Monday, April 02, 2007

The Ides of March

March is over but I didn’t achieve the same success I had last month. 8 final tables for the month that paid and a couple of more that didn’t for 10 total. I guess I can see that things were running good last month and for part of this month. Overall my better hands were holding up or I had accumulated enough chips to overcome the beats that hit me.

In the end, I had a return of over 100% in my MTT play for the month and cashed in 21% of the tourneys I played and generally happy with my game. The highlight of the month was taking down a $5 MTT on UB for a $265 payday. This isn’t huge for many of the players out there but a win is a win. That tourney alone covered my expenses for the rest of the month.

I cashed in 5 different types of events over the month including Horse, Razz, PLO and PLO 08. I’m happy with the diversity of my game and I feel that playing these different games help all of my games in different ways. My biggest need for improvement is in stud. I think my game has improve a lot and I’m starting to do a better job of placing players on their down cards but I have a long way to go.

I think one of the areas that I’ve improved is staying away from getting my chips all-in to early in the hand. This has given me the ability to get away from a big hand that has missed a flop. I’m going broke less often and chipping up better. It also gives me an better image when I come over the top. I’m winning more hands uncontested when I re-raise with this method so we’ll se how it continues.


I grinded out a bunch of SNGs last night as part of my challenge. I had little success but did increase my challenge bankroll to about $12. The juice is killing me so I need to get this up into $23 range so I can have a little room to work. I made one big mistake though when I signed up for a $2 heads up match by mistake. Don’t ask me how I did it because I’m not sure my self. Anyway, a 27% ROI is less then I’m looking for but not bad considering the juice. Another 25 at this rate should get me to the next level.


As much as I’d like to play all the blogger event that are coming around over then next 3 months, I don’t think I can do it. I don’t have the bankroll to play the $20 hoy events and play the Mookie and/or Riverchaser events. It’s to bad because I’d like to give this a shot. I’ll probably play some Mookie’s and a few Riverchaser’s but I can’t fit the whole thing into my bankroll.

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