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Mement_mori and Shaun Deeb at the same table in yesterday’s Step E were a hard field to beat to move on to the next step. Nevertheless I was confident and optimistic enough to play against two of the world’s best online players. Confidence and optimism are unfortunately not the only things you need to have to be successful, even though it is better than being pessimistic.

Still, neither of both characteristics helped me to find the button to fold when hitting trips on a QQ2-flop with KQo against Shaun Deeb. I played out-of-position and bet right into him on every street, eventually going all-in with remaining 550 chips on a non-flush, non-straight board with 6 on the turn and 8 on the river. Preflop the action was unraised to I he might as well have something like KQ/QJ, maybe even Q10. Well, he did not, holding AQo he called probably not even wasting a thought about folding – at least I would not have. That way Step E was over during the second blind level busting in 9th after only 20 minutes of play…

It is hard to cope with the situation being a losing player now for almost four months after having at least some good scores/cashes/runs online when not running good live or the other way around in the past. Online or live games gave me in some way the possibility to withdraw money without touching a healthy bankroll or, if I did not cashout, build a higher bankroll step by step. Facing what has been and still is the worst run in my poker career, I am looking at every tourney buyin twice before registering. Is this how you feel when playing ‘scared money’? It might be and I have to experience some sort of turning point or catch a glimpse of upward trend at the horizon to get my confidence and motivation back up to 100%.

I will pay Saarbrücken’s Casino a visit in just a bit to have a look at the electronical Lightning Poker tables there that usually play NL1/2€, maybe even NL0.5/1€. Only in case I will be winning some money there or if there is nobody playing, I will move on to the live NL2/4 wagering 250€ at the most of project’s remaining funds. No matter how today will end, I will be giving up2date figures of the project including a forecast of what will be played next – wish me luck, I need it!!!