Archive for August 7, 2011

It has been over a week since I created the last blog post and this means the longest time of inactivity since starting the project – inactivity even in terms of playing, blogging & being online!

My last post was about the biggest tourney coming up for the project so far: the WaSOP Main Event with a buyin of 525 €. I took half a day off work to drive to Namur and start day 1a on Thursday last week. Some of you might have already checked the results section or the final table or facebook or… No, I was not playing the final table, nor did I make the money, nor did I play on day 2… sad, but true. I could start writing about how unlucky I was, losing parts of my stack with flopped set vs. flopped flush early on or giving away half of my stack against someone chasing his open-ended straight-draw and catching it on the river, but I will not. Losing is part of the game, even though this part of the game seems to occur to me more often in the past two months than before and than I wanted it to occur in general.

After that dissapointment I took a couple of days of Poker & Internet to just relax and think about what to write and what to play. When I finally wanted to create my blog post, I realized that my internet provider tried to be funny and cut me off the internet (I am writing this at my girlfriend’s house) – reason: none! They will be re-installing the internet at my place with full-speed (right now it is down to anno 1990 speed) on Wednesday. *sigh*

Life went on, even without internet and poker, and suddenly the 3rd of August appeared on my calender. Hmmm, 3rd of August meant I just turned 30… oh well… Life goes on… Just kidding, not the part with my life but just in general. Thanks a lot to everyone that noticed and sent their wishes to me. I am still the same guy I was a week ago, but maybe some young guns look at me now as if I was half-dead or close to my retirement or something like that…

Looking at my plans for the upcoming week(s): I will be going to Amnéville today to play the 150 € Deepstack tourney I have already played once before. Also, I will be starting to play some online qualifiers again, but will let you know next week with more details on what will be played as well as a better overview of what the bankroll looks like.