Thursday, October 14, 2010

Takin a break

I'm takin a break from poker. Pretty much even for the month. Hooked another project that will keep me working crazy hours until December and I'm not feeling the poker thing like I used to. As a matter of fact, this last week I haven't played at all and I feel great. I don't stay up late, I don't wake up feeling like crap because I won or lost.

I went ahead and bought my new sax even though I didn't hit my target - added my live winnings to the mix and I'm close enough. Coming in the mail today. New and creative ways to bug the crap out of my wife and kid.

I'll give poker a bit of a rest and probably just go back to what I used to do... a couple sit and gos here and there, mookie when I can, maybe a tourney here and there... I'd like it to be fun again, not a second job.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

F for EFFort

Up 1 buyin in a short session while I was helping my daughter with her math homework. "That problem is exactly the same way you figure out pot odds sweetie, you've done this a million times! Here watch daddy do it. @!#$$&*@@ suckout bastard! No, don't write that down."

Am I the worlds greatest dad or what?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Moving the wrong way

Up about a buyin last night in a mostly breakeven session. Decided I should quit while ahead and not overly tired. Of course an hour later felt like playing again.... played like crap, ran into complete nut cases, chopped 3 pots I had completely and utterly dominated, shoved the 2nd nuts forty thousand times... got my flopped str8 rivered twice, ran my flopped set of aces into a flopped str8, ended the night down $16. Most of this is pretty standard, but I do feel like I need some improvement. I'm getting valuetowned with slightly worse when I don't believe reg's shoves. It's hard to believe they have it every time, but bloody hell they do... Could have been way worse, but I'm going to have trouble making my goal if I keep playing like this....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Can I win a 95/5 just once?

Apparently not. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but for some reason Friday nights are my absolute worst for poker. The crazies come out of the woodwork to gamble it up and I end up losing every pot I enter. This last Friday was no exception. -5 BI in my worst night of suckouts and coolers in a long time. I won't bore you with the details, we'll just agree it was ugly and move on....

Good news is there was no tilt. Just moved from one hand to the next, playing the best I could.

Saturday I got about 1 BI back, last night was break even. I did have one guy rr me on an 88T board, then CALLED my shove with JQo. Unfortunately I couldn't find any more good situations for that station. That got me back to break even, as a few minutes previously I had AA cracked by 66 aipf. Tons of hit and runners out these days as well. Gets pretty frustrating, but it does feel good when you have them tagged and know their m.o. and stack them.

Not a great start, but it can only get better from here, right? Right? Hello?