Well this week has gone pretty damn well! Not because i made HUGE amounts of money, but because something kind of clicked in my mind. After really thinking about ranges in different positions with 5bb and 10bb i've started to understand on a deeper level the ranges that i can call/reshove with. I think that i was iso shoving far too tight both pre and post ante but that has started to change and it is shoving with the results that i have had this week. In fairness i think that i've actually been under cEV if i'm honest, although i'm certainly not going to complain.
My volume this week has been pretty poor really. I went out on friday instead of playing, something that i think is important to keep me fresh for the grind. I intended to play around 1250 games this month but right now i've palyed about 600, so i've either got to beast out a few bigger sessions or add some more tables. At the moment i play 12 tables and i've recently configured my PS3 controller to use with TableNinja and that has made multitabling so much easier. The problem i have now is that i have a MacBook Pro (brag?). People that have a MacBook, or any apple for that matter, knows how difficult it is to multitable with it. I run VMWare vitrual machine and have windows XP piped through that so i can use the windows software for everything. I chose XP because all i use it for is poker and XP runs super fast compared to windows 7 on here. The problem i have now is that at some point during my session it starts to freeze up constantly and i end up missing so many hands. I'm looking to try and get a new desktop for around 400 quid but i don't know if i can justify buying a whole new PC unless i am a PROVEN winner. Want it to last a few years so going to have it with a SSD hard drive and a powerhouse CPU.
So here is my graph for this week:
This is of the month so far:
In other news, I haven't yet got chance to start my coaching which is kind of frustrating but it isn't really any ones fault. Hard work when you are literally on the opposite sides of the globe. I'm hoping that it will get going at some point this week and that it can coincide with the possibility of adding in the $8s into my sessions. If I add them in 50/50 then I would have and ABI of around $5, so using a 200bi BRM scheme i could in theory add them in when I'm at $1000 which I am at right now. I'm going to hold off for the mean time for to reasons. Firstly, i want to be told by my coach that my ranges are good for the most part and that I'm good enough to play the higher limits and secondly, it is a pretty aggro BRM scheme and although i can reload and move down, I'd rather not have to. So I'm hoping that I'll smash some big volume in this next week, maybe around 300 games, and see what my bankroll is saying after this.
Feel free to skype me at daniel..nuttall, I'm more than happy to talk to new people as i want to get a bigger poker friends group because we are cool!
Good luck at the tables guys