Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New monthly profit record, Supernova achieved

I just achieved supernova about 30 minutes ago and I have to say it feels pretty damn good. In the last 24 hours I've done pretty well again pulling together about another 1.2k in profit which propelled my Dec profit to about 9.4k breaking my past record of 9.1k. This record will stick as I will be taking tomorrow off and get started again on Jan 1. Here is my Dec graph and sharkscope #'s.

Games Played: 429
Avg Stake: $128
Avg Profit: $22.07
Avg ROI: 14%
Total Profit: $9,467

This has been an incredibly sweet month for the minimal volume I've put in. I actually did not expect to even get that many games in. It just seemed like I ran hot the whole month and on top of that I was playing with a ton of confidence. The kind of confidence where you just believe good things are going to happen and that you can outplay anybody. I love that feeling. Give me more of that shit!

I am also very happy with my 2008 overall. When I look back on the player I was at the beginning of the year and the player I am now it's like night and fucking day. I'm so much better and I see things so much more clear now. Tilt has always been a problem for me but month by month it seems to get better and I seem to handle the bad beats, coolers, cold decks, etc in a healthier manner. I'm getting a little better at just laughing them off and thinking about the long term. Anyways here are my graphs and #'s for 2008 on Pokerstars & Full Tilt.(Pokerstars listed first, Full Tilt second)

Games Played: 3,913
Avg Stake: $103
Avg Profit: $12.67
Avg ROI: 11%
Total Profit: $49,573

Games Played: 4,127
Avg Stake: $91
Avg Profit: $5.44
Avg ROI: 7%
Total Profit: $22,458

My #'s are way way better on Stars, which is one of the reasons I made the decision a while back to play stars full time. I'm not exactly sure why it was either. I started out good enough but towards the end of my time on Full Tilt I broke even over the course of my last 1,000 games or so. The structure is a little faster so maybe that has something to do with it. It could also be the rematch button, as much as I like it it can be a curse when you're tilting. I know I did that more times than i care to admit. Pissed as all shit and rematching a person who is outplaying me badly. Talk about stupid. Who knows, maybe stars just fits my style of play better.

Overall sharkscope shows me at about 73k in profit for 2008(it's acutally more like 74k, it missed some of my games apparently). This blew my original goal of 40k out of the water. Kaboom!! 2009 should be even better for a couple of reasons:

  • I am a better player
  • I control my tilt better
  • I will be playing $115's & $230's(in 2008 i was still dabbling in the $55's a bit at the beg of yr)
  • Experience(which basically ties back to the first 2 i guess)

My poker goals for 2009:

  • Play at least 625 heads up games/month(at least 20% at the $230 level)
  • Control tilt(getting better at this all the time, but I still go a little retarded every now and then)
  • Exercise 3 times/week(gotta get back into doing this, healthy body=healthy mind)
  • Continue to study/improve my play
  • 100k profit(if I keep my 4 goals above this should happen)
I am glad I started this blog and I will continue to try to update at least 10 times a month. I could almost include that as a poker goal. It helps keep me motivated for sure.

Goodbye 2008!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Record day

In my last entry I said that I was hoping in the last 3 days of the month that I could pull together another grand in profit. Well, I did that today and then some by finishing the day ahead $2,240. I am quite pumped about this performance. It is a record for me in terms of profit, my previous best day being around 1.8k or something. I played 24 $115's posting a 17-7 record, but what really made the day was a 6-0 record in the $230's. It felt like I couldn't lose and I was playing on top of my game, the very top. I even got disconnected in one of the $115's at the 25/50 level and got blinded out, but it did not matter it didn't seem I could be stopped today. Obv I had the poker gods helping me out today, especially in terms of winning 45/50's, 50/50's and 55/45's. I also had a few nice suckouts(the one that most comes to mind is JJ beating KK all in pre, on like the 5th hand of a match), and a few coolers go my way. I also made some very nice laydowns(I think), bluffs, value bets, all that good stuff. Then there were some matches where the players made absolutely horrible plays and basically handed me 70/30 edges, which is always nice(plus they held). In the end it was just running super hot, on top of playing awesome and this is the result. I am thrilled with it.

I am now at about 8.2k in profit and may acutally have a shot at my monthly record if I have 2 more decent days. My record is 9.1k so I'm about $900 off. That def has a possibility of happening. Hopefully I don't get slammed by some negative variance. No downswing please.

I made a $50 bet with my brother on the NFL playoffs. We took turns picking 1 team at a time until all teams were picked. Whoever has the team that wins the SuperBowl wins $50. Following is the enemy's lineup:


Following is my lineup:


I like my lineup way better. It would also be OK if the vikings went all the way, I will sacrafice $50 to see a vikings championship. We'll see what happens.

Bye Bye

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Well, I got back into Minnesota Saturday evening after spending the xmas holiday in my gf's homestate of Nebraska. Did not play any poker on Saturday, instead watched the UFC fights and had a few beers at a buddy's house. I ended up losing about $35 on the fights also, but the fights were pretty awesome. Today I watched the vikings beat the Giants on a last second 50 yard field goal to clinch the division. It was good to see, I was getting that sinking feeling they were gonna screw everything up. Playing the Eagles in the wild cards playoffs. The game is in Minnesota, should be a super close matchup I think. I dominated my sports bets today going 4-0-1 and aslo picking a 5 team parlay which paid off like 5:1 on a $5 dollar bet. The other bets were all around $20. I finished ahead like $105 or something, pretty nice. My sportsbetting roll which originally started at $500 is now at around $630 or so. $50 of that is a bonus I got for depositing. Nice not to drop it instantly.

After watching the Vikes game and the Dolphins/Jets I played a little poker. I think the 5 day break from the game was a good thing. My mind felt refreshed and I seemed to be thinking sharply. I didn't play a whole lot, but some. Went 6-3 in the $115's, which was good but just 1-3 in the $230's. So, 7-6 overall, just lost the wrong ones. I played a 6 man $119, which I have not done in months, just suddenly decided wtf and decided to play. I took it down so that helped me recover and finsih with a $115 profit for the day. All my big pots were preflop all ins. QQ>AQs, 77>AK, then 3 handed KK>A3 to get me to heads up, first hand of heads up I have chiplead 5500-2000 with 100/200 blinds, A10>A9, ship it. Lot of skill involved in those hands, lol.

