This is probably the first time I’ve ever been excited reporting poker news. I think its simply because I can start to see some of the time and work pay off to some degree.
Let me offer a little background for those who haven’t been following my sporadic and disappointing attempts at blogging. I was primarily a lowstakes, halftime sng grinder with good but not great results and have since moved to lowstakes mtt's (just 180's for now) with encouraging results. May was the first month I was to take the 180's seriously.... Below is my report.
My May goals were a bit ambitious given my work situation. According to my 2+2 goals post I wanted to: 1200 games..
Not neglect other duties
I find it amusing that I did not accomplish even one my goals but am still pleased with the month overall. With only 355 games for the month of May under my belt I managed to have my best money month ever.
With these results in mind and playing m-f from 5-10PM I decided that the next step towards increased profitability would be to up my hours by having both a session in the morning and one in the afternoon. I currently work for the university for 5 hours a day 11:30-4:30. If I want to play poker, keep a job, and have any social life at all I can only put in one session a day during the 5-10PM timeslot. Looking at this situation critically I then decided to give my boss my two weeks and eliminate the troublespot in my schedule. It simply is not worth my time in light of possible anticipated earnings
This is a scary step for me
But I want to give poker my best… I’ve been learning to trust myself and it has payed off so I want to see where this will take me. I will still have plenty of great references and a pretty damn nice resume to back me up if I do need to return to the workforce.
Ive spent roughly 2-3 years playing sng’s and eeking out some profit… I found out that in two months playing 180’s I’ve made more profit than I’ve EVER made from sng’s… I don’t know is that is a brag or beat….
For an added bonus… when I was checking for my stats this morning I found my name had one of those Sharkscope star things!!!
I am ranked 17 in any game>3 table $2.50-$5.00 total profit leaderboard… WOOT!
Hoping for a good June…