Welcome to my new blog! This is my first entry on leggo poker and I hope it will continue. Ideally I will post interesting HH's, talk poker strategy, and update you all on my life as a professional poker player.
I'm currently on a 24k downswing on Bovada. Yuck! After the software update (anonymous tables FTW!) I'd imagine i was one of the biggest winners on the site picking up $80k from Nov-Feb mostly playing 10/20 NL with a majority of my play being HU/SH. Things took a wrong turn when March rolled around. I was playing in good games (although my volume of hands went significantly down mostly due to laziness) and got caught on the wrong side of variance.
Since I have been diligently cashing out to ensure I would not be victim of Black Friday part deux, I left a short roll online relative to the stakes I was playing. Finally on April 4, I did something I haven't done in over three years as a professional poker player: I FELTED my account! After a 3 hour, 2 table, 10/20 HU match vs an opponent I was confident I had a significant edge on (never folded to a single 3b/4b regardless of position, played significantly worse when losing, nearly always bet 100% of pot) I had seen my account go from 8k to 2k, up to 14k! And finally down to 0
I have recently redeposited and am now going to grind my way from 1/2 back up to the "high stakes". In order for me get back to churning out a healthy profit at the mid/high stakes I am going to need to rededicate myself to poker, and set short term goals for myself. As poker players we often can get into a cycle of being lazy and disengaged if things aren't going as well as we would please, this negativity can and needs to be eliminated as quickly as possible!
I plan on making a blog in the near future dedicated to examining my goals set out for 2011 and how my results matched them, and doing the same thing for 2012.
And now here is my last hand of live poker I have played (took place near the end of March at Aria)
It was a friday night in the high limit section of the Aria poker room and the 10/20 NL game was built around 2 fish, the rest of the players seemed to be decent regulars who I have played a significant amount of hours with. The previous hand had the fish (D bag from Miami) losing after making a big river raise with 1 player behind him and runs into the obv nuts from player 3 (action went b,r,rr on river). The very next hand the fish snap moves seats 2 to my left and takes the BB.
9 handed game
folds to CO who opens to 70 (7k deep), I flat BTN w/ Jh9h (6.5k), BB squeezes to 240 (6k), we both call
flop Qc Jd 9c
BB bets 600, CO raises to 1500, Hero...
I took me a while to figure out what I was going to do with my hand. I believed BB's range was ridiculously wide pf given his recent spew and felt he would stack off with a wide range. The problem was I was worried about the CO (not as much as I should have been!). My reads on him at the time was that he was a semi-pro, loose-passive, a kid in his late twenties who I was happy to play pots with. I end up deciding it was worth it to continue with my hand in hopes that I get the fish HU and fold out the CO (very wishful and illogical thinking) and raise to 2500. The fish shoves after thinking for maybe 5 seconds, and the CO tanks 20 seconds before shoving as well. Now I hate my life and realized I am definitely behind CO who has to have KT or T8 (I eliminated QQ since he never took time to consider 4b PF when I think there was a high % chance he would do that or at least think about it) and I think he folds QJ/Q9/J9 and there are only 2 combos of JJ and 99 which he would most likely go with. So I'm getting roughly 5:1 with an estimated 20% equity 3 ways. The kid only wants to run it once and the fish ends up scooping with K4cc, very next hand the fish sits out and the game breaks....
Yeah I play bad
Looking forward to keeping this blog going
Until Next time