Monday, 23 July 2012

Sunday Million Preparation?

Part of my plan for August is to play the Sunday Million at the end of the month and to also play a handful of $50 multi table tournaments as part of my preparation. I am happy to spend c$500 on what can only be described as speculative entries. I am ready for a change I think from playing low stakes sit n gos. I have lost focus recently and think taking a shot at something a bit different might help. As part of my preparation I have been doing the following:
  • I have played a few multi table tournaments at very low stakes with a few min cashes but no great progress.
  • I have played quite a few 180 man games in the last month or so with poor results so far. It would appear that I am banned from the final table from these games at the moment.
  • I have been watching re-runs of Sunday Million final tables which have been very interesting. One in terms of how deals are done at this stage and two in that the play is very much as you would expect. There is no radical strategy here, most players seem to play sensible but aggressive final table strategy. The trick is getting there I guess.
  • I have been re-reading Harrington on Holdem volumes one and two which delivers a solid if conservative approach to MTTs.
  • I have been watching some hands of Kev Steele (two time Sunday Million winner) to see if I can pick up some strategic pointers. I believe I have.
Unfortunately my current form and mindset is poor. In fact I have had a disappointing few weeks poker wise and will probably lose quite a few dollars in July. Worse than that on a number occasions I have not enjoyed my poker. Perhaps this is not the right moment to take a shot at a few decent tournaments or maybe it is just what I need to get back on track. I think the latter, especially as I should benefit from I couple of short breaks that I have coming up. Let me know what you think via my latest survey and please feel free to comment.
Good luck.


Anonymous said...

I have just found this blog through some other ones I check frequently. I'm not one for dishing advice and your roll seems to be going in the right direction, but do yourself a favour, Take a break, you almost seem to talk yourself out of it. Go sleep. Rest and eat well. The game ain't going anywhere. Squirrel.

Kartajana said...

Thanks for your comment Squirrel. A bit more sleep would definitely be of benefit. Poker has become something of a habit (mainly good but sometimes bad). When things are not going well it can affect you. Taking a break is also good advice. As it happens I am taking a weeks holiday shortly before I play the Sunday Million. That should help. Cheers.