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Hello! I just returned from vacation today and decided there would be no better way to spend the day than playing some MTTs while watching the NFL action. I registered for the Sunday Storm, The Bigger 11, and 5 other tourneys ranging from 2.20-8.80. I had a lot of very annoying hands that busted me. In fact I was a 60% favourite or better in every single hand I busted in today. I even lost AA vs AA (4 card flushes are pretty gross...) However I did manage to cash in 1 tournament, and it was another fairly deep run!

 

Bigger 11 Cash

 

86/20087 which was good for $170.73 and my third largest cash of the month. Unfortunately my HUD hasn't been working correctly on my laptop so I don't have a convenient way to go over the play in-depth quite yet. I will share one funny hand on the boomplayer. http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/7008495_0435ED9AFC

My question to you is this: What would you do on the turn? Flat Call the ridiculous bet to try give him a card he can bluff on? Raise smaller? I personally think I should have raised to something like 12-20k. 

As far as the cash game challenge is concerned... I have a confession to make. I found grinding the micro stakes far too boring, so I jumped up to a spot where my bankroll comfortably allowed me to play, and ran brutally having my worst cash-game session in my life. (Lost about 16 buy-ins and ran almost that many buy-ins under EV.) I was extremely tilted from that and I'm not sure I want to continue to put in the work at cashgames when tourneys interest me more and I seem better suited to it. At the very least the challenge is indefinitely postponed, and I might make some more realistic goals in February. I did manage well over 25k hands in cashgames already so I did meet that goal, but I have to be more willing to put in the work to improve, and climb the ladder.

My other goals for January were as follows:

1. Play at least 200 tournaments.
2. Have an ROI% of 15% or better.
3. Make my first Final Table on Pokerstars.

I'm very close to achieving #1, my ROI this month is astronomical because I won a $5 tourney for over $1000, and of course that means I made my first PS final table as well.

All in all, January has been a very awesome month for me, and it isn't even over yet. I have earned 2100 VPPs so I will be making the push for Gold in the coming days. You can also look out for me in a few TCOOP events, I plan to use my FPPs to buy-in to some satellites, and I have received some private staking for a few events as well.

Thanks for reading the novel and here's hoping I see you at the next final table!

-Z3ph

 

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