Tuesday, 12 February 2008

And So It Begins!

Day 1:

$50 is lying there waiting for me as i begin my journy into becoming a badbeat trader and im off to an ominous start to say the least, i start by min buying into .10/.20 heads up and quickly bust 2 $4 buy ins. Unpeturbed i stick $10 in and about 6 hands in KK pops up in my hand, "happy days are here again" when he shoves for a potential double up for me he flips AJ and no fuss an Ace is the first card out, Bastard.

So nicely down to $32 in 5 mins, ut oh. Rethink is required i stick 2 x $10 into 6max and have Aces cracked by j10 when the flop is AKQ, there wasnt enough action on the flop for me to suspect he had nuts and when blanks came on turn and river i was fairly happy to call an all in.

My other $10 lasted somewhat longer but still fell by the wayside of a nasty beat when i flopped a straight with 108, (79J) but villan outdrew me on the river with a Queen to give his 10K all of my money.

at this point im sitting on roughly $9 dollars and hating myself for it, i wouldnt put it down to bad play necessarily but some beats and perhaps a Laissez-Faire attitude for playing with other peoples money.

Then came the comeback we all dream of sitting, moping, questioning my ability as i stare at my last nine bucks AQ suited comes along on the button and i get an UTG raise from a loose aggressive player (he raised it $1.40 into a $0.30 pot!?) anyway i raise him to $3 with the absolute intention of shoving if he plays back, which he duly obliges to do so, with A7 off, life is good again when i flop the queen. back up to $19

for the next few hours i just hardcore grind and didnt get all my chips at risk again all night, im back up to $50 and very pleased, now for the profit push playing 2 tables with $10 buy ins i quickly get up to $70 when kings topple queens and i suckout against someone when my twopair outdraws their trips for runner runner quads haha.

that was the 1st of 3 quads tonight lol

i decide to play abit of PLO with $4 and quickly get it up to $25 when i turn a Straight Flush with 3 all in callers, 4 hands later and i make an army of snowmen 8888 and ive broken the $100 mark from being down to $9 at my lowest point. So on the whole im very happy with my performance today and as the target is $250 profit in a month ive knocked off 20% of that already (albeit it can still be lost) i hope the trend continues tonight!

See you at the tables

"mikegays1"-Grandslam account

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how are you going on the piranha game now, im up for the march intake. Are you up to the $250 mark yet? good start by the way.