August 02, 2010
Alright, I'll get to the interesting stuff first.Â My shitty ass poker results for July:
Profit - $50.60
Mid-year bonus: $250
Leaderboard: 16th - $48
Volume was freaking awesome this month.Â I qualified as Iron Man this month. (huge accomplishment for me) Never thought I'd actually play that much.Â The ROI is a punch in the stomach.Â I'm really not sure what to think about it just yet.Â I did have a couple of really bad downswings.Â The fact that I crawled back from them is pretty amazing.Â That's doesn't say much for my true ROI though.Â That means that it probably isn't that high.Â Although, combined with last month I have a 3.24% ROI.Â That is over 2639 games at the $12's.Â Which isn't too bad actually.Â If I continue to run at a 3% roi that will be OK.Â The bad thing is that I'm not sure if it is possible to run at basically break even over 2000 games.Â I haven't talked to Jtx, yet, and he is the variance expert.Â I think if my true ROI is close to 3% then it probably is possible to break even for that long, but I'm not sure.Â
Overall +$810 isn't too bad for having a negative ROI.Â A good month for the mid-year bonus.Â I'm glad that I gave myself a small cushion last month when I cashed out.Â I'll eat about $200 of my bankroll.Â That's fine.
Alright now to the life part of my blog.Â Yesterday I decided not to play poker.Â I looked at my results and was basically so depressed about them that I decided to give myself a day off.Â So I spent the first part of my day cleaning my house.Â Which was awesome cause it needed it BAD.Â I found lots of things that I had lost.Â Found lots of things that were my ex's...Â Of course I listened to music because there wasn't anything interesting happening in the sports world.Â All the music I listen to is about breaking up with women, falling in love or getting pissed at your ex.Â So I basically cried the whole time.Â That's kinda why I have been listening to nothing but sports radio lately.Â My parents decided to come and bring over my new book case that my mom bought me at a yard sale. Thank god I had been cleaning all morning.Â While they were here, the craziest hail storm moved in.Â It was the biggest hail I have ever seen.Â It hurt when I ran out in it.Â After that, we went out to eat at Applebee's (where my brother works).Â My parents were going to church afterward and I told them I'd go if they'd stake me in the $3/$6 limit game that night.Â My dad agreed.Â So we went to the local casino after church.Â It started off with me waiting for a seat at the one table they had running.Â Nothing more boring than waiting for a poker table imo.Â I only had to wait for about a half hour, so that was nice. (yeah I've waited a lot longer at this place) So I sat down and missed every flop and folded for the first two hours.Â Then I picked up JJ in a kill pot.Â Sadly I only had like $30 left (started with $100). I hit a jack on the flop and over tripled up.Â The table wasn't that great, meaning that it was fairly tight.Â They were bad enough players to draw at anything and call down with almost any pair.Â They just weren't crazy so they'd just call you down.Â The rest of the night I ran like complete shit and missed every flop.Â I bluffed a few hands all five streets to keep my stack alive, but it wasn't meant to be.Â I played for about seven hours and left when my $100 was gone.Â
Today my parents and I decided to go to Mt. St. Helens. Pretty much a spur of the moment type thing and I went cause I like doing fun things with family rather than be alone and depressed.Â I'm still depressed, but it's better with family for sure. Because of my dad and I's late poker night we got outta town at about 10:30am.Â The drive to M.S.H is a scenic drive, but it is windy, slow and long.Â It was pretty hazy because of some fires the lightning storm caused a few nights prior.Â Although you could still see the mountain.Â It also was pretty cold up there.Â We headed back after we saw everything that we've seen 100 times in the past.Â On the way down we found a trail that went to a waterfall that we actually haven't seen before.Â It was definitely worth it.Â If the weather was warmer I probably would have have jumped in.Â We headed back home, stopping to eat in Packwood.Â When we got home we watched True Blood, then the night was over.Â
Update on the relationship woes.Â I gave into my weak self and texted Courtney (the ex).Â She replied by saying that my brother had seen her with another guy.Â I almost puked.Â That was rude of her to tell me that cause she knew I'd freak.Â Apparently my brother had not seen her.Â I guess she thought it was a coincidence that I texted her on the same day that she thought my brother saw her.Â She must have been at Applebee's and seen himÂ Â The freaking nerve she has to show up there with another guy.Â She knows my brother works there and I'm in there quite often.Â She's lucky my brother didn't see her because he has a lot of things to say and he's not the type to hold back.Â She's also lucky I wasn't in there because her boy interest would be in the ER and I'd be in jail.Â Oh well, I was worried about it for a little while, but it passed and I'm as depressed as I was before.Â I need a woman, bad.
Tomorrow I should get back on the poker wagon.Â I think I'll continue playing the $12 turbo's this month.Â See if I can keep up or improve my 3% roi.
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