Monday, March 31, 2014

March was a wild ride

March was puttering along better than expected as I beat up on the 1/2 and 2/4 games and then, playing out of my bankroll, I lost $300 in a 3/6 game very, very quickly - then another $250 4 tabling 2/4 on tilt. Then I moved up to 10/20 for 3 hands and survived it, winning 2 of the 3 for $200. Then I lost more at 3/6 and much more at 4/8 and got some back at 8/16 and finally started to rebuild my roll at 2/4. I bounced from $1360 in my account to a low of $370 and then was back in the high 800s playing 2/4 and 1/2 when I accidentally entered a $15.50 satellite to a $109 MTT using my rake back points. I won the 9 person satellite and decided to enter the $10,000 guaranteed 6 max LIMIT event last Wednesday. There were 143 entrants and at least 100 didn't know what the hell they were doing. I had a nice chip stack for most of the night and when we got into the money with 27 left I was in the top 3. Going into the final table I had the chip lead and then my turned flush lost to flopped quads and I threw away more chips to the point that I had to double up twice to keep from going out in 5th. I recovered to get 3rd and $1787.50!!! I literally went from less than $400 in my account and feeling depressed about making the same old mistakes over and over again to over $2600 in a matter of 7 days. I finished the month at 2/4 and played/ran well to the point that I was able to cash out a little over $1,000 yesterday to leave me at $2,000 for more 2/4 in April. I plan to play 5,000-8,000 hands of 2/4 in April and hopefully make somewhere between $400 and $1,000. For the month I made $2,169.53 which barely beat April of 2009 for my best month ever! Through 4500 hands in 2014 I'm running at 3.6 BB/100 at 2/4 which is pretty insane but not as insane as 8.76 BB/100 through 4,000 hands at 1/2! Tiny sample size but these are the worst players I've ever seen. The only players that compare are probably the 2005 Party Poker days. Good times. Here's the particulars of March including some ugly tilt #s in 3/6 and 4/8:

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Year So Far

Monday, March 03, 2014

February 2014

I played 2300 hands of 1/2 and around 500 hands of 2/4 and I ended up making $475 for the month. For the year I am running over 8 BB/100 at 1/2 and 7.8 BB/100 at 2/4 and obviously am really enjoying winning again. I am going to stick to mostly 1/2 for March and hopefully have a bankroll that will support 2/4 come the end of the month. 2/4 seems to run more than 1/2 on this site and there have been times when I 3 table 2/4 exclusively because of that but I know that's courting trouble. Yesterday I got in a 650 hand session exclusively at 1/2 so hopefully there's a lot of that happening in the next few weeks. The bankroll is now just shy of $1,100.