As many of you know I have had the worst 2 years in poker in my career. It seemed like I have been in an endless cycle of never having any hands, never getting value from hands I do get, and my value hands never holding up. I am sure that many of you just assume I am just on tilt and that it really hasn't been that bad. I can assure you it has. Statistically my two year run bad is not even slightly out of significance. I don't play 40 hrs a week and since I have really been running badly I even took a month off. so the number of hands I am seeing is just not that many and previously I know the math for the long run is in the 10s of 1000s of hands if not in the 100s of 1000s of hands. This is basically years of playing live.
So that out of the way I felt it necessary to just disengage since I basically didn't like whining on my tilt thread, nor do I think it was that healthy since I think it feed my emotions of how wrong it was that I was just endlessly losing money even though I was playing the best I could.
NOTE: for god's sake please don't say bluff more! I get that so much , but it just laughable. Sure I bluff when the board is right, sure I bluff when I basically don't have to make a kamikaze all in bluff. That said when the board pairs top pair that isn't always the best spot, or the river is basically every card in my villains range, or yet again that nasty fourth flush card comes in. Sure I can rep some of those but not when you are constantly playing from oop as pfr. and yes I do play tight from that position. in fact much tighter than I used to. but having alot of AQ+ and never flopping anything is tough to make any money.
So I felt I needed to just step back not play for a while and only play when I had an excuse to play and only on Saturdays. So I am concentrating a lot more on my tourney game and played the last two Saturdays during Hustler's current tourney series. I am actually enjoying tournies and over the past couple of years I have realized they are much more complicated then I had originally thought and there is value in playing them. Even if it's just to get my poker fix in for a few hours!
thanks for listening