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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Crazy Bored

Woke up early today, around 10.30am- ish. Not really sure why I woke up so early. I've had a day off from poker and right now am feeling a huge itch to pay. When I say play I mean RIGHT NOW. However I am crazy hungry and also have several other things to sort out so can't. I also have this unexplainable 'feeling' that I'm gonna drop 1-2k right off the bat.

Monday I put in a very short registration period, a whole 30mins. Played the Nightly Hundred Grand, a $216 WSOP sat and the 50-50s on both sites. The 50/50s went real bad, but thats ok. Have to run bad somewhere. The $216 sat I busted iirc on a flip in a good spot, so i was happy. The 100k sucked though. I came 26th for $688 or so, but c'mon ONE TIME. With a 25bbs stack I lost a flip when UTG opens, UTG+1 flats, I shove UTG+2 and folds to UTG+1 who calls TT. Sigh.

Today I have to do some coaching, then I plan to play from 15.00pm Pokerstars time (or EST I guess to real world people - holla!). I'll probably register all the way to 22.00pm if I feel awake enough, otherwise stopping short isn't disasterous, but isnt ideal.

For some reason I have hesitations about playing cash again. I'm not sure why. It might be because I'm not the best dealing with new things. Not that cash is new, but it's been a while since I've grinded out 2-3k hands every day and theres some trepidation about how the games are, will I have to readapt etc.

I know I've been like this in all my life. I tend to like to do stuff that I already am familiar at. This is because once I'm familiar, I get very good at them fast. An example is when I was a kid and just started high school. It was a private school in a town 12miles away. I had to wear a blazer/tie etc etc and it was pretty scary, since I came from a low class primary school and didn't know anybody at the new school. Anyway in the common rooms (yah they were so balla that each year had its own common room) there was a pool table, table football table and two table tennis tables.
Although I really wanted to play table tennis, I'd played a lot of pool as a kid having had a table at home. I didnt wanna embarass myself so ended up just sitting around watching for a long time, whilst trucking fools at pool.
Eventually, maybe about a month into the new school I had missed the bus home and had to wait an hour for the next one. There we're only a few people in the common room at the time, so I went over and played table tennis. The way it works is a 1 point, 1 time and your off. Win and you stay on the table, lose and you go back to the end of the queue. Well I sucked, and I sucked hard. obv. I'm pretty sure I got aced and/or didn't return the ball for the first 3-4 times i tried. For the next week or so I stayed late after school every day and started getting better actually hitting the ball. lol. Well eventually I started playing at break times and lunch times when the crowds were a lot bigger and people were a lot better.
People played this game, as they do poker (and I assume every other game). Poorly. I ended up getting really good and started winning several points in a row. Soon enough I was good enough that I was training with the school team, which was a surpsingly good one since the coach took it really seriously. That year I won the U13 County Championship and the U13 school team reached the National Schools Final for top 3 in the country (although the other 2 teams both beat us 8-0!)

Poker has kinda been like that, for a long time I played freerolls and £1.20 SnGs on crypto untill I thought F this and started playing NL£25; before finding 2p2, then running crazy hot. Hopefully once I overcome my current mental block, I'll be hitting those big months on the regular.


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