Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Progress Report...

Been running pretty well since I returned from Vegas...

VPP's: 17358.77/20,000
Profit: $6976/12k (this doesn't include staking)
Coaching: Around 70 hours
Tournaments : 1228 (Again a little tougher than I thought with all the MTT's)
Investing: Pushed it a little too hard, and am now out of spending money lol... oops!

Here are my SnG results for the month, fields with less than 180 players... (Stars promotion SnG's fell under the scheduled tab on Sharkscope)
bigbluffzinc 1,136 $5 $31 19% $6,184 Tilt N/A PokerStars 9/1/2010 9/27/2010 E<=180

I've experienced some people taking some pretty weak, predictable lines against me in response to some of the lines I've been taking, I hope they read this.. and I hope they realize their time would be better spent table selecting around me, rather than trying to concoct a 1/2 ass solution that could be better called equity spew..

On a more positive note, I couldn't be prouder of the work ethic of my students, (you know who you are) they spend more time honing in on their games than I do, and I may quickly experience a role reversal as student and coach... In contrast to the time I spend with those 3 individuals, who literally bleed me of every bit of information I have, there are still students who pay for a service, and then neglect to take advantage of it, those 3 guys stand out for their unparalleled student mentality, which in my opinion will pull there game to a level beyond mine, poker is a game of sweat blood and tears, its only through relentless effort, grinding, that a high level of play is attained...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back from Vegas...

Well Vegas was siiiick... the food was good and so was the gambling.. spent a decent amount of time at the Bellagio eating my way through a buffet and leveling people who overbet air through three streets on the tables... good times :)

Coming back from Vegas after taking some time away from the game/coaching/staking has been nice, pretty refreshed to put in volume and continue chipping away at working on how I handle bad beats and my emotional response to situations that I don't really think should generate one... I think a lot of people focus on the mechanics of the game like its all there is to it, overlooking the mentality and control it takes to beat the game as well. There is so much more to poker than when to 3 and 4 bet light, when to double barrel, most importantly in my opinion is the ability to honestly evaluate where you are and what you need to improve on, and using the tools you have available to you to the best of your ability. Everyone I coach, and most people I come into contact with talk about wanting to make more money, become a better player or individual, and in general step closer to the ideal they consider success, but 99% of the time its the same outcome, nothing... and they're telling me the same bull shit story the next week while they pay me $100/hr to listen... sounds like failing to me, but meh what do I know..?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Nothing Holy about Sundays in Poker...

Typical painful Sunday... gonna be spending the week grinding back the damage I did today, but its how it goes I suppose... :)

I read this somewhere and jotted it down, some pretty true shit...

"There are worse things in life than dying, I could have failed.."

This really hits home with me, at the end of life we all die, but only some of us get to taste our own perception of success, I'm not saying I'm there yet or I'm even remotely close to seeing what would look like a finish line, but I'm proud of where I'm at!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Well.. I was running pretty bad :)

Prior to today I couldn't win a flip... today I won most of them.. so no complaints from me for today, was something like a +$1100 day or something... I'm still way behind on my monthly goals, which I'm definitely not proud of, but I've been working pretty hard to get in games/coach/stake... so sometimes the cards break bad, it happens!

VPP's: 10,000/20,000
Profit: $459/12k (been running terrible and all w/ these MTT's its tough unless I homerun)
Coaching: Around 45 hours
Tournaments : 688 (Again a little tougher than I thought with all the MTT's)
Investing: Def. still rolling my money..

As you can see I'm getting murdered in regards to profit, but meh it happens, I play the highest stakes 18's that run regularly.. so a 700 game break even swing is more than normal variance... I'm really happy to see that I'm still motivated to pretty much pound volume despite being on a break even losing stint, a lot of player's I know slow waaaaaaay down/cut the volume altogether when they lose, which isn't the best way to get out of it as long as you feel it isn't affecting your play... Hopefully I smash tomorrow (Sunday) for a 6 figure score, although it hasn't happened yet... and put an end to the downswing :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Update on Goals

Had a deep run in the $530 WCOOP NLHE event, bricked out in 45th for 1250, not too bad but would obv. be nice to ship it...

VPP's: 6200/20,000
Profit: $450/12k (been running terrible and all w/ these MTT's its tough unless I homerun)
Coaching: Around 25 hours
Tournaments : 438 (Again a little tougher than I thought with all the MTT's)
Investing: Def. still rolling my money..

Summary: Need to put in some fuckin work!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Progress Report...

Well today could have gone better, but I definitely didn't lose much for a Sunday which is super positive... Were still having a +EV month which is good, as I've managed to win about $800 in SnG's for the week despite running pretty bad and putting in light volume, gonna look to really pick it up over the next couple days, but I'm definitely over hearing players bad beat stories, each of us has our own, and we don't need the negativity of another player impacting our day.. Everytime someone loses a pot, busts a SnG, or gets coolered/setup, do they really need to pass it on, so that everyone gets coolered... as if I've never had a bad beat in 20,000+ games lol? Misery loves company, but competition breeds motivation and ultimately success, so why spend three hours bitching when it accomplishes nothing, its like the male version of crying only worse, because there is this assumption that its ok, at least when a man bows down and cries, everyone knows he's either being a bitch or going through some shit, with this its an endless incessant drain on the existence of the individual listening...

Lately people have been asking me what it is I'm doing differently, what approach to the game is netting me different results... And my answer is that I have two students I can think of who possess the same quality, Push and Plank are sicko's when it comes to their student mentality, they strive to become better, more so than all of my students currently losing/breaking even/winning.. they are doing the right things and yet still they push to become better, where people consistently doing the wrong things over and over just wanna pound volume as if there "lucky swing" is around the corner... some people know what I know, some people (some, lol) even know more than I know, but if its possible for me to find out what you know, what your cousin knows, and what your teacher knows, then I'll figure it out, and when I do, I'll fucking level you with it... so good luck on the tables, and I advise table selection around Bigbluffzinc, cheers :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sickest Month Ever...

As the title suggests, this has been the most profitable month of my life, with a net profit of just over $30,000.. Making that in a month is ridiculous, but after staking/coaching/playing/rakeback, thats what it came to :). I hope to continue where I left off in September, but exceeding $30k in profit is a lofty goal, (I had 3 or 4 MTT final tables to help me get there, shipping the $55 12k late August 31st/early Sept.) I'll be satisfied if I stick to these ones....

-$12,000 Profit All In
-2000 Tournaments Across All Sites
-30 Hours/Week of Coaching
-20,000 VPP's
-Continue Investing