Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Review/Figures

Strange year.  It started huge with a lot of run good in there too.  Pre vegas months weren't quite as good and vegas itself was challenging but I passed missing out on the huge stuff but happy with my play and results which covered my buyins and gave me that shot at huge $ again on another lucky day.  Summer post vegas was really good which is unusual for me but the complete opposite then occurred for the final 3 months of the year.  As a whole its a solid poker year, all be it volatile at times.  The last 3 months have generally been hell ev wise but im still about $6k above ev for the year as a whole.  I wish I could conquer the mental/emotional side of poker as I know when im in the zone and not worrying about it im playing my best game !!!

Figure is +£45,637 just £2,264 short of 2013s profit.  I guess that means I should aim for £50k next year.  Anything over £30k is good though and above £50k would be very very good.  Im also hoping I will buy into more WSOP events this year and may well do about 5 weeks out there, nothing booked yet though.  Last year I bought into about $13k of mtts out there, if all goes well I wouldn't be surprised if its somewhere over $20k in 2015.

Right time for some graphs I guess.  This is my main site which includes plo and plo hilo:

Below is the same graph for the previous year.  In 2014 I focused more on playing better and game selection often on less numbers of tables whilst moving a lot more of my volume over other sites.

Next is secondary site which included biggest variety of games inc plo hilo, limit o8 , plo, NL hilo , NL hilo cap as well as other games not tracked

and comparision for 2013

and 3rd site, note the nightmare last few months on it !

2013 same site

Only other graphs uploads are pure plo on main site just to convince myself that my game is a winning game not just a break even game before rakeback like I used to think and be happy with !  stakes are .5/1 and 1/2 as that's 95%+ of my games.

And finally plo same graph for 2013 comparison

Hopefully 2015 will be a good year with less tilt and less boredom at the tables !  Very close to booking 33 nights in Vegas as I write this even though the full schedule isn't out yet !  Good Luck to anyone that still reads this :)

December Review

Another volatile month but the main difference this month is playing a lot better despite running just as bad/worse than the previous 2 months.   Barring sommat daft later (im not even planning on playing as have mild bug which is spinning my head out a bit) ive still managed to obtain a decent profit.  Checking my ev over 3 sites I would be another £4,400 up if I ran level this month but as it is ive finished up with a respectable +£2,936.  I did final table a 6max hilo event on ftops but crashed out in 6th, theres so much luck at the business end and I generally play to win so could just have easily crashed out on the bubble in 20th odd or won it.  Wasn't a huge field and cant remember the figures exactly but think I got $2,000 which covered my buyins for other evens + a bit of spare.  Top maybe was $10k?

As ive mentioned before I shouldn't focus on the ev as im probably still up on it over the whole year (figures on that to come in annual review) but its difficult when its been 3 tough unlucky months in a row especially outside of summer.   Ive still found myself tilting a bit and even had to shut down some decent tables 2 nights ago as it seemed like most allins were going against me regardless of %s.  I took yesterday off to clear my head and it kind of worked until I woke up feeling rough today !  Ive not boozed since Boxing day and intend to try and keep this to a minimal level in January.  Ive also put half a stone on in the last 6 weeks and let myself go on the exercise front.  Done a little the last week when I haven't been stuffing my face with food or booze but its gonna be a tough road to get back just to where I was !

Will adjust above if I play later, depends how bored I get :(

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Xmas !!!

Right where to start.   Much of the same since last post (until today).  Was still playing well but running awful.  I did manage to get a bit going then got whacked right down to level for the month again a few days ago.   Anyways stuck with it and finally rewarded with a huge day for me considering its all cash games.  Made +£2,500 today (its incredibly rare I get a day above £1,000 these days to put that into context) and there wasn't even that much high stakes in there.  Just hoping I can not donate it back any time soon although pub tomorrow/xmas day family/pub boxing day so it shouldn't be too soon ;)

A couple of days ago the EPT Malta schedule came out, nothing booked yet but seriously looking at playing a 1100euro stud hilo out there along with a week or 2 spring holiday in March.

In April im heading up north to Scotland (non poker) and this year im considering doing 4-6 weeks of the WSOP from the end of May.   That full schedule isn't out yet but they have released a teaser with a few key events listed.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Good Old Rant

Lets take a trip back to the good ole days when I used to moan on here a lot ! 
Started this month terribly,  was really determined to have a decent month but im sick to the core 4 days in.  Running $2,700 under ev over 4 days.  Behind on ev on all sites and down on all sites.  Actually don't think im playing that bad but the beats/lost flips and set ups as well are so frequent sometimes I just have to shut down to calm down a bit.

Just done another bit of analysis and im $9,300 under ev since 1st Oct although I know this doesn't include a one off freak session abroad where I lost about $1,600 when I should have roughly broke even if even luck.

Anyway rant almost over, dumb time of year for this as I want to play a lot of online poker in the winter time.  At this rate though I might end up under ev on the year.  It all evens out in the long run/end but it doesn't seem to help my temporary day after day faultiong mental state of late .  arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh