March 03, 2010
I havenâ€™t been doing very much poker-wise the last week or so. My computer started having a lot of trouble, so I formatted my drive to get a fresh windows install and see if that would help. In the process, I decided to update to Windows 7, and am quite pleased with the decision so far. Everythingâ€™s running a bit smoother, and the interface improvements are excellent. I would recommend it to anyone. That took a couple days off my poker time, of course, while I got my machine back up and running. I also was feeling a bit unmotivated. I had a bankroll goal to meet my March 1st, in order to move up to NL25. I met that goal quite a bit early, and for some reason didnâ€™t want to start the new level until my scheduled time. Yes, Iâ€™m a bit neurotic like that. Also, Iâ€™ve been running quite badly. Itâ€™s hard to motivate yourself when you canâ€™t seem to win any decent sized pots.
However, I did have my first day at 25NL today. It didnâ€™t go well, as expected. I think my play was fine. I know I made a few moves at the wrong time, and was probably overcompensating somewhat for my fear of playing too passively after moving up. I four-bet someone early on at one of my tables with a pretty weak hand, since he seemed like a laggy tag up to that point, but of course he shoved and as the session went on his stats changed until he seemed like quite a nit. There seemed to be a lot of very soft players at my tables, I just never got any hands or good spots to take their money. In any case, I think I will find success at the new level.
I did finally make a play video at 10NL and posted it for review. Irtoast was good enough to watch it, and made several very helpful comments. Props to him. Iâ€™ve also been doing a decent job of watching videos. Not every day, but close. And Iâ€™ve posted some hands in the forum, and even more importantly have taken the chance of looking like an idiot and done my best to help others with the hands theyâ€™ve posted.
All in all, I feel Iâ€™m doing a pretty decent job of working on my goals. I donâ€™t have any really specific plans for March, except to settle in to The Quarter and start running better. Wish me luck! And good luck to all of you at the tables.