If you remove my experience with Rush Poker (to be explained later), February has been a positive month so far. I have had 8 cashes in MTTs so far - 3 PLO, 3 NL, 1 NL (6H), and 1 PLO H/L. In fact, a couple were really deep runs: finished 16th out of 2259 in 6 handed NL and 17th out of 1246 in PLO. I have tried to broaden my range of games, and it has improved my ROI. Half of my cashes this month are in PLO. If I am running deep in non-NL tourneys, there is clearly some weak play out there. When it comes to PLO, I'm no CK.
I tried Rush Poker on FTP, and I liked the concept a lot. Too bad for a couple of things: 1. I'm not getting rackback on FTP; and 2. I got cleaned out on the river every time I got my money in with the best hand pre-flop. I suppose that should be expected if I am playing at a 10NL table. In any event, after losing a few buy-ins, it was enough for me to end that experiment. It will be interesting to see if other sites put together a "rush" equivalent.
Over the past couple of days, I have been playing more cash games on PokerStars because of its 40 billion milestone hand promotion. It has been a nice little gimmick to increase volume by offering bonuses to those involved in 1 million milestone hands on the way to 40 billion. It would be nice to catch one of these bonuses to increase the bankroll. There are various SNGs and MTTs related to the 40 billion milestone as well.
A Different “Chris Ferguson Challenge”
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