I absolutely love my foreshadowing skills. So 24 hours ago on my last post I wrote, "...because tomorrow the graph can easily be inverted and I'll be -10k at the end. It's the nature of the beast!" Well lo and behold, I had the worst poker day of my career today. After 488 SNGs, and a record (for me) 35,167 VPPs, I was -$17,511 in a session that included an unrelenting 21k downswing from my peak. Guess I should have stopped at game 50 hehe. This is easily the most I've ever lost in a day, but I feel surprisingly good for having lost that much. To be honest I was so busy with games that I just didn't realize I was down this much. I accept the responsibility that comes with playing as many games as I am, especially with no table selection. This combination is a surefire recipe for swimgaments no doubt.
I just could not win at any buy-in today - I was -$3000 in 100s, -$4700 in 200s, -$4000 in 300s, and -$7300 in 500s and above; pretty crazy day. For people who always want to know what bankroll you should have for SNGs, my results today pretty much indicate that you will lose 30 buyins in a day snap-easy. It even looks like I lost every SNG from game #190 to #225. 35 straight games without a cash, that's definitely possible, unfortunately.
Here's a graph of the fun today :) Not very swingy, just.. down.
Oh, here are a couple of actual live action shots of me playing haha. A friend of mine took it while I was winding down my session (only ~15 tables) . As you can see, I have 2 monitors (30" and 20"), but I only really use the 30". iTunes is the only thing on the smaller screen. The picture also kinda shows how I arrange my tables. It starts with a cascade, but I drag the important/high-stakes tables to the lower-left corner and semi-important ones off to the right (like tables that are heads up or 6max bubbles). Enjoy!
Hopefully tomorrow I will run a bit better. Time to foreshadow tomorrow's success: I will be +10k by the end.
Overdue (but brief!) update...
1 month ago