Sunday, March 01, 2009

Doom Switch Activated

After starting the year pretty hot, the online sites have flipped the doom switch on me something fierce. I can't do anything right. I raise & miss. I call & miss. I got something, they got more. I get in ahead, they catch up. I can't flop a set, I can't flop a draw, and if happen to, you'd better believe it won't fill. I can't remember the last time I had anything better than 2 pair, and usually my 2 pair are getting beat by someone making a better two pair on the turn or river.

I have cashed in 8 of my last 40 SNGs, ranging anywhere from 9-45 players. Luckily 5 of those cashes have been 9-man wins so my bankroll isn't yet swirling the drain, but it sure as shiznit isn't any fun. Especially when I'm playing my heart out and just getting snapped off at every turn.

It needs to stop soon. I'm about to go looney.


HighOnPoker said...

Good luck, man. I can feel the frustration from your post. I've been there many times before, and I'll admit that there isn't a formula to break the funk, but I can offer a suggestion. Try to get yourself in a winning mindset before you play next time. If you go in with the expectation that you will lose, subconsciously, you'll find a way to lose. Good luck turning it around.

WindBreak247 said...

Thanks Jordan. The good news is that I do go into sessions with a positive attitude. I know I can win, and I know that I'm better than a majority of my opponents at this level. That said, I definitely start pushing the limits and making mistakes as the torture ensues, so I need to look at either quitting or taking a deep breath and levelsetting again to make sure I'm not making things worse by playing bad. Thanks for stopping by!