Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mat Cutts - Try something new for 30-days

Friday, December 30, 2011

Why not feature winning grinders?

If I had a poker site, here's how I am going to get players--GRINDERS

Most of the poker sites will feature the best, brightest, richest and most attractive players from all over the world. It's nice and good to have someone to look up to like that, but that's the 1%.

I can't relate to them, can you?

The 99 percent are people like you and me--average Joe's and Jane's grinding in front of their computers every day. To these people, everyone can relate to. If we see that average people like us can make a good living playing poker, we will be motivated to grind it out ourselves.

multi-tables

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poker Tracker 3 "Get It Free" Promo


I must have finished the 250 VPP required for the PT3 "Get it free" promo early this morning. I sent a request thru their website just now.

As you can see from their website, the full version license for poker tracker 3 is $89.99. Poker tracker is going to give me the full version license soon as I make 250 VPPs playing in pokerstars.

To those of you with an accounting background reading this, can I consider this as part of my revenue, even though I did not pay for it in cash?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One of the best in online poker

rush poker

I miss playing rush poker, don't you?

The most I had open was four tables. No wonder they called it rush poker. You get a rush of excitement while playing in those tables.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ten days of play, up 71%

I decided to come back and play online poker with pokerstars about ten days ago, on December 16, 2011. I funded my account with $100 the following day, if I remember correctly.

win rate chart monday

Read villain like a book - here's how you do it

winning poker

I never graduated from university. I was there for five years, simply because I was having a grand time, but got tired of it and never bothered to go after getting a diploma.

People say I wasted both my time and my parent's money. I did not. I learned a lot of skills on how to deal with people. To this day, I am still using them in all my online business.

Anyway, my line of work after finishing university was sales and marketing. I sold encyclopedias door to door, B2B for magazine subscriptions, cars, real estate, pharmaceuticals. There are three essentials that I learned from sales and that I find applicable in playing poker are the following:
  • Numbers game
  • Qualify prospects
  • Always be closing

Sunday, December 25, 2011

How I get back money that I lost on tilt

win-rate chart

Constant learning


I was able to get back tuition paid on tilt yesterday. When I say tuition, what I mean is that I lost money, but learned something in return. It could be information on how villain plays, or the circumstance showed me a lesson on better poker.

You probably want to ask how I got back tuition paid.

Low variance poker. If I don't have the strong hands, I fold. The method is called TAG, or Tight Aggressive. I pick my spots, I am patient. Small hand, small pot, big hand, big pot is the TAG's mantra.

Even on a Christmas day, there was a lot of players on pokerstars, more than 200,000 players when I first signed in this morning. I did not get to play as many hands as before. I must have played half of my usual number of hands, but it was profitable just the same.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

This is me, making everyone on the table happy


On tilt


If you have been following this blog, you can tell when I have just messed up a session--no charts.

I fucked up two hands and lost two buy ins. The first was me playing back on villain who keeps donking me. I had two pairs, but the deck was connected. I did not think things through and when villain shoved all in, I just called. She had straight nuts.

Immediately after that, same thing, two pairs versus straight. I called all in. Second buy in lost.

Sigh. No more poker until tomorrow.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Free Poker Tracker 3


I am working towards earning my free poker tracker 3 (full version). I need to make 250 points playing poker. At the moment, I have 51% earned. I am playing with the 60-day demo version. It's possible that I can finish this before that demo period is over, don't you think?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Two Pairs on Turn, Now What?


Hand Analysis


Not a lot of hand history with villain who has position (CO) over hero. Villain has been limping in with almost half the hands dealt.

How to play TPTK

win rate chart

Hand analysis


+5k hands played so far, in the black playing at 2NL. I haven't gotten around to getting my previous hand history from pokerstars. Those stats could be passe by now, since three months has passed. I'm going to play with whatever hand history I get from here on.

I was gone three months and I see some of the regulars I was playing back then are still playing at 2NL. One player in particular, we'll call "bruxo" as that is part of his/her username.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Poker Tracker 3 - Configuring HUD



Player stats


I have my PT3 HUD up and running when I play, but there's a lot of tweaking that I still have to do. At the moment, I have the basic stats that I need while playing.

What's next for me is to set up color ranges, such that when a certain stat for a player is at a given level, it shows red, and a different level shows blue. This helps me make quick decisions based on the colors that I see and not have to rely on the actual number. Little things like this help when multi-tabling.

In a future blog, I will share with you which stats I have on my HUD, why I use them and the parameters that I use to determine color change.

Stay tuned.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How to improve your win-rate with a simple tweak

I am making changes to my game, yet again. The way I was playing is OK and am making good at it. Take a look at my previous posts from three months ago. The chart image will show you how I was doing.

Here is how I am doing so far, which reminded me that I am going to make changes.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Improve your game without trying

I started playing today. One table at first to test if everything was OK. An hour later, I ante'd up and played 16-tables. I was thinking too much playing anything less than that.

poker tracker

Newbie learning


I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to give poker tracker3 a try. Back when I was getting started, PT3 was my first choice. I was able to install and run PT3 back then.

One time, I ran defraggler on my system and did not turn off the database server. That messed up PT3 and it took days to get support. That's when I gave holdem manager a try.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

PokerTracker 4



Config hell

I forgot how much configuration it takes to automate my game. I have just finished downloading tableninja and activated my license. I couldn't finish configuring tableninja as it was looking for pokerstars. So I went ahead and download/install.

configuration icon

Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting back

Hi,

How time flies when you are having fun!

I'm getting back to playing poker again. I have free time from my other business now. All I need to do to get started is to install tableninja and holdemmanager on windows7, get my hand history from pokerstars and run them on hm.

i'm back