Sunday, July 31, 2011

PnL July 2011

Ending balance July 2011: $172.37
Ending balance June 2011: $87.89
    July 25, 2011: $180.00
    July 13, 2011: $26.00
    July 23, 2011: $80.00

Net Profit:
    Current = Ending bal July 2011 adjusted for flows (+/-deposits/withdrawals)

((Current/Previous)-1)*100 = -1.72%

Friday, July 29, 2011

2011 chart

I finally got off my b*tt and updated holemmanager. The chart above shows all hands for 2011.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Tableninja is not working as it should be for the last few days since the pokerstars update. I have been using ahk scripts as a workaround that work, but there are other functions that I have yet to write.

One function that I am thinkng is the 'adjust to same session minimum'. I can write a script that will close that table using ahk after posting this. The thing about these ahk scripts is that I still have to figure out how to fit all those hotkeys into my gamepad. Maybe I can use a modifier or two--ctrl and alt, for use with every hotkey.

Hmmm. I can do that too. I have just finished a session and am about to take a break. I can write scripts for an hour, then take that break.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Too lazy to update my poker tracker--my pc is still in testing stage. I will just post charts from the day I started playing again a few days back when I got her to work again.

Something is wrong with tableninja that I am learning how to use autohotkey to supplement my multi-tabling needs. So far, I was able to do two broken tableninja hotkeys. I am thinking of mapping my gamepad to do what tableninja does. I am encountering issues with JoyX and JoyY. I think it is possible to make this work. I might have that script up and running in a week or so.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Deposit made $140.00

ahk: launch poker apps

What this script will do are the following:
- open tableninja
- open holdem manager
- open joy2key
- open pokerstars > auto log-in with your password

WARNING! Do not blame me if this messes things up for you. As always, do your own research before you use this script.

Here's the script:
; launches pokerstars, Tableninja, joy2key and HM one after the other.
;runs tableninja
Run E:\Program Files\TableNinja\TableNinja.exe
Sleep 10000
; runs HM
Run E:\Program Files\HEM\Holdem Manager\HoldemManager.exe
Sleep 10000
; runs joy2key
Run C:\Users\jim\Downloads\jtk374en\jtk374en\JoyToKey.exe
Sleep 5000
; runs pokerstars up to enter pin
Run, E:\Program Files\PokerStars\PokerStars.exe
Sleep 1000
Click 927, 712
Sleep 1000
As always, to run this script, you need autohotkey running on your computer. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


It's only today that I got to play extensively since my pc broke down. As I played, I was making tweaks here and there. I was making sure that my configurations were set and working properly.

I don't think I am going to update my hand history. Too much effort, too little time. Besides, it's a good exercise to play without stats every now and then.

I have yet to install ubuntu dual boot on my system. That's what I was trying to do earlier today and it did not work out the way I expected. Installation went well, but on reboot, the system didn't give me the grub menu to choose which OS to load. No one in the forums could give a definitive answer on how to work it out so I decided to start over--reformat, reinstall.

That's the easy part. Updating my configurations was hell. There must be a way to save my configurations each time such that when I reformat/reinstall, I will just copy paste the configs somewhere in there. I will look into that.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

windows 7

Is it just because I have just upgraded my system or is windows 7 better than vista?

Start-up took less than a minute! At this time, the empty windows 7 boots up faster than my fully configured ubuntu 11.04 (by a few seconds). Tableninja on vista took more than three minutes to load. On windows 7, TN was up and running in 19 seconds.

This probably all have something to do with the fact that I have upgraded my system, but still, I have been reading good feedback about windows 7 from the net. I hope they got it right this time.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

windows 7--repartition, reformat, then clean install

I got myself windows 7 to install on my poker pc. After four hours of trial and error, I finally found the best way to repartition my hard drive, reformat then do a clean install on my pc. Here's the link--

Delete the Partition Windows is Installed On (Step 11 of 34)

In a nutshell, what I should be doing was--

- delete all the partitions until there is only one remaining
- click next to proceed with the clean install.

Sweet and easy.

windows 7

Installation now in progress...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

pc up and running

This poker pc is finally up and running. I upgraded the CPU (AMD dual core) motherboard, 4Gb RAM plus 600W psu. This pc feels like it is brand new again.

Now the bad news. Because of the hardware upgrades, I am not able to boot into windows vista.

I am looking for a way to reinstall windows vista atm. I don't have the install cd. It's an acer and acer had my back up copy in drive d. Unable to boot into windows, I am not able to make a reinstall.

And to think that I paid hundreds of dollars for a windows OS license, I think I am getting the short end of the stick here. Windows vista is not the best OS out there. To upgrade to windows 7, I need to shell out another few hundred dollars.

With all the money they make from rakeback, why can't pokerstars just come out with a client version for linux?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


WHen unexpected things happen--like my pc breaking down and me not being able to play poker, I go through a 24-hour period where I am upset about it. After that, I see the silver lining and accept the fact that there is something here for me to learn and discover.

At this moment, I think it's about this--learning how to run my poker business inside linux. I never did enjoy using windows. Not that I am judging that os, it's just not something that I prefer.

