Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sooooo much going on atm

So much going on at the moment really not had time to blog although that's always a bit of an excuse as I haven't really been arsed either.

I don't know what it is or why but I am really comfortable playing PLO now. Things have been a bit swingy the last month or so and I've played regularly anywhere between $2/4 and $5/10 which probably isnt so sensible for my poker bankroll....

I've set myself the goal of getting out to Vegas next year and I'm not prepared to use my personal funds to do it as I want to buy a house soon (just waiting for what I believe is the best time in the market) and I've just lumped in the stock market too from a tip from a friend who's an investment banker and knows his stuff so fingers crossed that goes well. Ship me the lot pls one time! I know it's a fair bit of financial pressure to manage all this at 22 but I'll be fucked if I'm working at 50.

I don't get the mentality of a lot of people in this country who just aren't bothered about saving money and investing. I guess that's why so many people are in the hole for so much money everywhere. I'll elaborate on this point in it's own post soon as I want to discuss this and specifically how it relates to poker and why all these big names aren't the minted people you might think they are. Anyway plenty more to say on that before it makes sense so I'll leave it for another time.

I'm also cutting my staking ventures right down. I've spent in the region of £3k through blondepoker which is a fantastic forum but most people are clueless as to their value in a tournament. From now on I'm only going to buy pieces in friends or proven players selling at no more than 1.1 and that will be a rarity as I think people should be selling at 1.0. Ok I'm just as bad cos I've been buying pieces in a lot of these people but people who aren't rolled for events they want to play are charging premiums etc when they can't justify them really. If they could, they would probably be rolled to play said event! People are just too polite to challenge them publicly. I don't want to say too much more on this but it's a leak of my own I'm going to plug.

Finally I've decided to drop down for a little while as the swings have been a bit stressful lately...lots of +/- £1k-2k days aren't good and when winning or losing these amounts in a few hours I don't want to get off the laptop. Luckily playing as high as $5/10 hasn't really affected me and I'm even over the last few weeks but evens isn't doing me any favours.I just can't resist the challenge although 5/10 is noticeably a much more solid game in terms of skill. I'll still be playing $2/4 and $3/6, games I beat comfortably but I've set myself the challenge to win another £5k by the end of July before I allow myself to really be in these games only. The me of old would be playing $5/10 and moving to $10/20 until I busto'd so I'm obviously making a lot of progress in terms of bankroll management and mindset towards poker which is half the battle.

I played two sessions since, on sunday at $.5/1 which was a real test of my discipline but I did it and won £400 and then tonight in an hour whilst writing this post I've just smashed a guy for 5 and a half buy ins at $1/2 heads up plo.

Feel free to leave a comment so that I know I still have one reader!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

what have u lumped into? share the love :)

Fenix35 said...

I'm still reading!

Nice blog post. Good to see you're doing well at PLO. Wish I could say the same but.. haha. Let's just say I need to put a lot of work into my game!

Amatay said...

Vegas babay!

Ten Buy-ins is NOT overrolled....(apparently) said...

Monsieur Anon,

I can't really offend anyone as some of the stakes who won 0 for me I'm still happy with as I believe they were +EV but take a look on the blonde poker forum - staking sections and you'll see me with a piece in almost everyone!

James Atkin said...

Hey mate,

Interesting read, be careful on the $5/10!!

I understand your reasons for not wanting to pay a premium to stakees (and please don't do your bollocks staking ppl!), but I disagree that it's not justified. For example, in the Sky Poker Tour final I played for 13 hours for no reward against complete donkeys. You think I'd sell for this event at 1:1? Just because you aren't rolled to play events doesn't mean you aren't +EV in them.

I'm not rolled for the Main Event in Vegas, but if I satellited in, I wouldn't sell unless at a premium because of the amount of work you are putting into cashing, and the weak field.

GL dealing with the swongs bud ;)

Kevin Stevens said...

I've just started reading and I'm enjoying the blog. Its good that your putting money aside as long as your remembering to enjoy yourself and see a bit of the world/life when you have the chance.

Anonymous said...

i meant the stock market tip lol

Ten Buy-ins is NOT overrolled....(apparently) said...

Share your name and I'll share my stock market tip fish!

Anonymous said...

I dont have a blog and you dont know me, im just a serial blog reader and got stumbled across your blog from animals who i came across from amatays. I don't mean to offend by asking for your tips, just interested in making money too ;) I won't get offended if you don't want to say though.

Amatay said...

u wasted $75 on some fish in the wsop event 7 imo

James Atkin said...

Hey mate,

I know you weren't having a dig at me man, don't worry about it, was only voicing an opinion :)

Mirror is on my list of things to do man lol, but I am taking ur advice on that one...

Speak soon ;)