Wednesday, March 4, 2009

29 Days of Shortstack Madness

And the results have finally arrived! I decided to take it from the beginning of February until now because I was forced to take the first two days of last month off due to a vicious ice storm that terrorized all of Kentucky. However, I did get in 148 hours of play in since then and about 111,000 hands. The pictures from my data base can be found below.

In sum, in just under 148 hours of 12-tabling NL200 and a little NL400:

$4,932 in straight winnings
$2,353 in rakeback
$800 bonus for placing 14th in the raketherake rake race.


Total: $8,085.....$40 at a time!

So now to all the naysayers I simply ask, "how much did YOU make last month?" ;)


havin_a_laff said...

Really nice results. I am convinced. Sadly I am in the red this year but am working hard to get into the green. This makes shortstacking so so tempting. I like the intellectual challenge but really I just want to make money.

Lorin Yelle said...

Thanks! The intellectual challenge never goes away. I have made vast improvements in the last month and I am constantly contemplating on how I can make myself better and further exploit the competition.

If you are interested, I soon plan on offering coaching sessions in addition to the e-book I am working on. It will be fairly pricey now, but I warn you that once I put together 2 more solid months, my fee is likely to double. Is this something that might interest you?

havin_a_laff said...

Thanks for the offer. Quite right to charge a good price if you have a solid system. For the time being I am going to work on beating my current level / game. Once that happens will re-evaluate where I want to go with poker. GL.

jesse8888 said...

Do you have any interest in live mid-stakes limit hold 'em? And if so, would you be interested in a coaching exchange system?

Lorin Yelle said...

Unfortunately, I do not. I play online for the convenience, higher margins, and specifically because I do not like the live poker banter and bad beat stories.

jesse8888 said...

What do you mean by "higher margins"? Just curious.

Lorin Yelle said...

Sorry for not being specific. The margins for a single table will always be higher in a live game simply because the competition is weaker. But online, I make up for that with sheer volume of play. Furthermore, the rake is smaller, I get more back from it, and there are no dealers to tip.

In sum, a great $1/2 online player can make far more money than the world's best $5/10 live player with about 1/5 of the variance.

jesse8888 said...

Thanks for the clarifiation. I sure do wish I could multi-table live.

If you're interested in how the other side lives, I have a blog of my own chronicling 8 months of full time live play. My win rate is earily similar to yours, although I suspect my variance is much, much, higher.

Nice to "meet" you.

Lorin Yelle said...

I will definitely be following with interest! Here's a tip: add the "followers" gadget to your blogger page and it can help us get more traffic.

I decided to short stack mainly because I feel that variance is seriously detrimental to your personal life and is probably the number one killer of relationships with professional players. I also found that I had a hard time letting go of getting bluffed out of big pots, so nowadays if someone is going to outplay me, enjoy your $18 and have a nice day!

Nilay Chatterjee said...

hello Lorin

i need a coach for SS asap. i could not find your email on the blog. so could u pls contact me at