Had an awful bout of variance that last couple weeks of the month. Experienced some really unbelievable beats. This was one of the better ones.
Hand#19735DFB59000070 - $25 Heads-up NL Hold'em Turbo T6159193 -- Table 1 -- $0/$50/$100 NL Hold'em -- 2009/08/30 - 18:28:15
Seat 3: WingmanMtP ($975 in chips) DEALER
Seat 8: bear***8 ($2,025 in chips)
bear***8: posts small blind 50
WingmanMtP: posts big blind 100
Dealt to WingmanMtP [Ad,Ah]
bear***8: calls 50
WingmanMtP: raises to 200
bear***8: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [5c,9s,As]
WingmanMtP: bets 200
bear***8: calls 200
*** TURN *** [9h]
WingmanMtP: bets 200
bear***8: is all in 1625.0000
WingmanMtP: is all in 375.0000
bear***8: returns uncalled bet 1,050
WingmanMtP: shows [Ad Ah]
bear***8: shows [8d 9d]
*** RIVER *** [9c]
bear***8: wins 1,950 with Four of a Kind, Nines
WingmanMtP finished 2 out of 1 players.
Ended up basically even for the last 2 weeks which was very disappointing, and did not hit my minimum monthly goal either. But....there were a couple of positive developments.
I'm officially now a $25 regular on Cake. I'm sitting first in Cake $25, and I will play all comers. I've also carved out a relationshiip with the guy who is probably the best $25 reg on Cake "MrBustAlotz" whereby, he wont sit me, and we even take turns taking lobbies if were both playing at a given time. He's a volume hound and likes to 4-tbl $25's so dodging him can be a bit of a chore, but he seems to be a nice fella and when I Aim him that I'm gonna sit, hes cool about not sitting me.
Also, on stars...the last few days, I'm sitting first in $33's and I'm not too impressed with the villains so far. Honestly, more fish in the $33 than the $25 on Cake IMO.
I had a strong month in terms of volume though.
Played 468 games on Cake
Played 91 on Stars
So almost 600 games is excellent. I'd be happy with 500 for sure, and even a little less would be ok. I just want to make sure that I'm playing as well as possible as often as possible rather than just push the volume issue. Playing an ass of games at A-/B/ or C level is no good...Id rather play less total, but all at an A level. I'm impressed by my own ability to manage the emotional swings. Pretty darn solid there. Laughing about sick beats/sick suckouts seems to help me.
Excited about the US Open which began today. I always place some degen bets on tennis. Pretty much the only sporting thing I like to bet on....and my track record is strong, so if it aint broke I'm not gonna fix it ;-)
Holla at me if you wanna get a piece....I put a nice chunk of change into mysportsbook, so I can help you out for sure. If you are a poker player, you can ship via stars or Cake and i can hook you up no problem. I bet Roddick tonight against Phau..Ez $
Final August Profit $841