June 30, 2010

AWOL

Perhaps you're wondering where I've been the last few days (no I'm not a slow reader who just finished reading the Blatch threads on Blonde). I just kinda randomly ended up taking a few days off without much rhyme or reason. One night it kind of hit me how long it had been since I had done anything with my music (a hobby of mine is that I 'rap'). Basically since I started playing poker I haven't found much time for it, so I've spent much of the last week+ I've had creating a website for that and getting in touch with recording studios and such to record some new songs.

One reason I haven't found time for it is that it's so bloody time consuming, and realistically is hard to fit around what is effectively a full time job, albeit I don't treat it that way sometimes. Also, it's pretty expensive if you want to take it seriously. Hopefully I can fit in recording some tracks around a full poker-grinding schedule, and maybe I'll earn enough money to make me feel better about spending some money on it. Having a week+ of earning no money doesn't exactly encourage you to want to spend any!

So July 1st seems as good a day as any to get back to the grind. One of my students managed to play 4000 games last month for a tidy ~$6k profit, and maybe I could learn a thing or two from him about putting in the hours required at the tables. He also made $1k in prop bets against him after he'd spent the last few months feigning an inability to grind, which had me fooled so I'm down 100 large myself! This is one of the few times I haven't minded parting with money, he certainly earned it...

Sadly I think my playing-in-the-evening schedule, although nicely profitable, contributed to my lack of volume in June (1750 games), and perhaps even led me to take that week+ off. Playing during the daytime might mean less profit-per-game or per-hour but I think it will lead to more profit-per-month, which I think is just as important, or certainly feels it after a lazy ass month. So I'll be getting up nice and early tomorrow, rather than waking up at ~1pm and grinding ~6pm-2am. I think it's a more healthy schedule, I just hope the lack of traffic in the hours I'm going to play doesn't tilt me too hard...

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3 Comments to "AWOL"

JakAttackUK said...

VIDEO BLOG RAP NEXT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

El_rio_negro said...

Hi James, i agree completely, i also grind Stars ( but for moment 6 max games ) during daytime and it's healthier then at night !!! But i do feel it's a bad thing that the Italians and the French have gone away. Do you think it' s better at FT ?

Cheers,

Entabeni

James Atkin said...

Lol, good idea Jak but dunno if I've got the balls for that!

Yeah know what you mean Ent, wish I had an address in Italy/France! Although apparently the rake on .fr is extortionate I was reading on 2+2 yesterday.

Full Tilt I think is softer (although not sure about 6-max games) but PokerStars' software is just too good I've always found...