I can't believe we're a month into the New Year already. Just thought I'd post a few updates:
1. POKER - I ended the month 25 BIs under EV, and ran really bad in non-EV situations. Ouch. But I still managed a decent month - and 41 consecutive months of profitability. As the games get tougher, rakeback becomes more important. When I do my quarterly update on poker sites next week, I'll talk about this more. You may be wondering, "what made you stop posting graphs?" Since I'm a numbers guy, I enjoyed posting graphs and talking about it as much as you guys probably enjoyed seeing them. Talking about the bad times (as well as the good times) makes a poker blog interesting - I suppose I can still do that without the graphs. But it turns out that in many states, playing online poker is legally "frowned upon" and I was advised not to be so religious about publishing my results. CT (my old state) and TX (my new state) are both in this category. Neither are one of the states where the poker sites want nothing to do with and it was extremely unlikely any action would ever be taken, but I suppose nowadays you can't be too careful.
2. WEIGHT - Weighed in at 235. Lost 2 pounds. Yawn. I didn't try particularly hard... I had a bunch of carb-filled meals. When it's the holidays, vacation, Mrs. Fly's birthday and my birthday all in just over a month, it's going to be brutal on the waistline. I started developing a taste for margaritas (both frozen and on the rocks). When you go to a bunch of tex-mex restaurants and you keep seeing ads for various premium tequila, it gets to you after a while. Turns out a 10oz margarita has 550 calories. Doh! Damn you Texas Roadhouse and your $2 frozen margarita happy hour!!! My sister (from NY) couldn't believe it was so cheap and wanted to take the sign home. Anyway, after this week, I should be back on a more healthy eating and drinking schedule.
3. BOOK - I'm almost done with the research phase of my book. I'm currently reading Split's book. I have to say, as much flack as Daily Variance is getting on 2+2, their books aren't terrible. "Not terrible" is not exactly a ringing endorsement, but I'm sure most of you will agree that the bookstores are overflowing with poker books that are just outright TERRIBLE. Hi Phil H! Especially for online poker - I didn't know Doyle had a book on online poker. Really Doyle? As much as I like him, I find it hard to believe that he's logged many hours online. I'm hoping to have a rough outline by the end of the month, and I pretty much know it will be more entertaining and informative than anything currently out there now. I'll talk about the book more in the coming months.
After not playing much lately, I need to get back on the grind!