Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Staying Alive

This evening, played 3 Sit n Go games - 1st in a 10/1, 3rd in a 5/1, and lost one 10/1. So by the evenings end...I had $50.73 in the bank. As long as I don't have to reload..I am happy.

I have been forced to reduce my playing time to the late evening hours again. The master has laid down the law! So once the kiddos are in bed, then my poker play can begin. Every once in a while I get the idea that I am an adult who can make decisions for myself. But, it seems I am skating on thin ice, so I best behave. Me behave?....hhmmm...that is tough!

So, during the time from 8:30 - 9:30, while everyone in this house is a TV zombie, I will have time to read blogs and perhaps take some time to "study" the game of poker. A few players have mentioned that they have had more success making money playing limit holdem.

With that in mind, I made an attempt this last weekend to play limit holdem and lost about $20. It was a disaster. Plus, right now my roll can not sustain experiments. So before I venture into these waters again, I will get prepared.

For now, you can find me at the low limit Sit n Go games.

Take care all!


SirFWALGMan said...

Your style does not seem to fit into a limit game. Playing by the hip, and a little lose can work VERY well in NL, but in limit your trying to sqweak out a very thin margin. Every hand counts. Every play is important for your nights success. Not saying you could not do it but it is a VERY different game. You would probably want to start over and buy a Poker book specifically on limit. Like Small Stakes Holdem or something like that..

littleacornman said...

Been enjoying your blog so far Veneno.If you'd like to swap blog links give me a shout.
Little Acornman

iggy said...


Your style is like mine. We are not wired for Limit HE. Stay on course and continue the learning process in NLHE. You also have to learn how to play while trying to put the little ones to bed. I have had my greatest triumphs while holding the tiny one in one arm and clicking away with the other. Make a stand and tell the Master that you will play when you want. Eeeeerrrr...sorry. I was thinking abut what I want to tell the wifey when she starts barking orders at me. I guess we are alike in that we are at the mercy of our However, she did give me some props when she saw the bankroll so I may have gained some leverage. Stay sharp as we have to get ready for our 500K tourney experiment.

trumpjosh said...

Limit defintely is different. As I have told you, it works well for me. However, I tend to be a pretty by-the-book boring type of guy. If you want action, NL is much better. Me, I prefer the grind.

Veneno said... know me quite well..and I agree that both my style and passion are better suited in the NL environment.

While I was winning at NL it was one thing, but after continuous losses..been thinking of trying other options. Just a thought. I do have confidence that I can be trained and learn to play limit holdem successfully. But it remains to be seen.

Litteacorn...Glad to know you are enjoying my blog. As for swaping, absolutely! I'll take that as a compliment.

Iggy...Boy, you can really relate to my true..mercy of the spouses and kids. But, they can be the joy of life can't really complain to much. Looking forward to our 500k experiment..let's kick some butt!!!

TrumpJosh..You make it look soooo easy! Watching you win at limit didn't look like grinding to me. A grind is playing the 2/0 MTTs for 4 hours to win a whole $2.40...If I have the patience for that, I think I can adapt to the limit holdem tables. What do you think?

ScottMcM said...

welcome to the world

Drizztdj said...

Limit poker is for those who enjoy playing shuffleboard in pink tutus while sipping cosmos.

Welcome to the land of the bloggers.

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