Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Poker Strategy Is Almost A Year Old

I’ve just realised that in a few days this blog will be 1 year old. That means that it is almost a year since I began my determination to turn my poker play around. My starting bankroll was $30 and tonight, it has just topped the $280 mark for the first time.

Admittedly, my blogging effort has been nothing short of deplorable, but I have been playing quite a bit of poker (as well as maintaining all my other online presences) and felt that there would be nothing more sickening for people to have to read than me spouting off about another winning night. But that’s the way it’s gone for the last 2 and a half weeks.

I think I’ve finally gotten a handle on how to play the $10 NLHE cash games at Party Poker. For the first 3 or 4 months I’ve been up and down, mixing good play with some pretty bad play. But just lately I have chosen my moments extraordinarily well and come away with some nice wins.

A good smattering of Gus Hansen wannabes has certainly helped no end with the any two cards system not working quite as well as it does for the great Dane. Funny that.

Anyway, with around a week before the year is up, my poker play has improved out of sight. I’m actually starting to believe that I will be able to move up to the $25 tables within the next year, particularly if my bankroll continues to increase as it has.

I've found that by multi-tabling 2 tables, my game has improved because I'm not tempted to play as many low percentage hands. Not only that, I also find that I'm less likely to chase the draws that I may have done in the past and this has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

My next target milestone is the $300 mark.