February 10, 2010
Ok so as the title suggests i have never had or posted a blog before, but since it seems like all the rage i think i will give it a try.
Im basically hoping that this blog can give me a chance to reflect on a most things that are poker related and a few real life bits aswell to keep me sane.
So a bit of background, i think i started playing poker about 3 years ago and was making decent progress with beating the limits up until 50nl when i really hit a brick wall with my game and couldnt seem to make much progress at all.
The real turning point was when i found DC and Cardrunners and i actually really began to put work into my game. It was only when i found this site that i realised i had so much to learn.
So i took a notion to start playing some Limit instead of the normal NLHE that i had been currently playing mainly because i knew that i was making some pretty big mistakes in NLHE especially with calling big bets with completely stupid hero calls.
So limit was a good solution and with watching the Real Life Limit Grinder Series turned me from a weak passive nit at NLHE to a decent thinking LAGTAG at limit and actually feeling pretty confident about my game.
I think i played Limit for maybe 6 months or so and stuck to some solid bankroll management restrictions and built up a decent roll playing up to about 2/4, then decided to have a crack at NLHE since winrates are a little higher and the rake is a realy killer in limit. After a not so great start with being a calling station (a good thing in Limit) i used the good hand reading skills i learnt from limit to really make some decent cash.
So i was back at the NLHE i think i deposited about Â£50 onto my first ever euro site that i ever played on since i always remember it for being pretty soft (the one i couldnt beat 50nl on) and turned that Â£50 playing 2/4p into 12k and playing Â£500nl over the space of about 4 months, it was really a good time for me, i dont know if i was running like god or not but i really felt my game was in a good place at that time.
I always stuck to strict bankroll management and everytime i took shots i seemed to run pretty well which is why i think i built the roll so quick. Then one day i lost nearly 2k playing HU which i really suck at because i just go into auto pilot and tilt off buys in. So i felt pretty sick about that decided to take a break.
The break lasted nearly a year and i am back playing just last week, its really weird i just didnt really feel like playing poker during this time of my life. So now i have to start all over again, i have forgotten a ton of stuff and i have lost a bit since i got back playing just from being an overaggro monkey i think.
So first thing i did once i felt the need to get back was start up my DC subscription again and start the learning process all over. Im hoping i will use this blog to publish how things go and how my game develops hopefully back to better than it ever was.
So im going to try to play 100nl and stick to it until i win about 20 buy ins and then move up, if things arenâ€™t going so great at this limit then i just move down to 50nl, i have no problems with this and as long as i can keep my tilting tendencies under control then i will hopefully get back to winning ways pretty soon.
This blog post has been pretty long so i think i will call it here and just update you guys on how it goes over the next few days.
Now what videos will i watch firstâ€¦so much to choose from.