March 28, 2011
Another successful week! The first few days of school after spring break are rough, lots of work to get done and it didn't leave much time for grinding. I was only able to get in one thousand nl hands and about the same number of PLO hands. I did get PT3 Omaha, so now I have tracking software for PLO. I also talked to a mid-stakes PLO grinding buddy who said he'd be willing to review a video, so the plan is to make a video this week and go over it with him sometime soon.
School study mode has been going fine, and I think if I keep grinding it hard I'll be able to earn another 4.0o0o0o0o0. Poker studying has also been good. I have been critically (not passively) watching a lot of videos lately and really feel good about my game. On the PLO front, having already watched 2x6 and hellomaha, I decided I'd start watching the Galfond and Whitelime series just to hear some high stakes thought processes. I've been reading "Winning Poker Tournament one hand at a time" and I'm about 2/3 of the way through it. I have also started the "MTT principles" series here at DC and watched the first 2 episodes this past week. And for nl I've been watching "Real Life Micro NL Grinder" bc WoT is a genius, and re-watching WoT's "Mathematics of NL".
Results were good this week. I was able to get to 10k hands at 10nl (see last blog post) and I'm gearing up to move back to 25nl. I had some disappointing results in PLO but it's mainly variance as I am confident in my decisions. I played some MTTs today, bricking the Sunday Storm on PS, and bubbled the early antes $10k guaranteed on FTP. I double cashed in the early doubles on FTP, which results in a small bonus, which is nice.
I recorded my MTT session today, and got 2 solid hours where I had 4 tables. My plan is to make it record audio and make 2 videos and hopefully get some feedback from some MTT sickos.
Looking forward, this week will likely be light on the grind. I'll try to get some sessions in, but school will be busy and tbh, I get lazy after achieving iron man for the month. I'm heading back to Denver next Friday as I'm going to play satellites for the Heartland Poker Tour Blackhawk stop. I qualified last year and made day two, busting about 20 spots from the bubble. If I qualify, the Main Event is the weekend after. plz to run goot!
By far, the most lol hand of the week:
Full Tilt Poker $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1252576
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Hero (UTG): $9.36
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with A J
Hero raises to $0.35, 3 folds, SB raises to $0.60, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.25
Flop: ($1.30) 2 8 6(2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks
Turn: ($1.30) 7(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.65, SB calls $0.65
River: ($2.60) 4(2 players)
SB bets $2.60, Hero raises to $5.20, SB calls $2.40 all in
Final Pot: $12.60
SB mucks J A
Hero shows A J (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $11.76