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Posted by jbrooksie:
Posted by jessthehuman:

So I've withdrawn a large chunk of my bankroll and have just left myself $1,000 to play with for the time being, will stick to the lower stakes for a while. I decided I'd rather withdraw some and have something to show for it all.


That demostrates considerable self-discipline Thumbs Up


Haha - sort of. It also demonstrates having a girlfriend that was aware of my poker balance..

Discipline would have been not playing stakes out of my bankroll...

     
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NL1000, get rich or go bust trying.
ALWAYS withdraw, I never understand those who just build a roll (unless small $) its pointless, what's the point in money if you don't spend it, If you don't get to enjoy your winnings then you are not winning anything other than numbers.
Forget uni, just play more MTTs Big Smile , who needs edumacationing, if it goes wrong just put it down to LNP.

     
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Posted by B1gfoot:
if it goes wrong just put it down to LNP.


pmsl

     
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Posted by B1gfoot:
ALWAYS withdraw, I never understand those who just build a roll (unless small $) its pointless, what's the point in money if you don't spend it, If you don't get to enjoy your winnings then you are not winning anything other than numbers.


True, my story is a little different, dont need my roll for life, have a good life, i see it just as numbers and when time comes i try to play with bigger boys just to see if i can do it, if i succeed its nice if i dont succeed then it sucks and maybe try again or quit and try another hobby.

     
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Haha - sort of. It also demonstrates having a girlfriend that was aware of my poker balance..

Discipline would have been not playing stakes out of my bankroll...


Yeah definetly... At these stakes, the thing is, people you're playing against have a lot more skills too. In cash games, it's all about trying to find a way to win every hand. And when you have a lot of money, it definetly helps!

As I said earlier, to me you should stick to MTT, we all have our types of poker games or formats that's best for us... You're experienced in MTT and you have a great strategy. Ring games are so different, not saying you're not good at them but to me it's two different worlds Smile The main difference to me is that when you lose, you're still playing against the same players that just took your money so it's much easier to tilt and start being a bit too greedy, weak calls ect.

Better luck next time tough!

     
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Posted by TheMachineQC:

Yeah definetly... At these stakes, the thing is, people you're playing against have a lot more skills too. In cash games, it's all about trying to find a way to win every hand.


Yes. The problem is two-fold;

A) The players here are better skilled than I am, no doubt. However - this isn't the biggest problem, as I don't join the table if there's only regs playing, I know who the regs are on P.K.R, so I pick my tables carefully.

B) The main problem is, I am NEVER playing my A game here, the only reason I am playing these limits is that I am tilting, playing stupid etc anyway. That's the killer, obviously if I were taking a real "shot" I would be playing my best poker ever. But it's not like that, ironically I am playing much better poker when I'm grinding 9 tables of nl100 than I am playing 3-4 tables of nl400 and that's the killer. I do lots of stupid big bluffs into made hands even when it's obvious etc. Basically just throw the money away.

Anyway, got email from P.K.R this morning saying my cashouts have been approved, so that's good. Will take a little break from poker while I concentrate on my uni work, have a big assignment due sunday night and I've basically done nothing on it yet.

Once I've handed that in I will have a big MTT session at next available morning.

     
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looks like u need a bit more discipline to be successful at ring games. good thing that you withdrew a large chunk and kept what you need to play. gl with your next MTT session Blink

     
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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by TheMachineQC:

Yeah definetly... At these stakes, the thing is, people you're playing against have a lot more skills too. In cash games, it's all about trying to find a way to win every hand.


Yes. The problem is two-fold;

A) The players here are better skilled than I am, no doubt. However - this isn't the biggest problem, as I don't join the table if there's only regs playing, I know who the regs are on P.K.R, so I pick my tables carefully.

B) The main problem is, I am NEVER playing my A game here, the only reason I am playing these limits is that I am tilting, playing stupid etc anyway. That's the killer, obviously if I were taking a real "shot" I would be playing my best poker ever. But it's not like that, ironically I am playing much better poker when I'm grinding 9 tables of nl100 than I am playing 3-4 tables of nl400 and that's the killer. I do lots of stupid big bluffs into made hands even when it's obvious etc. Basically just throw the money away.

