Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tilt, FreeCell, Work or Poker...

I think my play has been affected by the losing streak I have been experiencing playing FreeCell. I have had a 72% n rate playing over 3,000 games and I have just drop to 70% and I think it is becoming toxic to my poker game. I think all of the card gods are lining up to so me in and I don't know what type of sacrifice I need to offer them in order to change their minds. Should I dance naked under the full moon and offer poker chips up to the four elements? Should I burn green candles on a poker table and use smudge stick of sage to banish the bad vibrations? Maybe I should just look at my play in all of my games, and life, and analyze what is that I may or may not be doing right or wrong.

Actually I think most of what I have been going through in my poker game has been a direct reflection of what has been going on in my life. I think I have most everything figured out and then something comes up that just throws that into the ditch. I thought that the time I have put into my job was going to pay off with some recognition and advancement once it was presented to me. I was handed a bad beat this week. I just may have not had thought how important table image is and that even though you think that you are perceived one way you have to look at yourself through the eyes of the other players. I haven't been able to think on that level all of the time when playing and I haven't really give it much thought in my job. What I am getting at is that everything is interconnected and haven't thought about the fact that the energy at work has been carried over into my poker game and vice versa. I think one of the reason I am a better live player is that I have to drive 2 hours and really want to make the most of it and I play smart so my effort is not wasted. I have to think about the fact that when I sit down at the computer and play online that this time is important, not just to kill time before going to bed, if I play just to fill time then I might as well go to bed and save some money. I also have to approach my job in that manner, even if the situation isn't what I hope it is I have to find a reason that is more than collecting a paycheck to be there. I have been on work tilt for awhile and the situation I’m in isn't anyone’s fault other than my own. Even though things haven't work out for the best I have to get off tilt and be more positive about it

Anyway, I may still dance naked under the moon and burn some sage because hell it could be fun and what could it hurt.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

RAZZ this

I have had every intention to keeping this blog up and running but as we can see from my list of entries it hasn't really happened. I haven't been able to commit the time and effort that has been needed. I have been experiencing some upheaval at my job and have gotten the royal screw over, at least for the time being. Poker playing has been relatively good January has seen an increase in my bankroll all thanks to fish hunting on the low limit HORSE tables on FullTilt. I ended the month up, which hasn't happened in a long time mostly to the Razz hands. I have an overall +EV in this of all games. So in my infinite wisdom I thought I would spend one afternoon playing just that Razz. Well, needless to say I gave most of it back in a very painfully way but is there any other way to lose in this game. Razz is a great game if you have chasers but some days all of their draws and miracle card land in their hands in not in yours and that was what I felt was happening to me last Sunday. I looked over my hand history and for the most part I had the best of it going to the river on most hands and someone always seemed to sneak by with a slightly better hand. I'd have a 76 and someone would have the 75 or I would have 6543A and the other guy would have 6532A it was just the story of day and is how it goes. It's the joys and anguish of this game so I will stick to playing it in HORSE for the time being when all of the Hold'em and Omaha guys play a rough 8 and 9 against my smooth 7. Instead of playing against people who actually know what it is that they are doing. I thought I knew what it was that I was doing but maybe I was wrong