Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ups and Downs

Well once again, a roller coaster week. Tournaments have been killing me lately, and if I hadn't been playing them, then I would be up a lot more than I am, but I guess it's worth it, one of these day's I'll cash for 20,000 or something and it will be great.

I played the big deal (320), and 3 tournies on full tilt (216 each), and a few 109 tournies on stars.

AQ is my enemy. In the only 2 of those tournies that I was feeling really good about, I busted with AQ. In a stars 109 I got busted in 32nd place (top 27 paid) by BeL0WaB0Ve when his 97 beat my AQ on an A97 flop. Then in the 216PL event for the FTOPS, I got it all in as a short stack with AQ against A7, and a 7 flopped, to knock me out. Winning that hand would have only put me at an average chip stack, but I was playing good and really felt I could make a nice run towards a final table.

Well it wasn't meant to be for my tourney game this week, but it's been a different story with ring games. In my last 4 sessions of 2/4NL I have won 2439, lost 810, lost 154, and then last night i won 1333.

I have also been dabbling into the 3/6NL game when I'm feeling confident, and have lost a little bit, there but won 715 bucks in my last session. I'm down maybe 400 bucks total at 3/6 over the past week, but that's only from about 1000 hands, not even close to enough to let me know if I'm winning at it or not. The play doesn't seem to be much better than the 2/4, so I'm pretty sure I can beat it.

So that's my week. So far since "turning pro" I am up around 5700, and my 5th week isn't over yet. Way more than I'd be making at the factory, and a way better job.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Woo hoo

Hey all, I finally got a new password, and will hopefully post more updates. I get sick of doing this all the time, but I'm thinking once or twice a week should be enough to fill you in on what's happening.

So I did it, I quit my job. The day the factory finally hired me, the day of my orientation, the day where I would be making 6 bucks an hour more than I did as a temp, I walked in the building, I asked to meet with human resources, and I told them I changed my mind. " I don't want this job, thank you ".

Here I am 2 and a half weeks later, and I love playing poker all the time. My goal for now is to make 3000 a month, and I had done that after the first week. However I have gone downhill since then with losing 700 bucks in 2 trips to the casino this week ( I need to just play poker, blackjack is definately a leak), and losing almost all of my 600 deposit on pokerstars.

I still have made money on fullcontactpoker though, and including those losses, I am still up 2000 since turning "pro". I seem to be doing well at 2/4NL shorthanded ring games, and 100 dollar 5 man turbo tournaments, so those will be the focus for me for the next week. I will play some multi table tournaments as well, but not as many as I have been playing. I've gone deep in a couple tournies, only to find myself busting out in 13th or 17th to bad beats, and just missing out on some big cash.

Well that's a lot of typing for me, so I will post again later.

Oh I also wanted to mention the 4200 I made on a trip to Connecticut, and 8000 on the Big Deal tourney on FCP. Those cashes gave me enough confidence, and enough of a bankroll to take my shot at doing this for a living. Ok I'm done now, later

Ray