netsson’s migrating

April 14, 2010

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I Haven’t forgot

April 11, 2010

about posting here, just been busy with my new project which you all are going to be seeing soon and with the kids that have been visiting us this weekend!

Have had time only for one or 2 games.

See you soon, play well and have fun!

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Poker poker poker?

April 8, 2010

What have you done to me poker? Lately I’ve been more focused on thinking of how to improve my flaws. Discussing it and reading up on the matter.

I still don’t know how to improve my aggression in position when it comes to playing against people who tend to only see their own cards? They simply don’t stop to think about what you might bet with and hence that they will not fold to anything if the slightly hit or for that matter think they are just simply higher. As in yesterday. I had this guy who called with any 2. He called an allin preflop for more than 2/3 of his stack out of position with K2 off and just got lucky when his 2 hit on the river. There are simply no way to be more aggressive in position against players like that. Not even with monsterhands since they just hope to get lucky!

I’ve successfully managed to increase my number of hands i play in position thou. I tend to raise more in position with more mediocre hands but it still depends from game to game.I mean am I thinking wrong here? Is it worth it to risk my tournie-life in position just to raise for the sake of raising? Even if it is to set an image? I found that the people i’ve been playing especially lower levels aren’t taking notes, don’t think what the opponent might have or even thinking of potodds, table-image or any other odds for that matter! They don’t know how-to and hence that they just play a game for the sake of playing the game, while i’m trying to play the game for the sake of playing the player and get value on every hand i’m playing!

I can successfully explain why, how to and when if someone ask me a question about my game. I can succesfully answer them why i made that move, why i didn’t make the move and how to make the moves.

I do sincerely hate getting these huge, great potodds unexperienced players tend to give you if i don’t get a playable hand to play in position. I mean moneymanagement/ economically dictates that with a great potodds you should in general call with any 2. But to as this guy yesterday call 2/3 of his stack early in the game was just wrong in so many ways. He was sitting second to speak, he limped on a 60 bb and the guy on the button went allin for 1500 with AK suited (I never get why push allin preflop with AK and risk your tournamentlife on a drawing hand? Unless you’re absolutely sure to win, that means you know they’re going to fold and steal the pot to be sure) This guy called with K2 off, leaving him 750 if he’d loose. Still alive thou but only with some 12 bbs left and soon having to play desperate when the bb levels up just because he simply couldn’t lay down a single hand!

That just screamed in my head Pleeeeeease give me a hand i can double up with! Unfortunately i didn’t get that playable hand, i got moved. But what i want to say is, I know how to read the table, (dynamically what type of game are they playing here), players (who to avoid, who’s not paying attention and who’s the fish, aggression. Well everything), I know how to play flexible, change gears, bets, valuebetting, infobetting, i’m 3 and 4-betting more now. I do know how to play position, how to do odds and so on but i get the feeling the more i learn the less i know! (I know i left out other things needed to know)

Sometimes when i do hit the table i feel like a complete noob with no clue, because i’m just being bored, unfocused! But the only thing that really hinders me at the moment is.. ? Well quite frankly… ME! I need to learn how to keep my focus even when there are hundreds of things flying around me i think!

But i still want this deal i’ve been offered, more than anything in the world i want it and i’m sure as hell going to get it! I simply have to. It’s a once in a lifetime-deal and i’ll do anything to achieve it!

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Easter witches

April 8, 2010

Different ways to celebrate easter in different countries

Somehow the original idea of why we’re celebrating easter or should i say the church original idea have somehow gone missing from our concisenessed minds. In England i found they celebrate it with a huge Bunny who comes with a lot of chocolate-eggs and a meat-free good friday

In Sweden they celebrate it with hollow eggs you fill with sweets. Kids dressed as the Easter-witch carrying a huge coffeepot comes knocking on your door and you have to give them sweets and treats so they’re not taking your kids or making your milk go sour instead.

Easter-witches even called “old woman passover” or “Passover bitch” is a very old Swedish folklore considered from 1600-century as witches flying on their brooms to Blockula to meet the devil and have a massive feast with him on the night between wednesday and thursday. The feast or banquet was held in a magnificent house on a huge field and they were served frogs, toads and snakes. Around 1660-1670 there were the worst Witch-hunt and witch-trials in swedens history due to these folklores, the hunts and trials were often executed due to beliefs that the women had been participating in these huge feasts with the devil. People believed they’ve seen their neighbour flying their broom the night between Wednesday and thursday at easter. It was that easy to be charged as a witch and put on trial.

In order to scare away witches people lit fires and shot in the air with rifles. Something that lives on today in terms of Easter-bonfire, May-bonfire (Today mostly celebrated that our long winter is over, it’s spring and the summer is coming) and firecrackers.

Since Easter-witches are based on popular beliefs they may be a bit different from the real witches who was reported from that era. There will be Easter-witches have accessories like a coffee pot, a black cat and broomstick. Several of these attributes have no direct link to the witches in the 1600s: Coffee wasn’t used in Sweden in the 1600s, nor are black cats mentioned in the legal record of the time.

