It’s been awhile. Normal excuses: lots of work, family in town.
Truth of the matter: I’ve been running a bit cold and trying to avoid depressing people.
Actually, when I say running cold, I mean mostly playing more poorly than I’d like. Two hands really depressed me as they make me question my ability to ever be more than a mediocre player. Both involved 400+ pots, both in involved players (correctly) calling in late position my preflop raises from middle position with small pairs, both involved me having a pair of aces after the flop (in once case AKs pairing, in the other having AA pre-flop with a queen high flop) and both involved me paying off sets with my whole stack. Both, especially the first, also involved me working to get the information that I was beat post-flop and both involved me nevertheless ignoring that information when I had at least a possibility of only losing half my stack.
I am just not good enough to make those laydowns yet and it really eats at me.
Oh, they also happened online on back to back days the weekend before last, with a Friday night prelude at the Salami with the KATM as witness to me losing 200 on a coinflip plus, making that weekend a full G drop. Quite a comeuppance after actually winning money against bloggers in Vegas.
I have sworn off Salami for now as I am not willing to play it with a deep enough buy-in to play actual poker (I think against the average big stack there I am probably even, with the occasional advantage, but in not a few cases I am significantly outclassed) and short stack play that can make a lot of money against the huge field of short-buying crack aggro donkeys (aggro even for New York at this place) that otherwise populate that room involve playing a poker-like substance game that is just not that fun for me, especially as I seem to have lost every 53-47, 65-35 and similar pre-flop all in race that might make me enjoy the poker-like substance notwithstanding the lack of thought involved. How’s that for a run on sentence?
I am in the hole at least one more WPBT trip report which I promise to write when I get around to it.
There you go DP.
See the flop...