still punting but at least improving
I’ve been under the weather with something that’s been going around the last few days, so I haven’t been playing any poker. I’ve managed to review and read a bit, though. I finished reading most of Pot-Limit Omaha Poker for the second time to refresh myself on starting hands and straight draw equities. I also got help from a friend and went over some hand histories to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
During my last session I lost 6 buy-ins, and it was really frustrating because I felt I had played better than usual but couldn’t seem to win any of the big pots. Upon review I confirmed that I had gotten my money in good in most places, so I was happy about that. I’m still obviously terrible and leaking chips everywhere, but the improvement is encouraging.
I don’t feel 100% today, but I’m probably going to play a bit still. The great thing about cash is that if I decide that I don’t feel well enough to keep going, I can stop anytime I’ve also been playing short 2 hour sessions anyway, since I like frequent breaks for eating and going to the washroom.
The good news is that I’m really enjoying PLO so far, despite all the money I’ve lost. I haven’t thought or used my brain this much playing poker for years, so it’s definitely a refreshing change.