Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ready set grind.

It is official I am switching to cash. This week was a blast even playing the little widdle stakes I was playing. I thought I would give a little what to do when switching from sngs or mtts to cash. This was my first week playing speed poker on ipoker.. well half a week November 13-17. I played about 13k hands 10k of them being during the lockdown this weekend. I had a lot of fun pushing myself to finish 10k hands in two days. I also have some really big leaks to fix. One being when I stop mid hand and say there is no way they have xx they have xx.

1. Get a good rakeback deal. Don’t play without rake back and bonuses. That means moving to smaller sites and finding a good affiliate that can get you a good rakeback deal.

2. Have a stop loss mine is 4 buyins. Take a break and recoup. If you can’t do this yourself get a program like Tiltbreaker.

3. Review your biggest loss hands. Not right after your session because you will insist that you played perfect and the villian got lucky.

4. Make volume goals and join in with communities that are running grind sessions. No one likes to fail publicly and by joining in on volume challenges you will push yourself to get in those hands. Kinda like having a personal trainer they push you just a tad further than you are comfortable with, making the rest of your workouts easy.

5. If you are not having fun. Don’t play. Life is to short to do things you don’t enjoy.

Here is my graph since moving to ipoker network in big blinds. The green line is before rakeback. The yellow line is including. This is to show you how important it is. It may make a losing day a break even day or a great day a better day. I am also getting a deposit bonus that is on-top of my rakeback and not included in the graph.

graphwithrakeback

Goals this week.

A. Play 6k hands before the weekend.

B. Wake up early and start each day with a 20 minute Zumba workout.

C. Bring snacks to school. I keep buying stuff at break because I am so hungry. Yogurt and fruit and water with lemon or lime in it is perfect.

I also want to go and play in the WPT Montreal series. Not the main event but they some of the side events.

Jump the Water is Warm.

You can’t learn to swim without jumping in the water. You can study as much as you want about a topic but you are never going to be an expert or even good at something until you do it for yourself. I love poker. I mostly play tournaments and sit-n-gos but haven’t really been playing. I don’t have a reason why, I want to play, it is just that the way my days are I have never been able to get in the volume to actually count for anything. So this week I’ve decided that I am going to start playing cash games.

Now to someone that has never played poker before they would think cash games and tournaments are the same things. They are not. Tournament players are taught to bully people. To use their chips as weapons to make the unsure fold. They make calls that are justified by or fold biased on ICM. Now I am working on doing the opposite. I am working on betting for value and making the hard folds. It is a challenge but this weekend I am going to jump right in. And by right in I mean….

Obviously the kiddy pool otherwise known as the micros.

My goal this weekend is 10K hands. That is kind of a lot for me. I’ve joined a challenge on pokervip to make it official and to give myself a little shame if I don’t complete it.

http://www.pokervip.com/forum/the-battle-ground/show/529?start=25#post5090

But that isn’t it. It is the time of year where mtt players pull out their hair and play games with tiny little buyins to fight in massive player fields for the chance at becoming a micro millionaire and I am not giving up on that dream just yet. So I will be adding some games on Pokerstars into my schedule. This is going to be a busy weekend. I am happy that it is freezing outside so I won’t be missing much except maybe some kid getting their tongue stuck to a pole.

And because everything should always finish in a song, I am ending with this.  Is it just me or doesn’t it sound like she is singing about poker?

oh btw I’m nutbreaker…thegirlacrosstable.