been grinding a decent amount since late october.
plo the last 3.5 months:
As you can see i've been running pretty well but i have improved a ton in the past 3 months and feel very confident in my 50bb and lower plo game. im not all that great at deepstacked plo, but after grinding out a bit more profit im going to put in some time at lower stakes and watch some videos and put in some effort to get good at 100bb+.
I've also been playing a decent amount of RUSH POKER. it's pretty fun. i started out playing the 6max games and the first 3-4 hours i played i was just dumping money getting adjusted to the games and not being able to take it seriously cause it was only 100nl. here are some funny hands and my hilaribad graph:
***** Hand History for Game 17827042199 ***** (Full Tilt)
$100.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, January 22, 10:10:38 ET 2010
Table Afterburner (6 max) (Real Money)
Seat 2 is the button
Seat 1: employeenum12 ( $145.00 USD )
Seat 2: d1ickerchen ( $132.60 USD )
Seat 3: Arnz18 ( $293.55 USD )
Seat 4: Ryan Daut ( $674.55 USD )
Seat 5: kecchino ( $52.00 USD )
Seat 6: mihain ( $663.05 USD )
Arnz18 posts small blind [$0.50 USD].
Ryan Daut posts big blind [$1.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Ryan Daut [ 7c 8c ]
d1ickerchen raises [$3.00 USD]
Arnz18 raises [$11.50 USD]
Ryan Daut raises [$34.00 USD]
Arnz18 calls [$23.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9c, Jc, Js ]
Ryan Daut bets [$54.00 USD]
Arnz18 calls [$54.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 3s ]
Ryan Daut bets [$585.55 USD]
Arnz18 calls [$204.55 USD]
Ryan Daut shows [7c, 8c ]
Arnz18 shows [As, Ac ]
Ryan Daut wins $381.00 USD
** Dealing River ** [ Jd ]
Arnz18 wins $587.10 USD from main pot
After playing only plo a few months my nl game was pretty off. And when your nl game is off retarded hands like this happen.
***** Hand History for Game 17824320269 ***** (Full Tilt)
$100.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, January 22, 08:22:29 ET 2010
Table Afterburner (6 max) (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Seat 1: Ryan Daut ( $180.40 USD )
Seat 2: 4HighGood ( $112.40 USD )
Seat 3: mihain ( $1274.70 USD )
Seat 4: 828_Frank_White ( $131.95 USD )
Seat 5: Vegas Shayne ( $84.40 USD )
Seat 6: Monch23 ( $100.00 USD )
4HighGood posts small blind [$0.50 USD].
mihain posts big blind [$1.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Ryan Daut [ Jc Ah ]
Vegas Shayne calls [$1.00 USD]
Ryan Daut raises [$4.00 USD]
mihain calls [$3.00 USD]
Vegas Shayne calls [$3.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 4d, 3c, 3s ]
Vegas Shayne checks
Ryan Daut bets [$8.00 USD]
mihain raises [$22.00 USD]
Vegas Shayne folds
Ryan Daut calls [$14.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9d ]
mihain bets [$40.00 USD]
Ryan Daut calls [$40.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 8c ]
mihain bets [$1208.70 USD]
Ryan Daut calls [$114.40 USD]
mihain wins $1094.30 USD
mihain shows [7h, 8h ]
mihain wins $362.30 USD from main pot
Ryan Daut doesn't show [Jc, Ah ]
just a funny hand.
and my lolgraph:
After that valley I started getting a decent grasp on the games and decided to switch over to playing the full ring rush games. I've done pretty well in them and feel like i have a good solid approach to those games now:
Would anyone be interested in seeing a rush video? i dont think anyone has made one yet, and id be willing to do a live one if you guys want. it wouldnt have that much great commentary cause stuff is happening so fast, but id show my overall approach to the games and id get in plenty of hands in a video or two.
So overall poker has gone pretty well the last 3.5 months. I've been making 275 an hour playing over 270 hours and am up a little over 100k including rakeback. It's nice to put in a good amount of hours a month and push out 30k months consistently again.
other than poker ive just been dicking around in arizona. we have a really good crew out here and theres always something to do. josh (reddog133) and clint (beatifulman) both live within 20 minutes and we have a lot of other friends out here so theres always something to do.
isnt that cute? picture was taken at a sushi place near us called geisha gogo, not the same as the geisha house in LA or other places, but a lot of fun. we live in a great area called oldtown scottsdale and we are right in the middle of everything, so we can walk to a lot of good restaurants and bars, its like college but even better. the girls out here are just completely unreal hot, im seriously amazed everytime i go out, i love arizona.
im rooming with brandon schaefer, but he just left for a month to go to seattle, new york and then israel with ansky so i have been working out and playing a lot the past couple weeks. ill post some pictures of our apartment in a week or so when i stop being lazy.
after a few months off i finally went back to jiu jitsu. ive started training under another royler gracie black belt named megaton out here. the gym is pretty high intensity but i like it a lot. ive gone to 4 classes the past 2 weeks and am almost back at the point i was in october.
so far this year i have gone to 3 of the easier classes and one advanced class. in the easier classes ive tapped out a few people with mostly armbars and keylocks from side control or mount and have only been tapped out once. it was a little disappointing to get tapped out by a white belt after training for almost a year but my guard games are pretty rusty and he did a nice mount choke on me so i cant complain too much. my cardio is also really bad now, but its improving pretty quickly and i should be in good shape again in a few weeks. i am going to get a few private lessons and work on my bottom game because i dont feel comfortable there anymore.
the advanced class was no gi and was much much tougher and consisted of basically all purple, brown and black belts. i just got my ass handed to me for an hour straight. but its good practice and ill probably go to that class once a week along with maybe a muay thai class as well to work on my striking a bit.
other than jiu jitsu ive been going hiking about 3 times a week. i live about 5 minutes away from Camelback mountain which is a moderately strenuous hike. It usually takes about 90 minutes to hike up and down and its a good workout.
here are a few pictures of it:
view from the top with an exhausted schaefer:
i guess thats enough rambling for now. take it easy guys