Hi guys, long time no blog! I meant to post last week but life was still so hectic. Plus I played zero hours of poker the week before that, and I didn’t want to get berated for not putting in any volume again ;)
I played three days of online poker last week, one day this week, and a live $330 tournament at Edgewater Casino. I busted early in the liveament, and here were the online results:
# MTTs: 129
Average buy-in: $27.81
Net result: +$3,345.51
Results-wise, it was a good week. I felt a little rusty at the start but ran well enough to minimize my losses. I played mostly turbos and small fields to avoid playing 12 hour days, which is why I played fewer hours than expected.
The thing that stood out the most for me about the week, though, was how much I need to work on controlling the build up of tilt throughout the day. I’ve noticed that I tilt the hardest when I get unlucky a bunch of times in a row. It’s a “straw that broke the camel’s back” kind of thing with me.
This past Sunday I didn’t cash anything for the first 6 hours I played, and it frustrated me way more than it should have. My husband unfortunately has the IMs to prove it. I said some ridiculous things including how much I hate poker and other things that should never cross anyone’s mind during a day of work!
To make me even more ashamed of how I reacted, I went on to win the afternoon $44 turbo on PokerStars for $4.5k that day. So to sum up, I threw a temper tantrum because I hadn’t cashed anything, and then I ran hot and beat 599 people to win a turbo event! Yup, talk about ridiculous.
I’ve always known that I have a slight tilt problem. And it’s not just poker. Any game with a luck element has the potential to cause me to freak out if I should get unlucky repeatedly. It’s really silly and something I have to work on.
June 26 WSOP 45 $1,000 (NLHE 3-day)
June 28 WSOP 48 $1,500 (NLHE 3-day)
June 29 VDS $340 (Ladies NLHE 2-day)
July 1 WSOP 53 $1,000 (Ladies NLHE 3-day)
July 2/3 WSOP 54 $1,000 (NLHE 5-day)
July 5 WSOP 56 $1,500 (NLHE 3-day)
A couple of the tourneys overlap, so obviously I am hoping that I don’t end up playing all of them! This is my first time playing in the WSOP. I’m happy for the opportunity, but I’m not exactly excited to make the trip. High variance tournaments in a place that has 110 degree weather isn’t exactly my idea of a vacation! Hopefully I run great and make it worthwhile :)
If the place I’m staying has decent Internet, I’ll blog again in Sin City. Have a great week and good luck at the tables!