Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beware of "1M A SHARK"

Quick story about this dude. We used to play 4 mans together some months ago. We got along well, and made some money. I even staked him I think 3 different times.
Anyway, he kinda disappeared of of AIM for about 4 months until a few days ago. He told me that he had quit his job selling cars, and was trying for another job. Meanwhile he was gonna try to make a few bucks playing poker, but he barely had enough for a roll. He was grinding $1 45 Well...I suggested that he could borrow $100 no strings attached under the condition that he promise to pay me back in 24 hours. Basically, an interest free loan for a full day to try to make a few bucks. I told him twice "You promise to give me back this cash tomorrow?". He said yes and I shipped.

Well....that was on Tuesday. Now hes avoiding me on AIM, and is playing games with his ID hidden from the search feature which it has never been before. So...obviously, hes fucking me which is really weird. Now, tonight, I see where hes been losing, and just lost a $220 HU, which is definitely the highest hes ever played. WTF!!! You just never know.

So....please..if you bump into this douchebag, tell him to give Wing his cash ASAP. And, pwn his ass while you're at it.

Oh and Rob...if you're reading this, I'm gonna post something all over 2P2 in the next day or so. If you give me my cash, I will delete this post, and obv wont go the 2P2 route, and all will be forgiven. If you don't, I'm gonna fuck with you for the rest of your life.



Monday, October 26, 2009

Grinding donk stakes HU

So far this month I've played 396 games. Here are my stats:

Wingpin 33 $1.54 $15 13% $51 WWWLWLLL N/A PokerStars 10/1/2009 10/31/2009

WingmanMtP 363 $0.47 $12 5% $171 WWLLWWWW N/A Cake 10/1/2009 10/31/2009

Cake has kind of gotten me hooked with the Rakeback which is 33% paid weekly by the way. I get about $30 every week, which really adds up.

I wanted to talk about the level that I'm playing right now. As you can see from the stats above, my avg buyin for October is $15 for Stars and $12 for Cake. This is consistent with what I said in my last post that I'm basically playing mostly $10/$25 on Cake and $11/$22 on Stars. I want to advance my poker career more than anyone can imagine, but right now, I'm in a financial situation where I need to grind out sure profits. I know for a fact that if I grind these low stakes hu games I can churn out a minimum of $500 and often times $1000 or a little more. Even with a full week off this month, I'm right on track with a MTD profit of $483 as of this moment. If you are wondering why the profit figure is higher than the sum of the two SNG figures from Scope above, its because of the following:

- I have Rakeback from Cake which is not reflected in scope stats
- I got a $300 reload bonus from Cake that they credit to me in $10 increments
- I've played some Full Ring and made a few bucks
- I've played a few MTT's and actually got small cashes in all of them
- I've partnered 4 mans, and I guess I've lost more flip finals than I've won

Hopefully, soon the financial pressure will subside, and I will be able to push the envelope again. What I mean is, start playing $25/$50 on Cake and $33/$55 on Stars.

This post has gotten me thinking about all the ways that a poker player can make money, and there are many. I think I will delve into that further in my next post
for the benefit of any newer players that might stumble onto this blog.

Oct Profit $483

GL All


Friday, October 23, 2009

Chill month

Went to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for about 5 days with an old friend, and we had a great time. Actually played a few $10 games in the airport in Charlotte, and a few more laying on the beach in front of the condos, but power wasnt available down by the beach, and the wi-fi in the room was too spotty to play, so basically had about a full week where I played almost none. Despite that, and despite the fact that I've had like 3 separate spells where I lost like 8-12 in a row and couldnt catch a break to save my soul, the month has gone pretty well.

I'm playing all $10/$25 (Cake) and $11/$22 (Stars) because its low stress, and I know I can churn out $150-$250 a week like clockwork. So, for the month, I'm up $382.48...obv not alot, but like I said, there is something to be said for low stress and steady money coming in.

I've made withdrawals for 3 months straight now after not withdrawing all year prior to that. I took out $2k a few months ago, $1600 last month, and just submitted a request for $1000 from Cake yesterday. My roll is still sitting at a healthy $7140, so no issue with being able to play anything I want up to about $55 HU. Its really cool to know that every dime in my roll is money that I earned, and all the withdrawals too. I may just start taking out cash every month even if I dont really need it...just seeing the fruits of the labor is motivating for me. Cake sends checks out (which takes too long and is kinda prehistoric, but I digress), and there is a motivational spark that goes off in me when I receive the check and take it to the kind of puts a lil pep in my step. Since poker is not my full time job, and since I almost always make at least $500 each month, I think I'm going to start withdrawing a minimum of $500 just for the "feel good" factor.

I had written earlier about moving up in stakes which obviously hasnt happened yet. It just seems like every time I try, if I go on a losing streak, I feel the urge to reign things in and just revert back to the comfy confines of the $22's or $25's where I know for a fact I can make steady cash. Its def a mental block that I'm still working on. More about that next time.

Oct profit $382

GL All


Saturday, October 3, 2009

New months

Always like new a fresh start. Off to a decent start...up a little over $100 after 3 days. Played the Stars 30K Silverstar VIP today and had a small cash, and played the daily goldcard donkfest on Cake and got 31st out of 1475 in that for another small cash. Busted out of both with the best hand, so cannot feel too bad. Actually feel like I played really well despite the fact that I dont think I'm a real good MTT'er.'s been too good to grind very hard the past few to go drink with my buddies.

GL All


Oct Poker profit $112

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Glad October is here

Fall is in the air here in Chucktown...lil crisp in the air, and not
as humid. I'm glad its here! And I'm glad September is over too. Was
a weird month....struggled mightily early on, but pulled it together towards
the end, and thanks to several bonuses managed to make a small profit.

My performance in the $22/$33 hu was very dissapointing, but I will try again
this month, and hopefully things will go better.

Sep. Profit $553.34