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#1 iggymcfly

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:27 PM

I know we already have a 2007 goals thread, but we need a new monthly goals thread too. Also, if we're going to put our goals in before the month starts, we should probably do it before New Year's Eve when everyone's going to be out drinking. And of course it's fun to be the thread starter.Anyway, my January goals:1. Put in 15,000 hands 2-tabling LHE online.I only put in about 10,000 hands this month and I kinda feel like a layabout, but when I put in 20,000 in November, I got sloppy and almost lost my bankroll. I think 15,000's a happy medium. I know to a lot of people it seems like I'm not even really a professional poker player if I play this little, but the fact of the matter is that for me personally, I think this numbe of hands is more effective for me.2. Rebuild my bankroll to $27,000Yeah, it's a little on the ambitious side, but I went from $900 to $12,000 in December so the January step should be easier. Plus, I'll feel a lot better about my whole November meltdown once I regain the entirety of the money that I lost. $15,000's a pretty reasonable monetary goal too if I'm putting in the majority of my hands at 20/40. I have been hammering those games for the most part.3. Keep my live play losses under $1,000This has turned into a huge leak for me. I'm in the habit of not taking it seriously, and I regularly make terrible peels playing PLO and stuff. I even did a couple $300 Shanghais the other day. If I'm going to play live, I need to treat it like real poker, even if I'm playing a little smaller and the hands come out interminably slow. This $1,000 figure applies to local play only as if I go to Vegas, it's different and interesting enough that I expect to play well there anyway.
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#2 MasterLJ

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 05:50 PM

I made like $2k in December. Will be more like $2.5k if I count the rakeback I earned.I am seriously thinking about switching to 6-max, I think I have all the tools necessary. I'd like to pull $3k in January and hit around $700 in rakeback.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 05:54 PM

View PostMasterLJ, on Saturday, December 30th, 2006, 8:50 PM, said:

I made like $2k in December. Will be more like $2.5k if I count the rakeback I earned.I am seriously thinking about switching to 6-max, I think I have all the tools necessary. I'd like to pull $3k in January and hit around $700 in rakeback.
You will make a ton more RB at 6-max, fwiw.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:24 PM

View PostZach6668, on Saturday, December 30th, 2006, 8:54 PM, said:

You will make a ton more RB and BB/100 at 6-max, fwiw.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:05 PM

Dec goals/results$6,000 ... actual, $5,10020k hands ... actual, 29k handsGot raped over the past week. But still came close to my expectations.January is my first "full" month since June. Im setting the bar low because i willbe playing lower than i anticipated due to previously mentioned rape.And the dollar amount is lower because AP changed their bonus structure.50k hands, and $12,000.Which translates to about 1.5BB/100 at 3/6 and 5/10, even mix.This will require about 30 hours a week of play.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 11:37 PM

After bleeding money for about the first half of December, I managed to make a nice little rally in about a week and a half, then barely played over the last 5-6 days because of Christmas and such. I ended up winning like $250 or so including rakeback in December. In January I'd like to play at least 5k hands, a mix of 1/2 6-max and 2/4 FR LHE. I'd like to qualify for FullTilt's Silver Freeroll (I qualified for Bronze this month and could have made silver if I hadn't essentially taken a week off for a Christmas trip). If I can pull off the above, I ought to pull in something like $150-$200 in rakeback and maybe $300-$400 in winnings.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:06 AM

At the beginning of December, I wasn't sure whether I could beat my November results, but I ended up blowing them out of the water...running well in cash combined with the hot MTT run I figured I'd need. I did actually play one uneventful session of 5/10 NL. Overall, second best month I've ever had.In January, I don't anticipate having to cash out any money, so I'd like to keep rolling along. I feel like my MTT game is as good as it's ever been, so I'm going to cautiously predict at least a couple big cashes. I haven't really played much cash lately, but I'm looking forward to branching out into some other games. If I hit a rough stretch, I'm prepared to get back into 2/3 NLHE...but I'd certainly like to start getting into 3/6 and 5/10. If I really feel like stressing/challenging myself, I'll jump back on the SHLHE wagon.On a forum related note, I want to get back into the habit of posting hands...not necessarily for my benefit, but for the benefit of discussion.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:11 AM

I had a $4000 month in december even though I've only been playing since 10 days ago. Anyways in january I won't get much time to play so anywhere around $1000 would be nice. My goal for December was to make $1200, but I've been playing a ton in the holidays so I've far exceded that amount.Gl in January and 2007 everyone! :club:
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:10 AM

