November 28, 2011
Well, not exactly, but I think I'm pretty much done with poker in any serious capacity for the foreseeable future.
I just cashed out almost all of my roll on Stars and on one hand it feels like a pretty big relief and pretty sad on the other. I can't remember the last time I actually enjoyed playing poker, or just played because it seemed like it would be fun to do so. The last 6 months have pretty much been a car crash. There have been days, or the odd week, when things have been ok but mostly its sucked balls really.
I used to think that all the positives I got out of poker made up for any negatives but I don't think that's the case anymore. Playing poker has taught me tons (and not just about playing poker) but I think the negatives far outweigh any of this at the moment so it seems like a pretty good time to call it quits, or at least take a pretty long break.
It's weird. I never really imagined that I wouldn't make it at poker. I'm not really sure what I mean by 'make it' but I always thought I'd be able to make pretty good money from poker, whether that was just as a hobby or as my primary source of income. I still think it could have happened... and it still might. But not right now.
Good luck everyone.