Saturday, February 28, 2009

Feb recap, sick end to month, +8.7k

Wow, that is all I can say. This is such a crazy ass game sometimes. After not being able to do shit the first week of the month, then slowly making some profit the next 2 weeks, I pretty much exploded this last week. I finished today up 1.6k giving me a weekly profit of 5.1k and pushing my Feb profit to 8.7k. These last few days I can't seem to lose, and it is def nice. Today I even went on a 11 match winning streak(mainly 110s, a couple 220s and a 330 mixed in). Here are my Feb #'s:

Heads up - $7,820
Other SNG's - ($722)
MTT's - ($270)
Cash Games - $94.25
FPP Rakeback - $1,505
Bonus - $250

Total Profit - $8,677.25

My other sng's besides heads up did not go very well as I lost over $700 in that category which was frustrating. However I only played 32 other sng's besides heads up so I'm pretty sure it was mostly all bad luck. I am a long term winner in about every kind of sng(with the exception of the double or nothings) and they are fun to play to switch it up from HU every once in a while. I took a shot at the $215 Sunday HU tourney and a $55 turbo MTT which accounts for my MTT losses. I think it was towards the middle of the month pokerstars was about to deal it's whatever billionth hand so I sat down at a few cash game tables to see if I could somehow be sitting at the table it got dealt on. No luck there but did make the $94. The 5400 pt qualifiers went extremely well this month as I cashed in 7/11 of them including my last 6 in a row.

Overall I am incredibly happy with my final #'s this month. I am proud that I was able to keep my head on straight for the most part and recover from the beginning of the month. Feb is gone, time to do it again in March. Gonna push for a 10k month, hold!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Low volume last 2 days

I think it's safe to say I've been a little on the lazy side with my poker playing the last few days. Tue and Wed I only played 30 heads up games total which wouldn't be quite so bad if I hadn't taken Fri and Sat off. I have a very good chance of missing my monthly heads up volume goal this month(625 HU games $100 and up). I'm at 498 right now. I've also played 15 $55's(14-1!!!) but I don't count those towards my volume goal. Now that I type that I'm positive I won't be playing 127 games the next 3 days. This month needs a few extra days in it. That's all right though, I went a little over last month and I'll try to play a few extra next month.

Although I just played 30 games the last 2 days I had some good success. I had a killer 20-5 record in the 110's, went 1-3 in the 220's, and 1-0 in a 330. I've never waited so long in my life to play a game as that 330. I must have sat for 15 goddamn minutes before someone played me. I almost unregistered to play a 220 or 110 just cuz i felt like actually playing, haha. I was on at a goofy time, not peak hrs or anything.

Well, it looks like this is shaping up to be a solid month considering the first week shittiness I endured. Feb profit=5.3k

Here's an article I can't believe I missed or didn't discover sooner. This dude won the spadeclub player of the year. Spadeclub is where you pay like $19.99/month to play in free rolls with like $500 prize pools and shit. I think I read somewhere he made like $1200 that yr. This dude sounds like a complete tool/dumbass. Please somebody tell me if this was found out to be a joke. I hope it's a fucking joke, lol.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I put in a solid 5 hrs today and had a pretty solid day, finishing ahead 1.1k. I'd like to see a couple more days like this before the month comes to an end. In back to back 220's i flopped top 2 against a straight and got all in and turned full houses in both matches which set the tone for a good day.

