Hi all. This is my second goals thread. My previous thread was from a few years ago and the title, "Goal: to become a 2/5 player" betrayed a bit of ignorance at my part about 1/2 vs 2/5, bankroll for someone with a full-time job, etc.
Towards the end of the thread, I moved to Boston, where there aren't many games available (I don't own a car as I live in the city, so hard to get to NH), so I closed it down. My $$ results were as follows:
Overall: 517.5 hours, +$10,230 (excluding $4k jackpot table share), $19.77/hour
2/5: +$7,335 over 206.5 hours. $35.52/hour
1/2, 1/3 etc.: +$2,895 over 311 hours. $9.31/hour
Disclaimer: I don't read too much into the hourly figures due to sample size, but I feel like they are likely representitive of my skill level. I am confident I am a winning player, but don't think I am a crusher of any sort. Still have a lot of leaks to plug.Fast forward to today:
I ran pretty well in cash in 2017 and 2018, but did not play a whole lot. I also didn't track results, but would guess I won 6-7k in cash games over ~150 hours, about half of which was 2/5, but lost most of it firing at 1.5k tourneys at WSOP as well as another $1k elsewhere.
This year, with the impending June opening of the Encore in Boston, I am looking to start putting in significant volume live again. The first six months of this year, I want to focus on studying and making weekend trips to play live when I am able (main hurdles are long term GF and work). The second half of the year, I want to continue to focus on study, but also have much bigger live volume goals.2019 Goals
The purpose of this thread is to keep me motivated and to remind myself of the goals I set out at the start of the year. Putting it out there where others can read it is a good way to keep myself honest. My goals are as follows:January - June
-Play online 5 hrs/week. I am on BetOnline and will play microstakes primarily to generate hand histories to help me with my study
-Study 10 hrs/week. This includes podcasts, reading/posting on the forums, and reviewing my own hand histories from online play. I like to walk through my hands with Equilab open and perform a detailed range analysis to help me with balancing out my play.
-Live play: make one trip per month somewhere to play poker. Current plan is St. Louis in Jan, Springfield, MA in Feb, ??? in Mar, Austin in April, ?? in May/June.July - December
-Play online just enough to generate enough hands to study
-Study 5 hrs/week
-Live play: 15 hours/weekOverall goals + One longer term financial goal
-Start writing down more hands from my live sessions. I used to do this, but haven't been doing it over the last few years as I've only played here and there for fun and not been spending as much time studying.
-Track financial results again
-Assuming I am able to make a profit over the course of the next 1.5 years, I want to take the first $10k I make and fire at the WSOP Main Event in 2020.
Happy New Year, all!