August 14, 2010
Trying to become a profitable poker player has to be one of the biggest challenges I have ever taken on. I have been back playing 9 man sngs and it is tough man.Not so much the players but dealing with the beats. The type of players that annoy the hell out me are the guys just playing every hand, calling light and catch every break. I envy them until I see their sharkscope and see they have a -50% ROI. TheÂ more you learn in poker and the more respect you gain from it. When you playÂ your 1st sit n go and think wow Im natuarally good in poker â€¦. until u realize later on you were a total donk. So today I cracked and 4 handed I shoved A7s from UTG+1on the bubble after the shorty had folded, I shoved into the big stack and an = w/ A7s. I did this mistake because I tried some FPS (fancy play syndrome) the hand before. Got embarassed because I had to sold and w/o thinking the next hand shoved to regain my ego. Well the = stack inÂ the blinds woke up w/ AK (pshhht he should have folded imo but whatever). He snap calls and I made the short stack a little bit richer. Im writing about this mistake to get it out of my system becauseÂ it really bothered me. The thing is I know it was a mistake and I will be on the look out of not letting my ego get into the way of good decisions again.