Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monte Carlo

Got back from Monte Carlo a couple of days ago...

Played the main event. Had the best starting table anyone could imagine in a 10k euro buy in event. Finished Day 1 with 58k ish chips. There were three terrible players on the table. Limp calling 3 bets with Q6 off, and crazy stuff like that. It was a race to get their chips.

Second day i busted level 2 all in pre with KK v TT. T was the door card and that was that. You can't push on and do well in these big events if you can't win those.

Other than that, Monte Carlo was great. Weather for once was amazing throughout. Had some good meals. Lost credit card roulette for 3 meals with 6 people, 5 people and 5 people. 150/1 to lose all three FML. Needless to say everyone enjoyed me losing them all immensely.

Vegas is only 6 or so weeks away, and i'll be playing about 8 events there i guess....

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Everything changes

There were times many times over the last five years of playing online PLO, that i felt unbeatable. I never played nosebleeds, apart from the odd tilt shot, and was happy getting the lot at $50/$100. I used to win maybe 7/10 days, and i once remember a streak of 28 winning days. The easy days seem over for the time being.

There are many problems with the games at the moment. Online HU PLO has become full of "game selectors", basically nits that sit around all day waiting for one or two super fish. They don't even play the bad regulars....

The games are dry on the Euro sites, and most of the players on Full Tilt who will play me HU $50/$100 or higher are at least competent. I don't have the patience to sit around for 8 hours waiting for a fish to arrive.... so often end up playing big winners.

This is a bit of a rambling post. Anyway, i'm not losing this year, but my goals have drastically changed. I'll be ecstatic if i make $1 million this year in online poker, i have very little chance of the $10 million online poker graph i was aiming for by the end of 2010. I will get there before i retire though.....

Just kinda bored of poker at the moment, though i am looking forward to Monte Carlo and Vegas. Maybe i'll luckbox some tournament and love poker again