I decided to trash the journal style of the blog and turn it into a more normal blog-style. I initially started it to motivate myself to get in the hours which simply isnt a problem anymore. I also was starting to feel at unease and somewhat stressed and although its no the blog to blame i dont think itâ€™ll hurt to cut down on the daily â€œmust doâ€™sâ€.
So with that out of the way ill try to do a summary of the last days. As i mentioned in my last post i had a coaching session with my dear coach derBrain. We went through some interesting hand histories and discussed some subtler points. For me personally there is nothing that kickstarts my game and get me out of the abc grind like a coaching session.
So i went back to the tables after the session with good confidence and played a pretty solid session. But it was absolutely INSANE how much i had to jump around tables to not sit with 3+ shortstackers. Even though it had always been bad to some extent that night was just utterly ridicuolus. Then i played the day after that and it was just more of the same. For me it really felt like Stars turned into crap over night. So i decided to say bye-bye to my bonus because i couldnt be arsed to spend a week grinding the vpps. And so i got set up on a new euro site and every day kinda feels like christmas.
Also i had to do something about the stress that had been eating my guts for the last week. It probably was a combination of being a slight loser for 20k hand and just the pressure catching up with being a fulltime poker player. And it also was causing me to no play my a-game. So i decided to watch â€˜The eightfold path to poker enlightmentâ€™. First episode was ok but nothing groundbreaking for me personally. But episodes 2,3 and 4 did an amazing difference for me. To a much lesser extent do i let close spots get stuck in my mind and nag away for the rest of the session. And to a much greater extent do i manage to see every decision as an individual decision while still planning out the hands as not to get surprised.
So where i am right now is simply a much better place then i was just a few days ago. I feel much more relaxed, im managing to put in my a-game at the start of the last few sessions and my b-game has definitly improved a ton. Im very interested to see what the coming week got in store for me.