Monday, January 31, 2005


Wow. I am tearing up again. I REALLY appreciate the Blogger community. I am on the comeback trail. Quadrupled my bankroll in a few days which feels ok. Shut Up! I do not care if the $50 from Party was Free! I earned those EP points for the $25 from Empire! Hell, at least I am not counting the cost of the Hat!!!

I got so many good responses from everyone that I wish I could say April Fools. Some of the highlights were (although I appreciate them all):

Hugs from various chick bloggers like April and Shelly!

The crippled, withered, little arms of Iggy typing out a nice “Been there, Done that” comment in his Vicaden and Guinness haze! That really means a lot!

Bastard Studio who didn’t have the balls to yell a little louder at me while he watched me piss away my Bankroll, and then has the nerve to insult me! (heh, just kidding dude, some things you just cannot stop).

Pauly still reading my Blog. I thought he put it into the pile of “Not so good Blogs” and discarded it.

I appreciate everyone else who said a kind word too. It really means a lot. The puke-in-my-mouth feeling has finally subsided and I have gone back to work. I am definitely going to take it slower. I do not think playing every night was fair to the wife. So this week you can find me at the Blogger Invitational and hitting the tables on Wednesday Night, and Friday night grinding it out on the .50/1 tables. So far I have had the best run on Party so I am going to keep trying to build that roll. I am sure Empire is going to get mad and send me a bonus code or two, and now that I have both accounts I can switch back and forth a lot. So maybe this was not such a bad thing. The Nerd expects it to take me another few months to get back to 3K, and I think that is possible.

I blew my last Bankroll on August 01, 2004. If you want to read that tear jerker it is this location. So it took me about 4 months to hit the 4K level. So that puts me into May. We shall see. It is funny reading the old post because it has a lot of the same themes in it as this one. Very interesting. Some of the same comments too from Bad Blood and Chris Have-the-heck-do-you-spell-his-last-name!

My real goal when I rebuild is to stop being nightly-results oriented. I have real issues with that and it really effects me when I hit the higher levels. I really need to cap my play at (x) hours a night, no matter if I am up or down. Stop peeking at the cashier. She is cute, but cmon! I also need to learn when to leave. If I am a couple hours into a session and way up, I think it is a good idea to say “If I lose 5 bucks I am leaving”. Why not? Sessions tend to ebb and flow and there is no shame at leaving near the highpoint. Tables change, suckouts happen, protect your earnings, you, well, earned them.

So I will see you guys on Wednesday. I have already paid for the entry and would LOVE to win! I do not know if I have the mad tourney skillz people like Otis have but we shall see. Just remember there is always a percentage of luck involved in these things! On Friday I am thinking of hitting the Blogger Tables. I know it tends to be –EV but it is fun and I have actually won a few times.


Blogger Chad said...

I'm on far too good of terms with that girl behind cashier button, the little minx. Party is very clever, putting her out in plain view like that. I have the worst problem with checking up on her every few minutes when I'm playing there. I fear she might cheat on me. I don't have a problem on any other site, though.

Stupid Party.

2:18 PM

Blogger Poker Chiq said...

I'm far too 'nightly-results' orientated too... its hard not to be. I try just to focus on playing a certain amount of hands every night...

Also its brilliant to read that you are riding high on the comeback trail... Go Sir! :)

3:29 PM

Blogger Poker Nerd said...

You know I'm cheering for you, but you'll have to figure the discipline thing out.

There aren't a lot of people out there with the talent to win consistently at real levels like you have without a lot of practice.

Don't waste it on these self-destructive tiltfests.

Time for a stop-loss?

4:08 PM

Blogger doubleas said...

Go get 'em!

8:38 AM

Blogger F-Train said...

Damn, this is what happens when I go a few days without reading?

Well, that's ok. You and I are in the same boat. Keep your eye on my site later this week...

9:27 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great news Sir! Glad to hear you're having fun again. I'm jealous of that Party Poker hat though, you lucky bastard. heh.


10:00 AM

Blogger StudioGlyphic said...

I think if you keep to what you said in this post you'll do just fine. Print it out and tape it to the side of your monitor next to Abdul's opening hands chart.

3:46 PM


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