Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fast Start to June

It's been a great month so far. I'm on pace for about a 130K month with bonuses which would be my best ever. Still a ways to go so hopefully I haven't jinxed myself. I have played a ton of hands, about 51K to this point. To put that in perspective, that's more than two hands per every minute of the month. I've run extremely well at 30-60 at 50-100 and have run at least a big bet above expectation for my last 50K hands at 50-100 so I feel very fortunate there.

The games continue to be sporadic, sometimes it's like pre-black Friday and other days there are very few games running. One minute I can be playing 6 tables of 5-10 and 10-20 and the next playing 5 tables of 30-60 and 50-100.

On the VPP front, I'm up to 505K and need to average about 6400 a day to make SNE by September 1st. It's going to be tough.


  1. Have you ever tried not looking at your results until the end of the month like a lot of pros recommend, or is the temptation too strong.

  2. I've tried, I don't have the discipline. Ideally that'd be the thing to do though.

  3. Glad to see that you apparently are settled there in your new location, Good luck and are you playing any pool?

  4. Thanks Ron, I have played pool once - when we first got here. I don't think I'm going to play again till I get back home. It's depressing especially considering that I was playing really well when I left. I'll make up for lost time when I get back home though, planning on playing 3 days a week.

  5. Hi,

    Do you know any good articles, or could you write one when you have time, about the mental game and dealing with the downswings?

    Browsing your blog back you had a similiar downswing back in October then what I have now.

    The downswing is really screwing with my head, and I have hard time falling a sleep at night because I think that I might not be able to win anymore, while at the same time the rational part of the brain keeps saying that these swings happen and I still have an edge...

  6. Hi Axel,

    Try reading through some of my older posts, I've written quite a few posts on handling downswings though I don't have the links to them offhand. I may write another one at some point in the future. I'm playing so much poker right now that it's hard to do anything else.