Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Tough Month

Well the ship didn't stay steady for long, in fact the day after my last post, I put in a 3000+ hand session and managed to donk off almost 8 buyins, I should know better than to mention how things are turning around for the better, cos inevitably it goes tits up almost straight away.

The month didn't turn out a total disaster, approx 40k hands played and only $15 down, with some fpps in the bank to cash in at a later date, so technically was in profit, but could of been so much better, I still reckon I tilted off at least 4 buyins and lost another 4 buyins with stupid calls, its the same old story.

One bad thing about the month was that due to the world cup, I didn't play no where near as much as I should of as I was out on the piss, or watching games at home so I didn't manage to maintain platinum, so have dropped back to gold. I really need to get at least 12k vpp next month, or I will have no change of getting to supernova by the end of the year. If I can get approx 12k in July, I have got some holiday booked in August and intend to have a full week of 8 hours at least a day to try and get some serious grind in, I really need to get at least 20k vpp that month to get me back on track, I may be able to do the same again in october.

As long as I don't hit a big downswing and start monkey tilting again, I should be ok.

Lets hope July can be the first profitable month at the tables in the last 3.

GL me and bring on the grind.

The Jam - Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Steadying the ship

The complete and utter disaster that was called "May" is over. I hope I never have another month like it. I really had to step back and evaluate my game completely. In doing so, I believe I managed to identify a few major leaks and worked on them. I still have many more leaks to look at but I think at least I have stemmed the downward spiral that I thought I was never going to be able to get out of. I am not saying I have turned it around completely yet, but I now, for the short term at least seem to be heading in the right direction.

I finished May 19 buyins down, but at one stage was over 25 buyins, so the re-evaluation of my game has paid off already. I only managed to get 50K hands in at the end, mainly due to the fact that I was running/playing so bad, I ended up cutting down the amount I played. I guess this is only natural, although I it did cross my mind to start chasing my losses, but this is just a recipe to disaster.

The one good thing that did come out of May was that I did actually make platinum, but only on the last day and if I am going to hit Supernova by the end of the year, I now know it is going to take 100k hands per month from now on in, or something close to that figure, I really don't want to end up in a situation where I need to get about 25k vpp in December and end up doing stupid mass tabling sessions for long hours, although to be fair, this may even be good practice for 2011 when that is exactly what I will be doing.

If I can sustain my play at the moment and keep on the winning track, I might even invest in some coaching in September, I have a couple of people in mind from Cardrunners who I think will be able to improve my game.

So, lets just hope the ship has stopped sinking for now and we can stay afloat and have a profitable month without rakeback for a change and you never know, in two months time, I might even get a comeback king icon on PTR ;-)

Madness - Night Boat to Cairo

June has started off a little better, continuing on the winning streak, only about 4 buyins up at the moment in about 14k hands.