Thursday, January 17, 2008

Holy Crap! I ran good at NL!!!!!

Finally got some cards, hit some pairs and draws, and even won a flip tonight. Made a cool $1.15k playing NL200 over 775 hands. Thats right folks, 6 buy-ins in less than 800 hands. A nice 75 bb/100 (or 37 ptbb/100). sustainable? prolly not. However I was certainly due for a hot streak. I'm still down quite a bit in NL for the month, but I'm at least well into the plus side overall.

I'm also only 3 buy-ins away from letting myself take shots at NL400 again. I promised myself that I wouldn't take shots until I had won 10 buy-ins at NL200. I needed the confidence booster, and to make sure I was playing fundamentally sound poker. Plus I knew by the time that happened I would be back in the black for the month and the losses (which they always happen) at the higher stakes wouldn't bother me as much.

I looked for some interesting hands that I played, but to be honest they all looked pretty standard. Basic stuff where I flopped good hands and either slowplayed where applicable or got it in against a worse hand. I plan on playing some limit later this morning, so maybe I'll find something more interesting then.

Also I've really been working out a lot more recently, and throwing 3 times a week. My last bullpen was kind of crappy, but for some reason I had the shakes while I was throwing (dehydration?). But the two before that were really solid. I feel like my velocity is coming on strong, and I just need to get better command over all of my pitches. I'm also doing cardio almost every day, and getting into a steady routine of core workouts (abs and back). I'm lifting weight some, but I don't like to over do the weights. Overall I'm really excited to see the progress that I can make over the next two months. I'm also planning on trying to narrow down what tryouts I want to do in the next few weeks. I figure I'm going to have to buy some plan tickets and make some travel arrangements so I need to get that squared away.

And finally I was really proud of how my blue devils finished the game tonight. They played somewhat poorly for most of the second half, but when it really mattered they made the big shots, made their free throws, and got the defensive stops that we needed to pull out the victory. Also ignore the idiots on ESPN and sportscenter that tried to make it a big deal that greg paulus kicked an FSU player and should have gotten a tech foul along with the FSU player that slapped him in the face. If the idiots at ESPN would have paid attention they would have noticed that Paulus did get a tech foul just like the FSU player. The ref (Ted Valentine who I despise btw) T'd them both up which is why duke didn't get any free throws after the foul. Instead they merely retained the possession which they got from the jump ball call. Another case of people piling on the Blue Devils just because its Duke.

thanks for reading.

themightyjim

6 comments:

littlebu_1 said...
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littlebu_1 said...

Jim - Good to see you hit a nice run. You were due. I hit one this passed week and a half to but mine was only good for 4xx.xx. Good to see you updating pretty often to. I need to work on that.

littlebu_1 said...

first one had some mis types wouldn't let me edit

Jim Perry said...

shoot I thought I had three comments ;) yeah I keep checking to see when you are going to update, but no luck.

in fact I'm going to go check now....

littlebu_1 said...

Updated today my friend. I will try to update more often. Honestly it's kinda tough.

SpeakEasy said...

Good to see that someone can win on-line! Very nice. Savor the rush and remember it during the down-times.