No I know its only a few hands. Poker is fun for me though, I'm not 'going to the top' or anything. So I need to get the right balance of challenge and winning. I have decent job and family and life stuff to manage already.
Anywho, I did get excited about doing some range work off the table, so I have range charts for the first time in a while. Tomorrow I'm going to do some of the classic board analysis I used to do as part of my warm up. You know the sort of thing, board is J84r, and we are PFR, how does this hit their range, vs we call OOP, vs we 3bet and get called.
I used to do 3 boards, 1 scenario, or 1 board, 3 scenarios before each session. If that keeps being fun then great, maybe I can have a stab at moving up. Its like rewatching an old series you used to like. Not sure if its fun because I don't remember it all or fun because I remember parts of it. Amazing what you forget from not playing for over a year.
In other news I got some bonus money and had a small winning session today, so I'm back to have 3BI left in my NL10 shot. So far I'm just making sure I clear the Pirate bonus thing on 888 Poker. Looks like it will be worth around $30 which on my BR is a nice little boost. Same with the freerolls. You can sometimes min cash without even playing, so I always make sure I'm registered. The rewards program at the basic level seems to be focused on making you play lots of days, rather than play lots of hands or rake a lot.
NL10 is a bit dead though. If I stick at NL10 and build a BR, I'll probably have to find a different site to play on with some actual traffic. Party most likely if I can recover the accounts I had set up. Whats the view on Party these days? I could go back to Stars but after they allowed my account to get hacked from Russia and cleared out I'm not keen.
Just in case people weren't aware, this is what happened. I realise that I should have changed my password regularly and had the multi factor sign in (and that was a big lesson for me), but they allowed an old password database that wasn't secure to modern standard to get accessed, and people who'd not changed their passwords for a long time (3 years roughly, yeah yeah I know) got wiped out. They allowed someone from Krasnodar to log on to my account, like 2 hours after I'd logged on in the UK, when I can't log on from abroad when I go on hols. And they allowed the player to play heads up SNG which I'd never played until all my funds were gone, open jamming everything bad and folding anything good.
Just be careful out there everyone. Change your password frequently, hackers are better than their security teams. Use multifactor signin anywhere it is available, if you have a big BR don't keep it in the account, transfer it into your actual bank. Poker sites are not the wild west, but bigger and better firms than them have been hacked and data/funds removed. So enjoy poker responsibly.