Tuesday, 7 October 2008

wow it's been a while...

just realised i havent used this blog in almost a year. it's been a while. i think i need to do more blogging. it helps. i will post how things have been going this year for me later.

disko's back.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Saturday, 15 December 2007


i've been away on holiday for a couple of weeks hence no posts for a month. took me a while to get back into it.

in the picture above is my new set up for ulimate bet complete with stats. it's a decent site i think and i like the software a lot. it's smooth, easy on the eye and really fast. the one thing i really hate is that they mostly have jackpot tables and this really eats away at your winrate, especially at the lower levels. i'd much rather play on tables without jackpots and pocket the extra $0.50 every time...

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

17k hands check

this is my graph for my last 17k hands. (if you click on it it should come up bigger) i run at 3.84ptbb/100, decent but not brilliant. which i guess it's not bad - considering i ran like dirt for a large part of it and at times felt like throwing my laptop against the wall. as you can see i start off on a total heater and then take a massive downswing at about 7k to 9k. there were days i just couldnt win no matter how i played. i do feel like i have got over it now, i had a lovely session today where i played well i think and won 4 buy ins.

i guess i am happy enough to be winning over that many hands. there were a few tilt sessions in there as well where i lost 3 or 4 buy ins in one session. there is a really obvious one at 16k when i just tilt of $150 in 5 minutes. it's always easy to regret that afterwards and think, 'well, if i hadnt done that then my win rate would be so much higher...' but they all count. tilt is less of a problem than it used to be for me but it still raises its ugly head every now and again.

Monday, 12 November 2007

gettin it in with AK preflop

this is an interesting hand - the preflop action here is the key: i cannot just flat call amseul's call of the smallish 4 bet here - it is very unlikely he is slowplaying AA or KK here given that we are so deep. therefore it is better to get the money in while we have an edge - and hopefully lots of fold equity. at no point was i particularly worried about KWLOMPARAS. he was a spewy donk.
massive 5 bet with AK preflop
maybe this wasnt the right move all the time but at the time it felt like the right play. of course, if he pushes i have to fold. he later claimed he folded QQ and said he had to put me on KK or AA.

feel free to leave comments on this one. i'm interested to hear what other people think and how they would play it.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

from 1 table to 6

when i first started playing no limit online, 1 table was all i could manage. then i started playing 2. 2 was a bit of a struggle at times, especially when i was playing a hand at both tables. anyway, i started adding another, then another, but i could never really play more than 4 for a long time.

this week i have been playing 20nl and playing 6 tables. it was tough at first but i think i have the hang of it now. i think you definately lose an edge doing this - there is no doubt you miss stuff at the tables but the upside is hopefully the varience is less and more tables mean a greater hourly rate. also, if i happen to lose my stack on one table it bothers me less and so tilt becomes less likely. Anyhow, I'm gonna stick at 20nl for a while longer while 6 tabling - i think you need to be totally used to it before moving up..

anyhow i run at 15ptbb/100 over 2.2k hands so its pretty good so far :-) and i even ran bad...