Hi guys. I play under the name Giabest on pokerstars and recently my friend Leon (better known as flippetyflop on pokerstars) told me about a project that between 5 of us, we have to make one million dollars in 2013. I think its a great idea as it will keep us all extremely motivated and now I have to go from being a “professional poker player” to a professional poker player. I’ve played poker for a while now but only took it to a professional level the last couple of years. I’m using the word professional extremely lightly as I’m about to show you my graph and and explain where I have gone wrong.
Firstly I’ve had bad bankroll management and played games which were way to big for my roll, i.e the 1k tuesday with 3k (don’t try this at home).
Secondly, I’ve played a large volume of mtts(multi table tournaments) where the variance is extremely high, resulting in very long periods of not making money.
I also have a tendency when I play heads up to two, three and four table when I haven’t even mastered one tabling as of yet so there’s no way I can be playing optimal poker.
Furthermore, my game selection has been terrible as I’ve gone through stages where I sit anybody to get four tables up. As if four tabling isn’t bad enough, I’m four tabling some of the best players at my stakes.
Another one of my main leaks as that I’ll watch tv and be on skype calls to my friends while I’m playing which obviously distracts me from zoning into my opponents.
Finally (I don’t want to dwell up on this to much as it’s beyond my control) but I’ve ran under what I’m supposed to have made if i ran at average luck. I’m not going to make a habit of posting ev graphs so this is a one of off.
So the past is done. It’s now about what i do from here and what methods i will be using to contribute towards the one million dollar target that we have set:
1. Only play heads up sit and go’s starting at the 60 and 100 dollar levels.
2. One table only and zone into my opponents.
3. Use an automatic registration software that gets me lobbies first so that my games will be a lot easier than they have been.
4.Usually i struggle to decline anyone which often causes long wars resulting in break even or marginal victories either way (waste of time) but from here forward i will decline any decent player.
5.I will sharkscope my opponents and mark them as a fish or as a regular. I will be taking notes on all my players tendencies as I will be playing them a few times a day.
6. I will take weekends off poker to keep it fresh.
7.I will be more open minded and get involved in more hand discussions as so far I’ve learnt what i know through trial and error.
8. I will review my hand histories for a few hours a week and hopefully the mistakes i made when looking back will be minimal. Obviously any spots that keep arising that I’m unsure about, I’ve got the right friends around me that i can refer to for help.
Anyway, good luck guys, thanks for reading and following us and good luck at the tables.