Friday, 1 January 2010

Glad that's over

December finished poorly. Shortly after my last post, I had my worst ever day, losing about 8 buy-ins. I decided it was time to drop down two levels to try to get some confidence back. Since then I have put in about 6.8k hands of NL30 and won about $480 at 11.66PTBB (EV $481), which is encouraging. Most encouraging is that my red line is going up - I didn't realise quite how passive I had become over the last few months.

Overall I finished the year with $9,980.97, which is obviously hugely disappointing given where I was on 1 September. Goals for next year:

1) Win $18k.
2) Play 180k+ hands with a win rate of 5PTBB's+.
3) Move up to 1/2NL by 1 May.
4) Improve my hand reading (think about ranges and the best response every hand).
5) Get some coaching.
6) Final table a $200 buy in tourny (I played less than 5 tournys in 2009).
7) Go to my local card room (it turns out there is a dealer dealt poker club called Duffs nearby).
8) Make the best decision every time.
9) Have a winning year on Full Tilt (because I run like a 3 legged donkey there).
10)Run up a $10 free deposit to $5,000 on Party (strictly, continue where I left off - I made it from $10 to $338.39 last year).

I plan to start by winning $1,000 at NL30 and take it from there.

Good luck to everyone in 2010.


  1. Hi Frank,

    Any chance you could change our link URL to so it updates when we post a new blog :) Have linked you up our on new site too.

    Take care, Thanks,