Monday, August 13, 2012

On a Tear After My Worst Downswing in History

I haven't blogged for quite a while, I just haven't felt like blogging particularly with how bad I was running/playing at poker.  I went through a 950 BB downswing in the middle of last month in the span of 4 days.  As much as I'd like to just say I ran terrible (and I did), I played equally as terrible.  I actually had three consecutive days of losing 250 BB's+.  I don't know that I've had a total of three 250 BB losing days in seven years and I had three in a row.  I really didn't even realize at the time what was going on, it wasn't until I looked at HEM and my results that it snapped me into reality and made me realize I must being doing some things seriously wrong.  I took some time off (half a day, that's time off for me), and tried to figure out what the hell I was doing.  I started working out every day which I had been neglecting and things immediately stabilized.

The last week and a half or so of last month, I won about 500 BB's and this month I have been on an unbelievable tear. I'm running insanely well and I'm playing extremely well.  I've been in one of those zones where I can four table and know what every person is thinking and trying to accomplish in every situation.  It's a nice feeling and hopefully I can bottle this for the rest of the trip.

On the VPP front, I'm up to about 800K and it does look like I'll be able to make SNE before leaving Costa Rica.  I'm planning on leaving around September 25th now and am really looking forward to playing no poker for a few months.

Here's what the month has looked like: