Make that 4

by , Aug 10, 2007 | 5:16 am

robertg.JPGFour what, you ask? Since coming home from the WSOP I have had four of my worst live-action, cash poker sessions in a long time. All have been 40+ BB losses. Sure, I have had losses this big in the past…in fact I expect to have one every once in a while. You can play perfectly and they will happen. I never like them…and its not much fun having them come all within a 10-day stretch.

I came home from the WSOP with the plan of rebuilding the portion of my bankroll that was expended in tournament buy-ins over the past two months. I was counting on the super-juicy $40/$80 and $60/$120 limit hold ’em and mixed games at CA (Casino Arizona) to do the trick. I’m not off to a good start. There is a $1,000 buy-in tournament at CA on August 18, limited to 450 players with a guaranteed $250,000 1st place prize. I am planning on winning, so that just might get me even for the series.

I have always kept perfect records of every session of casino poker I have ever played and whenever I have an especially brutal run, I have found comfort in being able to reflect on the bottom line. As long as I can boot up the spreadsheet and see black ink, I can remind myself that I am a winning player. Individual losses hurt, but it’s one long game.


11 Comments to “Make that 4”


  1. DanM
    says:

    B Robert, welcome back from the muck. Except for that last part, you are clearly Pokerati material.

    By the way, I’m listening to the new episode of Beyond the Table — the new one recorded on Day 2 of the main event — and we were talking about you right as I read this. Tom says:

    “I just got a text from Robert, and it’s three letters. O-U-T.”


  2. DanM
    says:

    By the way by the way … For those of you who don’t know Robert G, he does apparently know a thing or two about the game, despite his recent losses.


  3. donkey
    says:

    Yep, Robert, you are one hell of a player man, very impressive track record. But somebody gotta say this…what the hell is the deal with the self-reassuring proverbs? The last time you wrote, you said “I am very much a decision oriented poker player…I know that if I continue to make correct decisions at the poker table, the results will follow over the long run.” same thing this time…lol..kinda pathetic bro..you are a good player man, keep it up.


  4. Robert Goldfarb
    says:

    Donkey,

    Thank you for your comment. It’s nice to know someone other than Dan is reading my posts. I kept telling myself that if I continued to make good posting decisions, the comments would follow.


  5. Jamie D
    says:

    “I kept telling myself that if I continued to make good posting decisions, the comments would follow.”

    That is funny shit!


  6. DanM
    says:

    Whether we’re talking blogging or poker, I’m still a big fan of putting your money in when you’re behind and getting there on the river.


  7. donkey
    says:

    Hey Dan, like that caveman commercial “I got a question…WHAATT??”


  8. DanM
    says:

    yeah, I’m not sure what I was saying there either. I think it had something to do with making “good” decisions.


  9. Tom Schneider
    says:

    Robert, If you keep track of your posts on Pokerati, you will feel good that they are all black ink. However, Dan used a lot of white ink in his comment.


  10. Tom Schneider
    says:

    Nice picture. Lip pursing, interesting.


  11. DanM
    says:

    Ok, I have seen the white … Not sure why it happens on some people’s IE — doesn’t do so on mine — but I think we have temporarily solved the problem. We’ll have to get with The Fat Guy to see if we can do more than a Band-Aid fix.