February 12, 2008

Secuirty Code Blues...

Argh, was all motivated to start on my quest to build a bankroll and go get that star rating on sharkscope when I discovered I am unable to currently deposit on poker.co.uk ... I changed my address last week cos I had previously entered it slightly wrong and it was showing my postcode as my location, which I thought was a bit too specific information to throw out there. Sadly this encouraged webdollar to send me a brand new security code. So now I have to wait 'til that arrives from god knows where in Europe before I can begin playing. I'll let you know when that occurs!

Side-note, I'm gonna be missing out on the tournaments in Walsall. Partly to do with staying with my girlfriend as she started a new job yesterday, and partly cos I feel like I'm starting from scratch right now, and I'd prefer for it to be like that as opposed to being down the amounts that I put into any tournaments there if I weren't to cash. I'll wait til I've built up some money online before I play live next I think...

February 10, 2008

"Atkinator"...

I have gone through the rigmeroll (I can't believe I guessed the spelling of that right, I just looked it up!) of registering a new name on poker.co.uk ('Atkinator') so that my sharkscope statistics will start from scratch and I can post up graphs and stuff on this blog as my play progresses.

I am feeling really positive about this fresh start. I am about half way through this poker book recommended by Dan Carter called "The Poker Mindset," and all I can say it is very perceptive and has some great advice. It is all about the psychology of poker, nothing to do with strategy. I am convinced it is going to help me in the long-term and I advise any poker-pros reading to go buy it!


(click here for its Amazon page)

Still planning to start my heads-up onslaught on Thursday or so, although Stuart Rutter has perhaps talked me into checking out one or two tournaments in Walsall this week...

February 07, 2008

Inspiration...

Something I was doing whilst blogging regularly last time was also using sharkscope.com to research my opponents. I stopped doing this because I found it to be unreliable in recording my own results, but I have decided to resubscribe and start looking everyone up again. I looked up the latest on a few of the regular players. "gherkin" is a player I avoid playing as I consider him on my skill level. But I need to find consistency like him and he is my inspiration for the new plan:






Over $100,000 profit from pretty much solely 200-300 euro heads-ups would suit me fine! 4,500 games does sound quite daunting though...