Monday, July 31, 2006


Hey, hey, hey!!! Been playing more of the $6 + 0.50 tournaments the past few nights and had a darn good run too. Ok, the money isn't fantastic but at least I'm enjoying a few wins for a change!

Last night I started with a 6th place out of 9 players in a No Limit Sit n Go. Not a good start.

After that game I played another of the same and got another first! $27 won for my $6.50 entry and a second win in as many nights.

Tonight I've played another $6 tournament and what do ya know? Another first and another $27 in winnings.

A total profit of $34.50.

Not retiring yet but enjoying my game!!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

An Improvement?

These small Sit'n'Go Tournaments at Pokerstars are really getting a grip on me even through I haven't been doing all that well in them. Small limit cash games seems to be more my thing but the last couple of days have seen an improvement in my rankings in the Sit n Gos.

$5 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 9th out of 9 ... Terrible! What more can I say.
$6 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 3rd out of 9 ... Winnings $10.80. Some money back!
$6 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 1st out of 9 ... YAHOO!! $27 for First place!

Not a lot but at least I've made an overall profit. Mind you it is only $19.30. However a definate improvement!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Low Value but Winning

At last a few successful games at Pokerstars!

I've been sticking to $1/$2 Limit Poker and it's paid off a little although in the last game I didn't play long as, even though winning I twice had 2 great hands and my connection closed. I've been having problems with the phone lines all night and after missing out on the 2, I called it a night.

Since my last post, I've had three games, winning the following amounts;

Game 1 - $30 to the table, left with $42;
Game 2 - $20 to the table, left with $33.50;
Game 3 - $20 to the table, left with $37.50.

An overall profit of $43.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

BetFred Poker Sit n Go

I've been playing a few games at Bet Fred Poker for a change this week. I'm starting to get into Bet Fred with its smaller poker rooms and more intimate atmosphere.

Anyway, how did I fare? About the normal.... :(

$5 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 4th out of 6 ... Bad
$5 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 4th out of 6 ... Worse
$6 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 7th out of 9 ... Aaarrrgghhh
$5 + 0.50 Texas Holdem Sit N Go 3rd out of 6 ... Boo Hoo!!

Oh well, onwards and upwards. Can't down down much further anyway!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bet Fred Freeroll

Played in a Bet Fred Poker Freeroll competition tonight which I was invited to. The table I sat at played so tight you wouldn't believe it. I hardly made a pair but a couple of nice all-ins kept me in the game....for a while.

Finished in 77th place out of 112. Not very good but I don't think I really played much very badly.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sit'n'Go at Pokerstars

Pokerstars seems to be becoming a bit of a habit for me lately. Not that I've ever made any money there but I do like the frequency that their Sit'n'Goes start.

Here's a list of what I've played in the last few days and how I got on:

$3 + 0.40 NL Texas Hold'em 10 Players - 5th Place

Lost $13 playing a Limit table game of Texas Hold'em

$3 + 0.40 NL Texas Hold'em 10 Players - 4th Place
$3 + 0.40 NL Texas Hold'em 10 Players - 3th Place
$3 + 0.40 NL Texas Hold'em 10 Players - 4th Place

$6 + 0.50 NL Texas Hold'em 9 Players - 9th Place
$6 + 0.50 NL Texas Hold'em 9 Players - 4th Place

So I've lost another $33 but I feel I'm getting better in general at the game and my confidence is increasing when playing. My last game at Pokerstars was the best poker I've played in ages although the cards went against me near the end. I was chip leader for most of the time until my final few hands.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Few Small Poker Tournaments

As I thought I would in my last post, I have managed a few games in my week off work. Not as much as I would have liked, but a few hours.

So far I've played the following;

$1 + 0.20 Sit 'n' Go Texas Holdem, No Limit - 20th place out of 45
$3 + 0.40 Sit 'n' Go Texas Holdem, No Limit - 7th place out of 10
$3 + 0.40 Sit 'n' Go Texas Holdem, No Limit - 3rd place out of 10

Total cost to me $8 and I won $6 back on the last game.

All the games were played at Pokerstars.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Perhaps I Should Have Stayed At Work

Started off playing really well at Pokerstars yesterday. I was getting good cards and playing them well. I thought I might actually start to recoup some of my losses.

Oh, how silly I am. The cards went and so did another $66 before I called it a day and started doing something more worthwhile.

I'm finding it really frustrating today, the cards just don't seem to be running for me and when I get a good hand that's worth playing, the river card always seems to catch me out.

I did refer to my Pokerstars stats to see if I was playing too many hands but at 29%, I think not.

Oh well another time!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Limit Poker ($1/$2) at Pokerstars

I've had a break from playing for quite a while now while I've been doing other things. However, yesterday I started playing at Pokerstars again.

I've been playing $1/$2 Limit Texas Hold'em and started off losing $53 before putting another $40 onto the table. After about an hour and some decent hands, which seems to happen less often these days, I finished up with $96.50 on the table giving an overall profit of $3.50 by may calculations. Not a terrible lot, I know but the way things started out it could have been much worse and has given me a bit more confidence in my play, which was lacking.

I also managed a small game earlier today and managed a profit of $6.75, again not much but at least it's heading the right way, isn't it?

I'm on holiday for the rest of this week so will hopefully get a few games in, probably at Pokerstars again but maybe somewhere else. I need the practice and would like to get a few more games under my belt as they have been few and far between for the last few months.

Keep watching for updates!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

$2/$4 Limit Texas Hold'em at Pokerstars

Started with $40 brought to the table.

First hand down to $12 with two pairs, Aces and Nines which was beaten whena pair of 5's met another on the board.

Added another $50.

I was delighted after a few hands when I got one that I could fold. Up until that point all the hands were playable and strong but the river card always seemed to diss me!

Ach...beaten again with a flush over my two high pairs and more money needed.

Added another $40, it's just not my day but hopefully...

...nope. Gone. The quickest $130 I've ever spent!

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