My real life job has been crazy this month so itâ€™s been a couple weeks since I wrote an entry. Iâ€™ve been doing a great job with the 2010 plan though so far. Iâ€™ve also had some good results for the month so Iâ€™m hoping the extra work is paying off. I thought Iâ€™d do a month in review post based on my 2010 weekly plan I mentioned a few weeks ago (copied below). I did a decent job on the daily goals. I didnâ€™t reach 100% session reviews, but Iâ€™d bet Iâ€™m in the 70% range of hands I play during the week being reviewed which is a big improvement. One area that needs a better plan is reviewing my weekend sessions. I treat my weekend session as kind of â€œfun timeâ€ and just try to relax and grind. I end up playing a lot of hands though that rarely get reviewed.
During the commute I listed to a few DC podcasts and I just started relistening to Tommy Angeloâ€™s 8 Fold Path. Iâ€™m 100% convinced that by far my biggest leak is rarely playing my A game. Iâ€™ve been making strides in this area. If anyone out there hasnâ€™t listed to this series do it.
Iâ€™ve also been more active on the forums. I didnâ€™t keep track of posts, but I know going into the month I had less than 400 posts and now Iâ€™m at 483 so I met the 50 goals. Iâ€™ll let the other people on the micro NL forum decide if they were quality posts or not. I didnâ€™t do as well as I would have liked with posting my own hands. That was a downside of the crazy month at work. I did post at least 2 that sparked some good discussion.
On the rest of the schedule I did well. I think I only managed exercise twice a week rather than three, but that was still a step of from zero. I can only remember once that I skipped a video watching night to grind. Iâ€™ve been watching Grindcoreâ€™s series and itâ€™s excellent. Amazingly even with playing less and studying more I managed to get in a lot of hands. I still got in over 20,000 which is about what I was doing before. Full Tilt must play much faster than Stars since Iâ€™m sure I played less hours, but about the same number of hands. (Note I did play probably 3-4 hours of Rush Poker which obviously helps.)
As far as results out of 21271 hands 20413 were at 10NL which was nice. I played at 4.55 bb/100 at 10NL. Thatâ€™s obviously nothing to complain about, but Iâ€™m sure I can improve on that. I started the month playing a lot of autopilot and was basically flat. Something clicked the last half though and my concentration was greatly improved at the tables. Iâ€™ve fall back into autopilot mode a few times over the last few days, but at the same time ran really good. Over my last 10,000 hands Iâ€™m running 15.39 bb/100. That probably isnâ€™t sustainable, but if I can stayed focused I believe I can do better than 4.55 at this level.
A couple days ago I about had a huge hand that could have really swung those results. I got it in 4 ways with a couple 75bb stacks and another player I was deep with. The two shorter stacks had A7 and AT. I had KK and the other deep player had QQ. It was a 5 buy in pot and was mine until the river brought a Q.
I also cleared $80 in bonuses for the month which is nice.
At this point I am now at my normal 20 buy in bankroll mark for 10NL. I was using 10 buy ins since I moved to FTP to either quickly build my roll or just bust and go back to Stars. Iâ€™m nearing the 10 BI mark for 25 NL and Iâ€™m thinking about making a change at this point. 25NL is getting closer to my normal limits and Iâ€™m not sure I want to play as short there. At the same time I really want to get back to at least 50NL. The jump between 10NL and 25NL also kind of stinks since itâ€™s 2.5x not 2Ã—. I think Iâ€™m going to split the difference and use 15 buy-ins for 25NL and then the full 20 BIs for 50NL. If things keep going well I may at some point transfer some money from my Stars account as well.
Anyway that was January hopefully during the Feb update Iâ€™ll be talking about 25NL.
Daily â€“ At breakfast do a session review of night before.
â€“ On commute back and forth from work listen to 2-3 podcasts or theory videos
â€“ Lunch/after work spend time on forums â€“ make at least 50 quality posts per month and posts at least 5 of my own hands
Sunday â€“ 1) Exercise 2) Blog 3) grind
Monday â€“ Grind
Tuesday â€“ 1) Excercise 2) Watch video (mostly sweat videos) 3)finish Sunday/Monday session review
Wednesday â€“ Grind
Thursday â€“ 1) Excercise 2) Watch video (mostly sweat videos) 3)finish Wednesday session review
Friday â€“ Grind
Saturday â€“ Fun day grind as I have time