January has passed. The month overall was pretty busy because I was sticking to my schedule I had planned for all my off-work days. From the targets I set myself for January I hit 3 out of 4, thus making it 75% success rate. The only thing I could not achieve was poker study time. I wanted to study at least 20 hours in January, but turns out I spent only 18.5hrs.
I think it is fine as it was the first month of the year and I was testing what I can do and what I can't to see how can I make all my goals more achievable over the year.
Results wise this wasn't a great start of the year, probably because I was testing quite a lot of things so that I can create perfect structure for my sessions. When was going through my stats on HM2 turned out I was winning around 8bb/100 and EV was sitting at around 9.2bb/100 which is great, because it is an overall 3bb improvement from December. Although it doesn't feel that I was winning much money because I just couldn't win the hands which were the most crucial in the tournaments. Nonetheless I have still keep working on my game, and make sure that my results keep improving. I still keep finding various mistakes when I review my sessions.
Targets for February
In February I will have more time for poker, which is great - more sessions, more final tables, more wins etc... I have set a little bit more targets for this month, however they work hand in hand with each other, so I if I start achieving few of them then most likely I will achieve the rest.
Play 400 MTTs (play 10 tables at a time)
Study poker for 25 hours
Hit the gym every day on poker days in the mornings
Double my bankroll this month
Increase my bb/100 to 12 EV
I feel that I could have done it better in January, but as it is the start of the year and the start of my new challenge it had to be expected. I know for sure that I have to give it 110% effort each month with no excuses.
Also I have started a series of hand analysis on our strategy forum, I have posted only one so far but soon I will posting another hand for breaking down the play. I have in plans few adjustments to the way I post these hands in order to motivate others to put their input.
Good luck at the tables guys and until the next update,