December 22, 2008

just a good pic.

merry fucking christmas.

December 15, 2008

Got 50$ into my moneybookers account today from Tower Affiliate programm. Deposited them. Let's see how it will go. I hate 10NL, so SNG's, I guess. I have no fucking idea.

November 20, 2008

HOLY SHIT! I won nothing after that!

Yes. Yesterday checked the stats for the big pots I lost in last three weeks - I lost to three-outers or worse in 21% of hands. Got my money in good a whooping 91%. I really start to believe in "doomswitch".

BUT! Now I have my cool laptop. It's amazing I tell you.

So nothing interesting in poker world over here.

But I have good news as well - this Saturday in some metal gig [without live bands] I will be a fcuking dj and everybody will listen my "technical death session" for a cool hour. Nice.

October 17, 2008





I had internet installed to my new flat.

Took a boss'es laptop to home - I still ain't got one [laptop, i mean]...

AND WON THE MOTHERFUCKING 10'000 GUARANTEE 30+3 FOR 2500something$!!!!





October 13, 2008


Now I have on my account the exact amount of monies to buy my laptop of choice - Acer Aspire 7730. Every day my cursor slowly crawls to that "cash out" button, but I have a courage to not click it - it would leave me without bankroll and I do not want grind out 10NL again.

Patience, patience.

October 09, 2008

Life tilt

Still floating around 1k.

Was really on life tilt lately.

Did I mentioned, my girl left me?

So, yeah - life tilt.

September 29, 2008

Reached 1k. Ain't that nice?!

Yeah. I do not know, if I will sustain that [I really would like to], but this mourning I reached the new milestone - now my account has over 1k in it. From 30$ in 12th of august to 1035$ today - I guess we can call it a progress. Thus far I play mainly 50NL with occasional jump to 100NL when I feel like it or there are too few 50NL tables [I play mostly in mournings, so traffic is lower].

September 25, 2008

Fun things pokar

Well, I am still hovering at 50NL. Played very little due to some personal problems [adventures] in love/family front. We almost broke up with my girlfriend, but now it's fine again. I guess. I do not know.

Anyhoo, that's the "progress", if we can call it. Just bumped in to throw in the link to one funny thread in 2+2 - "How to be a fish in a casino". Here's some good pointers:

-When you get your holecards and it's your turn to act say "Hit Me!"
-Assuming you're playing NLHE, ask if aces can be used for High or Low
-If in a cash game, ask how rebuys you're allowed to have
-Wear a Moneymaker t-shirt
-Keep drawing attention to the table's "chipleader" if in a cash game
-Ask the dealer permission to use the bathroom
-Ask where the hole card camera is
-Keep trying to post the BB in any positoin
-After you get 1 hole card immediately fold
-On the river ask if you can buy a 6th card
-When counting out chips always do it in stacks of 1 chip
-Use a bowling ball for a card protector
-In a cash game, ask when the blinds are going up
-Keep looking around and asking where Mike and Vince are
-Always ask whats the most you can raise
-Raise all bets by $1
-Whenever you get a suicide king or one-eyed jack play it like it's wild
-Ask if you can phone a friend
-When it's your turn to act roll two dice across the table
-Show everyone your chip trick, which is just throwing a chip as high as possible
-Stack your chips like a castle with an entrance for your holecards
-fold your cards with your forehead

Also, sent to Photoshop Disasters pic from Pokerstars newsletter - that guy in the middle [do not know him and don't want to] is clearly photoshopped into some kind of lizardman. Fun.

September 11, 2008

So far there's no difference

Moved to 50NL yesterday. Right now seems, there are no difference in play from 30NL. People drawing much more, though - if a guy have a flushdraw, he will pay anything to get there. Also shortstacks [20bb] will push with just everything. Some guy wanted to push me off of the pot of 15$ with 3$ all-in bet! That was fun really.

Anyhow, due to some beats [I mean, somebody sometimes actually got there] I am still braking even at this level. But I am certain, that I will play smart and don't do anything funky, I'll be up in no time. Let's hope for it!

