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My Poker Journey

So Happy New Year to everyone, I have to say I'm kind of excited and looking forward to playing poker this year. I've been trying to think of some realistic but challenging goals for my bankroll and poker in general.

First, there was a lot of good things to take from December, I barely missed out on the top 200 in the league, I think I was short by one point but $15 is better than the $5 I won in November. I didn't make my goal of top 98 but if just a few of my big favorite hands had held up at the right time I would have had a shot to get there. I won 2 tickets in the PSO WARM-UPS, finishing in the top 6 out of a field of 200 is always going to make you feel good about your game. I also played in a bunch of the micro-mania 0.55c 36 man sitngos and I had a couple seconds but just could not get a win. 

So my immediate goal for January in PSO is still to make the top 98, I think I'm good enough to achieve that rank but the league is getting tougher everyday, so anyone who scores higher than 1800 points is playing some very good poker. 

Bankroll update: It was $33 at the end of November and it now stands at $55 going into the New Year. I also helped out a friend during the month and shipped him $10 bucks so I can say I almost doubled my bankroll in December. So with some PSO cash and some micro cash table play I hope to get to $125 by the end of the month.

I thought about setting a year end goal for my bankroll but I'm not going to set a specific amount , instead my goal for the year will be to grow my bankroll each month and stay disciplined using proper bankroll management. My other goal will be to break thru and win a regular MTT.   

My New Years Wish for PSO: 
The Skill League has been great to help build my bankroll and reinforce my patience and discipline at the tables, but the current scoring format is terrible for teaching us how to properly play regular MTT'S. I hope at some point in 2011 PSO rethinks the points system to reward and teach better MTT play. As long as the points awarded to a player who barely cashes are basically equal to the player that goes out first at a FT the league will continue to be what it is now, a league for beginners (which is fine) stallers (not fine) and a bunch of regulars hoping to avoid getting donked and looking to hit a hot streak once they reach 1850 points. The forums are full of great suggestions to take PSO to the next level and I hope the organizers realize that for us to evolve as players the league needs to evolve as well.         

Good Luck to all of you in 2011 - GG and GL!!

ps - if i knew my blog was going to be on the homepage for a few days I would have checked my spelling :)



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