Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Not much happening

Quick update on where I'm at:

  • Racing to 200k VPPs. Worst case scenario is I have to grind out 800/day in December if I continue to slack off in November. Very doable. I only work half the month. Thinking about 100nl and/or 6max for a good portion and then taking the last week off.
  • Mostly 50nl right now with 100nl shots. Running bad but still being able to maintain a good winrate is very enjoyable (understatement).
  • Feeling very good about my game and where it's headed. Figuring out regs. Maximizing value.
  • Anxiously awaiting Stars' announcement about 2011 changes.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Card Mod: Quarter Suit Stars Deck

Hey guys, I'm going to start working on some card mods for Stars. It's been quite the learning process compared to what I understand is a relatively simple process on FTP decks. I've always been a bit of a photoshop hobbyist and thought it might be interesting mixing two of my hobbies together.

Here's my first crack at it. I had actually conceptualized this about a month ago but it took me a while to figure out how to put it all together. Quarter Suit Stars Deck seems to be an appropriate title. I really enjoy using it for Omaha as the colors contrast nicely. It also comes with a full set of card backs - 5 bright, easy to see colors that should be very visible on most tables and 1 dark color. I'll be introducing this one at $5.

Quarter Suit Stars Deck

Quarter Suit Stars Deck - $5.00
Also available with cardrank suit removed.

I will email your card mod within 12-24 hours (most likely sooner) after payment. You will need Winace or a similar unzipping program to install.

Contest Winner!

And the winner is... bobby13!

Sorry to bobby and Splitsuit for the extra sweat. I didn't realize I had to moderate comments on the last post already =)

bobby13's guess of 3500 is within 163.36 bb of my actual 3336.64 bb below AIEV. Congrats! If you could post your 2p2 screenname as a comment below or give me some other way to contact you I'll get you your free copy of Tilt Breaker.

Thanks to everyone who put in a guess! And now it's time for me to slam the lid on this graph and get back to trying to run average =)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tilt Breaker Contest Update

Ok so since you guys are a bunch of nits and don't want to send in your tilty stories I'm forced to change this up =)

I'll make this easy. To get your free copy of Tilt Breaker, you need to guess how many big blinds below all-in-EV I ran during my Summer of Runbad 2010. I am including all full ring hands between June 1 00:00 and September 30 23:59:59. There's a total of 124,776 hands.

Post your guesses as comments below to 2 decimal points. You have until Friday, November 12th at 12:00 EST. 1 guess per person. Closest guess over or under wins. In the event of a tie, the over will take it.

Monday, 1 November 2010

200k VPPs: On Pace

I'm currently on pace to hit my 200k VPP goal by the end of the year on Stars. I need 625/day for the rest of the year and have been averaging about 600. I do have the last 2 weeks of the year off of work so it shouldn't be a problem.

Starting to think about goals for next year. Some preliminary thoughts:
  • Decide on 300k or 400k VPP pace and hit the ground running January 1st.
  • Find an optimal improvement process.
  • Continue to smash my thought processes apart and put in serious study.
  • Move back up.

My game improvement really stagnated this year and I kind of fell behind the learning curve a lot. There was a ton of run-bad this summer, but I honestly think if you are serious about this game that you should strive to make your game good enough to show profit even during run-bad at these stakes. Regs are slowly getting better as a group and I was starting to fall behind. I don't know, probably due to burnout.

I kind of feel like I've been in an all-out-sprint to catch up this month and I feel pretty successful. At this rate I think I can pass a bunch of them again shortly. This game is so swingy, not just results, but everything that goes along with it. Results --> motivation --> volume --> improvement. Everything is connected. That's the wrong order but I think it's the one that most of us live by. Not only do you have to rearange your in game thought process, you have to rearange how you think about the game.

If only I could cut results out of the equation and have improvement be my motivation to put in volume.