I am so happy to be back in Vancouver! Vegas is fun, but it’s way too hot and loses its appeal after a few days. Plus I really started to miss online poker!
I didn’t post last week because I didn’t play much poker during my first week back, but I was able to get some decent volume in the week after. Here are the numbers since being back from Vegas:
# MTTs: 228
Average buy-in: $33.03
Net result: +$1,863.53
I was actually down quite a bit the first five sessions back, losing >$4k over 186 games. Part of it was definitely being rusty since I hadn’t played online for a few weeks. Most of it was standard MTT bad variance.
Another portion of my losses was due to the fact I experimented a bit with some hands preflop, and it got me into some unfamiliar situations post flop. I definitely spewed a couple stacks and lit some money on fire doing that! (I don’t regret it though)
This past Sunday got me into the profit zone. I chopped the $22 500 cap 6-max tournament heads-up for ~$1.7k and then I placed 7th in the Bigger $55 for a bit over $5k.
I was really disappointed that I didn’t do better in the Bigger $55 because the final table was one of the softest I’ve ever played. A large percentage of the table had NO idea what they were doing! It was incredible.
Unfortunately I had a short stack going into the final table thanks to shoving into AA on the final table bubble, so I wasn’t able to take advantage of the weak players. I picked my spots well and gave myself a great chance, but in the end I lost two flips and busted earlier than I would have liked.
Tournaments are strange because you’re almost always disappointed with the result if you don’t finish 1st. I busted that tourney in 7th place for $5k and felt terrible about it because 1st place was ~$30k.
On the other hand, if I had won the same amount but had taken 1st place in a different tourney instead, I would have been very happy. In fact, I felt much happier about my 1st place finish in the 6-max than I did about the Bigger $55 despite the fact I won over $3k more in the Bigger $55. Isn’t that ridiculous?
Now that I’ve gotten my sleep schedule back to normal, I’m ready to work hard and actually put some volume in (for the first time this year). I’m slowly improving my multi-tabling skills, so I should have no problem getting in a few thousand more tourneys before the end of the year.
This week is a really busy one but I’m going to try very hard to play four days. Hopefully I’ll be back next week to report some good results!