Wednesday, August 31, 2005

I don't even know what to say...

Obviously, since I haven't written a post in about 5 months, I've been a bit busy. Maybe more than a bit, but I digress.

I've recently gotten a chance to get back into poker. Lets just say its certainly had its ups and downs. I actually managed to win a 250+ person tournament on Poker Stars about a month ago for a $353 win. Not bad for my $5 investment. I promptly took my entire roll to Vegas (about $1000, started with $200) and lost all but $200 of it drinking, playing blackjack, eating, and just general retardation over the 7 days and 6 nights I spent there. Wasn't too bad, considering my entire trip was funded by Poker money.

Since returning, I've deposited that $200 back into Poker Stars. I managed to work it up to about $300 playing $1-$2 6 max Limit tables. I then immediately managed to lose all of my winnings plus about $70. So here I sit with $130 to reflect on just how poor my game has become.

I know now that last month's fluke winnings were just that, a fluke. Good run of cards, whatever you want to call it. I'm not even half the poker player I was a year ago, and that is a big wake up call, because I wasn't THAT good back then. I've spent a lot of time this week reading a lot of the 'blogs linked over there on the right. I sure did miss reading those guys and gals, and it got me thinking about trying once again to become serious about my poker game and attempt the limit climb once again.

So here I am, $130 to my Poker name, and trying to move up the ladder. Now that I've taken a much, much, MUCH less stressful job, I should have plenty of time to devote to learning and re-learning many of the things necessary to becoming a winning player. Hopefully I won't bore you too much along the way.