Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Time Out

Ok Great timing on the whole poker blog thing. I am going to hang it up online for awhile. At least a month. I just don't have the patience to grind away and my wife is getting pissed off since I play about 2-3 hours a night. She came down on me pretty hard last night says she is sick of seeing me 'sitting in front of that box.' I am obsessed, and possibly taking a step back is what I need. I think its a good thing, I am definately down for the year, and I can not see real improvement in my game.

Last night was rough, playing a $10 SNG get KK in 3rd position with 5 players left. I make a moderate 2x BB raise. Folds around to the chip leader in the blind, he calls. cards come off 7K9. I make another moderate bet which represents about half my stack, but I have to get this guy off a draw. He smooth calls an I have him on the draw, pokets, or possibly paired kings. jack comes next and I go all in. Hoping he hasnt already made the straight. He calls with J8, and I'll give you one guess as to what comes on the river.

10 makes his straight and I feel like putting my fist through something. Possibly I could have commited to the pot on the flop to pull him off the draw, but I don't know. Just horrendous. Wife is already in bed, so I have to just sit there and take it. I commense to blow through another frustrating round of .50/1 and quit just before 1...

I really suck, I just need to accept it and move on . It's a discipline issue, and I just have none whatsoever, I'm so compulsive its not even funny.. Back to work. I do have some live games coming up this week, so I need to clear my mind. I need a gameplan, and I need to follow it......anybody got one?? jk....sort of.

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