Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bubble outlier

I was the bubble boy in the first tournament I played last night. It was my 11th MTT-R NLHE bubble, and 5th in MTT-R NLHEs with 12 money places. I decided to look at all my finishes in 12 money place tournaments, and discovered  that for me, the bubble place (13th) is an outlier. It's currently my most common finish. In contrast, I've only come in 12th once, and only come in 14th once. Of course, my sample size (74) is too small to draw any real conclusions from that, but it sure seems suggestive.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    74      55   12    13        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    44      55   12    27        0 


delta: $-250,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $28,776,500
2017 balance: $29,198,430
balance: $40,616,260

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Freefall from the peak

Whenever I'm at a loss for what to write about my previous night's session, I fall back on the handy expedient of looking at the bar chart of my stack size over the course of the night for inspiration. I almost never fail to see something I can use. What I saw in last night's chart is quite unusual. Once my stack hit its peak, I didn't win a single pot; my stack was in freefall for 29 hands, until finally I crashed out of the tournament. You don't see that every day, for sure.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    71      65   15    22        0


delta: $-200,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $29,026,500
2017 balance: $29,448,430
balance: $40,866,260

Monday, December 11, 2017

Two nice numbers

Last night, I achieved two nice numbers: .586 and 59,900,000. The first is an all-time low, and the second is an all-time high. .586 is the cumulative rate at which I add on in MTT-R NLHEs. I aim to get this number below .500 one day. 59,900,000 is the amount of play dollars I've wagered this calendar year. That means I'll hit $60,000,000 wagered this calendar year tonight, which was one of my goals for this year.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    57      64   15    29        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    67      51   12    17        0


delta: $-200,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $29,226,500
2017 balance: $29,648,430
balance: $41,066,260

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Pokereading, take 2

I used to be able to play poker and read a novel (using the Kindle for PC reader) at the same time. Sadly, that ability disappeared when Kindle "improved" its app by hogging the window focus 24/7, making it impossible for the PokerStars app to inform me when it was my turn to act. Lately, I've been playing poker and reading comic books at the same time, since the comic book reading app I'm using isn't as "helpful" as the Kindle app :-) So let's call what I'm doing now pokereading, take 2.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    86      63   15    14   252000


delta: $52,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $29,426,500
2017 balance: $29,848,430
balance: $41,266,260

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Premium bigs

I had my second straight winning session last night, on the strength of a sixth place finish in the second MTT-R NLHE I played. I'd been a little trigger happy in the first one, firing 7 bullets in a losing cause. One thing that really struck me about the second tournament was that the deck was hitting me in the face when I was in the big blind. That luck propelled me into the money; I might not have made it there without it. You can't expect premium bigs like that every tournament, but they sure are nice :-)

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    34      69   15    39        0
MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9   147      61   15     6  1039000


delta: $489,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $29,374,500
2017 balance: $29,796,430
balance: $41,214,260

Friday, December 8, 2017

Stopping the bitch

Last night, I stopped the bitch. After seven straight losing sessions, I finally had a winning one. I made a $200,000 rebound, and dropped my blue distance below $2,000,000. There's no guarantee I'm out of my slump, but at least I broke the losing streak :-)

I made a disciplined laydown when I was getting close to the money and I had a suspicion a big stack was bullying me. It left me severely short-stacked, and I lucked my way into the money from there, just making the landing on the first foot of runway.

style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9   118      44    9     9   337000


delta: $237,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $28,885,500
2017 balance: $29,307,430
balance: $40,725,260

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The unheavenly seven

Last night, I had a seventh straight losing session. It was my worst seven bagger ever; my overall balance has taken a whopping $1,740,625 hit. The unheavenly seven, indeed :-) My blue distance is now $2,022,025. The one bright spot of the session was another quirk - I played the same number of hands as the place where I finished.

 style flavor buy_in entry players hands entries paid place winnings

MTT-R NLHE    43500  6500       9    40      55   12    40        0


delta: $-200,000
MTT with rebuys NLHE balance: $28,648,500
2017 balance: $29,070,430
balance: $40,488,260