March 07, 2010
It is absolutely wonderful out today, so itâ€™s so hard to be inside. I wanted to get some hands in early today as Karen and I are going to the rock gym tonight and after that I have to study for my exam on Monday (topics are rings, fields and extension fields). Test shouldnâ€™t be that bad. I know my stuff.
Poker: I was able to log 1,139 hands in 3 hrs (+$104.20, 18.3BB/100) playing on my laptop. When I use the laptop, i cut my tables down to 4 instead of 6. It looks like this is a positive for my winrate (go figure). Today went pretty well. Got QQ up against A6 on a 66x flop that sucked, but my KK cracked someones AA for 125 BBs so that was a nice redemption! I think I was mostly running good, but i really feel like I was able to focus more on player ranges and extracting value post flop. I think I might stick with 4 tables for a little to see if I can keep a solid winrate (targeting 4-5BB/100 over like 75-100K hands or so).
Climbing: So my finger is pretty cut up and I am feeling like climbing is going to be a little bit of a bitch tonight, but I just got new shoes and am dying to try them out. Thereâ€™s this tricky 5.8 at the gym that has been giving me some trouble, so hopefully with my new shoes it will be no problem (iâ€™d been using rentals for the past month). Karen and I are at about the same level, which is nuts because my upper body is so much stronger than hers. I call climbing the â€œGreat Equalizer,â€ because it seems like whatever helps you also hurts you equally. My size and strength is good for pulling but terrible for hanging. Iâ€™ve started running again to slim down to make climbing a little easier. Weâ€™ll see how that goes.
Other: As I said, Iâ€™ve got a midterm coming up tomorrow in Abstract Algebra. Iâ€™m not that worried about it, but will probably put in a good 4 or 5 hours of studying tonight for it just to be sure.
Until next time!