Rollercoaster

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!

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Great news – i hit some big money!

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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Time to get back on track

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!

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Time for a break/ Sorry for lack of updates

I did not update my blog for quite a time as I was very busy at work and in the last week I was sick and sleeping most of the time. Moreover nothing really exciting happened – I am on some sort of a rollercoaster ride (in poker and workwise), which is mentally exhausting, but nothing to really blog about, as I would have to start from the scratch and simply have not got enough time and enthusiasm at the moment.

Pokerwise I had a lot of up and mainly downswings: I got terrible outdrawn at some points and started to tilt very easy again. I had not had this problem for some time, so this is really disturbing me. I am at around 1,2k but I am so fed up with poker at the moment, that I have to do a lot of paperwork to actually update my statisitics and I can´t be bothered.

So, here is what I am going to do … I will withdraw my funds by Dezember 1st and have a break until Christmas holidays. Then I will reload my important rooms again (PKR, Full Tilt and Poker Stars) and start from scratch. I plan to do this with around $750 ($300 at Stars and Full Tilt, and 150 at PKR) and use the remaining $500 for Christmas expenses or as a back up.

As long as I was looking for a job I had the enthusiasm for the grind, but when you make decent money working and are all stressed there already it´s hard to keep your motivation and performance at a top-level.

I love poker and this is the reason for making this step – I guess I have to make a step back and concentrate on some other things (I am still pretty fresh at my job) and give my private life some more room, before I come back hungry and sharp again.

So good luck with your play – I´ll still visit the poker forums and all the great blogs out there, but at the time being I am just due to some break.

I might do some updates as well – and I´ll definitley leave some friendly words on the blogs I visit …

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Me and my internet connection are going down

Sorry for lack of updates, but I did not play too much the last days, as I was busy at work and visited some parties, too.

At the moment I am going down a lot again (dropped over $700) – the $60 SitnGos really hurt if you bubble them and I guess I´ll return to the $36 ones. What is really annoying is that I lose my internet connection for some seconds over and over again, which puts me on Tilt and makes it difficult to concentrate on my game. I played a $55 mtt on Star yesterday where I was top 10 for most time, before going out to a terrible call close to the bubble.

So – not running too good at the moment, butI am still confident as I do well in most game, Variance is just not on my side at the moment.

Day 65:

Bankroll: 1487,4

Change: -752.5

Ouch- that looks bad … but this are only about 20 sitngos played

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Another positive day

… but I am still disappointed! Just went out 81st in Stars 50k guaranteed, but I was on top of the field for a long time, before my good calls, which brought me there, turned against me, when the villains started to hit their draws.

Well it`s still a positiv day and my MTT run is incredibly good, but I guess I should have made more out of it today …

Well – I´ll guess I take a day off tomorrow, so no updates then …

Day 60:

Bankroll: 2239.9

Change: +77.18

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Passed the 2k mark!

Just finished a ultra-short session in which I played 3 $60 Sitngos on Full Tilt – I managed to win one and get third in another one, which allowed me to pass the 2k mark for the first time. Looks like my good MTT results gave me the confidence needed in the late stage of SitnGos, when you have to prove your iron nerves and put your “life” on risk a lot of times.

Well –  59 days since the start of this blog and I passed the 2k mark – I came a long way and feel very good at the moment. I have to remember that feeling when the down swing comes …

I´ll stop playing for today – I do not want to risk my nice numbers today and I have to give all my concentration to the Formula 1 Final now!

Day 59:

Bankroll: 2162.72

Change: +166.5

I wish you all a very “prosperous” Sunday – take down the biggies!

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