View Postiggymcfly, on Saturday, December 30th, 2006, 5:27 PM, said:

2. Rebuild my bankroll to $27,000Yeah, it's a little on the ambitious side, but I went from $900 to $12,000 in December so the January step should be easier. Plus, I'll feel a lot better about my whole November meltdown once I regain the entirety of the money that I lost. $15,000's a pretty reasonable monetary goal too if I'm putting in the majority of my hands at 20/40. I have been hammering those games for the most part.
Might have to recalibrate my monetary goal, as I briefly got back to $27,000 in December. Am now at $26,000 as I quit for the morning.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:39 AM

Dec was prob my best month ever to date. I've been working in 1 200NL table with my normal 100NL games and been doing ok. If I can keep my hot steak running into Jan that'd be real nice. Jan Goals: 1. Earn $1,400 in bonus money plus cash results2. Continue to try and play in a $200 NL game when I'm playing my $100 games3. Improve tourney gameGL this next year fellas.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:04 AM

View Postkkot, on Friday, December 1st, 2006, 7:18 PM, said:

I just want to have a winning month.
Done. And I think it is largely because of Actuary, Zach the couple others posting in Micro Strat. It really got me thinking again. I went from about $150 to $660.13 in December.-----------------------------------For January, I want to play at least 10k hands and get my roll up to $1200. I would like to keep taking the occasional shot at 2/4.I have to stop bleeding money away in tournaments.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:18 AM

View Postiggymcfly, on Sunday, December 31st, 2006, 7:10 AM, said:

Might have to recalibrate my monetary goal, as I briefly got back to $27,000 in December. Am now at $26,000 as I quit for the morning.
Wow, very nice! Any Explanation?Edit: You posted it in Dec. goals. Very nice job.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:03 PM

Didn't exactly meet my December goals, but basically I wanted to get in about 20K hands in the week I had off, and did play about that. Ran around 1bb/100 with efficient bonus-whoring, so made about as much money as I was hoping too.Secretly, I wanted to make a few hundred live, since i played a few 10/20 sessions. ran terribly and lost about $1000, and only broke about even in other games thanks to NL losses, but got some of it back with a tourney win.Overall, did about what I wanted.January I have almost no goals. Just put in some hours when I get the chance. I'm starting a full-time job, and have a lot of studying to do, so poker-wise, I just want to get in some hands when I'm otherwise non-busy, and not waste the time.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:16 PM

Results:Absolute:----- $2476 (+269)Bodog: ----- $1288 (-78)Pokerstars:--- $388 (-111)Another frustrating month at Bodog (50NL). I'm making too many bad river calls, it needs to stop.I can't win a pot at Pokerstars 1/2 HORSE or Stud8. Drop 40BB more and I'm moving down to .50/1.00, which seems inevitable at this point.I just want to have 1 freaking winning month at Stars. And clear my $150 bonus before I go broke :club: .
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:42 PM

View Postdreamcrusher28, on Sunday, December 31st, 2006, 4:16 PM, said:

efwgsdg
Are YOU Kenny Banya?
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:15 PM

View PostZach6668, on Sunday, December 31st, 2006, 4:42 PM, said:

Are YOU Kenny Banya?
Uh....what?And whats efgwdgs??
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 06:32 PM

Real blah month of december. Was up 30k+ at one point didnt end anywhere near there though.For january I plan to rebuild from 5k with a mix of .5/1 and 1/2 nl. Hopefully make in the 10-20k range.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 06:32 PM

View Postdreamcrusher28, on Sunday, December 31st, 2006, 8:15 PM, said:

Uh....what?And whats efgwdgs??
I'll take that as a no. Some 3/6 player on AP by that name says he's an FCPer but won't tell me his FCP name.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:12 PM

View PostZach6668, on Sunday, December 31st, 2006, 9:32 PM, said:

I'll take that as a no. Some 3/6 player on AP by that name says he's an FCPer but won't tell me his FCP name.
No, I'm Draco Malfoy and mostly play LO8,Stud8, and PLO. I play 1/2 LHE once in a blue moon, when I'm in the mood to battle nits for $7 pots. :club:
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:35 PM

December: Was a swingy month...turned 50 into 200 then back down to 20 and gonna end up at 200 again with about 50 bucks in rakeback so it was a decent month...It had so much potential for a huge month but cards didnt cooperateedit: Forgot about JanuaryWell I start workin in the real world as of January 8 so I am not sure how much poker I will be able to get in. Hopin to get about 5000 hands in at various games and that would be a good month
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