Sunday, June 29, 2008

June Summary

Yeah I know .. 2 posts in the same day ... but here's the summary anyways :)

My couple big downswings during the month of 100BBs+ really hurt a lot, but again I really can’t complain with the final result. My total time at the tables was probably less than 30 hours .. which I could check if I bothered adding up each of my posts, but I am too lazy for that!

Added a total of $800 in cash to my bankroll, and also have another $360 coming in August which I earned in bonuses, so $1,150ish for the month really isn’t too bad.

For the month I played mostly $3/6 and $2/4 on Littlewoods as can be seen from the bonus/rakeback stats below. Cleared probably $300 of the 24 bonus as well playing mainly $1/2 and $2/4. Since it clears at the same rate at either stakes I generally just look for the softest tables which are usually $1/2.

Finished the month on $9,300 (with $360 owing in August) which is equal to the highest point that I made it to for the month.

The gain of $1,150 for the month was made up of:

Bonuses: $1,310
  • William Hill: $50 for 5 hours play bonus
  • Cake: $0 reload bonus (played a few hands, but not enough)
  • 24: $300 sign up bonus
  • Littlewoods: $600 monthly bonus
  • Littlewoods: $360 in lieu of ipod bonus
Rakeback: $510
  • Littlewoods: $300
  • Littlewoods rake race: $200
  • William Hill: $10
Poker winnings / (losses): ($670) LOSS … Ack

For July the goals in order of priority are:
  • Clear as much of my 24 bonus as possible ($200 remaining)
  • Play my 5 hours on William Hill for the $50 bonus
  • Clear my last $80 on cake
  • Clear some of the Sun bonus - maybe $20 (through double up SnGs mainly)
  • Maybe find a new site to play on and score some new bonuses

The other thing I want to do is to compare rake and rakeback between sites. At the moment my rakeback on fulltilt is 27% compared with say 40% on sun. However, Sun takes a much larger amount of rake in the first place out of each hand, so it looks like Fulltilt is actually a better deal. Will investigate further.

If it works out though, I may be playing a fair bit more back on Fulltilt, as there are always a lot more games running, and as long as you table select well, there are plenty of fish to catch.

The other achievement for the month was actually cashing out $2k mostly from Cake via neteller. I've now taken out more than i've put into the game which I think means i'm at least getting something right.

Current bankroll: $9,300 (+360 Aug)


Tweeky said...


Great blog. How many tables do you normally play? I know you play Limit whereas I play NL but you seem to earn more rake and your bonuses loads faster than me.

parttimebonuschaser said...

I usually play 3 or 4 at a time (6 max tables) ... which i think is about normal ... and yeah limit does clear bonuses a lot faster i believe.

i read some guys were clearin 100 points on littlewoods/crypto in 6 or 7 hours .... which takes me under an hour

Renee said...

Just checking out your site - excellent job with the 2k from Cake, good playing... ps- i like the 2 posts in 1 day, it's nice to find a fresh site!

Tweeky said...

Sounds like Limit is a lot faster. I have been playing on Littlewoods for the Ipod bonus as well. I clear about 40/50 points per hour. That is playing about 4 NL games at once. The volume on there seems to have picked up a lot over the last month with that bonus so last night I could play 8 tables. That helped me earn about 100 points an hour.
keep up the good bloggin