December 31, 2009
Iâ€™ve completed the 45k hands for the month. I think itâ€™ll be good for me as this month it felt like I was playing forever and in future months the task will be less daunting. The sad part is I won at 9 PTBB/100 for the month but because of a bad tilt session at 200 I only made like 850 for the month. Oh well, live and learn.
On a similar note the latest episode of Santaâ€™s Chanukah helpers is applicable to all forms of poker. Krantz talks about the keys to getting better and moving up in stakes. For me I really need to watch and take notes on WiltonTiltâ€™s math series. I currently have a rough estimate of equities that arenâ€™t too far off but I really need to know the exact percentages. It really isnâ€™t that hard and itâ€™s sort of inexcusable that I havenâ€™t done that to this point.
Iâ€™m currently about $800 away from moving back up to .5/1. Iâ€™m going to move back with 50 BI since I know I can beat the limit and the rake can be pretty brutal at 50nl. However, I canâ€™t even explain the difference in playing overfilled for the first time in a long time. I no longer get frustrated with bad beats, coolers, etc. Itâ€™s a lot easier to just laugh it off and move onto the next hand. Itâ€™s also much easier to fold a made hand.
On a separate note, I finished first, first, and third in my fantasy football leagues. As I said before Iâ€™ll never do 3 leagues again but it was obviously very fun to do so well and I was extremely fortunate.
Have a safe and happy New Year.
You canâ€™t let praise or criticism get to you. Itâ€™s a weakness to get caught up in either one.