Well there are 3 days left in the month and I'm at about 6k in profit, which I am super happy with considering I haven't played much in terms of volume at all. Maybe I can go on a nice little run these last 3 days of 08 and finish month at 7k+. If not that's fine, I'm happy with my 2008 and am ready for an awesome 2009. I also am about 1,700 vpp's from supernova so I will hit that with not much time to spare.

That's all I got right now, good night people.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Short session=sucky

My last poker for a few days sucked ass. Ended my 9 day streak of finishing in the black. Super short session, just 6 games but only won 1 of them. 1-5 is not good, down $585 for day. Not a disaster by any means. Pretty sure I played like absolute garbage, last game made a horrific river bluff that I should have never made. Fuck, people don't like folding sometimes do they? Profit for month now at 5.8k so it's all good. I'll have a few more days so we'll see what happens.

Just watched the packers fuck up against the bears. They misssed a last second field goal, i think it was 38 yards or some shit? So rigged. Vikes gonna blow playoff chances.

That's all I got.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rolling along

The last 3 days have been good to me. I've managed to chalk up another 1.3k in profit, and it seems I am rolling along nicely right now. I've had 9 consecutive winning days and am up 6.4k for month right now. This is really nice since on Tuesday I'll be out of state and no poker for this guy from Tue-Sat. It will be a nice break from the game anyways. When I get back I'll have enough time to achieve supernova and hopefully end 2008 with a bang. BANG! Like a machine gun kiddies.

The last game I played today I was sitting in a $230 and skilled_sox sat with me. This shocked me since he's usually a 1k, 2k, or 5k player. Looks like he's having a real shitty month so maybe that's why. Back and forth match, I thought I had him when we were all in on 348 all club flop I have 34 he has Q 10 with Q clubs. Obv no club just the standard turn 9 river J. Fuck!!! 10/20 blinds I'm still alive with about 300 and get lucky twice. First A10 beats his AK all in pre. Then I call minrasie with 96 flop 964 he has 94, lol nice, i obv double. I go retarded card dead in the 25/50 level and he kinda runs me over but I manage to make a few moves and stay in the game. 50/100 i double to 2200 after i call his pf jam with A2 and beat his J9. Very next hand I put him in for his last 800 with K8 he picks up AA and doubles back. Then a few hands later I call his jam for my 1200 with JJ and beat his Q9. Next hand i pick up 10 10 against A8 and finish him. phew. lol. Kinda fun.

The $230's have been awesome for me this month. There have been more than a couple days where I break about even in the $115's but do ridiculously good in the couple $230's I play to save my day. Short term variance in my favor obv, but it's kinda nice.
Here are my sharkscope stats for the $230's in Dec:

Games Played: 62
Avg Profit: $53.87
Avg ROI: 23%
Total Profit: $3,340

Here are my lifetime $230 stats on stars:

Games Played: 231
Avg Profit: $23.33
Avg ROI: 10%
Total Profit: $5,390

Obv very small sample size but if I had any doubt about being able to beat this level it is fading. I've ran super sick in my last 100 of them or so considering I was about even after my first 125 games. However I remember running super sick in a bad way those 125, now it's turning the other way. I'm still not 100% comfortable with the swings at that level so I'll probably keep my 20% of games being $230's system for now. I don't know why the jump from $100's to $200's seems so much more difficult for me pschologically. I had no problem jumping from $10's to $20's to $30's, to $50's, to $100's, but for some reason putting in substantial volume at the $200 level is tough for me to do. I think maybe it's the psychology of losing a grand. In the $100's I've lost a grand or more quite a few times, but it is still a rare occurance(maybe once a month, twice sometimes). It always makes me feel kinda sick to my stomach, to see that number in red ($1,000). However at the $200 level if you lose 4 straight you're already down $920. Obv it's just 4 buyins and can be won back the same day, but it's a psychological mindfuck for me. I'm not underolled for that level or anything either, I can easily handle the swings financially. Stuuuupppppppiiiiiidddddddd. I'll get over it once I get 500 or 600 games under my belt. Just gotta get a little more used to it.

Ummmmmm Vikings sucked it up today and lost. I can just sense it. Bears win on monday night then next week Vikes lose to Giants and Bears beat Texans and Vikes miss playoffs. It would be classic, standard, lay an egg, choke like a piece of shit Viking football. Hopefully Green Bay just does us a favor tomorrow cause I sure as hell don't want to depend on the Vikes beating the G-men. We'll see, hooolllllddddddd.

That's enough I'm done, thank you readers

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Possible big day doesn't happen

It seemed I was destined for a $1,000+ day today but then it kinda fell apart. I started out 3-1 in the $115's and 1-0 in a $230. I happened to see a donk sitting in a $345 so I took a shot at him and won that game. So, I was quickly up about $700 after just 6 games. I ended up only playing 9 more after that but went 3-6 in a combo of $115/$230's. I fired up a 9 man $114(first 9 man i've played this month, been staying away from them lately) and took 2nd(luckily had 10 J beat 10 10 all in pre for huge pot). Finshed day at +$400. I guess I can't complain about that, but the way it started thought I'd roll! Anyways, here is a somewhat interesting hand from the $345 game

PokerStars Game #23047255102: Tournament #127986098, $330+$15 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level III (25/50) - 2008/12/18 22:06:11 ET
Table '127986098 1' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: villain (760 in chips)
Seat 2: bartchalker (2240 in chips)
villain: posts small blind 25
bartchalker: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [4d Qd]
villain: calls 25
bartchalker: checks
*** FLOP *** [Kc Kh 8h]
bartchalker: bets 85
villain: calls 85
*** TURN *** [Kc Kh 8h] [2c]
bartchalker: checks
villain: checks
*** RIVER *** [Kc Kh 8h 2c] [Ad]
bartchalker: checks
villain: bets 165
bartchalker: calls 165
*** SHOW DOWN ***
villain: shows [9d 6s] (a pair of Kings)
bartchalker: shows [4d Qd] (a pair of Kings - Ace+Queen kicker)
bartchalker collected 600 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 600 Rake 0
Board [Kc Kh 8h 2c Ad]
Seat 1: villain (button) (small blind) showed [9d 6s] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 2: bartchalker (big blind) showed [4d Qd] and won (600) with a pair of Kings

