July 01, 2009
June was a bit of a topsyturvey month for me I think.
I was good at 10NL, like 8ptbb good, over a reasonable amount of hands. Unfortunately, I was about half as bad as that at 25NL (I think Iâ€™m running bad, the ten biggest pots I lost I got the money in as a favourite or something ridiculous) which is just a bit grey really.
I know that the competition isnâ€™t any better, and the â€œregsâ€ are definitely no better. I was sitting on someones left yesterday who I see posting in hand historyâ€™s and have often thought â€œwtf; thatâ€™s just not rightâ€ and I was about to shut down tables but I thought Iâ€™d stick around to see if I could abuse him a little bit. He tried to steal my blind four orbits in a row, and I 3 bet, floated and raised the turn, 3 bet, called down and minraised river and basically took like half a buy in off him just because he didnâ€™t adjust. And even after Iâ€™d done it 3 times in a row he kept doing it?!? Anyway, proof positive that not all players who watch videos are actually thinking about anything, and having someone say â€œif you have someone who is tight in the BB you should be trying to steal a lotâ€ doesnâ€™t actually mean you know when to put it in to practice.
The sad part about this is that I know heâ€™s a winner at 25NL while Iâ€™m currently not =/ Pray for a bit of a heater I guess! Just so Iâ€™m a little more comfortable with the bankroll. And if I continue to bleed off cash Iâ€™ll just use the ironman bonus monies to subsidise my roll haha.
Micro coaching: Iâ€™m not sold. I think a coach could really help me with a lot of things, but Iâ€™m not sure that the cost benefit at 25NL is there. Like, its only 2 BIâ€™s right, and it will pay itself off down the line, but 2BI plus a 4 to 5 buying downswing and Iâ€™m starting to get pretty close to going back to 10NL, which is just not happening. Iâ€™ve sent a few pmâ€™s off and theres a very shortlist, he looks cool and I just want to ask a few more questions but yeah, unlikely to actually start until I get this 25NL thing under control. Since I grinded my roll from my 2NL up to 25NL now, Iâ€™d be pretty upset about depositing again; but at the same time the reason I did the grind was so that I knew I was a winner a the stakes before continuing on. Iâ€™m sure that Iâ€™m a winner at 10NL so I wonâ€™t be going back there, but yeah it would be nice to not have to deposit to keep playing 25NL.
Without further ado, July goals:
1) Breakeven at 25NL
2) Play 20k hands.
ta da. Pretty simple really. So yeah I just checked my goals for last month and I definitely hit it for 10NL but not for 25NL, so I give that a green light imo.
Also, SSNLHE is really really good and Matt Flynn is doing a sick job of answering questions in the secret HQ, props to him.