Okay, I'm rounding up, but 1384 still seems like a helluva lot!
I really have been grinding like crazy since I got back from Vienna. It was especially hard because I simply wasn't making any money, but I tried not to loose too much faith because I was owed a ton in EV. Although adjusted EV is something which is very useful for seeing how you are running in cash games, it's perhaps not as useful in SNGs. This is because it's hard to work out what the difference between the chips you have won and the chips you would have won had your luck been average in all-in situations is really worth. At least it's there to stop you going out of your mind when you are running bad.
Hold 'em Manager hands + chip stats, Oct 22nd-29th
(Have I really played that many hands in just over a week, gees!)
I think my choice to play some 180-mans was bad, as these require a different strategy to the 18-mans and 45-mans that I have been used to, so that $600 I lost in 85 $12 games was a bad experiment. Especially considering I had dismissed playing these because of the variance in the past.
The last few days have been really rough, as I have complaining about, but I finally had a super-good day today, which I definitely feel like I was owed. But just because you feel like you are owed a good day, doesn't mean you won't run bad for another week, so I'm just grateful things went right today and has perhaps given me a better mindset for the continuing grind!
All games played October 22nd-29th
I'm still going strong with playing essentially as many 45 man SNGs as I can throughout the day, literally doing a "9 to 5" (and consequently eliminating one of the perks of playing poker for a living!). I've clocked in between 200-230 each of the last four days. I'm hoping that my graph of 45-man tournaments is enough to keep me motivated to keep churning out such a ridiculous volume of games.
All 45-mans played on PokerStars, lifetime.