May 31, 2011
In terms of absolute results, it was not a total disaster. A total loss of $102 is something aroung 4 BIs on the stakes I usually play (25NL), which can be lost in a single session. But what bothers me is that I ran like s***, and I don't mean just the EV, it's the coolers that I think that really hurts us as players. When we go AI pre with AA vs 22 and a deuce hits the river, it sucks, but we don't question our play. But when we constantly get things like set-over-set, flush-over-flush, KK vs AA AI preflop and less "acute" coolers (a 2-pair vs a set facing a very aggressive villain or when you bet for value 3 streets with a good TPTK hand in a dry board vs a calling station that calls you down with 2nd pair and hits 2-pair OTR) you start questioning yourself, thinking you played bad and that may lead to you really start playing bad, folding hands you shouldn't fold and playing with fear. For next month, I just hope to be able to keep playing my normal game despite of how bad or good I run. Good june for all of you (I mean, us. Can't leave myself out of this, can I ?)!