Last week I didn’t have enough room to talk about how August ended up, so I’ll do that today. Here were the numbers for August:
# MTTs: 594
Net result: +$2,440.85
You might remember that I had a goal to play 650 tournaments in August. I didn’t end up playing 650 MTTs because I worked SnGs into my schedule near the end of the month. I played over 100 SnGs but didn’t technically reach my goal since it was meant for MTTs.
I ended the month in the middle of a $9k downswing but was still up over $2k overall thanks to how well the month started. My total buy-ins for the month were just under $20k so it’s a pretty dismal ROI, but I can’t complain too much since I didn’t lose money.
Let’s look at my overall numbers for the year so far. 2011 summed up:
# online MTTs: 2,214
# online SnGs: 106
Net profit (online MTTs and SnGs): +$23,836.64
Not bad so far, especially considering that it doesn’t include bonuses or rakeback. I should easily be able to hit $30k profit for the year as long as I play proper hours and don’t run terribly.
I hadn’t bothered with trying to make Supernova this year due to the fact I played such terrible volume at the start of this year. I took a look at how many VPPs I was earning through SnGs, though, and realized that I could almost certainly make SN if I switched to them full-time.
I know that last entry I stated that I probably couldn’t play SnGs full-time, but I think that perhaps I was wrong. I actually enjoy them so far, and making Supernova for 2012 would really help boost the bottom line. So I have decided to put MTTs on the back burner and play mainly SnGs for the rest of the year.
Here were the numbers last week:
# MTTs: 10
# SnGs: 257
Net result: +$962.51
I actually lost money overall playing SnGs. The profit I made was from final tabling the Big $162, one of the few MTTs I played. Someone suggested that while I’m playing SnGs, I should play a few high stakes MTTs on the side. I’ll be playing mostly $109s, $162s, and $215s.
In order to make Supernova, I’m gonna have to grind pretty hard. I’ve added an extra half day of online poker to my schedule, which means I’ll play 4.5 days per week. I won’t be able to take many extra days off for the rest of the year.
My September goal is 1500 SnGs and then a random number of MTTs (probably 10-15). I’m trying to get used to waking up earlier so that I can actually play a few WCOOP tournaments (they start very early for me since I live in a PST time zone).
That’s it for me for now. Thanks for reading and good luck at the tables!