I’m ducking poker but still watching Jonathan Little, Doug Polk and other videos to keep my hand in. I came across this before bed and wondered how it must have felt for Mercier.
I guess I’ll end up like Neil Channing if this carries on.
Playing the £40 at Aspers on a Monday £1,500 gtd Hijack shoves 10BB with QQ and the Button calls off his big stack. I reshove 18BB with Aces to get called by the Button’s KQo.
So I’m 78% to win the Queens have 8.29% and the KQ 12.42% and I lose to both with 20 players left. I seem to be on a bad beat roll and am rapidly losing my appetite for the game.
Poker is a tough game to beat as Negreanu shows us here. Winning $2.7 Million in a year and still being a loser.
Cashing approx 22% of the time is a good ratio so don’t be too disheartened when you don’t. The key is to cash big when you do…interesting he hasn’t won in tournaments in the last two years.
Now the five year figures look great with a net profit of $8.7 Million but you have to realize $8.29 Million came in one event The One Drop of which he had 87% of his action so $7.212 Million. If we remove this result in the other 290 tournaments he’s made $443K in five years, less than $85K a year less travel expenses…tough to beat the game.
ITM % 19.7
Buy ins $1,211,883
Avg Buy In $18,363
Hourly Rate $3200
ITM % 23.2
Buy ins $3,183,926
Avg Buy In $56,855
Hourly Rate $14,045
ITM % 22.4
Buy ins $1,513,125
Avg Buy In $30,880
Hourly Rate $3388
ITM % 20.4
Buy ins $1,546,355
Avg Buy In $31,558
Hourly Rate (-$3097)
ITM % 29.6
Buy ins $2,874,164
Avg Buy In $40,481
Hourly Rate (-$144)
FIVE YEAR TOTAL
ITM % 23.4
Buy Ins $10,329,453
Avg Buy In $35,496
Hourly Rate (Hours 2565) $3405
Vanessa Selbst quits poker and parts ways with PokerStars.
I saw a PokerGo documentary on her and she looked battered by the game a bit like ElKy.
She has cashed more than any other woman in history but I feel she’s realized she can’t beat the modern high stakes games. Highstakesdb article here, Card Player article here, her Hendonmob results here.
Only $8,231 won last year and $116K the year before, I guess with buy ins and travel she’ll have burnt through some dough. 2013 to 2015 were her best years.
Looking at Negreanu’s blog “winning” a couple of million may not make you a winner these days. In his recent blog he said “In the old days, before super high rollers, you could all but guarantee that cashing for $2 million would mean the player had a winning year. Well, the truth is, if a player plays the full high roller schedule and cashes for $2 million, they are all but certain to have had a losing year, and that’s before expenses”
I feel I’ll never get to beat the game, then again I’d never blow my money or my sponsor’s money 6 betting pocket fours or blowing $179K all in pre-flop 400BB deep with J7 suited.
Doug Polk’s video below may highlight some flaws in her game, it is hard to be hyper aggressive and not be spewy.
Loaded £50 and blew it in an hour
This must have really hurt…
PCA Super High Roller
SplitSuit is one of my favourites
Bad Beat City – My new home
PLO – Sometimes it just isn’t your day $18,100 Pot
Scared Money Don’t Make Money
Negreanu – Winning $2.7 Million and still being a loser
Vanessa Selbst Quits Poker
Set over Set – 1.02% of hurt