Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.
Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts
LEARN the RULES:
Regardless of which poker variant you have chosen to play, you MUST understand what the rules are. You also should make a real effort to know when it is your turn to act in any hand which you are personally involved in. You can ask any serious player and believe me they will tell you, There truly is nothing worse than a player who slows down the game repeatedly by not knowing when the action is on them and it is their turn to act.
If you do not pay attention then some players might begin to hate playing poker with you simply because you keep slowing down the game. Paying attention will keep the game flowing along and other players will appreciate the courtesy.
You should also try to give beginning players a little slack, understand that they will sometimes make amateur mistakes. Try to understand that a new player has a lot to try and keep track of and over the course of a session will make a few mistakes. Try not to ram the rules down their throat but rather politely point errors out to them and try to keep the game light and fun for them, especially if you are playing in a home game setting. If you want the players to keep coming back so you can make some cash of them then you got to be nice. Let new players have some fun while they are losing or they will not come back very many times for more harsh treatment.
You might even want to recommend a good poker book to them to help them learn a few things, then again you might not.
Until next time
Section 2: "Ronin's Bankroll Management Challenge"
Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
The new plan is a simple one.
The challenge will run for 8 weeks, Monday - Friday.
I am going to try to play 1000-2000 hands a day.
Going to try and maintain a minimum buy in level of 40 buy ins for whatever current base level I am playing on at any given time.
I will take a two table shot at moving up in stakes whenever I have my 40 buy in's + 4 buying for the next higher level. During the shot upward move I will only play two table maximum and will have the auto rebuy feature turned off. If I lose the 2 attempted buy in then I go back to playing the lower limit until I once again build back up to at least 40 + 4 buy in's again then repeat.
Once I have 40 full buy in's for the new upper level it will become my new base line level.
Yes I will also play so small Mtt's but the buy ins will be a 1-5 ratio. That means with a $100 bankroll I can play in a $1 buy in tournament with a $5 stop lose in place, so I will allow myself to lose no more than 5% of my total bankroll on any given day of play in Mtt's.
Hope this explains things well enough for you mate.
Week 6 Update
The week started off well and I increased my bankroll on day one. Tried to get onto PartyPoker several times on day two but the site was down so no poker on day two. The rest of week six went ok and I am now back above $50 in my challenge bankroll.
The real problem is my complete lack of desire to even play any cards at all; I even turned down a chance to play live poker against people I always seem to win against. The idea of playing poker these last two weeks has been making me physically ill. I think I need to take a break as I feel totally burned out and even hate the idea of even seeing a deck of cards right now.
Section 3: The daily rant
Why is it that when a person falls down and has obviously hurt themselves people ask the totally stupid question, "Are you alright?" every damned time. I mean come on, open your damned eyes you stupid morons does it look like I am alright?
I think I must be one incredible actor if people can witness me fall down and slam into the ground with the force of a small meteor and have them wonder if I am unhurt. Yes people, when I fall down and cannot get up off the ground without assistance I am fracking hurt.
I just want to smack the idiot who asked me that damn question every time it happens.
Why the hell is it cheaper to buy a combo then to just get a burger and fries. It is actually cheaper to order a combo and throw the drink away then too just get the burger and fries. You would think it would cost more for the combo because you get a drink. It is stupid to be forced to get the drink and then discard it if you really do not want a pop just to spend less at a fast food restaurant.
I also want to know why the stupidest people always seem to be working at the drive thru window and seem so often to get a simple order wrong. What the heck is so hard to understand about, "I would like a combo #3 with diet pop upsized please." I cannot figure out why the heck do they always ask me, "would you like to upsize your order today for just seventy cents more?"
Hello you stupid deaf moron, I just told you I wanted my combo upsized. How fracking hard is that to understand Spanky.
Ok so I have been having a crappy day.
Well until next time, be cool.