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Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Ok, so gonna do a yearly review, as i was reading Neils blurb the other day about keeping book and i think im generally pretty bad at it.Was a decent year overall, i mean i survived (still havent had the tournament bink to set me up proper obv), moved in to a fab new house, had some nice holidays and stuff so im happy w that.

Cash was a little disappointing tbh, i was happy with my winrate/game but suffered from a sever lack of work ethic and a tendency to tilt at times. When i finally decided to accept advice and move up to 1knl i got bitchslapped pretty hard, running bad and trying really funky spewy lines, which didnt work out so good, which resulted in not wanting to play etcetc. Online donkaments i did ok, Strongbad919 won about 15-20k on ipoker, Jenny won about 20 on betfair, so happy w that. Independant ventures on stars and tilt went terribly, think my stars roi is in the bottom 1 percentile.

Live went really well overall, didnt play a lot of big events due to tight pursestrings owing to the house, but was happy w my play, really happy with my 1k wsope. In the local side of things, i won the luton 2009 league, which was quite cool and of which im quite proud really, guess i won about 20 sterling there last year, half and half in the small 50-200 mtts and the rest in the biggest 1/2 game in the country (on a fri/sun theres about 10k on the table which creates some wickedly fun action). Did my absolutes on drinking/partying a few too many times but meh, young, toning that down now.

In sadder news, insidepoker folded, which for me was a crying shame because of the quality of the mag and the fact that it basically meant that i had a locked on mortgage payment every month. Nevermind, will be trialling some stuff in a new venture soon :P

Coaching i was really happy with, my 1st student mikel ended up progressing really well until he decided poker wasnt his route in life and took a disgustingly well paid engineering gig. Pat on bodog exceeded expectations, so much so he bragged about it here

My other student stijn has postponed his coaching till he graduates (he paid me in full upfront...trusting dutchman, unusual after recent rumours on the uk circuit), but i think hes got the ability to exceed almost everyone i know in 6max (apart from sida obv, sigh).

Moving onto 2010, im gonna grind my fking tits off in a word. Im kinda fedup w the whole staking thing in a way, so will be looking to make a wedge and go fully independant by the middle of the year, possibly on a joint venture with the degen known as adam reynolds (u heard of him here 1st). Iv been approached by a number of people regarding coaching (christ knows why but might aswell stick a finger in another cake) and as a result im almost fully booked for the 1st quarter, which is handy as ill be attempting not to spend any moneybookers $ on dumb 100000 field donkaments on sundays chasing a (very unrealistic) 1 bink dream and instead will be using the money for a well-planned vegas trip (still a vegas virgin). 2010 will be a locked down grind, im gonna emulate some other guys i admire in the uk, mainly upthemariners and clarkatroid, who really put the time and effort in.

Also, this year

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That graph just sums up while you'll never win at higher limits, look at all the people who are successful at 5/10+ and they all have good showdown winnings. Winning money without showdown is nothing to be proud of any more.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

hi anon, say ur name ffs!

thanks for the comment, but:-

a) im not proud, its not like i won 250k and am crushing the life out the game

b) ur wrong, off the top of my head, boywonder, oldjude, 2shae, fees and im sure plenty more play 5/10+ consistently win well with nonsd providing the profit.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Yorkshire Pud said...

I didn't realise Inside Poker had folded, I wondered why the fuckers hadn't sent me my subscription for a couple of months! Probably one of the better magazines out there.

Used to like your articles, so if you get another gig pimp it on your blog

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/juridicum/5-10graph.jpg

That's boywonder's 5/10 graph.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

ok, meh, i was wrong about that one. u really want me to stick up a post and get graphs of 1knl+ nonsd winners? there are a lot. dont know what your axe is to grind, but stating ur name would be a start. Its ok im harmless.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Alex Martin said...

cheers yorkshire, im involved in something in its formative phase atm, ill obv pimp it on here but its a bit more rugged! :)

10:28 PM  
Blogger faireycakes said...

Congrats on the decent year, it seemed that december seemed to stump you a little. Just keep at it, you know that you can make the money at it from how the rest of your year went.
Playing live more seems like a good way for you to get that dough.

Good luck in smashing the league in 2010.

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Just posted to show that its being followed really and keep it up, both the games and the blog.

Clearly im not an expert but just enjoy following this.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Danny said...

Bad news about insidepoker :(
I started doing a cash sheet last year and it really helped me keep track of my spend/wins.

6:13 AM  

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