Poker Sessions #19 to #27 - Downswing
19 Jul 2014
Since returning from a three-week personal/work/family trip in Florida, things have not gone too hot. Busted out of a $5K (-$80), out of a freeroll (-$60), a $3K (-$90), a couple of small $300s (-$90), a couple of $1500s (-$100), and a couple more $5Ks (-$160). That totals for a -$480 dip. Though I try not to be results-oriented.
The first couple of tournaments were rust. I chalk the rest up to “that’s tournament poker”. MTTs are naturally swingy, despite playing pretty solid. Most bust outs were failed steals in the higher all-in-or-fold blind levels, a couple were suckouts. But I won’t recite every bust-out hand.
Though I have been doing pretty solid live, I have been getting undisciplined in my online poker play. It’s time to hit the books and tighten up. Harrington has a solid guide for preflop play that I need to freshen up upon.
After doing some bookkeeping, my poker bankroll after after 27 sessions is +$3272.
- Went Well: improving on hand-reading, taking less marginal lines, super patience
- Mistakes: some loose push-fold play, thinking limpers always have marginal hands
- Get Better At: studying on late push-fold play, whether it needs to tighten up
- Profit: -$480