Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June Update

Profit: +2293
Bonus: +554
Games: 993
Avg ROI: 19%
Hours: 78.5

Hourly: 36.27 / hr
Per Game: 2.87 / game

This month featured my lowest volume and highest hourly. But I am now confident in my ability to crack the $12s. For the first half of the month I ran like Forrest Gump at a 44% ROI and then a 3% ROI for the remainder of the month. I think I've been nitting it up too much at the FT and settling for a lot of mincashes. Hopefully I'll have some free time this July 4th weekend to play, although I'll want to relax some in preparation for the upcoming prop bet with Reasons14.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Prop Bet: Reasons14 vs Vertek

Ladies And Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

Welcome to the 1st Small-Stakes SNG Grinder Exhibition Bout. In the red corner, we have Reasons14. And in the blue corner we have Vertek. Winner will be determined by max SharkScope profit between July 13 and August 13 and will receive the $400 prizepool, to be escrowed by Vers.

Let's examine the tale of the tape.


This young reg frequents the 18 and 45-mans, ranging from $6 to $27 stakes. His ability to 16-table combined with his 10-15% ROI makes him a formidable opponent.


This $6/12 45-man player regularly achieves a 20-25% ROI while 12-tabling. He especially enjoys getting berated by all the fish that lay in his wake. His fulltime employment will limit his hours, but will force him to remain focused at all times.

In high school, I went jogging with one of my friends. We planned on going about 2-3 miles, but didn't really know the route well. Since this was the first time we ran together and neither wanted to look weak to the other, we ended up going 8 miles instead.

I dreamed up this idea because I wanted to really push myself. I was looking for another reg in the same league as me. We've both averaged about 2K / month and hopefully we can get up to the 3K & 4K levels. The matchup is a classic tortoise / hare. I have higher ROI, but he should get 2-3X as much volume as I do. I'll try my best to provide weekly updates. Wish us luck!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mid June Update

Profit: +1916
Bonus: 0
Games: 388
Avg ROI: 43%
Hours: 34

Hourly: 56.35 / hr
Per Game: 4.94 / game

Last month, I misplaced my rungood juice. To make up for it, I decided to activate BeastMode this month. I also got past my nittiness and made the transition to exclusively playing the $12s. I'm fairly surprised that my ROI increased after moving up to the $12s from the $3s and $6s. Maybe I've finally got my entire game down solid. It is hard to keep more than 10 of them going at once. I might need to take a few shots at the higher levels to keep my 12-set full. I am proud that I was finally able to achieve a "vers"-like hourly rate. Now I just need to learn to 24-table as well, and I should be set. Only problem is that I'm hesitant to mess with a formula that works. Volume was a lot lower than normal since I've been busy with the job and personal life. I'll definitely fix that in the second half of the month and hopefully hit 6K+.

Monday, June 1, 2009

May Update

Profit: +1368
Bonus: +274
Games: 1320
Avg ROI: 16%
Hours: 95.5

Hourly: 17.19 / hr
Per Game: 1.24 / game

This month ran about half expectation. I started off a bit too blindly aggressive at FT, which reduced my ROI, which in turn reduced my hours. Vicious cycle, I'm considering mitigating that by only recording weekly results, instead of per session. I salvaged the month by playing smarter / more patient at the FT. I'm going to try to put heavy volume at the $12s, but might have to mix in a few $6s to keep volume up.

As far as the Vegas trip goes it was a mixed bag. The BAP is down 10% and I'll ship the money soon or write you a check when I see you. It was hard to get volume in so I mostly did the small dailies or SNGs. Even the SNGs would take 30-60 mins to fill, and during one of the most tilting moments of the weak, 10 players were ready for an SNG to start and had to wait because they didn't have any free dealers. The competition was so weak with lots of limping and stacking off during L1-L3. I dominated the tables but I got 3-outed so many times. It's understandable considering how aggressive and poor my image was. I'd definitely be interested in another Vegas trip, but this time I'd want to devote an entire week to poker with no distractions. Thanks again to everyone for the vote of confidence.