Rally Time

I have had enough losing. It stings. It’s not profitable. And it is counter-productive to everything I am trying to accomplish in life.

Wednesday night I had another losing session at Bellagio. I had played $4-8 and $10-20 limit. I didn’t find much success in either game. My recent trend of losing from ahead was not erased by moving up games. It was amplified. My favorite loss of the night was somehow losing J-J to J-10 on an A-K-K-3 board when the other player rivered a flush.

I drove home in a funk. I was mad at myself for another losing session. I was trying to run through the hands in my head and figure out where I could have played better.

I woke up still thinking about last night’s losing session. As I do first thing every morning I went through my social media (feel free to following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

) to check out the latest news and photos. It was on Twitter that I saw this:

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The best player in the world had lost $21,000 and I was upset about a few hundred bucks? I decided the only thing I could do was stay positive and play through the losses.

I would make a couple of small changes — game selection and site. Instead of driving down to the Strip or to the Orleans to grind out low-limit hold’em I would switch to no limit. I also decided to play closer to home, option for the much shorter drive to Green Valley Ranch.

The change paid off in immediate results. I only played 2:21 this afternoon, but I profited $210. It was great to finally break that seven-session losing streak.

Current Bankroll: $1,043

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