Northville Downs 1/3 PLO 4pm on Sundays!
At 4 pm on Sunday’s, Northville Downs will have a 1/3 PLO game with a $300 max buy-in. I will be there this week (probably around 5 pm so come get you some Caveman Cash and free burgers! This Sunday, February 17th, 2013 Proceeds benefit the General Fund of Wayne Chamber of Commerce License# M79352.
Let me start with, “I DON’T PLAN!” Want to hear God laugh? Tell him your plans. As an alcoholic and addict most of my life, I finally decided enough was enough after running my second marriage into the ground and I got clean and sober. Close to 6 years now and loving life. With that said, I found that ‘planning’ just doesn’t work for me.
So instead of plans, I’m going to make a few simple goals for this year. (Yes, I’m a little late getting to them)
Goal #1: Take it easy
Don’t go crazy trying to make a living playing poker. I am married to The Poker Spouse who writes an blog about living with someone trying to become a poker pro. My wonderful wife has a great job and is able to support the family with many hours of OT (love you babe) and just one paycheck. I don’t NEED to make $2000 per month playing the game I love to survive. It would be nice but it’s not required.
Goal #2: Bankroll Management (BRM)
Really this should be number 1 on anyone’s list, but with going broke because I wasn’t thinking about Goal #1 I am trying to switch things up. I am not starting this year with a big bankroll. It will take a lot of discipline and I’m going to stick to this. You hear a lot about 2%/5% for BRM from reading forums and watching videos online. Basically, you shouldn’t spend more than 2% of your bankroll on a tournament entry or 5% for a cash game buy-in. While the 5% rule is hard to do when the lowest stakes in town are 1/2, I plan to strictly stick to the 2% tournament rule. (So no out of state tourney’s until I grind up a decent BR)
Goal #3: Game Selection
Select games that are most profitable. Easy to say, hard to do. If I run down to the casino to play for the day, I should keep an eye out for those games that I think will be profitable in one way or another. If the table I’m on isn’t going as planned, find another table with some people you know you can beat. I have to stop thinking that I can beat any game I sit at. (yes, I think that sometimes and I should know better)
Goal #4: Study, Study, Study
I need to keep moving forward. In order to do that, I must continue to work on the game. This may include reading more books, forum surfing and possibly joining a training site. I hope to dedicate at least a few hours each week studying.
Goal #5: Move up in stakes
I have no time frame on this one. When the time is right, I will move up. If I work hard at the first 4 goals, this one should happen on it’s own.
Now to begin!
Now that I have my goals written out, I have something to shoot for. It’s out on the web for all to see. When I post something stupid about what I plan to do, I hope you all call me out and say, “How does that help you reach your goals you idiot?!?!?” I know my wife will!