|Back from Vegas, and wow lemme tell u Vegas sucks if ur there for over 96 hours. So many distractions!! Well, predictably, I was the illest for all of that 96 hours before degeneracy and what not got ahold of me, and the other 40 days in Vegas were basically a waste. Lots of fun, but by the end I was way too excited to go back to VA and rehab.|
WSOP is my least favorite thing other than people like livb. I had one stake for the whole thing, and some other guys who could only come for short intervals. Well, my star stake had 2 small cashes and I had a solid 0, so I ended down at least 120k from staking. I swear I've never run worse than in these tournaments. For example, the HU event I am playing a total jopke donkament player 1st round who shoves turn drawing dead for all the chips, then I get a solid high-stakes cash player 2nd round who decimates me because I can't make a hand. Ugh I'm supposed to win this and its honestly very frustrating when I don't make a splash. Whatever, I ended up playing like 11 tournies total and bubbling 3; I was CL of one near the bubble but obv I cannot win a hand when it matters. I started off on a torrid pace, up like 60k in cash after the first 3 days, but after that I basically didn't do anything poker-wise. Live cash is so boring and when I get bored I generally raise and reraise for fun. Bad things could happen. Whatever.
Also adding insult to injury, I went on the Plomaha downswing over 3 days, the last 3 I was in Vegas. As usual, moving up was accompanied by running impeccably bad. Like epic. So I think it constitutes the second "shot" I've taken that ended like this. Frankly I'm tired of this so I'm focusing on making money only for the next couple of months. I'm moving into a new balla apartment next week and have to decide whether I want to persue this poker thing fulltime, or finish school. I dunno which to do because there are merits to both but also accompanying are pressures from both sides. I read this interesting article on Hoss's blog, this goes on the pro-poker side, a good read none the less: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/science/26tier.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&ref=science&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
Basically this is a time of change in my life so I'm trying to finally grow up a lil bit. As you may have noticed, I am pretty immature; its ok but I could stand to gain some perspective and act reasonably. All responsible people create lists, so I'm going to create a to-do list of stuff that I need to get done over the next few months, and try to adhere to it. Also, I threw this idea out to a few people in Vegas: Since I know I should be a lil (lot) healthier, I want to make some sort of fitness-related bet, for a lot of $$. I think the only way I can motivate myself to get really fit again is to place a significant amount of money on it. Unfortunately my friends at home can't bet this much. So anyone who thinks they have a similar goal, holla at me with some ideas. I don't want it to be a strictly weight-loss bet, because at my peak physical condition I was basically the same weight (all muscle obv), and I'm not grossly overweight or anything, so I think if I work out and all that stuff I'll be maybe 10lbs less but in fantastic shape. Maybe something to do with body-fat %?? I've been looking to book like 50k on this but I'll do anything 20k+ I just think it would be extremely beneficial to have monetary incentive to do what I should be doing anyway.