I’m going to (try to) keep this short. On Thursday night I had my first losing session since starting the coaching with Nick. Didn’t feel great but it wasn’t like it was a massive hit, about $40. Last night I made that back on two low stakes soft tables on PokerStars in a matter of 26 minutes. That made me feel pretty good because I could start the night of tournaments back at my standard bankroll.
Unfortunately, sometimes I am utterly rubbish at taking a step back and looking what I’m doing. I spent the first half of the night falling into the same traps that I did on Thursday, multi-tabling without proper and considered thought, and being too eager to outplay my opponents and take them on. It all felt a bit too frantic. The second half of the night was spent trying to get back to where I started from and failing, in fact falling further behind. My PokerStars bankroll has been virtually crippled. I was in profit for my William Hill account (which I discovered on Thursday that I had £30 in that I didn’t know about – better than a fiver in the pocket!) and withdrew £20, more for my own psychology than anything else. A regular flow of cash into my bank account is definitely a positive thing. That leaves it with the £30 balance that I started with.
Today, I’m not quite sure how, I’ve managed to arrange it such that I can play all day and all night if I want to. It’s Saturday, which means in theory there should be lots of soft tables and money to make. My first goal is to replenish my PokerStars bankroll back up to my standard level, which at the moment is $100. I’m not thinking about my second yet, that would be getting ahead of myself.
The plan is to take my time and take regular breaks. I have to make considered decisions and make sure I don’t fall into that trap again. Right, here goes…