February 05, 2011
Waiting for my flight to Paris from Mexico City, I guess Air France is all right.
Been playing low stakes SNG's in FT (11+1USD full ring and 6max), sigh at breaking even for the last month (at least making a small profit with Rakeback pros and 100% 1st dep bonus), and also been playing live 200USD NL and 18 man SNG's 40+10 USD home games (2000MXP NL and 400+100MXP), gettng lucky enough to cash in 2 SNG's out of 4 (1st and 2nd), cash games have been quite profitable although almost nobody plays deepstack (25bb ave chips) and even worse sometimes they're allowed to sit down with 10bb. Got robbed yesterday again on a cash table, went to the cashier and when I came back noticed someone picked 50USD from my stack and as it's a home-underground game nobody gave a fck about it and I lost those 50 bucks (almost sure on who he was, fcking fat prick!!!!!) Changing topic, still don't know where I'm going to stay in Paris, guess it'll be a cheap hostel for the first week and then a room in a shared flat or something. Regarding my whole budget, it goes up to 16K USD, from which 44% is my bankroll (25 buy in's for a 200EUR NL), 28% living and flight expenses and 28% to pay my current loans. So far, I know I'll be at least 25 days in Paris, so I'm planning to play a ton, hopefully 20 sessions. About the outcomes for this trip, I've come up with 7 different results:
Outcome ROI E(P&L per session) Comments
1 Abortion -87% to -38% -200EUR to 0EUR Losing any amount of money up to 4/5 of my br (ie up to 20 buy in's) where I'll stop playing 2 Tot Failure -38% to -14% 0EUR to 100EUR Not making any $ up to winning< 2K EUR 3 Failure -14% to 0% 100EUR to 160EUR 2K < Winnings < 3.2K 4 Breakeven 0% to 3% 160EUR to 170EUR 3.2K < Winnings < 3.4K 5 Good 3% to 10% 170EUR to 200EUR 3.4K < Winnings <4K 6 Very good 10% to 57% 200EUR to 400EUR 4K< Winnings <8K 7 Outstanding +57% +400EUR Winnings > 8K
ROI= Return on Investment, where I=Flight+Accomodation+food+bankroll; R= $ in my pockets when getting back home
P&L= Profit and Losses
E(P&L per session) based on 20 sessions
200EUR NL refers to a Texas Hold'em No Limit table where the blinds are 1EUR/2EUR and optional straddle to 4EUR, no double or Mississipi straddles allowed, and the min to sit down is 40EUR. Being honest I really expect to be somewhere in 5th level (good result), guess any less than that will depress myself and prob will give up poker as a business. In last November I was able to win about 3buy in's per session, I know my sample size from Paris is very very small, but I do have the confidence to b able to beat the game at Clichy Montmartre. Not sure yet if I'll be grinding online as well, may be I will just to clear out my 1st deposit bonus on FT, on the sad side I'll prob have to cancel my DC and Sharkscope paid membership and prob lose my free CR membership...we'll c. Looking fwd for more deuce plays podcasts with Callins and Review sessions episodes, not a lot of live cash games strategy on the last episodes, hope Bart comes back to the right way!!! :)
Finally, I have to find a way in which I can get some sporting sessions (at least 2 or 3 per week) to be ready to play with CD Mascarita in March or April (a football team with my bestish friends) I'd like to go jogging to "Les Jardin des Tuilleries" or "Au bord de Seine" whatever they're spelled and maybe have a friend inviting me to play some basketball on saturdays.
I'll wrap it up for now. Hope u've found out my 1st post interesting and not too boring. A toute!!!!