I lead out for 85 here with the Q high, I mean it could easily be the best hand, but more than anything villain had been letting me get away with stealing a lot of unraised pots. When he calls I figured him for the 8 or a flush draw, possibly the K, but he had been mini raising a good 50% of his hands from button so I figured he wouldn't limp with the K. The turn comes a blank, but I decide to give up on the pot. Villain checks behind, I still have him on about same range as on flop. He could bet his 8 or flush draw here but he also may check both those hands(he was sort of passive). River is an A no heart, I check figuring I'll win pot if he has flush draw but lose if he has the 8, I could fire out a bluff on the river, but I think villain calls me too much with the 8 to make it worthwhile in this circumstance. Villain makes a 165 bet into a 270 pot. I would expect him to call that flop with A high and Value bet river when he hits his A but i'm very sure with how much he was raising, an A would have been raised preflop. It's possible he could have had the 8 and checked behind with it on the turn, but no way he value bets an 8 on the river. I put him on a busted flush draw and make the hero call and take the pot. Turns out he floated the flop, obv having enough of me stealing unraised pots from him. If villain bets 165 on turn after I check i would have given him credit for a hand and folded. His river bet however made no sense and with the reads I had on him from previous hands was able to make the call.

Villain was down to 460 after this hand but he made a comeback and with about even stacks i beat him in the 75/150 level when my A5 beat his K 10 all in pre.

Well I hope everyone enjoyed that hand, I haven't posted many hands on my blog, maybe I'll get a little more into doing that in the future. Not much else to say except have a good night.

Buh bye

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Update yo

Today was a day of ups and downs for sure, but when all was said and done I managed to grind out a $400 profit. SHIP!!!!! I'm pretty proud of how I've been playing lately. I feel I've been on top of my game. The games/days when things didn't go my way I was able to kinda just laugh it off. Whether it's a barage of bad beats, getting smoked by a cold deck, or just being stone cold card dead, I haven't let any of that bother me and just keep playing my A game. I made the decision a day or two ago that if someone starts typing stupid shit in the chat box, to instantly put them on ignore. No need to reply and play that stupid game. No need to even see what they are typing at all if it's just going to annoy me. No need to see them throw a chat box hissy fit after losing a game. Just straight up iggy, its working nice. Concentrate on the game, and that's it. Sometimes I can get a kick out of the shit people type, but more often than not, the crybaby whining just annoys me.

I am only 4,750 vpp's away from hitting supernova, so I have to make sure I get that. That would really suck to miss it now. I could have hit it like 6 months ago if I'd played straight pstars the whole year, damn full tilt. Considering the 5 day period over xmas i won't be playing any poker, I have about 10 days to hit it, so it should not be a problem. If push comes to shove I can always take a few shots in the $500's to get the points. I've taken a shot at the $570 turbo's 3 times in my career and am 2-1. I remember the first shot I took like that was on Full Tilt and Nordberg(Peter Feldman) sat and played me. He absolutely destroyed me, lol. I remember I was so fucking pissed. That was a while back, I was still a little raw. I've gone 2-0 since then though!!

Meh, I don't have much else to type so I guess that's all for today.

You're pal,


Monday, December 15, 2008

Halfway point of month, 2008 coming to end

There's my chart for Dec 1 through the 15th. I am very happy with the way this month has gone in the first half. Below are my ss stats for this period:

Games Played: 250
Av. Profit: $17.11
Av. Stake: $127
Av. ROI: 11%
Total Profit: $4,278

I've had some success in the $230's this month which has been a big help. Of the 250 games played 42 of them were $230's. I've been able to pull off a 26-16 record which is about 62%. It feels kinda nice to run a little above expectation. I can deal with that for sure. I've been trying to play about 20% of my HU games at the $230 level. Ease myself into them. I really like this system right now since I'm not comfortable with the swings at that level yet. This way I don't have to worry about losing like 5 or 6 of them in a row, one after the other. Just sneak one in there every 5th game or so.

There is no way I will make 650 games this month. I'm already off pace for that, plus I won't be playing for about a 5 day period around xmas. If I can finish the month with around 450-500 games played that will be fine.

2008 is almost over and poker wise I am excited for 2009 to start. I'm ready for a fresh start and see what I can do with a year of pro experience under my belt. My original goal for 2008 was 40k, and as of right now I'm at about 68.7k in profit. Hopefully no downswing to end year, and I can finish 70k+. I remember making that 40k goal and thinking maybe I could hit 50K if I really put my mind to it. I don't think I ever thought I'd hit over 70k so it is def something to be proud of and I'm very thrilled about it. I've already kind of made an early(and perhaps optimistic?) goal for 100k for 2009. If I can manage to grind out 625 games/month and play about 25% at the $230 and the other 75% in the $115 I think this is a realistic goal when I count in the fpp rakeback i can get as a supernova. I guess the hardest part for me is the volume. It's alot of games when 1 tabling. I may try to do a little more 2 tabling, I'm not sure. It would probably increase my $/hr but I feel very comfortable playing 1 game at a time and feel I play very well(most of the time) when doing this. I'll have to be careful about forcing myself to play when I don't feel like it. It just leads to bad decision making and can wear down your mind. Can lead to getting burnt out from the game. I guess we'll see what happens.

Sportsbets didn't go as good this week as last week. I had about 6 or 7 different bets out. Avg bet was probably about $20. Giants not upsetting Dallas hurt my chances. When I saw Dallas was a 3 pt fav I thought no way. I thought for sure Giants would win outright. Wrong wrong wrong. Lost about $40 total. Vikings looked very good. I can smell that division title!

That's all for now, thanks to anyone reading

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Not complaining

Well, as of right now I'm at about +3.1k for the month. Pretty much all of that came from 3 days of play where i made over 1k each day. If you take out those 3 days I'm down money the 10 days of the month. It's not like it really matters, profit is profit no matter how you get it, but it does make it a little extra stressful too have a lot of big winning/losing days.

