Thursday, June 18, 2009


One of the most underrated notions to being a (happy) poker player is the notion of having balance in your life. For me, if I were to just sit at my computer and play poker all day I would feel a bit depressed. I have a really hard time putting more than 2 hours into a session before having to quit to go do something else. Usually I'll up anywhere from 1-3 sessions in throughout the day lasting anywhere from 1-2hrs. There is absolutely no way i could see myself being a live pro playing 8hr days. I mean, I would have to be making some pretty sick cash to do that.. 

One way of balancing poker with other things is to make sure you exercise. I can't tell you how much balancing exercise with poker has helped my game, and by this I mean playing my "A" game. Unfortunately I haven't played my "A" game at all recently but am still doing well this month surpassing the 20K$ point. I have been playing low the last few days bc I haven't been playing well and have had a couple bad sessions (one of my worst ever the other day dropping over 10BI's at 600HU). When I go through periods like this I just need to play some weaker players, make some money, and rebuild my confidence. 

Being in Vegas, away from most of my friends, it's been a bit weird socially. My roommates are working like crazy hours so I'm basically by myself the entire day. My roommates in California are all self employed so it's different. Luckily my ex-gf called and is visiting with 6 girls this weekend so that should be cool. This girl, named Mahlia, is a girl I actually dated in high school and was very much in love with her. Since dating her I've been in a few other more serious relationships but she is really the only ex-gf that I'm friends with or even talk to for that matter. Caviat is coming on Sunday and will be here until the end of the month which should be cool too bc I'll have someone to hang out with during the days. I realize that I'm a very social person and don't like being alone for long periods of time. Maybe it's because I have some great friends.

I plan on playing some wsop and venetian this next week so I'll update..


  1. 100% agree. But unfortunately, I do sit in front of the computer for too long a lot of the time...and the minor feeling of being "down in the dumps", for lack of a better term, def' sets in. And it's weird because I find myself actually avoiding my friends a lot because all I want to do is study poker when I'm not playing. And that is probably counter-productive, tbh. Actually, I don't feel like studying...I feel that I need to. The balance thing is a struggle for me, no roomates makes it far too easy to be reclusive for a day or two at a time.

    Good entry, homefry.

  2. I agree as well. I go out just about every night and do something socialable. If I don't I'd go crazy! I work hard all day on the cpu and have something to look forward to at night. Works for me although I should prob work in some mid day gym time as well.