Or at least that's what the sign behind my monitor says. I quit 3 days ago, so it's safe to say I'm clear of addiction, right? Talking about them is really making me want one, so moving on... today's session was pretty amazing. My second monitor came in today, so I loaded up 8 tables on FTP and crushed for a couple hours, making ~8BI in 1500 hands. On to some hands:
weaktight.com/702896 PLHE is sooo much fun :)
weaktight.com/702899 Villain here was a bad reg with an ego. When he raises river, A8s is the only hand he could actually have, since he's not good enough to be doing this for thin value w/ 2 pair or even a set. I also can't see him check/calling 2 streets OOP with a set, so he's pretty much down to A8s, and I'm not convinced he check/calls 2 streets with that. Pretty easy call IMO, but he spent the next 20 minutes berating me. God I love the micros :d
weaktight.com/702903 Another bad reg, and I'm still a station on the river. He was a pretty aggro player, so I didn't think he'd c/c 2 streets with a FD, or slowplay something like a set on such a scary board. Once again, I just don't give him credit for being good enough to get thin value here. Once 50NLers prove to me that their river 7/8potting range isn't polarized to the nuts or their missed draws, I'll stop making these calls.
weaktight.com/702906 This is my hand butchery of the day. IMO I should be folding turn here 100%... hopefully the public humiliation caused by posting this hand here will make me never want to do this again :)
That's all I have for interesting hands, the rest are pretty standard. It feels good to be able to 8table comfortably again, and my play's finally improving again, after about a month of stagnation. My coach pointed out that the marginal/bad decisions/betsizes I make are usually caused by acting too quickly, so I've been working on taking my time with decisions/bet sizing. The turn play on hand #4 above was the only instance of it this session, so I'm getting better.
I'm also making a conscious effort not to let anything get under my skin in poker and in life. It's harder than it sounds. Ever hit your head against a pointy shelf? It's pretty hard not to curse once or twice. Anyway, I'm going to go enjoy the one time in my life where it's socially acceptable to be belligerently drunk... for 4 years straight.