January 20, 2010
I love poker, I hate poker. Friday night I felt I couldnâ€™t lose, just logging winning session after winning session. Now I feel like I cant win, think Iâ€™ve dumped off about 2.4k in 4 days including 800 twice to 2 different people 1 tabling! Maybe I should have read my last blog entry. Oh well if you cant whine in your own blog where can you? Obviously if Iâ€™m ignoring my stop loss levels you can take it for granted I havenâ€™t been doing the session reviews either.
Now there is sort of a reason for this, Iâ€™m stuck trying to get through the whole Wheel of Time series, I got the newest book for my birthday back in November, but wanted to read them all again before I read that one. So started book 1 around Christmas and am ploughing my way through them again, currently on number eight. And Iâ€™ve also got 2 weeks off work over the next month so plan on putting in loads of hands, watching loads of videos and doing loads of work on my game then, so Iâ€™m sorta putting everything off till then.
In fact Iâ€™ve been pretty slack recently about everything, not watching videos, not logging hands except when Iâ€™m stuck, so all the ingredients for a big downswing are right there! Thing is Iâ€™m reluctant to call it a downswing, people seem to like to use it every time they log 1 or 2 losing sessions when really its just generally shitty play I expect. I know it is in my case. Obviously there was a certain amount of run bad, with some stupid hands like getting it in vs a dominated top pair and losing to backdoor flushes a few times, and 1 guy calling me down with any pair or even ace high in some cases and just owning me. But I could have quit them and saved myself loads. I might post some hands in another update when Iâ€™m not writing this from work.
Strangely ptr hasnâ€™t picked up any of yesterdays hands, it always seems to miss some hands from my big losing sessions, but not picking any up is weird. I mention ptr because of my graph.
Obviously I have problems with losing sessions and its something I really need to sort out, yeah the graph shows a pretty decent slope over the last few months, but look how much Iâ€™m losing when I do lose. Just lopping off some of these would drastically improve my overall win rate. Guess its time for EPTPE.