A DECENT MONTH
Absolute: Last Month $1065; Current $1112 (+47)
Poker Stars: Last month $118; Current $105 (-13)
Full Tilt: Last month $0; Current $184 (+184)
Total = $1,401 (+218)
Profit in the month = +$218 Profit in the year = +$674
B&M = £113 (-)
Betfair = £138 (-£9)
Total = £251. B&M Profit in year +£51
After having a consistent run in the Cricket Club game since Christmas, where I only failed to cash once, I've now lost two on the trot. Both were to "bad beats" where I went in best and guys sucked out on me with unlikely river cards...so it goes. Finished third this week though.
The main story this month has been the re-establishment of a roll on Full Tilt. The first $75 of it came from a rakeback company freeroll on FT, which is held there every Sunday night at 8.00 PM. I'm going to be a regular in this, as I'm sure it should prove to be lucrative. There are usually about 240 runners and the top 45 are paid with the smallest prize $30. This is much better than the average tournament where only the top 10% are paid and serious amounts don't appear until the final table. 1st is $600. They have my full attention. It's a turbo 6 man format, but hey, I'm not complaining.
I used the money to speculate on some .1/.25 Rush poker. I'm not bankrolled for it, but I thought I'd give it a go using the strategy described in the last post. Initially this went great and I had spun the 75 up to 200 after just three 1 hour sessions. Since then something approaching normality has set in (ie. variance). I've been up to 317 but then had a run of losing sessions to take me down to 187. In retrospect I realise that I went on tilt after one hand in particular where I was all in pre with AA against heavy betting from two other players. Only one called my final all in and he had KK. He hit a king on the river. The pot was $84 - massive for this level. I thought I was handling this ok, but realised later that I was deviating from my strategy and calling and chasing things that I normally wouldn't consider, thus costing me more.
Wierd really, because the same thing in a SnG (hell, 27 off sucking out against AA in a SnG) wouldn't phase me for more than a few minutes - it's such a regular feature of those games - in both directions. Different game, different psychology. In fact something similar happened last night in a couple of $5 tournaments I played on FT. I had AA beaten by KK in one and KK beaten by AJs in the other. I just shrugged and moved on.