Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 in Review. The verdict - I don't totally suck

Not sure if I'll play any online tomorrow, so we'll call it a year as far as online poker goes. Results are (sort-of) shown above. If you'll recall, I basically started over in June, dropping down in limits and moving to a full ring game. This chart reflects results from that point only.

A 2.39 bb/100 hands isn't terrific - but it's not awful, either. There is room for improvement, and I have a plan on specific things I need to improve. I will get better.

December wasn't a great month, as you can see. I went through my biggest losing hands and can't see much misplayed. Kings running into Aces. Set over Set. Set racing nut flush. Suckouts. Boat running into quads.

One of the hardest things to do is look at your results and honestly say that you're still ok - that you're still playing correctly, that you're not making (too many) mistakes. I have looked closely at the month and decided that's exactly what's going on. a 3.5 buy-in downswing isn't the end of the world, and that's what December reflects. There is still work to be done, but I feel like I'm playing well.

My 2011 goals -

  • A 4.0 bb/100 win rate or better at 25NL full ring Holdem. (not necessarily in aggregate for the year, if I build up to 4.0 and sustain it for the last couple months, I will consider this goal a success).
  • Learn Omaha enough to hold my own. (break even)

Happy 2011, everyone. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get ready to destroy my home game.

1 comment:

Memphis MOJO said...

Those look like good goals for the new year. Good luck with it.