Blimey its so good to be able to have a day off, im so relaxed for a change.
Right onto the stats and stuff.
Main games were .5/1$ , 1/2$ plo and the same in plo hi lo.
I did play some low limit holdem to make up the rake but that wont be included in any of the figures below as i dnt have any trackers for holdem.
Across all games on my main site only:
$8,096 profit (about $1,700 above allin ev)
BB/100 of 1.71
promotion bonus of $1,375 (gutted was around $2,500 for last 10days then unlucky last day)
rakeback earned at 40% - $4,360 or 30% - $3,270 (vip level i cash these in for im unsure of yet
and it wont be months until i know and cash in)
Total $ won on paper = $13,831
$ per day = $532
$ per hour (based on a rough 9 hours average) = $59
........individual stats for main game types.........
BB/100 (Adj for ev) 2.30
BB/100 (Adj for ev) -2.70
1/2$ plo hi lo
BB/100 (Adj for ev) 5.51
.5/1$ plo hi lo
BB/100 (Adj for ev) 7.50
and other significant stats
2/4$ plo hi lo
BB/100 (Adj for ev) 6.55
Stats confirm the sort of stuff i knew. Whilst plo gives me a steady income i seem to need to adjust my game at .5/1 for some reason. To be honest its probably just the sheer volume that got to my game. Since i got tracker im dead on break even (same ev too) for this stake over 36k hands. hi lo is great but ive only been playing when there is a clear edge and not just a table full of regs and its a lot easier to win vs bad players on that game type.
This has been a very successful challenge and month for me but i wouldnt want to do it more than 2 or 3 times a year max if that.
What it has done is to make poker feel more like a job to me than ever which is exactly what i want it to. Ive been getting up not wanting to play or switch that computer on but once i do i very quickly get into what was a daily routine and, dare i say it, an enjoyable one most of the time !
I think its made me realise if i want to make really good money i have to be prepared to not be as lazy as ive been in previous years. It helps to have something to focus on too like a promotion in this case so theres some extra motivation over periods of time to put a lot of effort in for a good reward. Its also kept me off high stakes and im actually scared money if i move up lately which is a good thing as im not tempted, unless drunk obviously :( and maybe i should be more careful to avoid that.
Where do i go from here ? Well my brains a bit tired still but i think i want to keep a similar volume up for 4 days a week with the other 3 being whatever takes my fancy in terms of playing or day(s) off. Tues-Thurs are 3 main days i think i will try to keep 8-10hrs play on. Ill probably keep most of my play on 1 site but i certainly will be watching other sites to see if its worth mixing more again, especially when games seem dry on my main site.
I also want to keep a good volume for Feb while the weathers bad and to try and keep the momentum going. I havent ruled out a trip to vegas in mid March and depending on how that might go im considering booking wsop time for about a month with the option always being there to change flights and cut it shorter if required.
3 weeks ago