October 11, 2011
After doing some nice downswing skiing on a category Blue slope, 60BI, and later taking the lift to the top of the slope - that lift took about 3 months to get up. Well it is much faster going down, it seems I've jumped onto what I hope is only a category Green slope, short and gentle. Here are the results from the moment I finally got out of the 60+BI swing.
Well it didn't take long to drop 24BIs - it might not seem it but I am getting used to it now and I do feel I can laugh about it. I have started trying to play more (I played these 200 or so in the last 10 days) and so I should be able to catch that lift back up and hopefully get back much quicker. One of the good things about playing more tables concurrently is that I often don't see the result and don't dwell much on it, I know I should get to the long run faster.
I used to play 4 or 5 tables but now I feel my game is solid and fast enough to add a few, at the moment it seems fine to have session with ninja keeping 8 tables open. I'll keep post-reviewing the games in Wiz and I'll often reduce the tables to concentrate more on the learning. Lately, I haven't been reviewing much with the replayer as it is actually getting quite upsetting to see how bad I am running. Loading up more tables maybe a tilt response from these bad swings, I'll have to be careful but writing the blog helps and can seem quite therapeutic.
The red line view also helps - I've been running bad in every way, not just all-in, but at least I do see proof in the all-in ev. I think that for Tourny players this line is pretty useful, more accurate than the green. It actually probably undervalues the loss as when you lose these your chip stack drops and you get into the push/fold situation early reducing any skill advantage. Well thats my belief anyway :) especially when my green is going much lower than the red -when it goes the other way it is simply recording my unbelievable skill at STTs.