Friday, April 12, 2013

Tilt day...

It's been a long time since I've had a bad playing day online.  Typically, I'll drop a buy in or two, but always come back with force once I hit my stride.  1 buy in, 2 buy ins profit later, I'm out and done.

Yesterday, I did something I hadn't done in a long time: I tilted and shutdown almost immediately.  It was a weird tilt; it was stress, suckout, anger, etc.  It was distraction.  I opened up a few tables and tried playing before my son came in to ask for help with his homework.  Without realizing it, I found myself down a buy in and a half (sets over my top pairs were the typical hand), and I quickly just stopped playing altogether.

A huge improvement in my online game from when I was playing pre- Black Friday is the fact that I can recognize tilt.  I have no problem just shutting down, as opposed to playing through tilt just to continue my Iron Man status.  Yesterday, I mentally asked myself, "Why am I playing," came up with an empty answer, and closed it up.

As an aside, I'm going to try to make it up to the Chuck today.  Hopefully I can rid myself of any mental distraction and focus on getting my fellow table mates' stacks in my pocket.  I'm just debating whether to hit up 2/5 or 1/2.  First world problems...


  1. Good luck, sir. I'm planning in hitting the Nats game tonight (want to scout out my fantasy bench pitcher, Julio Teheran); but if the ran continues, I may end up at the Chuck as well... I'll shoot you a text if I head that way.

  2. Where are you playing online (I assume more than one place -- SwC and Bovada?) and what percentage of time do you play on them?

  3. I'm playing solely SWC. Bovada booted me a year or so ago - all Maryland players are banned from the site because of what I guess is difficulty in transferring money. Bovada was great even though you could only 4 table max - they would send money via Western Union. However, even though SWC relies on a floating currency, it seems very easy to get money transferred between bitcoins & USD. I've transferred twice already without problems. I'm getting ready to do a third sell of bitcoins to USD; just waiting until the price of BTC settles down to a reliable rate.

    The one problem I will point out with SWC is the lack of volume on the site. Typically, there are at most 5-6 tables of full ring NL going at any given time. There are obvious spikes on weekends, but it's difficult really getting things going.

    To answer your question, 100% SwC, though.


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