I busted the APPT Melbourne Main Event earlier today, finishing 37th, 9 places short of the money. Playing for two days and then having to come in on the third day for three hands was probably the worst result that could possibly happen. I’m not at all disappointed though surprisingly, I was absolutely card dead at a tough table for the most part yesterday and I just hung tough all day and was eventually rewarded with a double up KK vs QQ. Just so proud of the way I played that day. I wasn’t particularly happy with my Day 1, but I got through with twice the starting stack so couldn’t complain. I’ve learned a heap from my ANZPT Canberra and APPT Melbourne experiences and have a heap of confidence from two deepish runs, albeit without cashing. ANZPT is coming to Melbourne in September and I’ll probably play. Right now though, I don’t even want to think about live poker again anytime soon.
July was my first month playing PokerStars exclusively for a good couple of years. It started really well for me and ended the exact opposite. Having money tied up on a few non-paying/shut down sites I didn’t want to load too much onto Stars, so I had to start out at $1/$2. My results at were pretty good, which allowed me to move up to $2/$4 and subsequently $3/$6 pretty quickly, but then it was all downhill. I ran beyond bad and then started to play terribly too, got burned out and wasn’t enjoying myself. I did manage to reach Supernova VIP status in good time and earn a $4k bonus, so there is that I guess. I’m definitely looking forward to a fresh start in August, particularly after enduring the live poker grind I’ve got renewed appreciation for the online game. Read the rest of this entry »