Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stick's Update: Near Month-end & Twitter

About breaking even since my last poker update. Still around -$200 for the month. Tough to stay aggressive at 50NL when I run into so many loose players. The only way to capitalize is to PF limp and let them bet when I hit the flop. A very passive approach by me. C-bets are usually trouble vs loose donkeys. Oh well. I guess it's good to be able to adapt.

I've had a Twitter account for a couple years, but I just now started really getting into it. It's just as fun to follow other people and celebs as it is to post things about myself. I've added my Twitter feed in the right side margin of the blog. My Twitter ID is Stick66.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

R.I.P. Natasha Richardson: 1963-2009

Acclaimed actress Natasha Richardson died yesterday from a brain injury after falling on a ski slope. She was 45.

So sad. I loved her in "Nell" and in "Waking Up in Reno". I plan on renting a few of her other movies as well.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mid-March 2009 Update

During the first week of March, I went on a $500 slide over a few days. But I've been slowly crawling back and I'm only -$211 now. I think I tilted a little in there, but most were coolers against huge donks. A good amount of 4-1 suckouts against me, but I'll live. I'm still shamefully stacking overpairs VS sets & 2 pairs, but a bit less now. My aggression is slowly rising at 50NL and I'm pretty happy with how I've been playing over the last 10 days or so.

Since Stars lowered their requirements for their VIP levels, it looks like I'll make Goldstar quite easily this month. Too bad I won't have a dramatic climb to reach it like I did last month. I guess I'll have to try for Platinum Star soon then. Maybe in a couple months.

I left the Loyaler group at Cardschat a few days ago for sanity reasons. I figured I was too tempted to inject my opinion into all the controversial stuff that goes on in there. Since I have mixed it up so much in past discussions, it seems there was an overall over-sensitivity to my comments as a whole (which for the most part I thought were polite and acceptable). I concluded that I didn't think I could avoid the temptation of clicking those links and posting anymore, so I decided to remove the temptation altogether. Kinda like a crack addict avoiding his old hangouts to stay clean. I think I lost a few friends in there and I don't want to lose any more of them. So far, I feel great since I left and I think I made the correct decision. I'm still staying active in the regular sections there because I still <3 Cardschat.

I'm still reading "NLHE: Theory & Practice", though it hasn't been as often. I've been having sleeping problems and I've been putting all my energy into playing solid poker sessions. I've been neglecting doing my taxes, too. Bad boy, I am.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stick's Video: 4-tabling 50NL, Stars 3/9/09

EDIT: Thanks to "BigJoker66" for turning me onto Blip.TV and uploading my video for me. Now no need for download. Just use the player in full screen mode here:

Haven't done one of these in a while. It's a 177 MB AVI file, 33 minutes long. Any critiques are welcome on the forum or on here. Either is fine.

I'm trying out a new host for my videos called "Z-Share". Lemme know what you think of it, also.
(Their player is pretty bad, so click the download link right above it.)

Now if that doesn't work out, I also uploaded it to MegaUpload as well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

February 2009 Results

Pretty good month, actually:

The last part of the month sort of leveled off, but February was a good month overall. I made a total profit of $917. That includes $608 on cash games, a $285 FPP-purchased bonus, and a tiny bit of SnG's. I made Goldstar at the last moment and I even raised my PFR/VPIP Ratio from the mid-30's to the low 40's. I've also finally figured out how to get myself locked into longer sessions. That bodes well for the future.

As of this writing, March hasn't started out too well. I'm down 6 buy-ins in 2.5 days, but I have plenty of time to fix that. I already recognized some mistakes I made and I think I tilted some. All easy fixes.

I got put on the wait list for jury duty in my county and I don't mind serving if needed. I just hope I'll still have time to keep up my poker. We'll see.