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lukybugur

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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2009, 20:03:14 PM »

Yeah switched to the sngs from.DS I guess they can work the same but at least I can always make a gain from getting 2nd place. As I do get heads up a lot!


I"m considering this too for short term gain given that I"m really struggling to close out the seats in the $11 DSs. Plenty FTs recently but winning a 9 man SnG I seem to find v difficult.

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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2009, 20:07:58 PM »
My stats are a bit over the place at the start before I found my feet, jumped between 6 and 10 seat tables and turbo and standard and $6 and $10 . I didnt start great  but my best results seem to be in the 6 max slow structure, with more play!!

So stats look like the fallowing for all the games mentioned above:
Played 28
Profit: $80
ROI: 120

I have cashed in 6 straight, 6 max. I hope it continues and I will update on states for all my standard 6max when I get a better sample.

For 6 max slow structure I have played 10:
Cashed in 8, 4 First place and 4 second place finishes.

so hopefully found my game and can keep jumping up the levels when targets are reached.            


Yeah Ds can be tough on the old confidence but can be great if ur running good or playing goood        
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #107 on: December 03, 2009, 12:00:59 PM »
Well I have not posted much in a while. I have still been playing plenty of poker a mix between cash games and tournament poker. Me and the latter have not been getting on recently at all I dont remember the last time I made a segnificant cash online, some small ones but nothing great I just can seem to get anything going! Im really not sure what to do, as I am doing pretty well in the cash games online. I dont know whether my cash game play in affecting how I play tourney poker. I tend to play 6max cash games and I am a total calling station on them, if the hand doesnt make sence I just about always call, Big donk bets! As people in these small stake games tend to make really bad bets when bluffing. Dont get me wrong I am sometime wrong, but in the long run I have found it to be very profitable!!

I dont know if this "Station" syndrome is affecting my tourney play or it it impatience or just good old varience. I feel like at cant win when im infront or when im behind at the moment. It may  be my increase lack of patencie recently which seems ot happen more when i run bad. I dont know what your throughts are but when I playing tourneys I feel myself getting involved in pots when I shouldnt to keep my chips stack going up, when I shouldnt be. Is it better to play these marginal spots or to wait for the big hands and just try double through and keep out of trouble. I dont know if i focuse too much on being above the chip average when im playing. I hvae played some of the deep stack toruneys on stars which allow for more play, these do seem to work better for me, but dam they are a long haul to win like $30 after 7hrs and coming  50th out of 2000 runners.

I think I might give tourneys a wee break for a while but we will see. Played a bit more live poker recently 1st event played my best poker in ages but ran like stink! and 2nd tourny card dead, oh and when I got a big hand I had jj on a 9 high board and folded to a shove on flop, they show kk and another hand I fold 1010 on 5 high on the flop opponet shows jj, so good folds but criples the stack big time. P.S Im not usually big for folding these spots but they where the tightest players ever. I beat nothing! lol

I try post a bit more if my luck turns around, might invent in say 1 big tourney per month with a deep structure and big playout insead of playin lots of smaller ones!

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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #108 on: December 03, 2009, 12:38:02 PM »
Keep it up Kenny - don"t despair. You"re clever enough to work out what"s variance and what isn"t, and react accordingly. Perhaps, as you say, your tourney play is suffering from your profitable cash game style. Perhaps you"re just suffering -ve variance in your tourneys or even perhaps you"re benefitting from +ve variance in your cash game? Probably not the latter. Whichever it is you know it"s difficult to be great at both tourney and cash.

Always good to constantly analyse your game - you can only get better as a result. Good luck.
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #109 on: December 03, 2009, 12:53:09 PM »

I dont know what your throughts are but when I playing tourneys I feel myself getting involved in pots when I shouldnt to keep my chips stack going up, when I shouldnt be. Is it better to play these marginal spots or to wait for the big hands and just try double through and keep out of trouble. I dont know if i focuse too much on being above the chip average when im playing.


Well, you know the arguments for trying to build your stack continually or waiting for the big hands but either way, seeing as you ask, imo the concept of chip average is pretty irrelevant and focusing on this is gonna get you into trouble.
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #110 on: December 04, 2009, 13:13:41 PM »
I totally agree I need to get that average stack thing out my head! cash games is going well im like $600 up in nealy 4 weeks only playing $0.10-0.20 so must be doing somthing right in the cash, not having many lossing sessions is the key. I have always been one for chasing my losses then smashing my role even more, but I think I have learned now.

