December 24, 2009
â€¦.place no one up above her
Poker. 2009. My life :). DC. All that.
Might as well wrap up 2009 and dust off the blog. Only a few sessions left and Iâ€™m feeling reflective while sipping a Pirat:
I started off the year just moving up from 50 NL and playing my first few hands of 100 NL, I thought I was a good player but I was too nitty and too tight post flop. I had some huge leaks that become apparent during my early break even stretch March-April. Went to Vegas, played in a WSOP event had fun, came back and worked on my game. I can confidently say Iâ€™m a much better player in December than I was in January. I owe at least some of that success to Deuces Cracked.
My graph may not be impressive to some, but for good or bad this is the most money Iâ€™ve ever made at anything in a year period (slightly beating the full time job). Iâ€™m glad this blog is relatively anonymous because my family was never rich growing up. In fact I can say from the time I was 16-21 we were straight up poor. I live in Michigan and I can specifically remember 2 winters with no heat at all. I canâ€™t even picture that now, but it was reality for a while. I donâ€™t know how many people can understand what 30k at poker means to someone like that, but Iâ€™m sure there are a few. Enough of that depressing shit, graph and goals for 2010:
Goals, ahem â€œTargetsâ€ (Tommy Angelo nod) for 2010:
[ ] At least 100 hours of poker per month
[ ] 1,000,000 hands (this may be a stretch but aiming high couldnâ€™t hurt)
[ ] 2/4-3/6 reg with $25,000 bankroll
[ ] Review every session
[ ] Play more 6 max, heads-up, PLO
[ ] Stay committed to learning (Books, DC, thinking about what VPIP the cashier would be in the grocery line, etc.)
[ ] Post more on 2+2, DC, etc. my poker social circle is basically non-existent, this is bad for more reasons than winrate
[ ] 1,000 lb. Squat/Bench/DL total at 180 lbs.
[ ] Become more social (may be mutually exlusive with 1 million hand goal :) but Iâ€™ll balance)
[ ] Become debt free
[ ] MCITP Server Cert
[ ] CCNA Cert
Thatâ€™s it lol, I guess find out what I canâ€™t do in twenty ten. Back to the post title Iâ€™ll close out the year with this: