It was a somewhat successful weekend. I played a lot of PLO8 last week on FT. I culminated a fantastic run Friday night crushing on two table and thinking I had mastered the game. On Saturday, I gave most of it back. As my confidence is not extremely high, I have been buying in short to limit losses. Of course, that also makes decisions much easier when the pot gets any size to it. On Sunday, I looked up and saw Daddy sitting beside me and Drizz siting a few seats to my left. I checked my hand history and saw that Drizz had been there for more than fifty hands while Daddy had been there a dozen or so before I noticed them. Now, was I concentrating really hard to ensure I was playing optimally, or was I watching Dogfights on the History Channel a little too intently.
After reviewing my MTT play lately, I realized I had none other than the blogger tournaments. So, I decided to jump into the 50/50 waters on Saturday and pulled out a money finish even with my big, bubble mistake. Massive MTT play requires a bankroll big enough to sustain the inevitable run of non or low cashes. Since 2006, I haven't kept enough in Full Tilt (or anywhere else) to be able to play more than the occasional tournament. Couple that with a really bad stretch of play, my play, in the few events I do enter. Therefore, I am foolish to enter them at all unless I am willing to run the risk of zeroing out online. I was fortunate to get my entry back and then some, so I will probably make another run at it next weekend when I don't have to get up early the next morning.
Now this aversion doesn't apply to blogger events. I rule those! Case in point: I stepped over the pond to play in the Brit Blogger event Sunday and came in 3rd. I got a little lucky early and late to make a run, but just couldn't pull it off. I plan on continuing my run at the MATH tonight by going for my third win in seven weeks. [[Flash forward to March 2009: "Going for my third win in 59 weeks!"]] The crowds in the BBT3 have not been as large as I thought after the first two events, but they are still pretty substantial. My confidence is high that I will win one of the TOC seats. It would be nice to get it out of the way soon though.
See y'all there.