It seems over the last like month or two I've had more people slowroll me or berate me in the chatbox then ever before, lol. I have heard such timeless classics as:

"Get aids and die you fucking luckbox"

"I hope you die in a car accident"

"You fucking lucky donkey douchebag"

"OMG, u play like such fucking garbage"

Haha, it's always kinda funny to me when people type this kind of crap in the chatbox. I mean I have had moments where I've been frustrated and typed something(I really try to avoid this, it's pretty childish). However my insults are always limited to typing something sarcastic in like "wow, well played", or "One thing u got going for u is you'll never get pushed off the best hand". Maybe in my worst moment i've called someone an idiot or something. I've never wished death or aids upon anyone though, lol. I guess it just kinda cracks me up, I guess it makes people feel better to type that stuff in. I was watching a game that whaasssupppp(not sure how many of each letter) was playing about a month or 2 back and whasup won and the other guy told him he hoped he died then later said he was going to stab him in the heart and anus. Stab you in the heart and anus? That comment had me rolling. No point really in typing this, just have noticed more of it lately than normal, kinda wierd. Obv when someone berates ur play or calls u a bad player/donk/luckbox etc it's someone with a -20% roi a good 90% of the time. Good times.

Speaking of donks, here's a hand that a superdonk owned me in, lol. Obv he had some kinda sixth sense as to what cards were coming, lol. This is when i wish pokerstars had the rematch feature like ftp.

PokerStars Game #22872133540: Tournament #126717709, $110+$5 Hold'em No
Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2008/12/13 4:18:27 ET
Table '126717709 1' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: villain (1540 in chips)
Seat 2: bartchalker (1460 in chips)
villain: posts small blind 10
bartchalker: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [9c Ac]
villain: raises 20 to 40
bartchalker: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [7h 9h 2c]
bartchalker: checks
villain: bets 100
bartchalker: raises 200 to 300
villain: calls 200
*** TURN *** [7h 9h 2c] [4c]
bartchalker: bets 480
villain: calls 480
*** RIVER *** [7h 9h 2c 4c] [8d]
bartchalker: bets 640 and is all-in
villain: calls 640
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bartchalker: shows [9c Ac] (a pair of Nines)
villain: shows [4h 8c] (two pair, Eights and Fours)
villain collected 2920 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2920 Rake 0
Board [7h 9h 2c 4c 8d]
Seat 1: villain (button) (small blind) showed [4h 8c] and won (2920) with two pair, Eights and Fours
Seat 2: bartchalker (big blind) showed [9c Ac] and lost with a pair of Nines

I think I stared at the screen with my mouth hanging open for like 5 min after this hand ended. The match was only a couple min in and I already knew he was a retard. I think he caught me bluffing in a small pot earlier so I was getting no credit i guess. i expected him to flip up like J7, or K2, or 8 10 or fold his busted flush draw. If he had me beat I figured it'd be like 10 J or 78 or somthing. But nope 48. Def not complaining about this, just sharing it for laughs. I wish there were more players like this. Please suh, I'd like some more.

Vikings at Cardinals. This will not be an easy win for the Vikings at all. It's hard to know what to expect especially with Jackson getting the start at QB. However I think that the Vikings will step up in this game. Also that fact the cards just come off a division clinching win maybe they won't play up to par.

Vikings 23 Cardinals 14

Ok I'll update again at the halfway point of the month. Till then!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I was hoping I could avoid back to back losing days after losing $330 on Monday, but it didn't happen. Yesterday I dropped $760 and it was kind of annoying, but I can't complain that much about it since I've been pretty hot this month. I was pretty tired the last 5 or so games I played and really shouldn't have been playing. In the last game I ran some really retarded bluff on some donkey who was not in the mood to fold anything, and I should have realized that. After that game I decided it was enough and quit playing. I'm still up like 2.2k for the month, so still in good shape. Hopefully can get back on the winning track today..........

Monday, December 8, 2008

hey hey hey

Oh, mannn i'm off to a pretty nice start this month and am super happy about it. Wasn't sure if I was gonna play on Sunday, but ended up putting in a small session and finished ahead about a grand. pretty sweet for only playing 10 games, went 5-1 in the 230's so that's only building my confidence. Lost some back today finished down around $300 but i really can't complain. On Sunday I ran good in some of my games I was almost feeling guilty(not for real though). Q 10 against QK on Q high flop getting all in spiking 10 on turn. Blinds get to 75/150 level in one game pick up AA vs A9. All my semibluffs were hitting and all theirs were missing, really quite ridiculous but I'll take it. Up about an even 3k for dec now, niiiiccceeeeee.

When I first started this blog I wasn't sure what to expect or if I'd keep up with it, but I actually find I like typing in it 2 or 3 times a week. I was looking through Hokie's blog and saw he made some entries a little while back where he went back and kinda critiqued some of the entries he had made over the prior months or whatever and I thought it was really cool to be able to go back and see how you have changed as a player. It makes me wish I had started this earlier. It would have been pretty cool to look back on entries when I was playing the $10 HU and stuff. Just a thought. Hokie has been updating his blog alot lately and I'm happy he's doing it, I've been a reader of his blog for quite a while and have always enjoyed it(if u read this hokie u got a sweeettt blog, keep them updates a comin).

In other news, I really fucked up my sleeping pattern yesterday(slept in way way way way way too late because i stayed up way way way way too late). So now it's like 1:30 AM and i'm not even close to being tired. I'll probably start feeling tired about 9:00 am so that sucks. If i hit the sack at that time I'll wake up bright and early at about 4:00 or 5:00 pm, lol. Then I feel like a worthless POS. So I'm going to nip this in the ass now and stay up till nighttime at least. Like once a month I get on some stupid ass shitty sleeping pattern and it's best just to try end it right away. I feel like it's maybe something alot of players struggle with, I don't know.

Oh yeah I forgot to type it earlier but that + $1,000 made it my 3rd $1,000+ day in the last 4 which I don't think I've done before. Kind of a new record i guess. I am on pace to break my monthly record which is 9.1k. I will not even get excited about it until it happens though. There was a month(can't remember what one, sept maybe?) where on the 18th i was up 11k and had already broken the 9.1k record and was all happy about doing it. Guess what? I ended that month + 7.5k. went on a over 3.5k downswing in the last 12 days of that month. Never again will I assume anything in this crazy game.

Oh shit I owned my sportsbets on Sunday too. Finished ahead like $125. I picked 49ers in straight upset over Jets and nailed it. Made a 2 team parlay on Eagles over Gianst & Titans over packers, both having to win straight up. that one payed 9 to 1. couple other ones, they worked out nice. Pretty soon I'll have to call myself professional poker player/sportsbetter(just kidding obv).

