My Poker goals for 2012…
Ok so 2011 wasnt a great year for me pokerwise. I started the year off with a few goals in mind but basically
with a few life changes like starting a new job + moving to a remote mining town basically my poker life
took a back seat. Coming into 2012 everything seems to have settled down and I feel im ready to start to improve
my poker game again. Im hoping to update this forum with how my progress is going thoughtout the year as i feel
this will help me keep me focused on achieving my goals. So here goes;
1) Continue to lose weight to my goal of 100kg – Now i know this isnt really poker related but I feel that it
still plays a huge part in my mental game. When i moved back to perth I weighed 140kg in the last 3 months i have
lost 20kg so im 1/2 way to my first goal. When exercising i just feel like im in a better mind frame making better
decisions and being able to concentrate for longer periods.
2) Spend more time studying poker – Basically im going to spend 5 hours a week on studying. this studying will be a
mixture between watching videos, studying my own hand history, posting hands on the forums and hopefully talking
about hands with you guys.
3) Increase volume – with me working 5 days a week im going to set myself a modest goal of 40 180sngs a week with
just a few MTT thrown in on the weekends when i have the time. A big issue for me I feel is playing tourneys etc
when i dont have the time or energy so i will mainly be sticking to 180mans and only opening up some MTTs when i
have the time. I will be reviewing this goal quite frequently and hopefully this number can go up.
4) Concentrate on bankroll management – Now this has definetly been a weak point for me in past. So i currently
have a bankroll on stars of about $320 but am able and willing to load another $600 or so onto that total if i
have a bad downswing etc.I am going to start out the $4.50 + the $3.30r 180 mans aswell as any MTT's around that
So thats about it hopefully continue to post in here with updates on how i am going. I typed this last night and then
proceded to get a 2nd in a 3.30r 180man so my roll has jumped up to about $650 already.
Cya at the tables and chat hopefully.