March 26, 2013

Overdue (but brief!) update...

I'm very aware that it's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm managing to finally update when I'm really short on time, as I'm about to take the wife and kids to Disneyland Paris for a few days, so I'm going to have to be brief  (I realise I could have posted sooner when I had more time, but this is pretty in keeping with my reputation to leave everything until the last minute).

Year so far...

I'm doing decent overall this year, but it could certainly be going much better. Unfortunately I'm also getting absolutely pummelled in >$80 buy-in games, down a whopping $11.5k for the year. I actually didn't know it was quite that much until I just looked it up. Ouch. That's a result of not doing well in my $109 Turbos, the hypers I've played, and I've taken a couple of Sunday shots that went rather badly.

Also, my finish distribution in scheduled tournaments this year absolutely sucks, which isn't helping at all.
PokerStars scheduled tournaments 2013
 It's a wonder then that my 2013 graph actually looks pretty reasonable, a break-even February aside:

PokerStars rep vote

Back in October I entered a vote to become a player representative at PokerStars meetings on the Isle of Man and bubbled. I'm giving it another shot for the April 2013 meetings. Voting is open now on 2+2, and I would really appreciate any votes. I think I'd be a great person to represent SNGs and MTTs.

Vote here:

My first 10k

I'll be entering my first 10km race, the Lincoln 10k (conveniently located where I live), on April 7th. I have run 10km a couple of times in my training which is a great milestone to pass, and I'm really looking forward to my first race. I haven't sorted out sponsorship just yet, but I'm sure I will when I get back from Disneyland.

That's all I've got time for! I'll try and get back to updating more often (and in more detail!). GL at the tables!

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3 Comments to "Overdue (but brief!) update..."

dD said...

he lives !

(I so like your blog .. you're, probably, worse at posting than I am :)

if you average this over the year, you'll "only" make 70k ....
me ? I'd happily take 700, lol

gl at the felt and also in DisneyKiddyWorld.

Anonymous said...

Choice graphs, and impressive earnings definetely. I'm just starting into the poker world in comparison, doing the free-rolls for the last few years off and on...won a little, lost mostly heh. Decided to blog it out, a journal I guess. Would be nice to someday change this hobby into a career like it seems you have. Great blog, living the dream. nice.


Anonymous said...

any updates?? love the blog- trying to get fit/lose weight and just finished week 2 of couch to 5k, last yer i was running 8k 4 times a week, at the mo i am completely puffed at the end of one session- hopefully it gets better- thnks for the link