Yes, I can honestly say that I see improvement in my poker game since I started in this PSO.
I win money in cash games too when I remember to play smart.
How I am improving I am not sure - I have a list of statistics that I worked out for myself so I can compare months..
Month August September October
(white star) (white star) (Active)
Rank/players 1149/9311 1124/10321 369/11003
games played 15 24 42
early outs (out before more 9 10 13
than 50% of the field)
medium outs 2 6 12
(not ITM but + points)
deeper finishes 4 5 11
(< 100th place) (2) (4) (8)
final tables 1 0 0
(best finish) (3rd) (40th) (14th)
Point Finish 1590.20 1602.91 1762.08
(prize) N/A N/A $5
average points earned 6.01 4.29 6.24
Ok, so I don't know what I should be tracking to be accurate about this, but over all it doesn't look bad to me and my haphazard bookkeeping. By October I saw my early outs drop from 60% of the time in August to 31% of the time.
I may have struggled in September to remember to use my new information, but I still managed to improve my standings just slightly.
improve rank to top 1000 - done x1
become active - done
reduce early outs - ongoing
avoid going on tilt - ongoing
avoid negative points - best run 8 games with + points
NEW - earn at least $5 every month
NEW - learn to leave a cash game while I am up
I have not made it to a final table the past couple months, but I am seeing a slow increas of better finishes.
40% in August, 46% in September and 55% in October of my games making a positive gain of PSO league points.
The conclusion I am making, is that I am improving. I don't have it all together - I won't be turning "pro" any time soon, but I know that I am catching on!
I'm the mouse, (not the mouth)
See you at a table soon!