Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stick's Update: Blah

In a poker funk right now. Still working on aggression and still getting crushed by bad showdowns. Probably won't break even this month and won't make Goldstar. Oh well... again.

Not much else, but damn those Sharks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wow! Crazy Day Yesterday!

Check out my poker day yesterday:

Down 2 buy-ins at 50NL early. Then up 2+ B-I's late. And my NSD$ stayed relatively flat. The reason this graph made me take notice is because I had lost 5 B-I's a day earlier without recovering. I made a good comeback yesterday, but why do I get down so far to begin with?

I've been picking up my aggression lately, but I keep getting stung at showdown and I'm still not sure why. Am I getting pot-commited by the turn? Too much C-betting? Preflop hand quality? Bad position play? Since my $900+ month in February, I've kinda lost the handle. Very inconsistant. I might try to get some more coaching and I might make another video for folks to critique. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mid-Month April 2009 Update

Sitting at -$100 for the first half. Very swingy runs. Lacking consistency. It seems that if I play aggressively, I'm more susceptible to showdown beats. But if I play passively, my profit stays flattish. Need to try something new, I guess. I think I'm playing well overall, though.

Still have sleep issues, but I'm developing a plan to get healthier. I'm pretty sure that getting healthier = better sleep, so I gotta get crackin'.

Doesn't look like Vegas is in the plans this year. Might have to make it to Reno instead. Dunno.

I'm liking this Twitter thing, too. Reading tweets from other folks and celebs is just as fun as posting, imo.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stick's Update: 1st Week of April 2009

Still having sleep problems. Affecting my energy while playing poker. I really want to play 1000 hands a day, but I only have 2800 cash hands over the 1st 6 days of April. I did play 6 SnG's for 378 hands, though. Gotta start exercising and getting healthier to help out in the sleep/energy department. And BTW, I'm +$12 so far this month.

I also wanna increase my overall physical stamina before the end of June since I'm about 80% sure I'm going to meet the CC folks in Las Vegas. It'll be hot and we'll have to do some walking, so I wanna be in shape and not lagging/sleeping most of the time. I also don't want to have to rely on 5-hour Energy too much. I love that stuff, but too much can be tough on a person. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March 2009 Results

Ended the month -$430. I feel like I played well, but I guess my stats say I didn't. Very swingy. Dunno if I had some mild bouts of tilt or just a few clusters of tough beats. Or maybe a bit of both. LOL.

I've been told I need to raise more preflop. But when I do, it seems like I get into more trouble post-flop. As can be seen in my graph above, my showdowns seem to dictate my winnings. Also, I seem to run into loose tables where taking the lead doesn't seem optimal. So I play passively and my PFR% lowers. If I could flatten out my "Non-Showdown Winnings", I think I'd be OK. Hmmmm. Some consistency, please.

Only played a few SNG's. Made a little in those.

I just upgraded my HEM from 1.07 to beta 1.08.22. Seems nice so far. Still a few minor bugs, but thankfully nothing major. Still getting used to the Tourney section. Importing my old tourney hands from PT2 was easy enough. Only had 10 errors out of 22,230 hands imported.

Haven't been reading much. Been trying to work on my game more, I guess. Finally did our taxes and I guess I'm officially a "professional" poker player now since I seem to fit the guidelines in how poker fits my life. It's my only "job", so it fits. Now to step it up so I can see some real income. My family would like that, too.