I have to stop typing stuff to people in the chat box. I've always said it's retarded to berate the bad play of others, but over the last few weeks I've caught myself doing it a few times. It's so stupid to belittle a player who is making mistakes. It's good that they make stupid plays, I certainly wouldn't want them to stop making them, I just get a bit frustrated sometimes I guess. I also have to quit responding to retards who talk shit because it can only hurt things. It's best just to concentrate on the game and not worry about what kind of stupid shit my opponent is typing. People are so funny, like in this game earlier today with blinds at 25/50 and my opponent at 1300 i jam over the top of his 3x button raise of 150 with 88 and he calls me with the 1010 and doubles up, so I'm down to 400. I come back and win 2 preflop all ins to even the stacks up. I can't remember what the hands were but I think one was a flip and the other one i was a 2:1 underdog. He types in that I'm so lucky or something. This is where I should just ignore it but I type back that he was lucky to pick up 1010 vs 88 with short stacks. He says "r u saying 1010 is not a better hand than 88". I tried explaining that it was lucky of him to pick up an overpair to my pair with such short stacks but I don't think he could wrap his little mind around that simple concept. All he knew was that he got it in with the best hand, even though if the cards had been reversed I would have won the match, unless of course he's mucking 88 when only 24 BB's deep, doubt it. People are funny like that though, for example if effective stacks are 1,000 with the bb at 100 and someone gets it in with AK vs AJ and their opponent spikes a J to take the pot they will think of themselves as getting unlucky. However if the AK holds they don't consider themselves lucky, after all they got it in with the best hand. Even though picking up AK against AJ with effective stacks of 10 bb's is very fortunate because neither player is getting away from their hand. Just like it always kind of annoys me when a complete fish with a -20% roi and losses over 40k type a bunch of shit about what a donk I am. I'm not sure why it annoys me, I think I'm just easily annoyed by ignorant people. So yeah, basically I'm saying I'm done typing back to people like that and I'm done belittling opponents play.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tough day

I dropped about a grand today, so that's no fun. However, a good portion of my games were 220's, so I'll have to get used to my bad days being a loss of more than a grand if I plan on playing those on a consistent basis. Kind of dissapointing though. I have def gotten over my discomfort of playing the 220s however, which is a very good thing. Losing a grand didn't really bother me much at all, obv I'd rather be winning but I wasn't pissed off or anything. I took Fri and Sat off so this loss wasn't offset by any wins those days or anything either.

On Fri night I went and played a home game with a few people which was kind of fun. I didn't know anyone in the game except my cousin. Just playing some small stakes and drinking some beers. It was a .25/.50 cash game. I bought in for $30(I was gonna buy in for $50 but felt kinda silly when the biggest buyin was $20) and left with $152 after about 8 hrs of playing which was a nice little bonus. One guy was kinda funny, he would buy in for like $5(10 bb's) and lose that then buy in for another $5. He must have done that until he was down like $75, lol. He would cold call opening raises of $3 then fold on the flop and complain that he could never catch a pair. One time I got in with him preflop for maybe $7 with KK and ran into his AA the board came out 58967 for a chop. He told me that he was "pretty sure" that he had me pre flop. There was the hand where the pot was about $20 on the turn and I bet this lady all in for her last $15 with an overpair to the board and they snap called me with just a flush draw and missed. She then looked saddened and said she even "felt" the flush coming, and usually she wasn't wrong when she got that feeling. As is standard with any kind of poker game one or two of these people think they are very good, (my cousin especially, lol) but are actually quite bad and have to be long term losers in the game. It's funny how poker does that to people, especially live poker when people can so easily lie to themselves about how much they are losing(unlike online where you only have to compare you deposits/cashouts to see the truth). Big losers think they are small losers, small losers think they are breakeven or even winners. Most of the players were just playing for fun though. It was kinda nice to play some poker and not have to take it seriously, might have to do it again sometime.

My profit for the month is about 3.3k right now, which is not where I would like it to be, but what can you do? This whole year has been a little dissapointing for me so far. My $/game are down from their avg. I'm avg $6/game in the 110's and $7.30/game in the 220's this year when my lifetime stats in those games are $11/game & $16/game respectively. I think it's due to just running below expectation, but if I don't show improvement in the next month or so I may have to look at my game a little closer and try to plug any leaks I may have developed.

My FPP rakeback games have kinda been saving me a little bit this month as I am 6/10 in them which is good for about 1.3k of my profits.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rolling along

The month is rolling along pretty decent right now, finished today up about $450 and since my last post I think I'm up like $300 overall. Feb profit sitting at 4.2k. It's looking like it could be a pretty solid month if things keep going decent. I won another $345 shot today, I've played 5 of them this month and am 4-1, can't complain about that at all.

