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    Happy New Year folks!

    For the past couple of years I've started each year saying I'd play more poker than the previous 12 months, yet have somehow ended up playing less and less. In 2013 I only played in half a dozen home games or so and didn't even visit a casino or cardroom. I spent more time playing online, but not much at all. So this year my goal is to play more than the previous year, which I'm fairly confident of achieving.

    What are your poker ambitions or resolutions for 2014?

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    Double my bankroll, leave PKR for greener pastures and work out how I'm going to fit poker into my life with a baby on the way!
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    Oh, and work on reading live tells. I rely too much on betting patterns and want to focus more on players' body language.
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    My goal at the moment is to work hard on my cash game this year. I was doing very well in tournaments, which all went to hell this past year (even after attending a WPT tournament seminar. Or maybe because of attending the seminar). I've been trying to figure out the problem for the last three months, but maybe there is no problem. Maybe it's just the wickedness of variance. But I haven't cashed in a live tournament in three months.

    I'm ready to give it up for now and try to hone my cash game to a respectable hourly rate. Six months or so of that and I'll have a pretty good idea where I stand. And I'm tired of knocking my head against the wall in tournaments.

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    An A-ha moment for the Q-man. Your post states how I've always felt about cash vs tournaments. Way too much variance and less control in tournies vs cash. Good luck concentrating on cash games. One thing is for sure ... your head will hurt less!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambini View Post
    Double my bankroll, leave PKR for greener pastures and work out how I'm going to fit poker into my life with a baby on the way!
    Ugh, I've never been a fan of PKR.

    Congratulations on the baby news! Forget about doubling the poker bankroll - you'll need to double (or more) your everyday living bankroll!

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    But I haven't cashed in a live tournament in three months.
    Sorry to hear that buddy. Good luck on the cash tables!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Ugh, I've never been a fan of PKR.

    Congratulations on the baby news! Forget about doubling the poker bankroll - you'll need to double (or more) your everyday living bankroll!
    I like PKR in some respects - I'm a sucker for the pretty colours and don't mind the fact that it's a little slower paced than other sites. It's just that the quality of opponents is pretty low, so it's hard to actually play proper poker.

    Thanks for the congrats though! It's my first, so I'll have to wait and see how on earth I'm gonna fit poker into my life. Might have to flip to online cash games so I can step away from the tables as needed :)
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    When I saw this post I had to say a few things. Hopefully my post won't be eaten this time :

    bambini : Hard to play proper... who cares? I'd much rather have them suck and not play "proper poker", whatever the hell that is. Be thankful for the low quality of players.

    Q : I don't play cash but I wish you well. I still think you'll be better off as an MTT player but in a live setting that might not be true to your bottom line. You can always play cash. I can't argue with TIME on this one. I wish you luck. I wouldn't ignore the MTTs though, you have an edge there, use it.

    Tim : Yeah, I downloaded PKR once and I threw up. Never played on it, never will it seems. I now have a bankroll of $0 as I've managed to get all I could from the likes of Carbon, etc. I hope to see my FTP cash in 2-3 months. Naturally I've given up on UB as a lost cause.

    In any case I had a good run on the interwebz when it came to the pokerz. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.
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    My goal is to go to Vegas and play some 4/8 limit poker at the Bellagio and maybe even 10/20 limit poker. I also plan to dip my toes in the no limit cash game at the Mirage. The Venetian and the Wynn are possibilities too. My overall goal is to show a profit this year. It would be nice for a change. Anyway poker is a lot of fun and my losses are less than Maude's coffee addiction. I won over $500 in a 6/12 limit cash game last summer which was unexpected and all too rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyckyRych View Post
    When I saw this post I had to say a few things. Hopefully my post won't be eaten this time :

    bambini : Hard to play proper... who cares? I'd much rather have them suck and not play "proper poker", whatever the hell that is. Be thankful for the low quality of players.
    I'd agree in principle, but I think there are pros and cons to the total fish you usually find on low-stakes PKR. I'm sure I've said much of this before so I won't dwell on it too much here, but the way I see it, at the microstake level it's actually harder to consistently profit on PKR than it might be on, say, FTP. There's just too much variance and it's hard to get a read or narrow their range if, for example, an opponent would play AK in the same passive, stationey way as they'd play Q3. You also get more "level 1" players so it's harder to pull off bluffs.

    I find that on SNGs are the most frustrating. With the blinds going up quickly you end up being the one taking the risks instead of your opponents (especially on the bubble). Your opponents tend to be passive and your stack is being eaten by the ever-increasing blinds. Unless you're the big stack, this means that sooner or later you find yourself shoving a lot with sub-premium hands. I tend to loosen up in these situations, as it's easy to steal small pots with aggressive play but sooner or later you're going to run into AA and lose a large chunk of your chips or bust out.

    To be honest though, there's profit to be had on PKR if you pick the right games. Ring games and MTTs can be highly profitable because you can be more patient. You are also much more likely to be paid off when you hit a monster, and have a much lower risk in general of getting trapped - many players may as well have a siren on their heads when they get dealt AA or hit their flush.

    So there you have it - my analysis of PKR. I could be wrong, but I suspect that I'd be able to take more money more easily by players who have some knowledge of the game - while those guys come with their own challenges, they're easier to read and more likely to take risks that you can take advantage of.

    feel free to disagree with me :)
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