Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Congratulations! You have achieved Supernova.

Wonderful message received from Pokerstars.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Sorry for the lack of updates.  I decided in mid October that I was going to make Supernova.  Since then I've been pushing hard.  With a screwy schedule and an 8 month old, every spare minute has been put into getting hands in.  I went from averaging 12-15k hands per month to getting in approx. 20k in October.  November saw that jump to over 63k hands.  I'll top that mark in December as I'm already approaching 65k hands.

At first I tried mass multi-tabling 18 tables AND jumping to 100NL.  Big mistake as I suffered some significant (to me at least) losses.  Dropped back to 50NL and recovered to only 15% of my starting bankroll to month being lost.  

That was nothing compared to November where nearly a third of my bankroll disappeared.  Took some heavy losses as my basic game is not strong enough to make good decisions at the rate required.  Fortunately bonuses from the store kept my bankroll able to absorb the losses.

For the last two weeks, I scaled it back to 6 or 7 tables but putting in more hours after discussing with wife the benefits of hitting.  Winrate has sky-rocketed and my confidence has been restored.  I'm over 65k hands so far this month and will probably approach 70k.  I've also restored a bit of the bankroll with profits. Supernova bonus will put me back at my original bankroll from back in November.

So I definately learned a lot throughout this experience and am hoping to share some of this insight after the new year.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  Take care and be looking for my Supernova screenie.