Friday, December 17, 2004

I'm Glad It Happened!

Remind me to:
  • Not start playing online when I am already tired and/or sleepy.
  • Not put money into the pot just to more quickly get the raked hands necessary to clear a deposit bonus.
  • Not to loosen up my starting hands just because the rest of the table did.

All these factors went into my more than 20BB loss on Monday. To quote that obscure Poker Blogger, "Oh, The Humanity!"

I am glad I am learning these lessons early. It could be even more expensive later on. Along with these lessons learned, I also learned that I could switch gears a little bit. At one point I was down >27BB and was able to climb back up a little by tightening up my starting hands and playing the reads I had on the players rather than just the cards. Towards the end, I was even able to bluff a couple of limpers off of a flop of AKx rainbow. I will have to go back and look but I think I had something like Q5o in the big blind.

I had no bad beats. I just played st00pidly. I paid for it. It was kind of fun to be THE BIG IDIOT FISH for one night only. Now I have that out of my system, I can get down to bidness. I hope the Donatees put me on their friends list and come looking for me later. I will have a surprize for them!

I have a couple of new posts just about ready. Look for them Friday late night/Saturday early morning.


At Fri Dec 17, 09:21:00 AM 2004, Blogger Chris Halverson said...

Hehe, been there, done that re: playing to get a raked pot. Bad move, much better to wait to get a "real" raked pot. I know the feeling though.

Hang in there :)


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