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, 28 June 2015

An evening of SNG play. [Updated]

Hi reader,

As ever my busy life has not allowed me much time for poker lately, but I will play a few $10 SNGs tonight as I have some tourney tickets to use. Hopefully I will cash a few and get a reasonably even return for the tournament dollars, though I think I'm at best break even in these games.

I have very little knowledge of the correct shove/call/fold ranges but I think I can probably come close to break even play as long as there are fish in the games, and I base my play around detailed player reads and cautious regard of stack sizes. In other words I'll do no more than two table!

I will post an update at the end. Probably once I've dropped several buy-ins....

Well, a little lame but I was distracted and only played one tournament in the end. But I did win it! I ran extremely well to be fair.

Notes about the $10 SNGs:
* They do contain players that play sub-optimally, of the usual kind:
             Loose passives
             Tight passives
             Loose aggressives
* I think there is value in these games if a player was dedicated enough to learn the late game ranges.

* I also think it's possible for an experienced cash game player to build regular early tournament chip leads with skilled play and then play reasonably solid in the late game and win money in the long term.

So in summary, I'll probably play a few more of these and use up my tickets.