Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May in the Books

Poker hasn't felt like as much of a job for me in a long time. It feels similar to when I used to host on UB and was forced to work four hour shifts every other day. The difference now is I'm working two five hour shifts every day in hopes of making SNE by the time I leave Canada in early Sept. My days have consisted of waking up at about 6:30, putting a pot of coffee on, and playing till about Noon. I've been doing cardio and eating lunch to break my day and then playing another 4-6 hours, usually finishing up around 6 or 7. I have actually gotten out of the apartment quite a few times at night at least.

In spite of an abbreviated month, my results were decent. I played more hands in three weeks than I've ever played in a full month. There were a lot of sessions where I felt like I was just going through the motions, trying to reach my daily goal of VPPs, and playing on auto-pilot. My strategy always has been to take a break when I'm not focused, unfortunately I don't have that luxury anymore if I want to make SNE while I'm here.

I feel like I ran below average, though it's hard to say. I hit about a 30K downswing courtesy of 100-200 but recouped most of it in the next few sessions. I've been running way above average at 50-100 all year so no complaints.

There have been very few high limit games running since SCOOP ended and now with the World Series starting, it doesn't bode well for June. In any event, I'll be playing whatever games are available.

Here's to a profitable June


  1. Glad to see things picked up where they left off! You have an incredibly disciplined work ethic man, you deserve the success!

  2. Congrats on the $1M winnings on PTR!! You have achieved your lifetime ambition of getting the picture of a tophat.

  3. Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

  4. You are missed over here in NorCal Tony! Let me know when you come back and have some free time. Hope Canada is treating you well. -JG

  5. Thanks Jeff, man I miss being there. Can't wait to get back - looking like early September right now. I'll keep you posted, looking forward to playing pool again - haven't hit a ball for three weeks now.