March 12, 2010
so I finished writing this blog post and my internet crapped out on me so Iâ€™m going to rewrite the cliff notes here (afterall, I am doing this for my own peace of mind first and foremost).
Iâ€™m having trouble finding motivation to play tons of hands this month. I think this has a little to do with the weather getting nicer outside as well as my case of tilt/autopilot/fancy play syndrome that occurred on Tuesday. I ended the day down $10 after being up $100. I know that I am going to have losing days, but this one definitely could have been prevented. I get so down on myself after days like this that it takes a little while for me to get fully back in the saddle.
This is not to say that not playing poker so much lately has been a BAD thing. I have been focusing on programming and math, as well as rock climbing. Iâ€™ve also started running more again, which is good. I have to study for the GREs as well, so maybe my lack of motivation for poker is a case of divine intervention?
Anyway, I played Rush Poker yesterday for a change of pace and logged 1,300 or so hands and cleared $102. I think that the game is super soft, but Iâ€™m not sure that Iâ€™m growing as a player there. Iâ€™m debating whether or not I should play Rush or regular poker. Playing normal poker will help me improve my reads and note taking, while Rush will give me short term nice results. I think the answer lies somewhere in the middle (i.e., playing a majority of my hands normal and playing rush for 500 or so hands a day).