Went and got my taxes taken care of the other day, and ended up owing another 4.7k :( It's nothing I wasn't expecting though, I actually thought it might be a little higher. Stupid taxes.

My computer broke down 2 days ago and was shot. The thing was like 5 yrs old and pretty outdated so it was time for a new one anyway. The one I bought is def an upgrade, plus I got a 22" monitor which is really awesome. Same bartchalker, just a little more baller now, ha. I'm not sure what my other one was, prob like 15 or 16" so I can really tell the difference and it makes playing poker much easier. I can especially tell the difference when I 2 table. Unbelievable how much easier it is when both tables are a decent size, instead of having to lean forward with my face 3 inches from the monitor to see what's going on in both the games. Not sure how much 2 tabling I'll do, but I'll def be more effective at it now.

I guess that's all I got for now, will update again in a day or 3. See ya.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Halfway through Feb

I've been doing pretty well since my last post and I've recovered rather nicely from my breakeven/losing streak from the first 8 or 9 days of Feb. Since my last post I've only had 1 losing day of $650, the rest were winning days with a couple of them being 1k+. My Feb profit is at about 3.9k. I kinda got myself worked up over nothing with the slow start to the month. I always do that shit for some reason. If I lose or breakeven for a couple days I'm fine but once it stretches into a week or so I kinda get stupid. Just the way I am though I think, next time it happens I'll prob be the same way.

I played the $215 HU tourney today for the 4th time in my life and am now 0/4 as far as cashing in it goes. I was lucky enough to get a 1st round bye into the round of 256. I won my first match mainly because of a tough all in I called to pick off a bluff. Then in my 2nd match I was lucky enough to be paired with a player who wasn't very good. I worked them down to about 900 before getting it in preflop with JJ vs 55 and thought I was on my way to my first ever cash in the tourney, but a 5 on the turn dashed those hopes. I was down to 800 after a check raise bluff went wrong and got it in with A9 vs 77 and watched him hit another 7 on the flop to end me. Ugh.

Other than that tourney everything else today went very well and i finished up about 1.1k. The biggest reason was 2 shots I took in the $345. I was able to win them both. The 2nd game I even got crippled to 120 at 50/100, but came back to win it. It always feels nice when you kinda write a game off as a loss mentally then end up winning it. It's been awhile since I've done that to somebody, seems I've been on the receiving end of those the last few times.

Saw the Friday the 13th remake the night it opened. I think they did a pretty decent job of remaking it. Nothing incredibly special, but I would recommend it to anyone who likes horror movies. I watched Casino today and that movie just gets better every time I watch it. A classic. It's amazing how many F bombs can get dropped in 180 min too, haha.

Below is my graph for the month so far(off by $200)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Big day......finally

I said I was going to take monday off and I kinda did.....I played for like an hour and lost $100 or something. Tuesday I busted out for a big day of +$1,506 which was just what the doctor ordered. Maybe that day off did my mind some good? I felt I was playing very sharply and my reads were good. I bluffed off my stack in about 3 matches, which always kind of makes me feel like a moron, but I think they were good plays(for the most part) and at the time had reason to believe they would work. It sure was nice in some of my games when I have them down to 750 or so at 25/50 and get it in with 33 vs A8 or a simalar situation and acutally win to end the match and not have to start over with even stacks. Very nice. Let's get some positive variance up in this bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

+$500, back to even for Feb

I ended up finishing ahead exactly $500 yesterday making me down a whopping $9.90 for Feb. Basically even. It feels really good to be back to even and hopefully my stats start going in the right direction. UP! I finished with 3 straight W's in the 230's to pull me out of the hole. Earlier in the day I took a crack at a $345 and won that as well which was helpful. Towards the end of my session, I had a brutal misclick in a 9 man $60 where I 3bet to 900 preflop with 7 10 after villain 3x to 450 from MP. Villain smooth called and I jammed my last 400 on Jxx flop and villain had JQ, lol. I run so bad with misclicks. I remember one a while back in a 9 handed game where I limp AA UTG off a 15 BB stack or so, another guy limps behind and button shoves all in, folds to me so obv I fold. HA.