Anyway, got email from P.K.R this morning saying my cashouts have been approved, so that's good. Will take a little break from poker while I concentrate on my uni work, have a big assignment due sunday night and I've basically done nothing on it yet.

Once I've handed that in I will have a big MTT session at next available morning.


Happy for you that you withdrew some of that cash, and get something for the hours and the effort you have put in. Earlier this summer too I withdrew a nice sum before my BR took a nosedive, recovering slowly now. A little jealous too, you playing at NL1000, haven't had the bankroll to do that in many months and was almost there this summer. Sounds like we have a similar problem to conquer: tilt control! GL with your uni assignment and then back into the saddle with your M16. Evil

     
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Congrats on the result m8. Any cash on PKR is is a good result. Good to hear your goin down the levels after cashin some out. When i cashed out the downswing was brutal for 3 weeks.

be Prepared.

     
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Very Nice Jess!!! Its a big prize... We, players of BRM will be the best of the world sometime Blink
Best luck for all, and keep good game Blink

     
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Congrats on the big cashes. Sleepy Smile Smile

     
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Hi,well done ,congratz on results and that is pretty revards,good spended night,gl in future games
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Haven't updated my "blog" for a while, so just thought I'd write up a small piece for anyone interested.

First: I haven't gone busto.

After my last update, I went on a bit of a, shall I say "down-swing"; by which I mean I went a bit degenerate and lost, well, quite a bit. I withdrew a fair chunk and left $1K on the site. After this I took a bit of a break; somewhat to relax from my degeneracy and get my head back in the right spot and also because I had fallen really behind in my University study and I had exams coming up..

I basically didn't play for a couple weeks and just studied and I had my exams at the beginning of Sept.. I put a little bit of money back online (as well as the $1k I left) for a reload bonus.

Haven't had any huge MTT sessions and have been pretty much break-even for the last fortnight or so, lots of frustrating bubbles. The only real highlites were:

1st in Double Deuce Deep Stack ($20 BI) on 2nd Sept for $513 and 3rd in Canadian Open ($30 BI) for $216 on 7th Sept.

Other than that, plenty of min-cashes and bubbles .. grrr...

Mostly been focusing on the ring game though, have been doing quite well on nl100 and sometimes nl200, up quite a few BIs.

Also had a fun moment just before - P.K.R has "phase HU sngs" phase 1 is a $4 BI and each time you win a phase you progress to the next, the final phase is phase 10 which is a $250 BI HU SNG.. ANyway, I was playing phase 1 just before and I beat the guy and we were chatting in the chatbox afterwards and I challenged him to a $100 HU SNG, however, i don't think he had the cash, but he *did* have a final phase ticket so I bought in direct to the final phase for $250 and I won ! So that was a pretty sweet grudge match..

Took a little more of my roll off today, but sitting at around $4,000 at the moment, which is fairly healthy for most of the games I play..

With a bit of luck if I wake up early (like 3-4am) tomorrow I'll put in a marathon MTT session and update on results.


edit: Oh also I had a crack at the p.k.r "high roller" even the other day, $162 BI 6seater MTT - I late-reg'd and actually ran up a massive stack pretty quick, then later on when blinds got a bit big, I ran 1010 into QQ, I played it really poorly actually and kind of levelled myself.. I got it in post flop on a 6 high board, which - funny thing is in a smaller buyin game I would have seen it a mile away and got away from the hand, but it was a hyper-aggressive table and I decided I wasn't getting bullied off the hand and ultimately ran into a monster and that pretty much left me with 5-6bb and I never recovered.. Was a good rush though !

Edited by jessthehuman (13 September 2011 @ 10:57 GMT)


     
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Nice to see someone doing well, my cash game is crashing, down about 600+ in the last few days, but my game has been possibly the best I have ever played, I can not fault it, I keep ending up with set on set, or 2 pair get it in good to be flushed, even my low stake sessions are going that way, though I can tighten them up.
3-4am is way too early, GL in that marathon.

     
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Congratulations on the results jess, keep them coming! Why don't you start a blog? It is fun and you are one of the more interesting forum regulars here, I would read it for sure. Continued success and good luck. Thumbs Up Worship Worship Worship

     
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Posted by B1gfoot:
3-4am is way too early, GL in that marathon.


