Monday, September 5, 2011

SNE Hat-Trick/Canada Recap

I made it for the third year in a row. 720k VPPs in 3.5 months. I'm certain I'll never play that much poker again in that short of a time ever again. It was grueling to say to the least.

Overall the Canada trip was a huge success. I far exceeded my expectations coming up here. I knew I could make SNE but I didn't know how difficult it would be. I didn't expect to do nearly as well money-wise mostly because I didn't think I'd be able to get in much volume at 15-30 and higher particularly after the first two weeks when there were very games running. Overall I think I ran about average, maybe slightly below average. I hit a 100K hand break-even stretch in terms of money and big bets. That seems to be about a once every year or two occurrence. Given the amount of hands I was playing, I think I played pretty well. At times great, at other times not so great. The only negative was running so badly at 100-200 but it always got my full attention and best game so no regrets. I also ran way above average at 100-200 early in the year and have run exceptionally well at 50-100 for over a year now.

It's back to the US tomorrow morning. And although I don't even want to think about poker right now I"m sure I'll be doing a lot of work on my game when I'm home. I'll likely be playing some live poker from time to time as well. I just registered for the PCA in January and I'm hoping to be able to stay in the Bahamas for a month or so and play online during that time. It's not really clear with PokerStars whether that's feasible yet. I'm also still worried about using the banks up here. I haven't had any problems yet with TD or BMO but I have a significant amount of money coming into the accounts over the next week so my fingers are crossed.

Thank you to everyone that supported me both here and at the tables. There were at least a dozen regulars in my games over the last few days that wished me luck and said a lot of nice things. It was completely unexpected and I really appreciate it.

Here's what the last 3.5 months looked like. After I send nearly half my money to our state and federal governments, pay a bunch of bills, and make some investments, I should have a few bucks to spend on myself.


  1. Massive congrats. You must see cards and chips every night when you try and go to sleep. Anything nice you have your eye on spending wise?

  2. Thanks guys. No plans spending wise, just going to enjoy life.

  3. If you choose not to pursue SNE, what will your poker plans be?

  4. Man, you did it again. Got some nice weather here in the Bay area waiting for you. Great work getting it done Tony, dont think many people could actually do what you did! Time for some One Hole. -Jeff

  5. Thanks Jeff, I'll be home from my cousin's wedding on the 11th and ready to play anytime after that.

  6. Hey,

    Didn't play the last few days, so gonna say it here:

    Congrats to your performance at all, nice winrates, nice winnings.

    Some friends of mine are asking if you've had a burnout, but looking on your graph i guess you haven't :)

    Anyway, if you want diskuss some game stuff I'd offer myself, you can add me on Skype.


  7. Congrats Tony! Very impressive.

  8. yeah you really ran below average...
    I mean.. you lost 22BB at 1/2! So sick.

  9. Congrats Tony!

    You have work ethic like none other!

    Definitely take a break and enjoy life, you earned it!

  10. hat trick- hockey - canada. apt title