Reckon its 2 late to get away with a full 2010 year review, so ill try cram the guts of it into a paragraph. Actually feck it i wont bother, one sentence will do. Did very well, can do much better.
Maybe it was January blues,the result of an online downswing or just poker burn out but found i wasnt enjoying the game at all in the first few weeks of the year.
Worringly at times id set myself up for a nightly mtt grind, sort my schedule and after 15 mins into my 1st mtt, would end up wondering why i bothered and inevitably punt it away. Had a few close calls in decent prize pool mtts, but things seemed to be going against me at the big payjumps. So, seemed clear a break from the online grind was needed to reinvigorate the spirits.
Felt it was a great time to get back into studying the game. For my first few years learning/playing the game, every single day before i played, i either read a poker book or watched a training vid, from the now defunct stoxpoker, to cardrunners and pokerxfactor i chewed up the vids and they helped me improve my game dramatically. After my big score last Easter, i definatly went slack on doing my homework and i think this is reflected in my results for the latter part of last year.
The game changes so quickly, trends come and go and its so important to know where the game is at, also watching vids from big winning mtt players, not only challenges set ideas i have on optimum playing style but re enforces the correct decisions i do make and helps rid any complaceny that can creep into my game. So i got back into pokerxfactor and got involved in some great sweat sessions with ajkhoosier and doubledave22,which has really helped wake me up to some leaks in my game.
Im also half way through a session of golf lessons with a local pro, seems the biggest flaw in my golf swing was that i was trying to hammer the ball big distances by forcing the downswing too much, he's been encouraging me to relax my swing and too let it flow at its natural tempo and the ball will go much further and have a greater chance of been on the fairway as a result. Afterwards i figured this analogy was pretty much the biggest leak in my mtt game, i was building stacks no problem but once in a commanding postion chipwise i think i was trying to force it with too much aggression, instead of following the natural flow of the tornie and blind structure, id be trying to hammer the result home from too far out and end of taking too many high varience plays as a result.
De volta às raízes
Então, ontem à noite, tirei meu primeiro domingo de folga on -line por muito tempo e joguei o Adelaide Casinos 2K.Sempre há muitas brincadeiras boas + geralmente um ótimo jogo quando os regs mais velhos voltam para o maior tornie mensal lá.Estava realmente pronto para este jogo, provavelmente devido à minha falta de volume on -line recente.
Recebi um Double Up Days com AA quando, depois de muita ação pré -flop, um apostador generoso cancelou seu Stax em uma placa de 255q com AK!Não olhou para trás e acabou em um jogo tenso de 4 mãos com Mark, um Lad de Swinford e a presença sempre formidável de Annette Carroll.Perdi uma grande corrida quando eu levantei chamado Ajo do botão e os 33s mantidos.Empurrei muito para recuperar meu Stax, obtive a marca Lucky V quando ele empurrou 6bb de SB, eu bati no A6DD, apenas para ver seu A8, 6 na janela mantido forte, para obter 3 mãos.Annette terminou em 3º e depois da minha batalha mais longa, que passou uma hora e meia, meus dois top acabaram segurando em relação a um Flushdraw e um empate em cima.Empunhado com a vitória, precisava do impulso da confiança.
Realmente ansioso pelas próximas semanas, Tornie, de Deepstacked em Dublin, os meninos do D4 sempre fizeram um bom show, nunca tocou um evento de profundidade antes, mas como eu gosto de me envolver muito com as portas precoces, acho que a pilha inicial de 50k deve me encaixar bem.Depois disso, é para Paris, passar o fim de semana dos namorados na cidade de Love, jogando cartas!Conquistaram um assento na Grand Final Final da PokerStars Poker Series, sinto que deixei o dinheiro para trás no último tão mais motivado a se sair bem na final.
Tiramos o chapéu para Dermot Blain no WPT Biloxi e Tom, a bomba Finneran, em Ept Deauville, em suas corridas profundas na semana passada.Toms em forma de vôo desde o Winter Fest, acompanhando seu melhor acabamento em PCA com 22º em Deauville.
Also cant go without saying congrats to Shauny Craig(havenrl) who scored an irish open seat last Tuesday night. I woke up early Wednesday to see Shaun was still on msn, he was heads up in the ftp 70k, by the time i had found his table he was within 3 hands of taking down 21k for first, his biggest score yet. Well deserved and long overdue for Shaun, a fine player who anyone whose met him will tell you has a endless passion for the game. Only now he keeps banging on about how he's #1 ranked in Sligo on pocket5s......Time to get finger out