Busto....

Got drunk....played too high.....busted my roll. Fortunately I raked over $700 in 16k hands so with my 45% deal I can try again next month. Gonna step down to 0.10/0.20 and enforce some rules..

No playing pissed
No more than 4 tables (re-evaluate at month end as I think I'm comfortable at 6 but just want to see if I play better when I play less.)
No playing above .10/.20
No silly HU shots (I'm fairly clueless)

Even when I wasn't drunk I wasn't playing great....I was being very results orientated and was also doing things wrong that I knew I shouldn' be doing. It's quite hard to supress the gambler in me at times. Now I have a bit of time I'm going to use it to watch all the training vids I can and read any decent 2p2 articles.

In the 17k hands I did play I learned a lot about these levels though such as 1 pair is never good in a 200bb pot post flop and that 2 barreling (and more so 3 barreling) light is just not profitable at this level. Any bluffs have to be fairly well contructed and not undertaken too often. Bit 'pokered' out at the minute anyway so I rest will do me good.

Just deceided to attend another stag do in Germany in two weeks time. I really need my mates to stop getting married as it's going be the death of me.

PS....sorry no graph...I deleted my DB in a pissed off rage and I've not managed to recover it. It was just a long break even line with a big dip at the end of it so not really exciting.

$0.25/$0.50 Cash Grind is Underway!

I've now started my cash grind to see how well (and how long) I can last before busto!! Hopefully that won't happen but I'm cheerfully under-rolled. I was going to do this as a Clarkatroid stakee, but through one thing and another we never got it off the ground so I'm going solo (and keeping all my profits yeaaahh!!!) although Adam has kindly offered to give me help as and when.....I'm sure I can wangle another drunken coaching session if i buy the beers!

I've got a lovely new iPoker VIP deal - 45% for raking $500 and 50% for $1k+. Happy with that as I've already raked $200 in the last two days (5.5k hands). I've had a very swingy start but this is down to me playing poorly and a bit of tilt whilst I've getting back into it. I played some horrible poker in my second session, but two sessions today brought it round and I'm getting right back into the swing of it. I'm using the 2+2 strat forums and reading loads of articles at the minute so hopefully I can transorm this into a nice graph.

Currently, after 2 days i'm + $173. My stats (positional and standard) are looking pretty damn goot. I'll post graphs at the end of the month - hopefully not epic fail graphs. TBH though I'd be very happy with break even for my first month and up the roll with 'loyalty' payments.

Give me a shout if you are interested in that loyalty deal and I'll get it sorted for you.

Tonight it's off the AWOP mansion for 2 Seats GTD Sat to the Coral British Masters in Leeds later this month. £20 r/b. I seem to run good at AWOP so lets hope I can keep it going!

GL.