Learning to Crawl Before I Walk

EvilOrly\’s Poker Journey

Stepped Down a Level

Today I decided to step down a level into the 10NL world. I was playing 25NL with the basic 25 buy in rule. I think it is possible that thee way I was losing I started becoming scared of losing buy-ins. Now I am not saying I was outright scared, but maybe in the back of my mind I was. So dropping down to 10NL puts me above 50 buy-ins (per Jared’s at PokerFox thread) and in a very comfortable place. If I lose a buy- in or two like this, then it won’t sting as bad and make me tilt and hate myself.

Know I know this may jepordize my goal, but I feel it is more important. Besides, I sure the hell wasn’t going to meet it the direction I was in. I will still strive for the goal, for it is not impossible.

I am only up $9 for the 1 hour (2 tables) session I just did. Considering what I went against it turned out better than it could have.

Examples: My flush ran into quads and my KK went all in preflop against Q8 and the Q8 drew out trip queens.

So it was good I was able to bounce back and never go on tilt or play scared. I am going to try this and see if it works out. Hopefully I will be able to get 50 buy- ins for 25NL and do on and so forth.
Thanks to PokerBen for suggesting trying 10NL.

Also I have 2 other new posts below this if you haven’t read them.



July 30, 2006 - Posted by | Poker

1 Comment »

  1. I think you are making the right move. I am trying 25NL and struggling after crushing 10NL. If I can’t get it going this week I’ll drop down to rebuild confidence more than anything. Just letting you know your not the only one struggling. Good Luck.

    Comment by Joshua | July 30, 2006

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