Given that I've got no good gossip or scandaliciousness, I guess a poker update will have to do.
I blogged on February 21st, reporting that I was starting my "program," planning my work and working my plan - playing set MTTs each week (Monday-Wednesdays, and Sundays).
From, February 22 thru today, I've played 186 tournaments on three different sites (Stars, FullTilt, and Bodog). The end result is that FullTilt apparently hates me, Bodog seems to like me, and Stars is just a damn tease. Here's the breakdown:
Total Buyins = $1589.00
Wins = $2758.80
Profits = $1169.80
Buyins = $657
Wins = 1080.30
Profits = 423.30
Buyins = $285
Wins = 119.09
Profits = -165.91
Buyins = $647
Wins = 1678.50
Profits = 1031.50
I started off playing a lot more tourneys per day than I am now, beginning each day at 8:00 a.m. There are some good tourneys early, but it was too much of a stretch for me to jump out of bed, get my daughter up, breakfasted, and ready for school, drop her off and then immediately hit the grind. Now, after I drop my girl off, I hit the trail to get the blood flowing and usually hit the grind at about 9:30 a.m. I'm usually done by 5ish, sometimes earlier if poker hates me that day.
I'm feeling good about my play but I've yet to hit a really big score (none of the above scores include a win in any large field MTT, many top 15s, a few top 2s, but not one WIN!), and obviously that's the goal. The one thing I do feel improving is my emotional control. It's an aspect I've just really got to work on and I'm finding it very interesting just what tilts me. As getting cracked sucks, but I sometimes let little things get to me and I've got to get that under control. I think volume does help with that because there's nothing to be done other than PLAY ON in the face of bad (and good) beats. And, since poker is just one long, never ending game, that actually makes perfect sense.
So, I guess this is update No. 1 Now, it's time for NURSE JACKIE and US of TARA (woot!)
Until next time, good luck at the tables!