The last few entries of my blog have taken a similar vein: I haven't been able to concentrate whilst playing poker because I've been trying to get sorted in London..however that hasn't been stopping me from playing. In summary during the last few sessions I've:
- Played out of my bankroll
- Blamed bad play on bad luck
- Tried to force my way to win pots
- Played way too LAG
- And the main thing is...I've played to avoid sorting more important things out which has led to consistent losses!
Not a very good combination but atleast I know what I'm doing! Last week was not much different and i've lost a furter $120. I did have a pretty enjoyable tournament though, I was playing a $5r to a $55 tournament. I got my stack from 2k up to 4k and then at 100-200, and one limper I made it 850 with 7's. The BB decides to push for 3.5K and after the limper folds it's on me. As we are still in the rebuy and I'm very likely to be flipping I call and get showed 66. Ideal. Not so ideal when he runner runner flushes though. Losing the pot is fine but he then goes on to properly berate my play in the chat box. Wow, nice winner.
In the freezout stage I manage to get up to 8.5k and my now nemesis is on about the same stack. He limps UTG I call in the SB with 87o, and the BB checks. The flop is an enjoyable 888 and we all check the flop. A 7 hits the turn and, still wanting people to catch up I check and unfortunatley the BB and nemesis check too. The river is a 9 and I shove my 8K stack in to a pot of about 1,200. Obviously the nemesis has limped with A9 and insta calls. I like to think karma played a part in that pot...
Anyways that was the only satalitte I managed to win, the rest of my tournaments have been a mixture of bad play and bad luck, but leaning towards more bad play. So, the plan is to take a month off from poker. To be honest I need it and I've done this before with good success, so here goes. See you in a month.