I decided to take today off of playing. I've been putting in quite a few hours playing the last few days and I can feel the burnout coming. I'll get back into the swing tomorrow being even on the month and be ready to grind. It's time for a little break anyways, I've had such horrible luck this last week that it's getting to the point where every little thing that goes wrong in each game just pisses me off too much. It's hard to play good poker when you are pissed off like that. It seemed like yesterday I'd even get mad if I checked down K high and lost to A high in an unraised pot. Ridiculous. Usually just taking a single day off can make a world of difference for my attitude, maybe I should have done this a little sooner.

I feel I've been putting too much pressure on myself to make money since 09 started. I think the reason for this is that 100k goal I made. I am putting way too much emphasis on this monetary target. There is still a good chance I can reach that goal, it's so early in the year but if I don't get there I don't care. I'll be more than happy with another 75k year. Even if I make less than that, that's all right. The 100k is def still my goal, but I'm not going to put so much pressure on myself to get there that it makes it no fun to play. The reason I originally started doing this for a living is because I could make more money than my other job, but also because I really love playing and enjoy the freedom it gives me. This is the best job I've ever had and I love everything about it. The competition, the rush, the mental stimulation, hell even the occasional chatbox smack talk. There is no telling if poker will be nearly as profitable an occupation in 5 yrs so I might as well enjoy it, and not get so obsessed with how much money I am making/not making. The truth is that even if I was offered a "normal" job that would pay me 200k/yr in 09 I would not take it because I like what I do now too much.

That's that, no more pressure on myself to make x amount of dollars/month. Just play my A game at all times and enjoy the game, the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

up and down day

Yesterday was kind of a nutty day. I ended up putting in about 7 hrs of playing, which is quite a bit for me in a single day. I'm just trying to get out of this funk. I was up as much as $500 for the day and down as much as $700 at one point but ended the day with a profit of about $50, so pretty much breaking even. I'll say I played OK, started off playing my A game but overall probably about a B game. Played pretty badly in one or two for sure. I hate to keep preaching about these bad beats I'm taking, but it's getting ridiculous. I've had streaks of breaking even/losing money like this obv but not with the amount of just crazy beats. I lost one yesterday where I had 33 on a 853 rainbow board against villains 89. Turn 8 river 5. I've never lost so many hands in such a short period of time where I am a 80% or higher favorite when the chips go in. Also, quite a few where I'm like 90% and up, just crazy.

However I know streaks like this will be offset by streaks where I run very well.....hopefully one of those streaks will come along soon.

Happy grinding peeps

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Brownies are great

No, for real though. They are awesome.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Trying to grind back to even

Well since my last post i'm up about 1k making me -$500 for Feb, so getting close to even. I've def had streaks like this before but I think it being at the beg of the month has made it more bothersome to me, and it shouldn't matter. It's just another 5 day period, it just so happens the downswing is hitting in the beginning of the month. Today I experienced some more brutal beats, the following being the funniest:

PokerStars Game #24658434706: Tournament #138979782, $220+$10 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2009/02/06 14:26:32 ET
Table '138979782 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: bartchalker (1190 in chips)
Seat 2: villain (1810 in chips)
villain: posts small blind 10
bartchalker: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [Th Td]
villain: calls 10
bartchalker: raises 80 to 100
villain: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [6s 2s 4c]
bartchalker: bets 200
villain: calls 200
*** TURN *** [6s 2s 4c] [6h]
bartchalker: bets 500
villain: raises 1010 to 1510 and is all-in
bartchalker: calls 390 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (620) returned to fonda1
*** RIVER *** [6s 2s 4c 6h] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bartchalker: shows [Th Td] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
villain: shows [Tc As] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
villain collected 2380 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2380 | Rake 0
Board [6s 2s 4c 6h Ad]
Seat 1: bartchalker (big blind) showed [Th Td] and lost with two pair, Tens and Sixes
Seat 2: villain (button) (small blind) showed [Tc As] and won (2380) with two pair, Aces and Sixes

