Improving my cash game

The past few days I have decided to improve my cash game.  I’m starting at .02/.05 again.  The stats on this chart a little skewed from Poker Table Ratings at the higher levels since I let a friend play those levels exclusively(I have never played higher than 1/2nl.














So we will see how it goes!


Stars Sattie time!

Busy night tonight for me anyways lol.  In a 1 buck rebuy, 2 buck 1 re-buy 1 add-in, 11.70 double shootout to the sunday mill, and in a 1 buck sattie to a second level to the sunday mill.  If all goes well that’s it for tonight.  If not, then back to the grind!

Got 4th in the double shoot out with aj suited v a10 s all in pre dude flops a ten….booo

Busted the 1 buck mill guarantee satellite and the 2 buck 1r and addon

so I’m still in the one buck rebuy though….

Thought I’d be cruising in hhis but then this happened.  The chances 6 handed lol Oh well

Micro Grind continues

So I was staked 50 bucks to hop back onto pokerstars.  Since this small stack (hahah) isn’t of my own creation, I am obligated to play within strict bankroll management.  I decided to play 45 mans.  These were the best game that I played at the 1 to 12 buck levels before I left stars.

Sweet a little shark haha LOVE it!


I haven’t played very many under my name (the above is my wife’s name).  Here is what I have so far on the new grind stake.

Solid start.


So here’s to hoping and a successful grind.  I plan to mive up each turbo level at 50 buy-ins btw.

Rush session

Full Tilt Poker Game #28328102480: Table Flash – $0.02/$0.05 – No Limit Hold’em – 23:17:50 ET – 2011/02/18
Seat 1: petzera ($1.82)
Seat 2: Serg1946 ($4.29)
Seat 3: Okrug22 ($6.45)
Seat 4: Spdrman288 ($3.35)
Seat 5: urkoking ($6.31)
Seat 6: Long0002 ($4.63)
Seat 7: SCGrizzz ($10.52)
Seat 8: THE_HAKEY ($9.91)
Seat 9: malalex ($1.70)
petzera posts the small blind of $0.02
Serg1946 posts the big blind of $0.05
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to THE_HAKEY [Kd Ah]
Okrug22 has 8 seconds left to act
Okrug22 raises to $0.10
Spdrman288 folds
urkoking calls $0.10
Long0002 folds
SCGrizzz folds
THE_HAKEY calls $0.10
malalex folds
petzera calls $0.08
Serg1946 calls $0.05
*** FLOP *** [6s Ac Kh]
petzera checks
Serg1946 checks
Okrug22 bets $0.20
urkoking calls $0.20
THE_HAKEY raises to $1.30
petzera folds
Serg1946 folds
Okrug22 raises to $6.35, and is all in
urkoking folds
THE_HAKEY calls $5.05
Okrug22 shows [6d 6h]
THE_HAKEY shows [Kd Ah]
*** TURN *** [6s Ac Kh] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [6s Ac Kh Js] [4c]
Okrug22 shows three of a kind, Sixes
THE_HAKEY shows two pair, Aces and Kings
Okrug22 wins the pot ($12.51) with three of a kind, Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $13.40 | Rake $0.89
Board: [6s Ac Kh Js 4c]
Seat 1: petzera (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: Serg1946 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: Okrug22 showed [6d 6h] and won ($12.51) with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 4: Spdrman288 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: urkoking folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Long0002 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 7: SCGrizzz didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 8: THE_HAKEY showed [Kd Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 9: malalex (button) didn’t bet (folded)


That’s how I ended my session.  I have no idea how I get away from ak here, i’m not that good to believe that I was two outed especially at a rush table.  This was the second time in the night that these micro players shove in big hands instead of calling my bet or re-raising.  In higher limits this makes me think that it’s a bluff bet but in the lower limits I guess the players are bad or don’t understand extracting value.  They just so happened that they shoved at the right time.  These hands cost me about 14 bucks tonight, which is almost 3 buyins at .02/.05 which urts espcially working with my micro roll.


Updated hu schedule

My original schedule that I posted yesterday was setting me up for a huge, HUGE grind.  So I modified it to be more aggressive and to allow myself to be further motivated to pay attention.

Any thoughts let me know!

