More terrible decision making

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.

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bad decisions

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.

The relentless cloud of negativity

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

Easing back into the game

Since I had my dental abscess last month (that’s finally taken care of, as the root canal was finished a few days ago) I was pretty laid up from the pain for a while. So I tried to spend more time playing poker, as my options for other ways to spend my time had been limited by my condition.

About midway through June, my winnings took a serious nosedive.

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Posting Note + WSOP Main Event Shares Available

Quick posting note: Posts have been infrequent lately as I recover from a root canal. While you might think the extra time it’s kept me bedridden is a chance to write more often, it turns out writing on medication is surprisingly difficult. I have a few ideas for posts I want to write, and I’ll put them up once I’m feeling able and can write them.

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