Friday, 1 April 2011

March 2011 Review

Another disappointing month goes by. I am not even making enough to cover my monthly bills which amount to around $1,600.

Ideally I want to be making $3000+ a month to cover my bills with some extra cash to save or blow on whatever.

So what am I doing about it?
Well, one of my main issues has been tilt. In March this has been well controlled and I actually won at the tables for the first month this year. All be it a negligible amount. a win is a win!

I can see my tilt control getting back to its very best in April, mainly due to no more 24 tabling. I have now settled for playing between 12 - 16 tables max.

I am looking at receiving some coaching for NL100. I can beat all levels up to and including NL25 at over 2pt bb/100. At NL50 I win at around 1pt bb/100. However when I step up to NL100 I break even. This month I will for the first time ever seriously consider taking on a good coach. I will see how the first 2weeks go and take it from there.

My challenge to make the top 50 winners at NL50 for March failed as I moved up to NL100 pretty early into the month. For some reason I also started mixing in NL25 to see how that level was like. I won over the 20,000 or so hands I played at 8pt bb/100

I had a nice top 8% finish in the 5yr Anniversary Sunday Million which got me $355. I swapped percentages with other players so I had to distribute a small amount. Stars also had a 60 billionth hand promo giving out free cash. They also introduced the new Sunday Storm Tourney

The highlight of my month was a nice $1,500 upswing in the middle of the month. Unfotunately I was already in deficit when that happened so it just brought parity. I hope I can catch a nice heater in April. Target for April is to make $1,000 profit at the tables.


The final numbers for March are as follows:

103,000 Hands Played
20,748VPPs

+$106 (Cash Game Winnings)
+$234 (Tourney Winnings)
+$200 (Stellar Rewards)
+$150 (Deposit Bonus)
-$60 (Tourney Swap Distributions)
+$93 (Viper Sunglasses from PS Store)
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+$722 (Total Month)


The Ytd numbers as at the end of March are as follows:

356,000 Hands Played
95,815 VPPs

-$1,214 - Jan
+$1,075 - Feb
+$722 - Mar
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+$583 (Total YTD)


As you can see from the YTD picture I am failing to make anything really. I should have made at least $4,800 to cover my bills but I am more than $4,000 under that and living off savings. This can't go on for much longer. If it does I will have to get a real job come the end of the summer. Time to step it up!!

Also, due to my slow attainment of VPPs in the first 3 months I will now reduce my annual target to 500k VPPs

All the best for April

6 comments:

  1. Why does the Viper sunglasses add to your profits?
    Your reviews on the glasses?

    Hope we make our breakthrough in April! GL.

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  2. Lol

    I deem it as FPPs cashed out

    They say that u can use it for screen glare reduction but I don't like it for that.

    I wear sunglasses or greg raymer style eye glasses sometimes for live play. Have yet to try these out but the quality seems better than I expected, so thumbs up for the Vipers!

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  3. hey rosh!! you forgot to add your fpp's for a cash bonus.....well best of luck..put in more volume and run like god!!

    GL sir

    Jeff

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  4. Gold, you're right, but I have always reported cash movements as opposed to cash value which is wrong. I should know better as an accountant, lol!

    Don't want to change things mid way thru a year. There is $1,200 missing from the march numbers which u will see when I receive bonuses in Apr.

    GL to u too and thx

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