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.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

25NL Rush... close to moving up...

Ok my figures at full ring Rush 10NL so far are 40k hands at nearly 3 ptbb/100 with a standard deviation of 25. This means that I'm 98% confident that I'm a winner in these games. What this means is that I'm considering moving to 25NLR in the near future. I don't think I'm beating 10NL as much as I should be, but all the same I'm pretty confident that I'm a winner now at this limit. I have two options:
1/ Play on and wait until I've achieved the required bankroll ($1250 - I like to have 50 buy-ins)
2/ Move up immediately and have a higher risk of ruin.
There is good and bad about each approach; Rake is better at 25NL and we'll also find iron man status easier to achieve. But we'll also find a better player pool. I'll probably make a decision in the next couple of days as I have a few days off next week. I could potentially take a shot and try and play 30k hands at the new limit. I'd have to move back down at some point if it went badly, maybe if I dropped 4 buy-ins at the switch point or lost $100. Anyway, GL


  1. interesting stuff, fingers crossed. adam

  2. Thanks mate, u too. Will add your new blog