Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Double deuce

Last night, I came in second twice in four sit and gos. A double deuce, in other words :-) If there were no such things as entry fees, I would have made a profit of $10,000. Instead, I lost $15,200, plus another $5,000 on an MTT 8-game I played. The way I look at it, though, losing $20,200 on a night where I wagered $205,000 isn't bad at all. It's essentially breaking even, looked at with just the barest hint of a squint :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    88       6    2     2    92400
SNG   NLHE     4350   650       6    40      86   18    27        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    58       6    2     2    92400
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    65       6    2     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    33       6    2     4        0


delta: $-20,200
Sit and go no limit hold'em balance: $3,781,640
balance: $11,497,465

Monday, May 2, 2016

When 99.5% is no good

In last night's session, I made 414 decisions. 2 of them were, objectively, very bad ones. That means that 412 of them, or 99.55%, did not qualify as being very bad. Most of them actually qualifed as good or very good. However, the good decisions I made were all for naught. The hard truth is that in poker, the number of good decisions you make doesn't matter if you make bad decisions often enough. I need to get back on top of my game.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands place winnings

SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    29     4        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    50     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    46     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    49     4        0


delta: $-200,000
Sit and go no limit hold'em balance: $3,796,840
balance: $11,517,665

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Deep six

It's never fun to come in sixth (i.e., last) in a sit and go. It's even less fun when that happens immediately after you've had a first place finish. I hereby dub such an occurrence a deep six. On Friday night, my session started off with a deep six and didn't improve after that.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands place winnings

SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    90     1   171600
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    12     6        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    29     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    40     4        0


delta: $-28,400
Sit and go no limit hold'em balance: $3,996,840
balance: $11,717,665

Friday, April 29, 2016

Trading places

Something quite rare happened in last night's session. In two straight sit and gos, I made it to heads up against the same player. I won the first encounter and lost the second. We traded places :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands place winnings

SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    36     4        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    40     1   171600
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    84     2    92400


delta: $114,000
Sit and go no limit hold'em balance: $4,025,240
balance: $11,746,065

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Double nil below session

Last night, I had a double nil below session:

1. nil below third (none of my sit and go finishes was lower than third place)
2. nil below forty (none of my tournaments lasted less than forty hands)

It feels good to have returned to a much saner variance level :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT   8-Game   4350   650       6    68      80   18    16     4520
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    53       6    2     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    46       6    2     3        0
SNG   NLHE    44000  6000       6    84       6    2     1   171600


delta: $21,120
Sit and go no limit hold'em balance: $3,911,240
balance: $11,632,065

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The bloom is off the KO rose

After just four sessions playing KOs, the bloom is off the rose. I've concluded that no matter how fun they may be to play, there's just no profit in them. The upshot is that I'm heading back to sit and gos, and will play the occasional KO for fun. If PokerStars ever comes out with a turbo KO variant, I'll take it out for a test drive :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT   8-Game   4350   650       6    41      76   18    24        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    23       9    3     3    47500
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    14       9    3     6        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    53       9    3     2   124000
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    38       9    3     3    73900
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    13       9    3     4        0


delta: $-59,600
KO no limit hold'em balance: $-298,739
balance: $11,610,945

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

yatt

Last night, I achieved yatt (yet another top ten). I wagered the eighth largest amount I've ever wagered in a single session - $665,000. Here are the top ten:

   wagered        delta  count     date

$1,675,500  $-1,024,500     13  2012-07-21
$1,300,000   $1,035,500      8  2014-02-13
$1,130,500      $81,500      9  2012-08-18
$1,125,000  $-1,030,500      5  2015-08-24
  $930,500     $353,500     10  2012-07-20
  $909,000    $-111,000      8  2012-08-19
  $700,000    $-335,500     14  2014-02-07
  $665,000     $-97,500     12  2016-04-25
  $600,000    $-411,000      6  2015-06-18
  $600,000     $291,000      6  2015-06-17


My gut feeling is that KOs are a losing proposition over the long term, but I'm having too much fun to quit playing them just yet :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    39       9    3     1   198100
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    14       9    3     5        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    14       9    3     5        0
MTT   8-Game   4350   650       6    39      99   18    32        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    20       9    3     3    73900
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    40       9    3     2   124000
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9     9       9    3     7        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    20       9    3     3    47500
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    16       9    3     2    97600
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9     3       9    3     9        0
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9    18       9    3     5    26400
KO    NLHE    52800  7200       9     9       9    3     5        0


delta: $-97,500
KO no limit hold'em balance: $-244,139
balance: $11,670,545