Back to the grind session1

So today is the 2/16 and is the start of my hu grind as posted earlier.  So Session one went like this:

I have to admit that I def. did not give 100 percent attention tonight.  Also I had some sick beats like quads over my aces, if I payed attention I may have been able to get away from it.  Also I got it in pre with big slcik 4 times and wiffed, got it in with 2 flush draws and wiffed.  So winning a flip make a difference.  Before my last 4 I held a 13%roi and now a lowly  2.  I mean it’s def. way early to determine any substance but still.

Back to the grind

So I decided to deposit 44 back onmto tilt which yould make 74 for the year of which 30 came from some live profit.  So technically 44 out of pocket this year.  It just so happens that 44 is 40 buyins for the micro heads up 1 +.10’s.

I’m going to start my grind back at this level and hoipefully move up to the 2 buck level by the middle to end of next month and then see what happens.  I printed out a buy-in schedule to help me keep focused but not too goal oriented.











Obviouslly I woul;d love to keep a 6-10% roi but I know variance will happen.  So here’s to wishful thinking as I tear up the small felt on tilt.

Super sunday

Football, football, daily dollar, football, d.d. fail, football.

Dude Aaron Rodgers is a beast.  Clay Matthews is sick.  Big Ben is a rapist.  Pack wins here all day.

The daily dollar was ok actually however, with 3 entries I had only one that had a decent 10k stack.  Then I totally lost interest and got it in with 1010, aj and 77.  All of em were bust.  So it’s back to the benches and go Pack!

I decided that poker hates me

No matter what a player gets lucky sooner or later and has the money for a good roll.  Only the great players can manage that roll and stay focused.  Good players will do the same but to a lesser degree with a rising percentage to bust.  Bad players will go busty every time.

I was lucky last year with a multiple hundred dollar score which I was able to parlay into a couple thousand dollars on cake.  But I withdrew everything except for like 300.  Barry Greenstein wrote in his book “Would a plumber sell/give away all of tools?  Then why would a poker player remove money from his roll?  The money is your tool.”  He’s right.

As of right now I don’t have the tools.  Tonight I thought I was going to have a shot at getting some tools in a 4.40 rush on demand tourney.  I was rolling with around 11k with 60some to go with AQo flop comes 3sAd5S I bet obviously following my standard raise pre.  turn was a rainbow blank.  I bet the other guy shoves for his remaining 6k which puts me in.  Standard bluff move here on his draw; I call and rivers a fucking spade.  Unreal.  It seems that I am “almost” there as far as my play; but something or someone seems to always win a flip or just straight cool me.

Live poker I do very well when I play,but the online situation is just frustrating.  Because of my home situation I’m not able to deposit say 300 – 600 at any given time on a site which would be awesome.  I know I lack the appropriate focus(which I am working on) and I’m beginning to question my game in general.

I think now is a time for a break, time to do some research, time to step away from the virtual felt and rest.  Maybe say some money to put aside and be able to deposit more than 30 at a time.

Here’s a hand to check out that stung….

