I hit something of a low point last week… Continue reading
Recently, in some part through feedback I’ve gotten on this blog, I decided to pick up low-stakes pot-limit Omaha. I figured a different game would help me stay mentally engaged and that, since I wasn’t very good at PLO, I would have a lot to learn and it would be easier to derive satisfaction from learning and getting better while I played. Yesterday I played a short session and won a small amount, about $15, and thought I had a decent beginner’s grip on things. So tonight, I was a little tired and a little bored and decided to give it another whirl.
Four hours and five buyins later, I left and sat in at a game of NL 100 to try my hand at something I was actually good at. Then I lost a buyin when my opponent floated a preflop reraise and a flop bet on a Q44 board with T8, then made a straight and busted my aces.
Then I quit, despondent and down $500 for the night– or so I thought.
New rule: No entering tournaments on impulse. The same thing happens every time I do: I end up playing a really long time, much later than I want to, and make either nothing or the bare minimum.
Tonight it was the bare minimum. I extended my session two hours to make an extra eight dollars. Great.
At least I broke a cashless streak of twenty-eight tournaments. I’m pretty sure I’ve lost back everything I won in my last tournament win.
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On another note, Facebook’s move to timeline has somehow screwed up my ability to publicize my posts there. That would explain why traffic is so low recently.
I should preface this by saying that I’ve had a really negative day on the whole. Been going through some personal problems today, and also have gotten some signs that I might have a serious back problem.
So the negativity has been running high, thick, and deep today. I’m sure tomorrow will be better, but it would almost have to be. That said, I need to get this off my chest: Continue reading
Haven’t gotten to write much lately. Not long after I got back from my vacation, both my laptop and desktop crashed within a 24-hour period. I’m hoping to have at least one of them fully up and running by this time next week. That would be a nice birthday present– “Everything working like it’s supposed to.”
(Legal disclaimer: The author is in no way admitting to, condoning, or suggesting any illegal or criminal activity. The following is a philosophical discussion regarding poker play.)
“Being a professional means doing your job on the days you don’t feel like doing it.” – David Halberstam