Villain was a massive massive calling station so i raised big and bet for value the whole way and it worked, result was def not what I was looking for though. Seems alot of the $200's have been like that for me this month, crushing beats. This next one is quite funny also from a 100 double or nothing:

PokerStars Game #24661120476: Tournament #138986906, $100+$4 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2009/02/06 15:55:36 ET
Table '138986906 1' 10-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: aaja99 (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: bigwagner (1490 in chips)
Seat 3: PMK2MJD (1470 in chips)
Seat 4: pokerprolabs (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: Fordy1979 (1510 in chips)
Seat 6: bartchalker (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: grosjeangros (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: SirSpewsALot (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: PowellJam (1500 in chips)
Seat 10: dgray75 (1530 in chips)
Fordy1979: posts small blind 10
bartchalker: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [Ad As]
grosjeangros: calls 20
SirSpewsALot: folds
PowellJam: folds
dgray75: calls 20
aaja99: folds
bigwagner: folds
PMK2MJD: folds
pokerprolabs: calls 20
Fordy1979: folds
bartchalker: raises 140 to 160
grosjeangros: calls 140
dgray75: calls 140
pokerprolabs: folds
*** FLOP *** [Kh 8h Ts]
bartchalker: bets 550
grosjeangros: calls 550
dgray75: folds
*** TURN *** [Kh 8h Ts] [5d]
bartchalker: bets 790 and is all-in
grosjeangros: calls 790 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Kh 8h Ts 5d] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bartchalker: shows [Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
grosjeangros: shows [9d Th] (three of a kind, Tens)
grosjeangros collected 3190 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3190 | Rake 0
Board [Kh 8h Ts 5d Tc]
Seat 1: aaja99 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: bigwagner folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: PMK2MJD folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: pokerprolabs (button) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Fordy1979 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: bartchalker (big blind) showed [Ad As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 7: grosjeangros showed [9d Th] and won (3190) with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 8: SirSpewsALot folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: PowellJam folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 10: dgray75 folded on the Flop

Once again, morons at the table so I raise big for value and to discourage set miners, shitty river, lol. But today was different in that I experienced a few "good" beats also. I don't wanna go looking for the HH but the ones that come to mind are JJ beating QQ all in pre, 66 on a 336Jx baord against J3, 64 of spades flopping a flush on a Q7x board against Q7......and holding!!! Nice!!! So hopefully the tide is starting to turn and maybe in the next day or two I can be back in the black baby.

I had some dude who was a very slight winner try to lecture me about how badly I play small pairs or some shit after I spanked him. Spanked that fucker right on his ass I did. Beat it buddy or I'll come spank your whole goddamn family. HA. I love it when people with a 3% ROI feel the need to lecture me on how badly I play, it's even better though when it comes from a total fishbowl, that always cracks me up. I like to ask them how much they charge for lessons, and if they can teach me to play as well as them.

Annnnyyyyywaaaayyyssss, I'm out this biatch.

Mr Baller bartchalker

Thursday, February 5, 2009

sigh, just won't stop

Blah, down about 1.5k in Feb

PokerStars Game #24616868439: Tournament #138714443, $220+$10 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level III (25/50) - 2009/02/05 9:59:22 ET
Table '138714443 1' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: bartchalker (1355 in chips)
Seat 2: villain (1645 in chips)
bartchalker: posts small blind 25
villain: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [As Jd]
bartchalker: raises 100 to 150
villain: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Jh 9s 9d]
villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 200
villain: calls 200
*** TURN *** [Jh 9s 9d] [Th]
villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 1005 and is all-in
villain: calls 1005
*** RIVER *** [Jh 9s 9d Th] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
villain: shows [4d 4s] (a full house, Fours full of Nines)
bartchalker: shows [As Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
villain collected 2710 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2710 | Rake 0
Board [Jh 9s 9d Th 4c]
Seat 1: bartchalker (button) (small blind) showed [As Jd] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines
Seat 2: villain (big blind) showed [4d 4s] and won (2710) with a full house, Fours full of Nines

