It been a while since I last posted and I'm not yet fully back to blogging. I've been really busy decorating, job hunting and organising my wedding, stag and honeymoon.
I have been trying to get a few hands in and recover after my worst month ever last month. I have had soooooo many interesting hands histories to post but haven't had the chance yet. I will try and post some soon.
I am feeling pretty bruised and battered from this month's battles on the felt. As it stands I am over $2k down and have almost no chance to get back to even as I only have cash online for 25/50.
I will however attempt a challenge and that is to not have my worst month ever in almost 9 years of playing poker. To do this I have to win around $800 in 5 days. Considering that I am losing $$$ almost everyday this will be very hard.
I have hardly played poker in the last 2 months as I have been busy with job hunting and exam work.
I have just started putting in a little more volume this last week or so. Things are not going too well.
After I blew $25k on a shiny piece of metal I decided to cash out some of my roll. I didn't really need to do this as my life roll is very healthy but I felt a lot better for doing so.
I had around $10k online iirc. I left myself with around $3.5k and started a new aggressive bankroll strategy. I started using a 40/25 system. This would in theory allow me to move up at a rate at which I have never done so before, if I could win :). It started well, I got up to $4.2k and insta added NL100. I was also mixing in 6m with FR.
I then lost over $1k in a day at NL100 6m and then continued to lose at both formats and at NL25, NL50 and NL100. I soon found myself staring at my Stars cashier with a not so sexy $1.8k roll :((
When you have say $10k and you drop $2k or $3k its no biggie and you can comfortable keep calm and carry on. When you are on a tight roll you can start to get nervous and that's how I felt. I love the upswings with an aggressive approach but I found it tough during the downswing. For this reason I will build my roll again to a healthy level and scrap the 40/25 system and just add levels when I am ready.
I haven't put a cent into poker in almost 4 years and I like that stat so I will continue to build organically at NL25/50. I'm in need of one of those $1.6k FPP cash bonuses but I am mile away from it and it takes longer when your not playing NL100.
As a recreational I ain't too bothered with a slower growth as most of my time is now spent doing other things.
With regard to the job hunt I am in new territory in terms of applications. Previously I have been in the job market on many occasions and I never had to make more than 20 applications before having lots of interviews and then getting job offers. This time I have just passed 250 applications which is just huge and it has resulted in only 3 interviews and no job. There was a really good role 2 weeks ago where I made the last 2 out of 110 people and had to prepare a detailed presentation but annoyingly came second. I will continue the grind...!!!