Ok that's enough, see ya later peeps.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Nailed it

Just a quick update.....yesterday=awesome day. Going 4-0 in the $230's was a big part of it. I ended up finishing + $1,420. So, I consider that a pretty sweet day and was pretty pumped about it. Puts me up around 2.2k for month now, not a bad start at all. Not sure if I'll be playing today or not, I'll have to see if I'm feeling up for it later.

Buh bye

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Have not got much playing in at all the last 2 days, I bought a new laptop for my gf(early xmas present). Bought it on Thurs and were having some problems getting the wireless internet going on it, luckily I have a buddy who's pretty good with that kinda stuff and he got it going yesterday. So the laptap is a big reason for the small amount of playing the last 2 days, but I also had time thurs & Fri nights but decided to go have some beers instead(I never play after I've been drinking, just asking for trouble in my opinion). The laptop will also be a nice backup in case something goes wrong with our other computer(4 yrs old). At least I'll have something to play on and still make money.

I played absolutely none on thurs but did manage to play about 15 games Fri and finished down about $200, which I was actually pretty happy with considering i started by losing my first 5 in a row and 8 of my first 10. I finished with 5 straights W's which was a nice recovery. I will try to play around 25-30 games today, we'll see. Dec profit is at $800.

This Vikings game against the 0-12 lions is just screaming trap game to me. This is just the type of game the Vikings would lose too. I think it was back in 2001 the lions were 0-12 and the vikes gave them their first win. Then there was the season opener against the panthers a few years back(can't remember what yr) where we lost to give the panthers their only win of the season(they lost 15 in a row after that). No matter though I think the Vikes will win this game.

Prediction: Vikings 31 Lions 24

I got a pair of sports bets as of now( might add one or two before sunday)

Miami(even) at Buffalo

Dallas at Pittsburgh(-3)

$20 on each one to win $19.05 or something

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Back on track

I've made a nice, quick turnaround from the first day of the month. I made about $650 on Tuesday then came right back on Wed and finished ahead about $1,200. So that puts me up about an even grand for Dec so that's some goooooot news. I ran very well on Wed which was a nice turnaround from about the last week or so, but I thought I played exceptionally well in almost all my games and made very few mistakes, played my oppenents very well, all that good stuff. I want to play that kinda game every day this whole month. I'm gonna keep this short, I'm kinda a tired little boy right now. Good night biatches.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not a good start to month

Well I got raped at the tables today. Not a good start for the month at all. Finished day down $810, played 25 games going 10-10 in the 115's but 1-4 in the fucking $230's, so that's about the story there. I was actually down over $1,200 before winning my last 3. The last one was against some retard he started open shoving at the 15/30 level and I finally picked up a hand (A8) at the 25/50 level and beat his A5 all in preflop. Jesus is there a more frustrating thing then having the donk open shoving every hand and all you see is 83, J2, 49, 57, Q4. Obv I'd play these guys all day every day if I could but oh is it ever frustrating at times, lol. I also experienced what may be the most brutal cooler ever. I raised 10 10 from big blind flop comes 6 6 10 anyone guess what my oppenent has?? If you said 66 you win a fucking cookie. When he raised the river I was all like prepare to get stacked mf then bam!!! Oh well that happens I guess. Then I obv lost every fucking coinflip, whether it was pair vs 2 overs preflop or top pair vs mid pair+flush draw on flop, anything ahhhhhhhhhhh.

I'm actually down over my last 7 days of playing now which is probably why today seemed to suck a little extra. Today was also the first time I've ever lost a significant amount on the first day of a month, I always have started strong, my worst first day of the month was just a $50 loss, another reason maybe this felt a little extra frustrating. Not to mention that Oct & Nov were both below Avg months. Frustrating is def the word of the day for today lol. I'll recover, I always do. This game has given me far worse psychological beatings then this and I've bounced back from them so this will be no problem. Sometimes when things seem they are going downhill I'll rip off back to back $1,000 days so maybe something like that will happen.

Hey, I was super close on my Vikes bears prediction, my margin of victory was right on. I ended up pocketing a cool $5 after all was said and done on my sportsbets. Ship it!!!!

It felt kinda good to type this shit. Thanks mr blog.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

End of month

Well, my poker playing for November has come to an end.

Profit from HU - 4.2k

Other SNG's - about even

Tournaments - ($215) I tried the sunday HU tourney once. Won my first match, lost the next

FPP profit - $430

Total profit - about 4.4k

I guess I also made 2 trips to the casino to play blackjack and lost $100 each time(we won't count that though, ha)

I guess all in all I am a little bit dissaponted in the month. It's actually by 3rd worst in my now 12 pro months( 1 yr now baby! woot woot). It's all good though I can deal with it. I ended up playing somthing like 500 HU games which is well short of my 650 game goal for the month. If I had gotten those 150 in that would have helped some.

I did venture into the $230's this month, but just a very small amount, about the same as the last couple months. I played 29 of them and went 18-11 which is promising. I'd really like to play more of them, I'm pretty sure I have the skill to beat them, and I def have the bankroll, I think I'm just lacking psychologically. At the $115's losing $500 a day happens and losing $1,000 has happened more than a couple times also. So, I'm guessing a shit day in the $230's would mean losing over $2,000. I guess it's just above my psychological bankroll still. I'm getting better, but I'll have to keep easing myself into them, lol. It doesn't effect my play while I'm playing them or anything, I'm just having a hard time making myself put in consistent volume at that level.

I also have problems with overemphasizng winning sessions and trying to "protect" a win sometimes. For example if I'm 15 games into a session and find myself up $500 I'm way more likely to keep playing the $115's for the day. But if i find myself even or maybe down like $200 or $300 then I'm cool playing a few $230's. It's just stupid, I've tried to make myself change this behavior, but I think it's just the way my mind works. I like recording winning sessions. It affects me more in the way that if I play 10 games and go 9-1 and am up about $800 I am way way way more likely to quit playing for the day then if i went say 5-5. This is even more bad and just costs me money(and probably contributes to my not making volume goals). I was way worse in that dept about 8 months ago, i've gotten better. I mean if my long term expectation is $12/game then after I've played 10 games I've basically made $120 because that is my long term expectation. Enough volume has to be put in to let the good/bad swings like that even out. This is something I've known for a long long time but have to remind my self of alot.

