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/Jan/2014

My 2013 goals and how I achieved them.

By: slettuce @ 18:20 (EST) / 331 / Comment ( 1 )

Hi everyone.

 

I just wanted to share a few situations that I managed to work through and thought it might help some of you if you are ever in similar situations.

1. Having accumulated more than 150 VPPs in December the need to get back into the Premier League for January was my main objective.

2. Having gained confidence in my $1.50 STTs by playing a decent amount of them (around 230) for the month of December, I decided to use this "avenue" to try to achieve my "Stellar Reward" for 2013 (only started on Stars in June 2013), and needed around 200 more with 2 weeks to go.

3. Sticking to my Bankroll Management and Mindset knowledge and not get carried away with the "lure" of VPPs.

 

I'll knock of points 1 and 2 quickly.

I got my stellar reward and increased my bankroll by 20%.

 

But the main reason for this blog and what was really an "eye-opener" for me was how I got back into the Premier League by using the strategy I found in the forums, and being able to do it using the Open Skill League and in only 12 days.

I didn't get lucky, I didn't play amazing poker, I just followed the guidelines in "sleepyolman's" thread.

And it works.

I even managed to get an extra $5 payout for a top 500 spot.

I've listed all the OSL tournaments that I played below,  but I only started using the strategy on 19th December 2013.

 

                           December 2013 Open League  

                    Date        Entries Result   Start          Scored         End

01. 2013-12-03  10000 2268th  1500.00    6.86       1506.86
02. 2013-12-03  10000 7672th  1506.86  -12.25       1494.61
03. 2013-12-04  10000 1135th  1494.61   30.22       1524.83
04. 2013-12-04   7913  474th  1524.83   48.22       1573.05
05. 2013-12-06  10000  682th  1573.05   43.03       1616.08
06. 2013-12-06   8054 1918th  1616.08    2.49       1618.57
07. 2013-12-07   7678 1604th  1618.57    6.42       1624.99
08. 2013-12-07  10000 1086th  1624.99   28.07       1653.06
09. 2013-12-07  10000 2393th  1653.06    1.67       1654.73
10. 2013-12-07  10000 1796th  1654.73    9.76       1664.49
11. 2013-12-08   7943  805th  1664.49   28.92       1693.41
12. 2013-12-08  10000 2975th  1693.41   -3.41       1690.00
13. 2013-12-08  10000 4367th  1690.00   -8.70       1681.30
14. 2013-12-08  10000 4223th  1681.30   -8.00       1673.30
15. 2013-12-14  10000 4144th  1673.30   -6.71       1666.59
16. 2013-12-14  10000 2175th  1666.59    4.62       1671.21
17. 2013-12-14   7857 2092th  1671.21   -0.73       1670.48
18. 2013-12-15  10000 1714th  1670.48   11.65       1682.13
19. 2013-12-17  10000 3664th  1682.13   -5.01       1677.12
20. 2013-12-19  10000 1144th  1677.12   26.33       1703.45
21. 2013-12-19   8071  420th  1703.45   49.38       1752.83
22. 2013-12-20   7617 5315th  1752.83  -16.27       1736.56
23. 2013-12-20  10000 1199th  1736.56   23.18       1759.74
24. 2013-12-20  10000  278th  1759.74   63.84       1823.58
25. 2013-12-20  10000 1275th  1823.58   18.81       1842.39
26. 2013-12-20   8202   42nd  1842.39   75.21       1917.60
27. 2013-12-21  10000 3924th  1917.60  -12.58       1905.02
28. 2013-12-21  10000 1363th  1905.02   14.75       1919.77
29. 2013-12-21  10000 2129th  1919.77   -1.90       1917.87
30. 2013-12-21   7713  515th  1917.87   34.23       1952.10
31. 2013-12-22   7408  851th  1952.10   17.86       1969.96
32. 2013-12-22  10000  530th  1969.96   41.10       2011.06
33. 2013-12-22  10000  467th  2011.06   44.38       2055.44
34. 2013-12-22  10000 1203th  2055.44   13.53       2068.97
35. 2013-12-23  10000  850th  2068.97   23.66       2092.63
36. 2013-12-25   6770  603th  2092.63   21.29       2113.92
37. 2013-12-25  10000 1314th  2113.92    9.65       2123.57
38. 2013-12-25  10000 1857th  2123.57   -3.86       2119.71
39. 2013-12-26  10000 1952th  2119.71   -4.86       2114.85
40. 2013-12-26  10000  109th  2114.85   64.26       2179.11
41. 2013-12-26  10000 1819th  2179.11   -4.80       2174.31
42. 2013-12-26   8598 1428th  2174.31   -2.51       2171.80
43. 2013-12-27  10000  766th  2171.80   23.38       2195.18

Finished 441st
 

 

So at the end of 2013 I managed to achieve my stellar reward, qualify for the Premier League and increase my Bankroll by 30% (incl. all bonuses).

I'm not trying to brag at all, I just want to be honest and say that if you put in the time and effort and follow some very simple guidelines (all available right here in the PSO forums and blogs), then your game will improve and the Open Skill League can be a huge asset, if you allow it to be and don't rush things. The answers are out there, you just got to read them and take them seriously.

 

To end things off I just want to say thanks again to PSO and everyone that contributes (members, moderators and trainers).

I've been playing poker since 2010.

I've only been active on PSO for 6 months, and I can honestly say that I've learned more, achieved more and am willing to learn more,  ONLY because I decided to take Poker School Online seriously in June 2013 after being in the "poker wilderness" for over 3 years before coming here.

 

I hope you get something out of what I have written and I will continue to share the inspiration to all of you who are willing to read it.

 

All the best for 2014.

Shredded Lettuce  AKA  Slettuce.

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