I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet really as I'm still at work - and it doesn't look like I'll be leaving for a good few hours yet - (FML)!
So what's happened since the last post. I haven't played any more poker. I've decided to have a few months off. Something I've never done before. I wanna see if the break does me good and refocus 10x harder on my work, gym and social life.
I've also bought Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo thanks to a recommendation from Barry Carter and will be reading it during my break. I'm also organising a poker coach/mentor for when I hit the tables again in April which I think will be a really big help for me.
I just want to address one of the comments from my last blog:
"Follewed this blog as u seem to be always on blonde. You need to just quit , u will never ba winner. It is as simple as that! You talk a good game and are quick to put down certain pros on blonde, thats all u are.
QUIT before u go busto.
Ian, what's your nickname on blonde? I can hazard a very good guess by your spelling and construction of sentences but I wouldn't want to make a rash assumption.
I'm guessing I must have offended you with a contrary opinion to you on the PHA or something to evoke a post which has such a bitter tone to put it nicely. Your opinion seems a little harsh but you're entitled to it and I respect it.
Though I would like you to name a few instances where I'm quick to put down certain pros? Seems like this is just a comment randomly plucked from the air. If you see my comments on tournament updates etc I think you'll find the opposite is true. I publicly support the blonde contingent in live events (whether I know them or not) and have staked 5 blondes too. My posts on PHA are also always constructive where possible and I try to help. If you're responding to a post I made today about someone folding Kings being bad then I guess that does equate to me 'being quick to put down certain pros'(*sigh*). I'm always polite and courteous but will not compromise giving my honest opinion too.
Saying that I talk a good game implies I know what I'm doing, which I agree with. I have tilt and bankroll management issues which I need to address moreso than my knowledge of the game and the way I apply it. Just because I have failed a few times it doesn't mean I should quit - I'm determined to overcome the issues I have. Not that you know my personal finances either, but I am no-where near busto. Did you think this because I lost £1k? hmm, lol.
I partially appreciate your sentiment, I just would appreciate you were a little more constuctive, particularly as I don't even know you.
11 months ago