Ask Rizen will be back next week. I haven't been able to update lately because I've been super busy in life away from the poker table. I'm going to make it a somewhat quick summary, but basically we had a scare where we thought our son had H1N1 after being exposed to it at the day care at the gym where we go. It turned out luckily that it was just a regularly virus/flu bug but it hit our entire family (except me luckily) so we had a lot of sick people around the house for a while.
This month was also my birthday and my anniversary both. We celebrated those which was fun. Around that same time unfortunately I had my Full Tilt and Bodog accounts hacked and subsequently drained. That really sucked and kind of soured me on online poker for a bit, also hampered my ability to play any tournaments as all I had left was Lock and Stars. I took a few days off since my head wasn't in the right place and have since started to play some again, but it was one of those things I never really thought would ever happen to me.
I do a whole piece with a lengthy explanation as well as security precautions to take for your own accounts in this week's PokerXFactor podcast. I don't think it's up yet but once it is I'll try and link you guys to it if you want a more detailed explanation as well as what you can do to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
I'll return to regular updates now that all that is sorted out, and Ask Rizen will return next week on Fridays again. Oddly enough even though it was a bad month for both disease and having money stolen it was a really good month for me poker wise. I'm finally beating 2/4 PLO with a solid, consistent win rate now, and have been playing the 3/6 and 5/10 full ring games on Lock in the evenings as part of a 'play with the pros' on the Cake Network promotion and have had a lot of success in those games.