With reference to modern superstition can be a theory that pot is a symbol of the cauldron and the black cat for bad luck or misery.

It’s uncertain when the tradition of kids dressing as easter-witches started but it was hugely spread around the country in the middle of 1800 century.

So while most of western world are celebrating a huge Rabbit who’s hiding chocolate-eggs Sweden is celebrating witches begging for candy. This is swedens halloween-trick-or-treat but with a theme! Halloween as it’s celebrated in the rest of western world didn’t start in sweden until recently. Halloween were more a toned down time to respect our deads and not that much big of a deal when i grew up.

(source: some from wikipedia)

So what about poker? Well due to recent events with my loved family-member who’s been in hospital since mid January, she’s got terminal cancer and was deteriorating some 2 weeks ago when hospital called us telling us to come and not expect anything good. Visited her last night and she’s amazingly bounced back to more or less her old self again. I’m so pleased and happy to see her smile again. It’s unbelieveble that she wasn’t responsive just under 2 weeks ago and now sits up, communicate and laughs with us. The hospital’s been fantastic. But due to these recent events i’ve not been playing that much seriously lately. I’ve been playing one or two tournies a day but my mind haven’t really quite been there. I’ve seen myself falling for the easiest traps (trap or trap???? They don’t know how to trap but still i haven’t got any better name for it). I know i’m being beat and still make the calls just because i don’t care. I’m making the WTF-move…

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New month, new day

April 5, 2010

Yesterday i had to ask myself, -What the hell have happened to me? I found myself being really happy and satisfied using a new brush and newly opened washing-up liquid when i was doing the dishes.

That’s sooooooo NOT me! I think? Or is this the new me? Ooooh what the f’ have you done to me Ash?

Our familymemember that fell so ill last weekend was surprisingly sitting up in her chair when i came up last time and that made me so happy, she’s still confused but what to expect when she lost a week. She’s talking, recognizes us all, getting better every day and that’s what matters. Nothing else!

My poker then you ask? Well past 2 days i’ve had no patience at all. I’ve played but been falling for the easiest donks there is without even care. I had one bigstacked guy sitting right after me and i noticed he was pushing allin everytime there were limpers in the pot. So i took a risk when i limped with pp Qs late pos calculating he would push, he did! everyone else folded and i called. I was right he pushed with Q6 and had only 5% chance of winning. But what do you think happened?? RIGHT he rivered an 8 high straight on me sending me out of the tournie!

After that everything felt wrong every game i regged for so i quit playing early. Today the site have been having problems with their servers so i’ve only played 2 tournies and 2 sitngos. but no patience today. i’ve been feeling restless so it’s going to be an early night for me again.

New games tomorrow, new challenges!

Now on to my movies for the rest of the evening!

Play well and have fun..

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Been reading up on Strategies

April 3, 2010

And some of the things gave me, hmmmm, well a questionmarked face!

Like in Sklanskys, Theory of poker (seventh edition) According to fundamental theorem of poker

This is exactly what he says “With four hearts your only out is another heart. But suppose you have two pair along with the four-flush against what looks like Aces up. Now you have two outs making a flush and a full house. Suppose you have a four-flush, two pairs and an inside straight draw. Now you have 3 outs- that is three ways of beating your opponent with Aces up assuming that player doesn’t fill.”

Please tell me i missunderstood what he said here.. Is he saying that i’ve got only 3 outs to a winning hand instead of the usual way to count, 9 possible in the suit for flush, 4 for the straight and 4 to make a FH= 17 outs in total?

Sklansky you’re confusing me here…. Gaaaaaah!

And btw why aren’t you calling some hands by it’s common name like Drawing hands instead of come-hands??

Play well and have fun

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Good start on my day!

April 2, 2010

Woke up to a beautiful day, the sun was shining and on the floor the mailman had dropped a package for me. It was the Scottys Bootcamp-tshirt that arrived in the mail. That was a nice surprise to wake up to!

Thanks Scotty, Joakim and here’s the proof!

That put a nice smile to my face today :D

Play safe and have fun!

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Hard times

March 31, 2010

Sitting here trying to get a post down in print while i have a dear and so much loved one within my family is fighting for her life in hospital. Trying to get my thoughts right when fighting this worrying, ice-cold knot in my stomach. It’s not fair, we had so much planned we were going to do!

The feeling of fear and being helpless is overwhelming, almost making me not able to breathe. And at the same time watching everyone else i care for so much around her in such worry and hurt is so heartbreaking!

Have been playing a few freerolls just to try getting my mind on something else for a few hours at the time but it’s been hard, even though i have been winning 2 out of 3 in average, it’s still just by routine and no challenge at all.