The next pc that I am getting, it is highly unlikely that it will have windows preinstalled on it. It could have a trial version, but I am not willing to fork out an extra hundred dollars to rent an operating system. Besides, it is more challenging to use linux. I get to learn more.

Two things on my programming homework--
- writing an app that will help manage tables like tableninja; such as opening/closing, betting, cycling thru, etc.
- writing poker tracking software that works for me
- how to automate everything.

I have a quite a stretch of time ahead of me. First things first. Install pokerstars inside wine. I already have wine installed this morning.

Monday, July 11, 2011

motherboard issues

My pc is not working. This morning, I saw it boot up and came to that point where the desktop is on but everything is still loading. I turned around to put on my contact lens and to make coffee. By time I got back, the computer screen was black. The power was on, the cpu fan was humming in the background, but there was nothing on screen.

I restarted the pc and it did not even go to that BIOS screen. Thinking this was an issue with the CMOS battery, I opened the box and replaced it. Still, no response. I fired up my kids' computer and googled the issue. To make the long story short, it's highly probable that my motherboard is busted.

I'm not sure how things will go from here. I installed linux on this kids' pc. I can install wine, then run pokerstars from there, but I wouldn't be able to multi table as effectively as I did before. I can install open source poker tracking on this pc, but it doesn't have a hud. There's also table crab to manage tables as I play, but last time I tried it, it didn't work for me.

I am thinking of getting a stake again from 2p2. That's not something I look forward to, reporting to someone else. Another thing to consider is that I don't have access to holdem manager. How can I prove that I am a winning player? That tells me that it's not the path I need to consider.

I am going to let this simmer for now. In the meantime, I am taking a break from playing--will spend more time learning how to code in python.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

bull run

The first chart image shows how the business fared from January 2010 until March 2011. The second chart shows performance from January 2011 to present.

I decided to get rid of last year's hand history to lighten up my database and help speed up my pc.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I'm not sure if there is any correlation, but after developing 'da joint,' my winrate has steadily gone up. I guess this little script allows me to concentrate more on making good decisions, and spend less time looking for tables.

Da joint is configured to join any table at random. If I find any table that I am playing on that does not meet my table selection criteria, I close it with a touch of a button.I haven't gotten around to include filters in the script--maybe soon. There's plenty of room for improvement.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


da joint

I am heretofore calling my table joining script as 'da joint'.

I made some changes to it by adding the random function. This way, the script will still join tables, but not the ready available ones that you will find off the top of the list. By adding a page down action, da joint will not take up attention by opening tables when I have max capacity.
Random, joinT, 1, 2
If joinT = 1
Send q
Sleep 500
Send {PgUp}
Sleep 500
SendInput w
Sleep 45000
Send q
Sleep 500
Send {PgDn}
Sleep 500
SendInput w
Sleep 45000

The first version of the script worked well. I thought that there was plenty of room to improve on it. For one, it kept opening tables off the top of the list. When I have maximum tables running, this gets pretty annoying. If I adjusted sleep to higher number, I sometimes find myself not playing the maximum number of tables. Either way, these take attention away from the hand that's being played.

By adding a random action--alternatively going page down to simply join a waitlist, I'd still have tables opening when I need them and yet not take too much attention from me.

I have only tested this script on a notepad and it works great. I am about to go out in an hour. I will run this script on the poker client when I get back to see how it goes.

Again, be warned. This script may or may not work on your computer. I am not responsible if this fucks up things for you.

First, I manually open the number of tables that I want to play. Soon as everything is up and running, I run the script, allowing it to do its job in the background. Depending on how the session is doing, I can adjust the number of minutes between opening the lobby and joining a table.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

automatically join tables

Here is a short script I learned in AHK that automatially clicks on the pokerstars lobby to either join a waitlist or an available table every x-minutes--

Send q
Sleep 500
Send {PgUp}
Sleep 500
Send w
Sleep 60000

For the noobs--to make this work for you, first you need to download and install autohotkey. Right click on your desktop, click New, autohotkey script. Copy, paste the code above, then click save. To run the script, double click on that desktop icon you just created. To change the interval when the script clicks to join a table, change Sleep 60000 (1000 = 1 second) into a higher or lower number that will suit you. To run the script, press CTRL+Q on your keyboard.

This script works with tableninja. Q is my tableninja hotkey to bring up the lobby. W is my TN hotkey to join a highlighted table.

NOTICE-- I cannot be held liable if this script fucks up for you. This works in my pc. Your pc is different from mine--this script may not work for you.

I am going to test this script and improve on it in the coming days. I am thinking I'll put in the ability to filter tables depending on VPIP, or average stack or pot, etc. For now, the ability to open tables automatically when grinding is a big help for me.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I am tweaking my algorithm--overhauled mapping to keybindings making it more efficient to manage tables. I did not enjoy the session last night because of table management issues. This morning after the changes were made, I must have played more than twice the number of hands than before. It wasn't a homerun session, but a slightly above-breakeven session.

My son chose not to go to school today and learn something different than what they teach him at school--playing games on the pc. I encourage that in my kids. Why so? Times are different now. For me, learning comes from within. Nobody can teach you anything unless you are ready to learn. With the internet, all knowledge is practically at your finger tips. You only go to school to get credentials.