September 05, 2008

Gallop continues; my version of agressive bankroll management

Yesterday gone for another gallop - after some good four hour 4-tabling was up A DOLLAR!!! Well, from other side it isn't so bad - in earning bonus points to clear my bonus had my best day [see the pic]. Today though broke the mark of three hundred - I really hope not to drop below it ever and ever and ever and ever.

Thus far so called "agressive bankroll management" works pretty fine: 70bb is what I consider a buy-in and am moving up when I have teh ten buy-ins for particular level. I know, I know... But I hate 10NL so much, I can't stand playing there.

September 04, 2008

Swongs noone interested in

Last days was a real rollercoaster. I am constantly beated after money's in ahead [and I am not talking about coinflips here] and some swing been as big as one third of whole bankroll. I will not bother you with all the hand histories here, so instead I'll post candy from my current desktop for Your viewing plesure [it's been a while].

September 02, 2008

This is not a poker video!

I warned You. And this is not a video of my dearest metal music. This is about my other love.

August in 50 frames per second from Dave King on Vimeo.

August 28, 2008

For those ****** people, who thinks 27o is the weakest hand in poker

Just a little tired of this, cause lately heard this shit about four times. And this is a lot for a week [approximately].

On othar note: here's a place to laugh.

August 24, 2008

Tarping is fun

Wow, Tower's affiliate service is awesome - had problems with linkage and they were solved with ease thanks to lovely Laura - she is so nice I want to take her to the river for some beers.

About that live game I talked about - wasn't bad at all. But I just figured out, that this would be a bad idea to write here about hands and plays due to some people could use this against me in the future. Overall made JUST ONE huge mistake by being a payoff wizard to a tag player - sometimes we should pay attention to logic too, you know. And then there was a pretty well executed tarp, where valueshove worked perfectly and my turned trips got the right price from overpair. Overall +130bb.

August 20, 2008

Yeesss.... recap of fucking donkament

I am not a tourney player, but today I decided to participate in 20+2$ tourney. Why? I do not know. Well... It starts in 3 minutes and has gathered 250 players. Register...

0:00 - 316 players/ prizepool over 6000$.

0:04 - +400. Pusheda guy off the hand with second nutflushdraw.

0:09 - Uffff! Just doubled up to 3400 with JJ>AK.

0:20 - 234 remaining. Donked off 500T$. It stinks.

0:34 - no cards whatsoever. with some moves managing to stay over 3000.

0:38 - I am 56th of 157. Average stack. Just folded 23o. Yay!

0:40 - raised with AA, shortie pushed 11bb into me. Up to 5000. Blinds 50/100.

0:49 - blinds 75/150: seems like people becomes more agressive. push after push. fucking donkaments.

0:55 - down to 3000. Reraised wth AQs and folded to a push. Guy showed AK, so I guess nada to complain... Below average.

0:60 - brake. I have 23bb to start 100/200 level. Fcuk. 66th out of 93.

1:02 - I just can't raise A8. I can't!!!

1:08 - down to 10bb. Time to push? 88>KJ. Up to 4470 - it's still below average.

1:14 - blinds up to 150/300. Nada.

1:15 - I reraise all-in with AK and guy calls with A3. Flop brings 3 and I am out in 60-ish place. FUCKING DONKAMENTS!!!

August 19, 2008

Behold - here will be some stuff from live game! Soon! [not now, obv.]

As a large number of europeans, I switched from FullTilt to ongame network. To TowerGaming. Well, if that's all true about those bonuses they offer - I will never look back. Except for some tourneys and some star's ass busting.

After about half a year I will finally play some live pokar with unknown dudes - local forum makes a cashgame tomorrow, so You can be sure I will post a review here. Should be interesting. I promise!

About candy... no candy - don't know why, none of my browsers [firefox, opera, ie] want to let me upload files. This shit must end! Buy me a laptop!

