Blog - Operation - Regrind
I had a negative month in March and it was not due to variance. The logical step, when you lose your game it to drop down rebuild. I did not do this. I cashed out my bankroll, leaving 100 fun money in pokerstars. I had a fun playing 2-7 no limit triple draw. After blowing ~50 bucks I had ~51 bucks left and so my regrind started.
2NL i owns it. Feels good to play poker and win. To my dismay, I am learning at this level. I see certain plays, dare I say I even make hero calls.
For some reason while playing this hand against an unknown I was fairly confident that he was on a draw. His river shove looks so bluffy, I couldn't resit it.
My Current BR is 96 bucks, with 36 dollars in winnings from 2nl and 11 tourney victories. This time I am not going to let my soul focus be cash games. I enjoy playing poker and I took it too seriously to have fun with it. It was all about the grind and money. And quite frankly at the level I play the money doesn't matter. Thus, I will sometimes play drunk and I will play some holdem tourneys. Despite this I will not play outside of my bankroll.
I played 8 tourneys, two of which were 90 man (.25), which take for Fing ever, 3rd and 4th finishes (I was pretty hammered while playing these, but soberish by the end since they take so Fing long). I also played 1.4 Knockouts (though that may be considered outside my bankroll, I wasn't worried. When I move up to 5NL. I will play a 1 Dollar tourney and maybe another 90 man 25 cent, they are fine to play while drinking or just when I want to play but can't play my A game.
Things I am working on. Tightness. After everything I learned I was running close to 16/11 @FR, while being only 5/5 UTG. I was way too loose on the CO and HJ. Though, I know I can profitable play 22 UTG in 2NL and 5NL, I am trying to play my 25NL+ game. So for my VP/PFR, have been okay but they are starting to edge up a bit, which I am okay with as long it is in BU and not in HJ. Over 10k hands I am running 9.17 PTBB 12.8/11 and decent 3B of 2.44, this number was low, but in 10k I had 1 opportunity to 3 bet bluff, which was successful.
This thread is my playground for thoughts on life.
Last thing, my number goal in life is to get a job. Number two is to slowly progress up to 25nl again, I am trying to take a very long view of poker this time around. I realized that, when I will have a job I'll only play 20k hands a month but if I can eak out a few buy ins and put it towards my savings I will be that much better off. Plus, I tried playing WOW again and man is it boring compared to poker.
Cliff notes: Cashed out BR, regrinding from 2NL.