Wednesday, December 02, 2009

3rd - Top 5 2009 Personal Poker Highlights

Jan was my best month to date but i was soon to dwarf it in Feb. The majority of the games were 10/20 or 25/50 the whole month and the swings were pretty scarey when i look back. That said i was high in confidence and fearless and found it easier back then to devolve myself from the money and just play poker. I had one of my best days on Feb 15 (see next post) but this post is about the day a week later whilst still riding the highs.

Number 3 on my list is Feb 23 when i had my best ever cash games only day in poker.

The two previous days were class examples of the stakes i was playing and the volatility. Saturday i had quickly dropped £6,000 before recovering and finishing £13,250 up. Sunday was even crazier. An earlier grind saw me lose £2,000 but when i returned i dropped to a low of - £32,000 missing everything before recovering to a loss of "only" £11,350. This almost felt like a win given the day i had endured.

Monday 23rd i actually woke up really late so didnt play until evening time. Games were slow and bad at first i just floated between £1,000 and £2,000 up for a while. When the good games did kick in it was mainly 25/50 but some 10/20 too and i managed to finish £9,500 up on the day. I took a break and assumed that would be end of play for the day but later on i spotted a bad player on 25/50. Ended up playing 2 tables with him for 90 minutes before recording a £13,000 winning session. Total profit on the day for cash games only (remains my best) was £22,550. It scares me a bit talking about these swings and its a tad worrying that as i write this party poker have finally introduced 25/50$ plo tables so temptation will be there a lot more often now.

12 comments:

Yorkshire Pud said...

£22,500 in a single day, nice work sir. I don't earn a hell of a lot more over the course of a year!

Fenix35 said...

given its untaxed winnings too that is crazy. Do you not play as high anymore?

Robert "Animal" Price said...

im not supposed to and havent for ages but i was close to playing today when a fish sat but i was only on the waiting list b4 he bust. i shouldnt anyway, once this house purchase goes through im not properly rolled for it and it could easily make or break my month just having 1 session.

Kevin Stevens said...

Those big recovery days feel amazing, better than almost any drug.

David Lawrence said...

What a sick day!!I have a question please....what roll do you suggest I have to play 1/2 plo online m8?

Robert "Animal" Price said...

As always seems the case in poker the answer is "it depends". Ability, style of play and the types of tables (eg highly loose or incred tight) being key to how likely u can lose several buyins but i think its accepted generally that 15-20 buyins is about right. I dont think ive lost more than 10 buyins on my worst days and that was at a higher level where variance is generally a lot wider.

David Lawrence said...

Cheers m8. I have around 15 buy ins so i think im about right. prefer PLO to holdem cos it suits my style alot more. Its good to read your blog when you play PLO. I've learnt alot from reading it so keep up the good work and gl for 2010!!

Jan Teilhof said...

15-20 buyins in wayyy to little IMO.
I would have ATLEAST 50 buyins, if you cant affort to go broke, and 50 is absolute minimum. However, as said it really varies alot and somehow you gotta figure out what you feel comfortable with.
Omaha brings alot more swings than holdem though.

Robert "Animal" Price said...

yeh 50+ buyins if u r scandinavian and shite at omaha like Jan :))

Jan Teilhof said...

HAHAHA well played sir :-D

theboylaz said...

£22,550 - tax free - in one day - and this is only your 3rd best highlight of the year?!

What the bloody hell are your top 2??

I await them with baited breath (and a very jealous mind)...

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