"HOW DO CALL THAT?!" BL G
I have nothing to do with my time at the moment since I have my four month summer holiday at the moment, so I decided to start a blog to keep track of how I do online and in live tournaments. I am not anywhere near the level of most other people here (from what I read), but I do enjoy the game a lot and I am hoping to learn heaps from everyone else here.
So first point on the agenda...
Me, Myself and I
I was born in New Zealand, but moved to Germany with my parents as I was two years old and basically spent my entire live there. As I turned 19, I decided to get back to New Zealand to study something. I ended up studying Finance and Economics. (By the way I apologise for any spelling or grammar mistakes I make... I am still getting used to it)
In terms of poker I must honestly say I never really played it until I moved back to New Zealand. Looking back I must say that in terms of Pubgames New Zealand just is way better. You can basically play every day. I started playing online about an hour after I finished my first pubgame. From what I remember it went alright, even I was probably luckier than skilled at that stage and get even happily say I got knocked out with best hand (Tens vs Sevens and Fours).
At the moment my general pokerschedule is playing about three pubgames a week in the National Pub Poker League (I know what a lot of the veteran think about NPPL, but hey you take what you can get). I still enjoy even though most people drink themselves to the chipleads in that league (you can get extra chips for buying drinks). I also play cash games at my flat with a few buddies from the pub games and that is normally quite mean, but I'll talk more about that later. And yeah...online. Rather not go into detail into that too much... since BRM was something I had not heard of before and I was depositing money on Pokerstars as if I had the money to do that (which I do not).
I mainly play SnG (180 players, $3.50 buy +R ; 45 players, $7; etc...).
I started playing NPPL last year and I actually did quite alright. I played pretty much every week at three different bars and for some reason I did really really really well in one of them. So I am up in those games (thank god!). Just for people who are interested... the format is usually $10 Buy-Ins and 2 Rebuys for the first two hours. You can also buy drinks and that will get you extra chips aswell. I have seen people winning tournaments that way.
Me and a few mates starting running some cash games a few months back and since then it has developed. We still don't play big stakes, but it's alright for us. We have like $40 buy ins and the blind levels are normally $.20/$.40. We also play the 7 2 game (2* the big blind if you win a pot with 7 2) I will be posting a lot about the games and the players I play with once they give me the consent to do so.
Biggest online win
My biggest win online isn't even too far back. I won a 180 man SnG on pokerstars. And took down $527. Yeah boyyyyyyyy... Yeah otherwise no biggies.
Random fun facts
So... last part of this post is all about the things that are just a bit random.
My favourite hand
My favourite hand is 5's only because I was on the better end of a massive all in in one of the pubgames. Basically what happened was I flopped Quads and I had two bigger stacks go all in on me.
Biggest "cooler" I have seen
I was not in the hand, but I was sitting at a table with a 6 way all in preflop... the hand was AA vs KK vs QQ vs Tens vs Nines vs AJ. Queens won it. I know sounds unbelievable, but I have photos!!! So I will post them in the near future.
I mean how can you not like a guy who can fold Kings preflop and be right about it aswell.
I really think this guy is the best out there, even though he has his occasional outburst, but even mean seriously that makes even more entertaining.
I really rate him as one of the better players I have seen so far on Youtube.
I will post some of my hands and results from online tournaments, cash games and NPPL games on here, so feel to comment on it if you are interested. Also if you want to ask me any questions feel free...