‘He’s been running incredibly hot!’ – That’s perhaps what most of you think when you look at the graphs below. And that’s true. I admit that, but on top of that, I played really good poker and table selected well. That mixture made me look at my results – even though I wasn’t supposed to see them until the end of June. I’ve noticed that winning more than ever before puts me in a situation where it’s hard not to think about the money I won. I performed much better than in August 2014 though – I was nowhere near the ‘Graph Monitoring Service’, so that’s good, but I looked at the results on 24th of February and then started thinking about it more and more. On 28th I even decided to be done with playing poker for the month even though I should have played one more 3 hour-long session. For March, my only goal is not to look at the results before April 1st. Then I will decide whether I want to see my results or if I can live without knowing them.
February was hard for me, mentally wise. I played much, right after the month when I’ve played the most, without a proper rest.
I almost looked like this:
My head was aching and I felt pretty bad overall, so I decided to take a break for a couple of days. And that was really helpful to my headaches, but definitely not helping my routines. After 5 days, it wasn’t easy to get back on track with my work, but I think it will slowly go back to where it was before the short vacations.
What do I do better than an average player of these stakes?
Perhaps calling mid-high stakes players ‘average’ in any sense is a bit inapropriate (:D). I think all of them are great poker players and I have a lot of respect for them.
In my opinion, what distinguishes me the most from the playerpool are my skills in 3bet pots as caller IP and as 3bettor while being OOP. My turn and river play is extremely profitable and I feel totally confident about what my options are in certain spots with certain parts of my range on certain structures.
On the opposite side, I think my game is sometimes inconsistent. What I mean by that is my plays are ‘robotic’ at times, costing me a lot of money when I just snap auto-call on the flop or the turn (not to mention the river :)). When I play slowly, deliberating every play, my decisions are much, much better. I am even able to do laydowns that I usually can’t do.
Hands #: 38,196
Biggest win in one day: 13,128$
Biggest lose in one day: 2,656$
Winnings pre rakeback: 74,291$
Winnings + rakeback: 81,128$
Win rate: 19bb/100
Biggest pot won: ~10,774$
Biggest pot lost: ~9,132$
There have been many enquiries from my poker friends whether I give coachings or not. I will provide a couple of them, but for more information you need to ask in private – at least right now. When I am ready, I will prepare an offer for a wide audience.
I am thinking about going to Asia in the following weeks. Perhaps you could help me decide where to go: Thailand or Vietnam? And why?