A try that failed miserably
Well last night I attempted to give 5/10 NL a shot again. I wanted to see if my great play over the past month and a half would carry over. I decided that I would set aside a couple of buyins to see what would happen. What happened was that I lost both buyins. Why did I lose? Several reasons actually. The biggest reason was that I forced the action instead of being patient early on. That made my image at the table a poor one and then any moves that I tried to make were looked up. That and a mixture of a couple of cooler hands caused a bad downturn.
I do not regret giving 5/10 a shot. I will try it again in a month or so, especially if I continue to do well. I do regret not following the same successful path that helped me so far. At least I recognize what I did wrong and hopefully I will avoid that in the future.
I did have another final table in my 180 man SNG challenge with my friends over at Bluff. Unfortunately I finished 6th when I went allin on an overpair and was called by A6 and lost to a runner runner flush. I am 2nd out of the 7 in this contest, which is where I think I will finish when the month is over. My buddy Jeremy is a solid player who is much more determined to win this thing than I am. I am predicting that when this is all over he has play at least 5 times the amount of 180s that I will. With that big of a sample his top 10 finishes for the month should be higher than mine. Though I do have two final tables out of 7 tries so far.
So for the month I am down about $900. I am not too worried about that number as I am sure it will be erased with some solid play at 2/4 and 3/6. Best of luck out there to all of you!!!