Friday, March 6, 2009

update 3-6-09

I haven't really been playing much. I've been on life tilt and have basically destroyed my roll from it. I will start playing again when I feel the inclination to destroy donkeys again. I'm playing in a live game tonight at one of my co-worker's friends' house. It's an uber-micro game; solidly uNL. I guess there's a $10 tourney or something. I'm not real sure, but it could be fun to throw some #$*% around.
They are supposedly a bunch of geeks from HP so maybe I'll get to learn something about linux.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I have finally done it.

PokerStars Game #24726854525: Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) - 2009/02/08 10:58:38 MT [2009/02/08 12:58:38 ET]
Table 'Asterope IV' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: THE SHR0G ($10 in chips)
Seat 2: Prokaz ($13.55 in chips)
Seat 3: Joyceschoice ($6.60 in chips)
Seat 4: TChad25 ($11.95 in chips)
Seat 5: Brown420 ($7.70 in chips)
Seat 6: Ralf Siegel ($10 in chips)
Seat 7: vinsanityno1 ($2.10 in chips)
Seat 8: anthony3936 ($9.55 in chips)
Seat 9: zafog ($22.95 in chips)
Prokaz: posts small blind $0.05
Joyceschoice: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TChad25 [Kc Kh]
TChad25: raises $0.30 to $0.40
Brown420: raises $7.30 to $7.70 and is all-in
Ralf Siegel: folds
vinsanityno1: folds
anthony3936: folds
zafog: raises $8.60 to $16.30
THE SHR0G: folds
Prokaz: folds
Joyceschoice: folds
TChad25: folds
Uncalled bet ($8.60) returned to zafog
*** FLOP *** [2h 2s Js]
*** TURN *** [2h 2s Js] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [2h 2s Js Jc] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Brown420: shows [6c 6h] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
zafog: shows [Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Brown420 is sitting out
zafog collected $15.20 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $15.95 | Rake $0.75
Board [2h 2s Js Jc 4s]
Seat 1: THE SHR0G (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Prokaz (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: Joyceschoice (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: TChad25 folded before Flop
Seat 5: Brown420 showed [6c 6h] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Sixes
Seat 6: Ralf Siegel folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: vinsanityno1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: anthony3936 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: zafog showed [Ad As] and won ($15.20) with two pair, Aces and Jacks

Sunday, February 1, 2009

back in action

my goal for February is 30k hands. I played a 2k session last night after I was basically ready for bed and I felt pretty good all session. I couldn't get paid for the FOUR (4) sets of quads I received and was set-over-set for a stack, but I still ended up just below even. And that felt pretty good. The first hit was when I bet/shoved a gutty SFD into aces. I know that is a slight fav on the flop, so I guess I can't feel too bad about it.
I feel like I need to push marginal situations a bit better and I'll have my coach look at them when I session with them. I also feel like there are a lot of standard situations that I'm screwing up too often.
meh. more later.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


When I talk about my winrate, I'm talking about how much money I have made over a given sample of hands. A small sample for when I'm talking about how many hands I've played vs a given player is like 500 or less. Any more, and I feel that I have a good sample on him and I can make fairly accurate reads.
However, when I'm talking about hands that I've played and I'm thinking about how I have done, the sample is much bigger. In a session, I can play between 1500 and 2000 hands (h). So I feel a good sample is 50,000h or 50kh. Here's how to calculate a win rate (WR).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So, I'm really looking/reading/learning about how I can go 100% linux on my home network. (Yes, this really is poker related) The problem I'm running into is that I'd like to see things running a bit more stable on Fedora in regards to virtualization and stars/PT3. Stars runs alright through wine, but I'm more concerned with PT3 and my database. I'm going to test it and generally screw with it until I'm confident that it will run smoothly. I'd like to do this before I dump my vista license and load everything up on my main workstation.
Has anyone done this before? I'd really appreciate a link to their story if anyone has one. I may be in new waters.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I've taken pretty much all of this week off. I might play again tomorrow, but I have some great news! I'm MOVING!!! My new roommate is a nice girl who is going back for her second degree. The place is smaller than the place I have now, but there isn't a dog to contend with. I'll probably setup my workstation in the dining room as there is no table there. I'm finally getting a little bit excited about this.

Friday, January 2, 2009

So, plugging leaks

how do I bring up the red line? I'm not exactly sure that I understand what it is.