December 07, 2010
It's been a swingy start this month, mostly becauseÂ I've really upped the volume recently, having played around 35 hours so far in the first 6 days of December.
Started off winning 2k over the first 3 days, but I lost 3500 across the next 3 days. Not very fun but I'm kinda used to it now so it doesn't bother me as much as it used to, but I do feel a little burnt out from poker overall, so I might just take a break for a couple days. The old me would feel a need to instantly try and win back the money I lost without taking time out, but that's just dumb. It doesn't matter whether you win money tomorrow or over the next week, but you're guaranteed to play worse if your goal is to just reach an arbitrary profit point.
A lot of the swings have been from HU PLO. Even though the opponents are generally weak, there are some who have beaten me because I haven't adjusted well to them. I'm not one to shy away from any opponent when it comes to HU, because I'm all about improving my game and the best way to do that is to play a wide range of players, including tougher ones, so that you have the potential to play higher in the future without being completely nitty about game selection.