April 27, 2013
Ah, so I had to withdraw my roll yet again. This is quite frustrating but would definitely be more so if I couldn't see an end to it. Been kinda treading water for the last year or something. I'll play, move up, cash out, put a few quid back in, play, move up, cash out.
The worst thing I think is I can see the poker world moving on. Yes, I'm moving with it but if games are getting tougher and tougher then I need to be able to keep building a roll, rather than starting from scratch every month or two.
I didn't finish the 50k challenge, partly because of this and partly because I just didn't have the time to put in enough hands. The attempt did prompt me to start playing Zoom, though. The fact that I'm getting better at poker is evidenced (to me at least) in that I'm profiting at Zoom whereas pre-Black Friday my graph at Rush just went down and down. Hmm, having said that, that's not quite fair on myself - I look at the game in an entirely different way than I did back then so it's to be expected.
There's some interesting stuff going on at DC at the moment with all the GTO stuff. Possibly the thing that's most incredible to me is the number of people to whom this stuff is new. I guess if you were winning without it back in the day there was no point in learning it. It's kind of similar (I think) to the people who play a bit of guitar but never look into it any deeper than being able to make a few chords sound good. It actually takes a fair while for a beginner to get to that point - so if you like it enough to get there how come you don't want to know everything about it?
I do have some predictions for what's going to happen in the (me-centric) poker world, I think I'll do a bit of a time capsule and not write it here but save it on a Word doc which I'll paste here in a year. I'll tell you the first line "I'll have actually managed to build a friggin' roll for more than 2 months."