OK, my goal for DEC is to play 650 SNG's again. This can be a combo of any SNG(mostly HU obv). We'll see if I make it, it's a good # to shoot for nonetheless. I think I may try to play some $230's also. It won't be alot but I'll try to play some of them. I should be able to achieve supernova in the last week of Dec which I'm happy about. Time to end 2008 with a bang kiddies!!!!

OK Vikings playing Bears tonight boys and girls. I really like the Vikings in this game, I just have a feeling we are going to win and win big. Big game for both teams for sure.

Prediction: Vikings 27 Bears 7

On a side note I opened an account on and deposited $500 for a sports betting bankroll. Over the last year or so I've lost about $300 on Bodog sportsbetting(2 seperate $150 deposits, one time I actually turned the $150 into like $750 before losing it). I don't really plan on making any money doing this, it's just fun to bet on sports. However, I've decided that if I lose this $500, or more realistically when I lose it there will be no more sportsbetting for this guy. So this is my last shot at sportsbetting glory you could say. Here are my bets fuckers!!!

Vikings(-3.5) against the bears - $20 to win $20

2 team parlay: Raiders over chiefs, Jets over Broncos, just took moneyline on both - $10 to win $10.78

then I made a little mini bet on the over of the cheifs/raiders game I think the over was like 42 or something - $5.50 to win $5

So if all goes right i could win a cool $35.78. Go picks!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One of those days.....

Well I'm glad to see my prediction come through for the Vikes(4-0 in blog predictions now, lol). The score was a little off but all that matters is the W. This victory combined with the Bears win and Packers loss sets up what will be a very fun game to watch this coming Sunday night between the Vikings and Bears. The winner will be all alone in first place in the division. I'm not gonna make any predictions yet, but I do think the Vikes should take this one. It's going to be a battle though for sure.

After making my blog entry on Sunday I had a little time before kickoff so I decided to play a quick 5 games(massive volume) and went 5-0, the first 4 being $115's and the 5th one being a $230, so that put me up a sweet $630 for the day(and helped soften the blow for what happened on the shit day to follow).

Yesterday was one of those poker days that kinda makes me wanna throw up in my mouth a little. Started off the day losing my first 6 games and ended up finishing the day down about $900. I was down around $1,100 and won a very small portion of it back in my last couple games. It's not like I've never had a day like this before, but it always sucks when they happen. They are an inevitable part of a game with such high variance however. I didn't tilt or anything, if I did it was just a little. It was one of those days where it felt like I was getting outplayed in alot of my games, but I think alot of it was just being stone cold card dead. Not all of it, but alot of it. I'd have to go back and study the hand histories a bit to see if I was playing more badly than I thought. Always frustrating when this happens though. I will play today and am feeling confident I won't let this turn into a downswing(cards willing). We'll see what happens I guess.

I'm hitting up a Nine Inch Nails concert tonight and am PUMPED for that. This show was originally supposed to happen like 4 damn months ago but got delayed because reznor got sick or some shit like that, so a long time waiting for this.


Sunday, November 23, 2008


After taking Thurs. and Fri off i got back into the poker groove yesterday. I pumped out like 25 games and ended up finishing ahead about $200. Eh whatever, can't complain, I'll take it to the bank. Pain in my wrist has subsided more but it's still annoying me. I think I have to work on moving the position of my arm and wrist and shit when I'm playing. Put too much strain on it maybe, fuck I don't know, ridiculous for it to start hurting like that though. I tried to go left handed for a little while to switch it up, but apparently I'm not even close to being ambidextrous. I might as well use my left ear, It'd be the same for me.

It's the best day of the week, NFL Sunday baby. I don't know what I do during the NFL's off season. It's just the perfect day to be a useless piece of garbage and watch football all day. Goddamn I do love it. Vikes are at Jaguars today. I don't know I guess I pick the Jags, I don't want to, but fuck. I love the Vikes but they are the most pathetic franchise I swear. Every year they underperform it seems. EVERY FUCKING YEAR. If everyone said they'd only win one game the whole year they would find a way to go 0-16, I really believe that. But oh well, bring the pain. I actually do think this will be a very close game, within 7 points. Oh the hell with it, I'm going to be optimistic with my prediction this week.

Prediction: Vikings 16 Jaguars 10


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Disabled List

I think I suffered an online poker injury the other day, lol. On Tuesday I was feeling some slight pain in my right wrist(mouse wrist) nothing serious just a little annoying. Then yesterday I put in a 7 hour playing day and noticed the pain was a bit more bothersome, especially if I moved my wrist but nothing too bad figured it should be gone in the morning. I go to bed but wake up about 4 hours later and my wrist is in extreme pain. It literally felt like somebody smashed it with a hammer while I was sleeping, it was fucking BAD. I got up, iced it,popped some aspirin, and a few hours later fell back asleep for a tad longer. Now the pain has subsided some, but it still hurts. Annoying.

I hope this is just a little flukey thing and is nothing serious. Maybe I hold my wrist in an awkward position while I'm playing, I'm not sure. In an average week i probably play about 25-30 hours which isn't a whole lot. I mean at my last job I worked 40 hrs a week and sometimes it was alot of mouse clicking and data entry on the 10 key. I don't recall every having any problems from that. Maybe I need to start doing some kind of hand stretching exercies after every hour or two of playing. Anyone out there do that? Anyways my brother is coming to visit for the next day or two so it'll be a good time to take some time off. It was about time to take a little break anyways.

Since my last update things have been going all right. I'm up around 3.7k for the month right now so I can deal with that. Hopefully I can finish strong.

