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, 22 August 2010

Going to Have to be Mentally Tough

... in order to overcome my demons in these games. I know MTTs can have brutal variance so I should treat the current run as standard. But I have begun to make some questionable decisions at times due to slight tilt. I must be strong and just treat the hands like a cash game. Just make the best chip decision available at the time; I can improve my ICM at a later date. It's crazy but I've become angry and determined to become at least a break even player in these now. I am well over-rolled for them so I intend to continue playing until I cash enough such that I am at least break even or I will go bust instead! Surely a 20-30 game OTM streak cannot become a 300 game one?!! (statistically possible but if it happens I'm quitting for good)

Now that I've calmed down after making the last spewey move, back to realism. I've only played around 2500 hands so far and though I haven't run great, comparing this run to the bad runs I have had in cash (30-50k hand losing stretches) it's a ridiculously small sample. So I will just continue to play and not worry about the actual cash return until I've played 30k hands or more. :) I hate variance lol


  1. stick with it buddy. have you tried the 1r and 1a . i havent a clue but have cashed twice and have a 177% roi on topshark, lol . best of luck , adam

  2. Hey, no I haven't tried them yet; I'll try them. Well done on the cashes :)