I started 2013 with a bankroll of $294. Up to this point I have utilized my bankroll for cash games, tournaments, and on a much lower level, sports betting. So to that end I feel that there are too many things to be going on with a single bankroll covering all 3. Not only that, I could have enough to grind $10NL, but losses in other areas could bring me out of that ability to play a specific level. So I have decided to go with separate bankrolls.
So yesterday I decided to try another sports bet. Obviously I am not too good at these things. Football I think I would do well overall, but not the other sports, so I decided just a few more tries until football season starts up again. After I placed the bet my bankroll was $275, but since I already have played tournaments and cash games I have to base the separate bankrolls on what my roll was at the end of January and that was $349.41. So let's say 40 buy-ins for the cash games which is $160. For tournaments, $159.41, and what the hell, $30 for Sports betting so after my $5 loss yesterday I have 3 more tries at it.
Now for the bad news and I know my readers are going to get whiplash watching me go back and forth and I am by no means happy about this, but I have been forced back into 6 max cash games again. So much for being comfortable and at ease in my sessions. So much for never questioning what I am doing, but really I had no choice and you will see why.
It was about 6pm and I went to load my $4NL full ring tables and there were only 4 available. What was worse 2 or 3 of those tables had a percentage of players seeing the flop at 17% or lower!!! Really??? Are you serious??? I have seen drums made looser than these tables. Not to mention they weren't even full tables. I checked the 6 max and oh there were at least 20 tables going. I have no choice. I only played 402 hands tonight at 6 max. It's just not my type of game, never has been never will be. The 402 hands were worth a $4.75 profit, but I just could not get into my poker being forced to play 6 max and that was why only so few hands were played.
But if this is the way it must be I must simply accept that and do the best I can. When I have enough for live play I can go back to full ring, but for now I will do what I have to even if it means 6 max. I will try to achieve a point where I am comfortable doing this as well.
So how does this return affect my yearly goals? Not too much really. Earn rate should be higher so I will shoot for 4 big blinds per 100 hands. More hands played, but I am not going to set any unreasonable goals that I will have trouble hitting. I will increase the daily minimum hands for 6 days a week to 650 and a total of 200,000 for the year and I want to be at $10NL on or before Sept 1st. Simple and basic, but can I actually achieve it. At this point I'm not sure. Right now I'm not so confident in myself so all I can do is try.
One piece of good news is I pulled a 2nd place finish in the $3.30 PL HO last night for a $32.25 return. Still down in tournaments overall this month, but the cash certainly helps the situation.