Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Outplayer

When I told myself that I was going to come back from my $5 left in Full Tilt, it was half jokingly. I was just killing time until I got around to redepositing. I should not underestimate myself!

The comeback is going well. I've profited $18.50 tonight to bring me almost up to the $60 mark. I'm beginning to think it just might well be possible! The comeback, that is.

I played my micro-usual - one $.05/.10 NL ring game, and one $5 SnG. I ended up $10 or so on the ring game, and took 1st place in the SnG. Wheeee! A somewhat strange thought process came upon me when we got to heads-up play in the SnG. I'd pegged my opponent for a pretty awful player. (S)he'd gotten quite lucky on a few hands to dropkick a couple players out of the tourney, which gave her some wiggle room to play dumb with. I had her on all range of junk - usually containing a face card (the J6o, Q4o variety). When we got to heads up, something came over me. I thought to myself, "Why am I relying on cards? I can outplay this girl."

So I did.

I don't think I've ever actually had that thought before. I mean - maybe on one singular hand, but never as my philosophy. In fact, I can't even say with any certainty that I've ever consciously attempted to simply outplay someone, regardless of my cards. I scared myself, actually. But I put that chicken in the closet and forged ahead.

And it worked... How empowering!

Moral of the story: if you pay enough attention to your opponents to pick out which ones are worse than you and which are better, you can avoid scuffles with the better ones and manipulate the weaker ones into shoving all of their chips to you.

I feel good right now. That was something new for me. I'd like to try it again sometime. It's nice to be the outplayer instead of the outplayed!

With that, 'tis time for bed. 7am comes too quickly when you're in a hotel and can't sleep worth a damn... That's 3 nights in a row I've been plagued with insomnia. It's getting rather annoying. Here's wishing for a night of sleep! G'nite all.


  1. Human Head said...
    Hooray, I love hearng a good comeback saga! Have you tried Melatonin for the insomnia? It works prety well fo me and it's natural.
    Unknown said...
    I try re-reading an old college textbook. Out like a light in 30 seconds flat.
    April said...
    Nice lesson you learned there. I had the same lightbulb moment myself in that same situation.

    As for the not sleeping, Human head's idea is a good one. If that doesn't work try 1 Tyelenol PM. ONLY 1, 2 will make you groggy.

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