Tuesday, July 05, 2005

2nd Quarter report

Wow, what a helluva quarter that was for me at the virtual tables! Even the real ones in Vegas!
Needless to say I did very well, blowing away some goals I had set for myself by year's end. I now look back at what I typed in March:

I am trying formulate some goals for the rest of the year. I would like to see
my bankroll at least hit the $1000 mark. I would like to think that may be
easy considering the first 3 months but that would be too presumptuous.
With some luck and decent play, I have over $4500 online. Yeah, small potatoes for some of the big boys, but I am still learning here. The bulk came from a second place finish at Noble that was good for $2k and another $800 for 3rd at Bodog.

Let's see what else I was trying to accomplish:

I want to win a multi. A big multi with over 300 players. The buy in doesn't
matter. I want to cash in some good coin and take one down.
I accomplished that one as well, winning a tournament with over 344 players. Buy in was just $5 but it was the win I was aiming at more than the money.

I even had some success in Vegas. I am quite proud of my 7th place finish in the WPBT Aladdin Classic. I wish I could have pulled it out for those who had some money on me. A couple days later I would win a small tournament at the Imperial Palace that paid over $700.

Still the best thing about Vegas was meeting some great people. You know who you are as you see me lurking on your blogs. It was a fantastic weekend. Can't wait until it happens again.

Now I am beginning to formulate some goals for the 3rd quarter. Winning another multi is on top of the list again. I have come up short lately with 2nd and 3rd place finishes. I may be overly aggressive preflop, which may be hurting me. That is the one leak I may have in my game right now. I am not quite sure it is a leak but I have been pissing away decent leads by trying to steal too much as of late.

I guess another goal is to now cash over $2k in an event. Of course winning my way into a trip to a WPT event is still on the radar. I just need to start playing those qualifiers.

I also am trying to improve my ring game play. I see holes that I have right now that can be filled.

Or do I stick to tournaments? That is where I am stronger.

Finally, I want to say thanks to all of those who have expressed words of encouragement. It is nice to feel support from others working towards the same goals. Thank you. I hope I have been able to reciprocate that encouragement back to you on your blogs.

Now let's go play poker!


Easycure said...

Great job.....after sitting near you in Vegas, I knew you were a very good player. You've got a knack for it.

If I was you, I'd stick to the tourneys. It's becoming your bread and butter - maybe you should play a certain amount of SNG's in a month, set a goal, and go for it. See where you're at.

Also, you've inspired me to set some goals. I'm going to be pondering that for a day or too.

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BadBlood said...

Very nice results indeed. Continued success to you.

Jaxia said...

Everyone encourages goal setting, but I never thought to do it with regards to my poker game. Thanks for giving me the nudge :)
(I also added a link to you on my blog)