Hello ;)
It has been a while since I last written something. But it is nothing for my poker career, like a good public humiliation. After closing my SSS experiment @ something around $370, I went into SnGs grinded another $100. Then I found that I am getting a bit lower winrate and $/h spent playing. Since then I have been mixing my games, playing some SSS on NL25 and some 5.5$ SnGs . Happily grinded my bankroll in one moment to $550. Then feeling that I am king of all poker tables I've begun to tilt. Winning tilt, anyone? During last Saturday, the 18th, my happy bankroll was at $530. I've withdrawn $30 -> BR@$500.

Then it begun to go bad. From Saturday evening 8PM local to Monday 8PM local time I 've lost 90$ playing STUPID, trying to be a star that I am not. $90 equals to 1/5 of my BR. That's bad for me. OK. So all the mistakes recapped.

-lost 20$ playing FL50 SH.
-lost 25$ playing two 3$+R tournaments. Tilted badly after the second one on Sunday when I got kicked in the nuts on around 650 place (bubble was 585) with QQ vs something stupid like 64o.
-lost 8.20$ on my good SSS NL25 after 1900 hands. which was not THAT bad. only -0.87BB/100. Well, it is not only just around 1.5 buy in.. doh something like nothing. But after sitting like 10h between two days and being down 50$ made me go on a bit of a tile.
-after that I got lucky on PL50 and within 50 hands I won $20.

and the cardinal sins

-lost 41$ on SSS NL50.
--Mistake #1: Tried to switch to higher limit to cover the losses on a lower limit.
--Mistake #2: Didn't stick to 'the Book'. Played a bit to loose, and overplayed few hands.

Going towards Mondays evening and tilting it to the end i went and sucked myself out of a 5, 3$ sngs. Another -17$.

So my bankroll within 48 hours got an effective hit of -122$ and now is at 408$.
Then I decided I need to take a break. I'havent been playing since monday 20th. Taking this time to let the steam go. Read all articles, books analyse my play etc.

Basically all my loses during this short period of time was caused because I couldnt let go of a hand when I KNEW I was beaten.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

CO ($44.20)
Button ($33.30)
SB ($30.90)
BB ($10.25)
UTG ($50)
UTG+1 ($57.30)
Hero (MP1) ($10)
MP2 ($55.75)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:spade: , K:spade:
2 folds, Hero raises to $2, MP2 calls $2, CO calls $2, 3 folds

Flop: ($6.75) Q:spade: , 5:spade: , 4:heart: (3 players)
Hero bets $3, MP2 calls $3, 1 fold

Turn: ($12.75) 4:club: (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $6.50, Hero calls $5 (All-In)

River: ($22.75) 4:spade: (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $22.75 | Rake: $1.10

Need to learn to let go after cbeting. Because I have become something of a calling station:(

So anyway... gonna go back to it after Monday. Getting back to solid SSS. And I mean solid. Need to be solid. grind back up to ~500$ and then try to switch to NL50.

OK my stats from last month (excluding this tilting shitty weekend, including some bad plays at the beginning).
17-Sept-2008 -> 17-Oct-2008.
hands: 11,467.
amount won: $240.5
BB/100: 4.19
$/hour. $5.78
VPIP: 9.35
PFR: 5.41
AF: 3.08
WTSD: 33.82

By hands.
Hand - times - win%
AA - 40 - 92.5
KK - 36 - 85.48 -- won me most 101$.
QQ - 47 - 78.72
JJ - 50 - 80
TT - 46 - 60.87
99 - 57 - 59.65
AKs - 31 - 87.1
AKo - 89 - 69.9
AQs - 44 - 75
AQo - 102 - 51
KQs - 36 - 41.67

and the least hand
QJo - 116 - 2.59 and -$11.80

Now my stats for NL50 SSS. I have tried two separate times to attempt this limit, and the stats go:
hands: 1135
amount won: -$32.15
BB/100 = -2.83
VPIP: 12.24
PFR: 5.61
AF: 1.76
WTSD: 35.42

A bit too high VPIP to my taste. This stats include my tilted 480 hands during last weekend, so they are kinda mixed with v. bad play. And I need to control myself on this limit, if I want to be successful.

OK. Enough of this boringness. Next report after Mondays session.

BR: $408

[] BR@500
[] beat NL50 SSS