Well the last week or so has been tough. I've made 2 final tables yet still don't feel things aren't clicking. With vegas looming large I really need to look at where I am going wrong with my game. I genuinely believe it's somewhere to be found between playing too tight and then loosing my sanity with one loose move. So perhaps a more general loose approach followed by tighter play in certain situations. All sounds obvious...hope so.
Last tuesday I won a £1400 wsop package with the gutshot. I played ok, but was more than likely helped by some interesting play from my opponents, and if im honest a nice run of cards. Thursday brought about the 200 fo-probbaly my last live tournie before vegas. I felt i played well here reaching the final table 3rd in chips. Unfortunately the blinds had reached crapshoot levels and a deal was mooted. Although i wanted to play for the win-and the confidence booster, i would have taken the deal as i'd have got between 2000 and 2300-instead of 670 for next out. But one bloke said no and I did indeed get that bowl of rice. It was a moment of madness. With 80,000 and 4000 already in the small blind it was folded round to me with js5s. I raised just under 3x the bb and the chip leader called in the big blind. A jack 8 10 flop meant i pushed, his jack 9 forced to call, and his 9 ultimately played. Pretty shocked he called preflop tbh but i'm to blame. With an m of just over 5 and having a full circuit before the blinds came round again its a push or fold. So to raise pre is poor. Winner got 6k+ which would have been really good right now. Yep times are pretty tough.
Better get back to the grind now, i need a substantial vegas bankroll, something that doesn't look likely right now.
Moan over and hope things go better soon.
Speak soon peeps
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6 days ago