Wow. I mean, wow. I took a beating and a half yesterday. I lost 60% of my bankroll in one day which tells me something very significant. I’m either under-rolled (under rolled, underrolled, what is the correct way to write that?) for the stakes I’m trying to play or I’m playing at stakes that are too high for the bankroll I am willing to commit. I’m going to take a couple of days and decide, but by next week I need to figure out where I am going to invest the next $600 I have to put into this venture. The temptation is to put all my eggs into the Full Tilt basket seeing as how much I enjoy that site and it’s software. But is enjoying the GUI enough? I once owned a Land Rover that was a great vehicle, but I now drive a Honda Civic Hybrid because it makes much better economical sense. I might have to sacrifice some of the luxuries that FTP supplies in favor of more money on Doyle’s Room. I tend to do really well on UB, but I distrust them so much after their cheating scandals that I can’t quite pull the trigger on investing much there. Everybody plays PokerStars and to ever make a big splash I will need a presence on there.
All that was to say that until I decide where to put my additional roll, I will be playing smaller stakes simply so I can’t take these massive swings. Right now, I need to be concentrating on the play itself and not the money. Well played poker will show a profit over the long run. “In the long run there’s no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know.” – Rick Bennet.
After a day like yesterday, a breath needs to be taken and a hard look needs to commence. Now, did I lose all that because of short term run bad, or was I making bad decisions? This is the part of my poker repetoire most in need of improving, my play analysis. So maybe this is a blessing in disguise. I will spend the day analyzing the key hands from yesterday and figuring out where my mistakes were made and let you know tomorrow what I found out.
And a big shout out to my brother, who is taking a journey of his own. See you at the tables, boudreaux.
Crossposted on CardPlayer.com