The time of the month once again. Hopefully you all had great August and summer overall. It's September... oh nooo... no more summer time. Well, as if there was any summer this year anyway. Don't know about other parts of the world, but in Latvia there almost was no summer at all. Cloudy all the time, lots of rain, and barely any sun at all. I am glad that I did spend a month in Bulgaria which was well hot and sunny. Okay, lets get right into the business shall we?
Play 600 MTTs - Managed to play 712 MTTs this month. Wasn't expecting that much, but hell I'll take it. :D
Profit $4000+ - Well, what can I say... The best month for me so far. Made $16,234.98 profit. Pretty sick. Will get into more detailed discussion about this later on.
Study poker 30 hours - Studied poker for 28 hours. It could have been more, but it is hard to allocate time while you are on a holiday.
Keep bb/100 EV above 12 - EV 11.91/100 this month. I know last month my BB/100 was better but there are various reasons why it has dropped this time.
Earn enough for a new PC + 3 Monitors - Have achieved this. Now have started to process orders to get my item once get back from holiday this Sunday.
This month my bb/100 dipped slightly, however I cannot complain because having a bb/100 win rate at about 12bbs is great. The main reason I think why did dip is because I have started to mix in more mid/high stakes MTTs in my schedule where the fields are tougher in general. Even looking at my positional stats I notice that my win rate in the Big Blind was a bit worse than before, because people at higher stakes are just simply slightly better at postflop situations. However, I am still happy how I performed overall. I remember that there was only one week throughout the month where I was playing really sloppy and making really bad mistakes, in particular while playing from the Big Blind. But now I have fixed few leaks which should improve my results.
Party has announced the return of Powerfest which is great because I really like these series. Lots of MTTs with boosted guarantees and weak fields. Hopefully this month we can book some decent final table wins. I was also lucky enough to finish 3rd in the Party Poker Main Event for a whopping $14k prize. That was great. The biggest final table I have played so far, and I know for sure that this is not an end. It is great that results are showing up when you put in so much work into your game.
New PC incoming
Finally I can reward my self with new PC system. Have decided to go for Alienware Desktop Area 51. I like how you can actually adjust all the specs the way you want as well. This is going to be a worthy investment for me.
Play 600 MTTs
Study poker 30 hours
Keep bb/100 EV above 12
So that's it for now. Looking forward to September overall. Soon I am coming back from the holiday and will have to emerge into the student life once again as university starts on 6 September for me. Hopefully I can cope with studying and grinding. I should be fine because I have my wife by side and she will definitely not let me down.