Here is a somewhat interesting/funny hand I played yesterday:

PokerStars Game #22170117056: Tournament #121498947, $110+$5 Hold'em No
Limit - Match Round I, Level II (15/30) - 2008/11/19 2:39:47 ET
Table '121498947 1' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: bartchalker (1800 in chips)
Seat 2: Villain (1200 in chips)
bartchalker: posts small blind 15
Villain: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [5d Qc]
bartchalker: calls 15
: Villain checks
*** FLOP *** [6c Ac 7c]
Villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 60
Villain: calls 60
*** TURN *** [6c Ac 7c] [Kh]
Villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 120
Villain: calls 120
*** RIVER *** [6c Ac 7c Kh] [Ad]
Villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 270
Villain: calls 270
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bartchalker: shows [5d Qc] (a pair of Aces)
Villain: mucks hand
bartchalker collected 960 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 960 Rake 0
Board [6c Ac 7c Kh Ad]
Seat 1: bartchalker (button) (small blind) showed [5d Qc] and won (960) with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: Villain (big blind) mucked [Jd 8c]

My read on villain at the time told me he'd fold to this river bet the vast majority of the time. I am beating most of his drawing hands that he was calling with at this point, so I'm betting here to make the 6 or 7 fold , but also to make a hand like Q8-QJ fold if he was chasing a small flush with the 8, 9, 10, or J of clubs, which this guy would have done. Honestly at the time the only hand I thought I'd get called by was if he had the K of clubs in his hand, and hit the K on turn.(or of course if he has the A or a slowplayed monster) Obv my read was way, way off. Funny though.

Till next time, see ya

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Halfway point of month

Well the month of November has gone pretty decent up to this point, I really have nothing to complain about. It seems the month has been incredibly streaky so far with a couple nice winning streaks and a few losing streaks also. I've played about 250 heads up games, which obviously puts me on pace to come up short of my 650 game goal. I've also put in 16 other sngs which means i'm not on pace to make my 50 game goal in the dept either. It'll to tough to recover and play enough games to make my volume goals before the end of the month rolls around, but I'm not too worried about it. I don't know if i really expected to make those volume goals or not, but I will come close and it keeps me motivated to keep grinding to try to come as close as possible. As far as the goals to not tilt and to get exercise, I've managed to not tilt much at all this month but getting the exercise has been another story, lol.

Mid November #'s

Profit from Heads up- $2,410

Profit from other sngs - $235

FPP profit - $430

If I can keep this pace going and finish the month with a profit of 6k+ I will be happy with that.

After some thought I've decided to officially quit playing on Full Tilt 100%. I cashed out everything but $1,000 the other day and will let my girlfriend take over the account. She has played here and there over the last couple years and has always been a pretty good player and made money. It seems her best game is def the 9 person sng. She has also done well in the $10 and $20 matrix tourneys which were recently added by FT. Good luck!!!

Well the Vikings have a big game against Tampa Bay today that I'm kinda pumped for. Last I saw i think Tampa was like a 4 point favorite. I think this will be a very close game and if it was at the Metrodome I would give the nod to the Vikings for sure. It seems you can never feel comfortable with any Vikes lead because of their shitty special teams who have already allowed an eye popping 6 TD's this year. Talk about frustrating to watch.

Optimistic prediction - Vikings 20 Buccaneers 17

Realistic prediction - Vikings 13 Buccaneers 24

Let's go Vikes prove me wrong!!!!!!

Another big NFC North game Bears Vs Packers. If the vikes can win and bears lose we'll be all alone in first place baby!!! It's not too often I'll root for the cheeseheads but this is one. I think the Packers have the edge in this game especially being at home.

Prediction: Packers 28 Bears 13

Time to roll out

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well first thing, I have to say I am severely dissapointed in the finalization of the UIGEA(Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). I don't know what exactly this is going to mean for the future of online poker in the United States, but it certainly can't help anything. Here are a couple links to stories that explain this story better and more in depth than I can:

It just really really makes me sick that this has gone as far as it has. As if the Bush administration hasn't caused enough problems already, they seem hell bent on causing a few more. As if the original bill wasn't bullshit enough(being attached to the port security bill) now they are wanting to get this in before the Obama adminstration takes over. Ugh. With the combination of this and what's going on in Kentucky right now(the attempted seizure of internet domain names related to online gaming) it seems online poker is being attacked right now. Hopefully the new adminstration can get this wonderful game legalized, taxed, and regulated in the US. It would generate a ton of extra tax money for our gov't if this happened. Obviously I'm a little bias in my views since I play this game for a living, but even if you've never played a hand of online poker in your life this really should piss you off. I mean honestly, you're telling me that in the United States of America somebody shouldn't be allowed to come home after a hard day at work and maybe unwind with a little online poker if they choose?? They should not be allowed to spend THEIR hard earned money that THEY worked all day for the way THEY see fit? I hate the argument about protecting children or protecting the compulsive gamblers, it's all bullshit really. If an overweight person goes to fucking Burger King for the 2nd time in one day should our gov't go ahead and block that transaction also? How about when a compulsive shopper spends x% of their salary in the shopping mall in a given month? Maybe block those transactions? Hell, let's bring prohibition back, it worked so well the first time around. People have to realize that making somthing illegal alot of the time does not stop it, it just makes it unsafe. If this goes any further the financial institutions are going to have to hire more employees just so they can stop transfers to internet gambling sites. Oh. obviously there are carveouts for placing bets online for fantasy sports, lotteries, and horse racing. Lol, what a hypocritical shame of a fucking joke.

Meh, I guess I kind of went off there. A little rant for y'all. Hope you enjoyed it, lol.
Who knows, maybe this will have very little impact on anything, but the fact that a ridiculous bill like this can go this far is rather scary.

Well, as far as my poker life's been pretty good since my last update. I've been playing and running rather good and am up about 3.3k for the month right now. I've been dabbling just a tad in the $230's so far. I have an 11-5 record in those so that has helped both my profit and my confidence. I also played in a 45 person $60 sng for the first time in quite a while and won it for like $750 so ship that shit. Speaking of confidence it's somthing I've been playing with an awful lot of since my last post. When I'm confident at the poker table I am more decisive and make great decisions so I want to keep this going. That's what they call poker swagger baby!! Eh, I'm out I'll update at the halfway point of the month again.

See ya.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Well the month started off good enough with a +$1600 day on Monday, but in the days that followed I've lost about $600 making me up about an even grand this first week. Although I have played far from perfect poker I am really annoyed by some of the shit that keeps happening. It really really pisses me off, just the standard AA into K4 on K47 flop or AK against A9 on the A92, or 8 10 against J9 on the 7 8 10 flop. fucking puke. Then the fact i'm not playing my A game doesn't help so I have to fix that ASAP. You would think after playing almost a year professionally i could let this bullshit roll of my back but I just have a hard time doing it. But whatever it could be alot worse and still have 3 weeks left in the month. I typed my original goal for the month as 7.5k but that might have been wishful thinking. I've averaged this year about 6k/month, so although I've hit 7.5k and up a few times it's not very realistic to make it a goal right now. We'll see what happens.

