Tuesday, February 3, 2009


All of a sudden it's been over a week since my last post...I thought I'd gotten to the point that I could avoid that, but I guess I was wrong. I do have an excuse, though, at least for the last few days. Danielle's dad, my friend Chris, and his girlfriend Abby were all at my apartment for the weekend/superbowl festivities. We ate, drank, and were generally merry, and blogging was the furthest thing from my mind. Seriously, did you see that freaking catch? Did you see it?

So back on to the pokers....January finished out poorly, but not nearly so poorly as it looked like it might on the 20th. Neal's donation to the cause, coupled with the rest of last week's play, allowed me to book a win for the month of about $1500 (250 of which came in admittedly -EV games of black jack and sports betting). This is my first "bad" month, in that it's the first one in which, honestly, I didn't cover my living expenses. This isn't a real problem, but it's served as a reminder that things aren't always going to go as smoothly as they did in November.

Actual results from January:

2-Jan 5-200 S Limit Bay 101 -73
2-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 1381
3-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 574
5-Jan 40/80 Limit Bay 101 496
5-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -281
5-Jan 40/80 Limit Bay 101 -1780
6-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -1467
7-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City -153
8-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City -379
9-Jan 30/60 Limit Bellagio -659
9-Jan 15/30 Limit Bellagio -47
9-Jan 10/20 Limit Mirage 4
9-Jan 4/8 Horse Mirage 6
9-Jan 10/20 Limit Wynn -85
10-Jan Sports Bet Wynn 60
11-Jan Black Jack Imperial Palace 205
11-Jan 3/6 Mixed IP Imperial Palace -60
12-Jan 30/60 Limit Bellagio -1489
13-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 1367
14-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 168
14-Jan 40/80 Limit Bay 101 -381
15-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City 23
15-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -280
15-Jan 40/80 Limit Bay 101 -207
15-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 547
16-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -768
17-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City -431
17-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City 580
19-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 29
20-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -168
21-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 1249
25-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 3504
26-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 289
27-Jan 30/60 Limit Oaks -1420
28-Jan 6/12 Limit Ajs -1
28-Jan 30/60 Limit Ajs 432
28-Jan 40/80 Limit Garden City -86
28-Jan 20/40 Limit Garden City -50
29-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 1435
30-Jan 4/8 Omaha Bay 101 -54
30-Jan 20/40 Limit Bay 101 -521

My 20/40 results in particular, however, continued to be strong. For the month I played 110 hours and posted a $6700 win. Basically, if you take the time to look through that chart (which I don't expect many to do), I got crushed at 30/60 and 40/80, and that's about the long and short of it.

My poker-related February goals, which I'm going to write down here to keep me tuned into them, are as follows:

Play 22/28 days
Average 7 hours per playing day
Total hours: 154
20/40 hours: 100
30/60 hours: 20
40/80 hours: 34

I'm off to a bad start, as it's already the 3rd and I've taken one day off and only played 5.5 hours yesterday. I also have a less concrete goal of "reading and posting more on 2p2", but I'm not going to quantify that as I don't want it to turn into work.

My non-poker-related goals for the month really revolve around working out. I joined the Oracle gym,and my goal is to make it there at least 12 times (3 times a week) this month. Again so far, bad start, as I'm standing pat on zero. I also need to open my Sep-IRA, and take a hard look at my insurance to make sure I have enough.

And finally, a little bit about yesterday. I went to lunch yesterday with 3 fellow 2p2ers, at the Faultline Brewery in Sunnyvale. We talked shop, made fun of bad players, and in general had a good time. At the end, however, I lost credit card roulette for the check, so not only did I miss 2 hours of playing, but I spent almost 2 hours of wages on the endeavor. Hopefully next time I'll run better. Then Pete, Hank and I went to Bay 101, where we were greated with the longest 20/40 list I've seen in some time. I whooped Hank's ass at Ms. Pacman, and then he gave up and went home. Pete and I drove to Garden City, where I promptly laid a proper whoopin' on everybody for 2 racks in 5.5 hours. February is already lookin' up :)


Captain R said...

Note to readers. Always sit directly to Jesse's left at lunch. Jesus seat imo.

jesse8888 said...

The waiter even let me pull out the last credit card from the hat, and yet still I could not find yours. Amazing.