Had a minor debacle last weekend, so I took a step back, and realized that I had lost a little bit of desire for playing good poker. I've tried to convince myself that this year would be a turning point for me. I feel like I have learned alot over the past 5-6 years and am no longer a losing player. Unfortunately this holds up about 80-90% of the time. I will still put myself at risk in situations that I am behind or bluffing. The recurring problem is that I will occasionally get stuck playing marginal hands and can't call a raise. The opposite reaction being that I play my draw and don't hit.
The major theme is that so often I will get my chips in with the best hand and the suckouts just keep on coming. (At least 3 times in DADI last night) Then I make the same play and get stuck....same old story, I know.
So I took a few days off to try and recapture the fun. I'm gonna be moving back down to smaller limits for 2 reasons.
1) Action...I am an action junkie....I like playing. There is more action at the lower limits and I feel I can outplay a majority of these players.
2) Bankroll Preservation. I've been taking shots at lots of MTT's and missing. I think some cash play will help my hand-to-hand decision making.
The wife isn't home tonight, so I will try to settle myself down around 8:30-9 and get 3 hours in. I vow to take notes and self-analyze as much as possible.
No WWDN tonight makes me sad. It's my favorite night of the week.