I've almost abandoned playing on Full Tilt completely now. Up until about a month or so ago I used to play about 2/3 of my games on Full Tilt. When I had originally signed up with Full Tilt back in the day i had no idea about rakeback so didn't sign up through an affiliate to get it. They had told me no way I could get it on existing account, then I hear about some other peeps getting it on existing accounts. What the fuck? i exchange some emails over the next few months and they keep telling me the same crap, i'm on some list be patient blah blah blah. I finally said the hell with it typed them an email saying I was quitting the site an dplaying at pokerstars, boom next day I get email saying i get get 27% rakeback, lol. Is that all it takes? But after taking a closer look i realized pokerstars players club absolutely BLOWS full tilt out of the water. On FT i was saving up for the 50 inch plasma which was 515,000 points. for every $115 turbo i played in i got 35 points/game. plus i could get some iron man medeals which equated to about 16-18 thousand points extra/month. Pokerstars as supernova i can get 87.5 points/game AND they have a 60 inch plasma that is just 270,000 points. so i earn way more points/game + the merchandise is cheaper. Hmmmmmm, i wish I would have looked at this shit closer at an earlier date, some pro i am lol. on top of that my $/game is better on stars and if i use there points to enter sunday million satalites it comes down to about 30% rakeback anyways when i reach supernova(which I will in December).

Ok, hoping this next week is a sweeeetttt week with lotsa $$$. gotta make it happen. Probably won't play much sunday with the football games on. Big game Vikings vs Packers, hoping vikes can pull it off.

Prediction: Vikings 23 Packers 20 Vikes on last second field goal

Ok good luck to anyone grinding, I'm out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Well, after telling myself I wasn't gonna follow up my awesome day with a shitty one I start the day losing 7 straight + a 9 man $60. Semi recovered to finish down a tad over $500. Sigh.

Good luck


Well maybe I should have started this blog thing awhile back! Absolutely dominated, tore apart, pwnd,(whatever you wanna call it) the $110's yesterday. Combined 18-2, after starting off 3-2 i won 15 in a row which is my longest streak ever. I will see if I can keep that streak going for a while today. It's unbelievable when you are on a streak like that, I'd like to chalk it all up to awesome play, but of course to win 15 in a row a little good fortune needs to come your way.

This is where I need to be careful not to tilt. Most players think of someone on tilt as someone who's just dumped 15 buyins and is now playing like a moron, but I feel I sometimes tilt in a way after doing really good. I think it's a feeling of invincibility and being a little overconfident, which culminates in making sub optimal decisions at the table(being too fancy, maybe trying to many crazy bluffs, feeling you're running good and you can chase without proper odds). Most of the done I don't even realize how bad I'm playing, but when I think back to the hands or look back at the histories I see the mistakes I was making. BAAAAADDDDDDDD.

I've read in many many places that poker should be thought of as one long session, so you should never get to high or too low after one session. I don't know how many out there can adapt that mindset but I sure as fk can't. After a session like yesterday I feel ecstatic and pumped up, if it had been the opposite and i'd gone 2-18, I'd have been pissed off (My biggest enemy at the poker table, and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there, is tilt and not letting it affect my game, or taking a break when I start to feel it creep in). I am extremely competitive when I play and I want to win every game and sometimes get pissed when I can't(which is soooo ridiculous, like a MLB player getting pissed he can't hit .500). However as much as I love to win, I will never love winning as much as I HATE losing. Ok, enough about he ugly subject of tilt....

All right here are my goals for November:

-Play 650 Heads up SNG's(mostly $115's, maybe with a few $230's thrown in)

-Play 50 9-10 person SNG's(between $60 and $114)

-Don't tilt!(last month I feel I was on tilt for like a week straight, and my bottom line probably suffered because of it)

-Make $7,500 this month(this isn't so much a goal, just hoping it happens, I don't like setting goals like this in poker because sometimes you have no control over if you achieve them)

-Get some fkn exercise! I've been horrible lately with getting in the exercise room. I'm not a fat man or anything however getting exercise makes me feel better and makes me play better poker.

Good luck

Monday, November 3, 2008

First blog entry ever

Well, I've decided to start my own poker blog(it seems like the cool thing to do these days amongst professional players). I have to admit just typing this now feels a bit awkward, as I've never blogged before and never thought it would be something I'd ever be inclined to do. I think this will be a good place to make my poker goals, and just typing them out where people can read them(even if it's only a few random people who happen upon this blog) will give me a little extra motivation to achieve them. Also it might be a good place to type out some of the frustrations and stresses that come with the territory of being a professional player(at the very least it may decrease the poker bitching my girlfriend will have to hear when I am running bad). Not that anyone wants to hear bad beat stories(except you sickos who get some kind of enjoyment out of others' poker misery, like myself I guess), but in a blog at least you can just skip it. I will try to make entries at least once per week. However I also guess there is the possibility I get bored with this fast and quit within the month, but we'll see.

I have been playing for a living since Dec 1, 2007(almost a year now!). I started like many playing low stakes SNG's. For me it was on PartyPoker playing the $5 + $1 ten person sng's, eventually moving up to the $11 and $22 sng's. Then of course PartyPoker shut down to US customers(UIGEA makes me angry every time I think about it) and I got accounts on Full Tilt and Pokerstars where I got into Heads Up Sng's(I now play about 90% of my games on Stars) which I found was by far the game I was the most naturally skilled at, I worked my way up to the $57.50 HU Turbos rather quickly and started tracking my stats more closely and realized my $ per hour was much higher than at my accounting job, so that was that. I now play the $115's the vast majority of the time, every once in a while jumping to the $230's(sometimes cuz i'm feeling on top of my game and sometimes cuz I'm tilting like shit). Eventually I may move into the $230's on a more permanent basis, but for now I am happy with where I'm at and am in no hurry.

Like I typed earlier I will try to make posts at least once a week, hopefully this is like the movie "She's all that"(I have no idea why I've seen this movie) where the ugly girl turns beautiful in the end. I want my blog to be beautiful!