Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 25/365

Kind of a slack week, at least the last few days. Feel like I lost my rhythm a bit and stopped playing morning sessions. Need to get back on track this week. In the last 4 days my biggest vpp count has been ~3.2k which is simply not good enough, although I do feel fairly well rested. Hopefully the next week I'll put in more time in poker and at least crack the 100k mark in vpps.

Failed pretty hard at all three extra goals last week. I did work a little on my business and have got a working name now which is nice; although I still think it needs slight modifications. Sportsbetting software will need to be operating before NAB cup which begins early February so I will be working on that in the coming weeks for sure. I wont be setting additional weekly goals any more though, I'll just resolve to work hard on everything at every point possible.

Next week's update will be my first big update. Should be several graphs etc. and be much more interesting than the first posts here.

Numbers below. Just wanted to make a final comment on the poker numbers. The first number is way off now, but will become gradually become more accurate until its perfect at years end. The second number is a lowballed estimate of my current profit assuming I make it to supernova elite. SNE rakeback ranges from 63%-70%, and that second number shows my profit at exactly 63% rakeback.

Early in the month I had high hopes, but at this point if I complete January with 100k vpps and $10k profit I will be satisfied.

VPP/rate = 82,077 / 67,123

$Poker = $1128 ($8247)

Oh and finally, Happy Australia Day tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18/365

So the past week was interesting. Had the biggest downswing of my career so far, losing a bit over $4k in a couple of days. I feel like I'll owe it to rustiness and overexcitement at wanting to put in a lot of volume and feel like I've tuned my game better now. I think it was masked early because I was playing terribly the first few days but running well enough for it not to show up... once I started running worse it really showed.

I've decided to start setting myself tasks to get started with other stuff and practice fitting these other things in to my life. By next week I want to achieve the following:

1. Full func spec developed for my first business, and contact a couple of people to look over it and try to determine feasibility.
2. Fully test my sports betting data collection system and ensure its ready.
3. Start evaluating the Brisbane job market.

VPP pace and profit so far below (remember its the number in brackets that shows an accurate amount). I'm not disappointed with how I'm going. Obviously $ won at the tables is lower than I would have expected, its hard to predict a $4k downswing haha, but pace isn't too bad given my absence early in the year. I feel like I have just a tiny bit of breathing space. Biggest challenge so far is definitely physical, I'm trying different positions to sit in etc and hopefully things will get better. Setting up the xpadder probably helped a decent amount too.

VPP/pace = 60,027 / 47,945

$Poker = $446 ($6346)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11/365

In a much better mood this week and with a lot more hands completed so I'll try a bit more with this entry.

So far things have been going well and I've gotten above pace. The first 10 days of the month I had a lot of stuff going on away from the tables but things have settled down now and the last couple of days I've really been able to start crushing pace. I've also found I'm getting more and more conditioned for long sessions; I've been working out/exercising a lot, finding balance with my mates, and have ordered special poker glasses (gunnars) to assist as well. Today and yesterday I hit my pace day number in a single session and feel fine.

The balance has also given me time to think and plan longer term goals a bit more. A short list of things I want to pursue/achieve this year (economic only):

-Two business ideas. One of which requires low capital and I could work on even now, the other which requires a lot of capital and won't be pursued until I have significant bank. Also smaller business opportunities that can be taken.
-Sportsbetting; in particular a specific betting system I want to try and think could work. AFL only this year as my style is very market intensive and difficult to replicate in other sports.
-Move to Brisbane, and find solid 9-5 work with a multinational company and excel there.

Results to come. One note on poker profit numbers. They are going to show up far below their actual value throughout the year as I will only be putting in the cash amount. Currently I have made over $4k including all my unclaimed/unclaimable bonuses made, but I'm only showing the actual current cash money made in my account. So things are definitely far better than they appear. I'll include a guesstimation of my total winnings next to my poker profit in brackets, but this will be slightly low as I'll be guessing at a 63% rb rate whereas my true rb rate will be ~67% (I don't know exactly, it will depend on games played).

I still feel like its too early in the year to be posting interesting graphs etc. End of the month I will probably do a very visual post. For now, the numbers...

Vpp/rate: 33347/28767
Poker: $577 ($4133)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4/365

After a good start to the year my internet has been completely unusable today and I have fallen behind pace.

VPPS: 8510/9589
$ made in poker: +890

Nothing else to report really. A lot of other stuff has gone wrong since the year started but I'll leave that stuff off the blog. Hopefully I'll put more effort in to my next post.