Wednesday, October 31, 2007

half hour session with a short roll....

I haven't played the first two days of the week due to a sick day on Monday and having to go look at the wife's car during my lunch break on Tuesday. But here I am for a half hour session on Wednesday...

Well, after logging into my account on stars I see that a certain somebody has had a bit of a dry streak. So today over lunch I start with $1.87. My bankroll is still the same as before, its just that most of it has been borrowed. By the way, if some of this sound present tense its because I write it while I play. So lets see what happens...

Apparently A 10 loses to A 8. It happens, but it hurts. I have $1.18 at the breaking of the table...

We'll see if I can't double up and win something with 8 minutes left on my lunch break...

Well, I made up some ground and at the end of the lunch period I was down $.32. This brings my bankroll down to $27.05. I'm still above the $27 mark which is 9 buy-ins. Hopefully the rest of this week will be a bit more positive.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Crazy flush hand...

Starting BR: $25.82
Ending Br: $27.37

Early on in today's session i had a pretty crazy flush hand...

I had 10 6 of diamonds and flopped the A Q J flush. I bet, get raised, which gets reraised, and called, then I called. 4 people in the hand. I was hoping that no one had the K of d but wasn't counting on it. Then the turn put down a 4th diamond, so I obv lost. But the kicker is that the 4th diamond fell even though the first guy to raise me had 9 5 diamonds, the reraiser went all-in wiht the K of d, I had 10 6, and A Q J was on the board. And of course with only 5 cards in the deck that could beat me, it happens.

But on the bright side I ended up recovering from that hit later on when I flopped top pair and went all-in, got called by 2 people and won with two pair. They had nothing and I knew it, so I took a shot and won.

up a buck fifty five today. Not too bad. Its a slow climb, very a slow climb.

PS. Jay, leave me $5 in my account, you can borrow the rest ;)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Full session 10/25/2007

Well last night I sat down for about 15 minutes (dumb) to tinker around, I was waitin on the wife to get home. Lost a few cents but nothing big. Today I got in a full one hour session over lunch where my cards were drier than Vegas in the summer. Then the last couple hands I played I flopped a flush and hit a boat to put me up $.24 on the session. Not much, but better than losing.

Current BR is $25.82. One mild session and I can be back up over $27. Just have to hit that hand against the right fish. Shouldn't be too hard at a penny table....til tomorrow :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Short session today...

Beginning Bankroll: $27.20
Ending Bankroll: $26.07

I had to go out and get some lunch today....rough time getting up this morning, didn't have time to make a lunch.

Only played for a half hour. Had a tough time of it. Early on a fishy guy was pretty hot and running me down. So I had to try and climb back to even after being down about $.80.

Was almost back to even when a I flopped 2 pair, but a guy flopped the flush and just called me down. I got a little greedy on him, definitely didn't put him on the flush, and he rolled up about $.80 on me on that hand. Aggression doesn't ALWAYS pay off...haha. Oh well, tomorrow is another day, can't win them all.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What its all about...

Hello and thanks for stopping by Lunch Hour Poker. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the poker I play on my lunch break. I know it sounds a bit simple, but there is much more to on..

Here's the scenario, I play poker online on (this is not a paid endorsement, i truely and honestly believe it to be the best poker site out there, in a future blog I'll explain why.) I started with $15 that my buddy Jay gave to me on there. Now, I've been playing on there for years, and am the one that taught my buddy how to play. From time to time he borrows money from my bankroll and plays. The $15 was just a small taste of what he owes me, but I though that having that little amount online would be a nice starting point for this venture.

Here's the goal....To build my bankroll to the point where I can make more money during my lunch break than I make in my whole day at work. I will do this by good bankroll management and consistent play, and you can follow all the EXCITMENT! here :)

To bring you up to speed.
I started this last week, on Tuesday or Wednesday, 16th or 17th of October 2007. Now it is the 23rd of October 2007 and my bankroll is up to $27.20. $11 of that is back on Jay's tab ;)

I am using the rule that I play at a level until I have 30 buy-ins for that level. Then, after I reach that goal I will go up to the next level and play there until 30 buy-ins and so on...
Currently I'm at the penny table level. The buy-in that I use is $3. This means I will move up to $.02/$.05 when my bankroll reaches $90. This is going to take a while to do, but I think that if I stick with my plan, that someday I will get there. It may take years to do, but I'm willing to give it a shot. So until tomorrow's lunch, have a good day.