February 16, 2010
Hey guys and welcome to my first DC blog post. I canâ€™t promise much effort or high content material here, just my ramblings, goals, some results and stories. 2010 has been a rocky year so farâ€¦ I felt very motivated after the New Year that this is the year I will break through to being a midstakes regular and travel more. So far I have accomplished little to that end. I got bronchitis in early January and hardly played, then after that I had a heart problem and had to stay away from stress (poker included) for a few weeks until I made sure everything is ok with me (it is). The calendar turned to February and then my Dad came to visit from New York for 10 days. I spent a lot of time with him which was nice, but that was more time not playing poker. I finally am ready to get down to business.
For the past few months I have been playing mostly 100nl, as I cashed out a lot of money for buying a car, and for security. I decided I wanted low stress for a while and wasnâ€™t playing my best, and I am never one to be too proud to move down. I had a nice run at 100nl and my online roll is back over 10k, so I am looking to move back to 200nl. I like to have at least 50 buyins for any level I grind and then if I get down to 30 or 40 I move back down until I have 50 again.
So far I have played 3500 hands of 200fr in the past 2 days and I am down about 3.5 buyins. I havenâ€™t won a pot over 60bbs yet, and have been coolered for a stack 4 or 5 times already â€“ typical stuff for first days moving up. If I get down 10 buyins I will probably move back to 100 for a bit to regain my confidence. Iâ€™ll update here pretty soon â€“ good luck guys and look for my 9th ringside video coming soon!