Monday, August 21, 2017

IG;WS twice

One of the nice things about having written a blog for over eight years is that there are a lot of posts to crib from :-) Here's an excerpt from what I had to say in my "IG;WS" post of January 13, 2015:

The title of this post is a snowclone instance. The snowclone template it uses is XX;YY. The canonical instance which uses this template is TL;DR. TL;DR is shorthand for "Too Long; Didn't Read". IG;WS is my shorthand for "In Good; Went South", which in turn is short for "I got my money in good, but the hand went south on me" :-)

Last night, I hit the rail in both tournaments I played on IG;WS hands. In the first one, I was an 88.64% favorite to win the pot; in the second, I was a 65.91% favorite. Luckily for me, I finished deep enough in the first tournament to come out with a nice profit on the night.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9   103      79   18     7   591000
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    60      57   12    35        0


delta: $241,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $17,881,500
2017 balance: $18,797,950
balance: $30,215,780

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Career worst ten bagger

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: the longer you've played, the more impressive it is to have a new career best or worst. Last night, I achieved my career worst ten bagger, and it wasn't even close. Here are the top ten:

$-2,144,325 2017-08-07 2017-08-18 (3)
$-1,538,125 2017-08-06 2017-08-17 (4)
$-1,412,568 2015-06-12 2015-06-21 (4)
$-1,368,370 2015-08-18 2015-08-27 (1)
$-1,354,905 2015-08-19 2015-08-28 (1)
$-1,352,321 2015-08-17 2015-08-26 (2)
$-1,309,248 2015-08-20 2015-08-29 (2)
$-1,299,100 2015-08-15 2015-08-24 (3)
$-1,293,033 2015-08-16 2015-08-25 (3)
$-1,280,460 2015-06-11 2015-06-20 (4)


style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

SNG   NLHE    17000  3000       9    58      18    4     5        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    70      61   15    22        0


delta: $-470,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $17,640,500
2017 balance: $18,556,950
balance: $29,974,780

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kamikaze players

One of the drawbacks of playing MTT-R NLHEs is that they attract a fair number of players who use kamikaze tactics. These players go all in on practically every hand, thinking nothing of rebuying over and over and over again, every time they hit the felt. That's not a sustainable business model. These players make it hard on skilled players, since they essentially remove the skill element from the game. Post flop play is where skilled players shine, but when there are kamikaze players at the table, there are very few post flop decisions to make, since all their money generally goes in before the flop. I'm getting sick of this type of player. Thankfully, such tactics aren't often seen in sit and gos, so I can get a respite by playing them. I availed myself of this solace in the final tournament I played last night.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    30      66   15    32        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    55      49   12    25        0
SNG   NLHE    17000  3000       9   111      45    7     2   164475


delta: $-305,525
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $18,090,500
2017 balance: $19,026,950
balance: $30,444,780

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stopping the bitch

Last night, I stopped the bitch. My losing streak, that is. I did it the hard way - by getting in a big hole, then pulling out a first in a sit and go to climb out of it. I eked out a minuscule profit, but a profit nevertheless. We'll see if this can jump start me into a winning streak.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    73      56   12    23        0
SNG   NLHE    42500  7500       9    27      18    4    10        0
SNG   NLHE    42500  7500       9    79      18    4     1   306000


delta: $6,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $18,540,500
2017 balance: $19,332,475
balance: $30,750,305

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Truly slumptious

It's official; what had been a mini slump is now a full-blown slump. On the strength (?) of last night's session, my last 3 sessions comprise the third worst three bagger of my career. Here are the top 10 worst:

  -1105000 2017-06-30 2017-07-03 (0)
  -1082750 2015-08-22 2015-08-24 (1)
  -1050000 2017-08-13 2017-08-15 (0)
  -1048812 2015-08-24 2015-08-26 (0)
  -1048007 2012-07-21 2012-07-23 (1)
   -990000 2015-08-23 2015-08-25 (1)
   -949000 2017-06-21 2017-06-23 (0)
   -855000 2017-06-29 2017-07-01 (0)
   -850000 2017-07-01 2017-07-04 (0)
   -827000 2012-07-19 2012-07-21 (1)


My theory is, if you can't lose a million in 3 sessions, you're not trying hard enough :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    81      55   12    18        0
SNG   NLHE    42500  7500       6    34       6    2     3        0
SNG   NLHE    85000 15000       6    48       6    2     4        0


delta: $-250,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $18,740,500
2017 balance: $19,326,475
balance: $30,744,305

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No place

I'm in a mini slump right now; I hope it stays mini :-) Last night, after failing to make the money in two MTT-R NLHEs, and not wanting to wait for the next one to start, I jumped into an MTT NLHE. I hit the rail so fast I jumped right into another one. In each, I failed to outlast the late registration period, so I failed to achieve an official place. I was no place, in other words :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    42      86   18    49        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    44      84   18    57        0
MTT   NLHE    43500  6500       9     5      78   18     -        0
MTT   NLHE    45000  5000       6    37      57   15     -        0


delta: $-450,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $18,840,500
2017 balance: $19,576,475
balance: $30,994,305

Monday, August 14, 2017

34 million wagered

Last night, I topped 34 million wagered for 2017. That's already my second highest yearly wagered amount, but the year isn't over yet. There's little doubt that by the end of 2017, I'll surpass my current highest yearly wagered amount, which is 2016's $41,971,200.

Just for fun, I looked up my career wagered amount; it's currently $137,002,280.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    65      74   15    31        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    47      66   15    38        0


delta: $-350,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $19,190,500
2017 balance: $20,026,475
balance: $31,444,305