Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

Poker Review

I haven’t been playing much at all recently for two reasons. Firstly my eyes are shot to shit, so even if I do sit in a quick heads-up game, I’m often too distracted to play well, and I’m sick of loosing money just to pick up points for my bonus. I have played a few recently though, picking up 6 wins in a row from the heads-up sit ‘n go’s, before loosing two games earlier today.

I’ve been on a bit of a high today though, most importantly I’ve picked up a new concoction of medication, which I’m hoping will have my eyes back to normal in a week or two and I’ve also been helping a good friend with his own Sit ‘n Go play on Full Tilt, which included me taking over his $10, 18 player match before the bubble when he had to take an urgent phone call and making 2nd for a nice $44 profit!

I also had a fun time, giving the loose aggressive style a try on two friends in a 3 way home tournament, busted one within 4 hands, and after he re-bought I busted both of them within two more hands, I couldn’t ask for more could I really. 🙂

So, haven’t played much, but I have been watching and reading quite a lot of poker recently, and with my eyes hopefully on the mend I am very excited about getting back to playing some regular Sit ‘n Go’s. I’ve asked my friend to sit alongside me when I start them up again, as a boost to my confidence, as I haven’t played a regular game for ages, and even when I was my confidence hasn’t been great, so hopefully his support and encouragement, will see me rapidly build my bankroll. I seem to be doing just fine mentoring him on Full Tilt, so I should be able to do the same for myself on Poker Stars.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Forced Break

I’m forced to take a break from poker at the moment, as I’ve developed an infection in my eye, which is causing too much pain and discomfort for me to sit in any games, I’m hoping the pain will reduce to a level where I can get back to playing some tournaments soon, but until then I won’t be playing, and hence may not have much to say here until I’m back in the games.

If I haven’t updated for a several days, you can be assured I’ll be back to posting as ussual when I’ve gotten rid of this eye infection.

Until then, Good Skill xxx

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments

A Break

I’m having a little break at the moment. I’ve ran into a few difficult situations lately and even more really unlucky ones and its started to build up on me, so I’m trying to regain my energy and mentality for the game by sitting out for a while.

Its only mid day so far though and the urge to play is very strong, but I know I won’t be playing at my best so it will be just pointless, instead I’m doing a little reading on the psychology of poker, as my continued lack of emotional control after a bad run needs some real improvement, and I can always be more patient and more disciplined at the poker table.

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

A Rocky Start

I think I’ve had what could be termed a rocky start so far. Was in profit from my first game, and remained so for the following four games, then I hit a relatively large loss, thankfully absorbed by my previous profit which was then followed by an inconsequential win. Next however came another relatively large loss, putting me bellow my deposit amount for the first time.

Both losses where a big blow, especially the latter, where I wasn’t trying out multi-tabling. However after a nice, albeit small win I have recomposed myself a little and are starting to think that a break from play, even just a day (probably all I could bare) would do me some good. It will give me time to analyze how I’ve played in more detail and to look for areas of improvement, time also to get back to Lee Jone’s book ‘Winning Low Limit Hold’em’, which as been on the shelf for the past week, then with any luck / skill I’ll be able to return to the tables in a more focused and disciplined frame of mind and begin to start increasing my bankroll once again. Hopefully my cold will be out of my system by then too.

October 10, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment