Well, after much thought we decided to call off the prop bet a couple of days ago. Turned out that I had about 105k hands at that time and Eli had about 115. I was a little ahead but I was so miserable I don't think I can continue to play like that for the rest of the month. I was playing 24 tables and playing like a nit. It was horrible and I would never do another prop like that again. For those people who can regularly put in 200k hands or more every month, you got my respect. It's just not the way I want to treat this game. I even lost sleep over that shit.
Now that I can reduce the number of tables a little, I'm having fun again. I'm down to 20 tables and I actually have time to look at situations a little closely and don't miss those marginal opportunities anymore. When I was playing 24 tables, I see T8o and I just fold without looking at what's going on at the table. Sometimes there's a poster and the blinds are tight and T8o is a definite raising hand when I'm in late position. It's like free money. But with so many tables waiting for my action when I was playing 24 tables, I just had no time to think about or even look at that shit.
I was playing all 24 normal speed tables as well with no fast tables mixed in. I don't know how you guys are able to play with so many fast tables. I get timed out too damn much. I guess I have to finally admit that I'm slow and stupid.
Well, looks like Pokerstars is gonna have a promotion coming up for WSOP. I just withdrew some money so I can deposit later to take advantage of the reload bonus. For some reason I miss those all the time.
Anyway, even though the prop bet is off, I'm still gonna try to play as much as I can. I'm sure I'll top 150k hands this month, 200k seems unlikely though. Either way this will be the most hands I've played in a month. I'm winning at a rate that I'm ashamed of but at least I'm not losing. I feel like I'm running bad but I know for sure there are a lot of spots that I can work on to improve. I'm thinking about taking shot at nl100 sometime soon and we'll see what happens there.