Yeah, 3-4am is way too early, but I have no choice being aussie.. There is F all games over a $10 buyin running during my day time.. I have the canadian open that starts at 11.30 for $30 - normally gets around 50-60 runners lol. Then at 2pm got the "super deep stack" for $20 - great format (20,000 starting stack, 15m blinds) unfortunately only gets around 40-50 runners.. The only good game running daily for my time is the aussie open, $30 buyin starts 7pm and normally gets 100-200 runners and 1st place is generally 4 figures.

Whereas if I get up at 3-4am I get a variety of $20-$100 buyin games with 100+ runners and decent prizes for top 3.

It's not so bad though, I get up early, stick the heater on, make a coffee and its kind of surreal that early and I can get into the zone nicely.. Also I don't feel to guilty about not doing other stuff, because I have the day ahead of me still.

Not to sure how keen I am on tomorrow morning though, have a bit of a cold at moment and I am fairly sure when alarm goes off that early I'll probably just kill it and keep sleeping, but I'll see how i go.. If I sleep through all the good MTT then I'll just do a big cash session instead.

Sucks to hear you're running bad, not much you can do when you getting coolered, out-drawn, etc.

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Posted by mahdrof:
Congratulations on the results jess, keep them coming! Why don't you start a blog? It is fun and you are one of the more interesting forum regulars here, I would read it for sure. Continued success and good luck. Thumbs Up Worship Worship Worship



Thanks man !

Yeah I've thought about a blog - not just because I'm a dickhead who thinks he should have a blog; but because I think having a blog would force me to think more about what I am doing since I'd have to be honest about the games I'm playing etc and maybe I wouldn't be such a degen.. although it wouldn't be a very fun blog then haha.

However; I would feel kind of like the time spent blogging could be better spent doing my uni study.. I think though if I get a bit more serious with my game, which is perhaps looking likely since I'm starting to get some pretty consistent decent results, I probably will start one, watch this space I suppose !

Edited by jessthehuman (13 September 2011 @ 12:35 GMT)


     
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Hehe nice Job Jess! That 250$ heads up that you won must've gave a good boost to your bankroll, a couple more buy-ins for tournaments in an instant Big Smile

Oh and that's bad luck in the high roller. Folding 10-10 on a 6 high board can be good but can also be bad. I would've probably folded because the tournament was expensive but still it could've been a good play!

Good luck in your next tournys mate!

     
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OK - won't be doing any marathon sessions tomorrow morning; 2.30am now and still up, just finished 6-tabling nl200 for a few hours.. Up $700, at one point I had over $3000 spread across the 6 tables (starting amount was 6 * 200, ofc this including some reloads on my part as well, so not like it was all profit or anything)..

I started getting tired and making some silly mistakes after about 1.30am and after dropping 3 buyins I quit for the night $700 up which I am pretty happy with.. Raked over $300 for the session alone lol, brings my total september rake so far to around $1200, so should be some nice rakeback at the end of the month also..

EDIT: S**t almost forgot, I also had two straight flushes in the space of about 20minutes, different tables though, both diamonds, one was K high and the other was A (Royal). With the royal it was allin pre my bb (AQdd) vs their sb 99. With the K high one I got a lot of action post flop, took one guy on an ace high flush for a full stack and another guy got a fullhouse and I took him for his stack which was around 50bb, so was a giant pot all up.

     
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Thats a nice session, Thumbs Up , I clawd back 1.5 BI after about 3hr 4 tabling 6man nl100, but as you mention, the RB will be welcomed, my first hand of the session was AA, yep lost a BI to 56s, I normally play somewhat LAG, mixing it up, but have gone extreme tight and am only up due to right hands at the right time, I guess some times you don't have to play!
Play this BRM tourn and then a hour @ NL25 HU, which I suck at, but enjoy.
I'm sure 2hrs is enough sleep for anyone.

     
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Posted by B1gfoot:

ALWAYS withdraw, I never understand those who just build a roll (unless small $) its pointless, what's the point in money if you don't spend it, If you don't get to enjoy your winnings then you are not winning anything other than numbers.


Somewhat agree with this,however,the reason why people(including me) dont withdraw often:
If you cash out you've got a lower roll -> you have to play lower stakes -> your hourly drops

     
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