August 12, 2008

It's all about the "X"

Here'e the question:

Couple days ago in one of rooms I had x amount of money. Now I have 80x. What is "x"?

July 30, 2008

Ultimate Poker Face [not associated with UB in an way]

Well, this is interview with Gorgoroth frontman Gaahl [Kristian Espedal] . If You have no interest in black metal, just skip to the 6:24 - this is just awesome. Two and a half minutes of silence and zero movement.

I guess interviewer shitted his pants, when Gaahl looked at him after that world class pause.

On other note - some interesting words about Power Hold'em Strategy - I think You should read them before spending any cash on it.

July 01, 2008

Grinding at work is impossible

At least for me.

Went busto.

Thanks to FTPoints rebuilt to 140-something.

Went busto.

Someone, please, buy me a laptop.

June 12, 2008


The secound round gathered 209 entrants with only two of them getting a ticket.

I busted out 4th, when, being second in chips, I clashed with chipleader. My A9 was good vs. his KQ until the river, where the fucking king arrived. Fuck! Three damn hours, making plays between work and hiding from the boss'es eyes. FUCK!!! I am pissed.

But proud of myself a little, too. It's a shame I didn't get any material goods though!

I hope Mikey wins this.

June 11, 2008


I won a freakin' 450-man freeroll and got a ticket to 2nd round of Main Event Race. Isn't that nice?

June 05, 2008

Update. Damn update

Nothing really has changed over these months. I'm still without computer, but playing at work suck so much, that I don't enjoy it even a little. Still I managed to try the new Poker Tracker software and I am really stoked - it does the job faster and better and the hud looks good. When all this shit will end, I will buy this one for sure [I will even get a discount due my PAHud purchase earlier].

I am forking on new project, what will hopefully end our [I mean my family] struggle and will put things right. This is project I really love and if all works out I will send out our best beer to fellow bloggers, who found a time to say some good words to me over the past year. If I forget it - remind me!

Still I manage to play live poker at work about once a week. These are great times - have fun and make money. Of course, money isn't that big, but it's something.

Just a moments ago saw a video with well-known-poker-pro-from-DUKE. I just can't figure out, do I want to laugh or cry... hah.

OK, later.

And that Rizen's post over 2p2 about signing with UB!

March 14, 2008

There's just some days, you're feeling that damn life tilt more strongly

Today I felt so fucking tired of all this "no-monies" life, that has been an issue for me for last four months, I wanted just to get drunk hard, even it's friday's mourning and I got to go to work. If I had some money, I don't know... There's just some days, you're feeling that life tilt more strongly.

There's good news, though, too. Girlfriend found a job. Weeeee! So after a month or so I will have some break. At least I hope so. Also there's a possibility to get a computer via my work - a good one, with 24" monitor [no, I don't think here about multitabling. I am thinking about designing I will be able to do at home and earn extra buck], 4GB RAM and some hyper videocard. But, as we say sometimes here in Latvia, "hopes are stupid man's relief". Or something like that.

Oh, and there's an extra - long forgotten lease company finally remembered me and now asks their funds back. Today gonna make a call to them and will try to talk my way through. Hope it works out. In big picture I even don't know, what they can do to me, apart of braking my bones. Nothing really. I have nothing.

Stay true.

March 13, 2008

Nothing really...

...cause I still have no computer at home and play a little from work now and then.

Just had a little thought about rake - in 3200 hands this month rake took 35 dollars. That means I pay 1c for every hand I play. That's a fucking ripoff, if You ask me.

February 13, 2008

Fuck it - I want to hit someone. Depressed.

