Tuesday, February 24, 2009

20k hands sample

Nice graph, don't you think :) I guess I'm ready to move up.

Win rate of +3.43 BB/100 is great, especially considering really high rake of 7.95 BB/100. However, most of my profits came from 1 really awful player. I've played with him more than 5k hands and took ~550 BBs from him. That's almost 3/4 of my entire profit. Without hands played against him, my win rate is exactly +1 BB/100, which is still good.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February update

1/2 HU:
0.5/1 HU:
1913h, -$46, -2.43 BB/100
Total hands HU:

It's mid february already and I have nothing special to report. I've played only 8 hours of poker so far this month because of handball. Our competition starts next weekend and we had 5 friendly matches in 10 days which prevented me from playing poker. Since we don't have our sports hall (it's being built and should open in a month or two), we had to play all matches away from home. It takes the whole afternoon and evening and when we return home, we usually have a drink or two after the game. That's why I've played only 8 hours so far this month, I never play poker under the influence of alcohol :)

The start of the month was great, I was up ~45 BBs after 200h and after that, a disaster. I went on probably the worst downswing of my HU career so far, -185 BBs in less than 1000 hands. Downswing itself is not a problem, I can handle downswings. The most frustrating thing was the fact I've been playing against some of the worst HU players I've seen and still couldn't win. I haven't played a single hand against at least a competent HU player. By playing, I'm still in the red but I'm recovering and should be in the green again at the end of the month. I just need to spend more time at the tables.

Total: -$49
Bonus: $10
Rakeback: $69

Current bankroll: $3816 (+$30)
Last month bankroll: $3786

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February - goals

1) play at least 12000 hands
2) crush $0.5/$1 flhu and move up to $1/$2 by the end of January

Failed! Only 9.1k hands instead of 12k and I failed to move up. But I'm not disappointed, I'm playing worse than last month when I switched to HU. I have to work on my game before moving up.

2a) increase my win rate to at least +3 BB/100 without rakeback

Success! My total win rate is ~3.4 BB/100, without bonus & rakeback.

3) $1000 profit

Failed! But I'm satisfied with $813 after 9k hands. I'm sure I would have made more than $1k if I've played 12k hands.

4) work on my game, watch videos, study,...
5) make a video or two

Success! I'm constantly working on my game. This month I have made, I think 5 videos and 1 video was analyzed by a pro HU player (my friend's coach). In that video, I didn't play my A game but he was satisfied and said I'm obviously a good player who can read the game well and should move up as soon as possible.

February goals
1) play at least 10000 hands
2) move up to $1/$2
2a) achieve a positive win rate at $1/$2, without rakeback
3) $1000 profit
4) work on my game, watch videos, study,...
5) make a video or two