August 01, 2011
I was up $68k overall this month, which is my record month by quite a way. In the latter half, my HU PLO results stopped being amazing but I started getting some TD action again and ran super hot there. I did a Pokerhands import for the first time in several months and here's what my lifetime graphs look like now
In terms of PLO, I've been playing ok but it's definitely a lot lot harder than TD to play super well all the time. There are just so many different situations, so many variables, wildly different opponents, that you encounter a lot of spots you've never seen before and it's easy to make mistakes. I think the most important thing for HU PLO right now is working on my mental game; thanks to Tendler's book, I'm already starting to give more credit to the mental game in and out of sessions. I'm often asking myself "did I get frustrated there and if so, why did I get frustrated? How do I prevent myself from getting frustrated the next time?"
I'm going to Edinburgh in a week for two weeks so I won't be able to play much, but when I get back I'm going to be really driven and focused. As long as TD action doesn't dry up I'll do alright, but I really want to sharpen my HU PLO game so that I can move up through the ranks without trouble.