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Saturday, January 12, 2008

2007 Review


That basically describes my poker play for the past year. Not so much the quality, which was actually pretty good, in fact I think I was playing some of my best poker last year, but the quantity wasn't there. I spent months at a time with out playing so much as a single hand.

I don't know what it is. I'm not burnt out, I don't think. I still love to play, I just don't. Where I used to play a few sit 'n goes a night almost every night, now I almost never play. And I don't know why.

Its not just online play that is lacking. Our "Monthly" tournaments got off to a good start, meeting three of the first four months of the year, but then we didn't play again until December. I found a new monthly game, thanks to one of the guys I work with, but still only make it out there once every three months or so.

I'm just not motivated to play. When I did play I did rather well. I was near the top of the leaderboard in our monthly game, cashed two of three times in the tournaments at the new game, finished in the money almost 50% of the time in online SNG's, plus had a 11/1000+ finish in the Stars blogger freeroll. I should be playing now, but instead I'm watching football. I don't know why. I was planning on playing some poker tonight.

I should probably go back and look at my goals for last year and see how I did, but I'm not going to. I'm fairly certain that I didn't meet any of them. I probably had something like "play 50 SNG a month", which is the sum total that I played all last year.

The good news is, our monthly game is back on, with our first scheduled game of the year set for the week after the Superbowl. There's also likely to be a few more spontaneous side games with people at work. We had one early in December where we played a bunch of games that we don't normally play. Everyone had a great time, and
we kept trying to do it again to no avail. I have a feeling that now that the holidays are over we'll be able to fit in a game or two.

Lastly, there is a decent chance that I may play in one of the WSOP events this year. A number of friends have offered to purchase partial stakes in my entry, so that would cover the monetary side of it. Travel/vacation wise, my wife's brother lives in LA, and she has suggested that instead of visiting him there, we meet in Las Vegas. Works for me. I'm seriously thinking about doing it. We'll see.

I'm not going to set any goals for 2008. I'd like to say I'm going to play more this year, but I don't know if that will happen or not.

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