Want to start a little blog here to keep track of my progress and keep myself accountable. I guess I will start with a little poker histroy and then put some goals for the thread.
I have been in love with poker my entire adult life (even a little before adulthud actually), I love everything about the game and am still all these years later an absolute fanboy. I have played a lot, a little bit of everything but always without structure and discipline.
When I first started I was playing MTT SNGs of the turbo variety, I was pretty good at these way back when and transitioned into MTTs which were/are awesome and horrible at the same time. I loved the rush of going deep, but my lack of BRM and hectic lifestyle proved tough. From there I switched to cash games, but instead of playong poker and trying to get better I was just mass tabling like a madman for rakeback....
I did this for a while, but ultimately it took the fun out of poker and as my life got a litle busy I kinda just stepped away. This was probably back in 2015 and since then I have had an on off relationship with poker, just playing here and there mainly husng and 5 man sng on Unibet and some other sites. Again I did okay, but found it hard to get into a routine.
While all this has been happening I have been playing live here and there, small stakes cash and tournaments, I really love poker, yes it is slow and boring in some ways, but I have met so many interesting people through poker from all walks of life and I really love that aspect.
That's about it...
I was deliberating for the past couple of months which format I want to focus on, I thought about 5 mans, husng and cash, but in the end I have decided on the latter. The reason I think cash games are best is:
- best (imo) for overall skill
- best for busy lifestyle (pretty much 24/7 action)
- best for transitioning into higher stakes, better structured MTTs
- best for transitioing into live cash
The last two are really important to me as I would like to do both at some point.
Due to the long layoff and not playing cash since forever I figured I should start at the bottom so I will be playing 4nl here on Unibet. I have deposited 15 buy ins for now, but have money spread around various sites, I'm hoping depending on the action here to play exclusively at unibet as I love the fact there are no HUDs and what not.
I hope to play miimum of 4 times a week for 3 hours +, so that is 48 hours a month, which isn't amazing, but I want somthing manageable for now, I will likely be 4 tabling when up to speed but will start with 2, not sure how many hands per hour you get on Unibet so would be cool if someone could help out with that.
I hope to update this thread 1x per week and hopefully share some interesting hands and stuff like that if I can figure out the screenshots and what not. Also I wanted to ask you guys about how you are recording your results with no PT4 or anything like that, if anyone has any suggestions that would be awesome.
I think that's it, let's see how we get on. About to start my first sesiion now
Hi @UAC and welcome to all the new blogs.
I'm mainly a cash player as over the years I've always found it easier to jump in and out when I like, starting and finishing when i like, or lose and start tilting. I've never really tracked my results, withdrawn when I want and deposit when needed, but this year taking a lot more serious approach to see wether I truly am a winning player, (or not)
With not having a hand counter or much of a replayer actually counting hands is a bit of a problem. I tend to play 2-3 tables at a time and after an hour sit out and into the profile page and total the hands played up till that time. Someone suggested multiplying flops seen by 5 but I tend to be a bit tight so that doesn't really do for me.
Most of the blogs seem to be sngs or mtts which I follow , my current challenge is under "New Year New Challenge" (have a guess if you like,) and @Esir is attempting "One Million (hands) in One Year", a few more than I'll manage,
Good to see another addition to join in the fun, gl.
I mostly play cash game due to the flexibility to choose when to play and for how long. The player pool at the lower stakes are also pretty big so there are games almost all the time. Day time seems to be more reg intensive.
If you play 4 tables this will make up for approximately 100 hands in one hour. I would say that these numbers are pretty close at least to where it will land. So say 20-25 hand in a hour per table dependent on card distribution and the ranges you play.
I don’t track the hands in PT or other software at the moment.
Wish you all the best of luck at the tables
@Silver1 I seem to be getting on tight tables at the moment where most hands are being folded to a raise or 3-bet, so obviously not taking a lot of time, and when I say playing I actually mean dealt 80-90. If I only counted hands actually played it would be quite low in my case, as I've tightened up a lot for this challenge. I'll give some details after 4 days in my blog.
Don't want to hi-jack this one.
Yeah we were talking hands dealt, no way it is 24 per table, that is like live poker
Anyway what a first 2 hours! Not sure what I have been doing messing around on stars and the like...
Started terribly and was down 2 buy ins in 10 mins QQ losing all in to two people with 88 lol and then KK<AK
Ground some back up then one of my tables went insane, people just openshoving anything...
Was pretty fun to say the least, ended up 26 euro in like 2 hours, so definitely a nice first session, will play another hour or so shortly. GL at the tables fellas!