Sunday, December 20, 2009

Churning out good month

Nothing fancy...just good old grinding. Playing very well this month...had one melt-down day last Saturday the 12th, which was caused by some BS in my personal life that
I let affect my play. Just gotta keep the pedal down volume-wise and try to get up well over $1000 profit for the month.

Gonna go hit the gym..



Dec Poker Profit $848.66

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mid month

Had one of my worst days ever on Saturday...lost like $380. I'm pretty sure I know what caused it, and its not even poker related. But...I'm over it now, and the last 2 days I've made like half of that back, so moving onward and upward.

Very rarely do I play above $55, but that day, I played a $110 which I game selected. I lost on a's the HH.

PokerStars Game #36606909421: Tournament #221300551, $110+$5 USD Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2009/12/12 18:08:44 ET
Table '221300551 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Wingpin (1175 in chips)
Seat 2: fra_kollarb (1825 in chips)
fra_kollarb: posts small blind 10
Wingpin: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wingpin [9s 9h]
fra_kollarb: raises 60 to 80
Wingpin: raises 1095 to 1175 and is all-in
fra_kollarb: calls 1095
*** FLOP *** [Tc 9d 8d]
*** TURN *** [Tc 9d 8d] [2c]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 9d 8d 2c] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wingpin: shows [9s 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
fra_kollarb: shows [7d 7c] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
fra_kollarb collected 2350 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2350 | Rake 0
Board [Tc 9d 8d 2c Js]
Seat 1: Wingpin (big blind) showed [9s 9h] and lost with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 2: fra_kollarb (button) (small blind) showed [7d 7c] and won (2350) with a straight, Seven to Jack

Obv 99 is a strong hand, but it becomes a diffcult hand to play post flop if
over cards hit the board which is a likely scenario. Since he was 4xing pre, I
was getting 80 free chips if he folded, so I snap decided to ship it. I was happy
as hell for a second when i saw the 77 hand, but alas....I was pwn'd.

gg fish...

Grinded a buttload of $11's today to work on 2 tabling. I'm still not real
comfortable with it....I can do it, but it makes playing more like work, and I
definitely make a few more small mistakes which I hate. Just need to keep working on it I suppose.

Still on track for a $1000+ month. Really need to focus on volume, volume, volume.

Dec Profit $535

Gl All


Monday, December 7, 2009

Dec is good so far....

Been playing very well...almost exclusively $22 HU on stars. Gonna keep it up till I just feel like I OWN this level. My ROI is running really hi and I do feel like I own the level now, but I'm just gonna try to focus on getting in as many games as I can at this level in December and try to have a big month. Over $1000 obv is the min goal, but I think $1500 or even $2000 might be possible. We'll see...

Real quick...wanted to run down a few other ways
that a new poker player can make money besides
just playing your game of choice. For old hands,
this will not be helpful, but for newer players it might.

-All sites have retention programs. For Stars its mostly about FPP. When you are just starting out, the best way to utilize these is to play Satellites. If you win, you can "unreg" and then use the T$ for more SNG's. One I played alot back in the day was the 70 FPP sat to the Sunday Quarter million. There is also a 210 FPP one, as well as others.

-The freeroll tourneys. On stars they have tons of them. If you get to Silver status there are even more. They are a good experience to play, and you can build
your roll without having to put out any cash. Example: Stars has several freeroll
$500 and $1000 tourneys every single day that only cost a few FPP's.

-Bonuses. Always take advantage of reloads. They are the easiest $$ you will ever make in poker. Also, if you have a friend that wants to sign up, have them sign thru you.

-Rakeback. Most sites will give you a percentage of your rake back to you every week or month. This is an awesome deal...uhnfortunately Sars doesnt offer it, but most other sites do. You must have a code before you create your account!!!

-Buying T$/W$. If you are gonna play steps, google T$/W$ and buy them at a discount. W$ are almost always available at a small discount to face and can be used for Steps. You can also trade with other players, but be careful not to get scammed.

-Coaching. If you get good enough to churn out steady profits, you can market your
expertise on a fee basis. There are also sites where you can sell your videos to people that want to learn.

-Staking. You can make money doing this, but be careful!

-Prop Bets The only thing limiting you here is your imagination.

There obviously lots of other ways, but these will be good for the average newbie.

Dec Profit


GL at the tables!~!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Looking for Partners to Grind $20 or $22 4mans

Been steadily grinding the $20/$22's and have been doing quite well lately. Here are some stats from scope:

Past 100 $20/$22 HU

Wingpin 100 $2.44 $22 11% $244 WWWLLLLL N/A PokerStars Last100 S20-22 Heads Up SNG Only

Past 200 $20/$22 HU

Wingpin 200 $2.45 $22 11% $490 WWWLLLLL N/A PokerStars Last200 S20-22 Heads Up SNG Only

Past 250 $20/$22 HU

Wingpin 250 $2.62 $22 12% $656 WWWLLLLL N/A PokerStars Last250 S20-22 Heads Up SNG Only

Past 300 $20/$22 HU

Wingpin 300 $2.6 $22 12% $780 WWWLLLLL N/A PokerStars Last300 S20-22 Heads Up SNG Only

I didnt go back any further, but you get the idea. Double digit ROI works out to roughly $2.50 a game in expected profit.

I want to incorporate some 4 manning into the mix while I am grinding 2 mans solo, so if you have a solid profitable track record at this stake level over a decent sample size, hit me up.

Quick wrap up on last month. Bought some coaching and reupped my sharkscope
sub, and as always I deduct those expenditures from my profits when I incur them. So, after those expenses, I netted $238. Really didnt grind very hard, and obviously
generated over twice that amount in actual poker profit before expenses, so not terribly dissapointed, but want to be in the $1000+ range every month, so I guess
I need to put in more games.

Til next time...

GL All