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.

Monday, 22 March 2010


played like an idiot tonight. I should have stopped playing sooner... The unfortunate part of my life is that I can only play poker generally after I've done a full days work, often after having my alarm sound at 4.15am. I really feel this destroys alot of the edge that I have in most games unless I single table. On top of this, I feel that I ran beneath expectation - this was coming tbh with my recent results and I was expecting it. Also, poker tracker (and hence my HUD) was not working properly and I was too lazy to reboot so I was multitabling without reads on any villain and too tired to figure out how they were playing. Autopiloting while playing level one poker - fkng awful. I wasn't playing HU exclusively though, and while I think I played the mtts pretty well overall I'm not used to the low ITM % and this probably tilted me a little towards the end. So I need to decide whether or not to continue playing those games. I think that maybe for a week or two I'll go back to HU only and then if I can turn the results around pick up with the mtts again next week - I def want to continue playing some of these. I think I need to have a rethink about optimal strategy at these stakes, I'm certain I bluff too much. I'll try and review as many of the losing hands that I can and see if I could have played them any differently. Finally, don't be suprised if I don't blog for a while. I really feel that I need to put in study and volume for a bit without being results - oriented. I think a player's mindset gravitates that way after a run of good results. I need to completely divorce myself from the results and concentrate on the only thing that matters in poker - making the play with highest expected value.

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