In January I had to change my goal for the month rather soon, as Pokerstars started a promotion which added $5 and $25 Spin & Goes. As you can hunt for a million Dollars there, for sure plenty of the recreational players, that would usually play a limit around them (i.e. $3 to $30), got dragged into them. Therefore I experienced a rather tough field on my usual stake ($15 Spins). As I do not feel like I can get the required ChipEV to climb up in stakes, for as long as this Promotion is running, I took the opportunity to play them myself. In the beginning, I still played some $15 Spins but at one point I decided to not play them at all until the promotion is over. $5 Spins are super soft and even though the rake is higher they are very profitable. I didn't try to play them for max EV though, instead I used them to work on things "around the game" like adding more tables or playing longer sessions. Basically this practice would help me to get me out of my comfort zone and will help me later on for my main stake as well. All in all, January was a great month with good volume and plenty of learning hours, which basically is all that is within my control. Net winnings are finally catching up some on the EV, too! As smart people always say. "It will balance out one day!" Another highlight, and probably the reason why I am catching up in EV, is, that I won two 25x Multipliers on $15. Before I was 1/18 lifetime! I actually had goosebumps when I managed to take down the first of the two!
Stats for January
$5 Spin & Goes
Winnings: $635.00 $ EV: $416.86 Tournaments total: 953 Avg. Buy-In: $5.00 ITM: 40.71% EV ITM: 39.40% ChipEV / Tournament: 91 ROI: 13.33% EV ROI: 8.75%
15$ Spin & Goes
Winnings: $885.00 $ EV: $228.03 Tournaments total: 1047 Avg. Buy-In: 15.00$ ITM: 36.49% EV ITM: 36.00% ChipEV / Tournament: 40 ROI: 5.64% EV ROI: 1.45%
Total Stats for January
Winnings: $1520.00 $ EV: $644.89 Rakeback: $270.00 Study hours: 40 Hours at the tables: 105.88
Total Stats since joining Smart Spin
Tournaments total: 5273 Winnings total: $895.00 EV Profit total: $1873.51
As mentioned at the beginning of this recap already, I will play $5 Spins exclusively until the promotion is over. Right the second it ends I will throw everything I have into $15 Spins again with the goal to climb up to $30 Spins at one point, hopefully.
Exact goal setting isn`t that easy at the moment, as there are alot of unknowns at this point. In my personal life same as with pokerstars (promo spins). So my goals will be on the lower side just to be sure I can achieve them whatever is going to happen!
Goals achieved that were set for January
- play 1500 Spin & Goes (done)
- 30 study hours (done)
- mark at least 30 hands (done)
- 12 workouts (done)
- 24 low carb days (done)
Goals for February
- play 1500 Spin & Goes
- 30 study hours
- 12 workouts
- 20 low carb days
- play 28 days of poker, no excuses
If you intend to join my current stable Smart Spin or have any questions about them or Smart Spin MTT feel free to contact me. At this point I can confidently say that joining them was one of the best things ever happening to my poker career! They are a solid choise for every Spin & Go and Tournament player.