So it is time for my first update. First I want to thank everyone for their support and positive feedback. I hope to inform as well as entertain throughout the rest of my posts. Everyone not interested in poker skip the first two paragraphs.
We will do poker first this time. So I dropped down to play the 50NL FR games on Stars the other day and boy was that a shock. I was absolutely shocked and how terrible the players at that limit were. Let me first say a few things before I go off. First, I work with quite a few 25 and 50NL FR grinders on FTP so I thought I pretty much knew what to respect. IMO the 50NL Rush games on Tilt really don't play that differently from the 100NL Rush games which aren't that different from the 200NL Rush games. Therefore I have allot of respect for those players and I tell the guys I work with to not underestimate the competition. I also believe that though the 100NL games on Stars have a handful of regs that are better than any 100NL regs on Tilt, I feel overall the 100NL games on Tilt are much more difficult. 200NL and above on Stars are much harder games than FTP imo though. So going back to these 50NL games on Stars, I really felt like I was back in 2006 or something. Every guy first off has a half stack which drives me nuts as I feel their is way less room to be creative and maneuver against opponents. Second, virtually everyone limps in creating a limp train. Guys call down with hands that they should either be folding or bluffing with, raise marginal hands that they should be calling with, and slowplay every monster hand they have. IMO not one of these guys bankrolls would last 2 weeks over at the same games on FTP. I was absolutely shocked until I actually stopped to think about and realized it made perfect sense. If you don't make SN on Stars, it makes no sense to play there as it would be fairly difficult to get SN at this limit plus RB is way faster. Also, RB is virtually instant gratification which is very important as it helps pad the roll much more quickly.
That being said, I have decided to switch to HU until I am adequately rolled to move back up to 100NL FR. I was actually starting to learn HU from my buddy who was the biggest winner(or one of) at 100NL HU last year but kinda back burnered it when I found out I was coming out here. Everyone here primarily specializes in FR so I figured it would be best to focus on that. OK, before everyone says "those games sound super easy, all you have to do is wait for good cards and play them strong etc" I agree. However, like Chappelle says in his Prince skit "this bores me." If I am going to go busto or move back up, I want to do something that at least is mentally stimulating to me. To all the 50NL FR players on Stars that I have insulted, I apologize but that is my opinion.
HU results from first few sessions
In unrelated news, one of my best friends growing up is coming out to visit. He is a massage therapist and the guys are pretty excited to have him coming. I also, slid down the banister cause I felt like I had to do it at least once before I left. It was fun, but my junk wasn't as happy with me afterward.
I have also been getting allot, of questions about the reiki and the experiences that have happened to me. Therefore I will add at least one facto every post about this. Coincidence, 3 of my other poker coaches are out here at the same time and want to get together. They are all out here for different reasons but again I thought it was pretty strange that they were all out here at the same time and all wanted to get together. I know, this in itself is nothing, but if you add it to the literally 40 other "coincidences" and such that have occurred which again I will elaborate more on in later posts, they start to add up. One more thing, one of the guys that lives here, went to college at the same school my wife is going to and he is good friends with one of the coaches that is out here and we are all from the same area. I had never met any of these guys before I got here and had only received coaching from one of them via skype. They are super good guys and have made me feel super welcome.
Lastly, I have not been able to get this Black and Yellow remix by 2P2 poster SRSLYSIRIUS out of my head. It is Black and Yellow remixed about Prahlaid Friedman.
Keep following to find out more tails of adventure. I know this post
was pretty boring but the weekend in Hollywood is coming up so I predict
some shenanigans to come.