Its been i while since i blogged hereÂ and a lot happend in that time.
First some non poker stuff :
At the end of september i got my grades and i passed my second year of college (industrial science) i was really in 7th heaven since i never go to classes or do tasks over the year. After that i got a month vacation and started again in october. Had some time to play poker and study my game. Did some citytrips w friends and my girl, and had a lot of fun. In october it was back to college, ah well, theoretacly that is... :-)
Middle october my brother got married in Romania. ROAD TRIP, me and my girlfriend stayed in a super luxy hotel, together with some friends of my brother. My parrents stayed with other relatifs in another Hotel in another city neerby. We went sight seeing, did some cool clubs, and ofcourse partied hard at the wedding :-), After we came back in belgium i dicided to take another week of and then started my lessons again. School is Cool :-), i got a lot of practical courses this year, a lot of programming and ICT related courses, offcourse i still got some shitty chemestry lessons, wich i hate, but hey, gotta take the good w the bad :-).
Now about the poker. I wasnt playing to much since i had al these school stuff coming up so dicided to take it easy in october, got in like 20K hands or so and everything went good. Middle october i dicided to move up to 50NL
i was planning on playing 50NL at the end of this year, so i was pretty excited about my progres i made but i didnt had my 40buyin goal but i knew i had the knowledge to beat it, after a week of play and a verry bumpy 20K hands i dicided to move back down to 20NL after i won 5buyins and lost them again in 2 sessions, i dicided to grind out 20NL some more and make my bankroll a little bit more 50NL playable.Jumping back to 20nl looked like taking candy from a baby, i won 21buyins in 20K hands SWEEEEET
BUT THEN, A ROCK HITS ME...
last days from october i was running HOT HOT HOT at 20NL, starting november i was really looking forward my end goal at the end of december, i was gonna make the 2K FOR SURE
NAAAAH, WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT ABOUT VARIENCE
ow yea, forgot al about it, started playing beginning of november till now, something of about 13K hands, and what do ya know, i'm down +-20 buyins, this is the biggest downswing i had since i started out. I'm not gonna lie, i made some terrible plays, made some mistakes, those might count for 4 or 5 buyins, but the other 15 were just pure evil varience, im not gonna start posting KK v QQ, AK v AQ preflop allin HH because we all been there and its bad karma. but down 20buyins in 15K hands WTF man WTF, i really wasnt prepared for this shit to happen. well somewhere deep inside i know it was bount to happen some time.
So now here i am, left w 53Buyins for 20NL when i was once at 72buyins, So now what do i do?? Do i take a week of and hope my luck changes ???
I DONT THINK SO
Nah, iÂ think i got the right mindset to keep playing my daily 2K hands, offcourse, if i start tilting early inÂ the session i will just quit, but i learned to deal w the fact that there is no running from varience, either if your phil ivey, tom durrrr dwan, or EUSSI
If you ask me VARIENCE SUCKS MONKY BALLS, go around and spread the words
here some graphs :-) :
november sucks :'( :
It sucks bigtime :
sucker da sucker da sucker da sucker da suck :