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.
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
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.