Got some hands played tonight, but certainly no where near what I want on a daily basis. Looking over things and the time it takes to get in how many hands per hour when I am able to get back on track again my daily weekday goal will be 1500 hands a day On weekends I will attempt to get in another 2000 hands per weekend. This adds up to 38k hands a month so I will TRY to round that up to 40,000 hands played per month. Don't know if it is realistic or not so I will see during the month of January. The rest of December I will simply play what I can, but with the pain and infection ravaging my left leg, whatever I can get in for volume will be just fine as far as I am concerned.
Today I was able to get some hands in, but they came in short spurts and then the pain would get to me and I would take a break as pain really can screw up your concentration. Only played 479 hands at 6 max cash today, but it was good enough for a profit of nearly 3 buy-ins, up $11.50 to be precise. The $15 and change I lost during the first session a few days back was offset just a bit by the over $3 in rakeback I got. The $11.50 profit tonight plus another 70 or so cents in rakeback basically brings me even at these tables although officially I am still down just over a buy-in after 3789 hands, but considering at one point I was a full 9 buy-ins down at 6 max, I am okay with this for now. Got lucky to be honest as my profit should have been maybe a buy-in no more as I had KK vs AA and spiked a king on the turn in a hand, but after all the crap that went against me during that negative 9 buy-in swing, I call this one justice lol.
I spotted a $250 guarantee $5.50 PLO/8, 6 max, deep stack about to start and jumped in. Deep stack on Hero, with just a couple of exceptions, means $3k in starting chips. Jumped in after a quick check of the blind structure and sure enough since it was a $5.50 I was looking at 15 minute blind levels, no antes and what I call BP3 the BP standing for blind progression. So far in the $5.50 tournaments there are 3 such BPs for the 15 minute blinds.
BP1 starts at 10/20, 100/200 is at level 6, the antes kick in at 125/250 at level 7. Level 10 is 300/600/60, level 15 1000/2000/200 and level 20 being 3000/6000/600. Certainly not the worst setup I have seen in an online tournament.
BP2 is just slightly better. Pretty much the same with slight variations gets both structures at 100/200 at level 6, and 200/400/40 at level 9, but then instead of going from 200/400 to 300/600 BP2 throws in a 250/500/50 so that the remainder of the tournament BP2's amounts are always 1 level back such as in the case BP1 being 2500/5000/500 at level 19, BP2 hits those blinds at level 20.
Then there is BP3. No antes. Does not even hit the 100/200 mark til level 10, and 1000/2000 is at level 20 whereas in BP1 and BP2 it hits those amounts at levels 15 and 16 respectively. I am assuming this is used for traditional non ante tournaments such as PLO, PLO/8 and games of this nature. The $250 guarantee I entered tonight was a BP3.
I changed my tournament filter once again as it now shows me only the $5.50 tournaments being played. There are some decent $3.30s but none of them have 15 minute blind levels. The $5.50s have some 10 minute level tournaments, but with my bankroll being in the $290s and tournaments not being a nightly thing for me I feel I can stick with the $5.50s. It also makes me feel like I am moving up the ladder as far as game selection and that's a good feeling.
This tournament had 62 entries with the top 9 getting paid. $310 in the prize pool with money ranging from $9.30 for 9th to $99.20 for first. I ended up finishing in 8th for a $12.40 return. Not great, but it put the bankroll over $300 for the first time, so all in all, not too bad a day in my limited play. Time to get some rest.