So the fact that I’m typing a blog now, means that I’m actually going to blog my poker year. I’m not sure if it’s wise, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I can always quit if I don’t feel like doing it anymore.
New Years Eve was a blast. A friend had organized a party with about 50 people who I almost all know. I love to celebrate new year with as many people as I know and a lot of people who I normally hang out with were there. I didn’t drink for a long time and after a lot of beer I popped my bottle of champagne about 20 secs before 00:00. We wrapped up the party at 05:00 and I think most people were completely wasted. I expected a major headache in the morning, but to my surprise it wasn’t that bad. I did stay in bed till 17:00, but that’s pretty normal for me.
After making myself a little dinner I opened up PokerStars and to my surprise there were plenty of tables $3/$6 and above. I fired up 24 tables and kept playing for almost 4 hours. I was at -$1000 after 3500 hands, but somehow things turned around and I finished my session with +$476,50 after 5000 hands. It was time for a short break, which means sitting on the couch watching TV-Series. Currently I’m watching Entourage Season 3 and I love it!
Back to the tables around 01:15 and even more tables were open. I only fired up the $5/$10+ tables and I could 20table. Now that’s something I would like to see the whole year, as VPPs were flying around. Also this session I started with a downer of about $1200, but managed to run well at the $15/$30 tables and finished the sessions after 2800 hands and +$891,00.
I closed the PokerStars lobby at 04:00 with a total of 7898 hands, +$1367,50 and 7105.10 VPP which is actually more VPP then I would have made with the old VPP system (7056). This is because $3/$6 and %5/$10 award a little less (1-2%), but $10/$20 and $15/$30 are awarding a lot more (5-6%). Let’s hope plenty of $5/$10 + games keep during the whole year, this will make my SNE chase a lot easier.
For the first, and hopefully not the last time, I’m ahead of Pace 🙂
— Current Status —
2010 VPPs: 7105,10
Ahead of Pace: 4365,10