Happy Canada Day everybody!
Today was the 1st day of the challenge. I wanted to make sure I got off to a good headstart on the volume to increase my winrate multiplier and last night was the best time to do it for me. I have played A LOT of poker in the last 21 hours.
Unfortunately I ran absolutely terrible in the cooler department overnight and quickly found myself down 7 buyins. This one was my last dropped buyin as was playing very poorly on top of that as you can tell by my horrible line in the hand history and I thought it was a good time to take a break:
Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 169945
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
Hero (UTG): $50.00
CO posts a big blind ($0.50)
Pre Flop: ($1.25) Hero is UTG with 9 9
Hero raises to $2.50, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls $2.50, 4 folds, SB calls $2.25, 1 fold
Flop: ($8.50) 9 6 6 (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $5, SB calls $5, Hero calls $5
Turn: ($23.50) 5 (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG+2 checks
River: ($23.50) 5 (3 players)
SB bets $7, Hero raises to $42.50 all in, UTG+2 calls $20.95 all in, SB calls $35.50
Final Pot: $129.45
SB shows 6 6 (four of a kind, Sixes)
Hero shows 9 9 (a full house, Nines full of Sixes)
UTG+2 mucks Q Q
SB wins $43.10
SB wins $83.35
Went and got myself a Tim Horton's coffee and fired up different tables. I told myself to just play solid ABC poker and win those buyins back. My goal was to win back at least 5 of those in the next several thousand hands. The coolers didn't stop, but the rest of my game improved, I played relatively tilt-free, and I slowly won 2 buyins for every 1 I continued to lose back. It was pretty gruelling to say the least but I am actually glad that I had the experience of just pure grinding for hours on end to see what that's like, especially in a losing situation.
A little later in the afternoon I put in about 4 more hours and started to show some profit for the month and I'm starting to feel really good about July and it's potential.
So I played a lot of hands for the first day of the challenge. Actually this is the most hands I've ever played in a single day.