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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hotlanta Tonight!

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This will be my first poker free day in a very long time. The last couple of days have been a bit slow and today is the perfect day for a break. We are at the Hilton in Atlanta – Joe’s company is having a big elaborate buffet dinner for customers in town for a conference. Last year the food was awesome – so no worrying with calories tonight. Afterwards we will all go somewhere here in Atlanta – not sure where but it will involve drinking and no driving lol. I am such a wimp – I won’t last as long or drink as much as everyone else. My husband is English – I rarely drank at all til I met him. You can not marry into an English family and never drink – so once in a while I cave in and have a few.
Meanwhile everyone else is working and I am in the hotel room and have time to watch a sng video – so off I go!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Maintaining Confidence and Control While Learning

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I had an interesting day today that has me thinking. (Yea – I know that is dangerous lol).
For about 9 days I have been playing really well – and running hot hasn’t hurt at all. It has seemed like I have had a lot of things start to come together at the same time for me and it has really paid off. I have done some little tweaking with my game and started taking a lot more 1st’s and 2nd’s vs the many 3rd’s and 4th’s I was previously finishing with. A lot of the changes have to do with stepping up my aggression as the blinds go up. My confidence has been very high and mentally I have stayed focused and positive. I have done so well that I have not devoted much time to studying – I just felt like I needed to stay on the tables as much as I could while I was doing so well.
Today I decided I had better start watching some videos and doing some reading again. My SitnGoGrinders membership expires in a few weeks and I haven’t watched many videos there so I watched a couple of fultip777’s videos. He plays higher stakes than I do but they are regular speed and the other coaches there all play turbos I think. One was a $55 and the other a $109. He played pretty tight in both of them.
Then I played a set of 6 sng’s and I knew from the start I was in trouble. I was second guessing myself a lot and my confidence took a quick dive. Nothing seemed to be working for me and I was confused about how to play lol. This happens to me too often. When I watch a video and the coach is playing differently than I have been taught – or if I am reading a book and the strategy is different than what I have learned – it really messes up my game. I read Collin’s book first and have had Greg as a coach – so if anyone plays differently than what they teach it just confuses me.
Maybe I was trying to apply strategy in $11’s sng’s that is better suited for the levels that fultip plays at. Maybe I should not stir the pot right now.
Or…..maybe I should have watched some of Collin’s videos instead lol.
One thing is for certain – I have got to learn to maintain confidence and control in my game as I am studying. I know I still have a lot to learn.
I used to play a lot of pool before I started playing poker. (I am pretty damned good for a girl if I must say so myself). But I know in pool when you learn something new and start trying to apply it – that you usually end up playing worse while you work it into your game. Then once you have mastered it you are much better than you were before. Maybe poker is like that is some ways.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Collin Moshman's website

Collin invited me to become a member at his website and I am very excited about that. You can visit his website here:

I will be cross posting my blogs entries from there to here - so here is the first one:

Hi to everyone – really glad to be a part of this group! I am the student rather than the coach and hopefully we will see a great progression in my game this year.I started playing sng’s in August last year – I played 10 sng’s which were a combination of 9, 27 and 45 person. Largely due to taking first in a 45 I did pretty good. I played about 25 in Sept and then in October decided to start playing sng’s as my primary game – specifically 9 person. I had contacted Greg (zerosum79) about getting coaching and we started that in early October. I played 45 mostly $5.50’s and was down a little for the month and then played 162 games in November and broke about even. I had read Collin’s book and between that and the coaching sessions felt that I was finally getting a good grasp of the game. By December I was playing 4 tables and got in 217 games and ended up slightly down but felt very good about my game.Greg doesn’t know it yet but I have made a couple of changes in the past few weeks. After the 1st week of January I moved to 6 tables. It took some adjusting but I am handling it well now. And last weekend I moved up to the $11’s. As of yesterday I have played 285 sng’s and I am having my best month since I started playing sng’s.I love to play MTT’s and I need to work those back into my schedule – I am just concerned that I will now play them like sng’s out of habit.Anyway – that might have been tmi – but just giving everyone an idea of where I am with my game.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Moving up!

Last week I made the move to 6 tables on my desktop. I am handling it pretty well so I think I will stick with it. I know I make a few more mistakes so will keep an eye on that. I still only do 4 tables on my laptop because I just wouldn't be able to see well enough with 6 tables on a 17" screen. I wish I had better eyes - but at least I can see well enough to get by.

Then yesterday I decided to test the waters on $11 sng's. I played 18 in 3 sessions. By the time got to the last session I was feeling great about it. In the last 7 games I placed in the money in 5 - with 3 of them 1st place finishes. It was a great session and I will try them again today and hope they don't bite me on the ass!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pokerstars 2010 WBCOOP

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New Year's update

This year is off to a good start. I am not winning loads at poker - but I am up for the month and feel good about my game.

Pokerstars has made some nice improvements to their VPP program and I can finally reach silver star status this month. Hopefully I will be able to shoot for gold within a few months. At least now I can get some benefit for my fpp's/vpp's.

I am continuing with my coaching - have another session tonight.

Found out both Carbon Leaf and Gaelic Storm are in Atlanta together Sunday night so very excited about going to that show.

Life is good.