Well its been a week since I got back from TX, so apologies for the late post.
It was a classic Joe Hamilton performance overall, finishing above expectation (or at least par) in two events, and underachieving in the other two events.
I took my personal best result in Open Singles (main singles event) beating several strong players on route to 5th place.
I also won the Pro Doubles event (open to anyone rated pro or below) with my partner Mike Archer. That felt like a cakewalk, mostly down to Mike playing excellent defence throughout. I always felt like I had enough chances to win our matches, because he was making so many stops at the other end.
Open doubles (main doubles event) I took 17th with partner Eric Dunn. Very dissapointed with this, but sometimes its just not your day.
Pro singles (open to anyone rates pro or below) was OK but nothing spectacular. I took 5th losing to the two finalists (double elimination format).
It was great to meet Primo, and connecting with him on something other than poker was also nice. He really enjoys foosball, and I had fun teaching him some moves and coaching him through the beginner event at the tournament. Sadly things didn't go to plan and he lost early on, but he assures me he had fun. The day after leaving TX, he flew to Las Vegas to play in the WSOP. He took 2nd in his first event ($1500 PLHE), for around $117k. Unbelievable stuff, and congratulations to him. I thought winning $300 in foosball was impressive. I guess not.
Its been hard to say how much I made in May due to a loss of data half way through the month. I estimate it to be somewhere around $1050 net profit for the month.
This is my stats from about mid month onwards:
My end game feels a lot better now (thanks 3b shoving equity calculator!!). I'm not spewing off as many chips 30bb deep, and I think I've been pretty solid 25bb's or below.
This month has started out great money wise, but I have hardly put any volume in. Carbon Poker has updated its software, and since the update (5th June), its been almost out of commission. I say almost, because there are a few brave (stupid?) people still trying to play whilst there are severe LAG issues. Hopefully this will be resolved shortly as I'm desperate to play.
Stats so far this month: