So a quick update on my progress.
Poker and the challenge I gave myself this year is not going so well.
The first week went great and according to plan. I started with 500$, part of the challenge, and quickly got it up to 700$ in the first 7 days.
I took some shots at the higher levels. It’s important that I move up as fast as possible to the 2$-4$ level. Mainly because of the rake in the limit games.
I played pretty good in these games and know I can be a winner in them. I got a bit unlucky in the flop games and had to move down again to the 1$-2$ level. This is where things started to get ugly.
I could not put in a winning session. I lost more than 200$ playing at 6a.m. in the morning before going to work, which obviously does not work and I quickly stopped playing when I just woke up.
My bankroll now is 250$. Obviously not a disaster but I’m forced to move down to the .50c-1$ games for a little while. If I want this challenge to succeed I really have to get to the 2$-4$ level as fast as possible.
I decided to put in less hours of playing this week but more hours of studying my game.
So not the best start of the year.
But that’s poker, it involves a lot of swings, specially when you’re playing limit games and not being specialised in any of them.
I have to be disciplined and only play when I feel can at least play my B game. Winning 10k$ in poker is not the hard part, it’s winning them playing the 8-game mix that’s hard.
Something I have to keep remembering myself:
Think of poker as a continual, lifelong game. Your goal in this game is to make money in the long-term. If you’re a winning player, you can attain this goal.