May 25, 2009
Since I havenâ€™t been playing very long (2 months approx) and I havenâ€™t really encountered too many common playing situations that people with more experience have dealt with. This weekend was a perfect example, where the two sessions I played in the morning I dumped off a few buy-ins, and then I spent the remainder of the day getting unstuck, both times successfully.
A little disappointing though, given that weekends are when I typically get a chance to put in reasonable hours, and generally this has seen my bankroll improve over the weekend rather than oscillate. A little bit frustrating, but hopefully onwards and upwards from here.
In other news, Iâ€™m starting to get more and more excited about playing, because Iâ€™m pretty close to moving up to 25NL. Iâ€™m really only one slight heater away from hitting 30BI for it, and the reasons why Iâ€™m looking forward to it are few-fold:
1) More money ldo.
2) I should generate enough rakeback per month for DC to be free, gogo. Also, more rakeback, more money, ldo.
3) Hitting iron man targets obviously gets 2.5x easier, which is a massive bonus for me because sometimes playing just to hit targets is very detrimental to my enjoyment and br.
4) Iâ€™ll probably look in to getting a coach. There is literally a gazillion things that I have zero idea about that Iâ€™m sure someone could teach me in like 10 seconds that would easily pay for itself in the course of like 2 days. Perfect example: playing draws. Iâ€™m so bad at playing draws its hilarious, almost to the point where Iâ€™m pretty positive that folding all draws would be +EV for me. Also, I know that I miss value in heaps of places, donâ€™t get maximum value in a bunch of places, and make some ridiculous river calls where Iâ€™m never good that if I could get better at all these things, Iâ€™m pretty sure it would double my win rate.
5) I heard that playing 25NL is no different to 10NL and the fish are of similar ability.
So seriously, big upside in terms of moving up, so Iâ€™m pretty stoked. Also, Iâ€™m proud of myself for building the bankroll from $20 rather than just paying my way into higher stakes.
Ninjaedit: anyone know of either an Australian micro coach with reasonable rates or a coach who is happy to do sessions at like 6:30pm Sydney time?
Ninjaedit #2: Iâ€™m so good at roulette, Star City is my bitch. Maybe I could trade roulette training for poker coaching?