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, 13 September 2010

Coming to a Realisation

When I started grinding a lot of Rush back in the spring I played a lot of hours in the space of a couple of months. 200 odd hours for a return of about 700 bucks. This isn't very impressive in terms of win rate and such, but what is significant is that since that time I've played very little Rush with the bankroll staying completely stagnant. If instead, I'd have just played another couple hundred hours I could be $700 richer by now. I'm not knocking the games I have played, they should be profitable in their own right but with (full ring) Rush the standard deviation and therefore variance is very low at around 30 BB/100. I still want to become a very good tournament player and so I will continue to play a few here and there. But my primary goal in this endeavour is to earn as much money as I possibly can to supplement my daily income, not to worry about people sniggering at my sharkscope graph. So I really must play more hours of Rush; as much as I can, really. I owe it to myself. Starting from now. GL


  1. Good luck with the Rush endevours. I keep going back to Rush now and then but I run horrfically in it and always ditch it a few thousand hands in.

  2. Thanks :) The game seems to appeal to me; although it's tough when you hit the run bad (I think my worse stretch so far is 15 buy-ins down over 8K hands or so). The fact that I can get through so many hands is the biggest seller for me. I think I saw you the other day in the Rush games actually, I have chat turned off though while playing as it distracts me so didn't say hi, sorry