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
Find you niche and master it.
Every poker player has a soft spot for one poker variant or another. Discover which type of poker you love and just stick with it. Mastering one variant of poker can take a lifetime and along the way can make you alot of money. I find to many players these days think the need to play every single type of poker.
What total BullShiitt!
It is much better to stick to one game and truly excel at it then it is to just become an alright player at 7 or 8 different variations. It has been said that you cannot please two masters. Well the idea of serving a half dozen or more of them is really crazy. You will be doing yourself a favor if you specialise in one area and devote most if not all your improvement efforts to the one poker variant.
Yes there are pro's who can play more than one poker game but they all have the primary bread and butter favourite type game which they truly excel at overall.
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
Well damn it. We got one little tropical storm with a wimpy sounding coming are way. The name is something like, "tropical storm Arrr thuuur".
What is next Bradlee followed by Crawfurd or maybe Biff and Clareance. Why do they not give these storms more fearsome sounding names? I mean really who the hell is afraid of tropical storm Arthur? Give a hurricane a break and call it Patton or Manson something that tells people a real ShitStorm is coming their way. Giving a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane a pussy sounding name is just mean spirited. I think if I was a Hurricane Spirit, getting a whimpy sounding name would just tick me off and enrage me, It would motivate me to do even more damage to the insolent bastard's who disrespected me.
Ever notice that you are also the person to discover that the toilet roll needs to get replaced. I also seem to be the only one to ever discover the bathroom roll needs to be changed. Ok fine I live along but I do have health care workers who come into my apartment everyday to assist me with things and they use my bathroom every day. You would think once in awhile one of them would need to change a roll too.
What the hell is wrong with people and their ugly arse dogs. I mean no lady, just because you think your dog is great, it does not mean that the rest of us should be forced to look upon the ugly mutt. Also for the love of God, train the damn thing to shut its yappy mouth at 4:30 am or it is going to fracking disappear one night very soon.
I could go on but I guess I will call this rant to a close.
Well until next time, be cool.