Monday, May 31, 2010

Hands Played Today - 7004

Hands Played May - 238519!

Comments:

Well May is over. I broke my record for most hands played in a month for the third consecutive month. And I smashed it by 32k hands. So I am very happy about that.

My winrate was just 6 BB/100 which is quite disappointing. It was 9 or 10 BB/100 in the exact same game just a year or two ago as documented in this blog. However, I only ran a little bit below EV, so it is mostly due to games getting harder. I can't do anything about that.

I got to Goldstar and gained a total of 3922 VPP. With about $200 in FPP value and stellar rewards + $1416 in poker winnings the grand total is just over $1600 USD or $1700 CAD with the current exchange rate.



Goals for June are to play more than 238519 hands, move up to NL25, and get Platinum Star.
Nathan Williams aka "BlackRain79" is a poker player, coach, DragTheBar instructor and the author of Crushing the Microstakes and Modern Small Stakes.


7 comments:

  1. Great month.. Very inspiring... When do you plan on making the switch?

    Also, would you make more money @ 2NL w/ 11BB/100 or @ 5NL with 6bb/100?

    Are you going to 24 table 25NL? I assume your win rate should be cut in half again moving up to that limit?

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  2. Great job and great inspirational blog.

    Will be watching you progress up in stakes for sure.

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  3. Congrats man. What is your 2+2 name? I wanna PM you something.

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  4. Thanks guys. Will probably move up in a week or so. Yes, my winrate will be cut in half at least at NL25, especially since I may have to play 20-50bb tables. NL5 is slightly more profitable than NL2 for me overall. My 2p2 name is BlackRain.

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  5. Congrats! Another great month for you!!

    There's something I don't understand though.
    Why don't you move up to NL10 instead of NL25?
    That way you can play on 100BB+ tables, keeping your winrate decent.
    NL25 plays A LOT different from NL5, you will need some time to adapt, that's for sure (skipping NL10 may be dangerous too)! And playing shortstacked (50BB-) will make you lose the edge you have over the competition...

    Needs to be meditated...

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  6. Anon,

    I have plenty of experience at NL25 and higher. I will have to make some adjustments for sure but I will manage. I see NL5 and NL10 as similar games. I prefer to play deep stacked when I can.

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