Greetings, loyal readers. These past few weeks have been a whirlwing of activity, mostly un-poker-related. Those of you in the know will be glad to learn that I have officially moved into my slamminâ€™ new digs in Brooklyn. Special shout-outs go to Anthony and Teddy for doing the heavy lifting. Teddy, I still owe you a decent meal. Anthony, a Big Gulp of Diet Coke with your name on it awaits you in Sunset Park.
After the security deposit and the all-important investment in a new bed, the bankroll is a bit light and Iâ€™ll probably be hanging out around 5/10 a bit more for a while until I build it back up. I did play a small tourney the other night at the Northside, but ended up bubbling when the small blind limped in and I pushed my short stack in with AK. He rolled over AA and IGHN. The frustrating this was that I was three-handed with two very predictable players, and would have had a good chance to win the whole thing if Iâ€™d been able to double up on this hand.
There is an interesting article that Chris pointed out to me a few days ago, and I think it merits discussion. Itâ€™s a post from Andrew Prockâ€™s blog and can be found here. After reading this article, I think itâ€™s a bloody miracle that I ever built a bankroll playing below 5/10. Check out his very convincing math and youâ€™ll see why. Admittedly, most of my bankroll came from one-table SNGâ€™s. I wish I could bring myself to play those things again. Anyone out there trying to become a winning player and getting frustrated at 3/6 and below should check out this article. Good stuff.
Not much poker going on this week as I set up my new household. Sadly, I will not be putting in an appearance at the Series this year either. I know what youâ€™re thinking: why the hell am I reading this alleged â€œpoker blogâ€ if there is no poker in it? Quite frankly, I donâ€™t know why the hell youâ€™re reading it.
Oh well, while youâ€™re here, why not check out the new poker gallery or the other exciting areas of my website, which sadly are receiving more attention than my poker blog these days. Donâ€™t worry. Iâ€™m sure to win something else big soon and then have an interesting post for you to enjoy. Until thenâ€¦play good!
4 replies on “Moving is a biotch”
Yeah, moving, buying a car and job hunting are threee biggest biocthes in life IMO.
I saw some problems with your website:
1) The link to the PPM photos are screwed up as they are hard links to a J: drive.
2) The email submission form on your website is screwed up as the email address field only accepts 20 characters.
Yeah, I know there are some problems. It’s a work in progress. 🙂
I’ve been thinking about playing some limit as well as MTT. What is your take on the 5-10 on UB? Is a solid, tight aggresive style enough to be a winner, or is the level of player of such a quality where hand reading and pushing small edges is of a premium?
Congrats on the new digs!
The level of play in my opinion is similar to 3/6. I would say the main difference is that instead of loose-passive donkeys, you have loose-aggressive donkeys. Lots of three-betting and capping. Keep the Pepto close at hand.
I think the only “real” poker I have played on UB has been at the 10/20 level. There you’re actually able to use some more sophisticated plays. Sometimes. Usually, by the book is the way to go with these mronos IMHO.