May 05, 2010
Salutations. I returned to my roots and moved my roll to FTP after getting a bonus offer from them and Iâ€™m planning to reflect my progress\regress of becoming a solid winner at NL100.
In general, Iâ€™m a non-pro player (full-time job), living with a long-term girlfriend, so the amount of hands I can get in is quite limited. The most Iâ€™ve reached ever per month is around 30K, average ~15K. Obviously, my goal can only be quality.
DC has been a very helpful resource during myâ€¦ umm â€˜careerâ€™, as I donâ€™t have any real-life poker friends. However, recently Iâ€™ve felt that I lose quite a lot without a poker buddy with whom to swap thoughts & concepts and get critical feedback etc so I feel quite alone & stuck in my struggles to improve. Iâ€™m really fascinated by the game theory & mental aspects of the game, looking to deviate from â€˜standardâ€™ lines. Anyway, after clearing the FTP bonus, Iâ€™ve logged 38K hands and my profit is $186 (0.25PT/BB).
After analyzing my game, my biggest weakness is definately the lack of aggression. This is also reflected in my sub-par stats (18\12\AF:1.8\3B:4.2). The big gap between vpip&pfr has been intentional to combat the overaggressivness of todays games by taking passive lines IP preflop. However this does not seem to be optimal after all. Probably because being the non-aggressor post-flop is tougher than I expected. Seems also that the preflop part of the game has been at least somewhat solved and if I were to diverge from the standard 22\18 stats, I should change my whole game. Not sure if itâ€™s worth the hassle at NL100.
Been playing 6 tables this far, but will drop to 4 now and try to apply more pressure preflop.