Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Played OK tonight

Didn't do anything rash today. One hand was pretty close, I shoved on the flop in a 3 bet pot when villain was pot committed with a flush draw and overcard, we were 20bb or so deep. Now against his most likely range (top pair +) we're about 40 percent so with alot of the chips already in the middle I think it's pretty straightforward getting it in. Especially since this player seemed quite good - therefore allowing for some of his range to be bluffs despite him looking pot committed. Ran pretty well but I don't think I did much especially spewey, just bet value where I could and bluffed when I had no showdown value and the board was good for doing so. One thing I did for the very first time today was pay attention to game flow. One hand I had AJs and for the first time in like 20 hands I was 3 bet. Previously I think I'd just have stuck it in and crossed my fingers. But this was so likely to be a very good hand I just mucked and moved on. I also made some pretty good hero calls and mucked a couple of times despite getting great odds. The more I play the more confident I feel with reads and stuff so once again, I can see real improvement in my game. I just hope that my rash streak stays away so I can begin to grow this money instead of hanging about at the same sort of level. I should post a hand history or two at some point - will try to do that after work tomorrow. After tonight's play I have enough BR to take a shot at the 10.50s. Wish me luck :)


  1. GOOD LUCK , SIMON !! keep that confidence up and nothing will stop ya . L4