Alex ‘KANU7’ Millar

Alex ‘KANU7’ Millar

Monday, 23 June 2014

The swings of things: Pros and their graphs.

After losing more than $650k in one $300/$600 session of NLHE HU against Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in January, I have started to grind my way back towards even for the year, mainly playing $25/$50 6-max. However, it takes a long time to grind out that much money four-tabling $25/$50, so I came into April with a long way to go. Fortunately, some $200/$400 and $300/$600 6-max games started running this month, so I jumped into them and things went well.

Swing of things Alex Millar

As you can see, I was pretty lucky in all-ins throughout the month, as well as getting lucky in other situations in order to make so much so quickly, but it was definitely nice to get back into profit for the year. I only played 10.5k hands for the month, which is pretty low; the reason for this is that when stakes that high are running, I’m happy to just sit and one or two-table a lot of the time. On the other hand, if I’m playing lower then I feel the need to play more tables so that my hourly rate is high enough to make it worthwhile.

This month shows the upside of playing the nosebleeds – things can go extremely well and you can make obscene amounts of money in a short period of time. Having said that, it’s important to remember that it’s also easy to have big losing months playing these stakes when you play few enough hands that the luck doesn’t even itself out. I’m very careful to always play well within my bankroll and sell action if necessary, because the last thing you want to do when you have built up a bankroll is lose it all due to poor bankroll management.

Tags: Alex Millar, Kanu7, Swing of Things, Strategy