Feb 26 2007

’06 Holdem Recap

Published by at 11:43 pm under Personal,Poker,Tech

My windows PC was a recent addition in my computer arsenal. I mostly got it because it’s easier to do certain things I wanted to do as far as poker goes. Well, Amy got it for me for that reason. I had another statistics program that I used on my mac when I played at the ongame sites (poker room and holdem poker) and that program would download all the html files from the online hand history. I wanted to combine the stats I had from full tilt to get an overall view of how I did so I needed to get those into poker tracker. Unfortunately poker tracker couldn’t import the html files as they were. Fortunately, ongame used the same format for their html version as they did their text version that poker tracker was accustomed to importing. So I had to write a script to reformat it.I’m not particularly proficient at bash scripting, but I stumbled on a link that told about lynx’s dump command that would render the html and then dump the viewed text. Just what I needed in fact and would save me tons of time trying to figure out how to strip out the html information from the files. Bash was used to control the files to be changed, and then I used lynx to render and dump the viewed text and finally a sed format change the last little bit of formatting issues. 14 lines of code and 15k html files converted later, I was ready to import them into poker tracker. There were 15k hands that I had but only around 12k were imported. Some were dupes from successful prior tests, but that only accounted for a handful. Most were skipped since my tracking program on my mac would allow for tournament hands but poker tracker didn’t for ongame hands. That wasn’t a big deal since I never really found a good use for tourney hand histories anyway, other than bragging, plus I was mostly a cash game player. Unfortunately, I’m missing a fair amount of hands from holdem poker since my mac tracking program required a license for each site. I thought that was ridiculous, so just tracked the 1000 hands it allowed for the trial. I’m probably missing another 5k hands from there and maybe another $200 in profit. At least from this point forward, it should be accurate.

So, here is my chart from ’06 sans a few hands:

Holdem chart for '06

Around the 11k mark, I assume was when I made the jump to the $100 nlhe games. I ran really well in the 5 handed games they had at ongame and that last little slide on the end actually represents the relatively few hands I played at full tilt since I moved there full time in the middle of October. At that point, I was mostly playing omaha though and killing that game at the time. The last little jump up of around 250 hands is mostly from stars which the games seem to be more like the ones I found at ongame. I think I might like holdem at stars, which is good cause the omaha games there were torching me.

Well, this post doesn’t really hold much in the way of anything interesting, it’s more to just keep a record of some of my results and this chart showed around $750 in holdem. It missed a couple hundred from holdem poker and doesn’t include my omaha stats (I really would like to be able to get my ongame hand histories for omaha, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen). So I made around $1k in holdem for the year, $1k in a mansion promo, probably around $500 in tourney winnings including a freeroll win for around $250 and a couple of small omaha MTT final tables for another $200, and likely another $800 in omaha (as I said, I wish I had those stats), with the rest coming in the form of bonuses and such which totalled in the $800 range too. I wasn’t much of a bonus whore and was only doing small ones at the beginning of the year. Actually ongame pulling out hurt me the most there as I pulled out before I completed a bonus I mostly had done at poker room and bailed on the $750 in stacked up bonuses I had at holdem poker (they didn’t expire so I tried to complete other ones first). that brings me up to the close to $4000 I made last year. Most of that coming the second half of the year. Hopefully I can try and keep pace with that this year.

I had a pretty successful year, going all the way from the $25 games to the $100 games around August. It also allowed me to cash some out but I still have close to $2500 in online sites currently. I will probably keep it there so that I’m more then adequately rolled for the $50 games that I’ve been playing lately. I didn’t meet a lot of my goals for the year (I wanted to be playing the $200 games by December) but some of that was a little out of my control with changes that happened in the poker world. Hopefully things get better since there aren’t a lot of people who can make a decent profit from their hobby.

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