Sunday, April 18, 2010

My fun Texas Hold'em poker play diary

User TodSamay
April, 2010


Play Money: $5,000
Tables: 2p-$10/$20; 9p-$5/$10
Time: 02:30
Balance: $594,134.56
Profit: $28,005.00

Play Money: $5,000
Tables: 4p-$10/$20; 6p-$5/$10
Time: 03:00
Balance: $616,159.06 (reached $600k!)
Profit: $22,024.50
Was tough in the beginning. Almost lost the day budget. Pre-flop went well with high pairs. Had several strong flushes and straights. Hidden pair works perfect as usual for easy play, had few strong hidden full-houses.

Play Money: $1,000
Tables: 6p-$5/$10
Time: 02:00
Balance: $638,617.31
Profit: $22,458.25
After all a good day. Started well, used only $1000 budget. Was tired after beach. Made few stupid moves, but then got all lost back. Most plays were pre-flop with high bets.

Play Money: $25,500 (went BIG today!)
Tables: 2p-$25/$50; 4p-$5/$10; 6p-$10/$20; 9p-$5/$10
Time: 03:30
Balance: $678,024.81
Profit: $39,407.50
Good and interesting day. Played several different tables, several different macro-strategies. Had a tough play on one-on-one table with some "raiser". Have lost $12,000, then cracked his head, returned all losts back and won $6,000.

Play Money: $13,200
Tables: 2p-$5/$10; 2p-$10/$20; 9p-$5/$10
Time: 02:30
Balance: $684,634.81
Profit: $6,610.00
Hard day. Almost lost... Well, almost.

Play Money: ---
Tables: 6p-$10/$20; 9p-$5/$10
Time: 01:30
Balance: $662,497.31
Profit: -$22,137.50
Not my day. Lost over $22,000.Raisers pre-flop, cards were against me today.

Play Money: $9,000
Tables: 9p-$5/$10; 2p-$5/$10; 6p-$5/$10
Time: 02:30
Balance: $712,871.16 (over $700k!)
Profit: $50,373.85
Comments: I am back on track! Have covered all yesterday's bad loses. Even broke $700k level.

Play Money: $3,000
Tables: 6p-$10/$20
Time: 02:30
Balance: $735,422.66
Profit: $22,551.50
Comments: Simply good day. Had some loses in the entrance but then learned players and began to win just hand after hand.

Play Money: $10,000
Tables: 2p-$25/$50
Time: 02:30
Balance: $770,018.88
Profit: $34,596.22
Comments: Good day on one-on-one table. Had good but tough games with two players, won though. Other ten have won easily. Need more practice in learning player's strategies. Did few stupid calls although knew that had worse hands. Lost in another free-roll tournament. Need better tournament macro-strategy plan.

Play Money: $20,000
Tables: 6p-$10/$20
Time: 02:00
Balance: $772,713.88
Profit: $2,695.22
Comments: Dramatic day. Lost $20,000 then had to work hard to get them back.

Play Money: $10,000
Tables: 6p-$10/$20, 2p-$10/$20, 2p-$25/$50
Time: 02:30
Balance: $801,203.35 (broke $800k!!!)
Profit: $28,489.47
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

I won my first freeroll tournament

Just happened today.
It is my first successful tournament play experience.

Online Texas Hold`em No-Limit "Poker2nite Qual Holdem" on the web site.

Yes, it is not yet a World Tournament, but it is my first Victory.

I have entered into the list of bests 100 out of 1791 players and have been awarded entry to the next higher rank tournament.

I didn't use THCalc while playing. But must admit that working hard on THCalc application, developing the algorithm, testing and optimizing it, doing all these definitely improved my poker understanding and overall play.

Cool feelings.

THCalc on HTC Hero and Apple's iPod

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

News: THC goes iPhone!!!

International Language Machines Ltd. together with Androphic releases latest version of THCalc (Texas Hold`em Poker Calculator) available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple's newest device - the iPad.

This is the iPhone brother of android THC application.

Could be found here: