Friday, October 22, 2004

Frustration and Success

What is it about Holdem that makes it seem sooooooo hard to ever get ahead fast? I had a VERY mixed night. It started out with one table doing average and the other one going down. I busted out on the first one, then took a break on the second table thing. I played a safe 5/1 NL and came in second. I then played a 22/2 and took the prize! A hundred bucks! At the same time I went on a run in the tourney the first table I was at had a major card rush and I almost doubled up. So I ended up peeking over $1600 for the first time and making a few more bucks at Poker Stars! Go Figure? Why is it that you can NEVER have everything click at the same time?

I was wondering something tonight. Seeing how I am working at going pro, and Iggy has jumped into the cold, dark waters of freedom, I was wondering how he does it? Do you play ring game? 200 NL? Only tourneys? What level of ring/tourney is your bread and butter? So fess up and let us all know what level of game we need to be in to change careers! Feel free to comment if your a professional too.. I am not ONLY seeking Iggys feedback.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ignatious said...

i'm primarily a ring game grinder, my man. i'll prolly start playing more tourneys now that i'll have the time to do so. :)

8:24 AM

 
Blogger ScurvyDog said...

The general trend I see of poker pros (assuming you can trust anything that anyone posts online) is that most grind it out in ring games, multi-tabling 3 or 4 tables at 15-30 and above. That makes intutitive sense to me, as if you can beat that level consistently, you can basically bank on making x amount of dollars every month for playing y hours. Which is all a job is, really, whether you're flipping burgers or playing poker.

I think the variance in NL and tourneys would eat you alive, if that's all you played, and you depended on poker solely to support you.

7:32 AM

 
Blogger TheCrocodile said...

AFAIK most pro's are ring game players at 15/30 and up. It's basically the same thing as grinding your way up at 1/2 and 2/4 except the games are tougher and the players tend to be better. Correct me if I'm wrong Sir Iggy, but 4 tables of 15/30 should yeild a very decent living :) 120$ an hour on average? That's 1BB/hour, a reasonable estime given the competition?

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10:05 AM

 

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