Tonight, the 30/60 game didn’t run most of the evening and then it was terrible once it did. The 15/30 ran short-handed for a while and then it collapsed. I made a few bucks before it did, but I was forced to play 10/20 for the most part. I’m pretty sure that I’m calling bit a too much now. I posted an exercise on ITH some time ago where I found that calling down was proving profitable even though it made me look dumb sometimes. However, I think I’ve gone a bit overboard. There were a number of hands tonight where I knew full well that I was beat, but I called down anyhow. One that was especially horrific was an Ace high board where I had KK. There was a bet and a call in addition to me on the flop and the same on the turn. Yet, somehow I talked myself into calling down. This is probably the worst play I’ve made since I came back. When they both turned over Aces, I realized that I had gone overboard.
I’ve yet to play with PokerAce or any other HUD, since I’m still playing on the Mac. It is forcing me to make good reads to really think through how my oppponents play and I’m convinced it has made me sharper. As my first month of the Supernova quest winds down, I’m well ahead of pace in terms of money and hands played, although I’m still a bit off my high for the month due to my big down day a few days ago.
I booked a win of about $450 today and my VPP count stands at 14,300. It is possible I could make supernova by summer at this pace. I read on 2+2 that they will have a double VPP promotion again in May, which will help. I’m giving some thought to getting a nice big LCD monitor for comfortable multi-tabling. I’d probably be willing to kill someone for this 30″ baby.