So.. now that new year has come around, I should probably make some resolutions. I’ve already made some for the world outside of poker (there is one you know!), but I need to shuffle up my ideas on the felt.
Honestly, I’ve been neglecting poker a bit recently, since I haven’t had much time to play. I do still enjoy watching re-runs of the WSOP on TV, and checking out the odd weird and wonderful clip of some fools (usually American) at home who think poker is some kind of drinking game.
So er.. here goes:
Play more poker. Kind of obvious I suppose, but it needs saying. 99% of poker is in the playing. The cards.. the chips.. and the opponents. Without those, I’m pretty much us online casinos – although that being said, poker is widely recognised as a pretty decent spectator sport. Especially when tools like Tony G are playing.
Play more poker. Offline. Due to moving I have been unable to keep up my weekly homegame, so I need to find a new one I can clean up at. I’ve been reading up on Derren Brown (a British magical entertainer, and a bloody good one too) and he uses some psychological techniques that will come in mighty handy.
Win a decent sized tournament. I’ve won a few MTT freerolls, plenty of STTs, a few SNGs and even the odd real cash MTT, but nothing huge. I think a victory at $10, $50 and $100 would be a decent target, and attainable.
Sort out my bankroll. Playing poker well is all about the bankroll, so I need to get mine sorted. At the moment it’s a bit pitiful because I haven’t been playing much, but I’m considering simply depositing a larger roll to get going with. I just have to convince myself that it’s an investment, and not a waste of money. Perhaps I should read “poker and money” again…
Right, I reckon that’s enough for now. Play more, win more, buy myself some bling. Bo!
What are your poker resolutions?
Happy New Year!
So many holidays all at once… not to mention my birthday on the 31st 🙂
Just a short post today, since I’ve got lots of left over holiday treats to scoff.
A while back I mentioned spam comments on this blog, and was forced to install a human moderation system.
This hasn’t put off spammers like “TramadolDog” who leaves daily messages about how dull his life is (seriously!).
There’s also many spammers who leave innocuous comments like “Nice site, useful information”. I know they’re not real comments because there’s 10 at a time…
My favourite though, has got to be:
“Your guestbook is example of middle-class guestbooks”
I suppose the next step is installing a CAPTCHA system – it would certainly save me a heck of a lot of time.
I will post again tomorrow about new year’s resolutions, a favourite topic at this time of year.
May all your outs be live.
Cor blimey it’s been a long time since I posted.
Life just got on top of me for a while there I think. Poker started seeming like more and more of a job, and I hate jobs just as much as everyone else.
After a long break, I still have just as little time during the day to play, but I at least have an interest in the game again.
I am going to start posting here again, but I won’t promise to post every day, since that’s a sure fire recipe for failure.
So, starting tomorrow, Barney is back in the building!