Monthly Archives: August 2007

NHL – not yet

I qualified for the weekly NHL VIP Experience tournament before I started this blog and played this in the last hour … Unfortunately I could not make it into the top 11 out of a 55 person field, which would have qualified me for the big Final … the standard of play was not really great and I feel somehow disappointed …

It´s weekend and I did not play too much today – but had a small SitnGo Session last night, which was okay! Tomorrow I´ll travel to Salzburg to meet some old colleagues and have a meeting about a internet project I might get involved in … I´ll play some games tomorrow night at a friends place – and we´ll talk about poker the whole week, so I am really looking forward to this.

Day 4:

Bankroll: 831.48

Change: +16,98

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Nice lunch session

I guess I won´t play until Saturday evening (I am already qualified for microgamings NHL Experience Weekly Final) – therefore I´ll update on todays session right now …

Had a very good Session, playing 5 SitnGos, cashing in all of them

Won one, got second in another (all Full Ring) and won three Heads Ups!

Day 3:

Bankroll: 814.15

Change: +196.56

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A day out

After starting my blog yesterday I just played one SitnGo (bubbled it) and then had a nice hike with a friend of mine – Now I´ve got blisters on both feet, but it was definitley worth it. In the evening my sister and her boyfriend visited us, so we had a nice night out …

I guess Poker won´t be the main issue over the weekend – but in the next weeks I´ll try to get some games running, thus providing you with all the poker updates you are waiting for (?)

BR: 617,59
change: -22

P.S.: Party sent $30 for free to me – I´ll add that to my bankroll in the next days … Never liked their software, but $30 are a nice offering! Read this to see how party cheats you:

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Why bankrolling?

Whenever you start a blog you have to think about a proper name for it … i decided that bankrolling would be appropriate, as I am starting a whole new approach to poker right now … I am going to track my bankrolls very carefully and then I´ll stop playing over my bankroll! I might take a shot once in a while, but that´s about it …

My new bankroll rules are somehow based on Chris Fergusons Bank Roll Challenge which he did on Full Tilt – but I guess I will adapt them by time to fit my needs better.

a) never play a cash game or single table tournament with more than 5% of my bankroll – I´ll leave every cash game when the money on my table represents more than 10% of my roll

b ) never play a MTT with more than 2,5% of my bankroll (on some rooms you cannot sign out when qualified for bigger tournaments, so I`ll take that shots)

c) I´ll add $100 every month to my bankroll (every 20th) to start with (I can easily afford that and that should boost my roll)

d) rakeback and bonuses stay in the roll to start with

At some point I´ll have to think about what to do, when my roll hits some high mark – but for now I am just happy with what I have and won´t withdraw!

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Oh no – not another poker blog!

Time to start from the scratch … I´ve been playing poker for about 18 months now and I had a great start into the game – but at the moment I feel like being stuck and therefore I decided to start from scratch – using this new blog as a way to track my ups and downs.

I guess it would be nice to introduce myself before I talk business:

I am 30 years old, live with my beautiful girlfriend in a small town in western Austria, am currently unemployed (left my job as a marketing/content manager at a major sportsbook recently). My hobbys are skiing, ski-touring, cycling + reading, internet, watching movies and listening to good music. And poker – but I am going to write about this in my next entry …

I hope you have fun reading my brand new blog – I had the idea for a blog including everyday stories + poker for a long time and this morning I decided to finally give it a go!

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