Ratholer - A player who removes chips from the table, usually to avoid having to go all-in more than they intend to. Ratholing is typically performed by shortstackers who play really tight, double up, then move to another table.

High Roller - A player who usually plays in high stakes poker games that require betting large amounts of money. As a result large amounts of money can be won and lost within minutes.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

General Update and Thoughts

So, things have been going well, poker wise.

I have been posting some updates to twitter and so far this has been a good month at the tables.

A few things have happened that have got me thinking, so I wanted to do a general update to see where I still need to get to by the May mark (6 months).

Every Session:
Use proper game selection - Done (as much as possible)
Practice good BRM - Done
Always buy in for the maximum and top up if needed - Done
Learn to identify when you go on tilt and activate the killswitch - Done
Apply the maths - Done
Try some multi-level thinking - Done
Be patient, remain calm and focused - Done

Short Term (3-6 Months):
Know the maths - Done
Practice multi-level thinking - Done
Realise a decent profit - Busy 1/2 way
Increase number of simultaneous tables to 6 online - Busy
Up the stakes from $2NL to $10NL on FT - Canned
Up the stakes from R20NL to R100NL on Piggs - Up to 200NL now
Buy tracking software - Still need
Check and record stats once a month - Done
Read 2 poker books - Done
Play more live games - Done

So thats where I'm at, 3 goals to go before May. Need some new goals I think...

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bankroll Update: February


Work has been crazy busy, hence no posts in the last few weeks. I have still been hitting the tables, although not daily.

Start: 2011/01/26 R3200
End: 2011/02/28 R3300
Rakeback: R300
Winnings: R400

Marginal Month, but still a winner. Thank the lawd for Rakeback...

Short Term Goals Attained:
Read 1 poker book

Well that's it for Feb's update, drop me a comment if there is anything you'd like to see here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Poker 2011 Second Home Game of the Year

Now that home and live games are going to be happening more regularly, I'll be posting results as they happen.

Saturday 05/02/2011 - Cash Game at Pyro's

The structure was as follows:
Blinds: 25c/50c until 10pm then 50c/R1
Max BI: R50 until 10pm then R100
Total Pool after rebuys: R1030

Players and results were:
1st Ruse
2nd Vixen
3rd Pyro
4th Wombles
5th boB
6th Phar
7th Croglet

See Full Results Here.

All in all, not too bad, although I lost my temper a few times...
R80 being my total profit for the session. Next one is set up for 19 Feb.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bankroll Management: The spreadsheet

So a few people have asked me for a copy of the spreadsheet that I use to track wins/losses.

I have uploaded a copy for you all to use if you like: HERE

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

6 Month Graph and Technical Glitches.

Well, I have started watching vids on Dragthebar and there is a hell of a lot to go through. So at the moment I am just picking a few at random and going from there...

HEM problem is a little more complicated, I installed it a few weeks ago and had issues, tried to set it up last night after fixing my .Net issue and now the trial has expired. So much for that idea, guess I'll have to fork out some cash.

In the meantime, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak on my progress to date.

I think 6 months is starting to get to the sample size I want to be looking at, apart from my withdrawal last year, looks like I'm doing something right... Even if I still have a lot to learn.