so i've spent the last couple of days in the think tank, where am I going wrong? how can I be such an erratic player? take a look at my graph, its a mess!!
looking at this kind of thing in my old mindset I would say to myself i'm a winning player i just have tilt issues - this is bullshit! my game has gotten worse over the last year, i'm break even over the last two months and about $200 down overall (excluding Omaha, i dont want to mention Omaha!)
i spend a fair bit of time playing poker as a hobby and I need to make sure its worthwhile, i dont want to make millions, I want to make enough to justify the time spend away from the wife and kinds, the time spent away from mates and other hobbys etc.
so what i've decided is to give it to the end of the year, i'm not setting a profit target, i'm setting a $ per hour target.
by December 31st 2010 I want to have earnt $6 an hour including rakeback
the sick thing is even with $0 table profits my $383 rakeback & tourney profit means I currently have earnt $4.97 an hour!!
maybe I should revise a higher target?
to achieve this I need to work on my game, both poker wise and mental wise
poker wise I need to study my stats, watch training vids, read articles and post hands on forums
mental wise I need to work on game selection, play when i'm not feeling tired or distracted, stop playing when i feel tilted etc
I'm going to use this blog as a notepad, the side columns will have room for me to make notes on things i think will improve my game, i'm also going to add in more things to monitor my game graphs etc.
if i put all this work in then i should suceed.