Sunday, May 31, 2009

Diary of a sick heater (AKA May summary)

As much as I'd like to believe that I am just a fantastic poker player, I cannot deny that the last month (or two) has been a bit of a sick heater for me.

Since mid February (the low point after the highs of Oct-Nov), I have nearly quintupled the bankroll. Since the end of March, I have more than tripled the bankroll. The last week has been pretty flat though, due to some rollercoasters.

The newly solidified bankroll puts me in a pretty good position to play up to 5/10 fairly comfortably. I have done so on Cake, Pacific and Eurolinx (Euros) and been fairly successful at all three. I also took the documented shots at 10/20, which netted a slight positive result despite the sick cooler at the first shot. I don't think I can stomach the swings of 10/20 Euros HU just yet. But I will probably continue to look at the 10/20 6max games when it runs and jump in when it looks tasty.

The month began with a bankroll of $5133, from which I took dividends of approximately $310. The month has finished with a bankroll of $7910, which is a net profit of $3123 (and another new record). This win comprised approximately $460 in rakeback, $350 in rake races, $110 of the RedStar signup bonus, a $300 tournament prize (4th $5 R&A). The remainder of nearly $1900 was made up of cash table wins at mainly 3/6 and 5/10. I'll take a pretty sizable dividend out of that and take my wife out for a really nice night out.

Holdem manager is due to add the ability to import Cake HHs very soon. I am looking forward to this, as I'd really like to be able to track my progress on RedStar. Once I have that, I will post some hand stats for the last couple of months.

I also have every intention of going back to playing some NL. The thing is the fish at FL have been everywhere recently, and at quite high stakes. Also I have been rake racing (which is way faster at the FL limits I play compared to 50 or 100NL).


L4Y SP said...

sweet sweet sweet. If i had been able to replicate your success I wouldn't need to work for a living anymore . great job , Adam

The blindman said...

Thanks Adam, but I don't have too many illusions. It's still a big heater, which I can't really expect to continue in the same fashion. I haven't really taken a hammering at the 3/6 to 5/10 level yet, and I know it will happen eventually.

havin_a_laff said...

WP! Keep on truckin!

parttimebonuschaser said...

great stuff mate. long live the heater