Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Did It Again (March Review)

Sigh, once again I can't seem to learn from the procrastination mistakes that I made last month and had to scramble together a 6K hand session today in order to retain my SNE status for at least one more month. It wasn't quite as close to the final hour this time (made it by like 17 minutes last month) and I had secured my black stars with about 1.5 hours to spare!

So with 50K VPP's earned in March, I'm looking at enough FPP's to buy a $4K bonus and cash in on my $1200 100K VPP Stellar Rewards-not bad for putting in below average hours compared to last year's standards.

Overall, I feel like I ran pretty awful at the tables but I won't be able to prove anything in terms of EV since my HEM has been giving me trouble all month and won't import around 20% of my hands. I've been putting in no effort to fix the problem since I've actually found it quite nice not to be able to check my results until the end of my session...even if that means recording my results the old fashioned way by using a pen and paper! That said, I managed to win enough money to record another 5-figure I won't be complaining anymore.


$5,653.81 Tournament + Table Winnings
$4,000 Cash Bonus
$1,200 Stellar Reward Bonus
$150 Reload Bonus
$11,002.81 USD

Again, I'm satisfied with the results although it was ugly compared to last month. Also, because of HEM missing so many hands I don't have an accurate graph to post...I'll be sure to fix it before I play too many hands in April.

With all that said, I'm actually going to make a volume related goal for April for the first time all year. I'm going to try to earn 76K VPP's by the end of the month to reach 200K for the year and collect the first milestone bonus worth $2600. With some discipline, this goal should certainly be attainable. Hopefully I just run good...I feel like I played a whole lot better in March than I did in February but the results don't reflect this. I'm about $2K away from reaching $100K in profits according to ptr so this is a pretty exciting milestone that I hope to cross in April.

Away from the tables, March was alright. I worked out a lot and have been eating relatively healthy all year so that's definitely a plus. I had quite a few good nights out but a lot of the fun was overshadowed by drama. It's tough these days, being such a recognizable poker icon around the city, every girl that I meet has already read my blog and wants nothing to do with me. Alright, that might have only happened once and nobody knows who I am but you get my point. I also had to deal with some roommate drama amongst other minor things but life is good :)

Anyways, I might have some good karma coming my way because I donated a bit of money to the Japan Earthquake Relief tournament(s) on PokerStars. If anyone is interested in donating, click on the Tourney-Special tab and you'll see a wide range of purple-coloured tournaments labelled "Japan Earthquake Relief" ranging from a $1 buy-in to a $1000 buy-in. These aren't actually tournaments, you just register for whatever one you'd like to donate to and all of the money goes to the Japanese Red cross.

Hope you all had a good March and get it done in April.

gl at the tables!


  1. Nice work donating money to the relief, hopefully you will inspire others to do the same.

    Also, I loved the video when you say "crap" and get the second guy to stack off to you. Definitely hilarious!

  2. Yep, they say every little bit helps...

    Haha yeah, I'd like to think that it was my table chat that talked him into calling...either way I'm glad he didn't fold!

  3. if your HEM is missing the hands at the deep tables, there is an update available for it.

    not sure if that was your issue.

  4. grats on breaking 100k, now stay above it!

  5. I don't think my problem has to do with the deep tables, for some reason it's the 400nl/600nl tables that don't seem to be working I think...I dunno, I'll see what I can do to fix it soon.

    Thx fishy, yep stayin above it will now be the key!