PokerStars Bonus Expired
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obliviousbanks
I only cleared $100/$150 of the bonus PokerStars gave to me.  With an additional $20 in Stellar Rewards bonuses, the total is $120.  At this point I have to move over to Full Tilt, because the rakeback there outweighs the PokerStars VIP program at $0.50/1.   The good news is, I did well in the games and I'm out of make-up in less than 8,275 hands.

1.7BB/100 over a little sample is nice to have.



I added the $120 of bonus money into Holdem Manager at the beginning.




So now we're at $860.63, with me getting half of everything over $850.  On to Full Tilt to grind rakeback.

By the way, I spend a lot of time on dragthebar.com watching LaPeste videos, and I'll definitely spend some more time working with him.  I also really enjoyed GiantBuddha's commentary, so I plan on picking up a dragthebar membership so i can tune into these guys.

Living Like a Monk
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obliviousbanks
I only got  411/2000 hands in today, but that 3 hour nap after work was a godsend.  Ive decided to really buckle down and restrict my budget for the next couple months because I want to save a bit for a possible trip to Vegas in June.  I might play a WSOP satellite or two for some of the smaller events.  In particular I'd like to try to get a spot in the $1500 NL 2-7 Single Draw event.  I can shop for pretty cheap flights, and would likely stay at Aria with a poker room rate, which is amazing value.  Until then, its work and cards for 8 weeks straight.  No drinking, shopping, or slacking.

I still have a reload bonus to clear on stars.  It should be done in 10K more hands and I'd like to complete that by Saturday night or Sunday night at the latest.  The first 6K hands of my reload bonus have been pretty much break-even.  Ive cleared an additional $70 in bonus money thats not showing in the report or on the graph.





Back In Action
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obliviousbanks
I just started a new job last week, so havnt been playing the micros much, and it looks like I wont have to for now.  A former backer wants to stake me again.  I made him a bit of money dispite the worst downswing of my life in the fall, so he's down to reinvest.  Ive got $600 on Pokerstars plus $250 in makeup that he gave me for a little spending cash and to replace my video card.  After the $250 makeup ($150 of which will be a realod bonus that I have to clear), he'll get half of any winnings and rakeback.  The backer gets action for 30K hands before I can dilute his share.  So the plan for right now is to crush Stars $0.50/1 until the bonus is cleared, then move the bankroll over to FullTilt.  I expect the bonus to be cleared within 15K hands.  Hopefully I can knock out a couple thousand hands before my new video card arrives Wednesday, then I can start putting in 2.5K hands/night after my cool new job.

By the way, I got a new job as an analyst for an accounts payable contractor.  Its a relief to have some stability now, and I really like the position.

I'll update progress here.  Over/under on how many hands before I'm out of makeup?  I'll set it at 10K hands.

Up to $50 in 10K hands
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obliviousbanks
 Im showing a better than 3BB/100 winrate at Full Tilt 0.50/0.10 6max LHE, but its over only about 7K hands.  3BB/100 is a good winrate to ascribe to at this level and I think its a realistic rate if I keep my head in the game.  The rakeback rate at full tilt at 0.05/0.10 is 1.04BB/100 or about $0.10/100 hands.  Add to that the $0.30/100 I want to make and thats $0.40/100.  I also want to play about one quarter of my hands at Pokerstars, with the little money I have on that site.  3BB/100 at 0.02/0.04LHE is just $0.12/100, with no rakeback, but Im a masochist and want to run the money up on that site with no inter-site transfers.  So the total hybrid winrate Im shooting for is ~$0.33/100.  I need to make $31.12, so that should require about 10K hands.  I think I'll play Stars tonight and see if I can get a chunk done right away.

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obliviousbanks
Too tired and wasted to play the BLT tomorrow.  I'll have to wait another month.  Made $2.55 playing 0.02/0.05 NL Single Draw.  Up to $18.88.

Busto to ???
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obliviousbanks
After cashing out for life expenses, running the remaining $40 up to $1200, and cashing it out again, I'm back in the mood to play and blog.  I have $16.33 spread over Full Tilt and Poker Stars, with a few points and some tournament tickets to use up.  I have six tickets to the Big Little Tournament to use up tomorrow.  Beyond that, I'll need $50 to play 0.01/0.02 PLO (25 buyins) and 0.10/0.20 LHE (250 BB), so the plan is to run up $16.33 to $50 by playing 0.05/.0.10 LHE on Full Tilt (with $12.17) and 0.02/0.04 LHE on Stars (with $4.16).  

Happy Thanksgiving!
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obliviousbanks
Not many hands played today.  Just  377 hands and 1.19 hours.  Had to take off for thanksgiving dinner.  Fortunately I booked a quick $61.25, so there's still life for me at 1/2 for a bit longer.  Tomorrow will be light as well, since I have another thanksgiving dinner to go to.  I'll have to be on lockdown this weekend, which I will be happy to do.  Hopefully I can turn the disaster around.

Ready to Give Up
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obliviousbanks
Today saw another 150BB+ downswing in 2008 hands.  A draw on my account meant I had to move down to 1/2 for a while.  Then the cashout curse doomswitch hit.  I was hoping to be back at 2/4 by the end of this week, but 1/2 was a nightmare, dropping about 250BB without any significant up-ticks.  Now I have to decide if I want to wait this disaster out at 0.50/1 or just throw in the towel and cash out.

1/2 Disaster:


And here's all the LHE Ive played since getting HoldemManager in Spring 2008.  As you can see, this is a pretty inopportune downswing in what is normally a worthwhile effort.  As soon as I start playing full time, and as soon as I really need to run good or at least okay, disaster strikes.  The career peak on the winnings line at around hand 460,000 is the beginning of Level 3.  FML.


Puke
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obliviousbanks
I started the day with a 150BB nosedive that put me on the most massive tilt Ive felt in a while. Had to take a break, regroup and come back. I only got 2408 hands in the cash games, but played a bit in the sit-n-gos. Im still trying to find a suitable html hand converter so I can show some hands.

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It's a Start
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obliviousbanks
I only got 3790 hands today.  Made $63.25 in the games (0.83BB/100) +$51.95 in rakeback.  Was called away for social/girlfriend stuff, but I'll likely be able to make it up tomorrow.  I added some 1/2 Rush poker to the mix and found it worked pretty well to add some needed volume.  I might do that some more while still at 1/2.  I would give hands.. but the hand converter isnt working correctly.

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