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.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

tilt scream....


I'm so fed up of how I'm running in the 90 mans. I'm playing a solid strategy and everyone else is playing like they don't know which button is which. But despite this, I just cannot seem to get a hand to hold especially when we get to the deeper blind levels. It's begun to drive me completely mad now. I thought I'd illustrate with a picture. At those deeper levels it's pretty much push fold all the time, and I'd expect (since villains call so widely) that my wsd numbers (won at showdown) would converge upon around 50%. As you can see, the vast majority of those numbers are below 50, some way below 50%. I included the vpip figures just to illustrate how we need to loosen up once the antes kick in. Again, I'm winning hardly any of these all-ins come that stage. I don't know whether I should just stop playing tourneys or just play as many as it takes until these numbers begin to converge more realistically. Full Tilt need to press my boomswitch soon as I'm getting seriously fed up!
In case you were wondering about the earlier blind levels, the numbers are pretty standard like my cash game stats. I'm usually going to showdown after post flop play as a favourite and the numbers reflect that. But as soon as I reach the level shown in the pic... DOOOOOM


  1. simon,
    I want to say something really profound but am somewhat drunk.so forgive me...
    I think we both have the same aspirations for poker but think that u put in a lot more leg work than i do.
    there is just something about this game that really tests the mettle of those that want to do well at it, those that study , those that play right............it wants to see if it can break u . maybe i'm paranoid , but the beats r the stuff that define u, u keep getting back up more determined than the last time and i applaud u for it . believe me when i say that i am rooting for u because i know poker is in ur soul . best wishes , adam.
    ps.....don't let the bastards get u down.