January 1, 2022. Aurimas started the new year in a bad mood: “New year and 6k EUR under EV. The saying goes, ‘How you start the new year, the way it will be?'”
January 6, 2022. “5,000 EUR spinEV+RB so far in January”.
February 6, 2022. Aurimas shares his results for 2022 so far and thinks that this year will be his best!
February 28, 2022. “17.5k EUR spinEV+RB in february and 28k EUR net won+rb!!”
March 29, 2022. Aurimas shares his thoughts about 2022 so far: “I’ve come to understand that it is very hard to achieve solid volume in 250s/500s limits because there is not a lot of action or many regular wars, and it is not profitable to play. If there is only one regular player in the field, I just turn on 6-8 tables to try to target all the recreational players. However, I am not that good at playing this many tables yet, and I make some mistakes, causing my chipEV to drop. Over time, my multitabling skills will improve. So, right now, I plan to multitable more and enhance my skills.”
April 12, 2022. “50k spinev+RB in first 100 days of 2022!”
May 1, 2022. April’s results: “I know that the game count is not that impressive, but in April, high-stakes action is pretty dead. Half of the grind time, I was just waiting for action. It is not interesting for me to play at the 100s limit because the sums seem to be so small. However, of course, I should change my mindset and play more at the 100s limit when there is no action in the 250s/500s.”
May 2, 2022. Aurimas shares his thoughts of what you need to become a great poker player:”
In general, there are certain indicators that can predict how well you will perform in poker. These indicators would be as follows:
Are you motivated to become a very good poker player?
How good are you at mathematics?
How well-developed is your logical thinking? (For example, results from IQ tests)
Do you play other strategic games well? (For example, chess)
Are you inquisitive? Do you learn quickly? Are you willing to study a lot?
Are you psychologically strong? Can you manage your emotions well?
Are you patient and disciplined?
There are exceptions, of course, but usually, these indicators can predict the poker results of players quite well. The fewer points that match, the more work and effort you will need to put in to improve them. The more points that match, the faster your progress is likely to be.”
May 5, 2022. “In the first 4 days of May, I made 7k in spinEV+RB.”.
May 22, 2022. This month, Aurimas can’t achieve a solid game count due to the regular wars and a vacation in Mexico, but spinEV+RB is still increasing!
June 1, 2022. “May was my best month, and finally, I’ve earned 20k EUR in spinEV+RB in one month!”
June 7, 2022. Aurimas shows his graph for this year, and as he predicted at the start of the year that this would be his best year, it seems he was right.
July 11, 2022. June’s month for Aurimas was the first break-even month this year. There were a lot of unlucky situations and coolers, one after the other. Furthermore, he had the biggest under EV swing of his career, being under 27k EUR. The good thing is that he had an EV deal. It seemed that Aurimas was doomed at every flip, and he had no fish players in the heads-up games. Now, he is feeling tired of playing poker, and he will take a break until the desire to play poker returns. When he is back, he will update his blog.
August 5, 2022. Aurimas is back to grinding!
September 7, 2022. Aurimas shares his results for August: “It was a so-so month. Seventy percent of the volume was played in one week. After the new Winamax update, the HUD was buggy, and Jurojin stopped working, so it frustrated me, and I decided to spend more time with my friends. On September 15th, I am going to Thailand for 6-9 months, so I can’t wait!”
September 17, 2022. “The view from my room. Went to sleep at 6 am, just like in Lithuania. It’s sad that the grinding time is not as great as in Mexico, but I’m still very excited.”
October 3, 2022. Aurimas recaps his September month: “Another standard month. Overall, I’m very happy because I was traveling a lot. I really like Thailand a lot. The culture here is very nice, and the Thai people are very welcoming to foreigners. The food is amazing here too, and personally, I find it better than in Mexico. Plus, if you shop in markets not aimed at tourists, you can live here very cheaply.”
October 14, 2022. “Only half of the month has passed, and I’ve earned 22k in spinEV+RB. This could be my all-time best month.”
November 1, 2022. Recap of October: “October was my personal best, as I predicted. It is sad that I was traveling a lot, and many grinding hours were lost. If it weren’t for this, I maybe would have broken the all-time SM record, but maybe next time.”
December 12, 2022. Aurimas shares his thoughts of November: “In the first two weeks on Winamax, I made 22k in spinEV+RB and again predicted a new record-breaking month, but Winamax decided to introduce 1-minute blinds instead of 3 minutes, which significantly worsened the situation for regular players. In response, many high stakes regulars, along with multiple tables and pools, boycotted Winamax, so I couldn’t play much there anymore.
With GG, I had issues with affiliates, and Stars didn’t understand why I was connecting from Thailand instead of Lithuania, so they froze my account
Only a few days left until the end of the month, I managed to sort out both accounts, and at the end of the month, I was able to make a little profit.
So far, based on my initial impressions, players on GG and PokerStars seem to be more aggressive than those on Winamax.
On Stars, there are especially weak regular players at the 250s level, although there are also some very strong ones. The weak regulars only play at the 250s level, while the strong ones play both 250s and 500s.
GG also has strong regulars, but there are many who, with their brains turned off, play a massive volume and make a lot of spews. I would guess that their chip/ev is close to 0”