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2010 Grind. Oh whats in store for me this year,

    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      Hey guys,

      2009 has passed and even though I didn't hit my goal of 100% ROI I'll take the 45% for now. It was prob a bit more than 45% because 3 Sunday mill's I played were through steps and step wins don't go into the mtt db.

      here is my to date graph life time

      [img]http://www.pokerprolabs.com/Personalization/AsyncGraphController.ashx?id=3367880&pnid=1&tt=1&dt=0&gt=1&w=240&h=180[/img]

      I figured I should start a 2010 blog to kind of keep me on track and not be a donkey and blow my roll on 100$ HU sngs. :)

      After repeated cash outs due to life expenses I am committing 1k back to poker.

      My goals,

      1) Tilt Control: I really have to change my attitude when variance is kicking my ass. Those of you who know me prob have seen me spazz out a few times. :)

      2) Study Study Study: I have not really studied the game like I should. With school and other stuff going on since I started playing I have not been the greatest poker student. Now I am out of school and can concentrate. Wish I had gold status now. :/

      3) Satellites: win a few WSOP ME tickets

      Last year I was unable to grind my favorite WSOP satellites due to finances and life (school) etc... in 2008 I made 4 final tables for a WSOP ticket but AA failed or I lost a flip etc....

      This year is going to be an interesting one. I am not going to cash out all my sunday mill tickets but actually play the mill for every 3 tickets I win. I will concentrate on the mill before and after the WSOP sat's.

      Also I may purchase PT3 and learn how to utilize it.

      I'll post charts and hands periodically throughout 2010.

      see ya at the tables!
  • 8 replies
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      Yayyyyy your back :)

      I'll be watching this space for sure.
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      Hey Kyle,

      Yeah I'll start my official grind in a week or two once I can get a deposit in my account.

      see ya around

    • dadude77
      dadude77
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      hey man congrats i remember seeing you around in irc way back when :D , gl on 2010 i'll keep up with this blog!
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      I have not started my official satellite grind because i am waiting to get my new laptop I ordered from Dell.



      Dell Studio XPS 16: i5 540, 4GB 1333, 1GB ATI vid, 1080 p & 24" wide screen HDTV 1080p & DIR 655 N router. I am also getting a faster internet connection so no more bs disconnects.

      I have played 10~ MTTs over the last week with no major cashes but played and won a few 20-60$ HU sngs to keep my BR in check.

      edit: I came 25th/2400 for 166$ in the 10$R 60k @ Stars :/ I had my eye on the 12k 1st prize. went card dead!

      I'll start with 500$ when everything gets rolling "60$ HU Sngs is bad BRM" :D

      Here is some Old Crow Medicine Show for yah...





      :D
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      Ok,

      So I have played a bit with not much luck. Typical stuff my AA fails vs QQ to lose 700$ ticket I bubble 3rd for 50$ etc etc etc....

      My heads up SnGs are up and down here is my graph from the last 90 days, but last 20 days is when I have been playing.

      [img]http://www.pokerprolabs.com/Personalization/AsyncGraphController.ashx?id=3367880&pnid=1&tt=4&dt=3&gt=2&w=240&h=180[/img]

      * the big drop is when I entered a 60$ HU SnG and my internet crashed for an hour. I also had floped 555 in a 33$ Mtt when it when down....


      My Mtts are not doing so well.

      [img]http://www.pokerprolabs.com/Personalization/AsyncGraphController.ashx?id=3367880&pnid=1&tt=1&dt=3&gt=2&w=240&h=180[/img]

      What sucked is I won a Sunday Million ticket which would have boosted my bankroll but the fn late reg had not finished and I was put into the mill I had plans and I could not play it properly :( . I ended up coming 5000/9000. I am 2/4 ITM in the Mill now.

      So I should have 215$ more in my account. Oh well....


      For SnG I got back into the plus shipping a 2$ 180 man. I was just showing a friend the tourney because I thought he would like it and I won. LOL

      [img]http://www.pokerprolabs.com/Personalization/AsyncGraphController.ashx?id=3367880&pnid=1&tt=2&dt=3&gt=2&w=240&h=180[/img]


      So I ended up depositing 350$ ish. Because of the couple unfortunate events I mentioned above I have spent that but no biggy. I'll deposit another 100$ this weekend and grind some 2-6$ HU SnGs.

      Here's a good tune

      Statistician's Blues by Todd Snider

    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      ooo, unlucky bout the sunday mil ticket.
      Just win another one ;)
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,076
      *update - just bumpin this so i don't lose track of it.

      It's official 2010 is a bad poker year for me.

      I have been busy working on other stuff to really concentrate on poker. I have been more of a casual player playing a few hours a week and railing the odd mtt or visit a grummeler or chenny coaching etc. I have played 60-80 serious mtts the rest were just donking around in 0.10$-1$ mtts for fun.

      I have come close to some good wins but cards failed in the end.

      The last couple of weeks I have mainly played in the tournament of champions. I was only able to play in 5-6 freerolls and 2 cash qualifiers.

      I cashed in a couple toc freerolls and came 6th in the 11$ and 4th in the 55$. Not too bad but I was looking for a win ofc.

      Later this month I am going to deposit 200$ @ Stars and see what I can turn it into. I'll start posting again so I keep my brm and game on track.

      Here is another Old Crow tune



      :D


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    • wasy8
      wasy8
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      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 1,507
      Nice to see you blogging sir, gl from one Canadian to another :s_biggrin: