Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Comes to an End

It's been a while since my last blog... I haven't played many tournies since May... have focused mainly on cash games... Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) for the most part. I put in about 55,000 hands in 2008 and finished in the black... see here for a graphical look at my results.

Looking back on my hand histories, I ran really well the first eight months of 2008 and spotted some major holes in my game. I had a disappointing September and December... although the cards did not cooperate, I did not do a good job of minimizing my losses, so I expect 2009 will be better than 2008. Oh yeah, moving up to $0.50/$1 PLO was a complete disaster (see the green line to hell on the graph). After reviewing some hands, I played like a donk. For some reason, I play way too loose and aggressive at the higher stakes.

And one other nugget... I took home 1st place in Kevin's home game in Livermore on December 5. When it got down to 3-handed (me, Yvonne and Bill), the play really got interesting... the three of us played for about an hour with the short stack surviving every time it needed to.

I think I lost only two significant pots all night... and must admit, I had lady luck on my side. Even when I folded, the flop seemed to hit me hard. I remember a hand where I folded K4... the board read K4x4x... two of the players played for a large pot and ended up splitting it... each holding K2!