was able to find a pair that I liked, but they had absolutely no womenâ€™s shoes so Karen (my fiancee) was out of luck. We then trekked down to Tents and Trails in Tribeca and their selection was much better. Karen got a pair of lime green shoes (theyâ€™re hideous, but she thinks theyâ€™re comfortable which is not something you hear all that often when talking about climbing shoes).
When we got home, Karen took a nap and I managed to log 780 hands on FTP (+$34.58, 8.77BB/100). Had a great session, players seemed really terrible today. Was up over $80 but ran AKo into JJ in an all-in preflop coin toss and lost (He limped UTG, I made it $1.50, He made it $4 and I shoved). It was a terrible shove on my part. I should have called and played post flop against this guy. It ended up a coin flip, but I could have easily been crushed. I guess if guys here are limp raising and calling shoves with JJ then this play is even worse. Anyway, other than that I was pretty happy with my play overall. Itâ€™s just that one hand thatâ€™s pissing me offâ€¦