Authors
The Greedy Gecko
Sack
Wiggie
The Padawan
Toxteth Jack

By Category
Beginner Topics (25)
Free Poker Tools (2)
General Discussions (39)
Humor (5)
Multi-Tabling (3)
Other (10)
Personal Poker Experiences (19)
Personal Rants (13)
Poker Strategy (6)
Q&A (1)
Sit N Go's (3)
Tournament Strategy (7)
Website Reviews (9)

By Date
November 2006 (1)
October 2006 (1)
September 2006 (1)
August 2006 (1)
July 2006 (1)
June 2006 (1)
May 2006 (5)
April 2006 (6)
March 2006 (9)
February 2006 (6)
January 2006 (6)
December 2005 (6)
November 2005 (9)
October 2005 (11)
September 2005 (12)
August 2005 (16)
July 2005 (14)
June 2005 (2)
May 2005 (3)
April 2005 (4)
March 2005 (15)

Friends
Party Poker
Online Bingo
Absolute Poker
Online Poker Site Reviews
Free Bingo
Three Card Poker
Party Poker Blog
The Cards Speak
BadBlood Plays Poker
Nickle & Dimes
Poker Bonus Codes
Online Poker
Online Casino Gambling
Poker

All-Poker-Rooms.com guide to online poker

Ready to hop into an online poker game? we provide online poker reviews, rules, strategies, news and player blogs. It's poker baby! Enjoy it.


Affirmation In Negative Times
Posted at 08/25/2005 01:40:34 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
In the short few months I hav? actually been playing poker I feel like I have come a long way and played very well. And when I say few months playing, I don’t mean as in “I’ve played some form of poker for {kittens} and giggles and now I play seriously. I actually mean I’ve only played for a couple of months. I’m bad with time estimations, but I’d guess around 6 months or so. You can ask my girlfriend and she can probably guess from the first time she felt neglected. But I digress.

During my short span of play I feel I have been very successful. As I’ve said before, I don’t have the bankroll to make a huge profit from playing, but I fill in the gaps between paying a bill and not paying a bill most of the time. In fact I’ve never actually had a “losing” streak to this point except for the beginning.

Ah, those humble times making the jump from “play” money to the real deal. When you realize that you actually suck. I came in with twenty bucks plus a 10 dollar bonus to try it out. Beginners luck netted me a little change that I immediately withdrew, and then my whole roll vanished faster than some late night waffle house the morning after a drunken frenzy. Knowing that I CAN do better, I put back in the original withdrawal I made and vowed to learn to play the game right. On top of that, knowing my ways, I also vowed that if I lost this money that my career would be done, and for every X dollars I do win I will withdraw that amount to ensure I would never lose “my” money. I got busted down and frustrated, so I said screw it, I’m putting it all in one tournament. If I lose I’m done. Once it started I realized how stupid that was to do. I started by blowing half my stack on the first hand playing more tilted than a pinball machine on a fault line. Then I saw that the end was near, and that it would be it for me. I somehow pulled one out of my “inner eye” and won first and a big payday. As temped as I was to ride the wave, I stayed true to my word and withdrew the excess cash.

Since then it’s basically been blue skies. Sometimes only being able to withdraw every other week, sometimes popping in 3 or 4 checks per week. Either way it was profit.

But now I feel I’m in a slump. The cashes aren’t coming like I feel they should. My play feels weak and scared. When I do find my rhythm I get burned brutally at some point, and then I weaken up again and can easily get bullied around the table. Then I find myself overcompensating and playing way too aggressive. It’s a vicious cycle, and I’m having trouble finding that happy median I was finding such success in.

Then I realized something: I feel I’m playing so bad AND having this horrible luck, yet I’m not losing anything. I’m not making money like I like to do, but yet in my lowest most primitive form I’m keeping my head above water. I did hit a bad streak where I knew I was almost at an “all or nothing” point again, but then I pulled a good money finish out of a sit-n-go and got back on solid ground. So while I am down about not running the show as I know I should, I feel good that at my worst I’m even. It may be a passive attitude to have, but I have gambled long enough to know the reality of any form of gambling is that if you’re not losing- you’re winning.

Ain't Skeered, Sack

Send your love and/or hate here



Poker Source Online More than just free online poker gifts! Check out our rakeback program.




Poker Players on
Launchpoker.com
LaunchPoker.com provides you with all the information you need about this year WSOP event, from the 2006 WSOP schedule to the 2006 WSOPsatellites.

Poker Players on
Our Poker resource features Poker reviews (Titan, Everest, Party, etc) as well as Poker strategy and loads of handy poker tips!
 

testing