Well, I am sitting here killing time while I am waiting on the Cowboy Corral Tourneys to start up. I really owe MonkeySkunk a debt of gratitude for getting me into this. It is truly one of the more enjoyable tourneys here on PS. The thing that makes it so cool is that it is a tourney that is kinda like a homegame online. You can't beat that kind of set up. So, while I wait on it to start I thought I would take a minute to kind of hash out some of the things that have been vexing me for a few days.
I understand all about variance and to tell the truth, I hate it. Well, I only hate it when it happens to me. I don't mind it so much when it happens to the other guy (lol). I guess that is my point though. We go on and on and on about our bad beats that we seem to live in a world where we forget that we give as many bad beats as we get and sometimes the bad beats we think we got, weren't really bad beats at all. The problem as I see it is we stop playing profitable poker and start to open our ranges up "hoping to get lucky." Or maybe we second guess ourselves when we know that person over there just reraised with Aces but darn it I have Queens and the last time I had Aces somebody hit their two outer on me to win so maybe it is my turn. Whatever group you fall in I have one thing to say, STOP!!!!! Get back to the basics and what made you a good player to begin with. I am putting it out there right now that if someone sees me doing something stupid because I am trying to push to hard to come out of the run bad situation, tell me about it. I won't tell you what to do because you didn't ask, but I just put it out there that if you want, let me know. I guess I am writing this to remind myself of the same things I just put out there for you guys, but hopefully it will help someone else too. Tourney is getting ready to start so I guess I will update this after it is over. Good Luck and See Ya At The Tables.