A bit late, but in April I wasn't really feeling like writing much, well, to be fair I wasn't really up for anything, but it's just about time I write it and spam it around, when I joined the Time Vault Challenge I gave word I was going to do certain updates, and on the side is also good that I get back into the habit of writing here something, writing is a good way of reviewing, and now I'm much more into it ^_^



Close in the black
Play at least 6 hours a week
Take at least a weekly day off

As far as goals are concerned I did go easy on me for March, I had a terrible fallout in late February and I wanted to be extremely chilled about March, no need for pressure, the main goal was bringing back my head in the game to play some A-game, and that I've done, nice relaxed A-gaming. Well, at least for my level of play.

These are the goals for April:

Close in the black
Play at least 6 hours a week
Take at least a weekly day off
Reach Silver Edge on Tilt

Which means, repeat the same non pressured game I've had in March, plus the goal of getting back into Edge to start earning again some sort of rakeback.



Lets start with the graph! I'll put up both with showdown and without showdown values, the first looks nicer, the second gives a better idea of the play.

So... March started pretty well, has been a good month, too bad it got sour towards the end, both due to some variance pushing against me and me being distracted. I don't really remember much more now, the month was over almost a month ago, need to start writing this update when it should be done, and maybe aside the records also take some session notes to better analise the results. I do write daily a report in the forum, but having a shorter version in my Excel sheet would make it more easily accessible.



BR: 201.16$ (+81.54$)

Cash: +68.92$
Bonus: 30$
Tournaments: +42.50$
Edge: 0.16

Withdrawals: 60.30$

bb/100: 6.83
hands: 20,244
played: 1,765 minutes


Random Talk

Reviewing the numbers they look a bit funny, especially as a big earner, the tournament voice, comes from the Big Bang where I got in the money in February, I have put it in the records for March as it's when it finally joined my roll from PS to FT.

Part of the money withdrawn is going into a secondary account I've created just for the poker money and that I will use for the purchase of licenses, book or whatever is required; the idea behind it is that anything that I spend on Poker must come from Poker.



The posting of the two biggest earner of the month, just for gloating.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (9 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from flopturnriver.com.

saw flop | saw showdown

SB ($4.08 )
BB ($3.02)
UTG ($6.31)
UTG+1 ($3.38 )
MP1 ($3.11)
MP2 ($4.20)
Hero (MP3) ($6.94)
CO ($4.55)
Button ($1.86)

Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 10, K
UTG bets $0.20, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 1 fold, SB calls $0.18, 1 fold

Flop: ($1.25) 8, 10, 10 (6 players)
SB checks, UTG bets $1.25, MP1 raises to $2.91 (All-In), 1 fold, Hero raises to $6.74 (All-In), 2 folds, UTG calls $4.86 (All-In)

Turn: ($16.38 ) 2 (3 players, 3 all-in)

River: ($16.38 ) J (3 players, 3 all-in)

Total pot: $16.38 | Rake: $1.09

Results below:
UTG had A, A (two pair, Aces and tens).
MP1 had K, Q (one pair, tens).
Hero had 10, K (three of a kind, tens).
Outcome: Hero won $15.29

I can't find where I reviewed originally this hand, but I remember that I just got in with KTs to see the flop, many players already and I thought was worth fishing for the flop; I was confident about UTG being on overpair, specifically on Aces or Kings, I just had no clue what MP1 was on, I think I suspected him on a flush draw, so with trips at hand I decided to shove to get UTG all-in, at least if MP managed to hit his outs I could have the side pot; works out he had even less and I grabbed the biggest earner of the year.

I think it's also the first time I've paid a full dollar in rake...


Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (7 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from flopturnriver.com.

saw flop | saw showdown

MP2 ($5.07)
CO ($2.91)

Button ($5.22)
SB ($5.7
BB ($2.42)
Hero (UTG) ($5.41)
MP1 ($3.64)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 9, 9
Hero bets $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, CO raises to $0.20, 1 fold, SB calls $0.18, BB calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10

Flop: ($1.20) 4, 4, 8 (6 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.50, MP1 calls $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, 2 folds

Turn: ($3.20) 2 (4 players)
Hero bets $0.75, MP1 calls $0.75, MP2 calls $0.75, CO calls $0.75

River: ($6.20) 9 (4 players)
Hero bets $3.96 (All-In), 1 fold, MP2 calls $3.62 (All-In), CO calls $1.46 (All-In)

Total pot: $14.90 | Rake: $0.99

Results below:
Hero had 9, 9 (full house, nines over fours).
MP2 had J, K (flush, King high).
CO had 6, 6 (two pair, sixes and fours).
Outcome: Hero won $13.91

Nothing much to say. Standard set mining with a very profitable river.