I started the year of by playing SNG's, however after a couple of months i have decided to go back to cash games. Playing tornys just isnt feasible with my circumstances. I was playing the 18-man tornys that take about an hour and was playing 20 at a time. All in all a session would take about an 1hr 15mins, but once you have started you are committed to see it out to the end.
However seeing as i have a 3 year old in the house, it kind of limited the opportunities that i could give an hour and a quarter knowing that i couldnt be disturbed. This led to me not playing as often as i could, just in case of disturbance and not playing when i had a spare 45 minutes or so. The good thing with cash games is that you can sit out anytime, without losing anything, which is what i need given my circumstances.
Also i was worried about my internet crashing/power cut (which we have had happen recently), which would me losing all 20 buyins if i was unlucky to get cut-off at the start of a session. Even playing $3 tornies, that is $60 that would have been lost, a hit my bankroll doesnt really need.
For a week or so I had a go at playing CAP cash games (where your max bet per hand is capped at 20BB), but after a bit i couldnt be arsed with them.
So i have gone back to playing 24 tables NL full ring and so far it seems to be going ok. I have re-read Nathan Williams book "Crushing the Micros", plus some more recent strategy articles in his blog so things arent too rusty.
This week i have done a load of overtime at work (approx £350 worth) and also tried out the new pokerstars mobile app on an Ipad, which will be pretty good for bringing casual players into the player pool.
This weekend see's me going back to the Lake District, this time on a friends stag doo. We are going clay pigoen shooting in the afternoon followed by a piss up in Bowness/Windermere (next blog post). I had to order a flat cap as apparently that is the uniform of this particular stag event!!