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On with pokertalk

March 22, 2010

Well today i do believe i’ve aggravated the pokergods by just sacrificing a rubber-chicken when they probably expected a few real ones, a couple of virgins, a couple of pints of my blood, toad-legs and some wampire-teeths. I kept getting my hands crushed and my ass whooped so badly i’m not going to be able to sit down for a couple of weeks. My Ks got out-rivered by 48 off  with which he raised from second to speak, my ace K suited out-flopped by 8 10 off, he called a 8xbb raise with that and so on and so on… Well i shouldn’t complain since this is what i want to happen but with the luck on my side so i’m still in good spirit even thou my ass is sore LMFAO.

I’ve been talking to some pro’s if they could give me some advice and they did send me a few pointers,  i’m going to reveal them here when i’ve digested them a bit more. I’m about to launch a few projects here,  i think might surprise and please you. More about that later on but i promise i’m working on it :D

My biggest question is still how to improve aggression in position on a loose aggressive table when playing on such low levels it’s cheaper to keep chasing/calling all the way and buyin again than keep on playing wisely!

Anyone got an answer here for me?

I do get the impression that people are not thinking money/bankroll-management even when they’re on the lowest levels, it is the most stupid thing they can do. Ok you might not feel it is equally hard to loose 10 games $0.20 each than 1 game $2.00 buyin or higher. You get my drift here? But still it is equally important to play wisely on these microlevels in order to be able to step up. I mean you play 10 games a’ $0.20 each loose 9 and win one you’re doing a profitloss of $1.50. 10 times that and you lost $15 and won $5! You have done a netloss of $10 here even if you’re only play the $0.20-game! It really quickly adds up to a lot of money!

You see how stupid that strategy can be when you count on it? Allin first hand with any 2 and a chance you double up. OK Aggression is important but you need to implement the aggression at the right time.

Another thing i’ve seen past year is the allin-preflop-push with High pps or drawing hands like AA, KK, QQ, JJ, 1010 or AK, AQ, AJ, and A10 (or worse ANY Ace rag). Especially early in a game it’s stupid strategic move to risk your whole tournament on one hand, with still over 75 bb in your stack. It seems like people expect those hands to win and double up which isn’t true, there is no such thing as a 100% winning startinghand!

As David Sklansky is putting it “To say a pokerplayer is out to make money does not neccessarily means he’s out to win pots, of course you can’t win money without winning pots but attempting to win either every pot, too many pots or strategically wrong decision-made pots is a loosing strategy in the long run”

That means if i understand him right, that the 2 best ways to win in poker is “to make your opponent draw the wrong conclusion and make the wrong decisions either if it’s to raise/bet/call on your winning hand or fold on your second best hand”. The second way is to reduce your losses by not making calls or bets that a weaker or less experienced player would make. These 2 rules would add so much more to your winnings when the game is over. Many players don’t follow this, however obvious and clear it may seem. They play as though they want to win the pot, one individual pot at all costs!

He’s also saying “The worst of them to put it bluntly are the suckers in the game. On the other hand a good player develops the patience to wait for the right situations to play a pot and develops the discipline to release a hand he judges to be second best”

That means don’t risk your tournament-life and be prepaired to fold a loosing hand no matter what that hand would be.

Play safe, play well and have fun

I’ve quoted some of David Sklanskys theorem of poker, here

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Stop and smell the roses

March 21, 2010

Everytime i’m out riding a car on the countryside and get a glimpse of a nice house sitting on a beautiful spot with the most gorgeous view i keep wondering if the people living there actually are aware of the scenery they’re living in. The reason for my ponder is that my mom-in-law gets out of bed every morning around 4-5am just to be sitting at her livingroom window watching the sunrise over the sea. She’s absolutely mesmerized by that view and it is a beautiful sight indeed. How many of us are stopping to smell the roses on our way where we’re going? Taking in how wonderous the scenery is surrounding us or just listening to the much needed silence just before the birds wakes up? I have to say that the most beautiful sound in the world is the waves rushing in from the sea over the rocks around 3-5am in the morning before anyone else is up but me!

This morning the dog woke me up a 3.30am and she’s of the opinion “when i’ve got to go, I’ve really GOT to go!” So no other option for me but to get up and take her out even thou i’ve only slept for some 2-3 hours. Of course i’m on the opposite opinion i want to sleeeeeep but i’ve got no say here unless i want to clean up after her in the morning. Hmmmm wonder when the scientist are going to be able to implement a gene into our pets allowing them to be able to clean up after themselves? But then again it wouldn’t be our pets anymore, we could call them “mom” or “paid help”. Same thing i wish they could invent self-cleaning dishes (uhm with grown-out legs that can walk themselves out to the kitchen and wash themselves) or non-dusting houses but then again wouldn’t that just be another name for papercups, paperplates or house with a serious draft?? I’m not wishing for a robot taking over the housework here, i really like cooking and having a clean, nice house but a little help wouldn’t be a bad idea So please scientist, non-sticking, selfcleaning pots and pans together with no-dust-sticking houses would be an idea worthy of a nobelprize i promise

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