[history in previous post]

Yes. Just sold my laptop due to "great" news I got from my girl - absolutely no monies from her. I don't blame her, no, but truth is, that, if we want to eat and stay at our apartament, I must sell something. And my laptop is practically only thing that I own [besides my bike and books], so he had to go. I really don't know, when I will be able to play the amazing game of poker again. The thing, that I must sell something whatsoever is really depressing. I want to hit someone right now. Really hard. Many times.

fuck it - let's celebrate

Well, it's in my personal life. Again! My girlfriend is out of work, so all living expenses is on me and it's getting really hard to get a decent living now. Again! That struggling with money is not a vacation. I even thought to sell my laptop [yes, exactly the same one, that crashed recently], but I do all I can not leave myself without poker and other stupid things I do at home. Besides, I finally start to climb out of that shithole I put myself into almost busting my account. Feeling confident in my game. Darn

Got contacted by few new bloggers via Poker Disasters and 2+2. Always nice to hear something from someone! Let's say hi to Dan with his daily grind and Munchers, who have chosen really weird name for his blog: "Becoming Poker". Ok, whatever - those dudes will be linked in blog list as soon as I get around to it.

Oh, yes, Johnny Hughes [the writer] contacted me on 2+2 also. Even if that was some sort of spam had a little chat with him. Nice.

So, fuck it - let's celebrate life and fight the next fight! [what a symphony, sheeesh!]

January 16, 2008

How to stop your downswing. Ultimate edition

Just buy Acer notebook and sooner or later that bitch will crash and send your life to hell!

January 12, 2008

I actually won! Wow!

As every saturday [when I'm not suffering a hungover], I woke up and started FTP to have some monies from them drunk americans who play shit in the middle of the night. But, unfortunately, I was on the giving end this time and lost abother three buyins. Oh, that sucked!

As steam got off, I just had nothing left in me for cash games, so I joined 600FTP s'n'g and, whadayaknow, won it and recieved 26$ tourney token. After that, on the wings of success, I joined Tier One for 8$ and finished in top five for another 26$ token.

What do I do? What do I do?

I guess I will play 17000$ and 28000$ guarantee tournaments tomorrow. What the hell!!!

Wish me luck!

January 10, 2008

Got steam! Finally! [super bonus]

As the first thing, I want to say:


I guess you understand, that my day wasn't pretty in the sense of poker. I did nice reads all the way and got sucked out non-stop. Just a couple examples:

Pretty bad day - 3 buyins down in 1111 hands. It sucks. I try to remember, that it just happens and I will get my monies back in the long run, but sometimes it gets to you.

And now, after real poker content it's time for bonus - one of the hottest girls I've seen in years: that's why today here's two photos.

January 04, 2008

So, what do we watch these days?

That would be Poker After Dark Season Three, of course.

Unimportant thing first: I guess this is the first time, when an actual qualifier can sit at that table and, best of all, choose players to play against. The first lamb choose Negreanu, Matusow, Harman, Scotty and Hellmuthhhhhh. As some already said: "nightmare s'n'g". Could be. Moneywise. But, if I would be in his place, I would pick similar lineup, cause I would not go there for money, but for company.

OK, now for an important news: PAD have new hostess - Marianela Pereyra. Just can't understand those guys, who are putting her down - gorgeous girl! Click on pic to get a better view.

As for poker - 1K hands in session (4tabling) is the goal I'm following right now.

January 02, 2008

Because I am stupid [edited. guess what's added]

Story Nr.1

I got drunk. Really drunk. And come home in the early morning. As I am smart enough not to play drunk for real monies, I fire up One-get-it-all-54-player-SNG for my FTPoints. While I play with one hand [!!!! can YOU do that????] and wave goodbyes to my girlfriend, who goes to work, I end up on the final table. So I sit on the couch and after good run end up heads-up with 4:1 chiplead!

So, guess what happens?

I pass out for an hour.

Why? Cause I am stupid.

Story Nr.2

I join 500eiro freeroll at Nextpoker. Have no idea, why they send me an SMS about that, but whatever - after few tries I get that fucking software to work.

Entrants - 450. Level of play - have no idea - I am watching TV with my girl.

Bust out 52nd. 50 players paid.

Why? Cause I am stupid - my four tits [QQ] wasn't good there and I knew it.

Moral of the story?