Sunday, May 30, 2010

BBT5 Goose-egg, but good progress otherwise

Well, I have to say I am pretty embarrassed with my BBT5 showing. I think I went, what, 0-15 for the run? Not even a single cash. In reviewing my HH's, I made some unreasonable shoves in spots where I shouldn't have. All in all, here's how the 15 busts shaped up.

2 Bad Beats (set over set, boat over boat)
4 short stack shoves
and honestly, 9 bad plays. That equals nine mistakes. Big leaks. Lack of discipline, call it what you will. I have to own it, I guess.

In other news, my sojourn into coaching has been going well. Without going into too much detail(because hey, if you want to get coaching, you can pay for it yourself), it basically involves a large amount of volume in SNG's and MTT's. Now, because I started with only $200 in FT, I've been restricted to $1-$3 buy-ins, but over roughly 200 tournaments, I've made a $70 profit using the methods I've learned so far this month. for about 24% ROI. Right now I am only multi-tabling 6 at a time(as I only have one monitor) but for June I will be adding another monitor, and will begin grinding up to 10.I find that by grinding 45 and 90 man SNG's I'm getting a good amount of volume in a short amount of time, averaging about 15 per session in a 3 hr span. I hope to double that in June. The people I have been working with show great results when they put in the volume, as basically, it is a huge variance reducer. Unlike them, I have another job so I cant crank out 100 games a day like they do, but my goal for June is to play 500 SNG's with a couple of MTT's peppered in there.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

BBT5 Ooof! But other fun news

Well, it certainly added insult to injury after seeing Heffmike's BBT5 Rankings tonight. 14 tries, zero cashes. It's really flummoxed me, when you consider I'm playing pretty well in every OTHER tournament I enter...well, not every other, but I'm definitely up for the year tournament-wise. I guess I have only three more chances left, but one of them is during the LOST finale, and the other one, I think I almost certainly can't attend. So, this makes for a grand shitshow I've made of the BBT5.

In other news, I have been doing a bit of study with a coach I'd rather not name, as I don't want to quite promote what's been a nice result so far...but the emphasis of his tournament play hinges on, the volume they want me to have is impossible as I have a life, but I am doing the best I can, and so far after 10 days trying this particular method, I am posting positive ROI, so I can't complain.

I'm feeling a bit of WSOP envy as well...part of me wants to go and experience it for a few days, but the wallet isn't quite permitting it. I guess I will have to wait for the winter gathering to make my next trip. I will try to live vicariously with a couple of MSOP tourneys and Jordan's Fantasy League - which I think I tanked a bit. I was trying to decide between Michael Binger and Chad Brown and went with Brown, and then fooled myself out of Binger for my last pick when I started looking at Scott Clements' stats. If Binger wins 5 bracelets I'll be pissed.

ANYway, it's late here and I'm tired, but oh-so-ready to be disappointed at 11pm tomorrow when Cuse, Lindelof and Abrams drop the ball.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BBT Bust, but hey, I'm all in for autism!

I was running ok in the BBT through two breaks, but with my M down to around 6 I shoved with 55 and was called with AQ, and a Queen hit the river. Meanwhile, over at the All In For Autism game that flashed in the message screen while playing the invitational, I made it through about 600 people to finish in 30th with a modest cash.

I'll be running again at PFTR!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Overall, not horrible

3 tournaments, two of them out of the money, one in.

5th in Josie poker, where Jordan crippled me on a hand I'd rather not look back at.

11th in the Mookie, where while I was sailing in the top 5 for a while, ran into about an hour's worth of dead cards to the point where I had to start shoving with everything, and finally got caught.

3rd in the Dookie! for a profit of $23 bucks, so the three tournaments only cost me 2 bucks.

I am home, kinda sick in bed today. I might try a miniFtops for kicks....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wham-bam Rush

Now, I won't lie...Rush Poker, as, Julie Andrews sings in Sound of Music, is NOT one-of-my-fa-vor-ite things, but I've found a strategy that I enjoy.

Leave when you're up.

That many hands per hour, you're definitely going to run into a bad beat, you're seeing an hour's worth of hands in 20 minutes, so , if you're up by 3, 4, 5 bucks....why not leave?

I've been employing this strategy for the past week and have crawled up to about a $75 profit, more than covering my FT tournament deficits. Sure, I think I have a good handle on Rush Strategy and could probably make a lot more, but my bankroll can't handle the likelihood of busting too many times. The advantage of Rush is that you never really feel like you have to put your chips at risk because another hand is right around the bend. I'm not an addictive personality like most of you DG's out there, so I have no problem walking away with a modest profit instead of pounding out 1000+ hands and be 50 bucks up, only to have my aces cracked by a set of 6's, or what have you. I look forward to seeing you all at the Mookie and Dookie tonight!