For instance other day I was 2 tabling and lots 2 buy ins with ace king on a king high and and ace high board! booooo. But I just fired up another couple of table and got my grind on to try get even which I did. In the past I would have donked off more money. I have tended to keep my sessions pretty short say 1 hour at a time 2 or 3 tables seems to be working. I feel it stops me getting board. I guess top cash players would say if you are up and you feel you can beat a table u should keep playing an clean up the table, But im not a top cash player lol! I feel you can only do so well at a table for a while and then good old varience will kickin. Ill wait till im up to $1000 before I jump up a level and try be a bit more diciplined with more cash game roll well hopefully. Ill blog in a month saying i donked it off playing HU $1 and $2 lol hopefully not.

In terms if tourny poker I just play them when I have the notion was playingto much with little focuse.!! and than just means -EV!!!!!
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #111 on: January 23, 2010, 20:10:54 PM »
What can I say I"m a little addicted to rush poker! I know what people say it does take reads out the game etc, but it"s quite fun been playing 0.05:0.10 and 0.10:0.25$ for like 400 hand 300 hands im up $160. decided to play a big session 4 tabled 0.10/0.25 rush poker today. Yeah was crazy! Played 1800 hands today at 0.10/0.25 and was $7 up was a mad session today up and downs but was fun. I do quite like rush like the pace of it! Thank god for rake back in this session lol!

Use guys played any of it?
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #112 on: January 25, 2010, 16:39:06 PM »
I tried it last week but was less Rush poker more like frantic confusion poker..  ???   I'm bad enough at following things while normal multi tabling. this just confused me all the more.. after about an hour I was even with my FT roll at around $600

Still at that point I decided to try for a proper rush as I'd been a bit jaded with the game anyway.. so instead of my usual .25 / .50 and occasional .50 / 1.00 heads up cash I decided on some 2/4, 3/6 and 5/10..  :P

After some initial success on the 2/4 game getting up to $1700 I dropped back to $1200 after a few bad hands at both 2/4 and 3/6 so thought I'd try the 5/10 game..

Now that was a proper rush as I three barrel bluffed the whole roll on one hand... :-[   he even took time before folding just to make me sweat...

I eventually came to my senses and left the 5/10 table having been as low as $600 but finishing on $1300

Since played more 2/4 and 1/2 and my roll has dropped back to $700... think I'll continue at  1/2 as it's still a little rush but as soon as I hit $1k again I'm back to 5/10.

Remember if you are ever looking for bankroll advice I can point you in the direction of someone who isn't me...  ;)
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2010, 23:47:52 PM »
I love a good degen story of someone risking their whole bankroll. Me and a mate started on his account with 50bbs @ 200 PLO once before getting it upto 600PLO then going bust, we said we"d only quit if we got to 5/10 PLO. We got to $800 odd and were moving steadily towards the $1k quit mark when we got involved in a $2.5k pot and lost. Was good fun though. And we looked at it as only losing $100. You should update your blog with these degen sessions Zanshin!

Oh and rush poker is good fun but I do feel it"ll be gone this time next year.
It"s just another gimmick that"ll die down quickly like the matrix games.
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2010, 23:57:17 PM »
LOL.... the updates would be to short.... down to $250 ish now after 1/2 game went badly.... did lose a buy in with a set of 4 on the flop against QQ which rivered the Q but that was just one bad beat in a session of me playing very poorly..... will take a break and save my $250 for now.....    :(    (well maybe  :-[)

Kenny... you still playing at the Merchant City?  How are the games?
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« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2010, 10:48:37 AM »
I guess I would still be my local casino, derek but I have not played there in months! I think the games are still going strong. how about u? u playing through in edinburgh?
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2010, 22:20:07 PM »

I love a good degen story ...


Derek would be full of them, if only he was sober enough to remember them ...   I can tell you a few about Derek.

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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2010, 10:36:38 AM »


I love a good degen story ...


Derek would be full of them, if only he was sober enough to remember them ...   I can tell you a few about Derek.


Hmmmm...... it"s never a good sign when people remember more about things you"ve done than you do.....   :-[
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #118 on: January 31, 2010, 19:42:55 PM »
I have one thing to say BUSTO!!!! Oooooopssss









Well nearly some change left! I need to change my gambeling ways maybe just live poker for a while!!
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Re: Life is a gamble lets shuffle up and deal
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2010, 09:11:39 AM »

I have one thing to say BUSTO!!!! Oooooopssss









Well nearly some change left! I need to change my gambeling ways maybe just live poker for a while!!


You"re a numpty! So much for our challenge, I wish I managed to persuede you to start it last week now ::)

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