Monday, August 30, 2010

fantasy football

So you know summer is coming to an end when fantasy football drafts start up. I'm in two leagues this year, and had one draft to warm up for the league i've been in since college.

My lineup in this 10 team league consists of, in the order in which they were kept/drafted:

Adrian Peterson (keeper)
Tony Romo
Ryan Mathews
Jamaal Charles
Chad Ochocinco
Mike Sims-Walker
Percy Harvin
Jets D
Mike Wallace
LaDanian Tomlinson

and a few other bench players I can't remember

Overall I think I hit a home run and have a stellar team. This league does not give points per reception, so quarterbacks are of extreme importance, hence the first round pick of romo, which i would not otherwise usually do. He was the last decent qb available, so I felt compelled to use a first rounder on him.

Pokerwise, I've been on a terrible downswing and will have a losing month for sure. I've really over extended my play and 24 tabling is not just for me. It's not fun, and I can't go through my thought process quickly enough to keep up. So I will stick to 12 tabling for now until I get my bankroll to where it needs to be, and will probably only play a max of 14-16. I've also limited my play to just the 40-100 100Nl big blind tables, as having different limits and different buy in amounts was just too confusing for me.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

first hand history post

here's a link to the discussion on my first two plus two hand post...

I think doing things like this make me think more critically about my actions, and will help me to learn from good players...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

largest pot so far

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

MP1 ($100)

MP2 ($130.40)

CO ($419.70)

Button ($372)

SB ($204.35)

Hero (BB) ($167.50)

UTG ($305.30)

UTG+1 ($282.20)

Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J

UTG bets $3, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $8, 3 folds, Hero calls $7, UTG raises to $17, MP2 calls $9, Hero calls $9

Flop: ($53.10) 8, Q, J (3 players)

Hero checks, UTG bets $25, MP2 calls $25, Hero calls $25

Turn: ($128.10) 6 (3 players)

Hero checks, UTG bets $30, MP2 calls $30, Hero raises to $125.30 (All-In), UTG calls $95.30, MP2 calls $58.20 (All-In)

River: ($466.90) 5 (3 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $466.90 | Rake: $3


Hero had J, J (three of a kind, Jacks).

UTG had A, A (one pair, Aces).

MP2 had Q, 10 (one pair, Queens).

Outcome: Hero won $463.90

Sunday, August 8, 2010

july review

July was another sucky month. However, I realized I can't be so robotic at the tables, and have tried adding a few elements to my game which will both make playing a little more interesting, and will make me tougher to play against. Things such as flatting premium hands a little more often, playing passively with strong showdown hands when I'm against an aggro opponent, and adding in more bluffs and playing them the exact same way I would play my monsters.

So how did I do?

-153.77 table losses
125.96(5248.21*2.0 FPP/VPP*.012c/FPP)
50 for 45k VPP
22.19 USD total profit- UGH!

Year to date stuff: 1273.99 total rakeback thus far, not including jan, which I need to look up.

So total profit:

2195.48 table winnings
1273.99 rakeback
400 stellar reward bonuses
3869.47 total USD profit

269.45 hrs for an hourly rate of 14.36/hour. I guess I won't be giving up my day job anytime soon!