Time waits for no man
Ok, yup you guessed it, I still haven't written up the Guineas weekend. Oh well, it'll come, hopefully while it's still fresh in my mind. Next week I'm in Madeira for a week with my family and I'm taking the laptop so I will hopefully get it written up while I lounge around the pool at the villa. I'll be building up my tan there, back at work from Tuesday to Thursday, then off to vegas for some serious partying and playing in 100f heat :o)
I had a moment of pride and joy on Tuesday night, and I didn't even have to do anything to get it ! At 11.30 pm I got this text message on my phone -
"Just won a 200 man tournament! £552, just moving through the gears before vegas!" - Twister
That's Twist's first MTT online win, so congratulations dude ! My contribution to this victory was lending out Phil Gordon's Little Green Book a few weeks ago. If you aint read it you should, and if you've already read it you should read it again, its got quality advice in short, sharp bursts that will really improve your game in MTT's. Its so satisfying to win a tourney, and it almost feels just as good to see one of your mates do it.
My foray into NL cash games has been a little frustrating of late. Very much two steps forward, one step back. I tried the $2/4 game and made some money. Played back at the usual $1/2 and lost it all back, and last night stepped down to .50/$1 to get back to even again. The best thing about the .50/$1 is it reminds me how 'short-ball' works very effectively for bankroll building. Every time I'm up at $1/2 or $2/4 I have the constant voice in the back of my head saying "You could make $400 tonight with a big hand", whereas at .50/$1 I'm much more inclined to take the long road, get up to a $50 profit and then leave the table happy with making half a buyin and increasing my bankroll. I'm starting to believe that is a good mentality for NL ring. Take the small gains where you can, don’t go looking for those big score hands too too much, cause the variance is going to hurt a hell of a lot more. When I can apply make .50/$1 attitude to the other limits it will mean I'm not thinking about the money and that will mean I'm playing better poker.
Blog redesign coming up tonight, on the proviso that all my programming skills haven't been sucked out of me by work by 5pm. Think I'll try and find a 'blogger game' while I'm doing it to pass the time cheaply :o)