Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Poker Goals

Main 2011 Goal:  Be playing 1/2NL by the end of the year

Sub-goals required to meet main goal:

  • 500k hands in the year
  • 42k hands per month
  • 10k hands per week
  • 2 hours of play per weekday, minimum of 3 hours per day on the weekends (16-20 hrs play per week)
  • Finish and comprehend a book, "Poker Math That Matters" 
  • 1 video reviewed/studied per week.  This includes posting feedback to author and actually asking questions
  • Control tilt.
  • Maintain 3 buy-in stop loss at all times
  • Eat better, drink more water and less caffeine, exercise more (which means exercise period)

And do more of this, remembering constantly to analyze the villians and there hand ranges.  I would say I was about 80% confident I was ahead making this +EV (now I just need to do the actual math to see if I was right):

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1110128

BTN: $74.10
SB: $15.50
Hero (BB): $64.75
UTG: $51.65
MP: $50.00
CO: $105.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with A of hearts 8 of hearts
3 folds, BTN calls $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $4, BTN calls $3

Flop: ($8.50) 6 of diamonds 5 of hearts 3 of clubs (2 players)
Hero bets $4.50, BTN calls $4.50

Turn: ($17.50) 6 of clubs (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $6, Hero calls $6

River: ($29.50) 4 of hearts (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $10, Hero calls $10

Final Pot: $49.50
BTN shows T of hearts K of hearts (a pair of Sixes)
Hero shows A of hearts 8 of hearts (a pair of Sixes - Ace kicker)
Hero wins $47.10
(Rake: $2.40)