July 05, 2011
This summer has been a blast. I knew that when the WSOP started up, my view on Vegas would change back to the optimistic view I had before moving here. I think what makes Vegas fun every year for me is the friends and poker that come with the WSOP. After the WSOP I don't think I'm going to be happy here, as a majority of the people I love are going to be leaving again. So here's a quick recap up until now...
Started off the series with pretty much nonstop poker. I played well, I slept on a regular schedule, and I feel like I was in the zone. I cashed 4 events this year, all close to each other. After playing a ton of poker I began to get burned out. I couldn't find the motivation I had at the start of the WSOP, and after screwing up the Razz event (which I definitely should have at least cashed in) I became tilted. I didn't play in the next couple of tournaments after that, and feel a little defeated in the sense that I lost my poker mentality. I think next year I can still adjust some things about my non-poker habits which will allow me to play better poker. Things like: working out more often, eating healthier, sleeping on a more regular schedule, less drinking during the series. So Although I already have more cashes than last year going into the main event, I still feel I have a lot to keep learning if I'm going to ship a bracelet.
Just some thoughts i've had during this summer. I'd also like to throw in that I love my friends from poker, and I think if it wern't for them, I wouldn't be nearly as excited about the game. Love the DC crew also! Well that's it for now. Hopefully I can update my blog after a successful main event!