Table talk or trash sanghoki talk?
I've seen Tony G play before, as I'm sure most of us have. I've seen him berate and belittle his opponents, and generally abuse them into playing badly.
While using verbal at the table can be a legitimate weapon to add to your arsenal, I think Tony takes it too far. Players in major events aren't allowed to swear at the table without suffering a rail-penalty. Why aren't they allowed to? Because it lowers the tone of the game. So why should Tony be allowed to do this?
sanghoki by Tony G at 50outs
The answer is, he shouldn't. Where is the line drawn between table talk and ungentlemanly conduct?
July was my STT month since i've not seriously played them in a long time.
so here goes:
Monthly Stats MTT buyins MTT winnings avg finish % Profit STT buyins STT winnings ROI% HU buyins ROI% STT profit Overall Tourny Profit
July $45.60 $77.68 41.90% $32.08 $1,012.30 $1,169.00 15.48% $141.75 5.82% $164.95 $197.03
i'm pretty damn happy with my profit given this was my first month of them. i expect next month to be much better as i refine my tactics my mtt's have suffered a rare profit too, a few choice placings in the Punters Lounge league games kept my head above water. Look forward to next months details
July progress and stats
I played my 61st and last $1.20/45 of July yesterday, and came 6th. My stats for the month are shown below (looking as tidy as I can make them!). Lots of 2nd places, and only one 1st. I think I was bad lucked out of at least 2 wins though.. grumble..
Payouts Finish % Stats
1st $14.00 1.64 Total entries $73.20
2nd $10.00 9.84 Total prizes $116.00
3rd $7.00 3.28 Total profit $42.80
4th $5.00 0 Total ROI % 58.47
5th $4.00 6.56
6th $3.00 3.28 Total hours 74.08
7th $2.00 4.92 $/hour $0.58
8th $0.00 1.64 Total tournies 61
9th $0.00 1.64 $/tourney $0.70
10th $0.00 4.92
ITM % 29.51
Avg finish 14.05
I like my ROI a lot, as I've been checking out some sanghoki stats recently, and they all seem to be much lower. That's probably due to the flatter payout structure of STTs of course, but I don't think I could hack an ROI of 20-30%. It becomes more of a grind with lower payouts, since you have to play more (or at higher stakes) to achieve the same level of profit. These SNGs suit me very well - a cross between a full MTT and a STT!
29.51% ITM makes me very happy, but I'll be aiming for 30+ next month.
58.47% ROI is very respectable (or so I'm told), but I'll be aiming for 60+ next month.
My bankroll stands at about $66. Once it's up to $150 (another 3 months or so at this rate, hopefully less once cash games start up again) I might start throwing in a few $4.40/180s, or the 90 man games to get a bit of practice in larger fields. The plan (eventually) is to have enough to play medium to large buy in 100-200 MTTs regularly.
Shuffle up and deal!