November 13, 2009 · 2:23 pm
Time to move on … this blog ceased to exist a long time ago, but i am still playing poker. Furthermore I am still very involved in Forum Activity and have generally not lost touch to the poker community. This is where i want to pick up and present this whole blog with a new direction.
Technically I´ll move to wordpress.org and will restart http://www.elcattivo.com – this gives me more freedom – my marketing links got inactivated by wordpress and, although I´ll never earn a lot of money with this blog it still gives me the opportunity to promote rooms I like and if I manage to get some good deals (i still got some gaming business contacts) I might be able to offer them to my readers.
In the past months i started to read blogs on a very frequent basis again and this made me turn back to this little project.
Content will change: I will stop posting bad beats, brags or bankrolling stuff – as it is what you read on 80% of all poker blogs and its getting very boring unless the blogger is on a fast way up, very funny or has other important insights. I´ll switch to other topics – the poker “world” – what happens on other blogs, what are the topics in the big forums, etc. I guess you get the point.
If anyone is still checking in or stumbles upon this new post – give me a heads up. I´ll check my links in the next days and will delete other deserted blogs in my bloglist, but am very keen to add new ones to my bloglist.
Filed under blog, blogging
February 16, 2008 · 3:37 pm
Yesterday I played the 50k guaranteed once again and I managed to hit a royal flush within the first 10 hands + doubled up with that hand!
Unfortunately I did not use my early big stack very well and I just never managed to take off – in the end i went out after about 2 hours without getting close to the money positions.
I feel like early leads corrupt my play – I really have to use my chiplead way better than I do it in that stage. I am generally better in the later stage of the tournaments – I am more concentrated then and just do not donk off my chips that easily.
I guess I found another thing to work on …
SitnGos are going okay at the moment – but the $12 180s just do not work momentarily … I´ll go for 250 and let you know the results afterwards.
February 13, 2008 · 12:37 am
Since my nice hit, i am struggling to get any result. But I am still confident, as I play quite good most time and am just missing some luck at vital points of the tournaments. I guess I am in debt to variance, and therefore should not gamble in the later stages of the tournaments at the moment …
I played some nice tourneys tonite, but just could not finish anywhere – I still made some money at the cash tables, but the losses were bigger.
Playing mainly MTTs you have a lot of days like these – patience is the key and as long as I am confident and happy with my decisions I can live with that. I guess it would be boring to win big money every day (I sure could live with that kind of boredom)
I won´t play tomorrow and thursday evening – but I guess I will play this weekend again.
GL everybody – take down some big money, guys and gals!
February 9, 2008 · 11:11 pm
Hi out there … since weeks i wanted to update my blog, but poker was so uneventful and my life so busy that I just postponed – and finally just did not write anything.
I really wanted to write this weekend, and since friday night I know that this post will turn into a brag post!
I played the 50k guaranteed on Stars and managed to finish it in 5th position.
I have been playing really good poker for some weeks now, but in the end I just could not turn it into money. All my great calls got sucked out and I really got frustrated – but last night everything was different. I played very well and when i made mistakes luck was on my side. Unfortunately I lost concentration on the Final Table – I was very tired and my decisions were just bad – but I won´t complain, as this is the third best result in my career.
My bankroll was around 1 Grand until last night – now I shipped some money to my bank account and am playing with a 3 Grand roll!!!
I hope I´ll update more frequently again …
All the best to all my friends – may the flop be with you!
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January 12, 2008 · 7:06 pm
After a long time without updates I decided to get back to by my blog again.
After my break from Poker I played some games already, but without too much determination and without really caring about my Bankroll or my rules. I want to change that again and will start to play more serious games again.
I have decided to concentrate on two rooms, but will have some others in the mix, for interesting games or if I get bored with the same layout day in day out.
My number one room at the moment is pkr. What can I tell you about that room – I am about 45% in the money in the tournaments there, and the cash game is really soft. My main losses come from losing patience or bluffing people who are too dumbed to be bluffed. A+ for softness and thats all I need. One day the limits will get to low, but that´s not todays business.
Number 2 will be Stars. I am planning something special there – I am going to play 100 $11+1 180 players SitnGos there and will update on this blog regullary. I need to win twice to get the starting money in, but this could be fun.
My other rooms will be Full Tilt – great room, but I just can´t win there at the moment. Poker Heaven – Rakeback is a nice thing, and its soft, too. IntertopsPoker – I do play the headhunter league event from time to time.
I might reload on Everest one day – but not yet.
My Bankroll is in the 700s at the moment, but I will put it to exactly $1000 in the next days and then I´ll update you again on my current roll.
Enjoy 2008 and get rich playing poker – thats my wish to all of you!