Thursday, December 31, 2009

A look back at 2009

It turned out to be a decent year for me poker wise. I'm gonna recap by reviewing small and midstakes cash, high stakes cash, online tournies and live tournies seperately. First up is small to mid stakes online cash games, these went really well since I began grinding and writing this blog in April. Its a pretty decent sample and shows that I can beat these levels pretty decently. Profit = ~$75k sfter rakeback

High stakes however has turned out to be completely different for me, I just havent managed to get a grasp of the better regulars, lack of fish etc. I'm pretty sure i will eventually but my first 100k hands havent been great. Beating 1kNL for a decent winrate over a large sample in 2010 is definitely going to be my main aim. profit = ~ -$25k after rakeback.

Online tournies went really well this year, I played some of the biggest online tournies that took place and had some pretty decent cashes in tournaments which had good quality fields. The highlights was obviously the 52.5k in the Sunday 500 for 3rd and the 35k win in the 100 rebuy. My profit across all sites is probably about $100k.

Live tournies went really bad, played about 8 and no cash, a few deepish runs but havent really played well in any. Hopefully i'll put this right next year. I have already qualified for the Irish open and once thats over I'll probably set my sights on the WSOP. Would like to play a few events. Will have to wait and see if I can get the holidays to have a good go at them.

My plan for the first 2-3 months of 2010 is to stop playing tournies for a while and concentrate solely on cash games. I might just play a few Sunday Majors but I'm going to stop playing the 100 rebuy, 1R1A etc. during the week. I think its the only way i'll ever get the better of high stakes as too often i end up playing 4 tables of 1knl along with 3-8 tournies at once. It might sound mad to quit my most profitable games but hopefully in the long run it will pay off.

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