Full Tilt Poker Game #27941425557: Table Flash – $0.02/$0.05 – No Limit Hold’em – 21:22:33 ET – 2011/02/05
Seat 1: giugits ($2.06)
Seat 2: lifeasgood72 ($0.96)
Seat 3: OuterControl ($5.88)
Seat 4: mad00max ($14.24)
Seat 5: BumBumSale ($7.70)
Seat 6: Matt Flett24 ($12.44)
Seat 7: THE_HAKEY ($4.90)
Seat 8: Anubarack1 ($1.53)
Seat 9: ahnuts2222 ($6.81)
mad00max posts the small blind of $0.02
BumBumSale posts the big blind of $0.05
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to THE_HAKEY [As Ah]
Matt Flett24 has 8 seconds left to act
Matt Flett24 raises to $0.15
THE_HAKEY raises to $0.35
Anubarack1 folds
ahnuts2222 calls $0.35
giugits folds
lifeasgood72 folds
OuterControl folds
mad00max folds
BumBumSale folds
Matt Flett24 calls $0.20
*** FLOP *** [8h 9c 2c]
Matt Flett24 checks
THE_HAKEY bets $1.12
ahnuts2222 has 15 seconds left to act
ahnuts2222 raises to $2.75
Matt Flett24: .got bullets?????
Matt Flett24 has 15 seconds left to act
Matt Flett24 calls $2.75
THE_HAKEY raises to $4.55, and is all in
ahnuts2222 raises to $6.35
Matt Flett24 has 15 seconds left to act
Matt Flett24 calls $3.60
*** TURN *** [8h 9c 2c] [6c]
Matt Flett24 bets $0.15
ahnuts2222 calls $0.11, and is all in
Matt Flett24 shows [Jc 8c]
THE_HAKEY shows [As Ah]
ahnuts2222 shows [8d 8s]
Uncalled bet of $0.04 returned to Matt Flett24
*** RIVER *** [8h 9c 2c 6c] [9h]
Matt Flett24 shows a flush, Jack high
ahnuts2222 shows a full house, Eights full of Nines
ahnuts2222 wins the side pot ($3.57) with a full house, Eights full of Nines
THE_HAKEY shows two pair, Aces and Nines
ahnuts2222 wins the main pot ($13.79) with a full house, Eights full of Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $18.59 Main pot $14.77. Side pot $3.82. | Rake $1.23
Board: [8h 9c 2c 6c 9h]
Seat 1: giugits didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 2: lifeasgood72 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 3: OuterControl (button) didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: mad00max (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: BumBumSale (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Matt Flett24 showed [Jc 8c] and lost with a flush, Jack high
Seat 7: THE_HAKEY showed [As Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 8: Anubarack1 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 9: ahnuts2222 showed [8d 8s] and won ($17.36) with a full house, Eights full of Nines

No hu tonight, just rush

So I decided to forego playing 1 buck hu matches and decided to enter a 14.5k gury  2 buck rebuy and add -on rush tourney.  Currently I am 20 from the money.


Busto in 140th On the button and I have 6 bets left I decided to make a play for the blinds which are huge.  Small blind calls and shows k9.  We both hit a 9 but no 2 in sight.  Bad play or not?  I’m not so sure in a rush tourney and huge blinds.


Update:  Played some rush tonight approx 1k hands.  Ran well except for this hand which I had a feeling was going to happen after I saw the flop.

Full Tilt Poker Game #27912775432: Table Flash – $0.02/$0.05 – No Limit Hold’em – 22:44:22 ET – 2011/02/04
Seat 1: chok1 ($6.25)
Seat 2: mukhon1900 ($5)
Seat 3: Akunin64 ($3.83)
Seat 4: RichieJnr ($2.02)
Seat 5: _nvd999 ($8.29)
Seat 6: THE_HAKEY ($4.85)
Seat 7: MitdacIdol ($6.84)
Seat 8: mikistruja ($2.18)
Seat 9: gollem11 ($6.54)
chok1 posts the small blind of $0.02
mukhon1900 posts the big blind of $0.05
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to THE_HAKEY [Kd Kh]
Akunin64 folds
RichieJnr has 8 seconds left to act
RichieJnr folds
_nvd999 folds
THE_HAKEY raises to $0.15
MitdacIdol calls $0.15
mikistruja calls $0.15
gollem11 folds
chok1 folds
mukhon1900 folds
*** FLOP *** [8s 2d Ts]
THE_HAKEY bets $0.52
MitdacIdol folds
mikistruja raises to $2.03, and is all in
THE_HAKEY calls $1.51
mikistruja shows [Ac Tc]
THE_HAKEY shows [Kd Kh]
*** TURN *** [8s 2d Ts] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [8s 2d Ts Qh] [As]
mikistruja shows two pair, Aces and Tens
THE_HAKEY shows a pair of Kings
mikistruja wins the pot ($4.28) with two pair, Aces and Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.58 | Rake $0.30
Board: [8s 2d Ts Qh As]
Seat 1: chok1 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: mukhon1900 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: Akunin64 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: RichieJnr didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 5: _nvd999 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 6: THE_HAKEY showed [Kd Kh] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 7: MitdacIdol folded on the Flop
Seat 8: mikistruja showed [Ac Tc] and won ($4.28) with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 9: gollem11 (button) didn’t bet (folded)


So another night back to my original deposit.  I’ll take it.

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