Sunday, 31 October 2010

October 2010 Review

Well I have just been dumped out of the Turbo Takedown and missed the cash by a few spots. I picked up KQs in the Cut-Off and pushed after they all folded to me. I could have folded and hung on for 1 more orbit and picked up the $78 min cash, but hey I was in it to win it..!! Anyway the SB called with 88 and it held up.

This Tourni has such a bad structure and its not long before it turns into a all-in shove fest. Its fun though and with the 3000 FPP buy-in it attracts over 20,000 entrants. I do enjoy playing it and will go for it again next month....

So, October is done and its time to review.

The main thing to take place this month is my grind set-up. I have a new PC which does not lag at all and have a better room to play poker. I also have a new chair as detailed in my last post.

This last week I decided to make a change to my table set-up. I am now playing 24 Tables instead of 20. The trial has gone well and even though i find the intensity pretty tough sometimes i see the benefit in terms of an SNE chase next year.

I carried out some excel analysis a while back which tells me that over a course of a year you would have to grind 8hrs a day with 20Tables of NL100 to hit SNE. If you bump that up to 24Tables the equation becomes 6.5hrs which is much more appealing. Also if i split it between 18x NL100 and 6x NL200 i should get there no probs. Now i just gotta figure out how to play poker... lol

The second half of the month was disastrous in terms of run-bad.... not quite as bad as June but there were so many occasions when i got all the money in good on the flop or turn only to have a vicious bad beat inflicted on me by the poker gods.

Today, was a great example. It's Session 1 and i find myself in position on a big donk.. I PTR'd him and he was a losing player and i noticed he was very active and playing something like 35/10. He is on the button and raises to 4x, the SB folds and pick up AKs in the BB... so, i raise to 14x... he shoves and i call and he Turns over AKs also and hits his flush.... Raaaaaarrr.. Then, the very next hand i get KK in the SB and all fold to him and he raises to 4x again in the Cut-Off and i raise to 14x as before and he shoves again. I snap call and he turns over ATs and completes a Juicy Full House by the River... So im stacked by a buffoon 2 Hands in a Row. He then starts laughing in the chat box while i am wiping away the tears on my new chair. Man.

I could have easily made a loss this month with my beats but I managed scrape some winnings. If I had run at EV and not Tilt Spewed I would have made winnings in excess of $2k. My Tilting cost me around $400 I reckon.

The final numbers for October are as follows:

128,000 Hands Played
20,000 VPPs

+$575 (Cash Game Winnings)
+$10 (Tourney Winnings)
-$111 (Grinding Chair Investment)
+$1,500 (FPP Cash Bonus)
+$1,974 (Total Month)

The YTD numbers as at the end of October are as follows:

177,677 VPPs

+$5,745 - Jan*
+$3,385 - Feb*
+$467 - Mar*
+$1,620 - Apr*
+$1,234 - May*
-$1,555 - June
-$360 - July
+$1,208 - Aug
+$1,198 - Sept
+$1,974 - Oct
+$14,916 (Total YTD)

* indicates winnings attained as a part-time player

My biggest objective for November will be to hit 200k VPPs and pick up the Bonus. This will take my Bankroll to around $7,500 and enable me to go back to NL100

I will be issuing a fun November Challenge for myself, so stay tuned for that one. Lets all have a great November.

So Happy Halloween and GL on the Felt..!!


  1. nice chair rosh i need to get one my self as mine broke in the middle of a session last week enjoy your blog mate and i have just started my own as im also making a run at SNE next year if only i can start winning at the tables as i have recently turned my game around good luck mate

  2. GL Volt, I will keep an eye on your progress to make sure that u are winning. What is your PS screen name?


  3. hey rosh, its been a long time!! been a long break, but hopefully i can be on the SNE path with you. Gl this month buddy!!!

  4. nice results mate. yeah 6.5hrs per day sounds a lot more appealing than 8hrs.

  5. Cheers Ross. I will probably still do 8hrs though to smash those VPPs!!

  6. Gl Rosh, fun to see so many new players trying to make a go for SNE next year. Hopefully I will be one of them...
    Keep on grinding

  7. Cheers Mike, GL to u too...!! Go easy on me at the tables...!!

  8. cheers rosh screen name is voltastyllo and yeah every one is talking bout 6-8 hour grinds but im planning on grinding 12 hours a day minimum lol i think i have to much time on my hands

  9. Wow, you might get 2Million VPPs...!!

  10. lol that be nice but i wont be starting at the same stakes as every one else ill prob be at 50NL in January and 100NL by February

  11. good call on the chair, will increase your winrate by at least 3 bb/100 imo

  12. 128k hands in a month, Jesus, I thought I'd done great playing 25k!

    Any chance of a graph of say the last 250k hands? I'm interested in the swings high volume players face as they are something I still struggle with

  13. Gotta volume big if i wanna hit SNE next year!!

    I only got last months data on HEM as i installed it new again on my new PC.

    The Swing peaked at around +$1,250 winnings for Oct but as u read above I finished the month only +$575


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