Thursday, January 01, 2009

Decembers and 2008 Total

Well another year over ....(a new one just begun ...)

After sorting out the transfers from the William Hill cash earlier in the month, and accounting for those Paysafe Card profits, my final profit for December stands at $480-30, which gives me a total for the year of $2521-83, which, while not as good as 2007, I'm happy enough with as for long stretches of the year I was working away Monday-Friday with no Online Poker access.

The coming year I hope to better 2007's figure - I'd love to average around $400 a month profit - so around $5k for the year is my 'aim for the stars' Target.
I'm going to persevere with my attempts at becoming a successful cash player, although my attempts in this field may well hamper my $5k for the year target !!
I will (attempt to) get to an APAT somewhere this year, and also aim to play the APAT National League on Blue Square whenever possible
I'd also really like to win a trip, of some sorts, Vegas for the WSOP would be great - although even its just a GUKPT at Bolton I wouldn't mind.
On the qualifying path I will also play a few more (non rebuy) satellites for the bigger events with the intention of seeing how my play holds up against the Bigger buy in sharks.

Hopefully everything drops into place, and if not, I'll hopefully enjoy myself trying .... See you all at the tables


Gavin said...

Nice going mate.

I think one of my goals should be to enjoy poker again and playing less might help.

Good luck in 2009

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Texas Hold'em: how to play before the flop?

The secret of Texas Hold'em is in five words: selection of starting hands. Much has been written on the subject, and despite the advice I now give you, know that they are especially valid for small stakes. On higher stakes, you'll have to sleep more often!

Let's be clear: you have to sleep at least two out of three hands, because they are not worth the trouble and will cause you to lose money. Must be selected so very close. The counterpart is that the biggest qualities of poker is patience. He plays few hands but most of those wins he plays. Here is the secret.

We will see later that it is important to play at tables where most players are not as good as you. Online there is a quick way to find out. But even before that, you must learn A Well play before the flop. Either it is not enough to make you a winner, but this course you will learn to be a loser.

Paradoxically poker strategy preflop Hold'em's easy to describe and See you technically easy to implement, but mentally it is very very difficult! It takes a lot of practice, discipline and patience.

In terms of position (but I'll get to later) the best place is one that is as close as possible the last player to talk (ie Hold'em, as close as possible to the button). Indeed, this is where you get the maximum information about your opponents' hands (since you have spoken before). This is what will allow you to either maximize the amount that you will win, or (and this is almost even more important) to minimize the amount that you will lose. Basic example: everyone checked (free card). You speak last: opening you can fold the table and "steal the pot."