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/Jan/2011

Downswing: To Say The Least

By: ClubbedNuts @ 05:59 (EST) / 439 / Comment ( 1 )

So, I've had an incredible swing in luck lately.. My game, despite many improvements, has suffered severely since I've left the PSO SL and switched primarily to money games, i.e. micro SnGs and tourneys.. My regular ring games are still profitable, but I've been struggling when playing micro MTTs.. It seems I have yet to adjust to the many maniacs who play more to gamble than earn.. Time after time I've been sucked-out on, and I'm not referring to my MARGINAL hand being beaten by something less marginal.. I'm speaking about seemingly countless runner-runner suck-outs.. Upon the many dis-heartening bad beats, my game took a huge slide by me lowering my standard of play.. Perhaps I simply got lucky winning a 180/m 2.20 SnG on two consecutive days, and another 4.40 second place for a cumulative total of $360.00 in winnings in a three day period, but I find that hard to believe considering my performance in in both the PSO SL prior to my hiatus, as well as the consistent ITM play in various other MTTs.. Now, having said that, I recognize my game to be finally seeing the upturn of my anti-apex beginning to occur.. Slowly, but surely, my game is on the rise.. With my last two ITM finishes in the PSO SL in as many showings since my return on the 26 of January, and another strong finish in the NAPL Senior Division earlier today, I have a restored faith in my game.. Certainly, I do not blame only poor luck as a reason for my downswing, but rather poor luck resulting in poor play as I went on tilt for nearly as long as my downswing lasted.. It's a difficult proposition to maintain a high level of composure when faced with a constant barrage of bad-beats.. My attitude toward Poker has since improved as continued learning by studying and unhindered perseverance to improve has helped me push through this downswing.. Now that I will achieve an Active status for February's SL, I will certainly be on the hunt for that $1500.00 top prize.. I look forward to further improvement and the bump to my bankroll as I strive to become a full-time Poker Pro.. I would like to play in the weekly Sunday 1/4 Million and a few Daily $40k's as soon as my bankroll should afford.. I look forward to seeing you all in the PSO SL, and learning from everybody.. I've had a great time thus far, and will likely continue doing so.. Thanks for the read.. Feel free to ask questions, or offer advice.. See ya soon..!

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