My usual post-WSOP funk

For some reason, I seem to find my poker interest fading in the aftermath of the WSOP every year. To some extent it is probably because of its status as the premier poker event in the world. Once it is done, going to back to plain old ring games seems a bit dry. This year, my mood is compounded by my failure to win a seat into the Main Event. It is especially painful because I made two very deep runs in sats on Stars and Tilt at the same time. In the Stars event, I made an astonishingly boneheaded play that quite clearly cost me the seat. If I posted the hand on the forum, every single response would be to do what I should have done instead of what I actually did. If there is one thing that can tilt me, it is making a play that I know to be foolish. It is all the more painful when the thing I most want in poker is on the line. Depressing all the way around.

To top that off, I had the biggest one day loss I’ve ever had in poker. I was following a fish to the 50/100 game and I believe that I was very much +EV on that table, but I got absolutely demolished in a very few hands. I lost set over set twice and with Aces over sevens to quad sevens for the biggest pot I’ve ever lost. I was considering a run to Vegas for the last week of the WSOP to play the limit shootout and take a few shots at sats into the Main, but the timing is terrible at work and the renovation costs are spiraling on me, so I’m going to end up staying home. Fortunately, I do have a piece of three great players, so hopefully I will still win big!

As a result, I’m falling off the SuperNova pace too. I was only Gold in May and I’ve not yet even reached Gold for June. If I can get my act together, I should be able to make Gold tonight, but not much more. I’m trying to get my head in the right place to get back on track next month.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.