Friday, October 26, 2012, 2:46 PM
What a wonderful feeling it is to see progress in whatever goal you are reaching for . You want to tell others and maybe even strut a little . Yes , you are getting there making small strides forward and you feel good . Alas this is short lived because the powers that be do not like it when you brag and so punish you ... Even if you were not really braging just sharing your accomplishment . I don't know about you , but for me , this is how it goes . Now in poker variance is your natural foe , the one you can count on to turn the tables on you at anytime . This is accepted as par for the course . But when I open my mouth to say hey look I am doing so much better now Wham I get hammered , not by variance but by other more subtle things . Take the MTT's , I played these often and used to make it to the cash maybe once in 20 or 30 games played . I have read articles asked questions watched videos and now am getting better results . So instead of 1 in 20 to 30 I am now at an average of 8 cashes in 15 .... do I feel good ? yes , do I want to tell people ? yes . Ahhhh but what happens when I strut a little .. I played 3 MTT's since my little strut and broke before the bubble . Bad play ? maybe since I know I have lots to learn yet ... but it doesn't help when every second hand they shift you to another table limiting your reads on the table to zip , nor does it help that when your moved you get put into the blinds time after time ... so no reads on table and lossing blinds every hand .... Then there is the set up hand , you flop the nut str8 rainbow and get busted by runner runner on the turn and river . Well I learned my lesson .... No more shall I strut should this nonesense ever stop , I can feel good about my achievements even if no one else knows about them .
have a great day ! nitevenom (feeling accomplished)