February 21, 2012
I just got done looking at results for the last week or so. It wasn't too bad considering I ran about 9BI below EV and still managed to turn a small profit for the week. I can't really complain about that. I ran pretty bad most of the week, but had a really good session on Saturday and I'm starting to get back on track. I took some more shots at 200NL the last couple of days which actually went decently well. I think they could have went really well if I could have just had some hands hold up and also gotten away from some hands preflop. I really need to learn to fold KK when I'm facing a cold 4bet. It seems like it's always AA.
I had some tilt issues in the middle of the week where I didn't play my A-game. It seems like I'm pretty good about not tilting for the most part, but when I go through a stretch where everything seems to go wrong in a short time span, that's when I start to play poorly. I do a lot of dumb things like paying off turn ch/r against weak players and also talk myself into other calls I know I shouldn't make. I really need to plug this leak and control my emotions better at all times. I'm perfectionist when it comes to this and I can't allow myself to slip. It's just not acceptable.
On the upside, I did put in a lot of volume this week and didn't let running bad affect too much for the most part. I just need to monitor myself a little bit better when things aren't going so well, so I can be a little bit better about quitting or taking a break.
I also finally got around to picking up a monitor for computer this week. The only problem is that I don't have a desk until the one I ordered from Amazon gets here in a week. I kind of have a bad habit of just playing on my laptop in the living room. It isn't bad when no one is home since I just leave the TV off, but when my roommates are around it can get a little distracting.
As for life, I'm still not sure what the future holds. I've been mostly just focusing on poker the last few months while rehabbing from wrist surgery and trying to figure out if I'm going to be able to continue my baseball career. It looks pretty bleak right now. I've been having more problems with my wrist and just went back to the doctor last Thursday. He told me that my tendon is basically rolling over the bone right now and if it doesn't start feeling better in a few weeks the only thing to do is to get another surgery. So for now, I'm just resting it for a couple weeks until I can really test it out and see if it's going to get better or not. Sucks. I've basically forgotten what it's like to be healthy and am just really getting sick of dealing with doctors and everything else.
But to end on a good note, I think my best accomplishment of the week was learning this Radiohead song on the guitar. Or at least most of it. The last two minutes of this song just blows me away.
Btw if anyone wants to go to see them next month in KC, I'm having trouble finding anyone that can make it as of now. One of the best bands of all-time imo.