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, 26 August 2012

Double Barrelling. Edited 27/08

Edit: I've been thinking further about this, and I think some things need clarifying and a more thorough and well written blog post should be provided and I'll do that in due course.

My main concern is that I didn't stress that the flop bet was negative EV. The turn bet was profitable which is what made the play +EV overall. Anyway I'll do a thorough post on double barrelling and update within the next fortnight. Hopefully that will make things much clearer. GL!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Good Evening

Hi there, apologies for the lack of an update for a while. I just haven't been playing.

Basically when I haven't been working or fulfilling other commitments I've been building a website for Dad who was made redundant recently. He wants to do freelance work if he can find it so I offered (perhaps unwisely) to do a site for him.

I did plenty of programming during my degree but hardly any in the 6 years since. I'm very rusty to say the least, even in the basic html/css. I had a lot of trouble over the weekend just trying to get the tabs to function properly. Some old code that I used in the past doesn't seem to work any more so I resorted to a simple jquery function and it seems to have finally done the job. Next I want to build in an email form and the ability for web visitors to download his portfolio so wish me luck. But I'm going to hold off on that for a bit; he's got a functioning website now and I really need to catch up with my accountancy study which I'm way behind on. Plus I'm missing playing poker!

On to poker then, and as I said I've hardly played recently. But I loaded up some full ring tables tonight and it went well. After playing 70-80k hands of Zoom I was surprised at how much softer the games seemed on the normal tables. I think I'll probably play a mixture from now on. It's a fine balance as it's dead easy to play 1000 hands per hour at Zoom, but I don't think my ability would net me much more than 1.5bb/100 in those games and I think that I could earn twice or even three times as much playing the normal tables. But then of course my volume suffers. Still, I enjoyed the session so I'll stick with it for a while. It's awesome being able to table select.

Right I feel like I'm rambling now but I wanted to post something. I'll likely get chance to play a few hands this week now that I've finished the web site project so I'll post again in the near future. GL