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, 28 February 2010

Back to Basics

Im not good enough to grind the 20s yet. I admit it, while my hand reading is improving pretty quickly I have played a few games and my play isnt terrible, but the opposition is stronger on here than Absolute and Ive lost a good percentage of battles so far. Ive been using the limp stab method with some success, its not my natural style but Im enjoying the challenge. Without the aggression, it becomes a game of hand reading. This is where Im weakest. So despite the poor start to my full tilt career Im quite excited (in a strange kind of way) that I still have sooo much room for improvement. This means I can get my head down, learn some more, play some more and eventually hopefully become a good player. So ignore the last post, Ill be grinding the tens instead (on regular speed) until I have played a few hundred games. I found two tabling tricky too - as Im tired - so I shall make sure Im fresh in the head before I do it again. Of course the hand reading needs to be spot on and also instinctive for two tabling to become easy and Im not there yet unfortunately.
Im going to try and stick to the following principles for the next few weeks:
1/ Concentrate on creating good pot sizes on the flop so that committing with good hands becomes trivial.
2/ Continue to focus on hand reading well.
3/ When making a commitment decision on the flop (or later) decide whether getting all-in versus that opponent is +ev. Do not - like I did in one pot earlier versus a passive opponent - shove with top pair weak kicker after being reraised. Horrible mistake given that if we get all-in here against a tight passive opponent were crushed.
I look forward to the challenge of learning to beat these games. GL :)


  1. played with this guy.......


  2. saw that in the Gazette mate. GG sir!