Saturday, November 14, 2009

Changes

Been a long time since I blogged here. Too long. I went to fan fest 09 and played in the Hold'm Tourney. I finished 3 out of 60 or so. It was a crazy fast format. Blinds went up at least once or twice an orbit.

Iceland was terrific. We'll be back next year.

I've taken up with a Wormhole corporation. Its good to be with a team and the W-space environment is great for learning new stuff and trying creative schemes.

Poker has been teaching me a thing or two about variance. I've been on a downswing lately. I've read a ton about long downswings and I'm not letting emotional fluctuations impact my game. I've not been playing on EOH much. I'm struggling abit finding my place in a NL ring game.

Sometimes you play in a game that you want to label 'loose, weak, passive, crazy, amatursih...whatever'. I'm deciding that I can't look for games that fit 'my style'. A good game should be any game I sit down in. The key is to figure out what kind of game it is and know that my style is flexible enough to adjust to and profit from that particular game (or player).

So, labels are ok, but I have to constantly reapply them and consistently adjust my play to them. Otherwise, they're just name calling and that's weak defensiveness.

1 comment:

Mynxee said...

Dia! So nice to see a post from you again. I've been in a bit of a slump myself, but to be honest I'm not playing with sufficient attention on the game. It's problematic at EOH, because the higher stakes ring games are often bereft of players yet those are sufficiently impactful that I'm truly inspired to pay attention. The lower stakes games not so much, LOL.

I've been playing more recently on PokerStars real money tables and enjoying it, but still working on resisting the temptation to open a poker table "on the side" while I multi-task. I'm just not a good enough player to do that profitably.