The mental game

Original Bankroll $1500
Current Bankroll $1499.26

So far it’s been up and downs I’ve won a few 9 person sit n goes – came 2nd in a 45 person Multi table tournament. Other than that I’ve been busting out quite hard.
Its been up and downs but mentally I feel drained emotially after many bad beats and coolers. Hands like busting out with Kings full house against quad 6’s, river beats it all boils down to how strong and disciplined your mental game is. I’ve had some serious tilting on bad beats emotionally I know this makes me play a bad game.
So far i’m breaking even (more or less)

Goals that I need to work on in the next few days:
Overcome tilting mentally by understanding variation is just part of the game
Patience – sometimes playing unnecessary hands are played when

The grind has started

Today played

3 sit n goes

2 x $1.50 9 man sit n go
1 x $3.50 9 man sit n go

and 2 cash games

1 x 6 man table buying in at $1.20
1 x 6 man table buying in at $1.20

All sit n goes i failed to place in the money. In fact I came last in one of them, my patience is my biggest weakness just making many silly mistakes and rushing.

Cash game i made a loss of about $, this is going to be a long year…

The Poker Challenge 2015

This year is the year of challenges and goals!  I’ve got 1 year to try to make £10000 (US $15000) or over from £1150 ($1500) on online and offline poker. My skills are amateur although i have played many cash and tournaments casually, my personal skills in poker are about 4 years of casual play both online and offline (more offline as i prefer to see people and reactions) Previously i used to play in a weekly local pub league and played in the national tournament winning around £500 coming 3rd out of 200 is people.
I’m more of a “feel” based player rather than calculating pot odds etc, I do prefer Tournament play compared to cash games.
Why? 
I need to prove to everyone they can make 10k within a year just by playing a certain set of rules when playing poker and playing within limits of the bankroll. I feel anything can be achieved with time and effort especially with Poker.
Where? 
Predominately I will be playing online on bother Pokerstars and full tilt poker but i will play a few games off line as this is my preference in various casinos across the UK. I will keep my Online poker ID’s anonymous   for the time being as I would prefer no one to play into me while i grind this out.
How? 
I will track all my money and live by a strict bankroll of only using 10% anytime i buy into either a cash game or tournament. I will also track every single game and post if up this blog. I will post up a spreadsheet in my next post for everyone to track my progress.