Winter is coming! But we are prepared
Pokerwise November actually was a decent month considering the goals I set beforehanded. The Volume was super low as expected, but I got in a lot of high quality hours especially on the study part. My partice partner excluded himself from playing to prepare better for his exams, but for him to stay in shape and to boost our game to another peak level we made a training session almost every single day. The game feels more in control than ever. A bad thing that I noticed during November is: My Mental Game still isn't where it was 2 months ago and no where close where it is supposed to be. I get in bad mood rather quick and don't really know the full reason. I think it's just that I don't really have great days in general. I only have "super terrible days" to "good days" but the great days where you just stomp the competition and cooler them rather often and run over a bigger sample with 200+ ChipEV are just completely missing for now, and they are needed to get your true EV at one point as they are also part of the long-run sample. To have this better in control I plan my days completely beforehand so I can shine with discipline, not with motivation! But it, for sure, feels alot easier when you also have the motivational part going! As mention already I think EV wise I'm still running bad or at least below my own expectation. Especially the Regs just seem to get better runouts for now. All in all I'm confident that I can fight to move up in limits once I am able to put in the volume again (hopefully January) Enuff of the pleb talks, your longed for numbers are comin'!
Stats for November
15$ Spin & Goes
Winnings: 345.00$ $ EV: 248.80$ Tournaments total: 489 Avg. Buy-In: 15.00$ ITM: 36.61% EV ITM: 36.70% ChipEV / Tournament: 50 ROI: 4.70% EV ROI: 3.39%
Rakeback: 152.00$ Attended Coachings: 0 Watched Videos: 10 Self Study hours: 50 Hours at the tables: 55.10
Just to be fully transparent, as this is the actual goal of this blog, I played another 13 spins on 7$ and 3$ level with tickets and to get a small warmup after I returned from visiting my family, but to not make the blog explode of content I will just exclude those games as the samples are irrelevant anyways.
Total Stats since joining Smart Spin
Tournaments total: 2901 Winnings total: -775.00$ EV Profit total: 872.39$
Renovating progress and plans
Ferret domicil is fully functional now and they already moved in. As they are closer by the action now again they seem to be in better mood and "less bitchy", still not to the point they were before but now, that we have more time for them again hopes are high they will stop destroying the couch as it's super annoying. For now a box of beer does the job! It is blocking the spot they are attacking and it comes in handy as beer is always close by when chilling on the couch :)
As my brother is going to visit us next weekend my girlfriend decided that we will renovate the guest room before. If congress/senate decides something the president most of the time just has no choise but to act. So plenty todo! My ever lasting cold kinda holds me back tho. Felt like I was going to die yesterday night after having worked quite hard. But theres no way back now as the floor and old wallpapers are already removed and you can't let your brother sleep in a shell construction style room! Really looking forward to his visit <3
Goals achieved that were set for November
- play 750 Spin & Goes (failed)
- all 2 tabling, no rage exeptions! (failed)
- attend my first live coaching! (failed)
- watch 20 Training Videos (failed)
- 20 self-study hours (done)
- mark at least 10 hands a week (done)
I am failing too many goals last few months so for now the focus is to actually achieve every single one of them in future. I dont mind that I didnt watch 20 Videos in November. The study time my training partner more than covers up for it. But there is no excuse for playing more than 2 tables! Also I don't see the value of livecoachings as the system kinda works best with specific videos targeting weaknesses anyways so that will be removed from my list, even tho for sure it has huge value attending them, just happens they are at times where I usually am busy. To fix my the bad habits I developed towards my goal setting I will think about a reward/punishment system that will work in future.
Goals for December
- play 600 Spin & Goes
- mostly 2 tabling, rest 1 tabling, no need for more
- set up a decent reward system for achieving goals
- 30 study hours
- mark at least 30
- renovate guest room
- see as much family as possible during x-mas
- 10 workouts
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