March 01, 2010
Overall, February was a pretty disappointing month. I basically broke even on the month, with almost periodic up and down swings every other session. However, there were some positives. The main encouraging feature was that I returned from Australia with a strong motivation to grind lots of hands, and I did just that. I played 24k hands of tracked cash games over 63 hours. I also played a decent amount of tripledraw and some tournaments, which werenâ€™t tracked.
Some other upsides to the month include the official beginning of the Mount Robusto project, as we sent the â€œfirst recon squadâ€ out with their first assignments last week. We hope to have everyone else assigned and active within the next week or so. Also, the second episode of From Busto to Robusto is almost finished and released. It will go public on March 14th, and I encourage everyone to watch it. We really have created the finest documentary films ever about online poker, and hope that they are a big hit both with poker players and fans of film in general. Jay, Dean, Ryan, and I have put a lot of time and money into the project and we hope that it will be even more successful than the first episode.
Some details about poker results:
I was unfortunate to run the worst at the higher stakes, and I reckon thats the biggest reason for a breakeven month. At 2/4 and 3/6 PLO, I sustained pretty solid winrates both 6max and HU. I consider myself to be one of the best players at those levels, and will hopefully grind out some solid wins in the coming months and move back up to consistently higher stakes. My PLO results last year were pretty awful, and I attribute most of that to running bad (100k+ under EV, sigh) while playing a low volume at high stakes. This year I plan to reverse that trend, and play higher volumes at midstakes, gradually re-entering the higher stakes games once my bankroll and skill level are both solid enough to do so. I might even stumble into some bonus-y things while doing so, as Iâ€™ll presumably attain Supernova on stars sometime this summer (if not sooner).
Goals for March:
Iâ€™m going to shoot for 30k hands, mostly of midstakes PLO. Iâ€™ll continue putting in the necessary work on my other projects. Iâ€™ll plan a beastly next season of DC videos. I hopefully will be able to get out and play some sports a few times a week too, to stay in shape until ultimate season starts. If Iâ€™m able to actually start using the jumpsoles that I bought a long time ago, that would be great too!