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Author Topic: Aces and Agony - An APAT'ers blog of the highs and lows of poker ( and life!)  (Read 36536 times)
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« on: February 02, 2012, 01:52:21 AM »

Well most of the regular APAT members know who i am by now, but I shall introduce myself anyway!

My name is Asa, and I"m starting to play the live APAT games more regularly, and am vastly enjoying them ( if not the results as of yet), as well as meeting all the fantastic people that make the weekends what they are ( and in some cases the weeks!)

I will at some point over the next few weeks go over the way I started playing poker, the successes I"ve had, the failures I"ve endured and some of the awesome cock ups I"ve managed to do whilst playing this game!

The reason I"ve started the blog is that as of Friday, I will be attempting to grind a bankroll for the first time ever online, as previously, I"ve played when I felt like, the games I"ve felt like playing with no thoughts to keeping a roll. In the past, if I"ve won big, I withdraw, if I win small it just sits there.

I"ll be sticking to one site, to one game ( most likely just standard sit n go"s), and seeing if I can actually stick to it, going up and down the levels properly. I won"t be setting myself any sort of playing targets or profit targets, as my work week fluctuates quite a lot from week to week.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 09:57:41 AM »

Good luck with the blog and the grind Asa
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 11:49:12 AM »


Good luck with the blog and the grind Asa
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 12:27:50 PM »

good luck with this Asa.

I gave up grinding SnGs a long time ago as the ROI is so low and the standard is so much better these days.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 12:38:43 PM »


good luck with this Asa.

I gave up grinding SnGs a long time ago as the ROI is so low and the standard is so much better these days.




Same here, but I don't play regular so I just kept to the MTT and the odd STT

Good luck with it Ash
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 12:59:28 PM »

I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 13:35:08 PM »

Looks like my post earlier didn"t post!




Looking forward to this blog ... gl gl gl with the online grind sweetie.

Asa was the person who introduced me to APAT and other poker events  ... so blame him  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 13:37:27 PM »


I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate


I hear you ..... I don"t read Brian (aka Card Rack) Fossil diary for same reason ... not sulking at all, no, really, I"m not  Wink
Then to top the lot I didn"t get my food afterwards either whilst others merrily pissed off and got their chili pots   Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 13:50:00 PM »



I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate


I hear you ..... I don"t read Brian (aka Card Rack) Fossil diary for same reason ... not sulking at all, no, really, I"m not  Wink
Then to top the lot I didn"t get my food afterwards either whilst others merrily pissed off and got their chili pots   Tongue


Yeah, I don"t read that Texan"s blog either for the same reason :-)

GL Asa
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 14:02:52 PM »

Gl with the grind.. will be intresting viewing  Smiley.

Will you be posting your starting roll? your SNG buy ins at start? poker site etc etc.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 14:28:33 PM »



I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate


I hear you ..... I don"t read Brian (aka Card Rack) Fossil diary for same reason ... not sulking at all, no, really, I"m not  Wink
Then to top the lot I didn"t get my food afterwards either whilst others merrily pissed off and got their chili pots   Tongue


Pffft and we used to be friends as well  Wink

Good luck with the blog Asa look forward to the grind updates.. if you"re after a spreadsheet for Sng"s think I"ve got one somewheres when I was grinding them a year or 2 ago x
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 17:56:18 PM »


I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate


That bloke in the Aria game still hasn"t forgiven you for having J5 against his aces either.

Good luck with the Grind Asa, tend to agree with Rob regarding the sngs, on Stars where there is a good volume even the $7 games are reg filled and not a lot of fish about.

I tend to play a couple of sngs along side mtts or cash if I win one just use cash for a higher buy in mtt use them as sats, run good any way hope it works for you.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 19:04:05 PM »

Good luck with this Asa I will look forward to this, it might even be the kick up the behin I need to keep mine going, have you befriended Debra Worley Roberts yet  Grin

I did get her back for you m8 Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 23:28:10 PM »

Thanks for all the good lucks etc Smiley

Will reply properly to people tomorrow, as I"m on the dreaded late then early, ie, just get home now, have to leave at half 6 Sad




I wont be reading this as i still havent forgiven you for having the aces in the aria tourny in vegas :p


good luck with it mate


I hear you ..... I don"t read Brian (aka Card Rack) Fossil diary for same reason ... not sulking at all, no, really, I"m not  Wink
Then to top the lot I didn"t get my food afterwards either whilst others merrily pissed off and got their chili pots   Tongue


Pffft and we used to be friends as well  Wink

Good luck with the blog Asa look forward to the grind updates.. if you"re after a spreadsheet for Sng"s think I"ve got one somewheres when I was grinding them a year or 2 ago x


am mega interested in the spreadsheet if you can find it! Have tried and failed with my own!
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 22:15:57 PM »

The grind
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Purely and simply due to traffic I"ll be playing ( initially at least) on pokerstars for the grind.

I will be starting right at the bottom end, bankroll starting at just $150, and playing the $1.50 turbos.

I have absolutely no idea how many I"ll play, what my ROI will be ( or even what I"ll be aiming for for either of them) or how I"ll actually manage to retain my love for poker whilst going through this.

I"ll post the number of games played and my current bankroll when I"ve played a day"s worth, and maybe an interesting hand or 2 throughout the session.

PS. Why are there 2   in the cards above the post?  Huh?
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