Thursday, March 27, 2008

Popping In

Hey all. Sorry I haven't blogged in forever. Real life/the day job recently threw me a curveball which has cut back on my internetting overall. I promise at some point I'll get to crawl back out of my shell and rejoin life on the surface.

Results since my last post have been the definition of mixed, as I've scored a couple of top 5% finishes in 3k+ tourney fields, which has been fun and exciting, but of course the ROI even at that point isn't really anything to write home about. Its nice to be there on the cusp of that big cash I've been after for 3 1/2 years, but I still have one more big corner to turn.

Live has been OK, with a pretty decent poker night score of 7 tourney buyins. I have some semblance of a starter cash bankroll, which I will hopefully continue to build steadily at the homegames, and get out to the local cardroom for some serious work when the time is right.

As SNGs go, I've just been getting murdered. After a 9 day break for no real reason other than I didn't have the opportunity to play, I played 6 SNGs tonight, ranging from $1.20 to $11, and didn't cash in one. The comments section on my tracking spreadsheet for my SNGs in the month of March is just littered with stories of brutal suckouts and the inability to win a coin flip. In 36 SNGs in March, I've cashed 13 times, which overall *could* not be the end of the world if I'm winning, but with only 2 wins it makes for no chance at being anywhere close to profitable. I feel like I should probably be cashing in at least half of my SNGs, if not like 60-75%, and winning probably 1 out of 4 or 5. Is that pretty reasonable expectations? High? Low? Anyway, I'm getting my chips in in great shape a LOT and taking sick beats, and getting into flip situations when I should be getting into flip situations, and it feels like 85/15 villian.

Its certainly not fun, especially tonight when I haven't played for a while, I was excited to play and play well, did so and got brutalized, and at this point I'm completely brow beaten and despising the game and have to go to bed pissed off.

I'd sure love to be taking some shots at like Sunday Million satellites to pad the T$, and maybe even have a go at some WSOP sats, but I'm running so bad right now I wouldn't stand a chance, plus I'm in the neighborhood of bankroll challenged and just trying to keep my head above water. Wish I could run good for more than a couple hours or days at a time, because I sure can run bad for weeks without any effort whatsoever.

Live is currently my biggest earner (which is no surprise considering my micro stakes online), followed by MTTs thanks to that $150 sat score in February and my deepish runs in those big field tourneys. I'm also showing a small profit in online cash, which I haven't played in quite a while because its a real pain in the ass to track. :-) Bringing up the rear, I'm a loser in SNGs thanks to a current skid and a nasty run back in mid-Feb. And I'm also down a fair amount for the Double Shootouts I've played. Profitable in 3 out of 5 ain't bad...right?? :-\

Ok, I think that's plenty of all that. Just wanted to check in and let everyone know I'm not dead. As they say, may all your cards be live and your pots be monsters.