Supernova progress is well on track for 2011. Ideally I will make it by mid December so that I take some time off before the holidays. A friend recently pointed out to me that it’s also good to take time off because games get tougher around this time.
Intuitively, it seems like games should get easier around the holidays because pros take time off for Christmas and recreational players have time off work and school. The problem is that I play on PokerStars, and the end of the year means the Supernova/Supernova Elite deadline, as well as the end of the Tournament Leaderboard race.
Games in December are gonna be filled with regs trying to get in as many games as possible anywhere they can because they need the VPPs.
I didn’t play as many games as I’d have liked to since I last blogged. Here were the numbers:
- # MTTs: 17 (-$1,145.00)
- # SnGs: 419 ($+1,561.49)
- Hours: 40
- Net result: +$416.00
Hey I made more than minimum wage this time!
As I talked about last time, I did end up getting sucked into playing a few high buy-in Sunday MTTs. This obviously hurt the bottom line quite a bit. The rest of the MTT losses are mostly from $35 180s. I just lump these into MTTs because the variance is so much higher than with the other SnGs I play.
The SnG results are pretty much as positive as I can expect for the volume I played. My average buy-in is $40 right now, and I can’t really expect to achieve an ROI greater than the 9% I have here. So I just need to increase my volume (easier said than done for me, unfortunately).
I’m going to be spending a portion of the next couple weeks playing in the BC Poker Championships, a series of tournaments taking place at River Rock in Richmond. I live around 30 minutes away from the casino, so it’s nice to have some worthwhile tournaments close by. I haven’t really played any live tournaments since WSOP.
They have a $550 event (which starts today), a $1,100, a $3,000, and a $5,000. My bankroll can support the first two no problem. I haven’t decided about the $3,000. I could just sell half my action if I’m worried about my bankroll, but I’m leaning toward staying home to play online instead. I’m skipping the $5,000 no matter what happens because I think it’s going to be a very tough field.
If you are also playing in the BCPC, good luck to you. I’ll try to update again soon with a summary of online poker in October. Thanks for reading!
Courtney Gee is on a quest to never work a 9-5 job again by playing poker professionally both online and live. Follow her progress on her blog right here at PokerListings.com.