August 31, 2009
Had a lot of fun playing poker this month, it was my biggest month dollars and volume wise. Even better I made 2-3 really good quits that probably saved or â€œearnedâ€ me some $. Ventured back into the 100 NL games and they have been good for the most part. Itâ€™s hard to find 9 really good tables on a weeknight but weekends are great.
100 NL is much more aggressive than 50 NL and the players are just generally much better. Never the less Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ve got a good edge as long as I continue to play and put in work like I have.
I went deep in 2 donkaments but came up with disappointment, standard I guess. They are a good way to break up the grind though and I know they are high variance so I canâ€™t complain.
I was 112/27041 in the Stars $11 1/4 million lottery (no I didnâ€™t mistype 27,000 players) for $151.
76/2592 in a $10 Midnight Madness on Full Tilt, 5 outer for a shit ton of chips, gg.
I played the $120 FTOPS knockout event and donked my chips off on a â€œre-stealâ€ from the blinds and ran into AK.
For next month I wanna play some of those mini-FTOPS and I have a ticket to a $200 WCOOP event that I won in those extreme satellites w/ the ridiculous overlay. So, Iâ€™ll definitely play that and maybe the $109 event.
Iâ€™m working on becoming much less results oriented this variance simulator has helped but I have to post and think about my results at some point, soâ€¦
Next monthâ€™s goals:
[ ] Learn and play more heads-up. Everything I hear about heads-up indicates itâ€™s the most skillful and best way to learn to become a complete poker player. Itâ€™s going to be a more essential skill as I move up and I need to learn how to play outside of full ring nitdom. At higher stakes there is much more play in late position, learning HU can only help. With it I can keep playing confidently when the tables break and/or I need to start tables
[ ] Watch Pr1nnyraiding and the Dog is Head series
[ ] Read the HU Moshman Book
[ ] 60,000 hands or 2k hands per day
[ ] Drink only once a week. I really wanna push myself hard poker wise for the remainder of the year. I can still obtain all the goals I set out for myself back in Jan. With football season starting there is gonna be a huge temptation to skip the really good weekend poker games and just relax. Iâ€™m gonna need to limit that for sure.
Music wise, Hip-hop has been really disappointing all year and itâ€™s kind of depressing. Here is a comparison:
â€™06 Music Folder â€“ 8 GB
â€™07 â€“ 6.5 GB
â€™08 â€“ 4.8 GB
â€™09 â€“ 2 GB â€“ and most of it is weak.
I was anticipating the Slaughterhouse album a lot but I was let down with what I heard. Royce Da 5â€™9" seems to come so weak on any album cut, but soul crush on mixtapes. Joe Budden I just shake my head, dude needs a therapist. Joell Ortiz is meh. Crooked I was a pleasant surprise and apparently Iâ€™ve been sleeping hard on him. I have been listening to the â€œThe Oneâ€ a lot lately and with the $1 big blind Iâ€™ve been dealing with lately in mind, here it is.
Iâ€™m reckless with Led, Zeppelin instead
Letâ€™s get a keg, letâ€™s split a mescaline that mess with ya headâ€¦â€¦
â€¦..Somethin in my denim need a kiss, call it Gene Simmons
They wanna ban me like Marilyn Manson
for all the whores in my Baltimore, Maryland mansion
Multiple syllable rhymes make me so happy :)