Saturday, 30 January 2010

Positive thinking ftw

Update post as I have neglected this blog for a while, something I promised myself I would not do as I am using it as a record of where I am going in the Poker world. The answer to that statement at this moment in time is nowhere and pretty fast!!

I continue to run really bad at 50nl cash, getting it in as 70/30 favourite and getting sucked out on, but I will not bore you with any details. I just have to keep telling myself it is just variance and eventually it will even out. It is just frustrating when everyone seems to flop a set against my monsters, when I flop a set, say 888, the board is T98ss and there is loads of action, people call 4bb raise with 53o vs KK and hit a flop of 533 etc etc blah blah. Positive thinking ftw!!

Roll wise I have moved all of what is left onto Purple Lounge to grind it back up as I am on a great deal via The Forum. The traffic is not as good as FT but there are sufficent games in the evenings to get a decent amount of volume. If you are a cash game player sign up through RTR, it is a great offer but you will have to join the forum first as it is only available to members.

Going to have a sweat session with BurnleyMik later tonight just to see if I am spewing in any spots. We have not done one for a while and I am really looking forward to it. Basically, we both go on Skype and use Teamviewer, discuss the hands as we play them. It helps both our games no end. Mik is playing some really good Pokes atm so i am looking for a bit of his 'run good' factor to rub off on me.

Played in the APAT Team event last weekend representing RTR at Manchester. Our team was BM, Kronsdat, DoV, Ant, dD, Hammerheid, Bully and me. Team wise we came 9th out of 20, not too bad for a bunch of fish!! It was great to meet the lads again, the only person i hadn't met was DoV, who proved to be a right good laugh. When he busted he fooked off into town with NoCash, who was playing for AWOP. I will let these 2 tell you the details suffice to say one went missing and the other woke up with no shoes on in the Hotel lobby lol.

In the Tournie I came a decent 60/160. I never quite got going, peaking at 26k in the 3rd level. The only hands of note I can recall are blinds 50/100 4 limpers and I am in the BB with T6o, flop comes 789 rainbow, I lead for 400 into 600, utg calls, rest fold, turn 3d, I bet 800 he again flats, river Ah, I value bet, he tanks and folds.

I then 5bet bluff from the BB against a serial button raiser utilising my 'Ant like' image. He tanked for ages then folded, claiming he had QQ, yeah OK. Doubled up a short time later when, following a raise UTG and 3 callers, I joined the party with A7s from the CO. The button called, sb completed and the flop came a lovely 773, checked around to the HJ who bets 2/3rds pot, I raise, folds back to HJ who obviously thought I was on the make and shoved. Snapped him off and he showed 88 and I held. That was about it, I didn't really get any good spots and was completely card dead. Got blinded right down to 13bbs, found AA utg and was torn between min raising or shoving. I have discussed this with the other fellas all agree I should have shoved as it looks weaker, I agree with hindsight. Anyways, everyone folded and I ended up shoving 56s and the BB woke up with KK, gg me. Good craic though and I am going to play The Newcastle Forum Team Event in May with the gang.

Anyways, thanks for reading fish, gl at the tables.

P.S Amatay, you lucky muthalicka, get posting ffs


ROSSI said...

hope the sweat session goes ok with Mik and gets yr confidence back.


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