Thursday, 9 October 2008

Progress Report

45.6k hands / +$1456 Profit

Here's my graph for the month so far. Had a really good start, running at around 3-4PTBB/100, then the downswing started yesterday.

Well I have been expecting it for a day or two now, and the purpose of this month as you're probably aware, is to play a certain volume of hands as if I'm going for SNE (Supernova Elite). I have to play through the d/swing, pure and simple! Of course, I'm not going to go reckless and lose a huge chink on my roll, but if I seriously want to consider SNE, then I'm sorry I just have to suck it up!

After my session yesterday, I actually tilted!!! Well, the story of yesterday's session went something like this. My game is pretty standard when playing 24 tables. I raise in position, I iso/sqz, I steal, I CB, I bluff catch and I value bet. This works well when things are going well. But what happens when it doesn't? Simply this, Your steals get called or r/r, your iso/sqz get called or r/r, your CB's get called r/r. This is pretty disastrous when you consider, we miss most flops. Of course when we're running well, everything works out fine wether we hit the flop or not. But when our villan hits the top of their range on a regular basis, then we lose a shit load of non showdown pots, or even worse, spew all the way to the river.

The downswing I have just experienced was pretty much summed up in the above paragraph. The actual result of this is that I actually become a passive nit, as I know I'm spewing $$$ left, right and centre. So it was pretty horrible, and not a lot I could do about it tbh. So after the session Yesterday, I tried a little $100nl HU..... Yes I tilted like fuck! Ok I only lost $275, after winning $100 to start off with, but that's something I don't usually do, so I was a little pissed off about that.

I'm actually pleased with the amount of volume I'm getting in. I have tried to explain this to my wife, why I'm playing so much poker. She doesn't really understand, but I think it's imperative for me to understand what's involved and use this month as a learning experience. I'm pretty sure once this month is over, I will make a firm decision about SNE one way or the other. There will have to be some sacrifices along the way, but I'm sure it will be worth it. Gl all!

1 comment:

Icemonkey9 said...

Well we are only ~25% through the month. I can see how just one month of this can grind you down. I saw on another forum a guy tried to "make SNE" and quit after 5 weeks.

GL man, the swings will happen just make sure you dont chalk up bad play to simple variance ... but you are a great player, and its good you are trying to get the support of your better half. Good luck the rest of the way.