When you wake up for a poker tournament and want to go back to bed, and then before you even get in the shower find yourself thinking about what you'll do that day if you bust out ...
Well, you should probably take the day off. In fact, showing up to a tournament that day is much like setting money on fire.
Well, I set two grand on fire today. I didn't really play poorly, but I also didn't bring my A game. I picked up a huge hand in a multiway pot during the first level ($25/$50), when I had A♦ Q♦ on a Q♣ Q♠ 8♦ J♦ board.
Unfortunately, I got no post-flop action there ... a common problem when you have the deck crippled like that.
Then I defended my big blind in a five-way raised pot with the 4♥ 7♥ getting 6.5-1. I bricked after flopping a gut-shot straight flush draw, which cost me almost a quarter of my $4k starting stack.
I missed another big opportunity later on.
"All In At 420"
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