Acky/Jesus and PokerZion: My Adventure
Hi, so thanks to my drunken rants over the last month? year? The kings and Queens of CC and the PZ guys have enrolled me into PokerZion's Iron Lion programme Many thanks!
I am going to use this thread to keep you all updated with what i'm learning, what i'm thinking of PZ, and how i'm getting on with my goals. Feel free to bombard this thread with any questions you may have, i will answer them all I'm sure.
Where I am now
I am currently a huge poker addict. I am currently playing FR on pokerstars
. Most of my action is at 50 and 100nl (lowstakes) I will occasionally dabble in 200nl if i see juicy tables there, but in all honestly i don't feel super comfortable there as $200 feels like quite a lot of money to me, and where i play looser at 50 and 100, i feel like i tighten right up at 200 just because of the money, which obviously means i am playing scared, which is no good! I have a good track record at 50 and 100 and feel that i play well enough to consistently have an edge on the field there.
Where i want to be
I still want to be a huge poker addict. Apart from the money which is good, a huge part of the game for me is the competition, i spend a lot of time and i enjoy, working on my game and seeing how it makes me better than (some of) the guys i play with. I don't want to be playing low stakes for the rest of my poker career. So my main goal which hopefully pokerzion can help me with is becoming a mid stakes regular. I'm always studying poker, probably equally as much as i play it, but its getting tougher and tougher to just find obvious leaks, but i obviously still have plenty of leaks in my game and it feels like every month i learn something new and realise just how little i actually know about poker.
A couple of immediate aims of mine, hopefully some of which crop up in the PZ course:
-Playing in 3bet pots generally, i feel like i struggle when my 3bets are called and i'm OOP. I feel like i play pretty fit or fold in these spots, a bit too often. This may be an okay thing as it stops me making costly mistakes, but i'm sure i could gain some more EV playing more optimally, taking different lines and being more aggressive when i have equity and identifying when my opponents are on weak ranges and using the fold equity that comes with this more often.
-Coming up with strategies to own regulars. There are already a lot of regulars in the games i'm playing at the moment, things only get worse at 200 and 400, so if i want to achieve my goal of being a midstakes regular i'm going to have to get better at exploiting regulars, simple!
- I am a pokerzion member
- I play 50 and 100nl
- I want to play 200 + 400nl
- I still suck at the pokerz
- Hopefully PokerZion will make me better
- I will write about it all here.