With that being said, I do not regret having ignore my results for an entire month. It definitely allowed me to be freer from any potential tilt, positive or negative, nor did poker affect my mood. I highly recommend that any poker player give it a try for an extended period of time and solely focus on each hand, one at the time.
So how were my results? Not exactly stellar. However, I started the month with a fun-filled 23 buy-in downswing, immediately followed by a 50 buy-in upswing, only to run into a 16 buy-in downswing early in week four of the month. Luckily, I managed to finish strong and actually show a profit for the month. All-in-all, I am please with the overall experience and result, and, ecstatic to achieve my peak bankroll for the challenge of just over $4,000. Before we talk about plans going forward, let's see the garph and stats.
SNGs/MTTs: Did not play
Cash Game Stats
Hours played: 95
Hands played: 24,965
All my volume was played on Ignition Poker.
On a personal note, I managed to take an average of 10,500 steps a day during the month. I am trying to get more active lately, and shed the last few pounds that seem to be stubbornly hanging around (literally), on my mid section. I am not sure I have mentioned this on the blog before, but my peak weight in the past couple of years was about 230 pounds, and as I sit here today, I am 181. That's a lot of lost flubber! I am guessing my 12% bodyfat weight will land somewhere around 155-160 pounds. And, if any of you have ever tried to lose that last 20 pounds, you understand how challenging it is!
As for my poker play, I plan to continue being a bit of a bankroll nit going forward. The games are definitely tougher now on Ignition. So, I may stick to a 100 buy-in rule for moving up. That doesn't mean that I will keep that much money on the poker site, but I will have that much set aside for poker, before moving up. I cashed out all but 20 buy-ins for 100nl a couple of days ago, and am awaiting the bitcoin to come through. I will set that money aside in a separate bank account and reload (hopefully not) if necessary. I think it's a wise move nowadays to keep the absolute minimum on a poker site. Call me cautious, but Black Friday still haunts every online poker player's dreams (nightmares).