Tuesday, April 25, 2006


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.

1 comment:

HighOnPoker said...

Might not be the idea you want to hear, but try limit poker for a while. It will help your pre-flop hand selection, and that will carry over into your NL game. If you need some advice on Limit buy-ins, take a look at Double As structure. I've copied it onto my blog and its under Notable Posts, Limit Challenge. It sets forth what you should play based on bankroll and helped me get my roll started.