Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hands Played Today - 7064

Hands Played June - 133249

Comments:

The shit finally hit the fan today but I still shipped 8 cents profit on the day because I am that good! (well really it is because they are that bad). The past week or maybe two weeks have been very nice. Not a heater but just a consistent streak of running a bit above average (not too many coolers and good hands holding against draws etc). I don't think I have ever seen a stretch this long before. I almost forgot what poker stress was.

My last session today where I lost all the day's profits through no real fault of my own made me think that there is just no point in trying to understand variance. I alluded to it in the article last week. Our brains just can't compute/process this stuff. I actually said to myself that if I just quit early I would save myself money. I was right. It was just downhill the whole time. And this has happened many times before. I can't explain it.

But this is not always the case. Sometimes a session starts bad and then turns around. But I prefer to ignore those and focus on the disasters like tonight as evidence of rigging. Just stop trying to understand. Because I can't and never will. Just grind.


“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.”

- Sir Francis Bacon

blackrain79 - micro stakes strategy

5 comments:

  1. hey rain, your on the list on the main page of popular poker earnings on table ratings, you'll be on tv in no time :D

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  2. wow you are a popular poker player!! congrats man.

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  3. Wow. It is weird to see my name on the front page. I have no idea why all the sudden interest. Blog traffic is way up today lol.

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  4. Why haven't you moved up in stakes? You seem to definitely have earned enough buy-ins for NL25 or NL50, what are you waiting for? Or do you cash out most of your earnings?

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  5. John,

    I get asked this question...a lot. I appreciate all the concern! I will move up soon.

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