Back in the Saddle
It feels good to be back to a stable level of Poker funds. I feel great about my game. I know it needs work and I feel like I am getting better every day. I know this sounds crazy but I am VERY happy I broke out to zero. If I did not experience the total loss of bankroll I do not think I would have ever curbed my bad habits. I may not be cured, but that gave me a new perspective. It also took my disdain of larger tables away. I now will play as comfortably at a ten handed table as I would at six. If I did not drop back and start playing lower limits I would never have done this. The first time I started my climb I started with 1/2. I always wanted to jump up two levels to stay in the six handed games. I really lost alot of money doing that. I can see where experience helps a player in Poker and am anticiplating many more doors opening in the future.
I went ahead and bought the Small Stakes Holdem Book off of Sloejacks site. I am going to take the funds out of the Poker bankroll. It will be nice to read something new. I hope to share my thoughts on the book when I finish it.
I am going to offer a Bad Beat Bounty in honor of all of the bad beats that I have been reading about from all of the Bloggers around. I like whining and I am willing to reward it. I am only playing .50/1 and ½ so it is going to be tiny. So here it is, whoever sends me the BEST bad beat story by September 30th, 2004 will receive $25 from my account. Take a shot at it. Please send the hand history. Best is a subjective word so it can be a huge pot lost, or just a really nutty 3-inner straight draw to beat your AA. If you're on Empire we can find a private table and I will bet the $25 and fold it to you. If not then we will figure something else out.
I have been receiving a lot of links from From the Cheap Seats. I figured I would return the favor. I really like the site. In addition there is a good site called Damning The River, I think it is from a Harvard guy.. at least it is hosted on there servers. Derek responded to my post on his site looking for a home game in Cambridge. I might give it a shot. Not sure if I am ready to play live with my “OMG!LOOKWHATIGOT!” Poker face.
If your married there is a nice article about the "Poker Widow" at Poker and Devotion. It is a good read. Not sure if it is helpful to the married folks out there but brings up a few good points. Good Luck and Good Playing!
One last thought, guess what Google search brought people to my site: Why I can’t consistently win at online poker! What does that say about my site! Arg!