Sunday, September 10, 2006

Big blog news

Stoxpoker - kitaristi0

What an interesting and unexpected turn of events. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I assume it went something like this: famous internet pro poker player stoxtrader stumbles upon my blog through a bolt of sheer coincidence and happens to read a few entries. He is immediately taken aback by the high quality and interesting content of my writing and decides he must have me as the new hotshot blogger for his site He PMs me on 2p2, trying his best to act as nonchalant as possible. And when it happens, when I send him that message saying I'll become the new blogger on his site he jumps out of his seat in a fit of ecstatic and exultant joy. Or at least that's how I picture it happening.

Anyway, this means that I won't be posting on this blog anymore. Instead you can now follow all my blogging at the aforementioned address.

Tis with deep sorrow that I lay to rest this my blog of almost a year. Good times has it given me. Bad times has it given me. But always there has it been for me to spill my ramblings on whenever I needed it. And the fact that people actually read it still to this day baffles me. So join me all ye comers and follow me along on my travels as I continue on this quest that's called life and as I encounter new adventures, trials, tribulations, failures, victories, conquests and triumphs.

WTF have I been drinking? Ridiculous.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Reevaluation time

Poker is whatever. Right now I don't care. My experience at 200NL can basically be summed up by saying: "I came, I saw, and I failed miserably." Ok, maybe that's harsh, as I am still up like $80 or so from the few thousand hands I have at 200NL, but right now I don't feel like my bankroll (or I psychologically) can whether the swings of dropping $600 (which I know is just 3 buy-ins, which is nothing) in a night.

New game plan: I'm taking the rest of the week and weekend off (the only poker I'm gonna play is my SSNL HU tourney round 2 match versus EC10) and starting Monday I'm getting back on that horse and am gonna grind. Back to 100NL, 1000 hands a day, no slipping from that goal. If I do miss that objective on any day I give all of you permission to come over to my house and kick me in the nuts. That gives me three good, solid weeks of grinding before I leave it all for a bit so I can move to York and get all of that settled down. I won't make any strict monetary goals, but at 5 PTBB/100 30k hands would be $3000, which would be a very pleasant bonus.

I'm also going to slightly revamp my game. I'm going to tighten up a bit and just focus on playing super solid. I've done a lot of thinking lately about my game (mostly thanks to Jamougha, stoxtrader and Pokey) and there are some new things I'm going to try out, see how they work. But for the most part, it's tight, solid, aggressive, no FPS poker.

Secondary goals are to post more hands on 2p2 and spend time thinking more about the hands I respond to. I'm going to try and employ a quality over quantity approach. Yesterday I did some analysis of a common turn situation by myself and I really liked what I could come up with as soon as I gave it some real thought. I'm also going to talk on AIM and all that.

As a recap of this disjointed and long post:

- The ultimate goal: Get better at poker
- How to get there: Play 1k hands per day minimum
- How to get there #2: Post, think, talk, analyse, examine

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sometimes I fucking hate this game

There's my last two days. One buy-in of that was set over set, the rest is me playing too loose and aggro, never hitting a flop and getting all my cbets called. Resultantly, it's time for a little break. Also, the 5k challenge has been put on hold for now.

I just got season 1 of House M.D. on DVD delivered to my doorstep via express courier, so I'm going to go on a House binge for the next few days. New goal for September is to watch all episodes of season 1 of House in three days. Ok, that's a bit too easy, maybe two days would be more of a challenge, but I'm sticking to three days. Total running time is only 15 hours and 24 minutes, so even one day would be relatively easy. I know I've done it before (the infamous Friends binge of 2005: all ten seasons in two weeks, while still going to school for 8 hours a day. Needless to say I didn't sleep much those two weeks, but god damnit it was worth it.).

I also have big blog news to announce, but I'll give it a couple days until it's official. Till then suffice it to say that my blog pwns all of your blogs combined. Also, tufat SHHH, I want to keep it a secret for a couple more days.

Friday, September 01, 2006

September goals

Primary goals

1. Get better at poker.
2. Actually think about what I'm writing when I respond to threads on 2+2.
3. Think about poker more and talk about it on AIM with good players. See goal 1.

Secondary goals

1. Complete the 5k challenge. Obviously I want to complete this but right now to me getting better at poker is my main goal and the 5k challenge is just a perk.