Now if only i could pay the rent, and buy beer with $EV! The poker gods decided this week that no matter how good and how often i got my money in good that i was not allowed to win.
Thanks to rakeback overall i am just under 3BI up after this weeks run super bad. Hence the title of my blog this week. Last week it was rakeback FTW, not its more like rake back FTS (For The Save).
I am a person who doesnt tilt very easily, and suffer more often from playing my B game than going on full blown tilt. Eventually the week did break me and i shipped in a stack that i would never do versus this type of villain. Sure he had limped called 92s and got a flop of 22x versus my KK, but i can get away from this to save me prob half the stack. Was a little angry with myself that i finally let all the beats gets to me, but took a deep breath and carried on pretty much focused. Sunday i intended to put in 3 sessions, but early during the first session i took another beat where i kinda played bad again. Villian min 4bet me, and i just flatted with KK (i am such a calling station lolz) and he flopped a set Jacks and scooped my stack. He was playing something like 45/5 and if i was playing my A game i would realise here that he is raising very tight and when he makes the 4bet he is calling off that entire range preflop. I immediately quit the session and took the rest of the sunday off as i could feel the monkey tilt approaching. So a very humbling week when it comes to tilt control, even though i only lost about 1.5bi to tilt, for a person that considers a strength of his game to not tilt this left me a little dissapointed in myself.
Sheesh i sound like such a depressed person looking at the above ! Its not true tho i am happy very happy in my sea of $EVâ€¦. ;)
For those who read this blog (and specifically the comments) you will see the great Verneer wished me well. Now i am not a suspicious person, but if i was then i would say that this has to score me a lot of poker mojo points ! For those of you who do not know of (gasp) or doubt this mans teaching ability check out this link Moving Up Through uNL 2010
My volumes this past week was much better, booking around 3.6k hands. I would have cleared the 4k mark if i didnt self impose the table ban for myself on sunday.
Realised this week that the type of mouse that you play poker with is actually very important. I think this is especially true when you are multi tabling. With my new poker pc i bought a logitech wirless desktop. I am still using the wireless keyboard, but have reverted back to my old wireless mouse. The logitech mouse has a ton of extra buttons which would be great for key scripts, BUT it is so gawd dem heavy. Well relatively heavy to my super light Microsoft mouse.
Well this week i am proposing a new work schedule for myself which theoretically should allow me to play poker with higher energy/focus levels and also enjoy a lot less traffic on the roads. I am fortunated that at my workplace that we have somewhat flexible work hours. Meaning i am can come in at the earliest 7am and the the latest 9am. I have being working the 7am-4pm shift up to now, but am gonna try the 9am-6pm shift. Overall i expect a lot less traffic on the roads, AND means i can gym and put in a session of poker before work without waking up at some insane time in the morning. Not playing poker after works but before means i will be playing with top energy levels and i expect a little higher average focus with that. If my boss ask i do it because of traffic, unofficially its all about the pokerz :)
Work overall is pretty good (well for work) in the sense that i have learnt ALOT the past 6 weeks and am feeling quite comfortable with my colleagues. My two bosses seem pleased with me which is great as their oponions really effect my Oct increase and bonus. One of the more ironic aspect of work that i have come to realise is that the more busy i am at work the less tired i feel after. I had one day where i sat for 8hours doing absolutely nothing. I think a small part of my soul died that day from mind numbing boredom. It was the most exhausted i had ever felt after work, which is really funny seeing that i did NOTHING.
Last Sunday we finally got to play our cricket game (Last Man Standing T20 ). Like last week i think most of us expected the weather to postpone this game as well, but we got really lucky with the huge storm clouds passing us by. The game was great fun even though we got absolutely murdered. Our opponents batted first scoring 149 in their 20 overs. We managed to only last around 15 overs and put up a score of 79 if i remember correctly. For any of you that know â€˜bluebull15â€™ ask him how much he scored while batting and how he went out :D. I manged to prove that bullâ€™s bat does in fact work by hitting one of the two sixes that our team managed.
The â€œshag padâ€ optomistically named by my poker friend Nutty has come to a stand still at the moment when it comes to pimping it out. Me and my flatmate are pretty broke at the moment and are both looking out to payday. I am fortunate that i get paid on the 20th which is earlier that most pepople. Our intention for after our pay days is two try get most of these items :
1) ADSL (Being waiting now 6 weeks for them to come install)
2) HD PVR decoder for DSTV (Super 14 rugby and some good cricket on)
3) Some art/mirrors/etc for the walls.
4) Bar stools for around the kitchen table.
Well i think that is enough for this post. Good luck on and off the tables this week!