PokerStars Game #24617335382: Tournament #138719507, $220+$10 Hold'em No Limit - Match Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2009/02/05 10:19:18 ET
Table '138719507 1' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: villain (1420 in chips)
Seat 2: bartchalker (1580 in chips)
bartchalker: posts small blind 10
villain: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bartchalker [As 9d]
bartchalker: raises 40 to 60
villain: raises 40 to 100
bartchalker: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2c 9c 3h]
villain: bets 100
bartchalker: raises 260 to 360
villain: calls 260
*** TURN *** [2c 9c 3h] [5h]
villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 560
villain: calls 560
*** RIVER *** [2c 9c 3h 5h] [Ah]
villain: checks
bartchalker: bets 560 and is all-in
villain: calls 400 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (160) returned to bartchalker
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bartchalker: shows [As 9d] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
villain: shows [9h Kh] (a flush, Ace high)
villain collected 2840 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2840 | Rake 0
Board [2c 9c 3h 5h Ah]
Seat 1: villain (big blind) showed [9h Kh] and won (2840) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 2: bartchalker (button) (small blind) showed [As 9d] and lost with two pair, Aces and Nines

Slow start to Feb

Feb has started out pretty slow. I worked my way into a 1k hole within the first few days, then worked out of it to close to even, then fell back down. As of right now I am about $800 down for month. I just can't seem to stop running below expectation, I just seem to keep getting drawn out on at a higher frequency then the odds dictate for the last month or so. Shit, it's pissing me off. My last 3 games I played before posting this(all $230's too) go like this:

First one I call raise with KQ flop K79, w/2 spades, villain has 79. I get stacked. I check raised flop and got jammed on, hard to get away even at 10/20 level, + villain was a total idiot

2nd game(against same guy) I raise AQ 4x to 80 pre he overbet jams all in for 1300 I call, villain shows A2 and spikes a 2 on river.

3rd game(different player) 15/30 level they min raise to 60 i 3bet to 180 with AA flop 45Q i bet 225 they call turn 6 i bet like 600 they move in for 700 or so total and show 66 for a turned set. I still have 400 left make a comeback, then at 50/100 i get it in for my 1200 stack with 1010 against 55 and they spike a 5 on the flop.

I mean just standard beats/coolers, everyone has a million of these they could share but this shit has been hammering me for a while now. It always seems also that when i get coolered it's against the shittiest players. Come on, cooler me against the better players, but let me have a shot against the shit ones!!! I just seem to be in that stage where when you're in with say JJ against 99 you don't feel like you're 80/20, you feel it's more 50/50, and when its JJ against AK you don't feel 50/50, you feel 20/80. Everyone has been there.

The good thing is I have kept my cool for the most part(kind of, it hasn't affected my playing much anyways, maybe just a little in a few games) and it's early in the month. $800 is nothing, I'll comeback and hopefully have another solid month.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

January Recap

Jan def had its frustrations(the main part being a 12 day breakeven streak) but I finished strong and had a decent month. I'm not going to post my sharkscope #'s since they are off in a few places(due to chopping/sharkscope missed games). Speaking of chopping, the last 5 times I've chopped a match and flipped for rake I've lost...?! Stupid. Anyways below are my #'s....

HU SNG's - +$4,534..62
Other SNG's - +$296
Cash Games - +$162.25
FPP Rakeback - +$860
Bonus - $150

Total Profit= $6,002.87

I never thought I would reach a point in my poker career where I was dissapointed with a 6k month, but with the amount of volume I put in this month I feel I could have easily made 10k. Last month may have spoiled me a bit, being that it was the least amount of volume I'd ever put in in terms of hours played(86 hours) but was my most profitable month(9.5k). Then I have this month where I put in my 2nd highest hourly month(142.5 hrs played). If I could have done as well as last month I'd be looking at a 14-15k month. But last month I ran like a superhero and this month I ran like dirt so that's that. It'll all even out.

I'm gonna get ready for some superbowl action, just wanted to throw out my monthly recap for you bitches. :)

Superbowl Prediction: Steelers 20 Cardinals 17

I will be putting down a bet on the cardinals(+7). GO!!!!!

your buddy