... ups and downs, smiles and frowns ...
What do i mean by that?? Well, for the past 2 weeks i ran like a demon on full tilt, this week it was like i was trying to run through a brick wall! Nothing was working for me at all. My semi-bluffs/draws missed, when i had my money in ahead i ended up behind. In all i dropped $700 from the full tilt account. I got some genuinely sick beats. No 60/40 bullshit.
Flop the nuts and lose to a 4 outer!
I fail to see how bpl21 got $60+ into this pot with 3rd pair and a gut shot (not a double belly buster!).
Bottom set and second nut flush draw to top 2 pair.
I don't want to bore anyone too much by going through a sickening run of 50/50s that i've lost. When coming in for half a buy in at $0.50/$1 its hard to avoid them. Perhaps playing for a full buy in at $0.25/$0.50 is worth dropping down to. Guess i was asking for trouble since i was playing outside of my bankroll rules. Thats the risk i guess when playing too high. My confidence at the tables took a hit from this 'bad run' and my play deteriorated as a result. Playing passive in wrong spots and too aggressive in others, etc.
I switched to playing on stars again recently and took a major hit worth -$400. The balance on stars now lies at $600 and the full tilt roll is also on $600. I haven't posted my checkyourbets graph before. It only covers my progress/regression on stars and i have not been tracking my full tilt progress on it. Its a bit late to start doing that now.
The main thing different i need to do right now is slow down(once again) and drop limits to $0.25/$0.50. I made a decision before to play fewer and longer sessions which i think has not been working for me in the long run. I'm going to switch this up to more frequent and shorter sessions. Even though the thought of playing a stop-win irritates me, its seems the better choice to bag a couple winning sessions and stay fresh at the tables. I know i can play top quality poker but periods of fatigue and a lack of concentration means that intermittently some sessions can be very costly. This new approach is an attempt to reduce these bankroll burners. During these types of sessions i find myself completely oblivious as to who the target is at the table. The most likely explanation is that i become the target when playing so bad =(
Current Balance: ~$1200