In September I spent a lot more time relaxing with family & friends than usual and didn’t spend as much of my spare time on poker than I did previously (even if volume already was horrible for a few months).
I can tell you that it just feels awesome! While I always looked at poker as my hobby it’s a lot more enjoyable if you actually treat it like one. And for once I ran over Expected Value!
In the last 2 days of the month I mass multi tabled the rest of my required monthly volume (500 Spins) on a limit I couldn’t care less about (5€ Expressos). It’s fun to play stacked tables and I intend to do more sessions like this in the future, maybe even going for the leaderboard once more!
Some people might ask why I’m bothering to play the 500 Spins a month – I’m a man of my word and if I sign a contract stating that I have to play 500 Spins I will do so, even though I know my stable wouldn’t pressure me if I would end up with less Tournaments for a few months.
Another really enjoyable thing that happend in September was my first private coaching with a mental game coach.
I actually always felt like the mental game is an edge I have over most of the competition anyways, but as it started to bug me to not win any money and my stable Smart Spin offering me a meetup with their mental game Coach, which just felt right at that Moment, I took the opportunity. I had a great talk not only about poker related things and while he confirmed that pretty much everything is allright with my attitude towards poker we still found a topic (developing psychological flexibility) we can work on in the future. So yeah, my stable confirmed that I can have coachings like that every month as long as it’s helping. So really looking forward to my next session!
In general I will keep the more relaxed approach towards poker. The only really negative result I see is that I won’t have alot of Spins / MTTs to write about on a monthly basis. Yet I hope you enjoyed my Poker journey so far and hopefully you still will with smaller samples to write about! I’m sure there will be a time when the volume increases automatically again!
Stats for September
€ EV: 220.06€
Tournaments total: 331
EV ITM: 36.80%
ChipEV / Tournament: 52
EV ROI: 2.66%
Winnings: -10.00€ € EV: 126.01€ Tournaments total: 169 ITM: 37.87% EV ITM: 41.20% ChipEV / Tournament: 118 ROI: -1.18% EV ROI: 14.91%
Total Stats for September
Winnings: 490.00€ € EV: 346.07€
Tournaments: 500 Rakeback: 60.00€ Study hours: 1 Grind hours: 24.07
Stats since joining Smart Spin
Tournaments total: 13012 Winnings total: 122.59€ EV Profit total: 6970.76€
Made some jokes about silly t-shirt blueprint for the vegas trip, but the more I think about the idea the more I like it. Wat’cha think?
Goals that were set for September
- Maingoal: Keep the fun (succsessful)
- play 750 spins (failed)
- 8 study hours (failed)
- get back to weightlifting (yup)
- start keto diet (started)
- start actively learning the “mental game masterclass” course (nope)
Goals for Ocotber
- play 500 spins
- 2 study hours (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 choice for every Spin & Go and Tournament player.