In February I was a rakeback pro, essentially breaking about even at the tables (pre-rakeback).
Here’s how it looks in the context of 2011:
On the bright side, I just passed the one-quarter mark on my Supernova Elite Chase! I was able to add 15 additional ‘days off’ in February.
- Get back to exercising at least 20 minutes every day. I have gotten really lazy in this respect.
- Practice piano at least 20 minutes every day. Jen and I purchased an electric piano and started taking lessons. I may just post a video of page 1 of Claire de Lune later this month! 🙂
- Distill my pokerstars-regs.xls reads spreadsheet into a more user-friendly format, clearly highlighting areas of each opponent’s game that might be unique and/or exploitable.
- Have the courage to actually use these reads at the tables. I think at least some fraction of my poor results in February were from ignoring my reads and making a decision that was more in my comfort-zone, which is just dumb in retrospect. I am spending all of this time developing reads. I need to cash in on this work by making exploitive calls, folds, and raises when the read calls for it.
Observe the tables and review these notes before every session. See Tony’s excellent post on sizing up games.
Thanks for reading, and good luck at the tables!