July 08, 2011
After my latest bitter post in the middle of a sick period I'm back to my little blog. First of all, would like to say a big THANKS for the DC community for the supporting words, advices i got to my posts in the forums after my bad stretch (thanks Ass, SCS, Doc, Identifier and the others) It was really a big help.
And i got a big help from Tack in the background, i cannot find words about his generosity with reviewing my play. He is a true professional and he has spotted a lot of leaks in my game.
After the hit i've made some days off from poker. I needed this break to regenerate, to cool down and to review my game. To find the leaks i have and to identify where i failed. I had to look into myself and very sincerely admit to myself where i have a leak.
To be honest i failed at a lot of things and don't want to go into details about it. But the biggest one is TILT. And it's the basis of everything, of any bad decisiosn, even of the smaller ones. I wanted to believe that my tilt is handled, but it's not. When I was on the wrong side of the variance i neglected the fact how serious it could be. I haven't used a stop-loss after a bad sretch. Fishy games tilted me very much. I didn't make huge mistakes there, but after one point i went mad about the fishes. That's the truth. And then I started tilting.
As said fishy games are tilting me hard. Ongame is a nice place for this. So I decided to finally leave Ongame network. You will wonder why the heck, but i know it's the best decision i can do now. After the break i played some sessions, but i was fed up with the games and the poor game selection during the day.
In the last days I've made my homework where to continue and tried, checked different softwares, networks, traffics. Read a lot of threads, advices about the different networks. Finally decided about continuing at Stars due to the biggest traffic, software etc. And will do my best to learn winning there. Will learn even more. I will follow my aggro step-up strategy, now at NL25.
The start was quite promising:
Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1365597
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Hero (BB): $25.00
Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with 8 J
3 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.30, SB calls $1.55
Flop: ($4.60) 7 8 T(2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks
Turn: ($4.60) J(2 players)
SB bets $2.25, Hero calls $2.25
River: ($9.10) J(2 players)
SB bets $2.50, Hero raises to $20.45 all in, SB calls $17.95
Final Pot: $50.00
Hero shows 8 J (a full house, Jacks full of Eights)
SB shows T T (a full house, Tens full of Jacks)
Hero wins $48.00