August 10, 2012, 7:39 pm
Hello Folks! Much have happend since my last blogpost. My results have not been what I've hoped for but I've improved my game atleast, and my EV have been positive. Since my last post I've been having a down-streak. Pretty badly aswell, been sucked out by fishes when I've been a favourite, I've been losing full houses against higher full houses and stuffs like that. But hey, that's just poker!
However I took a HM2 lesson with Jimmychances here at OP, and this was probably one of the best things I've done since I started to play poker (combined with joining this very site ofc). I learned alot about leakbusting and my stats and notes are now really useful!
I was also involved in an OP-video. This was really exciting. However, the video I sent to Atta was a few months old, so it was abit strange to watch since I think (and hope) that I'm a better player now. Frankly when I played I was still strugling abit with finding these perfect spots to start to play back at people, eploiting people and so on. So I was awful at reading the players I played against and was too afraid to do misstakes. This I've improved alot since. But the video was still really helpful, what helped me the most with this video was to hear Atta telling me things like "now this is a great oppertunity to start playing back at this kind of player". Made me think abit about it and this combined with Jimmys lesson I now dare to open up a wider range when I figure that I'm ahead of another players range.
Right now I'm happy. Really happy to be honest. Just finnished a long session. I played 1636 hands and my net winning was the unbelievable amount of 6 (SIX) cents.. So why am I happy you might ask yourself? Well, I've been having this awful downswing, losing money even though my EV was positive. So finnishing a long session with some great reads, and some play that I'm proud of I think I owe myself to be happy.
What the hell, I'm building a bankroll here, playing NL10. It's not like I can't afford to buy food tomorrow, I have a job to take care of. I get my pay-check every month. I have a long-term goal for my pokerplay, so at the end of the day, if I made the right calls, raises and folds at my table, and if I know that tomorrow the cards will fall my way and I will make money. Then I can go to sleep and be satiesfied. Cause I said it before "If you win more money when the cards fall your way than you lose when the cards don't fall your way...You gain". So once again, I'm really happy that I had a break-even session here after playing the entire week with "EV+, netwinnings -"
Thanks for reading guys, thank you Atta for the video and thank you Jimmychances for being the most awesome briton on this planet ;)