Picard (looking at his Borg implants): Almost human ... with just ... a bit of a headache.
-"The Best of Both Worlds, Part II," Star Trek: The Next Generation
So I'm back ... Almost. This month has been the month I've been looking for -- a $2,000 run and only about $200 of that from Raketracker and bonuses. Profitable trips to Vegas, Tunica and even to the Chicago suburbs plus a crazy two-hour, $600 run last night on Poker Stars' $.50/1 NL has brought me above $4,000. I'm still a ways from breaching my April 4 $5,000 mark, but I'll take it for now. Prior to Tunica I was down $500 for the year and was wondering if this is how it was going to be. But I think I'm playing better knowing that I have a better cushion.
Game selection has been the primary factor. Poker Tracker and Game Time + has made such a sdifference. Reading everything I can to improve my play also has helped.
I was successful in getting Mark's ticket, so it's very on for Tunica next week. I still have about 12 days of vacation left this year, so I'm looking at possible trips to Reno/Tahoe and maybe Atlantic City.