Well here we are again ... another year ... another dollar?
Like most of my poker playing years last year seemed to be about building from a small start to see if I can get to the point where I can win big.
However as with most of my years I end up protecting my profit and never really staking enough to win big ... being content with small profits.
Anyway I ended up only £350 ish in profit but my highest buy in was $3 so what did I expect.
This year I am determined to put that £350 to use in live tournaments and still intend to go to a GUKPT or UKIPT event at some point.
So as for this year ...
Well I have predominantly decided to play at PokerStars. There are a couple of reasons for this:
Due to new UK regulations surrounding internet poker I am unable to play on PartyPoker.fr from the UK.
... and ...
I want to see what end of year bonus I can achieve believing that I could have added a sizable amount to last years profit given the amount of games I played.
However on starting the year it is apparent that it is harder to win profit on PokerStars than on PartyPoker.fr.
I think this is because the level of play is higher but also the choice of games available leads to higher variance. PokerStars have been very clever with their SnG selections I am sure with the intention of taking away some of the advantage from better players through poker game formats.
So I think January will be about identifying my most profitable games ... oh and actively learning to improve my own poker level to be able to compete.