Friday, 17 September 2010

Mental Weakness

I have been playing a few games this week and the daily losses are taking its toll mentally. I only play around 20-30 a day so it could be variance. However, for today's session I was mentally weak. Having established a number of large stacks, I did not take down a single table. I did suffer some horrendous beats and then I think my game fell apart slowly. To stop the bleeding and frustration I decided to stop even though my goal was to play 50+ at the start of the session. You should always know when to stop and that for most people is when they are not 100%. My goal is to put in a 1005 every time I play and today it just was not there.

Having finished playing for an hour now my mind keeps me thinking about the possibilities if the poker gods had looked after me a little. I was happy getting called by lesser holdings and having people dominated proving I was playing well. After losing a number of crucial pots when ahead with 11-14 left does not normally take the wind out of my sails but today it did. Hence I was mentally weak today.

A few months ago, I was crushing the games and was cruising along with out a care in the world. At the moment in a few spots I am second guessing what I am doing, is it the right play, am I making a mistake, please god do not make me play like a girl and so on. Not a good place to be mentally. So I reminded myself of what a friend told me: you are a great player just gotta believe it and make it happen! When a great poker player says stuff like that to you it can only boost your confidence so I thank you Nick once again!

Good luck y'all!!!

Monday, 13 September 2010

August Summary

Yeah, so what I am a little late. Not much to say really except that I played 502 games and literally broke even in the 90 mans. With the few mtt's scattered in I probably lost a little.

This month will be tough to get in the volume as I took last week off to visit the girlfriend's parents in the Czech Republic. Also, my PC is playing up and considering buying a new one.

Started reading "Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time" which is pretty good especially for me where hand reading is not the best. They go though interesting hands and give indept analysis into their thought process. Also the tournaments include small and high buying mtt's so that they adjust to the type of opponents they face. Definitely worth buying if you want to get into mtt's.

Good luck!