Welcome to my August Recap. As announced last month already, August was the first month I played Spin & Goes under the banner of Smart Spin. After some struggles early on, where I played a hybride mix of old and new stables strategies, and therefor got poor results, I by now feel more confident than ever at the table. I barly encounter situations where I don't feel comfortable in my decision making at this point, which is a really great feeling. My mental game also seems to peak. Even when things go terribly wrong, and I am having a day with alot of negative EV, I can judge my decision making and therefor be happy about how I played that day even tho it ended in a big minus (EV + $ wise). Big part of why I feel so great and confident about poker is, that I finally found a training partner who seems to be on the same page than I am. We play similar stakes and have similar goals. Both of us understand the game rather well and we benefit from each other game-wise and also mental-game wise, as we push each other wherever we can in a positive way. We meet up at least once a week and talk through marked hands and review random tournaments for now, as we both are new to Smart Spin. But that's not all. I can confidently say, that we have been talking "poker" every single day since we agreed on this partnership, which is a great feeling. I noticed, when one of us had a bad day, simply talking about it, and what actually went wrong just helps so much. Hearing someone elses opinion in those though spots just is pure gold. I hope we can continue this partnership for a long period of time.
But enough of this emotional sh*t, gonna fire up some Numbers now!
Stats for August
7$ Spin & Goes
Winnings: -175.00$ $ EV: 61.53$ Tournaments total: 717 Avg. Buy-In: 7.00$ ITM: 34.45% EV ITM: 36.30% ChipEV / Tournament: 44 ROI: -3.49% EV ROI: 1.23%
A few words to what actually happened and why I had to play more than 500 spins on 7s, as announced in my July Recap: My results where to bad and I had negative EV ROI after 500 spins, therefor me and Smart Spin agreed on another 500 spins with at least 60 chipEV before moving me up to 15$ Spins again. As my last 300 Spins where with 100+ ChipEV (I know its a small sample, but so were the 500 spins before, too) I was allowed to move up to 15$s after those additional 217 spins, as it was clearly visible, that by then I adopted well to the strategy provided, and would only need to finish the last few Spins with ~20 ChipEV which would be a time- and moneywaste for both parties. Therefor I was promoted after 717 spins.
15$ Spin & Goes
Winnings: -180.00$ $ EV: 129.59$ Tournaments total: 92 Avg. Buy-In: 15.00$ ITM: 35.87% EV ITM: 38.8% ChipEV / Tournament: 82 ROI: -13.04% EV ROI: 9.39%
Total Stats for August
Starting Bankroll: 0.00$ Tournaments total: 809 Profit: -355.00$ EV Profit: 191.12$ Rakeback: 10.00$ Bankroll (Make-Up): -345.00$ Attended Coachings: 0 Watched Videos: 20 Self Study hours: 25 Hours at the tables: 61.08
Renovating progress and plans:
The most important stuff in the new flat is done now. Living room, kitchen and sleeping room all are finished! In September we want to continue with the ferret room and the office.
As it is still very important to understand the difference in strategy and to establish on 15$ Spins once more, I decided to take things slow and just 1 table all September (or at least most of it). Once that is sucessfully done I can focus on getting up in stakes and therefor add monthly Volume!
German Study Group
We got a German Smart Spin sub-group of 10ish people that organizes weekly meet-ups starting this weekend. Really looking forward to it, hopefully all group will benefit from this!
Weekly Training Partner Session
As I've already mention, we recently started this parntership and will meet up once a week, too. We are going to talk through all difficult spots we encountered during the week and will also go through random tournaments of each other. This is a great thing, we basicly can't spew because every tournament might get reviewed in our session. Having this in the back of our minds hopefully will make us show up with our A-Game more often!
Goals for September
- play 750 Spin & Goes
- all 1 tabling, no tilt exceptions!
- attend 2 coachings
- watch 20 Training Videos
- 20 self-study hours
- mark at least 10 hands a week
- renovate ferret room, set up home gym / office
- visit family in bavaria ❤