No doubt this game can be trying. The mental aspect of poker is huge and a side of the game that is often overlooked, especially at the lower limits. Inevitably I have wandered off course. The heads up grind has gotten to me slightly and while i have reduced the number of games played recently I have also dabbled in a number of mtts that originally were not in my plans. I took a small shot outside my roll playing a $33 tournament. Thus I decided to restrict mtts above $22.
The week after my first monthly review went extremely well and I managed 3 good scores in the heads up mtts. This was followed by 3/4 bubbles. :( I then incorporated a few more mtts and reduced heavily my heads up schedule. I plan to continue a reduced heads up schedule until next week and then refocus. I have also decided that I am allowed to play 1 $11 mtt every night I wish. This does not include 1 weekly shot at the big 11 and 1 weekly shot at the big 22. The nightly tournament I plan to incorporate is a $10.50 super knockout mtt in which you get $5 for every knockout. This tournament is extremely fishy. Again incorporating this blog allows me to remain focused and keeps me on track.
I will give my monthly review shortly but for now my bankroll stands at $1730. I am happy with this and hopefully the odd decent mtt score will help me reach my goal but for now gl at the tables :)