Online Bankroll : £5
(PROFIT 2008: £8000)


Tuesday, 25 March 2008


Already? You may ask, but the fact that I have made a big mistake on mixing the BEST two ingredients of a disaster recipe have thrown me out of the course already.

Alcohol and Poker.

Yes mix these two and you are in for a hell of a ride. Almost acts as an amplifier to the already inevitable Variance. (whichever side of it you are on)

SO YES Busted The Pacific account.

And blamed the software, graphics and the poor players for my defeat. (COZ im Perfect!!!)

I switched back to Littlewoods again, as I felt comfortable with players and environment but still carrying on with my vodka, gin and Uzo shots. (not at the same time ) I thought I will deposit £25 quid to get me started.

Lost it
Deposit another £25
Lost it
Deposit £50
Lost it
Deposit £100
Lost it
Deposit £100
Lost it
Deposit £100
Lost it

And by this point I had lost my temper, forgot about my targets and commitments and Ran out of my shorts.

I turned into a degenerate and dag myself in to a massive hole. Worst of it is I have lost this amount playing heads up 0.5/$1 !!!!!!!

I wasn’t going to give up either. So I set my self another £100 pounds budget and deposited and bought in for £100 at £2/£5 heads up.

Short stack suddenly turned into £950 and I was relieved.

Cashed out £900, £400 of it being degenerate profit and left my self £50 to carry on with my journey.

I will play heads up 0.25/0.50 $ heads up and hope to have learned from my what started as an unlucky adventure turned into a lucky one an not put my self into that situation again. This doesn’t mean I will not take shots, it just means I will stop if its unsuccessful. And drop down the limits again.

My next post I will set out a structure for what I will try do as its very hard without a plan.

Not a short post after all…….


Anonymous said...

Start by figuring out who the good and bad players are. Cheffy37 is the worst player on Crypto at $0.25-50 HU

RoyalFire said...

Ty for the Advice James, assesing opponents will definately help me and as i have been playing for a while on crypto i have a good idea of who i need to stay away from and who i need to play. especially on heads up.

ZC said...

Hi, nice blog. I'm going to link you to my blog as your limits etc are very similar to mine at the momment. I'm playing 6 NHLE at the momment but am wondering about heads up cash.

Just a thought - how does the rake affect HU cash compared to 6 handed play? Do you find one player busts out before rake has that much affect? I've thought about HU tournies to limit the rake but I find cash games so much more engaging and challenging myself.

Anonymous said...

in my opinion if you find yourself being ground down by the rake its probably a sign that youre not much better than your opponent and probaby not much value to playing him. There are many fish that are easy to beat before the rake takes much effect. And it goes without saying it's essential to be getting rakeback !!

RoyalFire said...

ty zc,
i agree with james, heads up play will usually show if there is value in playing ur opponent. If after a while u can see that rake is beating both of you then its time to pack ur ego and look for a more valuable fish.
ur blog is also added to my list.

gl at ur challenge..