Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scoop Main Event [L]

Nothing special happened today except for me winning a seat to the SCOOP Main Event [L] with 300 fpps, debating if I should play and take a shot at it or just redeem it for tournament dollars. Maybe I will ask Nick for advice on this topic.

Gl at the tables!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Update 1

So far this months Ive only played around 700 sng 180s. I started off really strong playing two sessions of 50 games everyday for like a week then I started sleeping late//waking up late and only play 1 session so I got to fix that. To be successful at poker, I got to treat it like a job so therefore I must have good work ethic. Many people believe that playing poker professionally gives you a lot of freedom, which is true in some sense but it also means that we have no restriction. Nobody will tell us to get to work if we dont want to, so its actually something you must be good at if you ever decide to be a professional poker player, you gotta make sure its work before play and not abuse the freedom.

Anyways, to the more interesting stuff. I've been doing poorly in the 0-5$ buy in SNG this month which is majority of what I play since I dont think i'm rolled//skilled enough to play all 12$ 180s. I'm having like a 20% ROI in these games which I'm really not satisfied with. For some reason I can ship the 3.3$+ rebuy at all. On the other hand, only 10% of my games are the 12$ 180s and I manage to ship 2 1st and 2 end place finish so far, its the only thing keeping me at a 50% roi overall. Also came really close to a 7.50$ MTT finishing 10th place losing AA to 10Qo!! Oh well, hopefully I get to raise my ROI in the 0-5$ category and keep running hot at the 12$, oh and let me ship a MTT too, that would be nice =)

Gl at the tables

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The beginning

So on April I decided to begin playing poker full time and take it seriously. I have been planning to do this for a while but some shit happened in my life which postpone it from happening. Anyways, I moved into my friends house in Irvine so I can get out of my comfort zone and grow some good habits here, both poker and health; Waking up early and grind, Exercise daily, and eating regularly. So far it has been pretty good, I've been waking up early, exercising and eating more than when I lived back home. As for poker, I managed to get 1800 games in during April with a lil over 500$ profits. Now I know that doesn't sound much but I don't look at it that way, to me that was a good start, the fact that I was up was good enough for me because I was still in the getting use to multi-tabling phase. I could've been up 2k if I just grinded the 2$ and 3.3$+ r 180s but I added in the 12$ in my game which I didnt do so well in last month, but I was okay with it. As I get more and more experienced I'm sure I would make more and more money. I spent 180$ of my 500 profit from April and enrolled myself in the Rainman program ( which I was originally in but kicked out due to inactivity because of personal issues ). This is a great opportunity for me to grow as a player and learn from few of the best 180 grinders in the world. I'm looking forward to this experience and will keep improving. Right now I just gotta stay positive, getting use to the poker swings//variance and learn how to play the best poker that I can every time I play.

Goals for May:
1.) play more games than I did during April, so 2000 or more games.
2.) Attend every single Rainman Webinar, and review some of my own HH to fix my leaks.
3.) Win a seat to the MAIN EVENT
4.) P90 everyday, no skipping!