Posts tagged variance
octobers suck !
again with a delayed post. i blame me for everything. i should’ve gotten my driver’s license, but i’m lazy. i should’ve passed my college year, but i’m lazy. i should’ve went to gym, but i’m lazy. i should’ve stopped being lazy, but i’m lazy. notice the trend.
anyways, nothing much outside-poker happened these last months. i feel like i’m trapped in my room, like i fell in love with its temperature and odor. my fkin muscles are dissolving ! get out, alik, move your fucking legs for a while. NO !
on the other hand, i’m pretty proud of myself for not going to pokerfest bucharest (1kEUR bi + another 6-700eur expenses) and staying home for ze online grind.
i tell ya, novembers rule ! best month ever, thus far. i’ve been playing some good pokers, main reason being my awesome run. these things go hand in hand, it seems. meaning i have not yet evolved into a good poker player. regular swinger, it’s what i am. stopped playing on my pacific account (horrendous rng… altho i kinda miss it sometimes) and currently, i’m waiting for the stars.fr confirmation letter blablahs, pour commencer jouer au pocheretoilles avec beaucoup de gross poissons (AYE !)
the good regs avoid me, it seems, whilst the weak ones keep joining. i’m ok with that.
finally added $300 regspeeds to my daily routine. 125bb starting w/ 12min blinds iz teh fkin nuts !
staking is still “meh”. down ~3k last month, up ~2k this month from it. still pumping.
sleeping schedule is way off. i’ve been taking these codeine pills (Codamin) for my endless migraine. i should get treatment for my sinusitis, but i’m lazy.
yay… just got a GSOP Bucharest package on OnGame. It’s a $1600 buy-in four day nlhe freezeout mtt, with 5 nights accommodation and $700 spending money. Adding the package to this month’s online winnings makes January 2011 my best month yet, despite running pretty rough most of it.
since getting back from vienna, two weeks ago, i played ~850 games, with a 500 game breakeven stretch. that’s pretty painful, and kinda fucked up my game for a while there. but then, had an upswing these last 4 days. up ~35bi in 200 games.
last week, i bought myself a wireless keyboard & mouse kit, webcam and a new printer… just felt i needed a small reward… also bought an 120gb ipod classic yesterday, and right now i’m moving my music collection to it.
i’ll start taking shots at $100s and $200s in february. 5-6bi shots at each level, though, ‘coz i need most of the profit to pay up some of my debts and dad’s operations (he’ll have to get cut again, because of Craiova’s shitty medical system).
a couple of days of peace, that’s what i need right now…
Interesting things happening this week… I failed to grind the 400 games i planned to, but the swings were just terrible… I just can’t seem to have the mindset necessary not to tilt when I’m being two outered each match for like twenty games…
Absolute fail happened. I don’t really think there’s any winning player out there that experiences this kind of loss at the $30s… It’s like a ~23BI downswing, in a day. I wouldn’t call it a downswing, because I’m pretty sure my game quality morphed into some kind of monkey tilt… I just couldn’t stop. What’s wrong with me ? Well, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just plain variance kickin’ my ass. Up and down, up and down…
This week I made a couple of payments (phone, internet, electricity, food, sharkscope/husng membership, renewed about 10 domains etc.) and tomorrow I’ll be payin’ my college tax ($250)… Also, I’m really thinking on buying a larger monitor (currently grinding on a 19? Samsung), this one being first on my “want”-list (~$300)… I hope i’ll make the order by the end of this month. If I manage to turn out a <$3k profit (which would be very hard to accomplish), I’ll be buying two of them
I started playing the $10.50SO and $22 $5k SO Heads Up MTTs on PS, currently trying to build a strategy that should work over there, ‘cose my high postflop aggression factor doesn’t seem to help a bit in these knockout tournaments.
So, this week I played 355 husngs, with an average stakes of $29, average ROI of 4% and a total profit of $356… That’s bad, ‘cose I was up ~$650 at a time (graph below).
These last couple of days made me think about my game… I’ve been struggling with the heads up variance. But I kept playing, managing to keep my 50 husng game/day ratio in order. I need to get my confidence back.
HUSNG Profit : $324
MTT Profit : $456
… i go sleep naoaw.
The last two days have been an awkward variance experience for me… I’ve only been playing $21 and $31.5 heads up sit’n’gos… All in all I’m glad that I managed to recover from my yesterday’s ~20bi downswing.
Total Profit : -$16