Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March so far

Ill really have to start trying to update this more often. The weeks just seem to be flying by lately. Havent played a whole lot the past week cos I headed over to Amsterdam on Wednesday for four nights on a non poker break. One of the few places Ive always wanted to visit but hadnt managed to get too until now. Amazing place and well worth a visit as I expected.

Still havent had a live outing since Vegas but Ive a hectic April coming up with the Irish Open, Coventry UKIPT and of course Monte Carlo. Im still undecided wheter or not to play the satelitte the night before the Irsh Open, probably just see how I feel when it comes round I guess.

Managed to play two step 6s in the past week. The 1st of which was last Monday and it was a 6 max with one scoop package and $1,700 for 2nd. Played awful in this tbh and finished last! Another step 6 with no cash! I was gutted! It was the second step 6 I failed to cash in so far this year. Really have to get my act together. Played another one on Sunday night after returning from Amsterdam. This time it was a 10 seater with two scoop packages. Managed to keep focused in this one, no acting the bollox and so it was ship ship.... making it 11 out of 15 for the year so far and 2 bubbles/refunds gotta be happy with that.

Hyper turbos havent been gone great for me lately but Im hoping variance is just to blame as they are quite high variance stuff.
Ive 176k vpps so far this year which Im fairly happy with. Not exactly on pace for SNE atm but considering the amount of time Ive taking off its alot. Earning over 5k vpps a day atm. So Im just gonna grind hard for a few weeks before making any rash decisions.

Big welldone to Andrew Grimasson aka Chubbs. on his 3rd place finish in Barcelona in an ecpt. €65k very nice payday. Great player and cool guy long overdue a live result. Another congrats to Jorj95 on becoming the latest member of Team Pokerstars. Welldeserved and one of the names I expected to see as an online Team pro when they were 1st announced. George has probably been the most profitable sng player on the planet the past couple of years. And while everyone is complaining about how tough the games are getting hes just looking for any kind of sng he can 20+ table, pay a sick amount of rake and destroy continuing to make insane amounts of money from sngs. So best of luck to him

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lesson learnt

Well everything has being going so smoothly lately I shoulda know I was due a change of luck. Followed Wednesday up by another great day on Thursday scooping another 2/2 step 6s. A Monte Carlo one and a SCOOP one. For back to back $25k+ days. Something Ive never done before. Yesterday I put in a solid days grinding playing mostly hyper turbos and a few steps, but no step 6s. This afternoon I decided to put in a couple of hours before I headed out for the day. Was hammering away at the hyper turbos when this happened.....

Basically I got disconnected and was blinded away in any game I was playing or was registered for. This is something I have always feared happening but was always well prepared for. In my old house I used a fixed internet connection but had a wireless modem on stanby incase my main internet connection went down. Even had a laptop ready just incase the electricity were to go.

In my new apartment I was caught with my guard down and wasnt so well prepared unfortuantely. Ive just bein using a wireless broadband modem cos I havent got round to getting a fixed internet connection. It has being working fine until today when I was disconnected for about half an hour or so. Which seems like about 3 weeks when your 15 tabling hyper turbos. Managed to finish 3rd in 2 of the games that I was blinded out in. Which is pretty lol. Finished 3rd in 5 games just after getting disconnected but I was doin well in these games and more than likely woulda won them had I not bein disconnected.

Cost me around $2k I guess. Costly lesson but no use crying over spilt milk. Needless to say Ill be getting broadband sorted asap to avoid this happening again.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

No news is good enough

Didnt realise its been over two weeks since my last update. Ive just been settling into the new apartment and grinding online since I got back from Vegas. Havent had any live games. Next live game Ill play will probably be the Irish Open which is on the 2nd of April.

Bein grinding a decent volume the past week or so and Ive got 38k vpps so far this month which Im happy with. Bein sticking to the hyper turbos and steps as my main games. Hadnt played any step 6s in about 4 weeks until Sunday when there was alot of traffic and I noticed them filling so I jumped in obviously. 1st one I played was a 6 max step 6 with one ticket to a $10,300 scoop event and 2nd place got $1,700. Finished a dissapointing 4th for no cash! My 1st no cash in a step 6 of the year. A step G filled up in the mean time with 1 Monte Carlo Package for 1st and €2,250 for 2nd and 3rd so I gave that a go. Managed to scoop the package to take my mind off not cashing in the other step 6. Another step G for Monte Carlo filled soon after and sure enough I gave it a go. Unfortunatley finished 2nd in this one and felt really hard done by. Really felt like I outplayed my opponent heads up and he just got lucky. Main hand we got it aipf with my A 10 versus his A 6 and he manged to river a straight, leaving me crippled and didnt recover.€13.5k for 1st and €2,250 for 2nd is a huge jump but I wasnt too dissapointed as Id already won 1.

Tonight the steps were filling again and I took full advantage. Played 1 step 6 6 max for a $10,300 scoop ticket which I took down, no messing about and quickly followed it with success in another step G Monte Carlo sat for a nice $25k day. So my step 6 record for the year so far is as follows.
Played 11
Won 8
Bubbled 2 (which I got my money back in)
Lost 1!

Over $50k profit from 11 sngs which is very nice. Not sure exactly how far above ev Im actually running at these atm or how long this run can keep up but Im not gonna think about it too much and just enjoy it while it lasts.

Gonna keep the head down in March as I want 100k vpp month to get me back on track for SNE which Im still undecided about. Well see how the next few weeks go I guess................