November 16, 2009
My goal for the rest of this year is to build a bankroll from playing micro-stakes Triple Draw cash games. My 3rd place in a $1.10 tourney has paid for my 6 month DC subscription so I will have to get busy building a bankroll.Why Did I Start Playing Poker?
Unlike many others I donâ€™t have an exciting poker story to share with you all. I kind of fell into poker after I had some serious health issues that prevented me from working. Basically my immune system is attacking my lungs, liver, tendons and joints. The doctors still canâ€™t agree on the best way forward as the usual treatments are ineffective. I guess the upside is I have a lot of time on my hands just no $$$. I have been playing for about one year however it is only in the last 2 months I have taken it seriously. My Education
I studied Computer Science and Economics at the University of Adelaide graduating in 2007. My particular interests lie in game theory and artificial intelligence and evolutionary algorithms. I mainly program in C, C++ and Java (if I have to), I am also learning Objective C to write some poker applications for Mac and iPhone. My former university pictured below:
Great experience would recommend college to anyone no matter how good a poker player they are. Now if only I could find a way to pay back my $25,000 student loan I would be set.Where I am at Now
In the past I have jumped from game to game with no structure however in the last 2 months I have shifted my focus solely to triple draw. I really want to learn one game well before I move on. I understand about pot odds, implied odds and reverse implied odds and most of the fundamentals of the game. Below is the graph of the last 2 months:
I am playing the micro-stakes and when I have a minimum of $1000 in my account I will move up to $1-$2. This month I have played a few sessions at $1-2 and $0.5-$1 the games are still very soft however the swings have more of an effect on my limited bankroll. So I think the smart thing to do will be to build a bit more padding into my bankroll before I move up. Below is the hands I have played this month: (Notice: the swings, Triple draw is so much fun)
In order to improve my game I will try and do a session review after each session and post it here. If there are any hands I am struggling with I will post them to the forum. I will keep learning the game and looking out for any new Triple Draw videos.