January is over already. Time is moving fast. Here is a little Review on my personal Poker Journey for this year so far. First let's have a look at my graphs for January.
With Pokertracker off I made another 80$ Profit on 888Poker. I am very pleased with the Volume I put in but not with the Winrate!. At least I'm on track for my goal to play 1 Million Hands (tracked) in 2017! On bwin I am almost 100$ above EV which is worrysome!
Winnings: 112.90$ Winnings EV Adjusted: 28.15$ Hands total: 123,608 Winrate(bwin only): 0,34bb/100 Winnings Days (bwin only): 18 Losing Days(bwin only): 12
Problems I had to face in January
1. Tilt -45.00$
During the end of 2016 my Mindset was good and strong. I thought I am far beyond the times where I tilted off Stacks without any sense. But this month it stroke again. I still didn't find out what exactly triggered me. But I remember a few situations where I just gifted away Stacks with nothing vs the (obvious!!) nuts. Whenever I have a low fold-to-3-bet-% I know I should just stop! But I continued alot of the times. At the end of January I got this under control again. I had a good Mindset again, but I am scared I will get triggered again. In February I will work with an early Tilt-Stop. Through Tilt I lost at least 9 Buy-Ins at NL4! I'll try to stop being the Hulk at the tables!
2. Move up or not?
January was a really weird Month for me. I could not really establish a good Winrate at NL4, yet my Bankroll grew rapidtly (Rakeback Pro!). I would be hardcore overrolled for the next Limit already. I talked to a few people about how to approach it. First get a Winrate going or move up now? I know I can beat NL4! I just ran terrible. At that point I made the decision to give NL10 a shot for 10 buyins. And it was great timing! I just hit a good heater and could carry on playing NL10.
Bankroll Boosters in January:
1. bwin Reload Bonus + Card Rush Boni worth of 141.20$
Clearing Boni on bwin gave me an additional 141.20$
2. 888Poker Treasure Quest Promotion Resulting in ~ 50.00$ profit
Through the Treasure Quest Promotion i got an additional 50$ to work with.This is just a guessed amount since I finshed most tasks without Pokertracker running.
3. Rope-A-Dope Tournament 9th place finish for 120.00$
Through the Rope-A-Dope Promotion I got a free ticked for the 11$ tournament and finished in 9th place. I got 120$ which is not to bad but I was very disapointed since I was 3rd in chips with 4 Smallstacks on the (final!!)-table and probably overplayed a monsterdraw with 60% equity vs the chipleader. Hi ICM! Here Is a Post I made about my last hand if you want to have a closer look.
4. 50/50 Deal with a friend who finished 2nd place 167.00$
Back in the days a good friend and me often times played tournaments together. I bought 50% of his buyin, and he bought 50% of mine. We have not done that in quite some time now, but January we played a tournament again. 1,5k Gtd. 12$ Buyin on 888Poker. I snapbusted! All on you buddy! He finished in 2nd place what gave both of us 167$ profit.
February Approach and goals.
Clearing as much of my 350$ bonus as possible
I have a 350$ bonus on bwin. To clear all of it I would have to play 280k hands on NL10 during February which is impossible. I focus the majority of my time spend on poker at bwin to clear as much as possible and aim to clear 60% of it. I will spend less time on learning/improving, In fact I will only learn once I hit my Tilt-Stop or during the day when i have some time off. Evenings = Grind
Clearing 888 Treasure Quest again
January 30th Treasure Quest started over at 888Poker. I will finish all the Quests again and hopefully I will get a little more than the minimum I got the last time. Free Bucks!
Nothing good ever happened after I lost 3 buyins on a single day in January. I want to learn from my mistakes so I am going to set a Tiltstop at 3 buyins for February. After I chilled for 2 hours(and got cooled down) I can go for an additional shot for another 2 buyins. If I lose 5 Buy-Ins total the poker day is done and dusted! At least as a player. If I can get the state of my mind to a normal positive thinking human being again I will spend those days on improving.
Get my first 2.5 hours of Coaching
As a Micro-Stakes Grinder I don't feel like paying 60$+ for an hour of coaching. So I stampled upon a deal where u pretty much get tracked at a specific Pokersite. Create some rake and at a given point the affiliate will give you coaching "for free" (well, payed by rake!). I thought this is a very fair offer and took a shot at it. I cleared it on 888Poker (which lead me to Treasure Quest!) during January and now I am going to get my first ever coaching session soon. Looking forward to it as my "coach" seems to know what he is doing. If you are intersted in a deal like this just let me know and I can get you connected!
Stay on NL10!
This is my main goal. I know I won't get a shot to get up a Limit in February and I am glad it worked out so well in January. February the maingoal will be to stay at NL10. In the past whenever I moved up it didn't take to long until the doomhammer hit me and I had to go down again. NOT THIS TIME!