Today I walked out the door of the Unibet office for the last time - at least an an employee . After almost five years with the company, it's of course sad, but some very exciting months wait ahead. Exciting both because I will start my own thing, but also because I can now play poker at Unibet
I'm starting this blog for a couple of reasons:
I'm by no means a good poker player and my experience is very limited - you should all be happy that I'll start playing on the Unibet client. I've played two live tournaments, a bit on Stars and I've also played quite a few home games. I cashed in the first live tournament I played (side event at UO Bucharest where I had my fair share of luck), but apart from that poker hasn't exactly been a money making machine for me
On Stars I've always been playing from my tablet, and it's mostly been 1-2 tables at a time, which has been quite an issue for me, as I get bored too easily and play way to many hands. Only if I'm watching a movie or busy with something else, I'm playing okay - okay as in sooo far from GTO. Live poker is more me, as there's more stuff going on, I can play around with the chips etc. (got some ADHD when playing poker on a screen ), and that's the reason the goal on this blog will be to qualify for a live tournament; the European Open or Unibet Open.
One very bad habit I hope to get rid of is when I get annoyed with another player and my main goal suddenly becomes to knock this person out - 15-20 % of the times I bust online, it's because of this. Whenever I'm at a table with someone who's extremely lucky several hands in a row, I feel like I need to step up on behalf of the guys that've been beat and knock out the lucky ******. Obviously not the smartest habit and also one that makes me question my IQ.
Have deposited € 100 and got the 100 % casino welcome bonus, so we've got a balance of 200 at the moment, but 0 is available for poker. Taking the casino bonus might seem like a stupid thing to a poker player, but if you play the slots with the highest payback percentage, you will theoretically end up with a small profit - not why I've taken the bonus, I just like the entertainment Once I've wagered the bonus, I'll post again to let you know how much money we've got for the pokerz. Depending on how it goes with the casino bonus, I'll probably deposit a bit more.
When the Bundesliga starts, I'll do some bankroll challenge streams where I'm playing poker, live betting and casino, but for now all content will be put on the community. If there's anything you'd like me to share/write about (as long as it doesn't require extensive poker knowledge ), just post below. Any good poker resources are more than welcome. As I've always been a bit of a numbers geek, I'll start with the math and try and get real good at that. Once that's nailed I'll read about other aspects of the game, but it'll mostly be learning by doing. Will primarily be playing UO qualifiers and MTT's in the € 4-25 range.
I hope we can embark on a journey where I learn a lot (and if you're not the greatest player yourself, we can learn together from my mistakes) and at some point become a decent poker player. Alternatively the blog will serve as an example of how not to approach the poker game and bust in no time One thing I'll promise though; this is not going to turn into a "I'm a great player, but I'm loosing because of something/someone else" thread.
I realize the above post got a bit messy, but think you'll have to get used to that, if you're going to follow this blog
NB @MoreTBC I hereby challenge you to in the discipline of longest blog posts.
I have much of the same problems as you too. Want to play much hands, get easily tilted and have no patience. It is funny as you mentioned that usually you play better when you do something else at the same time
Anyways, now that you can play at Unibet, i´ll put some threads for you in advance that i think you will soon visit
Had a few pints and a bit of wine, to celebrate the last day at work, so ended up doing 1.5 euro spins at the slots. Went very well in the beginning, but then I hit the ugly 0 shortly after.
Well, now the poker adventure begins. Have decided to deposit another € 150, so we have for 15 failed attempts at the € 10 UO. Hope I won't play further today, as I won't exactly be able to play my a-game right now . Will update tomorrow - or maybe tonight, but don't hope so.
A few goals for the next week or so:
- Don't bet on sports (applies till the start of the Bundesliga)
- Don't play cash game, unless it's for challenges
- Don't play casino (most important one )
- Read the book "Essential poker math - fundamental no limit hold'em mathematics"