"Hello! Congratulations on your promotion. It should be an important moment for you as playing these stakes allows you to consider starting a life as a professional poker player." Those are the words I was waiting for so long! They stand for the biggest achievement in my pokercareer and mean the world to me! I was shaking when I received this message. Not many people around me knew this, but I set it as my ultimate goal for this year: If I would not have managed to achieve it by the end of the year I would've stopped taking poker that seriously. Just to be clear, I do not have any intentions of turning pro, as poker will always just stay my #1 hobby! But yeah! It's done, I'm a $30/25€ Spin and Go Player now! I`ve had so many downs on my way to finally being promoted from $15 to $30 limit. It's totally worth it to always keep fighting and pushing even when you feel like everything turned against you! Always keep your head up high!
Here is the complete sample on 10€ Expressos that got me promoted:
As you might have noticed already I'm super proud right now. Even though I don't have as much time for poker as I had in the recent past (without last 3 months) this promotion just puts on an extra layer of motivation on top! I hope I can turn this motivation into some additional EV € and step up my game further!
Stats for May
Winnings: 160.00€ € EV: 477.81€ Tournaments total: 614 ITM: 39.41% EV ITM: 38.60% ChipEV / Tournament: 79 ROI: 2.61% EV ROI: 7.78%
Winnings: -850.00€ € EV: 83.35€ Tournaments total: 130 ITM: 31.54% EV ITM: 36.80% ChipEV / Tournament: 51 ROI: -26.15% EV ROI: 2.56%
Total Stats for May
Winnings: -690.00€ € EV: 561.16€ Rakeback: 120.00€ Study hours: 30 Hours at the tables: 43.37
Total Stats since joining Smart Spin
Tournaments total: 9775 Winnings total: 82.59€ EV Profit total: 3757.20€
Flight and hotel for the March Madness Vegas trip are payed. 3 Buyins are save for now but maybe I'm going to invest the money into something profitable shortterm, not sure yet. Pokerwise I'm 1050€ in Makeup at this moment so it's going to take a while until I can grind in additional buyins for the Vegas Bankroll. But there is still plenty of time!
Grinding routine for June
In June I'm going to mix 25€ Expressos with high quality play (maximum 2 tables) and multitablesessions on 10€ Expressos (3-4 tables mainly) to work on both skillsets - A-Game and multitabling.
Goals Achieved that were set for May
- Maingoal: Premium Spot to move up (done – moved up already)
- hold Platinum status (done)
- 30 study hours (done)
- get back to a healthy diet and start working out again after vacation! (good start)
- 22 days of playing poker (done)
- keep on working towards getting a healthy mindset for Expressos/Spins (done)
Goals for June:
The Maingoal for June is to stay on 25€ Expressos which requires 39 EV Chips after 500 Tournaments and 47 ChipEV in the longrun! I know it's not a good goal to set as it's not solely in my own hands, yet this is "what I want the most" for June! It will be a tough fight but - you know!
- play 750 spins to be eligible to take part in a coaching Program within Smart Spin
- 30 study hours
- keep the diet rolling!
- at least 25 days of playing poker
- keep on working towards getting a healthy mindset for Expressos/Spins
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.