Last night wasn't much fun at the virtual felt.I managed to play twelve more $22's and didn't cash in any of them,running into beats and coolers at every turn.I checked Pokertracker and I've played just under 700 sng's at Party over the last five months,making about $550 profit.I've never been a high volume grinder, but I did at least manage about 300-400 games per month previously and if I want to continue to make decent hobby money from the game I'll need to put in the hours.I've probably made more money over the last five months due to the Pound dropping in value against the Dollar than I have actually playing.
I have played over 12 days worth of 10 minute Teamdeath matches online at Modern Warfare 2 and certainly for the first few months after my accident I probably wasn't mentally strong enough to play good poker.I may have made $550 at Party, however I've still lost about 20 buy-ins over the last few weeks and I need to just ride it out and hopefully bag a few wins to get back on track.
Real grinders play dozens of sets of twelve games per day and probably wouldn't even blink at one cashless run.When it is only a hobby it's harder to find the motivation to play when running poorly and playing less games has made me more mentally rusty when it comes to just gritting my teeth and playing through bad beats and coolers.Time to stop being a pussy,man up and start putting in more volume!
Here's a hand from last night which did make me smile.The hand replayer didn't work but it's such a good lesson on how to knock out five players at once I thought it was worth posting anyway...
***** Hand History for Game 9083030691 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $22 USD Buy-in Trny: 51260469 Level: 3 Blinds(50/100) - Thursday, April 01, 23:23:53 BST 2010
Table Speed #1330314 (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of players : 10/10
Seat 3: AKQBT ( 1,690 )
Seat 8: Bobbes22 ( 3,970 )
Seat 5: Bouncing666 ( 430 )
Seat 1: Have_to_win ( 2,850 )
Seat 4: Zootycoon2 ( 960 )
Seat 10: bumbleberry ( 3,970 )
Seat 2: derSinnes ( 2,500 )
Seat 9: hertogjaap ( 250 )
Seat 6: Hero ( 1,910 )
Seat 7: wolffish11 ( 1,470 )
Trny: 51260469 Level: 3
** Dealing down cards **
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ 7h 5s ]
Zootycoon2 raises 
Bouncing666 is all-In 
wolffish11 calls 
Bobbes22 calls 
hertogjaap is all-In 
AKQBT is all-In [1,590]
Zootycoon2 is all-In 
wolffish11 is all-In [1,040]
Bobbes22 calls [1,260]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jh, 6d, 8s ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Ad ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2s ]
Zootycoon2 shows [ Ks, Js ]a pair of Jacks with King kicker.
Bouncing666 shows [ Td, Jd ]a pair of Jacks.
wolffish11 shows [ Qc, Kc ]high card Ace.
Bobbes22 shows [ Jc, Ac ]two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
hertogjaap shows [ 9h, 8d ]a pair of Eights.
AKQBT shows [ Ah, Kh ]a pair of Aces.
Bobbes22 wins 440 chips from the side pot 4 with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
Bobbes22 wins 1,530 chips from the side pot 3 with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
Bobbes22 wins 2,120 chips from the side pot 2 with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
Bobbes22 wins 900 chips from the side pot 1 with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
Bobbes22 wins 1,550 chips from the main pot with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
hertogjaap finished in 10 place.
Bouncing666 finished in 9 place.
Zootycoon2 finished in 8 place.
wolffish11 finished in 7 place.
AKQBT finished in 6 place.