A bit about me
Hello gentlemen and lady-folk and thanks for coming to my blog, i'm Musher a 19 year old chemistry student currently studying in west Yorkshire, on top of being a typical (read as lazy) student i also enjoy playing poker, video games and as of recently, rockclimbing.
Thats great...but what about the poker?
I've always enjoyed card games, whether it was the TCG's when i was growing up or watching the WSOP when it was on the tv, so when i hit 18 it made sense i'd end up playing poker at some point. I'd donked about on sites building minuscule rolls from freerolls then losing them instantly until i found pokerstrategy. Using the $50 free i started playing SnG's and CG's on Ladbrokes, not really choosing a game to stick to or putting the time in to improve my game, needless to say this resulted in not making much profit.
Properly starting out
After deciding i wanted to try cash games out properly i moved my unimproved roll of just over $50 to PartyPoker and played a few thousand hands over a couple of weeks, this wasn't too successful as i found seeing monetary amounts on the table instead of chips made me play with scared money so i switched back to SnG's swiftly loosing the profit from cash games playing 6max turbos I was unable to adapt my style which suited FR games to the SH tables.
Moving to full ring
I then made the sensible decision of moving to full ring games where my style worked, starting out with double or nothings where i made a bit of profit, then finally moving to standard turbo full ring games to try and achieve a better RoI than with the double or nothings.
Here are the two graphs:
Double or Nothing
Turbo Full Ring
Running above EV is something i see as a mixed blessing, its nice to have some run good and be getting lucky however at the same time i like knowing i'm making the right decision not making the wrong one and getting lucky, even so the EV RoI is still around 20% over a small sample which i'm more than happy with if i can keep it up.
For this week my goals are fairly simple:
Watch at least one video on SnG's and one on learning (I'm thinking Colin Moshman's recent video on the closing of tables and Schnitzelfisch's videos on leak fixing and learning new concepts).
Decide on a BR to move up at, i'll be needing some help on this if any of you fine people who read this want to give your 2 cents . I'm stuck between; taking a 5BI shot at 30BI; taking a 5BI shot at 40BI.
I'm currently playing $1 games so the rake is 0.15/0.85 which is nearly 20%, the next level would be 0.3/2.7 which isn't as bad so trying to move up could be worth it earlier rather than later providing i'm fine with moving back down (which i am). What are your opinions on this?
I'll start posting hands both in here and the hand evaluation forums over the next week, its just finding hands where i know it wasn't a bad play so there is something to learn from analyzing (for the hand evaluation forum) or something worth discussing for here.
That just leaves this:
Current Roll : $84.14
Needed for next stake : $90 or $120 (currently undecided)