Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 year review

Blog statistics and starting my poker "pro" carrer:

On 4 january 2012 I quit my job (because of the 350$/month wage and bad working conditions) and decided to play online poker for a living. In 2011, I had played my first poker hand in may, and by the end of the year I made 8000$ profits by going from 25-200NL mostly on party poker (the games where very soft back than). In january 2012 I decided that I will start playing on pokerstars, so that I could reach supernova (just the rakeback from supernova would cover my expenses for living). 

The first month was very brutal for me... I ran extremely bad and was way below all in ev. Also I had no reads on anybody, did not table select almost at all and I was getting pretty crushed. I was playing too loose and too aggresive and not folding in spots where I was beat 100%.  Also it was not good for me that I was playing mostly 50-200NL, limits witch have very good regs. Overall january was a disaster for me and my pro carrer thing was not going as planed for me. I started getting coached and moved down to 25NL, hoping that I could start winning again and fix my game and get some confidence back. After I moved down to 25NL in january I still have not been able to move up limits and only play 100+NL like I would have liked in 2011(each time I move up I run bad at the higher limits and get coolered and end up moving back down to 25NL). In february I was still way below all in ev but I started winning some money at least. Since than I never had a losing month  and also all my months in 2012 I was up in term of all in EV.

In may 2012 I created my blog(hoping that it would be good for me). At first I did not have any readers at all and only started making more blog posts in september. I also started spamming 2+2 with my blog and eventually poker players started visiting my blog... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS READ OR JOINED MY BLOG.

Here are the 2012 blog statistics:
  • 52 posts
  • 8,379 page visits
  • 20 members
  • 59 countries visited my blog
Here are the links to the monthly results posts I made in 2012:
september results
octomber results
november results
december results

2012 poker results:

The final numbers for 2012 are as follows:
1,335,159 Hands Played  --- 109,973 VPP's
+$22,282 (cash game profits)
+$6,000 (rakeback)
+$28,282 (Total yearly profits)

 Monthly results:
Graph of profits in $:
Graph of profits in bb:
Showdown winnings in $:
Showdown winnings in bb:
Graph of winning/losing days:
Results by position (I can't post results by stacks because HM crashes when I try to run the filter):

Looking back at the results, I have to be pleased with my results, because I made almost 10 times the money that I would have made if I continued working at my job (I am unhappy that I did not find about poker sooner - it would have been nice to play in the 2008-2010 or even earlier games). I am happy that I quit my job... I am not pleased with my low volume, my tilt control and the silly mistakes I make sometimes. In 2013, just by doubling my volume and having better tilt control should allow me to achieve mutch better results... Here are my goals for 2013. 



  1. Replies
    1. Ty Rosh. Good luck to you also in 2013. I hope you will crush.

  2. very nice graph, and congrats on the serious upgrade in earnings! may you continue to improve, profit and prosper in 2013!


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