ok, long overdue blog post, will start this one off with the good news. i am still in a nicer place to live than most, and still have a roll of $1371. Ive paid the rent is paid up thru next tues. also ive won 6 sessions out of 6 in the stud or omaha suncoast game. But the main piece of good news is that ive not played any machines.
now for the news thats not as good. Im not sleeping the right hours, spending more time aleeping than playing poker, and for whatever reason i suddenely cant hear out of 1 ear, maybe its full of wax, but i cant get any wax out. also i keep having to set my computer on a higher percentage over 100% to be able to read the print without glasses. 2 of the pairs of glasses of the 3 i still have, the glasses dont easily stay on and have somehow gotten quite loose. also it only makes it easier to see closeup tiny print, seeing theings further away such as print on the TV is actually harder and i have to take them off to see. But yes the glasses does allow me to see stack sizes and bet sizes on UP.
not doing well on UP either, am back to $146 and at one point i was briefly over $200 several days back. sure will be glad when they add omaha.
I might be able to see Tatude, Kingofdonks, and Cooldave all 3 tommorrow, but for whatever reasons no one seems to be available today, so i guess as soon as i finish this post ill be looking to catch a bus. Yesterday i made the mistake of going to TX station because i woke up with vince up the street saying he was riding in my area picking up Cox boxes and i could ride with him if i was able to leave now, so i did, and he stopped at like 3 homes on the way to TX station and he said Suncoast would be too far out of the way. so i got there in about an hour, and proceeded to lose $106 at TX, and out $143 at the worst point. i shouldnt have took the overs button, that had to be the cause of a lot of the loss on one hand. actually at 10pm Vince was going to bring me to suncoast and play a little while also, but when we called there was no game but 2-4 still going, so instead he dropped me off on Craig road and i got the bus home.
i read the old 2+2 link, and seems a lot of people both there and here, totally misread how i play, much of whats posted about it is incorrect. Such as the part about being an unimaginative nit. in reality, i play too loose, and try too many fancy plays. (and i blame that on the ones whove falsely assessed my play in the past). I should go back to ABC poker, and stop limping EP with AA, and stop trying to disguise my hand, (all of which is caused by mistakenly thinking others think i play like a nit). u see in Seattle Irish eyes im a nit because i dont play total garbage hands like Q5 offsuit for the extra $1 in the SB in a multiway pot. but no thats not a nit, thats just being smart.
so i had 67 diamonds in EP and i was already stuck about $60, enough to have took the overs button and moved tables to where many had overs to try and get unstuck. i limped the $2, and a guy raised to $8. (i shouldve been paying attn to the fact he raised less often than most). but it was a young guy. everyone folded to me, and i thought id reraise to represent a real monster, so i said $14. he calls, and we are now in NL overs after the flop. Flop comes 358 rainbow. i bet $15, and he makes it $45 (damn) and i call, turn comes Q and he puts me in for the little bit i have left (about $20+) and i call, and miss again on the river. and he has KK. i wonder if he couldve got off had he only had ace high. but i shouldve realized he raised less often than a few others at the table who did it alot.
so yeah i need to do 2 things. stay away from holdem and stick to the games im doing really well at like omaha8 and stud8, and id also like to check out the omaha high game sunday nite at tx, sometimes 6-8 of them have the NL overs. much better game than boulder because the blinds are only half as much since its not $4-8 like boulder is, also u can raise more to protect ur hand, (making it $8 right off on the $2 BB). i have a feeling it can only become more popular as it gets more well known.
also im still wondering about when i should and shouldnt be taking NL overs. i probably shouldnt base it on whether i am up or down for the day. at least ive found a good phone tracking program, and am accurately tracking results now.