Been two months since I last updated my blog, quite a bit has changed in the past two months for me. My volume has been decreasing due to my workload, and other life issues, therefore making variance higher since I don't play much else but turbo/hyper-turbo MTTs/SNGs. My poker grind was limited this month. I opted for studying postflop play more, an aspect of poker I feel I am strong at, however not good enough to be beating $11+ deepstacks regularly. With less volume I am shocked to say this month has still managed to go pretty well poker wise, although I am running cold, I've managed a few top3 finishes in MTTs to make up for it. Whenever I am in my regular turbo MTTs, I feel I am playing the correct ranges by position and have a massive edge in the games I play. Variance has caught up with me expectedly this month, as I hit a few heaters in August/September where I felt like a God who couldn't lose when I entered a pot!
Notable cashes since my last update
Date- Place- Tourney- Cash amount
9/18 > 3rd, 2.20 Night Owl 6max turbo: $36
9/19 > 3rd, 5.50 Deep Turbo: $104
9/22 > 1st, 2.20 6-max hyper-turbo: $102
9/22 > 3rd, 2.20 turbo knockout: $32
9/22 > 1st, 2.20 turbo: $43
9/24 > 11th, OPS #50: $70 (after a massive cooler)
9/26 > 1st, 2.20+R turbo: $92
9/28 > 6th, Sunday Micro: $52
10/18 > 3rd, 1.10+R turbo: $86
10/22 > 3rd, 2.20+R turbo: $66
10/28 > 1st, 2.20+R turbo: $92
11/5 > 2nd, $11 6-max knockout: $246
11/13 > 2nd, Nightly 2.20 deep: $165 (first deepstack FT in ages)
11/21 > 2nd, 2.20 6-max hyper-turbo: $74
Small cashes, however I rarely played a tourney $11+ and my volume wasn't as high as before. Didn't tend to hit any mega-heaters either. I ended up profiting decently over this time and didn't hit any huge downswings.
Upcoming Poker Goals
250 MTTs by the end of the year
Get back on the OPR Top 150
Average 2 final tables per week by the end of the year
Win an $11 MTT
Win two MTTs by the end of the year
Sattellite into the $215 Sunday Big Ticket and cash
Buy an HUD in order to study/improve more
Buy a new computer since my current one crashes occasionally and freezes (waiting til Black Friday for a cheap deal on one)
Get a subscription to ICMizer to help with tough shove/fold spots and final table play
Learn how to play 4-6 tables profitably and focus in order to increase volume, unfortunately I can't play 16 tables while doing two other things and still be bored *cough FattieQ* so 6 tables is my goal.
Eat healthier (I'm a fast food addict!)
Start replacing soda with water more (getting better at this)
Walk/Run 2 miles a day
Get back on a normal sleep schedule and stop going to sleep at 4am! (sorta like now)
Will be playing a few OPS Main's this Sunday ($11 two bullets, $33 one bullet, and the $215 if I can satty) in hopes I can score large.
Thank you for reading!
Trent aka trent32la