Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wow I'm a star

Dear SilentRebel,

Congratulations! You have achieved the "SilverStar".We invite you to learn about your many new PokerStars VIP privileges by visiting


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Not too bad. If I keep moving up in levels I should be able to get myself up the VIP levels because I can put in some decent volume.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

5k hands revisted...NL style

A few posts ago I put up a screenshot of 5000 hands at .25/.50 limit. Unfortunately since that time I tried to move up to .5/1 limit and just got flat out destroyed and demoralized to the point of not really wanting to play limit in the near future. Since I wasn't playing limit and I can't really just stop playing poker, I tried SNGs again.

SNGs were my bread-and-butter for a long time in poker. Apparently though, I'm not nearly as good at them as I remember being. I lost...a bunch. Just take a look at the downward slope on my sharkscope. It's not pretty.

So going back to cash games, my only real options left were NLHE and PLO. I've played some of both, but it's much easier for me to multi-table NLHE and for the most part that's what I've done. So without further ado, here are some stats:

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Really busy

Lately I've just been crazy has really kicked into full swing for me and I'm taking more units than ever this semester (15) because I'm in a rush to finish up at the junior college and move on for the spring semester. So I'm taking 15 units and then still working 25-30 hours and week. If I need to study for anything I'm completely out of free time. Which means I'm not playing much poker and (obv) not really going to be posting in here. I wish I would post more...I still read everyone's blog fairly often, but just a lack of things to cover here.

The little big of poker I've been playing has been fairly good. I'm still building up the roll on stars...I took a couple shots at moving up in LHE and just got crushed, so I'm not sure what to do about that yet. I'm down like 50BBs over 900 hands, that's getting beaten pretty soundly. I'm running at least a little poorly, but I'm certainly not playing my best there. So I'm back down at my regular levels licking my wounds and recovering the roll right now. Something I have been experimenting with (at the lower levels) is 6-tabling full ring games. I seem to do pretty well at it right now, but we'll see how it all turns out long term. It'd be really cool if I could keep it up though because that would help me build my roll just as quickly even though I'm able to play less.

Here's a hand from some NL that I played recently that just shows me how much I've grown as a poker player since I first began playing:

POKERSTARS GAME #11817526177: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.05/$0.10) - 2007/09/01 - 19:33:11 (ET)
Table 'Sidonia' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: qwertyy66 ($7.75 in chips)
Seat 2: J of Clubs87 ($5.95 in chips)
Seat 3: johanvdvelde ($10 in chips)
Seat 4: Candog98 ($7.70 in chips)
Seat 5: Espacio07 ($6.30 in chips)
Seat 6: nancyoy18 ($8 in chips)
Seat 7: SilentRebel ($29.85 in chips)
Seat 9: Dakota521 ($9.75 in chips)
Espacio07: posts small blind $0.05
nancyoy18: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SilentRebel [Kh Kc]
SilentRebel: raises $0.20 to $0.30
Dakota521: folds
qwertyy66: calls $0.30
J of Clubs87: folds
johanvdvelde: folds
Candog98: folds
Espacio07: calls $0.25
nancyoy18: calls $0.20
*** FLOP *** [8c 8s 5c]
Espacio07: bets $1
nancyoy18: calls $1
SilentRebel: raises $2 to $3
qwertyy66: folds
Espacio07: folds
nancyoy18: raises $4.70 to $7.70 and is all-in
SilentRebel: folds
nancyoy18 collected $7.80 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $8.20 Rake $0.40
Board [8c 8s 5c]
Seat 1: qwertyy66 folded on the Flop
Seat 2: J of Clubs87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: johanvdvelde folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Candog98 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Espacio07 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: nancyoy18 (big blind) collected ($7.80)
Seat 7: SilentRebel folded on the Flop
Seat 9: Dakota521 folded before Flop (didn't bet)