August 30, 2011
Having officially been a member of DC for 1 whole year (and unofficially a bit more, as I had a previous account for a short while that I discontinued the use of), figured I would make a post to take stock and figure out what I can do moving forward.
Recapping the Past Year:
As of August 2010: had $2.5K roll on Stars, 50NL full ring reg.
Between then and August 2011: went on big losing stretch September last year (NB: not so much a downswing, more the fact that I was probably shit) – and cashed out the remainder of my bankroll, pretty much giving up playing FR and poker generally through late 2010. Come New Year though, I started messing around playing 6 max on Full Tilt with the fistful of dollars I had left on there. Built up to playing 25NL with a $600 roll, then Black Friday hit so obviously haven’t seen that money yet. After finishing uni I deposited £50 and have been grinding that since, currently playing 20NL, hopefully shot-taking at 40NL soonish.
Despite being pretty optimistic about poker right now, the above
isn’t a lot to show for a year ‘s worth of effort.
So, some realisations:
- I’ve decided that I’m MASSIVELY inefficient and unproductive in the use of my time – the amount of time I’ve wasted procrastinating neither grinding volume or doing other ‘life’ stuff I need to get done is just criminal. The fact that I have seldom ever got in 20K hands in a month is ridiculous.
- I should have moved to a Euro Site much sooner – the combination of worse players (IMO) as well as the boost that playing in sterling and euros gives to my hourly rate makes so much sense. Plus as I’m English being able to hold the money in my account in sterling is an upside too.
- Should start a bankroll and stick with it! Continually starting fledgling bankrolls from scratch is a waste of time and effort.
- Improve time efficiency
- Re-apply myself to studying away from the tables
- As part of 2. get more involved in DC – have been really bad at posting hands, and I’d like to record myself playing at some point, maybe join a study group etc…although this will probably have to wait a month or two until I move house and get my set up fully sorted
- Play at least 20K hands a month
And that should pretty much do it for now, hopefully the results will follow….
Life outside poker: went to Creamfields at the weekend – was good, if ridiculously muddy :)
GL at the tables!