Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another case of the ho-hums

Havent blogged too much about poker lately. Could have something to do with I've been sucking it up lately.

Live the last 2 times I've gone to the casino has produced beat after beat in various types of poker. 1/2 nl: guy puts me all in when i flop top set of 10s, and his q-6cc doesnt spike the 5th club but does make back door rx2 straight.
5/10 Limit: 3 straight river beats when I correctly place my opponents hans and their 5 or less outs to beat me.

Home games i've been doing ok, in fact, home games have been keeping the bankroll alive.

Online is ass. Can't maintain a $40 gain and give that plus 30 back. Always to the most redonkulous of people. Whats that? Call 2 bets cold, improve to one pair on 4th and on 6th pair that ace for 2? Makes sense to me...

One thing I've learned very hard is there is no justice in poker.
The whole "hes playing like a retard, ill take his money soon!" axiom is retarded. Live or online, idiots win. I think part of this can be attributed to fact that knowing how many outs or percentages to win dillude a decent a marginal player's mind, versus say someone like the 5/10 limit guy whos never played poker before and has to take his glasses off and put his J-7o in front of his face to figure out if he just hit his 2 outer straight.
A fine example of why until the crowds thin enough at the WSOP, a pro cannot win. Impossible to survive days of idiot luck. They would need luck greater than all the dipshits who think they understand poker in the entire city of Las Vegas, just to make the final table.

I dont excuse myself either, I was very successful when I started playing. When I thought pot odds were silly and catching 4 or less outs was skill. We've all been there. I think my buddy Joe said it best when he told me "Variance doesnt mean just a day, a week, a month, a year, 5 years, 10 years etc etc. Variance COULD mean an entire lifetime technically."

Thats me a lifetime of negative variance. Ok, Im not really serious about that as I know I've had my good periods, I just take these huge downswings horribly. If I feel I'm playing well and I just can't win what is John Calvin say my lesson here is?
Damn bougeouise!