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
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
$ EV: $644.89
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
So my goals will be on the lower side just to be sure I can achieve them
whatever is going to happen!