Monday, 21 May 2012

Reality Check

Been a while since my last confession lol
Holiday was great! good to catch up with family in a warmer climate. Sun , sea and snorkelling is how most my time was filled and then rest of the time i was drinking cheap ass nasty cocktails. But i have to be honest after 4 or 5 days i was missing playing poker and yet i have no idea why.

Now on to the reason im here. POKER!

When I returned from holiday it was quite hectic around here so I didnt play as much as I had wanted, therefore i didn't build a decent bankroll to play the upcoming SCOOP events. But as SCOOP got going I basically put all my money into it trying to chase a score as most of you will have done. In hindsight i regret it as i am now busto and relient on full stake events to build my roll up from micros which is one of the things i did not want to happen this year as defined in first blog. I lost focus of what would of been the right way to approach the series by playing micros or 180s to use the profit for some of the events instead of taking shots and risking everything. I feel like I played well in the events but certainly over the last few weeks I have not put the time or effort in to improve my game. There is only so many articles you can read and then it comes down to Volume, putting in the effort and the daily grind to be successful. This was recently pointed out to me by a friend who basically told me i was slacking, just casually playing for fun or to get lucky and told me to go read my blog. I felt kinda insulted by his remarks until I actually read my blog and then i just felt annoyed at myself because he was right.It was because of him whilst im writing this today because we all lose focus from time to time but now its time to get back on the horse and put real effort in. My blog served its initial purpose which was so i remind myself of my goals, just sometimes you need a prod in the right direction.

Im at full health now and i have no excuses, if i play my A game there is no doubt in my mind there will be Final tables in my near future.

Good luck on the Felt.

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard