And poof...it disappeared with a flurry of curses.
I'm tired and unwilling to rehash it again, so you're going to have to take my word for it that the analogies were indeed clever and well constructed. And the Excel table was a thing of beauty - colour coded and perfectly aligned (nope, no OCD here).
So here's the gist of it:
- I did not even come close to meeting my challenge of doubling myself up. In fact I had to pull out the credit card and add more.
- Lower limits = lower quality play. I lost track of how many times a calling station sucked out on me. I even crossed over to the dark side and became a calling station for a while, but was unsuccessful. The powers of the Luckbox elude me.
- I think my current "I suck" attitude is starting to get on my friends' nerves, so I'm going to either suck less or just shut up about it.
- Playing a lot does not necessarily mean one is going to improve.
- Reading blogs, asking for advice and observing other players, then putting it all into practice means one will improve. Like this guy did. Duh.
- Optimism has no place at the poker table. The pretty pair of twos or that handsome TPTK will come to naught, so just let 'em go. Let. Them. Go.
- Blogger events are played because they are +EV for fun. There is too much stuff going on for it to be all about the cards.
- By and large, the NLHE format I do best in is the shorthanded table - I kick ass in both the 6 person SnG's and cash tables. I need to do more of them.
- I am not often in the right mindset for MTT's of 100 people or more. I need to do less of them, or develop a greater degree of patience and discipline. (I can actually hear you laughing as you read that last bit.)
- I'm getting a tad too fixated on poker, so it's time for some self-imposed balance.
And on that note, I'm afk for five days, to cruise up to Manitoulin Island and around Georgian Bay with Hunny Bunny. I'm trading the view of my laptop screen for this view, and think I'll leave the poker books at home in favour of other lighter reading.
Have fun at the tables, may the full pantheon of poker deities smile in your direction, and write lots so I have stuff to read when I get back!
And a HUGE congrats goes out to the SuperModel who took down the Full Tilt $6500 guaranteed. Iak, you RAWK!